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This was written by an anonymous writer and I thought to share it just because it's uplifting.
ALL SUCH GIFTS AS THESE
In the morning the Sun arose, its gift was its light. Upon a mountain, in a meadow, ten thousand dreamers gathered to hail the Sun, their gift in return was its greeting. In a chorus of voices, as one voice, they said unto the Sun, "We are the awakened dreamers, we have come to fashion new dreams."
In the morning the Sun lifted into the sky like a shield of burnished gold, gleaming upon the meadow and the dreamers, its light penetrating deep into their hearts, saying unto those gathered as if by a voice from deep within their souls, "Awaken, Dawn Dreamers, and bring forth the vision of a new dream, bring forth the new threads of a tapestry of Love, work diligently as if you are the weavers of a new dawn, the builders of a new Dream, the artificers of a new reality. Dance upon this mountain this day and all mountains shall rejoice. Sing into these heavens in one voice and the stars shall join your chorus. Embrace and make love upon these grasses and the Earth Herself shall tremble with joy"
And the Dreamers did as they were bidden for the new Dream had come upon them. Arm in arm they danced in the sunlight, together they laughed and they cried, they knelt and they prayed, for the ecstasy of the Vision had come upon them and they wrought new works hitherto undreamt of, now so easily fashioned in the light of the new day.
Ten thousand Dreamers thus gathered, and each unto their own they fashioned new Dreams. And the Visions thus engendered became like threads weaving into a new tapestry. Each in his turn, everyone unto her own dream, they went forth to touch ten thousand more, and thus did one hundred million awaken into the Light.
In the midst of such revelry did one voice step forth to query of the Sun. "But what of those who suffer," asked she, "what of those who still hunger and who pain?"
Then another voice asked, "Yes, and what of the rivers that have been spoiled, and the forests that have been laid to waste?"
Suddenly the winds took to the air and whispered through the trees like ten thousand voices in sorrow; the ground beneath their feet seemed to clutch at their legs, stilling their dances, and one hundred million hearts grew heavy with pain. Clouds gathered, obscuring the Sun, drowning out its light and threatening oblivion.
But from within the stillness a new voice whispered forth. "Behold, I am the new Child of this Earth," said she. "I am the gift of the Mother who has awakened into the Light and I bid all of you to dance and rejoice for I have come through a doorway called Grace. In grace shall you walk and in grace shall you Dream your new Dreams. All shall be healed, all shall be forgiven. Remember your pains and your sorrows only as a means to heal them. And look upon those who yet suffer with the eye of compassion that you may lift them by the spirit of your new Dreams. It serves naught to allow your sorrows to obscure the Light. All has been brought forth now, nothing remains hidden, and thus shall there be the cleansing of the one great Soul, the purging of all that is unclean within the one great body."
The voice of the Child lingered upon the air like a gentle perfume. The winds subsided and caressed Her words, the sun broke through the clouds enshrining all those gathered in a golden light. With one great sigh that embraced the whole of the globe, another layer of Her great pain was released and swallowed by the Sun.
Then stepped forth a tall, broad shouldered one, one who trod upon the ground with assurance and strength. Into the center he walked and, gathering the Child into his arms, he lifted Her into the Heavens. ?Behold, the new Earth!" he declared. "Take up Her gifts because they are freely given?to you and you and you," he shouted, pointing as he spoke at those gathered around. "It is Her gifts that we must embrace, wholly, in the new Dream: the fruits of the fields, the flowers and the frills and the fancies, the simplicities and the songs?everything of Earth and Sky She has given freely that all may know Her as their own. Focus on the gifts and they shall multiply a thousand-fold so that all may share!"
The Sun had reached to the center point of the Sky, his seat in the Heavens, and like great Helios of old, the great charioteer of the Sun, He did pour forth his mighty power for all to behold. The clouds brought forth gentle rains that cleansed and purified the dreamers, and hand in hand, they fashioned new colors and new rainbows of Light, spinning new fabric to be woven into new dreams.
?Focus on Her gifts,? sang forth from every heart and a chorus of many voices. "Focus on Her gifts for they are ours in which to delight, we, the marriage of Earth and Sky, the new Dreamers of the Light." And the chorus went onward from ten thousand voices to join one hundred million hearts, encircling the globe from mountain top to mountain top, from valley to fruited plain, until at last all who walked upon the Earth walked as if on sacred ground and in one Great Voice brought forth a new song of thanksgiving as the Sun slowly settled into the western seas, closing the passage of the first new day. And in this Voice as One, they sang this song:
All these gifts are given unto me From the bounty of the Sun My very breath, like The whispering wind, The undulating rhythms Of the day and the night, Of the moon and the sea, All to partake of the wonder Are these gifts given unto me!
The childlike innocence The joy and delight of those circles Gathered in the night The fire lit songs of Our hearts joined as One, The stars of the Heavens The effulgence of the dawn The rivers.. flowing unto the sea Flowing ever on, ever on, The gifts of the Oneness Embraced in our arms
The Universe in its ecstasy All such gifts are given unto me As I dance with the flowers, With the birds and the trees Singing the sounds of silence The song without sound Dance we together This dance gathered upon sacred ground
Such gifts as are these In kinship with all Life The Living Light of Love The very sands That touch our hands All such gifts as we please Coming thusly unto me Embracing I with Thee In passion and in grace Oh ecstasy, oh ecstasy Life O cherished Life Unto me, unto me In all that I am, In all that I see These gifts that we are Like the rivers to the sea Shall be given unto all As are these gifts Given unto me!
All such gifts From the bounty of the sun Infinite creation Flowing forth as the Rivers to the sea Ever on, ever on In bounty and in grace Unto me, unto me Until the bursting forth Of the dawn In ecstasy
The song of the wind The whisper of the trees The laughter of the children All these gifts Are given unto me For I am the bounty And I am the grace In jeweled profusion In time and in space All such gifts As the heart may behold Unto me, unto me As my life may thus unfold
The joy in this time May it be as free as the wind, Renewed in the morning Again and again The gifts of the living Conferred upon this Crown Ever on Saith the river Ever on Ever on
All gifts such as these May such bounty be embraced The songbirds The eventide The moonlight The dream
Each living moment By the next shall be erased Yet the love in my heart For the passage of each moment Shall never be replaced
All gifts such as these To my life shall be mine As the rivers unto the sea Infinite creation Flowing thusly unto me And in such embrace I dance thy sacred dance I drink from the chalice Of thy wine In ecstasy and in grace These gifts do I entwine And to each in equal measure Do I bid such gifts Divine Until every river Touches every sea Shall all such gifts Be delivered unto Thee!