Could it be helpful to have a guru in your life, especially when you yourself have a black nights the soul to undergo? I have read that individuals all need some type of help undo all that individuals have learned. That’s where Intercessory prayer will come in or perhaps a Guru with preferably a lineage that shows they’ve done this type of sort out the generation of the family. It all has to do with the power of the individual and the group they travel with in spirit.
I study A Course in Miracles and realize that I have cultivated tremendously in combination with all the other spiritual books and work I have already been doing. However, I see now that even my guru has some unlearning to do. The Course teaches us never put anyone on a platform and I see now best acim podcast. It has taken me annually and another dark night to see that I have put aside me understanding that there clearly was another way to handle my illness. It had been due to this guru that I postponed pursuing this. I believe the lesson maybe that individuals all have the power 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 within my path. So I’m confused, I see a major change in me with this guru but at the same time I find the advice can conflict with my most inner beliefs and am forced to listen. I believed 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 could 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 can be inspirational and very supportive witnesses to the mind’s want to Wake Up. They are able to offer beneficial and practical advice, teachings, and examples. Yet accepting the Atonement (Correction) is THE sole responsibility and this can be a decision of mind that transcends the idea of personhood. Persons don’t become enlightened, for your brain 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. Throughout 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 a symbol of the possibility of Enlightenment, yet the experience of Enlightenment is impersonal, unconditional, and abstract. The last 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 are since 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 look within and make no attempt to guard 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 consider the idea of guru consider 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.
Truth is simple. The ego was the illusion of confusion and complexity.
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