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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

It's a First Love kinda Thing

Dear America,

"Wouldn't a more loving legacy
 be for them [our children] 
to find shards of our passionate rejoicing
 in the life we cherished so much 
that we lived it and they knew it?"  
Sarah Ban Breathnach, 
Something More

doncha just love this?

And to think it came within the body of an essay under the title, "Self-Immolation!"  An essay that recounts the broken hearts of women -- after bear witness to the story of Francesca Johnson and Robert Kincaid in The Bridges of Madison County -- and hence, using this sad, sordid affair of love and lust and loss to explain how women sometimes just give up having, or creating, the authentic life they so desire completely and wholeheartedly somewhere down the line. 

To which I must add -- show me that woman, and I'll show you someone totally out of touch with her connection to the natural, pure, unconditional love of the Great Spirit from which she was divined.

"Therefore we do not lose heart.  Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.   So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."  2 Corinthians 4:16-18
And not only is she out of touch, according to my little golden book Jesus Calling -- in this morning's devotion we are reminded that we cannot serve two masters.  "If I am the Master of your life, I will also be your First Love...The joy of living in My Presence outshines all other pleasures..."  [as written by another Sarah...Sarah Young ;) ]

Because if we are connected to This Almighty Source of ALL Good, ALL Peace that passes understanding, ALL love, completely and unconditionally and at all times -- all these precious things, this true living from this highest level of passion,  not only lights the way, IT is always there, by our side.  This kind of Great and First Love, therefore, wants us to live from this kind of passion in all of our relationships, in all ways, and present to the world a joy that bubbles over with such an effervescence that people look at us and wonder, oh my word... what did she eat for breakfast?

AND when we live from this place -- we attract the right people, the right circumstances, the right outcomes, in everything we touch...for the Holy Spirit is moving with us and through us.  The little light inside each and everyone of us begins to shine so bright, everything we come in contact reflects its magnificence right back.

The thing is -- this legacy of LIVING our passion, so much so, that it feeds into the next generation, and then into the next, and so on, explains how AMERICA of the new world became AMERICA to the whole world.  And in part -- explains how we have culturally lost our way, lost our footing, losing our appeal, our shine, as quickly as we diminish the essential connection to the Divine Providence from which we, as a country, have been so divined.   The further and further we fall away from our First Love, the more we fall apart.

And no, this girl isn't saying we have to agree on what God is....how we worship, what we practice; for certain, the other side of exercising our religious freedom is the expressed freedom to be free from any and all belief or faith whatsoever.  There is that, indeed.  For the 3% of our population who classify as atheist, and the 5% who consider to be agnostic, have at it and stay on your own path, leaving my path alone, thank you very much; and also know this: nearly eighty percent of us believe in God/practice a constitutionally protected right of free exercise thereof, of a religion of choice.  amen.

Thus, for many of us -- now strolling the bridge back to the start on the day -- if we are inclined to speak of self-immolation, such a thing may come from a far deeper understanding:   
"We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.  For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body.  So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you."  2 Corinthians 4:10-12

America lived from a place of living by example, and living by our faith, as a body -- having fought the Revolutionary War for such a freedom!   And from that right and perfect outcome, Divine Providence continued to lead the nation -- beginning with our early education of our children and resources like the McGuffey Readers (look it up); to our nations higher education actually coming from a certain place of HIGHER understanding -- being led, in principle and in person, by the nation's preachers (look it up...start with Reverend John Harvard, have fun); and to be sure, the colonies, themselves, were created -- probably after a day of fasting and prayer -- by men of the pulpit of one kind or another:  New Haven Connecticut, Rev.  John Davenport...Rhode Island colony, Roger Williams "the apostle of 'soul-liberty' and the champion of civil rights.  Unrestricted freedom of conscience and opinion was guaranteed"....in other words, a man fighting for "Absolute Religious Liberty"in every way....the Maryland colony, founded by Lord Baltimore, a Roman Catholic....SHALL I GO ON?  Because I can.  I can do this all day long.  There is not a blog post long enough to speak of the religious founders, leading a religious people, and cementing America's foundation as a predominantly Christian nation from it's start!  That is not fake news, but as a matter of fact, the whole Truth and nothing but the Truth.  literally.

Go ahead, double dog dare you to pick up a copy of Christianity and the American Commonwealth by Charles B. Galloway.  

So for the record:
In the macro, America has already lost it's true legacy to our children; in the micro, our babies still have a fighting chance.

In the macro, America has already lost it's ability to decipher Real Love from the lesser love we see in the movies; in the micro, our babies still have a fighting chance.

In the macro, America has already lost it's luster....for it's natural, organic, faithful, loving, responsible, solvent, body politic, has been corrupted by the lust of a fallen man, a certain greed of ill repute, having arrived at a time when absolute power corrupts absolutely, having completely forgotten our First Love;  in the micro, our babies still have a fighting chance.

Both sides of the aisle must agree, America is no longer whole.

America has been picked apart, starting at the roots:  feeding the next generation ideas worthy of repeat, leading by example in thought,word and deed...finding our strength and our True North upon High, and not below....living in integrity, knowing our purpose, our place, as we walk our divined path, fully recognizing Something More and Something Truly Great is on the throne, IS what will make AMERICA Great AGAIN.   Trump really has nothing to do with it, and that's just the ugly truth.

In order to return to love and a legacy we, as a nation, can believe in, my answer is a true Return to Love....or shall we say, First Love; and thank you, Marianne Williamson, the Illuminati of that little gem (it's a good book so go get it). But  believe me, being of reality - this girl is pretty sure there lies a chasm between us,  politically speaking -- yet, as hope springs eternal in this Aries girl, this I also know: bridges of faith and love inherently carry the ability and power to connect people of all political stripes; there is never a need to riot or protest, complete with fire bombs and rocks, when merely disagreeing with something, right.  [If you clicked that link, can we all agree there are a few people around here who clearly need a time out, or just maybe, a long walk off a short pier.]

Maybe we will never return to a day when a reverend leads Harvard; there is that.
And yet,
who says it can't happen again?

Is just the idea of recognizing our divinity so unreasonable, so frightening, that we find ourselves grasping upon anything else but?  If so, how sad, how sad.  How far we have fallen, how far we have fallen.  

The thing is, America is at a place of being redefined -- more like being re-divined, if we let it; we are being molded into something brand new, with or without our input, our permission, and sometimes, even our very consciousness.  It's happening right under our feet, over bridges, on water,  from the walkways to the freeways, in the valleys and mountains alike, from sea to shining sea.

How about we start having more of those discussions, and let the shady kind of love and lust and loss fall away,  with our complete blessing, of course.  Anyone?

Sarah Ban Breathnach chooses an Anais Nin quote right from the start --

"The fiery moments of a passionate 
are moments 
of wholeness and totality."

That is all good, and all true.

So true, in fact, every outcome, all results, are expressly made of the things we carry, organically grown from where our passions live and have their being, and essentially have their way with us.
Just as this girl could be said to be going G-hahd for Jesus (and only if you have read some of my last few days will you get that completely...), there are so many ways in this world to recognize a Higher Passion, a Good God, a Spiritual Integrity of Something or Other, and given our first fruits in joyful glory of this First kinda Love, 

So by all means -- choose those passions carefully; and with great hope, America may find her way back to being of one body  -- one filled and overfloweth of love and grace  -- once more.

Make it a Good Day, G

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