Smack dab in the middle of my meditation time yesterday (on my prior post, “Personal Evolution“) I received a text from one of my brothers, informing me that my father is in the ER!  So to say that changed the route of where my mind went during yesterday’s meditation time is the understatement of the year!

I again found myself thinking how bizarre, and yet exciting, it is to be led by God’s prompting.  Just this past month I was prompted to write my dad about the spiritual progressions in his life that caused him to abandon a lucrative career when I was young to become a missionary.  Surprisingly, because my dad has been the epitome of the absent father to his adult children, he wrote me back and we exchanged quite a few meaningful e-mails.

Then last week I felt prompted to meditate on Healing for the entire week … which Divinely prepared me for a surprise visit from my dad for Father’s Day weekend.  I have not only been able to work through, and let go of, anything and everything negative in my history with my dad (and step-mother) … but I have also gained some amazing insight to assist me in my own Personal Evolution!

Had I not been following God’s promptings and guidance??  I would have completely missed out on all of those things … I wouldn’t have been aware that I missed out on them, but to be aware that I didn’t is immensely gratifying in my present state of mind.

Fast forward to now: my Dad, who is closer to 80 than 70, is in the ER.  He is suffering some kind of negative reaction to a knee replacement surgery he had earlier this week.  The obvious place that this took me on my meditative journey is to all of our ULTIMATE experience in life … DEATH.  My father is going to die.

Maybe he won’t die right now, but it will most surely happen … and probably sooner than later.  There were definitely a few tears shed, but I focused on not closing down my heart chakra through this.  I drew strength, and peace, and LOVE from the earth.  I created the space within me for God’s Divine loving and healing energy to flow into me … and to fill me.

My brother pleaded with me, and all of my other siblings, in his text to be praying for my dad.  It may sound strange, but it just didn’t seem right to employ my energy in such a fashion.  Death is a natural progression.  My dad has lived a full life … why would I send out the energy God has given me to use in a manner that is trying to fight off the natural?

I let go.

I gave all of my energy, all of my Self, to God and simply thought, “I want what is Your will for my Dad’s life.  If it is Your will that he not die, then please let it be so.  If it is Your Divine plan that he is to die?  Then I accept this as part of my own personal evolution.  I won’t fight this.  I will allow You to change and refine me in whatever way that is in Your plan for my life.  My life is Yours.”

Even in this, if my Dad does pass from the physical realm, I can see the timing and how God has provided for me as I have kept myself open to Divine guidance: I have been able to make peace with my Dad, to work through issues that have had an effect on me for my whole life … I have been able to let go.  I wouldn’t have had those things without God’s guidance … I would have been a person who held on to resentment and could only WISH that I could have let go long enough to make things right with my Dad before he died … but would never have had the chance.

I had the chance … God provided that chance for me … and I am grateful for that.  It SO reaffirms my commitment to living the rest of my life in a place of balance, LOVE, and open-hearted connectivity with my God.


Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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