I've been thinking about the many conversations I have had and continue to have with people on this Spiritual journey and I've been noticing a few patterns: The epiphanies that arise from "the dark night of the soul", leading to a kind of rebirth; people who had psychic and telepathic experiences as children only to have them negated and repressed by their culture, family, or peers and now struggle to regain them; and a kind of evolution that happens as we first focus on figuring out our own relationship to Spirit, then use what we learn to serve others, and then, ultimately, begin to teach.
It seems everyone is doing what they do because their path led them to seek connection with Spirit, figure out how to strengthen the connection that came naturally, or define and follow their life purpose. Or all of the above.
Once we hone the ability to heal, or perform divination, or manifest abundance in our lives, sooner or later we're led to offer those services to others as healers, readers, coaches.
And once we’ve done that for a while, we realize it is time to help people awaken to the truth of who they are, and walk their path to becoming their true selves. You may have started out as a healer, a sage, a magus – and you become a teacher.
A recent discussion about this work reminded me that a major influence in my writing Reclaiming Your Sacred Path was a principle I learned in the Harner Shamanic Counseling class offered by the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, which teaches the process for teaching people to journey to the worlds of the Shaman without the use of mind altering drugs.
And that principle, the purpose of the class, and of teaching people to act as Shamans, is to help you regain your own Spiritual autonomy.
Healing is not only taking away your headache in a Reiki session although that helps. True healing is helping you realize you are an eternal, divine being, empower yourself to release your erroneous beliefs about your limitations and imperfections and recover from trauma, and walk your path as the Spiritual being you are.
Each of us is called to different practices along our Spiritual path. Some are drawn to devotion, contemplation and meditation, reaching for personal enlightenment.
Some of us are drawn to Magic – focusing and directing the one energy of the Universe to manifest abundance in our lives and solve problems for ourselves and others. There are people of all religious persuasions who practice magic, whether they call it that or not, because the principles of magic work regardless of your religious practice.
Some of us align with the many forms of Earth-centered Spirituality, and use our knowledge and skills to divine information, help to heal the Earth, and draw on Earth energy for manifestation.
And some of us are mediums, and our work includes facilitating communication between the realms and helping those who have passed over find their way home.
All of these are pathways of love and service. Yet some of them may evoke fear in many people. this is understandable, because there is one power in the Universe, and if it is used by the right mind to be of service - to help and do no harm - then it is used for light. If it is used by the ego mind for self aggrandizement and to gain by taking from others, then it is used for darkness.
But those who are aware of the power and beauty of their own Spiritual reality have nothing to fear. In truth, there is nothing to fear, because there is nothing stronger than your immortal, invulnerable soul.
The only thing to watch out for is the trickster known as the human ego, the home of our shadow. And on the show tomorrow evening, in addition to talking about pathways of service, we’re going to discuss difficulties common to people on a Spiritual path and how to work through them.
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