Stop. Do something new!
A year ago, almost exactly, I wrote these questions here:
Will we choose a way of oneness and relationship? Of heaven and earth? Of form and spirit? Will we dare to live meaningful, true lives? Are we willing to see ourselves—as neither greater nor lesser, as neither bound to external authority nor to who we have been as a consequence of teaching and learning? To see ourselves as the self given when we came, tabula rasa, heart and soul? Will we live by that from which we sprang and within which rests the ground of our being? Will we manifest that which we are, as we are, with all our “seeming imperfections?” (Day9.24)
Just hours ago a friend suggested I write a blog to let you know about the online conference beginning in just a week (December 1-3), a “first” such conference for ACOL and one that celebrates the twentieth anniversary of when ACOL began. The first thing I did was take a look at my last posts and find the questions above.
I know it’s been a while. Something was calling me, the last year or so, to Stop. When I finally did, I could see that the call to stop came in order that something New could begin.
Then all kinds of joy broke out!
Stop. Do something new! Begin a new adventure and an ongoing celebration of life!
I sincerely invite you to join us in this conference because I am certain that something new is going on.Yes, we are looking at the past, especially as the conference honors the anniversary of this Course’s first day…the day it began to come to me. It honors the relationship Jesus and I shared and the bringing of those words I heard into form—taking them from something only my ears could hear, to a call of love being sounded around the world. Of course many people played amazing roles in this all coming together, and most all of them will be joining me for this conference! In doing so, we’re honoring union and relationship, which is the way the new comes into being. The birth of a new babe is New Life, and this baby has left behind its infancy and is beginning to make its way in the world.
A CALL OF LOVE IS BEING SOUNDED AROUND THE WORLD.
There is no relationship, other than this deeply felt relationship of love that Jesus brings us to, that has the power to say Stop or Go, Listen or Speak, Quit thinking and Start loving, Be Who You Are, or . . .
It’s time for a celebration!
Bringing love to life is our shared calling, one that we participate in through the union and relationship that Jesus has enjoined us to share with him and each other. How exciting it was for me then, to see that this “coming together” is a manifestation of that call and an answer to those questions. “Our” answer to:
The call of oneness and relationship. Of heaven and earth. Of form and spirit. Of daring to live meaningful, true lives. Of being willing to see ourselves—as neither greater nor lesser, as neither bound to external authority nor to who we have been as a consequence of teaching and learning. The call—to see ourselves as the Self given when we came, tabula rasa, heart and soul. The call to live by that from which we sprang and within which rests the ground of our being. The call to each of us to manifest that which we are, as we are, even with all our “seeming imperfections.”
The “seeming imperfections” have been part of the joy of this conference. Many of the dialogues that make up the greatest part of our sharing, show these disguised blessings with warmth, humor, and a connectedness that can be felt. I fully believe you’ll feel it too. If you could know the volunteer hours that went into this celebration! The wholeheartedness with which everyone worked together! The fun that has been had. The inspiration that grew as we came together as one! I swear that I believe you can know, and will know, when you join us. And that you’ll appreciate that feeling and what it conveys as much as I do.
Also part of the “new” that Jesus called me to, is another coming together…not really new but a newly acknowledged relationship with my long-time creative partner, Mary Love, as we share “side by side” in creation of the new. You’ll get to know her at this conference and on a new website that just went live at mariperron.com
Stop. Do something new! Join us in this adventure and an ongoing celebration of The New!