[Excerpted from two private sessions posted by Maureen on January 24, 2012 and March 14, 2012.]
The emphasis [in the dream] appears to be conveying the validity of either choice and direction. There is something to be said for the appeal of turning over the reins of the life to a momentum that is not one's own, as this excuses one from many responsibilities and burdens of consciousness. ...
In this case, "you" were the meeting ground of both the higher and lower versions of you. Your unconditional compassion ... as well as your higher vision....
That is the whole of you. In a "nutshell."
This is an ancient division within that is universal to all, but painfully acute in the Priest.
This is The Great Lesson of every Priest.
To rise above the rational, over-analysis, and the world of ideas, and the predetermined, structured, careful picture of life that no longer challenges trust.
Maureen: What is going on with my reaction, and another's, as well, to XXX. Why does this person irritate me so much and what can I do to resolve this – within myself?
... this speaks to that concept of the integrity of truth that is not only important to the Priest, but to the Sage, as well, and to all Old Souls, in general.
It is clear to you, and to others, that the work of XXX does not accurately represent "the truth," and is a great exercise in futility to some extent because of the lack of data.
This would not trigger such a reaction if there were clear qualifications in place that describe the exercises as being just out of curiosity, and if this same fragment did not already display a lack of discernment of the truth in other areas. ...
Inviting someone to your truth is not a guarantee that they will accept that invitation.
And then this goes back to the Priest and her fall into her Great Lesson: that no one can be recruited into the truth, but only invited to it.
The truth is often not embraced as a sudden revelation, but one that is accepted based on exposure and experience, education, and dialog, etc.