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"We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are." (Talmud)
Long ago I was a given a vision, the vision filled me, it took away my pain, the vision gave me hope, the vision gave me understanding and compassion, the vision gave me inspiration, but most of all the vision gave me LOVE!!
Your Teachers and/or Spiritual Sources of Inspiration
I have learned a great many things through out the years from many sources:
Considering that I’ve been on this path since the ages of 16 there have been many who have showed me the way. In the early years when I began my quest there were what I’d call teachers and helpers. These were people, places and things who lit the path, who acted as guides and showed me the way to go. If my spirituality and beliefs were a building, these were the people who built the foundation my fundamental beliefs and truths and principles. There were a variety of religious sources that I took bits and pieces from as I explored the avenues of centralized or mainstream religion. My parents were strict Catholics, so I was raised Catholic. I use to remember my dad packing up my sister, my and I and we’d go to church every Saturday and Sunday. I also had to attend catechism during the weekdays. One day an event happened that changed this, my dad just stopped going to church, my mom had become a Buddhist and my dad didn’t go to church anymore. So now we entered a period where there was a spiritual vacuum and NO religion. This was when the quest truly began! I explored a variety of churches from that day on, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Episcopalian. These are all great churches with great people, but they lacked something and could not fill the void in me nor satiate my thirst for wisdom and knowledge so I moved on. I became a Buddhist for a few years I thought this was it this was the way, but once more I moved on. I eventually found the New Age movement and got into Witchcraft, Paganism, Shamanism and the Occult. Now I thought this has got to be it, this is the way, I had gotten caught in that New Age void that I find many people who are involved in the New Age movement get stuck on, that middle ground and interdependence on all the little trinkets, accoutrements and methodologies you find out there, i.e. Tarot cards, Astrology, Numerology, Channeling and so on. Not that there’s anything wrong with these things per say, I feel that they are tools and that many people within the New Age movement come to rely too much on them, developing an interdependence if not a dependence on these things and they loose sight of the prize ultimately!! They get stuck in the movement itself and all that surrounds it and end up caught up in a perpetual loop-de-loop like the hyperbole gerbil running on the wheel, never moving forward just caught up on the wheel of the movement!! This is where I ended up for a long time. I didn’t catch the little nudging and signposts my teachers and guides were leaving me on the trail, I was too busy running on that damn wheel. Eventually someone managed to finally get my attention and I got off the wheel, I moved on to the next phase. During this time there were no more teachers and helpers, they became null and void. I sort of ended up in a spiritual vacuum of no religion/no spirituality. My early years had given me fundamental knowledge or built the foundation and my New Age experiences had given me insight, knowledge of the world beyond this world and awareness of the unseen forces at work in this world, it had built the frame of the house, but the house was still incomplete it lacked a roof, walls and windows…but what were these things?