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Ego, Divinity, Love and
Self Worth and Divinity
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
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
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.
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!
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!
now. Immerse yourself in the works of Eckhart
Tolle, Byron Katie, Zen writings etc. Nothing exists
but this very moment.
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.
nature. Perhaps nothing helps so easily and
"naturally" as this one.
my life and guides my life, here and now.
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
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
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
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.
Create through Love
It may take some time to develop
knowing to create and
have new good, but we can look at things we know now
and expand them. For instance, you probably know you
have enough to eat in your life; that you have a home
to live in and a vehicle to drive. To these basic
comforts you may answer "Of course!" But these
elements in your life are here because you know they
are here; you probably grew up with them and thus the
knowing is easy. Take a look at the life of a person
who doesn't know they are there and you will realize
Knowing has a feeling: a feeling
of sureness all the
way down in the body. We can learn to replicate this
feeling when we are calling in something new,
something not yet in our life.
Choose something you strongly
want to create or do,
which feels just beyond your present reach. Begin to
affirm: In the divine, all things are
possible including this.
My faith is like a rock. I know with my entire being
that this can be. I am absolutely confident about it.
Divine-I-Am takes care of it now. So be it.
Give this thing fully to
yourself. Feel it not only in
your heart and mind, but feel the surety of it in your
body. Be grateful it is part of your life.
When you give yourself the
fulfillment of this desire
in your emotions and mind, this is when any disbelief
will come up, fears or doubts. Look deeply into these.
Focus on a doubtful (or angry,
etc.) aspect and approach it with the greatest love
you can bring. Treat it not as an enemy, but as an
innocent aspect of yourself. It is doing its best, and
believes it is protecting you from some kind of
difficulty were your desire to be fulfilled.
treat it as the equal it is, just like a younger
brother or sister who doesn't know as much as you do
but is just as much "you" as the one you call "I"
Approach with care and respect,
just as you would a
child you would like to befriend. Don't push yourself
upon it. Do your best to feel where it is coming from.
Ask what its objection is, and often it can tell you
straight out, in words that may be quite surprising.
Sometimes it will not be able to give you words for
what it believes; read its meaning from the feeling.
Offer your unconditional and
eternal love to it. This
is being God, and doing what God does: loving. You are
not judging it for believing as it does. You are not
insisting that it change. If were never to change, you
will continue to love it.
If it allows you, quickly or
eventually, to embrace it in love, do that and give it
every bit of warmth and comfort you have.
If you find yourself identifying
with the aspect
itself, and unable to find that love within yourself
to give at the moment, then call upon your higher self
or a master you love and trust to do the loving "for"
you. The love is still you, it is just wearing another
face for the time being.
When, and if, you feel an opening
from the aspect, you
may speak lovingly and logically to it. That
conversation might go something like this:
"I know you believe it's wrong (or dangerous, etc.)
for me to have (this fulfillment), and that is okay. I
love you. The truth is actually that we deserve this
wonderful good, and God wants us to have it. We are
part of God, an emanation of God, just like everyone
else. God loves itself and wants each part of itself
to have every single thing it could possibly need or
desire. So we are safe, and right, and loved, and good
to allow ourselves to have this. It is true that I
would like you to change, because I would like your
help to receive it. But I don't ask you to change. I
will always love you whether you do or not."
When you are done speaking, ask
the aspect if it has
anything to say or ask.
You may find it necessary to work
with an aspect for
some days; but if you are truly loving it
unconditionally, and it can feel your love and
respect, it will change. In my own experience,
sometimes an aspect takes a week or two, and at other
times it will completely disappear the moment it feels
my genuine love! Love truly does work miracles.
If it takes awhile to
address your doubtful aspects,
stick to your guns. Anything held in mind and heart as
possible and happening, must come.
This above exercise can also be
employed much more
simply. If you are feeling bad somehow, back up from
the feeling a bit, look clearly and deeply at it, and
love it or at least accept it as it is. Breathe with
it. It is amazing what just this simple process can
Here are additional truths to bring in the
divinity. Bring them into manifestation as you speak
them frequently to yourself:
I am the divine goddess/god, right here
unlimited and free.
As one with God I am innocent and
I am infinitely and eternally loved.
I fulfill my purposes for coming here.
myself and all others. I clear all karma.
prosperous, healthy and hap
I create anything my heart desires, using the laws
My body is of the divine, and is therefore immortal.
If I am so guided, I may rejuvenate my body. It can be
more strong and beautiful every year.
I am a master walking upon the earth. I am
in this life! So be it.
Every blessing to you upon your path! I
have felt guided to offer sessions putting this
process to work to assist with a problem or a desired
creation. You can reach me at the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright 2008, Joanna Cherry. Please do copy and distribute this
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