Expand and contract seem to be the rhythm of the world. Cold contracts and heat expands. And so go the seasons. Winter closes unto itself and spring bursts into bloom.
And so you, My children, also have your seasons, those in which you are active, and those in which you are less active. Each serves the other.
Could there be spring without winter?
Could you survive a life in which you were always scaling the mountaintop?
Is not taking life at a slow pace as much a part of life as going full steam ahead?
Be glad when you are on the crest of the wave, and be glad when you slide down and take a breath.
You cannot just exhale in life. You also have to inhale.
Give yourself a chance to gather your resources.
Before you can spend money, you have to have some in your pocket.
It is not that you have to ration your resources. It is just that you have to be aware that there are cycles. You are as much a part of nature as the trees are.
A flower isn't visible, and then it bursts into bloom, and then it fades and falls away. Autumn, winter, spring, and then summer stars again. And the stars twirl, and the Earth revolves around the sun.
You know by now that I am your Sun. And sometimes you rest, and sometimes you go further. It is not that you know restraint. It's just you know when to act and when to rest. Take your nods from Me.
Before you can slide downhill, you have to go uphill. One precedes the other. Who knows which comes first, and what does it matter? You already know you can't walk on just one foot. When one foot is up, another is down. Both are good and both deserve, if not equal time, then their own due. Both have their place of honor.
For the time being, you are a Human Being in a Human body. You are much more than that, and yet, for an undetermined time, you carry a body the way a turtle carries his shell. It serves him for a time, and your body serves you for a time. You use your body, and, as though it were a horse, you are required to give it food and drink and rest. Your horse may well take you places, and sometimes you may urge it to go faster, yet you can't urge it to go faster all the time. You are the driver of your horse, and yet you are not relentless, and you are not meant to drive your body further than it can go at one time.
Your body is not all-important, yet it is important. All in its time, beloveds.
You are on the ascendant now, yet that does not mean you don't stop to take a look around and to rest.
Avail yourself of the many treasures of the world. Walk by day and sleep by night. Give encouragement to that body of yours. Thank it for its years of faithful service.
Tomorrow the Sun will rise again, and you will arise to it, and you will be alert to serve the day. Beckoned by the Sun, you wake up. You prepare yourself for service in your rested body. You don't ask too much of your good servant, this body, the only one you have in this lifetime. This is the body to take care of now. The body serves you, and you serve it. Is that not a good arrangement?
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