Could 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 we all need some kind of help to undo all that we have learned. That’s where Intercessory prayer comes in or perhaps a Guru with preferably a lineage that shows they have done this kind of sort out the generation of the family. All of it has related to 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 current other spiritual books and work I have now 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 acim podcasts. It has taken me per year and another dark night to observe that I have put aside me comprehending that there is another way to handle my illness. It was due to this guru that I postponed pursuing this. I think the lesson maybe that we all have the energy within us and when my guru speaks like any in life I must discern the data and go within for the final answer. Whenever I push away that urge I find obstacles in my own path. So I’m confused, I see a major change in me with this specific 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 this is the lesson: Listen to the REAL SOURCE- the main one WITHIN. Please help me with see what else I could be missing.
Thanks for your heartfelt and sincere email. Role models (such as gurus or teachers or guides) are very useful stepping stones because the ego is undone. They can be inspirational and very supportive witnesses to the mind’s want to Wake Up. They can 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 don’t become enlightened, for your brain that believes itself to be 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 utilized 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 potential for Enlightenment, yet the experience 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’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 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 safeguard or defend the ego, you’ll experience the Love the ego was created to hide. Love simply Is, and once the obstacles to the awareness of Love’s Presence have now been removed only Love remains.
Once you think of the thought of guru contemplate this:
Gee YoU aRe YoU
Here is the gentle reminder: I am as God created Me.
Here is the Power of Now.
Here is the simplicity of Being.
The fact is simple. The ego was the illusion of confusion and complexity.
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