A LESSON IN DISCERNMENT: Spiritual Teachers & Ego
Walking the path of self awareness and awakening to the truth of who we are and the truth of all that is can be a daunting journey at times. There are a lot of unknown answers out there. And once you start digging into the illusions of self and this world, you likely, like me, don’t want to stop. Searching for the truth is a big part of our awakening as individuals and for the collective. So we seek out information from anywhere we can find it be it books, articles, personal experiences others experiences, wisdom from our ancestors, and wisdom from other people such as spiritual teachers.
But what happens when you come across a teacher who starts throwing down some information that intuitively you know you do not want to pick up? Is it you? Is it them? Should you listen anyway? Is it rude to speak up?
As many of you know, discernment is one of our greatest tools in our exploration for the truth, yet it is also the hardest to fine tune if we never exercise our intuitive senses. I believe that discernment is a beautiful blend of tangible information AND intangible information that comes in through our intuitive knowing. Using our minds and blending it with our gut feelings whether or not they are based on passed experiences or an unexplainable knowing is all part of discernment.
Recently, we had a guest on our podcast, Enlighten Up, that was throwing down some information that NONE of us were picking up. It was awkward. And due to the guests unwillingness to be asked questions that challenged her information, we aborted the interview.
In today’s video I will share with you why I wasn’t on board with the info being given to me, why it’s important to have conversations with those who have different ideas/beliefs than us, and why you should never compromise your own truth for someone else claiming to be a spiritual teacher (or anyone for that matter) who doesn’t allow you to question the information they are teaching.
Love and expansion to you all,