The masters fall silent

The current generation of healers is only an “instrument”

Tijn Touber | November 2004 issue
It’s not all that much fun anymore to interview gurus, coaches, therapists or masters. When you ask them what they actually do, they say: “Nothing, I’m only an instrument.” And if you then ask how they feel about being an instrument they say: “It’s not for me to have no opinion on that.”
It used to be you could seek out advice and help. Back then, the masters would talk a blue streak about your karma and your chakras, about your destiny and how to heal the pain of your past. They were absolutely convinced of themselves and went right to work. They washed away the negative energy, unblocked a stuck meridian or confronted you with your past lives. You even had masters, trainers and therapists who didn’t hesitate to give you a stern lecture or drop you like a hot potato. Some went to extremes to help you “see the light.” They bought Rolls Royces, pretended they were angry with you, asked you for all your money or ignored you to break your ego.
Such gurus and therapists are a dying breed. You’re hard pressed to find a master who intercedes or vigorously defends a stance. The current generation of healers does as little as possible. They’re simply “present” to “facilitate”, or “hold space for” your “process”. A good therapist does as little as possible and thinks as little as possible. A good therapist is a “channel”.
You can’t argue with channels. In the olden days I used to sometimes really go at it during an interview; debating the methods and techniques in question. Now that most therapists have become “instruments”, they have no opinion and no method. They only do what they “sense” they should. Then they fall silent. When you ask for an explanation, they smile. They smile and remain silent, because they don’t want to “stand in the way” and certainly not dump their own “ego projections” on you.
Is it a good sign that the masters have fallen silent? Is it a good sign that masters don’t want to be masters anymore? Has the time come for us to be our own masters?
If this is the case—and why not, after all—then we ought to realize that this is largely thanks to the very fact that many masters don’t want to be masters anymore. This has cleared the way for all the disciples to take responsibility, to be masters themselves. The current generation of “masters” already understood that it’s not a good idea to follow leaders (otherwise they wouldn’t have become leaders themselves). And now they have realized that it’s also not a good idea to lead followers.
 

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The masters fall silent

The current generation of healers is only an “instrument”

Tijn Touber | November 2004 issue
It’s not all that much fun anymore to interview gurus, coaches, therapists or masters. When you ask them what they actually do, they say: “Nothing, I’m only an instrument.” And if you then ask how they feel about being an instrument they say: “It’s not for me to have no opinion on that.”
It used to be you could seek out advice and help. Back then, the masters would talk a blue streak about your karma and your chakras, about your destiny and how to heal the pain of your past. They were absolutely convinced of themselves and went right to work. They washed away the negative energy, unblocked a stuck meridian or confronted you with your past lives. You even had masters, trainers and therapists who didn’t hesitate to give you a stern lecture or drop you like a hot potato. Some went to extremes to help you “see the light.” They bought Rolls Royces, pretended they were angry with you, asked you for all your money or ignored you to break your ego.
Such gurus and therapists are a dying breed. You’re hard pressed to find a master who intercedes or vigorously defends a stance. The current generation of healers does as little as possible. They’re simply “present” to “facilitate”, or “hold space for” your “process”. A good therapist does as little as possible and thinks as little as possible. A good therapist is a “channel”.
You can’t argue with channels. In the olden days I used to sometimes really go at it during an interview; debating the methods and techniques in question. Now that most therapists have become “instruments”, they have no opinion and no method. They only do what they “sense” they should. Then they fall silent. When you ask for an explanation, they smile. They smile and remain silent, because they don’t want to “stand in the way” and certainly not dump their own “ego projections” on you.
Is it a good sign that the masters have fallen silent? Is it a good sign that masters don’t want to be masters anymore? Has the time come for us to be our own masters?
If this is the case—and why not, after all—then we ought to realize that this is largely thanks to the very fact that many masters don’t want to be masters anymore. This has cleared the way for all the disciples to take responsibility, to be masters themselves. The current generation of “masters” already understood that it’s not a good idea to follow leaders (otherwise they wouldn’t have become leaders themselves). And now they have realized that it’s also not a good idea to lead followers.
 

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