Guidance from Eileen Caddy

There Is No Blueprint To Follow In The Spiritual Life

Absorb My peace and love in the silence, so you can go out into the world taking them with you. A fire needs replenishing from time to time otherwise it will go out. Every soul needs replenishing with the fruits of the Spirit to enable it to go on moving ever forward and upwards. Never imagine for one moment you can live a spiritual life without spending much time in peace and stillness alone with Me the Lord your God. I tell you, you need these times, and no matter how busy a person you may be, you cannot do without them. Some souls need to spend more time with Me than others. There is no blueprint to follow in the spiritual life. Each individual must seek within and will know what their need is and then it is up to them to answer that need and never to neglect it. Some souls need more sleep than others, or more food – so with the fruits of the Spirit. Some need far more than others. Therefore let each individual seek and find their own deep inner need and never try to follow in someone else’s footsteps or feel that because so and so does such and such a thing, they must try and do the same.

4 September 2015

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.