The Plight of the Sh.t-Disturber
I recently posted an article To See or Not to See – That is the Question, exploring the gift of spiritual sight. There is one challenge with this gift I neglected to mention:
The ability to see all the way to people’s (and organizations’) truest and most authentic selves and the potential that lay within them for a meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling life.
I see who they are meant to be behind all the masks they show to the world along who they came into this world to be behind all the unhealed wounds and unacknowledged fears that keep them imprisoned in an unfulfilling, unrewarding life.
Along with this ability, is the very real experience that happens when I see someone in this way – they begin to wake up. The very fact that I can see them….really see them, stirs something within them that knows they are not living as their most authentic self, that they are not being who they came into this world to be. Call it guilt, or shame, or a feeling we don’t yet have a word for – something stirs in them – a kind of discomfort that they somehow recognize came from me, through me or because of me. Some people are excited to feel this experience of awakening and are glad for being seen so they can begin to acknowledge and unleash their true selves. Others – not so much. Not everyone wants to be seen and certainly not everyone wants to do the REALLY HARD work of becoming their true selves. For the former, I am a welcome source of support. For the latter, I often become the enemy.
I will wholeheartedly admit that the latter experience has been a source of pain for me. This has been especially true in close relationships as well as in EVERY SINGLE work or academic institution I have been connected with. I show up and sh.t starts happening. The lies, the falsehoods, deceptions, misguided motivations, compulsions and attachments all begin to show themselves. While this is happening, I’m being shown all the resources of support that would benefit their healing and the realization of their truest most authentic self. I suggest these supports which are either met with blank stares and deaf ears or outright condemnation and rejection. At this point, the relationship is now in question and I am either forced to leave or I decide to leave on my own. It is difficult, if not impossible, to remain in a place where our gifts are not welcome. At this point all I can do is sit and watch as the house of cards they have built for and around themselves comes tumbling down.
The opposite, however, is true of those who are excited and grateful to be seen and who want to pursue a purposeful and fulfilling life reflective of their own unique gifts and passions. These are the people and institutions in whom my gifts find their fulfillment, resulting in a co-creative dynamic of receptivity and openness where they are liberated from the inner wounds and fears which might otherwise keep them from living as their most authentic selves. It is a beautiful thing to behold and it is because of these people that I continue to do what I do in spite of those who want to hate me for my gifts. (PS They don’t really hate me, they hate themselves for refusing their own truth.)
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