As much of my family lives on the East Coast of the USA, I followed the events of the storm closely. There was a live feed from the town I was born in, so all day and night there were photos and reports. The stream was smattered with “Great job guys!” and “Thank you!” and “You guys are the best!” along with pictures of groups of people helping each other out. All calls for help were responded to, and from my point of view, it was as if one voice was coordinating it all.
That voice was Love. We are amazing! A crisis brings out the hero from deep within. The point of our Quest is to have that hero out all the time. This is where we are headed, to love without reason, to love as a constant stream, to love as often as we take a breath.
I participated in a training session a few days ago. There were five adults standing at computer terminals for several hours. The session was long and tedious. I was positioned between two people; one very quietly having a hard time and one very vocally doing the same. The quiet one sought no help while the vocal one wanted lots of it.
The other two adults stood next to each other and they formed a team. Thus, the training room was divided. In the half with the team there was laughter, collaboration and speed. In the other half there were sighs of exasperation with a great deal of anxiety, discussion and interruption. When I left, both adults in the “other half” were still at it and you could cut the tension with a knife.
The benefits of unity were crystal clear. The two who formed a team are now friends, while the other three don’t know each other and had a long and painful afternoon. In all cases, the training was accomplished. How would you like to have participated, if given the choice? The team was made up of two unlikely cohorts, yet appearances made no difference. None of us knew each other before entering the room. The “rules” were for independent completion of the course; yet success demanded co-operation and “out of the box” thinking.
Agape and Oneness are not our usual ways of getting through life. Things are not set up to make it easy for us. Society has been operating with another agenda. The operating principle has been “the end justifies the means”. This no longer works. If we aren’t yet approaching things that way, it will soon become obvious that in order to love, our focus has to be on each other.
We are not simply a means to an end, we are love. This notion demands a re-evaluation of all that we have learned. Life is no longer “business as usual”. We are about at the finish line, we can see Agape just up ahead. It will take all of us, with our conflicting ideas, viewpoints, origins, handicaps and strengths, to get there successfully. The task is easily accomplished once we utilize the best tool we have – each other.
Remember this truth – you are not alone, you were never alone, and this singular journey of yours is being simultaneously taken by all of us as One. We are here to assist and to love. Everything else is merely background, the setting where we can join together and find agape in each others eyes. This is why you are here.
We are the One you’ve been waiting for.
Thank you for your light,