“Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually.” ~ Eileen Caddy
Expect to grow spiritually.
With this one phrase Caddy has taken what might otherwise have drifted away as the height of new age delusion – and injected it with the rock-hard solid ground of fierce integrity and Truth.
The expectation of abundance and fulfillment – this expectation of abundance and fulfillment, is not coming from the ego; certainly not a lazy, self-righteous, entitled, or optimistic one at that. Because: you should expect to grow spiritually.
And if you have ever experienced spiritual growth yourself, and of course I hope you have, it is, at least the great majority of the time: [insert explicative] hard. (Not least because of that damn, adorable, ego.) Far from a naive and optimistic demand of an immature being, this is in fact an extremely sober, and sobering, recognition. Of what is possible; and of what you are stepping into as you step up to ask.
What would be optimistic, and exceedingly optimistic, is to expect all glory and goodness of the above without expecting to grow. Without being asked, by what you are asking for, to grow. And I mean really grow. If for no other reason than to be able to receive it.
Oooo, if we could expect all of them equally.
And want all of them, equally.
What a barely imaginable, and beautiful, culture we might create.