In the night I heard: ‘Most people have a belly button. There are only a few people who have no belly button.’ (Just such as this is what makes one wake up fuzzy-brained)
“Your navel is technically named the umbilicus and is commonly called the “belly button.” All humans have them. Other mammals have them as well, although theirs are usually smooth or flat—often just a thin line hidden by fur. Look at your belly button again. Are you an “innie” or an “outie”? If you have an indentation or depression—if you can put the tip of your finger in—then you are an innie. Most people are innies. If you have a bump or protrusion, then you are an outie.”
(North Carolina State Research Center)
The umbilical cord (also called the navel string) is of course what attaches the fetus to the placenta before birth. When it is cut and tied we get a belly button. A belly button means we are no longer attached to what once gave us life. We are now a life that will possibly give life to another with another beautiful belly button.
Then I wondered, ‘Are there Spiritual Belly Buttons as well… when we are ‘born from above’ or ‘born again’… and what do those look like?’ Did the earth have an umbilical cord that was cut and we were tossed into space and earth is really a belly button of a galaxy…?
Roz thinks I need to head on over to the other side of the Pond, pronto… for some Cuban Coffee and Double Chocolate Brownies. She was very firm about not sitting and contemplating my navel.
“I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn over what is going to happen to me, but the world will rejoice. You will grieve, but your grief will suddenly turn to wonderful joy. It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world. So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy.” Jesus