The Lesson of the Pitcher
A few weeks ago I found a beautiful cobalt blue pitcher in a second-hand shop. To give you some background, I will tell you that when I walk through a shop, I sense through it. Perhaps I go with an idea in mind, but nothing specific. Instead of shopping, I become a radar scanner and I scan for items. I don’t shop. I have purchased items that, when I got it home, I wondered why I bought it. It made no sense. Why would I buy such a thing? What was I thinking? After months, I would forget about the item, then years would pass (sometimes 10 years), suddenly, the thing was needed for one reason or another. I perceived a future requirement, even though it made no sense at the present moment. Sometimes, I would give up the waiting game and after a few years and I would get rid of the item, only to find that had I waited just a little longer, the reason would become crystal clear why I bought it. By then, I needed it and it was gone. We get in our own way by over thinking everything. I am guilty of overthinking everything.
Now I realize the message through all these years. The message is to slow down. That is the message of the pitcher. As I mentioned earlier, I found a beautiful cobalt pitcher that I desired to make Ho’ oponopono water which is made in a blue pitcher that spends one hour in the sun. It is of Hawaiian origin. I prepared my water in this pitcher and when I first started using it, I was spilling water everywhere. After spilling water everywhere each time I used the pitcher; I thought now I know why the last person got rid of this beautiful pitcher! Then after a day of dreamy wakefulness meditation, I poured from the pitcher in a dreamy, flow-like state of mind, and the pitcher poured perfectly! The lesson gleaned from the pitcher is when you pour slowly the pitchers pours precisely; when you rush and pour fast and furious, your water will spill everywhere. Slow down. You see the signs everywhere. Slow down. I thought there was a fault with the pitcher. The only fault was me stressing and trying to do something fast and not being mindful of what I was doing.
The universe uses our life experiences to get through to us. We are always receiving these lessons, but we are on such auto-pilot, and out of touch with ourselves, we don’t perceive the messages. Most of the time we tune them out until we get into severe pain. Pain seems to be the only way to shock us out of our programmed, thick fog in which we find our minds. Pain can stop us in our tracks. Have you ever had that happen to you? Slow down, you are missing out on your very own life.