This blog is dedicated to my mom, who has begun her return journey into the world of Spirit. It doesn’t matter how or why it is happening, it simply is her time. The doctors will try to do what they can to keep her comfortable. The most we can hope for is that she will neither suffer nor linger long.
The question now is what can we, her children, do for her or give her. This woman who has always been our rock, the fount of quiet support and endless love, our great teacher, who has grown in grace year by year. This woman who possessed such great faith, she even had her car’s licence plate personalized: 1CN F8H. Many people came up to her and asked her what it meant – see if you can decode it yourself.
We can now only give her our love and gratitude – there is nothing more she would want – except for us not to mourn, but celebrate her passing. Her second husband, with whom she had only a few short joyous years, passed over 30 years ago, and is waiting close by. Other dear ones will be standing by as well.
It’s an interesting thing that Love is the only thing we are allowed to bring with us into the world of Spirit, or heaven. You cannot bring material goods, neither can you bring any negative emotions or feelings: no hatred, no greed, no egotism.
Unconditional love is needed now more than ever, for every single thing, and every single person. For every rock, blade of grass, any thing that flies or hops, and every human being. It’s the only thing that will save us and our planet. What does that mean? It means that we recognize a part of the Divine in everything, just as there is a part of the Divine in ourselves. Yes, dear ones, no matter how much life has beaten you down or told you otherwise, there is a spark of the Divine in YOU! There is something in you that deserves to be acknowledged and recognized and loved UNCONDITIONALLY!
Put down the guns, defuse the bombs, and let’s figure out how to help each other. If we must use technology, let’s use it to help provide food, shelter, and water for those who are in need. Let’s use it to create meaningful work. What we need is a willingness to listen to our hearts, for only there will we hear the Truth.
In the winter, as the stars bend close to the Earth, we are gifted with Love. In the summer, as the Earth breathes out, we can send love and gratitude back into the universe, through our thoughts, words and deeds.
In the Christian Community, with the colors at the altar, we move from the deep red and green of Easter, through red and gold, then gold and white of Whitsun and St. Johnstide. There is a period of 10 weeks before we prepare for the echoing pale green and peach of Michaelmas.
Normally these 10 weeks are celebrated with a lavender and orange combination. This year in particular, however, I have personally felt the need for a different combination – that of lavender and a pale rose. It probably is only because of what I am experiencing with my mom’s journey. Perhaps also because of the words we hear from the Bible during this time of great acts of healing. These colours are represented in the Earth by delicate rose quartz and amethyst. Rose quartz for healing through unconditional love. Amethyst for connecting with the Divine. When we listen to our hearts with open minds, we can access Divine Wisdom. If we were to go further and connect with our will (represented by the colour of gold) we would then be able to become aware of Universal Consciousness, that is to say, our place and purpose in the Universe. In return, we can become aware of our own destiny and its highest purpose.
We have been given the gift of freedom of choice – each and every one of us. Do we choose love or war? There is absolutely no need for war, except in the name of greed and the lust for power. These represent the lowest impulses of humanity. The Earth herself is in turmoil, and the angels hold their breath, waiting for our collective answer.
For myself, I choose Love.