We Live Our Awareness

A simple seeker of enlightenment had just realized that

Her spirit teacher had been luring her into believing

That she had developed a deeper level of understanding

Than she suddenly knew was just not so.

He’s a trickster. Her expressed indignation escaped her mind

Before the regret for disrespect could stop it.

Who’s a trickster.

You are.

Of course I am, when it serves us well.

Does “us” include me?

Yes.

What good purpose could be …

Was.

Then, what good purpose was served by leading me …

I didn’t lead you.

You allowed me to believe …

You don’t need my permission to believe what you

Choose to believe

How could I choose to believe that I was more aware

Than I was?

Did you correct your false belief?

Yes, but …

How?

I reviewed earlier stages and discovered one that

Seemed to more accurately describe my level

Of understanding.

What level are you at?

I don’t know, for sure.

Yes.

What does that mean?

It means that you seem to be more concerned with

Having achieved a certain level of awareness than

You are of simply living the level you have achieved.

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When We’re Ready

A simple seeker clasped her head between her hands, to clear it from
the overwhelming visions that Spirit seemed to be flooding into her mind.

She needed a cup of warm water, not just to drink but also for something
to hold onto. Her mind was going into overload mode.

The concept of herself and everyone else as each being a Kabbalah-like
Tree of Life moving up a limitless Ladder of Light, with ever-merging
trees representing and reflecting the Universal and Sacred Triad of
Power, Wisdom, and Creativity, and then these three energy centres
merging together as Love and Compassion reaching down to everyone
reaching up, and everyone was/is reaching up to receive, whether or not
they were or are consciously aware of this pressure gradient type of
two-way energy flow.

Wow! It’s just too much for me to deal with.

Then don’t.

What does that mean?

We see what we have to see.

No. We have to block out what we’re not yet ready to deal with.

Yes, even knowing that someday …

Yes, someday for sure.

Kabbalah, Taoism, and Education

A spirit teacher shares His understanding of timeless wisdom
with me. Why? I don’t know, but I’m very grateful that He does.
I’ve always enjoyed studying but I’ve usually chosen my own
time to do it. Now it seems to begin and end with Spirit.

What do Kabbalah and Taoism have in common with today’s
education system?

A transmission of knowledge.

Knowledge of what?

Wow? You expect me to explain that?

Yes, and explain it simply and clearly.

Now?

Now.

Well, the Kabbalah Tree of Life represents seeking ever higher
levels of integration and transformation of an individual’s
intellectual, emotional, and spiritual development.

A basic understanding. Now, Taoism.

Lao Tzu explained the core structure of all life as Tao,
The One that divides itself into two and then the two
together create the three, and from the three come the
ten thousand things, meaning everything else.

How are these two systems of thought similar, and how
different?

Wow! You didn’t prepare me for this.

I prepared you very well, all things considered. Carry on.

Wow! Taoism encourages simplification of one’s lifestyle,
as if moving from clutter to a sense of oneness with Life.

And Kabbalah?

From my very limited understanding, the symbolic message is
one of awareness of the Absolute that is boundless, and of
our capacity and destiny to seek to develop and express ever higher levels of thought, emotion, wisdom, understanding, and
creativity, as a reflection of the qualities of God.

Acceptable, for now. And, finally, how are children being
educated today.

Where?

Yes.

I Still Need to Believe

A simple seeker was meditating on the Kabbalah Tree of Life
and the many unique and yet mutually dependent energy centres
that comprise the Tree. Together they co-create an ever-higher
quality of consciousness for the benefit of all and to the one
that they each are part of.

It reminded her of the human body and its many interconnecting
and mutually supportive networks of nerves, arteries, veins,
lymph system, digestive tract, respiratory system, and the
elimination system which was designed with built-in recycling
throughout its length, so as to reabsorb all that could be
redirected to useful ends.

She had done completed primary studies in human physiology
in preparation for one of her many would-be lifetime careers
that never seemed to manifest, but almost did. For whatever
reason, each had become just one more anti-climax, in her life
dedicated to a search for stability.

There isn’t any.

Then why do I still need to believe …

What?

That some life work is waiting for me.

How many failures does it take?

I don’t know.

You could ask me.

But, how would I know that what you told me was so,
for me, even if it applied to everyone else?

Trust.

In what or whom?

In yourself to know what is so for you, at least
while it is.

A Dynamic Relationship

Our simple seeker was enjoying the privacy of her secluded
garden, while meditating on the mystery of Tarot.

How did you manage to move your focus from The Hermit, as a
solitary seeker of enlightenment to comparing Aces?

The Major Arcana, which includes The Hermit, relates to
general personality characteristics, while …

Did I ask…?

The Aces introduce each of the four suits of the Minor Arcana,
and offer a sacred gift – a promise, almost.

How could a gift or promise be sacred and still be no more
than an almost?

It’s not for sale; at least it can’t be purchased.

Then, how does one receive a gift that isn’t free and yet
can’t be purchased?

It’s a promise of reward if effort is made to follow one’s
dream or path, and is meant to inspire self-confidence.

How does Taro differ from I Ching?

You’re asking me?

Yes.

From my limited understanding?

Yes.

Okay; they have little or nothing in common.

How so?

I Ching supports and explains social stability within
a system of generally accepted ground rules, or rules
of order.

And Tarot?

Tarot explains inner dimensions of personal experience;
feelings, desires, needs, fears, and interest, and helps
us to make sense of them and blend them together, and
more; it encourages individuals to believe in their
individual value and inspires them to reach for success
and happiness.

And I Ching does not?

Personal satisfaction and happiness do not seem to be
high priorities from an I Ching perspective.

Then, why study both?

We seem to need both individual and collective general rules
of order. But, we also need personal, emotional satisfaction;

Where does awareness fit into this scenario of a two-sided
view of the ideal society?

I didn’t call it ideal.

No. I did.

Then, I will let you explain where and how awareness fits
into the picture.

Awareness is understanding the reality that the individual
and collective are as two parts of an infinite oneness,
within which they share a dynamic relation to each other.

Initiation Brings Transformation

Our simple seeker was meditating on possible differences
between the concepts of initiation and transformation, and,
if in fact …

If there were differences, then what would they be?

I’ve been asking myself that question.

Sometimes it helps when an outside …

You’re hardly an outside voice.

How do you know?

I can feel your thought.

Singular?

A single energy.

Perhaps we’re each and all part of a single energy.

Perhaps, but …

Perhaps but what?

How does that relate to, if it does, the differences,
if there are any, between initiation and transformation?

Even as you ask, I sense awareness developing within you.

You might have pulled a curtain back.

From within you or from within your mind?

Is there a difference?

No, none at all.

Choosing Integrity is Risky

A simple seeker was meditating on the concept
of wisdom.

Wisdom is much more than a concept.

How can anything be more than a concept?

How could anything be less?

Then, what is wisdom, beyond being a concept.

A concept of what?

A high level of understanding.

Understanding of what?

Whatever.

Whatever is a generalization of everything.

Then, of life?

Whose life, or what life?

Wisdom as a concept of life in general.

Wisdom is wisdom and life is life.

Yes, but I want to understand what life is.

How would wisdom help you do that?

I don’t know.

Perhaps you know more than you are willing
to accept knowing.

Why would I resist accepting knowing?

For fear of the consequences of knowing
whatever.

What consequences can knowledge have?

Personal responsibility.

For what?

For how you choose to respond to awareness.

We were discussing knowledge.

True knowledge is awareness.

And awareness is knowing?

Yes.

Then, how to respond?

To what?

Knowing.

With integrity.

It could be risky.

Yes.

The Fingerprint of Personal Energy

A simple seeker was meditating on the concept of
individuals possessing an individual frequency
of energy

Not frequency as singular, unless …

Unless what?

Unless there is no variation in our individual
thought processes.

Is that possible?

No.

Then, our thoughts harmonize?

Or they do not.

Is it possible for them to harmonize?

Yes.

Is it desirable?

No.

Then, awareness …

Yes.

How to become aware?

Of what?

Of the degree to which our individual thoughts …

And emotions?

Yes.

It isn’t a matter of becoming aware of our
thoughts and emotions, but rather of to what
degree they harmonize with each other.

And the degree to which our personal thoughts
and emotions harmonize with each other at any
particular time and in whatever particular
situation determines the strength and quality
of our individual vibrations and frequency of?

Yes.

Wow!

Why, chela, does that understanding seem to
distress you?

Couldn’t some mad military scientist use that
information to create a means to identify
different energy types?

For what purpose?

To fingerprint and control, or destroy?

Yes.

Spirituality and Ethics

A simple seeker was meditating on the connection
between spirituality and ethics.

How is one connected to the other?

Perhaps they each are co-dependent.

Neither can be unless they both are.

Co-dependent?

Yes.

What about spirituality and ethics?

What about them?

Is it possible for them to be co-dependent
or does one require the other without
the other requiring the …?

One doesn’t require dependency. It is
a weakness.

But there surely must be a relationship
between spirituality and ethics.

In what sense?

In that anyone seeking enlightenment
must first have both a sense of
spirituality and ethics.

A generally accepted sense or
a personal one?

Perhaps it must necessarily be a personal
understanding and devotion to both
spirituality and ethics.

Yes.

So, how does anyone develop an awareness
of the union between spirituality
and ethics?

A generalized understanding or a personal
intention to be both spiritual and ethical?

Can one become one with one and not
with the other?

No.

The Power of One

A simple seeker was meditating on “The Power of One”
as a spiritual directive.

What does the power of one mean?

To me?

Yes, unless you can tell me what it might mean
to anyone else.

The powerful potential of sharing ideas
with even one other person who might be
inspired to share his or her understanding
of the ideas someone shared with him or her.

Yes. Nature works in such a way.

How?

Plants mature alone but then each spreads
seeds that may or may not develop roots,
and if they do then they too, with help
from other forms of nature, spread seeds

A potentially endless expression
of thought.

Or emotion.

Can emotions work as thoughts?

In their potential to affect others; yes.

Then, how we each live …

Go on.

It matters.

Yes.