One of the apparent qualities of a person who has experienced realization/ samadhi/enlightenment, whatever name you choose for the connected state, is that they keep it as a secret. There is no reason to tell anyone. And in the telling, there is a certain loss of the magic, of the Divinity.
Some people are called to bring the journey to the forefront and use it to teach. Those may be people you could name. I venture to bet that the Dalai Lama was either born into enlightenment, or has experienced it along the path, an example. Google says that if you are a Lama, you are a reincarnated enlightened being. So inherently, he is a life timer.
If you haven’t read or watched documentaries on how the Lamas are sought after their death, in the body of a child born in chronological proximity, it is flabbergasting, well worth the time. The memories that the children hold are terribly convincing!
People do not walk around declaring their enlightened knowledge, sharing their inner most spiritual truths. Or rather, it is rare. If someone speaks arrogantly about the experience, antenna’s up.
The Girl Scouts used finger motions when there were people around them that caused suspicion and caution. Certain political figures should currently be causing you to feel this way, as an example… something is amiss. And spiritually, it happens. Looking at an article on Jim Jones, I can literally feel pulsations run through the core of my body, so much more than “antennas up”. Don’t drink the Kool Aid!
Maybe we should all be very aware that anyone that is human, is human. An ego hides in every body. Take the gifts of teachings, find the connection, appreciate the guru, the pastor, the priest, but keep some spiritual antennas functioning.
Your spirituality is Divine. The secret pulses through your veins. It is always there, has always been there, and has no where to go. But, even as “your eyes open, and open again” (can’t resist more Terry Pratchett), keep your mouth shut.