Rocketed Into the 4th Dimension
“We have found much of heaven and we have been rocketed into a fourth dimension of existence of which we had not even dreamed. The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God’s universe.” Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 25
Are you ready to be rocketed into a more profound understanding of your spiritual identity–one that will revolutionize your whole attitude toward life, your fellows, and God’s universe? It is possible. It necessitates courage and stamina on your part! Visit Space Center Houston or see the new movie First Man about Astronaut Neil Armstrong’s step onto the moon to get a whole new understanding of the term, “rocketed.” Space travel is definitely not glamorous. Get this image – two adult humans lying on their backs, each vacuum-packed into a 110 pound suit, penned in a metal can that sits atop a 150 foot rocket, which is essentially a very large bomb. When the “bomb” goes off the ascent begins. Look out! The ferociously bone-jarring crossing through the atmosphere way outdoes any ride on legendary rodeo bull Tornado. Journeying into the consciousness of pure being, the transcendent realm that Jesus called the “kingdom of the heavens,” is like that. Moving into a deeper awareness of spiritual reality shakes us up. Our prejudices, opinions, and refusals to know we are loved get wobbled loose. It feels like the jolting will never stop. But we hang in and soon are free, now sailing in a tranquil new orbit, a realization of our oneness with God, with the universe, and with all people. Fear melts and love flows in. We are aware of our partnership with God and more skilled at using our innate creative abilities to bring spiritual values like love, respect, hearing with the heart, and joy into the everyday of our world. We just take this rocket trip once and we’re good, right? Ask Astronaut Scott Kelly who made four space flights and set the record for total accumulated days in space, including a year on the International Space Station. Every voyage we take gets a bit easier because we know the rough patch is a temporary passage to a more expansive, marvelous view. If we should forget that God is with us in the midst of the shaking, take comfort in this–in 1969, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin carried a copy of Unity’s Prayer for Protection with him on that first manned moon landing. He and Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and got safely back home to us–transformed. We’ve never been the same–thank God.
In the Love and Light of the Christ,