I love things that make you think, I love that this is a huge learning experience! I love that the Guides give wisdom designed to make you think. How many times have you been told something by someone and gone "Ohhh yes, they were sooo right, I am always doing that" and then promptly gone straight back to doing the same thing over and over again. We ask constantly to be hit in the head with our learning, if we had only stopped nodding our heads in agreement and really listened to that inner wisdom, the voice of reason. Too late always we go duhhhhhh I knew that but I didn't listen to myself.
Tai has been telling me stories. I love that! and I am delighted to share his story of the Moon with you. Ever designed to make you think, these stories are always for sharing.
The Story of the Moon:
A long time ago, the Moon lived on the earth. He walked endlessly through the night travelling from place to place, always around and around the planet. He thought that he was pursued by the Sun so he trudged endlessly at night to keep ahead of her. The Moon resented being on the planet, he resented that people at times could be selfish, deceitful and unkind. He trudged endlessly over mountain ranges, through seas, indifferent to the beauty of the planet and relentlessly chased he thought by the sun.
One day the Moon came across a land which was stunning in its beauty, alive with awareness and awake with people who truly cared about their gorgeous planet. He stamped through this land with judgement of mankind and glared at all the people. The people surrounded him lovingly and offered him food and drink and a place to rest. "Bah" said the Moon ungratefully. "I do not want your pity, your kindness and your so-called love. I see that mankind is cruel, selfish and ignorant. Get out of my way" and he stamped off through the land. The people were saddened by the Moon's actions but he left them no time to truly love him.
The Moon trudged on, through a massive ocean, ever looking behind his shoulder feeling pursued relentlessly by the Sun. He was so tired, so incredibly tired, of this green and blue planet, he resented completely his life, his perception that all he did day after day was come across more people, who were ignorant, taking over the planet and their selfish behaviours. He did not see that the world was changing around him. His perception limited by his resentment, his thinking and his distrust of the Sun.
One night the moon fell asleep exhausted from a century of walking the world. He slept soundly, cushioned by the arms of Gaia and rocked by the Oceans of the world. He opened his eyes to brilliant sunlight as the Sun shone down him. He cringed from the light of her shining. She leaned in a studied him carefully. "Moon? May I ask you a question?" He nodded quickly for he feared her wrath without ever even having met her. "When you run from your life? Your world and your place in it. How do you feel?"
The Moon closed his eyes for a moment. "I have no enjoyment of my life, I have spent a century running from you, fearing your wrath and hatred. I feel tortured and pursued in all ways". The Sun looked at him shocked. "Moon! I have followed you for years and years to get you to see that I never hated you, for how can I hate all aspects of myself and in reality you are my Soul mate, the other part of me. I follow you to show you my love". The Moon stared stunned at the Sun. He could not believe what he was hearing.
"Do you not see the beauty of the planet you are on?" She questioned. "Do you not see that people are learning, growing and learning to re-love their beautiful world?" The Moon shook his head and looked down at his feet. The Sun sighed and reached out to him gently. "I love you completely, you are the other part of me but until you have gratitude for what is right under your nose we cannot be together. I need to give you a different perspective" she said quietly and she reached forward and grabbed the Moon with all her might. She turned and threw him into the sky, he flew through the air and landed out in the deep space beyond Gaia. The Sun called to him. "I will always love you, but leave you to contemplate what you have here on this beautiful world" and she turned and removed herself to the opposite side of the world.
The Moon shone stunned in the dark sky, stars glittered all around him. He now had time to see the planet from a different perspective, a different angle and he saw that Gaia was beautiful in her blues and greens, that no matter what happened with man, that the planet loved them for all their weaknesses and their strengths. He saw also that the Sun was right, people were changing and they were learning. Starting to value what was under their noses, far more quickly than he had. He also realised how much the Sun had loved him to distance him so he could truly see her as the beautiful creature she was. He could not reach her from where she had placed him, but he shone brilliantly with all of his might in the brilliant night sky so as to catch her gaze and thus her forgiveness.
Moral: We get complacent, we take for granted, and we create narrow pathways for ourselves in our lives. We moan about money, about freedom, about being on a treadmill. But we have truly forgotten that it was us who did this to ourselves. In our quest for power, for freedom, for owning pieces of our world, we have forgotten that regardless she loves us. This planet was designed for us. No matter how much we are cruel, she loves us still and always will. Take a moment, a single moment to see that it is not the planet who needs to change, but US, she was always the same, always loving, it was us who took her for granted.