The authentic self is the best part of a human being. It's the part of you that already cares, that is already passionate about evolution. When your authentic self miraculously awakens and becomes stronger than your ego, then you will truly begin to make a difference in this world. You will literally enter into a partnership with the creative principle.
~ Andrew Cohen
There is a trend lately. The direction of the Universe is towards an age of Enlightenment. Yet there are still people out there, doing the wrong things, for the sake of ego and money.
When the tide of the Universe wants us to move towards doing the right things for the right reasons, they do everything for the wrong reasons. Their reasons always boil down to attention, and inevitably, money.
When there is a life of struggle, the answer is never to make another person improve it. The people of the world are not here to tell you how wonderful you are. We don't have to never strive to gain positive attention, but we do have to do that through honest paths. We have to be authentic, fair, and straightforward.
I had a long talk with a lady who does readings yesterday. She has a business that advertises out psychics and healers. She has had to stop taking on people without referrals. There are so many new psychics, healers, and mediums out there. You do not become any of these things overnight. Most people are born with the sharp skills they have. You cannot gain any good standing in these things by reading a book. Yet, since there are so many out there who are looking to make money or make more money, they figure this is an easy way to do so.
Fortunately, the metaphysical world is being noticed in a more positive way. That has caused an influx of smart consumers. They want to see licenses, degrees, certificates and history. They know these things exist and the days of the ripoff artists will again come to an end. There were many in the old days, then lawsuits and organizations helped to tramp that down, now we have an influx of new "teachers" (who do not deserve that title) wandering around offering their "services".
It is all about making money and getting attention with these people, not helping others. Yes, practitioners need to get paid, but when you are selling people the Brooklyn bridge, then it is a huge issue, not only morally, and legally, but energetically. They struggle in their lives, bounce around, have trouble paying their bills, yet they are sure they are doing the job they are supposed to. Not at all. It isn't easy, but when you fail at it repeatedly, then it is something you are not supposed to be doing.
Others operate out of making you fear something. The most recent example is 2012, and taking Mayan ways and tradition and adapting them to something that New Age people can appreciate, and calling it "ancient rites". The whole 2012 scare tactic has worked on people, a man just this month killed himself because concerned family members wanted to have him checked out. He was building bombs for 2012.
People entering a sweat lodge and dying , trying to gain the almighty dollar, something a sweat lodge is not to be used for in the first place (only Sundancers, medicine men, and chiefs can build Native American sweat lodges...they can have helpers, but the main person must be a man of stature in the tribe). Research,there were Celtic sweat lodges too, hence the use of the word "Native" in the last sentence.
Everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon. When I was a kid, being Native American was a "bad thing", you were looked down on, now everyone wants to be involved with it. There are people with good hearts, and that follow tradition, and then there are the ego types who learn a little, turn it to their ways, and scare people for 2012, or build sweat lodges they have no business building. All in the name of ego and money. All to be rich and famous. All to be liked and loved.
Teachers who act all strict or all airy fairy (bliss ninnies) are also people to stay away from. Most of them have personal issues, not things to teach.When they tell you that you can change your life by just sitting and thinking, hoping, chanting, then find another teacher before you" bliss ninny" 5 years of your life away. Reaching goals requires work, the neat part is that we can have the Universe clear the path for us, but not dump a new Mercedes in our driveway while we sit in our living room and visualize.
Make sure that you stick with people who do not display ego. Ego will not exist in strong , authentic teachers. They know that leaving ego behind is the first step on the path. When a person tells you that their way, their class, their belief is the "right" and only way, run away.
Ask for authentication, and references. Check the person out. Are they snotty, egotistical, bossy? Then they are not a teacher, actually they are, they teach us what NOT to be. I hear so many stories of people being ripped off every day, it is sad. I hear so many stories of people being yelled at, made fun of, and dressed down by "teachers". These are not teachers! These people are predators, searching out the weak, or unhappy and promising to fix it all for a small fee.
One very important thing to remember, there is not anything energetically that you cannot do for yourself. Things actually work better if you can do them yourself or be involved with the situation. You need no one to ground you, heal your aura, protect you from evil,etc. Doing it yourself works wonders energetically. Try doing it yourself first.
Get quality teachings, information, and guidance.
Meanwhile, do the right things for the right reasons!
When you find that things are not right, do not continue to participate in them!
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