"State Trooper?"
(from Ram Das "Polishing the Mirror: How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart")

10-25-2013 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #757
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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within's Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds”].

This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Rev. Tom Newbill

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Story of the Week
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State Trooper?
(from Ram Das "Polishing the Mirror: How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart")

"Once in 1970, I was driving on the New York Thruway in a 1938 Buick limousine that I had converted into a camper. I was going very slowly because it was a very old car, driving with one hand on the steering wheel and doing my mala beads with the other - just hanging out with various forms of the Divine. I was holding the steering wheel with just enough consciousness to keep the car on the road. I was singing to Krishna, a radiant, blue incarnation of God who plays the flute. Krishna represents the seduction aspect of the Beloved. I was ecstatically hanging out with blue Krishna and driving along the New York Thruway when I noticed a blue, flashing light in my rearview mirror. I thought, "Krishna has come!" :-)

There was enough of me focused on driving that I knew it was a state trooper. I pulled over, and he came up to the car window. He said, 'May I see your license and registration.'

I was looking at him as Krishna, who had come to give me darshan. It was 1970. Wouldn't Krishna come as a state trooper? Christ came as a carpenter.

Krishna asked for my license. I would have given him anything; he could have my life, but all he wanted was my license and registration. So I gave him my license and registration, and it was like I was throwing flowers at the feet of God. I was looking at him with absolute love.

He went back to his police car and he called home base. Then he came back, and walked around the car, and he said, 'What's in that box on the seat?'

I said, 'They're mints. Would you like one?'

He said, 'Well, the problem is you were driving too slowly on the thruway, and you'll have to drive off the thruway if you're going to drive that slowly.'

I said, 'Yes, absolutely.' I was just looking at him with such love.

If you put yourself in the role of a state trooper, how often do you suppose they get looked at with unconditional love, especially when they're in uniform? So after he had finished all the deliberations, he didn't want to leave, but he had run out of state trooper-ness. So he stood there a minute, and then he said, 'Great car you've got here!'

That allowed me to get out. And we could kick the tires and hit the fenders and say, 'They don't make 'em now like they used to', and tell old car stories. Then we ran out of that. I could feel he still didn't want to leave. I mean, why would you want to leave if you're being unconditionally loved?

So finally he ran out of digressions. He knew he'd have to come clean that he's Krishna, so he said, 'Be gone with you', which wasn't state trooper talk, but what the hell. As I got into the car and started to drive away, he was standing by his cruiser. I looked in the mirror and saw that he was waving at me.

Tell me, was that a state trooper or was that Krishna?"

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Pastor's Quote of the Week
“I like the evening in India, the one magic moment when the sun balances on the rim of the world, and the hush descends, and ten thousand civil servants drift homeward on a river of bicycles, brooding on the Lord Krishna and the cost of living”

(From: James Cameron )

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        May we see you in Everyone!

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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