What Is This Doing To Us?
Jesus: Yes, Ann, I will take this as it goes to the heart of the times we are living through. Such times are the crucible that purifies the vessel or, alternatively, the fire that burns it to ashes. The choice, oddly enough, is ours.
Harsh words, I know. Many have said it is not what happens to you but what you do with what happens to you, an annoyingly glib turn of phrase, but nevertheless true, witness the great and ordinary heroes of history.
The pandemic, the fires, floods, and the Pharisees in the temples in every walk of life all combine to throw each one of us back upon our own resources. And many of us are discovering that those resources are somewhat lacking.
That is the gift of these times, for, without the falling away of institutional safeguards, we might have continued upon our usual path, being just good enough, immersed in everyday life, but never taking our eyes off the ground at our feet.
Now that that ground is crumbling we have the opportunity to cast our eyes in another direction – or to be accurate, several directions at once and rebuild on firmer ground.
First we look into our own souls. We ask who we are and what we are doing here. We open ourselves for the answer. It is there, my friends, it is there. We would not have let you come this far only to abandon you now.
The second opportunity is the widening of vision that comes when we face the fact that on our own we are not enough, not enough for purpose, not enough for salvation.
The third opportunity allows fragile seeds of understanding to be planted in our psyches and our souls. Understanding that salvation comes only with the profound recognition of our re-union with Source and the space now afforded us for growth, space to feel the profound love of our Creator.
Now we are free to let the ego die a little death, the death of the illusion that it was all up to us. What a blessing and a gift to know that we do not have to run the show, we only have to do our part! With that understanding we can walk in light for every minute of every day however dark our surroundings.
Many of you may not feel that light, many may glimpse it only as a flash in a fleeting moment. This is when you must reach for your guides and angels, for they see what is not always within your field of vision, and “What is essential is invisible to the eye.”*
Now is the time, the opportunity, to find your second sight, and to let it carry you through the fire. Each and every one of you have angels and guides at your back. Take this time to make their acquaintance.
September 18, 2020
*The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.