I Write Multiple Versions of the Same Thing
But with each article, I want to help as you progress along your healing path
First, I want to confess that I write very similar articles. This is intentional. I am a storyteller and I love storytelling. As ancient as this craft is, it is by far the most effective way to convey information in a manner that is both perhaps enlightening and of course, I hope, entertaining.
These articles stand alone, but at any one point, I hope to convey the arc of a story as I proceed, because storytelling and the natural progression and shape of this ancient medium is, by far, the best way to hook a reader.
Does this mean that you will be hooked? Ha! No. But that’s ok. I’m not out to hook but to inform, and if the story hooks, well, the story hooks. Even if I tried to hook a reader I would probably overreach and underwhelm, so rather than try and hook, I will write, and whatever spills out freely will be what spills out.
Teach Yourself to Swim
A metaphorical way of saying it's time for self-care
The way through the mess we’re in, both in the physical world and our metaphysical being, is to begin to unpack “why we’re here.”
Ancient mystics have been pondering this question since the beginning of time. I have been shown in my meditations that there is no one answer to this question as we are all unique individuals with unique personalities and soul imprints. What we desire then is unique.
It is on each of us, if we so desire this, to unpack the truth of “why we are here.”
This is easier said than done because we’re jumbled and in need of someone else to answer this question for us, so we look for answers outside of ourselves when the answer of “why we are here,” lies within.
I feel certain that I am here to teach. You may be here to teach too, but as we teach and write and communicate our thoughts and feelings, share our impressions, and ponder the greatest mystery of all time, I feel with even more certainty that we are here to learn.
We are here to learn about the self.
Ok, fine. That’s pretty self-explanatory, but what about the self? Why are we so hell-bent on figuring ourselves out? We meditate, draft ideas, and ponder possibilities, all in the name of answering the one question. Please don’t look to me for an answer. I don’t know why we do this, but if we feel compelled to do anything in our humble lives we’re going to do it. And so we do.
Building then is an important part of our livelihood. We are sequential creatures, by nature, and so we tend to think sequentially stacking ideas on top of one another. I’m convinced we are building new minds and opening up to new possibilities with each new day, but rather than think of this as taking steps or stacking stones, I like to think we’re building through experiences rather than toward.
These are two different vocabulary words with distinct differences. By looking at our personal life with the idea that we are going through an experience, we can essentially cease this idea of projecting or looking ahead, and toward something. By being in rather than looking at our experiences, there will be less opportunity to project the experience forward.
And why is this important?
Projection is speculation. Being is grounded. Projection is a guess. Being is anchoring you to your experience.
We live in a world of speculation and projection. It is, therefore, an ungrounded experience for us to project “why we are here.” It serves no one, least of all yourself, to guess. But by being in an experience, or multiple experiences throughout our short lives, and actually experiencing them rather than looking and wishing and hoping for something else, we can begin to build our own unique understanding of “why we are here.”
Sitting long enough with yourself to look at your individual blueprint will reveal the stones set before you. It will be on you to answer the mystics’ question yourself.
I am not a leader. I am a teacher. Leaders will often lead people down a path of their own need and take you along for the ride. But is this your path or theirs? That is on you to decide.
I don’t need you to need me, but I do encourage you to begin the tedious journey of collecting your own stones so that you can begin to learn a few things about yourself. And the way to do that will be unique to you.
This is my way.