“Do I give spiritual advice? All the time. Everything I ever say is spiritual advice.
It’s not like I’m a guru or anything, but it is the only game in town. It’s the only conversation I can ever really have.
As drag queens, we have taken the position of being shamans and witch doctors and people who remind the culture not to take itself so seriously.
What it says on your driver’s license isn’t really who you are — you are something much greater than that.”
–RuPaul, as quoted in The Huffington Post
image via :: paper magazine
“Everything I ever say is spiritual advice.”
Whoa. That’s a mighty declaration, Ru.
But you know what? I reckon that’s true for just about all of us — whether we name it & claim it, or not.
What is “spiritual advice,” anyway? It’s any message that brings us closer to peace, closer to love, and closer to our power.
It doesn’t matter if your message is wrapped up in another message about business, or music, or fitness, or fashion, or faith.
If the advice you’re doling out enlightens & uplifts your fellow human beings, then it still works. Still counts.
Let’s try some of RuPaul’s language on for size …
“As a ______________, I am a spiritual teacher. Someone who reminds my culture that ______________.”
“As a writer, I am a spiritual teacher. Someone who reminds my culture that words hold the power to bring your dreams into motion.
And that communicating with purpose & precision is an act of great love.”
As a shaman / witch doctor / oracle / priestess / pastor / generator of spiritual advice, what’s the “reminder” that you’re here to deliver?