You are beautiful, magnificent, brilliant, and still you have to shine shoes, wipe up spills, make beds. You may be the most creative person in the world, and still you have to pick up crumbs, wipe your feet, take out trash. It doesn't matter who you are nor what you do. You still have the mundane to take care of.
Today, as has been true for many days these past few months, is remarkable in terms of your future life on earth for a number of reasons – one of which is the full moon in Virgo with a Pisces moon. Perhaps this day does not appear that unusual for many of you – that is, until you review your feelings and thoughts.
Today’s message is in response to a reader’s question:
“You say that when we are truly aligned, we will wish for nothing, but simply accept what is. I understand that, but sometimes it sounds passive to me. What about having goals, and working towards them? What about passion, and wanting to pursue certain things in life? I understand that we cannot be attached to our passions, but I think they can be beautiful and healthy. And it does mean that on certain levels, we still have wishes, desires and goals.”
When we speak of acceptance in a spiritual sense, we are speaking of acceptance of the present moment. In the present moment, the only response must be deep understanding and acceptance, for acceptance in this sense means knowledge, means knowingness, means this and simply this: in this moment, things are as they are.
When something occurs that you did not anticipate and do not like, watch for your emotional reaction. If that reaction is a sigh and an I-quit attitude, a here-we-go-again resignation, then we have work to do. For the adventure of life I wish for you is not one of sighing and bemoaning your fate, of resigning yourself to having and being less than you want.
It is often said that you should learn to accept what you cannot change. There is much truth to this, of course, but it can also lead you into the dangerous territory of apathy and resignation.
We have not done this before but we wish to return to our message of Brenda’s radio show earlier this week. We stated during that channel that those of you listening would have completed most, if not all, of your blending of your beings – or those entities that make up your past, present and future lives and thereby, your soul.
There is a house up on a hill.
You can see it shining there, the golden glow from the windows in the evening,
the flickering firelight reflected on the walls; you can hear the laughter from
people sitting at the bounteous table.
the winds of change blow across the land, dust may blow up before your eyes,
making it difficult to find your way. Old ways may disappear and new ways need
to be found. This
is the time to move into faith, into a complete belief that guidance is there
for you and that love still flows endlessly.
You live now with unprecedented opportunities to evolve spiritually. It may seem to be the worst of times, with chaos and catastrophes seemingly at every turn. You may question how you can advance when your world is so full of hate. You may wonder how, in the window of 2012, with its many question marks, you can achieve the kind of realization modeled by the Buddha. You may doubt that the jewel of enlightenment can be yours this life. For just a moment now, set aside these doubts.