“What did you learn?” asked the tall glowing being of light to the other one who was trapped inside a clay vehicle.
“I have learned patience,” was the clay one’s immediate response. I have learned that that which I can allow to leave can return stronger than ever. But in the time between the leaving and the returning, I must have patience. For if I am not patient, I begin to fill myself with doubt. I have also learned that doubt can be an even greater enemy than fear.”
“Yes,” responded the tall glowing one. “Doubt would have you believe that you have lost your way. Doubt would have you believe that you are not upon the Golden Path which you have sought your entire life to remember.”
“Doubt,” continued the clay one, “whispers that my dreams are mere fantasies and that my inner life is an illusion. Oh, yes, doubt has been my worst enemy in this time of trial.”
“But Wisdom was your friend, was it not?”
“Yes, wisdom told me that all I felt inside myself was true and that doubt and fear were wrong. Wisdom told me that all that leaves is replaced by something stronger. Even if a loved one leaves, they have left me a gift.
“But doubt would not allow me to accept this gift, and fear told me that I was not important enough. Fear told me that I was not important unless I had status and money in the external world.”
“Doubt and fear are liars,” spoke the tall glowing one without a tinge of condemnation.
“But when doubt and fear held my heart, I thought that you were the liar,” confessed the clay one as shame began to dampen the gold light tapped inside the clay.
The tall glowing one moved forward to embrace the clay one in its beaming aura. The tears of sorrow that had traced across the trapped one’s face turned to tears of joy.
The shell that had trapped the clay one’s golden light began to transform until it was no longer a limitation, no longer a trap. It was a vehicle. It was a vehicle made of the same substance as the earth upon which it had traveled.
“Oh,” spoke the one who had once felt trapped. “Now I remember. I chose to enter this form of clay so that I could be a part of a very special moment.”
“Patience will allow you to wait for that moment,” spoke the tall glowing one.
“Yes,” replied the other tall glowing one who protected and encased a small vehicle of clay. “Yes, patience will give me the wisdom to wait without fear and without doubt.”