The Heart of Matter – Believe in a New Power
Tuesday, August 2nd
“Only if we believe in a new power in our midst can we let go of the old reins of control and allow the Spirit to draw us toward a new future.”
Ilia Delio, Hours of the Universe
“Solo si creemos que un nuevo poder vive entre nosotros, podremos soltar las viejas riendas del control y dejar que el Espíritu nos conduzca hacia un nuevo futuro.”
Ilia Delio, Hours of the Universe
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But how do we learn to believe? As a child I used to wake up in the morning with excitement and wide eyed wonderment. But then adulthood took over with it’s goals, challenges, responsibilities, and the loss/death of loved ones. The wonder was diminished and lost. I was also lost when I retired since a busy work schedule fell into a day of not having an agenda. Wonderment is beginning to emerge from the darkness. In reading The Universe Story by Swinne and Berry, reading The Hours of the Universe by Ilia Delia, thoughts on the creation of life have given me hope to begin believing. In the book Wisdom of the Wilderness by Gerald May, the author shares his interaction with nature. He was dying of leukemia or lymphoma when he wrote the book. At the end it was recorded that his last words were to his daughter when he said, “Trust in God, trust in Love.” I think this is what is meant “to believe”.
Only if we believe in a NEW power in our midst can we let go of the old reins of control and allow the Spirit to draw us toward a New future.”
YES… we need to TRUST the power of the unknown in every Present Moment and not rely on belief systems that simply reinforce rigid structures that will help us feel “worthy”.
That new power IS in our “midst”. It is the Loving energy of the Divine Unified Field that flows all around us and in us. Not until I truly surrender, open my heart and mind and tune into new ways of flowing in/through this Divine unified field (which is void of matter) can I truly RECEIVE this loving energy.
When we begin to create daily processes that allow us to COME … (show up everydayready to receive”), OVERCOME (our addictive fear based, survival tendencies) and BECOME (a Sacred H’Artist) will I truly connect with a NEW Future. When, through my meditation and breathe work, I am truly able to be STILL and open my heart and brain, coherent Divine Energy flows into every cell of my being.
Our thoughts are so powerful!!! Thoughts are the electric charge in us and feelings the magnetic charge. Every thought that we broadcast into this Unified Field is our experiment with destiny.
As Robert Bly stated …THINK IN WAYS YOU HAVE NEVER THOUGHT BEFORE.
I did not know until this morning that Robert Bly passed away in 2021. Here is his powerful reflection “THINGS TO THINK”
Think in ways you’ve never thought before.
If the phone rings, think of it as carrying a message
Larger than anything you’ve ever heard,
Vaster than a hundred lines of Yeats.
Think that someone may bring a bear to your door,
Maybe wounded and deranged; or think that a moose
Has risen out of the lake, and he’s carrying on his antlers
A child of your own whom you’ve never seen.
When someone knocks on the door, think that he’s about
To give you something large: tell you you’re forgiven,
Or that it’s not necessary to work all the time, or that it’s
Been decided that if you lie down no one will die.
Believe in the new power that is in our midst. Believe in the new power in our midst. Let go of the old reins of control. Allow the Spirit, allow the Spirit to draw us to a new future.
The new fire is at once, scary and exciting.
Moving towards deeper, right relationships shared in trustworthy virtual space as we are invited to let go of physicality, this as imagination and creativity in the mind blossoms.
New power reveals itself if I am aware. Webb telescope photographs, gwaring@nycapthe goodness of activists, the power it took to ship the grain to starving nations. It’s there if I am conscious
Our culture seeks the opposite, “,,.take control of your life, you can do anything you want.”
I’ve believed for many years now that there is a power greater than myself – a divine goodness that holds every being in its palm of grace. I am only now actually trusting it enough to experiment with turning my life, and the lives of others, over to its care, to allow it to work its will of the highest good rather than my fretting about what I should do.