Highest levels of physical and spiritual authority are not necessarily a synonym of the highest levels of wisdom and compassion that can be manifested and expressed by the means of guidance.
It is precisely in the lack of the highest values expressed physically that throughout history we as a collective have witnessed disastrous results in the hands of those who guide and govern. It is a normal part of life and evolution to expect lack of perfection. Simply, no one is perfect and everyone learns by experience. Even those who have taken in their hands the selfless mission of guiding humanity have sometimes failed to express the highest will for themselves and the collective. By highest will in this case I refer to the most harmonious application of values in the form of guidance and governance.
When it comes to spirituality, politics and education, humanity has relied on public figures and those who they are directly connected to in the form of relatives, friends colleagues, and other contacts. The public nature of the leaders comes from a predetermined chosen role by the means of spiritual contracts prior to incarnation in many cases. In physical, this is manifested as a sometimes vague or illusory form of democracy, by nepotism, or in the best of cases by the means of climbing the ladders of power in any area through much hard work, creativity and a great deal of help from others.
If we rely on spiritual forces to guide us, it is not uncommon to come across certain beings that over eons have gained a considerable reputation. They do happen to bring guidance of the highest levels and genuine suggestions. However, not even these teachers can be perfect in their individual personas, because just like everyone else, it is through their own soul journey and life experiences in physical that they have amassed a great amount of knowledge.
The whole point is that if everything had been perfect, people would not have the need to constantly repeat certain lessons throughout their personal reincarnation cycles. As such, not necessarily all the beings that provide spiritual guidance in other realms have the most perfect suggestions for us in the given moment, even if they are well known for their knowledge and selfless work. Part of their role includes to test our ability to discern, and to make the best choices for ourselves. The way beings speak to us also depends on the need to heal previous interactions in physical, their own level of fragmentation (soul fragments as opposed to their more integrated forms residing in different densities).
If relationships with other people in physical and the circumstances we face can be difficult, sometimes the biases we come across in relationship to other people who hold or have hold key positions in society can cloud our capacity to discern what we see and what we receive. If relationships can bring heart wrenching experiences that make us learn invaluable lessons, it might be more complicated to learn a deep personal lesson with an elder of sorts in physical. Especially if you hold a certain remembrance of this connection that has left you wondering what your self value is, if this figure carries the stigma of being known to carry wisdom of ages.
While dealing with a confusing personal situation with an elder with whom I signed some personal karmic contracts, I was given some clarity as to how to heal the karmic imprints and understand the lessons.
A beautiful old sweet man came to me in spirit form during meditation. I was sequestered in my vision into a breathtaking forest where this old man with ragged grey clothes inhabited. With such a tender tone he gave to me one of the most beautiful pieces of guidance and recommendations that I have heard from a spirit being. He showed to me a vision of a mortar where he crushed leaves, roots and spices for different purposes. He was so humble but wise. He said to me that when the presence of a known elder comes in order to heal a karmic contract, to put myself fully through the perspective of the emotional body without filters of my past incarnation in relationship to this being.
After doing this, the feelings guided me to understand the lesson, but it is not always easy to unlock the wounds. One tip to do this is to ask the past life about the feelings behind this karmic contract and imprint. The rest will come naturally.
The elder shared the importance to connect to the wisdom of nature, especially trees and to understand plants, in order to ground all the confusion and bring to the now a moment of peace for the past lives that feel overwhelmed with confusion.
The elder shared that sometimes we might think to ourselves too much about the relevance of other guides that show up in our lives and our relationship to them but what really matters during a moment of deep healing is our relationship to ourselves. Our relationship to our own past and the feelings that come with the integration or merging of timelines. Sometimes we might see some forms of guidance as the best because of the beings who offer the assistance. However, the old sage had such a brilliant mind and heart and said that no one would recognize him as such, but his job was to offer something very simple to anyone he contacted and then with joy he would let go the travelers that he ran into.
The nature of this old sage was purely selfless and never expected any form of recognition or for his name to be known. What was most impressive was the feeling of peace that I felt emanating from him.