Day 16 of 365 Days of Mindfulness
By Tawnya Love & the Angels
January 16th, 2017
This morning during my Yoga class, I received my Inspiration for today’s shared wisdom from a spontaneous conversation with one of my Yoga students. We were chatting about meditation, and how so many “gurus” or what many like to refer to as “masters” have certain rules one must follow to achieve enlightenment. Rules for how one must sit, or mantras one must chant to reach this place of enlightenment. And I must humbly and rebelliously disagree…With all of it.
I have never felt comfortable with the idea of making someone else my guru or master. To be completely honest, I think it’s absolutely absurd, and can be a great distraction in regards to true enlightenment. Now don’t get me wrong–I have great respect for all life, gurus included. However I can’t help but question…Well, everything!
Why is it an “enlightened choice” for any of us to seek our answers and enlightenment outside of ourselves? When I listen to the wise teachings of several aware humans that have graced this Earth, I don’t hear them telling us to seek our answers “out there.” Ever! These are the ones many refer to as the Gurus and Masters, yet even these humans felt this projecting of responsibility and accountability was off.
The irony is that aware humans often do their best to share the mystical experience they are going through within themselves. They do the best they can to express this unnameable experience with words. And then lost, unaware humans misinterpret everything they did their best to express. So often we as humans ignore our own inner wisdom and genius because we don’t yet trust in ourselves. We still haven’t fully awakened from our deep slumber. We still feel we are not quite enough, not quite good enough or smart enough to claim our Oneness with Source’s intelligence and genius. And so we follow, and we follow, and we follow; or we seek to control, control, control.
We are even programed and taught to…Yep, follow or control. We are often taught very young that we “just don’t understand,” that we’re “just not as wise as so and so.” And after we hear this enough, we begin to betray ourselves daily in order to become followers and controllers. Anyone who has experienced either of these choices has suffered, and suffered, and suffered.
I see beauty and genius within myself as well as within those around me every day. I celebrate that beauty with my gratitude, with my presence. I appreciate the genius in others, and I am Inspired constantly by humans, animals, and nature. However, something I just cannot do is follow or control. I feel I was just not wired to ignore my own voice in order to follow someone else’s, in order to gain someone else’s idea of enlightenment. It just doesn’t make any damn sense!
Look around you, just for today, and really take notice of how many people of all different walks of life are trying to “Sell” you something they say you need. From government, television, religion, schools, shopping malls, and Spiritual communities…It’s everywhere. The constant message that WE are not good enough on our own, that WE need something that someone else says we need in order to be okay. When you’re ready to SEE it, ohh baby, you’ll SEE it everywhere.
Here’s the thing: I just cannot participate in this illusion. I can observe it, for it is All around me. However, it FEELS so OFF to participate in this illusion. I SEE that WE are ALL Incredibly powerful, capable, intelligent, worthy, good enough, and Awesome. I SEE that we can enjoy spending time with one another, without the egoic game of Follow the Leader, the Guru, or the Master.
What if WE All started to truly honor our own inner genius? What if we each tuned in constantly for our answers, rather than going outside of ourselves? What if we smiled and enjoyed the feelings of Inspiration that others ignite within us, without making them our masters, or gurus?
Now as a woman, mother, daughter, sister, teacher, healer, counselor, and friend, I often show up for life as life shows up for me. There may be times when others ask for my opinion or for guidance, and I will honorably share the wisdom of Source flowing freely in that moment. However, there is never a need in myself to be another’s guru or master. Often my friends, family members, or clients will come to me for guidance. They ask their questions, share their feelings, and I listen. And I ask them…How do You feel? What is your inner voice saying? What does your heart tell you? I don’t feel it’s my place to tell another what their choices should be, because it isn’t.
This is the paradox of life. At times we may wish to have a healer, teacher, or parent we respect give us our answers. However, we should be mindful of those we’re seeking enlightenment from, for many simply wish to be in control, or to be celebrated for their own egoic neediness. Others can mirror back to us either the confusion we have going on within, or they may mirror back the clarity and confirmation we feel we need…Trust this inner feeling. This is Your inner guru speaking.
I have had to do my best to stay playful and just laugh these situations away. So often I observe humans using different tactics to lure others in, and often it’s through fear and control. I’ve been to Spiritual stores where I’ve witnessed humans feeding their customers with fearful ideas in order to sell them healing stones or jewelry. I’ve listened to Doctors telling another intelligent being what their destiny holds for them–speaking through fear. I have observed parents frighten their children with fears of what may happen to them in order to control their child’s choices. I have observed self-proclaimed “healers” online shaming other humans for not doing a mantra correctly, or for saying that a particular Arch Angel doesn’t like their name spelled in a certain way??? It’s just insane…All of it! And it’s not coming forth from a place of Love or enlightenment, it’s all about egoic control. It’s about making other’s wrong so we can FEEL right.
So what are we going to do about this, humanity? Are we truly ready to choose peace, Love, and enlightenment? Do we truly desire this Alignment? Or are we going to ignore this awareness and continue on as we have for thousands of years, pretending we are blind, deaf, ignorant, and dumb; pretending we are unworthy, incapable, and lost? Are we ready to truly embody our Divinity, truly ready to BE One with our Source God and Love one another, to come home within ourselves? Or will we just keep trying to sell each other that which we will not claim for ourselves? If so we shall end up spiritually bankrupt.
Enlightenment is Here Now…Are You ready to claim it?
Infinite Blessings, Tawnya Love & the Angels
💖 Thank You for sharing this truth with All 💖