Guidance from Eileen Caddy

Cease clinging on to the old

How can you expect the best when you keep on clinging on to the second best? That is what is happening to the majority of mankind; one is afraid to let go of what one has in case of losing everything, and yet only when one is willing to lose everything can one hope to gain everything. Only when you empty a cup of stale water can you refill it again with pure crystal water. Only when you are emptied of all can you be refilled. Only when you cease clinging onto the old can you accept the new, something more wonderful. But you must be willing to step out fearlessly into the unknown with your hand in mine.

15 July 2011

One of the co-founders of the Findhorn Community, Eileen Caddy, received guidance from the "still, small voice within" and shared it with others in the community for more than 40 years until she passed away in 2006. Today we continue this tradition by printing her guidance - as relevant today as it was when she received it - in the community's weekly newsletter and by sharing it with the wider world by email.