Can it be helpful to really have a guru in your life, especially if you have a black nights the soul to go 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’ve done this type of work through the generation of these family. All of it has to do with the power of the individual and the group they travel with in spirit.
I study A Course in Miracles and find 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. The Course teaches us never put anyone on a platform and I see now. It has brought me per year and another dark night to observe that I have put aside me realizing that there was another way to take care of my illness. It absolutely was as a result of this guru that I postponed pursuing this. I think the lesson maybe that people all have the power within us and when my guru speaks like any other in life I must discern the knowledge and go within for the final answer. Whenever I push away that urge I find obstacles in my path. So I’m confused, I visit a major change in me with this guru but at the same time I get the advice can conflict with my most inner beliefs and am forced to listen. I believed I must listen for this is actually the lesson: Pay attention to the REAL SOURCE- the one WITHIN. Please help me with see what else I might be missing.
Thanks for the 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 need 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 idea 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. Whilst the deceived mind believes in linear time, Awakening will seem to happen in stages. During 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 definitely 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 is 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 one right usage 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 protect or defend the ego, you’ll feel 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 idea of guru contemplate this:
Gee YoU aRe YoU
This is actually the gentle reminder: I am as God created Me.
This is actually the Power of Now.
This is actually the simplicity of Being.
The fact is simple. The ego was the illusion of confusion and complexity.
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