The Known Train

I had a vision today, as I was meditating on my prior post (“Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking“).  I was on a train, travelling all around Europe. Some of my fondest memories of travelling through Europe and the UK have been aboard trains … taking in the countrysides dotted with church steeples, and flowers, and cattle.  The unsettling part of my vision … was that I never got off the train!

I remember the very first time I traveled in Europe alone.  I was 24 and going to be performing in Italy … but I didn’t know the language at all.  There was this terrifying and wonderful sense of both anticipation and dread … what would I DO when I stepped off the train into a country where I couldn’t speak or understand the language?  How would I get around, or find my hotel??

Life is often times like that, it seems.  We have what we know … we understand the language of what our life is.  To think of changing that to something completely foreign is terribly frightening.

That is what Faith is about … it’s about letting go of what we know and trusting our intuition, and the Divine guidance that is waiting for us to make that leap off the train of what we know … and onto the platform of what will be the greatest adventure of our lives.  Do we want to just keep going ’round and around; always watching what is going on through the window of what you know (or think you know) but never being a part of it?

Sometimes God does ask us to wait … and then other times we are asked to act … and then other times to simply stay where we are for now.  We have to take the time to get to know God well enough to be able to follow that Divine guidance.  Faith is not blind … although sometimes it seems that way because we don’t always know what lies ahead.  Faith is the overcoming of our fears and trepidations by acting on the belief that God will be there to sustain and support us … no matter what.

You could almost say that Faith … is Divinely inspired courage.

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Photo by MarkyBon

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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3 Comments»

  rachelmiller1511 wrote @

This is one of the things I’m trying to focus on a bit more- trust, faith and belief that God is looking out for me and can take care of everything. I’m a chronic worrier so letting go of worries is one of my main goals at the moment. It’s tough!

How wonderful to perform in Italy, I hope it was a great experience.

  Religion4All wrote @

I can completely relate … worry is an aspect of fear … and fear has been one of my major issues that I have had to work to overcome. That is one of the things that I have found staying in the Present really helps with … most of our worries and fears come from dwelling on the Past or the Future … unless of course you have a big dog chasing you in the Present ;-).

  rachelmiller1511 wrote @

Ha ha- yeah!! 🙂


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