This is the cornerstone of Christian Mysticism and the Centers of Light. For many people, their lives have lacked guidance and real instruction, whether in practical matters or in spiritual ones. We often stumble through life making the best choices we can. Spiritual teachers at the Centers of Light work with people who have been baptized and seek further spiritual training. Students record their notes from meditation, meet with their teachers on a regular basis for spiritual counseling, and receive spiritual exercises. While this kind of relationship is somewhat unorthodox in the West, it is quite a common idea for spiritual teachers, or “gurus,” to take on students and teach them in all areas of their lives.