Is it helpful to really have a guru in your lifetime, especially if you have a dark 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 a Guru with preferably a lineage that shows they have done this kind of work through the generation of their family. Everything 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 become tremendously in combination with all the current other spiritual books and work I have already been doing. However, I see given 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 brought me per year and another dark night to see that I have put aside me understanding that there is another way to handle my illness. It was for this reason guru that I postponed pursuing this. I believe the lesson maybe that individuals all have the energy within us and when my guru speaks like any in life I must discern the knowledge and go within for the final answer. Whenever I push away that urge I find obstacles in my own path. So I’m confused, I visit a major change in me with this particular 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 here is the lesson: Listen to the REAL SOURCE- the one WITHIN. Please help me with see what else I may 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 may be inspirational and very supportive witnesses to the mind’s want 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 be always a person is asleep and dreaming of exile from the Oneness of Spirit. While the deceived mind believes in linear time, Awakening will seem to happen in stages. During the seeming “process” of Awakening, symbols are utilized by the Holy Spirit as stepping stones that reflect higher or 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 ultimate dark night is obviously 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’re 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 one right use 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.
Whenever you consider the thought of guru consider 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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