Following is an excerpt from "The Calm Before The Storm", originally written as a letter to one of my ShirleyMacLaine.com friends, and as a follow-up to my poem "Waiting In The Wind". The excerpt below was written 11-28-01, on a stormy night...
My Unconditional Love for this woman I call Ruby is deeper than my love for anything else upon this Earth. My passion for her is greater than my passion for anyone or anything else in the Universe! She IS my World, and I am her Guardian Angel Incarnate. I'm her G.A.I. (pronounced "guy"), orbiting in my celestial starship around her, quietly, peacefully, tenderly, and with the greatest concern for HER above ALL other concerns. My flight is invisible, and I never materialize or land in her presence unless she specifically invites me.
HER happiness is my heart's greatest desire. She is my first thought in the morning, and my last thought before I sleep. My love for her transcends all traditional concepts of love held by those on this planet today.
Few currently incarnate on Earth at this time have reached a clear and complete understanding of Unconditional Love. They do not comprehend it. They have never before experienced it. They are not ready to even contemplate it.
Yet I now know it. After many lifetimes of learning and growing, I have finally completed my lessons and earned my Masters Degree in Unconditional Love. I am now ready to progress beyond theory to practice.
Following is an excerpt from my letter to my best buddy (who will be 86 years old May 21, 2004, and who was driver and bodyguard to your friend Barbra Streisand for 10 years). Written on 1-18-02:
Lou, I am HOT for this woman! But it is also a very deep, very spiritual attraction, as well. It is an unselfish and an unconditional love. I don't think about what she can do for me, or how she might love me, or how she would make me feel. I think only of what I can do for her, and how I can show her -- every day -- how much I love her, and how I can make her feel warm and cherished and desired and worshiped and adored without any doubts whatsoever. I am a GIVER, Lou, and I want to give her a permanent little smile of pure satisfaction, inside and out, every day of her life, for the rest of her life.
Following is an excerpt from my letter to one of my friends fromShirleyMacLaine.com, which I posted 10-22-02 on the "In The Wire" web site: http://www.inthewire.com/entry.asp?EntryID=3750
And now, My Friend, I must go back to my writing. I am still trying to express to Ruby how much I love her. I pray that, someday, she'll believe me!
My Spirit Guides have shown me so very much this last year. I need to share it with her. Yet if my loving words and gestures will not bring her joy, may she never see them. If I cannot bring a higher level of ecstasy into her life and cause a perpetual smile of deep satisfaction to appear upon her dear face, then may we never come together.
If she finds happiness in the arms of another, or needs time alone, I will stand where I am, whether near to her or far, with a smile upon my face, always looking out for her. For whatever brings her happiness, that is what I wish her to have, whether I am a part of that happiness or not.
And THAT, my Friend, is the DIFFERENCE between selfish, conditional love, and selfless Unconditional Love.
I have no sense of urgency with regard to this beautiful Soul that I love so deeply. I have no selfish wants or needs with regard to her. I want only to know that she's enjoying good health. I need only to know that she is happy. I want nothing that she would not want. I need nothing that she does not need.
I have overcome fear, possessiveness and jealousy. I am filled with love for God, for Self and for Her. I have left all negative baggage far behind me.
I am free. So is she. We are both free to be apart, and we are both free to be together.
Whatever she decides, now and in the future, she will know that she has my total and Unconditional Love and support. I will love her forever, no matter what.
May you know such a deep and eternal love someday as well, Dear Friend!
BLESS YOU, DAN - 10-22-02
I lead an extremely busy life, but I look forward to sharing so much more on ShirleyMacLaine.com!
Whether I speak of Unconditional Love, or spacecraft, or reincarnation, or non-western concepts of spirituality and eternity, I know that I can speak freely in this community. No one here will label me a "nut" for speaking of metaphysical concepts.
I thank you, from the depths of my heart, for making this possible!
Shirley, I am so very pleased with all that you have accomplished this time around!
And I am not alone…
All of us who have mastered Unconditional Love…
We who are citizens of this dimension, this world, this universe, and beyond…
We who are NOT limited by linear time and space as measured by carbon-based entities…
Those who have left their physical bodies behind and who live free in Spirit…
Spiritually advanced conscious creations everywhere are well pleased with you, Shirley MacLaine!
Shirley, you are our own American Treasure.
You are a precious jewel in the crown of God.
You shine as one of the brightest and most beautiful stars in the Universe.
You are beloved by all who know you.
Everything you have done in your remarkable life has been done in the spirit of love, compassion, and world peace.
If anyone on Earth today deserves a Nobel Peace Prize, it is YOU.
It is my intention to put your name before the people who could make this happen.
And this gift I give you myself, here and now…
For seventy years of so magnificently manifesting the Spirit of God on Earth… By the power vested in me through the mastery of Unconditional Love, I declare that, henceforth and throughout the ages to come, you will be known by one other name: "Saint Shirley, Our Lady of the Internet".
No one personifies Unconditional Love MORE than you do.
The web site YOU conceived, gave birth to, and so lovingly nurture and support, will quite possibly be the forum that will attract and promote brilliant ideas and loving vibrations that could literally heal the World.
You are truly "Our Lady of the Internet".
May your name be blessed now and evermore.
May your light shine forever.
God bless you, Child.
Happy, Healthy, Joyous 70th Birthday, Saint Shirley!
WITH PROFOUND LOVE, RESPECT, AND GRADITUDE,
DANIEL DEVERON BAKER - Written April 14 & 15, 2004
May God bless you with health, love, romance, passion, excitement, joy, enlightenment, and all good things!
(Click on blue DanBaker hyperlink to see my ShirleyMacLaine.com Profile).
NOTHING has changed.
I am STILL in awe of you.
My only wish is that this Happy Birthday Post (in 4 parts) brings you joy!
God bless you and yours, Darling Shirley!
(Click on my blue Daniel Deveron Baker link to see my new Profile).
END OF 4-PART POST.