Self ... the greatest torture and treasure wrapped in one.
I won't go live every night... I thought about it tonight but felt a post was better as I figure out the best way to share "downloads."
For those unfamiliar with spiritual practices - a download is something received from our higher self, God, Source, the Universe, Gaia, Spirit, The Divine, the ethereal, what ever you call the energy of all that is... that something outside of the form being used to write this.
That said... here's what I'm meant to share today...
Definition of self can destroy. Or it can help you grow. Your form... the body you are in... your job, your status, your problems, none of it is not WHO you are.
"In the seeing of who you are not, the reality of who you are emerges." ~Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth
After recently watching the film "Becoming Nobody" - a documentary on the core of Ram Dass' teachings, the sense of self has been on my heart more often lately. How can we truly love ourselves when we are so busy defining ourselves by something that doesn't ring true.
I asked the Universe to provide the words needed to help people get through the loss of self.
This has been a strong "happening" beginning in 2015 and coming to a climax in 2020. Those who had the greatest struggles, found clarity early... others took several years... more are still fighting the ego who wants to remain tied to the human labels and stay "comfortable" in the societal cages it has spent a lifetime building.
Our ego will provide us with fear, resistance, anger, and anxiety any time we feel it is time for a change. And it is easy to just stay in what is familiar and allow ego to continue to keep us confined, sheltered, smothered.
Whenever you feel inferior or superior to someone - that is the ego talking.
The ego does not want an end to its problems because it is its identity.
When we define ourselves according to someone else's ideas and expectations, we will be full of all that ego provides plus depression, suicidality, and a sense of longing for a greater existence that fills us with despair because in ego, we can never have the life we dream of.
It is through loss of self that you will find peace. Loss of self also means acceptance of self but... that's a piece of healing for another post.
I loved this quote from Ram Dass, "When I was born I donned a spacesuit for living on this plane, it was this body, my space suit, and it had a steering mechanism which is my pre-frontal lobe and all the brain that helps with coordinating and stuff. Just like those others who go to the moon and learn to use their space suit...I too had to learn how to grab things and lift things. And then you get rewarded with little stars, kisses and all kinds of things when you learn how to use your space suit. You get so good at it that you can't differentiate yourself from your spacesuit.
You walk down the street and you’re somebody; you dress like somebody; your face looks like somebody. Everybody is reinforcing their structure of the universe over and over again and you meet [each other] like two huge things meeting. We enter into these conspiracies. You say, I’ll make believe you are who you think you are if you make believe I am who I think I am.”
It's time to release this. It is time to get to your core.
That will not happen until you realize that you are a being of love and light, connected to all that is. THAT is who we are. Each and every one of us.
And you are perfect. Exactly made for the purpose of your existence.
Trust and know that this is true.
Have a beautiful night, morning, or day - who knows when this will be in front of you. All I know is it will be at exactly the right time.
Much love and light to you all!
Today we went snorkeling at Looe Key. Almost a year since our last Key West snorkeling adventure. Last year, I did not enjoy the experience.
The waves were too big - and I am not yet a confident swimmer. So I was swallowing a lot of saltwater.
This year was a different story.
The water was calm. The fish were abundant.
It was an amazing experience that I'll go into more detail about soon. For now, I must rest.
I had a dream that I was traveling all over the world. In less than 6 months, I sold almost everything I own...bought a Toy Hauler (the "garage" is my art studio) and am now living wherever, whenever...just me, my art, and my cats.