When a person begins to awaken they may start to hear certain thoughts which may deter them from going deeper. To them I say, don’t turn away from the light. Instead, use the experience to uncover layers of emotional residue accumulated over years of darkness.
The ego is just doing its best to reassert itself, but you do not have to be it’s accomplice. At first the light seems too bright, but rather than going in the opposite direction one can close their eyes and still benefit from the rays of intensity.
Don’t turn it into something else. After all it is only unpleasant energy. It need not divert the inevitable shift. Awareness is what is important to remember again.
You may know someone that is going through this, so you can be the one to share this light with them until they can do it alone. Eventually we will all become our own spiritual teachers.