understanding, non-judgement, acceptance, compassion, expansion, and JOY! And we should be allowed to be ourselves – after all that is what any path is really about – ourselves – and in finding ourselves, our true, Divine Nature, we find our God. Any path that judges people and makes them feel like an outcast is based in ego, not in love, and is not a path at all.
As I said before, I have made probably all of the mistakes in the book, it’s been one hell of a ride – but boy, have I learnt a lot! And I can now say that I get it, I get what it is all about, and maybe I needed to make all of those mistakes to get to this point. Now, not only do I teach members of the public, I teach spiritual teachers as well, from all sorts of paths!
I feel it is important to give you another example as to how the ‘spiritual path’ can knock us off course, because in the very important times we are living in, it is crucial that we understand such things. Before I started out on my ‘spiritual path’ I was a) calm b) loving c) peaceful d) looking after myself reasonably well, e) at one with myself and the Divine. Then, when I started on my ‘path’ I became a) stressed – because WHEN EXACTLY was I going to become enlightened? And WHERE was my spiritual teacher exactly, and what did I need to do in order to get one? (he never did turn up by the way!) b) judgemental, because x and y and z were not right and neither was the world c) exhausted, because I used to spend all night reading, reading, reading, trying to find answers, trying to know Heaven d) not eating properly and not looking after myself or my home properly because NOTHING ELSE MATTERED! e) I became much further away from myself and the Divine because I was looking “out there” for something that was “in here!” Oh, and did I mention how stressed I became?
So in essence, as I have mentioned in my book, I think my ‘path’ was the single biggest blocker to my spiritual development. And it is very easy indeed to make all these errors because the path almost becomes addictive, we can become in competition with ourselves as well as others. I spent about 20 years banging my head against a brick wall – some people spend their entire lifetimes doing this. But I have learnt that it is only when we are forced to stop and just BE, and apply the general spiritual lessons to our lives, that the magic begins, and the path starts.
So now I love to teach the standard, general, spiritual principles, which are suitable for anyone on any path, in the hope that they won’t make the same mistakes that I and so many others have made. I feel it is important to do this, because given the times we are living in, we no longer have 20-30 years or so to meander along on our paths, there is urgency about it all, we need to accelerate our spiritual growth and development so that we can be prepared for the new world which approaches our doorsteps at a rapid rate. And more importantly, we as souls deserve to live joyous lives filled with love, and a path based in love helps us to achieve that.
If you would like to receive a helping hand on your path, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.