Over the past 15 or so years in this industry and on my own spiritual journey, I’ve come across all kinds of teachers and people. Of course each and every person we encounter on Earth teaches us and we honour every interaction or experience individually and collectively.
There are just 5 people who stand out in my mind as having been what I consider true spiritual teachers to me over that time. It might sound selective, but your spiritual journey is very personal, and it’s more than okay - if not imperative - to be selective with spiritual mentors.
We don’t choose a partner in love willy nilly, and we should be just as discerning with spiritual teachers.
I remember watching a documentary once about this guy who was raised by Buddhist monks and whenever anyone would say to this monk that he was enlightened or anything of the sort he would say “No no, I just a crazy old man” and laugh it off.
You’ll know a true spiritual teacher when you meet one. Chances are you’ll admire them, look up to them, and hold them in the highest regard. But they’ll always meet you as an equal.
Don’t get me wrong, a bit of pride in your work is healthy, even for spiritual people. It’s natural and perfectly okay to feel proud of your progress and accomplishments, whether you’re a doctor, bricklayer or a psychic. It’s part of valuing your work and caring about the outcome.
But if you ever feel a spiritual teacher is talking down to you, purposely tries to over-mystify things to make themselves sound or seem important, or just seems to have an inflated ego, it might be a sign that you’re ready for a new mentor 💜🖤