The following parable is one taken from a story passed along by the Sioux Indians.
The Creator gathered all of Creation and said,
“I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization that they create their own reality.”
The eagle said, “Give it to me, I will take it to the moon.”
The Creator said, “No. One day they will go there and find it.”
The salmon said, “I will bury it on the bottom of the ocean.”
“No. They will go there too.”
The buffalo said, “I will bury it on the Great Plains.”
The Creator said, “They will cut into the skin of the Earth and find it even there.”
Grandmother Mole, who lives in the breast of Mother Earth, and who has no physical eyes but sees with spiritual eyes,
said, “Put it inside of them.”
And the Creator said, “It is done.”
This parable is one that truly sums up quite nicely much of what I’ve already talked about in many of my prior blog entries; that being that what so many of us seek outside of ourselves is actually something that can only be found deep within us. The problem is that it takes a lot of spiritual work to connect with that part of ourselves, which is precisely why so many tend to look everywhere else for fulfillment in this world. Hence the reason why so many latch on to some person, place, or thing outside of themselves for happiness and joy and end up getting caught in many dead-end paths, addictions, and greater suffering.
Personally, I wish it was super easy to find this inner fulfillment, but unfortunately, I’ve discovered over the years that connecting with the Holy Spirit, or what I’ve sometimes referred to as our Life-Giving Energy or Soul Force is something that requires a lot more of being still and sitting with my emptiness. And that’s exactly why so many tend to look elsewhere for satisfaction in life, because who’s ego really ever wants to be still and feel empty anyway?
Nevertheless, I’m inclined to believe that the Sioux Indians got it right in this story when they said that there is a gift our Creator left each of us. We just need to spend a little more time with ourselves, doing something like meditating or communing with nature to start discovering it. And trust me, when you do, it’s then you’ll finally begin to see that the answer isn’t out there and never has been, as it’s always been right there, in you…
Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson