There is a Cherokee teaching that says that like all young ones on Mother Earth, who grow up to look and be like their parents…that we too will grow up to be like our Father and Mother. The Earth is our Mother and the Creator is our Father. And like all Fathers, He loves us and wants us to do well. There is never any doubt that we are loved. Sometimes, however, there are times when we may wonder if He is still listening.
Just as with our own children, Creator knows that He can’t make every situation better for us. He knows that for us to be true Human Beings, that He has to let us make our own choices…and experience whatever comes of those choices. He is wise to stand back and let us take those first steps…and yes, sometimes we fall…hard. We may think the Creator isn’t listening or doesn’t care after we have fallen in the dark. But it isn’t true.
As parents, we know that whatever our children’s choices…we Love and Support them. They may become angry with us that we didn’t save them or tell them how to keep from falling (and it’s hard for a parent to not share their opinion). But deep down, at heart-level, they know our Love for them continues…and it is that Love that serves as a foundation for their lives. Our sacred relationship with the Creator is one of understanding and acceptance that, no matter what happens or how things may ‘appear’, that We are always Loved and Cherished!