Is it helpful to have a guru in your life, especially if you have a dark nights the soul to undergo? I’ve read that we all need some kind of help to undo all that we have learned. That’s where Intercessory prayer comes in or a Guru with preferably a lineage that shows they have done this sort of sort out the generation of these family. All of it has regarding the energy of this individual and the group they travel with in spirit.
I study A Course in Miracles and realize that I have grown 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 best acim podcast. It has brought me per year and another dark night to observe that I’ve put aside me understanding that there clearly was another way to handle my illness. It was due to this guru that I postponed pursuing this. I believe the lesson maybe that we all have the energy within us and when my guru speaks like some other in life I must discern the info and go within for the last 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 specific guru but at once I discover the advice can conflict with my most inner beliefs and am forced to listen. I believed I must listen for here is the lesson: Tune in to the REAL SOURCE- the main one WITHIN. Please help me with see what else I may be missing.
Thanks for your heartfelt and sincere email. Role models (such as gurus or teachers or guides) are very useful stepping stones while 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 very useful 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 concept of personhood. Persons don’t become enlightened, for your head that believes itself to be a person is asleep and dreaming of exile from the Oneness of Spirit. As the deceived mind believes in linear time, Awakening will seem that occurs in stages. During the seeming “process” of Awakening, symbols are used by the Holy Spirit as stepping stones that reflect higher or even more expansive states of consciousness. A guru can be a symbol of the prospect of Enlightenment, yet the ability of Enlightenment is impersonal, unconditional, and abstract. The ultimate dark night is always the temptation to retain a feeling 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 simply because 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 main one right utilization of judgment until it’s 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 will go through the Love the ego was created to hide. Love simply Is, and when the obstacles to the awareness of Love’s Presence have now been removed only Love remains.
Whenever you consider the concept 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.
Truth is simple. The ego was the illusion of confusion and complexity.
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