By Catalyst Yogi
“You have tortured me, you have burned me, you have put me on the cross, you have put stakes through me, you have put me through fire, you have insulted me. As humanity, you have done everything. Yet I always come. I am a Teacher. The Teacher never goes away, it only changes body as people change a shirt…The Teacher is always one. One is God, One is the Teacher. People will die, but the Teacher will continue to live until Eternity.”
-Yogi Bhajan (Master's Touch, p. 204)
I read this quote before my teacher training year and I always remember being impacted by the power of these words. It is the timeless Teacher talking about the Teacher through the vehicle known as Yogi Bhajan. It describes the resolve of the subtle Teacher—an unstoppable force that keeps shifting forms throughout all time and space. The Teacher has been guiding humanity to move from the darkness of the ego into the light of the Soul for eternity.
As humans we are all a mixture of shadow and light and the Teacher lives above this duality. The power of the Teacher can show people their greatness as well as their dark areas. In both of these scenarios it is important to not take it personally. A person who puts you on a pedestal sees their own light and is drawn to the light of the Teacher within you. A person who insults and ridicules you is simply seeing their own darkness and projecting it onto you. Both reactions are only projections and cannot harm you.
The Teacher is always present in every interaction you have with others. No real change will happen when you distrust the Teacher within and try forcing an answer from your mind and ego. The ego and mind are filled with agendas and fear. When you try to help someone from this place, you are only projecting your own fears on to that other person which is judgment. Judgment is an energy of separation between you and others. It is the oneness of the Teacher that forklifts the other person up—not the personality of the Teacher but the subtle energy. You can feel the Teacher when it is present. It feels electric; other people seem to disappear and only the Teacher remains.
The next time someone comes to you for guidance, be patient and take a moment before answering to allow the Teacher to move through you. No censoring, no filtering—just speak the energy of Truth. You may be shocked at what comes out of your mouth because it isn't just for that other person—it is for you as well. When one teaches, two learn.
Remember in these dark times that Truth will be the only thing that remains standing. You can take these words to the bank. The Teacher is Truth and can never be destroyed. Whatever life challenges you are experiencing right now, the Teacher is here to guide you and others to Truth. Close your eyes and breathe this in. Make a commitment to cultivate a relationship with your inner Teacher, for you are your first student!
Catalyst Yogi (Haribhajan) helps you to attract healthy, loving relationships and claim your unique, divine gifts through the Shadow Mining online healing programs. These programs are to assist you in your evolution into the new Aquarian Age consciousness. Participants also become a member of a supportive global community called the Catalyst Yogi Synarchy. He also hosts a free monthly online New Moon Meditation for Peace gathering. Check the website for more details. http://catalystyogi.com/