The seven mistakes that spiritual seekers make – that cause an emergency situation – Tip 1

If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur.

Everyone can plug into the Universe

I hear it so often in spiritual circles; ‘Everyone has access to the spiritual’. ‘The Universe belongs to all of us.’ ‘You don’t need guidance on your spiritual path’. The internet is full off free publications. It is easy to ground a group with some friends. Why would you want a spiritual training or study at a spiritual school? You practice a little bit of shamanism; you draw some circles on the directions from a Wicca book. You pick some exercises from the internet et voilà … then hell breaks loose.

The Otherworld opens

Your senses seem to have become extra sensitive antennae, the colors shine with a surrealistic brightness, the sounds bombard you, and you are amidst of a scaring amount of synchronistic events; nothing is a coincidence, your thoughts appear to manifest within minutes, you feel unknown physical sensations and see things that confuse you. Your spiritual friends think that it is caused because you are not grounded.

Dabbling in esoterics

Why does this happen? People underestimate the power of spiritual exercises. Society does not take it seriously. You are not aware of the fact that you are mixing all kinds of techniques. You practice spiritual exercises that are designed to cause changes in your neurological and hormonal system: but you lack the knowledge about the underlying method by which they are designed to be practiced. That is why you get moon-sick. The doors to the otherworld open too quickly and you are not capable of processing all these impulses and energies effectively. This causes a cascade of scaring experiences to happen.

In the course of many years I have spoken and helped many people who went through this crisis. Without help, without guidance how to deal with these phenomena, it can easily take one and a half to two years to recover from this. In exceptional cases the emergency can become so severe that it leads to sickness absence and sometimes even to hospitalization.

Is it expensive to hire a professional?

When you practice proven spiritual training systems in the right way: you will not get into a situation like that! The opposite will happen: you become more stable and happy and you will grow. You will have intensive experiences with the Otherworld, but now you remain in control. And while you contact the Otherworld, you remain solidly grounded.

When you practice under the guidance of professional trainers, you will start to grow. You develop a better relation with nature, with the people around you; you receive divine inspiration that makes your work and your life meaningful. You will experience extraordinary events and see miracles happen. You learn to use the resistance of life as a force, instead of becoming the victim. You become a happy person…

Tip 1: Spiritual exercises work! When you want to grow spiritually, then invest in yourself: you are worth it, to be trained by a professional teacher. You benefit from this training your entire life!

Ina Custers-van Bergen
Magister of the Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight

P.s. When you want to know more about the spiritual training of the Western Mystery Tradition, then you can read more here or you can email me at


About Ina Custers

Ina Custers van Bergen helps professionals to connect to their spiritual resources, by means of meditation and spiritual exercises, so that their lives become magical! As the head of the Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight she developed the Solo Magical Training, a powerful spiritual system that helps professionals preventing the 'is-this-all-there-is-crisis' and realising their spiritual ambitions. Ina combines the "Art of Feeling Good" with coaching. On her website and on facebook you can read about the Solo Magical Training, the Inner Temple Training, the Magical Master Classes, the Magical Temple Retreats, coaching, lectures and other activities.
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