Abraham Lincoln: Beware Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Updated: Mar 8
“What is essential is invisible to the eye.”*
Ann: Mr. President?
Abraham Lincoln: Yes, if you want to call me that. Really I am a spirit just like you except that I have left my body and its more limited perceptions behind. And it is for that reason that I thought I would stop by to remind you that things are not always as they appear.
I was a big, gangly, ugly kid and grew into a bigger, uglier grown up. Suffice it to say that the outer covering encasing my soul was not a beacon of light around which others tended to gather. Because I had to deal with the negative vibes my physical presence often engendered, I learned early to focus on my more interior attributes. So when you see someone beautiful, don’t forget that they have an even higher mountain to climb that someone like myself because they have learned to rely on the ephemeral nature of their physical form.
I am ruminating on this piece of trivia to remind you to look past the outward trappings of those who come before you, whether political beings or those in the ordinary course of daily life. As the Fox said in The Little Prince, “What is essential is invisible to the eye.”*
You are in a world now beyond my imaginings where beautiful faces, facile phrases, and downright lies operate constantly on your consciousness to obscure what is real and true. It takes effort and determination to look past this barrage to the energy forms beneath the trickery - and just as much or even more resolve not to let this flotsam and jetsam affect your own understanding of your sacred soul and its purpose on the planet.
Always the truth is found within, and what resonates in health and happiness in your heart is what is true. Harm to self or others, whether in thought or deed, is, at best, a waste of time or, at worst, a sin against humanity and God.
Resolve to honor and protect your Self, your true core, your divine spark. You are here for a reason, only you can find and follow out the journey that follows from that essential truth.
And you thought I was going to give you a pithy political commentary, didn’t you?
Ann: Yeah, I was waiting with baited breath for the words that would make sense of this god awful mess we have created with convincing lies proliferating in this country.
Mr. Lincoln: Ah. Well then, we were not too far apart, were we?
February 20, 2022
*The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince) is a novella by French aristocrat, writer, and military aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It was first published in English and French in the United States by Reynal & Hitchcock in April 1943 and was published posthumously in France following liberation; Saint-Exupéry's works had been banned by the Vichy Regime. The Little Prince is a poetic tale, with watercolor illustrations by the author, in which a pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince visiting Earth .... Wikipedia, Goodreads.
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