Who is Your Teacher?

We are interrupting this discussion on midlife, menopause and the dark night of the relationship to explore another critical topic that is also relevant to the midlife journey (and beyond).  Relevant to midlife is the search for our Soul – the uniquely gifted part of ourselves through which we find meaning, purpose and fulfillment and the way in which we contribute to the betterment of the world.  In order to discover our Soul, we need to take time to listen and hear the whispering voice of our truth.  In distinguishing the voice of our truth from the voice of our ego (which is comfortable with status quo and will at all costs resist the voice of our truth) it is sometimes, maybe even critical, to have a teacher.  Today’s blog asks the question, Who is your teacher?

Defining Teacher

Authentic teachers have worked hard at their own self-actualization and in the birth of their soul and are happy to guide and support others along that same path.  Sometimes our teachers are living.  Sometimes they have passed and guide us through their spiritual presence and through sacred teachings which they have left behind. Sometimes our teacher is simply the intimate relationship we have developed through our higher power, or that which some might call God.  Whatever form our teacher takes, it is their job to guide and support us in the journey of discovering the voice of our Soul – the divine truth that lives within us – and finding ways to live that out.

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My Teacher/s

As a way of helping you identify your teacher/s, I want to share a bit about mine.  My ultimate teacher, is that which I call God.  I’m not talking about the old man in the sky God, my God is way too big for that.  My God is the ultimate source of all that is and all that is coming to be.  As such, my God is neither male nor female, but simply is.  Also, my God doesn’t live in a heaven light years away, my God is in everything, including me  (and you).  It is ultimately to this indwelling aspect of the Divine where I go for guidance, direction, comfort, support, healing and inspiration. God is the voice of my truth, urging, encouraging and compelling me along the path of my Soul.  Being raised Catholic, the way in which I came to know God is through my other teacher, Jesus.  Jesus was my first teacher and while I have explored the teachings of other holy men and women, it is always to Jesus that I return. I have found through Jesus, teachings and guidance which are universal and which transcend the limitations of dogma and orthodoxy.  Jesus figured it out.  He found his way beyond the veil of separation into the universal flow of compassion, love and peace.  In piercing through the veil, Jesus found his true self – his Soul- that which provided him meaning and purpose and through which he contributed to the betterment of the world.  Jesus, at first, led by example, and then left behind teachings to help others in their own journey toward peace.  And to those who turn to Jesus for personal guidance and support, he is here as the Christ, the spiritual presence of the man who once lived, and who is able to be with us in intimate and personal ways as teacher, guide, healer, friend and guru.

Now, who is your teacher?

About Your Spiritual Truth

I am a trained, professional Spiritual Director, Author and Hands-on Healer. I offer services, programs and classes that empower you to hear the voice of the Divine that speaks from within you. It is the voice of the Divine that leads us to our highest truth, to the discovery and cultivation of our gifts and to a life of Authentic Freedom where we know contentment, compassion and joy. Your truth will set you free!
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3 Responses to Who is Your Teacher?

  1. Dennis Fuhr says:

    My teacher may be defined as the living, abiding Presence of Christ in God. Christ through Jesus brings “personhood” to all things.

    • Jay P. Raeder says:

      A Personal Creator Springing Forth
      From The Impersonal

      A statement blog by Dennis Fuhr on Lauri’s article,”Who Is Your Teacher?”,has
      reflected that the Personhood of our Creators manifestation of the Holy Spirit, or Christ in Jesus (same thing), shows
      lovingly that this intimacy in Jesus
      expression of Personhood in our Creator
      extends further than to all humans. Fundamentalists get so caught up in this,
      an integral loving aspect as it is! Dennis
      shares,”My teacher may be defined as the
      living,abiding Presence of Christ in God.
      Christ through Jesus brings “personhood”
      to all things.”
      This is a message with great compassion
      for those whose hearts grieve ,along with
      the Holy Spirit,over the rest of all of creation’s precious gifts to all! This lifts a tremendous burden over our hearts,many have been plagued with since childhood!
      Mine own,to say the least!
      The bible has not left a dark veil over this
      tender matter,but a bright Light of Hope
      for us all,where it is said,”All of creation
      will then share in the glorious liberty of the Sons and Daughters of God”! In the final resurrection at our Lord and Saviors
      return,the final evolution of the Personhood Of The Impersonal in all creation will have reached it’s zenith! Not without mankind’s role in Christ the Lord!

  2. Jay P. Raeder says:

    Thank you for sharing that Lauri. You said that very well. Christ’s Spirit still Comforts and lifts up
    when all else fails. Including ourselves. Everlasting Hope and Peace never ceace to echo from
    that Presence,our Rock to build on! Sincerely,Jay

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