Me and the Guru: Above it All - Grace! (Part 2)
"MAKE MY LIFE A PRAYER, TRANSPARENT TO GOD'S GRACE, A WINDOW
THROUGH WHICH ALL MAY ONE DAY SEE GOD'S FACE."
"Be the God you want to see in the world." This is from an email message that's been making
the rounds that imagines what a Jon Stewart interview with Jesus would be like.
I have said, as have many others, that all we will ever be or want to be is held safely within us. That's God!
If, during the early years of my life, there had been a town square where all the townspeople went to meet
and talk every day, I might not have accomplished anything in life. I love hearing people tell their life stories.
However, you can't listen endlessly to life stores because, among all those life stories,
there will inevitably be many life stories full of self pity.
Complaining and joining others in their complaining won't do. Since, as was said before, we have all within us
that we need to become all we can in life, we must go to a place that's quiet and where we have the space
to think for ourselves and to do what we wish to have done.
As it's always said, if you want something done, do it yourself. Don't just join the townspeople in
the square to twitter about it and complain, even if you do love, as I do, hearing life stories.
Internet chat sites are exactly like my imaginary town square. They are too often populated by those who haven't
gotten it yet: that you must do it yourself if you want to "get her done." "It" can be whatever you wish
because it is all contained in the potential within us.
Don't know why I think of my Mother but I do just now and I hear the word "beautiful" and I don't know why I
think of that. She was beautiful. But I didn't think what I was talking about was beauty, as such.
Perhaps it's because I was thinking this morning about the journey I took to what I do now, starting from telling my mother-
who had just spent her money on a reading from Marion, Indiana's resident fortune teller-that she had to stop
giving money to people like that because they were just fakes and she was just throwing her money away.
I remembered her face when I said that, looking strong and beautiful, as it always did and not at all repentant
about money badly spent, but looking as if she knew something I didn't, but would keep her peace.
That's an interesting old saying that my mother and grandmother both used quite a lot. There is no point in upsetting
oneself over opinions of others, best to keep the peace, better yet to keep one's own peace.
If you know the value of what you are doing, it doesn't matter what anyone else may think about it. You don't
have to check with the people online or in the town square to see if they approve. We go where
we must to build our faith and hope and our futures.
Mediums, fortune tellers, psychics all provide a way to help us get through a bad patch of doubt at times, at other
times they reassure us that we are on the right track, and many of us have made it through despair with their help.
The point of bringing up my mother is to say how unlikely it was, given what I thought I believed at the time
I told my mother she was wasting money seeing "fortune tellers," that many years later I would become
one of those people that I thought were all fakes, and were all stealing our money.
However, I'm sure that, although she never mentioned it to me, the irony was not lost on her either when I became
a medium . No one could possibly have thought that I would ever study to become a medium and then advertise myself
on the Internet as one, because no one could imagine such a thing as the Internet, either. It was all unthinkable.
When I was growing up in the Midwest, no respectable young woman aspired to becoming a medium! What I wanted
then was to find a way to get to sing professionally, and also to get published, both of which were not quite respectable
then. I thought I wanted to simply make my living on what I loved doing, as the title of that wonderful book by Marsha
Sinetar states, "Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow." I never was completely able to support myself on either
music or writing. Although I did those things eventually, they merely added money to
our budget. I never made my entire income off them.
So what is my point here? Chatting on the Internet would never have gotten me a job, for sure. You can't chat
and sing or chat and write, or chat and do much of anything else of any use I suspect. You can chat and
give people your advice, for what that may be worth. Nowadays, I give readings by telephone and in person
and teach mediumship. Some clients have told me that they have relatives who tell them to forget psychics and
save their money, just as I told my mother to ditch the psychics and save her money. They say
that they ignore those people just as my mother ignored me!
The passage of time often gives us amazing new perspectives.
"Be the god you want to see in the world." Set yourself apart from the perennial chatterers and in the quiet of meditation,
which is what started me on a spiritual path, perhaps you'll find inspiration that you can later share with others, as well.
That's what we keep trying to do-
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