Today: Follow your nature and stay out of trouble

Rhythms in nature produce forces that move our consciousness like the tides that follow the phases of the moon. Water does not resist the moon’s gravity, nor should we struggle futilely against the cyclical forces of natural attraction.  Following what comes from the sense of adaptation to the demands of the time is a joyful pursuit.

Words and examples that come from those who would gather a following by force or cunning, by conspiracy or by creating factions, invariably arouse resistance within us and obstruct our willing adherence.

Faced with adversity, as we contemplate our direction in silence, an inner voice within us says “yes” to the first case, and “no” to the second: Listen.

We cannot afford to sell out our entire future for the promise of a quick fix today.  If we can renounce childish indulgence in our emotional reactions to all influences and view passing trials in the light of Eternal Truths then those false promises will also move on, we will remain unaffected in our original nature and our path will be strewn with blessings.

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Today: If what is going on with people worries you…

If what is going on with people worries you,  if it seems like everyone is stampeding towards a cliff, don’t panic.  With gentle words that are firm, calm and confident, and by your example you can help effect change.  All persuasion should be almost unfelt, yet consistent and persistent. People are aware of the anger and discontent that drives this insanity, but they don’t know how they got there. Understand that the pain and discomfort of the condition is real, but they have been mislead about the causes for their condition, and they believe it.

History makes it clear where the influences that caused this came from, though those influences have been deliberately obscured by unfriendly players who remain largely in disguise.  The very anonymity of such plotting requires an especially vigorous and indefatigable effort, but this is well worth while. For when such elusive influences are brought into the light and branded, they lose their power over people. They need to know who these players really are who are telling them stuff so they can see through those influences and see for themselves the real causes of their suffering.

Like the gnarled Pine that grows tenaciously off the Cliff face, the truth tellers cling faithfully to dignity and integrity, thus elevating the Collective Spirit of Man in their own small way.  If you are among them, then your adaptability mixed with integrity will bring a calm, steady progress in bringing the truth to light.

Move from your center, always faithful to your principles, yet with the flexibility to weather any tempest.  Yours is not a meteoric rise to the top, but the solid, confident footing of one who has a clear vision of what can be, and who is willing to climb the distance to reach it.

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Today: We are waiting…

We are waiting. Dangling in apprehension and anticipation. Purgatory.   We are under siege by powers beyond our control.

As we endure the taunts and contempt of and towards our brothers and sisters today, know that the Cosmos is moving toward equilibrium.  Extremes are being tempered, excess is beginning to shift toward the empty. We can personally use these changes to affect people modestly and moderately in our near environment. This effect (butterfly) will subtly ripple outward to bring a broader balance and a sustained equilibrium to to the human race .  Perfect your own neutrality.

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