In the miracle of what it means to live a human life, we have this remarkable experience of being born out of the womb into a world, as a baby. And then there’s a world to be born out of us in the living of our life. We create a world.
That happens for every person. We either create our lives in a wonderful way, in a successful way, a fulfilling way, or not. We create something. Something is being born through us. It’s not just happening to us. There’s not just the world that we’re born into. There’s a world that’s born through us. That’s the tremendous opportunity that we have as human beings.
How is that world born? How do we create a life? There are two primary channels through which a world is born through us as human beings. It is born through our hands—through what we make, through the embrace we give to another, through taps on the keyboard of a computer, and through playing the keyboard on a piano. There’s a world that’s born through our hands. Some of the most beautiful paintings are paintings of hands, because they’re showing this instrument through which a world is born.
We also give birth to a world through our voice—through what we say and through what we sing. Listen to your favorite singer. By the time the song is over, the world has changed. Listen to words of love. When they are over, the world has changed.
A proposal of marriage creates a new life for the two people, and perhaps for children. Words of agreement on a business deal can create a world of fruitful commerce. Visionary words can inspire a generation of people to create a new world, as when Martin Luther King spoke so nobly about the promise for racial equality: “I have a dream….”
Through these channels of self-expression, through our hands and through our voice, a world is created. These channels of self-expression can be used in another way. They can embody our reaction to the people and circumstances around us. Hands that have the potential to create can be used as fists. The voice that has the potential to create a new world can be used to speak scathing comments about another person.
Jane Anetrini was making reference earlier to ways that we use our hands and our voices that don’t create a world, really. They look like expression but they’re actually something else. They’re a use of the instruments of expression for something that is more like reaction. You can use a fist to fight and react. That’s not creating a world—that’s something else. It’s using the power of Creation that’s within us for something destructive. We can use our voice for something destructive. We can tear apart with our voice.
People around the world are acknowledging today that we are in a process of conscious evolution as humanity. We are changing as humanity. We’re evolving as humanity, and most specifically what’s evolving is consciousness. Our consciousness is changing as we are becoming aware of the great power of Creation that is within us. This great power wants out. It is released into the world through our expression of it through our hands and through our voices.
But it isn’t just the power of Creation within that wants out. So much of the reality of who we are as an aspect of the Creator is tied to that power. When our creativity is born through us, we are born into the world. When we express ourselves as a creator, there is a new world being created and we are being born into the world.
This process is happening for all humanity and for every person on the face of the earth. The body of humanity is pregnant with the birth of the Creator that is within it. Except, for the most part, it doesn’t know it. It doesn’t understand that all the pains of pregnancy and all the labor pains are just that. To most people, it is just pain. Spiritually awake people see what is going on. Humanity is pregnant and we are giving birth to the Creator, who is the greatest reality of who we are.
So we, as humanity, are like that pregnant mother. But we are also that fetus who is reaching full term with elbows and knees up against the amniotic sac. Things are getting cramped in there. It is time to be born and we are ready to be born. While the womb in which we have been nourished up to now has been vital, we are growing too big for it and we are ready to enter a larger context in which to live our life.
Think of the world in which we live. There’s so much in the world that we’ve been living in, out of which we’re to be born, that isn’t working. Very clearly, that whole process is escalating. We’re not just bumping along, as humanity has seemed to be doing for millennia. There is something coming to issue. For most of us, the population of Planet Earth will almost triple in our lifetime. And if you saw a graph of what the population of humanity looks like, it has been bumping along for millennia, up and down, gradually going up until the last hundred years, when it began a steep climb.
We could look at so many things that are changing dramatically in this day—use of natural resources, decimation of species, information storage, computing power and global warming, just to name a few.
In a human life individually, the time for change and rebirth is marked by things not working in our life, sometimes to a point of apparent tragedy. When we’re reborn in an individual life, it is because the space that we’re in is no longer supporting us, just as the womb is no longer supporting that fetus as it needs to be supported. That fetus wants out into the light. And so it is with us individually. If things in your life are breaking down and not working, it may be a sign that you’re ready to be born—born again.
I want to read from a wondrous story that speaks of these things. It speaks of both the mother, who is pregnant and ready to give birth, and of the child to be born. And we are both—we are having both those experiences. You can find this story in the 12th chapter of the Book of Revelation, and it goes like this:
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
The process of rebirth for us individually, and for humanity, is taking place in the realm of the dragon, in the world as it is, with all the old influences out of that world—all the big monied interest, all the governmental interest, and all the values of this world. Yet still, the man-child is being born. Each one of us is that man-child, being born, and we’re being born fresh and new, and vulnerable. A baby, in many ways, isn’t able to defend or care for itself. And so that mother needs to be on hand still.
So the symbology in the story is all about us. We are the mother that needs to care for that man-child, who is vulnerable in the world as it is. And we need to offer that newborn up to God, up to the reality of Being. That’s the only place it can be held safe. It’s the only place where the man-child can thrive. If we cast it into the earth, it’s swallowed up by the red dragon—by all the influences of the world, all the motivations of the world that are all about what the previous experience has been. No, the birth of the newborn has to be caught up unto God. We have to be caught up unto God. We have to be open to the Creator that’s within us and let the governance of that expression rule our voice and rule our hands, so that we can give birth to a new world.
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary. Offer your hands up to the Creator, to that spirit of Creation that’s within you. Let your hands be for loving embrace and not used as fists. Let your hands be for creating a new world. Let your voice give utterance to words of Creation.
Humanity as a whole is evolving. But the only way that the power of Creation that’s moving through all of the earth, and in our very flesh as human beings, can come out creatively in our experience is when it comes out through our hands and when it comes out through our mouths. Otherwise it comes out through our flesh and it burns us up, and we’re embroiled in reaction with our hands and with our words, and the fire of Creation consumes us. It doesn’t consume us when we allow it to do what it’s trying to do through us. It’s trying to come through us as a human being, through our hands and through our words, to create a new world.
When it does, it raises us up as a human being. We become an instrument, as a human being, of the expression of Creation. We become a walking Creator. We become that Spirit in human flesh, in human form. We bring that power of Creation, which is the power of Universal Love, and we bring it to the global community of humanity, one person at a time.