Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Wayshower

During deep sleep, the snow comes ever so silently. One might not even know it is happening until the light of day shifts the landscape from the dark sheen of night to a pure glistening white. Unlike rain, which pellets the window panes and the rooftops, announcing itself in no uncertain terms, snow is like the recluse, the hermit in the mountains.

Likewise, there is a discernible fork on the spiritual path. Once the liberated one opens her eyes to truth, she reaches a choice point, a living crossroads so to speak. While one person may tend to be like snow and take the quiet, solitary route, another could be more inclined to sound a trumpet to offer a comprehensive account of what is possible via the way to freedom and the awakening experience.

Certainly, one branch of the road is neither better nor worthier than any other. However, the more vocal approach will most likely create controversy and sometimes great conflict as there can be vast resistance in a world so heavily invested in a form-based reality. Although no one can guide another to the end of Self-realization, both the silent one and the outspoken one disclose an invaluable and clear course forward for others to follow.

Regardless, whether one is to be like snow or to be like rain, the Wayshower must be committed to truth and freedom absolutely whole-Heartedly.

2 comments:

Mystic Meandering said...

Beautiful Cathy... At times I find I am both, depending on the circumstances. Not that I consider myself a "wayshower" or "teacher" in any way. But sometimes fierce presence is needed in a world identified with and attached to form. I found myself getting caught up in the SOPA internet issue this week and wrote something rather like rain and hail to make my point, and then realized that was not how I wanted to present my Self, as it was too polarizing, so I deleted the post a day later. :) The experience also gave me the opportunity to really see what was important, to re-commit to the Truth whole-Heartedly and leave the politics to others.

Thanks for this lovely reminder... "Snow" :)

Cathy Ginter said...

Thank you for sharing. I might also note that periods of retreat interwoven with a more outward approach works as well. We must each find our own voice and the expression that aligns with our true Heart ~