James Finley in a talk on Spirituality and Healing says that the primary role of a spiritual teacher is to bear witness to that which we know to be true in our innermost contemplative moments......that we are not deluding ourselves, that what we see is true. I have found this to be very healing in itself. And I do see the need for healing in my own life in so many ways. And I also see that I am unable to proceed on this path without help. From a spiritual teacher or actually, many spiritual teachers. And also a community, like yourselves. Again, I say thank you.