A spirit teacher shares timeless wisdom with me, but it seems to require never-ending intellectual, emotional, and spiritual development. I obviously don’t have what it takes to absorb what He seems to think I can. I struggle, as many others surely do, to live within constraints not entirely of my own choosing.
Spirit claims that I do choose and am trying to avoid
accepting responsibility for choices I freely make.
But, how free are we to make choices when often
the choice I seem to need to make is the lesser of two or more unacceptable options?
Spirit is unimpressed with my whimpering. It doesn’t move Him. Constraints, He tells me, are necessary to future progress in any discipline or area of human development, including spiritual, intellectual, or physical, in that they provide challenges to our present level of skill, as well as serving to soften our ego’s otherwise smug sense of satisfaction in the moment of victory.
Challenges that we have struggled to face and overcome, He claims, seem to whisper in our inner ear, “Perhaps we should raise the bar”.