Stèphano Sabetti: Awake
It’s a wonderful gift to have a spiritual teacher. The
real sage is a teacher of Truth. Their wisdom and heart-felt
generosity awakens the soul of even the most hopeless.
Practical devotion to them helps realize their work in the
physical world. Yet, each of us is destined to be a teacher
of certain skills. You can’t start out with this teaching in
mind, but over the years you begin to discover what your
work in the world is. How can you tell what kind of
teaching? First of all, it’s based in your life experience.
You need to find out what competency you’re able to pass
along. What are you good at? If nothing stands out, ask a
spiritual friend. Sometimes they have a clearer feeling
about you than you do yourself. Whatever skill(s) you
identify, you’ll need to remain a student of the teaching. In
this way, you’ll never become arrogant about what you
think you know. It isn’t you who knows, but it’s a teaching
that comes through you. The more you step out of the way
with your personality and egoistic thoughts, the more spirit
moves through you. Maybe you’re a teacher of stillness or
caring, of integrity or standing for issues you believe in.
Your teaching is a calling not a job or profession.
Challenge your-Self and enjoy the rewards.
Sea of Freedom
While most people seek some sort of freedom, few
realize that freedom is their nature. Is there a part of you
that strives for freedom? Maybe it’s the seeking and
striving that actually prevents you from feeling freedom.
What if freedom is a space in the heart – an openness to all
that is? What if you’re already aware of this space but
can’t surrender to it? Perhaps you’re afraid to get lost in its
infinite possibilities. Where would the small person hide?
Freedom is a tsunami that overwhelms our finite world of
personal boundaries and protected zones. It throws us into a
transpersonal sea and confronts us with our contractions. In
this sea, the I is a floating construct that is fearful of
Holding on to this I-illusion only prolongs
suffering. Yet to feel freedom you have to follow the waves
of evolution and involution no matter on which beach you
land. You need to be taken down to the depths of your soul
and up to the heights of the spirit (skying). Freedom is
seeing the limits of the ego without criticizing it and being
engaged without attachment. How can you be free if you’re
still hooked? What do you need to let go of? Take one
belief about yourself today and find out how it prevents you
from being free.
Love is often confused with being nice or helpful.
Yet being nice is only a superficial level of amicability
among acquaintances. Being helpful is a social act of
cooperation and being of service for some common good.
Loving, however, requires a deep acceptance of yourself
and others. It implies a going over ego boundaries and a
merging on an essential level. Spiritual love helps you to go
beyond the pettiness of small irritations of personalities to
reconnect with the largesse of the soul. It helps you to keep
a transpersonal perspective – to see the larger picture of the
soul’s journey on its way to completeness.
Spiritual love also means you’re dedicated to
helping everyone in your power to get the support they
need to evolve. In this expression there are no expectations
and therefore no disappointments. Spiritual love means
becoming free of all reciprocity – liberated from a need to
“balance the books” with your partner or friend. Go beyond
the conventional self you’re used to and let you heart
become the resource of infinite unfolding. Let the passion
for your spiritual path consume you so that even your
fixated identity melts in its fire. This is your spiritual