I had an inspiring email from a friend the other day, telling me about the success of her cataract operation. She wrote: ‘Cataracts, as we know, prevent some of the light from reaching the back of the eye due to the cloudiness or mistiness caused by the cataract. My recent experience has made me even more aware of the wonderful work which we are involved in which must be surely be helping remove the mist which at present seems to be enveloping Mother Earth and we who walk on her. How wonderful it will be when the mist clears and we will all see clearly again the wonders of the beautiful planet we all inhabit.’
This reminded me also of White Eagle’s words about getting a clearer understanding of earthly things by viewing them from a higher perspective. On page 63 of THE QUIET MIND he says: ‘If you want to get a clearer picture of any condition in life, don’t try to see things with your nose on them! See them from the highest point, from the place of spirit, and you will be surprised at how different your problems look.’
Our world seems so full of sorrow and suffering of every kind at the present time, and it can be hard to keep faith in the long term goodness of God’s plan for all life on Earth.
My advice is to ‘follow the shining Star’ leading to the mountain tops. Try not to get bogged down in the ‘slough of despond’ and a downward spiral of negative thought, but ever look for the lessons being learned by us all, and as White Eagle says (these words are given in SPIRITUAL UNFOLDMENT 3):‘Think of spiritual evolution as a most perfect procedure…… all the pieces and broken fragments of life are used and brought together in an indescribably lovely way to perfect the pattern of man’s life on Earth.’