Spirit resides within. So it stands to reason that spiritual growth and progression happen within. The part of you that is spiritual is greater by far than anything of the physical world.
The Inner Master
The inner teachings are presented to you continually, twenty-four hours a day, through the presence of the Inner Master. The Inner Master is indeed an all-knowing, all-encompassing, and totally loving force field that knows the intimacy of your beingness. It is aware of, and working with, you all the time. Your particular experience is brought to you purposefully to strengthen you for the next experience. The Inner Master makes sure that you never really lose track of the vision. And the Inner Master is absolutely patient.
The Inner Master is present in everyone in greater or lesser form. In those who are following a spiritual path and are consciously seeking to attune themselves to Spirit’s inner guidance, the Inner Master takes on a more solid form. People who are not following a spiritual path consciously may not experience the form except as a vague ideal of conscience or sense of right and wrong.
The Inner Master forms an identity level within you as something that is cognitively real. It is not an hallucination, but something you can communicate with, ask questions, and ask for guidance.
When you do establish contact with the Inner Master, you are communicating so directly with Spirit that the guidance often bypasses any type of mental process. Sometimes you don’t even have to ask Spirit for anything. It answers your unspoken prayer instantly. All you have to do is think something and Spirit’s response comes rushing in.
When you are in attunement with your guidance, you will express lovingly. You will seek to bring balance and harmony to all people and situations and lift everyone around you.
How You Perceive the Inner Master
You may perceive the Inner Master in several ways. You may sense the presence of a magnificence close within you and the protection of love, and you intuitively know you are in communication with that presence and receiving guidance. That’s one way to know the Inner Master. You may also see a flash of purple or a flickering of violet or white Light, which may signal the presence of the Inner Master. You might see the eyes of the Inner Master in the inner vision, and they will reflect to you such incredible loving and caring that you feel your fears and concerns dissolve in this love. Or you might see, again in the inner vision, the radiant form of the Inner Master, a magnificent form of tremendous beauty and majesty.
To people who are following Hari Krishna, it may appear as the form of a man playing a flute, perhaps shaded in the color blue. The Inner Master can appear in the form of Jesus Christ if that is your attunement, or as another Master you follow as a focus in your life.
The Mystical Traveler Consciousness
The Mystical Traveler Consciousness is the name given to a spiritual consciousness that exists throughout all levels of God’s creation. It resides within each person and is a guide into the higher levels of Spirit, the greater reality of God.
The Mystical Traveler resides inside of you as the Inner Master. The Inner Master is the inner expression of the Mystical Traveler Consciousness, existing within a person’s consciousness. The Inner Master is an extension of the greater Master form we call the Mystical Traveler or the Christ within.
The Mystical Traveler Consciousness is freedom, expresses freedom, and gives freedom. Because it is free, it defies definition, but we can say that its nature is love, joy, and upliftment. We call this consciousness “the Mystical Traveler” but it doesn’t have to be called that. It was given a term so that it could be referred to in speaking and writing. It has been referred to by different names in various spiritual teachings throughout history.
How It Works
To get an idea of how the Mystical Traveler Consciousness or Inner Master works with people, you could think of climbing a mountain, such as Mount Everest. If reaching the top of it were your goal, you would probably want to climb with the assistance, suggestions, encouragement, and guidance of someone who has already climbed it and knows the way. The Mystical Traveler Consciousness knows the way “up the mountain” to the Soul realm and above, and it can guide and assist you spiritually. Still, though, the climb is always yours. You are the one who does it, and when you have given over to the Traveler Consciousness to guide you to the heart of God, you have given over to your own-spiritual heart, because the Traveler is within you, as it is within each person.
The Mystical Traveler can assist you in clearing karma, and its work is done inwardly, on the spiritual levels. People who are working directly with the consciousness of the Mystical Traveler have the opportunity of breaking free of the cycle of incarnation this lifetime, to become established on the Soul realm, to walk in freedom while they are here, and upon their physical death, to lift in consciousness to the high realms of pure Spirit. This is the promise the Mystical Traveler extends.
It’s Not Separate From You
It is important that you understand this: the Mystical Traveler Consciousness is not something separate from you. It is a consciousness that is present within each person on all the levels of consciousness, and each person’s inner journey is an awakening to the Mystical Traveler on all the levels, up into the very heart of God, the centre of living love.