Monday, February 22, 2010
Good Monday everyone!
I want to dedicate my blog today to Serena Wills and her mother, Marguerite Sauti Wills - who passed away on Friday, February 19th. May she rest in peace and my God deliver strength to Serena and her family.
It's hard to know what to say when someone leaves us or a friend loses a loved one - we don't deal very well with death usually. We see it as the enemy, even though it's as natural as birth, as day is to night...as breathing out is as natural as breathing in. It's a cycle completed that is most times hard to bear, because we simply cannot conceive of an end to ourselves or those we love.
It's a natural and appropriate response to grieve, because the person we want to be here isn't here anymore. But a Divine spirit never dies, and an angel's love always surrounds us. Life is in the eternal present when the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. In our grief, we sometimes forget that our true self isn't our physical self. Birth is not the beginning of life, nor is death the end. Both are a part of the continuous flow of life, the all encompassing theme of existence.
The circle is complete when we become one with God, and Ms. Wills rests in paradise now. She has returned to that changeless bliss at the center of God's Kingdom, out of which everything manifests and around which everything revolves. God manifests in infinite variety, and it's His pleasure to give us the Kingdom...His boundless gift.
We cannot live except as an ongoing succession of births, deaths and rebirths. To have life, you must lose it - like a grain of wheat that falls to the ground to produce a rich harvest. Perhaps we don't bury our loved ones, but plant them in the faith that their spirit is raised up into a new life. Everything and everyone in creation was born into HIS creation - and as above so below, on earth as it is in Heaven - in the image and likeness of God, we too, are life eternal...everlasting.
Marguerite Sauti Wills
May 20, 1949-February 19th, 2010