Today’s message is “The Dangers of Spiritual Elitism”:
While this isn’t true for everyone, there’s a kind of elitism fairly common in spiritual groups. Some people have this illusion that they know so much more than everyone else, and this makes them “better”. There’s these loaded terms like “awakened” and “enlightened”, and while these terms do mean something, the people who like to brag about being such are usually neither awakened nor enlightened. They’ve only taken the first few steps down that path. The ego likes to compare itself to others to gain a false sense of self-worth, and when they look at the sleeping masses they believe they’re so much better.
I tell you a baker who does his work with love and joy, who has true respect for others and shares his happiness, this person is doing God’s Work. This person can easily be doing far more to help humanity raise up out of fear than a person who’s read a hundred spiritual books and pays thousands of dollars to attend the “best” spiritual retreats and conferences. Without the essential inner work, that stuff does nothing by itself, and can actually build up just as many illusions as it dissolves. Pay very close attention, you may be releasing one illusion only to replace it with another.
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