Know the male,
yet keep to the female:
receive the world in your arms.
If you receive the world,
the Tao will never leave you
and you will be like a little child.
Know the white,
yet keep to the black:
be a pattern for the world.
If you are a pattern for the world,
the Tao will be strong inside you
and there will be nothing you can’t do.
Know the personal,
yet keep to the impersonal:
accept the world as it is.
If you accept the world,
the Tao will be luminous inside you
and you will return to your primal self.
The world is formed from the void,
like utensils from a block of wood.
The Master knows the utensils,
yet keeps to the block:
thus she can use all things.
Tao Te Ching v28
I see the Divine in every animal on earth.
Since the dawn of time, many species of animals and humans have interacted in trusting relationships. Animals add so much to our lives. They are pets, farmhands, and guides. Dogs love and guard us. Cats comfort us and keep mice at bay. Wool from sheep is used in clothing and blankets. And animals are essential transportation in villages around the world.
I thank the Universe for the contributions of animals. From the fish of the sea to the beautiful butterfly, I appreciate the unique strengths of each species. Whether it’s the pet from my childhood or an exotic animal, I see the Divine in every animal. They meet our needs with ease and grace. I send them loving energy and appreciate our interconnectedness.
God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind … And God saw that it was good.—Genesis 1:25
The Word of God is given me to speak.
What is the Word of God? “My Son is pure and holy as Myself.” And thus did God become the Father of the Son He loves, for thus was he created. This the Word His Son did not create with Him, because in this His Son was born. Let us accept His Fatherhood, and all is given us. Deny we were created in His Love and we deny our Self, to be unsure of Who we are, of Who our Father is, and for what purpose we have come. And yet, we need but to acknowledge Him Who gave His Word to us in our creation, to remember Him and so recall our Self.
Father, Your Word is mine. And it is this that I would speak to all my brothers, who are given me to cherish as my own, as I am loved and blessed and saved by You.
A Course In Miracles ~ 276
. . . Is Patient, Trusting In God’s Goodness And His Perfect Plan
Be ready at all times to accept the will of God, to accept the way which is put before you. Knowing there is no other, then meekly follow that path and trust in the great and glorious Spirit.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle