Why did the Creator hide the realisation?
A Sioux creation story says that long ago the Creator gathered all of Creation and said, “I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realisation that they create their own reality.”
The eagle said, “Give it to me, I will take it to the moon.”
The Creator said, “No. One day they will go there and find it.”
The salmon said, “I will bury it on the bottom of the ocean.”
“No. They will go there too.”
The buffalo said, “I will bury it on the Great Plains.”
The Creator said, “They will cut into the skin of the Earth and find it even there.”
Grandmother Mole, who lives in the breast of Mother Earth, and who has no physical eyes but sees with spiritual eyes, said, “Put it inside of them.”
And the Creator said, “It is done.”
Student: “Why did the Creator hide the realisation?”
Master: “Because we have eyes.”
Student: “When are we ready for it?”
Master: “When you realise that this story was created by you.”
Student: “How could Grandmother Mole without eyes produce such a wise idea?”
Master: “She was not discriminating.”
Student: “Why did the creator hide it inside of us?”
Master: “Because it can’t be hidden anywhere, even inside of us.”
Student: “How can we find it?”
Master: “Just look and listen.”
Don’t believe that the creator hid it.
He laid it out before your eyes.
Inside and outside are all your own creation.
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