Abraham Lincoln: We Have Been Here Before
Today I came across and reread the below post from February 20, 2022. Then Mr. Lincoln continued on with words for today.
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.....
November 19, 2023.
Mr. Lincoln: Ah. Let us now continue the conversation.
On this day, on this 160th anniversary of the low point of another existential conflict for our nation,** let me offer the following:
Gettysburg was not a victory though it has been hailed as such. The forces of darkness had pushed us to our knees. We could not see to the other side. I was asked to say a few words to lift the spirits, to send us back into battle in fighting form and looking for glory.
But there is no glory in killing and death. There is only the honor of not capitulating to lies and despotism., the honor of holding the steadfast light of our Creator before us as we tread blindly, knowing only that we move in concert with our deepest origins, the Creative Force that will never abandon us, never leave us, and never let us down.
Please hear me. I know this to be true. It is the same today as it was on that long ago day in a long ago war.
So let us go forth understanding that, while we cannot see into the future, we can, as did those who came before us, travel blindly with courage and commitment knowing that each person holds within the light of the Eternal.
The ideals upon which this nation was founded are only now being understood and expanded into their true meaning, and the pushback is indeed mighty from those who intend those ideals to have only limited coverage.
But the words coming through our Founding Fathers will not be so restricted. All men - and women - are created equal by our Creator.
With this truth as our shield and love in our hearts toward one another, have faith that "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Darkness cannot long endure in the face of such commitment. Hold fast and you will find your way.
November 19, 2023
** The Battle of Gettysburg] was a three-day battle in the American Civil War fought between Union and Confederate forces between July 1 and July 3, 1863, in and around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The battle, which was won by the Union, was ...the war's bloodiest battle, claiming some 50,000 combined casualties.
The Gettysburg Address delivered at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln.
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