Most of us fail to see the difference between the two - The Teacher & The Teachings.
I woke up to Jeannette Maw's Blog - Questions about Jerry & LOA and for those of you who didnt already know, Jerry Hicks has moved on from this life to the next.
I am a big fan of Law Of Attraction and the works of Abraham is what speaks to me, like it does to a lot of you. If you read Jeannette's blog, she has received quiet a few questions about why Jerry who was a expert, could not have manifested a different reality for himself ( as far as the illness is concerned).
A few years ago, when I stayed in an ashram in Kerala for my Yoga Teachers certification, my guru said to us, " Don't confuse the teacher with the teachings". She didn't expand of the subject but asked us to contemplate on the statement.
Its a simple statement which most often we forget. And I think this statement is applicable to the questions raised in case of Jerry.
The way I see it, The Teachings are the message, they show us possibilities. The Teacher is the vessel, they deliver the message.
Teachers can be great examples of the teachings and show individuals with lesser practice, how its done but they don't have to be. Sometimes they are not and sometimes they are, to a certain extent.
That is no way a reflection on the message of the Teachings. It only means that our Teachers are like us, a practicing human.
Think about Abraham's message via Jerry and Esther, it always talks about how each of us when connected with the Source, our true self, can achieve / create anything that we can dream of. Never once have I heard them claim that they can do it all.
The ultimate aim of Yoga and Hinduism, is union with Source, for all who are born into this physical world. All the great teachers, started out like an other being but had spiritual realizations at various stages of their lives. Some of them at a very early age and some much later, after a lot of seeking and asking questions.
So are we to hold their actions prior to their spiritual awakening against them? I know I wouldn't.
The passing of Jerry has certainly stirred the pot and initiated a lot of discussion. So how do you choose to see it?
Are you going to take a path of a victim with no control and dis-believe the potential that you have when aligned with the Source?
Or are you going to see these discussions as a way for more expansion and change in yourselves? And seeing Jerry as someone who started as just another human, who had the courage to ask the questions that bought more clarity in our lives?
We should be thankful for the many Teachers that come and go in our lives. They do what they are supposed to do, plant an idea of possibility. The teachings remain with us and its up to us to do our best with it.
I had fun bring my thoughts to you. Thank you for allowing me into your life.