In a couple of weeks, I'll be going to Vail, Colorado to spend a week with my guru, Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi. In the states, people often have a knee jerk reaction to the word "guru." They assume you belong to a cult and are quite suspect. But "guru" simply means teacher. If I wanted to learn to dance, I would go to the best dance instructor I could find. If I wanted to paint, I would seek out a skilled painter. So it is with spiritual studies.
And if I am considered to belong to a cult, then I want it known that I belong to a cult that believes in total and unconditional love. That is the driving principle of our work and study and I don't see how that could ever possibly do any harm. A guru will never turn their back on you, even if you do so to them. Gurus also have a guru. I don't want to come across as an expert...because I am not. I have only been studying this path for a couple of years. I am just relating what I have learned.
A guru is a Master, as are we all. A Master is one who has broken the bonds of slavery to low frequency actions, thoughts, energy, vibration and emotions. They no longer resist the idea of a limitless existence. A guru does not control or brainwash you. They have just worked hard and are further up the karmic spiral than most of us. Jesus is an example of an Ascended Master (one who is so evolved, he can choose to move to other realms).
A Master helps students get through work that is often advanced, confusing and difficult--just like any other educational system. They can do this from any place on, or in the case of an Ascended Master, off the planet. So it was that I was awakened Wednesday morning by a sharp, psychic rap on the ol' noggin serving notice that school was already in session. As Reya so astutely noted, school is always in session so what is the difference?
Well the difference is that a guru works with your energetic field preparing your mind and body for the work you are to do. Because a Master is constantly in touch with the subtle realms, they can quickly open and clear gateways for you. When they come to you, you know it. There is no mistaking that they are working with you. Maa usually comes to me in my sleep...but not always. Even though Vail is a couple of weeks away, we are already working further into the 5th Dimension than we have gone before. The 5th Dimension is:
*The unlimited possibilities happening now within parallel universes.
*The door to the Source of the Universe as ourselves.
*The exquisite dimension of Spirit
It is here right now, vibrating at a higher vibratory frequency. We will be continuing our awareness and experience of living in this creative, subtle, graceful, gentle realm of unlimited freedom.
Apparently, my mystical journey beyond the fabric of space and time, as most of us know it, has already begun. Talk about more bang for your buck!