Adventure of a Spiritual Path Begins
Perhaps I am a lot like you.
I do not remember praying or
much of any spiritual path activity in my house
while I was growing up.
We celebrated all the usual Christian holidays,
but there was no explanation or exploration of
deeper meanings behind the holidays.
As a family,
we attended church on Sunday and
that was the extent of our expression of religion.
When I was 17,
I remember standing in church one Sunday and
thinking something is missing.
I knew the entire Sunday service by heart
but I couldn’t feel anything.
In that instant I rejected that church.
And so began my eleven years of
exploration of various spiritual path practices.
I was looking for something….
and I knew when I found it I would recognize it…
I explored dietary regimes;
I did yoga and dance;
I discovered and practiced Tai Chi and meditation;
I spent one summer at a Yoga retreat;
I did Japanese chanting.
Apparently the purpose of those Japanese chants is
to acquire material possessions, business success etc.
Because I was not particularly interested in material acquisitions,
using a religious practice for material gain
did not make any sense to me.
I understood on the inner
there is another purpose for any spiritual practice.
It took me eleven years, but I did find what I was searching for.
What do I Do with my Life?. . .
It was during those years of searching for my spiritual path
that I found my profession,
which I also had to search for.
There came a point in my life when
it was time to figure out what
I was supposed to be doing in my life.
I knew I had to return to school
to accomplish whatever it was.
Not finding what I was looking for in any college catalog,
I decided to take a bus trip and
go on a physical search across our big country.
In those days you could buy a one month pass and
travel by Greyhound bus
anywhere in the contiguous United States.
That is what I did.
And What an adventure. . .
It was in Berkeley, CA
I found what I was looking for.
I saw a book in the window of a bookstore,
located the book in the store and
opened right to the page which
described an opportunity
I had never heard of before.
It was called ‘Naturopathic Medicine.’
As soon as I read the description,
I knew I had to go to school and learn this,
so I could do what my soul was crying out for,
which was to help and to serve others.
I have to help other people. This is a driving force in my life. . .
The Overwhelm of Naturopathic School
I remember reading the descriptions of the courses
I would have to complete to earn
the degree of Naturopathic Doctor.
I felt totally overwhelmed,
but that did not deter me.
I took summer college courses
to complete the entry requirements and
that fall I was in Naturopathic Medical School.
School was difficult for me.
If it hadn’t been for the assistance and the love of my classmates,
I might never have completed the program.
I made some awful decisions during that time,
things that have haunted me ever since. . .
Encounter with the Master
During the time I attended naturopathic medical school, I had an interesting encounter with a master.
One day I was in a health food store and
a book practically fell into my hands.
The title was Human Aura written
by someone named Kuthumi.
I was attracted to the book
because the colors on the cover were so beautiful.
One night as I was reading the Human Aura,
I came to a sentence which said and I quote:
“One of the first exercises I wish therefore to give to the students for the strengthening of the aura involves a threefold action. The student begins by visualizing the threefold flame expanding from within the secret chamber of his heart. . .”
End of quote.
When I read that I could not for the life of me
visualize what he mentions. . .
And I knew I had a lot of work to do. . .
This discovery reminded my consciousness of my search.
While I did not actively search
because school demanded
so much energy and effort,
my mind woke up again to other greater possibilities. . .
Plan for Life
So, on the outer, external arena
I was completing my studies and
wondering how things were going
to come together so I could be in practice as a doctor.
On the internal, inner arena
I was searching for another calling and
for a higher teaching. . .
After completing school,
my driving dream was to be in practice.
I held onto that dream for years
until it finally came together.
Yes, it took many years
as the rest of my life was somewhat chaotic.
Conflict with the World. . .
The conflict I experience has mostly
to do with being different
from what is acceptable in the world.
But that does not bother me.
I chose my profession and my spiritual path and
these give me much joy.
Both of these are vehicles
to serve others,
to help others, and
to help change the world
which is all I want to do. . .
Achievement – I open my Practice!
My dream to be in practice never left me.
This was the thing I wanted to achieve.
And I did achieve it.
There came a time when
opening a full time practice as
a naturopathic doctor was
blessed, overshadowed and protected by the masters.
I opened my practice in MT and was able
to serve, to help and to grow.
Then one day I understood
through an inner directive
I was no longer to be in practice.
I had to surrender everything
I had achieved.
What a hard thing!
But it was necessary.
Because I had been able to fulfill my dream,
I accepted that directive.
We are called to be obedient to our inner voice.
If you understand
your inner voice is
a directive from God
it is better to be obedient
than to think it is okay
to continue to do what you want to do.
So I closed my practice and
continued on my journey
to fulfill the higher calling
to be a child of God,
to be a daughter of God.
Transformation due to Walking the Path
The transformation I have gone through has been enormous.
Because of my engaging in the practices of this path,
I am able to visualize very easily now.
I feel as though the density and darkness that
clouded my mind has lifted.
I believe it is possible to touch the mind of God.
The mantra you can say for that is:
“Let that mind be in me which was also in Christ Jesus.”
My heart and heart chakra has
grown and expanded.
As one decree says
“Now I AM full of Joy,
For now I AM the full expression of Divine Love.”
This path is continually growing and changing.
Should you choose to walk it,
you too will change and grow.
You be able to change every part of yourself
you want to change.
Transformation is a continuous process.
It never ends,
because as you grow,
you see more things to improve,
more things to change,
more opportunity to be the best you you can be. . .
You are welcome to join us on this walk. . .
Thank you for being part of my life.
Your Sister on the Path,