Over the weekend, I received a beautiful experiential vision…
In a vast field, a youthful feminine spirit sat in the cooling shade of an enormous tree. From her posture one could see she was immersed in contemplative prayer. Heaviness cloaked her form, as her mouth silently echoed her soulful longings. Despite her youthful appearance, a magnitude of profundity draped her pensive state.
In the atmosphere of her spirit, she heard a call to meet a fellow and beloved soul, who stood waiting on a familiar mountaintop. This soul had been a teacher, counselor and friend through many and varied sojourns of her soul. Her heart swelled with anticipation of seeing her cherished friend. She beckoned her soul-mate to join her, who also knew this admired soul. As if time ceased to exist, her soul-mate’s hand immediately slipped into hers.
Moving as a wistful breeze, they ascended the mountain, hand-in-hand. Gazing into the distance, her longing and hope-filled eyes beheld the one whose words had been like springs of water in a desert land. Even at this distance, his countenance radiated like an awaking sun as it engulfs the darkness of the fading night. As they drew closer, the synergistic connection between their kindred spirits grew stronger.
Then her eyes met his gaze for the first time. All her prior engagements with him had been in the spirit, as if speaking through an impermeable veil separating two rooms. Until now, she had yet to behold him face-to-face. She fell upon his neck with exuding joy. Though she or her soul-mate had not seen him before, their union was that of old friends, for they had spent many days and nights together conversing about the deep treasures and mysteries of the spirit. Then, the three souls merged into a singular brotherly kinship.
As they released their embrace, their friend’s form began to take on the appearance of a translucent crystal; an essence that was complex yet clear. It was if they could see through him into another dimension. Then the most glorious sensation that was profoundly gentle and yet strong came from beyond their friend, moved through him, and penetrated the depths of their souls. This incoming essence from beyond was also familiar to them, for they had learned of its likeness, yet to feel it was unlike anything they had felt before.
With the inflow of this Spirit’s magnitude, the soul-mates crumbled to their knees as they cleaved to one another. As the overwhelming Essence of perfect eternal love filled them, they opened their mouth in a tender cry, which carried volumes of gratitude, joy and relief, the long awaited words, “Abba, Father”. Their divine Father drew their souls into his bosom like ones coming home after a long and arduous journey. Like a dawning day, his immaculate love flowed into them and regenerated their souls as it deliberately and gently brought waves of healing and nurturing to all the wounds and weariness their soulful journey had inflicted.
The one who had always been without, shining like a star in the night sky, was now within as an eternal illumination of a trifold union of divine essence. As their adored Father began to consume and intermingle with their souls, they experienced the oneness that their teacher had requested in his own prayers; I in you and you in me, and we in them. As their Father’s enveloping spirit began to overflow their souls, he streamed down the mountain like liquid light and left nothing untouched by his presence.