The Other Side is not a place. It might help you to realise that. When you get there, you will know. When you get there all things – and I mean everything – becomes patently clear. That is what encourages me every single day and it was one of the things that blew my mind some many years ago when I first discovered it. When those you care for, those you love, reach the other side you will know about that too, and from personal experience I will assert that that knowing is an intense feeling of contentment. There is nothing on this planet that could possibly be as soothing as that knowing, that tangible knowledge. One luxury of having that particular kind of knowledge is that it makes an indelible impression that does not ‘last’ – because Love never dies, it simply cannot. Another luxury is that that resonant knowing does not need proving. It is irrefutable proof in itself.
The other side is a place many aspire to reaching – and take notice of the absence of capitals, please. Naturally The Other Side is not the other side. It is this side. If you do not know which side this side is in relation to the side for which you think you are rooting and the side you are currently backing, then you are in a tricky position of which I am not at all envious and I cannot help you. Even if I could, I would wonder whether to bother because I abhor tricks, trickery. I work in magic, Magick. And take notice of the capitals, please.
In thirteen – I AM the go-between. That you cannot – and will not – ever change. Once you accept your fate – which I took the liberty of releasing along with mine after I scalped my reflection in that damned blood pool you hoped I would neither locate nor find myself in – you might find that your spirit will be invited into your body. Until then, it won’t. When your own body rejects you you have a difficult road ahead of you. Unless you forge your own path. Whether or not you can make a path for yourself depends on whether or not you inherited the natural ability to defy your own DNA. Clearly a lot of people did not inherit any such ability. In fact, using hindsight and the rather remarkable genie I bought for a couple of bucks at a garage sale held in my back yard at the onset of the Y2K it would seem that most people inherited no abilities at all. Oh well. So life goes. You cannot ‘manufacture’ that natural ability. So. Onwards and upwards to where the air is clear and the heart-song – to which we of Love all march – is strong …
When there are ears hung on a stick like a carrot, and you are expected to chase them like a superstitious idiot would – to get their message and send yours – do not involve yourself in the chase. In fact – set fire to the stick. And the carrot. And if there is any further doubt, set fire to yourself.
When you find ears that listen, but deliberately do not hear, cut those ears immediately from your circle of influence. You do not need them. Those ears are the ones that filter from the actual only the fantasy they want to believe. When you can only hear what you want to hear, you are really of little consequence in the big scheme of things. It is important to hear everything. You cannot pick and choose when it comes to suffering – if you are a decent human being. If you are not a decent human being, you may as well set fire to yourself in anticipation of what is to come. We cannot bother about people who only hear what they are told. We need those who hear what they are NOT told.
I would hazard a guess that those who ‘edit’ what they hear, or manipulate its message to suit their own agenda, will be hoisted by their own petard. i.e. their vain attempts to subvert another will explode in their faces and expose their lies. The thing to know is that when you blow ‘yourself’ up – or blow off ‘your’ door – your truth comes out whether you like it or not. That can be painful. You had better hope that you like – or are in favour of – your truth. If you are not, you will not last. It is that simple – given that ‘you’ – yourself – are deciding your fate. Be happy with your choices in life. They define you.
I am not quite sure this planet realises how problematic it is that children are not treated right in too many parts of the world. Probably in every part of the world. I cannot understand the need people have to breed and then abuse their children. Why would you procreate when you cannot handle having a child? And motherhood – and fatherhood – is about handling your progeny, not annihilating them. That – to me – is possibly the most stupid of all human behaviours. Breeding willy-nilly without thought of consequence, just having babies because you cannot be bothered not to. It’s obscene.
Children are vulnerable and very impressionable. All of them. How many times does that have to be said before people take heed? What you show your child of life is how it will grow. The reality is startling in its simplicity. You kick your child around, or abuse it verbally and emotionally, and you are building a damaged human being. There is not much space left on this planet for damaged people. There are already way too many. It is time that the damaging was brought under control. It is ruining people, society. I am not sure what would happen if every abuser took accountability for his/her behaviour – recognised it, themselves. If they opened their eyes they would realise the fate that was awaiting them.
Having children is not ‘what you do’ in life. Times have changed. How hard can it be to understand that parenting is not an essential part of living? How hard can it be to understand that there are a great many lives that would be far less stressful without children in them? That is fact, it is not something to feel sentimental about. Children are a joy on many levels, and that is what they are supposed to be. They are not punch-bags. They are not adults. They are not to be underestimated, either.
If you have no support of any sort from any person other than yourself, yours is a very challenging existence. To have the support of another human being, group of human beings, validates your life experience. It is good to know that somebody cares. Know that when you are in need of support, it is best to ask for it. This is not easy for many people – there are a lot of us who find it difficult to ask for help. Occasionally you will come across a person who offers you support without expecting anything in return. This is a precious gift. Receive it with grace if it should come to you.
If you are not feeling particularly useful at the moment, try being supportive to someone. It will make a difference in their life. Instead of standing and watching a person struggling, step in and take their hand. Lift them with a kind word, an observation. Sometimes people just need to know that someone can see their strife. Burdens shared – and face it, we all have burdens to carry – are loads lightened. Be aware of how much support you are prepared to offer. Do not get caught in the trap of becoming someone’s crutch. Taking someone else’s life-load on is not advisable. Not only is it cruel – it takes away the liver’s ability to make decisions that will change their fate – it is counter-productive to your own progress. You do not get anywhere on your life path by trying to bend straight another’s days.
Know that Nature supports you. She supports your every move. She listens, she hears. You should speak aloud your heart’s desires. They are not only for thinking about. They are for realising. Your human nature makes it possible for you to reach and live your dreams. You just have to need them enough. There are many wasted dreams lying in piles of want. Want does not always get. Need doesn’t either, but need drives you harder than want does and this makes success more likely. Make sure you know what you need in your life. Do not accept that your needs are less important than another’s needs. Your wants, yes. They are perhaps less important than the wants of others. Needs need to be met. Make their acquaintance. Take their demands seriously. Show support for their cause.