Here is a portrayal of the call from the Wonderful One Within all people and all Creation. It is from the Song of Solomon:
The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.
My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.
My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Within us all is the call of the Beloved, emerging from deep within the heart. It is the compelling call to come home to the reality of the Beloved within ourselves, to come out of whatever chaos we find ourselves in and out of whatever distress or alienation we may feel. There is always the call to rise up and come away. It is the call of life itself. It is the call of the Creator.
That call is to come home. Sometimes it can certainly seem like home must be someplace else. And so a person journeys and travels, looking for home.
Home, from the standpoint of the world in which we live, is nowhere. We could go looking all over the world, to the loveliest beach, the most magnificent mountain, the most exotic country. And while we may feel a sense of affinity with those places, the truth of our home is nowhere until we find that it is now and here, right where we are. That is the archetypal story of coming home. It is Dorothy’s story in The Wizard of Oz. She only had to realize she had the power to be at home all along.
So we’re here to be home. But we are only home as we are truly present now and truly present here, in this time and space, showing up as the reality of who we are, the Creator who we are, put so beautifully here. “My beloved” is the Creator, as it’s referred to in the story.
My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, showing himself through the lattice.
That’s how it is for most people. The Wonderful One within, as Uranda so beautifully put it, is present, peeking out through the eyes, through the windows of the soul, showing glimpses of himself or herself. This is the wonder of the Beloved, who has so much to share with the world. Yet most people allow only a glimpse to be seen.
And so the Beloved calls to the human soul and says, Rise up, my love, and come away. Come out of your polarity and orientation in all that’s around you. Come away. Rise up. Learn to be centered in Me.
Learn to be oriented in the Beloved. Be yielded to that reality and therefore drawn up in love, and then in union. And that is what happens in love, is it not? If there’s a Beloved, the implication is that there’s an opportunity to join the Beloved in union, to become one with the Beloved.
Come to me.
That is the sole answer to a human life. Any other answer that anyone might propose for a human life falls short and falls flat without this one answer. I invite you to put it to the test. Consider any other answer for your own life. Will that answer lead to a fulfilling life if you are not answering the call of the Creator within you? If you don’t rise up and join with that reality?
The one answer is to join with the Beloved and shine the light of Being into this world, here and now. Here and now—right here and right now. I defy you to find any other answer for yourself and your life, for the people around you or for this world, that doesn’t begin with that. What I am asserting is that any other answer, no matter how brilliant, will fall short without this one answer. And with this answer, you will find all answers for your life. With this answer, humanity will find all answers.
With this answer, we know what we need to know right here and right now. We are taken into all knowledge that’s needed for our life. I can’t promise the atomic formulas on a distant star, but I can promise you that as you are present here and now, shining the light of Being into this world, that you are finding all knowledge that you need to live your life. You are finding all the answers to life beyond simply shining your light. You put yourself on the path to find all knowledge which, of itself, without shining your light, amounts to nothing. When you show up and shine your light here and now, you are connected to all light, all the light that you need to shine in your life. You are connected to all love, and you’re coming into all the love that you have to share in the living of your life.
This is the very essence of what I’m about as an Emissary of Divine Light. Not simply a member of an organization but as someone who has realized that the only answer is momentary. It relates to this very moment. The only answer is the shining of the light.
In shining one’s own light without concern for results, a person comes into all needed answers. In the shining of the light, there is a penetration of your own human state. If you shine your light and keep shining your light, you will come to penetrate and know all you need to know about your human soul. You will come to know all you need to know about the human soul that is on your right or on your left. The light of Being that you have to shine is the light that illuminates, the light that makes sight possible. The power of that light creates all that needs to be created, sees all that needs to be seen.
There are so many things in our world that are presented as solutions—solutions for the present human condition. There are solutions that are meant to heal the human soul, physically, emotionally and mentally. Maybe some kind of psychotherapy or counseling would help. There are so many solutions that may ameliorate a problem. But psychotherapy, without a shining of your light, is no answer. Without a shining of the light it may be a coping mechanism. And if you shine your light, you might decide to receive psychotherapy, or give it, and it might help. But if you do not shine your light, it will not bring wholeness; it will not bring healing to your soul.
Maybe some kind of emotional processing would help—maybe. If you are shining your light, it might. If you are not shining your light, you will never understand what’s happening in your own heart or the heart of another. Maybe a twelve-step program will help bring healing—maybe. If you shine your light it might help. But if you don’t come to a place of shining your light, no twelve-step program will help. It can’t make up for that lack.
You might eat healthy food, or grow it. You might channel an ascended master. You might study the mystery schools of the ancient world. And if you’re not shining your light, it won’t help. It won’t bring healing to the soul.
We become whole when we hear the voice of the Beloved within us: “Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.” Come away from trying to find solutions outside of the shining of the light of your own Being. The light of you is the answer. Come away from trying to solve all the problems that you think you have when you don’t shine your light. Come away. Rise up, and shine your light.
Shining your light takes you into all knowledge. It takes you into mastery in living your life in this human world as it is. Someone who shines their light is taken into the mastery of dealing with money, dealing with a vocation, and dealing with relationships in the world as it is. But much more than that, because when we open up our capacity and yield to the will of the Creator that’s within us, and let the Creator create in this human form, when we become a living embodiment and expression of this great Creator that’s within us, we have the ability to cope with the human world as it is. That ability is, after all, a fairly low-level goal. We become a Creator in the real world. The Creator creates, not just in the context of the human world as it is. After all, the Creator created rocks and trees and skies and seas. The Creator is creating in his world, her world, in the world of reality all the time. Not just in the human world.
The cycles of real Creation might show up in the ups and downs of the stock market, but that’s not what the Creator’s objective is. The Creator is creating real things. The reality of love between people. The reality of how things work, according to how they’re made and how they’re designed. The reality of how we relate to one another and shine the light together. The reality of how we live in the community of man and in the community in which we immediately find ourselves.
So many people want the power of Creation to be used in their human world, in the human context, for human purposes, according to human designs. And then the equation of their life doesn’t add up, and all their efforts don’t lead to a creative life. Problems ensue, and there is more effort to make things come out right, and all kinds of solutions that are sought. But there is only one solution to the equation of life that truly works—yield to the power and will of the Creator that is within your own soul. Within that power and within that will is also the intelligence of Creation. We are brought effortlessly into all knowledge, all wisdom needed for Creation.
I wrote this simple statement yesterday:
The centering point of our ministry is the conscious experience of the identity of the Creator.
That is the consciousness change we’re inviting. And along with the consciousness change is a state change—a change in energy, a change in the mode of living—a change in how a person relates to everyone in their world. When we invoke vertical memory, we become aware. I am the Creator. I am here to create. And creation involves results, so it does involve something manifesting in physical form, but when are we going to stop worrying about the physical form? Yes, there’s attention to Creation—a creator pays attention to what he or she is doing. But we know that our fussing over the problems of how it’s manifesting in form is killing us and causing us to identify ourselves as a human problem solver, burdened with problems of all kinds—problems of other people, problems of the world around us, and then the problems of our own humanity at every level. That’s not who we are or what we are here for.
Rise up, my love, and come away. I am a creator. I am the Creator. That’s the realest thing about me. It’s the realest thing about you. There are many other things to know, but none of them do us much good if we don’t know this one thing. I am the Creator. I am shining my light now and here in this world as it is.
Do you believe me? Do you believe that if you’re at home on the inside your home will manifest around you on the outside? It will. It starts manifesting right in your own body, in your own heart and mind. You’re at home in your own flesh, finally. In magical ways, you become whole as a home for the reality of your Being, in your own flesh. And in magical ways, home forms around you in the world.
Let us come home, let us be home, and let us shine the light of our Being out through our eyes, through our voices, through our hands. Let’s let the home that we know on the inside be present on the outside. And let us welcome home all who come into our sphere, wherever we are. Let them not only come into the outside home but let them be welcomed into our inside home—into our consciousness, into our awareness, into the secret place of Being inside, even as they’re entering our geographical space outside. The Creator has the magic of Being to share, the magic of home to share, the magic of Creation. So may it be.
I resonate with Andrew’s response. Thank you. How wonderful to be part of a ‘family’ that is deeply connected in an experience of identity in Oneness, differentiated and making up a whole some embodiment and therefore natural demonstration for others. This is after all how i received the invitation to come Home. Thank God for those who were here for me in 1979.
As i am reflecting on the glorious strong and passionate Cape Town service hour this morning, i am moved to further celebrate the constellation of Beings that i find my self with now , shaping Destiny of Spirit on the move with you, David.
Innocence is necessary together with honouring Father Sky and Mother Earth, heeding the ‘call of the Wonderful One Within’ – and as Andrew says ‘ nothing else will satisfy than surrender to that call.”
I gladly bring the answer that i am here to bring by showing up and participating in any way i can.
In preparing for the Education Summit, these words are a beautiful summary of what I see as the purpose of our programs – that people come into the experience of shining their light and in so doing, creating anew. This is the call of the Wonderful One Within and nothing else will satisfy than surrender to that call. Looking back, I’m impressed how much inspiration and support, how much lived experience and how long it’s taken for me to “get” the truth of these words. William Stafford, in his poem “A Ritual To Read To Each Other” remarks that “the darkness around us is deep”. How true! How vital is EDL and our education program, through which people might learn to shine their light and create according to the Divine design. This is all about understanding and surrendering to how Love moves in the world. The response to which is as simple as Meister Eckhart’s most simple prayer – “Thank You” For this life, of inner light shining, creating, surrendering to Love & gratitude for it all, have I come.