Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life” by Adam Phillips.
Today I pray, “Dear God, As above, so below. Then what available pleasures during life on this planet are unearthed from our souls in Heaven? And vice versa. Amen.”
Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to reveal this passage:
“So there are three consecutive frustrations: the frustration of need, the frustration of fantasized satisfaction not working, and the frustration of satisfaction in the real world being at odds with the wished-for, fantasized satisfaction. Three frustrations, three disturbances, and two disillusionments. It is, what has been called in a different context, a cumulative trauma; the cumulative trauma of desire. And this is when it works.”
As humanity is at this cumulative trauma at this time in human history, as we are at our adolescent stage of growth, as we are at our cathartic stage of uprising in a timeline of healing, as we are at our subtle uprising of cognitive dissonance that balances a karmic will of an apocalypse with a Divine will of Heaven on earth through a free will of alchemy, choice, toward unity consciousness birthed by a momentary catharsis of separation, this is when it works. This is when life blooms.