If we define a fundamentalist person as someone who takes things to extremes and believes that their truth is the only truth, this certainly might not only apply to religion. As spirituality has been on the rise over the last few years I have notice some attitudes in some people that could be classed as fundamentalist spiritualism. By this I am referring to the danger we all have as healers to take things too seriously, to make ourselves live within very rigid parameters, to believe that the discipline or disciplines that we practice are better or more ‘pure’ than others. I was discussing this with my friend today who is a yoga teacher. He is a very disciplined person and works hard to develop and keep within the yoga spirit however that does not mean he feels in any way superior to other healers or that he has the best or only truth about life. We often have lenghty discussions about Reiki and Theta and it is always very interesting to exchange points of view. He respects my healing and I respect and admire his dedication to yoga.
The deeper we get into our healing discipline the more we must remind ourselves that we are choosing are own path but there are plenty of other paths which are just as valid as ours. This will lead to a more tolerant and understanding society of healers.