My spirit teacher tells me that we are whom we are,
intentionally or otherwise, and that we each share
with the world we live in and are a part of
the essence of our life.
A rose is a rose even when it has been planted
among vegetables, and a sheep grazing with cattle
is still a sheep.
But, He tells me, a rose growing among vegetables
has an opportunity to become aware of being
different from her or his neighbours, as does
a single sheep among cattle, in a way
that would not have been possible if they each
had been surrounded only by their own kind.
Is this about individuality?
In what way?
Awareness of our uniqueness.
Yes and no.
Please explain why awareness of being different
from those around us is not about uniqueness.
Each of the cattle and vegetable plants
are also unique in some way.
But, not nearly to the extent that a different
animal or plant would feel.
Were we talking about feeling unique
or being unique?
How is one possible without the other?
Awareness or lack of.
How can awareness change reality?
Awareness is reality.
Spirit tells me that we each play the Game of Life by a unique set of
Rules that favours ourselves more than anyone else.
Intentionally what? To play our way? or to play to win?
How can we play Life with someone else’s rules?
We each play by the same rules.
How can the rules be unique and the same?
Because we see them that way?
How else could we play?
Awareness of what?
How can we learn to be more aware of Life?
Today’s I Ching is 39 – Halting
Water over Mountain.
Halting follows Disharmony.
Spirit explains: Disharmony expresses lack of general consensus,
Disagreement, perhaps even different world views, different
Goals or needs.
Whatever; a way forward has been halted, brought to a
Stand=still. A mental road block can halt co-operation and
Progress as effectively as one made of stone.
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 to release my hold on the heavy but
Seductive energies of material values. For me, that
Position is neither desirable nor possible.
I tell Spirit that material comforts surely express
Spiritual values of beauty and pleasure, and that
Perhaps we each must find our own comfort zone
Where our own, individual spiritual and material
Values co-exist in harmony with each other,
Each expressing the other.
Yes, He agrees, as if He expected my response and
Intended to provoke it.
Perhaps, He suggests, I will learn to relax my hold
Without releasing it. Over-simplicity, for the sake of
Simplicity, He tells me, is a trap of false pride.
The middle way is a personal way and, as such is
A different path for every individual.
Spirit tells me that
Social connective tissue
Serves the same general
Purpose as physical, biological
Connective tissue, within a human
Or animal body. How?
It allows individuals, groups of
Individuals, and groups of groups
Of individuals to live as
One life form, while seeming
To live separate existences,
Each possessing, possibly
Different ways and means of
Achieving, or attempting to achieve
A Universal goal of health
Spirit then tells me, as if
I could not figure it out
For myself, that Our way is
Not for everyone.
We each must learn from
Experience, what lifestyle is
For us and then to develop it,
One step at a time.
Spirit tells me that
My strengths and weaknesses
are one and the same.
Stability and flexibility
Each can serve us in
Different ways in
At different times.