The Guest House
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
-- Jelaluddin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks
IF you look below at the post Michelle Gould...you will see her. Can you FEEL her grace and wisdom and kindness and happiness in her picture? She's just like that in real life. She did my Natal Star chart (Astrology) for me while I was in Florida. Who knew that someone so educated, so thoughtful, so professional, so authentic-- would have such LIFE AFFIRMING SKILLS? Her office is on the second floor of this beautiful old home on 2nd Ave in Gainesville. The floors are wood...the windows are bubbled...you are wrapped in warmth and chic and the vibrations of the books in the shelves say YOU ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE PASSED HERE! If you've never had yours done...I would say RUN to her for the delight of having your life and its lessons affirmed. And even more...the confirming HOPE of an AMAZING life ahead. Like Rumi...(I) may be clearing out for some new delight...grateful for whatever comes....
I am overwhelmed as I continue to discover the beauty of the STRUCTURE of this world and its energies....I'm honored to meld mine into it.