Friday Jun 02, 2023

Could it be Beneficial to Have a Guru: Teachings from A Course in Miracles

Could it be helpful to really have a guru in your lifetime, especially if you have a dark night of the soul to go through? I have read that people all need some type of help 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 sort of sort out the generation of their family. It all has to do with the power of the individual and the group they travel with in spirit.

I study A Course in Miracles and discover 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 podcast. It has brought me annually and another dark night to see that I have put aside me understanding that there is another way to take care of my illness. It absolutely was because of this guru that I postponed pursuing this. I believe the lesson maybe that people all have the power within us and when my guru speaks like any other in life I must discern the knowledge and go within for the ultimate 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 once 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: Tune in to the REAL SOURCE- the one WITHIN. Please help me with see what else I could be missing.

Thanks for your heartfelt and sincere email. Role models (such as gurus or teachers or guides) are very useful stepping stones because the ego is undone. They could be inspirational and very supportive witnesses to the mind’s need to Wake Up. They could 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 do not become enlightened, for your head 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 to happen 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 ability of Enlightenment is impersonal, unconditional, and abstract. The ultimate dark night is always 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 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 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 will go through the Love the ego was made 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 consider the thought of guru consider this:

Gee YoU aRe YoU

This is the gentle reminder: I’m as God created Me.

This is the Power of Now.

This is the simplicity of Being.

Truth is simple. The ego was the illusion of confusion and complexity.

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