July 25, 2017
Today, I met with a lovely young lady from the Caribbean, who is highly intuitive, creative, a dancer, and a beautiful soul. We share numerous points of connection, including the symbolism of rivers as divine flowing energy which channels through us.
After meeting with her in Silver Spring, Maryland, I rode the metro through DC, a long ride through the city and then back north to Rockville, MD. As we came out of the metro tunnel into Maryland, I heard Higher Consciousness tell me about the young woman and myself, “You are born of the same water and of the same Spirit.” What a beautiful and meaningful metaphor for our shared spirituality! Then, I realized that being ‘born of water and Spirit’ sounds like a metaphor for Christian baptism.
In Christian baptism, one (if immersed rather than sprinkled with water) goes under the water symbolizing dying to our old selves and rising to new life in Christ and being filled with the Holy Spirit.
What came to me on the metro, however, is that true spiritual baptism means completely letting go of the ego self, emptying ourselves, and allowing the flow of divine Spirit, or Divine energy-consciousness, to flow to us and through us to bless the world.
Now that’s a baptism worth believing in! Being baptized with the flow of Spirit to us and through us can happen anytime and all the time, if we let it. Of course, that is the point of baptism, to allow the Spirit to flow like life-giving water into the world to cleanse us, heal us, and make us ALL whole.
May it be so – and let the rivers of living water flow!
Love and Light,