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    Teacher Talk


    The truth about communication and relationship with God is that it
    is always there, even if you are not. A person locked into
    unconscious patterns of behavior will not receive this communication
    directly, but because they are of the world, will have to hear it
    vicariously through others. This is what the external path is about.
    When you do not have the eyes and ears to perceive directly, then it
    must be presented to you in the manner in which you can.

    The external, or spiritual paths, are essential in that you do have
    to receive information in order to become aware of your calling.
    However, if you become enamored by the trappings of the external
    world, you may never arrive at the liberation and joy of direct
    communication.

    When the student is ready, the teacher appears. If you are beginning
    the inward journey, then you must come into contact with an
    experienced guide, or be one of the rare ones who have an innate
    sense of going to God. To know whether or not a teacher is serving
    your best interest, at this point in your journey, depends solely if
    they are trying to get you to where you will not need them.

    A teacher of esoteric awareness should be helping you to get direct
    communication with your source. Any thing else is not truly
    esoteric, but spirituality masquerading as such. Teachers should
    likewise not be charging money for their services, as the exchange
    of money becomes a distraction ladened with expectations of both
    people involved. Receiving gifts or donations is acceptable as long
    as it is not expected. A teacher is provided for, since God can
    create directly through them. Never too much, and never too little
    to distract from their service work.

    Once you threshold into esoteric awareness you should not need the
    tutelage of a guide for anything but minor adjustments as new
    awarenesses become available to you. A teacher will always tell you
    the bare minimum in order to get you relying on your own inherent
    ability to find your God channel.

    These days, there is no longer the need to veil information in
    heavily esoteric phrasing. A teacher's language should be practical.
    If a teacher is being unnecessarily esoteric, or elusive towards
    you, then you may be dealing with someone who is trying to impress
    you with their mysteriousness.

    True teaching is not so egoic. The goal should be to find you the
    shortest path that is available so that you might begin your
    function within the whole. If it isn't about you, and your growth,
    but seems to be about the teacher, and their appearance, then it
    might serve you best to move on and find someone devoted to serving
    God and not themselves.

    Do not confuse a teacher's pace, however, with their ability to
    serve you. There if often a matter of timing involved in attaining
    awareness. The teacher should, however, in very straightforward
    terms be sharing the process with you as best as you are able to
    discern the language used. There should not be anything secretive
    going on, or mysterious. This only serves the teacher's appearance,
    and not the student, who has a right to know what they are getting
    into.

    The most important thing to keep in mind once you enter into the
    realms of esoteric awareness, is that what worked and was useful in
    spiritual awarenesses will most likely have little to no bearing.
    One was for external orientation, and one is for internal
    orientation.

    A teacher has every right in the world to turn you away if they feel
    you are not ready, or that you are hanging onto outgrown modes of
    thinking. Be respectful of your teacher as you are taking up their
    valuable time, but also be mindful of the teacher and their goals or
    possible motivations. Like any level of teacher/student
    relationship, discernment is key.

    ©2003 DC Vision
    Practical Self Awareness For The Ontology-Flexible
    www.the-smoking-cell.com

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    Thank you for that thoughtful article. Did you write it? Could you give a direct link to where it's available on the web, or perhaps provide a reference to where it is in print if you got it from a printed source?

    Ben Gruagach
    MysticWicks forum guide in "Paths: Wicca", "Books" and "History"
    author of The Wiccan Mystic: Exploring a Magickal Spiritual Path
    visit my website at http://www.witchgrotto.com
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    • #3
      thank you ben,

      the link (the smoking cell) is below the article. all my writings are in there somewhere. you are welcome to do with it (the article) as you please.

      dcv-
      Practical Self Awareness For The Ontology-Flexible
      www.the-smoking-cell.com

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