To bear the ring of power is to be alone…”
Galadriel The Elf Queen from Fellowship of the Ring
We enter this world alone and we leave it as we came.
We are all “ringbearers”…travelers on a holy quest to turn back the dark hordes of the ego’s madness. We battle our human condition that peace may reign… and so we may come to experience our happily-ever-after.
Though we are alone, we do not have to feel or be lonely. We are alone…but we are not unsupported!
In fact, many wise one’s have seen that the word alone means “All-One”.
The ego would have us believe that we are separated from everyone and everything. The ego would have us believe that we are not loved or supported. Especially in times of uncertainty or fear when the weight of the ring of our human suffering seems heaviest.
The ego is a specialist in projecting the illusion of separation.
A Course in Miracles says: “Illusions are investments. They will last as long as you value them. Values are relative, but they are powerful because they are mental judgements.”
Thank God for the work of the Holy Spirit!
A Course In Miracles says: “The Holy Spirit is the Christ Mind which is aware of the knowledge that lies beyond perception.”
If you feel lonely or lost today, turn within and call upon the Holy Spirit to offer you the support and assistance which are always yours. Be “At-Onement” with the Truth of your being. Know that Truth is not limited by your circumstances or experience.
Value what is real! The connection that we all have with each other and the Love that you are is real and ever-present. Invest in the faith that is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.
Tao Te #56 calls this our Primal Identity
Those who know don’t say.
Those who talk don’t know.
Close the mouth, hold your breath
allow the flow, just let it rest
Block the corridors.
Close the doors, file the edges, dull the points.
Untie the tangles.
Loosen the knots.
Let go of fears, allow the love.
Soften the glare, be one with the dust
This is the primal identity…
which is called DivineUnity
A profound mystery that sets you free!
He who is at one…
cannot be put down, will not be puffed up
cannot be enmeshed, nor enmired…
Cannot be insulted
disgraced or even honored
is immune to infection
loss or gain…does not suffer
when feeling pain.
He cannot be fired
nor can he be hired…
He cannot be courted
helped nor harmed…
He is the noblest of the world
Thus he treasures the universe.
Beloved, be gentle with yourself.
1Corinthians 10:13 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Frodo had Sam Wise. You too, will be given what you need to surrender your “ring of power” to the fires of transformation! Know you are supported by Heaven itself !
Be of good courage travelers, and may your heart be strengthened!