Each afternoon on a bench just on the edge of the park, where the grass meets the sandy beach of the sea, sits an old man. His skin is weathered by the sun and the wind, his clothes worn and tattered, but his eyes are warm and kind. As he sits quietly, almost trans-like, his body slowly comes alive with animated gestures and his story telling begins.
The gentle flow of a river over the rocks, cutting through the land, passing the plants forever grounded along its shore line, brings to mind the path of least resistance our lives rarely take, but often seek. With little resistance the water cuts down through the land, cutting a path and leaving behind a rich soil to which the plant life are grounded and thrive. Plant life anchors into the land, just as the values and principles we hold so precious anchor us to the belief system from which we base the thoughts and actions of our daily lives. Our lives too flow through obstacles of challenge and strife, meeting lessons and mirrors head on an endless journey to our destiny. The river chooses a path of least resistance to reach the mighty ocean, but we choose a path of turmoil and resistance. The rivers waters may move at a gentle pace or a swift current, but the vision is never lost and the easiest path is always taken. Rarely do you meet a soul that has adopted the rivers philosophy of ease and persistence. It is difficult to comprehend why a soul would choose hardship and pain to obtain
Take a look into still water and find the reflection of your image looking right back at you. Take another look and try to determine the depth of the water, just by looking at it. On the surface it appears shallow and harmless, but unbeknownst to you a dangerous under current or deep hole maybe hidden under the still, reflective surface. The depth of one’s soul is often referred to as that which is found under the still water of the exterior image you project, and the windows to such depth are found in the eyes. A person’s eyes are the gateway to their emotion, thoughts and often time their inner being, reflective of their soul and their inner truth. In every situation, the first reaction can be read in the eyes, long before the physical being reacts. The stillness of the reflective water also hides the truth of it’s under currents. We are directed in the teachings of the spiritual world to follow the flow of the current, for this is the path of least resistance and the path of greatest joy, and yet I question what is under the still water of our path. The turmoil and conflict
If you have ever had a mystical experience that allowed you, if only briefly, to see the future in front of you, then you have experienced the magnitude of energy one can acquire when functioning in the higher self. This state of leaping ahead cannot be maintained for very long without training and practice. Trying to talk to someone who is operating in normal consciousness, or trying to live in a world where conflict surrounds you, can extinguish the higher state and you will fall back to the conscious level of which you came. These energy sucking circumstances drain you of the valuable resource you are working so hard to build. We must learn to slowly, and consciously fill ourselves with the energy of the higher self; maintaining this level of energy for longer periods of time, until we can stay at the higher level permanently.Because energy brings on events in our lives and these events, in turn, raise our energy levels, then the more practiced and conscious we are about what is going on, the higher our energy will rise. An example is when something happens in our lives beyond mere chance to lead us forward in our path,
A measurement of time is an analytical rational applied to an illusionary existence. There is a compelling need for man to measure or define his existence. He uses time as one of the measuring sticks, defining each moment as a second, minute, hour, day, month, and year. Control of this time/space reality is what drives our ego and makes the self so erratic and at times emotional. What would happen if we turned all the clocks or time measuring devices off? What if we choose to live only in the present moment, free from the influence of the past or the stress of the future? Driving our lives as a car in the night, only knowing what lies a short distance ahead and trusting that the spirit of the ultimate being will lead and guide us into the unknown safely and with purpose. Must we calculate every move and schedule it for an exact moment in time; or can we become spontaneous and free with our actions trusting that the outcome is what is meant to be and happens at the exact time it is meant to happen. Is our existence on this earth plane so rigid that we cannot