Water finds the way through the conditions and circumstances blocking its path to its gathering place, its being place, its home, where it belongs. We all are looking for where we belong, for the place that is home for our soul, right for our spirit, a safe and joyful place to be. Knowing who we are-- knowing the face that was ours before our parents were born-- knowing who, and how, we were born to be, and being aligned with our original nature, grounded in who we are, is all we need to know in order to find our way-- the way that is our way-- through the conditions and circumstances of our life that block our path to our gathering place, our being place, our home, where we belong with those we belong with-- a safe and joyful place to be.
We are stewards of our soul. Guardians of soul. Servants of soul. We do what is good for our soul, what flows from soul for the good of the here and now, the time and place, of our living. We offer what we have to give for the good of both our soul and each situation as it arises. We balance, harmonize, grace and bless, soul and world. We are here to be a blessing and a grace to both soul and world. If we live striving to benefit ourselves at the expense of both soul and world, we are on the wrong track, circling round and round in the empty wasteland, wondering what we are doing wrong.
I cannot imagine a quick fix for making things more like they ought to be than they are on anything more than a personal scale. I can make my life more like it ought to be than it is, like that (snaps fingers), but not my wife's life, or my children's life, or my grandchildren's life... My power on anything more than a personal scale is nonexistent. I am helpless to do anything about any of the things that impact my life from any source other than me. I am limited to governing the way I react to those things, but the amount of rainfall I get on my yard is untouched by any method I employ. The same thing applies to the way money works in the world. I am confident that money is only good for buying a place to live, clothes, food, a way to get around and tools for doing the work that is mine to do. That is the proper place of money in all of our lives. To use it to improve our choices at the expense of other people's choices, is an improper/illegitimate use of money, and I would like for it to stop immediately, and there is nothing I can do about that. I am stuck with perfecting myself in the ways I think I need perfecting, and I have to leave you up to you, around the circle, throughout the world. Which you probably like quite a bit. Because my idea of perfecting you and your idea of perfecting you are probably no where close. Particularly where your use of money is concerned.
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