Can it be helpful to really have a guru in your lifetime, especially when you have a dark nights the soul to proceed through? I’ve read that people all need some type of help undo all that people have learned. That’s where Intercessory prayer will come in or perhaps a Guru with preferably a lineage that shows they have done this kind of sort out the generation of the 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 see that I have grown tremendously in combination with all the current other spiritual books and work I have already been doing. However, I see given that even my guru has some unlearning to do. The Course teaches us never put anyone on a platform and I see now best a course in miracles podcast. It has brought me per year and another dark night to note that I’ve put aside me understanding that there clearly was another way to deal with my illness. It absolutely was due to this guru that I postponed pursuing this. I believe the lesson maybe that people all have the energy within us and when my guru speaks like any other in life I must discern the knowledge and go within for the ultimate answer. Whenever I push away that urge I find obstacles in my own path. So I’m confused, I view a major change in me with this particular guru but at the same time frame I get the advice can conflict with my most inner beliefs and am forced to listen. I believed I must listen for this is the lesson: Pay attention to the REAL SOURCE- usually the one WITHIN. Please help me with see what else I may be missing.
Thanks for the heartfelt and sincere email. Role models (such as gurus or teachers or guides) are beneficial stepping stones since the ego is undone. They can be inspirational and very supportive witnesses to the mind’s need to Wake Up. They can offer beneficial and practical advice, teachings, and examples. Yet accepting the Atonement (Correction) is THE sole responsibility and this can be a decision of mind that transcends the thought of personhood. Persons do not become enlightened, for your head that believes itself to become a person is asleep and dreaming of exile from the Oneness of Spirit. As the deceived mind believes in linear time, Awakening will seem to occur in stages. During the seeming “process” of Awakening, symbols are utilized by the Holy Spirit as stepping stones that reflect higher or maybe more expansive states of consciousness. A guru can be quite a symbol of the possibility of Enlightenment, yet the knowledge of Enlightenment is impersonal, unconditional, and abstract. The ultimate dark night is definitely the temptation to retain a feeling 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’re simply because the lesson of discernment always rests with the perceiver. Use your feelings as a barometer in this discernment, for how you feel is usually the one right usage of judgment until it’s apparent that any judgment is entirely impossible. Follow the Joy! Follow the Bliss! As you appear within and make no attempt to safeguard or defend the ego, you’ll experience the Love the ego was made to hide. Love simply Is, and when the obstacles to the awareness of Love’s Presence have already been removed only Love remains.
Once you consider the thought of guru think of this:
Gee YoU aRe YoU
This is the gentle reminder: I am as God created Me.
This is the Power of Now.
This is the simplicity of Being.
The fact is simple. The ego was the illusion of confusion and complexity.
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