I go deep within my inner stillness, and feel Divine Mind’s presence within me. I hold out my empty hands, symbolic of leaving preconceptions behind; symbolic of seeking True answers, and I ask, “What is the essence of healing?” These words resonate within me, as though in a vast cavern. The word essence reverberates with these thoughts, “For what do I care most deeply?”; “What is my own essence?”; “What is my Truth?”; “Where is my deepest hurt, my pain, my sorrow, that all may be healed?”
“Leave everything and follow me” – Jesus
Have you heard that the planet and it’s people are in the midst of enormous changes? Sure there is climate change, political upheavals, economic shifts, population movements. These, though, are merely the “symptoms” of the changes I am talking about. Some call the change the ending of the Kali Yuga (Hindu), the transition into the Age of Aquarius (New Age), or Earth Birth Changes (St. Germain), or “New Earth” (Eckhart Tolle). The crux of all of these is that we are at a time on the planet when people are “waking up” en masse, that there is a shift in how people think, what they think about, and how they want to live, and that shifting is affecting political systems, economic systems, etc . People are tired of being tired, downtrodden; they are tired of struggle, of anger, of hostility and violence; they are tired of a mass mind-set that does not value life, including the life of the planet. Sound familiar?
That is the context which “descended upon me” for today’s Guiding Thought. The empty hands are not only symbolic of leaving preconceptions behind, but they are also symbolic of leaving the old world behind. Leave everything behind. Leave behind anger, hostility, blame, desire, and greed. Let’s create something new, something that is beautiful!
“Do not waste your time in wanting things that you know have their limit. Desire the ultimate, and you shall have it! Remember always the Divine Love, the Divine help, the Divinity ultimately within yourself. You are an instrument of this Love, and instrument of this joy and bliss and happiness. You have to reflect it, and for you to want to reflect it, you have to really want that reflection.” -Shri Swami Vishwananda
I don’t know what I believe regarding these changes. I don’t know if it’s a mass shift in consciousness, if the stars and planets are aligning in a new way, or if there are cosmic energies available now for transformation that have never been available before; I don’t know. But I do know that my current life-experiences do seem to fit the mold for changes are happening.
What is the essence of healing? “For what do I care most deeply?”; “What is my own essence?”; “What is my Truth?”; “Where is my deepest hurt, my pain, my sorrow, that all may be healed?”
I’ve been asking these questions for a while now. What it feels like is that I am arriving at an answer, but the answer is in the form of leaving everything behind, so that I can move forward. Leaving everything behind kind of feels like upheaval, as well as standing on the precipice of something unknown…scary…sort of.
It does feel uncomfortable, because “the unknown” usually is. But I also feel like I’ve asked for this, so even if I don’t know what is coming, it is totally for the GOOD, for my good. So I just need to let go, trust, and keep my focus on the Divine Love within.