Narcissists Alive and Well among Spiritual Healers
Posted Jun 24 2013 4:27pm
The Unsuspected---A goldmine of pathological narcissism is among
those you would never imagine share this disorder---"Spiritual Healers"
---those received as royalty and great holy masters through their
million dollar book sales, endless rotating seminars that encompass the
globe, their cds, dvds, audios, internet classes and trainings they
offer. Their schedules are so full it is remarkable that they are able
to move through each crowded day. But remember this is a narcissistic
personality who never tires from being on center stage, viewed as
superior even semi-divine, a super mentor, a saint in human form.
are individuals of high consciousness who truly help people to heal:
physically, psychologically, emotionally, spiritually. These people have
their egos dropped, are not after a money motive. They charge fees that
are fair. Some of them are very successful and do produce books and
seminars and dvds that sell very well. I am not talking about these
individuals. I am speaking about pathological narcissistic personality.
many people are looking for a quick mystical fix. They want an instant
miracle, a tectonic shift in their lives--right now. The pseudo
narcissistic healer cunningly offers that tantalizing potion through his
charisma, charm, clever magic words in a well rehearsed presentation.
After someone is hooked by him or her, the seduction is complete. It's
like opening up your heart and giving it away, opening up your wallet
and bank account and saying: "Take what you want.", breaching your mind
and psyche and saying, "I believe you; I will follow you." The pseudo
spiritual healer practices a form of brain washing that is very
effective with a substantial segment of human beings.
spiritual healers ensnare the most vulnerable--those who are fresh from
a personal tragedy or loss, the very lonely who have been abandoned by
family or spouses, those with intolerable feelings of anxiety, those who
feel depressed and depleted by the burden of their lives, the dependent
ones who are always looking for someone to cling to because they cannot
tolerate another moment of their raw unrelenting pain of psychological
Learn how to identify these pseudo spiritual
con artists. Listen to their sweet talk pitch, the eyes that appear to
melt with your sorrow, the nonverbal cues that reach out to console, the
vacant promise that you will be completely healed and your life will be
resurrected (if you sign up for thousands of dollars of course
sessions). Watch how much money you are being asked to invest in this
"spiritual" project. Is it multi-level? Will there be other courses
required? How much are you being cleverly pressured? Listen to the voice
of your intuition first in a whisper, then like a mighty wind that
cries: "Don't do it!' "Don't sign up!" "These people are parasites
exploiting you." "Back away." "Say "No" now."
the narcissistic spiritual healer before you take the bait is highly
empowering. If you have fallen for these tricks and ruses in the past,
don't blame yourself. Now you are wise to the game. You are in charge,
walking your own path, listening to the wisdom that flows through you.
Visit my website:thenarcissistinyourlife.com
Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D.
Telephone Consultation: United States and International
Book: Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life