The people that I have actually come into contact with who are Royal Way members are all very prosperous
It may be that these persons were prosperous or had social and economic potential to become prosperous before
they ever encountered Michael G.
People like Michael G fall under the heading of luxury spending. .
* People who are poor or struggling to maintain their position, support their children, get out of debt and pay outstanding bills will not have the time or energy to go on long retreats, or concern themselves with pleasing a guru. They will be busy enough trying to please their supervisors at work.
If you have kids and are juggling jobs and short on liquid funds, you dont have the funds for a nanny or for childcare so that you can go on long retreats or guru birthday parties that have been described here as part of the gig for RW.
They may have been selectively recruited because they were already prosperous or had the social and economic potential to become that way.
The people in RW would have been prosperous or already been set up to earn wealth had they never met the guru.
This boils down to a process that statisticians would term selection bias.
It takes leisure and economic resources to be able to take time out for any kind of involvement that entails frequent retreats or attendance at lectures. One has to have time subtracted from work and from family obligations to do this sort of thing.
Most persons are too busy paying bills and being available to family members--stretched for time, stretched for money.
Even if you are reasonably well off and have some leisure time, if you are married or long- term-partnered, your significant other would have to be compliant at least, supportive at best to allow you to give lots of time for retreats or work projects that take you away from home.
An SO who gets annoyed with you for constantly going off on retreats will lead you to these two outcomes:
*You will decide the relationship with your partner matters more than the guru and you will opt for your patner
*You will decide the guru matters more than your relationship and you and your patner will go Splitsville. If you opt for the guru at the expense of your relationship, you will feel all the more committed to the guru or group and attribute your prosperity to the guru, forgetting you were doing just fine before ever having met the guru. You may also be more likely to partner up with some other group member who has already made a similar commitment to the guru.
Again, people busy trying to keep their heads above water economically and family wise dont have the time, financial back up or energy
for an LTR with a guru or retreat center.
My bet is others will find ways to recruit the MG followers into new franchises.
Elizabeth Tudor stated that there was no need to worry about who would succeed her; she allegedly stated:
'A Throne does not stay vacant for want of an occupant'.