Today is a special day for me. It is Independence Day. This is a day in which people in the U.S.A. celebrate freedom. For me it is a day that is most special because not only does it mean freedom for the Country. For me it symbolizes moksha or liberation from the material of this world, being free enough to be in this world and not of it, being able to live life to the fullest, not being attached to what happens as you do. The reason why I choose this day, Independence Day to reflect on this, is because it is the birthday of the most free man I have ever met, my teacher, Mr. Ambrister.
Mr. Ambrister passed about 9 years ago. The man taught me so much about the spiritual path and the path of life, that it is unbelievable. He not only taught me how to go within, but he also taught me how to see life as a wonderful adventure and game, and live accordingly. He taught me that God is within, and that I can close my eyes and clear my mind and connect at any time. This connecting with the Universe can literally give you any information you want to know about anything, if you are willing to practice clearing your mind using the techniques given. I could go on and on, but the bottom line is this. My teacher Mr. Ambrister was a teacher after whom you need no other. He taught how to go within and contact God and your higher self. The rest you learn from God and your higher self as you practice.
Taking all of this into consideration I have to ask myself, am I living up to what I have been given? Am I using all he has given me or am I sometimes allowing myself to be overwhelmed by situations that can be easily conquered if I use the wonderful techniques given to me years ago? The truth is sometimes I have lived as taught and had astonishingly, miraculous results. Sometimes I have not. Sometimes I have made the mistake of letting my fears get the best of me. For those times, I am ashamed. As I reflect today, I decide to move forward putting it all on the line, much more often, taking whatever chances I must, armed with my meditation practice and the sound and light of God, the way my teacher taught me. I move forward more committed than ever, in honor of my teacher, Mr. Thomas Ambrister.