I got to know this man through Dr. Wayne Dyer's literature. Then I heard him speak on a CD with Dr. Dyer tour of Excuses be Gone and he was impressive. I want to introduce you this man who has lived his conviction for the greater part of his life. He has written many books and I understand he had never taken a penny. He has delivered hundreds of lectures for free. If you are on a spiritual path perhaps you might want to hear his point of view you might learn something that might help you to understand your own path a little better. One of the things that particularly impressed me about Ram Dass is a letter that Dr. Wayne Dyer had read during one of his television specials that Ram Dass had written to the grieving parents of Rachel who had lost theier daughter violently, here is the letter:
Dear Steve and Anita,
Rachel finished her work on earth, and left the stage in a manner that leaves those of us left behind with a cry of agony in our hearts, as the fragile thread of our faith is dealt with so violently. Is anyone strong enough to stay conscious through such teaching as you are receiving? Probably very few. And even they would only have a whisper of equanimity and peace amidst the screaming trumpets of their rage, grief, horror and desolation.
I can't assuage your pain with any words, nor should I. For your pain is Rachel's legacy to you. Not that she or I would inflict such pain by choice, but there it is. And it must burn its purifying way to completion. For something in you dies when you bear the unbearable, and it is only in that dark night of the soul that you are prepared to see as God sees, and to love as God loves.
Now is the time to let your grief find expression. No false strength. Now is the time to sit quietly and speak to Rachel, and thank her for being with you these few years, and encourage her to go on with whatever her work is, knowing that you will grow in compassion and wisdom from this experience.
In my heart, I know that you and she will meet again and again, and recognize the many ways in which you have known each other. And when you meet you will know, in a flash, what now it is not given to you to know: Why this had to be the way it was.
Our rational minds can never understand what has happened, but our hearts– if we can keep them open to God – will find their own intuitive way. Rachel came through you to do her work on earth, which includes her manner of death. Now her soul is free, and the love that you can share with her is
invulnerable to the winds of changing time and space. In that deep love, include me.
Isn't this a beautiful comforting letter!
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