We can find a Guru or spiritual guide in many ways.
In one way, some people accept another person as their Guru whole heartedly, who wakes up the call of consciousness inside them . They sense the inner peace, bliss and tranquility inside themselves, when they are in His presence. They love and trust that person without considering His financial or social condition, knowledge about scriptures, storytelling ability and the sense of humor. Trust is the bridge to realize the ultimate truth.
In other way, if we honor our wisdom and become like butterfly to consider everyone and everything in our life like flowers, then we can find nectar like learning from those flowers. We cannot separate Life from Guru. In each and every one of us, wisdom is there. We should just throw a light on our life with wisdom to understand what we learnt from the experiences in our life.
This universe is giving abundant experiences without getting tired, according to our predominant thoughts and also making us to feel that we have achieved it. These experiences are made us grow by broadening our intellect. This is nothing but a Guru nature. That is why we always be thankful to our Universe.
We have been given a good voice. Let's use it for good not to blame and complain about others.
We all have intellect let us use it more and utilize for good cause to make it sharp. We use our strength to help others as the divine lives here. So serving others nothing but serving the divine.
Apart from all these ways, once we reach a certain level of consciousness, we can find Guru within ourselves. We can recognize and feel the universal consciousness within ourselves.
Great people who recognized Guru within themselves
Rishi Valmiki Image source from wikipedia
He also used to kill animals mercilessly in the forest. Because of his ruthless acts the forest environment was filled with chaotic vibrations.
One day the meditators or the Rishis entered the forest to do meditation and perform their ritual known as Yagna. But they sensed the lower vibration and also understood the reason for that.
Later they witnessed Ratnakar killing deer. As they decided to stop such an unethical act, they reached Ratnakar and explained about Karma he would gain because of his deeds.
They also told him that, he alone would bear all his gained negative karma, not even his family members will share for whom he was doing such ruthless acts.
With this rigorous and completely involved meditation all his Chakras awaken and became active. His wisdom blossomed like a thousand petal lotus flower.
He realized and recognized his true Guru within himself and that Guru is nothing but the divine universal consciousness.
He had seen that life of the Lord Rama with his third eye and composed the great Ramayana in the Sanskrit literature based on his visuals. This divine literature tells the story about the prince Rama of Ayodhya city, his wife Sita kidnapped by the King Ravana of Lanka (which is Sri Lanka at present).
We can learn about humanity, responsibilities, friendship value and the value of the society in the Ramayana.
It has also been said in the scriptures that Valmiki has given shelter to the divine mother Sita and her twin kids when She departed from her husband Lord Rama.
He got enlightened because of his meditation. And his name got transformed from Siddhartha Gautama to Gautama Buddha. "Buddha" means "awakened one" or "enlightened one.
Then he established the Buddhism where the people will be spiritual and truth seekers.
Many meditators celebrate his birthday as Guru Pournima.
"The meditation practiced by him was known as "Anapanasati" which means to sense and feel the breath without giving attention to the thoughts created by the mind."
Meditation helps us to raise our consciousness and recognize our inner voice crystal clear clarity.