We are all familiar with the voices of ego which put down another person, or tell us we have cause to be angry and not forgive someone. We know these are not true voices. But do we know that the voice or feeling inside that says "I shouldn"t have that" is from ego? Do we know that whatever says "I am unworthy" is ego? Whatever says "I can"t" is ego? |
Ego is that in us which feels separate from the divine. We"ve often judged ego; this is also ego. Judging only swells it. We created it, and it needs to be included in our love. However, we do not accept the falsehoods it believes.
A Course in Miracles suggests that "grandiosity" is an ego attempt to pump up a weak self-image. But "grandeur" is the expression of who we are: divinity.
A teacher I honor goes so far as to suggest that we be "arrogant." His suggestion is meant to break up the mousy feelings of fear and lack of self worth we have carried for eons.
A catch-phrase of the new age is "we are divine. But what does this really mean? Do we have any inkling of the reality, the experience of this truth? To know our true or high self is divine is helpful. To know that we are gradually realizing this is also helpful. But we forget that there is only a self-created barrier of belief between the divine and the human; in other words, the barrier is not real. We are divine now.
If we are divine, then we are worthy. If we are divine, then we are meant to fulfill every heart"s desire. If we are divine, we can do anything. Literally, anything. Any voice in us that goes against these truths is ego.
So how do we bridge the gap from our self-definition of "human" to the divine we really are? Two words come to mind: "pretend," and "know." The actor Cary Grant once said that he pretended to be what he wanted to be until he became it. "Making believe" can be valuable.
Knowing goes beyond belief. It is all-confident. Here are ideas and affirmations to experiment with. If you don"t feel divine before you practice one, you will hopefully feel more divine when you are done!
Carry yourself high (grandeur). This is natural for a divine being. Walk unhurriedly, with grace and flow, in ease and confidence. Have you noticed someone strolling down a busy sidewalk while everyone else hurries along? What a contrast!
Be here now. Immerse yourself in the works of Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Zen writings etc. Nothing exists but this very moment.
Give yourself enough rest, and time to play. It isn"t easy to feel like a divine being if you are a workaholic, or always feeling pressured or rushed.
Go into nature. Perhaps nothing helps so easily and "naturally" as this one.
Spirit is my life and guides my life, here and now.
I am aware that I am aware. I take a little distance from how I feel, what I am involved with, to be the observer; in this I identify with my real essence, the formless.
I love, respect and accept myself unconditionally. I forgive myself for everything. I completely allow and accept everything about myself. I am quite all right the way I am. I see myself as the Christ I Am (the anointed one of God, not only Jesus).
I love another unconditionally. I forgive everyone else, and life, for everything I had held against them/it. I choose to see each person as a Christ, and each bit of life as part of God.
I do what I love. I honor myself and the moments of my life by enjoying whatever I am doing. I know that no one else can give just what I give to life.
I am my full self in relationships. I become conscious in all my relationships. I learn to relate with others in love, respect and honesty
I recognize myself as creator. I give up victimhood, no matter how subtle. I am the creator of my life. I have created all my past, I create my present, and I will create all of my future.
I am a steward of the Earth. In recognizing my oneness with all that is, I am responsible and loving toward all creation.
I love it, love it, love it! Spirit tells us that loving everything is the answer to everything.
Think of other ways you can practice being the divine you are. Ask your divinity for suggestions, and follow them. Additional truths are at the end of the article.
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