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by David Truman
Friends, God is the light in the middle of the tunnel. Right here, in the middle of life's tunnel, we can find God, and God-consciousness.
Unfortunately, human beings tend to ignore God when they are in the middle of the tunnel -- or in the middle of anything. And this ignoring has the terrible consequence of alienating us from God.
Each and every one of us has a choice to make:
We can be there in our bummers -- that is to say, our lives -- WITHOUT God.
We can go through the tunnel with God at our side every step of the way.
That's the choice. God knows which choice would feel best, and so do you.
The hugest life improvement any human being can ever make is to be close to the God Who is in the middle of the tunnel. And the biggest mistake a human can make -- and it is a mistake which causes many lives to feel full of doom and gloom -- is to only look toward light that is at the end of the tunnel (or the light which was at the beginning of the tunnel -- but that was then). To look forward to the end of the tunnel is useless when your whole life is in the middle.
God says, "When you need My love and friendship, call Me. I am your loyal Parent, your devoted Friend, and your true Love. But what use can I be to you if you don't call Me?"
A parent who isn't being used is always frustrated. And so is a friend or lover who isn't being used. The feeling is, "I know something difficult is happening in your life, in your mind, in your heart, but you don't give me a chance at it. Why don't you give me a chance to help you in your hour of need? Please, don't just think of me as the light at the end of the tunnel, when you don't even know how far that is."
Friends, if God is, for you, only the light at the end of the tunnel, then where is the end? Where is the exact end of the tunnel of evolution -- the place where the light is, our Reunion is? Some say evolution goes on forever. Does that work for you? That's a long time for us to go without. Too long!
God says, "I'd like to be in the middle of the tunnel: one-eighth, three-eighths, five-eighths, all the way through. That will give us many years extra companionship, mutual love, and mutual service."
Otherwise it's just POW! at the end of the tunnel. In one shining moment, POW! "Good to see You, at last!" Or, "It's about time! Where have You been?" And God says, "Here. I've been here. I was in that tunnel with you."
Perhaps you've heard the old footprints-in-the-sand story:
The person asks, "Where have you been, God? I look down in the sand, and I see only one set of footprints in the sand where I have walked. Why did You abandon me?"
God replies, "At those times where you saw only one set of footprints, it was because I carried you. I carried you; you just didn't know it."
My point is, if you didn't know God was there, carrying you, what good was it? Things would have felt so different, if you had known.
God is here, with you. Be with God. Be with God, and experience the light in the middle of the tunnel.
And, friends, don't worry about your ability to be with God. There is help, when you want it. Here is what one Celestial Being said about that:
"I am so inclined to jump, to jump into the hearts of all people -- and lead them, lead them, lead them, to the Father. But I must be invited into each heart, and I can only be invited by a certain degree of desire, a strong will for truth and love, a certain willingness for feeling. THEN my heart can do their own heart's bidding.
Do you see? I cannot jump without you. I cannot oppose your will. I must not be premature in my acceptance of your requests. Desire has to be clear enough to you, to your own heart.
But be not surprised, when at last it happens -- or when at first it happens -- that when souls cry out for me, or rather, for the Father, in my way I take them there, to His hand. Yes. I do."
by David Truman
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