"Grieving for What is to Come"

B Y   D A N I E L   J A C O B


I was speaking this week to a young Israeli woman on the subject of grieving.  I told her one of the things I admire most about the Jewish people is their ability to “grieve” with style!  They tear their clothes, rock back and forth, and really get into it!  No one can accuse them of repressed emotions!

A few days later, I found myself talking to a dear friend in England who has been going through some horrible twists and turns of fate.  And a shaman friend in California, whose bank account was drained by a (supposed) “friend” to whom he had entrusted his debit card while traveling.  The “friend” is now in drug rehab---promising to pay back the money—but what’s a fellow to do in the meantime? 

The Small Stories (microcosms) of life are designed to turn our attention to who we are in relation to the Big Stories.  While the Big Stories (macrocosms) help us to realize how much we have in common with each other in all our Small Stories.  There is nothing that happens in the tiniest corner of the world which doesn’t impact every other person on the globe.  The trouble is: Most of us aren’t awake enough to realize the connections we share.  We simply assume that we are alone---and there is no one alive who can imagine what it’s like to go through what we have gone through. 

This Wave of Grief that is moving throughout the world is sourced from our individual sensing of numerous alternative “outcomes” that are passing by us---like ships in a fog-filled night.  Floods, Famine, World War III, Disease, Pestilence, Asteroids Pummeling the Planet, Terrorism….the list goes on and on.  Each of these “outcomes” exists in its own dimension---but the ENERGY of it can be picked up by our physical and emotional bodies here---as if we were physically in the midst of that possible outcome. 

The Big Story Energies stimulate the "Senstives" among us to create Small Story situations, so that the Mass Mind Themes and Issues can be grounded to our personal lives.  This helps us FEEL INTO the Mass Mind, as SELF.  

The usefulness and beauty of those who possess The Gift of Consolation comes from their innate sensitivity, coupled with an ability to actually project their soul essence (for a time) from one reality context into another.  To respond to these “Sensitives” by saying:  “Oh, that’s just your Imagination…….” is to insult the very core of their mission on Earth.  After all, Imagination in one of the “Bridge Gifts” enabling transforming humans to leap beyond their Veils of Forgetfulness, offering care and assistance to those who otherwise wouldn’t even know they are alive (and vice versa).      


One of the most important messages to be found in the recent movie “Inception” is the insight---clearly stated, so all humanity can hear----there is no such thing as “unreal” in the Multiverse.  Everything is real, everywhere it appears. However, the realization that everything is “real” doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to pay attention to everything, all at once.  Humanity has a CHOICE concerning what we will focus upon and what we will ignore.  And that sense of CHOICE is the element that will replace the Veil of Forgetfulness as it slowly disintegrates before our eyes.  No longer will we need to say:  "It isn't there...." to overlook something.  Now we can say:  "It's there, but it's not a priority." 

So grieve on, dear friends!  Weep, wail, and gnash your teeth.  For we NOW stand at the Gateway which separates Heaven from Hell.  And yes, these places DO exist.  They are located midway between the “active” and “passive” aspects of the human mind.  To be or not to be?  That is the eternal question!  And, for everyone who chooses NOT TO BE, there are countless ones who stand at their graves and weep. And each tear is like a healing rain---reminding humanity that “Yes, you do have a choice.  And every choice you make immediately affects everyone else on the planet, in one way or another.” 

"The quality of mercy is not strain'd

It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
'Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown;
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself."

Shakespeare, "The Merchant of Venice"


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