Hidden Gold BuddhaJul 07, 2023
Time to remove the clay and show your hidden Gold Buddha!
First off - I freaking LOVE my clients.
Second - here’s a story I share with them and sums up a Lot of what we do.
The Golden Buddha, officially titled Phra Phuttha Maha Suwanna Patimakon commonly known in Thai as Phra Sukhothai Traimit is a gold Maravijaya Attitude seated Buddharupa statue, with a weight of 5.5 tonnes (5,500 kilograms).
It was created in the 13th-14th century and revered in a monastery until around 1767 when the monks got word that the Burmese army was set to invade.
To protect it from being stolen, the statue was completely plastered over with a thick layer of stucco, which was painted and inlaid with bits of coloured glass.
The coverup was so successful that following the complete destruction of Ayutthaya kingdom by Burmese invaders in the statue remained among the ruins of Ayutthaya without attracting much attention, it’s true intrinsic value forgotten.
It remained in this condition for almost 200 years, ending up as what was then a pagoda of minor significance.
During relocation of the statue in 1955, the plaster was accidentally cracked by a worker who saw a glint of something shining through.
Instead of rushing to repair the plaster, they carefully chipped it away until the gold and true value was finally revealed.
This story is so typical of how most of us have gotten to this point in our life.
We started out pure, valuable and adored and then have slowly been covered up until we’ve forgotten our true worth.
Most of the layers were things intended to protect us from the big scary world.
“Don’t dream too big, don’t shine too bright, don’t love too hard you’ll get hurt”
Those fears become beliefs, those beliefs become habits, those habits become addictions to keep repairing the clay and reinforcing the stories we’ve been taught.
But what if None of them are still true for you?
What if it WAS safer to cover you in clay back then, but it was only ever meant to be temporary until it was safe again to finally strip it back away??
What if it wasn’t safe to be seen and heard and kind and playful but now it’s more dangerous to hide those aspects away??
What if you are a Gold Buddha and it is time to trust that it is safe to be seen in all your shiny valuable glory once again?
Put down the clay, it’s going to be ok.