Friday, August 31, 2018

Ego and Spirit

I am Spirit in a body here to share Love.
I am a gift of Love enriched by giving.
I am free to be All I Am as I trust in the Good within.
I trust in the power and Presence of Good within me.

Ego and Spirit Within Us

Our ego is the personality self that hungers for satisfaction.
The ego has a tendency to make choices based on fear of pain and attraction to pleasure.
The learning come from family habits, life experiences and ways of coping.
The strategies of the ego are to avoid losing which prevents the freedom to trust.

Some define EGO as “Edging God Out” and “Edging Goodness Out”.
Fear of death, losing, being wrong, feeling pain, create limitation, lack and littleness.
Our learned self usually looks for ways to avoid, look good, be right and feel better than.
The Ego tends to make all choices based on fear and avoidance.

Spiritually, we have a natural state of Wholeness.
Love is our natural state.
Abundance is our natural state.
Joy is our natural state.
Peace is our natural state.
Aliveness or Youth is our natural state.

What we learn from the world is to conform with what others believe.
Once we believe we are in danger, we defend and create separation .
Once we feel fear and build barriers, we feel alone and need to use our ego to care for us.
Once we rely on the ego and its decisions, we are driven by our fear-based Ego.

In the Ego, without inspiration, we often feel confused, heavy, uncertain and distrustful.
There is little light or love to guide our way, because we feel alone.
The inspiration or salvation often come from temporary fixes, feelings, drugs or spiritual highs.
We are often vigilant to avoidance and fear of pain, disease, doubt and death.

Spirit opens the way to True and lasting Love.
Spirit gives us the Light of happiness to follow.
Spirit engenders a consistent path of Forgiveness to follow.
Spirit demonstrates the Abundance that Gratitude creates.

When we have a glimpse or knowing the Goodness is Real, we begin to feel hopeful.
When we seek living in this Good or inspired state, we see that true happiness exists.
When we experience happiness and follow the path of Trust in Good, we awaken to the way.
When we are awake to live in Trust, freely choosing what demonstrates our Gratitude, we are inspired.

Everyday in everyway I am better and better.
Everyday in everyway I am wiser and wiser.
Everyday in everyway I am more and more trusting.
Everyday in everyway I am filled with the Light and Love of all Good and only Good.

And so it is, we begin to thrive, enriched by the Joy and Vitality within.
And so it is, we feel awake and ready to awaken by our simple Presence.
And so it is, we sing out with joy and gratitude for all the gift os freely living.
And so it is, we fully embrace the Goodness in our heart and minds and everyday living.

Loving you and me, the Grand WE, for being open and willing to serve all Good and only Good.
In this we awaken to remember the higher or Real Truth.
Betty Lue

(from an old Ann Landers syndicated newspaper column)
  • You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for as long as you live. How you take care of it or fail to take care of it can make an enormous difference in the quality of your life. 
  • You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time school called Life. Each day, you will be presented with opportunities to learn what you need to know. The lessons presented are often completely different from those you THINK you need. 
  • There are no mistakes—only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error and experimentation. You can learn as much from failure as you can from success. 
  • A lesson is repeated until it is learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it (as evidenced by a change in your attitude and behavior), then you can go on to the next lesson. 
  • Learning lessons does not end. There is no stage of life that does not contain some lessons. As long as you live, there will be something more to learn. 
  • “There” is no better than “here”. When your “there” has become a “here”, you will obtain another “there” that will again look better than your “here”. Don’t be fooled by believing that the unattainable is better than what you have. 
  • Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself. When tempted to criticize others, ask yourself why you feel so strongly. 
  • What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. Remember that through desire, goal-setting and unflagging effort, you can have anything you want. Persistence is the key to success. 
  • The answers lie within you. The solutions to all of life’s problems lie within your grasp. All you need to do is ask, look, listen and trust. 
  • You will forget all this. Unless you consistently stay focused on the goals you have set for yourself, everything you’ve just read won’t mean a thing.