As I’m writing this, my thoughts are with Japan.
It’s so hard to not get caught up in what is unmistakeably one of the most significant dramas to unfold in my living memory.
But I also know that what is taking place there – from the tsunami to the explosions at the nuclear facility – is a divine idea in the mind of Spirit, even if my human mind has difficulty seeing exactly what that divine idea might be.
The irony is, whenever I try and think about what it could be, I realize, that like the Tao, I am by turns limiting that One Great Consciousness.
That’s the thing about us humans. We so rarely think big enough. If you’ve ever said: “why didn’t I think of that?” you know what I’m talking about.
I’m not trying to be light about what is clearly a very serious situation. What I’m trying to do is be gentle with myself when my inner being is so tempted to be caught up in the fear, the worry, the anxiety, the pain and the anguish. That only leads to a closed mind, and while we don’t always know the answer, if we leave our minds open, we have a chance of seeing.
So here’s what I see. That everyone hears the call. That every scientific talent that has anything to offer is offering it to Japan right now. That every person working on restoring the country – from its electricity to water to transportation – is able to so do with a peaceful mind that is focused on its intention, and loving in its delivery. That every country opens its doors to the Japanese people with compassion, and that the right people stay behind to rebuild the country in a way that serves everyone. That businesses and industry come to Japan’s side with the consciousness of service.
And yet, I know too that as I say all these things, my thoughts are limited. So, I open my mind to all of this, knowing that there is so much more this world can offer.
The limitless power that we know as God is present right here and right now. As we turn away from what appears to be, we open our eyes to the infinite possibility of what is.
My thoughts are with you Japan. Your sun is rising.