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A Spiritual Teacher is an ordinary person like you, who has transcended suffering, and who offers this as a possibility.
A Spiritual Teacher, in response to questions, will point the way to end suffering and express your True Self - a life that is effortless and stress free.
He assists you to meet the challenges of life even as you get stuck, stressed and confused. He does this by sharing in your suffering, so that you can unpick your responses to challenging circumstances and experience them in present moment awareness. Through seeing your struggle for what it is, an illusion born of an overactive mind, Wallace opens a way to encounter and then stay in, that place of not knowing - a place of awareness from which flows abundant creativity, continuous happiness and unshakeable inner peace.
The best time to participate in the Meetups is when you are experiencing such challenging circumstances. It can be wonderfully uplifting to be in the reassuring presence of a modern day Spiritual Teacher. Everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring a friend.
At the close of every event, Wallace asks for a student contribution, to cover the costs of running the service and his living expenses. His Meetups at Awaken Spiritually Online are provided as a loving service open to everyone. Nevertheless, as with all services it has costs which need to be met. Plus this work is Wallace’s full time occupation. Having student contributions maintains Skype Meetups as a totally independent, not-for-profit service, free from the influence of rich benefactors, funding bodies and grant providers.
This approach to funding also allows participants freedom as to how much they contribute, keeping the service open for all. Such independence empowers Wallace to act in the best interests of those attending at all times and for the participants to experience a relationship of mutual care and support between them and their Spiritual Teacher.
I am happily married to my soulmate for the last 18 years. I have worked as an architect, life coach and in my later years, as the Co-Founder and CEO of Trans4mind Ltd, a personal development training company. My knowledge of personal development arose from 8 years I spent alone in my small terrace house in a war zone in Belfast, exploring the depths of my mind in order to heal myself from suicidal ideation, paranoid schizophrenia and acute depression. This was an incredibly challenging 8 years which could have ended my life. However by discovering the only source of help available, reading self-help books and listening to and following my inner guidance, I followed my intuitions and with great resilience, fortitude and experimentation in personal healing managed to pull through.
After my healing I had my first awakening experience while in a park in Belfast. During this transcendental experience I was given the start to a book. Inspired by what had been revealed I wrote the remainder of the book with the help of my inner guidance. This book is called "Unfold Your Wings and Watch Life Take Off!" It is about how, by listening to and following inner guidance, I had managed to overcome the hugely challenging time I had experienced in the previous 15 years. There followed another spiritual experience during which I surrendered more completely to my inner guidance. This increased sensitivity to guidance resulted in meeting my soulmate Carolyn, a romantic relationship and moving to Dublin to get married.
In Dublin I continued to be guided inwardly with increasing clarity and, as a result, began my life of service as a life coach. Then I was invited to participate at Director level in the development of one of the world’s biggest personal development websites, Trans4mind.com, authored two more books on personal and spiritual development and lead a team of 18 people who designed and built Trans4mind Training, an online Life Discovery Experience. This experience identifies where a person is most challenged and works with an online curriculum of 29 interactive video workshops that empower people to master their biggest life challenges.
In 2019 I had another spiritual awakening, the most significant experience of my life, which brought me into complete alignment with my True Self. This led to my transition to Spiritual Teacher. In this role I offer spiritual teachings that are supported by my collection of online resources and personal development trainings. These workshops are now available, along with my 8,000 page resources website, as support services to my spiritual teaching. I also sell my online training workshops to business leaders and leaders of civic society. My spiritual teaching offers high level realisations and my portfolio of supporting online resources ground these realisations in practical changes and improvements to your life. In this way you are able to grow spiritually and solve your practical problems at the same time.
“I wanted to thank you for your support and amazing inspiration that I got since I started with you! When I was out walking I said to myself, ''Oh my God, I feel like I am really, really happy'' and I haven't felt like this for a long, long time. Also I am experiencing the peace of mind that is beyond understanding. Your coaching has had an incredible impact on me and I wanted to thank you for that!” ~ Michael
“I began the journey highly skeptical that I could attain the inner peace that Wallace claimed his teachings could offer - wasn’t that for spiritual masters and yogis only? Yet I sit here now, feeling profoundly changed, my heart expanded and realize I have finally glimpsed this inner peace that we all seek. Now I have experienced it, I just want to radiate joy and serenity and share it with all in my life.” ~ Suzanne
“To say I am grateful would be a complete understatement. As a result of my encounter with Wallace I have left all my insecurities in the past, my confidence is at an all time high, my integrity, especially for myself, is supreme and, best of all, I can say I have an unshakeable inner peace which is getting stronger by the day.” ~ Anthony
Life is always conspiring to assist with your personal and spiritual growth. When you are not growing in a way that matches your life experiences then you suffer. I help you discern and understand the knots in your life. These places of stress are your life lessons. These lessons are brought to you by changing circumstances and events you find stressful. Through understanding yourself and each lesson as it arrives, you are able to adopt more enlightened behaviours that unlock your creative flow. This means that if you choose to become one of my students long term, you experience your life as a continual series of creative actions, brought about by an opening of the Heart, the growth of love in your life and a deepening sense of inner peace.
As you read through the list below note which ones would enhance your life.
Freedom from 😡
Freedom from psychological pain,
Freedom from fear,
Freedom from your self image,
Freedom from fixed beliefs,
Freedom from the need to “work it all out”,
Freedom from limitation,
Freedom from feeling insecure,
Freedom from the shackles of the past,
Freedom from a preoccupation with the future,
Freedom from feeling stuck,
Freedom from anger,
Freedom from “having to”,
Freedom from stress,
Freedom from self analysis,
Freedom from forcing things,
Freedom from compulsion,
Freedom from the search for a purpose to your life,
Freedom from an inability to solve problems,
Freedom from grief,
Freedom from self esteem,
Freedom from feelings of loneliness,
Freedom from targets, goals and results,
Freedom from the experience of lack and scarcity,
Freedom from the feeling that life is passing you by,
Freedom from struggle,
Freedom from upset from everyone and everything you have ever known,
Freedom with a 😊
It is freedom from the ego. Freedom exists through living in the present moment - in Presence. By coming from this state of Presence you can move in and out of and can play any of the many roles in life, such as partner, parent, teacher, student, lover, employee, employer etc. As you do so, you only experience the positive qualities of Presence, such as peace, love, joy, creativity and abundance without the negative qualities of the ego, such as stress, fear, loss, anger and confusion. This Freedom in Presence is your True Self and is limitless in scope and potential.
Why does a robin sing? I offer myself as a Spiritual Teacher to transmit from Presence and to offer the positive qualities contained therein. This gives me the opportunity to share myself with other people, without any of the filters from the ego that get in the way of authentic self-expression - and it feels GREAT! I teach spiritual awareness the way a robin sings - because it is my nature. This full self-expression transmits the subtle energy of love as a life force that has the power to heal and awaken. As my old friend and inspiration, the Indian Spiritual Master Sathya Sai Baba says...”Love does not seek anything in return. Love knows only to give, not to receive. Such Love is free from fear. These are the basic features of true Love.” (Sanathana Sarathi, August 1988:212)
To open the way to Freedom and the discovery of your True Self, come to one or more of my Meetups. All these services, including one-to-one meetings, run on the basis of student contributions.
This is an important question. Spiritual Teachers are no different from any other class of people providing a service - they vary in quality and motivation. Here is a link
to an easy to read, independent, academic research study on the difference between real and false Spiritual Teachers that will help you discriminate between those Spiritual Teachers that are real from those that are false.
This is a great question. I was instructed inwardly to be a Spiritual Teacher. In 2010, after a failed business startup, while praying for a direction for my life, a discarnate voice spoke to me and said, “You can do what you like in the world of business, but you will not make a single cent.” When I asked what was I to do then. The voice came back and said with loud unmistakable authority, “You are to awaken people spiritually!” After this a number of synchronous meetings and introductions led me to the finance to start my company and to work with the 18 people drawn to me to build my online training platform. This has culminated in the service you are reading about here.
I am awakened. For me awakened means that my spiritual energy has been activated and is flowing around my body, freeing me from the conditioning of the ego and the effects of past trauma. This is known as a kundalini awakening and makes me a clear channel to be a spiritual teacher and, by responding to your questions, to assist awaken you to the freedoms I have listed above.
I have no idea if I am enlightened. The reason I say I have no idea if I am enlightened is that I have lost all interest in such a thing and am simply content to be in the incredible aliveness of each moment. As the fully realized Spiritual Master, Sri Chinmoy says, "I am very happy because I have conquered myself and not the world. I am very happy because I have loved the world and not myself."
Of course I have problems - just as we all do. No one escapes from the challenges of life. However I sail through my problems stress free, because of the integrated awareness I have and the detached yet connected relationship I have with everyday life. This awareness and detachment equips me to address the reality of every situation, easily see solutions where others see only the problems and to gather around me the support and resources I need. So although my life is challenging, sometimes very challenging, paradoxically it is also easy and effortless.
I have no goal. I know that life, to live fully, is its own goal. That's why I live with vigour in the infinite freedom of the present moment. This means I am always in perfect peace, highly spontaneous and can go in any direction at any time. I have no philosophy to guide and structure my life. I am an artist and a poet. Only my life is my art. My speech is my poetry. Heart open, in love with Life.
In practical terms this means that as your teacher, I have no agenda. I am not trying to take you anywhere or influence you. I respond sensitively to your own interests, curiosity and sense of direction, acting as a mirror through which you can see and understand yourself. To do this I connect you to your thinking and feeling through my responses to the questions you ask me and educate you intuitively so that you are aware. To educate you I hold open a space into which I offer my teaching - a space in which you can grow and develop through an encounter with Truth. This new awareness gives you the choice as to whether you live according to your conditioned reactions or live creatively in the present moment. In this way my teaching carries the vibration of love and is the polar opposite of what passes for most teaching in current society.
There are none of the usual filters of the ego. Consequently I experience everything as it is. The wisteria in spring, swaying in the wind, painting the air a delicate lilac. The seagull soaring playfully, revealing the vast emptiness of the azure blue sky. The winter wind tearing through the great Beech Tree on the hill top creating a solitary symphony. The ache of loneliness in the heart of a homeless man sheltering from the same storm in a chilly city centre doorway. Very little is beyond my empathy and compassion. The ordinary is extraordinary.
❤️ has no goal. If love had a goal then some day it would be achieved. Then what? Likewise I have no goal. If I was a philosopher, I could help you organise, calculate and plan but you would be dull inside. In contrast, when in my presence, you are embraced by the eternal present. As Bahá’u’lláh, one of the Messengers of the Baha’i Faith wrote, “Deal ye one with another with the utmost love and harmony, with friendliness and fellowship . . . This goal excelleth every other goal, and this aspiration is the monarch of all aspirations.” - Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 288
Definitely not. I am exactly like you with one difference. My mind is completely empty of all trauma and suffering from the past. And because I do not have a goal, I do not think about the future except for practical purposes. This means I effortlessly abide in the present moment.
These teachings are received, spontaneously arrived at in response to questions asked. As you listen to my teachings you become aware and are able to unpick your unhelpful thought processes - the suffering and striving of your ego.
Yes and No. Yes - because when you are with me you will see my teachings reflected in the particular tradition from which you draw inspiration in life. And - No because you will experience my teachings as completely unique, fresh and new. This is the mark of a true Spiritual Teacher - he comes across as both ancient and modern at the same time. Truth is universal and has its own unique vibration of love. When spoken it applies equally and to everyone, everywhere.
With regard to your personal growth it’s all about your inner experiences, which determine your mental health and sense of wellbeing. With my assistance, you become aware of your suffering. As an outcome of sharing time with me you may experience a release from suffering and from ego. This activates inner knowing, powers of perception and awakens inner peace. You have within integrated awareness and a capacity for universal understanding. This is your God given potential. It’s these untapped inner faculties to which Christ, Founder of Christianity, was referring when he declared that, “You, dear Children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
Definitely not. It does not matter what you believe. What matters is your openness to the whole of life, to knowing the Truth, to filling each moment with love and being open to your spiritual nature.
Spirituality by its very nature cannot be understood, explained, conceptualised, or defined. That’s because your spiritual nature exists beyond the mind, in the realm of awareness. All understandings flow from this awareness and are arrived at in the moment. That is why a true Spiritual Teacher teaches awareness and not a knowledge based teaching. When it comes to spirituality, those who teach knowledge don’t know and those who know teach awareness.
Yes - it’s the lack of spiritual awareness that creates your problems. If you are having a significant problem at the minute then this is a good thing because as an outcome of a visit you may find you can resolve your problem and grow spiritually at the same time. That’s why we attract problems in life, to act as an impetus to take our spiritual development seriously, to grow in awareness, to learn how to transcend our suffering and to come to a place of unshakeable inner peace. This means that no matter what happens in our life our inner peace is unaffected.
It’s definitely possible. What nearly everyone is missing is that, when seen in the right light, everything is acting to awaken you into higher awareness and unshakable inner peace. As you see this, you become the Truth of who you are. This effortless state of Being arises naturally, moment to moment. To master this don’t ask, “What do I want to happen?” ask, “What wants to happen?” accompanied by awareness of the whole of life. Then let that guide you inwardly in that moment. You awaken, life is effortless, you attract everything you need and you are in perfect peace. This natural spiritual intelligence is The Pearl of Great Price. As Lao Tzu, the Founder of Taoism, writes, “True mastery can be gained by letting things go their own way. It can’t be gained by interfering.” — from Chapter 48 of the Tao Te Ching.
In modern Ireland there are few places to explore our potential as human beings and little time is given to sharing in this way. However given the time and space, transcendIng our suffering is definitely possible. Once mastered there is a huge spaciousness, activity and rest both become effortless and great fun is had in being present to each moment from a place of complete inner stillness.
In truth it is not really possible to awaken spiritually through thinking. It’s about visiting and experiencing inner freedom. Consequently I ask you not to believe or disbelieve but to confirm the truth of what I have written by coming to a Meetup.
To support the spiritual work I do in these group events, after coming to one or more group Skype chats, you are given the opportunity to attend one-to-one Skype sessions. At the end of each one-to-one session, I can link you to a suitable resource to support your onward journey, chosen from a wealth of online resources I have created. These include...
🌼 3 self help books,
🌼 Hand picked videos and articles from my 8,000 page resources website,
🌼 Specially selected posts in my spiritual blog,
🌼 Picture quotes that uplift and inspire,
🌼 The online Life Discovery Experience with specifically selected interactive video workshops
This spiritual teaching service, backed by these online resources, provides the invaluable lessons I discovered when alone in my terrace house in Belfast and afterwards when living in Dublin - lessons which in the end led to my spiritual awakening. Such discoveries reveal how you can understand and work with the lessons that are contained in the stress points in your life. Each lesson learned ends an aspect of your suffering. Eventually you awaken into Presence. Your awakening to this freedom is my greatest joy.
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