Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the blue skied, quite sun splashed, refreshing, peaceful, tranquil, overwhelmingly beautiful island of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this most incredible First Day of March, 2016! A Tuesday morning on the quiet (for now), docks of historic Hyannis Harbor. Setting sails for the unknown, for after all, who wants to live a scripted life?
A life lived for someone else?
There is “Light in the Dream” of this life we are all collectively experiencing ‘at this juncture’ of the early part of this tumultuous and turbulent 21st Century. So many live in fear of what they do not know, or ‘think’ they know, as they have been brainwashed and programmed to never truly know the truth.
“You who have spent your life in bringing truth to illusion, reality to fantasy, have walked the way of dreams. For you have gone from waking to sleeping, and on and on to a yet deeper sleep. Each dream has led to other dreams, and every fantasy that seemed to bring light into the darkness but made the darkness deeper. Your goal was darkness, in which no ray of light could enter. And you sought a blackness so complete that you could hide from truth forever, in complete insanity. What you forgot was simply that God cannot destroy Himself. The light is in you. Darkness can cover it, but cannot put it out.
As the light comes nearer you will rush to darkness, shrinking from the truth, sometimes retreating to the lesser forms of fear, and sometimes to stark terror. But you will advance, because your goal is the advance from fear to truth. The goal you accepted is the goal of knowledge, for which you signified your willingness. Fear seems to live in darkness, and when you are afraid you have stepped back. Let us then join quickly in an instant of light, and it will be enough to remind you that your goal is light.
Truth has rushed to meet you since you called upon it. If you knew Who walks beside you on the way that you have chosen, fear would be impossible. You do not know because the journey into darkness has been long and cruel, and you have gone deep into it. A little flicker of your eyelids, closed so long, has not yet been sufficient to give you confidence in yourself, so long despised. You go towards love still hating it, and terribly afraid its judgment upon you. And you do not realize that you are not afraid of love, but of what you have made of it. You are advancing to love’s meaning, and way from all illusions in which you have surrounded it. When you retreat to the illusion your fear increases, for there is little doubt that what you think it means is fearful.
You who hold your brother’s hand also hold mine, for when you joined each each other you were not alone. Do you believe that I would leave you in the darkness that you agreed to leave with me? In your relationship is this world’s light. And fear must disappear before you now. Be tempered not to snatch away the gift of faith you offered your brother. You will succeed only in frightening yourself. The gift is given forever, for God Himself received it. You cannot take it back. You have accepted God. The holiness of your relationship is established in Heaven. You do not understand what you have accepted, but remember that your understanding is not necessary. All that was necessary was merely the wish to understand. That wish was the desire to be holy. The Will of God is granted you. For you desire the only thing you ever had, or ever were.”
(credit: “A Course in Miracles“, page 378)
“Too early for flapjacks?”
(credit: Bill Murray co-starring in the classic film that may just be applicable here?, “Groundhog Day”, also starring Andie MacDowell)
…or to put it another way
“…why it it so hard for you to believe in me? Is my physical existence any more improbable than yours? What about all that hoo-ha with the devil awhile ago from that movie? Nobody had a problem believing that the devil took over and existed in a little girl. The devil you can believe, but not God? I work in my own way. I don’t get inside little children, they got enough to do just being themselves. I know how hard it is in these times to have faith. But maybe if you could have faith to start with, maybe times would change. You could change them. Think about it. And try not to hurt each other. There’s been enough of that. The divine truth is not in a building, or in a book, or in a story. The heart is the temple where all truth resides.”
(credit: the late, great George Burns playing God in a court room ‘explaining’ “Himself” to the world at large…; co-starring with the very missed John Denver in “Oh God!”, circa 1977)
Have a great day!
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M