Those who truly wish to progress on the divine path try to remain on the sidelines, in the background, for as long as possible. Neither do they push themselves to the fore, nor are they in a hurry to be singled out by others who claim to have recognized in them a spiritual authority.
To accept the role of spiritual guide, you must be psychically very well armed and protected, which requires several incarnations of discipline and effort.
Nothing is more difficult than guiding human beings in their inner life.
Those who are not sufficiently prepared can only encounter difficulties and take blows. Others demand too much from them, and as they are not able to respond to these demands, they are continually exposed to criticism, reproaches and even threats, and their life becomes hell.
More than any other responsibility, that of a spiritual guide demands a long preparation.
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov