© 2016 – Reprinted with permission from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore newsletter August 2016
by Mario C. Veo
Freedom… to be yourself in Truth and Essence, is not achieved by adding more and more to your Life, but by taking away all that is no longer fruitful… until nothing else needs to be removed…
Now you are Free to be You… and Life shall reflect this, abundantly… This is such a powerful concept that it is held as a vital ‘secret’ by many who are in power… Our current material life is deeply shaped by how many things we must have in order to function… Seriously, could you do away with your car, your phone, credit cards, TB, computer, internet… Most of us consider these to be ‘essential’ things which allow us to operate in this modern world, without which we cannot function, cannot work, nor ‘live’ (well, at least until you visit a third-world country, and then realize that ‘Life’s Basic Necessities’ are still food, shelter and respect.)
But we are not talking about such backwards societies, we are talking about Life in the good ol’ USA, where if you are without the latest technology… well, what are you?… some kind of rebel, left-wing trouble-maker…?! Don’t you know that to be a consumer is the very foundation of our Democracy…?! (ehrr… sorry, that’s a ‘republic’, right…?!)
Anyway, not to get too deviated from the main point – We all live a life bound by the demands of materialism, and these instantly affect how we are allowed to live… in turn, this affects how well we understand Freedom – and the Spiritual Path… (and what’s on the other side of this Life… which reminds me of this silly joke – about the guy that was so filled with ‘power’ that he made a pact with Spirit that at the time of death he was allowed to take with him any one thing… and he chose all his gold… The Angels were puzzled, asking, “Why would he want to take paving stones with him…?” – told you it was silly…)
Anyhoo – It’s not about how much you can have that defines the Happiness in your Life, but how much you can get rid of that will reveal the True Value in Life… and yes, that includes YOU(what are YOU worth… and does your Life demonstrate this…?)
But don’t despair… if there’s one thing I’m good at is to show you what all you can do about it… (what, I never said I wasn’t just a little bit of a rebel… well, in a good way…)
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.