9 Signs Someone is a Fake Guru

On the mystical path, there lies many pitfalls. One of the more common pitfalls are the fake gurus. They know you’re seeking a better way, they know your path means a lot to you, and they know that if they sell you the perfect solution, they can reel you in and start milking you like a cash cow.

Some of these gurus are quite famous and influential, while others are more obscure and choose to operate on the fringes. When it comes to making progress on the path, discernment is key. Without it, the presence of lies in a teaching or the attachment to a false guru can set you back for a while.

No matter how devoted you might be to a particular guru, always remember to keep constant vigil on your discernment, your intuition, and hone them both like a knife. With that said, here are 9 Signs That Someone is a Fake Guru.

1- THEY SPEAK IN COMPLEX ESOTERIC TERMS.  A fake guru will try to entice you with  big, convoluted brain-twister explanations. Sometimes they’ll try the total opposite by speaking in short, simple, ambiguous ways that have you completely stumped.

It only means they have something to prove and are trying hard to impress you. Your admiration and devotion is very important to them, so they have to use fancy language to attract you. It’s a form of seduction used to mesmerize and keep you dazed and confused so that you keep coming back for more.

2-  THEY TRY TO ENTERTAIN YOU WITH CHEAP TRICKS. Some fake gurus will come at you like high-level magicians. They’ve got a bag full of tricks and are ready to put on the performance of a lifetime for you.

They levitate, make things vanish, and produce all kinds of optical illusions to make you think you’re dealing with a glorified holy being.

Again they’re trying too hard to impress you and entice you with their cheap entertainment. Most of it doesn’t even help anyone.

Just because someone has an unusual talent does not make them a high-conscious being. Cheap tricks are a separation tactic so that you can believe a guru has special powers mandated from God and you can’t ever come close to that.

The questions lies in their intentions and how they want you to see them. Are they serious about helping you or are they serious about elevating themselves above you?

3- THEY TELL YOU WHAT YOUR EGO WANTS TO HEAR.The whole point of studying under a guru is so that he can point out your flaws and raise you to the next level of consciousness. What’s the point of having a guru that coddles you all day and makes you feel like you are fine just the way your are?

If a guru doesn’t challenge you, then you’ve got a problem.

This kind of guru cannot afford to upset you or risk losing your business. In fact, they have to walk on eggshells around your ego and whisper sweet murmurs into your ear by telling you exactly what you want to hear.

If your guru is not trying to shake you out of your illusions, then perhaps it’s time to find another one.

the-fake-guru4- YOU MUST WORSHIP THEM OUT OF BLIND FAITH. Some gurus will act as if they are all-knowing and practically God. These types of gurus are never wrong and never make mistakes.

They usually come with a string of blind followers who are quite similar to their leader- self-important and concerned with fancy rituals and pageantry.

If a guru allows you to place him on a pedestal, then it’s quite obvious they have a superiority complex. We are all Divine Co-Creators and no one is above anybody else.

5- THEY CHARGE AN INSANE AMOUNT OF MONEY TO STUDY WITH THEM.  Making progress on the path shouldn’t break your budget!

It’s understandable that some gurus will charge a small fee, ask for donations, or accept services in return. But raising your consciousness should not be a luxury product that’s exclusive to the rich.

If your guru has his hands deep inside your pockets, you have to wonder if he’s really trying to help you or if he’s just trying to get rich?

6- THEY HOLD BIG BUDGET, POMPOUS EVENTS. Have you seen your guru on a billboard lately? Perhaps you’ve seen them on television advertising for the next stadium event?

There are certain types of gurus who love to hold big budget, high falutin events that come hand in hand with big money and big fame.

They may not charge high rates as they are not interested in taking on personal students. But they get rich through massive ticket sales. Not to mention the attention they receive from such a massive following.

Their events are usually filled with fluffy words of encouragement and sometimes they get people to line up for hugs. These are the attention seeking celebrity gurus whose main concerns are fame and money.

7- THEY CHANNEL ALIENS.  Ok, this is where it gets weird. Some gurus will not only make a strong attempt to get you under their spell, but they also channel beings who have a special message for you.

And sometimes they’re from another galaxy.

If you fall for this, you’ve been watching way too much Star Trek.

Just because someone can channel entities doesn’t make them advance enough to be your guru. It’s become quite common for people to tune into other realms. This is really of no great feat. Simply invite these entities, and trust me, they will come.

Some of these “galactic beings” have managed to get so many true seekers to deviate from their path. They are experts at mixing truth in with lies and pure masters of deception and distraction to non-discerning followers. These impostors come straight out of the astral realm and are there to milk you of your light.

If a guru is claiming to channel aliens, he will attract those who’d rather keep their minds in outer space and in places that don’t even concern them. Outer space is irrelevant to your life on earth which is taking place right here and right now.

8- THEY NEVER MENTION THE CREATOR.  Some gurus have a deep aversion for the Creator and they fail to mention God in any of their teachings. Their main intent is to stand between you and God so that you never form a communion.

If a guru is evasive and fails to talk to you about God, your origin, or forming a direct inner relationship with an ascended teacher, then he’s probably not looking out for your best interests. If he uses vague words like universe, love, and light, but always skirts the topic about the Ultimate Creator, then you know you got a fake one there.

9- THEY WANT YOU TO BE CO-DEPENDENT ON THEM.  The door should always be wide open when it comes to your relationship with your guru. You should be free to leave when you feel you’ve had enough and want to move on to a higher teaching.

One guru will never have all the answers or the ultimate teaching. There’s is always a higher teaching up ahead.

His main purpose is to be the bridge that will take you to the next level of your journey. Any true guru should know this and not set themselves up as the end all be all.

If he tells you that there is no teaching higher than his, then he basically wants you to become dependent on him. If a guru has an issue with you leaving and moving on, then it can only be that he needs you more than you need him.

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If you followed a fake guru, it was not a waste of your time (or money)? A fake guru is always a lesson in discernment, among some other lessons. Many of us need this on our journey in order to take us to the next stage.

If you are able to look back at the situation, then it symbolizes your growth from that level of consciousness.

The problem only lies in falling for a fake guru for an entire lifetime. The more you can admit that no human being on earth has the ultimate truth, the less inclined you will be to claim any guru as perfect, and the less inclined you will be to attaching yourself to a teacher and never letting go.

For more in-depth information on this topic please visit the links below:

Look for a teacher who challenges you, instead of telling you what your ego wants to hear

All about false teachers

Co-dependency upon a spiritual teacher

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