There is no choice if we choose well

Spirit tells me that I am a unique expression of Life.

 

If I am, I ask Him, then how can I live my life in such a way

As to express this uniqueness, within the limits of my

Potential, or within what I believe are the limits of my potential.

 

The answer is simple, He tells me, if you choose well.

Simply be yourself.

 

Now, If I only knew how to do that.

 

A powerful sense of responsibility

Spirit tells me that the purpose of His teaching is to encourage

The study and practice of an increasingly clearer understanding of

Our interconnectedness to all forms of life, human and otherwise,

And of our personal responsibility to care for and protect, not only

Our own unique individual life, but also that of the countless,

Equally unique life forms that we share our world with.

 

How?

 

By becoming intentionally aware of how we live and the negative

Affect that may have on others.

 

That would require a powerful sense of responsibility.

 

Not would; it does.

 

Is it possible?

 

Yes.

 

How?

 

One step at a time.

 

And the first step is intention?

 

Yes.

 

 

 

Neither Pen nor Ink am I

Spirit tells me that I am neither the pen nor the ink

<Through which His teachings flow.

I am a channel, as is everyone else, more or less.

Whatever anyone of us can say, do, think, or feel

Has been said, done, thought or felt before,

Or might have been.

 

“Monkey see, monkey do” describes learned behaviour and

Human behaviour is learned behaviour, except for that which is

Instinctive and universal. No emotions are unique.

 

What is unique, Spirit claims, is our individual blend.of

Universal attributes and potentials, and our more or

Less unique chosen way of expressing these.

 

We each choose and practice behaviours, thoughts,

Skills, and language, that we have learned from

Others. We feel Universal emotions but we each

Express these in our own way, more or less.

 

The difference between our relationship and

That of some others, He tells me, is that He has

Chosen to channel his teachings through me,

After having prepared me; trained me, more or

Less, and taught me enough to make it possible

To use me. But, even that would not be enough

If I (me) did not choose to serve as his student and

Channel. It takes two.

 

I had to learn before I could do, as it is with

Everyone who ever learned to do anything.

Apples are apples, whatever colour

Spirit tells me that

Apples are apples

Whatever colour

They may be, and,

If a few yellow apples are

Accepted into a collection of

Green or red apples, then

Their colour is not changed by

Their acceptance into

The group.

Yellow is yellow,

Green is green,

Red is red, and,

Yes, apples are apples.

They can, if they will to,

Harmonize with each other

Without losing

Their unique essence.

 

Religion and Spirituality

Spirit tells me that

Different religions and spiritual belief systems

Necessarily exist because of

Different knowledge needs among

Different groups of people.

 

No teacher replaces another

Spirit assures me,

Until the seeker, or believer,

Is attracted to another way of

Understanding Life than

What she or he is now learning from

A Present teacher or from

Personal experience alone.

 

We each possess and

We each are, a unique

perspective, attracted to

A similar or expanded

Version of our own way of

Learning, or our own way of

Knowing, and our own way of

Relating to our shared reality.