VxPoem ID: 38839
Posted: August 28th. 2010 1:53:12 PM
The Spiritual Journey
by Stewart Bitkoff
Age Group: Adult
What is the nature of the spiritual journey? What is its outcome?
Consider a drop of water, in its journey to the sea and all the changes it can undergo.
One day the drop is mist. The next it has become part of a passing cloud. On the third day, the drop falls onto the ground as a raindrop; eventually the drop seeps down into the earth and joins other drops as part of a small mountain stream. Eventually this stream winds its way into a river and the river empties, along with the drop into a mighty ocean.
Or this drop of water as it lies in the ground may be frozen for a time and in the spring thaw join as part of a lovely flower. In time, the moisture in the flower evaporates back into the air and the drop, again, becomes part of a passing cloud. However, in this cycle, it falls on the earth as part of a winter snow. Eventually, the drop melts and seeps into the ground. Gradually, it resumes the journey of finding its way to the mountain stream, river, and ocean.
Throughout its travels, the drop changes many times, assumes different roles and learns about itself in a variety of ways. Each time the drop joins the ocean, the drop will be that much more complete and conscious of its potential.
In part, this is the nature of the soul's journey through the many worlds.
Author's Location: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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