Blog 2194 – 10.20.2021
Once Upon A Time
That is the way fairy tales begin and as my cover song of Frank Sinatra’s mid-nineteen fifties hit song says, “Fairy tales can come true it can happen to you if you are young at heart.” I believe that long ago on some pit stop between life adventures we paused to ponder what we might accomplish on this particular visit to the time and place where dreams really do come true.
The problem for most of us is that we have gotten so caught up in the drama of this particular dream that we have bought into our own cover story and forgotten Who and Whose we truly are. We are not just the dreamer of this and thousands of other dreams but the Designer, the First cause. At any time we can chose to wake from this dream and take a break or begin another.
I heard part of an interview with famed anthropologist Jane Goodall yesterday in which she was asked about a comment she had made about being ready for the next perhaps biggest adventure, death. She clarified her comment by saying that whether or not death is the end of us or the beginning of some new adventure it is something we all must face and then went on to say that she had come to believe that there is something beyond death. For now at least we have trouble seeing clearly beyond this veil or as the Apostle Paul put it, “For now we see as through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then I shall know even also as I am known.”
The best fairy tales always have a happy ending and I believe this one will too for all of us. Jesus told the boys, his Jew boy posse of twelve, “Let not your hearts be troubled, believe in God, believe also in me. I go to prepare a place for you.” I think a lot of his message has gotten lost in translation in many cases, but this point, to me at least is clear, our older brother came to assure us that no matter appearances or circumstances that we are loved and accepted and that our homecoming is anxiously awaited and that preparations have been made.
A part of my morning mantra that I have recently added goes: This is the day that the Lord and I have made, we will rejoice in it.” If this is the day that I fully awake and decide that I have accomplished all I wanted to in this adventure and say, “Enough, I’m done” or whether I decide to extend my option and dream on, I intend to make this day a day of rejoicing. My Lord, my higher self, rejoices in the truth. We say again, “Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you if you’re young at heart.”
Sweet dreams, dear ones.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
Young A Heart