There have been times where I’ve been so desperate for physical and emotional healing, that I’ve neglected to listen to my internal voice.
Generally, I’ve felt lonely during these times as well.
When I’ve done this, I’ve gotten into trouble. The people I am thinking of have presented themselves under the guise of healers, energy workers, or spiritual gurus of sorts.
In the past, I tended to believe that people who felt confident enough to label themselves in this way, were probably at least somewhat accurate concerning their skills.
Well, I suppose you could call me misdirected or naive, or both!
When someone new in your life claims to know more about you, than you know about yourself, it’s time to question that person’s authenticity.
It’s been my experience that often these individuals are mentally ill, and perhaps have an enhanced level of sensitivity to the energy of the world, which accompanies their mental health issues. While I do believe that there are select people who truly have unusual energy working abilities, I’ve found that the people who label themselves thus frequently aren’t the real thing
I’m not going to go into details here, but there have been several times, where I bought into the notion that a person had some higher power, and closer relationship to God, than I do. I shared a great deal about myself with these folks, and had them wig out on me in ways that a well-adjusted person wouldn’t. They also pushed their advice onto me, and seemed to take a lot of pride in their ‘special abilities’.
I am hoping that now, I have enough confidence in myself to steer clear of encounters like these ones.
And enough love for myself, to protect myself from manipulators, who will mess you up if you give them the opportunity to.
I guess the moral of my story, is that if you encounter someone who makes you feel icky or uncomfortable inside, listen to that voice.
Trust your intuition. Respect who you are, and don’t let anyone talk to you like they know more about your life, and who you are, than you do!