We spend a lot of our lives looking for role models, mentors, teachers, and gurus to guide us on our path.There is nothing wrong with this and, in fact, finding the right person at the right time can really help.However , it is important to realize that in the absence of such a figure, we can very safely rely upon ourselves. We carry within us everything we need to know to make progress on our paths to self-realization.
The outer world serves as a mirror.Or to use another metaphor, our inner world has a magnetic force that draws to us what we need to evolve to the next level.All we need to do to see that we already have everything we need is to let go of our belief that we need to seek in order to find.
The path of the spirit is often defined as a journey with a goal such as the fabled pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.In this metaphor, a person begins a search for something they want but do not have and then they find it , and there is a happy ending.
However, most of us know that getting what we want only makes happy for a moment, and then the happiness passes until a new object of desire presents itself . Joy is a permanent aspect to our inner selves and is not separate from us at any point. We do not have to travel to find it or imagine that it resides only in the body of another.In fact, what the best teachers will do is point out that this very precious elixir is something we already possess.
So when we find ourselves on our path , not knowing which way to turn and wishing for guidance,we can turn to ourselves.We may not know the right answer rationally or intellectually,but if we simple ask , let go, and wait patiently , an answer will come.
The more we practice this and trust this process, the less we will look outside ourselves for teachers and guides for we will have successfully become our own.
The Creator designed us with a free will. That means we function from choices and consequences. It is important that we practice thinking about consequences before we make decisions about choices. Every choice I make is like setting up dominoes one after the other that produce consequences. Not just for me but also for my children and for the children that are unborn. My choices and decisions today will have consequences for seven generations. For example, it I work on my own spiritual development and Iwalk the Red Road, the odds are that my children will. They will marry and their children will follow the Red Road and so will my grandchildren even up to the seventh generation. This will happen because of the choices and decisions that I make today.
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