Radical Authenticity on the Spiritual Path

Written by Carrie Love


The spiritual community is somewhat of a joke these days. The moment some of you gain a little bit of enlightenment you immediately want everyone to know just how special you are. Look at me, I’m a light worker. Look at me, I’m a shaman. Look at me, I’m a star seed…

Just because you did some drugs or did Ayahuasca, doesn’t mean you’re a shaman. Unless you’ve been initiated by true shamans, which takes years of work and practice in places like the Amazon, you shouldn’t claim otherwise.

Why this need to have all these titles? It’s your ego trying to separate you from your source. I encourage all of you to seek the greater mysteries… in silence. Heal yourself, work on yourself, and then simply share your story. Everyone gets so caught up in claiming all these titles and special abilities, seeking fortune and fame. Don’t forget to remain humble. Integrity and humility are two of the things that most people are lacking in these days.

True initiates don’t claim false titles. They don’t claim special abilities. They work in the veil of the night. They seek liberation within and never seek attention or accolades for all they know. They simply share their journey and things they’ve learned, while remaining humble, always striving for greater growth. They don’t dangle keys, the path, or “the way” in front of you. These people are what we call charlatans, and they’re everywhere. I know a few of you myself, and you’re probably reading this right now, completely oblivious to your own self.

I understand people get excited when they have a spiritual break through, and they quickly want to share how amazing and special they are, but again, this only connects us to the “I” which is our ego. It’s imperative that we remain silent in our work…

Strip yourself of all these false titles and get back to your roots. Everything you need to know can be found within… Guide people to go within. Guide people to seek wisdom from the past. It’s a dangerous game to play when we start making false claims to pry on the innocence of our peers. The moment you stop seeking praise and attention for all you know, the doors will slowly open up for you. The universe will reveal her secrets to you based upon the merit of your heart.

Now I’m not claiming to not have an ego. I have one, we all do and anyone that tells you otherwise is lying to you and to themselves. I’m also not claiming to be an initiate of anything because I am not. I’m simply a student… which means I seek to know the unknown. I seek annihilation and liberation.

I don’t have any special abilities, nor do I have any special titles. I’m not a light worker. I work in the dark. I’m not an empath. I simply have intuition. We all do. But some are more connected to it than others. That doesn’t make you special. I’m not a star seed, an indigo, or anything else. I’m simply a work in progress.

There’s an epidemic within these spiritual communities. It’s a pissing contest of who knows more, who’s right, who’s wrong. I see very few people on here actually doing the work. Most people are too busy trying to prove something. You have nothing to prove to anyone but yourself. The real work is in the doing, not in the saying.

So stop telling everyone how much you think you know and just how special and amazing you are, and start putting in the real work. Once you get to a place where you may actually know something, you’ll find it hard to express with words, because it is beyond you, and… it is not our own.

Note: I found this post being shared by various people across social media, but could not find the original posting or article. So, like others have done, I’m simply copying and sharing the message. Full credit goes to the original author. I have not changed any of the wording, but have edited out some portions which I felt were unnecessary, leaving the overall message intact. If this message resonates with you, feel free to share it with others.

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