Sunday, October 8, 2017

What Train Are You On?

Margaret Ann Case -2008 
Margaret Ann Case, whom I studied Reiki under in New York City and who transitioned while I was living in Portland, wrote a great article entitled “What Train Are You On?”  Margaret Ann’s specific message was geared towards our spiritual journeys but we can extrapolate what she had to say to many subject matters. She said “the cornucopia of offerings is amazing, dazzling and often overwhelming.  But what inspires us doesn’t always inspire someone else.”
At times, we find ourselves wanting to teach or help others know what we know.  Trouble is we’re all excited about sharing our knowledge and new found discoveries and the people we hope will join us on our train simply are not interested.  That’s because they’re on a different train. So, should we be discouraged and concerned they will miss out if they’re not with us or can we be content knowing that if they take a later or different train they will be fine?  Can we stop bashing our heads against a wall when frustrated by the inability of others to see what we consider to be as clear as the nose on their face or should we keep pushing and pulling until they get the message or until they say they do just to shut us up?  And does it even matter? As long as we’re happy with the train we’re on can that be enough? The answer to that is – yes, it does matter. What we have to share is important. But what we have to share might not be good for others at least not at the time we’re making our offer.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about it.

From Istock
from Istock
Margaret Ann went on to say “…our human personality self can be extraordinarily impatient, unreasonable, and put out by what we interpret as a lack of support, interest, and sometimes even outright opposition.”  It’s not easy when we come upon what we consider a truth and want to use it to help the world or at least those we care about. But if others have shut us down, we can’t force the issue. We can, though, keep doing what we’re doing.  Sometimes being a good role model is just as effective and it’s less aggravating as we continue our walk while allowing others to embark on their own.



1 comment:

  1. i really like this idea. often, well meaning people talk about their relationship with god, which makes me feel that they think theirs is superior to mine! if only i could understand how wonderful it is... well, why wouldn't i? i'm happy to share in someone's spiritual insights - as long as it doesnt cast me in the role of the ignorant one, (i think you said ot better, darling!! and thank for that)