Dear Blessed Healers,
It is a good time to assess and tune our relationship with our teacher. However you perceive that relationship personally, there is only the question of identity that seems to matter. Guru Dev Singh identifies as a teacher, as did Yogi Bhajan before him and so on through the lineage. It is a commitment of love, sacrifice and endless service. In order to hold a proper relation with him, Yogi Bhajan and the Guru, it is important to clarify that aspect of identity in our awareness.
The Guru is not inherently our friend, nor is any teacher. The teacher has delightful personality, which we love. That is not the basis for the relation. It is an attraction that gets our attention.
Neither will the Guru, nor any teacher, save us directly. Only indirectly. That obligation is on us. It is our duty, upon receiving the grace of God through the Guru and through the teacher, that we apply the teachings to our personal circumstance. We must focus beyond all distraction, including our own and our teacher’s personality, to the source of grace. Then we must commit to keeping it up, beyond all circumstance. That is how we are saved. If we identify as a teacher, then we can also promote the flow of grace to others through the teachings. Rather than our friend, the teacher is our benefactor who facilitates our salvation by enlightening our ignorance.
It is a time for healing. Our teacher, and ourselves. We are healers. Rather than objectively “healing” our teacher, we should go to the core of the relation where we all can merge with our common intent and so heal all.
Here is a meditation that I suggest will help in that endeavor.