The Taoism For The Modern World

Tao and Water-The Real Spiritual Lesson

Dear Friend,

Let’s take a look at the Tao of Water.  The Tao is often associated with the force of Water, but most of what is written about what Taoism says about water is wrong.

If you go into the natural world, and observe water or you experiment with it, water reveals its qualities:

You see, Taoists do not look to nature for metaphors on how to live, and then interpret the metaphors or apply the metaphors.  This is not the proper way, the proper relationship between a Taoist and Nature or a Taoist and Water.  There is no need for a person to treat nature as a metaphor, because we are a component of nature and nature is an expression of Tao.

Taoists look to nature for direct instruction and follow the instruction as long as it applies.

Tao and Water in Everyday Living

Many times people consult with me about misfortune, or a failure to thrive in their finances, or their relationships.

In nearly all cases, the person is failing to pass through an open door, because he or she insists on the door being a certain way–—maybe a purple door, but instead a pink door is the only thing that pops up.

What they don’’t understand is that there are no purple doors where he or she is standing.  There never will be.

If, however, he or she passes through the pink door, then the orange door, then the blue door, there could be a purple door.

Strangely, as soon as the person passes through that undesirable door, his or her misfortune starts to abate.

Are you that person?

If there is no motion in the direction you want to go from the place you want to go, find the place that you can go, and keep going.

That is what water would do.  Learn the lesson of water.

Now, that is how you apply nature to being a Taoist.

Warm regards,

Master Mikel Steenrod
Keeper of the Gate of Man and Heaven
(Lineage Holder of the 4 Ascendant Spheres Purity Adept School of the Tao)