As a mystic and intuitive, I find myself in a circle with others who aspire to integrating the unseen world into everyday life.
Most of the time, they share insight and ideas that complement my own psychic reality, or at least align comfortably beside the teachings I follow. And then there are the times when I find no harmony in what others teach and I remove myself from sharing in their experience.
I have a wide variety of Facebook friends, several of whom are also teachers, mystics and psychics like me.
The other day, I had the sad experience of observing one of these 'wise ones' step completely out of what I see as appropriate bounds with one of his Facebook friends. This self proclaimed "Shaman" shared a political post, adding his personal commentary and wishes of ill-will towards the person mentioned in the post. Generally, political posts are no big deal - everyone has an opinion and they like to share. His comments stirred a flurry of affirming dialog in the comment feed. However, not everyone agreed with the direction of the post and one woman was bold enough to say what she thought.
"Do you realize you've crossed the will of a Shaman and that your life is now cursed?" was his reply. And added, I kid you not, "insert evil laugh here." Dead serious and cursing someone, in several subsequent posts, for not agreeing with his opinion and his blatant ill-will towards another human being.
This is NOT the work of a lightworker or Shaman. No we don't all agree with each other politically, spiritually or methodically. But we are carriers of light. We seek to connect, to break down boundaries and to help others understand themselves in order to experience a more enriched and healthy life while sharing space on this planet. We are not required to agree, but we are called on to respect and love and support regardless of personal agenda or beliefs or even personal attacks or criticisms.
It is not my job to teach them a lesson when others do not agree with my beliefs or practices. My job is to understanding and follow my own teachings, whether others join in or not, and to share my gifts where they are appreciated and can do good in the world. For those who disagree, attempt to discredit or seem disrespectful in some way, there are two things to do:
First, assess what I can learn about myself from the situation. Being creative beings who experience no accidents, what have they illuminated for me within my psyche? What can I get from the experience so we don't have to go there again? And, is there agreement (anxiety) anywhere in my being with what they are saying that I need to reconcile for myself?
Second, reconcile or remove the situation as quickly as possible. Plucking myself from a place where I know I don't belong, as fast as possible, sends a message to the Universe that this is not a desired detour. Harmony exists in so many places that it is not necessary to hang around where it is not being cultivated. Sometimes this means a time out or even quitting clients, business alliances, friendships and long term associations. I respect that others are on a path where I can no longer serve or connect with their growth and I bless them on their journey.
The unfriend/unfollow option is available everywhere. Stay where you feel valued and honored and treasured and let the rest fall where it belongs. With the light that we are each meant to carry.
And, if you're feeling the burden of someone else's curse, message me and let's lighten your load and get you back on your own path.
Blessed be ~
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