“If a teacher is indeed wise, he/she does not bid you enter the house of his/her wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.” Khalil Gibran
Last week I attended and presented at the 3PGC conference in Los Angeles. It was a beautiful conference filled with love, friendship and wisdom in many guises from souls from all over the globe. We shared stories, laughed, cried and established friendships new and old as we crossed the threshold into the essence of our true nature, together as one.
In all religions and spiritual paths crossing a threshold is a sacred opportunity to become enlightened. A threshold is a doorway between worlds, a mystical border between the divine and the ordinary. For me, that was my experience of the 3PGC conference, I crossed yet another threshold in my understanding of life as I talked with and listened to speakers and attendees alike.
One of the joys of life is noticing we have all been on a path of understanding ourselves and others since the moment we were born. And that we have already crossed many thresholds. It appears to me that we have to cross these thresholds and travel many roads in our path to knowing and understanding ourselves more fully as we seek enlightenment.
It is indeed our human adventure!
My adventure began many, many years ago when I recognized that I thought a lot. I was gifted with the insight that I was the thinker and that is where my journey of trying to fix myself began. I spent a small fortune on self-help books and personal development programmes trying to find the cure to thinking. In fact, one of the books I bought was called “Women Who Think Too Much” and for most of my children’s early years they understood if they ever lost me in a bookstore they knew exactly where they could find me. Just imagine this comment coming out of a 2, 4 and 6 year old’s mouth, ” Mum is in the self help section”, kind of embarrassing really. Perhaps they thought their mum was broken and needed fixed, they still kid me about it to this day!
I continued my search for a peaceful mind and tried manipulating my thoughts as a qualified NLP trainer. NLP works don’t let anyone tell you otherwise but the downside is it can be quite exhausting always having to do something to quieten your mind. I seemed to be in a constant battle with my thoughts, always looking outside of myself for the answers.
But when I came across the principles I realized that we are in fact blessed to have the gift of thought to explore our human nature and we are frequently humbled to recognize that when it is in our thinking, it is in our feeling. Our every experience is guided by the power of thought and that in itself is nothing to be afraid or frightened of. As you can imagine what an amazing thing to realize that my thoughts were normal and they would pass naturally by themselves without me having to manipulate, distort or change them. I immediately went from searching to knowing – Understanding that our innate wisdom is always there, we don’t have to wait for it to reveal itself.We just have to open ourselves to the fact it is waiting for us to open to it to guide us to our true nature, the essence of who we are.
I had crossed a spiritual threshold.
As human beings our lives are a constant series of questions, which help us evolve, live and grow. Our questioning changes with age and with experience.
As a child we want to know why we can’t do things, our focus is on ourselves and as adolescents our questions change to include others around us.
When we become adults our questions can become quite serious as we try to understand what kind of life we want to create and where we want to live and what we want to become. Sometimes our questions are actually complaints thinly disguised as questions. When we have crossed over a spiritual threshold our questions change even further. We begin to ask spiritual or sacred questions such as “What is my purpose in life?”
It takes courage to ask ourselves these deeper questions and it is a joy to begin to understand where the answers lie.
I followed a feeling to attend the 3PGC gathering in LA and loved this conference for many reasons. I know that my soul shifted and I stepped over many thresholds:
- I stepped over the threshold of my fear to come into a beautiful space of vision.
- I stepped over the threshold of resistance to a space of love and trust.
- I stepped over the threshold of my confusion to a space of honesty and truth.
- I stepped over the threshold of my feelings of inadequacy to a place of wholeness.
Stepping over thresholds helps lead us closer to our spiritual nature and it’s the most wonderful thing about our humanness. It is our guiding light, our essence and is so ordinarily wonderful that we forget about how magical it can be to rest in our true essence. How amazing is that?
The conference finished with a beautiful speech from Elsie Spittle guiding us to look after and be in service to ourselves. We were then lucky to be able to watch the first screening of a previously unseen video of Syd Banks yet again talking about the simplicity of understanding and sharing the Principles.
I would like to thank the 3PGC for a wonderful conference and I look forward to attending many more.
Until we speak again.
Take care, be naughty and let life live through you.
All my love
See you soon