Days of the Heart, the holy Sabbath

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The final in a series of seven short musings.

It is finished. It is good. Rest now.

“Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in earing time and in harvest thou shalt rest.” (Exodus 34:21 KJVA.)

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” (Matthew 22:37 KJVA).

To love with all our heart sounds so simple, yet we may not truly grasp the concept of the depth of the heart.  These seven pieces were my expression of realization of that which I do not realize–that the heart is the place of infinite mysteries.  The secrets of God and His universe are profoundly encoded upon the human heart. The heart is the quantum access point to God–the divinely created portal to enlightenment through immaculate love.

But the journey is daunting, and we embark on an epic quest, which we know has no end.  But we go anyway. And within each moment that we say “here I am” as did Samuel , or “send me” as did Isaiah, we take another step on the path to Him.  We seek His face always. But wait! Do you feel His presence? He is just ahead. But now He is behind! And now He is near, surrounding and encompassing–what does this mean?  Do you perceive the omnipresent compassion? Are we there?

Today is Day Seven.  For six days I listened, walked, followed, climbed, fell, and sought His face.  Today I rest. Today I draw nigh to Him, and He draws nigh to me. I am there, in His holy rest.

Some people feel compelled to action–constantly. To stop moving is to stop serving, or perhaps stop loving. Not so, my friend. This is why He speaks of rest, and demonstrates that rest for us. Therefore I imitate, so I, too, must rest.

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  (Matthew 11:28 KJVA).

Rest (as in cease motion)…stop moving, regroup, recover, heal, observe, be still, give thanks, pray, enjoy, celebrate.

Restore (as in rest to replenish)…repair, gather, fortify, edify, fill, cleanse, refresh, sleep and dream.

Remain (as in the rest)…stay, wait, endure, be present, trust, see, you are the remnant.

The creation. story tells us of six magnificent manifestations, culminating in a time of rest.  What miraculous creations are we commanding, as did He? Are they good? Do you see only beauty, science, color, light and love?  Pray love into form, speak compassion into reality, and carry your power–do this six times, and then rest.

The spiritual numerology of seven is the creation story itself.  Let the seven encode you. Unravel the mystery of creation power.  Bring your light, as the seven candlesticks of Revelation. Activate your seven chakras.  Remember the power of Joshua’s holy army, as they followed His instructions: “And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets. ” (Joshua 6:4 KJVA.)

Then rest.  “And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.” (Genesis 2:3 KJVA.)

For rest is sacred, it is holy, it is good.  Rest is peace, and comfort. Rest is love, and restoration for the soul.  Rest in the peace of your loving God, and let His peace rest in you. “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7 KJVA.)

Thank you for reading this little series.  I hope you liked it! The next series is under construction! Any requests?

With great love,

Robin

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Prayer of Intention (Chapter 10 Self-Esteem)

This original prayer of intention is found in Chapter 10 of Pray Without Ceasing, Essays and Godwinks, by Robin P. Currie.

“My God, You have formed me out of the dust, and set me upon the Earth. Wherever I walk, I know You are with me. I am beautiful, strong, holy, and pure. You adorn me with Your love and blessings, You nourish me with good things, and You fill my heart and mind with Your immaculate wisdom. I am loved–a child of the Most High. I am precious in Your sight, worthy, and commissioned for Your great works. I am Yours.
Amen.”

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With great love,

Robin

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Seven Days of the Heart: Streets of Gold

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Day six in a series of short musings.

“And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the Scriptures?” (Luke 24:32 KJVA.)

What an omniscient and powerful experience that must have been.   Can you imagine? For me, when I pray, and when I feel the presence of God, an emotion arises.  Is this true for to everyone? What about you? When I learned to recognize that, it became incredibly uplifting, comforting, encouraging, and empowering all at once.  Returning to that place, each day, is a return to Him. And each day, when I return, my heart burns.

What really happened that day, on the road to Emmaus?  Why were two of Jesus’ disciples venturing out and travelling to another village?  Emmaus is reported to be about threescore furlongs away from Jerusalem, which translates to about 60 lengths of approximately one-eighth of a mile each, which would roughly calculate to about 7.5 miles. And why was Cleopas chosen to be the first disciple to receive the activations? In fact, the other companion is not even named, and the narrative goes on to say they returned in haste to report their experience to the other 11.

Who was the third traveller?  Is it a stretch to regard the threesome as the Holy Trinity?  Was this man simply there as a witness? What if he was a close friend of the disciple, and accompanied him so Cleopas wouldn’t be alone?  Was he a minor disciple? A newbie? So many questions! But this unknown, unnamed “nobody” was among the first to be baptized by fire, as had been promised.   “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:” (Matthew 3:11 KJVA.)

Look back on Day Two in this series, where I wrote about baptism, alchemy, and purification.  This is the connection– the fulfillment of His promise. This is the miracle which we seek.  This short series I have been writing is about the heart–the miraculous and sacred heart. Within the heart is where I find Him.  First I had to learn and grow, from milk to meat. Then I chose: I sought, studied, experienced, and asked. Next I intuited, and heard the Call.  I listened, prayed, and meditated. But also, action is required. We now do:  heal, love, give, laugh, weep, and trust.  Let your heart become empty and open. Let His holy fire wash over you and through you.  Become activated, as was Cleopas.

What road are we walking?  Who are we meeting along the way? So many profound miracles occurred while someone was out walking in the world.  Saul, en route to Damascus, was also spontaneously activated by Jesus. And remember the parable about the Good Samaritan–those travelling the road all had opportunity to love like God.  Abram was called to move his tribe, and Joshua’s army was instructed to march around the fortified city of Jericho. Even the fictional characters I have written about recently: Siddhartha (from the Hermann Hesse novel of the same name) and Santiago, (the protagonist of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho), went on epic journeys to find treasures, enlightenment, fulfillment, happiness, and God.  Those pieces can be found in recent posts on this site here and here.  

We are called to get out of our comfort zones, to walk the walk, to regard our neighbors as ourselves.  When we seek Him we will find Him. He will unravel the mystery for us and show us the true path to paradise.  He will fill us with the Holy Spirit, and our hearts will burn. We will be the light, the city on the hill, the lamp unto the feet of the world.  On the road is where we meet God. He is out there, waiting for each of us.

The inspiration for this piece came to me last night in a dream.  I was visited by the spirit of the Archangel Michael who appeared to me surrounded by gold, accompanied by a lion, and carrying a blue sword of truth.

With great love,

Robin

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Prayer of Intention (Chapter 9 Empowerment)

This original prayer of intention is found in Chapter 9 of Pray Without Ceasing, Essays and Godwinks, by Robin P. Currie.

“Holy Father, thank You for providing me with all that I need to command miracles for myself and others. I forgive myself, as You forgive me, for blindness to my own power. I forgive myself, as You forgive me, for the times I have relinquished my power to others. Help me to regain and hold fast to my power. Send me angels, guides, and helpers. I will be strong with You by my side. I am revived, renewed, and empowered by You. I am steadfast and prepared for Your holy calling. I will not be overcome.
Amen.:

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Robin

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Seven Days of the Heart

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The fifth in a series of short musings.

A reader messaged me a few days ago.  He told me he likes my work because I write from the heart.  That was quite specific, and something I had not considered. I guess I assumed my work was coming from my brain.  Perhaps I was wrong. Perhaps we express ourselves from undiscovered place, from secret spaces, or from all places within us and without.  Creativity may be more all encompassing than I originally thought, at least for myself.

One thing I can say for sure:  this short series, Seven Days of the Heart is most definitely coming from exactly where the title describes.  And, it has given me a new perspective on the heart as it relates to our physical body, our mental and emotional bodies, and–most powerfully–the spiritual body.  Have no doubt: this work has come from my sacred heart–the one that beats for God and all of humanity.

Today I reflect further on the heart chakra, and the inner hrit.  This truly is the sacred heart, the house of the master builder, the gateway to ecstasy.  When I wrote Pray Without Ceasing, Essays and Godwinks I asked myself a critically important question:  how do I connect the physical organ with the energy of the chakras and the esoteric sacred heart?  How do I express intuitive ideas in a practical manner? How do I bridge the world of science with that of mysticism?  The chapters in that book guided by the heart chakra are Love, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Hope, and Partnership. Here are a few excerpts.

Love.  “..these ideas may also help to teach us that there are always new and previously undiscovered ways in which we can, and do, place painful limits on both the love that we give and the love that we receive.  What are those self-imposed limitations? Where are they hiding? Search your soul, and ask for help to reveal the veiled thoughts and feelings from which we suffer restrictions on love. What if each of us could call upon heavenly healing–to unlock and release the wounds from which we have limited the flow of divine unconditional love which is meant to swirl through us, in us, to us, and from us?  Where are those secret places, buried deep within us, where love is not welcomed? How do we reach those traumas, learned lies, scars, and deeply injured parts of our psyche in order to overcome the history which so savagely sabotages our beautiful and pure energy of divine love that is meant to carry us all, together, through a joyful life in communion with God? For those answers, we must pray without ceasing.”

Forgiveness.  “Alexander Pope (1688-1744), a British poet, reminds us, in his piece An Essay on Criticism, of God’s desire for humans to remain constant and always at the ready to forgive each other for wrongs.  In the aforementioned poem, Pope introduces his timeless phrase: ‘to err is human, to forgive divine’. We all make mistakes but still, in our desire to please God, we must reach, we must practice, we must be compassionate to ourselves, and we must forgive.

And, forgiveness is such a critical element of our humanity that it is addressed many times in The Holy Bible.  Even the very foundational prayer of the Christian faith, The Our Father, has a distinct section which addresses mutual, and reciprocal, forgiveness.  Jesus clearly cries out in The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 6 to “forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.”  This declaration now renders forgiveness a command from God, not an option, and not an action that we may continue to refuse any longer.  Why do humans find it so challenging to forgive? Where does pride come into play? Why do we decide to remain wounded, when we can obey God, release others, and free ourselves?  Let us pray and meditate upon this until we are liberated. Let your heart fill with love and forgiveness, and allow those sentiments to wash out resentment and anger. Shed the weight of bitterness and fly.

Gratitude.  “‘Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.’ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Many good and well-intentioned souls find it difficult to break out of a habit of complaining, or one of focusing on undesirable circumstances, or difficult people.  To remedy this condition, we must study the superstars of “giving thanks” in The Bible. Job, King David, Ezra, and Saint Paul all experienced circumstances which ranged from devastating tragedy, to great heights of success and blessings.  One thing all of these heroes had in common, was a devotion to the practice of giving thanks to God under all circumstances. These important figures, both from The Old Testament and The New Testament, faced some overwhelming situations and experienced immense suffering, yet they remain ever grateful to God, even for their very lives.  This level of appreciation does not always come easy, and it certainly does not happen overnight. How can we, as did these powerful figures, strengthen our capacity to feel grateful for the blessings which have been graciously gifted to us, even amidst fears and perceptions of lack? And why would we want to do so?”

Hope.   “One of our greatest teachings about hope can come from the Book of Ezekiel.  The story depicts a prophet who rose out of the desperation of Israel, after the occupation and the Babylonian deportations.  Ezekiel brought a level of hope, a new hope, which had been unimaginable to a people so lost. But let us examine who Ezekiel really was–including the good, the bad, and the ugly:  a priest; a contemporary of the prophet Jeremiah; a survivor of the invasion of Jerusalem by the Babylonians; a politically displaced person; a man who experienced both physical and spiritual exile; an open minded soul devoted to God; a bold character; and a human, with all of the struggles of duality which go along with our lives as embodied creations of God.  Ezekiel was just like you, and me.

The holy city of Jerusalem had been overthrown and occupied by the Babylonians, and God charged Ezekiel with the task of restoring the bond between God and His people.  Read all of Ezekiel 37, but especially verses 5-8: Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: and I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord .  So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above…Ezekiel 37:5‭-‬8.  Consider the faith and the measure of hope which was required for Ezekiel to understand this holy calling and persevere with his mission.”

Partnership.  “…the Third Force is actually the transformed couple.  No longer are they two individuals, but one. ‘Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh’.  (Genesis 2:24).  And the Gospels also repeat this theory:  ‘and they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh’ (Mark 10:8).

These teachings also support Twin Flame thinking.  Those in committed relationships must examine what it true for their union–through prayer, honesty, respect, vulnerability, responsibility, and unconditional love.  There are many key partnerships which serve as models for us. Some of these partnerships are of sacred commitment, a traditional marriage between a man and a woman, but what of other, deeply loving, and deeply spiritual partnerships?  We began with Jesus and Mary Magdalene, but, as we us explore further, we discover, a host of critically important partnerships throughout biblical history, and beyond, which have been provided to us as relationship and commitment mentors. Let us learn from all of these guides.”

Finally, the mantras for each chapter.  When combined, they create a complex and powerful mantra that will feed your heart.  The mantra becomes a prayer: the prayer announcing love and hope for yourself and others.  This is my Prayer of the Heart:

My Love is pure.  I Forgive. Thank You.  Hope heals. I belong.”

With great love,

Robin

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Prayer of Intention (Chapter 8 Freedom)

This original prayer of intention is found in Chapter 8 of Pray Without Ceasing, Essays and Godwinks, by Robin P. Currie.

“Lord, you have created me in freedom. I am a miracle, which You spoke into being. I am made in Your image, to create as You do. I fashion my world through love and compassion–Your love, and Your compassion. Your creations are fascinating and teach me of You. I desire to command miracles of grace and beauty, and You have empowered me. I will design a New Earth, for the joy of all as You have shown me. I walk in Your ways, and I speak Your ways into being. My gratitude knows no end. I am free.
Amen.”

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Robin

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Seven Days of the Heart

Day four in a seven-part series of short musings.

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Green Tara

In the practice of Tibetan Buddhism, Tara is a beloved saviouress.  She is everywhere, and she arrives in an instant to those who cry out to her.  She is the Compassionate One, the Mother of all Buddhas, and the one who destroys all suffering.  Tara is there by our side to lovingly carry us out of the darkness of the Eight Great Fears.

There are connections between the heart and Tara which present as powerful synchronicities.  According to some legend, this Ascended Master first hailed from the mysterious Sirius star system.  Her planet was called Karnak which has been translated to mean “secret chambers of the heart”. In an earlier post, available by clicking here, I wrote about the heart as a mansion, within which are many glorious spaces.  Perhaps these are the chambers of the very heart of God, Himself–a home which we have been so sweetly and lovingly offered by Jesus.  “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so , I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2 KJVA.)

Fear is a devastating condition.  It strikes deep within the heart, and courses through the body like poison.  Fear is a curse upon the holiness of humanity. “For the man was so compassed with fear and horror of the body, that it was manifest to them that looked upon him, what sorrow he had now in his heart.” (2 Maccabees 3:17 KJVA.)  The Holy Bible speaks of fear in such graphic language, but also indicates that fearing God is necessary to enter The Kingdom.  What kind of fear so distorts the human experience and makes it wrought with agony, yet still creates a holy and acceptable existence in the sight of God?  The Eight Great Fears is a timeless list that is applicable to humans and indicates elements that can quite clearly be considered choices. They are: ignorance, attachment, hatred, arrogance, jealousy, miserliness, doubt, and projections.  The Eight Great Fears are the root of all suffering, from which all people can be healed. In the end, suffering is illusion, and this planet of humans has manifested a debilitating addiction to suffering.

So what of God’s directive of fear?  Is this simply a translation that has morphed?  In the Holy Bible, fear is described in mysterious ways:

“The fear of the Lord maketh a merry heart, and giveth joy, and gladness, and a long life.”  (Ecclesiasticus 1:12 KJVA.)

“Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.”  (Isaiah 60:5 KJVA.)

“And now we follow thee with all our heart, we fear thee, and seek thy face.” (The Three Holy Children 1:18 KJVA.)

Thus we seek relief from fear, yet also we benefit from it.  God wishes us to be at once fearful and joyous? Fear leads us to greatness, and can destroy the spirit.  For these mysteries, there is an answer. Saint Paul shows us the blessings that we experience as the fear is remediated.  The Eight Great Fears are truly the most damaging engagements of the mind. The understanding of The Fears, the open-hearted journey into God, and the merging of all paths through the narrow gate produces the long awaited for fruit.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22‭-‬23 KJVA.)

Finally, let us talk about the symbolism of the color green.  This color represents the heart chakra. The chakras are the unseen energy centers of the human.  A healthy heart chakra spins like a cyclone of love, generosity, joy, and, above all, compassion. Compassion is the singular purpose of the Bodhisattva Tara.  Her mission is to carry the compassion of an Enlightened One to all people. Her green skin is depicted in many varieties of art, and represents the verdant nature of love.  The emerald ray, attended by the Archangel Gabriel, is said to be the place of revelation for all humans.  And, finally, the Jade Room connects us to Tara, as it is a place within the hidden dimension of Telos at Mount Shasta.  All who enter the Jade Room are healed and whole, as all fears are dispelled from the heart.

A word about mantras.  A mantra is a healing sound.  It is a tone of great power. In the previous essay of this series, I wrote about “Om” as God’s tone of creation (read that here).  Summon Green Tara by chanting her mantra. When you speak her name, she answers your call and appears immediately in your presence to liberate you from all fear.

Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha

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Prayer of Intention (Chapter 7 Boundaries)

This original prayer of intention is found in Chapter 7 of Pray Without Ceasing, Essays and Godwinks, by Robin P. Currie.

“Jesus, there is no greater Empath than You. Lead me in Your walk. Surround me with Your power. Protect me from dangers as I remain connected to all. Teach me to be truly present, and a beacon of Your compassion. Support me when I enter a dark valley. Recharge me when I feel low. Fill me with Your gifts. Send me.
Amen.”

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With great love,

Robin

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Seven Days of the Heart

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The third in a seven-part series of short musings.

Emptiness.

Space.

Darkness. I am the night, the deep of the void.

The waiting vessel.

Blackness, nothing.

The secret womb.  What will be? From where comes the tone–the tone of God–the Om of all beginnings, the sound of creation?  Have you heard the Holy Sound?

What was that first sound He uttered?  The tone became word, and became Word. Word became Call.  When will all hear The Call?

I begin as such: pure, immaculate, clean, and ready.  But I want to explore, to learn, and to journey. My restless soul is once again fresh–excited, curious, desirous. I search high and low, I discover, and I become filled. Now am I filled with the others–wounds, sadness, death not understood, and separation.

But wait! I hear a sound–no longer the sound of creation, but now the call of my becoming, my Being. It is God calling my name. I am relieved. As He called Samuel, so He calls me, and so I answer. As He called out for someone to send, I am as Isaiah and answer:  send me.

I have learned much to forget.  I am eager to study anew. I seek a new knowledge–a gnosis not yet discovered.  I am filled with untruth, injustice, trauma, and confusion–the burdens are heavy, I am weary.  Now comes the time of release. And I now know the heart is in all things, and all things are in the heart.

I empty my ears of all raucous annoyances.  “and shall know that I am the Lord their God: for I will give them an heart, and ears to hear:” (Baruch 2:31 KJVA.)

I remove words of evil from my mouth.  “The heart of fools is in their mouth: but the mouth of the wise is in their heart.” (Ecclesiasticus 21:26 KJVA.)

I empty my hands of all instruments of harm.  “If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him;  if iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.” (Job 11:13‭-‬14 KJVA.)

I purge my body of all pollutants.  “let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.” (Hebrews 10:22 KJVA.)

I clear my eyes of all illusion.  “He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.” (John 12:40 KJVA.)

I open my mind and let go of all distractions.  “and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.” (Mark 12:30 KJVA.)

My surroundings must be swept clean, and my rooms prepared.  “A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.” (Psalm 101:4 KJVA.)

And now, finally, I break my heart.  “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” (Psalm 51:17 KJVA.)

I am empty.  I am the emptiness.  I am the black and secret womb from whence I came.  I am home. I am Home.

We Are.  He remains always.  I remain, to be created again.

Now I see–beauty for ashes.

Now I hear–the songs of angels as the shepherds heard first.

I speak words from the sweetness of my mouth.

I feel love and strength, as my hands extend comfort.

I am pristine, immaculate.

Where will this new journey take me?  What will He show me? I cannot even imagine.

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9 KJVA.)

With great love,

Robin

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Seven Days of the Heart

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The second in a seven part series of short musings.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10 KJVA.)

This is my favorite verse about heart.  We seek to stand upright before God. We strive to present ourselves as clean, and as worthy.  But consider the struggle of humanity, throughout the ages, to understand righteousness, and to embody it.  What are the stories we tell each other, and the questions we ask ourselves? When do we know our spirit is right?  Nearly all books of the Holy Bible speak of purity and the Holy practice of making oneself pure enough to be present in the eyes of God.

This week we reflect on The Passion and we grieve–but remember the early days of the ministry of Jesus, and how he began his work.  One of his first steps was to visit his cousin, John the Baptist. John had been led to baptize all who came to him. John had heard God’s call to prepare the people, and he therefore washed them clean. As they emerged from the holy water, they were now without sin and reconciled to God.  When Jesus arrived, John was awed, and felt unworthy. But he was reminded that baptism is the first symbolic act which must be completed before the Holy Spirit will come and baptize each of us with God’s holy fire–a second washing, a leveling up, a second coming, a becoming.

In part one of this series, we spoke of emptiness.  When the chambers of our spiritual house are emptied and clean, then will the love of God fill us with all good things.  You can revisit that story here, and see the theory once again.   Within John the Baptists’s ceremony, all who came to him would experience the water, as it removed all spot or blemish from bodies, hearts, and souls.  Now, according to the Prince of Peace, we are prepared–the holy fire descends upon us. It arrives as an ominous and thunderous event, powerful and ablaze yet at once as beautiful and soft as a graceful dove. Now the human has become gold.

Know this: the sacredness of the elements are lovingly and graciously gifted to us and protected by the spirits of the Archangel Gabriel (the intuitive water) and Archangel Michael (the active fire). Thus we immerse ourselves in the practice of releasing and refilling.  We are the immaculate vessels of an abundant God, and in the process of preparing ourselves as space for Him, we become filled, and thus fulfilled. We are overflowing with His abundant Grace. Here, my dear, is the enlightenment we so seek.

For millennia humankind has endured the agony of believing that all are born sinful, our human form is error, or we are unworthy and dirty.  Separation from God is the ultimate trauma, and wounds all people to the core. But does God really see our dirt? Are the eyes of God even to be comprehended, or approximated?  In our humanity, do we assume to understand God’s mind? Let us, instead, remember the unconditional love of God–the omniscient creator who teaches us to produce only good things from the heart.  Is our heart not His heart? Did He not promise to forget our sin and, instead give us a new, and renewed heart? As He told Ezekiel, so we believe it for ourselves. “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26 KJVA.)

This brand new flesh is not sinful, or weak, or dirty.  Rather it is the ultimate gift, straight from the hand of God, as he touches us on the inside, in that sacred place we have so lovingly prepared for Him.  Can you feel it? Can you feel the fire, as it blazes up as a symbol of alchemy, of the power to purify, as a catalyst for a holy lifetime on Earth? He places the pure heart within our body, mind, and soul.  We are reconciled, we are good, we are finished.

With great love,

Robin

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