I was lucky enough to find this spiritual teacher and took his class recently. I was really pleasantly surprised as he was mirroring all that I am trying to undo in my life. Unlearn suffering and take a deeper look at the questions in life that have been eating away at me, regarding god, death,happiness, love and suffering and what it means to get a Guru.
I am still in the midst of reading his book but I can tell you I love it and I had a wonderful experience listening to his work. I have been searching for a long time exploring different spiritual practices, going and listening and meditating with different teachers. A teacher has to feel like a good fit, someone that resonates with you and what you are trying to attain. Someone who is many steps ahead of where you are. What I like about his work which is based in the Tantric tradition is that:
" Tantric teachings are based on the notion that truth is not reliant on conditions. That means the divine can be found throughout humanity. While other traditions teach we must banish sexual desires, anger, greed, ego, and many other 'negative emotions' Tantra invites us to use each human experience as a pathway to our higher selves".
I love that you can continue to explore spiritual pursuits and use life as a teacher not necessarily having to go into a monastery or renounce desire. I often think many people involved in spiritual work have done a 'spiritual bypass' either ignoring, avoiding or denying their trauma, their deep needs and longing,addictions, anger, bad habits etc. What is more useful or spiritual then examining who you are in relationship to others and when things are not going as you planned in life? I believe in transparency and authenticity beyond anything else. Whatever the truth is, bringing it out into the open so it can be felt, examined, in order for a shift in consciousness to occur. If we suppress it or ignore it it will follow us or emerge in a different form.
Someone who found themselves accidentally dependent and suffered an iatrogenic injury from medications that were prescribed. Sharing experience, strength and hope with others. This is written as a person on this winding path and NOT as a professional. Please contact a licensed professional for any medical/psychological care or advice. This is NOT a substitute for medical or psychological care. What is written here reflects my own personal experience ONLY.