The planet and the undeniable presence of Spirit in the world are speaking.
What are they calling for?
How are we listening, or not?
How are our hearts — Spirit’s intended home, by Divine design — responding?
“All that is in heaven and earth I have ordained for thee, except the human heart, which I have made the habitation of My beauty and glory;” Bahá’u’lláh wrote nearly a century and a half ago, “yet thou didst give My home and dwelling to another than Me; and whenever the manifestation of My holiness sought His own abode, a stranger found He there, and, homeless, hastened unto the sanctuary of the Beloved. Notwithstanding I have concealed thy secret and desired not thy shame.”
Our indigenous family, Native peoples in every part of the planet, know and honor the truth carried in these words. They know the truth of what is home for every being, and the sacredness that the heart holds as spirit’s home.
These are the essentials for going forth into the waiting future, the one that we all play a part in bringing forth.
“The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time,” author Terry Tempest Williams has written. “To protect what is wild is to protect what is gentle. … Wild mercy is in our hands.”
“Be thou a summoner to love, and be thou kind to all the human race.
“Love thou the children of men and share in their sorrows. Be thou of those who foster peace. Offer thy friendship, be worthy of trust.
Be thou a balm to every sore, be thou a medicine for every ill. Bind thou the souls together.
~ Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá