There are no shortcuts
Years ago, after working closely with a spiritual teacher, our time together was coming to an end.
This teacher had supported me through one of the worst times in my life, whilst helping me find my voice. No easy task.
I had been in awe of him, never met anyone like him before. He prepared me for his departure months before he left.
Then I learned an important life lesson. Just because I had spent time with someone who had done the work, did not mean I had.
If you meet and spend time with someone who has a higher level of awareness than you, they will:
– likely trigger you
– see your blind spots
– support you while you work and develop yourself
– share their wisdom and knowledge if your intentions are sincere
– encourage and be a cheerleader if you are aligned to a higher vision
– share their gifts if you are serious
They will stay until they are not needed. This can be because your capacity for growth is limited or because you’ve made poor decisions. Sometimes you have to take the next part of the road alone.
You will not be allowed to hang around and take up space.
Harsh but true.
After this teacher’s departure, I went into situations that challenged me, faced intense heat, whilst staying committed to what he helped me find, my voice.
I have been fortunate to meet others who use their voice.
I have met others who are not using their voice, not an authentic one anyway.
Or some who have gone so far but don’t want to continue.
These people want to stay close. Just like I did. Believing that by being around someone who is digging deep, they are too.
Creativity and living creatively (my view of true spirituality) is not static, it is always moving.
You cannot cling, grasp or hold on to someone who is moving.
You can join them and move too.
You cannot stand still and expect to stay.
That is bypassing and eventually you will be found out.
Years ago, I wanted to stay without doing the work. I wanted the fruit without the labour.
There are no shortcuts.