I woke this morning to a discussion about the Trident. There are many stories of the Trident, who uses it, and what for, but the Taoist description is the one which rings true for this mornings message. “In religious Taoism, the trident represents the Taoist Trinity, the Three Pure Ones. In Taoist rituals, a trident bell is used to invite the presence of deities and summon spirits, as the trident signifies the highest authority of Heaven.”
Prosperity is possible, however, ethics are necessary for real success. I see around me people struggling, often reverting to methods of gain which are not ethical, or even moral. I hear, as they speak of the woe that befalls them continuously, and I marvel at their inability to connect ethical behavior with potential abundance. Curious how suffering brings about action which is harmful. Could it be, that which is inflicting lack upon the population is manipulating minds to produce the ‘behavior’ which continues cycles of harm?
Forgive yourself, forgive others. Compassion for another’s situation is important at this time. Consider another persons point of view and choose connection rather than separateness. Especially in this current time, it is so easy to avoid the attempt of wearing another’s ‘shoes’, or putting of self, in another’s position. What would we do if we found ourselves there? Displaying martyr-like energy is not going to do any good. No one has to put themselves last in order to be compassionate toward others. There is a balance which can be nurtured and met.
I find that when I listen to the squabbles of the government representatives, joined by those who have chosen sides in the citizenry, my own mind and words and actions begin to mimic their child-like, tantrum throwing behaviors. I must shut them out if I am to remain in balance. The more times I experience this in myself, the more I see lack of awareness in the world around me, as people are torn apart and pushed and pulled by the manipulative ‘stories’ behind the actions we see taken. There must be a disconnect from the chaos pumped into homes and minds by those wishing to manipulate circumstances.
You are loved and protected even through the most difficult of trials. This is a time for healing. You need mothering, or to use your mothering energy. Sometimes, no matter how much we may try to protect someone, things do not turn out as we wish. While we may mean well, and even be right, people need to learn life’s lessons on their own. It may be a karmic situation that is resolving itself or a key life skill that someone is learning while we watch. It is natural to want to end the suffering of others. It is natural to try and protect ourself from the same suffering we see happening to others.
Current technology allows us to be connected near and far, in real time, viewing the horrors that befall humanity and all other life. It is natural for our nervous system to jolt and recoil and for the mental faculties to scream out for the need of change. The inner-most self of the majority yearns with great passion for the end of suffering. The inner-most self also fears that this suffering may come too close to home, which slams the door on compassion.
The key is in first, recognizing when this happens, and then learning to open the door to compassion, even though there is fear.
If we tune out the squabbles of adult children in high places, we may see that by coming together in body and mind we will be able to create a situation where all have enough.
This, however, requires that the participants be willing to work as a team, rather than have the mindset of taking that which they perceive to be abundance, or overflow of wealth, from another.
Those who’s only goal is the absorption of another’s profits from hard work, have no place in the building of a new world where people honor, respect, care for, and work with one another for the benefit of the whole.
Gifting and receiving is the way of the future. The give and take are on their way out. The first is gentle sharing, the latter is forceful compliance. It is clear which idea and mind frame the entire world has been operating from. It is past-due time for change.