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The (simple) truth

I have been blessed to have been raised in a metaphysical tradition. My immediate family subscribed to what is known as a “new age-ancient wisdom” philosophy. Growing up, I learned many things that were so different from the teachings of my Judeo-Christian friends.

Although I studied this metaphysical tradition thoroughly in classes, workshops and master-level university courses, I wanted more. I wanted to know the mystical side of my Judeo-Christian friends’ tradition, the mystical side of Hinduism, Buddhism, Shamanism and all the main traditions of the world.

I studied all the books my family had, all the books I could find at spiritual bookstores, most of the nonphysical channeled teachings, quantum physics, Eastern traditions, Western traditions — all in order to find what this human life is all about and how it works.

I have taught many classes, given numerous lectures, published books, and written a great number of columns like this one. What I have found is that all these spiritual teachings can be quite confusing to people.

For the past 10 years or so, I have been trying to simplify these ancient-wisdom understandings for myself. The words of the teacher Ramtha seem to sum it all up for me:

“To learn of a truth is one thing; to become it is quite another. But when you least expect it, you will arise to gaze at such a splendor in the sky, and the knowingness of this truth, through the peace of being, will become a reality … one fine morn. Then all of the words, the confusion, the anger, the rejection of self, the complexities of understanding God, the searching, the books and the teachers will have ended, in quiet, through a profound realization that has no words.”

What I can offer is one piece of advice and one simple truth: Your life will be guided by one of two things, either your spiritual magnificence or your unhealed past.

You can create anything in your life, all you have to do is become (in consciousness) that which you want to create.

Jim Hatton is an author, spiritual teacher and speaker. He makes his home in the Rogue Valley. Contact him at jim@jimhatton.com. Email 600- to 700-word articles on all aspects of inner peace to Sally McKirgan at innerpeaceforyou@outlook.com.