A spirit teacher shares gems of wisdom beyond
my capacity to fully understand; simple and yet
deep insights into life, as we each live it,
and how, He tells me,with a little effort
we each might live a life worth living.
Will I be pleased to be asked to share memories
of past experiences, He asks me.
What past experiences?
Your past experiences.
I couldn’t possibly remember them all.
How would it be possible?
But, my focus is on what I am experiencing now.
Because I must choose how to live today.
It’s too late to worry about yesterday.
What about tomorrow?
What about it?
Isn’t that my style of questioning?
So, you have chosen to adopt a way not your own?
It is my way, once I have adopted it.
Why did you adopt a new response?
It seemed more appropriate to this particular
situation than possible past responses might.
What does that mean?
It means that it’s never to late to change
the way we each respond to particular effects.
As in cause and …
Is that the message?
We each choose or at least contribute to
the next cause in whatever endless series
of cause and effect situations are
developing in our life.
Spirit tells me that Simplicity has its place
but it should not be as a quality of thought.
Is that a personal comment?
Why do you not scold my simplicity of emotion?
What have your emotions to do with your thinking?
Is it possible to have deep thoughts and simple
What have emotions to do with thinking?
You’re luring me into an intellectual trap.
Then, pleas explain.
The relationship between thought and emotion
They interact with each other.
As cause and effect?
Which would be cause?
If thought does not act on emotion, then …
But, thought does act on emotion.
Then why do you say emotion does not
Because it isn’t necessarily so.
Then, interact in this case means …
How do they influence each other?
Some of us develop the capacity
to think rationally, while still
maintaining uncomplicated emotions.
Then you approve of simple emotions?
There are no other kind.
Spirit asks me to let Him teach me a better way to live
In my precious world than so-called modern society
Seems to encourage.
Our world is precious, He tells me, and is worthy of
Deep respect, and it is not separate from us in any
We each are the world that we live in, the world that
Lives in us.
Spirit tells me that, at a grass-roots level, compassion is as
Sophisticated a way as any to express genuine care.
Gentle words of love and caring serve a need, both to the
Giver and to the one receiving, but only when the words
Are supported by caring deeds can they at least seem
To be genuine expressions.
Compassion is a beautiful word that expresses a deep but
Simple emotion, genuine care for someone or something.
But, saying it is never enough. We need to support our
Caring words with caring actions.
I could still be pretending.
Spirit tells me that every relationship is a learning experience
In which each participant is both teaching and learning from
The relationship itself and from every participant, inclding
Deep or shallow? How far do we dare to go? To see deeply
Is to go deeply into the possible motives and intentions of
The other, or others, and to consider whether they are
Different from or similar to our own.
How far will each relationship take us if we allow, or invite it?
How will we change and how will the other, or others change?
And is it worth the effort, or risk?
All relationships either stimulate or drain our energy,
As well as affecting other resources, precious or otherwise.
Teacher, has our relationship been a learning experience for you?
Yes, it has taught me patience.
Spirit tells me that
Every relationship is a learning experience
In which each participant is both
Teaching and learning something.
Deep or shallow, Long term or
Short term. how far will
Each particular relationship
Take us, if we allow or
Invite it, to?.
How does or will each relationship
Change us and how will we
Change the other or others?
Is it, or will it be worth the effort
If we are aware and intend
To change and/or be changed?
Any relationship either stimulates or
Drains our energy and
Other resources, precious or
Where will each relationship
Take us, and how can we know