I awoke in the morning in a 91 year old body wondering how this life went by me so quickly and what I have learned that is of meaningful value. I also pondered on what it is like to be an Elder in MSIA.
A number of awarenesses streamed in as I pondered. First that came forward was how truly grateful I am to have a Spiritual perspective of how I live daily. Life and challenges present themselves each day and they are what they are. Not good, not bad, not right, not wrong. Each negative has a positive polarity inherent in it, a Light-filled blessing. Each positive polarity has a negative polarity. In that moment, and it is in a moment, I am faced with choice, aware that I am fully responsible for the outcome of my choices. Most often, my choice is to love whatever is present and from that loving place, respond to the challenge. Again gratitude washes over me for the Travelers teachings that have given me such a large and workable toolbox.
In a very practical sense, these are the qualities that I find most valuable, living in a physical and soul body centered and connected to God.
The first is awareness, essential in older age. As my body grows more frail, my eyesight a bit more dim, my hearing a little less acute, awareness in each moment of where I step and how to keep myself safe is a valuable quality and one to sharpen.
Moving on, acceptance of the gradual changes and loving them is also a very valuable quality. Changes are what they are and with the gradual changes come blessings and wisdom.
Cooperation with the changes is a good choice. I have discovered that multiple choices is God’s gift to us. The ability to let go and forgive in the moment of challenge is the best antidote I know for suffering.
Speaking kind words makes my mouth a sacred tool of enlightenment. A quality I value especially coming from Brooklyn, New York where I was conditioned on the other side of the coin.
I woke up when I was 40 years old and met John-Roger. Since then I have filled my awareness with workable tools, growth, and qualities I value with a loving and expanding heart, a life of service and one filled with Blessings. It is an adventure of goodness to awaken in the arms of a Traveler of Light and Sound. I am incredibly grateful.