People misunderstand the real work of a spiritual teacher. It’s not to give you information about metaphysics or read your aura or help you fix your goofy relationships or realize “abundance.” All of that is superficial and basically irrelevant.
A teacher does three things:
- S/he prescribes and customizes the right spiritual practice to support each next step you take in your spiritual unfoldment. This s/he does through training in that art, and the expertise gained from having traveled the path ahead of you.
- Through the effect of the teacher’s elevated consciousness on your being, s/he directly catalyzes your spiritual unfoldment. This is real and it’s very powerful, and it’s beyond mind and language.
- But the most important thing a teacher does is to perceive and mirror to you the magnificence and unique gifts of your real being and potential — and to hold that steadfast in spite of your best and most sincere attempts to prove to both of you that you are something else. Your teacher can do this in a way that can only be authentic to someone who wants nothing from you except your absolute freedom.
You’ll get through it all and you’ll become truly whole and even-more-amazing. This is your classroom, and you’ll graduate. The inner depth of you is boundless and is all-possibility, and already contains everything you need and everything that your experiences might have temporarily taken from you.
So find healing and whole-ing within, in and as your own depth — which you already know in one way, as your pain but perhaps not as your potential. The support you need for each next step will show up if you keep your head up and keep moving forward.
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People can only be where we are. They can’t be where they’re not. Unsolicited advice to someone in pain is actually rather insulting and judgmental.
Unless you’re someone’s spiritual guide, you are out-of-line in telling them that their predicament is their “story” or how they should rise above it. It may, in fact, BE a “story,” but if you’re not their guide or their therapist and thus have an explicit contract to intervene in their process — STFU.
If you’ve got some nonduality thing that’s actually worked for you and is authentic, let it show in an open and transparent presence to their process… and keep your mouth shut unless they ask for your thoughts. If it’s real, simply “witnessing” their process the most helpful thing you can do. If it’s just your egoic shtick, at least you won’t be adding to their wounding.