By Lissa Rankin
Guest writer for Wake Up World
In the midst of many global crises, while many of us find ourselves feeling fury, helplessness, and grief, drowning in shadow, I wanted to share with you a love letter. This is not meant to bypass the very human emotions many of us feel, or to squelch any impulse that might arise in you to serve love through your activism. But sometimes, we do need to be reminded that all of this upheaval is part of the Lila, the Divine play. Let this reminder soothe your nervous system and awaken your soul.
Once upon a time, in a pool of vast rich darkness, Consciousness became aware of itself as an energy of love. For a while, it was enough to just be Conscious in this dark, full vastness of pure love. Consciousness itself was breathtaking—or it would be, if only Consciousness had breath. But as this artificial thing called “time” passed, Consciousness craved a deeper experience of itself. So Consciousness created matter, and the cosmos was born.
Oh, what a field day the Divine Goddess Consciousness had creating the energy of love in physical form! Like a fairy godmother with a magic wand, Consciousness created Earth from a cosmic soup that sprung to life in the form of rainforests dripping with dew, oceans teeming with sea creatures, a daytime sky bursting with cumulus clouds and decorated with hummingbirds and a nighttime sky glistening with stars. Consciousness was so delighted with this playful past time of creation that it kept creating more and more matter. Dinosaurs! Pterodactyls! Venus fly traps! Leafy sea dragons! Wow!
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