“Goodbye,” said the fox. “Here is my secret. It’s quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes. . . . It’s the time that you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important. . . . People have forgotten this truth,” the fox said, “But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose. . . .”The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery
One of the most quoted expressions in our philosophy is “There is a power for Good in the Universe and you can use it.”
Preparing for a class on the Law of Circulation, I read “There is a power for Good in the Universe and It uses me!”
How important it is to remember that our teaching is based on two equally important aspects of the Divine– Love and Law. As Ernest Holmes writes in the textbook, “Love points the way, and Law makes the way possible.”
When we quit trying to get something, and instead focus on what is ours to give, the good in our lives increases. It’s as if we had been stepping on the hose of abundance and only dribbles of good have been our experience.
To step off the hose, you need to shift your perspective, to a perspective of unity, love and harmony. There is no one against you and there is nothing that stops you from experiencing greater good. Not even I have a “black” thumb. As the fox says to the Little Prince, “You become responsible for what you’ve tamed.” I was responsible for my orchid and now the orchid returns my love by bringing me joy and beauty.