Thursday, May 14, 2015


In 1957, a monastery was being relocated to make room for a highway through Bangkok. The group of monks needed to relocate a giant clay Buddha statue from their temple to its new location. When the crane lifted the massive idol, the weight of it was so tremendous that it began to crack. The head monk, who was concerned about damaging the sacred Buddha, decided to lower the statue back to the ground and cover it with a large canvas tarp to protect it from the coming rain.

Later that evening the monk went to check on the Buddha statue. He shined his flashlight under the tarp to see if the Buddha was staying dry and noticed a gleam of light shining through the crack in the clay. As he took a closer look, he wondered if there might be something underneath the clay. He ran to wake the other monks. With a chisel and hammer in hand, the monks began to carefully chip away the thick clay from the Buddha. As they knocked off shards of clay, the little gleam grew brighter and bigger. After hours of chiseling, the monks stepped back and stared in awe at the sight before them. There, in front of the monks, stood a solid gold Buddha.

Historians believe the Buddha had been covered with clay by Thai monks several hundred years earlier. After realizing their country would soon be attacked by the Burmese army, these monks covered their precious golden Buddha with an outer covering of clay in order to keep their treasure from being looted by the Burmese. Unfortunately, all of the monks were killed in the attack, but their well-kept secret of the golden Buddha remained intact until its discovery in 1957.

“We are all like the clay Buddha covered with a shell of hardness created out of fear, and yet underneath each of us is a golden Buddha, a golden Christ, or golden essence, our natural self. Much like the monk with the hammer and chisel, our task is now to discover our true essence once again”  -Jack Canfield        
With faith, courage and diligence, you have the power to chip away at the layers of clay that are imprisoning your true essence, your beauty, and your worth, freeing your radiant soul to shine bright.  Consciously you can then know the greatness of your soul, manifest your dreams, and live a life full of abundance.

The Creator has encoded your very DNA with an intelligence that will allow you to reach unimaginable heights. Your journey began before birth.  God knew you before he formed you in the womb.  The potential inside will collide with his power and release you into your purpose.  There are gifts, abilities, and talents awaiting discovery or “un-covering”.  You have a specific calling.

The Creator strategically placed you here and now, in your gender, gifting, ethnicity, age, and talent for his Divine Purpose.  You were fearfully and wonderfully made.  You were created with awe.  God wants to use you at this particular time and in a particular way.  His Divine Power has given to us, all things that pertain to life and godliness

We are God’s masterpiece, created in his likeness and image.  He has created us so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.  You were hand-crafted and custom made-to-order.  Your design is directly connected to your purpose.  This includes your personality, physical features, style, IQ, and temperament.  There are secret discoveries inside of you that are uniquely yours.  Trust in God’s design and plan.  Your Creator has plans for you.  They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you hope and a future. 
If you or someone you love needs a little help chiseling away the clay so that the gold can shine then you don’t have to look very far.  Whether it takes additional schooling, classes, instruction, or training, you must pursue learning and wisdom.  Go after everything that will assist in developing your Divine Purpose.

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