I wrote last evening about the meteor shower because I didn’t want to start today’s post by saying what a spectacular few days it has been watching the night sky, and have someone think, “I wish I had known about it!” It reminds me a little of, A Christmas Carol, when Scrooge says to the Spirit of Christmas yet to come, “Why show me this if I am past all hope?”
We are One with the Spirit of God, can never be separated from that infinite field of Love, and so we have not missed our chance, messed up our lives so they are beyond repair, or been given (and missed) our last chance to change. We put these kinds of ultimatums and limits on others (and on ourselves) but they are human constructs.
I think maybe that’s why Dickens’ created the character of Ebenezer Scrooge. He was (by the standards of the day) old. He had no friends. His only family member was Fred, his nephew, who he had resented since birth, blaming him for the death of his sister. If Scrooge was our neighbor, we would probably not talk to him (or he wouldn’t talk to us) and we would shake our heads and think he was a person unable to change. The reason that I love this story so much is that it speaks a great Truth. Change is always possible. It is never too late.
This weekend I plan on using the affirmation, “I am right on time!”…if you care to join me, we can create a circle of light for each other.
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot