What Does It Mean to be a Spiritual Seeker?
by Lydia Maes
My conscious spiritual journey really began in 1989 when my sister-in-law woke me up spiritually. Ever since then, I have been on a spiritual path as a spiritual seeker and mystic. What does it mean to be a spiritual seeker? To me, it means seeking higher wisdom, the meaning of life, one’s true purpose here on Mother Earth.
I remember, while taking a walk with one of my spiritual mentors, a man stopped in a truck and asked us if we knew where liberty was? I assumed he meant the street and pointed him in the other direction. My mentor laughed when the man drove away and said, “You could have said, ‘I am looking for liberty, too!’”
Everyone is on their own path and all paths lead to the Divine and Enlightenment. After all, even murderers can find their way back to God. After many years of seeking and studying many different alternate medicine modalities, such as reiki, Cam Yuen’s energetic healing techniques, ear acupressure, native American Indian traditions such as sweat lodges and Quodoushka through Twisted Hairs and the Sweet Medicine SunDance path, as well as the Human Awareness Institute (HAI), the ALL Game (Awareness, Light & Love), qigong, feng shui, and others, I finally found my spiritual father and master, Master Sha.
We are all just spiritual beings having a human experience. Everyone is on a spiritual journey, whether they realize it or not.
One of the things I have learned is that we can’t get there (enlightenment) by ourselves. One hand is raised up to someone who is more enlightened than us to help us and the other hand is down to bring someone along with us that we can help.
What I have learned is that everything happens for a reason. While we are making our plans, the Universe is laughing at us. We are not meant to be alone to go meditate in a mountain in order to reach enlightenment. We are here to make others happier and healthier. I always resonate to this poem by Emily Dickinson:
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
Often people reach a point in their lives that they want to know what the greater purpose of their life is. What they are really asking, is what kind of an instrument are they? Are they meant to be a healer? Teacher? Massage therapist? Artist? Doctor or nurse? We are meant to serve right where we are with the gifts and abilities with which we are born. A tree serves right where it is planted. It gives shade and bears fruit and is home to the birds and animals that come rest in its branches. It doesn’t have the option of uprooting itself and going to a third world country to serve. We don’t have to either. We are meant to serve those around us, our family and loved ones, friends, co-workers, and community. Often, the ones we have the most challenges with, are the ones we need to serve the most. What I have learned is that whatever comes to me, is mine to do. I don’t have to go searching for it. It is right in front of me, if I just open my eyes and heart.
We tend to get so caught up in the illusion of the human experience that we forget we are spiritual beings and the purpose of being human is to further our soul journey. The human life is short, our spirits live on and have more than one human experience (reincarnation). Yet, we get so caught up in our jobs, making money, buying a bigger house or bigger car, sports, or vacations that we forget why we are really here. My spiritual father tells us that a life not used to further our soul journey, is a life wasted. It doesn’t matter how much wealth or fame we accumulate. If we do not further our spiritual journey. i.e. become more enlightened and aware, then it has been for naught.
And, we are all here to be unconditional universal servants. To make others healthier and happier is to be kind to one another. Before you speak or take action, ask yourself, “Will this make the other person healthier and/or happier?” If not, don’t do it. You can serve by offering someone a smile, opening a door for them, picking up something they dropped. Offering to listen to them. There are so many ways to serve besides becoming a well-know spiritual speaker or healer. An ordinary life lived with purpose and service, is a life well worth living, also.
Master Sha teaches that we were in the mind-over-matter era and have since moved into the soul-over-matter era in August, 2008. That is why you see the word soul showing up everywhere! In the names of businesses like salons and spiritual stores, even in the names of cars like the KIA Soul. “Soul is the boss” and “Heal the soul first, then the mind and body will follow” are some of Master Sha’s one-sentence secrets. What is soul? Soul is spirit or message. Some would refer to it as “higher self.” Soul is the record keeper of all our lifetimes. It is the part of us that loves us unconditionally and guides us forward on our path. When our hearts, minds, and soul are in alignment, everything flows easily and effortlessly. When it doesn’t, our soul is not in agreement with our mind and heart. Everyone and everything has a soul, Master Sha teaches. For more of Master Sha’s teachings, visit his website at www.drsha.com.
I have been on a spiritual path since 1989 and was on a healing journey for several years for my chronic back pain and sciatic nerve pain. I tried various alternative healing modalities with temporary or minor relief. When I received a Divine Soul Healing Blessing six years ago, I had immediate relief and I began to feel better. I literally skipped back to my seat. My back pain almost disappeared and I was inspired to become a Divine Healing Hands Soul Healer in order to help others. I received Divine Healing Hands five years ago and have been empowered to help myself, my children, mother, husband, and many others. I have seen incredible changes in my physical health and in my relationships. I no longer suffer with back pain.
“If you want to know if a pear is sweet, taste it,” is what Doctor and Master Zhi Gang Sha says. If you want to know if Divine Healing Hands work, try them! Please do not hesitate to contact me for additional information or to receive a complimentary Divine Healing Hands Blessing. I would be honoured to serve you.
Lydia Maes lives in Saskatoon. To contact her, phone 306-380-3377, email: LMaes84785@aol.com. Also, see the display ad on page 6 of the 22.1 May/June issue of the WHOLifE Journal for upcoming events with Lydia Maes and Master Brenda Gartner.