od is the great I AM,In Book II, Chapter II of of The Conversations With God Trilogy we read: “I AM the wind which rustles your hair. I AM the rain which dances on your face. I AM the smell of flowers in the air and I AM the flowers which send their fragrance upward. I AM the air which carries the fragrance. I AM the beginning of your first thought. I AM the end of your last. I AM the idea which sparked your most brilliant moment. I AM the glory of its fulfillment. I AM the feeling which fuelled the most loving thing you ever did. I AM the part of you which yearns for that feeling again and again. Whatever works for you, whatever makes that happen – whatever ritual, ceremony, demonstration, meditation, thought, song, word or action it takes for you to “reconnect” – Do this in remembrance of ME.”
Many say we are here to learn life’s lessons. I believe we are extensions of God and as such, we have nothing to learn. We are here to experience the exact opposite of who we are in order to know experientially who we are. Our essence is love which is light.
Can the light of a single candle be understood when held up to the light of the sun? The sun is so bright and powerful, the light from a single candle seems lost. The only way a single candle’s light can be appreciated is by removing it from the sun light and introducing darkness. So in this life the illusion of darkness is used to help us appreciate our true light or essence. This world provides the context in which there seems to be a duality. We cannot know up without down, happiness without sorrow, hot without cold, high without low, big without little. Our experiences are designed to bring us to a true understanding of love.
In reality there is only love. We experience what seems to be the exact opposite of love in order to appreciate our pure essence of love. It is vital as we go through life’s experiences that we observe what “is” without constant judgment; “This is good, this is bad.” We are all participating in the dance of life. How many times have we witnessed something and thought, “That is bad,” or “This is good,” only to see a wonderful blessing arise in the midst of the tragedy and a tragedy come from what seemed to be good.. God’s purposes will be fulfilled whether we recognize them or not.
There is an old Taoist story that illustrates our inability to know what is good or what is bad: When an old farmer’s stallion won a prize at a country show, his neighbor came to congratulate him, but the old farmer said, “Who knows what is good or bad?”
The next day some thieves came and took his stallion. His neighbor came to commiserate with him, but the old man replied, “Who knows what is good or bad?”
A few days later the stallion escaped from the thieves and joined a herd of wild mares leading them back to the farm. The neighbor called to share the farmer’s joy, but the farmer said, “Who knows what is good and what is bad?”
The following day while trying to break in one of the mares, the farmer’s son was thrown and fractured his leg. The neighbor called to share the farmer’s sorrow, but the old man’s attitude remained the same as before.
The following week the army passed by, forcibly conscripting soldiers for the war, but they do not take the farmer’s son because he could not walk. The neighbor thinks to himself, “Who knows if that is good or bad?” and realized that the old farmer must be a Taoist sage.”
We are not in a position to judge another’s path because we do not know the experiences needed to fulfil their destiny. All we can do is follow our own heart and do our best to live our lives in alignment with our heart’s desires trusting God is over all. He will guide us to do whatever will best suit His purpose which in essence is our purpose.
The highest truth is everything is exactly as it should be. God is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. He is the Up and the Down, the In and the Out. As the Course in Miracles says; “Be still and know that I AM.”
For now, Earlynn’s just sayin; “God grant me the strength to accept things I cannot change, the courage to change those things I can change and the wisdom to know the difference.”
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