People have asked me what religion or path do you teach? They want me to have a definition. If I don’t have a definition, they don’t know what I’m going to share. So what is my definition? I have everything within me. I am defined by everything and nothing.
I have taken value from every teaching that has been passed on to usteachings from Christ, Buddha, Lao-Tzu, Confucius, Zoroaster, from Islam, from the Greek thinkers, especially from the Indian shamans, from religions that have no names, and more. I have studied many, many things and they are all within me now. If I were to pick just one of these things, I would be defined only by that. Then I would have all the boundaries of that particular thing around me. It would put me in a place where I would not have much freedom. So what do I teach here?
There are so many ways of looking at these things. There are so many facets to what we are. Sometimes some of us want to look at things in one way only and, if we hear them in another way, we get impatient and say, “This doesn’t fit me now.” Sometimes the facet we want to hear things from doesn’t happen to be the facet that is being talked about at that timeat other times it is. So we need to be patient with these things. There are many, many facets to our being.
Sometimes we need to be told things. Sometimes we need structure. Sometimes we have to follow something or believe something. Sometimes we don’t want to hear anything at all. Sometimes hearing anyone attempting to speak about things that cannot be spoken of makes us feel frustrated because these things cannot be spoken of. And sometimes we long to hear and speak about these things. We are very complicated beings!
But I think that, if we are honest with ourselves, most of us want to be happy. Most of us want to not be so afraid. Most of us want to have a good life here. Many of us want to feel whole and at one with something that we can’t even name. We want peace in our hearts and we want to feel free. And, I think, most of all we want to be able to open up and to love. And so these are the things I speak ofbecause I have been asked to.
At the same time I want to make it very clear that I am not perfect and I do not wish to be perceived as perfect. Like you, I am now occupying a human form with all of its characteristics. Just because I am sharing my experiences, knowledge, or lack of knowledge with you does not mean in any way shape or form that I have some type of “higher position” than you or that you have to attain “something” I have or am that you are not..
In your own heart, in the depths of your own being, in your own inner knowing is the magnificent beloved Mystery which I try to give voice to. Remember this, when you think the Mystery is in methat It is fully within you too.