I'm sorry I've been away, I have been painting and painting and painting... I'm over painting my house. I would for five minutes love to paint a painting however, that doesn't look imminent until I get the house painting out of my hair. Having said all of that it has been a fantastic time of talking to the Guides and just generally mellowing while painting.
There is just so much going on energy wise at the moment that it is nice to just paint... I think. I'm changing my mind rapidly about that one! Anyway, I retreat as I paint to the off worlds and the Zen Garden of Tai's. This time we are walking and I am as usual moaning. I really have noticed that this has become a habit lately, obviously some of the things I need to deal with are also in myself if others are able to "trigger" emotions and learning as well.
Tai walks quietly listening patiently. The soft pebbles beneath our feet whisper gently to each other as we step. The peace seeps quietly into me and I continue to talk about frustrations in self and understanding to Tai. He stops for a moment and holds up a finger. I look at him mid vent and raise my eyebrows. He produces (I swear he has a bottomless pocket) a small brown twig and shows it to me. I look at him questioningly. He motions me to sit and he sinks gracefully into his lotus position, while I seem to flounder my way down, crushing a million small pebbles and they all giggle at my collapse. I mentally roll my eyes and Tai's eyes gleam.
Fearing I am stating the obvious as usual. I say "It's a twig and really that's not like you to snap it off a tree". I smirk at him impishly. He laughs and says "I did not" then his eyes gleam more and he offers the twig to me. I shake my head, I already know I'm about to get a lesson in tolerance from him about my frustration and moaning so I may as well suck it up. The energy around him shimmers as he smothers laughter at my thoughts.
He holds out the twig to me and leaves it suspended in the air in front of me. Always Tai teaches simple wisdom so I know I'm about to get thinking learning and I wait. "The twig looks like it is what it is, a small brown stick. However, within the twig is the magic of being able to produce wonder". Immediately the small twig produces on its end, like time lapse photography, small buds which bloom into these beautiful pink blossoms. I draw in my breath in delight, and the twig changes again, losing its beautiful blossoms but then producing these wonderful bright green leaves. It is suspended in the air right in front of me, the leaves grow rich and the small blossom budlets start to build in small fruits. This is all happening off this small brown twig right in front of me. I clap my hands in delight, feeling like a small child that has been given a treat. Tai smiles at my delight and everything changes and the twig is gently placed in my lap, small, brown, no sign of the magic that occurred.
He looks at me and I look at the twig and then at him. I'm supposed to be putting two and two together but for the life of me I don't know why he has shown me that. His eyes gleam and he spreads his hands out in supplication. "Simple wisdom" he states and taps my head.
"When you are in a position of growing, of changing and evolving, you have a tendency to look at things impatiently. However, you are the twig, you have the magic in you, but there is timing, there is growth and there is waiting. In your impatience at times, you want the blossoms, the leaves and the fruit NOW. All good things take time and without time, there is no learning, no wisdom and no gain. When you chose to come to the Earth plane you knew that it would take time to grow as a child, time to reach adulthood and many experiences in between. Understand that even though you have grown there is still a timing, an evolution and an understanding, and yet like the child inside you still try and rush your simple wisdom". He taps me on the head. "Frustration does not make the blossoms come any faster for the twig, resentment also does not make the blossoms come. When you understand that by the Divine Timing of the Universe, you will be ready, then you need to learn what the twig has learned. The Art of Surrender. When you surrender to the knowledge that all is as it should be, that good things simply cannot be rushed, then you have learned that there is wisdom in surrendering to the growth within. Then you have learned the patience and wisdom of the twig in that surrender. It is an Art to be learned. A simple wisdom. That some times, just surrendering and going with the flow, brings more understanding that fighting to gain knowledge that comes with time anyway". He winks at me and disappears.
I sift pebbles through my fingers and look at the twig in my lap. Here in the "In between" I could change the twig, make it do the same as Tai did, I could create the energy to enable the growth to happen. But it would be in the "In between" it would not happen in the reality I am living. The twig sits quietly in the palm of my hand. I think "Cliff" and I am at the top of the cliff in my world. I walk backwards down the hill to my beloved tree, I walk down a space and open a small hole in the earth. I whisper to the twig, "I love you, grow wisely in all the time you need", and plant the small twig into the moist soil. The soil welcomes the twig like a long lost friend and I touch it gently in warm pinks loving. The twig sits in it's nest and I climb back up the hill and look out to the horizon.
Again I learn. Doesn't really matter how much huffing and puffing, and grumping and resenting and getting frustrated I do. I need to learn the Art of Surrendering and letting the knowledge and information within come in it's time. Forcing things never works... Sometimes the simple wisdom is to surrender and let the Universe bring in it's Divine Way, what we need for us the most, regardless of what we THINK we need. Simple Wisdom indeed.