“Thank you Father-Mother God for giving me life. Thank you for being as you are: pure mercy, pure companion. Thank you, each path of my life, for bringing me here where I can dwell forever in the sweetness of love. I leave you with my blessing as I continue now on this new path at whose doors I find myself. You have left me here and cannot come with me. I bless you in the name of love.
“After having blessed everything lived, known, taught, and experienced, we let it go forever and begin a new path, a path without past, without plans, without pre-conceived ideas. We are carried by the Grace of God.” Choose Only Love bk. 6, 1:I
The first paragraph of the quotation above is set apart as a prayer to God. He listens, though we know not how. We are embarking on a new path, a path beyond anything we have known before completely before. We are seeking to “be,” to walk on the path of being.
We have long thought that to please God, we need to be busy bees, going about his work with a busy mind. Part of this traditional thinking comes from St. Paul in the New Testament, when he says that faith without works is dead. But “being” doesn’t mean we are idle. We will still work for God, but in a new and different way that is without strain or bother. We will tap into guidance of a new approach to Self, the Self who is merged with God. God will then give us our marching orders.
The Grace of God is a magnificent thing. We have previously struggled to please Him, but this is not what we ought to be about. He will gently guide; He will gently make us aware of the next step. Premeditation is not necessary; living in the moment is. We cease from wearying plans, but we don’t cease from doing all the good that He recommends. Our stance of “being” informs us what to do, what to say, even what to think. Our heart informs our mind. We are safe in His arms.
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Just being in our current society can be difficult, because of the drive to be productive and thus display our worth. When I retired there were many plans made then Covid settled most of those ideas. There is a gift in all of it that gives permission to go within your self and contemplate what truly has meaning in life. I have chosen ‘being’.
Celia, in your commentary have you considered making the leap to begin referring to God in non-theistic ways, to begin gently planting the seed that maybe God is not a person? It begins by giving up the pronouns He, His, and Him, and most of all Father. Even Mother.
Most people who lose faith in God cannot accept God as the big man in the sky. This way of thinking began over 2000 years ago when humanity could not conceive of God any other way.
Some say such a change can’t be done because the Bible is written this way. People need to be taught that the Bible was rewritten many times and can, and should be rewritten again removing the masculine pronouns. Spirit is a good way to begin this transition.
This is just my thing, not a lecture. I just think we need to teach that God is much, much more than a human form. Human consciousness has evolved beyond what it was 2000 years ago. We need not continue to speak and think about God as we did in ancient times.
David, I want to think about what you said. Love, Celia
Such a soul lifting piece. Many thanks for sharing.
Thank you, it is touching to the heart.