Healer, Intuitive, Astrologer, Priestess: Who Do You Trust?

This post is from a thread of tweets I posted to Twitter on Saturday. You can see the original tweet thread here.

This past weekend, I had an important conversation about spirituality and who we allow to have spiritual authority in and over our lives. This is a conversation I’ve frequently had with myself because it’s one of my longer term lessons in my life.

It’s an especially relevant conversation right now because I see a lot of people on social media platforms, especially Twitter, claiming to have spiritual gifts and saying they have power to do certain things. People are selling spiritual goods, offering to do healing work, divining and intuiting information and guidance for other people. It’s troubling to me because many people lack the
discernment to know who has the spiritual integrity to do such things.

I’m in that group. I’ve been doing tarot readings professionally for about 4 or 5 years. And I’ve been reading astrology professionally for 6 years. As I’ve shared before, in the past I’ve taken breaks from doing both because I knew I needed to work on myself and study some more.

With all of that said, I want to encourage all of you who get readings from intuitives and spiritual work done by folks calling themselves astrologer, priestess, goddess, shaman, and claiming to have special knowledge and the like, to develop your gift of discernment.

Be bold and self protective enough to ask people how they know what they know. Ask them who holds them accountable in their lives, both personally and professionally. Any spiritual worker with integrity will surround themselves with folks who call them on their shit. They will admit that they don’t know everything and will submit themselves to someone or something besides their limited power and knowledge.

Know that you have the final say about who has spiritual power in your life.

Our need to know, desperation in hard times, and human need for security can lead us down many paths spiritually. Be mindful of who you meet on that path, and what they say they know, or what they say they can do for you.

Know that you have the final say about who has spiritual power in your life.
— The People’s Oracle (@PeoplesOracle) December 17, 2016

Twitter is flooded folks calling themselves astrologers, but they have never read anything beyond the blogs etc. they find online. They have only studied their own chart and those of close friends and relatives. Yet they want your money without having done due diligence. They want access to your inner life and emotional experiences.

And I know this because I’ve had folks inbox me or ask me in Facebook groups to help them read a chart someone has paid them to read. And I’m talking about basic stuff that cursory study would teach a person.

Be careful out here. Just because someone is popular, has a large following, doesn’t mean they have spiritual integrity. Or that they know WTF they’re talking about. You wouldn’t let a stylist or barber touch your head who you had not vetted. Gotta do the same with your life.

Be careful out here. Just because someone is popular doesn’t mean they have spiritual integrity. Or that they know WTF they’re talking about
— The People’s Oracle (@PeoplesOracle) December 17, 2016

Double check out these folks asking for money to read you. And even those that do it for free! How do they know what they know? You let down your guard and open up yourself and your life to people. Just be careful.

I keep learning this same lesson over and over. The lesson for ME is to continue to develop within myself the things I keep looking to other people for. AND to wait. There is a time and season for all things. There is a season for sickness. A season for healing. A season for death.

+to wait. There is a time and season for all things. There is a season for sickness. A season for healing. A season for death.
— The People’s Oracle (@PeoplesOracle) December 17, 2016

This goes for churches, too. Maybe even more so. Who has spiritual authority in your life? Someone does. Your choice.

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