Back in the 80's when I had first became conscious of what I was experiencing in my life, there were few books on the "how too's" of spiritual enlightenment. In fact, in order to read any material or attend any kind of spiritual event, one had to don a costume and go "underground" in order to do so. It was a time when the main stream of humanity was being kept firmly in the dark about what was rushing straight towards them at lighting speed.
Now a day's, you can find a metaphysical book shop on every cornor. Spiritual events and spiritual teachers blur our search engines, slowing down our search by the sheer volume of spiritual events and teachers that are at our disposal.
The one thing that I find fascinating is that one of the most important aspects of gaining spiritual knowledge is being left out of the equation.
There is only one true teacher for each one of us. It is our own inner guiding system. It isn't any person, place or thing outside of our own personal connection to our soul. Connecting first there can only lead to connecting to all the higher aspects of SELF.
I am not saying that all the spiritual literature out there or the wonderful enlightened teachers are to be feared or avoided. Not so. In fact it is their dedication to their own inner guidance system that enables them to be the way shower to all those within their range of influence. They have done the inner work. Most of them anyway.
It is that too many times we look outside of our self for the answers. I know first hand. I chased every book, every mentor I could find that resonated with me. In the beginning we all need that "leg up" so to speak. It is only when we have learned the basics that it is then time to apply them and become our own teacher and mentor. And trust me. There is no better teacher then your own guiding system to teach you who you really are!
You are equipped with everything you need in order to ascend. Everything. There is no thing outside of you other then advise that can quicken your journey. There simply is no short cuts. It is a process. A step by step, everyday process. One that becomes not something you are "doing" but something that you ARE.
You become the walking meditation with no need to lay down or for getting into position. You are connected to your source of constant information, streaming through you at all times. When there is something to see or do, trust me, your personal connection will make that very clear.
This is the process. It is not a destination per se, because once you are firmly connected to the highest aspect you think you can gain, another one takes it's place and off you go again. It is fail proof.
Following someone else is in actuality following their journey. What they are experiencing is what they are teaching. Understand? It is all just a reflection!
So, my humble advise to anyone interested in listening is simply this. Find the books and the teachers that resonate with you in the moment, for surely that will change as you do and learn the basics.
Then take what you have learned and put your focus on your inner connection. Doing this enables your guides to come closer and to begin really working with you. If you listen for their advise instead of look outside of yourself to others, they will work double time to reach you in fun and amazing ways!
Your life will becomes a day to day fairy land full of magic! And I can tell you true. The moment you put all of your "eggs" into your inner "basket," all that is who you are, will come out to play and you will never FEEL alone again. I promise you this!
So, read your books, go to your retreats and learn what you feel is important to learn. Then take that learning and apply it to your life. Tap into who you are and watch how "ALL that you are" beings to surface.
A little bit of my experience given to you in humility.
Just loving you along,