Do cheaters charge a big fee?
Not necessarily. Some charge nominal fee.
Are expensive healers, coaches and mentors cheaters?
Not at all.
Here is why:
Yesterday a student of mine was in my kitchen while I was packing some stuff in the hall. I had requested her to make tea for us. Later when I walked into the kitchen she said Didi your kitchen is very confusing nothing is in its place. I was quite surprised by this statement. My kitchen isn't confusing and what do you mean nothing is in its place? What did she know about the original places of my kitchenware anyways? She was new to it. She was working her way around it as I had left her to explore (which is possible only if your kitchen is organised).
Now this is a small matter but I felt that a bigger insight into life came to light because of this.
This is how many approach life (or life situations). Lets replace the kitchen with life, an unknown territory, a place you have to explore. Now what is important is the inner space from which we explore that life? How we explore it will decided how far we will get in that exploration.
Most of us have been taught to cringe at the unknown, to fear it, to approach it with caution. The question is how can one fear what is not known yet?
This simply means the unknown is not a scary place, our fear is. Our fear creates rejection.
What happened with this student is not only interesting but applicable to everyones life. She did not approach the kitchen from either of the two spaces; enquiry or exploration. It was a totally new territory for her and that too without any help. So it took her longer to figure out what is where. Taking longer to figure out meant slow speed at work, which translates to failure in her world.
How do you mask the feeling of failure or self rejection? By converting it to an assumption! Assumptions like if I cant figure it out it must be a mess. Indians go to work on elephants. All Muslims are terrorists. All tribes are uncivilised. America is the best country? All artists are unpredictable. School going kids cant be regular travellers.
A simple reminder to my student that this is a new place and first she needs to take her time to explore it, calmed her. The sense of failure was replaced with ease. And for me, well I was saved myself from a trip to dejection-land where I would bask in the gooey mass of self loathing about my kitchen being confusing. I didn't go there because I approached the situation from the space of enquiry and not assumption. Because I know I don't have one!
Which space do you approach the new from; enquiry like that of an inventor or assumption to mask your false sense of failure?
There is no success or failure. There is only enquiry or rejection.
I have been quiet inactive on social media recently. A seeker reached out to me with the following question. 'Hi Gesu, you have been very quiet, subtle, un-explosive for some time now. Was wondering whats happening? Did u get bored of waking us up? ;)'.
The question has perfect timing.
I appreciate the seeker's intuition for bringing this subject up.
Let me begin with bursting a myth. When we become seekers of life, we usually seek from our training not from our knowing. Like taking our corporate training into our spiritual evolution. A 'market' requires your continuous presence and hard selling. A spiritual journey is different. It does not require you to play by the 'market' rules. So making out the difference between the 'market' and the 'presence' is pivotal.
My answer to the seeker is: Yes I got bored. I don't function as normal human beings. I function from quantum speed. I only leap around in time and space. This means I can smell stagnancy a million miles afar.
And no I am not bored of awakening. Many times in life we need to and must go into a cave. This cave is not a hiding place. It is an incubator. This is where you empty out and get filled by the Universe. This is where you converse with the source of all creation. This is where you know where you are and where you wish to be or for that matter not wish to be.
I have been in that cave for a long time now. In fact I have just stepped out. If I was a man, you could have easily visualise a long beard and many grey streaks. But as I am a beautiful woman, I have emerged looking glorious. Now, life is different yet again. All that was not inclusive has dropped off. All that is Universal has risen. It is time to consecrate my purpose. It is time to be that, which I am.
In conclusion I would only say that this is a shout out to those whose hearts know how to throb. The different ones, the odd ones, the restless ones, the creative ones, the drunks, the eccentrics, the compassionate ones. This is a shout out to my tribe, the ones who know we are walking a never before path. The ones who know we will need each other more than ever.
I am not a light that shines for everyone. I am that cave where you incubate. I only take in a few, I embrace them in my womb, I nourish them till they become the light that lights even the darkest corners of humanity. I am not the end. I am the source.