Prophecy and Discernment

“Our human mythology is permeated by the legends of oracles, sorcerers and fortune tellers. When one comes to encounter an oracle, the ancient Greeks would advise the seeker to ask only one question and to pursue a direct answer as they knew that more questions would lead to distortions.”

Paul A. Panzica Beyond the Soul’s Meridian October 31, 2016

Earlier this year while attending a conference in Mount Shasta California, I found myself walking along an isolated road with a group of strangers which led to an alpine lake.  Yet by the end of this brief expedition we found ourselves becoming intimately close to each other.  There was a sense that we were estranged from one another and at the same time closely connected for the sheer reason that we were all compelled to walk upon this road together at that specific moment in time.  Within a very short interval we found ourselves explaining to each other the reasons why we were obligated to be there.  For most us it was the first time within our lives that we were able to do this with complete strangers with absolutely no apprehensions.  The expression of our deepest truth would have been virtually impossible with anyone else familiar with our lives that did not fully understand why this passage was humbly taking place.  Continue reading “Prophecy and Discernment”