I saw passages; they were like stages of development
I stood at the entrance of one passage, I leaned forward, slowly; I went in.
I saw the word integrity; it had been written all over the walls
I contemplated my honesty! My conduct! When I decided to change
Immediately, I was lifted and carried through the channel
To the entrance of another passage
I leaned forward and I looked in
The word responsibility had been written all over the ceiling
I entered contemplating the recklessness of my actions!!!
I looked at the walls, and like a movie; I saw all the people I had hurt
And its ripple effect! I begged for forgiveness!!!!! And suddenly everything disappeared.
A pinpoint of light was in the distance; I walked toward it and when I reached it
Once again, I was at the entrance of another passage
I saw exchange, bribery and greed!
I heard bells ringing and cries from those who would not heed!!!
I didn’t want to enter, but I had no options!
I felt drained from all of the exchange
I reach for the wall to kept from falling and a tainted gift was placed in my hand
I opened my hand and I let it go!
I lifted my head and saw the Tree of Life ahead, outside of the passage
The leaves were crystal green! A light appeared, and I began walking toward it
I would not look at anything but it!!!!!!!!
Yes! I heard the bells ringing! The bribery, the exchange and the greed!
I heard the cries from those who would not heed! But, I saw the light
And I would not look at anything but it!!!
The heaven opened and the Angels began rejoicing, saying
The lesson is being learned, the advancement toward the Higher Good!!!
I reached the end of the passage exhausted, I sat and the Angels came to comfort me
I wanted to rest but sparkles from the Tree of Life beckoned me to come
Slowly, I began to run and I stumbled!!!! My hands went straight out
And I touched the Tree of Life, and a voice said
Well done my servant, well done!!
The Rev. Carol Boyd
Senior minister of Christian Spiritualist Temple
In Columbus Ohio gave me a reading and suggested
I write about passages. Thank you, 2-13-07
If I Could Just Open My Eyes One Time, Volume 5