Don’t be afraid of the storms…
There are a few social media outlets that I use to send out short messages in between writing what I used to call “Sunday Services” on my old webpage “God-in-action” and now call articles on my book website. As an ordained independent new thought minister I always hope that the way I present information speaks to your heart more than your head per se. Some recent examples of facebook posts using this technique are: “Those who cheat to win lose more than they gain & are afraid of those who are competent.” This was inspired by another Trump round of tweets that denied several reports from credible sources. Or ‘I watch news because I can stay informed. Sometimes it’s painful but I am a Sacred Activist. My heart keeps me strong.” This was in response to my admiration for good reporters who verify and get at least two sources when they write a news article. My favorite cable news is still The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. And my last example is “The songs you sing from your heart are the ones that will heal so many who cannot yet sing.” This is my attempt to reassure you that you have something of importance to share with us for the good of the whole. If you follow me I hope that something I am inspired to share speaks to you when you most need it. I know I need inspiration on tough days and we can help each other just by knowing we are in the world together.
It really feels like the storms (metaphorical and literal) circling our planet have the power to destroy us. We’ve seen flooding, snowstorms so late in the season, and incredible wind storms that make it seem like the world is preparing to exit one cycle and begin another which means that destruction would be the natural event to fertilize rebirth. This cycle is repeated in the life of every growing thing, and in us as we are born, live and die. I want to live the rest of my life being the best person and minister that I can be. I would like to die happy and fulfilled. This means that I must clean up my human tendency to be fearful, reactive and insensitive to the deeper story of mankind that is unfolding now. You’ve seen the children marching to affect legislation about guns and policy change that will affect public safety positively. Adults have been marching and overall, it seems to be a bigger movement for social change than when we marched to end the Vietnam War and Women’s Rights. Of course, the Equal Women’s Rights story has been undermined since the 1960s and we still don’t have equal pay, but my point is that there is a lot of dissatisfaction with governance in the world and people are no longer silent. They are rallying. We can’t believe that the government is rolling back protection laws for our environment, and taking public park lands and monuments away from citizens so that oil and gas corporations can come in and ruin those national treasures just for the money. Every way we turn we see abuse by privileged lawmakers. These types of stories are contributing to the actions we must take if we want to protect the good of the whole. All of the nations of the world need each other in order to experience the NEW STORY OF OUR WORLD SOUL.
Have you noticed that there is a lot of talk about what science calls the “quantum field, or resonant energy field” and spiritualists have always called the Akasha? This field has been called by many names and the qualities of this invisible field of energy within which everything exists have been made legitimate by science. Authors like Brian Swimme, Ervin Laszlo, Rupert Sheldrake and Barbara Marx Hubbard have been speaking to what Pierre Teilhard de Chardin named the noosephere for decades. Some considered it to be like a thinking layer for the earth, in other words, a field of consciousness. This in turn asks the question of faith, is God the conscious creator or is it something we have not yet discovered. Can earth be affected by the thoughts and perhaps the emotions of humanity? Using short hand, the majority of professionals are proving that everything consciously interacts with everything else. Keep in mind that I am writing a short-cut version of how we have gotten to the place where we can talk about the World Soul.
Ancients, alchemists, and those who came before our quantum scientists had differing points of view. In my book I use the Oneness Theory, which fits within the universal field of energy we’ve been discussing, and I love something Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote. He was part of the Transcendental Movement of his time, and this is how he saw the truth of existence.
“We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is related, the eternal ONE. And this deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the subject and the object are one. We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but as the whole, of which these are shining parts, is the soul.”
(Ch.14, page 109; The “Multiple You” Universe)
You and I live within an incredibly diverse field of energy and we are affecting life in ways that are small and large. Whole societies who stand against “power-over” systems, allow social systems to be reformed. That is our choice. I know that mine is to be a voice in that change. That is why I do this type of work. I hope you will think about what we’ve shared today and look into your future, your heart open to listen. We are all part of writing a new story, and we can think of it as a new World Soul that we share in a field of Oneness, or you can think of it in your own unique way, each of us is being called to contribute to what will eventually be our tomorrow.
May your contribution be aligned with loving good will and kindness. We do not have to live in a world that only knows war. It’s possible, I believe, for the next several generations to tell the new story of Peace on Earth.
Thank you, dear hearts, for coming to my table and claiming your chair. Together we can cocreate a new vision for society. Shall we get started?