Love is as a Pressure Gradient

Spirit tells me that love can never be a one-way Street.

It is as a pressure gradient of energy exchange.

 

What energy is exchanged for what?

 

Each party to the exchange has something to give.

 

What?

 

Something the other party values.

 

What?

 

Needs fulfillment.

 

Personal or general?

 

Both.

 

Awareness is Neither Knowing, nor not Knowing

Spirit tells me that awareness comes before knowing, for

Without awareness that there is something we can learn,

We are not open to learning anything.

 

Awareness is an open-ended form and quality of energy,

That can be more or less ignored, as is so-called

Common sense, in different situations.

 

Knowing suggests a certainty that awareness will

Never claim. We can be aware that something is

Not as it might seem to be if we were less aware.

Something is missing, or hidden, from the picture of

Life that we are being asked to accept as reality.

 

However, He tells me, awareness does not replace

Knowledge, however limited or misinformed that

Knowledge is that we have learned through social

Interaction, personal experience, and study.

 

Awareness does not express knowing, and yet,

It does not express not knowing, either. Instead,

It expresses knowing that there is something more

To be known.

 

Trust your awareness, Spirit advises. If you do not

Feel completely comfortable or satisfied with whatever,

Trust your discomfort and dissatisfaction.

They serve you well.

They are voices of awareness, your awareness..

 

 

 

 

Spiritualism and Matrialism Co-exist

Spirit tells me that spiritual and material values co-exist.

And, in reality, neither can exist exclusive of the other.

They are as essence and form.

 

The concept of spiritual and material as being mutually

Exclusive is common in seekers of so-called enlightenment.

 

Rejection or fear of either one suggests lack of awareness

Of their interdependency. Living a spiritual life does not

Necessarily require one to reject physical or material comforts.

 

Creation and all the beauty within it is expressed in form.

We each possess creative energy. We each are creative

Energy. Some of us are inspired to create whatever with

A greater emphasis on beauty than on practical

Application, while others concentrate more on structure

Than on style.

 

The secret, He tells me, is to discover my own values.

 

As Essence is to Form

Spirit tells me that we are to each other as essence is to form, and

as such, we are each necessarily incomplete without the other.

 

Essence, He explains, can only express itself within the constraints

That form provides, or, as some seem to think, imposes.

 

Form contains and protects essence, providing a safe,

Though limited space within which it is free to express

Itself.

 

As your spirit teacher, I express my truth, which is my essence,

Through you, though not exclusively through you. But, an even

More highly developed energy may express His or Her essence

Through me.

 

Together we each and all contain and express one essence,

In our own way, which we have developed by blending

Together ideas and habits absorbed into our consciousness

From many sources.

 

In essence, He concludes, essence and form are one.

 

 

 

Creation as an Outcome

Spirit tells me that creation, all creation, is an outcome of three potentials;

Thought, feeling, and energy  – a cosmic trinity.

 

Nothing worthwhile, He tells me, is achieved or created without

Deep thought, passionate commitment, and energy, physical or

Otherwise.

 

Thought, feeling, and energy are blended together into the

Creative force of love. Love is, He seems to sigh, an often

Misunderstood emotion, when, in reality, it is as white light,

That can disperse itself into every possible hue or blend of

Colour.

 

Listen to the Energy

Spirit asks me to make an early New Year Resolution;

To choose to accept what my inner awareness seems to

Insist on what my reluctant and more or less conformist and

Wishy-washy personality fears, for whatever reason or

Reasons, to accept as true, or to face the truth that I

Cannot deny, that everything that anyone says or does

Is designed to present a false image if the essential

Energy of what they say or do does not harmonize with

The strength and frequency of their own essence.

 

Resolve, He asks me, to listen to the energy, and

He assures me, it can and will become as second

Nature to me, for it was designed for that purpose.

 

I may be a total failure at keeping this pledge, but

I will if I can and as much as I can. However,

Spirit needs to also pledge to remind me

Whenever I slip up, and it will likely be often.

I would not put any money on my short-term

Success, but I intend it to become a way of life,

Sooner or later – probably more later than sooner.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

Things are not always as they may seem to be

Spirit tells me to tentatively accept what seems to be,

Even while wondering if it really is

As it seems to be, and,

When someone seems to present themselves

To you, in such a way that seems to ask you

To believe that they are as they

Present themselves to be.

When your intuition suggests

That a false image

is being presented,

Trust your intuition.

The presentation and the energy

Vibrating from it will harmonize

If things are as they seam to be.