I am not sure what to make of Bentinho Massaro. His teachings can be a little extreme but are fascinating possibilities. I think that looking into his teachings might provide a better understanding of his lessons than me summarizing them. You might focus on different aspects than me, and come away with another meaning altogether.
His teachings line up with many NDE’s I have read but are hard to process with such vivid clarity. With an NDE a person is having a personal vision. It is up to you to see if it applies to your reality. Bentinho Massaro points to ‘you’ personally. It makes one realize that difference between stating ‘I am’ this, vs ‘you are.’
I do not know that path Bentinho Massaro took to discover his teachings. Yet, he is a Soul I’d like to communicate with in the afterlife, to find out.
Right, now I am in the process of picking my reality. Even if you don’t agree with Bentinho, you can see how your choices are shaping your reality.
Take the different ways I could interpret Bentinho himself, and look at how it could shape my reality. First, I will start with a statement that followers of Bentinho could get offended by. I do not mean I believe this, but conventional teachings from society have not been forgotten by me.
I could notice that Bentinho offers some videos free, but his online courses cost money. So Bentinho is a con-man whose teachings convince others to spend money they do not have, by telling them that ‘lack’ doesn’t exist. He is so mercilessly manipulating the New Age mentality, that he convinces people to leave their life behind to follow ‘pipe dreams.’ Are his teachings no different than those of someone starting a Cult?
If I felt too challenged by Bentinho I could always dismiss him this way. It is easy to dismiss things that challenge our entire view of reality. Yet, I enjoy a learning of a new way to view reality. Mainly because I am not happy with the reality around me. A reality where so much is off balance, and I feel too small to handle even a fraction of the problems.
I just listed the ‘logical’ scientific way that teachings get pushed away. Another approach would be to say Bentinho has been fooled by the devil, and he is leading others astray. Or perhaps that Bentinho is delusional himself. (This same dismissal was tried when people faced the challenging teachings of Jesus.)
Anyways, I was giving an example of how I could shape my reality. Each of these choices would lead to a different outcome, but there are also other outcomes. Perhaps I listen to Bentinho and discover how his teachings could benefit me. I take what resonates with my view of the world, and leave what doesn’t fit out. Bentinho is just teaching how he views the world based on his own experience, as we have different experiences, not everything will line up. I do not need to dismiss him because he is so extreme, but I can respect his passion. Even in the teachings that seem so out of alignment with myself, I can perhaps, find a bit of wisdom. I do not have to adopt something, to consider it, and learn from it.
The other end of the spectrum is that I take Bentinho’s teachings as the unveiling of the Universe. He becomes a prophet that I follow word for word, not really taking the time to think for myself. I think Bentinho himself warns against doing this. Yet, it doesn’t mean that some will not choose this option.
Can you see how I am choosing to shape my reality? It is a spectrum from utter dismal to acceptance all the way up to mindless acceptance. I just need to take my pick.
You’d have to listen to Bentinho’s teachings to understand, why I am going into so much detail about shaping reality. I will try to remember to post a link later. I am at work right now, and cannot be seen visiting youtube.
I wrote a post defending Bentinho Massaro and decided to stay out of the situation because I have not followed his work in a long time. As for the article written about him, I noticed that only a few videos were actually up and all the other ones were taken down by copywrite claims.
I know it would be clever to post videos violating copywrite so that Bentinho puts a claim against it. After that, you can say anything at all was in that video and there is no way to check the evidence because no one can view the video anymore.
So I am not picking sides. I attempted to research the name of the person who wrote the article.
Otherwise, it is hard to find articles written by Be Scofield.
As I argued before, don’t give your power away to anyone. Research and demand evidence. I have had my doubts about Bentinho for a long time, so I am staying out of saying which side is right. Read her other work yourself. Decide for yourself.
(Be Scofield is transgender so that is why I refer to Be Scofield as her but am unsure which pronoun they prefer.)
Update (retracted but you can read it) January 2018:
Bentinho Massaro has been the topic of debate for me for many years. He proved me with a unique perspective on life. A new way to view reality. Yet, I am hesitant about him at the same time. For a part of me fears to give away my own power to much to another. Yet, he never asked me to give away my power to him. He asked me to keep my own power and listen to his perspective on life.
I know now about the current events affecting his followers and that many are questioning the same way I did due to fear. (A nasty article was written about him by an anti.) Perhaps you too are afraid to put your trust into another and risk getting hurt.
There are certain archetypes that a person carries as their primary ones. I am listening to Caroline Myss right now. I am not yet studied enough to recognize the archetypes of another person and Caroline says to only focus on your own archetype. However, I sense that Bentinho’s child archetype is very hurt right now. Bentinho has a very powerful imaginative child archetype. Everyone has a child archetype. At times I can feel the wounded child archetype in myself. I think Bentinho is either the mystical child or the divine child archetype. I have a set of archetype cards coming my way so that I can tell the difference between the different archetypes. Right now I cannot imagine the difference between the divine child or mystical.
I am getting long-winded and not to the point. I am trying to say that Bentinho took on the hard role of being a spiritual leader. He has certain qualities that make him a good candidate for this role. His confidence being one of them. Yet, I sense certain things about his inner child that make him sensitive. I sense that he took on the role of spiritual teacher to transform his world. We expect our spiritual teachers to be saints, but they are on a human quest as well.
His job is not to be perfect. As with all spiritual teachers, there are the antis who feel it is their job to protect others from giving their power away. Why assume everyone is a sheep willing and wanting to give their power away? I say, ‘listen to his teachings.’ Forget about your fears of cults because you don’t have to be a follower to listen to ideas. Do you realize that the majority of people who have read the post I made in January 2015 found the post by searching the word ‘cult’ along with Bentinho’s name?
Bentinho is a person. Offer him the respect of listening to his ideas without having to idolize or demonize him. Likely you have never met him. Listening and considering an idea is not giving away power, but respecting the power of another.