“Some will deny this, outright. Some will ‘doubt this.’ Some will begin to believe, yet still question. Some... will accept!
“Still, I come: to those who do not believe, to those who doubt, to those who question, and to those who accept. It is the same. It is the same, because, the truth remains the same. A cup of water is the same. It will provide the same: for those who think it is impure; to those who question the safety of drinking; to those who trust, and know, the water is good! The perception lies, in the thoughts, in the mind, of the one, holding the cup.
“See a cup before you. See it filled with water. See the water, catching the light of a new day, holding within the sight of the water, the promise to quench your thirst. For the one who ‘knows,’ from whence the water was drawn, the decision to drink from the cup is easy. ‘It came from the well of hope, I shall drink of it.’ ‘It came from the hand of God, and I shall drink, deeply, of it.’ ‘It came from the valley of promised fortune, and I shall drink of it.’ When you know from whence the water came, the taste is sweet, and true, and you are confident, in what you do.
“Doubt, hesitation, concern, anxiety and worry, these, energies are real, and they can be associated, with each of your encounters during a day. Have you ever wondered why this is so?
“Do you doubt, because someone spoke words to you, planting the ‘seeds of doubt,’ perhaps in your childhood? Do hold concern, about the action of others, or your own in response; because, of a story, or a relationship, regarding something that happened years ago, perhaps even in another generation, perhaps even in another country? Have you ever sat ~ to think ~ where these thoughts were created? Have you ever thought, what your life would be like, with doubt, and worry and concern and anxiety stripped from you? I can tell you. It would be like a child, running across a meadow, still damp with the dew, of the evening, without concern, with great joy!
“There is an elixir: that will free you from doubt and worry and concern, from mistrust; that will free you from the teachings, and the dogmas of the past. These things, that were ‘perceived,’ or ‘perpetrated,’ generations ago, live within you. Just as your blood holds DNA, your body, holds the DNA of feelings! It is, as if, you can put into perspective why a little boy, who never knew his great-uncle, speaks the same way, and has the same mannerisms. This type of thing is passed from generation to generation; but so, are the seeds of doubt, and mistrust, and worry and concern and anxiety. So, how do we get to a point where each one can pick-up the cup, and drink from it freely, knowing from whence it came, without doubt? You begin ~ with ~ forgiveness!
“You ~ will find it necessary to forgive ~ the smallest slight, or the grandest fight, or the family stories told, about why ‘we’ do not like ‘them,’ what ‘they’ did to ‘us.’ If you search the corridors of your inner-being, using ‘the candle of truth,’ to illuminate your inner-walls, you will find the source of doubt, and worry, and concern, especially when it comes to your relationships, and how you greet and meet, and interact, with those you encounter during the day.
“When you are willing to forgive, do not let the act of forgiveness stop there. Take more time. Why is forgiveness necessary in the first place? What happened? You will begin to understand that the first forgiveness opens the door; then if you are willing, you step-over the threshold, and look for more; because every time you participate in the practice, and the act, of forgiveness, you are eliminating a seed of doubt, or mistrust, or worry, or concern. When you are willing to sit for hours, in the process of forgiving, you are creating an environment in which these seeds whither; and, you are not the only beneficiary. Your concentration on forgiveness: heals you, heals your family, heals all who are participating; and, I use the present ‘are participating,’ relating to the past, to past generations, where the seeds were picked-up, and planted, deep within the bodies, of those who were in conflict, or denial.
“Take some time this week to ponder ~ the cup of water, ~ the act of forgiveness, ~ the restoration of health, happiness, and joy! Be at peace as you do this, and know, why you are doing it. The act of forgiveness will heal all wounds. Be at peace My brothers, and sisters, and go forth, forgiving all things!”