Wednesday, 6 July 2011
THE CHRYSALIS - IF WE COULD GO TO A QUIET PLACE AND TRANSFORM INTO PURE BEINGS.
My friend asked me if I understood what a 'chrysalis' was.
I remember watching caterpillars spinning themselves into a chrysalis and later, with wet fragile folded wings, emerging completely changed.
I don't really understand....but I felt the wonder of it all.
I wanted to imagine this friend weaving a protective shell around himself and later...not too long away...emerging free of the curse of alcoholism.
A small miracle.
Has it ever happened?
Can someone go to bed a hopeless drunk who is in an alcohol induced hell realm, and wake up clear and clean and never ever crave another drink [or drug] ?
I searched on the web - but couldn't find a single documented miracle.
What right have I got to want someone to change to make life easier for me?
It certainly would be easier for them.
Suffering upon suffering.
So much suffering I want it to end.
How many lessons does a truthseeker need to know enough about suffering?
Enough I say.
I bring the compassion of Kuan Yin, the power of all the Bodhisattvas, to lift the wise good heart of my friend from this word of suffering and to restore his good, wise calm mind.
Hold him gently in your arms great deity.
Cool his troubled brow and wipe away every trace of his affliction.
No one with such a good heart should suffer as he is suffering.
Let him emerge from his tight restricted place, free of all the hindrances.
Let him fly unfettered.
To the eternal peace he once came from.