New Age Spirituality – Morning Has Been All Night Coming ( Part 1 )
Some of us met on the pages of When You Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat. Others of us may have met at lectures, seminars, airports, on telephones or in letters. Still others have met in areas beyond the more familiar, three-dimensional world. And yet, though our meeting may have been as brief as two ships passing in the night,or as long as a lifetime, we are drawn together by gifts that transcend time itself — gifts such as truth, freedom, joy, peace, love and, most important, life itself. And so, we meet again, or meet again for the first time, to unite once more in the glorious adventure of life. Humankind has advanced tremendously from the days when our ancestors hunted the mammoth and danced under a full moon to celebrate the “glories of the kill.
” If,perchance,there are other, more advanced civilizations watching us, they might be intrigued by our progress. They might even remember the times, when in a less enlightened state,they,too,traveled our path and they, too, brought down fire and brimstone upon one another, even as we did in times past.Perhaps,they would remember their struggles, and in remembering,would applaud our efforts and cheer us onward. Yes, we have come a long way but we still have a long way to go. Not only are we moving toward a greater tolerance and understanding of one another but we are beginning to develop a greater reverence for all the other life forms with which we share the planet.
There appears to be a more enlightened consciousness on Earth, and it may well be that we have begun to understand what the great teachers of history have been attempting to explain to us for centuries — that we are all children of the Infinite, that we are all on a journey home and that love is the most powerful force in the universe. But sometimes, there is a high price to be paid for this growth and understanding— tears in the night, fears and guilt lurking in dark corners and the constant pressures of everyday living. This is where we face our greatest battles — regretting the past and fearing the future. This is, also, where we can attain our greatest victories — living in the present. We are never alone, even though all our senses may be testifying to this “fact,” and crying out in pain; even though it appears that hope has died and all we held dear has been blown to the winds. There is a Presence and a Power, there is a purpose and a plan and if we keep on keeping on, we shall finally prevail. It is not by accident that we meet here. Nothing is ever accidental. We have met to learn from each other again. Let us explore the infinite potential of our “creaturehood” and in the end we’ll find that tragedy is but triumph turned inside out, that failure is only the other side of success and that all paths eventually lead up to the mountain top.
It is my privilege and joy to share with you, dear friend, portions of the story of our journey home. We are much alike, you and I, pilgrims in the search of the peace and joy that have always existed in the “secret place of the Most High” under the “Shadow of the Almighty.” To read the rest of the story visit http://www.spiritual-simplicity.com .
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