There are a few who bark of the path that must be taken. And if it is truly the only one they are being a beckon of hope and care. However if they are falsely leading all to the same path when they could take another paths more suited or familiar. For we are all our own makeup from birth to environmental shaped and grown from our collective sensory input. While life is I feel about experiencing and forming the growth and change that bring in the next cycle for us and the beings to come. We are the manifest change brought forth by our forebears. Now that is not saying there are no sirens about the many paths. Today we have more means of distraction then ever from the harmonic rhythms of our true place in nature. Many are waking from the numbing effect and seek resolve for what they see. While the path of a Tibetan monk may well be a true enlightening path. So too may be the shaman of the rainforest's through communion and gained knowledge from the earth, animals, plants and mushrooms. But to have the knowledge all paths but our own are wrong? It may be more fair to say our path is wrong for all but us. All paths are but a single thread in the fabric of the all. Our individuality allows such a diversity in view and growth in all realms and directions. If we all took the same path what effect would that have on the growing and learning?
So for one to follow your master, leader, professor, friend or lover is good. But it is following their path not your save by adoption. And for some this may work out fine, and for others not. And if you go into a form of study with differing directions on how to follow the path. This to me is saying that only allow one other will direct yous not two or three? If the study you are undertaking is so conflicting in the teachers how can you know you follow the correct one? Oh unless you already know the answer. It would seem one is good to hear them all and follow your own discernment. You have no will if you give it to you teacher. I guess there are so many wanting to be governed by others but want company to justify their choice to stop choosing. I do think it good to have community and kinship to share in the strength to choose your path with the support of your will. Let them have your back but not your neck, giving you added strength but allowing your own direction. There is a path and hope for for what good is knowledge with out the knowing? Knowledge is gathered while knowing is experienced. There is belief in knowledge and there is truth and manifestation in knowing. I know I am thankful for the many lighten paths from good a gracious beings of help and hope. That are found and joyfully taken by many weary and cheery seekers. Thanks to all the Starry lights who allow that sparkle in the eyes of those in need of hope.
JustDreams of a Talking Stick