In this episode Jessi shares a story from one of her favourite spiritual teachers of all time, Ram Dass, and breaks down his term "phony holy" in reference to those types of people that claim to be "holier than thou" or spiritually superior. She also defines and unpacks this concept of Spiritual Bypassing that has been circulating in the spiritual scene for a while. This episode is really all about learning to be discerning and to ultimately trust yourSelf above anyone else. The spiritual "industry" is unregulated and as such there are many frauds looking to exploit people for monetary gain. Beware. Just because someone poses as a spiritual guide or healer or teacher or psychic does not instantly make them trustworthy. People can have access to these types of gifts (that we all possess) and still not have the best intentions. There are some who are truly in service to others, and some that are in service to themselves. We talk about the importance of being your own guide & guru and what warning signs or red flags to watch out for.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Podcast: Ram Dass, Here & Now (part of the Be Here Now network)
Book: Sacred Contracts by Caroline Myss
Spiritual Bypassing Article: https://lonerwolf.com/what-is-spiritual-bypassing/
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In Health & High Vibrations