Mister Rogers: Waiting: It's Not What It Seems
I woke up this morning with the voice of Fred Rogers* in my ears and the above picture behind my eyes.
Mister Rogers: Sometimes we don’t get what we want. Maybe even most of the time. And that is when we are offered the opportunity to wait and to learn patience and perseverance.
Jesus teaches us that all will be revealed in time, but most of us want that time to be on or time, our schedule and according to our desires. (Smiling) This is what makes us human, and therefore part of the Divine Plan.
Imagine planning a project, seeing its challenges, pitfalls, and potential, and then committing all of one’s resources to the agreed upon goals only to discover that, once work has begun, nothing is as anticipated, and even the original mission seems to have faded into obscurity.
Then think about the human experiment and yours in particular, what is required of all who have made the leap of faith into incarnation on this planet.
Each of us had a plan no matter how dimly remembered. Each of us had a mission even though now it may be obscured by confusion and doubt.
It then becomes our new mission to rediscover our purpose on the planet. Even the tiniest glimpse will be enough to power us on to the next step, and this is where waiting, listening, remembering all that we have been given becomes the stepping stones of a new life, a more conscious presence on the planet.
The stepping stones that have gotten us this far began with the people in our lives who have helped us be ourselves on this planet. A kind word, an understanding glance, or a lifetime of devotion, there is no hierarchy when one soul touches another, for this is where the waters part.
And then of course the experience fades, and we move on with just the memory of that divine touch to help us through. And so we wait, holding on, on the alert for the next little epiphany, the next ray of light that connects us to the divine smile.
It is not easy. In the interim our difficulties may seem to multiply: our lives may take unexpected and perhaps undesirable turns; a loved one may depart, and, whether in body or soul, the pain is profound; our health or that of those close to us my take a hit, and our life plan is thrown into chaos; our expected safety nets may not materialize and we feel powerless and abandoned.
This is when we are asked to wait, to be vigilant, and to scan our surroundings for the next clue as to our evolving purpose. As we look back on how past events propelled up forward toward our Creator and our own role in her creation, we will begin to see how disappointments, sometimes even those that rock our foundations, have in the long run steered us back on course, and an evolving pattern may emerge.
It is in waiting that we learn to be still and listen, and it is there that we find our soul’s connection with the Divine.
Rune: Mannaz, ᛗ: The self, the true self, the relationship of human and divine. This is where everything starts.
March 8, 2023
*Fred McFeely Rogers (1928 – 2003), better known as Mister Rogers, was an American television host, author, producer, and Presbyterian minister. He was the creator, showrunner, and host of the preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001. Wikipedia.
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