|Posted on March 30, 2016 at 8:30 AM|
Last night as I sat before a blank screen to create a radio show for this evening, I asked my angels and guides, what are we talking about this week? I kept hearing "in the beginning" circling in my head. So I wrote it down.
The explanation came to me as my mind wrapped around those words, "in the beginning". Those are the first words in the bible in Genesis where the traditional Christian creation story begins. I thought about science and where that creation story begins. We're still trying to conclude how everything that is came into being, but according to most in the scientific community, it began with the big bang - a single point expanding into all matter.
As I prepared the show, the idea came in that it really doesn't matter, does it? When we started or where we came from, the most important thing is that we are here and we are NOW. The guides gave me this as a starting point for the conversation to say that any "going back" is really just a distraction from the Now moment, which is all there is.
So this morning I sat down to do my morning rituals. A cup of tea, a seat on my meditation cushion, a ringing of my singing bowl, then whatever comes to me, whether it is to meditate or read or pick a few oracle cards - this is my morning ritual. I picked up my Daily Word booklet which is a wonderful little publication from the people at Unity school. I've been getting it daily for over 20 years. Today's word is Perspective. As I read the message, I was intrigued by the bible quote which is always at the bottom of each message. This one was from Colossians 1:16 and it said simply, "For in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible." The word "invisible" caught my attention and I wanted to read the whole passage so I pulled out my bible and turned to the section.
This is from a letter that St. Paul, one of Jesus' apostles, wrote to the people of Colossae. Here's what it said:
"He is the image of the unseen God
The first-born of all creation, for in him were created all things in heaven and on earth, everything visible and everything invisible,
thrones, ruling forces, sovereignties, powers - all things were created through him and for him.
He exists before all things and in him all things hold together, and he is the Head of the Body, that is, the Church.
He is the Begining, the first-born from the dead, so that he should be supreme in every way; because God wanted all fullness to be found in him and through him to reconcile all things to him, everything in heaven and everything on earth, by making peace through his death on the cross."
How interesting that the simple fragment "in the beginning" should come to me to be followed by a message of Perspective with a further link to creation of all things visible and invisible striking me as interesting enough to pull out the bible and read these words: "He is the beginning"
From my Perspective, I see this as confirmation that once we arrive at an understanding and acceptance of our true divine nature, then we are the God of our Universe, the Head of our Church or Body and that we are "first-born" from the dead (Awakened) to the truth of our being and all things are then reconciled through that awareness. All suffering leads through this portal - a death of sorts -into awakening into our true divine nature and then once that happens, nothing is the same again. Every day is the beginning, every moment is the beginning. What a fresh perspective for this day!