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Symbolism and Imagery

In 1975 I visited a friend in Norway and was introduced to Norwegian folklore, including those adorable, mythical “Spirit of the Land” creatures, or characters, called Trolls. On returning to England, I was surprised to find a “troll” card at a store in the center of London. The poem, “In the Hand of God,” inspired by the image on that card, described her situation.

Please understand, I am not writing about "Trolls"; these are simply symbolic of those seemingly “ugly” or even disturbing forms and states as which our difficulties might appear or present to us. Such opportunities can only fulfill the purpose of leading us from darkness unto Light when we work with them and use them as stepping stones along the way.

There is a lot of symbolism in the poem, referring to “appearance awful it may seem,” as can sometimes be the case, but which really only represent and appear as “guides,” catalysts for awakening, to help us “break the dream.” We so easily judge things, people, situations by appearance, instead of righteous judgment, not realizing as we should, to “judge them not as how you see, for Love is they as LOVE IS THEE.”

We might even prefer and choose to avoid such issues of universal hypnotism, but we “have no choice” but to “trust the hidden silent voice” that will lead us from our pain as we follow the guidelines of principle, regardless of the appearance and despite all apparent evidence contrary to Truth.

Yes, there are times when appearances do seem alarming, but, "though fearsome they may seem to be, they mean no harm, as you will see; Love, don't fear them, neither doubt, that their way IN is your way OUT." They are our opportunity to put principle into practice and prove truth to be true every step of the way, every moment of our eternal existence.

What is the purpose of it all, except it be that “Life demands that I return to where I AM, that we may learn to be, to know, to understand, the whole of life is in the Hand of God.” Yes, this is the fulfillment of its purpose, for “to this end was I born, and for this very hour am I come to this place.”

So "take no thought for your life, for thy Heavenly Father knoweth those things ye have need of, and it is His good pleasure to give you the Kingdom."

Christ, Light, “goes before us to prepare a place, and to make crooked places straight.” Rest, trust, and let there be Light, that Light that “lighteth everyone that cometh into the world,” knowing, “though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.” And remember, as the Child of God,

“There IS Light at the end of the tunnel . . . THIS end!”

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