Email from a seeker
This was an email from a friend that begged me to share, so here it is…..
What search terms on the internet would you suggest I use when I look for places to here? Yoga is out. Too many fakes. Is there a word like “ashram” or something more esoteric that only people who are real would use? I want to visit some “intentional communities” but I need a way to flush out the fakes as much as possible before hand. There are over 50!
Sorry. No terms for it. Spirituality has become such a business and the “cool” thing. So much so that it has moved into every nook and cranny. The only way to find a real community is to continue to search and know about what you are looking for prior to looking.
If you don’t know anything about an elephant not even what one looks like, you can search and search and talk to everyone you come into contact with about an elephant. They will tell you all sorts of things about what they think about elephants and some of them might be correct…… But most of them will be just their opinion……. as how many people do you know that have actually experienced an elephant. It is only until you truly find a real elephant that you will know what elephant is. Until then you are left with a lot of people saying a lot of shit about elephants.