The Fellowship of Awakening December 21, 2016
There is no end to all the peace and joy,
And all the miracles that I will give,
When I accept God's Word. Why not today?
Why should I wait, my Father, for the joy You promised me? For You will keep Your Word You gave Your Son in exile. I am sure my treasure waits for me, and I need but reach out my hand to find it. Even now my fingers touch it. It is very close. I need not wait an instant more to be at peace forever. It is You I choose, and my Identity along with You. Your Son would be Himself, and know You as his Father and Creator, and his Love.
We have one more week to go. We're looking at our personal practice today and how and what we can do to create the peace we want to experience. We must learn about our associations with leading and following, about who's taking orders and from whom and why and what is the goal of working with others. Our culture has one way of looking at this, but seeing how we work with others can show us whether we are participating with the truth.
Image One: Twins photograph by J. Fairone
Image Two: Illustration of Follow the Leader child’s game stock image
Explanation of Images: We often think that others should listen to us, should do as we say. We’ve been to the mountain and back and know things!! We’re here to help and they should know that, right? Sometimes we want others to step up and share their expertise with us. The choice is whether or not we have same goals. We’re choosing between help and competition, privilege or justice, joining or separation. We are just like our friends in that we need each other to do what is ours to do. We actually work side by with everyone. We have old habits that we’re letting go and learning new ones and teaching them as well. We don’t believe in class, gender, race or any other hierarchy to tell us where we fit in the world. We work with others to bring about the world we know is possible. We acknowledge expertise and authority, but always act as one, never letting those things create another hierarchy. We are one and are happiest when we are working together.