Jason Hine on the gathering storm

‘A storm is gathering outside. The truth is coming, nothing can stop it. You can’t run from it. You can’t avoid it through watching TV, taking drugs, looking at facebook, working at your job, meditating or doing affirmations. Your great Self is coming, you can’t hide from it. It will find you, like an expert tracker it will track you whichever way you turn, it will track you through your evasions. It is the creator of all your difficulties; it organizes and choreographs all your problems in order to get you to recognize your true face, in order to wake you up. It is coming out of the darkness, like a lightning bolt, blazing like the sun, like a God called forth from some immense and chthonic night, the big Self wants to merge with you and show who you really are. You can’t escape it, so let it in, open your heart, let life in, feel all your feelings, let in your pain, let in your joy. Let it in and allow it to come, it will run through your body like a river. Let go of mirages, pointless striving, unworthy alliances and lesser dreams. Become one with the Great one, the one you glimpsed as a child, the ancient one who calmly lies at the root of all your greatest and most fantastic dreams. Fall into the arms of the great Self as if into the arms of a loving elder brother. Climb up onto your throne and put on your crown; claim your sovereignty, with a roar of power rise up into your glory, become the lion that dwells in your heart.’

Jason Hine

Thanks, Jason. Reminds us of:-

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”

And also:-

“At the center of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, which is never at our disposal, from which God disposes of our lives, which is inaccessible to the fantasies of our own mind or the brutalities of our own will. This little point of nothingness and of absolute poverty is the pure glory of God in us. It is so to speak His name written in us, as our poverty, as our indigence, as our dependence, as our sonship. It is like a pure diamond, blazing with the invisible light of heaven. It is in everybody, and if we could see it we would see these billions of points of light coming together in the face and blaze of a sun that would make all the darkness and cruelty of life vanish completely.”

Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander

Whatever your personal language may be, and whether or not that includes any concept of the divine, the writer’s view is that some sense of the above – of the sacred and infinite value of each life – is indispensable, if we are to find a better way to live with each other, with other living beings, and on this planet.

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

Counselling Exeter since 1994

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