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ask-kalaIn this column ASK KALA, intuitive and ancient wisdom teacher Kala Ambrose, invites you to email your probing metaphysical, spiritual,  esoteric and paranormal questions. Due to the volume of email she receives, she won’t be able to answer back individual e-mails. Instead, she’ll choose interesting questions and answer them here. This question is from David in Osaka, Japan.

David writes – Dear Kala
I have been reading your book “Nine Life Altering Lessons

One thing you write is that it is important to have a teacher on your journey. I agree with you. In fact this is something I have heard many times.

I live in Japan though and have little access to any teacher who I can understand. Except for books, podcasts and the occasional Reiki course with an English-speaking teacher when I travel abroad, I have little communication on this topic.

What would you suggest to someone who cannot find a teacher?

Hi David,

Thanks for writing and for reading my book, 9 Life Altering Lessons, I hope you enjoyed the book. David, you ask a great question.

There is an old Buddhist proverb which says ‘When the student is ready, the teacher will appear’. Frustrating I know to hear, but there is great truth behind this teaching. You may have also heard people say, ‘You only find love, when you are not looking for it‘ and the same wisdom applies here. Many people share their stories of looking for love everywhere, and only when they stopped looking, did love find them.

I have two suggestions for you….

The first is, do not look for a teacher, rather, allow the teacher to find you. To do this, you must relax and remain watchful and open. As you do this, you will find that there are teachers every day in your life, as we are all teachers and we are all students, each person has great wisdom to share. Allow the interactions of your day with each person, to teach you more about yourself as a spiritual and human being. There is great reverence and depth of understanding in allowing each relationship to teach you more about who you are. There is also much to be said about simplicity of action to create honor and inspiration in each moment. If you remember in my book, I talk about how monks are taught to find the joy and reverence in each act, such as sweeping the floor or other simple mundane tasks. While focusing your energy on learning from each and every person you meet and interact with on a daily basis, your mind will open and your consciousness will expand, which allows for the wisdom of the universe to come pouring into you from the great repository.

As you know from reading 9 Lessons, I say in the book, ‘I am not hear to teach you anything, I am only here to help you remember what you already know’. You, on the higher soul level, already know the answers you seek. The teacher is only a guide, to help you reach within and remove the veil which has covered these answers. Believe that the answers you seek are coming to you now and they will appear.

Second, you are a man of action and purpose, both of which I respect and admire. I understand the desire to seek, look and move forward on your path to enlightenment. May I suggest that the Universe, in its Divine Order and Wisdom, has provided you with a rare opportunity that many do not have offered to them in a lifetime. In the ancient wisdom teachings, talk was considered to be very cheap and I think this still rings true today. All that was accomplished by the Initiate students was through action and inner enlightenment. Here, you have been placed in a foreign country, where language has created a barrier for you. May I suggest that this language situation, rather than being a barrier, has offered you the unique opportunity to study and connect energetically without the language to inhibit or slow the process.

How about taking a martial arts class, where you connect with your chi and allow your body, mind and spirit to enter the movement and spirit of the teaching, which transcends beyond words? Perhaps you may find a teacher, who can offer much to you in this time honored tradition, opening you to who you are on a deeper level, regardless of the words spoken.

David, the energy of Japan has called you to be with her at this time. Ask her spirit to guide you and nurture you during your time spent with her. Meditation and connecting with nature can be a very powerful teacher. If you have difficulty meditating in silence, try a guided meditation, which is why I created the meditation trilogy of sacred sites, intended to open the mind, heart and chakra bodies. As well, don’t forget to ask your guides to come to you, in your dreams, your meditation practice and if asked, they can also help to lead you to the teacher you seek.

Much love and enlightenment to you on your journey,

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About the Author

Kala Ambrose is "Your Travel Guide to the Other Side". As an award winning author, national columnist, inspirational speaker, and host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, Kala Ambrose's teachings are described as discerning, empowering and inspiring. Whether she’s speaking with world-renowned experts on the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show, writing about empowering lifestyle choices or teaching to groups around the country, fans around the world tune in daily for her inspirational musings and lively thought-provoking conversations. A highly interactive teacher on a mission to educate, entertain and inspire, Kala teaches and writes about ancient wisdom teachings and how their techniques can be used in modern day living. Her books, The Awakened Aura: Experiencing the Evolution of Your Energy Body and 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled both cover these topics. In addition, Kala shares her love of history, travel and the spirit world in her books Spirits of New Orleans and Ghosthunting North Carolina. Her books are designed to explore the history of cities in an entertaining manner while sharing haunted stories and offering travel tips on how to best see the cities to shop, dine, stay, and visit the haunted sites. Kala writes for the Huffington Post, the Examiner, AOL, Yahoo and Fate Magazine and presents workshops nationally on the Mind/Body/Spirit connection including Auras and Energy Fields, Developing Entrepreneur Intuition, Haunted History, and Wisdom Teachings at the Omega Institute, John Edward Presents Infinite Quest, Edgar Cayce's ARE, the Learning Annex, LilyDale Assembly, Daily Om and her school, the Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences.

3 responses to “Ask Kala – finding a spiritual teacher

  1. Hi Kala,
    I am an x-ray tech at a number one trauma center. I see all kinds of disease and trauma. I have had psychic experiences throughout my life, but only internittently. Recently, however, It appears that I create situations where I have electronic failures when I walk into a room, or use a portable x-ray machine, and have computer glitches. I was in a room with a young boy who had abdomal distention and was in severe pain. I laid my hand on his abdomen feeling the hardness of his torso and with his grandmothers guidance, proceeded to take some pictures. My portable machine shut down. The collimation light stopped working, and errors were happening everytime I tried to take an exposure. This has been happening more and more frequently, and it has become a joke in the department that my aura is off kilter. I can’t explain it, and It is becoming very problematic for me to do my job. I think the supervisor thinks I intentionally break the equiptment on purpose. How do I turn this situation around to make it a positive? This happened a week before when I prayed with a young man who had a heart condition. I had to get antother portable machine because of the same situation. When I returned to the room the new machine worked just fine. Thoughts?

    1. Hi Anne, it sounds like you are empathically tapping into the situation with the patient. As the energy in your auric fields spike while you are tuned in to the situation, it has the side effect of causing disruptions with electronic equipment. When you notice this occurring, step back for a moment and take a couple of deep breaths in and out, and calm your thoughts. Shake your hands back and forth to release the energy that is building up in your aura. When working with the equipment, keep your thoughts calm and focused on operating the equipment. After you have completed the work needed with the equipment, then you can open your energy fields back up to send compassionate, empathic waves of energy towards the patient.

      This may be occurring because you are being drawn at the soul level to learn about energy techniques. I offer information about the aura and how the energy bodies work and how to work with them through my book – The Awakened Aura https://www.exploreyourspirit.com/books/the-awakened-aura/ and through my six week Activate Your Aura course https://www.exploreyourspirit.com/academy/activate-your-aura/ here at my Academy of Mystical Arts & Spiritual Sciences. You may also like to seek out study with an energy healer in your area who can work directly with you. All the best, Kala

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