The Simple Youngest Son
My children, believe in yourself.
That is the same as saying, Believe in the messages you receive from Me. Believe in your hearing. Believe in the impulses you receive. Listen to the drumbeat of your heart.
Your heart is not old habits. Old habits are of the mind, telegraphed to the body. The heart is ever new.
The heart will tell you when to turn left and when to turn right. The heart will tell you where to turn. The heart will not wait. The heart does not have to think about it. This is not whim We are speaking about; it is heart direction.
Something will feel right, and something else won't. Not conscience that you have been taught and learned, that is not it. It is more like you have had your finger on a water spout. With your finger on the tap, the water does not go straight. Take your finger off, and the water bubbles true. You don't have to think to know the difference. Let impulses bubble through you, and there will be no time lapse and no uncertainty.
There will not be wondering. There will be receiving. There will be hearing.
In the olden stories, the son set out on his journey, and he arrived at his destination. He had no delineated map. But he set out, and he kept going. He met this one and that one, and he had help along the way. He found his princess and he found his treasure. He did not know the lay of the land. He did not know where his treasure lay, but he set out on his journey without delay and was true to his heart.
He had help along the way. Sometimes he received good advice. Sometimes it was false. He had to learn to always listen to truth beyond the words of advice. He had to believe his heart and believe in his heart in order to listen to it.
The truth is that I was guiding his travel, and his destination was assured. And his journey was the listening to his heart and entering a golden realm where all the treasures lay. His journey was a journey. A journey is a letting go and an entering into newness.
He had everything he needed for his journey. He had his heart of gold and the beckoning of his destination. Often in the stories, it is the simple youngest son who finds the treasure. The older sons know too much, and so they lose out. They had preconceived ideas, and they went in the wrong direction. They set out to vanquish rather than discover. But the youngest son, newer to the world, has a pure innocent heart and his eyes greet the world. The innocent son has not yet learned to distrust his pure heart or to know better than it.
In the eyes of the world he was often considered simple, ignorant, naïve, foolish, and laughable. The elder son was considered wise in the ways of the world, and the world was confident in him and not in the innocent son. The elder son was confident in himself. The younger son was confident in his journey.
The older sons in the stories symbolize the world, and the world symbolizes the intellect. The simple youth symbolizes the heart. So these stories are stories of mind and heart.
The intellect will not take you where you want to go. The intellect is a detour. It detains you.
The heart will take you where you are already going.
Do not try to outsmart your heart.
And do not keep the attention of your heart on small things, what to eat and what to wear. Your heart wants bigger choices to make. It wants its journey. It doesn't want to stop too much along the way, for your journey seeks itself.