Today I bring you a blog post written by my dearest friend and husband, Pete.
When we were young, we played and got into mischief, and our parents, our
mothers and fathers, were patient with us and guided us. Sometimes their
guidance was soft and gentle and sometimes it was swift and firm. All their
actions were done with Love.
As were grew older, our parents still loved us, but we out of the house and
on our own. The need for advice and comfort never leaves us. Our mothers
and fathers are still there watching from afar and always available. When
we do phone them up for help and advice, we usually do a lot of talking at
first. And then there comes a time in the conversation when we want the
advice – and we can only get, and we can only receive the advice we are
seeking when we are listening.
We can’t absorb the information fully if we are distracted, watching
television or cooking or involved with any other activity. In those really
intense and sometimes emotional discussions, we unconsciously remove
distractions around us. We even search out a quiet room in the house,
sometimes the bathroom (a door with a lock!). We don’t want to miss anything
being said on the other end of the line.
As children of God, and children of the Universe, our God, our Mother, our
Father, watch over us all the time. In times of crisis, we pray to God for
guidance and direction. God, who loves us more than all else, is always
with us and guiding us. Just like a phone call to our parents, in order to
fully absorb and hear the inspiration from God, we need to block out and
remove ourselves from distractions. We need to listen. The more
distractions we can block out, the better we can listen. The better we can
listen to our Mother and our Father, the happier we will be, and the more
peace we will have.
So set aside time to listen – without distractions. Sit quietly 10 minutes
a day. Make that spiritual phone call Home to our Mother/Father God. Enjoy
the inspiration and advice, love and peace that flows to you from the other
end of the line.