Originally posted by jheherrin
Because I've spent most of my life studying the subject deeply, among other mysteries of life.
Excellent, so have I. I was aware and awake from early childhood. I could see what others could not, knew what others did not, etc. So I had to learn
how to work with that... there was no one who could assist me with it because they all were attached to some Belief.
I have been meditating daily since I was a teenager, and I am elderly now. At one time in my life I spent most of my waking hours in meditation and I
did that for over a decade. I have practiced all sorts of meditation techniques, old and modern. Now, I see meditation as programming of the the mind,
and I view nothing 'spiritual' about it.
I have never followed another's path. Never joined any community to learn, no mystery or religious school, never used any of the accepted and
traditional methods, never bowed to anyone's Guru, because I knew early in life that all of those were dead ends and that none could help me find my
answers because they all faltered in Belief.
In which case I forged my own path until I met my first teacher back in the mid 70's when I was a young teenager, who only taught me to come to
practice as if naked.. an essential understanding for anyone beginning their own path. Since then I continued to forge my own path and adapt practices
for my own use before sharing them in groups.
No, you have a belief. You don't know the truth about 'souls' anymore than anyone else who ever walked on this planet. You live under this false
assumption that all people have to do is this and then that, and the reality of 'souls' will be apparent. It's pure woo. Spiritual people can never
see the forest thru the trees. Once they develop a belief in some aspect of spirituality they go seeking confirmation and will deny anything else that
doesn't align with their beliefs. They never understand that 'gut' instincts can be wrong, the mind can trick you, can fill in the blanks with your
imagination. There's a reason why people who seek this sort of stuff are generally 'lost souls', but it has little to do with spirituality.
No, sorry to say. You are incorrect, I hold NO beliefs. I refuse to create Beliefs about my experiences in this life so that I do not, cannot become
unable to learn something new each day.
False assumption ? This may have been true for your experiences, but not for mine. I do not look for comfirmation even though it appears without being
sought when I have found something real.
Yes I agree the vast majority of people have experienced 'spirituality' as you have described it, and that is why I am so opposed to all the
traditional paths to knowhere...why I teach something different.
There are two kinds of teachers... the traditional and new age types who use the "T" and dress accordingly, who speak the speak and require your
devoutness to them.. in the new age indsutry that translates to return customers. These types of Teacher you can spot in a crowd.
The other type of teacher is the "t" type, who do not wear the expected dress, who are aware the speak is limited in terms of it's ability to
express concepts efficiently and who know you will no longer require their help once you can proficiently work with your higher-self. These types of
teachers you cannot spot in a crowd.
The Mind is a fallible tool as you have stated, and that is the reason why Vigilance is required to prevent "filling in the gaps" as you said. It is
simple to do, but takes some practice to know how it Feels to be creating from the Mind, and how it Feels to Observe vigilantly. Again, a big
If you can See the energy around others, then you will more easily see and Feel how energy moves through you and others around you... this is no
Belief, it is factual. And it is the main reason why I do not trust anyone else's Counsel, because I observe their energy.. Feel it and Know
everything I need to know about them and their agenda.
Gut instinct, is only wrong when you filter it through the Mind. The initial Feel is always correct, but we then set our mind to it in milliseconds
and alter the knowing, which is then proven to have been false.
"Spiritual people" is a misnomer my friend. There is no separation except for that created by our mental Indoctrination. Everything is
"spiritual"... only 99% are not aware of it as they are operating in Belief Structures.. consensus reality.
Some of my work, outside of my earlier professional career in a different field, has been working with the spirits of the dead.. who I See with open
eyes as easily as with closed eyes. And it was this work that led me towards a greater knowing about what this spirit is, what happens after the body
dies, where we go if we make it past all our Indoctrinated Belief blockages and how massive and powerful the Soul really is.
I am sorry that your experiences failed you.