That same blissful feeling is coming over me and I know that means that someone has something they want to say. So let me relax and allow whoever it is to say it. (As if I don’t know. My “best friend” again.)
There’s a piece of music I love more than any other piece of music in the world. And I hope I’m not denied a funeral this lifetime (Ascension joke) so that this piece of music can be played at it. It’s Pachelbel’s Canon. (May I suggest you play it while reading this? Then you don’t need to come to my funeral.)
For me, the Canon duplicates the total life journey of a soul. It begins quietly, rises to a crescendo, and ends quietly, as most lives seem to do.
Suzanne Spooner was telling me about her work in Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy. She would have people recounting their meeting with their guides before coming into the next lifetime.
I’ve certainly heard of the meeting with the guides that follows a lifetime, but never heard an account of one that precedes it. The point I’m raising is that we participate and receive guidance on all we plan to do in the next lifetime.
And yet, I’ve heard various sources say that we actually accomplish only a fraction of what we set out to do. Spirits are constantly crestfallen in their post-life reviews at how little they accomplished.
Why do we accomplish so little? I’m not sure. But I suspect it’s that we don’t take life as a learning experience seriously. Learning for what?
Another version of the Canon
Well, everyone reading this article shouldn’t need me to repeat what the purpose of life is. Heavens, you’ve heard it enough from me. (1) But very few people actually know what it is and, of those that do, I’d bet the ranch that very few take it seriously.
Whoever it is that’s writing this is pumping love through me at this moment. (OK, OK, I hear you!) To transform all we do into love, love, and more love is the one indispensable act in life. I think Pachelbel knew this because his Canon is one of the most love-filled pieces of music I’ve every come across.
So here we are loving and then what happens? We get up off our love-seat and we go out into the world and all the stresses and strains, competing agendas and wants and needs and desires completely throw us off track. And many of us have jobs and many of us have children and ageing parents and sick relatives.
But we forget that all of this, everything we encounter in life, if I’m correct (or whoever it is that’s writing this), is in place to challenge us to continue pumping out that love.
I wouldn’t consider myself a person who’s all that well-versed in love. I’m really built to wrestle with the cabal, I’m afraid.
But I do recognize the challenge. And I’m willing to rise to it. Of course the demands of the moment tomorrow or the next day may have me forget it and this is another of the challenges that life presents. But it doesn’t change the fact that life is given us to love. And every time we forget, life has a habit of reminding us.
It’s we who let life down, I think. It isn’t life who lets us down. Life is always inviting us to love, sending us love, opening us to love. But it requires our willing assent. I surrender. Life, I surrender. I am not so thick that I cannot hear you, after so much buffeting and resisting you. I surrender. Do with me what you will. I belong to love and … like the Canon … to love I return.
Some day I’ll get it through my wooden head that I have all my values upside down. Love is all there is to do and to handle prudently and wisely the challenges not to love. I’m ready. Bring the next challenge on. I’m ready.
(1) Fill yer boots! The Purpose of Life at http://goldenageofgaia.com/spiritual-essays/16244-2/