As so many awaken to spirituality and seek out teachers, leaders, gurus and movements to follow – we find ourselves in need of greater energetic hygiene and awareness of boundaries.
Spiritual discourse is rife with blanket statements that undermine the importance of knowing how energies merge and why one needs to be aware of what they are giving and taking in from others. The guru phenomenon (and current antipathy towards it) is a macro-scale reflection of this need.
I´ve seen this happen multiple times: An aspiring seeker or established teacher begins to be noticed. And despite their best effort, their energies begin to take a life of their own. This arises through the projection of others´ intents, needs and desires upon the human teacher and his/her field.
Depending on the lesson that is taught, the shadow generated can have damaging consequences for both teacher and seeker. The teacher may altogether get jacked, become predatory, or simply disappear / become far more selective.
With technology closing the gap between teacher and seeker on a hitherto unknown scale, it becomes that much more important to be mindful. And to understand that things are not always what they look like at the surface.
There was a reason that older seers maintained strict boundaries, generally remained hidden and stipulated the terms of exchange in very direct, material ways. It was (in part) to avoid the energetic spillage that comes with unprocessed emotions and intentions focused from one to the other. Whilst it´s commonplace to think that the (supposed) person is power does this to their ´followers´, at a mass scale – the opposite is happening.
This also applies to anyone in the public eye – be it actors, politicians and so on. It also applies to the way we connect with our spiritual guides.
Irrespective of how wonderful a person may seem (and possibly be), be mindful of the energy you send them. We tend to assume that what we consciously say is all that is sent – but that´s really not the case. The words ´love and light´ and ´sending prayers´ can themselves be vehicles or backdoors for one´s shadow. Creating a pedestal to see another as a savior is a guaranteed method of creating imbalanced power dynamics.
Of course this is just one side of the equation – and parasitic teachers have done their own damage – but this piece is specifically about the flipside.
It is easy to point fingers and say that someone was not aligned or did not do their work – and sometimes that is absolutely the case. It is harder to acknowledge the collective baggage that others have projected into that person – especially as they get more and more seen.
The Collective has power, so let´s learn to honor each other´s paths and evolutionary choices.
We have so much to un-learn and discover as we move further and further into the Aquarian Era.
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