"And you who seek to know me,
know that the seeking and yearning
will avail you not,
unless you know the Mystery:
for if that which you seek,
you find not within yourself,
you will never find it without."
Words from the wonderful Charge Of The Goddess.
This is the mystery of Goddess within and without - God within and without. The Divine is in all things and all things are in the Divine, I am Part Of The All. This is the wonder, this is mystery yet it is also reality. I find Goddess and God within, as well as without. Spiritual power exists within, as well as without. I find spiritual reality from looking inward, as well as outward and upward. "As above, so below" is the ancient cry, and equally as within, so without. Spiritual power begins, has its roots, in the positive and productive inner relationship between Younger, Talking and Higher Self. It's all about relationship.
Andrew, my Younger Self, is sensitive, nervous, devoted, loving. loyal, spiritual and intuitive. He's not been loved quite in the way that he deserved or needed and therefore can be a little needy at times. This causes him to look for too much without at times, he looks for what he needs within in others, and in other things, as opposed to finding it within.
It's time to really find what is real and needed within " . . . if that which you seek, you find not within yourself, you will never find it without."
Andrew has a strong spiritual connection, and this is something he has always known, but has been led down paths that were not for him. He's been led too much, and feels angry about this. He has been hurt, is fearful of some situations, and trust is a huge thing for him. To trust is like walking on ice - "will this provide the support I need?" It takes a very long time to gain Andrew's trust, and if it's broken, his sense of abandonment is very overwhelming.
Things are starting to turn and now it is time to commence the restoration of this inner relationship, to reestablish the connection between YS, TS and HS. As my inner world comes together so I move forward into new and exciting places. Andrew can find the love, security, power, support, strength, fulfillment and satisfaction he craves and needs within and there is so much inner landscape to explore.
And the inner world, the inner landscape is the launch pad into new worlds and new realities.
(The picture is not mine and can be found here)