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.

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Crossing the Bridge from Ego to Awareness

Where are you? Spirit asks me.

You know where I am.

Yes, but do you?

Somewhere along The Way.

Then He tells me that I’m crossing a bridge
from Ego to Awareness.

Have I reached midway?

There is no midway.

Then, how could I possible know where I am?

You could glance back.

How far back?

As far as you can, or as far as you care to.

I’ve come a long way I confidently tell Him.

Relative to what?

Or to whom?

No.

Why not?

We can never know exactly where anyone else is
along The Way.

Wouldn’t it show?

In what way?

Behaviour-wise. Surely their actions would express
where they were.

How can anyone know why anyone else does what she
or he does or seems to be doing?

Then, how could I choose whom to travel with?

Would you choose by actions that please or
displease you?

How else?

You might choose your companion by what they say.

How could I ever know that they were saying
what they believed was so?

Actions and words as possibly being for effect?

Yes.

Yes.

Then, how can I know?

How can you relate to me?

Our energies seem to harmonize, more or less.

Yes.

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The Universe lives in us

Spirit tells me that we not only live in the universe; the Universe

Also lives in us. The same life energies that flow within form also

Flow within essence, which is spirit, and this shared, moving energy

Harmonizes form and essence, more or less.

 

Why more or less?

 

There cannot be flow if there is stagnation.

 

Must my mind or body always be more or less agitated

For life energy to flow within me?

 

There are other terms to describe the process.

 

Such as?

 

Discontent, inspired, weary, fearful, compassionate –

The list goes on.

 

Apples are apples, whatever colour

Spirit tells me that

Apples are apples

Whatever colour

They may be, and,

If a few yellow apples are

Accepted into a collection of

Green or red apples, then

Their colour is not changed by

Their acceptance into

The group.

Yellow is yellow,

Green is green,

Red is red, and,

Yes, apples are apples.

They can, if they will to,

Harmonize with each other

Without losing

Their unique essence.

 

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.