The Dark Underside of Spiritual Growth

In the religion and spiritual growth fields, there is a lot of abuse of power by the gurus, ministers, priests, cult leaders and spiritual growth leaders. This is one of the hardest types of abuse to heal. Although I have worked with many people in healing this type of abuse, I don’t often get to work very long with them. Their trust and connection to the Divine (which is all around them as well as within them) is destroyed. Always when they do healing sessions with me there comes a moment when they must choose whether they can trust their connection to the Divine Self once again. Most often their rage, distrust, and sense of betrayal is projected on me. I don’t take it personally. I do send up a prayer, that if now isn’t the time, that sometime in the future they will be able to take that step back to themselves again. If I’m not the way, that they find their way to healing.

Ever since I was very young, I was obsessed about "authority figures" who misused their power whether it was the bus driver or a teacher or an employee of my parents. I challenged every one of them and called them out on their hypocrisy. Of course, as a kid, I never won (cause there was some unspoken rule that kids could never challenge adults). I was what I would call an early "Crystalline" (Generation Z, Millennial or Indigo) who all feel very much the same today.

As a student of human energy and transformation, I learned that the key to authentic leadership is energetic integrity. We must know how to create that every time we stand in front of a class, or inspire a group through motivational speaking, or even to try sell someone a program.

Energetic integrity means my psychic, heart and sexual-creative energies are not probing, seducing, or manipulating someone else’s energy. By connecting those three energy streams to a symbol, I maintain a quiet energy field. Animals and young children will show you immediately if you have quiet energy. As adults we also register those whose energies are out of integrity, overriding our free will and choice by feelings of resentment, defensiveness or anger. Once recognized coming from some one else we can simply step aside.

But how do we know if we are staying in energetic integrity? The first thing that is taught in all CCT classes is "energetic integrity." It’s an easy but highly profound technique. You may have to practice for a while to retrain your energy to stay in integrity even when under challenging conditions. It’s worth learning and worth the practice.