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On the crossroads of life

I chanced upon two sisters

Abundance and Poverty were they

“Who will be my companion on my journey?” I asked

“Whichever consciousness you possess, O traveller?”

Then I saw two friends, on the same crossroads

One said, “Let us go East where the light shines.”

“What’s in it for me?” asked the other.

As if by magic, the sister Poverty appeared, by the other’s side

“Your companion am I, for what you said is me, Poverty Consciousness”

Abundance then appeared on the first friend’s side

You wondered how you could make the road better, not what was in it for you” she muttered

“That is me, Abundance Consciousness”

So make a choice of your companion, for at your own crossroads the option will be yours

Which consciousness to have as a companion along the journey of your life.


  1. Wonderful poem! There are two wolves within us, one dark, one light. We choose which one to feed. And, as one moves through life and understands and comes to know their own Shadow qualities, they can choose to feed both as the dark is transformed by deep work into chthonic depths, a deep well of the unconscious to draw upon, to abduct intense and natural power. I feel it’s an uncomfortability a of fear being hijacked by anxiety to become afraid that births Poverty Consciousness to be by our side. And, a comfortability with the serendipity of the journey like a heartfelt Hierophant cascades throughout the journey er who embodies Abundance Consciousness.

    Poverty consciousness is a trickster vampire best kept at closest at our side and not invited in, best to turn to it and ask, “What message do you have for me?,” so it’s not a freeloader trying its best to not do ANY work.

    Abundance Consciousness may be more difficult to initially find through the leading briars of the stained glass of our being, though letting it flow through our natural colors… and it cascades through in a full immersion in fluid fluency that brings about continual ablution.

    Poverty Consciousness is a disposable gift. Trash that desiccates you, sucks you dry.

    Abundance Consciousness is the gift that keeps on giving.

    I choose them both, though Poverty must answer my respectful question of, “What message do you bring?,” before I… and, if it responds, it is no longer Poverty. It more than likely most often won;t respond, though, and blow away like chaff from wheat in the wind like the trickster mirage of anxiety it really is.

    … in my opinion. 🙂

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    • Dear Jordan, your opinion is well valued. The metaphor of the two wolves is very well penned by you. I totally agree that even the dark one has value, though its place is in the closet.
      It must have taken you time to write so much. To stop by in your busy life. I am definitely indebted for your wisdom.
      Thank you so very much.

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  2. Yes! The key is that it is at the crossroads where we have freedom to choose, not before when we are buffeted by circumstances beyond our control, as children. The sisters are related, yes? Different sides of the same coin as it were. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God.” 🙂

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