Learn to be receptive as well as giving. Receptivity is the ability to receive without judgment or criticism. It is the ability to let come to you that which is necessary and good for you in the flow of life, that which offers to lead and guide you, everything from help and healing to communications with spirit guides, as well as that which shows you the next step to take on your path of heart. With love and innocence in your heart, open up to receive. This is often harder to do than to give, but it might just offer the breakthrough you’ve been looking for. Without fear, receive.
Watch your energy. Keep it well protected from outside forces that seek to utilize it for their own intentions. Instead, be mindful of what you are choosing to do each day, where you put your attention, and what you are asking for. Not everything you think you want is good for you. Far better to stay contained within the self, calm and contented, and let yourself be guided to what is right. There is plenty of good surrounding you that will show you the way without you having to do more than ask to be guided properly. Then wait. Act only when the time is right. In this manner save your energy for when you really need it, and in the meantime remain calm.
Even when on a path of heart there come times when it is best to pause and reassess. Not every choice is right nor every decision a good one simply because the path of most heart has been chosen. Take an occasional respite to reassess, reset and rest. Know your boundaries, be thoughtful of how you use your energy, and retreat from too much activity when necessary. Maintain balance and let your heart be your guide.
Our truest parent is our Spirit, which has provided us with a reflection of itself as an ego entity, and charged us to lead this human life of material being with consciousness, on a mission of progress, the underlying intent of all nature.
Spirit’s material clothing for its fledgling offspring is the prefrontal neocortex of the brain, that houses the functions and states of ego that make conscious decision making possible. Spirit, in its intent for progress, equipped little ego spirit with the ability to alter the accrued binding laws of life, known as archetypes, which, without interference, directed life actions until the dawn of ego consciousness.
Ego, with its ability to quickly override the rules of its conservative evolutionary inheritance, is nonetheless still but a child quaking in its boots, as it assumes its assigned task to responsibly lead both its individual life and the life of the planet. The world stage today reflects ego’s developmental struggle to emerge from its insecure narcissistic adolescence into assuming true adult responsibility, for the greater good of all.
Spirit never abandoned its ego progeny; its eyes rest peacefully and lovingly—but not interferingly—behind the ego’s eyes that, of necessity, remain fixated upon the outer material view of the world. What Kahlil Gibran counsels all parents, as regards their children, applies to Spirit as well:
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
Nonetheless, Spirit’s seeing is not encumbered by the shadows that veil ego’s perception and interpretation of its limited worldview. Spirit sees ego’s projections upon its fellow humans that mirror its own unknown or disavowed self. Spirit sees the power drives of the archetypes, powerful spirits in their own right, competing and vying for life through the ego’s decisions on life’s earthly stage.
Ego, in its humbleness, might at any moment turn inward and ask its Spirit what it sees. Spirit never judges; all roads lead to evolution and must be trodden. Spirit only tells the truth if ego seeks its guidance. If ego is hiding from the truth, Spirit will show it this truth by way of a compensating dream.
Spirit will suggest ego get calm and notice all the events that are happening within its purview, from a blinking light to a cardinal’s song to an open book that falls to the floor. This is the language of truth that greets all of us every day, in every which way we turn.
Spirit also offers ego the communion of being in presence. In the quiet calm of meditation, as the sensory world is put to rest, ego and Spirit come home to each other in the deepest of calmness and oneness of being. Ego can walk any road in life with the knowing of this most intimate relationship ever present, within and without.
Keep moving in a positive direction, keeping the flow of your energy moving in an upward spiritual ascent. Protect it and keep it safe from outside negative, needy, or intrusive energies. Protect yourself so that your diligent progress in a positive direction is not interrupted. Keep safe from energetic depletion and negativity whether from outside or inside. If your energy becomes compromised so does your path of heart. Protect yourself so that your intent remains strong and your progress steady. At first, it may require nerves of steel and withdrawal from outer influences as you make incremental progress, but pretty soon you will be moving along in leaps and bounds. Change is good!