There have been times in our lives,
especially when we were young, when we thought we were “ready”, possessing enough
experience and knowledge to tackle the next step, often rushing headlong with
little or no real thought or comprehension of consequences, only to find that
a little, or a lot, more seasoning was needed.
Typically, this discovery happened after we were up to our necks. No? How about
that promotion you thought you were ready for, so many want to be the “Boss”,
in charge, until the true nature of responsibility and accountability settles in
with a thud. If you are like me, I look back and cringe at some of my “management”
decisions from those early days of being a “boss.” Fortunately, I had wise
mentors who guided through those early missteps. Or how about that home
improvement project languishing that looked so easy on TV or YouTube? Plumbing,
carpentry, tile setting, etc. I mean, how hard could it be, right? We soon
found out. Not to mention, but I suppose I am, when we were young and so sure
we were ready for the world, to be “responsible”, grown up. When our children
pass through those years all we can do is suggest, somewhat wistfully, they
slow down and enjoy the time, since once we truly become responsible that horse
has left the barn and will never return. Unfortunately, they will probably
listen as well as we did.
Spiritually though it is impossible to demonstrate beyond ones understanding. Many have tried and great has been the fall. Conversely as we grow in spiritual understanding new horizons and opportunities naturally unfold. Truly the keys to the kingdom are in our hands, the timing ours. Choosing to grow day by day in understanding, raising our consciousness a day at a time, we embrace the Truth of Being: that we are all timeless children of the Great Creative Lifeforce, connected to everyone and everything, awakening available to all, regardless of our present circumstances. All that is required is an open heart, an open mind and willingness.
So, just for today, pray gently and meditate on love; consistently seeking spiritual guidance from the voice of Creation within us all, remembering the Miraculous will never ask more of us than we are spiritually prepared to handle for God wants each of us, all of us, to be happy, joyous and free. Oh, and when your “responsible” teenager asks for the keys to the car try to avoid dwelling on the “responsible” things you did in your parent’s car as soon as you were out of sight.
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