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Aug 16

The Importance of Being Your Own Guru

being-your-guru-featureSince the beginning of Spirit Science, we have discussed the importance of the power of thoughts. In fact, it is the very basis of episode 1! With that said, the power of manifesting your dreams coming true using your thoughts is a remarkable and inspiring idea, one which propels people into a state of active participation with their lives when they realize that they have a creative power within it. This is however, just the tip of the iceberg.

What we often fail to fully grasp is just how powerful thoughts truly are; it not only has the power to shape our own lives and the world around us, but the lives of others. It also has the power to influence others ways of thinking; for the better, or for the worse.

In a recent article we published we explored the psychology of raising children, which looked at the various stages in life and where we learn predominant human traits. You may have noticed that regardless of what stage in life you are at, there is always one predominant experience; this is that we are always in a constant state of learning. Even if we become ignorant and choose not to push ourselves forward and grow, there is still learning that comes from this.

With that being said, we have to be very full of care about how we choose to learn, making sure to think carefully about things, observe how we feel about them, check with our “guides”, “angels”, “higher selves”, or very simply, our own “critical mental analysis”. We need to make sure that we are taking steps in the direction that is best for ourselves and those around us. It is all too easy to give away our power to others, when we believe that they will be the answer to our problems, or guide us in our lives. This is the subject of today’s article, because the truth is – you have to be your own guru.

being-your-own-guruExperience is one of the most valuable teachers of all, because it gives us first hand knowledge on which paths we choose to walk. Since you are always in the driver’s seat of your life, you have to be the one to make the decisions of who you listen to, which paths you avoid, what you bring into your life and what you let go of. Nobody can make those decisions for you – but here’s the tricky part… unless you are careful, it is very easy to come to believe that they can.

Spiritual power is one of the most powerful energies out there, but it is also one of the most dangerous. When someone believes that another person has “the answers”, it becomes very easy to put all of their faith in that person. This can lead to giving up on their own inner truth because they believe that following the word of someone else is better for them or is more powerful than their own realizations or life experiences. What’s worse is that when a plethora of people now flock to the one person for answers, it can become very easy for that individual to start observing themselves as something “special” or “different”, and see themselves as a special spiritual master above all of the rest. This concept goes by many names, one such you might be familiar with is the “messiah complex” or just basic egotism, and these things are far too common especially in the new age world of today.

question-everythingOf course, this is not to say that it’s not valuable to listen to each other; quite the contrary. By listening to the insights of others, and building our understanding based off of the experiences of those who came before us we are able to really expand beyond our own internal thought patterns and grow to new heights. Whether this information comes from our peers, elders, or ancient Greek philosophers upon which all of our modern understanding is based off of.

The key here is what you choose to do with this new information. You have the key to the vehicle which is your own body and soul, use them to drive yourself through life and explore what this life story is really all about for you! If you give that key to others, then you can almost assuredly expect them to simply not have the capacity to live your life for you the way that you really want it to be lived; they will live it the way that they want to live it. It is worth mentioning that when we say “others”, we are speaking about actual living humans, and not spiritual avatars from earth’s history, like angels or ascended masters.

Giving up our personal power into the hands of another can actually be seen as lazy, because then we don’t have to feel as responsible for our decisions as they were based on someone else’s suggestion. However, you are still responsible for your actions, even if they were actions dictated by someone else and regardless of whether or not you even agreed with them in the first place. Sometimes, it’s just easier to follow the herd than to listen to your heart, but that doesn’t mean that it is the best path, nor does it always yield the best outcomes.

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