What, when and how much is at the core of each interaction. This requires discernment, which increases as we move into greater awareness.
We spoke of our earth connection yesterday. This is our fundamental connection of receptivity. When we open ourselves to feel the earth connection, this inherently has a receptive or ‘asking’ energy. The more we open, spiritual assistance is given. Be aware of this. It is spiritual grace.
In the physical plane we may feel to ask another for advice or information to assist us in making healthy choice.
Solicited means the advice has been requested, and an exchange is made.
Unsolicited is when it is not requested and given anyway. There is exceptions to every rule. The rule of thumb is to not give advice unless asked. I practice this faithfully unless i see the person really wants the information, yet does not know to ask, or how to ask- then I follow a higher law.
This is really about higher and lower (not greater or lesser) natural law.
Physical being the lower, to emotional, to mental, then to spiritual. Not that one is better or worse than another, they all have their part and purpose in this sphere of life.
Physical is foundational albeit a small percentage, like a springboard.
So, when one puts themselves out there to share, a teacher, practitioner, elder, they take on a deep responsibility to educate.
Indigenous tradition to asking on Turtle Island, is to offer Tobacco when a request is made.
This may be to a person…or to the Land or Water in Prayer.
Asking combined with listening becomes a constant inner process of respecting our environment, and the commitment to move on the evolutionary path according to natural law.
The circle of this is; that what is received must be then shared appropriately.
As we learn and grow we continually practice the art of temperance; knowing what is right in the moment, sharing much like a parent…when, what and how much to give and receive.