by Bob Romero —
Bob Romero has been a diligent student of esoteric spiritual subjects and metaphysics for many years, with a life-long quest for answers. He has submitted new and original articles that focus on life lessons and experiences he wishes to share with our readers and the world.
“Experience is the Best Teacher” is a slogan used by the SAS Institute for their training courses in learning the SAS programing language. They claim that by writing programs to extract the data, analyze the data, and then write reports for real life situations, a student will learn far more than just learning the syntax of the SAS programming language at a training course. (SAS used to stand for Statistical Analysis System, but the company just uses the term SAS, and no longer treats the name as an acronym.) By using my imagination, I was able to write SAS programs to solve complex business problems during my career. I learned a lot more by doing that after I had read the manuals on using the programming language. When I got my first job, I went to visit my Math and Physics professor who was a mentor to me. He told me that what I learned in college was just background information, and now I would really start to learn. There’s an old saying “you learn more from your mistakes” which means that even though you failed, your effort taught you a lot so that you would not fail at that attempt again.
This is true with Metaphysics. While Albert Einstein was a great physicist, he also knew a lot about metaphysics. There are several of his quotes that I really like:
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
You can study Theosophy and read about synchronicities, but until you actually experience a metaphysical manifestation, you really don’t know how it feels and be able to learn from it. So, to advance on the spiritual path, you need to experiment, and do the practices that you have been taught. Meditation is one such practice. It’s a different experience for everyone. And, as you gain experience meditating, more possibilities will become available to you. But you have to invest the time and the effort.
In a previous article, I wrote about donating good nutritional food to the food banks. It was through my experience of eating good nutritional food that I learned how important it was in making me feel better. Most people think that just by donating food to the food bank, that they’re helping the poor because it says so in the bible. But during the time of Jesus, He didn’t have to worry about processed food when feeding the people. So, it’s not just about feeding the poor, it’s about feeding them good nutritional food.
So, I think that it’s by using your spiritual knowledge along with your imagination and effort, this combination will lead you to wisdom and limitless manifestations on your spiritual path.