Thursday, April 19, 2007

Why Wait?


Thursday, April 19 ~ Santa Fe, New Mexico

When I was a boy growing up in Canada in the 1960s, a cute, animated beaver starred in a series of government-sponsored TV commercials every winter. In each episode, the industrious beaver would work on his dam without waiting for spring thaw.

The message, brought home in the catchy jingle Why wait for spring? Do it now!, was to encourage Canadians to think about launching home improvements during the winter.

Why wait for what appear to be perfect conditions?

Why, indeed?

An inner beaver of my own has been singing his version of that jingle to me for weeks now. It's not about home improvement, and his lyrics don't scan nearly as well as those written by George G. Blackburn for the Canadian Dept. of Labor 40 years ago.

"Why wait for someone else to do it for you?" he sings. "Do it yourself!"

For me, my beaver song has been about The MoonQuest, a profoundly spiritual fantasy novel I began writing 13 years ago. (If truth be told, it began writing me 13 years ago and hasn't let up on me since!)

Now, countless revisions, one screenplay adaptation, one award, one agent, numerous attempts to find publishers, and many close calls (including one involving Conversations with God's Neal Donald Walsh) later, I have heeded my inner beaver and am doing it myself.

The MoonQuest will be in physical, printed and published form later this spring!

Of course, as I pointed out earlier this month in Body Talk II, I'm not doing it myself at all. I have had lots of help: my spirit beavers and other energies/critters, as well as many of you, who have lovingly supported and encouraged me in this process.

And what a process it has been! Through it, I have discovered deep layers of fear I thought had been put to rest long ago. I rediscovered how easily I get overwhelmed. And I am still discovering how empowering it is to take a project to completion myself and not abdicate the final stages to an outside entity.

How often in our lives do we do just that? How often to we abdicate our power to others? How often do we remove ourselves from critical decisions that, truly, are ours to make? How often do we refuse to acknowledge our highest dreams and desires? How often do we walk away from them when they seem impossible?

The old New Age paradigm would have us sit in silent meditation until our dreams were realized. The old human paradigm would have us push, push, push, regardless of any inner imperative.

The new paradigm for this new age is a new balance of inner and outer, of the human and the divine. It calls on us to go within to connect with our highest dreams and desires (not those we think we want but those our soul yearns for (see Manifestation Beyond "The Secret"). Then it calls for us to surrender to the divine imperative that tells us when to wait and when to act.

And when, in timing that can only be divine, it is time to act, we don't wait for spring. We don't wait for someone else to pick up the slack. We don't wait for someone else to do it for us.

We empower ourselves to take responsibility for our own dreams and, with the assistance of all the energies and entities (embodied and disembodied) that want nothing more than for us than to succeed, we take one step, then another, then another and then another...conscious of the ultimate dream but focused on the moment.

That is the only way I'm getting through this publishing adventure: One day at a time. One task at a time. One moment at a time.

It shouldn't surprise me that that's how I'm being guided to proceed. After all, that's one of the many spiritual lessons of The MoonQuest. Apparently, it's one I'm still learning!

~ Listen to a free audio excerpt of The MoonQuest, read live on my 4-16-07 teleconference

The MoonQuest will be available on or before 7-7-07. Reserve your copy today* (why wait!?) and get free shipping** (U.S. only)! Plus I'll autograph the book to you or to whomever you're gifting it. (Advance orders paid by credit card will not be charged until the book goes to the printer in May.)

* If I have your credit information on file, feel free to reserve your copy via e-mail.
** This is a prepublication offer. Normal shipping charges will apply once the book is out.

2 comments:

Kent said...

Mark David - As always thank you for being the wayshower and definitely the vanguard for full expression and expansion. It seems to me we've created a pretty thrilling/terrifying experience here and I've often thought it "easy" to play small, when in fact it is never easy or even really possible for long. Your work with MoonqQuest and even more so with the WHO and WHAT you are is truly inspiring. The honesty and self leveling you constantly engage in is incredible. If there were an olympic event for self examination and inner courage you'd have all 3 medals!
A quick syncronicity about your email regarding taking on our highest dreams and engaging what might appear to be impossible. Today in my email I received an email from myself; or so it said. This is what the email read:
"Dear future self,

I'm reminding you about your stated goal on 43 things, to
"accomplish the impossible".

How's it going?
Sincerely,
Your past self"

The syncronicity is that I remember creating that entry on 43things.com about a year and a half ago, but I hadn't choose to receive email updates for this goal like I had with another of my goals, which I've been receiving every week for the past 18 months. Then today this one about accomplishing the impossible showed up. At a time when a lot of uncertainity is present. For me it is confirmation that I am divinely supported with a galaxy of supporters all cheering for me. Well, I'm here to transform the world to one of a consciousness of Oneness. That seems pretty tough and I don't know how in the world to do it, other than I will do it.
So thank you friend, for it is your courage, conviction and beautiful self that guides me. For I know and experience the Oneness when I see myself reflected in the magnificent and honor that is you. Thank you for agreeing to be the vanguard and for continually going inside to discover, love and grow into more. You are treasured beyond measure and I thank God for you.

I'll write to recruit you for my Oneness transformation when I discover more. :-)

With the greatest love.
Kent

Mark David Gerson said...

Dear Kent,

It sounds to me as though your present self (which is your future self as defined by your past self) is doing just fine on the Mission (Im)-Possible front.

Everything you have written suggests that you've given up the false barrier separating the conventionally impossible from the divinely possible and are moving courageously and magnificently forward as the wayshower you are.

Congratulations!

With love and respect,
Mark David