On our pursuit of spiritual growth, we stumbled upon a lot of information. The internet is teeming with spiritual sites, new books are released at higher rates than ever before and new “gurus” are popping up everywhere. In lots of ways, this is a fantastic time and energy to be on a pursuit of knowledge. Most of us have already been trained to consider this knowledge outside of ourselves. We’ve delegated responsibility for our understanding how to others; our parents, our teachers, our boss, the media, or some guru who seems to have all of the answers. “Just tell me things to believe” is apparently the mantra of the modern knowledge-seeking individual. We try to find usually the one source, usually the one book, usually the one philosophy that can give people the answers. Then we could just relax. We’ll have it all figured out. But how do we all know who the best spiritual teacher is? How can we all know who to be controlled by?
There’s a trouble with assigning the responsibility of our understanding how to others. They will always offer their knowledge from their perspective course in miracles author. Especially as it pertains to spiritual matters (although certainly not restricted to them), another person’s the fact is not necessarily planning to be your truth.
It isn’t that others don’t have anything of value to show us. They do. The issue occurs whenever we turn off our personal brains and take an “all or nothing” approach. Either the person has nothing of value for people, or we assign them the status of guru and believe everything they say.
Realistically, however, that’s not quite the way in which it works. Everyone you meet, every book you read, everything that gets your attention has something of value to provide you. Not everything they say will do the job, but there’s always a nugget of truth there for you. You only have to find it. You’re not really searching for anything new. All you really should do is remember what you already know just, deep down inside.
How will you recognize it? You are able to feel it. There’s resonance whenever you hear or read something that rings true for you personally, a rush of energy, an atmosphere in your gut. It feels good. It feels right. And you only know that it’s true for you. Haven’t you ever read something or heard someone speak words that seemed to expressing something you’ve always seemingly known? It’s like they certainly were taking your thoughts and simply organizing them in a way you hadn’t previously been able to do. It felt like they weren’t really providing you new information, but rather reminding you of something you already knew. Which was an item of your truth.
There’s no body guru, book, website or whatever else that provides you with ALL the answers. No-one can offer you all of the answers, because no body is having the exact same experience that you are. We are all unique individuals, living our personal unique lives, and having our personal unique experiences. And most of us have our personal unique truths, our personal unique group of answers.
With that at heart, I encourage you to always use your own guidance to ascertain which information is right for you personally and which isn’t. You’re your own best spiritual teacher. You may find some information on the web or in books (wherever) that you agree with and some that you don’t. Some things will “resonate” with you, you’ll feel it in your gut. This really is you remembering what you already know. Some things will evoke no reaction at all. Some may evoke an adverse reaction. You might think a few of it is just a bit “out there” ;.
I encourage you to take whatever resonates with you and leave the rest. Look for whatever sources you’re attracted to, be it books, websites or other people. When you begin to cover attention, you’ll realize that the answers to your questions are all around you. You might overhear a snippet on the radio, have an apparently chance encounter at the grocery store or see articles in a publication that sparks that feeling of resonance, of recognition.
Take those issues that resonate with you and leave the rest. There’s nothing wrong with that information, it just isn’t for you personally, or may not be for you personally right now.
You’re your own best teacher. You’re the only person who knows what’s right for you personally and what isn’t. Listen to that particular inner voice, think for yourself and don’t delegate the responsibility of deciding what’s true for you to anyone else.