Spirit tells me that I need to learn to live in community
in a mutually satisfactory way, with all others who are
also living, or trying to live, within the same conditions.
How’s that possible where I am?
Where are you?
Below ground level, it seems, in the mud of a bog,
entangled within roots of weeds, as well as among
roots of more respected plants, who are each also
striving to live their life, their way.
All ways are one way.
Reaching for the light.
My Spirit Teacher tells me that we are never alone
and that our interconnection with all life is not
in any way an impersonal one.
We are more than linked to each other, He assures me.
We each blend into and become, at least to some extent,
one with the other.
How is that possible?
The link is not between us, but within us.
Our energies vibrate in harmony, or in disharmony,
with everyone in our lives, and everyone is
in our life, for, there is only one Life,
that both sustains and contains all life forms;
everyone and everything that is.
What about thoughts?
What about them?
Are they all one thought?
How would that be possible?
Then, are they as forms of life, also
They are forms of life.
More and less.
Not more or less?
More and less.
Then, more and less than what?
More and less than we each attract
Sometimes we attract certain thoughts
and emotions that we do not at other times
Can we learn how to attract those thoughts
and emotions that we prefer to attract, and
resist attracting others?
Practice awareness, or mindfulness,
as some call it.
Alone or with a group or teacher?
Spirit tells me that the way of enlightenment
is different things to different people,
if only in their different minds, and even
so-called different minds are not really
different at all.
Then, how can we agree on the way to go?
There is no way.
No way to enlightenment or no way to agree?
We are each and always have been
in the process of becoming.
Some call it becoming enlightened.
What do you call it?
What it is.
Then, what is it?
Then, now, and forever the same
Not what process of becoming?
It would be an intellectual trap.
Would be, or might be?
Please explain the process of
Before I explain enlightenment?
I need to bring it all together.
Spirit tells me that there have always been
dedicated teachers of wisdom in every culture
since time began, who have shared their
understanding and awareness of how life
can be lived for the benefit of all.
But, there are surely many more ways than
one to live a life that benefits all,
if it was possible to know how the life
we live could harm anyone.
Awareness would teach you.
How to become aware?
Experience of what?
Being harmed as a result of how others
live their lives.
It isn’t possible to know how all others
live their lives.
I don’t know all others.
Do you know yourself?
Yes, I think so.
Then you know everyone else.
Spirit tells me that I must learn to judge people as I would
Fruit at a market. Not all apples are alike.
So it is with people. We do not choose produce according
To how we would like it to be, but by how it seems to be,
Now. Quality is more or less self-evident.
We may be more or less than we once were, and we may
Become more or less than what we now are, in whatever
Aspect of our being.
But, for now we are as we are, or seem to be. So it is
Those who have eyes to see are, at least to some extent,
Responsible for what they see, and, for how they respond
To what they see. It’s as simple as that.
Spirit tells me to let it all go, since it is going, anyway.
I am two generations behind where today’s action is.
I hardly need to be reminded that Life is moving me
Into the past, while young people are moving into
The world I remember is being swept away, to make
Room for the world of tomorrow, that younger
Generations are creating, without much thought
To what once was.
When we have done all that we can, He tells me,
Then we must be content to wish them well, and
Get out of their way.
Does that mean that I’m on the way out?
We are all on the way out, at least in some way.