When I was
four years old, I used to line up my dolls, and play school.
I would solemnly instruct them from my books and what I learned at Sunday
School. I was encouraged by my grandparents, who would sit with my dolls,
and listen to my lessons. My grandmother, who practiced many forms of
divination including Bibliomancy1, told me when I was only six years old
that each of us are described in the Book of Proverbs2 in the Bible,
and the verse corresponding to our birth date would be an indication to
our future. For men it is in Chapter 21, for women it is in Chapter 31.
For my birthday, the 26th, the proverb reads She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue. I asked what this meant,
and Grandma said it meant I would be a teacher. I thought this was the
highest calling anyone could answer, and was delighted with the prospect.
As I grew up I learned more about Bibliomancy, as well as many other paths
to divination. While my grandmother started my learning about the Mysteries,
I enthusiastically read and studied many subjects on my own.
These early experiences sent me on a path towards being a professor in
an eastern university 20 years later. But it was not to be. For professors,
although some are great teachers, must also be capable of functioning
within the rigorous limitations of the school bureaucracy. I could not,
for I was fascinated with many subjects far beyond those allowed in schools
at that time. I left teaching behind, I thought, to pursue a career in
business and the arts.
Although I may have thought I left teaching, teaching was not done with
me. I found that in every career, there are always opportunities to instruct
others, and there are many forms of school other than the university structure.
I began with past life regression courses, added dream workshops, moved
on to creating explorations into the Mysteries, such as The Goddess Way
and Wild Women!
From leading my groups I learned a truth about myself. No matter what
my role appeared to be, I was always a student as well. For in every class
I taught, I frequently learned more from my students than they knew. In
their stories, their discoveries, their joy and pain, I learned and explored
new landscapes of human thought and emotion.
As time went by, I found there was a particular kind of study, a format,
if you will, that served best to deepen the knowledge of all involved.
Whether as student or as teacher, I found I learned the most when I was
involved in a continuing series of classes with a group of committed individuals
for a minimum of one year.
In these kind of committed classes we see each other on a regular basis
through the year. We transform and we grow as individuals and as a group.
The power of gathering together in a regular manner to pursue a course
of study and personal growth, creates a synergistic energy that lifted
us all higher than we had expected to go.
Miracles have occurred in every year long program I know- great miracles,
small miracles, incredible, healing miracles. In my first program I attended,
I met my soul mate, whom I am still with 22 years later and we are still
just as much in love. I have seen people create new lives, like Susan,
who thought she wanted a career as a dancer, but found she was still trying
to please her mother, and that what she really wanted to do was be a carpenter.
In another group, a severely abused woman, Caron, discovered the strength
to leave the abusive situation she was in and create a new life as the
director of a shelter for abused women and children. In my most recent
group, one man has reclaimed the business that was stolen from him by
unscrupulous buyers and has begun to turn the business around, saving
the jobs of his loyal employees. Another woman is using the power of the
group to help her succeed in kicking a drug habit that kept her enchained
for the last 17 years. These are just a few of the miracles I have witnessed
and participated in over the last 25 years.
In my current group, I find that I am moving to a place new to me, where
my relationship with the Neters, with Spirit, has become a melding, where
my access to Spirit has become unlimited. I can find no separation, and
in that union, I find great joy. Realizing that I am part of all that
is, at a cellular level, far beyond just intellectual knowledge, has created
in me an understanding of life and existence that surpasses anything I
have ever expected to learn by myself. As I delve deeper and deeper in
the Mysteries, I find I know more and understand less. And this is good.
The transformative outcomes of these groups could not be plotted or planned,
by teacher or student. You cannot anticipate the many healings, the new
relationships or the magic that occurs naturally from this form of studyand
I have come to expect miracles to occur nearly every day.
Why have I told you all this?
Because I want to make a recommendation to anyone who would deepen their
soul connections. Find a teacher and join a group of like-minded individuals,
who meet on a regular basis and make a one year commitment to that group
and the subject matter. Whether it is Alchemical Healing, Egyptian Mysteries,
or some other subject entirely, the practice of regularly coming together
in a process dedicated to personal growth and knowledge will transform
your life. You cannot control or predict the results of this transformation,
you can only experience it.
Come and join together in a glorious exploration of the universe. As each
of us raises our personal vibration, we raise the vibration of the planet,
creating a new existence not only for ourselves, but for our world. Maybe
we can even create peace on Earth.
To learn more about our year long program, click on Mystery
School. Learn more about Gloria Taylor Brown.