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If you refuse the Call to Adventure (as most of us will do) you do not have to venture into the challenging territory of personal and psychological vulnerability.
This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends; you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. – Morpheous to Neo (Son of Man)
You can choose to remain protected by the group dynamic and group think.
There is value in this group bonding until the point when you have to choose between being true to the group belief or true to the Self.
This does not mean you can never belong to a group dynamic ever again, but you have always to put the group second to the way the Truth expresses through you and as you.
This is a real challenge especially if you are young and you have only started on the spiritual journey of awakening and have not yet experienced the grace of direct revelation.
Even when you are graced such an experience, there are plenty of the blind leading the blind who will try to convince you that the magnificence of the Light of your own Being is unreal.
This was the case with my sister Mary, who had an awakening while walking on a beach on Donegal shortly before she died. Only her group of fundamentalist Christians convinced her that her God could not Love her that much.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray ― Rumi
This is because such a FEELING of magnificence has not been their direct experience but merely a belief in a concept.