Armadillo (General) (Listen while you read)
A need to protect oneself from the torments of life. Harden up!!
We all need, at times, to look at our ‘self-protection’.
Do we need to adjust our outlook to accommodate the times?
Certainly we do. We must not allow outside appearances to fool us into believing that all is well.
There are moments in life when we can be fooled; these moments can bring us down, if we allow them to. We need to investigate these moments with thoughtful concentration.
Are we missing something? Are we allowing ourselves to view the world with ‘rose coloured glasses’. Are we taking a simple situation, which is really black, and making it appear white?
Sometimes in life we can want to believe one thing when really there is another thing happening altogether.
In other words, my friends, we can deceive ourselves because of a ‘want’ that we may have.
It is certainly the case, when we wish for something to be so, that we can ‘make it so’ within our minds.
Do we not, at times, do this? Indeed, some of us do this.
And what is the general outcome under these conditions?
The general outcome, my dear friends, is that we lose sight of the reality of the situation which can, and does, bring us harm.
The Armadillo, therefore, is warning us not to allow ourselves to firstly; be deceived by outward appearances and secondly; not to self-deceive.
A timely warning, my friends.
Carolyn Page – ABC of Spirit Talk
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