Narcissists are present in all walks of life, including in spiritual circles or especially in spiritual circles as there they are bound to find ample narcissistic supply of empathetic and compassionate people. Narcissists are drawn to empaths like moths to a flame. People with NPD are the proverbial wolves in sheep clothing as they hide behind carefully crafted masks while playing their dirty games, so that for an unsuspecting person it is hard to realize who they are dealing with. We are sharing some of our experiences in detail, not in judgement, but to bring awareness. In dealing with the narcissists we have also learnt a lot about ourselves and how they were able to prey on our weaknesses. It is only by the Grace of Sree Maa who kept the group dynamics safe that we are still together and doing well.
In 2015, all FiTs were graced with a phenomenal residential Retreat where Sree Maa showered countless blessings (see the beautiful blogs from our Kalyan Mitra Niranjana for more details) to help us move more firmly into the non-doer and lay the foundation for Bhakti. This was also where Sree Maa graced us with beautiful akarmi deh (non-doer) names, which we were free to take or not.
In mid 2015, Jeeya was given the position to be the intimate assistant of Sree Maa. When this happened, Irene/Joy started to use Jeeya to get close to Sree Maa, and used the fact that she spoke Mandarin to bond with Jeeya . Jeeya and Irene/Joy were always speaking Mandarin around other FiT which created a sense of distrust and separation from the others.
Sree Maa is a true empath and a leader that taught, motivated and trained everyone to be a leader themselves. So much trust was imparted onto each one of us as FiTs and volunteers. Straight from the beginning before the FiT Programme even started Sree Maa invited us as volunteers to share our ideas as equals. Over the years, Sree Maa has tirelessly and beautifully explained in simple English the precious principles of Sanatana Dharma, righteous living. The QVSWPP Practitioner Notes were entrusted in the hands of the volunteers. And as explained above, Sree Maa and Shri Ji trusted us to organize and host AwaKeNiN TrANsForMaTioN workshop, where Sree Maa and Shri Ji wouldn't even but physically present but do the work remotely. Same for the Cosmic Meetups and Tribe meetings. Irene/Joy abused this trust, leniency, non-interference and freedom to the max.
Jeeya was blinded by her own greed that she was unable to see the ill intention that Irene/Joy had for Kosmic Fusion. It was only during the stay in the Ashram House mid 2017 that Jeeya got to witness how Irene/Joy was demeaning the FiTs in the Ashram House and how she was bullying the FiTs with power and control, shoving FiTs in the Ashram House, pushing blame and stealing credits of the FiTs because she wanted to get into Sree Maa’s good books.
How Narcissists hunt in packs part 1 - part 2 Narc tactics - part 3 Faking it - part 4 Use and Abuse - part 5 When the mask cracks