Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Many years ago, a wise king set out to teach his son, the crown prince, the wisdom necessary for him to become a great ruler. To do this, the king thought to send the prince to the forest alone for one year. The instructions the wise father gave the son were to return to him in exactly one year and describe the sounds of the forest.
The dutiful son did as his father bade him. He went to the forest and listened for all the sounds he could hear. He returned in one year and happily told his father what he had heard: leaves rustling in the wind, leaves falling to the earth, birds singing, bees buzzing, insects whirling and chirping, small and large animals coming and going, waters gurgling up from crevices in rocks.
But the king was not pleased. He frowned and admonished his beloved son to go back to the forest and listen some more, and when he had discerned the true sounds of the forest to return home again to report his observations. So the boy went back to the forest.
He sat alone beside huge trees and lay in the forest grasses, pondering his apparent lack of understanding. After many days and nights, the prince began to sense a strange awareness about him. He knew that at last he could return to his father with honor.
So the young boy ran home, bursting with the excitement of his new learning. He came to his father and reported that finally he had heard the leaves of the trees awakening in the morning dew, the sound of the woodland flowers opening and closing, the clamor of earth as it bared itself to the warming rays of the noonday sun, the heartbeats of a thousand animals and birds.
His father was pleased. “My son,” said the king, “to hear the unhearable is one’s best discipline for being a great leader. The best rulers must truly hear unspoken joys and pains of their people. It is easy to hear the obvious and the superficial, but great kingdoms are built only by hearing the secret sounds of those around you. You have learned well the wisdom of the forest for your lifelong journey.”
When we all become quiet enough and listen to our spirits - we will know ourselves and our journeys. Rapid Eye and the Life Skills, if done with a desire to heal, can change our lives and bring us to the pure love of the Christ Energy that heals us on all levels. We love you…