guru

See God; the self under archetypes.

For many of us, god is too remote for us to be able to have a personal relationship with him.

A guru therefore becomes the personification of all wisdom made available to us through his perception and is a representation of the wisdom of the unconscious. He will help us to access our own innate wisdom.

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, we all need a symbol for a father or authority figure (a wise old man) and this is one such representation. In searching for knowledge of a specific sort, we need an external figure with whom to relate. In eastern religions, this is the guru – who performs the same function as the priest in western religion.

Material aspects: A guru appearing in a dream nowadays need not only be a holy figure, but more a person whose words can be heeded. Thus, someone who is considered to be knowledgeable in the field of business might be seen as a guru. Consult the information on archetypes and also religious leaders in spiritual imagery in the introduction for further clarification.

To dream of a guru implies that you want to persuade others to follow your beliefs. You are constantly seeking to gain wisdom and motivation.

Vision: Connecting with a guru is a good omen: you are forgiving yourself and establishing new goals in your life; or you are changing the course of your life. Meeting a guru: you will find guidance, new insights, and new direction. See Hermit, Old Man.

Depth Psychology: The guru in your dream is not a stranger but a symbol of your inner strength. It means you are looking for spiritual guidance, knowledge (including self-knowledge), and wisdom. Trust and accept the guidance that is offered because you will view your life from a “higher” plane—the guru is truly a wonderful symbol!

Dreams of a guru represent that you are connecting with your wisdom, guidance, higher knowing, and you are realizing that you always have the answers to your questions and challenges.

1- A guru appearing in a dream is a representation of the wisdom of the unconscious. As that wisdom becomes available we often bring it through to conscious knowledge by the figure of the Wise Old Man (See Introduction).

2- Psychologically we all need a symbol for a father or authority figure and this is one such representation. In searching for knowledge of a specific sort, we need an external figure with whom to relate. In Eastern religions, this is the guru who performs the same function as the priest in Western religion.

3- For many of us, God is too remote for us to be able to have a personal relationship with him.

A guru therefore becomes the personification of all wisdom made available to us through his perception. He will assist us to access our own inate wisdom.



Guru | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Guru

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