Years ago I was trained in a spiritual organization by a teacher that was loved intensely by the students. I found that a privilege, and I learned very much. Then the time came to continue my journey. With all the spiritual fruits I had harvested, I raised the Temple of Starlight as an independent training institute. It is PARTLY based on the teachings of my previous school, but also on my work as coach and therapist in the past.
Because of this background I implemented some fundamental changes, which are often misunderstood by the community. I want to explain my vision in a series of short articles. The first important difference in vision is:
SPIRITUAL WORK IS NOT A RACE.
There is no winner holding the cup and being applauded. There is no end goal, only personal improvement. That means that the route through the temple is not a race for the top, it is not a competition. The degrees are no diplomas but a recognition of a specific INNER STATE of development, that can be achieved by every individual by inner WORK.
A spiritual trainer helps you to find that inner state of grace, by offering feedback and exercises you need to get to the next level, and helps you preventing losing time by making you aware where you walk astray. When you start, you begin at that point in your live where you are NOW.
Spiritual training aims to improve the quality of that NOW by transpersonal methods, that have been passed on since ancient Egypt, and were always adapted to the Spirit of the Time when the ages passed by.
That means that a teacher cannot be a guru. A healthy institute is built around the needs of students. That is why I don’t call myself a teacher, but a trainer. This also implies that there is practical work involved. Practical work that needs to be done by the trainee, and that needs to be overseen by those who reached the inner states of richness you want to achieve. The more you put into it, the more you will benefit and harvest the fruits.
WORSHIPPING OTHERS OR BLAMING OTHERS ARE LOSER’S SCRIPTS!!!
Spiritual training is about YOU, how you improve your life with the help of ancient methods. It is about how you use the experiences life offers you to grow. Worshipping others, or blaming others are parts of the same coin; they are loser’s scripts!!! The Mysteries are about training yourself to a state of inner richness, that enables you to surpass your own needs and help others to achieve the same.
By worshipping or blaming others you give away your power, in the hope someone else rescues you; you get stuck in the victim role. The Mysteries are about KNOW YOURSELF. Spiritual work is most of all WORK.
THE MILK OF THE GODDESS
In our modern days we can buy everything instant and ready. Seekers for spiritual enlightenment start their journey for the Milk of the Goddess with a consumerism attitude. They look for teachers who personify Her warm embrace, hope that it brings that spiritual state of inner richness, completeness and safety. They will end up disappointed and bitter. Why? I will reveal Her biggest secret; the Goddess does not spoon-feed, she helps you to raise your inner child to provide for yourself.
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Ina Custers van Bergen
For Enchanting Self-development