It's been in a photo album with so many others, glanced over with little consciousness as the pages and the years have turned, and never truly acknowledged as the special capture of a magical fragment of time it is.
This is me on my wedding day in 1977, getting married to such a lovely, dear man. I was still a child in so many ways and completely unaware of the commitment I was making. We went on to have two beautiful daughters, who are cherished beyond all measure and have brought us both, I'm sure, great joy and understanding. We also went on to walk very different paths, and knowing what I do now, I realise without losing him as I did, I could never have grown into the person I am now. I am so very grateful to him for my girls and the lessons he has so generously taught me.
Yesterday, this lovely dear man had a stroke while at work at his desk. His present wife was away visiting relatives, and thanks to the grace of the God of our understanding, my eldest daughter who has been travelling all over the world, happened to be just a few minutes away.
When she phoned me this morning, I couldn't stop the tears. I am still so very emotional as I sit here now. I think I am sad because I don't want him to suffer, and also because I know he isn't yet free. He has chained himself to the desk of hard labour his whole life, and has never allowed the Universal Truth to become conscious in his life experience. He still doesn't know who he is... I want nothing but the very best of everything for him - he deserves it. I wish him peace and love and brightest blessings, and most of all I wish him the understanding of freedom.
We are all free if we would just accept it. We can walk out of our cages whenever we choose. These chains put in place by our unconscious parents and teachers, are not even real. They are less than dust in this awesome reality of Light that we truly are. While we keep wanting and yearning, forcing and resisting, we can never be free.
I love you dear man with all my heart - who you were and who you are - and who you always will be. We are forever connected.