The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way. Robert Kiyosaki
The young man and his wife wanted a child. So badly each day the pair, this young couple of faith lit the candles, sacrificed the honor to the god. Yet although the prophets, the leaders, the spiritualists reassured this husband, this wife, that yes, there would be a son. Even the messengers gave a name, the baby should be called. Yet these two waited. Each one had times of anger, of disappointment. Sarah, being so angry at one point, she decided to let her husband sleep with the handmaiden. Yet taking matters into her own hands, she soon was filled with rage, jealousy, bitterness, that the woman, the child was sent away. The time came when her body as all women became too old to become pregnant. The stories tell us that both she and her husband Abraham became bitter, angry at the world, their home filled with negativity. Yet suddenly, here the news came. She was carrying a child. Laughing, crying, filled with such happiness, but yet we have to wonder when several years later, Abraham was asked to take that child to sacrifice. Of course, the god didn’t make him carry it through, but we often wonder if the way this married couple had treated the very ones who wanted to help, who shared the messages from the heavens along the way, was the reason that even still lessons had to be learned. Many years had passed, many advisors, many prophets had been called, yet I don’t read any where in the text when Abraham asked the messengers for timing. He just asked if this event would come. Of course, that is acceptable when we wait , wait, wait, any human being is going to lose faith. Yet when we decide to lash out because we are waiting, our lesson is to look at ourselves, truly look at ourselves. Perhaps how we are treating the messenger is how we are treating the Very Most High we claim to have faith in. We are being taught how to love even in the face of adversity, in the face of not so perfect. The wait, being tested, teaches us many things. If we are given the dream right away, we wouldn’t come to the Great Spirit, we would ignore the lessons. Disappointment comes, unhappiness sets in. How we treat others, can we decide to have compassion for others, who are just as sad that we are waiting, that each one is waiting for something as well. How we handle disappointment is the key to success.
Animal totems: Marten: This brother of weasel, otter, teaches us to be balanced. Brother Marten’s medicine is knowing where our own boundaries are, how to think carefully, then move quickly to take action with centered , balanced care. His totem says don’t fuss, don’t complain, but listen to spirit, move forward with faith. He loves the forest, trees, keeping in repose with nature in times of waiting to feel at peace.
I am here my usual hours today. My dream is to help at least one person in their time of waiting. We all have disappointments, heartaches, we can just hear the gods say, “I am here . You are not alone. I send messengers to help through the time of waiting. “ “Treat the stranger we meet well, as we never know when they may be an angel” Hebrew 13:2. I am honored to serve. My childhood wish was to be like the Jesus, the Isiah, the Mother Teresa. Isiah the prophet who prophesied the Jesus, yet the people waited hundreds of years , his faith was strong, as he still fully believed. I hope only for the faith of these old masters, as I am just a student to their mastery. May the fairies dance around all of us. Love ya, Me, Cherokee, Cidro, Frankiecapone, Sugar Fortune cookie, T and the sweet spirit of Bob and Bets.