So, I have a lot of thoughts on this topic, because I, too, am wary of the tendency to shut people – especially newbies – down, just when they’re trying to learn the really important stuff.
It’s not ready for prime-time yet, but I’m working on some posts about trance work, and one of the things I explore there is the idea that there’s a VERY big difference between discouraging a person from trying to speak TO the Gods, and discouraging a person from trying to speak FOR the Gods.
As a spiritual community, we do need both. However, everyone should be able to speak with the Gods, both speaking TO them, and trusting themselves to listen.
What should take more time, more training, and more ethical boundaries is who the community allows to serve *others* on that basis.
Should you trust your own UPG? HEL YES!
Should you share your UPG with others? Sure.
Should you teach your UPG? Mmm, maybe, maybe not.
Give it time. See how it adds up in the bigger picture. And whatever you do, don’t expect that your UPG is the final word, the most important voice. We’re polytheists – there’s never only one voice in our world.