Always the student and the teacher
I have two statements I very much believe in –
1) When a student is ready, the teacher will come
2) Always the student and the teacher
At this time, many in the spiritual teaching community have taken the title as Master. What is the master? A master always is looking out at followers, rather than being directed to another level with followers. A master, speaking from an educational perspective has raised himself or herself a step above a four-year degree, whether they choose to expand, or find life more comfortable as having learned to reflect is a choice, which is made, with room for growth always before them rather than behind. One who takes the title as master, has chosen to stand motionless and in reflection. They have chosen their summit, rather than climbing further.
Many spiritual masters have been identified through history including Jesus, who did not take the title of master as their own. They were given the title of master by followers, yet did not accept the title of master rather teacher or student. They constantly moved forward largely unaware of the number of followers who would be seen through looking at life as where they had been instead of where they were guided to go. A person, who takes the title of master as his or her own, has chosen a comfort of standing still in reflection.
A true spiritual master does not exist on this Earth, nor could they in the name they have taken. In doing so, they are stating of being in a space of no longer being the student. Teaching what is known to the point of knowledge received, or they choose to teach – rather than learning or choosing to advance. They are content without gaining or offering further knowledge or experience in doing so. In an awakening world, teaching already having been expressed to masses is now new knowledge again. Many taking the title of master have chosen to wait on their summit until point returns where the walk is needed to go further in feeding the experience to followers. In any case, they are being allowed and accepted to choose the walk for others and choosing the level of expansion for reasons of their own.
When you choose to walk forward without allowing your own path to be influenced from looking behind you, remaining the teacher and student does not perceive limits on others. When you do not take the title of master, you are not allowing a perception of control of others. Each is on a personal walk, which cannot be done with a doctrine of control of thought or perception by another. Freedom of the soul is not bound by a master of this world. Who do you choose to be? Master or student/teacher unlimited. You can walk a thousand miles outside of yourself, only to walk back in for the answers. Who is your master or is there a need? Why?