Every now and then someone will ask a very valid question, the answer to which might help many, so I have often written a teaching on the subject. One such question that comes up often is this:
Q: Why do you use the term Guru, David?
Answer: To show you how you limit your own growth.
Answer: To show you what you could attain in a single life-time
There are a number of answers to this question, so here we go.
1. When my heart finally opened fully to the enlightened Divine state, it TOLD me that I must use the term guru.
I didn’t want to use it for lots of reasons. Who do I think I am? It sounds pompous and ridiculous. People will judge me – Who does he think he is? People will possibly even laugh and ridicule me. Well people will think and do what people think and do and I have no control over that, and it matters not what they think. They don’t know me or what I have been through to arrive here. I have no choice in the matter, I was told that I had to use the word guru.
I knew what would happen if I didn’t follow this guidance from my heart too. The Universe would seriously limit my further development.
Constantly, people tell me that they have difficulty with me using this word Guru, even close friends and people I’ve worked with for many, many years. It’s only a four letter word. Lol.
In addition to the above, here are some of the reasons that I use it.
2. It is to show YOU that I’m not afraid of a word.
Have you ever really appreciated the power that one word can hold over you?
Maybe you are really called to the Light, but can’t step in because of the power of a single word, that the teacher uses. Perhaps you don’t like it, it touches you in some way or does something to you. It certainly does, it shows you your limitations.
So, by using the word Guru, my heart was showing me the power of that word and how it filled people with fear and held them back.
People fall under the power of judgement without ever seeking to find the truth for themselves.
They listen to hearsay, rather than opening the door to see what it offered. This is what Jesus means when he talks about sheep. Most people are of the flock, they only know what the flock tells them. They fear stepping out of the flock and truly becoming an individual, armed with their own truth gained through their own experiences.
If you dare to step out of the flock, then the flock fill you with the fear of what might happen to you.
Electricity is a case in point. When your parents tell you that electricity is dangerous the only way you really learn this is when you finally get a shock from it. I can remember every time I had an electric shock throughout my life, as it was shocking. Lol. It was a fantastic learning experience and I didn’t need to dabble with it, ever.
3. Back in the days when I was first learning how to open people’s hearts by using the power of light to illuminate them I would offer them two things.
Firstly, the truth of what was holding them back, which I could see clearly as I looked into their consciousness, and which they could usually identify with.
Secondly, a method by which we could dissolve the energy of this limitation.
It is a very simple process that is arrived at by two simple questions.
What is the problem?
How do we fix it?
People would sometimes sit there wanting me to literally convince them of the truth that they could actually feel, or even ‘sell’ them the idea of stepping into a simple process that would free them from the pain of this limitation.
My heart taught me a powerful lesson on this point.
“Dave,” it would say, “it is not up to you to convince them, it is up to them feel the truth in their heart of what you are offering them.”
“Do not waste a single atom of energy or a second of your time on those who are not ready to see truth.”
Now you might think that this is a very strong or rigid point, or even a very harsh way of working with people, but it is only based on the Universal Laws of Evolution and if you do not obey these laws you will certainly face difficulty very quickly. You cannot help those who refuse to be helped.
As you might guess, the ones who could hear their heart and feel the truth jumped in and transformed and those who are still trying to figure it out 20 years later, are still going round in circles.
4. The word Guru paralyses YOU.
It shows you how you hold back your evolution.
It shows you how deeply you are programmed with fear.
It shows you how you have probably never taken the time to find out what the word means.
Essentially, the word guru challenges you with your own limitation and shows you how you judge rather than explore the possibility of how that word can free you to become who you really are.
All the word guru means is Dispeller of Darkness
Essentially, I brought a light into the world that dispels darkness.
It dispelled my own darkness, cleansed my heart and opened it.
It can do the same for you.
What is complicated about that?
5. When my heart was opening and blossoming into this highly developed state of my own evolution, I read a book by Mother Meera called Answers. When I reached the point where she was explaining the level of attainment that describes a traditional eastern guru, I immediately put the book down. I had found what I was looking for, even though I didn’t realise I was looking for it.
It explained perfectly, the path I had walked and what I had accomplished in a single life-time.
To conclude this question around the word Guru, I would like you to ponder this?
How do you expect to become fully enlightened if you can’t embrace who you are becoming at each stage of your development?
Teacher, Writer, Shop Keeper, Driver, Healer, Therapist, Bringer of Light, Spiritual Teacher, etc.
If you do not have the courage to tell the world who you are and fully embrace your heart and soul, then you are in perpetual self-denial and perpetual inner pain.
If people have an issue with who you have become, then that is their issue and not yours. It is they who need to seek help to overcome that issue or limitation to their growth.
When Divine Consciousness blesses you with spiritual attainment, if you do not embrace it and trust it with all of your heart, it is like throwing it back in the face of God.
I fully embrace my enlightened heart as a dispeller of darkness – a guru.
With my deepest Love and Blessings,