MA: One thing about teaching, and for that matter poetry and writing, is that in my experience there are two very different processes. There is writing and teaching that comes from the intellect, from knowledge we have studied and understood with the mind and therefore can share with others. And there is knowledge that comes from the universal source. Each of these types of knowledge and teaching have there place but they are very different.
Knowledge from the intellect is learned and kept in the memory banks of the mind. Where knowledge from the Universal Source, the Beloved, the Akashic record, however you frame it, this knowledge exists outside of the individual mind and is accessed, not learned.
My experience of the Baba flow and all of the spiritual guidance and knowledge that come from that source is not knowledge I have learned or store in my memory. It is in being, in Baba, in the Universal Source and by becomes available by grace. It helps if your mind has some kind of reference point for the knowledge, so in that sense learned information is important so that there are language and concepts already in existence to allow the source knowledge to be expressed clearly. Otherwise, without known concepts or language, it can get muddled by the mind.
But grace is a powerful force, and through the flow of grace and the whim of the Divine, so much come to us, words, knowledge, vibrations, art, music, poetry. This type of material, flowing out of Divine grace and wisdom is a blessing to the world, whomever it flows through.
I do not consider myself the teacher, I have some knowledge, that I have learned in my studies and has been taught to me by my inner Guru. But the true spiritual knowledge comes from the one Self, the Guru of all beings, the divine Beloved and not from any human intellect. That one is the source of all wisdom and truth. That one is the only true teacher. All we can do as human beings is surrender to that One and allow that grace to flow through us. This is the true source of real spiritual teachings. This One is the Beloved of all beings.
So there are times I teach in classes, on subjects I am knowledgeable about, and it is from information held in the mind. I enjoy teachings like this and I think this type of teaching has its value. But it is qualitatively different from the other knowledge that comes from the well of being of the Beloved, not from the mind. That is where real knowledge abides, as well as the great inspirations of music and art and poetry.