Caring for Community and Relationships is Personal

Spirit asks me if I practice caring for my home.

I don’t need to practice. I know how to do that.

Do you do it?

Yes.

How well do you do it?

As well as I can, all things considered.

What things?

The time available, my energy level, and
my interest in doing so at any particular
time.

So, caring for your home is a job?

Not as a paid job. It is a duty.

A duty to whom?

To myself.

Why?

I enjoy living in a clean and well
cared for home.

Yes.

Where is this line of questioning going?

To your community and to your relationships.

Caring wise or duty wise?

Yes.

As with my home, I do what I can.

All things considered?

Yes.

What things?

Is this a second verse or round two?

No.

Then, what?

With personal possessions we have
a personal interest to care for them.

Surely we also have a personal interest
to care for our community and
relationships.

Yes.

I walked into that one.

Yes.

To serve only oneself is impossible.

Spirit shares words of wisdom.

Spirit tells me that it’s impossible to serve only oneself.
We are, each and every one, too interconnected for that
to be possible.

What if I catch my own fish, grow my own vegies and fruit,
and drink water from my own well?

None of that would be available to serve your needs
if others had consumed, destroyed, or contaminated
what you would otherwise enjoy.

Why would anyone do that?

Why would they not?

It would be self-destructive.

Yes.

Free will and destiny

Spirit tells me that free will and destiny work together

To create a lifestyle. We each can, and must, choose

From available options, but only from those

Available options that we are aware of

At the time of our choosing.

Of course, a possibly different selection

Of options, may be available

To each one of us.

 

Spirit also cautions me that

The selection of options available

To each of us, now,

May be less or more

Than were available to us

At some earlier time, in our past, and,

The choices we make with

Our free will may expand, or reduce

The collection of options available to us

To choose from, in the future.

 

One choice alone is not available,

Claims Spirit, The option

Not to choose.