The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ May 4th, 2014

Jump in!

Jump in!

Good Sunday Morning Dear Friend! I would like to thank my friends Athos, Porthos and Aramis whose lives have touched me in spirit over the past week. Athos, Porthos & Aramis are alike in many ways. They each possess very keen minds, are all very caring individuals (although Porthos likes to fly under the radar), self sufficient and curious…wanting to know more. Each friend has had a uniquely different experience with the Holy Spirit…

Athos is the only man I know, though I am sure there are plenty of others, who actually lost God through the translation of his Catholic Seminary experience. He has stopped listening. Porthos has never stopped listening, but he has yet to hear. In fact he sought out the pastor/priest who gave the service for our friend who passed “into the light” last week. He was moved by something the pastor said in his remarks. Aramis, on the other hand, is a walking 220-line tuning fork; plugged into the well with autistic-like singularity…seeing what most do not; and feeling on levels most have never experienced; making him a target of those who wish not to be seen. Who ever said it would be easy? 😦

Holy Spirit

Imagine yourself wanting to find the planet earth…while your nose is in the dirt. And suddenly God picks you up off the ground and slowly pulls you up so you can see the ground become the town become the county become the state become the country become the continent become…the earth!

On the surface, my separate experiences with three friends appear to be separate experiences with three friends. But when I step back, I see the face of God. When Porthos and I talked after his exchange with the pastor, I encouraged him by telling him these outward experiences will move the voice within him as a whisper at first…but the more we pay attention, the more voice we give to the whisper. And we must keep our physical house as we keep our own home, with welcome mat out and candle in window…if we allow, it comes to us. If we invite, it runs to us! 🙂

I could not claim to know Athos’ heart or fathom his experience. What I feel is a wonderful man who prepared a room with great expectation. Disillusioned by his earthly translator, he has removed the welcome mat, doused the candle, filled the room with books and cultural interests and learned to cook…extremely well I might add!

Synchronicity, White Holes & Momentum

Holy Spirit is as great a threat to earthly power today as it was in the time of Herod, the Sandhedrin and Pontius Pilate. Think of the threat it poses to the pharmaceutical industry alone! I would say our world is a far more dangerous place because these same powers that would lead us away from “the way, the truth and the life” are piped into our homes 24/7! They are clever merchants with warehouses full of bulging shelves for a world full of pleasure-seeking zombies.

It is time again to seek instead, the Wildman in the river to douse our heads in the invigorating waters to awaken us from this trance-like spell. We have truly been sleep-walking into nice lights, wishing for happy endings…

I don’t want “Happy Endings”! I want to jump into the muddy water of Truth with all my heart and soul! Even and especially if and because I don’t know how to swim…

 No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.

“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. ~Joshua 1:5-9

Aramis taught me about White Holes this past week which made perfect sense to me in this time and place. As Porthos investigates and turns his attention to the whisper, there is a subtle shift in momentum. Signs of nature and synchronicities become bread crumbs to the divining mind…which in turn, feed momentum and bring “White Holes”! The opposite of Black Holes that suck all light and energy in; White Holes manifest to give off light, energy, protection and purification. I actually think he was describing Angels…

Attention is key. The Lent is the perfect model of preparation while we live our lives. We can love our books and still make room for him. Examine carefully the clothes laid out for you…the heart will always know the right thing to wear…before we jump in,  and let the river take us!

 

Chip Murray: Wide Awake
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