Things to Keep in Mind When Looking for a Spiritual Teacher

There comes a time in your spiritual journey in which you want to seek for more knowledge or guidance and you look for the assistance of a spiritual teacher. So taking the time to properly evaluate such teacher is important. Here are some things that you should always keep in the fore front.

A true spiritual teacher wants to passionately share their knowledge with you. They want to inspire and guide you to personal empowerment. Enlightenment and personal empowerment comes from going within  and finding your own answers through soul search, dream work, journey work, meditation. It is a very personal and unique journey, there are no two alike. When you evaluate your spiritual teacher ask yourself; Are they healthy? Are they happy? Are they in good shape – physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually? Are they grounded and centered? However always remember that they are human and they are not perfect and they are also in their own spiritual journey. That doesn’t mean that they may not have something of value to share with you. These are just things to keep in mind.

Watch out for those who want to control your actions, are judgmental or for those who expect for you to ask their permission before making major decisions. Your life is your own to live, your spiritual journey is your own and a true spiritual teacher has no interest in controlling such journey. Every experience that you have, serve as a lesson which you can use for your own spiritual growth. Beware of those teachers that share many of their own personal stories but they teach you very little on how to things on your own. Those who tease you by revealing pieces of information but never give you enough information that you can use to further your spiritual growth while wanting you to come back for more.

 These are by no means the only things you should keep in mind but they serve as a starting point. At the end, you take what works for you and leave what doesn’t. There are no two spiritual practices that are the same. We all flavor our spiritual journey and practice with our own experiences and personal realizations. You learn, you live and you adjust. That is all you can do.

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  1. Kaaren
    Nov 03, 2014 @ 12:39:32

    Monica, it appears someone copied your article (at least their post was after yours). There is so much similarity, and at one point, it is word for word. I contacted them inviting them to contact you and straighten it up; we healers need to be in integrity! Thought you should know.

    http://www.shiftyourlife.com/2014/how-to-choose-a-metaphysical-teacher/

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