Willingness to know Truth

Posted by Whiz on February 18, 2012

Looking up the Tao Te Ching, I was moved with finding what #1 reads:
The tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name.

The unnamable is the eternally real.
Naming is the origin
of all particular things.

Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.

Yet mystery and manifestations
arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness.

Darkness within darkness.
The gateway to all understanding

This is what feels out of balance…..the naming rather than being. As I move away from that game and accept understanding rather than looking for manifestations, clarity, calmness, quietude, all is well. Yes, all is well. This is all part of my abundance mind set…..instant in season, no struggle, rejoice. I love the idea of “the gateway to all understanding”.

Error goes to the place where it can give itself up…….interesting concept. A magazine came yesterday addressed to Bill. I started to toss it out but decided to look at it. It’s from spinal cord injury perspective. This is a new publication, not something that Bill had ever read. I looked it over. Some good stuff….”adapt, connect, achieve” messages, including aging in a chair, called “Life in Action”. I remember how doctors were astonished at Bill’s life, always asking what he did to be doing so well. He was unusual in regard to being one of very few ever to live so long after his particular type of neck injury, and they were curious about him. He could’ve contributed much to this publication. I thought I too could write some good articles, so I start to read the magazine. But I am grateful to know that I am not interested in going back there in memory and thoughts. I am so very grateful all that medical is not part of my day to day experience any more even as I know that there was so much more to what was going on with Bill and as Bill throughout all those times. Perhaps some writing along these lines will show up eventually for me to offer in similar venues.

What Bill was most successful in doing was that he did not accept all their projections about what he could expect to go wrong. Yes, he did look to me for his strength and guidance. I felt weighed down because I didn’t understand that this was looking to God, good, One Mind, directing more than to the human me. I felt very much like a human me that was expected to do more than any human could be expected or capable of doing. So now the veil has lifted. Thank you Bill for your gentle, tender guidance with integrity that pointed so far above human I didn’t always recognize it. Thank you God for the awareness with the reading of this publication that neither of us is locked into that chair any more.

Error gave itself up.

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True North

Posted by Whiz on February 4, 2012

My continuing journey of discovery of what is beauty opens another door of understanding and transforms small events into huge learning opportunities.

This morning as I sat looking out my front window during quiet time, I noticed the moss growing along the side of the dogwood tree that grows there. Moss grows on the north side, right? I notice that this moss was growing on the left side of this tree. But my house faced north, at least what I thought was north.

As I studied the moss, the thought came to me that the moss knows better than I where true north is. If the moss knows on which side of the tree it is supposed to grow, I look again. I recognize that my home technically faces a northeastern direction rather than full north. I have referred to the direction my home as facing north. But now, with this fine-tuning idea of direction, I am able to see that the house actually faces northeast.

The moss knows what is true north!

I love this discernment….more finely tuned than previously thought…my house had not changed direction…nothing changed except my perception. Awareness.

In learning the meanings of the four directions as taught through Native American teachings, the definition of North offers many ideas. Some of the teachings help us learn what qualities these directions indicate and how they provide us guidance. I love learning that north provides the idea of wisdom, inner strength, endurance, renewal, spiritual introspection, and new and pure path. Spiritual Introspection.

As I walk with this direction of north in mind for the pathway of revelation, I discover that my life color purple (healing) shows up in my true north position, which also is healing and gratitude. Purple shows up in the 7th position for me, again indicating, protecting and healing. Healing within healing within healing. And the east? Self determination, which is the color brown, shows up for me as creating and knowing through enthusiasm and imagination with illumination.

Isn’t it remarkable that a little moss growing on the side of a tree can tell us so much?

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