Physicists tell us the divine is at work
The Creator is birthing new stars and galaxies
somewhere out there.
But look into the heart of God and you will know
Creator wants to birth Herself or Himself
somewhere inside of you.
This is the Call,
the immensely personal question:
When you are finally ready,
will you say, “Yes, God
be born anew in me”?
The story of your next new birth will be like this:
You will step into the Cave of Unknowing
and be guided to sit in the darkness
and wait much too long,
(this part seems like forever),
until finally you vaguely make out a figure
sitting beside you
who might be the Christ,
and may be the next new you
forming in the silent darkness.
In that quiet place
you will come to know, beyond belief,
that you and Christ are one.
Then, from somewhere in the deep of you,
a fearful and courageous voice will arise
and you will speak your consent,
“Yes, be born anew in me.”
In that very moment
your transformation speeds up.
Sparks fly off you
as Spirit chips off the rough and rocky edges—
the old patterns you are now ready to release.
As a divine sculptor at work
Spirit is making something beautiful:
something very human and very divine,
a brand-new incarnation,
the next new you.
You stand up
and walk to the Cave’s entrance
and look out into unbearable light.
Throngs of radiant beings are coming over the hills
Celebration is in the air,
and celestial sounds you have never heard
fill your ears.
The scented freshness of spring fills your nostrils.
Your own body feels ecstatic, alive, and new.
Energy is pulsing through you.
you know the same energy
is pulsing in all the throng.
You step forward
as All Beings form a giant circle around a Center.
God, Jesus, and Spirit are in the Center
dancing with delight and inviting everyone to join in.
A symphony of song begins
and you begin to weep
as all your old sorrows fall away;
and you begin to laugh
as all your fondest joys return;
and you suddenly join in the chorus
of all languages at once
singing, “Alleluia” over and over!
Now you know
everything else is temporary.
This oneness of All Beings singing
is your everlasting Home.
You have entered the kingdom of heaven.
Here is the part
where I offer you some warnings:
in your next, new incarnation
things will not be the same.
And you might not recognize yourself
If you are female
you might now look like the new statue
of a girl standing unafraid
with her hands on her hips
before the giant bronze bull on Wall Street.
If you are male
you could now resemble a humble Buddha
sitting in serene contentment
no longer seeking to win,
and surprisingly disinterested in acquiring power or status.
For all of you,
the dream for your life—
which you have always suppressed
and hid away in secret—
will now become your actual life.
New ways of being in the world
will become your ways.
The voiceless will find your voice.
Talkers will finally learn to listen,
to really listen.
All kinds of artists
will be popping up everywhere
as Creator Spirit dances freely!
Your eyes will be transformed
and you will welcome the one you see in the mirror,
and quietly cherish you in your heart.
You will also discover each person you meet
as a long-lost sister or brother.
This is how your story unfolds:
When you are born anew,
which is to say,
when you tell God, “Yes,
be born anew in me,”
you will see and enter the kingdom of God.
Your new life on the horizon