The Tao Te Ching: Verse Twelve

The five colors make one blind in the eyes

The five sounds make one deaf in the ears
The five flavors make one tasteless in the mouth

Racing and hunting make one wild in the heart
Goods that are difficult to acquire make one cause damage

Therefore the sages care for the stomach and not the eyes
That is why they discard the other and take this

                                                                  Lao Tzu

These beautiful words encourage us all to stay on the course of spiritual growth as we try to find a firm footing during these dynamic, often unsettling times. Third Dimensional living that is, living in the energetic vibration of materialism, no longer has a place. We realize now that the immediate gratification of the Third Dimension’s senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell actually filtered out more information than they allowed in; thereby slowing our ability to acknowledge the truth that lies beyond the acquisition of material things.

This Verse goes on to reassures us that we no longer need to use drugs, alcohol or other substances, common tools associated with Fourth Dimensional living and the energetic vibration of magical thinking, to feel a greater connection to Source.

Indeed, our consciousness is steadily moving to a place (Fifth Dimension) where we can now embrace the Oneness of All Things (The Tao) and the God-like presence within each of us. In short, we are being encouraged to continue to evolve away from needing materials to feel contentment, or using magic to feel connected, toward being able to see miracles in everyday life and experiencing lasting joy.

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