Spiritual trickery, how to stop your heart from being broken and your pockets emptied. I’m covering the four C’s of how not to get a broken heart and pockets emptied with spiritual trickery.
Spiritual courses don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Does the price make your eyes water or is it seeming incredibly overblown or did they have to do a super, super hard sell to get you to click?
Spiritual work is ultimately a private connection to the great beyond, to the soul self first, and that’s an inside job. You can’t pay someone to do that for you, but a trusted teacher can help facilitate it.
Spiritual trickery’s biggest red flag is cost. If the cost makes your eyes water, it’s probably not right for you.
There’s no magic beans, no instant psychic activations. If there was, I would be at the front of that line. It’s a slow cook method. No amount of money is going to get you there any faster.
The second C, is complicated. If the way to connect to the intuitive self, your higher self, your guides, animals, those in the unseen world is super, super complicated, it’s a warning sign of spiritual trickery.
All we do is expand our awareness, sensitising ourselves to become aware of the unseen world. That world is here, right here next to us, a breath away, a thought away.
It’s that simple. If there’s a teacher or a course or a philosophy with a tonne of do’s and don’ts and shoulds and shouldn’ts, it might not be right for you.
Is there a lot of Kool-Aid getting handed out? Do you have to do it a certain way? Is there a feeling like of if the rules are broken there will be a social consequence. All that is very cult-y. Ick.
Spiritual Trickery number three is congruence. Does the talk match the walk? Do their actions match up with what they say? Congruence is that feeling of, ‘Oh yeah, I believe in them because I’ve watched them. I know this person, maybe I’ve hung out with them on Facebook, and I like the same things they like.
There are those charging thousands for spiritual courses. The course had lots of sparkly words and posturing on what they could do and the supposed results.
But sadly the talk didn’t add up. Someone looked into that person, and discovered they’d appeared on the scene only three or four years ago, unknown before that in the spiritual world.
Do they feel authentic? Leave aside glossy sales pitches. Run it through your own very good filters. See if they walk their talk. Find out how long they’ve been around. See if other people you know, know them. Make sure they are who they say they are.
The fourth C, compassion. Are they kind? Is their heart open? Are they open to help even if you don’t buy from them? What are their refund policies like?
Will they offer a no questions asked refund? Is there compassion only when you follow the rules and drink their Kool-Aid or do they suddenly turn on you when you start asking the big questions?
Compassion in refunds, in the way they deal with you, the way they deal with others. How do they handle criticism, and the way they deal with their whole world is going to be a big key to how open their heart is.
Are they the keepers or the givers?
Compassion is also how we give away information. Now there’s a lot of teachers out there, certainly, the ones that I follow, Paul Jacobs, Chris Drew, Sarah Jeffrey, Mavis Pittilla, to name ones I’ve worked with who have a long history in the spiritual arts. They are all spiritual givers. They teach classes but they are the giver of information.
They willingly share information and meet you where you are. They’re just like you. That’s the giver of information as opposed to the keeper of information.
A keeper of information feels like a hierarchy.
There’s a feeling of high priestess, all knowing and bestowing on the lucky few. If there’s a hierarchy involved, it probably isn’t very compassionate. Chances are you may not get your money’s worth.
Are they above you or are they giving information on a level playing field?
So, that’s the four C’s of spiritual trickery.
I really hope they help you keep on the path and avoid the obstacles and the smoke and the mirrors out there.
Chris Drew: https://www.facebook.com/chrisdrewmedium/
Mavis Pittilla: https://www.facebook.com/mavis.pittilla