These are all questions that I have been asked
Q: are you a guru or a spiritual teacher?
A: No, I am neither a guru nor a spiritual teacher and I do not seek to be one. I am only, but fully, a being who through love has found inner well-being and happiness. I share my findings, but I do not teach them. We are ourselves, the most qualified teachers to help us. All the answers to our questions are within us. But sometimes, a few words can help us to see more clearly on the inside.
Q: What kind of help do you offer?
A: I offer myself as a support. I help you think differently about some of your dilemmas and sometimes, I send you on unexplored paths. My method is to help you bring awareness and find meaning in the difficulties you are going through so that you can overcome them and find peace. But having said that, my approach often adapts to the needs I perceive.
Q: I Tried so hard to have my awakening and I have not succeeded... Why?
A: Stop trying, and you will get there. The awakening happens when you let go completely of all desires. The hardest desire to let go is the desire to experience the awakening. Have you ever managed to fall asleep by forcing yourself? No, the opposite actually happens, it keeps you awake. But if you let go the desire to sleep, you will find it easily. Spiritual awakening works in the same way.
Q: What is the difference between what you call “a glimpse of consciousness” and the awakening?
A: Both of them are the same experience, the only difference is the ignorance one has. I call a glimpse of consciousness an awakening when we realize while being in the core of the experience that the state we are in is what we were looking for (enlightenment or call it as you want). Now the difference between enlightenment and awakening is little. An abiding awakening is an enlightenment. So basically, an awakening is a temporary state of enlightenment.
Q: is your approach Buddhist?
A: Yes and no, my approach is universal. It is as much Buddhist as Catholic, Muslim, Hindu, or any other. But at the same time, it is not characterized or restricted by any of them. My method is based on the same truth that is hidden behind all religions, but this being the only thing they have in common. My approach is one of freedom and love.
Q: Is it necessary to have a spiritual practice to raise our consciousness?
A: It depends on what you mean by “spiritual practice”. If one speaks of meditation, yoga, prayers, mantras or any other practice of this kind, the answer is no. The only thing you need to raise your consciousness is simply, inner questioning. Most spiritual practice is a guide to this state of awareness. It is by daring to question our actions, thoughts, words, sensations, feelings, emotions and by deepening our understanding of their roots that we elevate our consciousness. It is this inner work that drives the seeker in us. If this inner questioning is included in the spiritual practice of your question, then the answer is yes.