Could it be helpful to truly have a guru in your lifetime, especially when you yourself have a dark night of the soul to undergo? I have read that people all need some sort of help to undo all that people have learned. That’s where Intercessory prayer is available in or 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 energy with this individual and the group they travel with in spirit.
I study A Course in Miracles and see that I have grown 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 acim podcasts. It has taken me per year and another dark night to note that I have put aside me comprehending that there is another way to take care of my illness. It absolutely was as a result of this guru that I postponed pursuing this. I think the lesson maybe that people all have the energy within us and when my guru speaks like some other 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 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 believed I must listen for this is actually the lesson: Listen to the REAL SOURCE- 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 may be inspirational and very supportive witnesses to the mind’s want 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 don’t become enlightened, for your brain that believes itself to be always 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 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 potential for Enlightenment, yet the ability of Enlightenment is impersonal, unconditional, and abstract. The final 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’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 are feeling is the one right usage of judgment until it’s 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’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 already been removed only Love remains.
Once you think of the thought of guru think of 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.
Truth is simple. The ego was the illusion of confusion and complexity.
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