Firstly I need to apologise for being away so long. Winter is particularly hard on me psychologically… and I tend to hibernate away until warmer weather appears. Plus I felt that things were changing with me, inner stirrings if you will, and I needed time to just sit quietly with the transformations, to see where they would lead.
The other day I got an unexpected comment here on the blog from a lovely person who shared with me how something I had written had allowed them to look at things from a whole new perspective. Anytime something allows us to see things in a way we had not previously considered it is such a special gift. It reminded me of why I started the blog in the first place. And it also reminded me that as much as I would sometimes prefer it to be so… no man is an island. We are all in this together.
I have always been a bit of a loner. I often believe that I can figure all this out on my own. That my spirit journey is just something between me and my creator, and does not require any outside assistance. And perhaps in one sense that is true. But a Course in Miracles is showing me the importance of relationships to our spiritual growth and understanding.
How we react to another is a true indication of our spiritual progress and a telling projection of what still requires healing within us. We can only ever get upset with another individual if we are “upsettable” within us. And since all outside behaviour is a reflection of an inside state of being… we need other people to show us what needs healing in us.
I have always believed that by healing myself and growing spiritually that I am contributing to the higher vibration for all of mankind. The Course is further reinforcing this viewpoint. Try as we might, we can never alter another person, we can only change ourselves. But by making those changes in ourselves and becoming the best of what we can be, we are in fact helping all of humanity. I have never felt that giving time to myself and working on my personal growth was a selfish act. Quite the opposite. It is actually the most loving act one can bestow on the world.
No man is an island…. and what you do for one, you do for all.