What Does The Fat Lady Mean?
Anita* had a dream about feeling empathy and sorrow for a Fat Lady on display at a circus. She asked for Richard's help at to what it meant, then St. Catherine chimed in.
Ann: Richard, could you help Anita with her dream about feeling sorry for the Fat Lady at the circus?
Richard: Yes, I would like to do so. The Fat Lady is Anita. Not that Anita is fat, but, like many of us, she fears that she will be ridiculed, pointed at, and isolated because of her differences. The further she goes on her journeys and the stronger her connection with beings on the others side, the harder it is to maintain what she sees is a façade of normalcy. But if she presents herself to the world as a Norse seer or a fantastical being from another time or dimension, she thinks, not without reason, that she may be run out of town on a rail.
The trick is to do as St. Catherine of Siena suggested. Yes, go out in the world, expose your reality in measured doses to those who can receive and keep your feet tethered to the earth. This is true for all of us in one way or another. Some would call this hypocrisy, but it it is not, for indeed we are in a body, we have a human mind,and we have to tend to the needs of that body and mind in order to work in the world that governs our physical survival. We are also spirit and must serve our spiritual essence as well. So we try to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and center in the spirit from Source that lives inside our very real bodies.
St. Catherine: Cathy, remember? I am Cathy in talking to you and your readers because, not only did I always want a girlfriend confidant, I wanted a friend of the soul who moved in “normal” earthly circumstances. I had great difficulty keeping the ladder that each of us has allowing us to move between heaven and earth firmly anchored on the ground. I did not feed my body, did not want my body. I wanted the Oneness and nothing else. The icon of the Fat Lady was my polar opposite and in some ways my spiritual twin both of us unbalanced in one way or the other.
I am here with you now because I can help you with that balance. I have studied now and see that it is important to come back immediately, immediately, after a numinous experience, all the while being available for the next one however it may occur. Instead, I withdrew hoping for a repeat, wanting only another such experience to follow on the heels of the prior, one after the other after another, ad infinitum. I hugged my visceral knowledge of Source to my chest and waited.
But that visceral knowledge was experienced by my body. Nevertheless, I did not take myself off to have a snack to replenish my depleted energies, I did not go out to offer the energy that radiated from my aura to heal or at least lighten the load of the many people who suffered in my time on earth, and that was where I made my mistake.
We need to be able to go back and forth, in and out, from spiritual to physical and back again. The title of Jack Kornfield's book says it all: "After the Ecstasy, the Laundry." We need to keep a foot in both worlds all the time so that does not feel strange and so that our neighbors meet the same person all the time.
I would encourage all of you who are vested in spirit to spend more time with people in one way or another, quite difficult I know in this time of Illness and plague, but, just as you can bring your light to your hairdresser, your curb pickup person, your mailman, you can look about you for additional such opportunities. Then every one you meet will feel the glow of the auric fallout from your experiences of Source which will join in celebration with their own inner light and bring both of you to a stronger conviction of your own inner connectedness.
I could have done more of this as each of you can. I am not beating myself up about it because I had the experiences I had, and all of them brought me to a higher level of understanding of the dichotomy of being human and divine, neither to be shunted aside in favor of the other. We must hold as one the experience of being in the body, in the heavy atmosphere of earth and yet with the knowledge of the Holy One as a constant light in our being.
Being cloistered is all very well. Ministering unto the sick is better, but communing with those who expand with us into our the holy connection with Source is our mission. The opportunities come in endless varieties in everyone's life, but they will come.
May 24, 2020
*Anita Sacco. See "Recommended Channelers" under "Resources" tab.
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