My Master Keys Mastermind Alliance course has now ended. I am choosing to continue with the disciplines and habits developed so far. I plan to blog once a week and mastermind with new friends I have made on the course.
In thinking about what to write this week I have continually come back to the story below which was posted on Facebook by a friends. It is one which gives me hope and I trust will encourage you as well. I think it is most helpful for the reasons it was originally written as well as the story of Lucy Geel. However, it is also applicable to us completing the MKMMA course and stepping out and starting to become self-directed. Please read to the end.
The background to the story. I am part of a church community and a young mother recently passed away after some medical complications. The following was written by one of our young community leaders.
My wife and I are so devastated by the loss of Lucy Geel.
8 weeks ago her body became toxic, and she lost her 38-week pre-born daughter. Yesterday, after bravely enduring back-to-back infections and surgery, she breathed her last. Along with her heartbroken parents, sister and husband, we grieve, but don’t despair. Her final facebook post – days before the ordeal – reveals why…
“In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
“Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”
The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”
The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”
The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”
The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover if there is life, then why has no one has ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”
“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”
The first replied “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”
The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her this world would not and could not exist.”
Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”
To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and you really listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”