I have just returned from
Honduras and Guatemala with Miguel Ruiz and a wonderful group
of Toltecs. What an amazing place, from howler monkeys sounding
through the jungle tops around towering Mayan pyramids, to the
bright textiles and natural beauty of the highlands.
While traveling, I was thinking about a Big
Trick that the Parasite tries to play on us. It says that if
we can heal enough, if we can fix ourselves, we can be free
and happy. It says that if we can get it all right (especially
using the tools of the Toltec path!) we can leave the suffering
of our "hell" and live in the happiness of "Heaven
on Earth" forever.
DON'T FALL FOR IT! You can never be happy
while you are rejecting parts of yourself that need to be fixed
before you will be OK. You cannot heal yourself out of hell.
You can only LOVE yourself into Heaven on Earth-- and it is
instant. No changes in habits, weight, relationships, finances,
diet, or spirituality needed.
When you accept yourself the way you are,
you are free-- in Heaven. You are perfect just the way you are,
and just the way you are not. Heaven on Earth is an instant
reward for your self-love and acceptance.