I was listening to an interview of a man by the name Christopher Tims who is a Mystic, a seeker and a teacher of the Mystery's of life. He spoke about how Spirit teaches us through metaphor- something I try to be aware of as the writing I did back in May attests to:
May 25, 2012
I stepped in chewing gum yesterday, only to be discovered this AM. It is a disgusting thing to clean up, and I who takes responsibility for my life ask, “Why did I create this mess? What does this mean?” As I began to work on the gooey mess, angry with the inconsiderateness of some other who blatantly spit out the morsel of gooey yuck onto the ground without a thought as to how it would affect another-namely me, I began to understand the metaphor and how it related to my life specifically. Recently I went to a seminar and during that weekend, I had an epiphany about how I had been leading my life- I had been living from an energy that was not my own, basically asleep to my personal truth, and when one does that, one has a deep unexplained dis-ease within the self. This is something that was so true to me, and with this new awareness I have been walking around in a sort of emotional incongruity, not sure what is mine, and what is an adopted mask. The gum, represents the mask, the disguise I had taken on, for whatever reason, (survival at its basic level, as children we learn to adapt to survive), and the cleaning of the gum represents the clearing away of that which does not belong to uncover the truth of myself that lies beneath. What an incredible insight. I managed to clean the gum from the bottom of my shoe and that gives me such hope and joy really as I see that my true self is becoming exposed.The gum being spit out unconsciously represents the sleep that we are in until the moment we start to wake up to a bigger truth, we start to remember who we really are. My heart is so full of joy at this realization. Thank you, gum, thank you person asleep who helped me to recognize that I am indeed waking up!