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...
I have been reading entries from a group of people who all feel they "highly sensitive," and, indeed, they are. They are beset with feeling sad, physical pain and a host of other discomforts all of which, in my opinion, come from being very intuitive with no control
I am frustrated to say the least. They seek DSM descriptions, the correct medication, the right diet and other physical/academic world solutions. However intuition does not function in the physical/academic paradigm. It is another paradigm altogether and must be addressed within the laws and wisdom of that world.
Spiritual issues require spiritual solutions. For the past twelve years, we at A Place of Light have been working with these solutions with great success. One only needs to listen to the testimonies to know this!
What is truly consistent is that once these spiritual tools are in place and being used, then the changes in the physical begin to happen. People easily change their diet. They can work in places like a beauty salon or customer service without succumbing to the energy of those whom they serve. Life is no longer filled with anxiety.
I only wish I knew the words to explain this to the many hurting people who make the entries in this group.
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.