Written and published on 11 November 2014; revised
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In the hours before dawn today, I could feel the light massing on nearby Earth, just beyond my ken. I felt it preparing to leap into our vision, over the far horizon, into our lives and homes, our backyards and our mountainsides. Preparing to leap, sparkling, from rooftop to rooftop, from home to home, all across this great City of the Angels …
I could feel it there, before I saw it. I opened the drapes. All was dark. I could feel how dark the world around me was, here in Los Angeles, on the astral plane. I could feel the beings of darkness assailing me, and assailing many others.
And then I had an inner illumination. These are the words that were gifted me at that moment:
“I am blessed by God.”
I thought, “What beautiful words! What a beautiful early morning gift!”
And for a few minutes, as I repeated them over and over, I very tangibly felt the astral darkness recede, and a shield of Divine protection come round me.
And then I thought:
“My goodness, this is no time for cult of personality. No time for pride. No time to rely on our rational minds. We must set all this aside, and place our faith in God alone. We must place our faith in the Highest.
“In truth, we sometimes place our devotion at the feet of worldly leaders of religious movements rather than relying on God. Yet if we were to go to the teachings of those we revere, no doubt we would discover that our great spiritual teachers spent their whole lives relying on God. And in so discovering, we might turn to God as well.”
After a little while, I looked out my window again, and there was the morning light! Looks like it’s going to be a cloudy day here in LA, but nevertheless, this new morning light warms my heart.
I was thinking later about my faith in Christ’s teachings, and reminiscing about the times when I’ve truly felt Divine Love shining in my heart. These have been, without a doubt, the highlights of my life.
For those of us who look to Christ’s love, and also for those who follow the tradition of Judaism, what better words than these? :
1 “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” — Psalm 27, KJV (public domain)
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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