Here’s what got me started thinking about the Guru Game.
The Guru Game is a hidden fact of spiritual life now, in the Age of Awakening.
Today I did a session with JOE, a courageous client who has been going through a hellacious health ordeal. We were researching different foods for him, massages and foot soaks; all sorts of ways he might take the best care of his body.
Yes, this is a form of Soul Thrill® Aura Research that could have been developed just to help people like JOE, folks who are going through big ordeals in life and have so many choices about what to do… that, without this kind of research, those choices could be overwheming.
This has been quite the morning. Before doing the 2+ hours with JOE, I got an email from one of my very dearest friends in all the world, GLADYS. We had been doing a bit of emailing back and forth lately.
This time she reported on how she’s been doing with a long-term health problem (pretty well, but with some scary parts left hanging — which could well have terrified somebody less spunky). While all this is going on, GLADYS work situation has been deteriorating. She needs to find another job fast.
That work part seems to make no sense at all. GLADYS is brilliant, charming, hardworking, scrupulously ethical. Moreover, her professional skills have given her an extraordinary career, working with world-class companies. Only that kind of employment was a couple of jobs ago, and it’s amazing how rough finding steady work has become for this single breadwinner for a household.
I dedicate today’s blog post to them both, along with so much love and respect. And this article is also dedicated to you (or anyone you know, who might value these words) if recently life has been unbelievably harsh, challenging, confusing, or lonely. Because I had quite an insight today while reading auras for JOE.
An idea that had been lazing around in the back of my mind for a while came strongly into focus. The quality of truth value was golden, the highest value. So here comes something I never wrote about before because I hadn’t quite articulated into concepts or words.
First, though, I ought to provide a bit more context for this idea.
Researching the Finest Fabrics of a Person’s Aura
Energetic literacy is a basis for understanding how that insight came up today, that Stage Three Energetic Literacy I’ve been telling you’ all for ages that you can easily learn.
Sometimes I’ll have a client like JOE or GLADYS who researches the impact of different doctors or employers or mind-body-spirit practitioners. Smart!
With holistic healing, there can be recommendations like, “Give yourself a foot massage” or “Drink magnetized water.” There, too, Soul Thrill® Aura Research can be so helpful.
For any choice, or “Research Item,” I’ll explore a variety of impacts, related to chakra databanks of interest for my client. The scoop comes straight from my client’s finely tuned astral energies, corresponding to subconscious reactions. Impacts on what? Chakra databanks like these:
- The High Heart Chakra Databank for Soul Thrill
- The Root Chakra Databank for Making Money
- The Root Chakra Databank for Physical Health
- The Solar Plexus Chakra Databank for Clarity of Thought
- The Heart Chakra Databank for Emotional Stability
Usually My Focus Is Practical, Not Ideas on The Guru Game
Aura Reading Research sessions like these are meant to be practical. I’ll leap into work, enthusiastically involved in that graced sort of state that happens when you have skills (that anybody could learn) for co-creating with God.
In session, I’ll stay as practical as I can, because by now I know there can be a world of difference between working with Dr. A versus Dr. B.
With JOE, for instance, the Soul Thrill® Research revealed that giving himself a foot massage was pretty bad… unless he would be listening to upbeat music in the background, in which case the outcome would be way positive.
Although drinking magnetized water — a recommendation from one of JOE’s mbs specialists — was overwhelming and horrible, a.k.a. overwhelmingly horrible, surprise!
When doing this kind of research, sometimes it’s as though the chakra databanks themselves whisper to me what they might like instead. So next I researched purchasing magnetic inserts for shoes instead, and wearing them for just five minutes each day. For JOE’s particular system, right now, this could be a godsend.
You see, the problem for many of my mind-body-spirit colleagues is that the recommendations they make are for people who don’t have JOE’s particular problems, or his state of consciousness. I’ve helped JOE to find many excellent specialists, and he supplements those resources by fine-tuning the recommendations with me.
Many clients don’t need that fine-tuning. They just get the Soul Thrill® Aura Research to choose a good acupuncturist, or teacher, or business coach and… go! But these clients aren’t suffering as intensely as JOE is right now. Plus he’s learned, from our Soul Thrill® Research off-and-on over the years, that he gets much, much better results when he adds this chakra databank feedback process, fine-tuning his recommendations from other mbs specialists.
Today’s Discovery Process CAN Involve The Guru Game
Anyway, you get the picture, Blog-Buddies. Today I was just doing my job. I help one client at a time, using skills, totally engaged in here-and-now helping one individual.
But an experience/idea began to form, as mentioned earlier today in this article. So then I put it into words.
Why go into all this background. It’s to convey what may give me the standing to write what follows in this article. Sometimes, you long term Blog-Buddies, will read a deep question somebody asks here at the blog. Or a metaphysical fine point. Or some fancy question for me, in my role as Enlightenment Coach.
So how do I answer that theoretical inquiry? “Sorry, that’s outside the scope of this blog.” What I want to write, every single time (but probably don’t) is this:
Please! I’m not a theorist. People who come up with theories are fine. People who wish to come up with theories can be a great inspiration.
But I am not one of those theorists. To the extent that I say abstract things (like today’s discovery that is, trust me, really truly following in today’s article)…
That idea occurs to me because I have been helping individual people, one at a time. And from this I learn something. If this something seems useful, I’ll write about it here, or in a book. I might even teach it in a workshop.
In short, the human part must come first for me, this particular helping person among so many in the world. I would never sit down to cognize the following like some kind of latter-day imitation Vedic seer or Delphic oracle.
In the Age of Awakening, A Change to the Guru Game
I’m still learning what it means to be human and living in the Age of Awakening.
These are things I know something about. Also, for quite some time, I’ve been clear that we are living in an age when most people do not need a guru.
Experts? Yes. Professionals with good skills? Yes. Please!!!!! Because self-authority is no substitute for technical knowledge.
This is also the time of Emmanuel, God with us. When the long-awaited Messiah must be each of us, for ourselves.
That’s a Judeo-Christian way of putting it. To use a more Eastern frame of reference, the days of gurus are over.
The Days of Gurus Are OVER?
Yes, like it or not, for most people at least, the days of following gurus — that is so over. (And The Guru Game has begun.)
The exception is if you’re a renunciate, where you need the protection and structure of your order. You need that Mother Superior or guru or big-time leader.
For us householders, however, the days of gurus are over.
Their influence culminated in the rise of the great world gurus, with their nearly universal sex scandals and, then, within a small number of years, they all “died.” Because the era of gurus, even these great and heroic world teachers… it’s OVER.
For me, this transition has been extremely personal.
Unlike many of my fellow teachers of Transcendental Meditation, teaching wasn’t enough for me. From the first moment I saw him in person, I held Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as my guru. I loved him more than I have ever loved any mortal being. (And that means no lack of love for my husband Mitch, or our son, or other relationships that mean a world to me.)
It’s simply the truth. For most of the years that Maharishi was my guru, I loved him as I have never loved anyone else. I lived for him and what he could teach me. I would have died for him.
Yet all of us TMers had to accept that, even if we wanted a personal guru, a traditional spiritual teacher, a world guru like ours couldn’t possibly spare the time.
What Did a Traditional Guru Do?
That guru was with you personally, every day. It was like studying bel canto with your vocal coach.
Not a game, and not something you would have to figure out for yourself.
Every day, without fail, your guru would tell you what to do. What not to do. Assignments would be given. Changes, or even sacrifices, would be required.
This could be so very rough, but if you stuck with it, you would win the prize. With a guru, that prize would be Enlightenment — or as close as you could come to Enlightenment within this lifetime. For a music teacher, you might just be able to sing something gorgeous, like “Let the Bright Seraphim.” 😉
So what do we have now? A game?
What is available to us, at best, living now? Just some game?
What can we cling to, and depend upon for inspiration, our most dependable way to keep growing?
The Guru Game in the Age of Awakening
With The Guru Game, who is in charge?
You alone are in charge and you choose. You get to choose, day by day and choice by choice.
Nobody is likely to give you a deerskin to sit upon. You will have to make your own patchwork quilt, and use it in whatever funky human way brings you comfort.
Okay, that much I’ve known for years.
Here’s the part from today.
The Guru Game — When I First Get a Clue
It started when I researched a seemingly trivial little choice for JOE at the High Heart Chakra Databank for Soul Thrill. Could have been as simple as substituting Himalayan sea salt for regular salt when he eats. Totally for his mind-body-spirit system, the Divine light was dazzling.
Think The Northern Lights. Or the sounding of a gorgeous gong with a sound of “Yes-Yes-Yes. GOD. GOD. GOD.”
In that instant of bliss, I realized how the circumstances of your life, right now, are exactly the guru.
Is it a pleasant, pretty easy life right now? Good for you. Then your Guru Game includes “And don’t louse that up, Kid.” 😉
But what about people who are suffering so much now, like the Syrian refugees and the Americans who are almost crazy with fear and confusion (including those who are dying or getting addicted to drugs in higher numbers than ever before)?
And what about the people among you whose suffering isn’t visible. Seeing them, you might never guess there is an almost unbearable suffering. What about GLADYS and JOE?
Here’s What It Means to Play The Guru Game in this Age of Awakening
If your life circumstances are very extreme, you’re getting a great deal of guru time.
- If you’re on your way to Enlightenment, you’re growing faster.
- If you have already crossed the threshold of Enlightenment, either you’re growing extra fast OR you are taking on karma for others through your own life OR both.
In terms of the Guru Game — a.k.a., as of March 9, the Inner Guru Process — it’s as though (back pre-Age of Awakening) you were with 50 other disciples living in that ashram. And now your beloved guru is giving you an audience for two hours every day. Maybe he’s stricter than usual.
Sigh! Following a guru’s apparent whims is a time-hallowed tradition. Hint: A guru doesn’t have ego-based, frivilous whims.
Today’s version. You can’t even get benefit from a normal foot massage unless you also listen to vocal music — which ordinarily you don’t like to do — but only THEN will the foot massage help you?
How nutty is that?
Not nutty. Specialized.
What if your life is specialized now, and not what you expected it to be? What if you’re having to learn to deal with practical problems that seem pathetically trivial? So hard, so very hard.
Yet this Enlightenment Coach will dare to say it: Count this a privilege.
Of course, in private, also bitch and moan and grunt and do whatever else you must do in order to get through the day. In today’s householder ashrams, that is totally fine.