How to Find Your Inner Teacher2021-02-01T12:07:05-05:00

How to Find Your Inner Teacher

In this section, you’ll find blog posts related to How to Find Your Inner Teacher. Topics include learning how to pay attention in order to make perception shifts to become more awake, deepening our spirituality and connection to nature, as well as developing a strong connection and conversation with our inner teacher.

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You Are Not Your Story

From the time we take on language, our ability to see things clearly for what they are, as they are in real-time, is impacted by perception and memory.

Both have been culturally influenced, so cannot be fully relied on to reveal any great truths. One must look past your story; the story of who you’ve been told you are by parents, teachers, clergy, friends, culture. You must look past the memories because memories are inherently inaccurate.

They are stored perceptions of an event that is immediately filtered through how we want to see ourselves, how we feel about the situation, what else is influencing that moment in time–all influences the story we tell ourselves about that moment that gets stored as a […]

By |March 28th, 2021|Inner Teacher|0 Comments

Definition of Crazy — Doing the Same Thing Over and Over and Expecting Different Results

Q: I’m feeling stuck in old patterns.

A: Work to try to shake yourself out of the habits that are preventing you from changing, from getting to where you want to go. For example, don’t start the day at the computer. Start it outside going for a walk, or exercising, or reading.

Q: I know, I’ve made my energy and my life very small. But it feels manageable. Making it bigger feels like just adding more to the to-do list.

A: I’m not talking about adding more busywork. This is about choosing something in the moment that will help you feel more alive and present; something that will give you a lift instead of drag you down, distract you, or numb you.

Q: Even […]

By |March 4th, 2021|Inner Teacher|0 Comments

A Name is the First Spell

We are born in a state of oneness—still aware of our pure connection with a greater knowing, a greater beingness and the all-that-is. But as soon as we are taught language, we begin being taught how to forget…

How is that possible? Let’s use the word “tree,” which is a language symbol for the image symbol for the thing itself. We’ve instantly been twice removed from pure reality. Much gets lost in the translation.

Each time we are indoctrinated into another “system” —cultural, religious, educational, etc.—we get more filters placed over our direct connection to knowing.

Think of these accumulated filters as glasses that start out clear, and over time begin gradually darkening, until they become very, very, very dark sunglasses. Whereas at […]

By |February 7th, 2021|Inner Teacher|0 Comments

Is There Progress in Karma?

Most people think of karma as a spiritual principle of cause and effect/punishment and reward. This view holds that the sum of a person’s previous and current actions determines their fate in the future. For example, if someone committed bad deeds in a previous life, they would be punished for those past misdeeds in this life. If you are a good person in this life, you would be rewarded in your next life.

From a non-punitive view, karma is what you have not experienced in the past, you will experience now. What you’ve finished with now, you will not need to revisit in the future.

Both of these views allow for the idea of “progress.” The first view holds that when you […]

By |January 6th, 2021|Inner Teacher|0 Comments

The Question of the 21st Century

If you’ve been a reader of this blog, it will be no surprise that I’m in the camp that’s happy Biden won. I am also keenly aware that nearly half of our country feels as bereft and depressed as I did when Trump won 4 years ago. I am saddened by this divide.

I think the bigger question is how does America get off this seesaw. Is the political rift so deep and irreparable that we really need to figure out how to become two countries?

Or is there a way back to civility, reasoned discussion, politicians on both sides of the aisle who can compromise for the good of the country and fact-based news instead of info-tainment, so that we can […]

By |November 9th, 2020|Life, spirituality|0 Comments
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