Posted by Kimmy Sophia Brown
Many people have heard of the Findhorn community in Scotland, founded in the early 1960s by Peter and Eileen Caddy, and their colleague, Dorothy Maclean. Ms. Maclean's experiences receiving messages from nature spirits guided the planting and tending of the Findhorn gardens and helped in creating their spiritual community.
In Ms. Maclean's 1998 book, Choices of Love, she speaks about her relationship with God, whom she calls, "The Beloved", and discusses her ongoing relationship with nature, humanity and the world.
Here is part of one of the messages that she received from God:
“When you are in a state of loving, you do not have to try to
force contact with me, for I am here. Bitter self-examinations do not bring you
to me, and the tension of striving blocks me, but the flow of love,
particularly to me, aligns you in harmony. The more directed the flow, the more
perfectly your world turns around.
I do not mean that you are not to examine yourself. Search
yourself, find the truth of what you are, and in the acceptance of that truth
you are free for love to flow. It is when you do not accept the truth of your
faults, when you resist them and so stay emotionally attached and in conflict
about yourself, that you remain on the treadmill of the old. Accept the truth,
and you are released and relaxed and can become aware of me. Then the love
My gigantic reality transcends all else, and all is well.
reoriented and stabilized, and what comes to you is not right nor wrong but
part of you, part of me, in the power of love. Then you can meet and transmute
any situation without trying.
I know you do not stay in that state – if you did, you would
not need this advice – but when you find yourself out of it, you can choose to
turn and come to me again. As you do this, increasingly you will find the love
flowing. Everything is on your side: the onward rhythm of evolution, the new
energies being expressed, the place you are in, the desire of your soul, and my
beckoning love. This is a time of increased opportunity. Go with it, accepting
yourself as you are without a quibble and accepting and knowing the reality of
what I am in you with joy, thanksgiving, wonder, and love. I make all things
new. Love me simply, without strain and be one with all.”
To learn more about Dorothy Maclean's work after Findhorn, visit The Lorian Association website at: www.lorian.org
Photo used by permission, The Lorian Association