my beautiful, amazing friend, sue, just sent me this
passage from the book the four agreements.
i had to share!
thank you so much, sue......
this sparked some great inspiration inside me!
Three thousand years ago, there was a human just like you and me who lived near a city surrounded by mountains. The human was studying to become a medicine man, to learn the knowledge of his ancestors, but he didn't completely agree with everything he was learning. In his heart, he felt there must be something more.
One day, as he slept in a cave, he dreamed that he saw his own body sleeping. He came out of the cave on the night of the new moon. The sky was clear, and he could see millions of stars. The something happened inside him that transformed his life forever. He looked at his hands, he felt his body, and he heard his own voice say, "I am made of the light; I am made of stars."
He looked at the stars again and he realized that it's not the stars that create light, but rather light that creates stars. "Everything is made of Light." he said, "and the space in-between isn't empty." And he knew that everything that exists is one living being, and that light is the messenger of life, because it is alive and contains all information.
The he realized that although he was made of stars, he was not those stars. "I am in-between the stars," he thought. So he called the stars the tonal and the light between the stars the nagual, and he knew that what created the harmony and space between the two is Life or Intent. Without Life, the tonal and the nagual could not exist. Life is the force of the absolute, the supreme, the Creator who creates everything.
~ Don Miguel Ruiz