Living in OnenessKnow Only Love
To help the monks to understand that nobody loves a beggar, Buddha shared this story. Many years ago, a monk dwelt in a forest-grove on a slope of Himalayas. Not far from the grove was a great marsh. A large flock of birds sought fed in the swamp in the daytime and returned to that grove in the evening to roost. The noise of the birds kept the monk awake at night.
These are definitely changing times–for individuals, for nations, and for the planet. We know that change can be exciting and fun. We also know it can be frustrating and stressful. Some changes will fill you with joy and others will fill you with fear. So, be ready and accept the process.
The Red and Blue have become labels of the division in our country. One represents the male energy out of control and the other represents the female energy out of control. Neither extreme wants to listen to the other and neither will concede that they do not singlehandedly have the right answers. The concept of being a “moderate” or proposing a “middle ground” has become unamerican.
I published the Parable of the Cracked Pot in 2018 but Spirit feels we should revisit the story because many people have been dealing with unworthiness (again). We need to remember the perfection in our imperfections. Honor the beauty of who you are and what you create.
“Breakdown to breakthrough” has been a mantra in spiritual circles for decades. Around 2005, even mainstream media started using the phrase. We need to understand and embrace the process of breaking down to break through so that we can maintain our spiritual perspective of change.
There was a Hindu priest who was well versed in the Vedas. He considered no one equal to his knowledge or debate. He decided to teach others by carrying a lighted torch.