Blog 1174 – 11.13.2018
Everything Will Be Okay
The most comforting words to hear no matter the difficulty, the tragedy, or the trouble are the four words in the title above. I remember so well a very trying and troubling time in my young life when the words from a Beach Boys song were like from God’s mouth to my ear – “Don’t worry, Baby, everything will turn out alright.”
And this, dear friends, is not just wishful thinking but the “true, true” as one of the characters in the wonderful movie Cloud Atlas puts it. It is the “true, true” beyond doubt and dispute. I have found it so and so will you if you live long enough to have a history. It is in fact the constant theme of Her/His Story – that everything has turned out okay and it will continue turn out okay – by design, by intent, it has always thus been meant to be. There is, I believe cause and effect in this world but even above and beyond that there is a guiding, guarding, aligning principle at work that no matter how screwed up it gets, it will turn out alright – okay in the end.
The Fourth Intention of the Ten Intentions For A Better World, that I endeavor to live by, states:
“I let go so there is room for something better to come in. I intend that I am guided, guarded, protected, and lined up with the Highest Good at all times. I trust and remain open to receive from both expected and unexpected sources. I simplify.”
In a greater sense it matters little what we think or believe for the truth will out eventually for us and everyone but in the short term it seems to matter a great deal in this cause and effect world. The great cause of all misery and meanness in this world is not, I believe, a red suited Satan and his hoard of imps, but countess hearts and minds full of not the highest and best intentions but the lowest and least due to a lack of love for themselves because they have bought into the greatest lie of all – that God, the Universe, is not good and does not have our best in mind, and is not therefore guarding, guiding, and lining us up with the Highest Good at all times.
I love a particular line in the melancholy song, “Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues.” It goes, “Jesus loves me this I know. I just keep on going with the flow.” I know for many in my country that Jesus is the name they use for God. It is a good name that means Savior. But whether you call God, Jesus, the Universe, or Howard, or one of many other names I think with Will Shakespeare that a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet and far more important than name calling is the belief that God, by whatever name you choose to refer to Her/Him is good and always has our highest and best, our good, in mind.
I re-watched the movie, The Shack, recently and in the movie Papa, another name for God, says to Mac, one of her children that has gotten stuck in “the great sadness” that his problem is, in fact all of our biggest problem is that we do not believe that God is good. We would rather believe that God is a God of wrath than a God of love or that “Satan roams about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.” There are a lot of things in The Book, that were written wrong, taken wrong, or whose true meaning has gotten lost in translation or interpretation over the years. We do not need a book to know the truth for it is written in our hearts. Did you ever notice that when we really pay attention, really listen that our heart will say Amen (That’s Right) when we hear something that is true. Don’t believe me or be conned by any salesman, preacher, or politician, ever again just remember that your own heart is a truth detector.
We might need to calibrate it from time to time. We do that by aligning our hearts by the sure and certain knowledge that God is good, everything that She/He created is good, including us, and that we can trust, that all is well and ends well. Whew, that is a load off my heart and mind, how about yours?”
Your friend and fellow traveler,