In a word - empowerment.
I tend to be a more private person and connect with people one-on-one and face-to-face in a way that feels most authentic to me. I am what my dad always called a “deep thinker” and I don’t react to situations right away - I take my time and evaluate all of the perspectives I can muster and then I respond. Also, I tend to bare my soul in person… yet our world is moving more and more into the digital realm by design and necessity, and I felt deeply called to meditate on this for a few days to get clear and then stand up, take action and speak on a pressing topic that is near and dear to my heart.
It's one of our primary human drives… to be seen and heard and understood at the deepest level possible to really be accepted. We have to feel like we're seen and heard and understood - social media itself is a testament to this primal desire! And from my personal experience, those people who have really truly been able to see and hear and understand me have been few and far between in my life until I found the Modern Mystery School.
Before I found this school I was already on a path of discovery, of self-discovery. I was on a journey after experiencing a spiritual awakening in 2007. And if you want to learn or read more about that, I've already been sharing about this experience for a while now. Here's an article about this that I wrote in 2017.
When I found the Modern Mystery School, I had been searching for many years. I didn’t necessarily know what I was looking for, but I knew that I had reached some sort of limit on my education - both in the regular school system and the self-learning I had done throughout my life from books - and I just knew there was MORE but I didn’t know where or how to access it. I found the MORE I was looking for with teachings that were about the things that I wanted to learn and explore, because I had already been called from within myself. What I believe is the divine was surfacing from within me, to seek out others who were on the path that I was already on. And more importantly I found teachers that I looked up to and respected 100% and still do!
I felt like I'd won the lottery of the Universe and I still feel like this today! I know I am incredibly blessed and incredibly lucky and incredibly fortunate to have - through my own free-will choices - step-by-step set in motion what I needed in my life in order to get to the next level of my own unique purpose.
Through this journey, I have met people, so many people, either who I've only ever been in one class with them, maybe on the local level or maybe several classes at the international level. Some people in the school I know pretty well and others, I would like to get to know a way better. I look forward to the opportunity in the future to do so. Founder Gudni, Ipsissimus Dave, Ipsissimus Hideto, and all of the women on the Council of 12 serving as the CEOs, International teachers, leaders and amazing role models, in addition to others on the international teaching team and beyond - I consider my lifelong teachers, mentors and role models. These men and women have been instrumental in providing me an education that has given me the structure, the framework, the blueprint to understanding who I am as a human being, the potential of who I can become, and the tools to make that happen.
This is what I craved my entire life - this deeper understanding of myself, others and our world - and how to bring the best out of it. And now that I have it, I cannot imagine what my life would be like without it. These teachings, these healings, these classes have brought such an amazing amount of joy and relief, beauty and friendship, companionship and love, light and joy, all of the good things in life. The priceless things.
I will always be grateful that by choosing class by class, healing by healing, session by session, I have been able to to walk alongside and learn with some of the most incredible people that I've ever met. I've been training with the Modern Mystery School since 2011 and not one single time in any of the many classes or sessions that I have chosen to be a part of have I ever witnessed or experienced anything that was less than 100% above board. And it hurts my heart that these amazing individuals that I admire and credit with helping me to reach so many of my life-long goals are now being senselessly attacked and smeared through a tabloid hit piece. I can’t understand it because I have seen these people in action and what has been written about them is so very far from my own experiences. And even now at the time of writing this a mere 2 weeks from its publication, two of the four people who are directly quoted in the article I refer to have already come out to clarify that their words were twisted by the author of that piece.
What I have witnessed time and again, is being a part of 200 plus people in one room, and finding every single person to be excited to bring their unique piece to the completely outrageous goal that humans can not only get along and “tolerate” each other, but we can create a world where we all thrive in peace and harmony. Our modern society is rampant with apathy, blame, cynicism and pain and there are people that are working very hard to change that, to give hope, to light a path towards something better and greater for humanity. I have always felt this to be my calling. And this is the purpose of the Modern Mystery School - world peace. If you would like to learn more about it you can read our core values and beliefs. I firmly believe this is a place worth investing my time, money and energy in and I have done so freely and with no expectations of anything back except what I have been able to produce through my own efforts using the tools, teachings and healings I have received. I have never regretted my decision to do so.
I encourage you not to take anyone’s word at face value, not even mine. Be your own person!!! Allow yourself to question things. Run your own experiments, but let them be true experiments. Hearsay, accusations, one-sided-stories, drama - all of these are not enough to come to a true conclusion, but unfortunately enough to cause fear, speculation and doubt. But what good can come of those things?
I can only give you my perspective from what I've experienced and it's, it's a beautiful perspective. It's wonderful. Mine is a success story yet not without a lot of hard work and effort on my part. I came to the Modern Mystery School, seeking healing, seeking knowledge, seeking wisdom. I felt like I was at my wit's end. I felt like I was irrevocably broken and yet they didn't put me back together. My teachers never told me exactly what to do or that I had to do anything. They have offered their best perspectives, advice, compassion and wisdom through the lens of empowering me to learn how to make the best choices for myself.
They gave me the knowledge and the tools to do it for myself so I could become empowered. And if I hadn't have done it for myself, if I had someone telling me what to do and how to do it every step of the way, I would not be empowered today. Instead I would be the same, in the same position I was back then.
And I’m SO not perfect. I’m not finished yet and there are many things in my life I’m still working on. But I’m so grateful that I have the tools to continue to work on my life and make progress. I am dedicated to remain brave and vigilant in facing those things within myself and in the world that are difficult to come to terms with, and working to find the highest good path forward.
And so I thank all the leaders of this school for the sacrifices that they've made along the way in order to be able to offer these teachings and tools that have helped me to become the person I am now. Someone who is so much stronger, more loving, more open, more free, and more fulfilled in service to others. Someone who now is able and capable to hold space for others to be seen, heard and understood for who they are and to receive the one-on-one support they deserve to unlock their own unique greatness from within.
In my eyes this is the true legacy of the Modern Mystery School, in a word - empowerment.
I wish you peace, purpose and joy, always in all ways. Love, Beth.
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