Have been going through a number of posts on a local Pagan Clergy list, letting the community know about a particular scam-artist.
It’s sad when kind hearts are taken advantage of. Sad when people think nothing of attaching themselves to a community, only to use it regardless of the impact their unhealthy behaviors have.
If you ever wonder whether someone’s story is true, or if it feels too good to be true, share your concerns with someone. Perhaps a friend, family member, or one of your Clergy-members, but at least share. Trust your intuition, realize that there are people in the world who readily take advantage of others, know that your own beliefs can be used against you. Accepting someone as sacred, and a child of the divine, doesn’t mean you accept everything that comes out of their mouth, nor does it mean you’re obligated to help them in any way.
Acceptance doesn’t mean stupidity.
Even if you’re a Solitary, make sure that you’re networking, or have at least one person with whom you can get some feedback from.
For more information on this, and other, scam-artists, please feel free to contact us privately at firstname.lastname@example.org