The Inside/Outside Duality
We must allow the external things to pile up sometimes. Yes, I know it is a bold move, and seemingly costly (in appearances), but, the power it exerts over the internal will be relinquished enough to permit the internal to gift us.
Yes, it will gift us with some insight, some Spirit might which will provide access to the Grace, and Love of God. Remember that the Void is a hard taskmaster as is its false god, “perfection”.
It is our Voidedness which compels us to preoccupy with the external.
Jesus to Martha; “Mary hath chosen that good part”
Remember that there exists a duality which draws might from utilizing “substitution”.
The Void is mirrored in Like and in Unlike. Dualities.
In this case it is duplicitously employing us in gifting our mind with a sense of accomplishment (occupying in cleaning the outside).
A soother, an imposing sense of purpose. A ploy, a distraction from the actual state of affairs as can be substantiated by the true embodiment which lies within. IE if there is discontent within, flaw, brokenness which needs attending to, and we eat up time attending to the panorama of things external, sorting them and making them look more pleasing to the eye, clean, robust and crediting to our person, we have employed self into the temporal, and the “illusion”.
Luke 10:38-42King James Version (KJV)
38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.
40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
The door upon whose step we will all deliver this mortal coil, is “death”. That mortal coil we shall leave behind. The phrase Shakespeare used; “mortal coil”, embroils all of life’s toils, preoccupations, mind encumbering, soul imprisoning, limiting cares, things which purchased our eternalities in the bargain (trade off).
I have, at times, allowed this dwelling (apartment) to go to pot. Neglect. The time not spent upon its organization and cleaning, I spend creating. Because it is the Spirit of Creation which doth possess me. During that time, I experience, at various intervals, such a peace, a sense of being Loved, accompanied with a encompassing Wisdom which I could not dream possible (peace of God, which passeth all understanding).
Yes, I know, guilt assails one who has to be throttled by the conditioned psyche, which says; “Do this first”, lie, because after you do “that”, then you will reward yourself for having done it (waste time). Sucker…
It is a endless cycle. But here’s the duality (paradoxical gem);
I talk about duality in my posts. It is a great aide in understanding things. You clean, preoccupy with the outside, the inside gets neglected. A false sense of accomplishment is obtained from the external cleaning, organizing, but no true and substantial progress is made, no eternal progress where your soul is concerned, IE the Spirit is not allowed to update, or heal the Soul, prepare it for Eternity with God.
I’m not saying; “be a pig”, no, just put it in its proper place, “Get thee behind me…”
Thanks for reading. Sincerely; MAO
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