Prophets For-Profit: The Cost of Self-Righteous Repentance

Image result for the best teachersEarlier today I read an article by someone who was previously an enormous part of the Spiritual Community and has, seemingly out of nowhere, did a complete 180 on herself and her community of fans, followers and those she simply inspired to be their best selves by providing effective tools to live a happier and more empowered life. She was someone I considered having a gift of inner light and the ability to re-spark that in others who may be suffering, confused, or otherwise in pain or struggling with something in their lives. She also channeled messages from angel guides and Oracle cards.

Now, let me start off by saying I have a love/hate relationship with the “New Age Community” because while the core fundamentals of the exploration of consciousness remain the foundation, what has been built upon that foundation has become so vastly warped and twisted into something I barely even recognize. But what I do know is that this community has also become the breeding ground for disinformation surrounding manifesting, meditation, the healing arts, magick, etc.

It seems I cannot go a day now without reading an article either about or by a self-proclaimed “has been” from the New Age Community who has since “found Jesus” and now must spend their remaining days letting the rest of us know they have become one the chosen few who truly have found the way and anyone who doesn’t follow will burn for eternal damnation…

First off, THERE IS NO RIGHT WAY. Or perhaps better said…the right way IS the way itself. And by that I mean we all come from and will return to the same place, wherever in our vast and magnificent Universe that may be. And perhaps the ultimate lesson we are all here to learn is how to create OUR OWN way back without forcing others to follow suit. It is up to us to not just learn how to be conscious creators, but how to create lives that allow us to be our best selves while serving the rest of humanity not only by example but by merely pointing the way for those who SEEK it, not laying down concrete and expecting people to consider it THE way, only because it pre-ordained by YOUR intentions.

Sorry, but that is an infringement on free will, and any so-called messages of righteousness barking at people that they must drop to their knees and repent, or that empowerment is “evil” is ironically basking in a darkness that is beyond my comprehension as to disempower others is to literally distinguish their inner light; and NO ONE has the right to do that to another, regardless of how warped the morality has become to justify this cruelty in the name of “trying to help”. This type of disinformation spreads like wildfire and unfortunately, it’s the pure and curious hearts that get burned in the process if they continue to listen to these “prophets for-profit”.

Whenever I read an article by a past “angel healer” or the like, who has since turned their back on not only their own gifts but also the light of curiosity and hope of all who had taken them seriously regarding whatever teachings the so-called EX-guru has since deemed “evil”, I can't help but feel the hypocrisy lingering as I recall years of these people living fully in their power, only to allow something personal within them turn off the light, but also instill a sense of duty to extinguish any remaining flames around them. In other words, the power they once thrived in by living an authentic life for themselves has now become something “ungodly” and if one continues to seek empowerment in one’s life, they are under the rule of Satan?!?!?

I am sick and tired of all of this division; especially that which has infiltrated the Spiritual Community. There IS no “us and them” but what we create, and I refuse to listen to anyone who attempts to lead me to create something divisive against my fellow man, just to ensure I’ve “saved my soul”.

Look, believe (or don’t believe) whatever you want. I’m not here to sway readers towards one end of the other, however, I will dare to ask each and every one of you to always feel into anything you are being told. Personally, anything that dares to tell ME that knowing myself and how to be the best version of it, living a full, happy life serving others is something to be ashamed of and that the tools I use to create this life are “evil” is NOT something I wish to stay connected to.

I am not a spokesperson or poster child for ANY religion, dogma, etc., but as I read somewhere within the innerscape of Facebook memes…”If you spend enough time with me, I’ll brainwash you into thinking for yourself.” This could not be truer. In my experience, people grow and flourish when they are validated, accepted, shown love and kindness, and are only nudged one way or the other when they actually SEEK to be nudged.

Therefore, my ironically unsolicited advice to these ex-gurus or self-appointed righteous repenters is this…

Whatever fills your heart, do that. But if it causes you to empty those of others in any way, you are no longer serving them, you are serving yourself and your own damaged ego. Just because something doesn’t work for you the way you like it to (even though it obviously did at some point), doesn’t mean it’s your God-given right to convince everyone else theirs is broken too and they need to jump ship immediately.

Being spiritual has NEVER been about how many yoga classes you go to a week, or how many “nice” things you do in a given day and those who have actually braved EVERY dark tunnel within the process to know themselves will understand this completely. True Spirituality is NOT pretty and will tear you up and spit you out. But it will be the most profoundly beautiful process you will ever experience. And what makes it so is that YOU come to realize/remember your connection to not only Source, God whatever you wish to label it, but also your connection to everyone and everything.

Therefore, it’s my heartfelt conclusion that while we’re seeing a wave in “born-again” anti-empowerment types, this is only to push to scales on the ending of an era. While I cannot stand the label of New Age, Aquarius IS upon us and the energy it brings, albeit not new to planet Earth or humanity, is definitely one of re-balancing, re-joining, and re-connecting. Keep asking yourself when you feel guilt or shame for wanting to know how to live a life of purpose and passion, why ideas of disempowerment being “good” feel so shitty and actually feel like life working against you, vs when you actually do access personal power already at work within ourselves?

I don’t know about you, but I REFUSE to believe for a damned second that because I enjoy consciously creating my life, feel empowered to share ideas and needs, and allow those to live in their own space of personal creation all the while, that makes me a bad or evil person. In fact, I’ll go so far to say I can’t think of anything eviler than to convince someone they are powerless.

If the acts of meditation and mindfulness, both of which ease stress and anxiety, assist in better sleep and eating patterns, and help me live a life where I am free to express myself, then sit and wait for my head to start spinning around, because I’d choose to be possessed by empowerment and purpose any day over the self-righteous repentance of any Prophet For-Profit.

I’ll make the popcorn…

Have an amazingly EMPOWERED weekend everyone! 🙂


Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to

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  1.' Cherie Roe Dirksen says:

    Well said, Tamara!

  2.' Gordon says:

    I agree wholeheartedly. Well said.

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