Eileen Caddy MBE (right) was a spiritual teacher and author; one of the three founders of the Findhorn Foundation community at the Findhorn Ecovillage, Moray Firth, in northeast Scotland. She exemplified the principle of “Deep Inner Listening.”
- Born: August 26, 1917, Alexandria, Egypt
- Died: December 13, 2006, Findhorn, United Kingdom
- Spouse: Peter Caddy (m. 1957–1978), Andrew Combe (m. 1939–1953)
Spiritual Teacher & Author
It is important from time to time to slow down, to go away by yourself, and simply be.
Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it.
Life is full and overflowing with the new. But it is necessary to empty out the old to make room for the new to enter.
Seek always for the answers within. Be not influenced by those around you — by their thoughts or their words.
Gratitude helps you to grow and expand. Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your lives and into the lives of all those around you.
When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose — what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.
The secret of making something work in your lives is, first of all, the deep desire to make it work. Then the faith and belief that it can work. Then to hold that clear definite vision in your consciousness and see it working out step by step, without one thought of doubt or disbelief.
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realise that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.
What is right for one soul may not be right for another. It may mean having to stand on your own and do something strange in the eyes of others.
Let there be more joy and laughter in your living.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually.
For whatever it’s worth, there’s one thing we all could use at this exciting, phoenix-like time of un-bubbling post lockdown, kickstarting the NewNormal: namely, cultivating individual relativity/humility… The “animal” world is the one that’s about personal/group profit (knowing what you’ll get); the “heavenly” one is about principles (trusting that you’ll receive). When we are “sure” of things (usually a fear-based control urge), we’re often ignoring the whole picture.[mfn]A mathematician, a physicist, and an engineer are riding a train through Scotland.
The engineer looks out the window, sees a black sheep, and exclaims, “Hey! They’ve got black sheep in Scotland!”
The physicist looks out the window and corrects the engineer, “Strictly speaking, all we know is that there’s at least one black sheep in Scotland.”
The mathematician looks out the window and corrects the physicist, ” Strictly speaking, all we know is that is that at least one side of one sheep is black in Scotland at this particular moment.”
When we’re super “sure” of something, we ignore the whole picture…[/mfn]
Eileen’s Still, Small Voice Within often referred to “Unity.” I believe that “Holism” and a growing relative understanding of the “All in All” lie at the heart of Eileen’s use of the word. Continuing practice in personal relativity creates space for other opinions to gently co-exist with mine, saves energy for more important exertions than negativity, and opens up opportunities to learn&grow while I continue to at the myriad of possibilities every moment seems to present me with. “Humility” & “Unity” = building entrances for others+lowering our own barriers!
Philosopher Karol Wojtiyla wrote: “Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought. … Love consists of a commitment which limits one’s freedom – it is a giving of the self, and to give oneself means just that: to limit one’s freedom on behalf of another.” And that’s what Findhorn Founders’ message is about for me: the voluntary gift of freedom&love IN ACTION!!!
Happy Eileen’s birthdate!