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

Can it be helpful to truly have a guru in your lifetime, especially if you have a dark nights the soul to go through? I’ve read that we all need some sort of help undo all that we have learned. That’s where Intercessory prayer will come in or a Guru with preferably a lineage that shows they’ve done this type of work through the generation of these family. It all has related to the energy 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 all the other spiritual books and work I have now been doing. However, I see given that 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 taken me annually and another dark night to observe that I’ve put aside me understanding that there is another way to handle my illness. It was as a result of this guru that I postponed pursuing this. I think the lesson maybe that we all have the energy within us and when my guru speaks like every other 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 path. So I’m confused, I see a major change in me with this guru but at the same time I discover the advice can conflict with my most inner beliefs and am forced to listen. I thought I must listen for this is the lesson: Pay attention to the REAL SOURCE- usually 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 helpful stepping stones because the ego is undone. They can be inspirational and very supportive witnesses to the mind’s desire 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 can be a decision of mind that transcends the thought of personhood. Persons do not become enlightened, for the mind that believes itself to become 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. Through 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 can be quite a symbol of the possibility of Enlightenment, yet the experience of Enlightenment is impersonal, unconditional, and abstract. The final dark night is definitely 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 seeing that 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 usage of judgment until it’s apparent that any judgment is entirely impossible. Follow the Joy! Follow the Bliss! As you appear within and make no attempt to safeguard or defend the ego, you’ll experience 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 thought of guru think of this:
Gee YoU aRe YoU
Here is the gentle reminder: I’m 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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