3/10/13 Rev. David McArthur
The Hobbit Goblins and Overcoming Hurt
Do you have the Hobbit-part in you, where you enjoy your comforts? Sometimes in our unfoldment we are called away from the confines of security and comfort to go into the unknown to find our unlimited abundance. It is not a journey out of need. It’s about expanding awareness. But beyond comfort there are trolls! When we are afraid that something has power over us, we focus on that. But we do need to engage the trolls long enough for the sun to rise—they lose their power in the light. The truth is there is only one presence, one power. No duality. No double stuff! That light removes the fear, which is natural, but we can transform it with truth.
Our goblins are the pain-givers we hold deep in the subconsciousness, and are real. This journey is frightening, dark, and necessary. As long as the pain remains in our subconscious it draws our energy. Golum is the twisted part of us which lost the sight of light and love. It remains powerful as long as we bury it. We have anger, hatred, things we do to protect ourselves from the hurt. In that dark place in The Hobbit they play a riddle game, and go back into a memory of sunlight on daisies. When in darkness we remember light, we experience hope. Hope turns us around and we head out of the caves.
The ring makes us invisible—removing power from the goblins. We go out into the light. In Unity, we use denials. Denial removes power from the false, removes power from the limited. We move to the unlimited. How? We have the Prayer of Protection: The light of God surrounds me. The love of God enfolds me. The power of God protects me. The presence of God watches over me. Wherever I am, God is, and all is well. It is a journey into light. Have the courage to face the pain and darkness in yourself. When they come up to meet you, it is not your failure, it isn’t something wrong in you, it is not to punish you. It is because you have been called to go on this journey!
Light illuminates, but it doesn’t transform. The goblins follow you into the light, but the eagle lifts you into the higher realm. It is the part of you which is able to see the truth with clear sight and a perfect vision of the whole. See the truth and the truth will set you free. I am a beautiful child of God! Transformation happens when we let the truth touch the pain. Then we heal. Love transforms. However your pain came to be within you, you didn’t have the power then. Love reaches into the pain. We journey through the mountain—the journey to freedom. Let the love in. I am the beloved child of the most high! You are beautiful, radiant, filled with wisdom, and you are whole!