We feel our way along. Our body leads us, in cahoots with our original nature and its instincts and intuition. We arrive with what we are born with, and what we pick up on the way. The "Uh-oh Feeling" is everybody's go-to pitch coming out of the pen. When that is working for us, we can afford mistakes, and still get out of the inning every time. With, "Wait! What?" and "What did you just say?" in our repertoire, we have all it takes to find what it takes to go all the way. And, if we drift away from the way, it's a simple matter of sitting still, being quiet, paying attention and being aware of what we are feeling, sensing, intuiting, knowing to get back on track and on the beam, allowing realization and comprehension to carry us home.
"Who am I?" "What am I about?" Are the grounding, centering, focusing questions putting us back in touch with our own two feet and a heart thoroughly capable of leading the way. Being clear about what matters most flowing from balance and harmony, emptiness and silence, spirit, energy and vitality is all the direction we need to be back in the saddle in the center of the path only we can see by feeling our way along, one step at a time, moment to moment in each situation as it arises, sensing what's happening and what needs to happen in response here and now all the way. "Nothing to it but to do it," as Maya Angelou would say.
When we live to express our original nature in ways that are appropriate to the occasion, we trust ourselves to ourselves, and allow the outcome be the outcome. The problem is that we want to control/manage our outcomes in the effort to achieve ends that matter to us more than our original nature does. Whoops! Who just lost the way? Not our original nature! Our original nature knows the way, and if we lose the way it is because we have lost connection with our original nature, thinking we know more about the way than our original nature knows. There is no way that could happen! Our original nature is built for the way, and all we have to do is get out of the way for the way to be central and foremost every day, as we feel the right response to what is called for in each moment of every situation as it arises. The catch is we can't be manipulating moments in the service of what we take to be our gain, our advantage, our profit, our best interest, and our way. Our way has to be staying out of the way, and allowing our original nature to show the way by doing what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, the way it needs to be done, because it needs to be done, no matter what, all the way.
Angels of light are angels of death in a different light. Good angels are bad angels, depending on how good our idea of the good is. If our idea of the good is not so good, it will be a bad angel that we deal with. How good is the good we call good? The answer to that one tells the tale. "Sways the future" as the old song says. Caiphas was the High Priest of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus' death. You would think being high would make him close to God, but not so much. He was politician to the hilt, playing the odds to insure the best came his way. How good was Caiaphas' idea of the best? It was very good for him. That's the way our idea of the good generally runs. It is our good we think of when we think of good. Good for us is what we mean when we call something "good." We hardly ever, make it never, think it applies to their good-- the good of those people. Over there. What are we going to do with us? Sit down with us, I hope. And look together at how things are. I mean Really Are. In a what's what and what are we going to do about it? Kind of way. What do we mean calling good what we call good? Serving our good at the expense of everyone else's good? How good is the good we call good? We should sit down with ourselves and that question, and figure out how different we are from, say, Caiaphas. And what to do about it.