Another hard lesson I learned was that, once we begin our work for Spirit, everything is easy for us. Wrong!! So many people seem to think life is going to get so much easier because they align themselves with the spirit world, but life actually gets harder. Why? Because once you begin working with them, their energy – which is so profound – begins to work on a deep subconscious level and brings up all sorts of things to be dealt with: fears, doubts, past-life unused energy, etc.
I honestly thought I was done with my lessons, so to speak, when I began my spiritual path. I had been a Christian for my whole life. I knew the Bible and I had led a Christian life. Unfortunately I had not lived a spiritual life. It is totally different from Christian ideals. One of the lessons I had to learn with Maitreya was not to interfere in anyone else’s life unless it was karmic to do so. How would I know if it was meant to be? I would know because the person would keep coming into my life until the karma was repaid or whatever needed to be done was done.
I learned also not to react to anything on an emotional level. It was hard learning to do that because, as a society, we live on – and in – the emotional body. I learned to speak my truth quietly and clearly without fear, but with love. Most of what I had learned in Christianity I had to change belief in because Maitreya’s teachings spoke to my heart, not to tradition. I had always been frightened to say, “No.” I learned that those in the spiritual world care deeply for us and want to help us despite our not wanting to help ourselves and being in fear 24/7.
The biggest lesson I learned though was that I am not a sinner, that God loves me, and that I am a decent human being. God certainly, as one student told me, does not make junk!