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13794A Meditation on God, The Father.

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  • Jeff Belyea
    Apr 6, 2005
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      A Meditation on God,
      The Father.

      Fasten your seat belts
      for just a few minutes.
      I know that this post's
      title will send those
      who have been derailed
      by the twisted train wreck
      teachings of some mainline
      meeting houses of religion,
      into a full-scale tizzy.

      And for those who disdain
      what they refer to as
      "so-called spirituality",
      and those who cannot abide
      the suggestion that there
      exists some Power, Self,
      Presence, Energy, Source,
      Matrix, God beyond their
      individual prideful self...

      and those who declare
      unequivocally that our
      only route to peace of
      mind is to accept what is,
      as all there is...

      and finally, for those
      who subscribe to the very
      contemporary and tragically
      hip view that would have us
      all be just friends - no
      more Father/Son, Mother/Daughter,
      Guru/Chela or Student/Teacher
      (just call Mom or Dad by their
      surname)...

      oh, and let's not forget
      the Advaiterspeakers with
      their "We're all already
      enlightened, so just get
      on with your life," spoutings
      of flatline water-spider
      philosophy...

      to you all (my newly acquired
      southern colloguialism), bye-bye.

      You've are either not reading
      anymore, or you have your
      smugness meter tuned up and
      ready to redline.

      But, for those few who may
      be still reading, here's a
      model, a metaphor if you
      will, in which you may find
      peace of mind and a fullness
      of joy - in this lifetime.

      Let's go back briefly to
      the difficulty that most, if
      not all adults, have that
      there really is some Power
      beyond the individual ego
      with which they have become
      identified. Now, if you are
      one who has peace of mind
      with this, fine. Just don't
      block The Way, The Journey
      of others who may be troubled
      pilgrims seeking to fill what
      for them is a painful void
      in their lives - The Seeker.
      This is a hurdle that must
      be cleared, in the upcoming
      model.

      And, one more thing; while
      there is wisdom in the final
      analysis, in accepting what
      is, for The Seeker, there
      are requisite intermediary
      steps and efforts, if this
      acceptance is to be anything
      more than a flat resignation
      to a life of quiet desperation.

      And now for the main feature:

      In the very early stage of life,
      we are taught to be individualistic
      while at the same time, we are
      coerced into becoming normal and
      rational, and one of the good
      boys or good girls.

      Through this socialization,
      we lose our true identity
      and connection to, our existence
      within, God. We become critical,
      analyzing, thinking machines,
      no longer part of a larger
      harmony of Loving Embrace.

      By age 5,6, 7, or 8, we have
      occasions when we lay awake
      at night feeling lost, alone,
      separated, stunned and afraid.
      But we soon push these feelings
      into our subconscious and
      get on with life.

      Later, when we hit adulthood
      and those old feelings bubble
      up, we are troubled by fears
      and doubts. And if they persist,
      we seek help - a shrink, drink,
      drugs, over-indulgence, church,
      or a loop-de-loop support group,
      or sometimes a loopy Guru.

      If these don't work, several
      roads open up for us. Among
      them: commit suicide, be committed
      and institutionalized, or glance
      heavenward one more time.

      Now, if by Grace one chooses
      the third option, that one may
      find a road map to a place
      beyond recovery, beyond anything
      they had previously thought
      or imagined, and beyond what
      tradition help teaches - they
      discover a pearl of great price,
      peace of mind, an overwhelming
      joy, and new understanding,
      beyond words.

      The road map to the discovery
      of this treasure is left by
      those who walked this road
      before, and using this model,
      rediscovered who they were;
      liberated from social coercion
      and emotional manipulation,
      Free, Realized and Awakened
      to the reality that we are
      a spark of God's own fire -
      Divine in our own right.
      They found the Fulfiller
      of The Void, and have a
      choiceless obligation to
      share the good news.

      The map is real, and the
      peace of mind, joy and
      understanding can be found
      once you are convinced
      of the possibility of its
      existence, and know where
      to look. There are large
      bodies of written and
      recorded works from the
      ancient of days to today's
      teachings from contemporary
      Awakened Ones, testifying
      to this Truth. And their
      words will come alive with
      clarity and resonance in
      your own heart, once you
      read the map and make the
      discovery on your own.

      The Authentic Guru will tell you:

      The map is within you. The
      treasure is on the throneroom
      of your heart. Meditation is
      the matrix in which it can
      be read and understood - without
      words.

      It only reveals its secret
      in inner silence (because it
      is beyond what we can think
      or imagine), in humility (because
      there are places that the
      intellect cannot take us),
      and in utter surrender to
      the possibility that beyond
      the babble, there really may
      be a place of profound peace
      of mind - in the very presence
      and residence of God.

      Go within to a place of
      silent, humble stillness.
      It may seem dark for a time,
      but with practice, and for
      most with some guidance,
      a miracle happens, a light
      comes on:

      God, The Father (also within
      you - or more precisely, you
      within God) lovingly holds
      The Light so you can read
      the map. It takes you back
      home to your True Home.

      PJ
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