In the Realm of Glory

What an unusual day! I woke up from a dream in which I was with Hillary Clinton and then reached out to shake hand with Bill Clinton praising his efforts to arise and serve humanity. I didn’t think much of this dream until I heard a story later this evening… Before that, I had prepared for the Monday Prayer meeting whose topic would be “Glory of God” in anticipation for the Birth of Baha’u’llah and had send an email invitation to friends. When I checked my email, I got an unusually enthusiastic response from the 86-year old lady who had attended a couple of Prayer Stations before:

What a FANTASTIC  TOPIC  you have chosen.  We can ask to see God’s Glory and also ask to have that Glory inside of us.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t know yet if I am coming.     Madeleine

Then at noon Madeleine called me to tell me she is coming with a friend. When she and her friend Merrie arrived, as I introduced them to Wil, the third guest, the topic somehow went into the need of praying for our government.  Turns out Merrie had hosted the two inauguration prayer meetings during the Clinton administration. Then she started telling us the story of how she met Hillary Clinton at a church service and how she had hoped to approach President Bill Clinton but it was he who reached out to her to shake her hand to which she answered with “We pray for you, sir”. So, all of a sudden, the dream started making sense. At least some sense 🙂

We all had wonderful and uplifting time reading from the Holy Bible and from the Writings of Baha’u’llah and Abdu’l-Baha. We listened to beautiful music — “Intone” by Katharine Key, “Love is the Light” by SKY, and “Night Hath Succeedeth Day” by KC Porter. Then we shared prayers — for our children and for our government and for unity. And then Merrie treated us to a song she had learned in Jerusalem, a song called “The Realm of Glory”. Should have been with these words (it was not):

O SON OF MAN!
Thou art My dominion and My dominion perisheth not; wherefore fearest thou thy perishing? Thou art My light and My light shall never be extinguished; why dost thou dread extinction? Thou art My glory and My glory fadeth not; thou art My robe and My robe shall never be outworn. Abide then in thy love for Me, that thou mayest find Me in the realm of glory.
(Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words, #14)

And as the ladies were leaving, they asked me if they could join the celebration of the Birth of Baha’u’llah to be hosted by the Washington, DC Baha’i community. The Glory of God is indeed with us!

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