Can it be helpful to have a guru in your lifetime, especially if you have a black nights the soul to go through? I have read that individuals all need some kind of help undo all that individuals have learned. That’s where Intercessory prayer will come in or even 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 power of the individual and the group they travel with in spirit.
I study A Course in Miracles and find that I have grown tremendously in combination with the other spiritual books and work I have already been doing. However, I see since even my guru has some unlearning to do acim 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 note that I have put aside me knowing 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 think the lesson maybe that individuals all have the power within us and when my guru speaks like any 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 own path. So I’m confused, I view a major change in me with this guru but at once I find 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- 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 beneficial stepping stones as the ego is undone. They can be inspirational and very supportive witnesses to the mind’s want to Wake Up. They can offer beneficial 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 thought of personhood. Persons don’t become enlightened, for the mind that believes itself to be always 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 happen in stages. Throughout 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 potential for Enlightenment, yet the knowledge of Enlightenment is impersonal, unconditional, and abstract. The final dark night is always the temptation to retain an expression 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 will be since the lesson of discernment always rests with the perceiver. Use your feelings as a barometer in this discernment, for how you feel is usually the one right use 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 guard or defend the ego, you will go through the Love the ego was made to hide. Love simply Is, and when the obstacles to the awareness of Love’s Presence have already been removed only Love remains.
Once you consider the thought of guru think of this:
Gee YoU aRe YoU
This is the gentle reminder: I am as God created Me.
This is the Power of Now.
This is the simplicity of Being.
The fact is simple. The ego was the illusion of confusion and complexity.
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