Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Way of the Meister (Revised)

The German expression Meister means master, just like of a master of a craft. In the medieval times when the European cities became viable economic centers in coexistence with the feudal system. Meister was a title that you received in the cities after a prolonged apprenticeship in a craft under the guidance of an expert. I view myself as a spiritual Meister. I received my training from no particular authority. It is the Way - the Tao - that lifts you to this status. All that is required is an openness to learn, the willingness to drop your personal agenda along the Way and an awareness of a Force that is always near you, welcoming you with open arms and guiding you.

My spiritual journey started in earnest about seven years ago, and I shared most of my initial impressions and conjectures in "The Magnificent Experiment - The Magic of Connecting with Your Tao". I still stand by pretty much everything I concluded then, though today I would call this level of magic and connectivity that I experienced at the onset as somewhat of a spiritual honeymoon. Just like a successful marriage, the honeymoon gives you a glimpse of what you can and should have, but afterwards you have to work a little - sometimes unfortunately quite hard - to keep it this way. I paid my dues in the ensuing years and would be so bold today to call myself Meister. I am just like many other New Agers who work diligently and happily in the background, leaving some form of spiritual imprint on their environment, often without being publicly recognized for it. 

I can't tell you what exactly it entails to be a spiritual Meister. So once you are on a spiritual path just keep going. If you feel frustrated by all the distractions and set-backs that you are experiencing, especially then keep on going. And if you are flying high along the Way, well, then just enjoy! Either way, once you have found your divine calling, you have every reason to cheer. Just like a Meister, hard work will likely await you, but so will respect and ample rewards.  Some days are better than others in terms of connectedness, joy and creativity, but all along you are a Meister and are rewarded as such by the Source. A spiritual Meister has dropped all expectations and has no agenda whatsoever except for the mission of facing the life to the best of her ability here and now. Be happy and enjoy every step of the Way - along the Tao magic happens!

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