Marshall Vian Summers gives his thanks for the blessings and opportunities at a time when the New Message from God is reaching out into the world, finding people those who are destined to be its students and supporters.
I think that we have before us an unparalleled gift to receive and to give, greater than our estimation it is, and the mystery of our lives that it represents, because so much of who we are has nothing to do with our daily life. It’s as if half of us is here and the other half remains unknown and unexplored, but it is that other half that holds the key to our lives and purpose and the greater value of our being here. So I welcome you all to the Mystery!
To share in my life is to live a life that has a great deal of mystery in it and to learn not to be afraid of that mystery, to value it, to have it become your companion is a wonderful thing.
Tonight, because the Holy Days this time of year, in all faith traditions, are so much about a deeper reckoning and about thanksgiving, gratitude, I would like to give my blessing of gratitude, express my gratitude to you. And I have been certainly uniquely called and blessed, but as you will see in my blessing, the blessings that I acknowledge are things that many of you are experiencing, and are open to all people in the world.
And the importance of this gratitude is that it reminds us that we have come from a greater life, we are part of a greater life and that we carry that greater life within us every moment of every day.
PRAYER OF GRATITUDE
So I stand before the Greater Powers and the Grace of the One and amongst my people and many peoples, I share my gratitude, that my life has been saved for a greater purpose, saved beyond my own reckoning, beyond my own plans and goals, saved for something greater than I could have foreseen.
And in that I am grateful for the restraint that has held me back—from the relationships that have come to me, and the career opportunities that have come to me, the restraint that has held me back, saving me for something essential and more important.
I am even grateful for the disappointments in relationship, though painful at that time, in their time, saved me from pre-empting my life, giving it prematurely to a future that did not represent my destiny.
And I am grateful for the power that has thrust me forward at times when I have had to act boldly in the moment and to proclaim myself and my intentions, taking a seeming risk, but in the end demonstrating a greater truth.
I give thanks for my wife of almost 28 years, who is with me tonight, and my son of almost 28 years, who is with me tonight. I think the miracle of relationship is perhaps the greatest demonstration of the Power and the Presence that abides with us.
And I am grateful that I had the patience and the forbearance to wait until true relationship could come to me—I had to wait a long time—and that I was held back in all of those ensuing years. I would not be here today had it been otherwise.
And whoever was holding me back and pushing me forward knew, as I did not know at that time, that I had to make my sacred rendezvous, and I give thanks to them for that.
And forgive me for my complaining and misunderstanding.
And I give thanks for the people who can respond to the Revelation that has taken me so very long to receive and which I am only beginning to comprehend.
For those who will receive and those who have received, I am grateful.
For other Messengers in the past have had to face complete isolation, complete rejection and great retribution. So I feel very blessed in my time that I am given the gift of relationship and community and that I can be prepared to speak to the world as I am being prepared now.
And I give thanks for those who journeyed with me during the long years when there was no result, no certainty, no clarity, but on the conviction of Knowledge itself that they must abide with me and carry this forward with me and protect me and one another. And I honor you for that.
And I give thanks for my weakness, which teaches me about humility.
And I give thanks for my strength, which gives me conviction.
For I cannot fail my mission.
And your being with me this evening, all of you who are here gathered, and those of you who are watching from afar, your presence is evidence that the Revelation is beginning, at its very beginning, to have a powerful impact.
And I am grateful because those who have gone before me often have not been able to see the fruits of their efforts and their sacrifice.
And I give thanks that I have had the strength, the support and the forbearance to endure a life-threatening illness, and to go through periods of doubt and uncertainty, and have the strength to reassure others who experience doubt and uncertainty.
And I give thanks that the Revelation has taught me that who I am is not my mind, and that my mind is a beautiful instrument to be used to express something essential and important in the world. It is not meant to be a tyrant or an oppressor.
And I give thanks that those who watch over me have allowed me to struggle and to gain my own strength, the strength that they will have to depend upon, both now and in the future. They have allowed me to make mistakes. They have allowed me to feel weak and lack confidence in myself so that I would build the strength upon my own and carry their message into the world.
And I give thanks that the Revelation has taught me to build the Four Pillars of my life so that I may have strength and balance and not neglect that which must be attended to, no matter how mundane or simple or trivial it might be.
And I give thanks for the Words of the Revelation and the Voice of the Revelation, which reminds me of my Ancient Home and of those who have sent me here and of the greater life that each of us is learning to reclaim and to recognize—step by step, day by day.
And I give thanks also to the thousand simple pleasures that are around me every day that I am learning to recognize and to enjoy in all those moments that they arise to make my journey joyful, and to remind me that I am on a sacred course.
And I say these things tonight, fully aware of the great suffering that is occurring in the world, the great hardship, the severe hardship that people are facing. I see it. I feel it.
But the Blessing is still with us. And it is this Blessing that I live with and have to remember every day so that that day may be valuable for me.
And I’m grateful that these gifts to me are being given to you. They are not simply the privilege of an individual who has a special calling. But these are the gifts of the Revelation itself, the gifts of life, the gifts for us to learn to receive.
My prayer is that I can reach those who must receive, and to reach all who feel unworthy and are troubled by the past, who have lost faith and confidence in themselves and others. I pray that the Revelation may restore them and renew their strength and power, and that if I can demonstrate this in any way, let it be so, that this is the gift of my life: that these words and the Voice of Revelation may resonate through me and through you.
May the Power and the Presence be with us.
Nasi Novare Coram.