I was about 12-years old when I noticed a shift occurring in my friends. Cliques were forming, and I watched in disbelief as everyone jockeyed for their spot in preferred groups. Like a real life cake walk, when the music ended no one wanted to be the one without a chair. I too would have to decide which groups I wanted to associate with and, more importantly, which I didn’t. I spent last month in England expanding and experimenting with my mediumship skills. It was a wonderful time to study with fellow mediums, but I also found myself in the midst of a middle school lesson all over again. I was suddenly aware of two distinct categories of mediums: both had been called by the power of Spirit, but one was also clearly powered by the thrill of celebrity. Even those on a path of spiritual growth are not impervious to the power of the ego.
I knew, of course, which group I didn't want to be in, so I took a long look at my own associations. For starters, I realized the vast majority of the spiritual teachers I followed on Facebook and via email newsletters had succumbed to ego and big-business practices. I felt they were force-feeding me empty content. They seemed more concerned with what they could get out of me than actually connecting with me, and it left a bad taste in my mouth. A mass "unfollow" ensued. The whole experience made me recheck my morals, and I realized I didn't want to be in the company of ego-driven spiritual teachers. No, I won't be jumping on the bandwagon of one-size-fits-all self promotion. I’ve chosen instead to rely on Spirit to guide my connection with those who will benefit from my messages. I’ve vowed to reach out via social media when I feel inspired to do so, but with the intent of getting to know you and allowing you to get to know me. You can be sure that when you hear from me it is because I have something sincere to share with you. It’s because I truly wish to connect with you. I feel so much freer and so much more authentic than I did just a month ago. And you know what happened as a result? When I vowed to put Spirit in charge of spreading the word, suddenly I received inquiries about being featured in TV documentaries and hosting my own radio show. How crazy is that?
I'm not pursuing those opportunities at this point in my development, but they serve as confirmation that one needn’t go looking for opportunities. When your heart is in the right place, the opportunities will come looking for you. Sending you love and blessings for a life filled with authenticity, joy, and crazy-wild successes. You are perfect, you are whole, and you are worthy of your own greatness.
* Shucks! When I moved my blog from another site, I lost all reader comments, ratings, and likes. My sincere apologies to all those who took the time to interact with this post.