Ok, I am going to be straight with you here. When life is a struggle, it hurts. It can be a mild hurt, or it can be a huge pain. I have experienced both mild pain and deeply painful struggles personally. I have overcome them using the teachings I am presenting to you here. I now know how to let the waves of life wash up upon my shores and not pull me out to sea.
I hope that you don't have to get hit by the cosmic 2x4, in order to grow along spiritual lines. Most people only grow when they are hurting, and life is doing something to them that they don't like or don't want. If that is you, that’s ok. It is not too late!
The real problem stems from the fact that most of us have issues with control and have been taught that can use our mind to think our way out of our pain. This never works!
So, what do you do if you can't use your mind to solve your mind's problems? Talking about our issues in therapy helps, but it doesn't change our true nature. And we find ourselves repeatedly with new problems and no lasting solution.
That is what I like about the Hindu deity Kali-Ma…she is known as the destroyer. She comes in and does you a favor in disguise. And when she is at work on your life, it does not feel like a favor. It feels like you are dying. She comes in and burns the village of your life (this can be your outer life or your inner-self) to the ground.
But she leaves you a changed person if you let her do her job thoroughly.
You might ask, what does this have to do with Spiritual Teachings and growth? Well, let me tell you…
If during a huge life crisis or profound forced or chosen change, you were to reach your hands up to the heavens, tip your head back and take a deep breath, exhale, and exclaim…
"Ok, Kali-Ma do with my life what you will; I trust this, I'll go along for the ride." I will be transformed by your fire; she would change you. She will change you.
She will do two things for certain:
1. She will burn your life to the ground.
2. And she will remove anything from you that is not essential to your true nature. Read that again. She will remove anything from you that is not essential to your true nature.
That means that things will leave, people will go, but you will be left with what you need to grow. You will be left with what you need to transform into who you are supposed to become.
And guess what? Here is your toolkit to get through the birth canal of your own life and out onto the other side—remade, intact, and much wiser, happier, and healthier for the journey.
I'm not saying it was easy- it was actually kind of hellish. But it taught me what I needed to know to help people just like you make the same passage. The Spiritual Teachings of this course will be your shovel, pick-ax, flashlight, boat, oxygen tank, and map.
It will also be the sweet scent of Basil and the gift of Marigold that will guide your way, soften your heart, and allow your ancestors and guides to find you.
It will be the thing that makes you into a wise and happier human on this planet.
And my greatest hope is that it will inspire you to keep showing up for yourself and others. The world desperately needs change-makers and freedom-seekers!
What I am teaching you here is a lasting solution to the pain and isolation of being stuck in your own stuff. It will teach you seek help from the realm of the spirit. And allow it to come to your rescue daily.
So, here's to saving yourself. You are worth it, and your life will only get better from here. This course and my teachings go along with the principle of progress, not perfection. That means each inch you move is the perfect inch. The growth that happens along spiritual lines is the growth that transforms you. And practicing these principles daily is the glue that makes it all stick.
Let's do it!
In Love and Service,