“To thine own self be true!”
Are you feeling spiritually disconnected or trapped?
Do you feel that you’re suffering a spiritual mid-life crisis?
Do you want to come to terms with your spiritual struggle?
Do you feel an inner calling and yet you have no idea what it is?
Do you desire inner peace?
Then this is the place for you.
Daily stresses and interruptions have distracted us from concentrating on the spiritual nature of our lives. All of us have asked at some point:
Who has time for the things “unseen” when we are obligated to focus on so many things that we do see?
But when struggles and problems completely overwhelm us, when we feel solutions are beyond our control, it is then that we request help from a higher and unseen power. I could compile a generic list of our personal struggles, but why? We all have them. We all posses our own personal struggles and problems, and we all have our own breaking point. In fact, creating such a list can be, in of itself, a daunting and overwhelming task. But alas, we shall create this list in a future lesson.
Oh no, did I mention lesson?
Indeed I did! You didn’t come here to play? Did you? But do not fear; we’ll have some fun along the way.
As I have already suggested, anyone that has been overwhelmed by an extremely stressful situation comes to believe in a spiritual world, as the saying goes “there are no atheists in a foxhole”. Usually we need to be overwhelmed to realize our fragile nature, and it is in these times that we retreat to our spiritual relationships for some semblance of inner peace. Though this does beg the question:
If we turn to our spiritual relationships during times of trouble, then why not focus on our spiritual nature prior to those times?
In reality, we do eventually acknowledge the importance of our spiritual side. I would say that we have all done this as well. And if you are looking at this website, then you’re probably in that situation right now.
We are not here to argue or prove the existence of God, angels, spirit guides, or even the spirit world. Seeking divine guidance and help during times of crisis is proof enough. We are not even going to debate religious doctrine or dogma or comparative religions. Lord knows that we get enough of that; so much in fact, that it confuses us and often distracts from your spiritual well being.
In these lessons we’re going back before religious doctrine, we’re going back to the basics, back to seek and review those universal spiritual laws that we seem to have lost.
So come on then, grab a pencil and paper and let’s liberate ourselves and forge a path to a spiritual revolution!
Many Shakespearean experts would argue that my quote “To thine own self be true” is a bit out of context; but there is a reason that I use it. Literally, this website and these lessons are about selfishness. That’s right, I said it:
I know that this idea is anathema for most religious folks and organizations, because they promote self-less-ness, some form of community sharing and a service-oriented attitude towards others. And rightly so, they should. But not here! We shall look deeper into this issue in a future lesson.
But for now sit back and relax.
This is a time for self-reflection, for self-analysis, for self-introspection.
This is a time for honesty with one self; that alone is relaxing, because when conducting a self-analysis, there’s no need for the burden of hypocrisy.
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
“A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.”