Holding Spiritual Teachers, and Yourself, Accountable

As I sit here, wading through the disgruntled voices of being “duped” by a spiritual teacher, I wondered a bit about my own feeling about holding spiritual teachers accountable for their actions. Yes I am talking about the headline in the new age spiritual community of Doreen Virtue. And yes many of you are going on saying “I told ya so” including my own intuition.

When I first came across her, deep down I felt a fishiness from her. That something was off, but hey, I liked her decks. I connected with the majority of them. I connect with the deck, not the creator. Besides all the time and energy I infused in them, yes I still use them at times.

Then I was interested in her courses. Even though, deep down, that damn intuition of mine was screaming from a megaphone, I ignored it. I bought a few of her courses. I confused ego with intuition. I thought it was my ego yelling at me to not do this. After all she would talk about not feeding the ego. Even though the dialect was different, I assumed it was my ego. The negative talk. I was blinded by trying to shut what I thought was ego up. Going with my “highest good”. I never questioned it, even though I should have.  I really should have.

So she changed her path. Fine good for her. She is finding what works for her.  Doing my own research. Watching her videos, even the one that was deleted, has my intuition screaming at full force saying “TOLD YOU SO”! She is downplaying those who are being negative as having “lower vibration energy” and basically talking from the ego standpoint. I will probably be accused of doing such a thing. I am here to say, umm no. I am talking from looking at it objectively and what I have seen. Plus my intuition is being a bitch to me.

Many people have posted up some screen shots of their ordeals. Screenshots seem to be valuable in dealing with Doreen Virtue as things are quickly deleted in groups. There are those who are questioning her methods of how much money really is going to the sanctuary and now since she is getting rid of it, saying she can’t afford it anymore, things aren’t adding up. Also hateful notes along with reimbursement sent to those who are demanding a refund for her courses since her “transition”.  They want to hold her accountable, which yes I agree. If I were to ask for a refund it would be for the courses I took. But I am not asking for a refund. So why not?

Because I should have listened to my intuition. It was MY fault that I ignored my own higher self. It was my fault that I followed a spiritual teacher, blindly, ignoring the signs that something was off. It was my fault for not listening to myself. It is a lesson, I need to learn. I confused ego energy with intuition. I am not speaking from lower energies. I am speaking my truth. The truth I have seen, the truth I have heard, the truth I feel.

This is why if you feel a nudge not to do something, don’t do it.

If you feel the nudge to do something, then do it.

It is important to listen to your higher self.