By Numerologist Sally Faubion
Phone : (415) 433-9808
App website: www.cosmicmates.net
The following "Letter from God" (received in a newsletter from Oneness Blessing -- author unknown) is my Holiday offering to you all. It's a composition of a rather "hip" God who has some civilized things to say, especially in these tumultous times. The gist of this letter is positive but, as with all my newsletters, you can choose to read it or not.
Letter from God
My Dear Children (and believe me, that's all of you):
I consider myself a pretty patient guy. I mean, look at the Grand Canyon. It took millions of years to get it right. And about evolution? Boy, nothing is slower than designing that whole Darwinian thing to take place, cell by cell and gene by gene. I've been patient through your fashions, civilizations, wars and schemes, and the countless ways you take Me for granted until you get yourselves into big trouble again and again.
I want to let you know about some of the things that are starting to tick me off. First of all, your religious rivalries are driving Me up a wall. Enough already! Let's get one thing straight. Thes are YOUR religions, not Mine.
I'm the whole enchilada; I'm beyond them all. Every one of your religions claims there is only one of Me (which by the way is absolutely true). But in the very next breath, each religion claims it's My favorite one. And each claims its bible was written personally by Me, and that all the other bibles are man-made. Oh, Me. How do I put a stop to such complicated nonsense?
Okay, listen up now. I'm your Father AND Mother, and I don't play favorites among My children. Also, I hate to break it to you, but I don't write. My longhand is awful, and I've always been more of a "doer" anyway, so ALL of your books, including those bibles, were written by men and women. They were inspired, remarkable people but they also made mistakes here and there. I made sure of that so that you would never trust a written word more than your own living heart.
You see, one human being to Me - even a bum on the street - is worth more than all the Holy Books in the world. That's just the kind of guy I am; my spirit is not an historical thing. It's alive right here, right now, as fresh as your next breath. Holy books and religious rites are sacred and powerful, but not more than the least of you. They were only meant to steer you the right direction, not to keep you arguing with each other, and certainly not to keep you from trusting your own personal connection with Me. Which brings Me to my next point about your nonsense.
You act like I need you and your religions to stick up for Me or "win souls" for My sake. Please don't do me any favors. I can stand quite well on my own, thank you. I don't need you to defend Me and I don't need constant credit. I just want you to be good to each other.
And another thing, I don't get all worked up over money or politics so stop dragging my name into your dramas. The thing is, I want you to stop thinking of religion as some sort of loyalty pledge to Me. The true purpose of your religions is so that YOU can become more aware of ME, not the other way around.
Believe Me, I know you already. I know what's in each of your hearts, and I love you with no strings attached. So lighten up and enjoy Me. That's what religion is best for. What you seem to forget is how mysterious I am.
You look at the petty differences in your Scriptures and say, "Well, if THIS is the truth, then THAT can't be. Instead of trying to figure out My Paradoxes and Unfathomable Nature-which by the way, you NEVER will-why not open your hearts to the simple common threads in all religions.
You know what I'm talking about: Love and respect everyone. Be kind, even when life is scary or confusing. Have courage and be of good cheer, for I am always with you. Learn how to be quiet so you can hear My still small voice (I don't like to shout). Leave the world a better place by living your life with dignity and gracefulness, for you are My Own Child. Hold back nothing from life, for the parts of you that can die surely will, and the parts that can't won't. So don't worry, be happy (I stole that last line from Bobby McFerrin, but who do you think gave it to him in the first place?) Simple stuff. Why do you keep making it so complicated?
It's like you're always looking for an excuse to be upset. And I'm very tired of being your main excuse. Do you think I care whether you call me Yahweh, Jehovah, Allah, Wakantonka, Brahma, Father, Mother or even the Void of Nirvana? Do you think I care which of My special children you feel closest to - Jesus, Mary, Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed, or any of the others?
You can call Me and My Special Ones any name you choose, if only you would go about My business as loving one another as I love you. How can you keep neglecting something so simple? I'm not telling you to abandon your religions. Enjoy your religions, honor them, learn from them, just as you should enjoy, honor, and learn from your parents. But do you walk around telling everyone that your parents are better than theirs?
Your religion, like your parents, may always have the most special place in your heart; I don't mind that at all. And I don't want you to combine all the Great Traditions in One Big Mess.
Each religion is unique for a reason. Each has a unique style so that people can find the best path for themselves. But My Special Children - the ones that your religions revolve around - all live in the same place (my heart) and they get along perfectly, I assure you.
The clergy must stop creating a myth of siblings rivalry where this is none. My blessed children of Earth, the world has grown too small for your pervasive religious bigotries and confusion. The whole planet is connected by air, satellite dishes, telephones, fax machines, rock concerts, diseases, and mutual needs and concerns. Get with the program!
If you really want to help, then commit yourselves to figuring out how to feed your hungry, clothe your naked, protect your abused, and shelter your poor. And just as importantly, make your own everyday life a shining example of kindness and good humor.
I've given you all the resources you need, if only you would abandon your fear of each other and begin living, loving, and laughing together. I'm not really ticked off; I just want to grab your attention because I hate to see you suffer. But I gave you free will.
I just want you to be happy. Always. Trust in Me.
Your One and Only,
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!