The Way It Is
There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold it you can’t get lost. Tragedies happen; people get hurt or die; and you suffer and get old. Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding. You don’t ever let go of the thread.
By William Stafford, from The Way It Is, 1998
In his poem, The Way It Is, William Stafford talks about the thread we follow… an internal compass that we use as our navigation to find our divine calling, and our divine path.
There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see…
While we are all a part of a larger plan, we all have a divine calling we were born with. Our own thread. Our emotions are the voice of our soul and when we are off our thread, we feel an intense longing. Nothing outside ourselves can fill that longing and our attempts to fill it through ego-centered desires just tends to muck things up.
Awakened Faith tells my story and how I found and followed my thread, and was helped on this journey by an amazing teacher. I share my story openly, not because I wanted to show the pain of being a super highway away from my divine path, but to help others know that they don’t need to hide, and in being open, we have the opportunity to heal. Awakened Faith isn’t really a story about pain and suffering. It’s a story about our power to overcome and even in the face of pain, find joyous happy lives.
How did the book start? Without realizing I was doing it, I started asking God questions. To my surprise, I found that God was answering. And while others were finding their answers in The Secret, the more I studied, the more I realized that what we thought was a secret, is the universal knowledge that is the underlying foundation of a prayer many of us say regularly – The Lord’s Prayer. The law of attraction, quantum physics, harmonics, all are part of this iceburg of truth. The Lord’s Prayer threads through that truth. When we dig deeper into the language behind the words we memorize and recite, we find the heartbeat of the universe… and the love that brought us here to serve each other and the earth.
For some of you, none of this may seem new. For others, there may be ideas that fall outside of your spiritual beliefs. As the author, I ask that you read with an open mind and an open heart. My prayer is that you find something in these pages that positively touches your heart.
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