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Week 2 Question: The Entire Cosmos Depends Upon You
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Gembica
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09/17/2011 10:08 AM
I happened to see a very funny movie this week called EVAN ALMIGHTY. Evan lives in today's world with his family. He is a newly elected congressman moving his family to Washington D.C. He is praying to God, "I want to change the world". That's it, the whole prayer.

God appears to him and says he heard his prayer and God also wants to change the world. He tells Evan to build an Ark. He gives Evan the yellow and black book, Ark Building for Dummies! Evan finally believes God and lumber begins to arrive out of nowhere at his new house along with animals, two by two, who follow him everywhere even to his office in Washington. Everyone including his wife, thinks he's lost it. Finally the ark is built. Everyone in town is mocking him. Suddenly a storm arrives, a dam breaks and floods threaten to destroy the town. In the end everyone is saved by Evan's ark. God returns and writes the letters A-R-K in the sand. He tells Evan we can all change the world by Acts of Random Kindness.

It is a lesson that reminds me that one person with attunement to the Will of God, with faith, courage and obedience can save a dire situation. These are also tests for the chela on the path of initiation. Sometimes you stand alone even amidst the mocking voices and faces of others. As Morya said, if everyone likes you, you are not doing your job for God. We all make a difference. We can be the catalyst for good every day, every minute of our lives with acts of random kindness or taking a stand for the Will of God to act in all situations and use us as his instruments for change like Evan. We are all links in the chain. If one link is broken, the chain falls apart.
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09/17/2011 4:03 PM
We have all seen how one person having a “bad day” can snowball into putting everyone in a bad mood, and conversely, one person’s laughter can trigger everyone to laugh. We have heard about the actions of one man in Tunisia starting a whole revolution that freed his nation from a tyrannical government and the ripple effect it had in other countries in Africa.

It makes sense that my actions and thoughts can affect everything around me and also extend to the whole cosmos. Like a drop of food coloring in on a bucket of water there are waves or ripples that emanate out from that point of entry. But as it merges with the larger body it is no longer a separate drop of color, but a part of the collective whole and what that color contained within it will make a difference in the whole. So as I send out my thoughts and feelings, they will affect everyone. My attitudes and actions affect all, either negatively or positively, even though I’m merely a drop in the bucket, so to speak. My prayers and songs, our prayers and songs, radiate out to the cosmos, and have a positive impact, upon which the cosmos depends.

So with that in mind, the point would be to keep my thoughts, feelings and attitudes focused on the greater picture, that I am responsible for the self as microcosm and well as the macrocosm of cosmos.

Part 2 answer. Wow, I wish I were George Bailey, but I’m not. I have no idea if anything I’ve done has been a particular blessing to anyone or if I’ve had any sort of positive impact on the people around me. I have a daughter. She’s been the blessing to me.

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Cheryl Bench
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09/17/2011 6:12 PM
Thanks, Eileen! Very well said. Thanks for sharing your insights...cb
Patricia
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09/17/2011 9:04 PM
If I realized the entire cosmos depends on me I would be more aware of the effect on others of my every thought, feeling, word and deed, rather than just the effect on myself and my path. I would be more consistent in my service and more diligent in seeking ways to serve.

If I suddenly disappeared as did George Bailey, my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren might not have been born. Or if they were born to someone else they may not have been exposed to the teachings of the ascended masters as they have been to some extent just by observing my life and choices. Certain people may not have been freed from the effects of their childhood wounds to the extent that they have, or been aware of God's grace in ways I have helped them see. These are some thoughts that come to mind as I imagine what life would be like. If I imagined further, I could probably come up with a whole story like George Bailey's, as each of us could.
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09/17/2011 9:50 PM
I have always enjoyed that movie and have pondered that very question, if I had never been born then all the people I have touched thru out the years may not be where they are today either. What if I had never found the teachings and had done something else with my life, where would I be today. I always had a feeling on the inner that there were people I needed to meet, I didn't know who or where they were but I paid attention to that feeling and just kept going as I didn't know how or where theses people were or how I would find them. Yet if some of the things that have happened in my life hadn't happened I probably wouldn't be here either. So not only does the cosmos depend on me doing my part it depends on each one of us playing our roles what ever those roles are. I am so grateful for having found the teachings, I am grateful for who I am and I am depending on the cosmos as much as the cosmos is depending on me.




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