"OH MY!" Dorothy answers from Oz. "Sweetheart, get over it, bravery (lion), intelligence (scarecrow) and heart (tin man) are all within you. Don't think you don't have these. Think again, and they will guide you. You have your self-doubts like the Scarecrow, but look at what he did. He was always coming up with solutions. And, do you have the courage....oh, humble Lion, get your tail out of your mouth, wipe your tears, and go confront the witch! And Tin Man, why I bet you could rust with the best of us with your tears of love."
In our death and our arising, the Earth will die and arise right along with us. This is the New Earth promised at the end of the Bible's "Revelations" which has been utilized by the church to keep people locked into fear, rather than into a state of exploring their depths. In this place, one finds the process of Revelations as being within. Yes, even the marriage of the New Jerusalem, literally meaning "Place of Peace" will be found in the Heart behind our heart. "All Her ways are peace," Proverbs says of Sophia. Wisdom and Peace are one as reflected in Her names as Salem and Shalom.
Sweet Mother of God, can we go there? Only if we can let go of our conditioning. We can complain about the politicians, and crooked corporacrats all that we want. The fact is, it is us that needs to change. We can't rely on an external Mother to change us. Nor can we wait for a guru or Savior to come along. We experience the second coming of Christ within ourselves. Sophia does not fit the bill for external. Through Her we change our own crappy diapers. It is through our internal Psyche that we will find ourselves nursed into this new birth. The question is, can we die to what we have been conditioned to think we are so that the new can emerge? Can we BE the second coming? Yes, for new life to emerge from the dark depths of the Beginning, penis, semen and sperm must die to vagina and egg. And we shall die, egg and sperm together, at which point new life shall emerge. And this deathly process will be revealed in the end analysis as the infamous Phoenix arising from the ashes. Thus, the Resurrection is complete.
Sunday Evening Prayer
Burl B. Hall
January 16, 2010
To what purpose have you birthed me?
To toil for the sake of dead men
Unaware that they are even dead?
Am I myself the walking dead
Manifesting your lie of life?
To what end do I walk this death?
For what purpose have I been sent?
Is it some external God destined for resurrection?
Or is it I lying in the shallow grave