Pineapple: A spiritual perspective


pineapple

I always set my spirit writing students homework, to give them a chance to practice and to challenge them. A recent assignment was to invite a Spirit communicator or Philosopher to step forward and Inspirationally write something using the word PINEAPPLE as the subject or prompt. As you can imagine the students were somewhat taken aback by my choice of word. In truth, I know that Spirit can take any word and deliver a piece that has a spiritual message in it; you just have to trust that they can and not interfere. And we had some lovely short pieces using the word as a whole or in variations such as apple or pining. But, as it was such an odd word I thought I’d do the exercise as well, and here is Master Chou’s take on Pineapple. 

I hope you enjoy it, Sarah 

Take the rough skin and note how protective it is. How much care it takes of the soft fruit within. Just as your aura protects you and keeps the softnesses of your soul safely wrapped within. See the flesh as your body – fibrous and malleable, yet also firm. Your physical body is a wonderful thing. Perfectly designed for your world. Now note the pineapples hard inner core that gives the fruit strength and robustness much as your spine does your body. But also this cord represents the column of energy that flows through you aligned to your chakras. Keeping your balance and solidity within the aura. Holding the pieces of you together. Allowing your soul to have a safe harbour within your physical body and this physical world. Lastly consider the leaves. Spiky and upward. Look at the fruit the right way round and they may reflect your thoughts reaching out to us, up to the heavens. But turn the fruit over and do they now not remind you of your roots into the earth grounding you in this life. For the pineapple is a complex fruit, but so are you. Complex yet simple. Complete yet seeking completion. The pineapple exists to bring joy, so do you.

Chou

Balance of Light & Dark – Inspirational Writing Piece


Balance of Light and Dark

Here is a piece of Inspirational Writing done by one of my students that I wanted to share with you. The students were set the task of asking one of their Guides to write about light and dark from Spirit’s perspective.

Hope you enjoy it

Sarah

When your teacher set this task your world had not quite reached the shortest day of the year, when the balance of light and dark is at its most extreme. But just as the wheel of the year turns and the days and nights grow longer and shorter, so the light and darkness of the spirit, of the mind and of the heart waxes and wanes in us all, dependent on the life we are living, our place in the spirit world and the tasks we have set ourselves. 

 So many changes and yet if we were to look at all this from a great distance we would see the balance of the light and the shade. 

 In human life many of your sayings refer to light and dark – not only the brightness of the day and the darkness of the night, but also the brightness of a smile, the darkness of a mood or of the heart. You refer to someone being “in a dark place” and you do not always mean that he or she is in a room without candles or electric light. You refer to his mood, his inability to escape depression or despair and emerge into the lightness – yes, that word again – the sunshine of the heart, of laughter. It is no coincidence that your language concerning light and dark is steeped in references to emotions, moods, to the journey of the soul. Aha – yes – the long dark night of the soul. Indeed.

 This is an echo of what your greater self – the whole self who resides in spirit, rather than the part of you incarnated into flesh – knows to be true: that there is no such thing as a man or a woman, or indeed a soul, who is wholly good or bad, wholly light or dark. We are all a mixture of the two – we must be to be healthy, to maintain balance and with that balance to maintain good judgement and most importantly perspective and peace. Inner peace, stillness and tranquility comes from the balance of light and dark.

 We each of us, in whatever stage of incarnated life or of our greater self’s journey in spirit, strive to achieve that perfect balance. Follow the sun’s arc across the sky and observe the changing light. Is dawn more beautiful than brilliant noon, or mellow afternoon, or glowing sunset? Now watch the moon progress across the sky. Does its rising in the twilight sky have more magic, more allure than its fullness or its crescent among the twinkling stars, or its setting as dawn begins to break? So light and shadow chases its path across all our lives and levels of existence.  Because the balance comes not from one perfect moment of harmony – from which point we are fixed, set in reverential perfection forever – but from our rise and fall, our dawns and our sunsets; from the ever-changing pattern of our incarnations and our journeys in spirit. Sometimes we embody the light, sometimes the darkness. Most times we are a mixture of the two. But take all lives, all existences, and consider them together and the beauty of balance begins to emerge. So do not consider anyone a saint or an evil man or woman – they are an essential part of that balanced picture and in the next frame of the great moving picture of life they may have changed places with you. Where once you were the shadow now you are in the spotlight – or perhaps you are the spotlight itself. Where once you shone, now you are the fading twilight. We are the Milky Way of glimmering humanity and spirit travellers. Shifting, changing, shining, fading, living our lives, travelling our paths, never knowing nor needing to know where we fit into that balanced whole. We need only concern ourselves with listening to our soul, the inner voice that tells us how we need to travel in our current sphere. By following that inner voice we shine or cast a shadow exactly as we should.

LW