Could it be helpful to truly have a guru in your lifetime, especially when you have a black night of the soul to proceed through? I have read that people all need some kind of help undo all that people have learned. That’s where Intercessory prayer is available in or a Guru with preferably a lineage that shows they have done this kind of sort out the generation of these family. It all has to do with the energy of this individual and the group they travel with in spirit.
I study A Course in Miracles and realize that I have become tremendously in combination with all the other spiritual books and work I have been doing. However, I see now that even my guru has some unlearning to do acim youtube. The Course teaches us never put anyone on a platform and I see now. It has taken me a year and another dark night to see that I have put aside me understanding that there clearly was another way to take care of my illness. It had been as a result of this guru that I postponed pursuing this. I think 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 within my path. So I’m confused, I view a major change in me with this particular guru but at the same time I get the advice can conflict with my most inner beliefs and am forced to listen. I thought I must listen for here is the lesson: Pay attention to the REAL SOURCE- the one WITHIN. Please help me with see what else I might be missing.
Thanks for your heartfelt and sincere email. Role models (such as gurus or teachers or guides) are beneficial stepping stones since the ego is undone. They could be inspirational and very supportive witnesses to the mind’s desire to Wake Up. They can offer beneficial 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 concept of personhood. Persons don’t become enlightened, for your brain that believes itself to be always 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 used 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 potential for Enlightenment, yet the ability of Enlightenment is impersonal, unconditional, and abstract. The ultimate dark night is always 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 is wonderful that you will be since 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 one right use of judgment until it’s apparent that any judgment is entirely impossible. Follow the Joy! Follow the Bliss! As you look within and make no attempt to protect or defend the ego, you will go through the Love the ego was made to hide. Love simply Is, and once the obstacles to the awareness of Love’s Presence have been removed only Love remains.
Once you think of the concept of guru contemplate 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.
Truth is simple. The ego was the illusion of confusion and complexity.
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