© 2016 – Reprinted with permission from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore newsletter April 2016
by Mario C. Veo
In my many years as a counselor, I have been intrigued by how people are so easily led astray by how others see them… and through all this, fail to recognize all their wonderful gifts and abilities.
Think about it for a moment: “Do YOU really know yourself…?”
No, I’m not talking about your level of education, not even your job, money, age, health, disease, or relationship status… no, not even your Astrological Sign. If you take all this away, what is left…? WHO are you…?!
Most people will struggle to find a proper answer (and for all you New Agers, please do not respond with that trite comment, “I am a Soul having a Human Experience“. Until you have achieved a proper Soul-Fusion, and are fully enlightened, then – at best – you are a Seeker who is trying to walk the Path of Light… but hey, so are we all…
To get back to the Question – this search to ‘know our Self’ is not posed in vain (no, I’m not that much of a tease, ‘though I may from time to time)… This is a very, very(are you paying attention?) very important Question… for within you is your True Essence, the Power you have fought so hard to achieve over the many Incarnations(and if you are one of the shy violets who isn’t comfortable with ‘power’, it’s just Light… pure, radiant, joyful, glowing Light, through which so, so much can be revealed and achieved).
So, if it is so simple, (hey, just go within and check out the bright lights…), then why aren’t we all ‘Enlightened’?! (and just an FYI – if someone tells you that they are enlightened, there is a sure-fire test: just ask them to walk on water… after all, it’s been done before, so we know it’s practical proof!)
But I digress – We are not ‘Enlightened’ because we have been caught in that sticky mess which we call Life… not that wonderful, joyous, loving, prosperous, laugh-my-head-off Life… but the other kind. The one where we bitch and complain, gossip and moan about all that is wrong… until, at the very end we are so tired, so depleted of energy that all we can do is imbibe one more drink so we can go to sleep… blotto… no one is home…(not a pretty picture… alas, far too common…).
Mario C. Veo was born in Italy and grew up in Africa, and has been on multiple spiritual pilgrimages to India and other sacred places. From an early age his love for Spirituality and Metaphysics led him to study with great Teachers and Masters from around the world. He is a dedicated Spiritual Practitioner and Counselor, a Healer and Shaman Initiate, a senior T’ai Chi / Chi Gong instructor, a Feng Shui Master… Mario is in private practice in Denver, and teaches and guides Spiritual Seekers on the path of Self-Empowerment and Transformation.
You can reach him at 303.525.7223 /
email PathtoSpirit@gmail.com /
website – www.YourPathtoSpirit.com
Mario is available for personal guidance and consultations on Tuesdays and monthly on the last Sunday at the Shining Lotus™ Bookstore in Denver.