Beneath The Surface of Doing and Thinking

Spirit asks me if I am conscious.

Of what?

Of anything.

I’m conscious of being asked if I’m conscious.

That’s not the same thing.

The same thing as what?

Of being conscious.

As in being aware?

Of what?

Then, to be conscious is to be aware?

Of what?

Of whatever.

Of whatever what?

Of whatever is happening that I’m conscious or aware of.

Yes.

What does that mean?

It means that you use two words to mean the same thing.

Why not?

When you use awareness or consciousness, why do you
give awareness a higher social status position
in your spiritual reading, writing, and thinking?

Perhaps they don’t mean exactly the same thing as
each other.

In what way?

You would know …

Yes, but do you?

I think so.

So?

Consciousness is possession of at least some capacity
to be aware of and understand what is happening
around me, while awareness is intentionally
conscious of what is happening, and attempting to
understand why my dear Spirit Teacher has chosen
to focus my attention on the difference or
differences between the meanings of consciousness
and awareness.

Do you think I have a purpose?

I know you have a purpose.

How do you know?

You always have a purpose.

Yes, but do you?

Is it possible to do or think about anything without
a purpose for doing so?

Why just do or think?

Without including emotions?

Yes.

I don’t know. Perhaps they’re somewhere beneath
the surface of everything we do or think.

Yes.

Unconditional Love is Always and Never Personal

Spirit tells me that unconditional love
is always and never personal.

Does that mean that to love anyone
unconditionally …

Yes. You must, at the same time,
be required to love everyone
and everything in the same, or
rather, to that same degree.

Wouldn’t it all become blah?

Blah?

Yes, as in nothing special.

Unconditional love is a very special
quality of love.

Would you want me to relate to you
in such a way?

Not at this time.

Why wouldn’t unconditional Love
be appropriate at all times?

It would not be either possible
or appropriate.

Please explain.

What? Unconditional love?

No. I think I understand what
that means.

What is your understanding of
the meaning of unconditional love?

Unconditional love is to love
without conditions required
to receive my love.

Required by whom or what?

How can it go beyond people?

How can that be a condition?

Then our environment is
and must be included in
my unconditional love?

Yes.

Then, the fallen petals or leaves
must be as loved as when
they were …

No. Unconditional loves does not
have a past or future.

It is always in the present?

Yes, an inclusive present.

How can the present include
past and future?

There are no boundaries of time
and place for unconditional love.

Then, unconditional love is always
or never?

Yes.

But, what if I have developed, and
even now am developing, a deeper
sense of the meaning of
unconditional love?

That is as it should be.

But, I didn’t always understand …

Unconditional love does not depend
upon your understanding.

It just is?

Yes.

Note: Dear Readers, This discussion with Spirit
only seems to skim the surface of the topic
of unconditional love, and yet I could feel
myself stepping into intellectual and emotional
waters over my head, for now. If any of you
have thoughts or questions I could present to Spirit
on the subject, then please help me.

Awareness is knowing instinctively

Spirit tells me that awareness is knowing instinctively that

Everyone and everything, at any given time, conceals

Meaning beyond what they would seem to reveal.

 

A certain imbalance of energy exchange reveals intent

To masquerade as other than what they would have us

Believe, if we were not aware enough to notice the deceit.

 

Teacher, why are you telling me this, now?

 

Now is a good time, if any is.

 

To be aware of potential danger even when no real danger

Seems evident, is not necessarily phobic. Trust your instinct.

 

 

Someday, Somewhere in another World

Spirit tells me that, perhaps someday, somewhere in another world

Not too different from this one, we’ll replay this lifetime and

Review it together, from off-stage.

 

Then, all the little or not so little incidents that have contributed,

One at a time, to the development of our particular relationship,

Will seem to make sense

 

Then, perhaps I will understand the why and how, but

For now, please try to believe that there is purpose and

Meaning to the lives of each one of us, both separately and

As part of a greater life.

Greater awareness contains the ego self.

Spirit tells me that whatever we are, were, or yet will be,

We are, were, and will always be whatever, with and

Within everything else that is.

 

Everything and everyone  is more than connected to everything else.

Everything and everyone is interconnected. We each are

Both a part of and part of it all.

 

Each piece in a puzzle has a unique shape, unless some other

Piece or pieces share that feature of its otherwise uniqueness.

However, no other piece fits with meaning into the same space

Within the puzzle..

 

There is a reason for each puzzle piece, and for

Each and every person to be exactly as and

Where we are. This reason goes far beyond

Individuality.

 

The relationship between each piece of a puzzle and

The puzzle itself, explains Spirit, is as

The relationship between ego self and

Greater awareness.

 

 

 

Choosing gives meaning to our life

Spirit tells me that

It is by choosing how we live,

And why, that gives

Meaning to our life

Our lifestyle consists of

Chosen patterns of activity

And these patterns of behaviour

Can become fixed and rigid, or

They can dissolve into nothingness,

Unless we are aware of how

They serve us and when.

 

Awareness, alone, is not enough,

He tells me. We must

Continuously choose to adapt

Our thinking, our emotional

responses, and, our attitude

To life, if we choose

To develop a more meaningful

Lifestyle, wherein

Our daily patterns of activity

Are in harmony with our goal,

To transform the way we live

Our life.