“BEING in the inexorable flow of Spirit.”
The message is very simple this month and is tied to a little story:
“Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. The current of the river swept silently over them all – young and old, rich and poor, good and evil, the current going its own way, knowing only its own crystal self.
Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had learned from birth.
But one creature said at last, ‘I am tired of clinging. Though I cannot see it with my eyes, I trust the current knows where it is going. I shall let go, and let it take me where it will. Clinging, I shall die of boredom.
The other creatures laughed and said, ‘Fool! Let go, and that current you worship will throw you tumbled and smashed across the rocks and will die quicker than boredom!’
But the one heeded them not, and taking a breath did let go, and at once was tumbled and smashed by the current across the rocks.
Yet in time, as the creature refused to cling again, the current lifted him free from the bottom, and he was bruised and hurt no more.
And the creatures downstream, to whom he was a stranger, cried, ‘See a miracle! A creature like ourselves, yet he flies! See the Messiah, come to save us all!’
And the one carried in the current said, ‘I am no more Messiah than you. The river delights to lift us free, if only we dare let go. Our true work is this voyage, this adventure.’
But they cried the more, ‘Saviour!’ all the while clinging to the rocks, and when they looked again, he was gone, and they were left alone making legends of a Saviour.”
You have probably recognized the story taken from Richard Bach’s book, “Illusions.”
This story for me, is such a good analogy of Life today. We cling to where we are, perhaps unhappily and struggling, even resisting the “current” – the changing trends and challenges.
BEING in the inexorable flow of Spirit, is something that pertains to all of us. We are already in IT!! In fact, we cannot be out of IT.
We were told by One (also called the Messiah) many years ago, of this flow of spirit available to all – in fact, present within all creation. Like the creatures of the river though, we chose to set Him aside, not as the example to all, but as the exception. In doing this (through our believing) we have in turn chosen to continue clinging, by denying BEING in the flow.
Divine Science teaches the first point of practice, or principle: the realization in consciousness of the omnipresence of God which when realized, offers an opportunity to cease clinging to old limiting beliefs.
In the Infinity of God, all things are included: health, supply, home, ability, companionship, all we need to prove (prove for ourselves only) is the Presence of God.
Jesus said: “I and the Father are one.” And this immense idea has been obscured due to people having thought that Jesus’ relationship with God was unique with Him only. Yet the message is: “you live in the universe, and you are part of it – within the whole. Yet the whole of things is also within you, and there can never be separation.”
Let us become still and know for ourselves what it is to BE in that unstoppable, inexorable flow of Spirit.
God is that divine spark within each individual and when we surrender to it (when the ego stops doubting; when the ego stops clinging) then our understanding will evolve to that point where we allow ourselves to BE IN THAT UNSTOPPABLE FLOW OF SPIRIT. It is where we belong and the key word here is BE.
In order to BE in the flow, like the “Messiah” that stopped clinging in the story; we take time – make time – however short, to be aware of the Presence. Short, regular times of meditation are good, maybe beginning with contemplation, which leads to meditation, and then to true prayer, which we know is the SILENCE.