Top 11 Mistakes Made On the Spiritual Path

 

 

Papa Hector Salva tells you the top 11 most common Mistakes made on the Spiritual Path, especially those who are just starting on the path.

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Until Next Time,

Keep the Faith,

Papa Hector

Initiation and Training in Sanse, 21 Divisiones and ATRS

Papa Houngan Hector Salva discusses the importance of Initiation and Training within Sanse, Las 21 Divisiones and the ATRS.

Importance of Lineages in Sanse, 21 Divisiones and ATRs

 

Papa Hector discusses the importance of Lineages in Sanse, 21 Divisions, Vodou and the other ATRS

Casting a Spell vs Petitioning the Spirits

 

Papa Hector discusses the difference between casting a Spell and Petitioning the Spirit.

Ogou Feray Ceremony Pictures

Feray's Ceremonial Table

“It’s okay to be angry but be angry with the right person  . . . And make that anger benefit you by becoming action “~ Ogou Feray ~ Vodou Ceremony 2017

 
These were some of the powerfu words of deepl healing that came through during our Ogou Feray Ceremony . . . .
 
The ceremony and the set up was absolutely amazing.  Garlands of jasmines, marigolds and roses adorned the entire sacred space.  The main altar as well as the ceremonial table were decked out in fine red cloth and candles.  The Veve sparkled and glowed with intensity.
 
This was a special ceremony as not only did we do some fiery powerful magic, but also one of our Temple’s Mambos organized and set up this ceremony to join forces with Papa Ogou through the incredible ceremony of the  Mystical Marriage.
 Ogou Feray Cake
Some people had the chance to get to take advantage of the overwhelmingly strong forces of Papa Ogou in their lives by participating in the Warrior Ceremony.  Through this powerful Magic, Papa Ogou was sent to assist the lives of many people who are dealing with all sorts of battles and confusion in their lives.
During this ceremony, Papa Ogou advised and counseled a couple, helping their relationship and bonds to grow stronger than ever before.  Through the healing wisdom of Ogou Feray their relationship saw immediate improvements.  Citing stronger passion, more connected-ness and tranquility between them directly after the ceremony.
One of the participants visited me on Monday after the ceremony and told me all about how Papa had already begun to work for her
Although she was unable to make it to the ceremon,y she was astonished by the fact that Papa Ogou had, that very night,  made sure to give her the very same message via an  “epiphany ” about her anger.  Papa Ogou made sure that he got his message accross.
Aside from that, Papa Ogou had also made one of her enemies call her the day after the ceremony, after not having spoken with this person in a long long time, and the enemy made peace with her!
Because after the war, always comes peace…
 
Keep the Faith,
Luck
Papa Hector

How to Serve St. Expedite

HOW TO SERVE ST. EXPEDITE 

Here are some commonly asked questions answered for you when working with St. Expedite

SETTING UP A SPACE:

When working with St. Expedite you will need to get an image of him and put it in a corner on the wall close to the floor.

MAKING AN PETITION AND OFFERING:

To make your petition to him you would start out using a Sabbath candle or a 7 day candle depending on your situation. You can also give a small offering during the time the he is working your case and as you are making the petition.

When your case is complete and you have received your results you should give his offering  very soon after ( remember you got fast results you  should be giving him his offering just as fast)  unless you have promise to give it on a specific day then that is when it should be given.

You can leave offerings out, on the altar, for him 3, 7 or 9 days.

Then once the offering is finished with you can leave it in a crossroads or cemetery.

COLORS:

Red 
Yellow
Green 
Purple 
Black
White

FOOD OFFERINGS:

Moro (smoked Herring, Black beans and rice and a orange with a white Sabbath candle inside) 
Cake 
Boiled Tubers with peppers

DRINK OFFERINGS:

Gin
Rum
Piman (rum with scotch bonnet peppers steeped in it)
Black Coffee (no sugar)

OTHER OFFERINGS:

Red and white roses 
Cigars
Cigarettes (2 at a time please)
Money

TOOLS:

A walking stick
A djakout or Macuto (straw bag)
A black or straw hat
dice
playing cards
glasses with a lens poked out
calabash bowls

I’m going to give you a Free Secret while I am here too .. . . St. Expedite works with Banana leaves in a very powerful magical way . . . my students know how to do it maybe one day you will too!

Until Next Time
Keep the Faith
Papa Hector

PS:   Have you done it yet?  Taken advantage of our Special Ceremony this Weekend to get St. Expedite’s help in your life . . . because the deadline is shortly approaching (Sat morning) and I only have a few spots left.  Check it out here

 

PPS:  We’ve had a number of people who have been asking to upgrade from the candle to having the full Express Ceremony…. so if you purchased a candle and want to upgrade you can do so by paying the difference here.

A POWERFUL CEREMONY TO EZILI DANTO

EZILI DANTO ALTAR

 

 
On Saturday, March 25th, we did a very powerful ceremony to break the chains of confinement, entrapment and isolation from many individuals. It was an exciting time and a very powerful magical experience.  Ezili Danto, Queen of the Petro spirits, broke the chains of entrapment for 9 people and people are already noticing and getting very favorable results.

One individual had already reported being able to finally get a raise that had been promised her over 2 years ago

One guy who took advantage of this amazing opportunity has emailed a thank you letter to Danto for making a huge breakthrough in a court case

Another person reported his enemy moving away only two days after the ceremony

I can’t wait to hear about all the other great results to come for all our other participants. . .

So the candles have finally burned out and I am putting the finishing touches on the powerful magic that Ezili Danto did for 9 people to be sent out to them. . . . so that they can experience the beauty of total Freedom to the Max!

And I wanted to share some pics with all of you, especially those of you who took a step towards Freedom, Liberation and Success in Your Lives.

Congratulations,

Keep the Faith

Papa Hector

 

Stolen Lwa

 

Stolen Lwa

Hello everyone, it’s me Papa Hector here, and today I wanna share a video with you on something known as stealing a person’s Lwa. This is a question that I get quite often, and recently someone’s asked me the question again, so since it’s a question that I answer so frequently, it’s something I decided to make a video for.

So a common thing, or a common worry / fear / complaint that people have is that their Lwa might get stolen from them and can someone actually steal your Lwa. And the answer can be a little bit confusing because it’s a little bit of a tricky answer. The fact of the matter is that no one can really steal your Lwa but they can block you from that Lwa, they can use your Lwa, even use your Lwa against you, and they can make it difficult for you to access that Lwa.

So, let me explain: no one can technically steal your Lwa because technically speaking, your Lwa never actually fully detaches from you when someone goes ahead and works to use your Lwa or block your Lwa from reaching you or from you and the Lwa having communication. So, the Lwa can technically be brought back to you and brought back to work for you.

However, people can steal your Lwa, so to speak, because they can go ahead and they can block you and the communication from you…from you having communication with your Lwa, they can take your Lwa and have your Lwa working for them, make your Lwa work for them instead of for you, and…you will experience issues and problems that come from not having that connection working for you with your Lwa.

So, in a way they can steal your Lwa, kind of…meaning, like, they can’t detach it from you, but they can block it from communicating with you, they can block it from helping you, they can take it and use it for their own gain, their own means, they can even use it to attack or harm you.

And a lot of times what happens is people will block the communication between a person and that person’s Lwa, and then go ahead and take that Lwa and start using that Lwa to work for him or her. And exhausting that Lwa, using that Lwa up without really taking proper care of it, and then very often will let go of the Lwa, allowing the Lwa to go back to where it came from. By that point the Lwa is usually very weak because it hasn’t been taken care of although it is being worked with, and it is being required to work. So it comes back and it’s really weak and it’s unable to really assist the person that it originally belonged to.

So, the answer to “can someone steal your Lwa” is “no, not really” but they can block your Lwa from helping you, from working for you; they can go ahead and work with your Lwa against you or work with it for their own aims, and they can cause you many problems from you not having access to your Lwa. By you not having access to your Lwa, that Lwa is no longer protecting you, it’s no longer guiding you, it’s no longer working for you. So then you’re going to experience problems because of that. Not because the Lwa simply has been stolen but rather because now you have nothing that’s working on your behalf.

So I hope this has clarified that question for many of you, if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below in the comments section, and also don’t forget to subscribe to the channel which I’ve been meaning to tell everyone to do, but I keep forgetting! So subscribe to my channel so you can keep up to date with all the videos that I’ve been doing and all the videos that will continue to come out.

So until next time, keep the faith, it’s Papa Hector, signing off.

MISTAKES IN VODOU

MISTAKES IN VODOU

. . . within your Temple, with Regleman, Sosyete  . . .

 

MISTAKES IN VODOU. . . within your Temple, with Regleman, Sosyete  . . .

Hello everyone, it’s me, Papa Hector, and I’m excited to continue doing these video blogs with you, and keep talking about different subjects, different subjects about spirituality, about me, getting to know y’all a bit more. So, today what I want to talk about is mistakes in Vodou, in the spiritual tradition, and elsewhere as well as with me.

 

So, the first thing is that I as a spiritual teacher embrace and have the belief that earth is the classroom for the Spirit or the soul. So therefore you’re going to make mistakes. You can’t get an A in every single class. You’re not going to pass with a hundred in every single area or subject of your life. You’re going to make mistakes. Mistakes happen, such is life, se la vi, anyone who knows me knows that they hear that constantly coming out of my mouth, se la vi, such is life. So it’s not about whether or not you make mistakes, it’s whether or not you take responsibility for those mistakes.

 

Now, when it comes to making mistakes in Vodou and making mistakes in the Regleman and la Regla and the way that we do things…one should acknowledge one’s mistakes and yet come to understand that acknowledging one’s mistakes and asking for forgiveness for one’s mistakes doesn’t mean that the Spirit still is not gonna require you to pay a penance or balance out the situation. The Spirit is all about balance and it’s going to rebalance out the situation and you may have to pay for some of your mistakes, take your punishment with resignation, deal with it and move on with life. Such is life, se la vi.

 

Number two is, a lot of common mistakes that a lot of people make – woo! – a lot of people make, is they make a mistake with their godparent or their temple, their Mama, their Papa, their Madrino, their Padrino, Mama Kanzo, Papa Kanzo, whatever it is…and/or their temple. And if you’re in the Vodou, and you’re an initiate in the temple and you’re a member of the temple, then you’re a child of the temple, you’re a ti-fey of the temple. A little leaf on the branch. And we expect that you’re gonna make mistakes.

 

If you make a mistake with your godparent, ask for forgiveness and deal with the fact that the Spirit is going to cause balance, respecting the law and causing balance with all things as the Spirit does. So just take that into account, and take into account that you’re going to experience the rubber-band effect of the balance that’s going to have to occur from the Spirit’s end. Bear your cross with resignation, acknowledge your mistake, ask for forgiveness, be sincere, and then get over it and move on.

 

If you have a godparent or a Mama or a Papa…me, I’m Papa Hector. I expect people to make mistakes, and therefore part of my job as a Houngan, as a Priest, as a Papa Hector, as being Papa Hector, is to expect that people are going to make mistakes, and se la vi, not holding mistakes against people. I’ve had many people who come back to me, who have made mistakes with me, who are scared to come back, or some people who have actually written to me, you know, I’ve been away because I’ve made such mistakes, and I’ve been scared or fearful to come back or what you would say, etc. Let me let you know this about me, is that I’m Papa Hector, and what that means is that, you know, as long as you’re sincere, you come back, you’re asking for forgiveness, you’re coming at me right, and you’re coming sincere, and you’re ready to do what it takes to resolve the situation, then there’s no need to fear and the situation can be resolved.

 

Just because, now, I’m Papa Hector, I’m a Houngan of Vodou, I practice Sanse, 21 Divisions, does that mean that just because I forgive the mistake that I forgot the mistake? Hell, no. Does that mean that we’re going to have the same relationship that we had before? Probably not. But we can rebuild some bonds of trust and working together and resolving things and moving towards a positive state and getting there. So that is how it works. Now, if you make mistakes with your temple, it’s the same thing, you know, ask for forgiveness of the temple, be man or woman enough to man up/woman up and basically say look, I’ve made this mistake against the temple, and I’m asking for forgiveness.

 

If you’ve left your temple and you’re returning because you’ve made a mistake, whatever the situation may be, you should go back and make an offering to the Spirits of the temple, the same thing with a godparent. You should make an offering to the head Spirits of the godparent, the head Spirits of the temple, the met kayla, that everything can be set right there, so that you can be held in a position of honour, and then again expect the Spirits to balance the situation out and to cause balance with everything, and such is life! You can’t worry about that, you just have to deal with what you have to deal with…

 

I’ve had a lot of people commit mistakes against me, lie on me, slander on me, you know, talk bad about me, do negative things to me, try to harm me, etc, and some of the things that I can recount to people, I have yet met someone who would have said that they would have forgiven a person for doing that mistake. And yet I’ve forgiven people for doing such mistakes, because I understand the world and the spiritual world and how this really works. And so I have that capacity to forgive all mistakes. I have that capacity to be able to look past that, look at the true you and the true nature of who you really are and where your heart is at. So that doesn’t matter to me.

 

But if you’re working on, you know, getting forgiveness of others, you should also be working on forgiving others yourself. Because you can’t expect to get what you’re not giving, you can’t expect for forgiveness and smooth sailing and smooth waters with other people, if you’re not doing the same thing, forgiving yourself as well as forgiving other people yourself. OK? You have to put that energy out so it’s coming back, vire byen, tounen byen, when you put out good, the good comes back, when you put out bad, bad comes back, that’s very basic Vodou for you.

 

And when you make mistakes with others, apply the same rules, like, pay respect to each other and individuals, take, you know, what’s going to be taken, some people are not gonna forgive you for your mistakes, some people are. And accept whatever you have to accept and move on with your life. Se la vi, such is life. You know, if the person doesn’t accept your apology, or doesn’t accept you coming back and doesn’t forgive you, then you work on forgiving more people your own self.

 

And if they can’t accept that, clear yourself of that…it’s up to them when they wanna accept that apology. If they choose never to go back into having a connection or a relationship with you in the same format, accept that as well, that’s an individual choice of that individual. And that’s to be expected. Because there is as with everything some cause and effect and you can’t expect everything to be washed away because you say “I’m sorry”. So, if that’s the situation that you have going on in your life, then this is how we properly as Vodouisants deal with making mistakes, which is what we’re all expected to do. So I hope that this has helped you,

until next time,

keep the faith.

Papa Hector.

 

Entitlement in Vodou and Other ATRS

Entitlement in Vodou and Other ATRS

 

Hello, today what I wanna talk about is entitlement. So that’s the topic here of this video – entitlement. And entitlement is something that I see unfortunately all the time, especially amongst the African Traditional Religions, the ATRs, whatever it is you want to call them, the traditions of the Caribbean, and the traditions that have come here. And there is unfortunately entitlement all the way round in many different ways and that’s what I want to come to today…

 

So first and foremost before I get into entitlement this is what I wanna say to you. I wanna say to you that you can’t buy the Spirit. I know that this is something that a lot of people don’t want to hear, a lot of people don’t wanna know, you can’t buy the Spirit. What that means is: maybe you could buy a bad Spirit, everybody knows that there is hot pwen that they sell, everybody knows that there are hot Spirits that they sell, that there’s negative entities that are sold and traded for Spiritual work…I’m not talking about that Spirit, I’m talking about the good Spirit. You can’t buy that. You can’t buy spiritual gifts and spiritual abilities, OK?

 

No matter how much you try, no matter how hard you want to, no matter what you do, that can’t be bought. And it’s something that you either have or you don’t have, something that’s either developed or not developed. You can’t buy those things. Those things are just not things that can be bought and sold. So that includes via initiation.

 

What do I mean by that? It means that getting an initiation doesn’t get you the Spirit. Having initiation doesn’t mean you’ll have the Spirit. If you don’t have the Spirit in you, you ain’t gonna get the Spirit via initiation. This is why a lot of people be running around from House to House, place to place, thing to thing…jumping here and there and everywhere, and don’t understand why – why their things don’t work, why it doesn’t work for them…It’s because it doesn’t matter what initiation you take. You can’t buy the Spirit.

 

It doesn’t matter what initiation you have. It doesn’t matter what ceremony you undergo. Only if you have the Spirit do those ceremonies really make much difference as far as your spiritual abilities, gifts and your overall picture of your life. I know that this is gonna bust a lot of people’s bubble. It’s gonna pop the balloon, you understand? But it’s something that quite honestly I’m a little bit tired about, tired of hearing about…tired of seeing, is that people think that somehow they can buy the Spirit. And they think that the Spirit is for sale.

 

Initiation ceremonies may be for sale because there’s labour, costs, materials, supplies, assistance etc that need to be paid for, and the ritual can be done. You can’t buy the Spirit, however. You can’t buy the spiritual gifts to help connect you to the Spirit. Initiation may help change your life, may cause changes in your life, etc, but…if you don’t have the Spirit, that’s through the power of your initiator. That’s not through your own Spirit that that’s happening. It’s through the Spirit that’s with your initiators.

 

We have a saying that everyone has Spirits. But don’t get this twisted with meaning that everyone has Spirits to work with, everyone has Spirits to work, everyone has Spirits that can read, do readings, do divinations, everyone has Spirits that they can communicate with, or even others can communicate with! So you can have a Spirit, that doesn’t mean nothing. That doesn’t mean that you will be able to work with that Spirit, that doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to contact that Spirit, OK?

 

So, I say that because a lot of people think that if they go somewhere and buy an initiation, and so now they have the title of this, and the title of that, and they’re a priest, they’re a priestess, whatever…that somehow that buys them the Spirit, that somehow that means something to me. It may mean something to people, but it means nothing to me. Because I know people that don’t have any ceremony done on them who have the Spirit (or had the Spirit), and that Spirit work, that Spirit do what it gotta do – with or without ceremony on them.

 

So when you are claiming that you are a Houngan or Mambo, a Priest or Priestess of this or that, a Bocor, a Santero, a Santera – whatever you wanna call yourself, OK – to me and the way that I grew up, in my culture, it’s experience, results and proof that validates that. It’s those things that validate your Spirit and your Spirit’s capacity to work. It’s that which makes you really the Priest or the Priestess, the Houngan, the Mambo, the Shaman…the Santero, the Bocor, the this or that. OK? It’s not having a ceremony. That don’t mean nothing.

 

How does that go along with the topic of this video which is entitlement? That goes along with the topic of entitlement because…a lot of people think that because they’ve been initiated, that that somehow entitles them to learning or information. Let me tell you something. That in other countries and the countries which these traditions stem from, it’s very different than out here. Out here, I mean US, Europe…outside of Haiti, outside of the DR, outside of Puerto Rico. In those countries, everyone who’s grown up in the culture, who’s in the culture, who knows the culture, knows that you’re not entitled to anything!

 

You’re not entitled to any information, even if you do have an initiation. That’s up to your mentor, your teacher, your godparent, your mama, your papa, whoever that is. You’re not entitled to go and work with any Spirit and just do whatever you want. That’s up to those people. Those people that you say you put your hands in, you put your head in, that you supposed to trust and follow that person’s guidance, etc.

 

And if you’re having a problem with your mentor, with who’s guiding you, in our culture, in our tradition, you check yourself first. What that means is, look at yourself first. Don’t go to look to blame that person who’s guiding you. Look to blame yourself. Find the needle in your own eye, the straw in your own eye, before going to look to pick something out of somebody else’s, OK? Because a lot of times you may not know why the teacher, why your mentor is doing things the way that they are doing things, for you. That’s why you put yourself in their hands. Because you supposedly, supertemente, trust them.  So, that’s another thing. Don’t try to determine or base how things are in other Western religions, Eastern religions, etc, onto us. Because that’s not the way that these traditions work.

 

People think that they have a right to, deserve, or have an entitlement towards knowledge and information in these traditions, that’s not the way these traditions work. You earn that. You earn that via service in your temple, via what you do for the Spirit. The Spirit decides when it’s time for you to have what you need to have. That’s number two.

 

Number three is, another thing that people feel really entitled to, or entitled about, is their entitlement for what the Spirits should or shouldn’t do for them. So let me break this down a little bit for you. Number one: if you’re not a devotee of the Spirit, you can’t expect that much of the Spirit. So if you’re not somebody who’s a practitioner who serves the Spirit, who works with the Spirit, you can’t expect that much from the Spirit. If the Spirits say they’re gonna help you, yeah, you expect that they’ll help. But you can’t expect that the Spirits gonna carry everything for you, or that they’re gonna be working for you forever or helping you forever…

 

Number two…what you should expect from the Spirit, depends on the agreement that’s made with the Spirit. And what you should expect from the Spirit, should also depend on your level of commitment to the Spirit. There’s a reason why Houngans, Mambos, Priests, Priestesses, Shamans, Bocors etc, live the way that they do. There’s a commitment to the Spirit. And that Spirit has a commitment back. You can’t expect the Spirit to work with you your whole life if your whole life isn’t committed back to the Spirit. There’s certain benefits, just as there are certain cons, certain sacrifices that are made, to be a Priest, a Priestess, a Houngan, a Mambo, an initiate, whatever. There are certain benefits that come with that and only come with that, do not come with other things, do not come when you have a work done, do not come when you have a spell done, a wanga, take a spiritual bath, make an offering. OK?

 

…My grandmother used to say, and this is so true, never expect the Spirit to answer something that your brain should answer for you. Aka, if you either know the answer, have the means to know the answer or could by using your brain figure out the answer, don’t expect the Spirit to give you the answer to that. Or even give you sometimes the proper answer. Because…the Spirit is not here just to do your work for you. It’s not to live your life for you, do what you’re supposed to do on your own for you. God helps those who help themselves, that means you have to do your own work, your own figuring things out, your own knowing about what your life is about.

 

Number two is don’t expect a Spirit to do what you should do for yourself, what you have the capacity to do for yourself. Aka, don’t expect the Spirit to go put in job applications. Don’t expect the Spirit to go out at night to meet someone for you. These are things that you need to do yourself. Don’t expect the Spirit to substitute for hard work. Don’t expect the Spirit to substitute for actually making an effort in life, for actually making a plan and actually following through with things and actually doing things. OK? So, that’s the next level of entitlement.

 

Number three is, people who do serve the Spirit, work with the Spirit, etc, when there’s two or three things that you ask for, and you get them, there’s twenty other things that the Spirit did for you behind your back that you didn’t even know about. When a spell or ritual or work manifests, the manifestation that you see, the positive result that you see is only a small fraction of fifty other things that had to be done for that outcome to come together for you. So, when you don’t see things exactly this way or that way or whatever way you may want them, take into account everything else that’s always being done for you and that you don’t hear about, you don’t know about, you don’t get to know about. So, that’s the next level of entitlement.

 

The next level of entitlement comes from people towards the spiritual worker, towards the Houngan, Mambo, Priest, etc. Number one is, you’re not entitled to free information, free knowledge, free this, free that…Number two is, there’s a reason why our tradition were secret and many secrets still exist and many things are still kept secret, it’s because you have to be in to know. You can’t expect to know if you’re out. So there’s many powerful things that are very dangerous tools in the hands of the wrong people…

 

Number three is, expect to pay for your services. Pay for what’s done for you, pay for the help that’s done for you. Pay for the time that’s being spent on you, that’s being spent out of that person, that spiritual worker’s, time, their life, to help you – or to initiate you, to guide you, whatever. Honour your godparent. If you have a godparent you need to honour your godparent. I wish all my godparents were still alive. I have some living godparents but I wish that all of them were still alive.

 

You have to honour your godparent. When you go to Haiti, when you go to the DR, woah! Temples there, how things are run there, are way different than how they’re run here. There, they honour the Houngan, the Mambos, the Bocors, the Caballos de Misterio…they honour that person who’s running those ceremonies, who’s doing that…they make sure that everything is taken care of so that person is focussing on what’s the most important job in those ceremonies, that only they can do. So you need to honour your godparent. Honour your temple. Honour where you come from…otherwise you ain’t gonna get honour where you’re going. That’s how it works.

 

That’s why Honour and Respect is something we constantly repeat over and over in Vodou. Honour your initiation, honour your ceremonies that you’ve received, honour secrets. Secrets should be kept that way: secret. If you don’t know how to keep a secret these traditions ain’t for you.

 

We don’t haggle over money. Is it expensive to get spiritual work done in these traditions? If you want a good Priest, Priestess, Houngan or Mambo to do it for you, yes, it’s expensive. Just like if you want a good lawyer, a good doctor, you gonna pay top dollar for top doctor, top lawyer. It’s expensive. You get what you pay for. Why is it expensive? Because we know what we do works. You want cheap? There’s cheap people out there, we’ll see you later. When you go five million places and waste a whole bunch of money with cheap practitioners. Where it don’t work. Then we got to clean up a mess for you. That’s if they do the work at all. Our work works, it’s time-consuming. It’s energy-consuming. People who are really doing this work, are very drained from their energy very often to do this work.

 

Which comes to my next point on entitlement with the spiritual worker. People e-mail and call spiritual workers, and I know this from my own experience as well as many spiritual workers who are students of mine, godchildren of mine and also friends of mine, and they think that spiritual workers, we’re just sitting here to wait hand and foot on you, on your phone call, your e-mail…And I’m sorry to explain this to you, but in order for us to do spiritual work we’ve got to do spiritual work. It means we can’t be sitting on the computer, on the phone, all day, all night. We gotta actually do the work. And when we’re doing consultation, we got to do consultation.

 

If you have questions about something that needs the answer from the spirits then you should get a consultation. That’s the proper way of doing things.  In these traditions, you don’t take out what you don’t put in. That’s how it works, you put in to take out…

 

So, if your spiritual worker takes some time to get back to you, be calm, be patient, take into account who you’re working with, how many clients does that person have on board, how busy is that person. Because after a day’s worth of magic or a day’s worth of sessions, appointments, consultations, all day long, your spiritual worker may be too tired because they don’t have the energy, because the energy’s been used up in the work and the consultations, to get back to you that day or the next day. It may take a while for that person to get back to you. Give them a chance to get back to you. Be patient.

 

The next thing is that people expect that the spiritual worker is on beck and call, the spiritual worker isn’t on beck and call, if they’re actually doing spiritual work, they’re not on beck and call. They can’t be sitting on the computer and lighting the candles and doing the prayers and the offerings and everything else that needs to be done.

And then, the last entitlement that I wanna talk about, actually has to do from people to other people. In general, people are really entitled. People for some reason expect or have a thought, a belief, and therefore an expectation that they deserve certain responses from other people, certain attitudes from other people etc…And that they deserve certain things from other individuals in life in general.

 

One thing that I was taught a long time ago, and it holds true, in life, don’t nobody owe you nothing. Meaning, even your own parents don’t owe you nothing. Meaning, if they don’t take care of you, it’s because technically, although they should have, although it might have been the proper thing to do…true debts, God finds a way to take, aka, don’t nobody owe you nothing. Otherwise, it would have been given to you…

 

What you have is what you work for but at the same time, nobody owes you to give you another chance, to be in a relationship with you, to give you a certain job, etc. You have to work towards those things…and nobody owes you certain things when it comes to personal interactions or relationships, and what I mean is family, friends, romantic relationships, business relationships, etc. And when you take those people for granted and have a constant expectation that you deserve or people owe you something, this is one of the very common reasons why people’s lives turn around and it don’t work, things don’t work out for them and they have issues and problems. If you take away that…many issues in a person’s life can clear up, not all, but many issues.

 

So, it’s something to think about, it’s something that I check myself, that you should check yourself, everybody should check themselves. What is it that I’m feeling like people owe me and what people give me rather than I give others? What is the experience that people have of me? What is the experience that I want others to have of me? What can I give to another rather than just take? How can I create relationships of balance? Symbiosis, symbiotic relationships? These are all things to think about.

 

So, those are just some meditations there, some thoughts on entitlement in our traditions, as well as life. And I hope you’ve enjoyed my video, we’ll speak soon, God bless. Until next time, keep the faith. Papa Hector.