What to do When People Start to Worship You

Lit candles.

You’re newly awakened and the people around you can really feel it.

They have “spiritual experiences” in your presence.

They perceive the light of Source pouring through you effortlessly, and it takes the expression that is needed most at the moment: strength, compassion, tenderness, clarity.  Without even meaning to, you find yourself teaching.

You won’t be expecting it at all. You won’t see it coming.

But one day, people may start worshiping you.

Of course, from your expanded perspective, it’s obvious that there is nothing there to worship. You may not even catch the subtle beginnings of this pattern, until it manifests full blown.

So what to do? Be kind.  Be firm. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that it will all blow over on its own. Address it directly.  You may serve as an example to others, a light on the way, and even a teacher at some point. But to allow yourself to become an object of worship just sows more confusion.

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