♥ Father ♥
To know who we are, we need our Father. Our Father is our first love: he acknowledges, appreciates and accepts us in those early days of our lives. If this doesn’t happen, our souls become injured and the hole in our heart is in the shape of the Father.
The Father is the one who shows us the way through the world; through him, we come to know what is of value in life. His hand on our shoulder gives us the feeling of dignity and self worth. He is the first and greatest authority in our lives: because he respects us, we respect ourselves; because we respect ourselves, we respect others. All forms of authority are forms of fathering.
A Father’s role is to recognise our essence, to encourage and instruct us so that it may come forth and bless our life with its unique quality. Our life is then rich; every mundane experience is important and charged with significance, our connection to spirit is strong.
When our Father does not provide this, we have suffered a great loss; our soul has been violated with neglect and knows the depths of grief. The pain can be so deep it can remove the will to live.
So we look for something to fill the hollow place in our heart.
We seek the presence of our Father in Heaven. He is the source of spiritual wealth. If we can’t find him we look for substitutes – material wealth and/or wealth of information, facts or learning. The lack of inspiration from Heaven makes us weaker, resulting in chronic issues: lung, colon, pain and/or exhaustion.
Spiritual wealth is found through the direct act of generosity of sharing from one soul to another. It is not found in the collecting of power, accolades, knowledge or material wealth. There is nothing special that needs to be accomplished in order to come into His presence. All you have to do is breathe.
The Heavenly Father pervades the air around us and enters us through our lungs with every breath. The essence of the Father is metal: gold, silver and platinum.
Authority and power are at the core of the masculine principle in men and women. Grief takes the cutting edge off strength and tempers it with kindness. When we have grieved we have been softened and made kind, we are more authentic, more powerful and ultimately more authoritative.
We need to let go and feel grief - not block it, thinking we have to be ‘strong’. This is not strength but a resounding no to letting go. Grief sets our values straight. It teaches respect. If grief has been deeply felt, one is clear about what is important and how precious human life is.
Before the essence of the Father can inspire us through our lungs, we must be remove the blocks inside us. Our colon removes the waste and brings an openness to our body, mind and spirit.
The energy of the Father, in all forms of life, can wound us, challenge us or anger us. This leads us to sharpen our lives, brings authority and guidance, or gives us riches which are then mixed together to give us the gains and losses of our lives.
Where in you is the hidden ‘metallic’ steel like strengths that you need to grow and expand? Go outdoors and breathe deeply. Breath is the source of power that connects us to the Father. Ask this metallic, heavenly power to strengthen and firm your life, to heal loss, welcome opportunity and gain new capability to act and live in the world.
Respect the one who breathes life into your body, mind and spirit: your Heavenly Father.