“Here are my sacred instructions: First, have mercy upon yourselves. You have endured much in our land, and you have eons of lessons yet before you. Only through a gentle touch is Nirvana revealed. Stretch and reach for greatness, but always with a gentle approach. Seek not opportunities, but allow them to gently come to you as a lotus flower floats upon the currents of water amidst a gentle breeze. Strive, but not with hurry- enjoy the process upon which you embark. Know that each step along the way is akin to a party- a celebration of movement, which is itself a miracle.
“Appreciate the godliness within yourself, within each of you. Do not chide yourself for your errors and mistakes, but laugh, grow, and learn from them instead. You, my gentle child, are doing just fine- in fact, very well indeed.
“If I were to give you any word of wisdom, it would be the word that best embodies love upon this Earth plane to me: compassion. Growing past all shame and embarassment, and moving toward appreciation, not just for the “good” parts of yourself and others, but for all along the way- it’s all good, believe me. And if you can know that as the eternal truth sooner rather than later, your happiness will come galloping toward you at the speed of mustangs with winged hooves. Believe that as the truth. Now.
“Wisdom comes from sitting still and listening, not from rushing to get ahead. A still heart receives love and information more readily than one that is hurried. Do something simple today: Pick a flower and simply study it with no intent. Be blank. Be open. And know that whatever comes to you is good, and a lesson in the making- always and forever.”
-Doreen Virtue channeling Kuan Yin in the book Archangels and Ascended Masters: A Guide to Working and Healing with Divinities and Deities