23/08/2013

Constant Goodness



We are conditioned to believe that goodness is restricted, that we need to work the tools of ambition to rise to some illusory summit of nothingness. We are conditioned to believe that we should be what we are not, that what someone else have is better than what we have. This leads us to a false belief in destiny being about a multitude fighting for the same price, while in truth fate is about the journey (an occasional fight) for taking the price that was all along ours. You are not me, and I am not you but still we share sameness in being journeymen and women on this heroic track of our Fate. At every crossroad, at every grove, valley and hill we are confronted with the spirit of choice that challenges us to give out goodness or to retain it.

At every juncture of choice we turn inward (at least for a second) and decide to restrict or give – because in truth this is the primitive dynamic in everything we do. We give love to those we feel deserve our love and we give anger to those we feel deserve our anger. It is always about these minor sentiments that generate attraction or repulsion and rarely do we look to the dynamic of the heavens where we find an order based on angels and positions. It is always about being who you are and accepting the right time for loving, fighting and whatnot, but in the end it is about giving out goodness. Because if we give out goodness it will multiply and if your life gets better my life gets better. 

Everything is spherical, what comes around goes around. If wickedness is what you send out wickedness is not only what you get, but also what you give. It is the same way with goodness, but with one difference. Since so many people have become accustomed to wickedness the confrontation with goodness might generate a temporary resistance. Faced with this, keep on giving out goodness – because isn’t this what you what for yourself, to your life, to your loved ones, to the world?

The human condition might seem to be a struggle in grief and darkness, but the remedy for this is to give out goodness because if you suffer, I suffer, if you prosper, I prosper. We share a journey that might appear dark, but this dark journey we walk, we walk in a world of abundance and kindness. The starry heavens are our mirror. There is a dynamic there where each starry and planetary body carry its soul and moves into benign aspects and conflicts – but this is how it is supposed to be – each encounter brings a new movement, a growth. Because goodness is everywhere and every moment is a golden one. By giving out goodness we give to the world golden moments where we can recreate ourselves – and that is a good thing. As Ifá says in the odù Òfún’rosú

Òfún (the source of light/whiteness) is giving out goodness everywhere
Òfún (the source of light/whiteness) does not make noise about it
People like this are difficult to find in the world
Anyone who wants to do wonderful things
Should observe the ways of heaven
Heaven is the home of honour
This was the teaching of Ifá for human
It was said that death would bring them
To see the ways of heaven
They were asked to sacrifice
So that there would be no darkness and
Grief on their way
They heard but they did not sacrifice