The Parts We Play

Sometimes I realize the part I’m playing. His wife. Her mother. The teacher. The guide.

I’ve been some of these before, in another time and place. Or maybe it’s all happening now. I’m not sure how that works. I just know that I Am something that has been here throughout.

And so are you.

Remember when you were a little kid? – being inside of yourself experiencing a special moment or big event, good or bad?

You were there.

And You are here.

Even though your body has changed. Your brain has changed. The situation and circumstances have become something else and time has moved forward as we know it to do. You think different thoughts and have an improved vocabulary.

Yet, You are still here. Now experiencing this. Now reading this.

Ask: Who is it that is still here, that is unchanged, that will still be, being me, tomorrow?

Sometimes I feel myself as That. And I chuckle at the part I’m playing and how everyone else is going along with it. It’s an inside joke between Me and myself, and you.

Who you are is not your successes or failures. It’s not your job, your kids, your worries, your body, your emotional highs or lows. Those are fleeting; parts you’ve played, experiences you’ve had and opportunities you have taken or not to grow into the awareness of Who You Really Are.

Who You Are has been since you were born, and before that, and will be after you die. And getting a hold of It, even for a moment in time, is sweet relief. Relaxation. Trust.

And love. So much love.

Enough to change the world.

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Mother’s Day Sermon

There is a perfect mother; one who never tires, who thinks only of you, who is always here, always near – as near as your own heart. A Mother from whom we came and to whom we will return.

We are so busy with this world, so distracted by this limited life and peoples’ limitations that we forgot that there is a Divine Presence in which to trust, in which to rest. One that we can channel and offer to the world. We have only to drop our burdens and be still in Her Presence to know that she is real, to tune in to her vibration. To walk around like that, tuned to that station, aware of Her Love, is a gift to all beings.

The Divine Mother also comes as life offering you teaching; the same lesson again and again. She is Eternal Patience.

She teaches and guides like a mother – gently and quietly at first, then more loudly and directly. Her guidance comes as you need it, and if you ask for it. Call to Her. Ask for help. She will come.

She is always offering Perfect Wisdom but you must be quiet and admit that your thoughts are not perfectly wise.

She looks like life. She looks like all of your mistakes and yet you are still here. She looks like every day and the opportunity to open your eyes and your heart to Her Love.

Whether or not you are a mother of a child, we can all bring the energy of the Mother into a world that is crying for mothering, that has forgotten the way and has forgotten that there is a Benevolent Universe holding each of us… holding the whole thing.

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There is the one in our head. Our mind. Our thoughts. A ceaseless display of judgement, categorizing, concerns, plans, reminders and control. As a result our emotions are activated. Up. Down. Tranquil or tumultuous.

There are the voices of others. Mainly, their thoughts. We take them in, reject them, judge them as useful, useless, infuriating, comforting or otherwise. As a result we feel better, worse, confused or content.

This is the chaotic, unpredictable, ever-changing surface of the lake.

There is another voice. It is ever-present beneath the surface. Deep below, where it is dark and calm. It can go unrecognized for its quiet power. It sounds different. Stillness is usually required to hear it. 

Although it can surface in times of great distress or trauma, loud and clear as a bell. In desperation we open to it. It is unchanging, ineffable and yet loving. 

It can heard within and without. 

Sit. Wait with no expectation and an energy will rise inside you. With it may be knowing or inspiration or the answer you were seeking, if you have the ears to hear it.

Listen. In silence it may reveal itself in the wind, as the wind, or another element. It is formless and may take any shape to reach you. You will know it if your heart is open in the moment. Only in the moment.

Have you heard the voice I speak of? 

She has told me when to pay attention many times in my life. When someone or some thing was significant, was my next step, or even where I would live. 

She has said, “Keep going. You’re on the track.” And “No. That is not for you.” 

As well, She knows when it is time to move on.

(She has no gender yet takes no offense that I refer to Her, I’m sure.)

She is Peace and Love and always encourages me to be me. To be more and more myself. And the more I listen to this voice the more I become aware that we are One. That’s the irony.

So, have you heard this voice?

Shhhh. Listen.

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