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I have been in a blog writing slump since
my last post was published on February 18th,
leaving me writing most of a post, then finding
something I did not like about it, and walking
away from my work feeling bewildered, and
somewhat agitated with my inability to
publish, kind of lost in some sort of translation.
In reality, I think it may be better described
as a spiritual slump, as a hazy fog entered
my mind causing doubt and confusion, where
clarity had previously existed. It is as if my
ego finally woke up and said, man, we let
this spiritual self run the show, time to pull
in the reins.
Usually, as I am sure many of you have
experienced, these times of spiritual angst
and confusion take place to assist me back
to the clarity that has been dimmed, often
pointing me in the direction of what I
need to attend to in order to proceed.
During these times, I am often directed to
a book that when read, helps me get back on
the path. My first stop was - YOUR SPIRITUAL
POWER, A Collection of Inspirational Writings,
by Dr. Ernest Holmes, compiled and published
in 2012, often from previously published
magazine articles or speeches/talks. Holmes,
at least for me, has never been clearer than
in these essays.
Next, a book by the German mystic, Jacob
Boehme, titled THE SIGNATURE OF ALL
THINGS. Boehme, a shoemaker, who after
several spiritual "illuminations of the mind,"
wrote a book in 1612 and was banished from
his home town, later to be accepted back,
if he would not continue writing. He went
on to write - THE WAY OF CHRIST, was
again banished, moved to Dresden where
the Emperor considered him as one of the
"eminent divine," because of the depth
and spirituality of his thought. Boehme is also
considered the founder of modern theosophy.
Truly, another fearless mystic, which I think
may have been the reason for this pointing.
And lastly, I was sent back to a book that I
owned but had never read, JUNG THE MYSTIC,
The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung's Life
and Teachings, A New Biography, by Gary
Lachman, exploring the mystical epicenter
of Jung and his insights. This mystical side
created significant controversy and public
backlash for Jung in the scientific community.
Ok, I now see clearer where the guidance
is leading me, I think, it is that mystical
revelation, whatever the message, does not
come without its life impact and personal
implications. But that, the message, trumps
everything, and we need to get on with our
mission, even if we have to work around
our personal confusion.
The note below, titled Smooth Sailing,
that I recorded this morning, seems to
echo this sentiment.
Let us take small, but mindful, steps
towards our goals today, realizing
the reluctance and confusion we may
encounter does require our notice,
but must be put aside and worked
around in order for true progress
As we maneuver onward, confronting
the tasks at hand in order of importance,
wading through the resistance in search
of a plausible and workable momentum,
let us find the strength to push forward
and recapture a steady pace.
As we stay mindful of the tasks at hand,
brushing past our disorderly thinking, let
us venture on, understanding that even in
rough seas, smooth sailing is sustainable,
when motives are centered on doing rather
AT G. 3.4.2014
With Love, G.