‘Only he who knows the destination knows the way,’ the teabag told me solemnly.
Okay, don’t look at me funny. You know I have this ‘thing’ about oracles? Well, my iPod is now full and, while it still constantly surprises me with the relevance of its random choices, I felt the need for a new source. All hail the teabag oracle. I’ve developed a taste (okay an addiction) for Yogi Tea’s liquorice and mint tea. Don’t go ‘eeeugh’ if you haven’t tried it. I know it sounds strange but it’s the perfect combination of warmth and cold, total contrast in a mug.
Anyhow, Yogi teabags have little quotes attached to them – but you don't know what you're getting until you break open the bag (much like most things in life). Anyhow, I rather liked the destination message because, well, it makes sense right? If you don’t know where you’re going, how the heck are you going to end up in the right place? You just wander around in aimless circles. Lost. Except, hmm, I quite like lost. But where has it got me? See, I think I need a bit more focus. Just a bit. Maybe.
And then, later on, when I cracked open another I got:
As long as there is a doubt, you cannot find the way.
Hmm. I’ve recently read the Conversations with God series of books by Neale Donald Walsch. I inherited them from my mother who loved them. But I always crinkled my nose and sneered – cos I've always been a bit sceptical about channelled stuff on the whole. But my quasi-guru talked about them in his books so I figured I’d just poke my nose into the first one…cautiously. And, you know what? Gobbled it up from start to finish, nodding pretty much all of the way through. Well I never…Who’d a thought?
And what does it say, in a nutshell?
‘The Laws are very simple.
1. Thought is creative.
2. Fear attracts like energy.
3. Love is all there is.
Love is the ultimate reality. It is the only. The all. The feeling of love is your experience of God.’
And yes. I do believe all three of those.
And then it started talking about oracles. Okay, it didn’t use the exact word but still…
‘Watch. Listen. The words to the next song you hear. The information in the next article you read. The story line of the next movie you watch. The chance utterance of the next person you meet. Or the whisper of the next river, the next ocean, the next breeze that caresses your ear…’
Or the conversation of the next cup of tea you drink. God is a teabag? Well, of course. *smile*
And recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the next chapter of my life, pondering directions, musing on destinations, looking for The Way. And things are starting to become a little clearer. Maybe.
It’s a dance, it really is. The mind alone won’t do it. You need to be totally congruent at the deepest level in order to manifest change. Like God the teabag says, ‘As long as there is a doubt, you cannot find the way.’ And those doubts might be subconscious. Tricksy huh?
To be continued…