As a spiritual student, I believe that we sign an invisible oath to be a teacher in some way. As we expand our inner awareness and bear witness to our lives as they blossom, we likely sense the desire to spread the love. When we share our spiritual gifts, they grow. A Course in Miracles says, “To teach is to learn.”
As a teacher of the Course, I can testify to this truth. I have witnessed my spiritual awareness and faith grow immensely from my commitment to being a teacher. Early in my Course studies, I read about how the students show up when the teacher is ready.
This was the case for me. As soon as I made the commitment to share the information I was learning, my students began appearing. They showed up as mentees, family members, and, in my case, audience members, as I began to share the messages through lectures and videos. When you’re on a spiritual path, teaching comes naturally.
You don’t need to figure out who to teach or where to go. Rather, you remain a humble student with the willingness to share the beautiful gifts you’ve been given.
At points in my spiritual journey when I decided to learn more, I was guided to teach more. For instance, before I found Kundalini yoga and meditation, I felt a strong call to heighten my own practice.
Though I’d been a spiritual teacher for seven years, I was seeking a more visceral experience of spirit. I prayed to know more.
Quickly my prayers were answered when I was invited to a private Kundalini class hosted by a dear friend. I didn’t even like yoga, but there was a voice within me saying, Get your ass into that class.
From the moment I met my teacher, Gurmukh, and experienced the technology of Kundalini, I knew I was not only meant to be a dedicated student, but I was meant to be a teacher. With one month of Kundalini classes under my belt, I started saying out loud (to everyone, including my lecture audiences) that I was going to become a Kundalini teacher.
I had no idea where this proclamation was coming from. Spirit was speaking through me, holding me accountable as I stated my commitment to thousands of people in lecture halls and the Twittersphere. I was being called to teach.Then, one afternoon in Kundalini class, I kept hearing my inner voice say, It’s time to teach, it’s time to teach.
Immediately following the class, I thanked the teacher. She looked at me and said, “Gabrielle, I’m familiar with your work. I think you should teach Kundalini.”
I smiled and accepted the Universal memo. Twenty-four hours later, I signed up for 270 hours of Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher training.
Becoming a spiritual teacher isn’t our choice. It’s an unconscious commitment we make with the Universe. It’s not something that we do; it’s something that hap- pens to us. We can all teach in our own unique ways. You don’t need to be a self-help book author and motivational speaker to be a spiritual teacher. You just need to be a spiritual student with a desire to serve.
Yogi Bhajan said, “If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.”
You’ve made it this far and it’s likely you’re hearing your own call to teach. Don’t deny that inner voice. Don’t push it away with limiting beliefs like, I’m not ready for that teacher training, or Who am I to share these tools?
That’s all a bunch of crap. When you make the decision to share your gifts, spirit will give you all that you need to facilitate the process.The world desperately needs more light. When you are called to share the spiritual awareness you now have, don’t hesitate to speak up. Be the lighthouse. In your light, others will become illuminated.
A Course in Miracles teaches us, “A miracle is a service. It is the maximal service you can render to another. It is a way of loving your neighbor as yourself. You recognize your own and your neighbor’s worth simultaneously.”
We need more miracle workers to balance the energy of these times. We need you.
Excerpted with permission from the publisher. To embark on the journey of becoming a Miracle Worker in your own life, pick up a copy of Gabrielle’s new book, Miracles Now, 108 Life-changing Tools for Less Stress, More Flow and Finding your True Purpose.