This morning we have a message from a power animal that I know well. I first met him years ago when I was doing power animal retrievals, then again more recently in my Power Animal Adventures. He is an enormous sperm whale known as The Ancient One; it is always so wonderful to hear from him. And is now our way, Quado has added a few words at the end of his message.
The perfection of all things lies not in your judgment of what should be; it lies in your acceptance of what is. And by acceptance, we do not mean apathy and resignation; we mean an active involvement in what is, a joining in, but yet within the guidelines of what truly is.
Your goal is not hope, not a denial of things as they are and a wishing for things to be other. Acceptance is an objective state, a deep and complete understanding that this is the way this moment is, this is how things are, but without judgment that they should have been otherwise.
Now is. You are. All is as it is. And that is the beginning and end to truth.
Life is not about what might be in the next moment; it is about what is right now. And now is the only truth, the only place of action, the only place you ever truly are. And it has a contour, it has its ways. It is as it is and no other.
Even when the sky is cloudy, the sun shines behind the clouds. Even when the storm blows, the sun shines above the storm. Even when the wind howls through and blasts the trees with its awesome power, the sun is there, up beyond the clouds and wind, shining as brightly as ever.
You will sometimes meet someone you believe is a soul mate; you feel the connection on many levels, perhaps instantly. And as you get to know each other more, you begin to feel the connection deepen and you feel that you must have an arrangement with this person that predated this lifetime.
Do not assume, however, that this soul connection necessarily means that you are meant to be happily together for this lifetime. It may be that you are meant to be friends and allies, helping each other out. It may be that you are going to help each other in ways that even involve conflict and separation, but with an end result that is beneficial to you. It may be that you are going to learn some lesson from each other and then go your separate ways.
It is not necessary to know all the answers. It is not even necessary to know all the questions you might ask. All that is required is that you know that you are not alone, that you are surrounded by the hosts of heaven, by angels and spirits, by love unbounded, by caring and attention. Know that you are deeply loved.
The truth does not honor your
desire for lack of change. That is honored by fear, not truth. The truth, the
rightness within you that urges you to step out into the unknown, requires much
courage and much faith.
I have been living a double life since 1993. For most of my “spiritual” years, I have felt a conflict between these two sides of my life, a need to keep them separate, and a nagging feeling that I should be devoting myself completely to spiritual endeavors...
How tenderly you hold your heart, the innocence and love within, all gently wrapped in tissue paper and tied with a blue ribbon. How cold the world can seem when you go out into it, as you try to protect your heart against the winds and the storms. And how tempting it is to steel your heart against them, to try to strengthen your heart by making it colder and harder. Som
You are capable of true greatness. This is not a question, a wish or a hope. This is a simple fact. You are capable of true greatness.
True greatness is not something you hold up to a standard you or society have set and ask over and over, “Is this it?” True greatness is a flame inside, a truth that is you. And as you go through life, this truth can become buried. You may need to unravel the consequences of some past actions to clear a space for it. Or you may need to balance the time and effort required to carry your burdens with the time and effort required to excavate your shining wonder.
But it is there. It is real. It is true and it shines.