This is a wonderful teaching story from my book, Mastering the Toltec Way. I thought I would share it with you ….. Enjoy!
The Grandmother and the children
sat at the edge of a large stand of tall pine trees. She looked out over the
“We are the land’s caretakers and
we must always plant more than we use. If you cut a tree you must plant at least
two more. The Mother will always provide for us but in thanks for her love we
must also care for her just as we care for one another.
“When we share with each other
there is always more than enough, yet when we are afraid of sharing there is
“In one village the people had
learned to live in gratitude, generosity, and love. They were all seated at a
huge table full of food. The bowls were always full and overflowing. Everyone
had spoons with long handles attached to their arms. They were all laughing and
joyously feeding one another.
“In another village the people
lived in fear. They had spoons with long handles attached to their arms and
they couldn’t reach their own mouths. When they tried to feed themselves the
food fell uselessly to the table. Their bowls were overflowing but they were
all starving to death.
“We can live in heaven or hell.
Where we live depends upon what we tell ourselves. If we live in fear we will
live in hell. If we remember the power of love we can live in heaven.
“Look at your world. What do you see? Are you eager
to be an adult or are you enjoying being a child? Do you wish you lived in
another village or are you grateful for the home you have.
“If you listen to your mind’s
endless list of wants you will never be happy. Learn to listen to your heart
and you will always find joy. Let your heart guide your choices.
“Let nature teach you how to quiet
your mind. Listen to the wind, sit by a stream, and listen to the water or
watch the light move on its surface. Watch the clouds. Sit close to a tree and let its spirit teach
you. Pay attention to your senses. Feel the magic of life as it flows through
your body and your mind will grow still. Feel, taste, touch, smell, and see. Be
in the moment rather than thinking about being there.
“Let nature show you the silence of your mind. Be
still and watch the love grow. It is in the silence that we see that heaven is
a place that lives in our hearts and in our minds. You don’t have to go anywhere to
find heaven. It is always just a thought away. ”
With love and aloha,
Angels are everywhere just open your mind and your heart to the signs.
Make Angels on Your Shoulder part of your daily routine and share it with a friend!