Spirit asks me if I am conscious.
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?
Then, to be conscious is to be aware?
Of whatever what?
Of whatever is happening that I’m conscious or aware of.
What does that mean?
It means that you use two words to mean the same thing.
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
In what way?
You would know …
Yes, but do you?
I think 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
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?
I don’t know. Perhaps they’re somewhere beneath
the surface of everything we do or think.
Today’s I Ching is Difficulty (3), developing out of The Receptive (2) and
Moving toward Immaturity (4).
Spirit explains: Water is above Thunder in the situation represented by
Hexagram 3, Difficulty. Water is unstable, while thunder consistently
Also, water must find its own level. This is not a matter of thought or
Emotion. It is a law of nature, or water’s destiny. Only in the forms of
Ice or snow can water remain above anything. Outside forces, such as
Sun, wind, or gravity move water where they will to.
Where does Immaturity fit into this picture?
Immaturity is a blessing.
How? And why?
Immature forms of life have more potential for growth than do
Older ones. Mature forms are less receptive to development.
Stay young in your thinking.
Spirit tells me that thinking is a game and perhaps He’s right.I somehow need to struggle with ideas and Spirit provides me (bless His soul), with a seemingly endless supply of these.
Sometimes I think I know the what and why of a particular mental challenge He slips into my mind, but, before I can take hold of the how, it slips away, as my inner resources suddenly collapse, as a balloon does, when filled to beyond capacity with hot air.
Spirit smiles at my distress and suggests that I accept that there are games in this world, and beyond, that are beyond me, at least for now, and that I should be able to recognize games that I can’t yet win.
Stop. He spoke of this world and beyond. Now I challenge Him. How can there be a beyond if there is only one world?
“There is and yet there will always be a beyond”.
“As in Buzz Lightyear’s “to infinity and beyond”? (Buzz is a Toy Story character).”
“Yes and no.”
“Our world expands to infinity, and expanding awareness is our mode of travel.”
How can I argue with such beautiful logic?