"ON THE PATH" POEM

On The Path

During the last part of September and the first three weeks of October, the SUN is traveling through the sign of LIBRA.  Libra rules that part of us that seeks fairness, harmony and balance in relationships with others.  The LIBRA factor in all of us has the capacity to see things from both sides, hence indecision can be a stumbling block.  Due to the awareness of the possible reactions of others, indecision may arise in making choices that are best for our own well being.

Periodically on the spiritual path, the inertia of a temporary state of balance is challenged by the desire for further self-discovery and progress.  Since time is progressing forward, to stand still is to be moved backward and eventually become stagnant.  When we are aware of the temptation to stop growing, we can consciously choose to move forward into full and vibrant self-actualization.  This poem is about the determination that is necessary to continue progressing even though a certain “comfort” level has been reached.

 

CROSSROADS ON THE PATH written by Jan Spiller

Here I stand at a crossroads
I can clearly see two Paths ahead of me
And I sorta don't want to let go
Sorta don't want to let go of the old
Sorta don't want to let go!

I've come so far in such a short time
Better keep on walking down the line
I can see the new Path leads into the Light
Where I stand now it isn't so bright ...
I’d better get on down that new road
Don't even consider the old!

 

I've got a certain peace of mind
From the part of the mountain I already climbed
And I sort of want to rest for awhile
Sorta want to rest and enjoy my new style!
I sorta want to rest for awhile.

Yet I've come so far in such a short time
Better keep on walking down the line
I can see the new Path leads into the Light
And where I stand now it isn't so bright
I’d better get on down that new road
Don't even consider the old!

 

I already know where it leads
Beyond my doubts and dependencies
I already know where it leads
Beyond the games that I've played to please
Beyond all that's where it leads.

 

I've come so far in such a short time
Better keep on walking down the line
I can see the new Path leads into the Light
And where I stand now it isn't so bright
I’d better get on down that new road
Don't even consider the old!

 

I guess I'd better get on my way
Don't stay too long looking both ways -
Whatever I've got in today
Is gonna be better further down the way
So I guess I'd better get on my way!

 

I've come so far in such a short time
Better keep on walking down the line
I can see the new Path leads into the Light
Where I stand now it isn't so bright
I’d better get on down that new road
Don't even consider the old!

My mind is centered  on the New Road
And I’m walking fast, true and bold!

 

© 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.