There is a change in the air just lately. Have you noticed it? Can you perhaps feel it around you? No, I am not referring to weather patterns or temperature changes although we are advancing into cooler months now. And to be honest, I am not a big fan of the colder weather. But what I am speaking of is something else altogether. We have all heard the phrase “the winds of change are a’blowin” or perhaps another version of the same, yes? This is more akin to what I am referencing. However, I would say that it is not so much a wind as a soft, steady breeze. And I suppose that would stay in character with any changes that are designed to last. You see, it is a common misconception that change comes roaring through as a mighty wind which lays to waste anything in its path so as to make way for what is fresh and new. I will admit that visualizing such a dramatic event as this is fascinating, even exciting in a way, yes? But, that is simply not how change, any real change comes about.
Real change, the type of change that comes into our world to stay is far more quiet and it takes those with a vision that is more acute to really see it as it happens. Most of us are so caught up with the madness and stress of our day-to-day lives that we do not see the process occurring. Then when that particular change has reached completion, we are somewhat astonished and say, “Can you believe what happened here??” And I am not singling out anyone in particular here. Were I to do so, I would often have to include myself in the group. Like so many these days, I work many hours a week. An average of 65 to 70 hours a week. So, it is not always easy to notice with any consistency the process of change that goes on over time.
But these soft breezes that I make mention of just now, these breezes that bring a lasting change? I believe that most of us do feel them now. I am not sure if we recognize them for what they are because we have become somewhat desensitized as a result of being on the wheel so much. You know the wheel I speak of, don’t you? It is that wheel one sees hamsters running on. Our society has managed to design one for you and I which we run on faithfully each and every day. This is why we often fail to notice Life and change. But once again, it is difficult not to notice the gentle currents of air that are now moving through our country and our world today. It is almost like a kind of soft electricity dancing across one’s skin and into their mind wear it does indeed register if only for a moment until Life calls us back to where our wheel awaits.
My friends, the changes that are coming about demand from us our attention. And I will not get on my proverbial soap box about our need to effect change in this country and take to task our leaders who no longer serve properly the very people who put them in office. I do make mention of such things quite often and will continue to do so. Because we, the people of this country need to step off the hamster wheel and wake up to what is going on today. The placement of power in our nation needs to be distributed back into the hands of its citizenry until the elected officials remember who it is they were put into office to serve. Okay, I apologize. I said I wasn’t heading in the direction this evening. So, I will say what the court always says to the jury when an attorney becomes a bit too flagrant or has a disrespect for protocol. “The jury will disregard that last statement.” (I have always found that statement to be so silly, haven’t you? How can they possibly disregard what they have already heard?)
Now, back to the subject at hand, if I am able. We were discussing the idea and process of change and the gentle breezes that bring them our way. Changes that are real and are brought about properly so as to last, these changes affect us all. And the changes I speak of now are ones that are to our benefit, both as individuals and collectively. You see, opportunities have been and are always present for us to grab ahold of and create a better life and atmosphere for ourselves and those we love. But only in the last few years, has this become more and more evident. There is a Force now, a Spirit if you will that is at work in this world we live in, in our world. And the Spirit I speak of is not as foreign to us as one may think. For this Spirit dwells in each one of us. It is just unfamiliar to us because we have either lost touch with this part of us or our life has been such that we barely even registered its existence. But it matters not the circumstance. What matters is that we, you and I realize what has been gifted to us internally, become familiar with it and then utilize this gift, this power to effect change.
And I believe I just figured out where I am headed with these words this evening. These soft currents of air, these gentle breezes of change that are blowing against our skin and through our hair, spiritually speaking? Do you realize where those breezes begin from and where these breezes head out towards once their current gets underway? I will tell you just now. They begin within ourselves as a soft push, nothing more than a breath which comes from our heart. From that point, it moves upward and outward into our Spirit. Some of us are a little slower to start, of course. In that situation, the Creator will permit a gentle gust of wind to occur so as to give some the kickstart needed to create the breezes required for change. Soon after, as we learn embrace these gentle currents that blow through us, we then send them out into the world so that our brothers and sisters can begin to experience the sweet breezes of Life change. Do you see what it is I am saying? We are being given a great gift, the gift of effecting change on so many levels in all parts of the world we live in. What a grand and wonderful age to be living in!
There is a passage somewhere and I do not recall it verbatim so please forgive me. But it says that at a given time, the Spirit of our Creator will be poured out upon this world as never before. And the blessings from this outpouring will be unfathomable, as deep as the deepest ocean. And as deep as that is, please bear in mind something else as well. The oceans are powerful, to be sure. The waves of the ocean are something to behold, a demonstration of beauty and of power. But how do you suppose those waves come about anyway? Waves are created by currents of air moving across the surface of the water. As the air moves across the water, it causes the water to move along with it, thereby creating a wave. And these currents of air are also known as “onshore breezes” or “offshore breezes” depending on the temperature of the water. Dear reader, as the soft breezes that blow forth the gentle winds of change, we have been given much power. It is time that we realize this for the given time that I made mention of is also to be a time of great restoration and blessing to the peoples of the world.
Now, all of this sounds glorious and wonderful, doesn’t it? So, what’s the catch because there has to be a catch to it because there is always a catch to everything. There is no such thing as a free lunch, as the saying goes. Okay, I will admit that this is true and that there is a catch to it. The catch is that you must allow yourself to become a vessel through which the gentle breezes of change can move through which will cause you to become a blessing and a peacemaker to all those you come in contact with. Whew! That is a tough one to deal with, isn’t it? Oh, and one other item or catch that you will have to deal with as well? As you bless others and bring peace to those you come into contact with, you will have to bear up under a burden of blessings that will come your way as a result of becoming such a vessel. Sorry about that. It is a universal law so don’t blame me.
A new day is indeed dawning, my friends! I know you can feel it just as I can. It is in the air that surrounds us. The gentle currents of change are wafting now. They are blowing softly in every direction. Will you allow these breezes to become a part of you now and bring about lasting change and healing to all those in need of such a change? Allow this phenomenon to work through your Spirit and your heart. As you do so, you will feel a new and lasting change take place within you. And as this occurs, the breeze that is God’s love will move through you. Inward, upward and then outward it will go, this precious current, this gentle breeze of Life and of Love gently touching and transforming our world as it gently cools and cleanses all those hearts that will allow this Love in.
What I have spoken of here this evening is very real, my friends. These are not just words that have been strung together in some fashion. Please consider what has been written here. A new day is indeed dawning. If you look sharp, you can just see the Sun beginning to crest the horizon. Allow yourself the pleasure and blessing of the gentle breeze that is blowing towards you even now. Allow yourself to be a part of creating lasting change in this, the world that was entrusted us to care for. If we choose to do so, then we are off on the greatest of adventures! Think about it for it is worthy of your consideration.
Thank you as always for taking your time to read what is written here. I am hoping that it was time well spent. May Life bless you completely so you may bless those you meet on your path. Take care and be well.
Authored by William J. Thompson, Jr.