The Spirit is “like the wind”
But what does this mean?
It means that if you ever find yourself in a corner
And, using all your strength, you can’t get out –
There’ll always be a door available –
If you only put your hand out.
It also means that even if you become as successful as a movie star
The next thing that happens might be some kind of personal disaster.
It means that life frequently is outside one’s control –
So you’ll have to be brave
And, often, you’ll need to be both at the same time!
It means that God sometimes has a somewhat severe sense of humor –
But just not a malicious one.
In fact, you wouldn’t even be alive without wind –
Which is the same as your breath –
Especially since you don’t even need to think about breathing –
Because it’s unconscious – the same as your “true self.”
The moment this “true self” becomes fully conscious, you’ll find yourself enlightened – This is at the core of what Jesus, the Buddha, and Mohammed
Were all trying to teach us!
The snake tricked us
Into eating an apple –
But the conversation wasn’t really about apples.
Instead, the snake whispered:
“Watch me shed my skin
And become something entirely new.”
The snake was happy
About its rebirth,
Viewing it as an exchange of realities – Life and freedom in return for work and risk.
God never barred the tree of life from us –
We’re able to walk over any time, take a bite, and
Become fully “alive” –
But, after that first bite, each subsequent step needs to be in full reality –
Looking at God – “face to face” –
Letting our “ego-self” die!
Instead of doing that,
We decided to take a long slow route
Out of the Garden –
And around the world –
For thousands of generations –
Enswirled in brilliant denial dreams –
Destined to keep going
Until we get bored enough, spiritually, to wake up
And begin living in “true reality” –
Our mind resembles a tumbling-down mountain stream –
So all we’re able to think about are interior “rushing sounds.”
How do we stop a tumbling-down mind long enough
To notice the shadows of leaves moving in the wind –
How “wake up” inside such an interior “commotion”?
We need to step back away from our rushing minds –
From these cinematic “selves” –
To rest a while in a country of peace –
Where “true reality” abides.
It’s difficult for us to experience love in a rushing-by life –
And almost impossible to enjoy peace when agitated –
We know it would be a surprise to discover God alive in our hearts during such times –
Since the only place God can ever truly “come alive” – is inside us.
For individuals, the heart is the equivalent of the solar system’s sun
Acting to center our lives – from beginning to end –
After all, isn’t “Love” what we like to call God when we finally understand
How truly “alive” God is!