When people refer friends and relatives, they have concerns about the care they will receive. They want to know if I can help and how I can help. This is wonderful and expected, so of course, it is my job to give the most honest and caring answer.
When we find ourselves confused or challenged in life, we start on a "path" of healing. Many great teachers, from all walks of life, have developed the Path, and the Path is always being improved. Those of us that choose to be guardians of the Path and assist its travelers did not make the Path. We simply contribute to its function. Sweeping off the dirty parts from time to time, maybe straightening out some of the rocks along the sides, encouraging those that are traveling to stay on the Path, and so forth.
The Path is full of people like us, so the traveler can easily find a person they like, feel encouraged by, and that helps them feel a sense of hope. The Path has proven it works, there is no question the travelers will heal themselves, there is only a need for encouragement, comfort, and hope along the way.
Each guardian chooses their style, and there are many styles because there are many travelers, each looking for the style that suits them best. The Path works very well and is clear about a few things:
There is nothing "wrong" with any of us, each of us is human with our own unique challenges. We are all beautiful beings.
We are all loved.
We are all forgiven.
We can all change.
These are the things we learn on the Path. These are the things guardians of the Path encourage people to find. When people stay on the Path, the Path always does its job. It never fails. Our job as guardians is simply to provide encouragement and support.