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The Knock of the Spirit
"Realize that there comes a time in the life of every individual when he or she knows for a fact that it is not possible to continue with his or her existing life as it is. In that moment the individual knows that if peace and happiness is to be found, then a most drastic change is called for. This event is known as the Knock of the Spirit. When it comes, the Spirit of man metaphorically knocks upon the individual's door, and the message given is brief, but overwhelming in its implications: "Follow me now without question, or remain where you are. I offer you freedom, but know that if I leave without you, I will not be returning." Such is the Spirit's message, and the decision of the man or woman to go with the Spirit must be instantaneous if he or she is not to miss this fleeting moment of chance." -Theun Mares, Toltec
I have been listening to "knock of the spirit" as of late. I have chosen to seek new potentials, possiblities in my life and to follow my heart. I have been thinking about what would make me happy and how I can make a difference. I know I don't want to live up to expectation and I do want to try to leave a legacy of my exsistance on this earth. I would rather live my life as an adverture, and not as others view me.
At the same time, I know that if all I ever focus on is the future, and I do not enjoy my journey. I am denying my own experience. Spirit can symbolize creation. As in a reminder that I must be a participant in life's creative process, not just an observer. I am also reminded that whatever I do is affecting something or someone else.
Funny thing about the spirit, it cannot be manipulated by prayer or sacrifice. It is not some god/ goddess created in the likeness of humans. Spirit is not religion. Religion has tried to make you believe that spirit is knowable and controllable. Yet spirit touches, but we cannot touch it back. Spirit is the awareness, the energy behind life.
The "knock of the spirit" maybe pointing out the lack of a focal point. Possibly trying to communicate that it is time to realize that fragmenting yourself into too many direction is never allowing yourself to finish what you start. The spirit can help you when wavering between dicisions, and choices.
Maybe the spirit is suggesting that now is the time to let go of the limitations that you or ours have set upon you. It just may be time to identify goals and focus on them. The spirit is the unknown at work.
"Let your spirit guide you, listen to your heart and follow your bliss." I have been following just that as of late, and my path of is leading me toward a few new ways. I am thankful for the new experiences, because I think I will finally get to do what it is my heart, mind and soul knew along. Their just now getting around to letting me in on it. It feels right.