The Vision behind the Temple of Starlight

Years ago I was trained in a spiritual organization by a teacher that was loved intensely by the students. I found that a privilege, and I learned very much. Then the time came to continue my journey. With all the spiritual fruits I had harvested, I raised the Temple of Starlight as an independent training institute. It is PARTLY based on the teachings of my previous school, but also on my work as coach and therapist in the past.

Because of this background I implemented some fundamental changes, which are often misunderstood by the community. I want to explain my vision in a series of short articles. The first important difference in vision is:

 

SPIRITUAL WORK IS NOT A RACE.

There is no winner holding the cup and being applauded. There is no end goal, only personal improvement. That means that the route through the temple is not a race for the top, it is not a competition. The initiation degrees are no diplomas but a recognition of a specific INNER STATE of development, that can be achieved by every individual by inner WORK.

A spiritual trainer helps you to find that inner state of grace, by offering feedback and exercises you need to get to the next level, and helps you preventing losing time by making you aware where you walk astray.

When you start, you begin at that point in your live where you are NOW. Spiritual training aims to improve the quality of that NOW by transpersonal methods, that have been passed on since ancient Egypt, and were always adapted to the Spirit of the Time when the ages passed by.

That means that a teacher cannot be a guru. A healthy institute is built around the needs of students. That is why I don’t call myself a teacher, but a trainer. This also implies that there is practical work involved. Practical work that needs to be done by the trainee and that needs to be overseen by those who reached the inner states of richness you want to achieve. The more you put into it, the more you will benefit and harvest the fruits.

 

WORSHIPPING OTHERS OR BLAMING OTHERS ARE LOSER SCRIPTS!!!

Spiritual training is about YOU, how you improve your life with the help of ancient methods. It is about how you use the experiences life offers you to grow. Worshipping others, or blaming others are parts of the same coin; they are loser scripts!!! The Mysteries are about training yourself to a state of inner richness, that enables you to meet your own needs and even surpass them and help others to achieve the same.

By worshipping or blaming others you give away your power, in the hope someone else rescues you; you get stuck in the victim role. The Mysteries are about KNOW YOURSELF. Spiritual work is most of all WORK.

 

THE MILK OF THE GODDESS

In our modern days we can buy everything instant and ready. Seekers for spiritual enlightenment start their journey and expect to get Milk from Goddess with a consumerism attitude. They look for teachers or products who personify Her warm embrace, in the hope that it brings that spiritual state of inner richness, completeness and safety. They will end up disappointed and bitter. Why? I will reveal Her biggest secret; the Goddess does not spoon-feed, she helps you to raise your inner child to provide for yourself.

 

MY QUESTIONS TO YOU

What are your expectations from the spiritual path? What do you want to achieve for yourself and why do you think spiritual development is the answer to that question? I love to hear from you.

In LVX
Ina

 

THE TABOO ON PRACTICAL MAGIC

In esoteric circles there exist strong cultural blockages … that make spiritual people powerless. To what extend are these ideas helpful? Or are they blocking us?  A common idea that I hear very often in spiritual circles is;

You are not allowed to use spiritual energy for yourself or to achieve mundane goals. Spiritual forces are meant to be used pure and unselfishly for the wellbeing of others. Otherwise you abuse your forces and go downhill into black magic …

Is this true?

Why would spiritual forces not become  instrumental for yourself and mundane goals? In my opinion we go downhill because of a lack of spiritual awareness involved in the decisions that we make.. Involving our soul and our ethical awareness we contribute to a better World. It would lead to a materialization of spiritual energy in the form of sustainable products that help people, animals and the planet.

We have not fallen from heaven to make up for a karmic punishment. We have all arrived with a cosmic contract in our back pocket to make the world into a better place. In order to accomplish this, the Universe needs strong people!!!

Un-fold your Self

The first task the Universe gives you is to use the challenges in your life to become strong. Embedded in every life experience there is an enormous potential to grow.

All of us, without exceptions, get harsh lessons of the universe at the moment an expansion of consciousness is required, by which we can contribute to a better world.

Using spiritual energy for yourself means that you are going to tap into that growth potential, to develop yourself in order to fulfil your cosmic contract for the good of all.

Spirituality and work

In a former article I gave you a meditation to make you conscious of the spiritual energy that penetrates everything that exists. Everything is drenched with consciousness. This is also true for every product you buy and everything you make yourself. When you devote yourself with heart and soul to fulfilling your life’s mission, then your work will automatically be an expression of this and your work and products will be carriers of this energy in the world.

 

 

In LVX
Ina Custers van Bergen