Spirit tells me that our personal stories must necessarily be incomplete and less than real.
“How can my life story be less than real?”
“Who experienced it?”
“And who recorded it?”
“Through memories. How else?”
“Someone might have told you your story when you were too young to be aware of how true it was.”
“If so, that was then.”
“Your story can never be then. Life stories are never then and now, unless there are two or more versions of the same story, and there always are.”
“Then how can we know our own story?”
“It isn’t possible. We’re living interconnected life stories.”
“Then your story and mine may be the same story?”
“Yes, from different perspectives.”
My spirit teacher asks me what is the difference between us.
I am physical and you are not.
What does it mean to be physical?
It means I am trapped in a physical body.
Is that all?
No. You seem to know and understand much more than I do, but
That might be due to the heavy energy of my physical existence
Limiting my awareness.
Awareness of what?
Awareness of all the information that would help me understand
What life is, what my destiny is, what my role, if any, is, and what
I have done to be stuck in the mud of human society.
Can you accept me as a teacher and guide?
Yes. I do.
Then why do you seem to struggle with accepting my teachings?
I respect you and your teachings, but if your opinions don’t seem
To make sense to me then I suspect that you are testing my
So, you accept my teaching as superior, only when it seems so to you?
Today’s I Ching is 46 – Rising.
Spirit explains: Rising follows Gathering in a natural succession.
As we gather together, we rise in numbers, but quantity is not
Necessarily a rising in quality. More is not in itself better or
Worse than less.
What does that mean for me?
You seem to always want more of something without considering
How it would balance with less of something else.
We pay a price.
Or would, if You let me have my way?
Spirit tells me that all stress is a response to experience, but
Experience itself does not necessarily create stress.
How we choose to respond to experiences that Life
Provides us with, and we seem to respond differently to
Similar situations at different times, determines how
Stressful each experience will be.
I have a problem with that explaination.
Choosing suggests rational thought.
But, how can we choose an emotional response?
Why would you choose an emotional response?
Surely an emotional response is a more immediate and
Natural expression of how I experience whatever situation.
Doesn’t emotion have to come before thought?
Emotion may be triggered by experience, but thought
Would determine how to respond.
Always. even when thought allows emotion to have its way.
Spirit tells me that imperfection is a Law of Nature,
Which is to say, a Universal Law.
Everyone and everything, He tells me, is
Necessarily imperfect, and always will be.
As such, it is a gift of Life, as is our
Awareness of this gift.
How can my awareness of my imperfection
Be a gift?
Not awareness of your imperfections.
Awareness of The Law of Imperfection.
How is it a gift?
It allows you to aspire to become all that
You can be, without ever having to worry
About reaching absolute limits.
Spirit tells me that
Oneness is not possible
Without individuality, and
Though individuality is
Secondary to oneness, it is
A necessary part of oneness.