Running Fox Papers
Volume 5, number 29 ~ Good Friday 2005 ~ Acceptation.
Acceptance is not a state of passivity or inaction. I am not saying you can't change the world, right wrongs, or replace evil with good. Acceptance is, in fact, the first step to successful action. If you don't fully accept a situation precisely the way it is, you will have difficulty changing it. Moreover, if you don't fully accept the situation, you will never really know if the situation should be changed.
When Yoshua the Nazarener appealed to his Father in the Garden of Gethsemane with the bidding if He could save him from this cup, adding instantly that only His wish would be done, it was a deed of ultimate acceptation.
This newsletter brings you a few propagations of acceptation for You to taste and to ponder on.
Running Fox wishes you a very good Easter.
Just moments ago it was raining. Not only here, but also faraway. There were heavy local showers in the Netherlands and continuing rainfall, floods and trouble elsewhere in Europe. Where I was, the heavens still looked a bit grey but full of ozone and smelled fresh, filled with happiness and full of expectation.
Askew above me an oval shining golden spot in the veil of clouds caught my eye. To my surprise and with an elegant swing, I unexpectedly rose up from the earth and travelled up in the direction of the golden gate in the air.
An unseen force took me and I wondered what
to expect. What was it that pulled at me? Who brought this about? I
had no idea. All I knew was that it was serene. A warm tranquillity
enveloped me and I forgot all my earthly worries, assured it was unconditional
love that accompanied me.
This past month or so, I’d been getting sales calls from a telemarketing company. I never answered the phone because I recognized their number from my caller ID service. But I’ll have to give them credit -- they were incredibly persistent, calling me several times daily, day and night.
I watched myself getting more and more frustrated
over the course of several weeks, and I was feeling greater and greater
resistance. The more resistant I got, the more they called.
Simple solution. And that was the end of it.
Afterward I got to thinking about it all. I had allowed myself to move deeply into resistance. And that resistance against what I did not want only brought more of what I did not want. When I gave up the resistance, it all ended peacefully and quickly.
What a magnificent lesson! Especially for someone like me who prides himself on being so non-resistant.
You know, Joseph and I teach non-resistance
and all those kinds of things all the time. Yet sometimes it takes the
teacher longer to learn than the student.
© 2004 ~ Marja van den Tol
You are not here,
The pain, the sorrow but
love as well,
I use that power to learn
Poems that touch me [link to even more beautiful poems]
A Walk into the Neutral Zone
Myriah Krista Walker
One provides homes for insects and birds and shade. One provides nourishment from its seeds, and bedding. Each keeping the soils from washing away in heavy rains. Each sending life force into the at-moss-sphere.
People are different, like
trees and grass. Each individualizing their expressions and chosen roles
from their own belief patterns. Just as there are now hybrid trees and
plants, born from different genetic codes, there are "hybrid"
people, with new thoughts and patterns. Each serve as a foundation for
Feel the connection to Mother Earth grounding through your feet. The Mother Earth is the common bond that connects all the people in the circle.
Across the circle stands a
young man from a different time period. A soldier from Germany, he facilitates
the movement of Jews into the camps. You connect to his Heart.