Twelve years I have been doing this work and I still do not know how to explain what is gained by studying at A Place of Light! How does one explain wisdom? This is what one of the students explained happened with her in that she had a lot of knowledge about spiritual matters, but at APOL, it moved to her heart and became wisdom.
It often seems ironic to me that I spent the first 30 plus years of my career teaching within the academic world. As one of my students from 1972 told me recently, "you taught me to think and reason." Yet now, I teach something completely different: to feel and trust.
Both skills are valuable, but in different settings. Neither are very useful when used outside their respective paradigms, although intuitive knowing can direct one's reasoning.
How to explain what has not yet been experienced? How can another grasp that which is unknown? It is like teaching a child to decode the words "babbling brook." If the child has never seen, heard, touched a babbling brook, they are just words, meaningless sounds to be dutifully repeated when encountered while reading.
Perhaps the real question is how to ask someone to trust the process of experiencing, that it will take them places of which they only dreamed...
The words you will find on here are from the six people who take care of A Place of Light, pictured above. We may also feature thoughts from those whom we know and respect.