I received a question recently from a client. This client has an acquaintance who says she has a “spirit guide”, whom she asks for help in everyday life. This spirit guide also tells the acquaintance whether a person is “good”, “bad”, untrustworthy, etc.
Meanwhile, my client’s acquaintance is extremely hypocritical, as she herself is very judgmental, toxic and manipulative.
My client doesn’t believe there’s a “spirit guide” at all; she thinks it’s all in her acquaintance’s mind. She points out that even if this woman did have an actual spirit guide or angel communicating with her, it is ironic how judgmental this spirit is about everyone EXCEPT the woman. In fact, this “spirit guide” only has great things to say about the acquaintance. If it was real, wouldn’t it point out to the acquaintance how awful a person she is? My client also has an evangelical Christian relative who says she has daily conversations with God, and He tells her whether someone is “godly” or not.
The client said she’s known quite a few people who have decided they have this “hotline to the heavens”, and to her it just seems like they’ve found a perfect excuse and justification for their bad behavior.
She knows I’ve had some experiences with visions and omni-experiences, and was interested in my viewpoint.
My answer to her was that she was correct. The blindness to one’s own hypocrisy is expanding.
The reality is this: people have not yet learned to separate the many facets of self within their own minds; instead, they put different tags onto different aspects of their personalities and delegate any communication to those beings.
They become separate voices in the mind, and the more a person uses the voices to justify inaction or judgment, it blinds them further. In the process, it also makes these people more absolute in their piety, and is used as an excuse for everything.
The truth is, if we meditate or even just observe ourselves sincerely, once we reach a certain point we are then able to see the noise in our brain; and if we allow it, we will see the many faces we struggle with within ourselves.
Why do people tag the different aspects of their personality as spirit guides or…