Walking a metaphysical path will raise many conflicts of principle, morality and purpose within you and in the process of awakening to your higher purpose, and subsequently function, both the good as well as the bad are brought into consciousness. Deeply buried garbage in the form of mental conditioning and emotional programming as well as deeply buried joy will begin to well up to the surface for your consideration. You will need to learn how to process your garbage into compost to make fertile soil, so that the seeds of joy that were given to you when you incarnated, have a chance to grow to maturity. Great courage, determination and tenacity, as well as compassion, are required to resolve the conflicts that will arise during your lifetime.

Thoughts are seeds and they are planted in the most subtle garden of your soul. The fertile soil that exists there is capable of producing anything; any power, any accomplishment. You have but to desire to prepare the soil correctly. By keeping out the weeds of fear, guilt, stress and doubt, and regularly composting your soil, you learn to become a gardener of the most subtle kind.

Sometimes students expect me to reach over and pull the weeds out of their garden or to water their garden. But what would happen if I did that? If the soil has not been correctly composted and watered daily with kindness, compassion, patience, tenacity and enthusiasm, the weeds would surely grow back again, especially if the wrong kind of desire was used as a fertilizer. So, I have to look for the natural rhythms of growth and development within each individual, knowing that if development is hastened prematurely, disaster could well be the result as the needed lesson would not have been learned.

A story by Nikos Kazantzakis may illustrate this point for you. Kazantzakis was probably the most significant and most translated Greek philosopher of the 20th century. But he did not become truly well known until the release of the Michael Cacoyannis film Zorba the Greek in 1964 which was based on Kazantzakis's novel of the same name.

“….I remembered one morning when I discovered a cocoon in the bark of a tree; just as the butterfly was making a hole in its case and preparing to come out. I waited a while, but it was too long appearing and I was impatient. I bent over it and breathed on it to warm it. I warmed it as quickly as I could and the miracle began to happen before my eyes, faster than life. The case opened, the butterfly started slowly crawling out, and I shall never forget my horror when I saw how its wings were folded back and crumpled; the wretched butterfly tried with its whole trembling body to unfold them. Bending over it, I tried to help it with my breath. But it was in vain. It needed to be hatched out patiently, and the unfolding of the wings should have been a gradual process in the sun. Now it was too late. My breath had forced the butterfly to appear, all crumpled before its time. It struggled desperately and a few seconds later, died on the palm of my hand.

That little body is, I do believe, the greatest weight I have on my conscience. For I realize today that it is a mortal sin to violate the great laws of nature. We should not hurry, we should not be impatient, but we should confidently obey the eternal rhythm.”

So those who desperately try to develop their psychic abilities and think that something is wrong – relax and enjoy your spiritual path. The abilities are a side effect of walking the spiritual path and when due preparation has been accomplished, the unfolding will occur when it should. Everything has its right time and place; and you will know that if things are flowing smoothly the right time has come for that particular event to occur. That does not automatically say that when difficulties occur, you should not persevere; you may be learning to develop qualities such as patience, determination, discernment, comprehension, perception or understanding.

To live a balanced life on a spiritual path requires a great deal of honesty, forgiveness and the ability to be able to release your hurts and pain. If you are not truthful with yourself, you will never see your own obstacles. To help you to see your own truth, it is necessary to run your thoughts through your heart before you speak them. If your heart was not injured, then neither would the heart of another be injured. We are reminded of this very point by the aspirants of old: “Be careful what comes out of your mouth. For it is not what goes into the body that defiles it, but what comes out. Until one’s lips lose the ability to wound, one cannot stand in the presence of God.”

As you learn to release the pain of old hurts, you also release the memory circuit that is connected to a weakened or diseased part of your body. This allows for a fuller flow through of the vital life force and allows the area concerned to relax and begin to heal; and so, the old memory can no longer be triggered by new experiences and you gradually become free to live in health and harmony.

Please be patient with yourself; there is much to learn, some to un-learn, some to be deconditioned and some to be reprogrammed. It is wise not to expect instant change and transformation, but to live in the eternal now accepting and accommodating change as it occurs, allowing it to assimilate at its own rate. In our society of instant food, instant coffee, instant this and instant that, shortcuts to success and the instant availability of an enormous amount of information, some do expect instant change and transformation and are disappointed when this does not occur.

You are protected from instant transformation by a very complex memory bank system. While this sometimes appears to be a great hindrance, nonetheless, if it were not necessary, it would not have been built into you. The path back to the Source or God is a mirror image of the path that was trodden on the way out, and that which is out of balance, will at some point in time, need to be balanced on the way back. That future time depends entirely upon the commitment and dedication of the one walking the spiritual path.

Granted, enormous changes will take place, and the opportunity is there for the discovery of your purpose on the earth plane, but without your commitment, there may be delays and setbacks. These, themselves are not to be looked at negatively, but merely as opportunities to develop some part that may be lacking at that particular time. Always be optimistic, and imagine what it would be like to have what you desire, then your intention will assist you to grow into that.

Now I will read you a mystery. Like the cocoon that evolves into the butterfly, so does the soul of man forever evolve, by degrees, into the perfection of the divinity within. This is the law of Evolution. There is one way you may hasten the process. For since man has been given the power of thought, and since thought creates, you can become that upon which you dwell. What does your garden look like?

Author's Bio: 

Lyn Asmar is the founder of the College of Esoteric Education and has been teaching a deep profound form of channeled meditation for approximately 25 years. The meditative journey called “Pathways to Self Mastery” is taught through the branch of the College called the “Sirian Mystery School” through private tuition only.
The separateness between humanity and its Source has reached a pinnacle and many are now seeking the return path back to the Source. The way back as taught in the course, “Pathways to Self Mastery,” is a direct one. It is the re-teaching of the ability for that lost communion in a deep but simple format that offers a profound depth and richness as inner and outer parts are reunited and one begins to function as a ‘soul personality.’

The meditative path has an inbuilt healing function, because the nature of its origin was a healing program, and the result of walking this path is that blockages are cleared not only physically, but emotionally and mentally, as well as the meditation producing a profound spiritual awakening that is demonstrable in the arena of everyday life. The way is there for abilities and resources, previously only latent within the student to come forward in application in all areas of life.

Selections from the channeled teachings haven been formulated into a Home Study Course to assist those who cannot attend privately and is available with ‘The Books of Wisdom’ series, the Mystery School teachings, that are selectively available through the various levels of membership on the website: www.esotericcollege.org