My Dear Community,
When you choose to recognize, relate to, and release your grief, revitalization and regeneration have space to shine forth.
Grief shatters Life as we know it. We are not broken – but broken open.
My ‘job’ as a grief therapist is to work myself out of a job. All because the pain, anxiety, loneliness, anger, sadness, and confusion of grief have dissipated. Clients are revitalized and light returns to their life.
Now many have become teachers.
When I opened my mail this week, I discovered again how my clients are sharing their light with others.
For instance, here’s an example from one client who recently moved through her grief. She now writes a Monthly Narrative.
Georgena Eggleston is many things: A Grief Specialist, an Energy Healer, a Speaker, Author. She was also one of my main supporters following the months after my husband’s death. She taught me many things. But the lesson that resonated with me the most was for me to allow my Inner-Self to Shine…. And that’s where the Golden Buddha comes in.
I first learned about the story of the Golden Buddha by reading Georgena’s book, “A New Mourning.”
Please take a few cleansing breaths and enjoy!!
The Golden Buddha
In 1957, a group of Tibetan monks were informed that a highway was being built through their shrine. The huge clay Buddha in the shrine would have to move.
The monks made arrangements for moving the Buddha. On moving day a crew arrived and began lifting the clay Buddha off it block. But it began to crack. The Buddha was heavier than the engineers estimated.
The supervising monk frantically called out to the crane operator to set the Buddha down. And they qucikly lowered the Buddha.
As the monks and engineers examined the Buddha, they found several large cracks. The engineers ordered a larger crane but it wasn’t available until the next day.
The Buddha would have to spend the night in its current unprotected location. To make things worse, a storm was headed their way.
The monks covered the Buddha with waterproof tarps on poles to keep it dry overnight. All seemed well.
During the night the head monk, awakened by the sound of the rain, arose to check on the Buddha. With a flashlight, the monk carefully checked the statue’s condition. As he walked around the huge clay figure, shining his light on the cracks, something caught his eye.
He looked closer, peering into the crack. What he saw he did not understand. He needed to see more. He went back to his quarters, found a chisel and a hammer and returned to the Buddha.
With great care he began chipping at the clay around the crack. As the crack widened, he could not believe his eyes.
The head monk ran to wake the others. He instructed each monk to bring a hammer. By lantern light, the monks chipped all the clay from the Buddha.
After hours of chiseling, the monks stepped back and stared at the sight before them. There, in front of the monks, stood a solid gold Buddha.
Later that morning the moving crew arrived to complete the job of moving the Buddha. There was much confusion and excitement. Where had the clay buddha gone? From where had the Golden Buddha come?
The monks consulted historians as they began investigating the Golden Buddha’s origins.
Several centuries earlier, a select group of monks had the task of caring for the Golden Buddha. Word came that the Burmese army was marching their way.
The monks were fearful that the invading army would loot the shrine for its gold. So they covered their Buddha with twelve inches of clay. When they finished, the Golden Buddha appeared to be a lowly clay Buddha. One the invading army would have no interest in.
The monks were right. The invading army had no reason to take this Buddha as loot. Yet, they did kill all the monks before moving on.
So the truth lay dormant for centuries. It was revealed when the Buddha cracked during its final move. The gold shone through the cracks, exposing the brilliant Golden Buddha.
The Monthly Narrative continued:
The question is…..Are you allowing your Golden Buddha to shine through?
Transformation means many different things to many different people. But the theme that most often occurs is the experience of Release.
Releasing emotions. Eliminating objects in your life that no longer serve a purpose. And communicating to others with honesty. These are all excellent ways to shed those undesirable and unhealthy layers you carry with you.
I challenge each and every one of you to share this story with at least one other person. Who knows…They may just begin to shine too!!
So, my Dear Community, will join me in this challenge?
Sit in stillness. Breathe. Notice the temperature of the air going in and out your nose.
Now breathe, filling your heart with nourishing energy.
Then simply notice your heart. Is there a color, a temperature, a sensation? Allow yourself to simply know “I am the golden light in the darkness.”
Love all around, above, below, to the left and to the right, before you and behind you,