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 every day. 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 Patheos 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
Prophet or Madman