THE ESSENCE OF TIME AND DISCOVERY

Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter.

Today I pray, “Dear God, I have fond affinities to this children’s story, yet I cannot recall why. I remember little eucalyptus green hard-cover books of the Peter Rabbit series. They rested on a bookshelf in my bedroom as a child. What delightful tale of discovery awaits me today, in adulthood? Amen.”

Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to this passage:

“I am aware these little books don’t last long even if they are a success.”
—BEATRIX POTTER

“The Tale of Peter Rabbit” is listed online as #20 in the top-selling books of all time. So, in this sense, these little books are a success. In my recollection of how these books impacted me, I remember a fondness of security and wonder. And then I was on my own. While on my own, in adulthood, I attained the talent of what I refer to as discerning devotion… on an aligned day. When needed, I apply my blatant term for this discerning devotion: unrelenting willfulness.

From the fondness of security and wonder… to discerning devotion… aptly reapplied as unrelenting willfulness… I am a grown-up. That didn’t last long. And I love the unrelenting willfulness. It marks my own adulthood as known, experienced. No longer a child, I have a childlike spirit of willfulness with the power to carry out actions as an adult. This is a balance. And I partner with Source to provide this balance as my soul learns and grows, as I experience freedom and free will, and as I contribute to the expansion of humanity. This, a lasting legacy.

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