THE MISHPACHAH LIGHT: FAMILY IS
Note: This article is from The Father Ahavah World Wide Program, Discourse Six
Page 115-116 of the Father Ahavah book, we read-hear of a key realization, that we will expand awareness of in this discourse.
“. . . while walking among crowds, I saw a group of people coming toward me. An
unfathomable peace arose, as if those walking toward me were columns of light—
they existed as the same Light I had felt in prayer—and a soft message intoned:
‘People are not bodies moving toward me who can reject me.’
A soft tear of gentle recognition flowed at the immense relief and stunning beauty
of perceiving ‘persons’ as columns of love and light. In silent peace, the awareness
deepened: ‘People are not bodies moving toward me that can reject me.’ My fear of
bodies, of people dissolved.”
We do not have to experience trauma or physical violence to have a strong or subtle fear of persons. This may take the form of placing walls or guards around our hearts or feelings; experiencing emotional charge or heightened voltage around certain persons, or feeling anxiety around certain types of relational interactions.
Along with smiles and hugs, sharing and joining—as children and throughout the course of our lives, we also encounter relationship stresses and disappointments, failure to bond, mild distancing, strong disconnection, intolerant looks or raised eyebrows.
When a person moves toward us there is a whole field moving toward us—of their history, their perceptions, their values, their attitudes, their emotions. When we feel most identified as a person with our own history, attitudes, emotions, mentations, then we tend to receive this field of a person in the same way.
As a personal sense of self relating to others as a personal sense of self, we tend to relate at that level — mind to mind, or emotion to emotion, or history to history, field to field.
From this place, we are not relating Presence to Presence, we are relating past to past.
Two pasts, two historical selves negotiate out an encounter… or a relationship… or a life. The unresolved emotional past of you hits the unresolved emotional past of them and vice versa.
When we have ever deepening awareness of Self as Presence, as Spirit Light, as Eternal Love, then we perceive-feel-experience others as this Presence Light, this Love. We relate Spirit to Spirit, Light to Light.
This is not referring to seeing a visible Light, it refers to feeling self as Presence, as Essence, and having a felt inner peace-awareness—feeling-sensing a being as this Essence Peace.
This does not mean that we live in a bubble, or an ethereal escaping or denial. It means we deeply know the Reality of sacredness and eternal consciousness, while we serenely and courageously face whatever arises in each encounter, in each moment. We detect what arises within us, when we interact with another. With non-judgment we allow whatever arises within us to be met in inner Love.
We have discernment as to how much a being has awareness of themselves as Light, rather than acting out patterns of fear or aggression. We may outwardly relate to them according to what they emanate and how they behave. However, inwardly we feel, sense and know the Spirit Presence of them, whether they interact from this spirit Presence or not.
In our knowing of Self as the warmth of Presence Light,
knowing of “them” as the warmth of Presence Light,
knowing the space between as the warmth of Presence Light,
we welcome all to remember this way of heaven, of inner Home
“People are not bodies moving toward me, who can reject me.” Part of that realization involves the shift of the sense of “me”, beyond the humankind conditioning. The “me” is no longer seen as a personality who can receive love or lose love. The “me” reference point moves to a whole field of being, the Eternal Presence, that which is Love, that point of infinity through which Love finds safe passageway.
The word for family in the Hebrew texts and in the scriptures is Mishpachah (mish, pa, ha).
We know self as this Mishpachah Family Light and others as this Mishpachah Family Light
Experiential Contemplation: Mishpachah Family
♦ Sit comfortably and slowly scan the body . . . pausing with any places that feel tight, allowing them to uncontract, and to soften in spacious ease
♦ Allow the breath to be slow, full, and deep
♦ Have an awareness of the thought or concept of: family
♦ Notice whatever thoughts arise, and let go of or give away the focus upon the arising stream of thought-beliefs around family
♦ Allow a new experience to arise
♦ Notice whatever emotions arise . . . welcome the emotions as sensations . . . having a friendly embrace of feelings, into nurturing peace
♦ See this dissolving a sensations as the washing away of hard ego edges, the washing away of identification as a separate sense of Self, to live as the vast, free Eternal Presence
♦ Have an awareness of Family—as Eternal Love warmly within, as Original Family,
as spirit Essence Family
♦ Rest in the Mishpachah Light Presence within, in daily times of quiet and silence
♦ Gently bless each being you encounter this week and beyond by silently, inwardly
“greeting” the Mishpachah Light Presence within them
♦ Rest in Mishpachah Light knowing Itself as You
♦ Rest as Deific Love, fully, flourishing every moment of experience
Warm Blessings From My Heart,
Dr. Ann Marie Nielsen, Ahavah