Wednesday, November 21, 2012

"GIVING THANKS" For Nourishment

I have been enjoying reading a new book that was recommended to me, titled "Proof of Heaven- A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife."  Something that I read really made me nod my head in agreement with the analogy. The author is talking about his experiences, while temporarily in Heaven. This is what was written:

     My situation was, strangely enough, something akin to that of a fetus in a womb. The fetus floats in the womb with the silent partner of the placenta, which nourishes it and mediates its relationship to the everywhere present yet at the same time invisible mother. In this case, the "mother" was God, the Creator, the Source who is responsible for making the universe and all in it. This Being was so close that there seemed to be no distance at all between God and myself.

I love that imagery; God is so nourishingly near and essential to continued life, health and well-being...He is our "placenta"!

That incredible proximity of our Creator the author speaks of, was also made very clear to me when I experienced my Near Death Experience (NDE). At that time, I felt as though He had always been with me (us)-- as close as my breath! And I knew then with utter certainty, that the Love with which He loved me, (us) was stronger than any love I had ever experienced or ever will. It was if God alone gives "The Summit" of all given love that can be felt. And there was a certainty within me,  that in no way could our Creator's love ever be diminished or taken away from me (us) matter what I did! Or didn't do!  His Love was of a gentle, pure and flowing nature...not a restrictive or static kind. There is no "temporary" love, with God!

As I write this, I am thinking of the whole woulda/coulda/shoulda nightmare that just about all bereaved Moms have to endure at some point on their journey. When I went through that horrid stretch of road, I was released and set back moving forward... by being willing to forgive myself. 

My experience with The Light has shown me that God's Love and Forgiveness are so intertwined as to be inseparable. How safe I felt, knowing that the Almighty God loved me (and us) with more intensity than that between a mother with her newborn. Surrounded by The Loving Arms, safe and "at home"...I recall the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech...

"Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!" 

Happy Thanksgiving!


Linda said...


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dale said...

As I go back through the devotions you posted...I love this one. I envision Brandon in that "placenta"...warm, loved, smiling....never to feel again the pain he must have felt deep inside most of his young life. I am so eager to feel it myself....we just never have that kind of love here on earth between humans...never.

DONNA--(Admin) said...

Even the warmest of love between us humans falls so short of the Divine kind!...Being frail, we are subject to our human-based emotions and prone to respond in like manner to those that mistreat us, whether intentionally or not! God never changes...nor does His Steadfast Love for us! :-)

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