Friday, 27 December 2019 11:04

The Voice

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I remember after reading seemingly dozens of books on signs, reincarnation, and life between lives – when I finally began reading the Gospels of the New Testament. A dear friend and angel in my life told me, with tears in his eyes to read it and to start with the Gospel of John. And so I did.

I’m not sure how far I was into my reading of the red print, when on early morning a voice woke me up around 3:00 a.m. in the morning. This voice was like the voice that told me when I was single and twenty-seven years old, “You will be a good Dad”.  For the sake of not offending anyone or giving anybody the impression that I may believe God was talking directly to me, I will just say, that voice speaking to me on both these occasions wasn’t mine.  On both occasions, that voice came from someone else.

The voice spoke very briefly in its pointed clarity, and it spoke directly about one verse that I had known of for years, even though I had not gone to church very much at all, and had never read the Gospels. The verse is Matthew 5:39 “If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also.” (NLT Study Bible)   This is the one verse I had heard spoken of throughout my life and candidly, it made my blood boil. What do you mean if somebody strikes me on my cheek, I am supposed to turn the other?, I would ask in my mind. Oh no, in my imaginary conversation, you strike me and I will strike you right back.  That voice, around 3:00 in the morning, a mere two years or so after Quinton transitioned explained it in a way so I could understand.

The voice explained, more in a feeling than words, the turning of the other cheek is about being okay or at peace with yourself – and I understood. The voice shared a feeling of being so very much at peace with myself and the world at large with all its pain and suffering, so that when struck in the cheek the only natural reaction was love and response, “Brother, what is wrong?”  And I understood it!  Turning the other check had nothing to do with being taken advantage of or subjugated in some way. 

On one hand, I can say “How funny that this message came to me,” or simply “what a coincidence this message came to me,” as much of my life I have struggled to find that peace, a peace through and through. I have box checked with the best of them, in pursuit of peace and in pursuit of meaning.  I have thrashed and flailed about at the feeling of being less than and now all these years later, I am still quite capable of doing the same. And so, yet again, I remember the voice and its message.  To be so at Peace, to be so OK with myself, that I am Love always, no matter the circumstance. That is right, no matter the circumstance.  Ironically, when I see myself in the eyes of others, often this is just what I see.  This is especially true when I see myself in the gaze of my grandchildren.

Does this make sense? I ask, because our language is so limited in expressing adequately, experiences like this.  And as it goes, trying to do so is probably and as usually, more for me than you.  Most anything I say I have come to realize is just as much for me than the person I am speaking to or who may be reading something I wrote.  Naturally, how could it not, this all goes back to Quinton who showed us in no uncertain terms, all of us are eternal, and in being eternal all of us are on the same path, but at different points on that very same path.

My wish is to be at Peace and to be OK with myself more often. My wish for you is the same.

Namaste,

 

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