During my awakening, a Tibetan man told me to learn how to drink the milk only from a mixture of milk and water, like a swan. He was referring to discernment of the purest truth. Then this old photo of me back stage in a performance of Swan Lake with Alabama Ballet popped on my computer.
And then I was led to a spiritual teacher with a title meaning "premier swan". It's one of the plot twists in my book.
The most interesting aspect of my journey chronicled in my book Stillness and Wilderness, is that I was not looking for a spiritual teacher or a spiritual path. Well, at least my mind wasn't, but my soul must have wanted both. I was just trying to understand what was happening for me. I was being given spiritually transformative experiences after a series of traumatic events, but I thought I was going crazy until I was led to extremely wise, grounded, spiritual individuals. As a rigid scientist, I knew how to search for answers. I was stunned by the truths to which I was led, which were in stark contrast to my upbringing and environment.
As a spiritual emergence coach, it is my honor to support others to either find their spiritual path, go more deeply into their spiritual practices, or support them to make sense of the meaning of their experiences.
With so much information streaming at us all day from various directions, how do you discern what is truth?