Independence is Never Disconnection

Spirit tells me that, once, when we were young,
we praised the concept of independence and that
now we are aware of the unavoidable reality of
connection.

How to resolve the problem?

What problem?

The need to be in relationship and still
feel independent of that relationship?

It isn’t possible.

Why?

Relationships require a degree of overlap
of personal interests, desires, or goals.

Is a relationship a midway point between
independence and connection?

A relationship is a connection.

In what way?

In our attitude toward whatever or
whomever we feel related to.

Isn’t it possible to feel neither for
nor against someone or something?

No.

What about a middle way?

There is no middle way.

Then why did the ancient wisdom teachers
speak of a middle way?

To lure their people from extremes.

Then, independence and connection are as
yang and yin?

In what way?

In that neither can exist independently
from the other except in degrees of
separation?

Yes. Each contains the other and
continuously moves either toward
or away from being completely absorbed
by the other.

The incoming tide becomes the outgoing
tide?

Yes, just as the full moon seems to
continuously empty and refill itself.

There is only one shape to the moon,
even though it appears to be shaped
differently at different times?

Yes.

Does that suggest that independence
and connection are as different sides
of the same coin?

Yes.

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There is no half-way in Rumi’s Field

Spirit tells me that there is no half-way,

Middle way, or polarity of any kind

In Rumi’s Field..

 

We come together as we

In essence always have been,

As one.

 

Separation is a necessary illusion.

He tells me. It’s part of the game

Of Life. Its purpose? To teach us

Through experience that there is

No separation.

 

 

I don’t know

Spirit is into interrogation, again, or so it seems.

Who am I? What am I? And, what is ego?

To all three questions, my answer is the same.

I don’t know. But, two can play that game.

I ask Him, You tell me, first, if you can,

Who are you? What are you? and

What is the story about ego?

Who is an individual, He tells me.

I suspected as much.

What is necessarily form, or

Consisting of form.

Again, that agrees with my understanding.

Spirit beings exist, He tells me,

Whether or not they are visible

To the human eye.

Spirit beings can, with permission

(from whom?), materialize

In animal, human, vegetable, or,

Perhaps, in mineral form,

For their own reasons, or

As directed (by whom?).

Now, we get to ego.

Yes, Spirit begins, acknowledging

my understanding,

The human ego is not

in any real way disconnected

From the group ego, which

Is not disconnected from

An ever-more-inclusive mind.

Every area on planet Earth has

Both a local identity and,

at the same time,

a location within planet Earth.

No real separation exists.