There is a River (WEEKLY WAKE-UP CHALLENGE)

Unity Tuesday. Blessings to you all!

 It is time to pause for early afternoon, the third of our five pauses.

 By approaching the day as though it were already holy and sacred (which it is), I have opened myself up to something. I discover within a surging wellspring of energy and light, the kind of thing that brings a hint of warm tears to my eyes and a smile (or at least a benevolent smirk) to my face.

 That which fills me and leaps out of me is not mine. It does not belong to me, nor did originate within me. No, this mysterious and wonderful element is derived from that very attribute to which we have assigned our day: Unity. For here, we are experiencing the River of Life itself. It’s not flowing through all of the “living” creatures on this planet–creatures with whom we might find rare communion today–but also through all that which we normally (and incorrectly) consider “non-living”. It flows around not merely this blue and watery planet, but through all the cosmos.

 Perhaps strangest of all, the dead existence all around me, the fear, the imbalance and lack of harmony…all these things, which normally seem to be the primary components of daily life, seem now only to amount to a small stick leaning into the river from a lazy shore. The river’s only response is to continue flowing around it, without ever noticing that it was there in the first place.

 Experiencing this, awareness of this, is what being awake is all about. And I like it. I could change my mind down the road, but right now, I’m saying that this is worth pausing for.

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