Real Friends + Mentors

Greetings to you,

Today’s topic for discussion is mentoring – specifically spiritual mentoring.

Let’s talk about it briefly as this is likely to be a recurring topic and also a blog post.

The way I see it, spiritual mentoring , as I described it in the speech below, is when someone else cares for your soul as much as they care for their own. They don’t call you into doing anything that is out of integrity for you, leads you down a path that causes you to wonder if you’re doing the right thing or ask you to do something that you know will cause regret as soon as you understand what you’ve done.

There are many of us on the other side who are ready and willing to help you with this and you might know the biggest block to us being able to do that is YOU. Yes, I said it. YOU. It’s so important that you ask us for help because we can’t offer it otherwise. We could be sitting here with enormous support and guidance for you and if you don’t ask, we end up watching you run around in pain and confusion.

I am not the only one who can help you in magical ways. There are legions of Divine Beings who can. You must act first, however, and invite us into your space. Each of you can be spiritually mentored by us and by others in human form. We can care for your soul with exquisite gentleness and love. As you may know, I am not above giving you a swift kick in the behind to get moving but it is all given in LOVE.

This speech below is one I wrote on the occasion of my induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. I was newly into the role of spiritual guide for others (as the years preceding it were mostly me trying to find my way in the darkness) and you can see that it fit me well.

“I don’t want to take up too much of your time but I would just like to say this. When I first started out in this music industry, I was most concerned with freedom. Freedom to produce, freedom to play all the instruments on my record, freedom to say anything I wanted to. And after much negotiation, Warner Brothers granted me that freedom and I thank them for that.

Without any real spiritual mentors other than artists I admired (Larry Graham being one of them),  I embarked on a journey more fascinating than I could have ever imagined. But a word to the wise: without real spiritual mentoring, too much freedom can lead to the soul’s decay.

And a word to the young artists: a real friend and mentor is not on your payroll. A real friend and mentor cares for your soul as much as they do their own. This world and its wicked system will become harder and harder to deal with without a friend and a mentor. I wish all of you the best on this fascinating journey. It ain’t over.”

Think about what you need in your life as spiritual guidance. It may be a host of angels, it may be a loved one on the other side or it might be me. (Hey! I’m good at PR, what can I say?) No matter who it is, consider asking more from them – more ways to help you, more suggestions, more magic.

The hard part is the asking. The rest is pretty easy.

~ Prince ~

Lisa’s note: You can watch the speech here [Click Here] – this was 14 years ago – look at his energy. It’s wise, it’s at peace, it’s solid. This is how he comes through to me when I channel him. There’s patience and wisdom and respect. (Notice how he thanks each person on stage as well as his mentor, musician Larry Graham.)

We all need mentors and friends who care for us in this deeply profound way. I am thankful to have had many on my journey and I am honored to be that for others. Give some thought to what Prince talked about and if it’s present in your life.