How long until a new world?
One thing that struck me strongly when I read “The Revelation of ArÃ¨s” is the fact that God is waiting â waiting for us to change this world, patiently waiting, ever hoping that we will decide to choose the way He had in mind when He created us. My arms dropped. How can He have that much confidence in us? Look at the state of the world. And at the same time, most us think we are good. We think we are doing what we can. We are holding on, kind of hoping that God will soon say “game over” so that there will be less suffering and we will be in heaven sooner rather than later. Well, no, we have a lot of work to do. It is up to us to recreate heaven on earth, to cultivate the garden of Eden.
I had a little inkling of what it might be like this past week. We shared a house with one person we scarcely knew and two others we didn’t know at all, but all of us are what “The Revelation of ArÃ¨s” calls “penitents”. This means people that have decided to change themselves, seeking Good within and encouraging others to do likewise. It does not mean we’re there yet. We have faults, we are influenced by our culture, our upbringing, and yet we are making the effort.
We communicated, we shared the tasks, we took each other into consideration. I shared with them what I have found to be a valuable tool, the practice of reiki.
By the end of our week together, it was difficult to leave them, such strong bonds of love had been created. As I imagined the world in that state, it felt as though my heart would burst â will it be possible for the feeble creatures we are to sustain such an amount of love?