Spirit asks me if I know who He is.
You are my teacher; my guru.
And who is my teacher? My guru?
My guru’s guru?
Do you have one?
Then, you have more than one?
Yes and no.
In that each teacher has studied under
other teachers in order to learn and then
to share what she or he has learned?
Why do we care to share?
Because we must?
Yes, but why?
Perhaps it’s in our nature to …
You included yourself …
Not as a teacher.
Then, as what?
I don’t know.
We each teach and learn from everyone
in our life. It is unavoidable.
Intentionally or not?
What we learn may not be what we
were being taught.
Exactly. We teach what we are, simply
by being what we are, and we learn
to recognize discrepancies, if they exist,
and they usually do, between what others
would express through their actions and
Saying it doesn’t make it so?
But, what if we want to teach or share
ideal attitudes, even though we have not
yet mastered them ourselves?
What does that mean?
We can only teach what we know, but, if
we are aware of and accept our limitations,
we can encourage those who would learn
from us to reach beyond our grasp.
Don’t wait until you have all the answers
before you share the ones you now possess.
Spirit tells me that what is or seems to be, may be an illusion, and
What might have been or what might yet be is not now.
What purpose then is there to my believing anything if all that
Seems so may be no more than an illusion? What path to follow if
All paths fade into nothingness?
How could any choice be a wise one in such a scenario?
Intuition and intent.
But, my intuition and intent are possibly unique, to me.
Yes, and so is your path.
Spirit tells me that the purpose of His teaching is to encourage
The study and practice of an increasingly clearer understanding of
Our interconnectedness to all forms of life, human and otherwise,
And of our personal responsibility to care for and protect, not only
Our own unique individual life, but also that of the countless,
Equally unique life forms that we share our world with.
By becoming intentionally aware of how we live and the negative
Affect that may have on others.
That would require a powerful sense of responsibility.
Not would; it does.
Is it possible?
One step at a time.
And the first step is intention?
Spirit seems to scold me for setting goals that are
So limited that they do not, to Him, qualify
To even be called such.
Where is intention and striving toward?
Perhaps I’m afraid of failure.
What’s wrong with failure?
I’m also afraid of success.
Yes. But, why?
Where to go from there?
It would, or could, He tells me, become as
Just one more of the many everyday successes
In my life.
Spirit tells me that unconditional surrender is a no-win situations.
Winners become losers if their influence over other powers
Depends solely upon force.
Such a situation requires continued use of force to maintain
Control over whomever or whatever.
Addictions and other self-destructive lifestyles.
But, will power …
Will power alone can sometimes control but never
Release the need for whatever.
Then what is a solution?
A solution for what?
The tension, the stress in maintaining control.
Awareness, acceptance, understanding, compassion
For self, and respect for the so-called enemy.
Spirit tells me that, with help from friends and some others,
We can become more than we now are, in some areas of
But, He cautions, this also requires intention. We must will
To do more, to be more, and to learn whatever it is that
We must learn to move beyond where we now are.
Before we can do even that, we must be consciously
Aware of what we are, where we are and what and
Where we intend to be.
We are all as one in purpose, He tells me, to express
What we are in essence, both individually and
Collectively, for the benefit of self, community, and Life.
Spirit asks me, What is a promise made of?
I had never thought of a promise as being
Composed of or built or created of
Anything outside of itself. But,
Intention came to my mind,
Perhaps placed therein by Spirit.
A promise expresses an intention.
An intention to do what?
Spirit answers for me, An
Intention to let me…
To let you what?
Where is the do?
This discussion is getting over my head.
There is no discussion.
Then, what are we doing?
One of us is stalling.
For time, and there is no time.
Then, what must I do?
To satisfy you.
Now we’re getting somewhere.
Toward accepting that
I need nothing from you, but
You need me.
For life, for everything.