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You may have heard of Maitreya, the World Teacher, an ascended master who brings the knowledge and wisdom of Spirit to souls on Earth – those of us ready to receive it. Are you ready? I expect so, or you wouldn’t have started reading this blog! This image is a book of his teachings, available in my shop.

Jesus and Buddha are also ascended masters – there are many. Maitreya specifically chose to speak through Margaret McElroy to share the Wisdom of the Ancient Ones. How cool was that?! I was one of Margaret’s early students seventeen years’ ago in Queensland, Australia, where she lived at the time, and I very quickly went on to teach Maitreya’s work in the UK, once in Slovenia, and in Australia in 2010 when visiting my daughter in Sydney.

I heard Maitreya’s teachings first-hand through Margaret, an Englishwoman like myself, who deep-trance channelled Maitreya. She was an amazing Clairvoyant who sadly passed away far too soon on 13th July 2016, having given her life in service to Spirit, as many of us do now, including Jean Luo and Alan McElroy, who continue Margaret’s work through the Maitreya.co website and in person, travelling the world. Jean is Chinese and she’s translated all of Maitreya’s work into Mandarin, travelling to Beijing a few times to teach.

Jean, Alan and I were Margaret’s students together in the early 2000s, and we all teach and continue to spread the Light. I’m so grateful to Margaret and the hard work she put in for us. I’m blessed with my son, Russell and daughter, Frances Verbeek, who also completed Margaret’s Metaphysics courses as young people, and we’ve been travelling pretty much the same spiritual paths ever since. Nothing is by accident and I know I’m blessed to have them in my life.

I’d been on a life-long search for answers to questions like, “What happens when we die?”, “What’s my purpose?”, “Why are we here?” and “What exactly is God?”. This article is the first of many and I hope it offers you some answers to those questions and any others you may have. More importantly, I plan to share with you tools and techniques to manage your challenges in this incarnation, and to “Master Your Life”, which is the name of my spiritual coaching business here in the UK.

On my first Metaphysics Course with Margaret, I just knew that I had to teach Maitreya’s work in England; so in 2004, I cut my working hours as a Professional Charity Fundraiser down to part-time so I could start my spiritual coaching business, “Master Your Life” – the name was given me by Spirit, who inspire me constantly.

I did Margaret’s Beginners, Advanced and Brotherhood Courses with Alan and Jean, and Russell and Frances did all the courses too. These and other students have gone on to become intuitive astrologers, counsellors, teachers and healers. Whatever our chosen modality, we’re all healers and bringers of Light – Lightworkers, although that word isn’t used in the mainstream!

So: “What is our purpose?”

Have you ever asked that question? You don’t have to hit rock bottom, to have thrown up your arms in despair to have asked it, but no doubt some of you have. I did! So, what is the point of all this struggle, pain and suffering?

The simple answer is: To heal. But also to find peace of mind, to love others as we love ourselves, and to heal others. Learning to love ourselves isn’t as easy as it sounds! But without doing so, we can’t totally help others. It’s a bit “chicken & egg” to start with, and involves quite a lot of personal development work. Jesus spent “40 days in the wilderness” to clear his demons, and he didn’t have running water and a comfy bed to sleep in…..  as they say: “No pain, no gain”!

There are several stages that souls go through on our spiritual awakening; searching for our Truth. I say “our” and not “the” Truth, because each one of us discovers their Truth within. No-one else knows what’s in my heart, as I don’t know what’s in theirs, and it’s never for someone else to tell you whether you are right or wrong in your spiritual growth. We’re all at different stages and we come to our own realisations in our own good time.

Each stage can last from as little as one day to 50+ years depending upon the individual involved. You can stay a whole lifetime at just one stage, eg reading spiritual and self-help books forever without actually starting to practice, and that doesn’t matter. You might not reach enlightenment, but it’s our individual choice as to how far and how fast we want to progress.

Margaret showed us how to channel using her Osho tarot cards. I’d never done it before and nervously practised with another student. And here I am today, quite naturally giving readings for people, chatting with Spirit and my parents, who have passed away. We all have innate skills that can be learnt – I never thought back in 2005 that I could give readings, but I learnt because I wanted to.

When we start becoming aware of the challenges in our lives and what they mean for us, we’ll be taken out of our comfort zone. We will start to make changes to our conditioned belief systems and to our lifestyles. This is all great progress, and a natural progression.

Remember that you do so because you chose to. We choose everything that happens in our lives – good and bad. We choose our reactions to situations, and understanding why these challenges come into our lives helps us to face them. We have free will and this is very important to remember because it means we can make the changes we so desire.

Most fear is based on our conditioning so we may need to let go of some friends, bad habits – anybody or anything that is not working for us anymore. And this can be scary. It’s about facing up to the things that frighten us – our subconscious fears will come to the surface to be overcome.

Most growth in raising our consciousness is about letting go of our fears, bad habits and unwanted relationships. It becomes more challenging as we raise our awareness because our Ego Self is going to be undone as we progress, and it doesn’t want us to!

Raising our awareness is all about letting go of old habits and beliefs that our Ego Self has made us believe for so many years.

Here’s an incentive … when people open up to Spirit and start working with the Energy, the years drop away. People working with the Spirit don’t age as normal because when we work with Spirit, their energy is constantly streaming through our bodies, energising our cells.

As our vibration raises we start to give away what we don’t need. Things only you know aren’t good for you and we make lifestyle changes. Letting go of old habits and changing your conditioning will naturally raise your vibration.

Happy to have your comments and questions below, thank you.