The Tao, the background presence behind/beneath/above material reality spontaneously manifests in/via an infinite variety of myriad forms, one of which is people, one of whom, of course, is you. Your role then – at least as far as can be validly stated – is to play your part of being its vessel, its expression, as elegantly and excellently as possible at all times, always aware that perfection is impossible, so forgiving yourself on falling short, yet nonetheless continuing striving to do your best at all times.
And you have every right to be proud of the elegance and excellence with which you give it expression. But your pride can only be on its behalf.
To be proud of any effect your channelling has on others, to be proud of any status achieved through your channelling, to be proud of any wealth or possessions accumulated through it, or even of any respect gained through it, though normal, is actually deluded.
To take yourself as an individuated entity, seriously enough to believe your status, wealth, possessions or even the respect of others for your achievements has any real, as opposed to mere relative, significance, is indicative of having lost perspective.
And this, the loss of perspective, is the actual root of all sin.
Sin derives from the ancient Greek word sin meaning the distance an archer’s arrow lands from the centre of the target – it means missing the mark.
Taking yourself personally, forgetting you’re actually an externally manifest expression of the background presence in human form, being that puffed up about your own apparently individuated presence, paradoxically diminishes rather than amplifies you.
If you want self-expansion and –amplification, bypass seeking it in external effects of any kind and realign yourself with awareness of being a channel, a conduit, whose function is to connect the energies of ‘heaven and earth’: to spiritualize earth plane reality for everyone’s benefit.
Thus aligned the arrow hits the centre of the target every time – serving, life serves you.
May you be well served today.
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