Spirit tells me that there have always been Spiritual teachers
Who cared enough for their community to risk their lives
To share the wisdom that had been shared with them.
There have always been people who needed to understand
What life was all about and what purpose socially accepted
Rules served in their particular time and place.
How can we understand rules whose purpose has not been
Explained to us? Or does not seem to make sense?
Spirit tells me that leaders have always feared being
Questioned abut the purpose of rules they impose on
Their followers. The very nature of rules requires that
They are not an option and must be obeyed.
The problem arises, claims Spirit, when these rules
No longer serve their original purpose, the best interest
Of the community and, instead, serve, or seem to serve
The personal interests of those who enforce the rules.
Then a new teacher rises up out of mass discontentment
With old ways of thinking, to share a new way of living that
Requires new rules.
The old game then begins again. Young people insist upon
Change while the elderly remember that they too were once
Young and had listened in their youth, and followed a then
New teacher and new leaders with new ideas of new rules.
So, what is the solution?
To sharing new ideas of how to live.
There are no new ideas of how to live.