I mean, isn’t there a little bit of a weird message in that. But the other piece too, is like, if that particular one, folks were literally participating in active addiction, not only was there a severe and dramatic use of drugs and alcohol, but literally to the point of they had adopted this belief there was part of this, like, ingrained in that belief, right. And so So for somebody that’s a recovering alcoholic watching that yesterday, was horrifying, horrifying, my partner and I are both in recovery from alcohol. And we were just like, we felt our hearts hurts so much, so much, because that particular group of individuals had come to believe so strongly that like drug use, and alcohol use, and like all of these things, these are really low vibrational activities.
Fasting can be very, very good for your spiritual health, but forcing other individuals into like starvation and and not being their choice. And like, the alcohol she was literally saying alcohol was her medicine. And then on top of it, she was consuming Colloidal Silver, which has a lot of health benefits if you’re in the naturopath world, but she was doing it so much to the point that at the very end, her literal body had started to turn this tinge of blue that was a result of the amount of silver colloidal silver that was literally in her tissues and organs. And so these people were literally participating in her active addiction, and we’re, we’re not even willing to go and step out and get her help. Because she had instilled such strong beliefs in them that she didn’t want any, like, 3d hospitals were no good, right? I mean, it’s just like mind blowing, right? So these are why cults can be dangerous, they can literally lead you to do things you normally would not do in a healthy spiritual environment.
So which may make you wonder like, oh shit, how to identify if something is a call them around to call them in a cold, anything of that nature. And so, number one, you will have certain organizations that will joke about being called being part of a cult, or we’re called like, or you know, and they think it’s fun and joking. And I remember I had a business coach, probably like two years ago and said, “what kind of community and group do you want to have? And she’s like, do you want it to be like a cult like feeling?” And I was like, I was kind of shocked. She said that. I was really shocked. She said, It sounds like hell no, oh, God, no. But so if they are literally claiming that talking about it, or even saying like, they’re not, you know, if they’re using the word cult in any of their marketing, maybe maybe might be called.
The other thing too, and you can go look like I did, I searched a couple of articles this morning, just to make sure that you know, some of the hits that I was getting to share with you were also things that folks had shared. And so there’s this other really interesting one, and that’s around any kind of like feedbacks or questioning around the programming, questioning around what needs to be done, questioning around the expectation, providing feedback and saying, I didn’t understand that. That seemed weird. What if we did it this way? That’s typically squashed. Right? There’s like a dramatic response to healthy feedback or questions, right?
But if things will keep going, there’ll be this like moment of like, you know, submit this kind of this somatic or even mental response to like, I just told them, like, you know, they like their volume was low, right? Like, it’s like really weird. So there’ll be these unhealthy or like overly dramatic responses to questions or feedback. And so what may also how this might also show up is you’ll be provided clarity in what is allowed and is not allowed what is helpful for feedback, what is not helpful for feedback, like these kinds of like, it’s very, very rigid, and to the point that it starts to prohibit people like, they’re like, “oh, shit, I don’t want to give the feedback or ask a question in the wrong way”. So they will stop getting feedback, stop asking questions.
And if you’ve ever provided that, here’s the other key if you’ve ever provided, you know, asked a question or provided any type of feedback, and your, your emotional response to what was said or given back to you was any type of guilt or shame. There you go, right. So that that those are, those are absolute signs that they’re, it’s called, like energy, right? Absolute signs, like, I think of myself as a servant leader.
So if you ask a question, or you provide feedback, I’m here to be of service to you. That is what I’m here to do. And I’ve done it throughout my corporate career all my life, being in a leadership role for the last 20 years. Another one is, there’s a lot of do as I say, not as I do, so there’ll be a ton of hypocrisy or double talk, right? They’ll say one thing, they’ll do another, they’ll be like, “this is okay”, and then you’ll be like, wait a second, they were like, “oh, oh, you know, what, the divine powers of being have spoken to me”. And they, they and so they will often use that divinity or their own connection directly with their guides and try to share messages and like justify shifts are changing or hypocrisy or double talk, whoa, they said, it is okay for me, but you guys that are still learning cannot write.
You know, this is another one that really kind of this, this one really boils my blood here. And that is you’ll have individuals within that organization whose specific responsibility is to kind of act like a spy. Right. And this could be folks in in that are just been around for a long, longer time than you, right? It could be somebody that’s just been around three months longer a week longer, right. But they will literally there’ll become this cultural, like underlying unspoken rule of, you need to tell someone when you when you see anyone not happy or venturing out of the path that is expected. So they’ll be the spies. And the their whole intention is to to really highlight anyone, and to bring to light anyone that may may challenge the power that the authority figure has.
So that being said, there’s typically going to be a very distinctive hierarchy and roles. This person does this this person that, but the interesting thing is is they never will be consistently upheld or understood stood how folks get to it. We just talked about all that shifting and changing. You know, it might be one day, this person’s a lead, the next day not. And it’s often because these decisions are made through very emotional responses. Oh, well, so and so no longer believed with what I agreed with how I wanted to do things. So they’re out, we’re not going to come to some kind of leadership, collaboration and cohesiveness, we’re just going to kick them out because I’ve got the power. And yeah, so on and so forth. Right? You kind of feel what I’m saying, right? So there’s this very distinctive hierarchy.
But there’s no real understanding of like, how someone gets to that position, what is even the like, you know, what happens if, like, let’s say, the, you know, earthbound God dies, like, perfect example, is in that one documentary, what happens then to the group. So if that’s not clear of like, where the succession plan is how the leader actually, you know, all of that kind of good stuff. Then there’s their side of the call. There’ll be poor transparency in any type of financial budget. And so often, these organizations will get to a point that they’ll start referring to themselves as family, they want you more involved, they may actually want you to participating for free volunteering your time, they may even make some promises of like, Oh, don’t worry about it.
Well, we’ll get to that at some point. And I will tell you, this is this is 100%. My hesitation of ever asking anybody for help is this particular one here because there are so many folks that organize, you know, have organizations that lean into the cult like of space So that are abusing and using their members to further their own achievements. And so that is one of the things. So if there is poor transparency into the financial budget, so let’s say you are really helping to contribute, and it’s not being shared of what that money is and where it’s going and how much is coming in and all the expenses, like if that is, if you by chance, are working within a group in an organization and volunteering your time, and are not able to say, hey, can we talk about what the actual financial health of this organization is and can’t get a positive answer in response, and it’s probably you probably dancing around a cult there.
Now, don’t get me wrong. There may be businesses that are really hesitant and things of that nature, but I would hope that is a healthy sign that is healthy. So I know, I’ll tell you, I personally would have no issue and have done just as such, with the team members that have been willing to volunteer, and help me out every now and again. I put this note down here. So many of these groups consider themselves family, and yet any collaboration around financial health doesn’t exist. And I don’t know about you, but I will tell you when you are in a family unit, mother and father, you know, adult, like they work together as a final as a unit to make sure that that financial health is healthy. This is the other one to write.
Folks that are followers are part of the family that are not part of leadership. I mean, even if you’re part of leadership, you may still feel this. You’re gonna have feelings of not being good enough, not being worthy, feeling like they have to prove themselves. Like if I only did this, I do that, if I do this, like you’re going to, like magical fairy sprinkle dust is going to come over to you and now you’re going to be seen as something spectacular and amazing. And I put this no doubt, almost as though you’re privileged. If you are in an organization, and you are under this impression that you’re like, privileged to be a part of it. And I don’t mean like your efforts. So for example, if you busted your ass in college, you know, so I went to college, I was invited into an honors fraternity, right? And I don’t share that with me, but I am a part of an honors fraternity. And so like, that is a privilege. I did a lot of really hard work to get there.
But if we’re talking about just being part of an organization or part of the community or a family, a family somebody that calls themselves a family, you are not there is not a privilege to be a part of a family. It’s like yeah, it just fucking sounds really shitty. So why am I sharing all of this with you? I hope that at this particular point, you may understand why but I’m going to reiterate that before we call it a day here today because let’s see how long have I been rambling about this lovely topic? Whoo we’re we’re over that 20 minutes. Number one, this shit is real.
We are not we are not talking about books, fiction books right now we’re not talking about movies we’re talking about these stories have literally been shared in documentary it is happening to folks out there right now here today. It may be happening to you it may be happening to folks that you love the dangers out there my friends it is out there. And you know, I hope that you are listening to this and you’re in that situation you know feel free to reach out and ask a couple questions of how you might be able to navigate you’re asked to get out of it I’m happy to share my can I’m absolutely happy to share but this shit is real in the dangerous out there last last but not least totally selfish. Why I’m sharing this with all of you, I don’t want to lead a cult! I do not want to lead a fucking cult. Please don’t ask me to ever lead one. Do not ever like put me on that pedestal you know keep me honest.
If you feel like I’m violating any of those things above that I talked about I need you to bring that up. I need you to share that I don’t want to lead a call. I’m a collaborative leader. I am a servant leader I am It is very strange to me to be in a position of power because I feel like I am you know all I all I do when I put my arms around people and I lead is I literally do so like right there in the thick of things. Yes, so that’s my very very, very selfish reason as to why I’m sharing all this with us. Please keep me honest folks. I don’t want to lead a cult and if any of you ever feel like I’m saying something that in case that I’m doing something that indicates that or you know you’re getting any of that energetic or feel any of the ways that I mentioned feeling, please let me know keep me honest my dear friends and watch some yeah it’s called the Monster Cult. Go watch some of these documentaries they’re pretty damn good that being, said my dear friends we are done for today. I am going my hair appointment because I do not think that I’ve gotten enough pink in. So I’m gonna get ready for that and until next time.
Much Love for Me to all of you. Avoid the cult. Let me know if you need some help getting out till next time