There are few people who fire me up the way the gorgeous Reverend Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith does. I'm tellin' you, this man makes my whole Being vibrate like ... well, I don't even know what to compare it to.
Yea. That much.
I first saw him on the original version of The Secret, some 3+ years ago. I recall that on the day I watched that film, I was so excited...because I knew something huge was about to shift in my world. Just had this giant feeling of anticipation; a feeling of absolute wonder that I hadn't felt since I was a kid. I'd heard about the movie from one of my dearest friends, who'd heard about it from a friend of hers. When she first told me about the nature of the movie, I had this distinct knowing that Abraham had to somehow be involved. It just sang of the teachings of Abraham, and I'd been recently exposed to some of those audio tapes too. I had listened with the awe of a child on her first visit to Disney Land. Everything they said (Abraham is a 'collective of entities', in case you didn't know; hence the word 'they') resonated in me and made my whole body tingle. At last I'd found someone who got it...or rather, who got how I felt about this thing called 'god'. I was hooked.
Anyway, so my friend tells me about The Secret and I order the movie and it finally arrives. I got it late in the afternoon, and still had stuff to do, so I decided I was going to wait and watch it the next day, when I'd have nothing to distract me, nothing on my calendar, nothing that would disturb my complete attention to this 'secret' that would be revealed.
I'll admit, when the film first started, I was a little disappointed. The gentleman who spoke first was not my cup of tea. But, I was not going to let one guy dissuade me from the feelings I had tingling through me. I continued on...with an open mind and an open heart. And that's when I heard his voice. Even before his face registered in my brain, that voice just rocked my world. Some people do that (to me). I felt a new surge of energy powering through me and I listened as he spoke about the exquisite nature of our Being. His words were like a soothing salve on a badly burned body; a salve that brings instant relief and miraculous healing. I was over-the-top blown away by this man.
Now, 3 years later, he's shown up again...with a new book called "The Answer is You". Subsequently, he just did his first airing on PBS, to share this information (or maybe a better word is 'inspiration') with the world. As I watched and listened I could feel that delicious tingling begin to build again, only this time it seemed so much...MORE. More delicious. More exciting. More beautiful with every word he spoke. I alternately laughed and wept. I had tears of joy running down my face as I wiggled in my chair, dancing to the rhythm of his voice. The funny thing is, the stuff he was saying wasn't necessarily 'news'. I mean, I'd heard lots of it before. But it was the way he delivered those thoughts. The manner in which he made me feel the thoughts, instead of just hearing them. The way he was able to transfer his own splendid energy....right through the TV screen across the room into me. I could almost see the electricity sizzling through the air, coming right at me in loving color. It was freakin' crazy!
Now, 2 days later, I'm still buzzing. I'm still alive with the reminders that he shared...and YES, they're just reminders. Because I believe that there isn't really anything we don't know. We have all the answers to every question we've ever asked or will ask. We, you and I, ARE the answer to those questions. Even the 'big' ones. So it's not about 'learning' what we don't know. It's about remembering what we've always known. Mostly, when we're confused or scared or hurt or angry...it's because we've simply forgotten. We've forgotten that we are Divine Beings...with all the Everything we could ever want, hope for, imagine, desire. We have ALL of it...right here inside of us. We just forget that part.
I'm telling you this now because it's a show worth watching. PBS typically airs such programs several times throughout the month. All you have to do is go online to PBS.com and check your local airing schedule. You'll find it, I have no doubt. And I promise you, it'll be one of the funnest hours you've ever spent in front of a television. Not kidding!