Not many people know who they truly are. You may know the external reality of yourself; however, very few people really know the true inner reality of who they are. The inner reality is the only aspect that truly matters, as it automatically shapes your outer reality. Whatever happens within, corresponds to your outer life. Whatever you are currently experiencing in your external reality, is the direct result of your inner existence. The two are not separate from each other. What affects one reality, automatically affects the other. This is the Divine Law of Correspondence.

The journey towards truly “Knowing Thyself,” is one of deep inner exploration. Most people are not successful on the inner journey, simply because they are afraid to look within themselves to find their truth. Looking within yourself forces you to hold yourself accountable for your own actions. You are responsible for everything that exists within you, and because of this fact, most people are not successful on the inner journey. The main reason some people take drugs and overly intoxicate themselves with alcohol is because they do not want to feel anything that has anything to do with life. These people have seen a glimpse of their own inner darkness and it is too much for them to bear, so they self-medicate to become numb to their feelings. To take an honest look within oneself and to take responsibility for all of your own actions, requires much bravery and courage. There is no one but you to blame for what you will see within yourself. The Scriptures tells you to,“Work out your own Salvation with fear and trembling.”To begin the journey towards “working out your own Salvation,” will require you to look within yourself first. The reason most of your lives are in shambles is because of the decisions you have made. The devil did not do it and God is not punishing you. It is all your own fault. God does not punish anyone. You feel as if you are being punished, simply because you were DISOBEDIENT to the Spiritual Instructions given to you by The Higher Power. God gives the instruction; however, you are given FREE WILL to actually follow the instruction. When you do not follow the instruction given to you by God due to it feeling uncomfortable, you cause your own suffering.

The path to true authenticity does not happen in a few months or even a few years. This is a lifetime individual experience. No one can tell you how to “Know Yourself.” There is no amount of money that one can pay for this experience. There is no spiritual guru in existence in any parts of the world who can offer a service that will open your “third eye” or assist you with the raising of your “kundalini energy.” The true Masters whom have truly experienced such holiness and sacredness would not dare to offer to sell it to you. It is against all that is Holy and Divine. These enlightened individuals would not dare interfere with the inner spiritual journeys of others. They know that everyone must work it out on their very own. The Scriptures states the following,“And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, Saying, Give me also the power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.”

You must be brave and courageous to truly “Know Yourself.” This is the Great Work. It is the only task of mankind.

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Dr. Monica M. Burns, PhD Is A Spiritual Counselor.