>> I am curious if I can use magic to attract such a master or spiritually advanced teachers into my life. I am aware that if I am not ready, such an experience will not manifest, but I am curious about using manifestation techniques in IIH to attract spiritually advanced souls to me on the physical plane. <<
The saying, "when the student's ready, the teacher will appear" is bandied about quite a bit, but what does that really mean? I think the prime question here is what defines "ready"?
"Ready" does not mean just that you desire a teacher. That is not readiness, that is only desire. True readiness is when a student realizes that EVERY thing is their teacher and when the student is prepared to *learn* from EVERY thing. If the student has realized that initiation is not a matter of finding *a* teacher, but rather a matter of cultivating the ability to *learn from EVERY thing*, that is when they are "ready".
The "ready" student doesn't wait around for *a* teacher before beginning their work of initiation. The "ready" student doesn't stop their work when it gets frustrating just because they don't have *a* teacher. The "ready" student is already well along their path and has a rock-solid commitment to continue whether or not they ever find *a* teacher.
If finding *a* teacher is a requirement for the student to continue with their work of initiation, then they are not "ready".
A "true" teacher will recognize a student's readiness immediately. A "true" teacher will never make the student dependent upon them, not even for encouragement when the student gets frustrated because the "ready" student must already be a master of their own impatience and of their own commitment level.
That said, if you feel that you are "ready" then I suggest that you pray to Divine Providence, asking that you meet a "true" teacher. Open yourself to the possibility of this meeting and then *patiently* await it.
But most of all, cultivate your ability to *learn* from EVERY thing. "Teachers" are a dime a dozen -- it's "ready" students who possess the ability to *learn* that are the rarity.
My best to you,
:) Rawn Clark
02 Dec 2003