Has there ever been a more magical question than "What if?"
What if the entire Universe is Divine -- not as if an after-thought -- but in its very nature?
What if everything, and everyone, is shining with a diaphanous Light... but the shining and Light are both secrets meant to be discovered?
What if the "One Love Consciousness" is in-filling everything, in order to "lift" it into higher and higher stages of evolution? What if evolution will one day have the entire Universe ablaze with the Light of Love Consciousness? What if this Consciousness of the Divine were to become the next stage of life upon Earth?
What if the ecstasy of love-in-action is the bridge between the world of our dreams and the world of reality? In the face of all the tragedies of our lives -- and of human history -- what if you have nothing to say? What if you decide that you have nothing to give? What if upon you was placed the failure of humanity -- would you still open a Soup Kitchen in hell?''
What if the Divine Mother is resting upon the fallen Tree of Life: waiting for someone to take the least little cutting and love it into growing again: will you?
"Ecstasy is being love from the deepest, truest, point of our being: Only One"...
"Ecstasy is the opposite of giddiness: it is bold and creative."
"Ecstasy is the Action of Being that flows from awakening."
"Ecstasy is living awake: giving each moment its spectacular due."
"Ecstasy is the purity of heart to choose Love over anything easier."
I invite you to read and ponder the essay "Ecstasy as a Spiritual Path" on this website!
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.