Grasping at the Shadow

In my meditations today (on my prior post, “Aesop’s Fables“) I found myself inspired by each of the quotes really.  I had every intention to write an extended post with a couple of paragraphs for each one.  As I continued meditating, I just didn’t feel Divine inspiration down that path.  For some reason the very first, and shortest, of the quotes from Aesop’s Fables kept returning to me:

“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.” – Aesop

There are lots of ways that one could go with this quote:

I could say to a friend, or loved one, “Don’t take me for granted just because I am always here for you.  Yes, I love you unconditionally … but this does not make me weak, rather it exhibits the strength of my Love. That Love will not likely be found in a fantasy/shadow.”

I could say to myself, “Be grateful for the things that you have. Stop pining for the things, or circumstances, that you hope for.  Sit back in your awareness, and find the things that you are grateful for in the here and now … and let the fantasies/shadows dance in the pale moonlight … alone.  What will be, will be.”

What I felt God actually prompt me toward was this:

“Stop pining for the fantasies/shadows that would distract you, or derail you, from your relationship with Me.  If you try to force your own desires into reality, that is exactly what you will accomplish … for even if what you get is what I wanted you to have … you will have gotten it in the wrong way … and it will fall away and wither as a result.  WAIT on Me, be CONTENT with Me, and TRUST Me … I will make you happy beyond your wildest dreams and imaginations.”

Good words from God, those. 🙂


Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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