The Wisdom of
- by Charlene
- from The
With so many
people expressing their soul abilities these days, (healers,
psychics, spiritual counselors) it becomes increasingly important
to consider our connection with the Divine. At this time on the
planet, in our culture, the opportunities for soul growth on all
levels are tremendous. The atmosphere of fear, which has colored
most of western history, is relatively minimal. With increasingly
larger numbers of advanced souls coming into their power and with
communication opportunities developing
abounds. One can use one's power without benefit of Spirit. But
other factors entreat us to be discerning about the motives of our
actions so that we are looking toward being a catalyst of the
truth for others rather than an impediment to it.
In order to
use our power responsibly, more and more, we are being asked to
mirror the Divine nature, which, among other things completely
honors the free will of all creatures. There are two facts to
consider about this.
- 1. The
Creator does not intervene with Spirit unless invited because to
do so would violate free will.
- 2. The
perspective necessary in order to fully judge any situation or
person is not possible in dimensional reality (here on earth).
Think about that. In other words, the Creator is the only one who
can judge truly and even with that genuine knowledge, he/she never
violates free will. So, does this mean I should stand around and
do nothing? No. But it does mean that I need to behave in a way
that honors the free will of others. If I give what I wish to give
when others wish to receive it, there will be no sense of failure,
no matter what happens. I can offer what I have and be indifferent
to whether others partake of it or not. The word that comes to my
mind at this point is surrender.
- For many of
us who were brought up in orthodox religions, surrender can be a
difficult word to accept because we probably have seen it used
erroneously to further
In my own life I have had many lessons in the meaning of
surrender. These experiences have helped me to learn how to be in
the world in a healthy way. But surrender, as it relates to the
Creator, All That Is, is partly a matter of recognizing and
acknowledging the truth of our limited vantage point. That is,
there is always much more going on than meets our human eye,
physical or intuitive. In taking this into constant consideration,
we redefine the word surrender simply to mean 'wisdom'. We offer
loving acceptance and allow ourselves to be channels for Divine
healing energy in all of its forms when it is appropriate, without
any investment in the outcome.
this requires of me that I first nurture this attitude toward
myself. It requires that I leave off judgments and control, that I
ask for that which is perfect in the circumstances even if my
desire for a particular outcome is strong, working at putting
aside my own notion of what is needed next in order for growth to
occur. The cultivation of these changes in habit and attitude
involves repetition and error. We practice. There is nothing to
attain except in the moment. For myself as a healing practitioner,
and as I, too, am a work in progress, a simple prayer of intention
is a way to ensure that I hold, as my highest desire, the release
of any agenda that I might unknowingly have so that the recipient
may be best served.
always at our disposal a wisdom that follows from our own wise
choice to be at rest and peace. This feminine principle of 'rest
and peace' that is so needed in our world is the principle of
wisdom in action. People of both genders are learning to practice
this in all aspects of their lives. This is not passivity in the
way that we usually think of it.
fully engaged while at rest is an action. Gentle silence is an
action. Assuming that the best is possible is an action. Insisting
upon asking the Spirit of the Creator for a true perspective is
most definitely an action. Feelings and habitual thoughts are the
greatest challenges in this process because they can mislead us.
Opening to Spirit in my attitude toward myself allows me to feel
willing to begin to trust and relax, to be at rest and at peace,
knowing that no matter how things look, there is a truth beyond my
limited point of view. The more open I become to restful and
peaceful living, the more I am a source for others of that energy
which nurtures and encourages real growth and joyful self-love.
is an actively showing local artist and poet who has been teaching
drawing and painting, poetry, maskmaking, and playwriting and
drama for many years. She enjoys combining media, including music,
and delights in encouraging others to lead a "poetic life".
is a Reiki Master/Teacher with fifteen years experience as a
practitioner. She brings her healing abilities and her artistic
talent to her work as a Hair Stylist as well. A combination of her
paintings and poetry will be shown at the Mandala Center next