“It’s important to grasp, early on, that spiritual growth is not necessarily convenient or comfortable. This is not only because you have to discard an awful lot of your beliefs and definitions – things you hold most sacrosanct – but also because you can’t get to the Infinite Self without traveling back through the psychological and metaphysical reality of who you are, and the memories of what you have done in this lifetime.
Looking at yourself can be uncomfortable. It’s difficult to learn to control the ego and discipline the mind without it reacting. However, it’s a vital part of the journey, and you have to raise your energy gradually, over a period of time. I don’t buy the idea that something or someone is going to descend upon you one day and raise you up – a great guru, Jesus, or some angelic being – that they are going to touch you on the forehead, and suddenly you’ll be elevated to a higher plane. I’m sorry if that contradicts your beliefs, but energy seeks its own level. Even though something or someone can inspire or teach you, in the end the only way you will sustain a higher energy is to create it for yourself.”
Stuart Wilde, in “Infinite Self”
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