I spoke to you
When you were born.
Know that I Am God.
Our Creator spoke to us when we were born and the conversation never ceases. There is never a time when it is not. It is truly the Great Conversation. It was the Word that birthed you into being, beloved child of the Creator’s deepest longing. Through the essence of One, the Sound vibrated forth in joyous celebration and you were created from the Sacred Heart. Love’s longing manifested itself and this was your point of creation. For truly are you made in the image of the One who created you. In the beginning was the Word and the Words vibration is Creation. Birth always holds within it a hint of its mystery. John O Donohue speaks of birth as being the first sighting “of the invisible one”. From the veiled realms a new life emerges; one who is come to inspire us and fill us with hope. Birth speaks to us of the possibility of future. I believe that each human born brings with it unique gifts that only he/she can share with us. Each child of the Creator comes laden with gifts from the great Spiritual Heart. Only in being enabled and allowed to fulfil our purpose can each of us find satisfaction.
Our purpose here is not to become enslaved to the production line of consumerism, nor to watch our children die because they only have dirty water to drink. Our purpose is not to send our sons and daughters off to war in the name of manufactured national identity, or cry over their photographs when their young tender bodies have been shattered, dying on foreign soils whilst calling for their mother. These things are man-made and not of God. They speak of wilful destruction of mans choosing, not Creations.
For each life lost in this careless way we have lost all that this divine child from the heart of God brought with it to share with us. We dishonour life when we treat it with such casualness and we can have little self-respect when our attitudes to Life have become so shallow and twisted. When did we learn to become so cynical? In a song entitled You’re The Voice by John Farnham, the lyrics speak to us that “we’re all someone’s daughter, we’re all someone’s son” and carries on-“how long can we look at each other, down the barrel of a gun?”
We are all responsible for own decisions as to how we choose to live our lives and how to conduct ourselves according to those choices. There is no man-made state in the world that can take away our inner freedom away from us without our consent-spoken or unspoken. Martin Luther King said, “A time comes when silence is betrayal“. [My motivation for these blogs]. Edmund Burke reminds us, “Never forget that, all that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing“. Dictatorship or democracy; whichever brand of ideology we live under, wherever in the globe we are, we are always individually responsible for each and every action we take and choose not to take. We may choose to hide behind our “leaders” behaving as though we had to do certain things because of them, when in truth, in its universal meaning, each of us gets to choose for ourselves every second of every day. To believe otherwise is to disempower yourself and only you can choose to do that to yourself. You remain free spiritually always, just as you were when you arrived here. To believe otherwise is to shun your responsibility for yourself and to give your sacred power away to others, and if you are prepared to give such sacred power away without knowing it for what it is-can you blame those who would take it from you-knowing its worth?
One man who made a tough decision in 2003 was Stephen Eagle Funk, a 20 yr old marine reserve who refused to be sent to Iraq to take part in a war that he believed to be “immoral because of the deception of our leaders”. He said he would rather take the punishment now that live what he would have to do to in Iraq, for the rest of his life. “I would be going knowing that it was wrong and that would be hypocritical” he said. He had made this choice following long inner soul-searching in the silence we spoke of yesterday. As a result of this decision he faced a possible court martial and time in a military prison. We always have a choice. If you allow yourself to be diminished by believing that the physical life is all that exists, it is easier to perceive that others have power over you and fear can grip your heart when matters of conscience arise. You may choose options that appear to guarantee your immediate survival.
To have courage does not mean we have to be aggressive and show everyone we are not afraid. When talking of courage Martin Luther King said the following, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Many people fear nothing more terribly than to take a position, which stands out sharply and clearly from the prevailing opinion. The tendency of most is to adopt a view that is so ambiguous that it will include everything and so popular that it will include everybody. Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? Expediency asks the question, is it political? but Conscience asks the question, is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, popular,or political; but one must take it because it is right.”
So how may we know what to do? What are we going to choose to guide us through this jungle of illusion and perceptive deception? How do we negotiate this Matrix we find ourselves in? This hall of mirrors?
I spoke with you
When you were born
Know that I Am God.
It is the never-ending conversation.
You’re the Voice.
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