Our Guides are Coaches

March 26, 2009

I was talking with my friend Judy today.  We were discussing our guides.  Judy said “Our guides are coaches.”  Today we look at that analogy.

 

No post tomorrow

I usually write my posts a day ahead of schedule.  Thursday is very busy and I will not have a chance to write a new post for Friday.  Have a great weekend!  See you again on Monday.

 

Empowerment

One of the ideas that I have been attempting to explain for several years is the idea of empowerment.  We all understand the basic idea – but we rarely accept what our true powers are.

 

Some people turn everything over to the holy spirit and think that the holy spirit does everything for them.  Others turn everything over to their guides and let the guides do everything.  This gives away our empowerment.

 

As long as we insist that our guides or the holy spirit do everything for us we will not understand that in fact we are doing these things ourselves.  Until we realize that we do the things which we think the holy spirit does for us we will not find true self confidence.

 

The guide as coach

Let’s think about the role of our guides as coaches.  When coaches prepare people for a game they guide the practice sessions.  They offer encouragement when needed.  They correct us when we get off course.  They give us a pep talk when we need that.

 

The day of the game comes and we go out onto the field.  The whistle blows and the game starts.  Is the coach on the field? No.  Does the coach play the game?  No.  Does the coach win the game?  No.

 

We are on the field and play the game.  The coach becomes an interested observer, but does not participate.  Once we grasp this analogy we see that our guides are the same.  They help us prepare for our challenges, but they allow us to face them ourselves.  They know that unless they do this we will never learn that we have the strength inside of us to face and master our challenges.

 

Trying to say thank you

Many years ago I attempted to thank my guide and teacher for all the effort he had made to help me make my progress.

 

He said “I didn’t do anything.”

 

I said “But you helped me so much.”

 

He said “But you did all the work.”

 

I said “But you did so much for me.”

 

He said “But I was just doing my job.”

 

I said “And I thank you for that.”

 

He said “But you did all the work.”

 

The point of this exchange was to remind me that no matter how much someone helps us – we are the ones that do the work and make the progress.  Our guides cannot do it for us.  They can encourage us and point us in the right direction.  In the end we are the one who walks the path and makes the progress.

 

That’s all for this week.  Have a great weekend!

 

Until Monday –

 

Es kava turen hai

We work towards an identical goal.

 

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Listening to the Guides, er, Angels

March 24, 2009

We have all heard of angels.  I think that the concept of angels started with good intentions.  Unfortunately, like so many other things with organized religion, the idea lost the original intention.  I just call them guides.  Today we will see how to turn your angels into guides.

 

The original idea

It seems like the idea of angels started as way to remind us that we are not alone.  We were supposed to remember that our true nature was nonphysical.  In that nonphysical true nature we have access to individuals who help and guide us.

 

This guidance is completely nonphysical.  We only become aware of it nonphysically when we are quiet and in the moment.  Also, since the advice is nonphysical, we frequently misinterpret it.  The reason for the misinterpretation is that we are attempting to translate concepts between the physical and the nonphysical without a true understanding of the nonphysical.

 

Because of these issues – and many other self serving efforts by the religions – these guides have become what we call angels.  That is why they are “difficult” to understand.  Also, the religions have given the angels authority over us.  Consequently, we do not view them as equals.  All of this causes a tremendous separation between us and our guides, er, angels.

 

Meet your guides

Let’s try to get the mental picture of angels out of our minds.  Until we do so we cannot truly understand our guides.

 

Our guides want us to view them as equals.  They offer us advice – but we make all the decisions.

 

Imagine sitting around your living room with a group of your friends.  Everyone is relaxed and having a pleasant conversation.  The subject of the conversation is you.  You are explaining what you want to do.  You explain your objectives, how you plan to achieve them, and what you see as your challenges to achieving them.

 

In turn, they offer their advice – based on their experience.  They may have a little more experience than you, like an older brother or sister.  Still, there is not that much difference that everyone does not consider themselves as equal.

 

Nobody is saying: “You have to do this.”  Nobody is threatening you, giving you orders, or making you feel inferior.  All the guides are attempting to do is to help you with your learning and growth.  Nothing more and nothing less.  Who knows – next week it might be your turn to be a guide to someone who is your guide today.

 

So try this.  Instead of thinking of angels imagine yourself sitting in your living room having a conversation.  When you are in the moment you will be able to hear your guides giving you advice.  Stay in the moment and do everything that you can to follow that advice.  Hopefully you will get through the rough patches a little bit more easily.

 

Until tomorrow –

 

Es kava turen hai

We work towards an identical goal.

 

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