A DEMOCRACY OF ENLIGHTENMENT

Each and every child on earth is born ecstatic – it’s natural to all human beings
And not just reserved for “spiritual greats” – whether avatars or Messiahs –
It’s something everyone on earth possesses – as a birthright –
In other words, when human beings are born – they’re born into ecstasy –
It’s what human life, potentially, is.

However, to retrieve that initial spiritual capacity later on in life as an adult,
We’ll have to unlearn almost everything we’ve so dutifully mastered
And give up the “person” we’ve worked all our lives to become
In order to discover that ecstasy – a second time.

Mystics call this “the pearl”
I call it the “true self”
Each person has an absolute right to it –
And, if they truly want it – it’s always there.

We don’t have to overcome Himalayan mountain ranges of self-doubt –
Or eventually come to know “everything in the world” –
We just have to be willing to accept our “true self” –
The one we were originally born with.

This is the gift God has wanted to re-give us the most!

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THE PALE BLUE DOT

3.7 billion miles distant and still moving – on its way out of the solar system –

It’s 1990, and Carl Sagan has requested one last photograph from the Voyager 1 space probe –
So the camera turns and takes one final image of earth –
A “pale blue dot” from that distance – smaller than a pixel –

“Click.”

Think about “time” – how little is taken up by a single human life –
By humanity as a whole –
Or even by “life on earth.”

Given this, shouldn’t we be thinking about God’s perspective on things more
Than our individual egos?

After all, human beings were created by God
While egos are self-constructed –
Shadows, really, of our true selves.

Oops, that pale blue dot just got lost in the sunlight –
But there’s no “word” for the kind of world that’s no longer able to see itself.

Nothing’s ever lost, however,
No matter how large or small –
Size doesn’t matter to God
Only “reality” does.

That pale blue dot is loved by God beyond all human fathoming
Carrying the potential of an intelligent-loving, self-conscious form of life –
And, it’s a fact that a small number of these have already appeared –
But God has promised that more are on the way – and, one day, will include everyone.

Later on, when God gets in a much better mood,
God intends to place this beautiful blue planet on her ring finger –
Like a “blue-water” jewel –
Radiating light and life and literally infinite quantities of love –

Nothing will ever be discovered as valuable as this in any other universe!

Yes, it’s true our blue/green earth constitutes a jewel
God’s gaze has been centered upon –
Proof that God has decided to “marry” this tiny world that
One day, could be filled to overflowing with intelligent/loving human lives –
Innumerable “Friends of God”.

If you want to see our “pale blue dot”: