AND THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN
BY: MARY LOU HOULLIS
DECEMBER 28, 2008
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world – Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has!” Margaret Mead
Here we are at the end of 2008 in the midst of massive change. Many are riddled with fear and unrest during these times because there is nothing in the physical world which can be relied on for security. Everything is changing and shifting. What has worked for 6,000 years won’t work in this new day! A new consciousness is arising and it is because of this energy shift, change is occurring in our world. We who have awakened are really facilitating this transformation. Just as the disciples “turned the world upside down” we are doing the same today energetically.
We came to this “far country” called Earth, for a journey of awakening. We are here to be an instrument of Divine Service to humanity at this time. Just as Moses was told; “You will be as God to Pharaoh” we too are here to manifest divine principles and be an expression of God to humankind. Moses cried “Let my people go.” The cry from our heart is the same today… Let humanity go free from false beliefs and limiting perceptions of life. Let mankind know they are a spiritual idea of God and are here to expand and express divinity eternally.
What man is really looking for in this hour cannot be seen with physical eyes. It is all about the invisible realm of God. This realm consists of peace, harmony, love, and joy. Our mandate is to bring this Kingdom into manifestation through our lives, actions, and intentions. As we enter this realm of the Kingdom of heaven we learn to lean on and put our belief in that which cannot be seen. Jesus said the Kingdom of God does not come with observation. The Kingdom therefore is something which must be lived out from the center of our very Being.
On November 22 we hosted a life changing event at our ministry called World Peace Day Celebration. That day has forever changed my life and opened a greater vision of oneness. Many criticized our efforts by saying peace cannot be brought about through merely singing, praying, and gathering together. Others could not grasp the vision and thought it was too radical to have Hindu, Moslems, Christians, Buddhist, and many other divers religions coming together to pray. My heart’s desire is that each of these people could have experienced this event personally. It was a monumental, inspiring, and life changing day for all who participated!
We began with a Peace Pole dedication at 1:45 PM by Ken and Shannon Caracci. Marilyn DeChant, a council woman from New Port Richey, FL, then gave an inspiring speech. She thanked us for the vision of Peace Day for our community and for gathering so many people with the same heart. She expressed how it would forever impact our community. After the speech seven plaques were put on the Peace Pole. Each of the plaques said “May peace Prevail on Earth” in a different language to represent all people of the world.
At 2 PM we made a huge circle by joining hands (around 400 people attended) on the property. Each spiritual leader had a candle and together we went into the center of the circle and lit a single candle with all of our flames. We then blew out our separate candles and laid them aside letting the one light shine forth. One by one each spiritual leader came to the microphone and offered a prayer for World Peace. We had two Buddhist Lamas which sang an inspiring Prayer of Compassion for the World in their language. A beautiful Jewish woman Cantor sang a Prayer of Peace and had the circle join in with her. Each spiritual leader offered an inspiring chant, prayer, reading or some kind of expression of Peace. No one came with an agenda to convert anyone to their way. Each came with a heart to lay down all difference and agree we could come together with the intention of love, harmony, and peace for our world.
There were seventeen different spiritual paths represented. I have never felt so much love energy in one place before! It changed our lives, our community, our state, and our world that eventful day!
November 22, 2008 we became a small group of people who joined together with an intention to change our world through unconditional love. Ask anyone who experienced the event… a change occurred in the hearts of all those who attended! Love prevailed on our property that Saturday and each person experienced a peace beyond understanding. This peace is still rippling out into our communities and world.
Since Peace Day the vision has grown and taken on a life of its own. We are now planning to form a group which we may call “Beloved Community.” This community will be comprised of people from many diverse spiritual paths who will come together to encourage, support, assist one another and serve our communities together.
What does oneness look like? I don’t fully know, but what I do know is I am walking out a dream and God will lead the way. I heard so plainly Saturday the words of The Christ spoken 2,000 years ago… “That they may be made perfect in one.” As I looked out over the crowd I could only see men and women with a heart for God… a heart for their world… and a heart to begin to be the change the world is looking for.
Within my Being I know we are here to be history makers. We have been designed to be movers and shakers for our God and to break the paradigms which have kept mankind separated from their true Beingness and each other.
Will it take people with courage to break out of the boxes and embrace those which may believe differently? You bet it will! Many may criticize, reject your friendship, and perhaps try to turn others against you. Is there anything new under the sun? It seems to me this has been the pattern for every person or group who has impacted history down through the ages! The question each must settle within them selves is; “What would God have me do? How can I be the change I long to see?” And once you hear the answer from within determine daily to let God use you as an instrument of divine peace no matter the cost.
When you make that commitment... Get Ready! You may be inspired to do something which you never imagined. Something which will forever impact your life and turn your world upside down! Don’t be afraid… GO For It... and remember the words spoken to Joshua when he was chosen to lead the children of Israel out of the mentality of slavery into one of victory… “Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
I hold each of you in my heart knowing the Law of God, which is the Law of All Good and Love, is forever bountiful giving of itself to you! Surrender and allow it to flow through you as perfect peace, compassion, abundance, divine intelligence, and health for 2009! May you recognize this good in all beings, at all times and everywhere you go!
Peace, Blessings and Love,
AND THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN [Mary Lou Houllis] 12-18-08 1