by Dawn King  •  We’re at a crossroads and a rebirth with the new year. There is much of 2020 we probably want to shake off, and put behind us.  In many ways this past year has brought us to our knees, humbled us, pointed out our vulnerability, and opened our hearts.

Humanity is being reshaped into the image and personality of its divine Creator, growing in unconditional love, and all that is virtue. As Hafiz states:
You have been invited to meet The Friend.
No one can resist a Divine Invitation.
That narrows down all our choices to just two:
We can come to God dressed for dancing,
Or be carried on a stretcher to God’s ward.*

This life offers us the opportunity to work on ourselves, to perfect our nature, and to uplift all of humanity with our personal efforts. We are learning to see through God’s eyes. The founder of Sunburst, Norman Paulsen put it another way:
I see worlds turn, galaxies spin,
while time moves on endlessly.
Beings come and go like leaves from the trees.
Listen and seek while you have the opportunity.
Think not lightly that God is calling you
because of your own heart’s desires.
Take full advantage of it.
Don’t give up until you find God.

* Hafiz Translation by Daniel Ladinsky from “I Heard God Laughing…”


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