There is a ‘story’, a parable, I have heard many times before… and I never ‘really understood’ it. And finally… some Clarity has occurred… Read and In Joy…
A hermit was meditating by a river when a young man interrupted him. “Master, I wish to become your disciple,” said the man. “Why?” replied the hermit. The young man thought for a moment. “Because I want to find God.”
The master jumped up, grabbed him by the scruff of his neck, dragged him into the river, and plunged his head under water. After holding him there for a minute, with him kicking and struggling to free himself, the master finally pulled him up out of the river. The young man coughed up water and gasped to get his breath. When he eventually quieted down, the master spoke. “Tell me, what did you want most of all when you were under water.” ”Air!” answered the man. ”Very well,” said the master. “Go home and come back to me when you want God as much as you just wanted air.”
So ‘my’ initial ‘confusion’ was… would not every body fight for ‘air’…. And the truth… I ‘sought’ God… only when ‘convenient’. Then there was an apparently ‘icky’ diagnosis that lead me to ‘hospice’… My head was under water… and I had no Clue how to Fight for the ‘air’ I now call ‘God’.
I have often ‘pondered’ how to Share ‘That Experience’ of Seeking God like your ‘life’ depended on it…. With out an ‘icky’ diagnosis.
So here is what ‘came to Me’…. With Any apparent ‘illness’… head cold to flu… take each symptom on like it is ‘killing you’.
With each blow of the nose…”Holy Spirit… illness is IMPOSSIBLE in a Holy Son of God… Help Me See this Differently”… With each ‘body ache… take that on as if ‘this will kill me”… a Prayer with Each apparent Symptom.
My MAJOR breakthrough in ‘my process’…. I could not breath easily. So with Each Breath… yes… with Every Breath… I Asked God to See it differently.
And LAYERS of ‘suffering’ be LIEfs surfaced… With each request… a be LIEf came up that kept ‘me suffering’… and there were Many Breaths taken to God each day.
So if you want to experience ‘the desire to See God’… as if Your Breath Depended on it… yes… take on the ‘next flu’ differently… Take it on like you have never taken it on before… Take each suffering ‘thought’ to God… to See All Through Love… I must Clear ‘my suffering identity’ With God.
When reaching for medication… yep… “Holy Spirit, Would You have me take this… and Help Me See This differently.
When sitting on the toilet… “Holy Spirit… help me See this Differently”…
Every little ‘suffering thought’… GO TO GOD… ASK for God for CLARITY…
Then this little parable will become Clear to All…
Yes… air is not nearly as important as ‘my relationship to God’…. Perhaps this little body game will assist others to ‘Clear Suffering’…
Much Love All… Thank You God… Big Hug!!