Today is a day that will go down in history for those of us living on the East Coast. Many of us experienced our first earthquake. Yes, you heard me right! A 5.9 on the richter scale! It came without warning, introductions or explanation.
I was on the phone with my sister when the rumbles began. It sounded like a freight train coming down the middle of my street. So foreign was the concept of “earthquake” to my experience, that I ran outside convinced that the source of the shaking must be something, anything but what it actually was. Mumbling to my sister, “I’ll call you right back”, I hung up the phone in a daze. The earth stopped moving, but my mind was reeling in the aftermath of the sheer power of this experience!
There are words in a sacred text which declare “All that can be shaken will be shaken so that which cannot be moved will remain…”
Circumstances in life can appear suddenly with no apparent warning of which we are consciously aware shaking us to our core. Circumstances requiring our immediate and undivided attention which can leave us dazed, numb or paralyzed with fear wondering what just happened?
When the “aftershocks” have passed, at last we turn within to the business of rebuilding and putting ourselves and our lives back together. For those open to the gifts present in the hand of even the most adverse circumstances, something solidifies and creates a kind of fortitude that becomes immovable and unshakeable!
Consider the following text from Matthew 27: 51-53
51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.
Metaphysically, quakes represents a “shift”. A movement from one mindset to another, a change from one course of action to another, a testing of stability and a separation of that which is temporal from that which is eternal. The old way of being, the graves, are opened and the mind is freed and resurrected. We are transformed and the veil of the illusion of separation between us and that which is Holy is rent in two.
The rocks of old core beliefs, behaviors and patterns… those things that no longer serve us are split and the sleeper awakens. Having been transformed, we seek to become vessels of transformation. We remember once again, humbled by the Power of our quake and empowered by its passing, that we are Conscious Co-Creators with God in our own lives. We remember that we are here to be about our Father’s business as citizens of the Holy City!
We appear unto ourselves as the Perfect, Whole and Light-filled beings that we truly are at our very core, no longer entangled by the seductions of our lives as something that we… and we alone control.
I close with a quote from the Tao:
Tao #16 ~ Cycles / Circles
Empty your mind of thought
dwell in DivineUnity
Watch the web of life
weave into existence
all that we observe
all moves within a circle
all life returns
to the roots in the soil
Source of serenity
absorbed in eternity
this is our destiny
Denial is catastrophe
Our lives are not circumscribed
we are not our bodies
Knowing the Tao
we release all fear
Being the Tao
We live forever…
Beloved know this when lifequakes come…
That which can be shaken has been created in order that what cannot be shaken may remain.