We may all have had this experience. We read a blog or watch a video by one of our favourite writers or teachers. We learn something, perhaps even finding a gem of truth that helps us along our path—or so we think.
At the end of the blog or video, we read the comments below the line. Big mistake. After a few upbeat comments that mirror our positive feelings, there it is—the big downer. “This teacher is of the dark.” “Just enough light to fool the unwary.” “Don’t be taken in.” Bang. The euphoria of spiritual progress is gone. Instead, questions arise. Maybe they’re right? What clue did they see that I missed? We start doubting our minds and, even worse, our hearts.
How do we deal with a favourite teacher being labelled ‘false’?
The answer lies in the labels. Look at the statements above. (I read “Just enough light to fool the unwary” on YouTube only a few days ago.) They’re all polarised. They all contain clear-cut, polarised good/bad, light/dark judgments. Anyone making such judgments is still enmeshed in the 3D spiritual level where either/or thinking is the name of the game.
As we progress through 3D into 5D, we leave either/or thinking behind—and along with it the notion of a single, universal truth, such as the belief that a given teacher is good or bad, true or false
As we progress through 3D into 5D, we leave either/or thinking behind—and along with it the notion of a single, universal truth, such as the belief that a given teacher is good or bad, true or false. In 5D, we each have our own truth, and we must learn to recognise it through the practice of discernment.
Discernment involves recognising that our truth is not others’ truth and vice-versa. What resonates with us carries truth for us. What does not resonate with us is not for us to judge, as it may be truthful for others. The further we climb into the rarefied air of 5D, the more the mantra of ‘live and let live’ applies.
The key here is that both resonance and the discernment of that resonance happen in the heart. They are vibrational, energetic—not mental. Conversely, the judgment that a teacher is ‘false’—or ‘true’, for that mater—happens in the mind, the mechanical intellect, the God of 3D.
So next time you read a blog or watch a video that resonates with you, don’t be afraid of what might lie below the line in the comments of others. They speak only to their truth, not yours. The resonance you feel in your heart is the only guide you need.