No Prerequisites Needed

This summer I started drafting a chronological account of my spiritual journey.   Being a lifetime seeker, I wanted to see any common threads connecting the different paths that have been pursued.

Just last week, I decided to edit my story again with the intention of adding it to this blog as a separate Page tab.  I had reviewed it numerous times but this time I finally see the result of my reflections.

My journey started with my first spiritual experience around 10 years old which was significant enough to ignite the longing to pursue several teachers, books, religions, and methods to find the Truth.

What has just occurred to me is that the first spiritual experience that I keep using as a guidepost was obtained without the use of teachers, meditation, classes, reading more books, or higher knowledge.  It just happened…before I knew of any outside concepts or ideas…it came from within without any interference.

I have intellectually understood all this and spouted the language of the looking within concepts over the years but always felt there was something else I needed to get.

How is it that “I” have known this for so many years and just now may be “getting it”?  My first glimpse was from direct experience…..which is available at any age and requires no prerequisites.

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Filed under Absolute, Nonduality, Seeker, Truth

3 responses to “No Prerequisites Needed

  1. Nicki

    Re: No prerequisites Needed…..you say it just happened….. What came to my mind is something John Lennon authored, I.e. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” It just happens!

  2. caimbeul

    Absolutely my experience also. I occasionally catch flack particularly from my Buddhist and Sufi associates for not having a sanctioned ‘Teacher or guru’ but what could be more sanctioned than our inner knowing.

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