So for me, the teaching that most stands out, was during my first audience with Grandfather Fire in Ireland in 2017.
It ended up being the last question he accepted, which left a resounding message that I felt he wished to leave ringing in our ears and hearts. And it is something so deeply true.
I have so benefited from this wisdom and remembering and remembering it.
Grandfather said to love, not to judge. When you see other people doing things out-of-balance, love them, don’t judge them. He said this is how the gods see and relate to us. I feel this so clearly in my heart. And the blessing it brings. It has taken me time to see and realise how much judgement creates division between us, and causes so much polarity in our society. Ultimately, it creates disconnection between our hearts.
When we love, we can accept the process it takes to grow, no matter how long that takes. There is a beautiful saying that says to be able to change, first we need to accept. I feel this ties into Grandfather’s wisdom.
With love, we can see the person through the lens of their full potential. I feel this is the way Grandfather sees us. He said love each other, like I love you.
Sylvia Anna Law Conté is a social worker near Edinburgh, Scotland. She is also the Director of Firekeeping for Sacred Fire.