How to Find a Great Spiritual Teacher

When the student is ready the master appears, but how do you find a spiritual teacher after your awakening experience?

Think back to the first moment you felt the energy of the infinite, touched the heart of divinity or were filled up by an etheric light. It was most likely the moment you had the desire to step onto the spiritual path. This experience could happen anywhere but probably occurred during a sacred ceremony, church service, or spiritual ritual. At that moment, Spirit became palpable, unmistakable, and undeniable.  

It is a feeling like no other and better than any drug or physical pleasure. It is such a mystery, where it comes from, and why it happens, but you become hooked once you feel it. You have awakened to an experience that is shrouded in mystery. You sense a force hidden behind the veil of consciousness waiting for you to remember it. You innately know that it is a truth that has been buried deep in your heart, hiding behind a shadow of illusion.

For the adventurous, now awakened to this unseen power, they decide to seek its wisdom and know more. For the incurious, they seek out a replay to get a fix of the high and find more sources of the ‘hit’ they felt initially. Each is a response to a gift that is rare and beautiful. One begins the authentic spiritual path of healing, joy, and enlightenment. The other resists the change offered through this awakening and instead feeds it as an addiction that does not benefit oneself or humanity. Just as any drug addiction holds no life-affirming experience, the high of Spirit can also become toxic.

The Adventurer Becomes the Seeker

The spiritual seeker takes on the task of traveling the depths and heights of human consciousness to evolve their being and become as close to divine consciousness as possible. It is an arduous journey that will take a lifetime of commitment. The seeker must be willing to give up all attachment a sense of self to find the wholeness with the All That Is. By going through every wound, fear, and worry and sifting them out, they will no longer be a barrier to healing. The seeker must evaluate their judgment by digging deep to discover its origins and release it to receive unconditional love. The seeker searches for every way to open to receive divine wisdom. These tasks very few are willing to take on. The true spiritual seeker is a rare find even in the most disciplined of spiritual or religious communities.  

It is no wonder that the spiritual person you are more likely to encounter on the journey to enlightenment is the spiritual addict.

The Incurious Becomes the Addict

The high of Spirit is a real experience and one that can be addicting. Many substance abusers become religious fanatics exchanging one drug for another. The etheric high can come from any religion or spiritual practice. It is not a particular belief system that will bring about the spiritual high but any of them. Some will say it is from Jesus, meditation, or prayer to God, but any of those can bring a high from Spirit and can also open the receiver up to a powerful awakening. But the awakening can feed the ego if we have no desire to pursue Truth beyond our beliefs.

Think about why we meditate, go to church or pray and see that it is to feel better. Yet feeling better is only the high. What we can do with this connection is more profound and more challenging than most traditions share. The incurious are only interested in the high and the appearance of being spiritual. The ego is very supportive of appearing morally righteous and bragging about spiritual dedication. The ego will always make the most of feeling superior.

The awakened spiritual person, curious as to what lies beyond the high, will be aware that the ego will always try to take control. Thus, being ever diligent to the ego’s illusions is an awareness that grows on the path of Truth.

Finding Your Way After Awakening

For those without a structured spiritual practice or a religious tradition, having an awakening experience can be confusing. One might feel lost about what to do or how to find a teacher. This can lead to trusting the wrong teachers and surrounding yourself with spiritual addicts and not genuine seekers. Where to put trust and faith when you have just experienced an awakening experience can be challenging to discern.

Know what is true for you before asking what is true from others. Take the time to reflect in meditation or prayer to seek guidance from Spirit and build trust in yourself before seeking a teacher. Ask yourself questions and wait to see how the answers manifest. First, ask yourself what you think God is. Next, ask yourself what being spiritual is to you or your image of the life of a spiritual person. Then ask yourself if that is accurate. Finally, ask yourself how you would like to expand on the experience of awakening.

At first, asking yourself these questions may seem odd, and the answers will not necessarily come right away. But keep asking until the answers to come. Awakening is not a call to join a religious order or even being chosen by God. Instead, it is an answer to a prayer, a gift of the vision of wholeness meant to ignite the potential you hold. With a bit of nurturing, you will see that your potential will grow as a rose blooms in spring.

Paying attention to what is happening within, knowing your own belief about what you have been through, and seeing where you want to go will connect you with others who share your vision.

When the student is ready, the teacher appears, and that teacher is you.  

From Awakening to Ascension - The Path of Mastery

How we progress on our spiritual path from seeker to wise master has always been a fascination for me. I asked my teachers in Spirit for insight on this topic, and here is what they gave me.

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We are in an incredible time of awakening. I hear many speak of ascension, becoming five-dimensional beings, and having enlightenment. We are on an accelerated path to higher consciousness, but we must be cognizant and have respect for the process of ascending to the promise this time holds. There is a great deal of discipline to master, and many things yet to know so that you may fully embrace the potential this time has to offer.

Below are the levels of awareness and mastery that we each pass through to embody the vision and potential of ascension.


Instinct picks up energy through cellular receptors to signal dangers and potential dangers. We naturally use it when we are in unfamiliar surroundings to get a sense of the place and if we are safe there. Most people claim to have and utilize instinct. It is a common trait among all life on Earth to help with survival. However, instinct can be enhanced or ignored by conscious thought.


When we pay attention to instinct, we can develop it into intuition. Intuition can give us more information than instinct. While instinct will tell us if we are safe or not, intuition can tell us if the energy is supportive or not supportive. Intuition tells us if there is tension in the room, what mood someone is in, and is attuned to subtle signals and changes in the energy field. By paying attention to intuitive cues, we begin to develop our receptors through more pathways than cellular. We can develop an extra heightened awareness of feeling, hearing, knowing, and seeing and utilizing them for more information. Many describe their intuitive senses as ‘having a feeling’ or ‘just knowing’ what is being made aware to them. Trusting your intuition helps to build your psychic senses.


While instinct will tell you if the place you are in is safe or unsafe, and intuition will help you sense if it is supportive or not supportive, the psychic sense will let you know what will happen before you go into the place. The psychic senses can jump through time and space to predict what will happen. It is like sending a time traveler ahead to scout the energy. Without training and discipline, the psychic senses may pick up random, confusing signals, like a radio antenna picking up static. With discipline and training, the psychic senses become more reliable and accurate, leading to a profound awakening.


Once the psychic senses can be relied upon as accurate, we can awaken to a heightened state of being. In this state of awareness, we may connect with places and beings outside of our physical reality. We can do this through altered states of consciousness such as meditation and journey, and we can connect with other realms such as the angelic realms, the dimensions of the star nations, and of course, connect with our Spirit Guides with ease. Being guided by wise masters of other domains and getting the keys to the mysteries of the universe requires not only to trust in the accuracy of your psychic sense but acute self-awareness and understanding of your beliefs. When we gaze into the wonders of the heavens, our lens must be clear and not clouded by judgment or confined by what we believe we should see.


After embracing our awakening and being guided by the masters of wisdom, we may experience enlightenment. Enlightenment is an experience that brings awakening into being, creating a life of ease, trust, truth, love, and joy. Enlightenment may come as a moment of insight and beauty. Enlightenment is a state of being that must be experienced. It is a knowing that fills the entire being and all levels of consciousness from the cellular level to the soul level and every part of being in between. It may last only a second, but that is long enough to bring about healing to consciousness. Sustaining enlightenment as a permanent state of being is not common, nor is it necessary for mastery.


Mastery comes after enlightenment has infused all levels of being with understanding, knowing, insight, and the wisdom of not only the mysteries of being but a profound self-awareness. Mastery is obtained by a deep connection of all that is and by learning and following the Sacred Laws, as do the Ascended Masters, the Angelic Realms, and the Star Nations. We become masters through implementing the Sacred Laws into our daily lives, diving deep into self-awareness, embracing our psychic senses, and releasing confining belief systems. Masters know how to create miracles, live in synchronistic harmony with all of life, and love without constraint or condition.

As we embrace this time of possibilities know that we are not doing this entirely on our own, our Spirit Guides and Angels are here to support and help us every step of the way.

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Being Guided by Faith Through the Pandemic

How trusting Spirit supports awakening through difficult times



Trusting Spirit

The guidance of Spirit may assist the everyday aspects of life. There is a lot of misunderstanding about what that means. It is living in faith. Living in faith is a discipline that requires being mindful of aligning to Spirit and allowing this power to guide life every day. I’m not always great at it, but I can manage to trust in the guidance of my teacher in the Spirit realm most of the time.

Spiritual wisdom has been actively guiding me for years. Knowing how to differentiate between Spirit and my ego has taken time, patience, an acute awareness of my thoughts, and understanding of my feelings. I also must be proactive in defining and redefining intentions as they shift to keep on my path and work with Spirit.  

Being in faith goes against everything the ego tells me and wants me to believe.

The ego says things are scary and fearful. The ego says what I do is not practical. The ego says I’m delusional for trusting my invisible friends. The ego says not to trust Spirit with my life, livelihood, health, money, relationships, and so on.

After practicing having faith in my Spirit Guides for decades, I have found that the ego is always wrong, and Spirit is always right. To work with Spirit, you must let go of your beliefs, expectations, and prejudices for answers uninfluenced by ego. Understanding when Spirit is responding or when it is ego telling you what to do, and then being confident in knowing that difference is a level of mastery that is achieved through diligence, time, and awareness. I have built trust in a higher consciousness through that mastery that cannot be defined or even proven to exist.

My teachers in Spirit tell me many things about our current events, and I wish to share my process of having faith through the pandemic and about feeling protected.

How Spirit Protects

Let’s start with feeling protected. I have worked on feeling free of fear for the past years as I have worked with Spirit. I have absolute and total trust they protect me from harm. It has taken ages to get here, and I have done a lot of work with Spirit to build that level of absolute trust.

But it is not magic that I am protected. Protection is a mutual agreement.

Spirit may only help the person who gives them their complete trust and absolute faith that help from Spirit is possible. We must give Spirit the power to help us first by asking, then surrendering all worry over not being protected.

If you feel fear, you are not allowing Spirit to protect you. If you feel worried, you are not giving Spirit power to help you. If you doubt that Spirit can help you, then they cannot help you at all. To get over this, you can always check into your feelings and ask Spirit to help you trust them to protect you.

As I said, this is a co-creative and cooperative agreement, so if you have trouble trusting them, ask them for help to trust them. Then keep asking for help, protection, or anything else you like while also asking for help building faith and trusting them.

Aside from your request for their protection and your trust that they can help you, you must put in a little practical effort yourself. Because if you are not willing to do everything to protect yourself, how can you expect another (even God) to be more interested in your well-being than you are?

Doing your part tells the Universe that you want to be protected and are willing to do all it takes on your end to be protected. If you aren’t serious about looking out for yourself, neither is Spirit; this is an aspect of the Law of Reflection.

For example, I know I will not get in an accident, but I do wear seatbelts. If I don’t wear a seatbelt because I think Spirit will protect me, then Spirit cannot protect me. For them to protect me - when I will not - would be against the Law of Reflection and the Law of Non-Interference.

These universal and sacred laws govern how the higher powers interact with us and are a lifetime study. Although, this piece is not about the Sacred and Universal Laws, for now, know that Spirit must follow those laws.

It is not a good idea to jump out of an airplane without a parachute and expect Spirit to save you for the reasons above. No matter how much faith you think you have, they cannot save you because you are unwilling to save yourself by using a parachute. They will not save you if you have no regard for your safety. Do not test their power and your faith by doing dangerous things. Spirit will not pass the test or even try to.

Spirit will not save you from yourself.

Expecting Spirit to save you is victimhood, not faith. Relinquishing all responsibility for your actions is victimhood, and Spirit supports our empowerment. They ask us to be responsible for our actions.

There is a misconception that those taking precautions in the pandemic are living in fear. They are not. They recognize danger and are awake to their responsibility of protection - this is a spiritual way of being.

Everything Serves a Purpose

On a spiritual level, to understand why we had a tragedy or why we have hardships, we look not at the event itself to see why it happened but look to the aftermath to see how it changed us. Getting perspective on the benefits of a tragic event helps us to know that there is a purpose working on our behalf in our life. If we can never see the benefit of a difficult event, we reject an opportunity for growth and risk repeating it.

When global events occur, it works on the collective conscious level just the same as on a personal level. This tough time has given us an opportunity to evolve through shared experience across borders, races, cultures, and ideologies.

The pandemic guidelines and precautions require us to be mindful of our surroundings and the other people in our space, be responsible for caring for ourselves and be compassionate and respectful towards others. We don’t all need to grow from this for humanity to benefit. Just a small percentage of us is enough for our collective to evolve and not need to repeat this experience with another pandemic or global disaster.  

Our collective human experience can create an awakening that blesses all the world because of how we respond to this time. No hardship comes without a gift. Some in the spiritual world insist that a sinister force is creating ways to control the population through the pandemic.

From a spiritual perspective, no one can control another, least of all an awakened spiritual person. The Earth is the realm ruled by the Law of Free Will, and if you are a spiritually awake being, you can release the fear of covert manipulation. You cannot say you have power over your reality and also believe you are controlled. Conspiracy theories are not for those who sincerely look to Spirit to walk a spiritual path. Let go of the idea of sinister forces, so you have the freedom to grow and live to your full potential.

Compassion is the Way of the Future

As we wait for all the ways we will benefit from this experience on a global level to be understood, we can be sure of one benefit. With each tragic and traumatic event, we always have the opportunity to awaken compassion.

I think of compassion as holding someone’s hand and walking through the tough times together. We are all on this journey and are experiencing life through this time no matter where we are on Earth. If you can imagine holding your hand out to another without judgment, you have the gift of compassion.

Our consciousness is evolving. We are growing to an elevated state of being. We are becoming advanced through our heart’s awakening, our spiritual connection, and our soul’s remembrance. The first step on this path to advancement is compassion.

The first gift is compassion. Let us take it with gratitude.  

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