Spiritual Gatekeeping is when a figurehead, teacher or group restricts access to knowledge, information, resources, or opportunities, it suggests that there is a barrier to knowledge, which puts the power and knowledge outside of the individual. A quality psychic, healing or energetic development program will not say that they have your answers or create a co-dependent atmosphere and actually discourage this in favor of self-reliance, self-agency, and a sense of personal autonomy.
Spiritual practices such as meditation, psychic energetic practices may be used as powerful tools of transformation. However, these practices may also be misused as a way of avoiding difficult emotions and facing the realities of life. Spiritual Bypassing is when a person uses spirituality to hide or avoid more complex feelings or issues in their life. Psychic tools when used in a space of neutrality can create some truly miraculous outcomes, healing, and manifestations. The tools are designed to clear out stuck patterns, pictures, and energies. Using psychic tools and meditation may allow for a more balanced perspective during life’s ups and downs. Coupled with other supports and resources, from coaches to therapists, and other wellness specialists, a well-rounded and healthy approach to personal spiritual growth is possible.
The Shadow is the part of the Psyche that is hidden and unconscious. It may lead to self-destructive thoughts, patterns, behaviors if left unexamined. During times of crisis and change, the shadow often emerges and calls us to examine the parts of ourselves that may be shameful to admit. Through psychic tools for meditation and other methods, it is possible to face, embrace, and clear the shadow leading to greater freedom and joy in the body and increased psychic awareness.