SOURCE, UNIVERSAL POWER, GOD, YAHWEH, JEHOVAH, BABAJI, ALLAH, DIVINE, GREAT MOTHER/FATHER…ALL THAT IS
There are many names by which the Source of the universe is called. Special days are observed in remembrance, rites are performed, ceremonies celebrate, and faith unifies all that we are. Although we remember often, and probably speak to even more so…when is it time to listen? How often do you take the time to listen? …on Sunday? occasionally? every day?…or perhaps are you so busy doing and talking that you forget to listen?
If I had to name two books that impacted my life in the most profound way, they would be Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss and Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsh. If you have ever asked the question “Why?”, these two books would prove to provide some answers.
I read both of them years ago and continue to reread them every so often. This past weekend I got the opportunity to see the just released movie, Conversations With God. Showing in very few theaters across the country, it is not being shown in South Carolina and is in only one theater each for North Carolina and Georgia. It is being shown in Greensboro, NC and Atlanta, Ga. Why so few places? It is a film put out by a small Spiritual Cinema company that had a low budget and a spiritually themed topic which equates to ‘not marketable enough’ to crowd people into the theaters.
I happened to be in Las Vegas, Nevada this past weekend. Before leaving, I checked to see if it was playing anywhere near where we would be. It was playing in one theater 35 minutes from the Strip. A taxi cab ride and $56 dollars later, my husband and I were sitting in the Village Square theater ready to watch the movie with two dozen other people. There was not a dry eye in the house. I wept from scene one until the end.
The movie is a depiction of what brought Neale Donald Walsh to the point of ‘hearing’ God speak to him than the thoughts in the book. It brought a completely different and wonderfully enhancing perspective to an already amazing creation. I urge you to read the book prior to the movie to get the full experience. It was the highlight of my trip to Las Vegas. Even my husband, who is a movie aficionado, proclaimed that it was the best film he had ever seen. (Please call theaters and request that they bring this movie to a theater near you. Get ready to open your mind and your heart.)
I bring this topic forward because we are all “Spiritual beings having a human experience”. It is in our nature to question “Why?”, “What am I doing here?”, “What is my purpose?”, “Is there any more to life than this?”. The reason these types of questions prance through the mind is because it is a whispering from a higher source asking us to reconnect. We, simply stated, live disconnectedly. It is time to re-connect to who we are and why we are here.
Many people spend there lives in a frenzied push of day to day living. They are so busy ‘doing’ that they cannot relate to the concept of ‘being’. I am certain most of us spend a portion of our time in prayer, whether it is a concentrated span of time in church or at home speaking to God. Others may simply ask throughout the day, “Help Me God!”, “Thank You God!” “Have Mercy God!” But what about the ‘listening’? When do you sit quietly to just hear?
There are two parts to a conversation, speaking and listening. Prayer is speaking to God. Meditation is sitting quietly to listen to God. So on this day of Halloween which is all about the celebration of belief in the fantasy of witches, goblins, and ghouls, remember it signifies the simple concept of ‘Belief’.
BELIEVE that the SOURCE is out there calling, speaking, and listening to us…we just have to respectfully do the same in return. I leave you with a quote from the movie, CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD. “If you are out there trying to make a living, then you are really dying. You should be out there making a LIFE. Do the things you love to do and make a LIFE. We are here for too short a time not to love or to live.”
Until the next…Fashion Emergency!!!