Is it helpful to truly have a guru in your lifetime, especially if you have a black nights the soul to go through? I have read that we all need some type of help undo all that we have learned. That’s where Intercessory prayer comes in or even a Guru with preferably a lineage that shows they have done this type of sort out the generation of these family. It all has related to the energy of the individual and the group they travel with in spirit.
I study A Course in Miracles and discover that I have grown tremendously in combination with the other spiritual books and work I have been doing. However, I see since even my guru has some unlearning to do. The Course teaches us never put anyone on a platform and I see now acim podcasts. It has brought me annually and another dark night to see that I have put aside me comprehending that there is another way to deal with my illness. It absolutely was for this reason guru that I postponed pursuing this. I believe the lesson maybe that we all have the energy within us and when my guru speaks like some other in life I must discern the info and go within for the final answer. Whenever I push away that urge I find obstacles in my path. So I’m confused, I view a major change in me with this specific guru but at once I get the advice can conflict with my most inner beliefs and am forced to listen. I believed I must listen for here is the lesson: Pay attention to the REAL SOURCE- the main one WITHIN. Please help me with see what else I could be missing.
Thanks for your heartfelt and sincere email. Role models (such as gurus or teachers or guides) are very helpful stepping stones since the ego is undone. They can be inspirational and very supportive witnesses to the mind’s want to Wake Up. They can offer very helpful and practical advice, teachings, and examples. Yet accepting the Atonement (Correction) is THE sole responsibility and this is a decision of mind that transcends the thought of personhood. Persons do not become enlightened, for your head that believes itself to be a person is asleep and dreaming of exile from the Oneness of Spirit. Whilst the deceived mind believes in linear time, Awakening will seem that occurs in stages. Throughout the seeming “process” of Awakening, symbols are employed by the Holy Spirit as stepping stones that reflect higher or even more expansive states of consciousness. A guru can be quite a symbol of the prospect of Enlightenment, yet the ability of Enlightenment is impersonal, unconditional, and abstract. The ultimate dark night is obviously the temptation to retain a sense of individuality, privacy, autonomy, and uniqueness. All perceived darkness reflects the belief in private minds with private thoughts. Mind is one in forgiveness and One in Truth.
It’s wonderful that you will be seeing that the lesson of discernment always rests with the perceiver. Use your feelings as a barometer in this discernment, for how you’re feeling is the main one right utilization of judgment until it is apparent that any judgment is entirely impossible. Follow the Joy! Follow the Bliss! As you appear within and make no attempt to guard or defend the ego, you’ll experience the Love the ego was created to hide. Love simply Is, and once the obstacles to the awareness of Love’s Presence have been removed only Love remains.
Whenever you think of the thought of guru think of this:
Gee YoU aRe YoU
Here is the gentle reminder: I’m as God created Me.
Here is the Power of Now.
Here is the simplicity of Being.
The fact is simple. The ego was the illusion of confusion and complexity.
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