Isaac said –
We don’t need to fix our flaws. Awareness itself is curative. Just being aware of your own behavior, just seeing it, is often enough to correct it. When you see your blind spot, your habitual reaction and how it impacts others, you naturally want to make a better choice.
We accept our traits, positive and negative. We accept our humanity.
I contain both light and dark, giving and taking, aggression and retreat, all these opposites.
When opposites split from each other, they yearn always to get back together. They want to be held, both together. They go together, really, in this duality. You can’t have one without the other. Mountain and valley, high and low, the crest and the dip of the wave.
The positive and negative poles of a battery need each other. When you hook them up to each other, the current flows.
The Divine current is always seeking a way to flow.
Question: You say it’s enough to see our poor behavior, but isn’t forgiveness important?
Yes and no, because the very awareness heals. Underneath everything, we really don’t need to fix things. All is in right order. It is our awareness that is growing, our understanding that brings more freedom and peace.
Question: Sometimes the words of the Masters can help us into greater release?
Yes and no. The Masters can point the way, but you need to learn to release on your own. You don’t really need a teacher. There is too much reliance on teachers. The best way is to choose your growth for yourself. Learn your way.
Question: As my spiritual journey continues, I find myself sometimes forgetting the daily-life things I used to keep track of.
Yes, and this is not all Alzheimer’s. As you evolve, you naturally re-prioritize the things you’re really interested in. Your old interests don’t match up with your new interests.
Emotion causes us to remember things. If you don’t feel as much emotion with certain things, you won’t remember them like you used to do. Your priorities have changed. You will be remembering on new topics. You will remember what you really care about.
It is this increased awareness that helps us move from one level of our metaphorical building to the next level. In a way, every bit of increased awareness is more enlightenment.
This discussion with Isaac is from Chapter 58 of Volume 1, Walking the Bridge – With a Fearless Heart.
(Thanks to Nancy White on Flickr for this image.)