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Carlos Castaneda

Tales of Power

Good Advice

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What is Good Advice?

Anything that comes to me with an abrupt sense of clarity, emotional dispassion and a clear path of communication. Good advice comes to me suddenly and with a powerful urge to share. I don’t always immediately understand advice that appears to me. Understanding may come later from within me or as feedback from the person to whom my advice is offered, or never at all.

Advice I give feels to me like echoes from another person’s consciousness bouncing within my own consciousness. It isn’t so much something I have to offer but more of a reflection that passes through me of another.

When does Good Advice Appear?

When I have someone I care about in my mind and heart. Usually it comes when I am in a sense of space – as if floating just above reality – listening but not quite hearing. It can occur during a face to face conversation or long after. When it is delayed, I find myself preoccupied with the person in heart, almost as if that person was present with me.

When do I Give Advice?

When I am asked and if good advice is present. Then, either as soon as it appears or shortly after. Good advice is a subtle substance, it quickly fades and I am not motivated to hold on to it. It may reappear but that is out of my hands.

How do I Give Advice?

Dispassionately. I find that if I have any attachment to advice I give, it is less likely to be heard. My own attachments taint and distort an otherwise clear reflection.

With care. Good advice can penetrate deep. If it is handled with care it can be injurious. If I am unable to call upon care I refrain from offering advice.

Is Good Advice Received Well?

If it good, fresh, timely and properly delivered then Yes. I do not expect advice that comes through me to be embraced. Good advice, even though may ring true, isn’t necessarily pleasant to hear or comfortable to apply. Good advice needs time to penetrate and reverberate. A seed of good advice may sprout soon after, long after, in another lifetime or never.

Good advice is only mine to give. As it comes to me so it goes.

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