Eileen Caddy’s daily guidance was part of the bedrock the community was built on in the early days of Findhorn and the concept of inner listening is very much part of individual and community practice to this day. Her messages, from what she called ‘the still, small voice within’, are still inspirational, uplifting and powerful words of love and support.
Your unique angel for the day, and the monthly theme based on an angel quality, come from The Game of Transformation®, created by Joy Drake and Kathy Tyler at Findhorn in the 1970s. The Game has become part of the Findhorn Foundation’s culture, and many people all over the world love to choose an angel quality to overlight their day or year, or a particular project or event.
Eileen Caddy's Daily Guidance for Saturday 25 February
See every difficulty as a challenge, a stepping stone, and never be defeated by anything or anyone. Keep moving forward, and know that the answer will be revealed to you when you are persistent and persevere. Be strong and of good courage, knowing that you will get there, come what may. There is no turning back at this stage. All the doors have been locked and barred behind you, so you must move forward. Time is getting short, and there is much to be done. You have your part to play in the overall plan. Find your rightful place in it, for when you know where you fit in, you can be at peace and can do what has to be done in complete confidence. It is a wonderful plan, a glorious one, so have no fear as you take part in it. Simply give of your very best and so help to fulfil it as quickly as possible, and watch it unfold in true perfection.
Text above is from Opening Doors Within, published by Findhorn Press and currently available in 16 languages.
Monthly Theme for February 2017
Move from a place of knowing within you rather than as a result of adaptation to outer experience. Let go of your assumptions and need to control life’s creative process.
It does not matter what spiritual path you’re on, an ultimate sense of peace comes down to one question: Can you let go of the need to control your life, and trust there is a benevolent force guiding all that ever has, is and will happen?
Trust is the soul’s way of attuning to the fundamental laws of reality. There is a deep rhythm that moves through all life that cannot be controlled by our will. When trust informs our experience, it allows our psyche to relax and our soul to be at peace with our situation. We can rest in unquestioned confidence that the universe provides, that we have and will receive what we really need. In fact, often beyond what we alone are even capable of imagining.
When we have a lot of ‘basic’ trust, we are courageous and take risks. We don’t suppress our competencies. We engage in life wholeheartedly, doing what feels appropriate with the confidence that it will work out. Life becomes a story of creation not an obstacle course.
Without basic trust, we tend to react to what arises in accordance with our conditioning, wanting our life to go one way or another. We cling to predetermined assumptions and outcomes. We become tense and contracted and do all we can to manipulate the circumstances to fit with our desires.
Here is a suggestion for changing the automatic internal response to external signals. When a traffic light turns yellow and there is a safe distance to stop before it turns red, what do you tend to do? Do you accelerate to ‘make it through’? If so, this is a metaphor for what happens inside when our yellow ‘worry light’ goes off – we accelerate; try harder, move faster, do more; all stress responses to our conditioning. Trust is the ability to stop and wait for the green light to signal the time to move forward again.
Why not, for the month of February, practice putting on the brake when the light is yellow and taking that moment to pause and breathe in the deeper rhythm of life while waiting for the green light to again signal you to go.
Rest and know that all is very, very well – the Light is about to go green … till then – increase your capacity for loving thoughts and kind actions. We hope the Angels continue to inspire your life.
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