Since I was young I always revered the top of the class. I always wanted to meet the pope, the gurus the elders. I wanted to run into every forest with the desire to find a magic person living there that will share with me some pieces of magic that will change my life. I read books on the subject, biographies and philosophies, wikis and lectures, courses and text books. In the end I had a great idea of what to expect when I met one of these enlightened persons.
Man have I been disappointed. I have met some brilliant people, very powerful and very respected elders, shamans, priests, medicine people from all over this world. And to my amazement they all still fight against this worlds darkness.
They complain, forget to show appreciation to those who help, they are short, grumpy and tired. Most do not care for their bodies and most do not care for their neighbors. Protocol takes more precedence then action and egos.... lots of them.
Most of these Elders, Shamans and Medicine People have SO much to share with us all and they are doing their absolute best. What I need to remember is that they are human as well. That in the midst of fighting fatigue, financial uncertainty, anger from others and their own limitations they still find the energy and time to offer us their teachings.
The enlightened ones need our help. The more we are all AWAKE them more we can support each other.
The time of the lone wolf is over, it is time for the Community to be built on love.