A reader wrote in and said that she considers me her spiritual teacher and that, if I was not a fount of love, what hope was there for her?
I think I need to say a word on the subject. A spiritual teacher or guru is one who can lead the devotee to enlightenment.
Sri Ramakrishna used to talk about the garter snake that tried to swallow a frog. Neither could it swallow the frog, nor could the frog escape, so both died. On the other hand, along came a python and swallowed the frog in one gulp.
The garter snake is an unqualified spiritual teacher. The unqualified teacher cannot lead the student to enlightenment but won’t admit it. Therefore both the guru and the student fail in their tasks.
The python is a qualified spiritual teacher. The qualified teacher can lead the student to enlightenment. Sri Ramakrishna was perhaps the finest guru that ever lived. Just pick up any book on him if you truly want spiritual teachings.
I’m a writer – and happy to be one too. I just happen to love spirituality above all things.
My assignment is to be a mirror of what it’s like to rise. That’s the job I do.
All of us have been enlightened in other lifetimes, but we agreed to give that up when entering into this India-rubber body.
We’re wearing a blindfold. We’re being the leaven in the loaf. And we’re sharing our experiences as we climb up Jacob’s Ladder of consciousness to the higher dimensions. We chose to go up the ladder with everyone else, not to sport the saffron robes.
Arrogance and pride are such seductive traps. There are so many folks who’ve yielded to the temptation to say what a good boy am I. That has us draw the spotlight of attention to ourselves. But our task is to give the spotlight of attention to others. We’re here to serve those who don’t know about Ascension or are rising up the ladder at a slower pace or on a lower rung.
I’m a fount of love in my native dimensionality, as are you, but not ensconced in this physical body and not with my belief systems, conditioning, vasanas, etc. I’m weary of dragging this body around but it’s all in a good cause and relief will soon be here.
These days are rather like the 70s for me, when I had a spiritual experience perhaps every other week. In these days too, I find myself floating in an experience and then a few days later my feet are back on the ground and I’m plugging away, ploughing away. The thing which saves me from depression at losing these experiences is that I know that nothing short of sahaja samadhi (deep Fifth Dimensionality) is permanent.
I remember one woman at an Enlightenent Intensive broke through to a higher level of consciousness. I tried to warn her that it wouldn’t be permanent but was unsuccessful. The next morning she came down to breakfast and was devastated because the experience had disappeared. Getting it and losing it and getting it and losing it is normal.
I’m only happy that you know that so I don’t look so foolish. Who else would be OK with me being up one day and down the next? Who else could I share these experiences with?
No, we are going up together, riding the Freedom Express, seeing the same landscape out the window. And I cannot tell you how enjoyable the ride is. As I said a few weeks ago, you are my family and it’s been an utter joy to be pilgrims together, seemingly the few on the planet who even know about Ascension. (1)
(1) One doesn’t have to “know” about Ascension to ascend. One knows within one’s higher Self and has already made the agreement at that level.