Great comments all! It is very revealing to be able to read all the different interpretations of what I was trying to say in the last post. I think Jennifer (JEN SKA) has the closest interpretation to what I was trying to convey.
I was at a talk tonight and heard the great line:
the heart trumps all
That is what this comes down to, being able to feel our own hearts and let them lead us. Our heart may lead us to find that master/mentor and then if that master/mentor is for real, they will be there only to help us to uncover our hearts more fully, to set us on our own paths.
I feel some creative juices flowing and am having some exciting ideas of what to create next.