"Ugh! The fuckery of some so called, spiritual leaders."
Earlier this week, I had a meeting with a spiritual leader, with whom I share a similar background. I was under the impression that this would be an informal conversation designed to help us get to know each other better. Initially, they seemed to be interested in being of support. They asked about my current work, aspirations, and concerns. However, as we spoke it became clear that they wanted to sell me their mentoring course at an exorbitant price. A price that exceeds what I have in my bank account at the moment, which I told them. When, I declined and said that I felt uncomfortable purchasing a mentorship at this time, they tried to persuade me to take part in a monthly payment plan. This would have entailed me paying what remained of the full retail price at the end of the program. Given the length of the program and my current as well as anticipated finances that seemed too risky. So, once again I declined. Finally, they questioned how much I was willing to invest in myself, as well as my faith in the Law of Attraction and my manifestation abilities. Are you for fucking real? Not only was this person trying to force their mentorship program on me, but when I repeatedly told them no they tried to misappropriate spiritual tenets to manipulate me. Well fuck them and fuck that!
I know that we as spiritual practitioners are people, too. People who have bills and need to receive adequate compensation for our energy work. Still, we have to conduct ourselves with moral integrity and ethics. This includes respecting the boundaries of others. Moreover, this means being clear, transparent, and honest about our work and our intentions. It’s because of bullshit like my aforementioned encounter that people lack trust in spiritual practitioners.
In closing, don’t fall prey to or commit spiritual dishonesty. Because that’s not spirituality to begin with. Also, your spirituality is your own. Don’t forsake your soul’s power and personal connection to the Divine for the advice of another, fallible human being.