The Calling

by Bruce Adams

Before hearing God sometime back in 1996, I believed my life was
pretty much like most others in this world.  I was a father, a husband
and a businessman.

Many would say I was living the American dream:  Living in Florida
with a loving family, a beautiful home on the water, complete with a
heated pool and spa as well as a boat docked in the back yard.  I
remember thinking,  “What more could anyone ask for?”  In the way of
the world, once that question had been asked, it did not take long for
my mind to come up with many somethings more.  The answer that came to
me was to create a company that would make millions of dollars, so
rather than take that occasional trip to Europe with my family we
could travel wherever and when ever we wanted to.

Without going into all details, I developed a business plan and worked
on it over the course of the whole of 1995. Oddly enough, it was only
when everything was in place and I was ready to launch a new business
that my life and my view of reality took a turn, to put it mildly.
That turn was triggered by hearing God speak to me and tell me to
forgo the project I had worked on for so long. Additionally, I was I
was told specifically to start mediating everyday.  With no small
degree of hesitation, I put my business plans on hold.  And I began to
meditate.  When I first began meditating, I felt pretty silly because
nothing seemed to be happening.  On numerous occasions I remember
asking myself,  “What are you doing? Are you crazy?”

I keep asking for signs to show me that what I was told had indeed
come from God and not just my imagination.  One day in particular, I
was feeling that it was too hard to let go of the picture of the
future I had planned for both myself and my family. What was happening
to me seemed too bizarre to blindly trust and justify throwing away my
dreams. Yet, there was something that told me what I had experienced
was real. The internal struggle seemed at that time almost too much to
take.

Realizing that there was no one I could talk to about what was
happening, I asked God to show me that indeed these new sensations,
this new direction was coming from Him.  Immediately upon my asking,
while stopped at a traffic light, a bird appeared and flew to the
drivers’ side window beside me. Up to that moment I had never seen a
bird flutter in mid air and stay in one spot other than a humming
bird. I am not an expert on birds but I can say it with complete
certainty this was no humming bird.

Although the experience lasted only for a couple of minutes, when that
bird make eye contact with me I knew God had sent the confirmation I
had just asked for.

Over the next few months I continued my regimen of meditation and
prayer.  All that time I did not know what to make of what was
happening. Today however, I now know I was being prepared for a role I
was play. That role is prophet or madman.

Once I accepted that I was here to do something other than live the
life I had previously known, I was given a message to write a
spiritual book.

Possessing little or no understanding of the world religions, not to
mention metaphysics, I thought I was being called to do the
impossible. Day after day  I would meditate and pray for guidance. My
prayer was always the same, “God, just show me what you want me to
write.”

What happened next made every moment of my life and every memory of
that  life appear to have been a kind of dream.

I wish there were some way to convey a picture of the connection, the
union I  Experienced, but words fail.

The only way I can come close to describing my experience with words
is to say I was instantaneously gifted with an overview of the whole
of Creation and a realization that we all are a part of a living
consciousness that is infinite and beyond the boundaries of linear
time and space. I was left with not only the picture of all dimensions
of time and space as an interconnected whole, but with clear direction
that I was to write about and teach what I had been shown.

I can honestly say that although there are times when my ego
personality shows me that it is a breath away and I can have a
judgmental thought on occasion, I can never forget that there is
another level of awareness available to each and every one of us in
this world. Regardless as to what nationality we come from or what
religion we are practicing, the truth I am  here to share is that Our
Creator is Unconditional Love and Ever Present.

Each and every one on this planet is equally a part of the same living
consciousness.  It matters not so much what name or label you use.
What matters is how you interact with every other one of Our Father’s
Children.

It is a wonderful step in my journey to join Beliefnet and to be given
this opportunity to meet so many of my brothers and sisters in our
human family I haven’t had the opportunity to meet yet.

Love and Light

Brother Bruce

Prophet or Madman

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