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A Promise Etched in Forever by Michael Bernard Beckwith

A Promise Etched in Forever

What appears separated from its Essence longs to return to its Source for reunion.
Rumi

The uttermost truth of your existence has been encapsulated by Jesus the Christ in these six words: “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30).  From his birth in a humble manger visited by kings to his crucifixion thirty-three years later with a few loyal disciples at his feet, his truth teaching and his living example of it never waivered.

Through Jesus’s conscious union and communion with Spirit, he received a revelation of a promise etched in forever:  there is nothing, absolutely nothing that can separate us from our Creator Source and its unconditional love for each and every one of us.  This is our eternal, divine inheritance in spite of any and all appearances.  This mystical union between the soul and Spirit is the supreme love we are all seeking.  We taste an appetizer of it in all forms of human love until the day comes that we feast upon the formless entrée of Divine Love itself.

When we meditate and pray we are following in the footsteps of the Master Teacher and all true lovers of Spirit who fully realized their unbreakable oneness with Spirit.  Reading in the writings of mystics across all traditions about the rapturous energies that consumed them while communing with Spirit, we are transported into a realm of Divine Love that sets our souls on fire, that awakens within us a hunger for the Divine Beloved to sit at our table and sup with us.  To hand feed us the truth of our eternal union.

This is the longing that exists at the core of our being.  And it is fulfilled by Spirit’s promise that is etched in forever:  “Thou and I, never apart.”  Live, move, and have your being in this ultimate reality that is the manifestation beyond all other manifestations.  It is the absolute evidence of our divine origin, the purest reflection of our original face.

Excerpted from Agape International Spiritual Center’s daily inspiration guide ‘Inner Visions’, December 6, 2020