Neither Pen nor Ink am I

Spirit tells me that I am neither the pen nor the ink

<Through which His teachings flow.

I am a channel, as is everyone else, more or less.

Whatever anyone of us can say, do, think, or feel

Has been said, done, thought or felt before,

Or might have been.

 

“Monkey see, monkey do” describes learned behaviour and

Human behaviour is learned behaviour, except for that which is

Instinctive and universal. No emotions are unique.

 

What is unique, Spirit claims, is our individual blend.of

Universal attributes and potentials, and our more or

Less unique chosen way of expressing these.

 

We each choose and practice behaviours, thoughts,

Skills, and language, that we have learned from

Others. We feel Universal emotions but we each

Express these in our own way, more or less.

 

The difference between our relationship and

That of some others, He tells me, is that He has

Chosen to channel his teachings through me,

After having prepared me; trained me, more or

Less, and taught me enough to make it possible

To use me. But, even that would not be enough

If I (me) did not choose to serve as his student and

Channel. It takes two.

 

I had to learn before I could do, as it is with

Everyone who ever learned to do anything.

Where is the promised book

Spirit has always promised, no, pledged that

We would write His book.

Sure, twenty-five years later and,

Where is the book.

Meanwhile, I have filled

Piles of journals with notes,

Words of wisdom, and

I have served as a channel,

Sometimes, but

Never in a way that

Satisfied my soul.

It all seemed too frivolous,

Unimportant, and yet,

To those involved,

On either side, it was

Obviously satisfying. But,

Nobody seemed to ask Spirit

How to live a good life.

Instead, they wanted to be happy,

Here, and rich, if possible.

Perhaps I do, too.

 

Spirit Teachers with Issues

I wanted to write about Life as a Mystic, Life as a Channel, Life as a Student, a life-long student to a Spirit Teacher who shares with me so very much wisdom and yet, My spirit teacher seems to have unresolved psychological issues of his own.

Some of Spirit’s methods of teaching leave much to be desired, such as when He seems to se me up to experience stressful situations, followed by an almost gentle explanation of how I handled, the stress, or rather, didn’t handle it very well at all, using a habitual response that has proven unproductive.

The problem, or rather, my problem (not His) is due to reacting instead of responding to challenging situations.

Response, he calmly lectures me, requires contemplation of choices before acting on the situation or challenge.

So, where is He before I mess up with my inadequate response?

When He can surely see what is likely to happen, why not nudge me with a little insight, before, instead of after the fact. That’s why we have detour signs, to prevent unpleasant situations.

Perhaps they don’t teach prevention in Spirit.