Worlds Within Worlds of Rules

Spirit tells me that happiness is not
different things to different people,
as some might believe it to be.

Happiness is a feeling of contentment
that harmonizes both intellect and
emotion.

Can it last?

Nothing lasts.

But, is it a thing?

What?

Happiness.

What else could it be?

A state of mind.

States and minds are things.

But, people seek happiness.

Where? How?

Wherever and however they seem to think
it might be found.

It can never be found.

Then, is it possible to become happy
or contented.

Yes.

How?

Develop a satisfied mind.

How?

Live by rules of your own choosing.

How to know if I am choosing
the rules I live by?

Who else could choose them?

Most social rules were created before
I was born.

So what?

I didn’t choose them.

Do you live by them?

Some of them.

Why only some?

Some are required.

Why?

They are designed to create order where
there might otherwise be chaos.

Such as?

Traffic laws.

Yes.

What does that mean?

Traffic laws are a form of general rules
designed to benefit all members of specific
societies.

What rules would benefit individuals?

Whatever would benefit a group can only be
effective if it is followed by individuals
within the group.

So, the personal and the general are as one?

Yes and no.

How so?

Group rules apply to everyone to whom
they apply.

And personal rules?

Personally chosen rules are selected from
general rules.

Worlds within worlds of rules?

Yes. Our personal rules should be chosen
above and beyond those we accept.

Who el

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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.

 

Habits can become Addictions

 

Spirit tells me that habits are consciously developed

Patterns of behaviour or self-discipline with, or

Without intent to integrate them into one’s way of life.

 

Habits can serve a useful purpose in preparing for

Competitions, exams, performances, goals, etc., or

Just to maintain a chosen lifestyle.

 

Habits can also become addictions, when they no

Longer serve any useful purpose in one’s life, but

At some point in time the habit has taken control

Over will power.

 

I sense a question coming.

 

Yes. Which am I?

 

You are my teacher.

 

Then I still serve a useful purpose in your life?

 

You know the answer to that.

 

Yes.

 

 

 

Over will power.

 

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.

The struggle goes on, and on

My Spirit Guru is teaching me

How to live in such a way as to

serve Life while serving myself

and others.

 

 

I feel both blessed and chosen, and yet

I also feel almost certain that

I have gone beyond my potential,

As well as my comfort zone,

And still there is no end in sight.

 

It is of no real consolation to me

When Spirit assures me that

There is no end.

 

Perhaps easy was never promised, but

I had a different idea of what this path

To enlightenment would be to travel.

 

A certain energy vibration impels me on.

It is as if my own energy is becoming

More and more interconnected with

An energy beyond my control.

 

Perhaps the truth is that, even if

I tried, I would not be able to quit, now.

And yet the struggle goes on.

and on.

 

Spirit tells me that struggle is

Necessary but, that’s not why

I do it, for, if the truth were told,

Much of my struggle seems to be

Not to move forward, but rather

To resist doing so.

 

I am not the person I was, when it

All began, and I seem to know that

I am not the person I will become,

And yet, at the same time, I am

And have always  been, and will

Always be me.