Where Do You Live?

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“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.” John‬ ‭15:4‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

Does the spirit live within the corporeal body?  Or is the body a manifestation of the creative soul?  Such an age old question, and still unanswered. We live in a place of duality.   Segmentation is everywhere. We are black or white, male or female, good or bad.   We are us, and they are them. Man and his spirit–are they two, or are we one? As God is the great I Am, then am I not also so?  We are perfect creations of the One Source, made in His likeness. Each of us is a true kingdom of God.

“And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew‬ ‭10:7‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

Yet be warned:  “But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.” Luke‬ ‭11:17‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

I have been severed.  My soul is asunder. I know not how to secure  my house, and my kingdom. When will I abide safe, in a state of unity, or the oneness of being? Is my house solid and indivisible?  How can I learn what I must do? This I know—no longer will I be a house divided. 

Deep in meditation I ponder on how to stop the rendering, and to close the gap within the holy kingdom that is me.  The message is clear—it is accomplished through surrender, knowing, trusting, and inviting. Ask and receive, prepare your rooms, open wide your gates.  Then will the spirit come to you and abide in you.

But wait!  Further messages tell me another mystery, and a different how to bridge the divide within.  I hear the call of my wild soul, and iI know it awaits me. I am invited, I am the guest. The mansion is prepared for me.  The messengers have been dispatched to seek me out, and find me. It is up to me—I will go. My spirit is my mansion, and there I will take up my residence and abide forever.

And now I see there are more paths to unification—an infinite number.  The ways to completion are as unique as is each individual soul. See now the spirit and the body, superimposed one upon the other.  There is no beginning or end. The merge is ever moving, and ever changing. It can not be defined.

Jacob was a man in conflict, and a man of confrontation.  In battling the angel, he battled himself.

“And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭32:24‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

Was Jacob’s struggle real?  Or was he dreaming? Did he fall asleep in a state of anxiety, and the dream was connected to his imminent reunion with his brother?  Perhaps this story represents the very paradox of humanity—is it a state of sin, or an immaculate and divine creation?

But Jacob was clear in that which he reported—he had seen God, face to face.  Not only had he looked upon God, but he had touched Him, fought against Him, and conversed with Him.  Yet Jacob was indeed a house divided.

Perhaps the angel is the Higher Self of Jacob—his I Am.  Yet Jacob fought, and struggled against the unity that his Godself was seeking.  Jacob had been taught of division and separation. As we read on through this section of Genesis, we see the elements of divide and conquer. Jacob sought to reconcile with his brother, and his brother wished the same.  Yet when Jacob learned that Esau was approaching, he was afraid and called for a split as strategy.

“And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him. Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands; and said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.” ‭Genesis‬ ‭32:6-8‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

Divide and conquer makes sense from a war consciousness,but see how far it had gone in Jacob’s story.  And see how far it has gone in today’s world—thus my lamentation in the opening paragraph. We divide in order to conquer.  But, as is war itself, this activity presents as a painful and unnatural response to humanity’s challenges. Today, we seek a new direction, a different approach, and peace.  This is the path the new humans can set themselves upon when the decision is made—make yourselves whole, and abide in the holiness of your kingdoms. For these are the ways of God, and we humans have been called to hear and answer.  God is making a new way in the wilderness.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬ ‭KJVA‬‬

In this time of the COVID-19 we use words and practices such as distance, isolation,, and quarantine .  These words hold tremendous energy—that of separation. Now is the time to devote ourselves, through holy scripture, to The One God.  He is our portion. Within His ways and His thoughts we find life without illusion. For the deeply faithful, this is a plain truth.

Let us walk the king and winding path, retrieving the fragments of our soul along the way.  Let us collect ourselves on this journey. Your road may be different than mine. The voice you hear will tell you a new story.  Your guides will show you the way that is right for you. Seek yourself—the opportunity is now. Get there however you can.

Today I rest in my home, in my kingdom.  There is no fear, no pain, and no suffering.  Illusion is now clarity. Humanity and the world has become dreamlike, as I see a new world both within and without. Living in spirit is the true reality so many of us seek.  I am unified. I am whole. I am home.

With great love,

Robin

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