All Paths are One Path

Spirit tells me that if we believe in ourselves
then half of the struggle is over.

As in, well begun is half done?

Yes.

But, how can I know if I believe in myself
or whether I’m only pretending?

We can never know.

But, we do know if we have begun
to do whatever?

Yes.

But, if we seem to be working alone …

Alone is the only way we can work.

It can feel very lonely.

Then, your mind has wandered from the work
you set out to do.

Then, fight the good fight?

Yes, and trust that there are others,
many more others than you could possibly
be aware of, who are also fighting
your fight, on your side.

I wish I knew what it was all about.

Enlightenment, and clearing the path
that others might follow.

What if they prefer to clear their own path?

All paths are one path.

Advertisements

Envy Wants.

Spirit shares gems of wisdom.

Spirit tells me that our spiritual journey through
the illusion that is human life must pass through
many valleys of doubt and wind around dark mountains
and dense forests of insecurity and fear.

We will lose faith in ourselves and even in the existence
of our goal, again and again. But, we will move on and on,
for something stronger and surer than our own will prepares
the path we follow, as the wise ones have always assured us.

Trust in yourself, He tells me. Build confidence on
the awareness of having come as far as you have. How did
you do it? Not without help. All angels and spirit guides
are dedicated to our success. And, so, we can none of us
not succeed. It’s only a matter of …

Time?

Not time, for there is none, or none that can be accurately measured.

Then, when we each are ready?

Yes.

Then, how do I cope with my distress with myself for not
being able to become what I seem to know that I can become,
as quickly as I would like to?

What’s the hurry?

I seem to feel that I’m wasting precious time.

Compared to the progress of some others?

Perhaps.

Yes. The need to compete is not entirely socially conditioned.
It is part of our nature, but its natural purpose has been
distorted by social conditioning.

Doing our best can inspire others to do more than they might
otherwise do. It was not designed to diminish others. Likewise,

We should admire those who seem to ee able to do what we
cannot?

Yes. recognition of excellence is mutually beneficial.
It both expresses respect and inspires us, not necessarily
to be great, but to be the best that we can be. Envy is
neither emotionally nor spiritually a healthy state of mind.

Envy wants what other have without considering the price
some others may have paid for their success?

Yes.

Knowing requires Faith

Spirit tells me that knowing is not a matter of faith
and yet there can be no knowing without faith.

What has faith to do with knowing?

How do we learn?

Through experience.

Yes, but not through experience alone.

We reflect on past experience and use what we have
learned from it as a foundation for future …

Future what?

To guide us in our responses to future challenges.

And if what experience has taught you differs from
what others would claim to be the way to live?

This is developing beyond intellectual concepts.

Yes.

Then please explain.

Knowing is awareness

Awareness of what?

Awareness of what seems to be true, for us if for
no other.

Where does faith come in?

We each, in time, develop faith in our own
knowing, or awareness, of our own truth.

Trust in a Guiding Light

Today’s I Ching hexagram 40 – Solution develops out of Halting (39), and

Leads to Reduction (41).

 

Spirit explains: Unless we stop and think about what we are doing, we risk

Mindless activity. We wander from the path, our path.

 

We need to reconnect, recommit, and redirect our focus and energy.

 

How?

 

Awareness of our goal and trust in a guiding light.

 

A metaphor for?

 

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.

 

 

Trust your Intuition

Spirit tells me that intuition and a sense of discomfort are as

Detour signs.

 

Listen to your body, He tells me, and trust that

A feeling of discomfort is as Intuition; a wake-up call,

A warning that something or someone is not as

Might seem to be.

 

Why are you telling me this, now?

 

Is there a better time?

 

I don’t know.

 

I do.

 

 

Intuitive Assessment has no Lasting Validity

Spirit tells me to trust my intuitive awareness of situations

As they happen, but, only as they happen, and to be aware that 

Awareness is a vibrational and moving energy. that has no

Necessary validity in past or future moments.

 

Awareness has no past or future; it encompasses what now is, what

Once was, and what will be, as it happens. However, our individual,

Limited awareness does not allow us to see beyond what it does,

Until we learn to expand the boundaries of our mind..

 

Living this moment brings us to the next one.

Spirit tells me that

I cannot move beyond

What I am, but, that

I have moved beyond

What I once was, or

Where I once was,

Which is another way of

Saying the same thing.

 

We are moving forward,

He assures me, when I

Get discouraged and wonder

If I am going anywhere

Along the path of

Enlightenment.

 

Many grade three students

Want to be in grade five, but

We must accept that we can usually

Only advance one grade

At a time.

 

Trust me, He asks,

That we will get there,

Wherever there is,

And beyond.

 

But, for now, we are

Where we are. So,

Let’s enjoy who we are, now.

 

Living this moment

Brings us

 To the next one.

Things are not always as they may seem to be

Spirit tells me to tentatively accept what seems to be,

Even while wondering if it really is

As it seems to be, and,

When someone seems to present themselves

To you, in such a way that seems to ask you

To believe that they are as they

Present themselves to be.

When your intuition suggests

That a false image

is being presented,

Trust your intuition.

The presentation and the energy

Vibrating from it will harmonize

If things are as they seam to be.