APALACHICOLA NATIONAL FOREST, FL—It’s a common spiritual belief that authentic gurus are able to say exactly what you need to hear without your asking—as if they can somehow read your mind.
Though I’m not a guru, I am all about transparency so let me relate exactly how it works from my perspective.
Yesterday, Michelle had posted a kind of vague, general happenings post to me (this is how we interact—she journals, and I comment if I’ve got any guidance). To her post, I couldn’t think of anything to say so I wasn’t going to reply, but She (capital “S”) did have something, so I simply typed what She told me to:
You’re at that stage that the more you resist Her, the more you’ll suffer. Conversely, the less there is of you, the more easily you’ll hear Her whispers and (if you follow them) life will flow more smoothly (the lesson of the Pelican).
Even if Her whispers point you in a direction opposite of what your mind shouts, follow Her whispers. What goes on in your head is not important.
Practice this for awhile—don’t make it a rule set in stone, but just experiment with it, play with it—and see if it doesn’t help with smoothing out Life’s troubles.
To which Michelle replied how this was not only useful but had been actually happening with a whole lot of things going on in her life, none of which I was aware of (remember, I wasn’t going to reply originally since I had nothing). Her last sentence to me was this:
Also, it’s funny how your advice matches up to where I am and where I need to be going so often.
That’s the insider’s view. That’s how it works with me (and I suspect it’s similar with most authentic spiritual leaders/teachers/gurus/guides): An Intelligence far greater than my mind has access to whispers (not an intuition or vision, but more like a sudden flash of knowledge or wisdom—a certainty—that just appears out of nowhere) and I simply pass it on.
Anyone can have this kind of access to the Divine—it’s really not complex at all. You simply have to stop taking what goes on in your mind so seriously (since most of what goes on in your head is about you).
And the less there is of you, the more there is of Her.
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