Is it helpful to really have a guru in your lifetime, especially if you have a dark night of the soul to undergo? I have read that we all need some kind of help undo all that we have learned. That’s where Intercessory prayer is available in or even a Guru with preferably a lineage that shows they’ve done this kind of work through the generation of these family. It all has regarding the vitality 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 other spiritual books and work I have already been doing. However, I see now that even my guru has some unlearning to do a course in miracles twitter. The Course teaches us never put anyone on a platform and I see now. It has taken me a year and another dark night to observe that I have put aside me understanding that there was another way to take care of my illness. It had been as a result of this guru that I postponed pursuing this. I believe the lesson maybe that we all have the vitality within us and when my guru speaks like any in life I must discern the knowledge and go within for the last answer. Whenever I push away that urge I find obstacles within my path. So I’m confused, I visit a major change in me with this guru but at once I get the advice can conflict with my most inner beliefs and am forced to listen. I believed I must listen for this is actually the lesson: Tune in to the REAL SOURCE- the main one WITHIN. Please help me with see what else I could be missing.
Thanks for the heartfelt and sincere email. Role models (such as gurus or teachers or guides) are very useful stepping stones since the ego is undone. They could be inspirational and very supportive witnesses to the mind’s desire 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 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 occur in stages. Throughout the seeming “process” of Awakening, symbols are utilized by the Holy Spirit as stepping stones that reflect higher or even more expansive states of consciousness. A guru could be a symbol of the prospect of Enlightenment, yet the knowledge of Enlightenment is impersonal, unconditional, and abstract. The last 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 is wonderful that you will be since 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 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 will feel the Love the ego was created to hide. Love simply Is, and when the obstacles to the awareness of Love’s Presence have already been removed only Love remains.
Whenever you consider the thought of guru consider 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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