a metaphysical play
God (G)- spirit, the universe, love, truth
Woman (W) - you
Setting: a purple, black darkened room with a billion pinpricks of blue-white light surrounding the players as they sit on the water’s edge
W- God, does it hurt?
G - my child, of course. But not for long. Just enough to scare off the meek , the uncommitted, those not ready.
W- Am I ready?
G- are you?
W- you don’t care?
W- why not?
G- it’s your world, darling, & the time is always now. The path has opened to you. You are on it. It is done. You will use time to see as I see, to know as I know, to love as I love.
W- I don’t understand.
G- you can’t.
W- so what do I do now?
G- why, you live, my child. Like it’s the last thing you’ll do. And it will be enough.
W- I’m afraid.
G- that’s fine. It suits you for now. But soon you’ll see there is nothing to fear. Fear is only a dark corner without love. When you desire it enough, love will flood it with light. When you decide that you wish to see above all else, you will.
W- I don’t see now?
G- no darling, only shadows.
W- why do I feel resistance to seeing? Why can’t I ask with my whole heart?
G- because things will change for you. Life as you know it will fall away. The little grievances you wrestle with, the problems you think you must solve, the things you chase, all will be seen for what it is — distraction. And a great duty will call to you, an inspiration to work, to surrender your human life to service. It is a great power and responsibility, one you’re not sure you can manage.
W- can I?
G- of course. When you wish to.
W- how long will it take until I’m ready?
G- Time isn’t the way to answer that. Nor ask it. It will depend on your being. How much pain are you willing to feel? How much fear will you bravely face? Then, finally, how much love will you allow to course through you after the pain washes away all that is not real?
W- will I be the same?
G- no. Not even close. & that is why you resist. You know where you are. Who you are. What you are. Or so you think. All of that will have to change. The people, the things around you, your world, all of it.
W- is it worth it?
G- you tell me.
W- I know it is.
G- it is the only way to live. All else is dying.
W- what if I fail? What if I can’t handle the job?
G- you will rise in it even more beautifully than I can imagine. That’s why you’re here. To expand my vision, my reach, my truth beyond what it is. You will fly my dear, if only for eternity, and it will be enough.
—the room floods with light and the players disappear--