There is an aspect of being a buddha some don't realize, and it causes confusion with respect to how the inner buddha teaches. A buddha does not supply the answers. It details perspectives that we may adopt, helps test our resolve to ensure we're true to our divine nature, and gives us koans (puzzles) designed to reveal aspects of our selves we can learn from. It knows every answer, but its role is not to tell us the answers; we need to discover these for ourselves.
Sometimes it appears that the inner buddha is giving us bad advice. We're faced with a choice we have met before and it involves suffering. We're about to make a mistake and our inner guide is going along with us. Oh, we know it'll chatter incessantly afterwards to complain, but its nearly silent now. Perhaps we've got a defective guide. "Aherm... Mr. maker sir... my buddha's defective; can I get a new one?"
When we have an important choice to make in life, our inner buddha, our guide, is present. The choice is entirely ours; the teaching role of our guide would be compromised if it decided for us. A good choice shows our guide that we are progressing in our resolve. When we test firm, the attribute of character is aligned and we move to address other aspects of right being. If we waffle on our decision, we're not testing firm in our resolve and the inner buddha will provide us options to consider. Our guide knows what we need to do, but its role is to help us realize that for ourselves. The inner buddha will present many options, often detailing potential outcomes, and we'll choose. We have free will and it won't interfere; our guide goes along with every decision we make. If we steer the ship into the rocks, so be it; our inner guide remains with us. It still loves us and will never give up on us.
Throughout our lives, our guide is at work, both seen and unseen. Some methods of guidance are life experiences, déjà vu, out-of-body and near-death experiences. Events in reality hold lessons, and we attract many we are in need of. The dreams we have during sleep provide a way of running test scenarios wherein we confirm our alignment without affecting others. Dreams sometimes hold encrypted keys to current problems or those we'll soon encounter; they're the inner buddha's way of giving us one up on a persistent or arduous challenge. Deja vu arises when our buddha has determined that precognition is the most effective means of helping us evolve. Near death and out of body experiences are interventions that teach us something critical; we may be way off course, non-responsive, or trapped by trauma. At times, we may be a channel of love as a tool to teach us, but we may just as well experience this as a means of giving spiritual support to another. Everything we experience in life has purpose. Even the dreadful events contain value and help us evolve. We'll move to discuss these great tribulations further in our journey... and fear not... we will demolish these paper dragons and laugh in glee as they fall.
I hope you can see at this time, that it's all up to us. We choose our thoughts and our actions; our evolution is in our hands. The sooner we move towards authenticity and living our virtues, the sooner we're free to chart our course to the ultimate life.