In The Looking Glass

Robert Yarbrough

As soon as I received the word “Reflection” for this issue, I heard The Supremes singing in my ear. The very next thought was associated with the Gospel Song, “When I Look Back Over My Life.” But for some reason, neither of these conceptual ideas fit this article. Hmmm….. All of a sudden like the coming of The Holy Spirit, I reflected back on the movie, “What The Bleep Do We Know,” and specifically on the part where the shaman saw disturbance on the water and kept looking until he was able to see the ships. Initially, he could only see the disturbance on the water and not the ships. The reason was that the ships were outside the realm of his conscious awareness. He had never seen ships of that kind before. It took time to make an impression on his mind and once this was complete he could see them.

When I peered through the looking glass to reflect, I couldn’t. There was no reflection. What I saw in the looking glass had never existed before. There was nothing to reflect upon; what I saw was real right now. There was a mystical magical scene in the looking glass, more vision than reflection. A vision of now and beyond.

First Corinthians 13:12 reads, “For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know, just as I am known.” This is what is in the looking glass. This is what we see. If it is a reflection, it is a reflection of the wholeness and completeness of our being-ness. Wowzie, who would have thought?

Isn’t it nice to see ourselves as we actually are? Mature, healthy, peaceful and pretty much fulfilled in this glorious experience called life. That which once seemed dark dissipates more and more with each breath we take. Yes, what we may think we remember is gone forever. But, if we look carefully, what we see now, what is reflected back to us is really pretty cool. And the good thing is that we don’t have to jump through any hoops to see it. All we must do is peer into the looking glass.


– Rev. Bobby

Yarbrough MugshotThe Reverend Doctor Robert I. Yarbrough is an independent New Thought Minister, trained and steeped in Fillmorian Theology.  He is a writer, author, lecturer, workshop / seminar facilitator and former television host, of “Eating From The Tree Of Life” in Chicago. His extraordinary Bible skills led him in his two year series on the book of The Revelation, where Rev. Bobby shared the secrets recorded in the most loving book in the Bible with others.  His unique presentation style places audiences at ease which is always conducive for them to come away with some spiritual meat that they can immediately apply to their lives. In his newest book, 28 Days A Journey Within, Rev. Bobby establishes the bridge necessary for those ready to breakthrough and move all of their desires into manifest reality.  Reverend Bobby is also a board member of the X-Tend-A-Hand Ministry in Chicago. He handles all pastoral care duties and functions as the non-profit expert as he incorporated the ministry and developed the 501 (c) (3) package. Rev. Bobby also fields, initiates and handles all communication between X-Tend-A-Hand and the government agencies that have oversight responsibilities for non profit organizations

 

 

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