The Value of a Spiritual Teacher
Before we begin…
A Word of WARNING!
Not all who offer information under the guise of “spiritual knowledge” actually have your best interest at heart. Do not be fooled. Discernment is your responsibility.
Additionally, if you’re looking for tools and techniques to garner more power such that you can unduly influence other people’s lives, you are definitely in the wrong place.
Consider the following…
13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve. — 2 Corinthians 11:13–15
4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. — 1 John 4:4
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. — Matthew 7:15–20… [emphasis added]
IF, however, you’re looking for spiritual knowledge on how to course correct towards a more light filled path, you may find value in this article.
With that, let’s begin…
Let’s start with an example to set context. You’re in the market to build a website, and you have a specific view of how you want it to be, and are also unclear on some aspects of how the site should be organized. Additionally, you are also not technically proficient to build it yourself, though you do have some insight into the technical aspects so you’re not a complete n00b to the process. So, you’re open to learning how to code it yourself.
Would you a) learn all the technical details yourself such that you can build the site entirely under the purview of your own capacity, b) forgo the technical details and focus your energies on extrapolating the organization of the information architecture such that your site is easy to navigate and intuitive to understand, c) take care of both the tech details, and information architecture yourself, d) turn to consultants who can help to contextualize the information architecture, and/or assist in the tech details, or e) do some combination thereof that fits the unique talents that you have, as well as the consultants you have available to you?
If you’re uncertain where you’d begin, it’s likely a google search would be in your future. I’m not really prophesying here, just looking at statistical probabilities in you getting the information you need to make an informed decision.
If you’re like me, you like to think that you can do everything yourself. And more power to you. However, that movement can sometimes fail. In the case where you have only so much time in the day to accomplish a specific set of tasks, seeking assistance of “people in the know’’ can be extremely useful, and most importantly, be a HUGE time saving aspect of the journey.
And therein lies the point….
Time… And the Inherent Illusion of its Infinitude
As a human being, you have only so much time in the day to complete a given set of tasks.
As a spiritual being, you have the rest of eternity to work out your illumination.
And yet, here in the only instance of your experience within the purview of your direct capacity to acknowledge, you have a decision to make.
Will you seek the guidance of informed assistance on your journey?
The reason I use the website analogy is because software in uniquely positioned to be a metaphor of high relevance to the logic of someone’s thinking. Your website is a literal formation of your thoughts. So to is a journey of the spiritual contemplations in life.
The difficulty comes in knowing who and what you can trust along the way. An especially insidious form of doubt comes out as, “can I trust myself to know who or what I can trust?”
If this is where you are, my heart goes out to you my friend. This is not a fun place to be. I invite you to take a moment and simply notice the breath moving through your body. Focus the attention of your mind there. Acquaint yourself with you for the time being. Come to know yourself for the moment.
Who Can Help
This is ultimately the question we face anytime we’re in a situation where we feel at a loss as to what to do. Whether it be with a health issue related to our physical well being, and/or our mental well being. Or if it’s related to our financial situation. Being in a state of confusion requires us to settle into a sense of certitude of some form in order to make a decision. That certitude could be blindly moving forward in life. And unfortunately, this is, I feel, where many are in their spiritual journeys. Additionally, I find that much of the guidance out there in terms of spirituality is as if it is “the blind leading the blind.”
The un-clarity out there is one of the reasons why it has taken me the better part of the last 10 years to find spiritual teachers I can believe in. That’s not to say that I haven’t gained insight from wise individuals along the way. What I am saying, however, is that I’ve only recently found individuals who I feel I can unreservedly recommend to others. Meaning, I have eaten the fruits of their trees, and have found their teachings to bear fruit in my life that has leaped me forward in my spiritual quest to develop a more intimate relationship with the primal causation of my soul.
Let me be clear about this…
The teachings of these individuals haven’t just “helped me along,” they’ve taken me from where I was, picked me up, and moved me years ahead on my journey.
Let that sink in…
For those who know me personally, they probably could speak to the pattern of stubbornness that persists in me. So much so, that it has take three significantly traumatic events in my life to turn to other for help.
I don’t just think I can do everything myself… I literally attempt to do it all unless there’s no other option than to turn to others for assistance.
The first traumatic event; severe depression from dealing with the intensity of sexual abuse as a child. So intense that I repressed it till I was 27. I started questioning my reality (awakening) at age 23. It took 4 years of deep introspection and much meditation which ultimately was preparation for the dark knight of my soul that began when I was 27. That breaking apart of the seed I built to protect myself was a painful experience. I often ponder what it would have been like to NOT have to experience the pain of my “safe and secure” reality being virtually ripped apart when I began remembering the abuse.
The second traumatic event; separating from the woman who helped me to open up to myself in ways no other person on this planet has ever done… another leap… and yes, I consider my wife one of my spiritual teachers… to which I’d like to go on record and say, I believe it is the goal of every man to embrace the fullness of his wife in such a way… but that topic is for another time. Regardless, the shattering of my reality did not just affect myself, my inability to be responsible with my world falling apart also affected those closest to me in ways that induced trauma in their world. For safety, separation was necessary.
The third traumatic event; almost dying in a motorcycle accident and being so severely injured I could not bear weight such that, at the age of 32, I found myself laying in a nursing home for nearly a month after two weeks of critical care in a hospital. Much time was gained to contemplate the trajectory of my life, and all the ways I was not living up to what I felt was my purpose on this planet.
In comes a decision point…
If you’re able to identify the pattern here, you can see that the conscious journey of 9 years (23 to 32) was all centered around me and my stubbornness in thinking I could do it myself. Yes, I reached out to a counselor for help navigating the psychological and emotional trauma of my past; but it took a year to even consider getting a therapist, and the better part or 4 years to understand how to be fully open to the therapy. And only now am I starting to actually see tangible affects from session to session.
Needless to say, my stubbornness is of epic proportions… and that’s not necessarily a good thing. Confidence in my abilities is one thing. A supreme over-reliance on “doing it MY way” is something else entirely.
The universe in you need not be isolated. We live in a vast complexity of oneness permeating far reaches of reality we have yet to even consider as possible.
Enter the Wise Ones
If you’ve made it this far, let me just say this…
The individuals I’m about to recommend may or may not vibe with your disposition in life. That doesn’t make you wrong, and neither does it make them wrong. We are each unique people, and we, for various reasons, resonate with certain frequencies emitted by certain individuals.
That said, if you’re of the contextual frame wherein the fundamentals of traditional spiritual teachings are what you prefer, you may find it difficult to consider the teachings of the individuals I’m promoting here.
Additionally, I will not bore you with what I personally think of these individuals. That I am publicly providing reference to them is in itself my testimony that speaks to the degree of trust I feel in relation to them. I don’t promote things I don’t believe in. Below, I will point you toward teachings and tools they provide, and let you have your experience from there.
Dr. Mitchel Gibson (Tybro.com)
If you have a cosmologically open perspective… you may leap to this tool:
If you would prefer a bit more information before jumping into the waters
From there, visit his site ( http://tybro.com ) and let your spirit be your guide in investing in the tools that are available to assist you on your path. Also, see the many tools available on his YouTube Channel. Additionally, for a look into his personal journey, this Kindle book is great “The Living Soul”. Enjoy!
Thomas Huebl (ThomasHuebl.com)
If you’re looking for a direct orientation to a full recognition of your presence in life, any of his courses, I recommend:
If you’d like to get sense of what he offers:
Finally, Commitment is the Point
As my good Brother, Michael Skye ( http://michaelskye.com/ ), has told me time and again, “The more commitment you bring to bear for yourself and what you want, the quicker pace your journey will take.)
That said, I’m a believer in paying good money for things of high value. All these individuals (Mitchell, Thomas, and Michael) offer things with ticket prices that likely exists as an outlier on the bell curve towards the more expensive. I invite you to consider the following: quantifying the ROI of an investment in tools that increases the quality of your life by leaps and bounds cannot be done by a monetary system. The analysis of the value of these tools requires a more qualitative approach.
If you’d like to enter into a quantitative analysis, however, consider the rate of divorce in this country, and the amount of money divorce requires. If, by gaining insight through these tools, you could either forgo an impending divorce, or avoid perpetuating patterns in your life that would lead you to a divorce, the financial costs of divorce is far in excess of what the tools offered by these individuals could cost you depending on the specifics of your situation.
That said, safe travels my friend. I hope love finds you, and you find the home you’ve never left.