The course of yogic transformation never did run smooth, to paraphrase Shakespeare. Life on the spiritual path tends to oscillate between radiant moments and gloomy nights. One goes through phases where the determination wavers, mood swings exacerbate and the recalcitrant ego fights back to reclaim lost territory. Amidst these internecine battles, it is the Guru’s light that serves as a bulwark against the disintegration of the jittery personality. This article reviews some uplifting messages of guidance that the Mother Mirra Alfassa gave to one of her disciples, Huta, during some particularly demanding stages of her transformation. These excerpts are from Huta’s book “The story of a Soul“.