Let’s pretend that you have been selected, along with many others, to take a trip to a diamond mine. The bus will pick you up in the morning and bring you home at night. While you are there you can dig for as many diamonds as you want – as many as you can carry.
Let’s imagine you wanted some diamonds for a ring and a necklace and some earrings – that’s all. It’s hard, hot, tiring work doing the digging. When you have found what you came for you find a spot to sit in the shade and wait for the bus.
Some of you decided to take some home for your family – and so you kept digging even though you had what you came for, and you were getting pretty tired.
Others of you understood that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity. You knew you would keep digging until the bus came, and you would bring home not only enough for yourself, and your family, but extended family, and even people in your town that you didn’t even know. You knew that you could help everyone if you kept digging, and so you did.
The diamond mine is the Planet Earth. We came to gather certain experiences. Some of us got what we came for, and we are impatiently waiting for the bus. Some of us are still digging, but we’re getting tired, and almost ready to quit. Some of us have decided we will never quit. As long as we are here we will keep gathering experiences to take home to the family.
Every diamond, every joy, every experience, every overcoming, every success, every lesson, every solution, that we take home is a gift to ourselves and to the family – our soul family. They have supported us here through every moment, every laugh and every tear. They benefit from what we do. The gifts we take home can’t be measured – they are riches beyond compare. The kind of soul growth we are empowered to attain here on this Planet can’t be duplicated anywhere else.
It was pretty special that you got selected for this trip. I hope you have the will to keep digging, because everybody wins. And yes, the bus will come. We don’t know when, but we know it will. And when we get home, there will be a big party and they will say, ‘well done’ – no matter how many diamonds you bring. Count on it.