Is it helpful to truly have a guru in your life, especially if you have a black night of the soul to undergo? I’ve read that individuals all need some kind of help to undo all that individuals have learned. That’s where Intercessory prayer is available in or even a Guru with preferably a lineage that shows they’ve done this sort of sort out the generation of their family. It all has to do with the vitality of the individual and the group they travel with in spirit.
I study A Course in Miracles and see that I have cultivated tremendously in combination with all the 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 taken me per year and another dark night to observe that I’ve put aside me realizing that there clearly was another way to deal with my illness. It absolutely was as a result of this guru that I postponed pursuing this. I believe the lesson maybe that individuals all have the vitality within us and when my guru speaks like some other in life I must discern the data and go within for the last answer. Whenever I push away that urge I find obstacles in my path. So I’m confused, I see a major change in me with this guru but at the same time frame I find 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- 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 very useful stepping stones while the ego is undone. They could be inspirational and very supportive witnesses to the mind’s desire to Wake Up. They could offer very useful 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 brain that believes itself to become a person is asleep and dreaming of exile from the Oneness of Spirit. While the deceived mind believes in linear time, Awakening will seem that occurs in stages. Through the seeming “process” of Awakening, symbols are employed 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 experience of Enlightenment is impersonal, unconditional, and abstract. The final dark night is always the temptation to retain an expression 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 are 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 guard or defend the ego, you’ll go through the Love the ego was created to hide. Love simply Is, and once the obstacles to the awareness of Love’s Presence have already been removed only Love remains.
Whenever you consider the thought of guru think of this:
Gee YoU aRe YoU
This is the gentle reminder: I’m 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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