Is it helpful to have a guru in your lifetime, especially when you yourself have a dark night of 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 perhaps a Guru with preferably a lineage that shows they have done this type of sort out the generation of these family. All of it has to do with the vitality 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 the other spiritual books and work I have now been doing. However, I see since even my guru has some unlearning to do acim youtube. 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 see that I’ve put aside me knowing that there clearly was another way to deal with my illness. It had been due to this guru that I postponed pursuing this. I think the lesson maybe that we all have the vitality within us and when my guru speaks like some other in life I must discern the knowledge and go within for the ultimate answer. Whenever I push away that urge I find obstacles in my own path. So I’m confused, I view a major change in me with this particular 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: Listen to the REAL SOURCE- usually the 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 helpful stepping stones while the ego is undone. They could be inspirational and very supportive witnesses to the mind’s need to Wake Up. They could offer very helpful 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 head 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 employed by the Holy Spirit as stepping stones that reflect higher or more expansive states of consciousness. A guru could be a symbol of the potential for Enlightenment, yet the knowledge 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’re seeing that the lesson of discernment always rests with the perceiver. Use your feelings as a barometer in this discernment, for how you’re feeling is usually the one right usage 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 safeguard or defend the ego, you’ll feel 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’m 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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