This channeling came about from a curious experience. I was in a time of much writing, so most of the time I was sitting on my couch. One day I was outside (a rare moment off the couch!) and I heard a loud noise. The mirror above my couch had cracked and the crack looked like a flame, which I thought was just a cool coincidence of how glass would naturally crack.
I looked into fixing the mirror that I had for a little over year, but was told it would be less expensive to buy a new one. So I took it back to the store where I bought it. The kind man at the store just replaced it for me since they had one left! Within a week after I got it home, I was in another room and I heard the loud cracking noise. My mirror had cracked again. This crack looked just like a rose! The coincidence of 2 mirrors cracking, especially during the rare times when I wasn’t sitting below it, was too much. I finally sat to ask why and the channeling below is what came. I still have a mirror with a rose cracked into it.
Why, you may wonder, didn’t the energy just come forth to be channeled, that is something that can occur. Because now I have a cool mirror story to remind me of how specifically life is working with us, how synchronicity is among so much of what we are experiencing! I am reminded of how magical life can be and how inconveniences lead to interactions that give meaning and brilliance to life. What a reflection Life is!
Any mirror reflection will show you sameness through opposite.
Reflection is a mere clue rather than a definition, as the illusion is to be not only seen, but interpreted (inner perception). It is the way with a mirror. As you view yourself within the mirror, you are accessing your inner world of self perception. Is it a moment of approval, disapproval? Other’s opinions may flavor the inner perception, but in truth it is only your allowance or acceptance of another’s will that determines their influence.
When one interacts compassionately with self and others, the influence does not grip or limit perception to right or wrong, good or bad; compassion allows flow within for the interaction of others to nourish without eroding the healthy foundation that will nurture life further.
This is the way of relationship, relating not only to other people, but to animals, plants, choice, earth, weather, challenge. You are called to perceive the sameness and difference and choose your focus. Wisdom and compassion choose the focus that best serves the nurturance of all.
Thus a decision that sacrifices self over another, or sacrifices another over self has not been perceived through the reflection from a perspective that serves all. Sacrifice is a word that has been deadened over the years as humanity came to believe that God needs and rewards sacrifice. Has this not benefited those around you that would take your labor for their own immediate gain? Does it serve inner growth for all involved?
The reflection is one that will not announce to you the complete story, it is for you to perceive within.
It is your labor to see the entire picture. To see same, to see opposite, to see unspoken truth, to see past, to see now, to see future. This is the inner work that wisdom requires and compassion facilitates.
Sacrifice has been confused with giving. Those that say it is better to give than to receive only see part of the picture; it is the same with the errant understanding of sacrifice. When you give or receive, you are in choice, for choice is heavy upon every moment. It is choice that allows Love, force restricts Love Flow. Thus, what is ‘force’ in your life can be transmuted with the choice to forgive – to allow Love, in this way, yes, it is better to (for)give, but do you see what you receive from that? You receive freedom, unseen on the level of form, but continuing Flow, for it is the nature of Love to Flow.
By the ‘truth’ of the adage ‘it is better to give than to receive,’ one would be selfish to receive the freedom of forgiveness. Not only is it equally good to give as it is to receive, but both are vital to the flow of life. The wise one looks beyond the image presented of giving and receiving and perceives the inner intent that is unspoken.
Wisdom and Compassion
Wisdom is an expanse of knowledge that distills each moment into a timeless feast that sustains healthy growth and enjoyment. Wisdom does not ignore the benefit of the past as it flavors the now, nor does Wisdom feed a moment with no thought of the future. How could the flavor be improved in this now moment that generations of enjoyment and improvement will build upon? Not wrong flavor from the past, there is perfection in what is now, merely because it is. Not worry or sacrifice for the future, as the future is more than capable and appreciates the past and the now for birthing it into being.
Wisdom entails attention to all, but it is through the grace of compassion that information flows. It is compassion that opens perspective to one of benefit and sees progress as natural. It is compassion that drives wisdom to look beyond the moment and into the entirety, appreciating the full reflection, not just a blemish in the moment. Compassion allows choice to be made from the freedom of neutrality and wisdom builds the foundation that will sustain for time yet to come. A fleeting moment weighty with scent.
Compassion, The Rose, is not altogether acquiescent. Its vulnerability is quite obvious as it relies on others to provide the nourishment needed, for it has no ability to walk to water, build a shelter from inclement weather or run from a predator. Yet grab its stem without respectful caution and you will be stung by the thorn of lesson. Its scent is given freely to any with pause to imbibe, its tender petals nestle brightly for enjoyment of any who choose to gaze. No matter if the gaze is profaned with jealousy, covetous or innocent.
Compassion knows forgiveness, yet it maintains personal safety above all else. Its beauty is not hidden, but grasp and be stung.
This is the wisdom of compassion and the compassion of wisdom.
There is a sharing that The Rose will not hold back, for the sharing nourishes its own life – being the beautiful, delicate gift of pleasure it is in life. It is the prize of attention to nurturing another, and the reward for patience to the season of flowering. These need not be attributes of sacrifice, why toil for The Rose? Does it then not owe you smell, owe you blossom, owe you pleasure? How then do you determine that the toil of watering and waiting was worth the fleeting fragrance or transient bloom? This is the sacrifice of a martyr, and it serves neither. The Flow of sharing, though unseen, is dimmed.
The Dragon, how opposite The Rose it is. Animal, not plant; intelligent, not dull; mobile, not stationary; yearound, not seasonal; free, not bound; powerful, not vulnerable. It is a creature of legend in these days, but real it was. The dragon still resides, for there is no life that humanity has will to end; extinction on Earth happens by will of God only – meaning co-creation between the animal and God, for they are not separate. God does not dictate nor fully acquiesce, for that is the gift of Life itself. Force of will over results in imbalance. God dwells in the unseen for the unseen is everywhere, both within that which is contained in form and that which is minute beyond sight recognition – that which is formless. Thus it is the unseen that holds the agreement and the unseen contains time.
There is no form that has not chosen, understood the timeframe of choice and incorporated into form to unfold that choice. Choice, from the formless, is not bound to frame of mind that limits. It Knows All, and within that Knowing is the understanding of the benefit of the choice, even if it seems to other perspectives the choice is wrong or hurtful. What may hurt one, may turn them away. In the turning they find a new path, a new direction, a new freedom, a new courage, a new choice. Did the Rose not teach you this?
What may hurt another and cause the turning away is not opposite, it is reflection of same. For one that you hurt with compassion, (healthy boundaries) you turn them toward their freedom and that is reflected back to you. Wisdom sees the benefit, the greater good that lives within the realm of free will and choice (unseen/God) and the choice to interact with the energy of ‘hurt’ is made compassionately, wisely and justly. The receiving of the hurt is then for the one who is wise enough to see the gift within it and turn to freedom in grace.
Conversely, one that you hurt with malice, for the moment of pride or greed, does also reflect that back to you. Thus we see why the blind ones say it is better to give than to receive. For perhaps if it is an interaction, you will not notice the immediate result. But the mirror does not lie, it merely reflects that which is in front of it and the light will come in time that brings you to your same likeness. It is not retribution, but the way of life. Within separation there must be autonomy and within wholeness there must be sharing. Life is both.
The Dragon seems so unrelated to The Rose that it is not even comparable. But All Life is comparable for those that will perceive what is within, beyond the mere reflection. It is the dragon that represents animal form that controlled the power of fire. It is fire that is a powerful tool of alchemy because it transmutes through consumption.
Consumption is rapid change.
You could consider it power/dominion over time, yes? The Dragon understood its power and took great care with its ability, for fire can help or hurt, and it is compassion that hurts for the betterment of All. Thus you have to harm a dragon to receive the pain of its fire. It is a compassionate lesson, for when it is learned, one understands respecting another, and that serves the greater good. Dragons, in Truth, were as sweet as the Rose; if not by smell, then by character. The True Power of Dragons was not within fire. Fire was only what the blind could see. Dragons understood ether, the fifth element, that naturally unseen element that most often eludes humanity even to this day.
The confusion for one who does not see is that conquest is beneficial.
The confusion for one that does not see is that conquest is sport.
The confusion for one that does not see is that conquest only harms the victim.
The confusion for one that does not see is that conquest is proof of Power.
The confusion for one that does not see is that conquest can be contained.
You may find chemicals that operate as fire does, but fire is a base element of Life, and thus has implication beyond form. That is to say it is not limited to its form, as it is a function. Earth is not just minerals, it is solid, the amalgam into form. Water is not just fluid, it is Depth, information into expression. Wind is not just breath, it is Life Giver/Animator/Movement, expression into time. Fire is not just heat, it is Renewal, time into form. Ether is not just binding, it is Unification, form into wholeness.
See you, then, how The Dragon and The Rose are One? Different in form, but forged in the same fire of Life. Both wise and compassionate teachers; one silent, one silenced, but effective for those who look beyond the mere reflection of form and seek the unifying flow of Love. Is this your season of bloom? Is this a moment of your wisdom? Do you give that you may receive the admiration of God, or do you forgive that you may allow the Love of God to Flow Free?
Be as The Rose, emitting the fragrance of Sweet Life freely, beautiful in the countenance of Magnificent Creation and willing to thorn with wisdom and compassion that All Life learns respect from quiet strength. Be as The Dragon, free with earth, wind, water and fire; so compassionately aware of the True Power of Love that you would forgive humanity into the call of their own freedom to choose.
That Love, it is the ether that binds all life; for The Dragon knows it is not separate from humanity, but to be willing to separate in dimension is the choice that serves the greater good. The Dragon did not run, so mistake not that its Ascension was the reward of release from all the negativity of humanity. It sacrificed in the real meaning of the word. To choose compassion so boldly, that life on earth is less important than the Flow of Life through Time. It is only for the wise to see. It is only revealed Within. It has no bearing on the Love of God. It has no bearing on the worth of Soul. It can not be faked, bartered, partially given, or given to receive. But receive you will, for that is the nature of forgiveness. It is the nature of Life.