It snowed last night. Not much, but enough to send the geese south. There has already been a dozen flocks overhead, headed that way, and it’s barely 7:00 AM. Regardless of the date or celestial happenings, time marches on. This November, for all intents and purposes, looks pretty similar to last November here on earth.
That’s the thing about time, illusory or not, it is not stagnant. This past weekend, walking out of the laundry room, a thought emerged; “Someday is here.” A small idea really, just three words. Yet it put so much in a brand new light.
The eternal optimist, there has always been something better coming. “Someday there will be dishes that match.” “Someday these nails will get a proper manicure.” “Someday there will be a trip to that really beautiful bright blue water where you can see all the fish.” “Someday the Thanksgiving dinner table will look just like a Norman Rockwell painting.” This “someday list” is all stuff.
Einstein said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results.” The someday list has not been fulfilled because although the words were there with a tinge of hope, the actions never backed them up.
As we approach December 2012, our authenticity is sticking out everywhere. We can’t help but be who we are, and it’s all okay. Sometimes these nails get painted and the house is typically full for Thanksgiving. The truth is, we are living the life we’ve chosen right along. Only now, with the clarity of awareness, we are seeing what it is we’ve wanted all along. It has little to do with what the media has been telling us we should want. It comes from within.
It is there you’ll find your deepest truth. We may not be exactly who we thought we were, but we are perfect. Acceptance and love is what will gently nudge us towards ascension. Those geese are moving this morning in the direction their internal guidance system pointed them. That’s exactly how it’ll be for us.
Our heart will take over and do the driving. This is the year we all get to “someday”. Whether our dishes or our clothes match is hardly the point. We’ve come now to actualize love. What does love look like in human form?
It’s us, in whatever form we choose. There is no method or product that can prepare you to be who you are. There is only acceptance and allowance. He’s been waiting for as many years as you’ve been breathing and she’s been planning for just as long. You are now and always have been, love.
Just be. Contentment and peace are by-products of loving without exception or condition. The realization last weekend was that everything is and has always been here. Someday is now. Love is what’s been on the table all along. Love is what you bring to every table, every day, regardless of décor. It is here because you are. Welcome to “Someday”! You are the One you’ve been waiting for.
This is our fourth Quest day. It’s been a different journey, interrupted and intensely personal. A good thing, for that is more like life, a series of interruptions into a very personal string of moments. Perhaps this month we’ll go places we haven’t before, off the beaten track.
It seems this trip was destined from the start to be a new sort of Quest. We began on the Day of Decision. We are looking for Agape. What has to be decided here? It isn’t whether or not we WANT to love ourselves; we wouldn’t be here if we didn’t. It’s not whether or not we CAN love; each one of us is capable. You were born with the ability to love. What we are deciding is whether or not we WILL. It’s a choice we each make privately.
Agape has always been here, hiding in plain sight. We began our Quests a year and a half ago because we didn’t know. It seemed our world, our lives, were chock full of reasons and people and situations making us miserable. We were never told to love ourselves. It seemed the world was out to get us.
Love came quietly and crept at first in through our bathroom mirrors. We forgave the only one we could. By looking into our own eyes and searching for some gentleness, we began to see the truth. It starts with you.
There is only one who can complete this journey; only you know which path to take. Your inner voice whispers; only you can hear your own protests. Just as you arrived with a heart full of unique gifts, you’ve carried your own sack of guilt and another of NO. These you are looking to leave behind. They are weighing you down and preventing you from succeeding.
For anything that does not feel like love – is fear. We are days away from Halloween here in the USA, a time for disguises. They make some really good ones now, let’s look at some of the best – disappointment, sadness, remorse, guilt, anger, blame, judgment, frustration, impatience, intolerance, rage, hate, subservience, worship(rather than honor), obedience(rather than cooperation), hate, cruelty, low self esteem, worry, dissatisfaction, expectation(could be high or low), requirements, conditions, self loathing, disgust, ridicule… Each of these hides fear. Beneath these masks you’ll find the same thing, every time. If you add mutual respect to any of these commonly used phrases, they become a different thing altogether. It takes courage to remove them.
You may have heard that FEAR is an acronym in English for “False Evidence Appearing Real”. Well, if we take a step further we can see that all around us is illusion, until you see through eyes of Agape. You are not this body – you are love. All fear, regardless of mask, is fear of loss. As an infinite spark of divinity, there is nothing you are capable of losing. All that you are is love.
This human suit with your current mask is a vehicle. Its purpose is to get you someplace. You are headed for Truth. You’ll find it by removing your mask and seeing what it is you are afraid of. Then let it go.
There is nothing to lose in Agape. Life without the mask is weird, but only for a moment. You see, the words you’ve been whispering have not been heard by us. They have been for your ears only. Our ears are saturated with our own reasons for our own masks. We look at you and see only love. The mask you wear is only visible in your own mirror.
Remove the mask and what you’ll find is you. He is brave and brilliant, she is beautiful and gentle. You are One. The fear you’ve been protecting with your mask isn’t real. Only love is real.
Do something fearless. Look into that mirror with eyes of Agape. You are perfection. There is nothing to hide. There is only that which you are beneath the mask. You are love. It is your truth that propels us all.
I am so glad you have joined us. You are the One we’ve been waiting for!
With so much love,