by Lisa Renee
When we become more aware of how poverty consciousness is being engineered into the materialistic minds that power up and feed into the machine of the global consumerism economy, we can see one of the main goals is to keep individuals feeling a constant pressure and concern over gaining material possessions and assessing their access to resources that equate into personal status, security or power...
This same social conditioning is aimed directly at the spiritual ascension communities or those that are heavily marketing themselves on social media towards the consciousness industry, to manipulate the lower instinctual drives and get people to buy or endorse many forms of spiritual consumerism and label it as "being conscious".
By specifically targeting and spreading poverty consciousness fears designed to generate insecurity, doubt and desperation in the masses, they fuel the deification of materialistic values throughout the world, and this runs an infection throughout many spiritually based modalities.
Consumerism has become the main world religion,
which capitalizes on the insecurity and survival fears in people in
order to continually sell and market assembly lines of products, and
it is wise to remember that spiritual products are also used in the
Marketing campaigns are being used with all the consumer key notes to attract a massive spiritual following, and are being introduced and peddled to the public through social media, and YouTube.
People that generally are not equipped with strong discernment and a cultivated b.s. meter, have the tendency to give away their personal power to an outside influence, such as a guru type, group consciousness or a spiritual consumerism movement marketing themselves as a 'spiritual authority.'
Too many people are believing that spirituality, expanding consciousness, and becoming enlightened can be achieved through the pathway of consumer spirituality and self-proclaimed experts that call themselves 'masters.'
They can buy enlightenment, have a
life hanging out on the galactic planes, rather than commit to the
deeper inner work of clearing the shadow, by observing the unruly
ego in action and correcting abusive patterns of behavior.
People that are materialistic and externally motivated tend to equate their value, worth and esteem on their accumulated wealth, status and possessions.
Yet, the same pitfall is common under the label of spirituality or higher consciousness, a breed of spiritual consumerism that is marketed as enlightenment to gain a marketed level of faux spiritual status.
A belief that enlightenment can be
achieved through instant gratification and by skimming on the
surface of life, while ignoring the deeper inner emotional work that
leads to personal accountability and greater integrity.
These unethical qualities can show up quite aggressively in that which can be labeled as a spiritual community, or in the industry that has sprouted up around topics promoting higher consciousness development.
Thus, when a spiritual community or organization operates with this blaring blind spot, they also will compromise ethical and humane behavior in order to accumulate the resources and possessions they want, in order to gain more power for their cause.
Maybe they justify that power grab as required for serving the 'greater good', they feel they have a greater mission that is more important than others around them.
Maybe they have deemed themselves as the leader of a mass movement for needed consciousness shifting, and like many others that have gone before them, are leaving the same trail of emotional damage and destruction in their wake.
A spiritual leader is a servant of the people, and holding compassion and empathy for others is the primary milestone of being dedicated to the spiritual ascension path.
Otherwise, it can quickly digress into a consciousness trap with astral delusions of grandeur that cause a root downfall from repeated power abuses.
times have we seen the same storyline, different era, different
people working in the spiritual communities, yet the same abusive
narrative is repeated over and over, and goes unnoticed and
These are the important lessons from the past that remain unlearned...
What we do not learn, we keep repeating. If we study spiritual gurus and spiritual communities in the recent years, one will begin to see a very disturbing pattern of gross abuses of power.
Where an absolute power was given and fully corrupted, this set the group mission up to fail.
The group field of the community
begins to drown in the same massive archetypal dark forces that
prefer to use spiritual betrayal and victim-victimizer manipulation
tactics to continue the divide and conquer agenda within that group.
This means they must make the deal or Faustian pact to give up personal sovereignty and many times prostitute themselves, because of who is really behind the power abuses and controlling the spiritual structure.
The first thing these dark forces do is find that spiritually ambitious person's pressure point and work to compromise personal integrity and derail spiritual actualization, in order to exploit addictions and weaknesses through psychological and emotional blackmail.
An emotionally unstable person is a weak-minded person that is easily possessed, therefore is easily manipulated by their uncontrollable impulses until they become so fully corrupt, their physical body is used to satisfy the whims of dark forces that are controlling their instinctual impulses.
Instinctual impulses are not enlightened behaviors:
Thus, spiritual consumerism can be highly addictive to the instinctual body, as it is marketed as entertainment and an astral bliss pill.
This is the main reason why
so many people fall prey to their instinctual reactions and personal
indulgences transferred over to spiritual consumerism, which leads
to a rapid spiritual decline, which exacerbates even more unethical
behaviors and power abuses.
Maybe this week we'll try,
Something that we can add to our operating system which offers to bring change, to help lift our base instincts, make us feel more fit, more kind or more peaceful.
This usually comes with subconscious limitations, placing an internal stop on too much change, that would make us uncomfortable or disrupt the way that we see ourselves or relate to the world around us.
This description of spiritual consumerism may seem callus, but there is a very surface feel-good quality associated with the marketing and monetizing of spirituality and self-help, that operates almost like a bait and switch.
The bait and switch have dishonesty at its core, in the
marketing used to fool our mind into thinking we are buying a
product that will make us spiritually strong and more evolved than
we actually are.
Retreats that scratch the surface and allow us to feel something, allow us to check off a box that later gets turned into,
Thus, the setup is to ignore red flags and emotional weakness in everyday life, because the fear of actually facing deeper issues and having to make changes in one's lifestyle is too overwhelming.
Spiritual development is about getting the negative ego out of the driver's seat and being open and willing to feel the changes that need to actually happen while being honest with ourselves.
If we are really being honest, we may know we need to change, but we will be faced with a test of self-responsibility.
In the consumer spiritual market, we can transfer that
responsibility onto something else, and pretend that we are actually
doing something spiritual because we paid for a product or listened
to a guru type that promised awakening.
We must spread that value and service to others, in order to keep circulating the money-energy to exchange with others that also contribute to the overall wellbeing of the community in their own ways.
When we value human beings and what they contribute, the value is embedded in the work, service or product that is exchanged.
The money received should represent the
fair value exchange of that work. Money received represents the
value of your work, time, energy, talents and contribution, when you
spend that money you are letting go of the value created and
honoring the value another person has created.
It is also interesting to see those who have positioned themselves as spiritual teachers, abuse power so frequently by sleeping with students or throwing tantrums where they are verbally abusive.
These are some of the issues with consumer spirituality, where we invest time and money in a product, technique, tradition or artifice by making it a part of our routine and possibly our social fabric.
Someone can have years of "practice" like this hanging out on the surface of spirituality, but then get knocked over like a house of cards by relatively small events of adversity.
People can flip in-between these states of lower ego and higher frequency (momentarily) and how long they hold sustained higher frequency states is the hallmark of spiritual maturity and mastery over the personal energies.
When people lose their center, freak out or lash out, you are looking at an ego tantrum, and when they do it is the sign of inner violence, fragmentation and the need for integrative spiritual healing. Inner violence generated by the three layers of ego and mind control programming that remains unhealed will result in control-oriented tantrums.
This is an important piece to remember
as to why some beings never deviate their focus to engage in
combative strategies that are violent, and choose to stay peaceful
and holding a pure loving heart within even the most difficult
When we are honest and responsible about our personal commitment to improve ourselves, it is this commitment to do what is necessary, that takes us beyond our comfort zones and actually makes us stronger and more balanced people.
This is the time to take an active role in healing ourselves, healing our lives in so to become healthy and balanced people.
When we can identify emotionally destructive behavior, and are willing to take steps to heal our thoughts and emotions, we empower ourselves in taking steps that lead us to spiritual freedom...