Trust Your Own Wisdom
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
Thursday, November 15th through Sunday, November 18th, 2018
It’s been a fascinating journey to watch the evolution of the world’s understanding of the Three Principles that Sydney Banks uncovered in 1973. Syd never varied from the Truth of his discovery. He kept his talks and his explanation of the Principles simple and pure. The result was profound and transformative for thousands of people around the globe.
Before his passing in 2009, Syd had this to say in his last public talk:
“I’ve looked around and I can see how easy the Principles can get lost. It’s a crime that such a beautiful thing can get lost. This is why Chip and Elsie and I decided to get this School going; so we can have good teachers.” The Ultimate Answer DVD.
As Syd observed, it is perfectly natural that, as the Principles move throughout the world and are shared by a wide variety of people, they will be shared from a range of levels of understanding. There are many fine practitioners having a profound impact on those they serve. It is also true that at times, it is all too easy to lose sight of the simplicity, complicate or over-intellectualize the message and in doing so, even talk in ways that directly counter some of the most fundamental tenets of Syd’s teachings. Of course, as Syd also observed, this is done in total innocence.
Nonetheless, it has become increasingly important for all of us, whether beginning or continuing our exploration of the Principles, to trust our own wisdom. When people say they’re confused by some of this misunderstanding, that it doesn’t feel right, that is their wisdom guiding them.
“I don’t care who you are, what you are, where you’ve been, what you’ll ever do. I’m not talking to you; I’m talking to that wisdom inside you. That’s why sometimes it’s called mysticism; because you can’t understand it. Once you have a realization, the understanding will come. And it will always come via a nice feeling.” The Ultimate Answer DVD.
As this understanding continues to move out into the world, it becomes even more important to continue to read/view Syd’s teachings. They are a precious gift to be cherished, opening our souls to the wisdom that resides within each and every one of us. This body of work offers the world a source of understanding that will relieve human suffering on a scale never before seen.
Each session continues to evolve, with deeper wisdom emerging from the participants, leading to powerful insights in the moment. We stand in awe and honor of the spiritual wisdom that is being manifested.
Elsie Spittle and Chip Chipman