My horoscope today in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reads like this: The desire for perfection is a prison. The need for acceptance is a prison. The shame of un-realized goals or past mistakes or current shortcomings are a prison. You hold the keys, Break free.
I thought it was a little unusual for a daily horoscope but a timely message as I re-enter from being away this past weekend. Our desire to improve conditions is part of the grand puzzle of life. We’re constantly being called to step up and break free, free from the illusion of separation created by good and the bad. By ‘perfection’, we’re not just talking about things that makes use warm, fluffy, fuzzy, and happy inside. That would only be half — at best — of the grand puzzle.
I’m talking famines, lice, tics, rashes, poverty, cancer, senseless crime, fraud, deceit, bad coffee, warm beer, the botched haircuts, reruns of Maury Povich at the dentist, and stubbed toes.
I’m also talking about that unexpected windfall from your childless aunt, all green lights on the way to work, that perfect parking spot at Whole Foods (coming soon!!), expressed love from your child, winning at Banana Grams, and groundbreaking conversations.
And sandwiched in between all those things is…You and me. In that sacred space lives our innate desire to improve conditions.
Our spiritual teachers and leaders have long pointed to the notion that every single thing is an integral part of the perfection that is… life.
This won’t ever stop. Life won’t ever stop asking for more through us.
So we may as well just relax into our roles, right? Stop stressing about it so much.
Maybe then we could just put one foot in front of the other and engage with life knowing this isn’t some urgent race towards a finish line, but rather a surrendering to a divine tug that pulls us towards the next step of our unfoldment in this ever-expanding universe.
We hold the keys.
”Blessings on your journey”
Credits to Jonas Ellison for more inspiration today!