had been a Baha’I for almost 25 years watching and waiting, like you, for the signs of an
imminent promise made by Baha’u’llah: The Day of a great awakening and
the ingathering of all the tribes, religions, and peoples of the earth
under the banner of the Most Great Peace. After all, isn’t this
the Promised Day! When is it going to happen?
"This is the Day that hath been
illumined by the effulgent light of the Countenance of God--the Day
when the Tongue of Grandeur is calling aloud: The Kingdom is God's,
the Lord of the Day of Resurrection.”
this celebrated “Most Great Peace” would come. I had this event placed in a
far distant future, most probably not within my own lifetime. Certainly,
world problems and conditions seemed to indicate that a long rough road lay
ahead. Still, I was comforted, for a while, by His personal promise to me
of peace and happiness through the following of His Laws and guidance. He
has assured all of humanity that each individual now has access to heights
of enlightenment that never before have been available. Yet, in my life and
my relationships and especially within my Baha’i community I did not feel at
ease or successful (let alone enlightened). Something seemed still so
terribly wrong with the whole thing and me. I dared not even see the extent
to which everyone seemed preoccupied, fake, dead and I was dead too, and
afraid most of the time. My life did not work; nothing made any sense.
Enlightenment was something to be read about, drooled over at Sufi poetry
sessions, but not quite ever getting beyond the “glimpse” phase with me
personally. “Maybe someday”, I would vainly sigh.
And then, I started to realize that if the trend of incremental progress I
seemed to be making continued, then that meant I might never have this
longed for state. Or, finally, when I “died”, I could go to the Abha’
paradise. This was just simply unacceptable! Trying harder seemed to be
somehow actually working against me. So that was out. I just couldn’t do
it and realized I never would be able to “get there”. That’s when I became
desperate and willing enough to ask for total help. I knew it would take a
miracle to dust me off!
Through a miraculous series of encounters with what I can only call “holy”
beings and the mercy of my Creator, I was made aware of a perspicacious
parallel view of reality that has shown me that all of these promised events
are available to me (and to anyone who so desires) at all times and in all
circumstances, here and now. In fact, the promise of the Peace of God can
only be available here and now because that is the condition of the Kingdom
– eternity. Eternity means there is no time. Time, of course, as any
quantum scientist will tell you is a construct of our human intellect in an
attempt to organize and sequence events. Dear Ones, we have only just
barely nicked the tip of the iceberg! How vast is the new terrain now
available to us to explore because of the fresh infusion made available by
this most recent Manifestation of God – Baha’u’llah, the Glory of God, our
liberator and redeemer! He is here!
Haven’t you always wanted to be able to fly?
“Those souls that, in this day, enter the divine kingdom and attain
everlasting life, although materially dwelling on earth, yet in reality soar
in the realm of heaven. Their bodies may linger on earth but their spirits
travel in the immensity of space. For as thoughts widen and become
illumined, they acquire the power of flight and transport man to the kingdom
of God.” (Abdul-Baha, SWAB 173.1)
Can this happen for you now?” Yes, yes, yes! In fact, in this one
paragraph many clues are hidden. First, your reality is not your body.
Second, you can attain eternal life in this day. Third, when this happens
you will experience flight and go straight to Heaven and fourth, this all
has something to do with your mind.
I am here to tell you this is happening to me. I am awake within this dream
and am remembering (myself as one with) God. This is a completely different
experience to the old-world, day to day existence I once called my “life”.
I have received miracles through the grace of God and through relationships
with those whose minds have been trained through a most astonishing
document: A Course in Miracles, (a training manual for the mind). A miracle
doesn’t, by the way, mean works of wonder or marvels witnessed in outward
forms. In this sense, a miracle is a perceptual shift that restores your
inherent faculties as a creation of God. You are the Kingdom of Heaven.
“.Any movement animated by love moveth from the periphery to the centre,
from space to the Day-Star of the universe. Perchance thou deemest this to
be difficult, but I tell thee that such cannot be the case, for when the
motivating and guiding power is the divine force of magnetism it is
possible, by its aid, to traverse time and space easily and swiftly. Glory
be upon the people of Bahá” (Abdul-Baha’, SWAB 166.1)
More clues about flight: 1) Somehow, through love, what’s out there can come
in here and I can get from time-space to Heaven. 2) This is not hard. 3)
Maybe I am created to be irresistibly attracted to God and, 4) His magnetic
force will help me totally and fast…maybe even in the twinkling of an eye.
Dearest friend, we need each other. It cannot be done alone. Nor can it be
done without God’s supreme assistance. Peace is acquired through
forgiveness. Forgiveness is an art. The mind must be trained to the action
of forgiveness, which accesses the miracle. This training is a required
course; only the time you take it is elective. I am inviting you to NOW,
here, with me. You call me, I answer. That’s how it works. It’s that
easy. No charge, no gimmick, guaranteed satisfaction. You see… I need you
as much as you need me. It’s a win-win situation. You have nothing to lose
(except misery and death). Want to?
The Unity of Mankind--Kingdom of Heaven on Earth--Most Great Peace is simply
your own direct experience, moment by moment, of yourself as unified with
everyone and everything and offering your love and light through the
forgiveness of your own illusions of separation. You are the light of the
Abdul-Baha’, Baha’u’llah’s son and the exemplar of His Faith said this over
eighty years ago: “O ye beloved of the Lord! This day is the day of union,
the day of the ingathering of all mankind. ‘Verily God loveth those who, as
though they were a solid wall, do battle for His Cause in serried lines!’ (Qur’an,
61:4) Note that He saith ‘in serried lines’—meaning crowded and pressed
together, one locked to the next, each supporting his fellows. To do
battle, as stated in this sacred verse, doth not, in this greatest of all
dispensations, mean to go forth with sword and spear, …but rather weaponed
with pure intent, with righteous motives, with counsels helpful and
effective, with godly attributes…qualities of heaven. Whensoever holy
souls, drawing on the powers of heaven, shall arise with such qualities of
the spirit, and march in unison, rank on rank, every one of those souls will
be even as one thousand, and the surging waves of that mighty ocean will be
even as the battalions of the Concourse on high. What a blessing that will
be--when all shall come together, even as once separate torrents, rivers and
streams, running brooks and single drops, when collected together in one
place will form a mighty sea. And to such a degree will the inherent unity
of all prevail, that the traditions, rules, customs and distinctions in the
fanciful life of these populations will be effaced and vanish away like
isolated drops, once the great sea of oneness doth leap and surge and
roll.”(Abdul-Baha’, SWAB, p 260)
There are many such references to these beings, these holy souls who will
appear at some future time and will guide all humanity in some specialized
way. What if that moment not only approaches, but is, in fact, right in our
midst. What if, this association of souls doesn’t look like anything you
might have expected?
This begins to get at the reason I have joined with others who, like me,
have chosen God above all else. God is Real! His promise is Real. Jump in.
You will get over your objections, fears and ego issues and march rank on
rank in unison becoming the sea. It is a Divine Promise.
“ The glory rests upon you, and God's mercy, and God's blessings.”
I love you with all my heart.
Dorothy Oraea Yvonne Varis