Awareness is knowing instinctively

Spirit tells me that awareness is knowing instinctively that

Everyone and everything, at any given time, conceals

Meaning beyond what they would seem to reveal.

 

A certain imbalance of energy exchange reveals intent

To masquerade as other than what they would have us

Believe, if we were not aware enough to notice the deceit.

 

Teacher, why are you telling me this, now?

 

Now is a good time, if any is.

 

To be aware of potential danger even when no real danger

Seems evident, is not necessarily phobic. Trust your instinct.

 

 

We are what we seem to be

Spirit tells me that we each seem to need to be, or

To pretend to be, what we need to be.

 

And, we each seem to need to become something other than

What we are, now, or something that we do not yet believe

We are, but desire to become.

 

If we would allow ourselves to relax and let go of our tight hold on

Needing to be what we are not, and allow ourselves to become

What it is we believe we are destined to become, then we might

Discover; then we would discover that we are now what we seem

To be and that it feels comfortable just being what we are, if

We like what we seem to be.

 

It sounds confusing to me.

Acorns and Seekers each have a Destiny

Spirit tells me that the destiny of an acorn is to become

An oak tree and the destiny of an infant is to become an

Adult. Each will unconsciously strive to manifest its

Predetermined destiny. Life has given each a goal.

 

Life has also provided humans with the capacity to

Consciously choose to commit themselves to a goal,

Or to believe that they have chosen what is also a

Destiny, for them, if for no other.

 

Seekers desire to learn more and more about whatever

It is that interests them, whether it be in the field of

Sports, music, theatre, business, cooking, academic

Studies, mechanics, farming, whatever.

 

Spiritual seekers are no better and no worse than those

Who seek to climb mountains. They are each following

Their own chosen destiny, if it can be considered as

Being chosen when we feel an inner drive to achieve

Something that means much to us and possibly little

To some others.

 

Be true to oneself?

 

Yes.

 

There is no choice if we choose well

Spirit tells me that I am a unique expression of Life.

 

If I am, I ask Him, then how can I live my life in such a way

As to express this uniqueness, within the limits of my

Potential, or within what I believe are the limits of my potential.

 

The answer is simple, He tells me, if you choose well.

Simply be yourself.

 

Now, If I only knew how to do that.

 

Someday, Somewhere in another World

Spirit tells me that, perhaps someday, somewhere in another world

Not too different from this one, we’ll replay this lifetime and

Review it together, from off-stage.

 

Then, all the little or not so little incidents that have contributed,

One at a time, to the development of our particular relationship,

Will seem to make sense

 

Then, perhaps I will understand the why and how, but

For now, please try to believe that there is purpose and

Meaning to the lives of each one of us, both separately and

As part of a greater life.

Once upon a time – our created past

Spirit tells me that everyone is living a story that we create

As we live it.

 

The past may belong to an earlier chapter in our story, but

Through the magical art of reflection we can reminisce and

Embellish what might otherwise have been considered as

Meaningless or distressful memories.

 

Our creative mind can provide whatever past situation

With a greater depth of glory, pleasure, love, or

Personal satisfaction. We can even adjust facts, or

What we thought were facts at the time, as well as

The level of skills and understanding that we may

Actually remember having achieved during those

Earlier chapters of our story.

 

Why, He asks, do we, and everyone does edit the past?

For many reasons, not least of which is to bolster

Self-esteem, or public esteem, as many leaders

Seem to feel a need to do.

 

You ask me if the past really happened at all?

That, my child, depends upon how politically correct

You want my answer to be.

 

 

 

The Rules of Life

Spirit tells me that the rules of Life are

Not nearly as simple as

Some would have us believe.

 

The Golden Rule that we learned

As children – to do unto others as

We would have them do unto us

Is too general to easily apply in

Most specific situations we

Experience as adults.

 

A wide range of responses

Need to be learned in order to

Appropriately respond to

The wide range of situations we

Experience in daily life.

 

I ask Spirit if there is

A mathematical formula to

Determine an ideal response

In any given situation.

 

Spirit tells me that

My personal response to any

Situation must necessarily

Express the quality of

My self-awareness.

 

I understand that to suggest

There is no ideal response.

Spirit’s response: Whatever works.

Energy flows or it does not.

And, it does.

 

 

Yesterday’s Truth

Spirit tells me that

We are, He and I,

As the two sides of one coin,

With the only difference being

That my side is heavier, so that,

With any given toss, or dispute,

The chances of my winning over

His ideas are slimmer than slim.

 

But, He tells me, I should never

Not challenge Him, but just try

To put less wasted energy

Into the process.

 

Believe what I must, but only

As long as I must, and then

Let go without regret, for

The possibly lifetimes of energy

That I have poured into

Its defence.

 

Release it gently, He tells me,

And live today’s truth, that may,

Tomorrow, also be,

Yesterday’s truth.

 

Complexity within simplicity or

Spirit asks me to consider whether

Life is complexity within simplicity, or

Simplicity within complexity.

Then, almost before I can begin

To try to determine which,

Or if neither description of

Life is applicable, He

Asks me to visualize

The intricate web of Life and,

To ask myself where I am

Within that web, or if I am

Separate from that web. Am I

Within or part of the web.

Again, without waiting for

My doomed to be inadequate

Response, He tells me that

We are separate, but,

Only for as long as

We believe we are.