A test of my ‘tranquillity’ arose since I wrote. On an unthinkable scale.
Underlining the crucial point of the previous Dialogue: that the pleasure is given by the combination of Tranquillity AND Connectivity.
We compose ourselves internally (gain tranquillity) precisely so that we can connect with others. The peaceful connection gives the pleasure.
So here it is…
My precious, beloved APS has made the impossibly brave decision to decline the brutal treatment offered for her aggressive cancer, and instead go abroad while she can, and undertake an assisted dying route when the time comes.
The night I learnt the news from IV, I messaged APS – this is one of her beautiful messages which I will cherish forever:
Write these perfect words across my heart, oh heavens above:
‘Set your face firmly to the future and breathe it in with all the love and hope that you are capable of.’ APSTJ
May I live my life by these words.
My heart breaks at what is ahead.
My mind cannot comprehend.
All of us across our Clan are reeling.
Reassert Unity. Let’s read…
From ancient times these things have arisen from the One:
Heaven is clear because of the One,
The earth is firm because of the One,
The Spirit is strong because of the One,
The valley is full because of the One,
The ten thousand things reproduce because of the One, Leaders are able to lead because of the One.
All of this comes from the One.
If heaven were not clear it would soon split.
If the earth were not firm it would soon bend and break.
If the Spirit were not strong it would soon wear out.
If the valley were not full it would soon dry up.
If the ten thousand things did not reproduce they would soon die out. If leaders could not lead they would soon fall.
Therefore, greatness has its source in the little. The low is the foundation of the high.
Princes call themselves “alone,” “helpless,” “worthless.” Is this not acknowledging a humble root?
Enumerate the parts of a carriage and you have not defined a carriage. Better to resound like stone chimes than to tinkle like jade bells.
‘Enumerate the parts of a carriage and you have not defined a carriage.’ Indeed… Help me process, please. I can’t hear you… ?
Our message to you today is this: keep in flow, keep in flow, keep in flow. It is easy to get frozen, or for emotions to get stuck in the body. Keep flowing or tremoring or qigonging it all through your body. Be active in your grieving. Be dynamic in your longing and your loving. Be a channel for this keening sadness but not a receptacle for it.
I hear you. Yes. So true. I need to keep moving.
‘Set your face firmly to the future and breathe it in with all the love and hope that you are capable of’ … and keep flowing.
I feel heavy…
Exactly. Move your body, dear soul. Flow yourself.
Flow yourself. I like it. Ty.
That’s the spirit.
Be my guide.
You are indeed.
Oh my heart… Let us not break again…
Let your heart direct the flowing. Let your heart flow you. Be a heart-flowing being. Flow yourself from your heart, like a women birthing new life.
I am flowing myself from my heart