Gaia Girl and I have sought to follow the Taoist path together during our last four years. Issues created via the difficulty of trying to sell my home; my residence and where I raised four children and lived with a wife who helped creating troublesome, thirty disfiguring years. Her spirit continued even after State Law had led her away.
In many ways her well known witch residual was often sent our way. Known well as "Negative Energy" dislike, hatred, and a feeling of ongoing pestilence created our ongoing "trying to live" in the old family home always ongoing as a painful residence.
When led outside, away from the Taoist path, following is found transfigured. Transfiguration is often dis-endowed. Taoists, to quote "On Being Different" as told through BB: we invite ourselves to be different.
Being off the path, life is filled with a wondering on what to do. How to respond. How to act. Assuming deep psychological illumination in an effort to decide. Within the pathway of Taoism a natural confidence and guidance echos the words through Lao Tzu:
Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.
Qilin, (my bride to be unicorn) is said to appear with imminent arrival of a Sage. Hmmm, sounds good to me.