Perhaps in our current times, the right question is not so much ‘How can I find a spiritual teacher near me?’ but, rather, how can I find someone whose spiritual teachings truly resonate with me? After all, spiritual connection is not location-dependent and thanks to the wonders of modern technology, neither are your spiritual studies. If you’re looking for a spiritual teacher, you couldn’t possibly be living in a better time to connect with a passionate and competent guide who will support you on your journey of spiritual progression.
There are so many awakened souls living on the planet today, from a range of disciplines and backgrounds. Many of them will be willing and able to guide you on your spiritual journey.
How Can I Study with a Spiritual Teacher Online?
Of course, some disciplines will always be conveyed far more effectively when taught face to face, and, over the long term, online meetings should never be seen as a permanent solution to our need for spiritual connection, communion, and fellowship. For example, many people dislike attending Buddhist and other faith meetings online and prefer to meet in person.
There are also those who believe that disciplines such as Reiki, Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and Yogic philosophy should always be taught in person where proper observation of a student’s progress can take place and appropriate guidance and tuition offered accordingly. However, when distance is a factor, and particularly when studying certain remote energy modalities, compromises can sometimes be made.
Essentially, a true spiritual teacher is not operating purely within the rules and laws of the physical universe when sharing their wisdom, skills, and modalities. For example, energy-clearing, certain shamanic practices, and remote healing are not at all location-dependent. Likewise, certain psychic development and mediumship techniques can easily be taught remotely. Considering that when we are using these faculties and helping others to develop them it’s usually only the energy that we’re observing, as intuitives, we are often aware of the needs of a student before he or she even enters the room.
However, for a student, it can be reassuring to meet a teacher in person and to feel the physical presence of the human being who is assisting them. It can also feel less isolating to meet and connect in person with new friends in a spiritual group, class, or collective.
So, How Can I Find a Spiritual Teacher Near Me?
If you’re looking for a spiritual teacher in your area, try researching local spiritual groups as a starting point. For example, you might research local Buddhist centres, yoga classes, or spiritualist churches. These groups can give you a safe introduction to a new spiritual philosophy or practice and they could each have more focused and individualised spiritual development classes connected to them. You can explore these classes or circles once you become more comfortable with the practice, the organisation, and the people associated with it.
You might also look out for the local meetings of specific spiritual organisations that run groups. For example, The Summit Lighthouse/Sanat Kumara, The Theosophical Society, Brahma Kumaris, the Spiritualist National Union International, or the Soka Gakkai International, to name just a few.
These are ideal if you’d like to work on your spiritual development as part of a group or within an established spiritual system. You may find that they each offer a range of group activities, classes, and meetings around the world.
You could also look into courses on the various energy healing modalities that increase emotional and spiritual growth. For example, those that are known to assist in developing intuition, personal awareness, and a range of spiritual faculties. Theta healing, Pranic Healing, Spiritual Response Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, and Cosmoenergetics would all be examples of such modalities. There are also numerous meditation and mindfulness groups in every town and city in the world.
Can My Spiritual Studies Be Taught One-to-One?
If you’d like to only receive individual tuition, you might choose to work with a shaman or an individual psychic development teacher. These, too, are numerous and can be found by searching online. Unlike doctors, dentists, and members of the legal profession, however, the qualifications of a spiritual teacher can be varied and of varying agreeability with your current needs. So, experiment with a few and ask questions about their background, experience, and even their qualifications.
That said, being qualified does not necessarily indicate an ability to guide others along their spiritual path with integrity, compassion, insight, and personal mastery. As many of us know, most spiritual teachers and guides have been preparing for many lifetimes and have inherited or spent a lifetime developing their gifts in invisible schools with unseen teachers. However, a certain amount of investment in tuition and humble study can indicate a deeper commitment and passion, explored over several years, decades, or even a lifetime.
Use your eyes, ears, but mostly your inner discernment, to get a firm grasp on the spiritual background, lineage, motivation, experience, and track record of any potential teachers. Look out for evidence of previous successes such as testimonials or Youtube videos. If you feel that your teacher is safe and trustworthy, try them out. Nothing has to be permanent! Most important of all, trust your intuition. If something doesn’t feel right energetically, walk away and keep looking.
Unless you live in a cave, you will find a spiritual teacher. And even if you do live in a cave, when you’re truly ready, the right teacher will always somehow find you. In my own experience, the best and most reliable teachers will come to you during meditation. You won’t find them on the other end of a phone or an internet search! They exist in worlds far beyond this one and they are always just a thought away.
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