Who is a Teacher of The Way Back?
We hope that as you start to explore having God in your life and the teachings of The Way Back, that you share your experiences and inspire others. In this way you become a teacher to others. However as mentioned on the page about meditation, there is the potential for a person to embrace the spiritual side of the journey to take themselves to God (enlightenment) as well as the soul journey, to allow God fully into their lives. This is summarised below:
Allow God and God’s love into your life by consciously choosing to live a life of good virtue with love at the core of all you do.
Hint: you are already on this journey!
Spirit Journey (meditation)
To meditate upon the gift of God’s light, to guide your spirit and awareness to the Source of light, God.
Hint: this begins with God’s gift of initiation.
The spiritual journey is only possible if a person has been given access to God’s light and this is discussed in detail in the books yet to be published (2021). With the revelation of God’s light a person is guided by God deep within meditation to eventually, sometimes over many years, to realise enlightenment. Such a person is changed because by God’s grace, they now have a lot of God’s light, love and wisdom within their spirit. This gift is to help them guide others to find the way back to God.
For this reason most of those who had the calling and were guided to find The Way Back were already enlightened, and it is from this group of good humans who had already received the Light of God, that the teachers of The Way Back come. This allows them to help guide, inspire and offer practical help to both those on the soul journey and the spiritual journey. As well as having the gift of the revelation of God’s light, these people have also been taught and mentored by Mark, who founded The Way Back.
No matter where any of us are at in our journey though, they are always more to learn and more capacity to grow spiritually, and this is why ultimately the only true teacher is God. The role of a teacher of The Way Back therefore is to help you strengthen your personal connection to God. The teachers are there to guide, inspire and facilitate, but you are encouraged to be self-motivated, take responsibility for your journey and be your own authority. The greatest truth is only ever the one you have experienced for yourself.
The Way Back is a humble way of life, there is no centre, because the centre is within you. There is no classroom, because the whole world is your classroom. There is no guru because there is only God and a true teacher serves God and helps their students by pointing the way and then getting out the way. The Way Back is a community because “we are one” and so we encourage you all to share with, support, and inspire each other. You are never alone on The Way Back to God.
How a Teacher of The Way Back Might Help You
The primary role of a teacher of The Way Back is to support your soul journey to find The Way Back to God. For those of you interested in the spiritual journey and meditation, we recommend that you wait until you have already started embracing your soul journey. Then the meditation guidance on this site and in the four main books (coming soon) will be of great help.
You will find a lot of guidance on this site and in the podcasts explaining why, although we provide meditaiton guidance, it is not necessary on your journey and in fact may hinder your true spiritual growth. It may surprise you to read this coming from a meditation teacher with decades of experience, but I’m dedicated to truth and so if you’d like to learn why it is that despite having practiced meditation for over 40 years I’m saying its not that important, and that your connection to God is more important, then you’ve come to the right place.
Teachers of The Way Back may help guide followers of The Way Back in the following ways:
Are There classes?
The Way Back is not a course, class or workshop, it is a “WAY OF LIFE“. There is no certificate or badge, instead you get something far more valuable and life-changing, you have the potential to discover God, and God’s love within you. Because the journey to bring God into your life is soul-oriented then you do not need to meditate to be on The Way Back, but most people will benefit from regular meditation which is why we have provided guidance on this site. The more profound spiritual journey on God’s light, known as light and sound meditation, is something that if you are truly ready for, you will be guided towards and The Way Back will support you.
We do not host public classes as the online resources, videos, downloads and books provide all you need to get started. The reason is that after over 20 years of teaching, including weekly classes of up to 130 people the truth is that those people who simply enjoy inner stillness, peace and coming from the heart are the ones who benefit the most. Although organised classes and meetups are a great social event and provide a supportive environment, this is your personal journey and the most supportive environment is the one you create on the inside.
This means that you do not need to come to a class or find a teacher near you, you can start The Way Back to God right now. All you need to get started is on this website and in the books. In time as you start to grow and recognise God in your life or have a stronger spiritual calling then reach out to the teachers of The Way Back. Those who are practicing the teachings of The Way Back and wish to take it to the next level can then be supported by our teachers.
You Can Create your own Practice Group
If you have friends or family who want to have God in their lives, then you could create a practice group. Here are a few ideas for activities you could do when you meet up:
- Sit in stillness and meditate together.
- Share inspirational experiences you’ve had from welcoming God into your life.
- Discuss different parts of the teachings of The Way Back.
- For example: you could discuss one of The Six Virtues.
- Watch one of the guidance videos together and then discuss what you have learnt from it.
- Listen to one of the spiritual awakening podcasts together and talk about it together.
- Read a few pages from one of the books and explore it together.
- Send healing as a group to those who need it.
- Practise welcoming God’s love into you as a group (see the teachings about love).
- Talk to each other to see if anyone needs help, be there for each other.
- This is a wonderful way to learn compassion and to practice really listening.
- Arrange a video conference with another group further away or one of the Teachers of The Way Back.
- Just be there for each other, share laughter, joy and hugs.
- Remember God. Give thanks and be humble.