Where the Path May Lead
The subject foremost in my thoughts at this time is the gathering I just participated in at Mount Shasta over the Equinox. It was interesting to watch the dynamics of a diverse group of people unfold and play out in front of me.
I had made certain assumptions about this group, and Spirit taught me almost immediately that my assumptions were just that: assumptions. Expectation is just another form of limitation, I’ve heard.
I am not finished processing all of the lessons I learned from the weekend, so will refrain from commenting until I have all the awareness I am able to glean from the experience. I will say it was rich and varied, just like the people were. The group was a true microcosm of the whole, and included representatives from the entire spectrum of consciousness.
I received many gifts over the weekend. I received the gift of clarity. I received the gifts of insight and understanding. I received the gift of new spiritual companions. I received the gift of supportive, compassionate help when I was in desperate need of kindness. I learned that to do my best work for Spirit, I cannot do it alone.
I believe that is the greatest lesson of all that I gleaned from the mountain. We are all in this together, and somehow we must figure out how to get it done. Together. Alone we will not succeed. By design, we must strive to understand each other and support each other. We must work to determine exactly what our part in the whole is, even if it is just to stand and be a silent witness.
The mountain was the model for the gathering, setting an example for us to follow if we chose to emulate the purity of it. I do not know if I will ever return there this lifetime, but I do know I am grateful for the indelible imprint on my heart made this weekend. I must learn to be the mountain.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. ~ Douglas Adams
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