"ON THE PATH" POEM

On The Path

During the last part of July and the first 3 weeks of August, the SUN is traveling through the sign of LEO.  The energy of Leo activates our self-confidence.  It rules the will and is a sign of great determination and strength.   Leo also rules that part of us that is the ego - which can be used for good or ill.  The greatest liability of the ego is the pride and arrogance of claiming personal credit for transpersonal success.  And yet it is only by summoning the strength of the ego that we forge the way to creating necessary change in our lives.  

Taking a risk in beginning a new positive behavior can feel like one is going to ‘die’ physically, yet it is the psychological death of old self-inhibiting patterns that is experienced.  This poem is about the courage that is required to experience success in areas that are important to us.  

 

STRENGTH written by Jan Spiller

This isn't a planet built for fools
It's not the place to play and lose
Make up your mind and then if you choose
To get free, it will happen for you ...

It takes Strength - a lot of decision
Self-will - a lot of conviction
Courage to change how it's been
Break through your own ego and win ...

And in the end, the final thing, that is left to do
Is to let go and know that Will Isn't you!
Virtue - is not a matter of pain
It's not found in the weak who complain

Virtue - is when you make up your mind
To get it straight or to die on the line ...
Then it takes Strength - a lot of decision
Self-will - a lot of conviction
Courage to change how it's been
Break through your own ego and win ...

And in the end, the final thing, that is left to do
Is to let go and know that Will Isn't you!
These are the days foretold in the Plan
To have a chance at the promised land
All you have to do is make up your mind
To follow that part in you that's Divine...

Then you gotta have Strength - a lot of decision
Self-will - a lot of conviction
Courage to change how it's been
Break through your own ego and win ...

And in the end, the final thing, that is left to do
Is to let go and know that Will Wasn’t you!
Who do you think you are, after all
Some little mortal who could fall?
The Light in you is greater than it all
It's up to you to answer the call ...

Then It gives you Strength - a lot of decision
Self-will - a lot of conviction
Courage to change how it's been
Break through your own ego and win ...
And in the end, the final thing, that is left to do
Is to let go and know that Will Wasn't you!

c  Jan Spiller

These poems were originally song lyrics that gave me the practical advice I needed for successfully traveling on the spiritual path.  I did what the songs said and they - in combination with the objective knowledge of astrology and the help of Enlightened Teachers - have made me free.  I offer this poetry in the spirit of wanting to pass on the gift of these messages to you.