I really feel like writing some thing about my country’s paroxysms of conflict, while I’m not positive I have something worthwhile to say. Largely, I am—we are—witnesses to the most absurd events, that could scarcely be dreamed up by a writer of black humor farce like, say, Terry Southern.

The election of the candidate who lost the common vote the dismantling (due to the fact then) of government regulation of the atmosphere, and of the humane therapy of applicants for residency in our nation the corruption, vacancy and/or “flunky-ship” in so a lot of government departments and cabinet agencies the total partisan divide that leaves two camps facing 1 an additional across a no-man’s chasm of impossibly ill-equipped language, skewed vision and the new idea of “alternative facts” … the U.S. president himself threatening civil war if we do not act as if he’s omnipotent: it all tends to make a individual prone to begin worrying!

A spiritually-inclined response

What does a spiritually-inclined individual do? What attitude, and what modify in attitude, will vaccinate him or her from, effectively, going mad? It is a challenge!

My usual prayers and affirmations, that “the globe is practically nothing into practically nothing,” that “God alone is genuine,” and “Love for God is all that matters” [all of those quotes are either from Meher Baba, my Spiritual Guide himself, or quoted by Baba from the 14th-century Sufi poet, Hafiz] are becoming tested as seldom prior to. As is the idea of Faith.

When Meher Baba was about to leave this globe, or “drop his physique,” as devotees say, he asked that a sign be placed in his space, quoting 3 couplets from Hafiz. They have been as follows:

  1. “Befitting a fortunate slave, carry out each command of the Master with out any query of why or what.”
  2. “About what you hear from the Master, in no way say it is incorrect, due to the fact, my dear, the fault lies in your personal incapacity to realize him.”
  3. “I am the slave of the Master Who has released me from ignorance. What ever my Master does is of the highest advantage to all concerned.”
Poster with three Hafiz quotes

The board displaying 3 couplets from the Persian poet, Hafiz (14th century), that was placed in Meher Baba’s space at and immediately after the finish of his life.

The faith that one’s spiritual Master [be that, I imagine, Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed or Meher Baba] is aligned with—indeed, is the embodiment of—Universal Life itself, and that (as the ancient Sufis mentioned) “Everything comes from God” is tested in “absurdist” occasions like these.

I have no handle more than the hatred, bigotry, threats and misinformation that seems to spew out of the mouth of the U.S. president (typically the nation’s father figure) himself, or of the speaking points endlessly spewed by Fox News and Republicans in Congress. They make it seem that there’s an equivalency in between two sides: that every single is entitled to its opinion, and each sides’ opinions have merit.

Nevertheless, neither side sees it that way. Each really feel that the other side is totally disingenuous.

I do not see each sides as totally disingenuous. I see 1 side that way. Other individuals see “my side” [though I don’t see myself as really having a “side,” I see myself as simply championing truth and compassion!] as totally disingenuous, I guess—that is, if they ever take a moment off from their personal ranting.

God is the 1 True Self of ALL

Meher Baba poster

It is really hard to retain remembering that God is the 1 True Self of ALL! And it is really hard to “do my very best and leave the rest to God,” and have faith that this IS the strategy. But that is what I do.

That is what enables me to retain sleeping at evening. It IS all “nothing into practically nothing,” in spite of appearing so genuine and so up-close. It IS “all Illusion.” Meher Baba mentioned as soon as, “The globe as globe is Illusion, the globe as God is genuine.”

How did eleven of Jesus’ 12 Apostles calmly face the violent murder that ended their lives? By getting that faith.

We know not what will take place. Perhaps “This time, God will WIN!” Truth and Enjoy will prevail and will bring in the Age of Intuition that Meher Baba promised!

What ever takes place, my job is to continue to affirm, “God alone is genuine. Nothing at all matters but appreciate for God”—whether what comes upon us is 1,000 years of a Golden Age—or a giant fish with massive teeth, consuming the complete apparent globe.

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image 1: “When Separation Reaches Its Height, Union Follows” (painted about 1986, by Max Reif) image two: Meher Baba Facts image three: Sheriar Books