Can it be helpful to truly have a guru in your lifetime, especially if you have a black nights the soul to undergo? 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 perhaps a Guru with preferably a lineage that shows they’ve done this sort of sort out the generation of their family. It all has regarding the power with 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 current other spiritual books and work I have already 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 best a course in miracles podcast. It has brought me annually and another dark night to see that I have put aside me understanding that there is another way to handle my illness. It was for this reason guru that I postponed pursuing this. I believe the lesson maybe that we all have the power within us and when my guru speaks like every other in life I must discern the data and go within for the final 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 frame 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: Listen to the REAL SOURCE- the main 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 whilst the ego is undone. They could 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 always 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 used by the Holy Spirit as stepping stones that reflect higher or 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 last 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 is wonderful that you are since the lesson of discernment always rests with the perceiver. Use your feelings as a barometer in this discernment, for how you feel 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 protect or defend the ego, you will experience the Love the ego was made to hide. Love simply Is, and once the obstacles to the awareness of Love’s Presence have already been removed only Love remains.
Once you think of the thought of guru think of this:
Gee YoU aRe YoU
This is actually the gentle reminder: I’m as God created Me.
This is actually the Power of Now.
This is actually the simplicity of Being.
Truth is simple. The ego was the illusion of confusion and complexity.
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