NO TEACHINGS, NO RECOMMENDATIONS?
Question: This blog is unique in many ways but one thing which stands out is its lack of your teaching on how to reach spiritual goals.
Everyone else teaches and recommends courses and so on, as you’ve touched on adversely in a previous blog. So is the absence of a teaching from you on purpose or accident?
Answer: On purpose. My experiences of Reality did not call for me to teach. My experiences did not come from teachings. They were unexpected, unsought, unprepared for, spontaneous.
In fact, mentally I didn’t feel qualified to have them. Once, I thought the particular experience I was having must have been meant for someone else.
I didn’t even tell anyone about them. I would have resisted any suggestion of sharing or teaching them.
I didn’t practice spiritual exercises before my experiences, nor was I called upon to any spiritual exercises afterwards.
So there are no practices I can recommend from first hand experience. So far as I’m concerned mystical experiences of Reality (MER) are caught not taught.
For these reasons I won’t recommend teachers, or courses that offer enlightenment.
However, I did eventually experiment with various meditational techniques from books and different ‘gurus’.
They helped mentally and perhaps physically. I got some helpful directions to consider.
But none of them added to my mystical experiences of Realty, (MER). Their main value was to recognise my experiences and show me I am a mystic.
Q: But you were initiated into what you’ve called, ‘a spiritual wisdom’ school.
A: Yes, but by then my annual revelations had already happened to me.
Q: So what did that particular school teach you?
A: It showed me I was not alone in my experiences. I was astonished to find my experiences have been known to mankind far longer into antiquity than any religions, God or gods or political constructs and philosophies of existence.
That school helped me to my spiritual feet, so to speak. identified my spiritual identity. They knew about my spontaneity but also had tradional secrets, techniques, including in meditation, on how to avoid the effects of the mind and how to deal with mischievous meditational phenomena for instance. The school tried to help initiates achieve spiritual revelation, none of which affected my experiences.
The other reason I don’t share or teach is I know from my mystical experiences that Reality is only relevant to individuals, those who are genuinely called, Seekers.
Those who are merely curious or persist in wanting to be better humans will find no solace here, as I warn in the opening pages of the Blog.
As each human individual is different, so even genuinely driven Seekers need different answers, different methods of communicating at different times to meet their unique, shifting, maturing spiritual condition.
There have been and still are traditional gurus you’ve never heard of who were or are skilled in using this person-to-person technique in bringing their qualified pupils into greater spiritual understanding.
“Even so”, Aloysius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, said in effect, “the mystical experience is the better way.”
Even this “hunger and thirst” of the Seeker, as the Christian bible calls it, will never fully achieve revelation unless Reality bestows it. You can’t earn the experience, so far as my experiences are concerned by books or teachers before your enlightenment. Afterwards there’s not much need anyway. And Reality might block you then anyway.
All Is Well.