Can it be Helpful to Have a Guru: Teachings from A Course in Miracles
Can it be helpful to have a guru in your lifetime, especially when you yourself have a dark night of the soul to go through? I’ve read that we all need some type of help to undo all that we have learned. That’s where Intercessory prayer is available in or perhaps a Guru with preferably a lineage that shows they’ve done this kind of sort out the generation of their family. All of it has related to the power with this individual and the group they travel with in spirit.
I study A Course in Miracles and find that I have become tremendously in combination with all the other spiritual books and work I have now been doing. However, I see since even my guru has some unlearning to do. The Course teaches us never put anyone on a platform and I see now a course in miracles podcast. It has taken me per year and another dark night to note that I’ve put aside me knowing that there clearly was another way to take care of my illness. It absolutely was because of this guru that I postponed pursuing this. I think the lesson maybe that we all have the power within us and when my guru speaks like any other in life I must discern the data and go within for the final 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 particular guru but at the same time frame I discover the advice can conflict with my most inner beliefs and am forced to listen. I thought I must listen for here is the lesson: Pay attention 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 useful stepping stones because the ego is undone. They may be inspirational and very supportive witnesses to the mind’s need 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 can be a decision of mind that transcends the concept of personhood. Persons do not 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 that occurs in stages. Throughout the seeming “process” of Awakening, symbols are employed by the Holy Spirit as stepping stones that reflect higher or even more expansive states of consciousness. A guru can be a symbol of the prospect of Enlightenment, yet the knowledge 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 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 safeguard or defend the ego, you’ll 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 now been removed only Love remains.
When you think of the concept of guru contemplate 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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Can it be helpful to have a guru in your lifetime, especially when you yourself have a dark night of the soul to go through? I’ve read that we all need some type of help to undo all that we have learned. That’s where Intercessory prayer is available in or perhaps a Guru with preferably…