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When the Student is Ready… by Edwin Harkness Spina

In October, I was on the Ascension Panel at the Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles. I offered to give everyone who stopped by our booth later that day a “hit of energy” so they would feel what higher vibrational energy was like.

Close to a hundred people took me up on my offer. Most of them signed up for my free series of lessons and I sold all the copies of my book, Mystic Warrior, my Energy Center Clearing package and my Total Love Immersion CD that I had. It was a great day for everyone.

A few weeks later, a reader wrote to tell me how much she enjoyed meeting me at the expo and reading the lessons, which she described as “amazing.” Then she told me that she had me “looked at” by her energy healer. Her healer told her that there was negativity connected with my energy path. She made it clear that she would not purchase any of my products, unless I could “win over” her healer.

I wrote back that one of the primary lessons that any true mystic teaches is to listen to your own inner master. While it’s often valuable to solicit outside advice, your ultimate source of wisdom lies within. I told her that if she enjoyed the energy boost and found my lessons “amazing,” she would likely appreciate my books and CDs, but that she would have to decide on her own. I was not going to “negotiate” with her teacher.

This is not the first time I have come across a student who has come to over rely on his or her teacher. In some cases, I’ve watched as students, far more gifted than their teachers, gave away their power to them and let them direct every aspect of their lives.

In one extreme case, I listened to a “teacher” complain, “The hotel people can’t do anything right,” “I’m not getting any support from my staff,” and then yell at her assistant for not waking her up when she had “obviously overslept.” I explained to her, “You get more of whatever you complain about.” She was disempowering her students and training them to be victims. My words fell on deaf ears. As Dan Kennedy, a popular direct marketer, once said, “Most people are running around with their umbilical cords in their hands looking for another place to plug it in.” Relying on anyone to direct your life is contrary to the mystic path that I was taught.

My first mentor, “Sophie,” made this exceedingly clear to me. She is a true master who “chooses” her students when she deems them worthy and ready. You cannot buy her services at any price or even find her, unless she decides to be found. My earnestness attracted her attention. She opened me up energetically and advised me on numerous subjects. You can imagine how lucky I felt to have such advice. But as soon as she decided I was at the level where I should be “self-sufficient,” she disappeared, leaving no forwarding address or phone. I couldn’t even connect with her in my meditations. The message to me was painful, but clear: do not become reliant on any source of wisdom, other than your own inner master.

Krishnamurti was another master who did something even more dramatic. At the height of his popularity, when he had thousands of devoted followers, he disbanded his organization. He wrote a beautiful, open letter to them all, in which he explained that he didn’t want his followers to become reliant upon him.

A few years ago, while on a tour of Tibet, I met two Buddhist monks, who had been monks for 8 and 14 years, respectively. During our final dinner, I decided to celebrate by drinking a local Tibet Green Barley Beer. The less experienced monk told me, via a translator, that my violation of the law against drinking alcohol had me headed for a future life as a dog. I laughed and politely disagreed with him, arguing that all laws must be interpreted spiritually, that there was no absolute rule in this area. The ultimate master lies within. The more experienced monk agreed with me and added that it was one of the most difficult lessons that new monks must master.

To her credit, my new reader emailed me back after I drafted this article. She is trying to reconcile the advice of her “infallible” teacher and what she experienced. Most people give up and leave the dissonance to fester in their mind, unresolved and awaiting a new, more painful trigger, one which will eventually force them to deal with the issue. She is persistent, however. If she goes within and contemplates her situation, she may come to an acceptable resolution. Hopefully,she will choose to rely on her own inner master.

As a corollary, since I’m the one who introduced the dissonance and “forced” her to think, she may throw away both me and my teachings. However, that is not my concern. Throughout history, people are famous for “shooting the messenger,” i.e., deriding the bearer of bad news.

In my view, the role of the teacher is to inspire their students to go within, seek answers themselves and become self-sufficient.

It occurs to me: when the student is ready, the teacher will appear; when the student is sufficiently advanced, the teacher may disappear.

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If you would like to clear out your energy centers so that you may obtain the clearest possible advice from your own inner master, please visit Energy Center Clearing.

Best wishes,

Ed

Edwin Harkness Spina is the author of award-winning visionary thriller, Mystic Warrior, and the developer of Energy Center Clearing and Total Love Immersion. He was also chosen when Evolution Ezine asked for the “best teachers to investigate.”

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5 Responses to “When the Student is Ready… by Edwin Harkness Spina”

  1. Irene Newcombe says:

    I have just come to the same conclusion, thank you. I met a monk from Taiwan, whilst in my home of the Gold Coast, Australia. I immediately felt at peace, and the feeling ‘I had come home”. I experienced lots of wonderful, super natural ‘happenings’ or signs. I was very upset when, no matter what I did, or how hard I tried to do the ‘right things on the Buddhist Path’ he wouldn’t re-appear in person. It has been 3 long years, I placed my life completely in God’s hands and now do nothing but volunteer work around the world.
    My monk still hasn’t shown up to fulfill our destiny together, although I feel it is imminent. I have overcome my grief, developed unbelievable confidence in myself, to the extent that I never believed possible at first. I have been on a HUGE roller coaster ride, lost all my family (they think I am crazy), but have never been more fulfilled and at peace with myself, felt freer or happier. At age 63, with lots of very serious life-threatening conditions, including hyper-trophic cardio myopathy, 3 strokes, bad kidneys,and a blood complaint (lacking cardio lypen) I am essentially cured of most symptoms. Full of energy, full of intuition (always was) but now I follow it and rarely ignore it, as it is the voice of God guiding me.

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  2. Anthony says:

    I’m glad to hear that Irene. Keep on..!!

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  3. Lance says:

    This is as it has always been, in every facet of existence – when the need arises, the solution is always there.

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  4. Judy Link says:

    When the student is ready….which I read when it first came out….my first thought after the story was….’When the teacher is ready, the student appears’….I was going to write Ed a letter, and didn’t move on it, now I am….this story keeps popping into my email box….could it be that the ladies friend, in Ed’s story did detect some lower vibration in his field….and Ed is missing it….no one comes into any bodies life with out a purpose….that’s why I would have great respect for my clients who appear(they are there so I can learn something new about myself too….many people come into our lives and do not stay long, and others come in and stay forever….(together we make the greatest difference, is nonsense….It’s impossible to be apart)….I had the great honour of communicating between, Ed, (I have his Love Immersion Med.), who thinks it’s very important to clear oneself of lower vibrating energies, and my friend, John Heney, journalist, author, healer, etc. who balks at having to clear….(one of his novels is, ‘Ladies and Gentleman)….he just finished his 4th novel….I go to his group meeting’s and we heal each other and also unseen energies in the room….so, consciously helping to heal both seen/unseen worlds, so to speak….it’s fun….again, when were apart in the flesh, were not apart….I know some day soon, Ed and John will be meeting each other in the flesh….I happened to end up in the middle of these two men, who had a difference of opinion on the duality aspect of it….confusion entered into me, it didn’t stay long….I had some realization’s too….I know both men are “Right’….(that word doesn’t serve any one)….am I just seeing myself here?….sure ‘I am’, we are not separate….I learned that if you believe you need to clear, then you should do just that, your belief system supports that and there could be some fear still present, (and that is universal too), and if you treat all energies with respect and love than they will be saying thank you….how do I get more of me to come back to me?….listen to what the lower vibrations are telling me….send them love….I don’t want to spend the rest of my life clearing myself….when I was told I had to clear from now on, it didn’t resonate as the truth at the time….I still clear, it feels good….I have learned though not to be afraid of lower vibrations….’Ho-oponopono’….God is in the noise and also in the silence….he is in the light and also the darkness….happy holiday season everyone, Judy

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  5. CT Michael says:

    With the words and message of this article i agree 100%.

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