As power rises up
So a cloud follows
Doubt trailing action
If you let it
What springs from the head
Creates a twin
Even at the moment of inception
The idea gaining traction
Energy forced to run
On two rails
You can take one away
Remain poised and balanced
But it takes a lot of focus
Caine killed Abel
In a jealous rage
But which was the victim and what was he slaying
Read your ancient Hebrew names carefully
To see what they’re saying
Caine was of substance
Abel was of vanity
What we are really told
Is that to succeed
One must kill ego
And be real
Only in doing so
May we finally surmount the pinnacle
Its rotten twin
I’m reading a book called “The Magicians Way” by William Whitecloud after finding a reference to it in another book “The Winding Road” by Alice Mabin of the photobook fame – anyway how I got to it doesn’t matter.
The thing that is standing out for me is that I seem to create a shadow to everything I do.
I can create success and a real feeling of success yet beside this runs a wolf
The wolf is self doubt
And it is, as self doubt always is
The Magicians Way makes it clear (as do many books both current and old) that we live in a world of our own making
And I believe that – have seen ample evidence of it
But what I didn’t see before – was that with every creation comes a twin
The light and the dark
And you must constantly consciously choose the light
Because the dark is always there too
The wolf runs alongside
Lurking just outside of the circle
This poem came to me – made it clearer
None of this may make sense to you
But at last it does to me
When you see the shadow
You can get rid of it
I could never see the shadow before
And I didn’t fully explore the concept of the twin
Which we never escape
But must learn to handle
The dark has light
Empty has full
Fear has vulnerability
Aren’t they the same thing?
The antidote to fear
Which takes extraordinary courage
But that’s for another post perhaps
As for the random bible reference – sometimes things come to me like that when I’m explaining something to myself – so I go check because the bible hasn’t been the same to me since I read a book by Rob Bell.
In the book Rob explains how the bible was written with a lot of inside references and metaphors which have sadly been lost through time but the great Hebrew masters study it and break it down.
The bible is far deeper than we can possibly understand by just taking its words literally.
Anyhoo that’s enough for the purposes of this post
Which could really be summed up by saying
What you focus on grows so ensure you look where you want to go – not where you don’t.
Here’s the link to The Magicians Way and here is the one to Al Mabins book. I don’t get any kick backs – just enjoying the books, particularly the Magician because weirdly it is, rather than informing me of new material, just confirming what I already thought but in a different way – so I find it comforting.