The Stonemason Who Was Never Satisfied
Supplied to the Messenger by Michael Berman
Long ago there was a certain Chuang stonemason. He was famous for his extraordinary skill at his trade. One day a rich man needed some stonecutting done and sent for him. When he got there he saw that his employer lived in a great mansion, was dressed in silk and satin, ate all kinds of delicacies from oceans and mountains, and was waited on my maids and servants. Very envious, the mason gave up working, and wanted only to become such a rich man himself.
A fairy heard his desire and made him a rich man. The mason was deliriously happy.
I had spent the majority of my life searching for the reason I came into existence.This led me into a variety of studies that ran the gamut from astrology, magic, I-Ching, Kabbalah, meditation, Jungian psychology, and finally to Shamanism. My trip to Peru in the early 1990’s, changed my life and solidified my years of work into a vision of what I came to do and how I could help others in their search for authenticity.
I have always known that I was a teacher. That was at the core of my being. I have found that everyone has a knowing deep inside themselves. It may be as an artist, writer, healer, caretaker, explorer, inventor, etc. When we live our lives from that internal knowing we are fulfilled, inspired and motivated. We feel impassioned and full of life. What gets in the way of living our dream becomes the fodder for our frustrations, unhappiness, addictions and dysfunctional relationships.Through my studies and personal experiences I discovered that soul loss is at the core of these issues and that as these soul parts are retrieved one begins to feel empowered and whole.