Spirit’s Daily Philosophical Meditations – Book Two

Daily meditations on a radically personal grass-roots spiritual, and yet practical, philosophy of life

1. Spirit tells me that

Movement and resistance as the basic Yang and Yin principles of Life? Without/within?

Expansion is a form of movement, and as with yang and yin, it may contain some resistance within itself.

Our minds have the potential to expand, and yet we resist tht expansion, more and/or less. Why?

Resistance doesn’t always come from the outside.

Is that struggle between expansion and resistance part of our social life? We want to do something, and yet resist doing it.

Does all of Nature work that way?

We’re moving into a new year, and yet we haven’t much changed from last year.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 1

2. Spirit tells me that

All life moves.

All life moves within limits that are expandable, more and/or less.

How to know?

How can we ever know if we’re holding ourselves back or are being held back by forces beyond our control?

Expansion and resistance to that expansion are built within each other.

Yang contains a little yin. Ying contains a little yang.

It isn’t about feminine or masculine, as I used to see.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 1

3. Spirit tells me that

“Grey skies are gonna clear up. Put on a happy face.”

How clear? How happy?

Is every adjective a variable? A true statement? How true is true?

Are all emotions like adjective? Limitless in quality and quantity?

Love?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 1

4. Spirit tells me that

Thoughts and emotions as foods and drinks? We choose what to eat and drink.

We’ve all learned,, more or less,, to adapt to social customs as to what eat and drink at different times of the day.

Do we play that same game with our thoughts and emotions?

Are some more suited to mornings?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 2.

5. Spirit tells me that

“Freedom’s just another word ..” Or is it?

How is it possible to fully understand what “freedom” or any other word describing a social condition, whether self-imposed (through habitual responses to seemingly necessary (or not so) activities of daily life, and interactions with others) is, if we have not personally experienced what it means not to be free, or not to be whatever.

Social conditioning is a fact of human life, and is it possible to be free of our own self-conditioning?

What would it look like? And, would we wish for others what we would wish for ourselves, re freedom to do or not to do whatever?

Would our personal concept of (and choice of) whatever freedom from whatever condition or relations, contribute to a better way for us, individually and collective, to live?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 2.

6. Spirit tells me that

Human life is an educational experience.

We see the world from a unique perspective.

We each see the world, and everyone and everything in it, from a unique perspective – our state of consciousness, or awareness, which develops in an evolutionary way from experiences and our responses to those experiences.

Perhaps the printed word has itself been an evolutionary development, to help more and more of us to share the experiences of others, from a safe perspective.

That way, we don’t each have to keep inventing the wheel, among other things.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 3

7. Spirit tells me that

Care and compassion mean the same thing, or do they?

Can you have one and not ..?

Can we feel compassion for whatever situation a person is experiencing, and yet not care personally for that person?

Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 4

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8. Spirit tells me that

Religion is a philosophy of life.

It teaches us what to believe about God, and why.

Is science also a religion?

Is it trying to teach us what to believe?

And yet, it keeps updating.

Most religions are more stable, or stuck?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 4

9. Spirit tells me that

We’re not a dog or a cat, or a firetruck.

That narrows the field, somewhat.

If we each are a unique blend of all primary qualities of life, then it helps to know the value (and potential power) of the cards we’re not holding, if only because somebody else may claim them.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 4

10. Spirit tells me that

20-20 vision. As without, so within.

Some of us need more help to see what is.

Teachers come and teachers go, having shared their visions with some others.

The problem arises when students see only through their teacher’s eyes, and hesitate to develop their own awareness, for fear of showing disrespect to their teacher’s.teachings.

And yet, the world turns.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 4

11. Spirit tells me that

Past, present, and future are as the seasons, with a difference, each becomes the others.

Past, present, and future follow each other in a sequential order.

The future never comes before the past. They each know their place.

And yet, the future will become the past.

It’s only a matter of time and experience.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 5

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12. Spirit tells me that

“Let go and let God” is so misunderstood by some who use it as an excuse.

To let go and let God is all we can do after we’ve done all we can do.

It’s accepting that any solution to the situation is out of our hands, and beyond our power.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 5.

13. Spirit tells me that

A unique expression of humanity – is that the most that any of us can be?

Of course, it might also be the least that any of us can be.

And yet, if we are a unique expression o humanity, then we must also be a unique expression of Life itself.

How does it feel?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 6.

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14. Spirit tells me that

Perspective and attitude – is perspective just another word for attitude? We see …

What would we be without a body? An attitude? A perspective?

Would we still be as similar and/or not so to others, as we are with a body?

We can cover our physical body. Can we, do we, also cover our attitude or perspective on whatever, to appeal to those we wish to appeal to?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 7.

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15. Spirit tells me that

Slow is still moving.

When I complain of being such a slow learner, …

We each seem to have to learn so much in any given lifetime that it’s easy to think we’re wasting time, when we might simply be filling in details that we’ve overlooked, somewhere along the way.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 7

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16. Spirit tells me that

Do we forgive on a sliding scale?

Is it easier to forgive those we love than like?

Forgiving our enemies may be the gold standard?

How to defend yourself while forgiving transgressions?

Survival has priority status.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 8.

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17. Spirit tells me that

“Because you’re mine, I walk the line. Not the Middle Way, or the Path. Difference?

Does walking the line suggest intention to do what needs to be done to keep from losing what we have?

What about walking The Middle Way? Is that trying to please both sides?

Perhaps, walking The Path requires more strength of character, for it doesn’t necessarily provide a material reward, and it may please nobody but self.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 8.

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18. Spirit tells me that

Spirit teaches those who will to listen, and everyone else, one way or another.

If spirit is intelligent energy, then we’re each and all sparks of spirit dressed up in a human body.

Love and wisdom, or loving wisdom, may be the union of thought and emotion at their highest.

That could be the ideal understanding of a triangle in sacred scripts.

Human intelligence can see it as a trinity, and it is, in that thought and emotion can be dense or light, low or high.

And yet, as they interact with each other, .they each have power to influence and raise the quality of the other to a point of awareness/consciousness in which they harmonize as closely as is possible without becoming the other.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 9

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19, Spirit tells me that

Nothing is created that isn’t created in and within time and space.

Stage props?

Wars are fought, and babies are conceived, developed, and birthed in time and space, as is any possible human and poassibly any non-human events.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 9

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20. Spirit tells me that

It’s gotta be this or that. Awareness leads to acceptance, or denial. This or that.

Does denial require acceptance? Or could we sincerely believe that it might not be true that ..?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 11

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21. Spirit tells me that

Awareness has no power, and yet we have no personal power or skill without it.

Can awareness be a state of mind?

If we’re aware of what emotions and thoughts are trying (or succeeding) in ruling us, then we can face them.

Otherwise, we’re not aware of their potential power.

Perhaps the greatest gift that religious and/or spiritual teachers , and psychologists, can offer anyone (if they possess it) is to help us develop awareness of unseen energies that battle for control of our mind.

These learned masters, for they are masters to the degree of the skills they have developed, can help us to open our inner eyes, and dare to face the reality of otherwise unseen enemies and friends who struggle to influence our life.

Viral pandemics can be a clue that the universe has sent us, to demonstrate the power of unseen (to human eyes) unseen forces.

If our physical body can be so easily invaded, how safe is our mind?

It’s time to wake up from the illusion of human power as supreme.

Awareness is primordial (basic) knowing. It’s our very essence that has been covered with social conditioning.to the extent that we almost fear it.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 11 u

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22. Spirit tells me that

Science has discovered mental bacteria. Emotions and thoughts as healthy or unhealthy.

Mental health requires that we learn to recognize danger signs.

Our physical bodies can’t live without the help of beneficial bacteria working within us to help digestion, among other activities of healthy development.

What’s true for the body is also true for the mind.

Some principles of life are transferrable.

Some thoughts and emotions can stimulate mental health, while others promote unhealthy states of mind.

Those who have eyes to see can recognize the effect of mind control as a virus being manipulated, and possibly intentionally introduced into a certain society, without thinking that what thrives in one group of people may very likely thrive in another.

Covid?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts Jan 12

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23. Spirit tells me that

It’s all about choosing.

Walking the walk is choosing to live your life your way.

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ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 10

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24. Spirit tells me that

Emotions and thoughts have a life of their own.

They don’t belong to anyone.

Rocks come in different sizes and shapes, and are composed of different substances and/or variables of different substances.

Is it the same with emotions and thoughts?

Has science begun to study them?

Are there clear divisions between emotions and thoughts?

Or are they variables of each other?

Are some more positive and some more negative?

On a scale of from one to ninety-nine?

Thoughts and emotions may live beyond time and space, in dimensions of their own.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 10

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25. Spirit tells me that

Shadows and weeds may be with us for always.

Simplistic flat-world thinking of shadow and light.

“What do you see when you look at me?” taunts the great stretches of unknown within our minds.

Weeds that border the edges of a garden seem eager to invade the cultivated soil around more valued plants.

Can the shadows of our mind be made of such stuff?

Weeds as unwanted plants may be a challenge forever.

Can the shadows of your (or my) mind potentially stretch beyond the capacity of our minds to comprehend, once and for all time?

Or do they present as just another aspect of everyday life that requires a certain mental activity of everyday life?

To accept them for what they are, not evil in themselves, but just unwanted at this time, and in this place?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 10

26. Spirit tells me that

Love does not require wisdom, and yet there can be no wisdom without love.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 12

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27. Spirit tells me that

Humanity 401 – The School of Life.

A practicum. Applied Study of Human Life.

Could we write a 2500 word essay on what we’ve learned during our present lifetime?

Would it read as a romantic novel? As as a suspense story? Or as a tragedy? Or as a …?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 13

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28. Spirit tells me that

We’re not as mass produced as we might seem to be, within those mass-produced designer clothes.

Within those mass produced designer clothes, and behind those mass produced electronic gadgets, live unique individuals, if they only knew it.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 13

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29. Spirit tells me that

If love is all there is.

If love is all there is, then the problem is with what we love – games of war.

Are there any fairy tales that don’t contain violence?

Would any fiction novel or movie sell if it didn’t contain violent, or potentially violent, scenes?

What is it about violence that we’re addicted to?

Is love itself an addiction, and not necessarily a healthy one?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 13

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30. Spirit tells me that

Grow where you’re planted.

It doesn’t refer to a geographical location.

We each and all have been planted within a particular physical body.

We have no option other than to make the best of whatever situation we’re within.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 15

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31. Spirit tells me that

Continuous change and continuity. No disconnect. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 15

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32. Spirit tells me that

To use and abuse – is it Nature’s way?

Humans, individually and collectively, are ..

Is it part of our shadow existence that we pretend not to be aware of?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 14

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33. Spirit tells me that

Love and now as what and when.

They each share a claim to be exclusive.

Well, actually, it’s some people who seem to believe that love is all there is, while some other people claim that now is all there is.

Perhaps it’s confusion that wins out.

We can be confused about love and now, or are we just pretending?

Are all the possible variations of all the emotions no more nor less than a variable of love?

Hate could be considered as an almost lack of love, and yesterday could be a variable of now.

What about Heaven and Hell? Are they also extreme variables of each other?

How to put any of them on the table without the others tagging along?

A car is not a truck but they’re both vehicles.

Love is not hate but they’re both emotions.

Now is not later but they both refer to a place in time.

Why not speak of all of these variables as simply and clearly as we can?

If we can’t explain them to a six-year-old child then we don’t clearly understand them ourselves.

Slick is not necessarily smooth.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 14

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34. Spirit tells me that

Two different worlds? Or three? We live in the overlap, where the other two merge.

Perhaps it’s that area of the merging that include the other two that some people call The Now.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 16

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35. Spirit tells me that

How to determine ability?

Marx had it all right, and at the same time, all wrong.

“From each according to his (or her) ability, to each according to his (or her) need.”

What needs?

Economic needs is what Marx was likely referring to.

And yet, there more than economics involved with human living.

Education may be what is needed more than anything else in today’s world.

And, how better to develop a new educational model than by involving the students in the process?

In our universities we have teacher assistants who assist lower level students to understand the lessons their professors share with them. Why not introduce such a system from the very beginning of formal education?

Students in higher grades could assist students in lower grades, and perhaps even in their own grades, to develop a clearer understanding of the lessons they are being taught.

This could be a required part of the school curriculum. Credits could be given for time spent assisting fellow students.

It would be a win-win situation.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 16

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36. Spirit tells me that

I’m just one leg of a table, just one tree in a forest, just one …?

We each support each other, if we do.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 16

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37. Spirit tells me that

There are many more ways than one to say hello, or good-bye.

And so it is with awe.

Life is beyond our human capacity to fully understand.

Why do we live and why do we think and feel?

We express our sense of connectedness to the oneness of all life in different ways, with no way being necessarily superior to any other.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 19

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38. Spirit tells me that

Every thing we say and do is an expression of our intent to serve one purpose or …

Those who have eyes to see can measure our intent to serve one purpose or another, and to what degree.

Will science develop such eyes?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 19

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39. Spirit tells me that

We pamper our greeds.

We pamper our greeds or deny them, or something in between.

Are there three options to every choice? Yes? No? …?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 19

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40. Spirit tells me that

What serves who, or is it the other way around?

Every thing we do is for a purpose.

Or is it? Is there much that we do in our daily activities of living that is no more than habit?

Habits must have served a purpose a purpose at sometime in our past.

How did they become as an automatic response to certain situations?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 22

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41. Spirit tells me that

We can only see what we see. , unless we look closer, or further away – we choose.

Is it human nature to see only what we’re told to see? And to disregard the rest?

I doubt it. Infants are curious about the world they live in.

Adults have become conditioned to look this way, and not that way, to dress this way, and not that way, to think this way and not that way.

How did it happen?

Who benefits?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 21

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42. Spirit tells me that

Experiences teaches us to respect power, our own and that of other sources.

Nature has power to do us good and to do us harm, possibly without any intention to do either.

And so do we, as human individuals and groups of individuals, have power to do ourselves and others good or harm, intentionally or otherwise.

Are we as aware of the good or harm that we might be doing, as we might be, if we meditated on it?

Lions and tigers and bears have physical power, emotional desire, and mental intent.

Do we each have these same qualities, to possibly lesser degrees?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 21

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43. Spirit tells me that

If the first word was “OM”, do we each have a sound of our own, from that one word?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 20

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44. Spirit tells me that

What does it mean to be simple?

Simple isn’t stupid, and it isn’t slick.

What is it?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 22

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45. Spirit tells me that

Harmony requires awareness of duality.

So does resistance.

Awareness is an outsider.

Is acceptance a form of harmony? If we’re neither for or against whatever?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 23

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46. Spirit tells me that

Science is discovering that beyond and within ell that is, there is more – potential.

There is possibly never-ending potential to become more or less of whatever.

Perhaps that’s what the so-called Big Bang expressed – that when the Universe imploded within itself, at that instant – it exploded.

As without, so within?

Universal laws operate in all areas of life, not simply physical or material, but also with emotions and thoughts.

We need to respect the potential of both healthy and unhealthy emotions and thoughts.

Human diseases are not only physical in nature, or are there physical, emotional, and mental diseases that work on the same principle?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan23

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47. Spirit tells me that

Here’s a push, and pass it on.

Is that how life moves?

Everything moves and changes.

I Ching, as The Book of Change could easily mean The Book of Movement, or The Book of Life.

Thee is no real stagnation.

Something is always changing as it moves on in its development from this to that, or from here to there.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan23

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48. Spirit tells me that

Spirit and energy are more closely related than energy and matter.

Spirit gets bad press.

In today’s matter-focused world, spirit seems to get bad press while energy is highly rated.

How curious when, in essence, each is the other.

Perhaps the story of “The Fall” when our infamous ancestors expressed disrespect toward their generous host (and creator),and were escorted to the door (or the gate) of paradise, and were cast out into – where and what?

Matter, of course, and oil is heavy matter that seems to be prized highly in today’s world.

It’s valued so much more highly than the people who live in the lands it’s contained in.

supposing we all started our journeys (for some we may need to learn to remember that we forgot what it was all about, and why?) toward enlightenment (whatever that might mean to different people).

We could seem to be as the energy embedded in slimy oil, that needs to be released from form.

Isn’t it glorious how far we/ve all come?

Though, of course, we all know someone we might describe as a bucket of …

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 22

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49. Spirit tells me that

Call it God, Spirit, Energy, or whatever, emotional intelligence is all there is.

Emotional intelligence is driven by the force of will-power, a primary aspect of emotion and intelligence.

Talk about binary attributes or polarities, if you care to, and yet all intelligence is emotional, and all emotion is intelligent, more or less.

Each of us contain potentially limitless amounts of each of these three sacred qualities of will, intelligence, and emotion, to varying degrees at different times..

Is it a matter of choice or focus that determines how intelligent or emotional we respond to whatever situations in our life?

Is it what we do with what we’ve got that limits us?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 24

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50. Spirit tells me that

Forgiveness expresses critical choice.

Compassion expresses expanded awareness.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 24

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51. Spirit tells me that

Releasing the illusion of control is not surrender. There is no confrontation.

Accepting that we do not have absolute control over our destiny is not surrendering to Fate or to anything or anyone else.

It’s a reality.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 23

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52. Spirit tells me that

If everything we do is a response, then what is the original trigger or stimulus?

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 23

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53. Spirit tells me that

If blaming the victim, when we’re the victim, is self-destructive, then when others …

We blame governments, big business, media, advertising, etc. for all the sins of the world, or so it seems.

And, in the process, while we’re pointing out there, we’re not looking in the mirror and asking ourselves what role we play in the game.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 26

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54. Spirit tells me that

Our essence is potential

Sure, but not just any potential.

Each of us is unique.

How to discover our own potential to be this or that, to do this or that, and more importantly, to become this or that, or something else that we might not yet even imagine?

There’s the clue. Imagine what we might yet be with a little, well, maybe more than a little help from our friends.

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Ref: My 2023 Facebook Posts – Jan 25

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56. Spirit tells me that

When the wind blows we’ll all go together, win, lose, or draw.

We’re each and all in this game of life for the long haul.

There’s no opting out.

Our choices seem to be limited to how long it will take us to work it all out.

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Ref: My Facebook Posts – Jan 24

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57. Spirit tells me that

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Daily Meditations – Book One Daily meditations on a grass-roots, practical, sustainable, and satisfying personal philosophy, or way of life

1. Spirit tells me that

Awareness and acceptance mean the same thing, in that each has a direct object.

Unconditional love and compassion differ from each other in that unconditional love, like awareness and acceptance, requires a direct object. Compassion is a quality, or state, of mind.

Our mind has no states/regions/levels at all, but variable qualities, and variable quantities of whatever qualities.

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jw (Simple seeker) If this is so, then I wonder how all of our possibly many variable qualities of mind would learn to harmonize with each other?

Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Nov 27

2. Spirit tells me that

Our ancestors are not walking with us, but within us.

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jw: Is it possible? Haven’t we all been told, “You’re just like your mother? or father? or someone else before our time?”

Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Nov 28

3. Spirit tells me that

The trickle-down effect is a Universal Law of Life, as is trickle in, and trickle out.

We each and all, and everything that is, are connected with each other, and so it makes sense that we each are more than connected. We are interdependent upon each other. Nobody and nothing exists in a world of its own. Everything we do has consequences on the world we live in, and on those who live in and share our world with us, knowingly or otherwise.

So, this trickle-down effect may seem to relate to economics, and to the wealth of the nations, but it equally relates to every other aspect of our life, personally, and collectively.

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Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Nov 29.

4. Spirit tells me that

Problems arise when each side plays by different rules and different priorities.

Our outer and inner worlds each require us to play by their rules, above all else.

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Simple Seeker: How can it be done, and still accept for personal responsibility for our choices?

Spirit: We can meditate on the problem and listen for an intuitive understanding of how to satisfy both. In business circles it’s called reaching a consensus, an outcome that both sides can accept.

Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Nov. 30

5. Spirit tells me that

We each have a unique source of wisdom within us. We calli it by different names. We use our imagination to think what might be a better way to live. Of course, we have role models all around us, and have had them since we were newborn infants. Have we absorbed their many ways of living, and now select which to listen to?

Some psychotherapists call this inner knowing our unconscious mind. Some might call it a shadow. Some, our conscience, or inner voices, or teachers, or spiritual gurus. And yet, giving names may be a way to protect us from truths learned from earlier lifetimes of experience.

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Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Dec. 2.

6. Spirit tells me that

We can’t see germs but we know they exist. We experience their effect on our health.

Scientists can now see much that is hidden to the average eyes. The day will come when scientists will see the many forms of swirling energy that share our world, both close up and distant. Do they now recognize intelligence in germs? Will they recognize intelligence in swirling energy? Will they learn how to measure that intelligence? This raises the question, is it possible for anyone to measure intelligence beyond their own.

Oh, the questions that can arise once you give yourself permission to ask yourself questions.

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Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Dec 9.

7. Spirit tells me that

Love and hate, hot and cold, near and far, high and low, the list goes on. All of the so-called pairs of opposites only measure polar extremes of the same open-ended reality. More of one is less of the other. Yanag and Yin.

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Reference: My 20222 Facebook Posts – Dec 9.

8. Spirit tells me that

We’re learning that power is power, and doesn’t belong exclusively to anyone.

The timeless wisdom of I Ching tried to teach us, us being humanity, away back then and away over there. And yet, we haven’t yet learned to accept that reality.. Power and limitation of power is what Yang and Yin is all about.

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Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Dec 11.

9 Spirit tells me that

We each and all have a personal philosophy of life, and we live it, aware or not so.

“Build your home of a firm foundation.” Every religion teaches that, and they offer to help us by offering a core set of beliefs to guide us. We can, if we will to, self-study to discover what our core beliefs really are, and not just what we have learned to believe they are. Everyone lives their their own core beliefs or has physical, emotional, and mental problems for betraying them. personal philosophy of life is.

We don’t have to ask anyone what their personal philosophy o life is. We can witness how they relate to the world around them, and within them. As without, so within.

And yet, we might be trying to live a life that wasn’t meant for us to live. Many of us may simply be following someone else’s idea of how to live our life, instead of daring to face personal responsibility for caring for our own body and soul.

That doesn’t mean that we can’t share a common belief. Not all stone foundations are the same shape or size. One size does not necessarily fit all hearts and minds.

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Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Dec 17.

10. Spirit tells me that

Haven’t you noticed that some people seem to think they are meant to grow old emotionally and mentally, too? A few very old trees in the forest are still standing straight and tall. A few role models.

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Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Dec 17.

11 Spirit tells me that

Humans come and go, but emotions are forever, as are thoughts. Who’s on top

We humans seem to think we’re at the top of the food chain of life, and yet we may simply be as food for higher energy systems – emotions and thoughts. If we could see them seeing us as we see animals and fish ..

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Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Dec 19,

12 Spirit tells me that

All learning experiences are necessarily personal. Life teaches us one-to-one.

Even in a crowded classroom, we each learn in our own way and in our own time.

And, perhaps all experiences are learning experiences, or might be, if we open to what they might teach us.

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Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Dec 18.

13 Spirit tells me that

We choose the way we live our life, one step at a time, from available choices.

How many of us are living any differently today than we were yesterday, last week, last month, or last year? Do we get into a comfortable way of living? Or is it a habit? or and addiction? And yet, some seem to be changing direction more often than makes sense to some of us.

How to know when to change, and what?

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Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Dec 19.

14. Spirit tells me that

When we share the questions that we ask ourselves, we may get help with answers.

Comments:

Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Dec 19

15 Spirit tells me that

Haven’t you noticed that we can get into long threads of discussion that seem, at first glance, to lead nowhere, and yet eventually we come to some general understanding over otherwise different perspectives on issues that seem trivial to some, and yet to some others, not so?

Comments:

Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Dec 20

16 Spirit tells me that

Is it possible? Humanity as a scientific project , using ourselves as Guinee pigs, individually and collectively?

If a theory, or hypothesis, is being tested, what would it be? What does it take to smarten us up?

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Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Dec 19

17 Spirit tells me that

A shovel is to a spade as enlightenment is to individuality. Jung created a language.

You’ve got to give the guy credit. He appeared to be leaving religion and spirituality for the scientific method. . Is science playing by his rules?

Is science a form of religion? Perhaps the highest form of religion that has ever existed in human form?

Religions lost their power as they aged, but only because they were stuck into a rigid belief system.

Scientists are too cool to play that game. They’re in it for the long haul, and so have learned to adapt to expanded visions of reality. What was true, yesterday, may be only part of today’s truth. And tomorrow will be built on today’s truth.

Change is accepted, since change over-rules truth, all other truths, anyway.

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Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Dec

18 Spirit tells me that

There is no disconnect. We’re just more closely connected to some than to some others.

There is an endless continuum of connections, and relationships to those connections.

How much of it are we conscious of?

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Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Dec

19 Spirit tells me that

If physical hunger can overcome fear, then so can emotional, intellectual, spiritual ..

How much world hunger for peace would it take to overcome violence?

Comments:

Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Dec

20 Spirit tells me that

It’s still the same old story. The queen is dead. Long live the king. One year ends.

Duality may be a necessary quality of Life. Evolution itself requires us to let go of what didn’t work. And yet, here we are, holding onto the past, as if it could last.

21 Spirit tells me that

Some call it freedom. I call it personal responsibility to choose this or that.

Is it personal responsibility, or necessity? We can’t not choose whatever.

How to live our life?

Yin and Yang may express the ultimate choice, and so play their roles in everything we do.

The timeless wisdom teachers knew, but could only teach what their people had the capacity to understand, for now. And yet, they spoke in terms that had many layers of meaning.

School teachers play that same game, even today. And so do we. We share more with some than with some others. It’s pointless to teach division before the students can add or subtract. And yet, anything that can be added can also be subtracted, or divided, or multiplied.

One step at a time.

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Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts

22 Spirit tells me that

Just like everyone else, we’re not like anyone else. To be aware of this reality is the art of timeless wisdom. Plato told us to know ourselves and we’d know everyone else, more or less.

Comments:

Reference: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Dec 31

23 Spirit tells me that

Forgiveness has its place, in innocence. “I didn’t know the gun was loaded.”

Intention makes all the difference. And yet, even when forgiveness is not an acceptable option, compassion always is.

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Ref: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Dec 30

24 Spirit tells me that

Resistance and rejection are not the same. An agnostic is not an atheist. Undecided.

Comments:

Ref: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Dec 30

25 Spirit tells me that

“Freedom’s just another word” or is it? How is it possible to fully understand what freedom, or any other word describing a social condition, whether self-imposed (through habitual responses to seemingly necessary (or not so) activities of daily life, and interactions with others is, if we have not personally experienced what it means not to be free, or not to be whatever?

Comments:

Ref: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Jan

26 Spirit tells me that

The conscious and the unconscious – window dressing for the known and unknown?

Was Freud the first to coin the terms, the conscious and the unconscious? Is that how the terms became standard psychological items? Gypsy Rose Lee used a large feather to make her strip show more appealing . Have mental therapists developed their own mental feathers, to make therapy seem appealing by using mystical sounding language? Is that part of our current culture?

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Ref: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Jan

27 Spirit tells me that

A timeless, sequential order to life. We sit before we stand. We were there, now here.

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Ref: My 2022 Facebook Posts = Feb

28 Spirit tells me that

Wherever we are along the way, we’re between our past and our future.

And so it is with everyone we meet. We are to them as they are to us, someone they’ve met along the way. How will they remember us? How will we remember them?

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Ref: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Dec 31

29. Spirit tells me that

Humanity is more than, but doesn’t exclude, family and community.

Closer to home?

Where do divisions begin within our vision of humanity?

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Ref: My 2022 Facebook Posts – May 4

30. Spirit tells me that

Trying to please is not a problem in itself, but why we’re trying, and at what price?

People pleasing does get such bad press, and yet it can be a sincere way to express friendship.

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Ref: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Jan 2

31. Spirit tells me that

Cause and effect are not equal. The same cause can have different effects.

Is human nature like that? In that we’ve developed more variety of responses to the same situations.

Or are we stuck with a few habits?

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Ref: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Nov 28

32. Spirit tells me that

How to define and/or defend masculinity?

Does a penis do it?

Or, is it psychological?

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Ref: My 2022 Facebook Posts – June 7

33. Spirit tells me that

Universal Laws are not culture specific.

Math is math, wherever you go.

So it is with gravity, karma, ..

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Ref: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Sept 12/22

34. Spirit tells me that

Can we accept others the way they seem to be, and still have personal values?

Would we be insincere?

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Ref: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Nov 16/22

35. Spirit tells me that

Psychology and religion may be different generations of the same family.

Does spirituality meet the same psychological needs as religion does?

Comments:

Ref: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Oct 9/22

36. Spirit tells me that

Say ignorance, with a smile. It’s not a gentle remark.

Misunderstanding is more kind.

Wrong answers are not the result of ignorance, but of misunderstanding or lack of awareness of how to arrive at the right answers, or truth.

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Ref: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Oct 23/22

37. Spirit tells me that

Can we have forgiveness without blame?

Did Confucius teach what Jesus’ audience would not accept?

Did Jesus and Confucius preach the same message?

Forgiveness and no blame?

Comments:

Ref: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Jan 10/22

38. Spirit tells me that

A mor primitive society might think that our traffic signs are Gods that we obey.

Traffic signs serve us, individually, and as a group.

Individuals show respect for each other by stopping at a red stop sign.

We’ve come a long way.

Perhaps, ancient Gods also served individuals and the group, in ways that we no longer know.

Comments:

Ref: My 2022 Facebook Posts – Sept 1/22

39. Spirit tells me that

If we each are a variable blend of Yin and Yang within the potential of Tao, then ..

Perhaps the psychology of the future will help us to discover and understand our unique individual blend of female and male characteristics or qualities we possess, and how to harmonize and develop them into the creation of a life that is satisfying and beneficial, for self and community.

Comments:

Ref: My 2021 Facebook Posts – Nov 27/21

Spirit’s Study Guide for Book Three – Spirit Teaches a Simple Seeker – The Art of Timeless Wisdom

Lesson One – The Challenges Raise the Bar

“Struggle is a necessary part of life. Our mind is as a muscle in that exercise develops strength and flexibility, strength and flexibility of ideas. Our emotions act through and on choices of how to respond to them.”

……….

Lesson Two – There is a Game Plan

“Desire and intention are powerful tools, or weapons.”

“Weapons aren’t mentioned in the lesson.”

“It goes without saying that anything that can do good can also do harm.”

“We choose how to use them?”

“Yes.”

………..

Lesson Three -The High and Low Interact

“Ego and Higher Self Reflect Each Other”

“We can follow both?”

“Yes.”

“How?”

“By finding our unique comfort zone between the two extremes.”

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Lesson Four – There is a Plan

“Our memories have memories of their own?”

“Yes.”

“How far back can that game be played?”

“It’s more than a game.”

“Then please explain how we can deal with memories that go beyond memories.”

“Explain what?”

“If what we’re doing now had its beginning in the past ..?”

“And it did.”

“Then, if there was a never-ending chaing of events ..?”

“And there was.”

“Then how can we know what causes us to do or be the way we are, now?”

“What we do may be different, but what we are is not.”

“Please Explain.”

“What we are now is what we’ve always been and always will be, a unique blend of variable strengths and qualities of energy.”

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Lesson Five – The Power of One

“Our thoughts and emotions have power to affect others.”

“If that’s so ..?”

“And it is.”

“Then the thoughts and emotions of some others ..”

“Yes.”

“What gives them power?”

“We do.”

“How?”

“By opening to them.”

“How not to open to them?”

“By being closed to them.”

“Can we learn to be closed to the thoughts and emotions of some others?”

“Yes.”

“How?”

“Social conditioning can do it.”

“Or self-conditioning?”

“Yes.”

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Lesson Six – There Are No Losers

“Life is the only game in town and we each live long enough to win.”

“How many lifetimes does it take?”

“As many as are needed.”

“And then what?”

“Wait and see.”

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Lesson Seven – There’s More Than Feeling

“It’s not possible to be in relationship without attachment?”

“Yes.”

“Emotions, thoughts, and being are different?”

“Yes.”

“From what?’

“From each others.”

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Lesson Eight – There is No End

“Learning goes on forever?”

“Yes.”

“Why does it take so long?”

“There’s no end.”

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Lesson Nine – Thee is No Self

“Before you can have more than enough faith in anyone or anything, you would first have to have some. Do you?”

“Do I what?”

“Do you have some faith?”

“In what? Or whom?”

“In me.”

“I must have some or there would be no relationship between us.”

“Yes.”

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Lesson Ten – There is No Such Thing

“Do all dreams have a purpose?”

“Yes.”

“What purpose?”

“What dream?”

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Lesson Eleven – There is No Way

“We each are unique in some way, and can only be whom we are, and learn and do whartever, our way.”

“Then the way to enlightenment can only be an individual way?”

“Yes, and no.”

“Please explain.”\

“Learning anything requires accepting general rules, and yet, within these general rules there is infinite flexibility.”

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Lesson Twelve – The Self and Ego

“Ego and Self flow into and sustain each other.”

“Can we relate to each of them at the same time?”

“Yes.”

“How?”

“Seek to please one without displeasing the other.”

“It sounds like a relationship problem.”

“It is a relationship.”

“But not necessarily a problem?”

“Yes.”

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Lesson 13 – There is Only One Story

“Our personal collection of memories is as a history book.”

“But not everything that happened in the past has been recorded.”

“Yes, and not everyone remembers the same situation and events.”

“So, how can thre be only one story?”

“Every individual memory is part of a general collective memory.”

“As in chapters of a book?”

“Yes.”

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Lesson 14 – The Tree of Life

“Equality and neutrality rarely last for long.”

“Why?”

“All is energy, and energy moves.”

“Could we develop a pattern of our human energies intentionally moving in harmony with each other?”

“Yes, and someday we will.”

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Lesson 15 – They Each Reach for the Other

“What could be called a trickle-down-effect is the wave of higher-level energy that comes to humanity in the form of insights.”

“And yet we develop from the bottom-up.”

“Not necessarily.”

“Please explain.”

“What?”

“How we might not develop from the bottom and work our way up.”

“We never were at the bottom.”

“How low have we been?”

“As low as you needed to be.”

“Why would I need to be low?”

“So that you could work your way up.”

“I don’t understand.”

“What?”

“I don’t understand why I would want to be low to begin with.”

“Yes.”

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Lesson 16 – Thinking For a Purpose

“We each hone our skills, emotions, and thought development, not to mention spiritual development, in experience.”

“What kind of experience?”

“Whatever experience we choose.”

“Are all of our experiences chosen?”

“Yes.”

“Why would I choose unpleasant experiences?”

“What unpleasant experiences?”

“Any.”

“To learn to feel compassion for those who experience those unpleasant experiences, without having intentionally chosen to do so.”

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Lesson 17 – Thinking is a Game

“There are games in this world, and beyond, that are beyond you, at least for now.”

“How can we know what is beyond us?”

“Failure can teach you that.”

“But some people refuse to let failure stop them from keeping on trying to do what they seem to need to do.”

‘Yes.”

“What does that mean?”

“Some people refuse to give up.”

“Is that foolish or wise?”

“That depends.”

“On what?”

“On how important the goal is.”

“And whether you believe you might be able to reach your goal with just a little more effort?”

“Yes.”

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Lesson 18 – To Inspire Us to Think

“A sudden insight can inspire us to do research on our own, to seek more information on our subject of interest.”

“Is there no conflict between formal knowledge and sudden awareness or intuition?”

“Is there a difference?”

“Between what?”

“Intuition and awareness.”

“Is intuition more sudden?”

“Yes.”

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Lesson 19 – Unconditional Love

“Unconditional compassion doesn’t exist.”

“Why?”

“We choose whom to feel compassion for.”

“I’m developing a capacity to feel unconditional love.”

“Yes, I’m impressed.”

“So, what’s the relationship between unconditional love and compassion?”

“Unconditional love has no direct object. I’t a quality of the soul.”

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Lesson 20 – Unhappiness and Suffering

“Unhappiness and suffering are self-inflicted.”

“Who would inflice unhappiness and suffering on themselves?”

“We don’t usually do it intentionally.”

“Or consciously?”

“Possibly.”

“Why?”

“Not why.”

“Then how?”

“By choosing to be unhappy and suffer for the sake of some others.”

“Self-sacrifice?”

“Yes.”

“Would it be a temporary situation?”

“It’s not a situation.”

“What then?”

“It’s a state of mind.”

“An emotional state of mind?”

“Not necessarily.”

“A rational decision?”

“Yes.”

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Lesson 21 – Unique Individuals

“Knowing that you have a specific need is the beginning of awareness that possibly all human have individual specific needs.”

“Why would we have needs that not all other individuals might have?”

“Humans are each and all unique in some way, so their needs might also be unique.”

“Please explain.”

“Swimmers usually need a swim suit. Mountain climbers need different types of clothing.”

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Lesson 22 – Wanting Changes Nothing

“Without struggle, nothing would change.”

“If we stopped struggling, …”

“Change would still happen.”

“How?”

“The world changes around us.”

“Does the world struggle?”

“All forms of life struggle.”

“Why?”

“To live.”

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Lesson 23 – We Each Have Our Own Style

“Life is a game that we learn to play in a unique way, our way.”

“Is that what Walking the Walk means?”

“No.”

“Then what?”

“Walking our unique way is simply to be honest with ourself.”

“How can we know if we’re being honest with ourself?”

“Your inner comfort zone will tell you.”

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Lesson 24 – We Learn to Know

“You may not yet know the truth about life, but you know a lot that isn’t true. When we think we know something, then we believe it is true, whether or not it actually is. “

“If truth is a variable, …”

“And it is.”

“Then, could every possible idea be more or less true than some other idea?”

“Yes.”

…………….

Lesson 25 – We Live Our Awareness

“Do we necessarily live our awareness?”

“Awareness of what?”

“Awareness of how we are living our life.”

“How else would you be living your life?”

“From habit.”

“What habit?”

“The habit of just living the way we seem to need to live.”

“What way do you seem to need to live?”

“As I have always lived, more or less.”

“What way is that?”

“Doing what seems to make sense, while it does.”

“And the what?”

“Adapting as little as possible to make more sense.”

“Yes.”

“What does tht mean?”

“It means that you seem reluctant to make any big changes in how you live.”

“Yes, and yet I do change my way of living when it seems to need to be changed.”

“Yes, and that is exactly how to develop an ever-satisfying way of life. Too much change, too quickly, can lead to backsliding into old ways.”

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Lesson 26 – We Share Our Life

“We share our life with all who know us, to the extent that they know us.”

“Does that mean that our unique individual lives interconnect with some other unique individual lives?”

“Yes.”

“But only partially?”

“How could our unique individual life be unique or individual if anyone else knew us as we know ourself?”

“It would mean a complete merger of two lives?”

“Yes, and eventually, and gradually, that is exactly what will happen.”

“Why?”

“That’s beyond our individual knowing.”

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Lesson 27 – Whatever Works

“What works for some people may not work for some others.”

“Why?”

“We each have unique capacities and potentials to succeed in some activities than do some others.. We have unique natural gifts that we have acquired over many lifetimes.”

“Would aptitude tests help us to discover what career we might be best suited for?”

“Who would give the test?”

“A qualified career counselor.”

“What would qualify the counselor?”

“She or he would have studied psychology.”

“You studied psychology.”

“But only undergraduate studies.”

“What did you learn about aptitudes for specific careers?”

“Nothing that I remember.”

“Yes.”

“What does that mean?”

“What might it mean?”

“That it’s best for the individual to discover what she or he is best suited to by following their own interests?”

“Yes. If someone else has chosen our life’s work, then it’s not our own.”

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Lesson 28 – What is Feng Shui?

“If the story of our life is never finished ..”

“And it isn’t.”

“Then we pick up where we left of in earlier lifetimes?”

“Not necessarily.”

“Please Explain.”

“We may have learned as much about some way of life as much as we care to know about. Or we may simply wish to learn something about something else, this time.”

“Where does Feng Shui fit into this picture?”

“Feng Shui is about discovering our physical comfort zone.”

How do we discover our emotional, intellectual, and spiritual comfort zones?”

The same way we would seek to discover our physical comfort zone, trial and error..”

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Lesson 29 – What is Spiritual Philosophy?

‘The study of the development of higher levels of thought.”

“What about it?”

“If that’s what spiritual philosophy is …”

“And it is.”

“How to develop higher levels of thought?”

“We could focus on the quality of our emotions.”

“Refining the quality of our emotions refines the quality of our thoughts?”

“Yes.”

“And spirituality is a blend of higher quality thoughts and emotions?”

“Yes. It’s as simple as that.”

………….

Lesson 30 – When More is Less

“More of something, anything, is necessarily less of something else. Dry weather can always be dryer, or less dry.”

“What about wisdom, or understanding?”

“What about them?”

“How do they relate to each other as more or less of one being ..?”

“Wisdom and understanding are each variables, but not polar.”

“So, one could have more of one than of the other?”

“No.”

“Why?”

“Understanding is a prerequisite to wisdom, but ..”

“It doesn’t work the other way?”

“Yes. Some things we understand and some things we do not. We see or we do not see, unless we vaguely see. Wisdom is awareness of what and how much we see or understand of whatever.”

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Lesson 31 – When We’re Not Yet Ready

Spirit agreed with me when I suggested that we each have our own comfort zone when dealing with new information, as well as our own individual style of absorbing new information.

“Yes. Not everyone is as interested as you seem to be to understand the interaction of the many blends of human energy that interact with each other within each of us, as expressed on the Kabbalah Tree of Life and Ladder of Light. And, as interested as you and some others might be, it would be foolish to go beyond your depth, beyond your capacity to understand deeper insights until you first become comfortable with the ones you are now coping with. There is no reward for speed.”

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Lesson 32 – Where Does Chaos Rule?

“Our attitude may invite Chaos to rule, when simple respect would serve to unite us.”

“Is it possible to teach everyone to respect everyone else?”

“It’s not only the person or people we need to learn to respect, but the ways of life that they have been conditioned to believe in.”

“How to respect ways that are different from our own?”

“As you would hope that others would respect your values.”

“Is that what ways of life are?”

“Yes.”

………..

Lesson 33 – Where Do Expectations Come From?

“Expectations come from personal experience.”

“Does that mean that we expect to be treated as we’ve been treated in the past?”

“Not necessarily so.”

“Please explain.”

“What?”

“Where expectations come from.”

“We witness how other people respond to each other, and we develop a sense of how to respond to similar situations in our own life.”

“We copy what we see?”

“We copy what we see if we feel comfortable with the interactions of others that we witness.”

“We each influence each other?”

“Yes.”

“But what if there are more mutually beneficial ways to interact with other people, that we have not yet witnessed.”

“Such as?”

“Mutual respect.”

“Have you never witnessed mutual respect?”

“Yes, but not as often as is possible.”

“Yes.”

“What does that mean?”

“It means that we can respond to others in ways that they do not seem to respond to us.”

“It has to start somewhere?”

“Yes.”

……

Lesson 34 – Who Is, or Are, Our Own Kind

“Perhaps our own kind of people would be people like us.”

“Individually or collectively?”

“What does that mean?”

“How many people do you know who are like you?”

“Not many.”

“Not any.”

“Some are more like me than are some others.”

“How can you tell which are more like you?”

“If they generally agree with me and enjoy what I enjoy.”

“Yes.”

…………….

Lesson 35 – Why Do We Do What We Do?

“Patterns of behavior develop early in life. We learn from experience what actions result in positive experiences, and which do not.”

“Isn’t it possible that some patterns of behavior will be more acceptable to some people than they are to some others?”

“Yes, and we learn to adapt our style of response to fit different situations.”

“Where does individuality fit into this picture?”

“We are individuals, more or less.”

“Wouldn’t life be chaotic if we each had to learn how to respond to everyone else on an individual basis?”

“Yes, and that is why social conditioning serves us well, when it does.”

“When wouldn’t social conditioning serve us well.”

“When we individually and/or collectively fail to adapt to changing situations in our individual and/or group life.”

…………….

Lesson 36 – Worlds Within Worlds of Rules

Spirit tells me that it’s possible to become happy and/or contented.

“How?”

“Live by rules of your own choosing.”

“How to choose my own rules?”

“Whatever you do that has a positive outcome is a good place to start.”

“Physically, emotionally, intellectually, or spiritually?”

“Each aad all, individually and/or collectively.”

“Can we be satisfied physically and yet not emotionally?”

“Yes.”

…………..

Lesson 37 – Your Story is My Story

Spirit tells me that we’re living interconnected life stories.

“Yes, and yet some of our life stories are more similar to the life stories of some other people than of some others. We’re both the same and yet different.”

“In what way?”

“Not necessarily in any one way, but in many ways.”

“Such as?”

“We’re each and all human, if we are.”

“And we each have experienced similar and different histories?”

“Yes.”

………….

Lesson 38 – Zodiac Signs and People

Spirit tells me that zodiac signs and people have much in common with each other.

“Yes, just as there are rules about which zodiac signs relate to each other, and in what ways they relate to each other, at different times, so it is with people. We also relate to each other in different ways at different times.”

“Can we learn how to relate to each other by studying zodiac signs?”

“Yes, and we can also learn how to relate to each other by studying the outcome of how we have related to some others, in the past.”

“Practice interactions that have proven to have beneficial outcomes?”

“Yes.”

……………..

End of Book Three

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Spirit’s Study Guide for Spirit Teaches a Simple Seeker – The Art of Timeless Wisdom – Book Two

Before we begin, please be aware that any and all study notes are subject to expansion as readers share their input, questions, and requests for deeper and/or more expanded explanations of the so-called lessons, which are really no more than sessions or meetings of two minds – that of teacher and student.

Book Two – Lesson One – Harmony and Balance Without Equality

Justice is a thought and mercy is an emotion.

Life experiences introduce to the qualities of thoughts and emotions, which energies are represented on the Kabbalah Tree of Life.

These and all other energies interact with each other within our own individual mind, represented on the Tree of Life by the central Pillar of Consciousness.

Thoughts are represented by the left hand Pillar of Form. Emotions are represented by the right hand Pillar of Force.

We need to become aware of the differences between lower and higher energies, and how they affect the way we think and feel.

……….

Book Two – Lesson Two – How Can I Know What is Possible?

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Past, present, and future continuously woven together.

They each exist within the others, and at all times and in all places.

…………

Book Two – Lesson Three – How to function Without Ego

Ego is the central mover and pusher of our thoughts, emotions, and actions.

We can’t think, feel, or do anything without our individual life force, ego.

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Book Two – Lesson Four – How to Honor the Deceased

“I was so young and so emotionally immature. It left me in a state of shock and disbelief that it could end this way.”

“It didn’t end.”

“My child died.”

“Only to physical life.”

“It wasn’t a nice way to go.”

“What would a nice way look like?”

“I don’t know.”

“You acted as if you were the victim.”

“I was.”

“What about your child?”

“He was, too.”

“So is everyone else, living or dead, until the wake up.”

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Book Two – Lesson Five – How to Resolve Conflicting Needs

“A garden’s collection of competing needs is as human society. How to resolve such a situation of competing needs?”

“I don’t know.”

“Self-control, co-operation, and mutual respect. And, if that doesn’t work then the law of the jungle might – survival of the fittest and those who adapt.”

“Is that what’s happening now?”

“Yes, and it is as it always was and will be.”

………..

Book Two – Lesson Six – I Ching and Tarot in Dynamic Relationship

“A two-sided view of the ideal society – I Ching provides personal and collective general rules of order, while Tarot encourages people to discover and believe in their personal values. Awareness is understanding the reality that the individual and collective are as two parts of an infinite oneness, within which they share a dynamic relationship.”

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Book Two – Lesson Seven – If the Solution is Trust

“We each and all have a motive for everything we choose to do, or choose not to do. “

“Then, what is the solution?”

“Trust.”

“I’m not very good at that.”

“Yes.”

“How to know whom to trust?”

“Acting consistently in line with your highest capacity to do so, inspires trust.”

“Trust in whom?”

“Trust in yourself.”

………………

Book Two – Lesson Eight – If They Have Eyes to See

“How can we know what our personal philosophy is?”

“We each know, whether we claim to or not, but some others may be more aware than we, ourselves, are, if they have eyes to see. You know what you know, and I know what I know.

…………………

Book Two – Lesson Nine – Initiation and transformation

“Awareness and understanding are what it’s all about.”

“What’s all about awareness and understanding?”

“Living a life.”

“We each and all live a life.”

“Yes.”

“And yet, how to develop awareness and understanding?”

“Practice.”

“Practice what?”

“Living.”

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Book Two – Lesson 10 – In Praise of Potential\”

“Everything has potential.”

“What is potential?”

“Possible future consequences?”

“Yes.”

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Book Two – Lesson 11 – Instinct and Intuition as Yin and Yang

“Sky is higher than is earth.”

“Does that reflect the positions of Yin and Yang?”

“Yes. Yang is higher power.”

“How can they be equal if one is higher than the other?”

“High and low are equal, more or less.”

“Instinct is more physical?”

“More physical than what?”

“More physical than intuition?”

“Yes.”

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Book Two – Lesson 12 – I Still Need to Believe

“Perhaps everyone needs to believe.”

“What?”

“Something.”

“Or someone?”

“Does one exclude the other?”

“Yes, and no.”

“Please explain.”

“We can believe in someone who seems to express what we need to believe.”

“While we do?”

“Yes, and no.”

“How so?”

“We might, with time and life experience, change what we believe and yet still believe in the person who seems to express what we once believed.”

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Book Two – Lesson 13 – Kabbalah, Taoism, and Education Today

“Perhaps we’re indoctrinating ourselves into believing that materialism is the highest value.”

“How has it affected the quality of human life?”

“In what way?”

“”Yes.”

“We’re living longer and healthier than ever before.”

“Are you living happier and more satisfied lives than before.”

“Some people likely are.”

“Yes.”

“What does that mean?”

“It means that you seem to consider individual happiness and self-satisfaction as a higher value than the collective happiness of the community.”

“A few or the community?”

“Perhaps material satisfaction is as a beginning.”

“Yes.”

“And a few happy and self-satisfied people might inspire others to achieve happiness and self-satisfaction.”

“Yes.”

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Book Two – Lesson 14 – Lab Rat or Guinea Pig

“Stress as our greatest teacher?”

“No.”

“Please explain.”

“Experience is our greatest teacher.”

“Where does stress fit in?”

“It helps us remember and possibly learn from experience.”

“Is there no other way?”

“No. There is no other way.”

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Book Two – Lesson 15 – Learning is a Form of Awareness

“Studying and reading – how do they differ?”

“Studying is reading with intent to learn something. If what we’re studying now is built on a firm foundation of earlier studies, then we can absorb our new learning into an expanding and deepening understanding of earlier studies. Formal education is, or should be, built on these same principles.”

“Principles?
“Yes. Expanding, integrating, and transcending. Learning is a form of awareness, and awareness is knowing that there is no end or beginning to awareness. Learning and awareness are not the same thing. Awareness is as a vision. Learning is a development of skills and information., whether or not you’re consciously aware of doing so.”

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Book TwoLesson 16 – Moods of Doubt

“What can exist beyond one’s mind?”

“What can be beyond our potential to know?”

“Yes.”

“ESP.”

“ESP?”

“Yes. ESP allows thoughts to be projected.”

“Not everyone believes that ESP is possible.”

“Whenever we claim that something isn’t possible, we close the door, not to the possible, but to our awareness of it.”

“How to practice ESP?”

“First believe that you could develop the ability, and then using it.”

“Is it like hearing?”

“Is hearing a skill?”

“ESP video calls?”

“Yes.”

“Our hearing and sight will evolve?”

“Yes. Our mind evolves.”

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Book Two – Lesson 17 – Mysticism vs Mist

“The Kabbalah Tree of Life represents human consciousness continuously transforming and transcending itself. The mist of false understanding is as a curtain that prevents one from clear vision. What has pleasure got to do with transcendence of consciousness?”

“It must be a very pleasurable experience.”

“Yes. It is.”

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Book Two – Lesson 18 – Nakedness as a Cover-Up

“What Tarot card would share my present state of mind?”

“Yes.”

“Seven – The Chariot, expresses my need to discover.”

“What?”

“What life is all about? and why?”

“Seventeen, The Star card, seems to attract your attention.”

“Yes, but she’s so naked.”

“Perhaps she wishes to express transparency.”

“If so, then she seems to be overdoing it, like a cover-up.”

“Yes.”

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Book Two – Lesson 19 – Non-Local Consciousness

“What does non-local consciousness mean?”

“It means that consciousness is local, but not necessarily exclusively so.”

“Cosmic consciousness?”

“That’s the non-local part of it.”

“And my portion is ..?”

“You don’t have an exclusive portion. Local and non-local are as specific and general..”

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Book Two – Lesson 20 – Now Do I Underst6and Kabbalah?

“Each of the worlds on the Ladder of Light emerges from the world beneath it?”

“Yes. From the one Tree which represents a path to spiritual wisdom, higher and ever-higher levels of awareness develop.”

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Book Two – Lesson 21 – Once You Begin

“Self-imposed limits to our experience of admiration, respect, and awe?”

“Yes, as a form of resistance.”

“To what?

“To losing control.”

“A defensive mechanism?”

“Yes. How would defensive differ from surrender?”

“Surrender may only be in form, while resistance lives in essence.”

“And acceptance?”

“There’s nothing to surrender. Acceptance comes with the awareness that we’re each, to differing degrees, part of the same reality.”

“Yes.

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Lesson 22 – Only People

“Emotion and thought, justice and mercy – how to reconcile and integrate different human energies?”

“Why do you want to reconcile and integrate them?”

“To understand life.”

“What would understanding life look like?”

“Awareness.”

“Of what?”

“Of why people are, or seem to be, the way they are.”

“Only people?”

“I still can’t figure you out.”

“Yes.”

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Book Two – Lesson 23 – Pain is not Suffering

Simple Seeker was recovering from another surgery.

“It hurts.”

“Yes.”

“Why do you say yes as if it was a blessing?”

“It is. Pain isn’t suffering.”

“Physical isn’t emotional?”

“Yes.”

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Book Two Lesson 24 – Preparing for Spirit

“How can I share your teaching when I have so little skill, and such little, if any, support.”

“Not a problem.”

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Book Two – Lesson 25 – Projection and Rejection

“If you have an idea, then you owe it to yourself to at least attempt to express it, if only to yourself.”

“But, isn’t just toying with an idea the same as expressing it?”

“Not as long as it’s too vague to take any recognizable shape. You were stepping into thoughts too deep for your comfort zone.”

“About rejection being a twisted form of projection?”

“I think it goes the other way, and not twisted.”

“Then, …”

“An unhealthy mental attitude. When we project our shadow, to use Jungian symbolism in referring to aspects of our personality that we would prefer to deny ownership to, we are pretending to project them onto someone else. We then think, or pretend to, that we are free of our rejected emotions or thoughts.”

“self-delusion?”

“Yes.”

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Book Two – Lesson 26 – Relationship is All There Is

“Whatever or whomever we cling to is also clinging to us.”

“How?”

“Everything and everyone is energy in relation to everthing and everyone else.”

“Then, how to let go of a relationship?”

“We can’t.”

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Book Two – Lesson 27 – Sharing Connective Tissue

“We’re as connected as we each care to be.”

“As we each choose to be?”

“No.”

“Then how?”

“As we each care to be.”

“Love as connective tissue?”

“Yes.”

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Book Two – Lesson 28 – Spirituality Requires Emotion and Thought

“Spirituality and thinking have never been separate.”

“As in the letter and the spirit of the law?”

“Yes.”

“Emotion and thought as contained within spirituality?”

“Yes, as yin and yang within Tao.”

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Book Two – Lesson 29 – Tension is Not Necessarily Stress

“When anything or anyone speaks to our inner knowing, we’re receiving a message, and we know it.”

“Who wants inner stress?”

“There’s a difference between tension and stress.”

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Book Two – Lesson 30 – The Archetypes as Symbols of Roles

“If I am that I am, then who or what am I?”

“You were never anything other than you are now.”

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Book Two – Lesson 31 – The Fingerprint of Personal Energy

“The degree to which our personal thoughts and emotions harmonize with each other determines the strength and quality of our individual frequency and vibration. Something to think about.”

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Book Two – Lesson 32 – The Middle Way is Not Half Way

“You were looking at the general picture and not at the details, and the message they might offer.”

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Book Two – Lesson 33 – The Power of Attraction

“Explain it, if you can.”

“That’s easy. Like attracts like.”

“In what way? And to what degree? And with what result or results? I might also ask ..”

“Where? When? and why?”

“Perhaps later.”

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THE END OF BOOK TWO


Spirit’s Study Guide for Spirit Teaches a Simple Seeker – Book One An introduction to a practical and spiritual philosophy for a satisfied life.

Book One – Lesson One – A Beginning

How are we any different now than we were last week? Last Month? Last Year? Or ten years ago?

What answer would we give ourselves to this question?

Have we learned anything that we didn’t then know?

If we have learned something, then how has it changed our life, if it has? If what we’ve learned has had no effect on how we live our life, then what purpose does the knowing serve? Information? Opinion?

Could we live just as well without having learned whatever?

Everything we remember has power to affect our life, whether we’re aware of this power or not. Thoughts and emotions are types of energy – forms and forces of varying strengths, flexibility, and endurance. Some are more easily let go of. Some seem to hold on to us until we accept their potential power over us. …………

Book One – Lesson Two – A Common Root

What is the common root that holds us together?

What is the common root that holds, cookies, cakes, bread and muffins, not to mention pancakes and pasta? Flour. So much of our daily food would not exist without flour.

Fruits and vegetables also share a common root in that all plants grow out of the ground.

Like all other forms of life, we come from the ground of being. Some call it Nature. Some call it God.

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Book One – Lesson Three – A Dynamic relationship

“Individual and collective – everyone other than ourself expresses the collective.

If we can learn to accept, and then to adapt to anyone other than ourselves, we are learning to harmonize between the individual and the collective. We’re each playing two roles – one as an individual, and one as one of a collective. Everyone and everything else is experienced by us as one of the collective, and we are experienced by them in the same way.”

“Yes, but we might harmonize more with some than with some others.”

“Why?”

“Why?”

“Why?”

“Isn’t that just the way it is?”

“Yes.”

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Book One – Lesson Four – A Higher Infusion of Energy

“Transcendence is going beyond.”

“Beyond what?”

“All that we now think that we are.”

“Expansion of awareness?”

“Yes.”

“So, then what is reverse transcendence?”

“Reaching back into all times that we once were.”

“How? And why?”

“Facing one’s shadow to learn how it developed, and from where and what.”

“So, from where and what?”

“Nothingness.”

“And nothingness is potential?”

“Yes.”

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Book One – Lesson Five – Alone if Necessary

“We do what we seem to need to do.”

“Where does our sense of need to do something come from?”

“Potential, and an inner drive to fulfill it.”

“Do we each have a unique potential?”

“Yes, and no.”

“Please explain.”

“We are individuals with individual needs, capacities, and potentials, and yet we each and all are as a drop in an ocean of life.”

“And not all drops are exactly like any others?”

“Yes.”

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Book One – Lesson Six – A Map is a Guideline

“We were always beyond form.”

“What purpose does form serve?”

“Form is a map.”

“Our physical body is a form.”

“Yes.”

“How can it be as a map?”

“It is as an island.”

“Among many other islands?”

“Yes. We can move closer to or further from other people.”

“And yet, in some ways we will always be separate from everyone else?”

“Yes, and so it is with our minds and hearts.”

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Book One – Lesson Seven – A Materialized Adept

“A spirit in disguise as a human? Are we all playing that game?”

“Yes.”

“Why?”

“It’s a learning experience.”

“What are we expected to learn?”

“What is the experience designed to teach us?”

“Yes.”

“As spirit we’re aware of what is happening, and yet we’re not participating in the process of human development.”

“When we become human?”

“Yes.”

“Is it a choice?”

“Yes, and no.”

“Or more or less?”

“Yes.”

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Book One – Lesson Eight – And Anyone Else

“When anyone or anything speaks to our inner knowing, we’re receiving a message, and we know it.”

“We instinctively or intuitively know and/or recognize it’s truth?”

“Yes.”

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Book One – Lesson Nine – An empty mind

“My thinking can adapt and change as I’m introduced to new ideas. That’s the beauty of it all. I don’t have to be anywhere.”

“An empty mind is not as an open mind. An open mind has ideas and yet is not rigid in its thinking, and is able to adapt to new thoughts if they seem to be of higher value than the ones now held. But if the mind is empty, then no ideas can … We need contrast. We need choice. An empty mind is a potentially dangerous mind. Any idea is more than no idea. Learning to think attracts ideas into our mind, and these ideas can be improved on by new (to us) ideas. We compare values. An empty mind is as a closed mind in that no new thoughts can enter. There’s nothing to attract new thoughts. A closed mind refuses to accept new thoughts, and an empty mind isn’t able to think.”

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Book One – Lesson Ten – And Still a Long Way to Go

“We each are what we each are, in a continuing process of developing a way of life that works to help us feel satisfied with how we live our life. A satisfied mind is an enlightened mind, and yet an enlightened mind is only more or less enlightened than it was, or yet may be, and only more or less enlightened than some other minds may be. And only more or less enlightened than some others until they become more enlightened than they are now.”

“Enlightenment is a limitless potential?”

“Yes. Green is green, but not all green foliage looks the same. And so it is with enlightened people. We’re still different from anyone else.”

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Book One – Lesson Eleven – An Open Line to Higher Help

“When you, or anyone, sincerely meditates, then your sincerity attracts, as if it had put in a call to Higher help.”

“How can we recognize that Higher help?”

“Answers to the problems you were thinking about may seem to come into your mind.”

“What if they don’t?”

“Then keep meditating until they do.”

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Book One – Lesson Twelve – Another Hero Gone

“We each came for a purpose, and when we’ve completed our chosen role …. if we’ve developed the capacity to choose. We can choose to be as we are, or less, for whatever reason(s). We may all know some people who seem to swing between a higher and lower quality of being. Their higher quality is their inner self. Their outer personality has been pulled down, for whatever reason.”

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Book One – Lesson Thirteen – Another Way to See the Tree

“Law, as form, is both structure and a foundation. Essence has potential to expand, after the form is acknowledged.”

“Accepting that whatever law must have served a purpose at one time?”

“Yes. Earlier generations may have shared ideas that today’s people, or at least some of today’s people, are dissatisfied with enough to demand change.. Laws reflect the quality of the people who obey them. We are responsible for what laws we choose to obey..”

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Book One – Lesson Fourteen – Are Bad Guys Necessary

“It’s easier to think of conflicting sides as having different values.”

“Yes. “Which side are you on?” is often demanded of us, as if one side is right and good, while the other side must necessarily be wrong, or bad, or even evil. Each side may be right from one perspective smf wrong from another, and to varying, and perhaps shifting, variables of right and wrong.

What makes sense in one situation may not make sense in another. We turn on lights when it’s dark and not when it’s bright and sunny. We wrap up when the weather is cold, and we wear light clothes in Summer.

Good and bad are value judgements that we label people with, when it’s some of their actions that might be considered to be good or bad, wise or unwise.”

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Book One – Lesson Fifteen – A Restless Spirit

“Anything we might wish to possess can be categorized under one general heading – Peace of Mind.”

“What would it take to provide peace of mind?”

“Different things for different people – money, fame, love, success, self-love …”

“What price would we be willing to pay for peace of mind.”

“Some things are not for sale.”

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Book One – Lesson Sixteen – Are You My Shadow?

“The difference between a channel and a medium is one of function. A medium communicates between physical people and non-physical people. A channel serves a non-physical person or purpose.”

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Book One – Lesson Seventeen – As Above

“Everyone possesses the same emotional and intellectual attributes as anyone else, but to variable degrees.

Assimilation and illumination move together.

Cultural assimilation – but a price is paid. Something is gained but something is lost.

Yesterday isn’t tomorrow, but without yesterday there is no tomorrow.

We pay a price for change. Nothing is for nothing. Nothing ever was.”

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Book One – Lesson Eighteen – A Simple Seeker connects

“There is no unity in diversity.”

“Why do we need unity?”

“It’s the only reality,”

“What does that mean?”

“Either we’re all in this together or we’re not. And we are. Case closed.”

“If there can only be one way …”

“And there can only be one way.”

“Then whose way? or what way? from man? How to choose?”

“How do you choose your leaders?”

“We elect them. We vote.”

“Yes.”

“But what they say they’ll do is not always what they do, once we give them power.”

“Yes.”

“What does that mean?”

“You vote for people, not for programs.”

“How can we vote for programs?”

“In time you will.”

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Book One – Lesson Nineteen – A Simple Seeker Tries to Teach Spirit

“How can there be no physical reality? I see, touch, hear, taste, and smell.”

“What do you see, touch, hear, taste, and smell?”

“Life.”

“What does life look like?”

“People, places, Nature, animals, birds, rivers, lakes, skies. The list goes on.”

“Are you part of the picture?”

“Yes.”

“Then who is seeing this picture?”

“If we’re all in it?”

“Yes.”

“Are we outside?”

“No.”

“Then what?”

“We’re each part of the picture.”

“There is no outside?”

“Yes. There is no outside.”

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Book One – Lesson Twenty – Awareness as an Option

“We each have a path prepared for us.”

“My life had to be the way it was?”

“And the way it now is.”

“What about the future?”

“What about it?”

“Has it already been created?”

“Yes, and no.”

“Please explain.”

“Your future will depend upon what you’ve learned from your past.”

“Have I learned anything?”

“Time will tell.”

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Book One – Lesson Twenty-One – Awareness of Personal Power

“Intellectual development has physical results. Everything you do, say, or think is an expression of intellectual development.

Choose your teachers wisely. Choose your friends wisely. They have power, perhaps without even being aware of the power you give them, without perhaps even being aware of giving them power over everything you san or do. Power over, and power to influence.”

Book One – Lesson Twenty-Two – Beauty and Evil

“What is seen in the eyes of some as evil, may be considered by others to be a necessary or expedient means to an end that may or may not, in itself be considered to be evil.

We dig up the ground to plant a garden, even knowing, if we do, that the homes of possibly countless forms of life will be destroyed.

Mines destroy the ecological quality of many rivers and lakes.

We make a difference to the world by the way we live.”

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Book One – Lesson Twenty-Three – Choosing Doesn’t Create Value

“The choice has already been made in your mind, whether or not you dare to act on it.”

“Isn’t choice the same as intention?”

“No.”

“What’s the difference.”

“Choice is a value call.”

“And intention?”

“A decision to act on that value call, or not to.”

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Book One – Lesson Twenty-Four – Choosing Integrity

“True knowledge is awareness.

Awareness is knowing.

Integrity is daring to choose to follow wisdom, whatever the consequences might be. To do what we know we must do, because it’s the right thing, the appropriate thing to do.”

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Book One – Lesson Twenty-Five – Choosing to do Nothing

“Your tooth was not important.”

“It was, to me.”

“How important?”

“When I smile, my missing tooth may be remembered longer than my smile.”

“By whom?”

“For anyone I meet for the first time.”

“What about the second time?”

“They may be more used to its absence, then.”

“Yes.”

“What does that mean?”

“First impressions are just that.”

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Book Two – Lesson Twenty-Six – Compassion has a History

“How did her energy affect yours in such a way?”

“Perhaps we’re kindred spirits.”

“Yes. We each resonate at a frequency which magnetically attracts and resonates with others resonating with the same or similar vibration.

We can sometimes look and see our world too close-up to allow for expanded awareness.

Expanded awareness doesn’t necessarily change the way we feel, but it helps us to accept that we’re helpless, more or less, to change the whatever situation.”

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Book Two – Lesson Twenty-Seven – Deep Breathing

“There will always be stormy weather, somewhere.”

“Are there stormy states of consciousness?”

“Yes.”

“Yow to deal with stormy states of consciousness?”

“How do you deal, now?”

“Not very well.”

“Yes.”

“They block my energy. I close up.”

“Does it help anyone?”

“No.”

“So why?”

“It’s not a conscious choice.”

“An unconscious choice?”

“I guess. so.”

“Trust your unconscious choice.”

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Book One – Lesson Twenty-Eight – Differentiation vs separation

“We each an all share more similarities than differences. Differences don’t separate us unless we choose to let it happen, for whatever reason.”

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Book One – Lesson Twenty-Nine – Ego as Our Life Force

“Ego is the central mover and pusher of thoughts, emotions, and actions. We can’t do or even feel anything without our individual life force.”

“What has ego to do with personal responsibility?”

“Even in a crowd, we’re still alone. Nobody can live our life for us. Ego and Higher Self are connected to each other. Ego is where we are, now, and Higher Self is where we’re all going.”

Questions to ask yourself:

Am I a solitary seeker, or do I need a group, or a teacher, or one or more friends who share my ideas and questions?

Do I trust my ego to know what’s right for me, now?

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Book One – Lesson Thirty Emptiness is Never Empty

“Emptiness and nothingness are never empty nor nothing. They are potential, as is everyone and everything.”

“So, we don’t have potential but are potential?”

“Yes.”

“Money has exchange potential.”

“Money is exchange potential.”

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Book One – Lesson Thirty-One – Evolutionary Buddhism

“Holding onto the concept of endless change as leaning out from a high window at traffic below?”

“Whether looking down or back, distance is distance, and allows for a wider perspective. Everything is change and everything changes. Buddhism is not as it once was nor as it might yet be.. So it is with everything else.”

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Book One – Lesson Thirty-Two – Experience as a Teacher

“Envy can help us to recognize and aspire toward higher levels of personal skills.

Envy is seeing in others what we want for our self. It can be encojuraging.

Experience teaches us the difference between envy and resentment.”

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Book One – Lesson Thirty-Three – Feminism and Ancient Wisdom

“Ancient wisdom was written and taught away back then, by and for people who lived a much less complicated life than most of us live now.”

“How would that change wisdom?”

“Something to think about.”

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End of Book One

Introduction to Simple Seeker Society

The purpose or mission statement of Simple Seeker Society is to provide a format for interaction between myself, as the original simple seeker, and enthusiastic readers of the Simple Seeker series – Spirit Teaches a Simple Seeker – Thirty-Three Lessons of life, with each book presenting thirty-three so-called lessons. Spirit tells me that there will be books beyond the three times thirty-three lessons. Spirit’s Radical I Ching will follow, and then, perhaps there may even be a book on Kabbalah and Tarot. Who knows what the future might bring? Not me.

Spirit now tells me that there will be a beginner’s book on psychology for a new age – Spirit Teaches a Simple Seeker Psychology for a New Age.

ThisSimple Seeke Society is not yet an up and running reality, but I want to be prepared for the day when readers will have questions about Spirit’s teaching, and may also wish to share personal stories of their own along the path of spiritual development.

As a group, it’s my belief, that we can help each other to understand and cope with life’s problems. I like to think that the society will develop into a self-help group in which we each and all are as both students and teachers of life, for, in reality, we are. And, even beyond the roles of students and teachers, we are/will or may be developing into a simple seeker of our own. I may just have been chosen to play the original role, as were certain actors chosen to play the first James Bond, or Tarzan. We’re not that original, and yet, some of us seem more suited to a particular role in life than do some others. Not everyone can become a typical nurse, teacher, bus driver, etc. And, we each likely play many more roles than one during our lifetime, and even at the same time, more and/or less. Our working personality may be set aside when we return home to provide care for family and home, or just to unwind with friends and/or hobbies.

Another idea I have for the group is for us each to take turns, depending upon whether we wish to openly contribute. Some may prefer to plat the role of silent witness, for now. Some might even enjoy playing the role of Spirit, that mystery person in my life who seems to have all the answers to any question that I’m able to ask. There is also the possiblility that spirit will channel answers to some of your questions, through me, if it doesn’t make you feel too uncomfortable. He would set up the guidelines as to what he’s prepared ti disuss with any particular person. I don’t want it to become a group reading, or seance. Spirit did once ask me if I would be a trance medium for him. I declined. It wasn’t my stile. I’d be out of it, while everyone else actively participated. I was selfish. I’m still selfish, and yet, not as much so as I once was. I’d be willing to give it a go, if that’s possible with us all being physically disconnected.

To make the group feel as a group, perhaps we need to develop a group mantra, or something like that, and/or guidelines to help us keep on topic; whatever topic we wander into.

As for all the posts that are now on this page, that are not related to Simple Seeker Society, their days are numbered. I’m a slow learner and am over my head in trying to develop this page, not to mention this potential group, but until someone else comes along who knows more what they’re doing, and is willing to release me from the responsibility, I’ll just have to keep on keeping on, in my own limited way.

Thinking is a game

“Our world expands to infinity and expanding awareness is our mode of travel”. Why can’t I create such visuals with words?

Simple Seeker Society

Spirit tells me that thinking is a game and perhaps He’s right.

I somehow need to struggle with ideas and Spirit provides me

(bless His soul) with a seemingly endless supply of these.

 

Sometimes I think I know the what and why of a particular

Mental challenge He slips into my mind, but, before I can

Take hold of the how, it slips away, as my inner resources

Suddenly collapse, as a balloon does, when filled to

Beyond capacity with hot air.

 

Spirit smiles at my distress and suggests that I

Accept that there are games in this world, and

Beyond, that are beyond me, at least for now.

I should be able to recognize games that I

Cannot yet win.

 

Stop. He spoke of this world and beyond. Now I challenge Him.

How can there be a beyond if there is only one world?

 

There…

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