“Wisdom does not consist of trying to wrest the good from the evil but in learning to ‘ride’ them as a cork adapts itself to the crests and troughs of the waves.” Bruce Lee
In one of my first encounters with the Genii Loci of our land I was deeply humbled. I was told by the wise Faery Queen that I was arrogant. Now, some may be offended by such a remark but I giggled because deep down I knew it to be truth.
I always intend to enter into my meditations with an open mind but I never really give any thought to all of these “things” that I feel I “know”, the lifetimes of accumulated knowledge and experience that make me who I am. She said that all of this is very valuable to me in the surface world in my relationships with other surface walkers but not when I enter the Fae realms for teaching and guidance. Coming to them, she said, with a sense of “knowing” is arrogant and appears to them as if my cup is already full or that my fist is closed.
How is one to receive anything in that situation?
How many times do we limit the universe and spirit world in giving us all we deserve by approaching with a full mind/cup or a closed fist? How many times have we limited our capacity to receive simply by needing to know how it will happen? An example: If I believe (read: know) that the only way I will have financial abundance is if I… fill in the blank, pick one (win the lottery, someone dies/inheritance, write a best selling book or cd) etc. You are narrowing your field of reception infinitesimally, from the infinite to the size of a pin prick. From the beach to a single grain of sand.
Spirit intends to give you everything, stop trying to figure it out and allowing your mind to sabotage your life.
Open and receive, let go of your need to know, let go of what you know and simply be in the sea and allow. Be the cork on the wave.
Make room for abundance, make room for inspiration, make room for creativity. It is all waiting for you behind the wall of your “knowing.”
Bring the wall down and receive your gifts!