The idea of what I’ll call Spiritual Superiority came onto my radar recently.
Basically, it’s the notion that spiritual teachers are better than other people. It’s like the spiritual equivalent of capitalism. There are some spiritual teachers who have a vested interest in having their followers think they have it all figured out.
And with the advent of social media, they are able to craft an image of themselves that shows the world that they are happy, successful, and “on point” with what they are doing. To my psychic eye, however, some of what I see on social media conveys an almost narcissistic need to be idolized. It reminds me of what they say about psychiatrists being the people who need the most work of all!!
If you’re on the spiritual path, I’ll say this first and foremost: beware of any spiritual teacher who tells you that you have to work with them, or or that they (and only they) know they way. Beware of any techniques that seem manipulative or coercive. And beware of anything that resembles even borderline cult-y.
The best spiritual teachers will encourage you to follow your own path and to see the light within you. You are a spark of the divine, and you possess everything you need in order to heal and grow.
The ideal teacher is really just a catalyst, plain and simple.
Because a lot of my work is about intuition, I would say you can also follow your own intuition to discover if a teacher or spiritual leader is the right person for you. I have found some to be straight up shady. I have also found some to be so incredibly wonderful, honest, and truthful that just thinking about them now makes my energy feel better (of late, I have been reading about Kabbalah by Rabbi David Cooper, who my Angel Healer friend Marjetka Novak told me about). I also love Colette Baron-Reid, Sanaya Roman and Orin, Youtube’s Gigi Young who has beautiful energy, and my dear friend, author and clairvoyant Debra Lynne Katz, who has helped me heal and grow so much.
We are all here for a reason, and because some craft a strong public presence does not mean they have all the answers! They are just the same as you, trying to get through life here on earth!