"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 and harmony in relationships with others.  We all have the sign of LIBRA somewhere in our birthcharts.  The LIBRA factor within us has the capacity to see things from both sides, hence indecision can be a stumbling block. 

LIBRA rules that part of us that seeks balance- often inner balance through a sense of harmony and balance in relationships.  Due to  awareness of the possible reactions of others, it can lead to our compromising ourselves: withholding honest communication of where we stand due to not wanting to upset or displease the other person. 

The LIBRA aspect within us can tempt us to abandon personal integrity in the process of doing what we think will support the other person and our relationship with them.  To break from this pattern and become reestablished in the independence that is born of honest self-disclosure requires courage: accepting the invitation of authenticity over evasive tactics.

 

 

NEW DOORS written by Jan Spiller

When you tried to please someone else
By not saying what you truly felt
Did you find that it did some good
Make them like you like you thought that it would?

Or instead did you find that you
Ended up in just feeling blue
Why not try saying what you really feel
Take a chance on being real.

You don’t know what’s gonna happen
But you know what happened before ...
All the old ways only lead into pain
Might as well try a new door ... A new door!

When you tried to use your mind
To control another person’s mind
Could you change them into something new-
Did they end up like you wanted them to?

Did you find that to manipulate
Means going back just to keep them straight
Why not let them think whatever they please -
You might try it just to see!

You don’t know what’s gonna happen
But you know what happened before ...
All the old ways only lead into pain
Might as well try a new door ... A new door!

When you pretended that it did not count
What you dreamed about as a child
Did you find your Dream went away-
No regrets for yesterday?

Or did you find when you compromised
With what you wanted, deep inside
Only bitterness came back out
It’s not too late to express yourself.....      

You don’t know what’s gonna happen
But you know what happened before ...
All the old ways only lead into pain
Might as well try a new door ... A new door!

© 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.