|NEW PATTERNS IN THE WORLD
Something wondrous is happening! There is a new spiritual pattern emerging in the world. Many people feel it is the greatest thing happening in our time or in any time of human history. It is influencing people everywhere in many different forms and expressions. A Great Love is emerging that is overflowing all the old boundaries, transcending the limitations of all the old beliefs even as it fulfills the deepest hopes and aspirations of mankind. Though spiritual teachers can be of great help, on a wider scale there is no teacher to follow, nothing to join, for this is a spiritual awakening coming upon us all from the depth of Creation. Its influences are increasing in many fields: the sciences, spirituality, and the arts seemingly on the cutting edge. There is an increasingly clear realization coming to many people's hearts of the simple basic patterns within which life best functions. And the really good news is the characteristics of these spiritual patterns are so expansive, life-affirming and all embracing that at times it seems too good to be true. And yet, the patterns continually prove themselves to be true to whoever experiences them.
|We have looked everywhere for open innocence of being, for a guilt-free existence, for the freedom and wisdom to be ecstatic and playful, for the gift of meaningful relationships, for purposeful work, for the affirmation of our amazing human diversity, and above all, for real Love. And where has all this been all along? Deep within our being: just beyond our inner blocks, conflicted beliefs, defense mechanisms, and buried pain. It has always been there, in the holy silence, in the sacred open space within which our atoms spin. All we secretly love and long for is waiting to open us and flow out from the pure space within us in which there is "no thing" but only Pure Being. We seek that place when we seek tenderness, acceptance, unity and forgiveness. We experience it in joy, rapture, healing, inspiration, rememberances of truth, and the courage to be real... And when someone touches us very deeply, and causes us to taste the honey in the heart of our heart, we can't help but love them, for Love flows from the deepest level of our being.
According to advanced physics, we are composed almost entirely of space. In fact, if all the space was taken out of our bodies we would be the size of this dot. . God is here, in all this open space in us. There is more divinity in us than matter. Awakening is becoming aware of this living Presence within our body and brain and that this Presence is luminous, limitlessly loving and free.
As this IHC spiritual festival continues to develop it will give you many ways to open your self within the patterns of this Love and be healed. Your old ways of thinking and being will be challenged, but always with Love, always with respect for your being, always realizing there are thousands of ways to think about the ways of Love and that the ways that are most real to you have great meaning and worth.
May the Great Love make you utterly free of all that resists your growing freedom. May the Great Love fill you with delight in the miracle of existence and flood you with Light. May your beautiful soul open in the safety of Love to let the unique qualities of your being flow out ever more freely into this Love-hungry world.
With you in this healing journey,