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The Way Teaches Us The Way June 25, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Magick & Mystery, Spirit & Ego.
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Recently, I read a post that set out to define “genuine spirituality” out of a stated concern that people might be duped by watered down and inappropriate definitions.  

Not seeing how genuine spirituality could ever be “watered down,” or how someone in touch with their inner wisdom could be “duped,” I replied, in part:

We see the world behind our eyes ~ we look at the world through the clouded lens of our own experiences.

What is right for one will not be right for all.

To progress on our spiritual journey, we need not play “traffic cop” for others.  It is not our job to ensure that “they” are on the right path . . . that is their job. 

Our job is to follow our path.

When we need something, Spirit places it in our path.

It is up to us to notice the winks, whispers, and nudges intended for our eyes, ears, and hearts.

When we are in tune with Spirit, we focus on our own path, and stop looking over our shoulders to see what others are doing. 

We trust that Spirit will light the path for others as it has illuminated our own.

In response to my comment, the moderator defended paternalistic concerns by saying, in part:

I don’t think anyone here is trying to play “traffic cop” for others.  

They may simply not want others to be led astray due to their heart-felt concern.

Hmm . . . what if being “led astray” is part of their path?

The best way to cripple a butterfly is to interfere with its efforts to emerge from the cocoon.

Our struggle to emerge is part of the path.

No rules.  Just write! 

What about you?  Have you ever interceded on someone’s behalf only to later realize your efforts stunted their growth rather than enhancing it?

Related posts:  The Butterfly Story (Mirth & Motivation) * Mind My Own Business (Souldipper)

Photo Challenge ~ Refreshing June 25, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Humor, Nature.
41 comments

What’s refreshing in summer?

Catching a wave in the surf

Planting an umbrella in the turf

Taking a quick dip in the pool

Relaxing in the shade to stay cool

Chilling with friends in the tall grass 

Watch out for gators . . . 

Congregatoring en masse!

No rules.  Just write!

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