The person you think you are is actually your ego self maintained by your self-image. Only you never made your self-image. And you certainly were not born with it.
So who are you – really?
You are a spirit living in a human body. The real you is part of the Divine All-Is-One that you read about. The real you is that connecting piece to everyone and to everything.
When you remember that truth you realize that struggle really is optional. The way you live your life and how you choose to look at the world determine whether you enjoy a peaceful and joyful existence – or not.
When you study the tenets of every major religion you discover they share a single goal – living in happiness by remembering our connection with the Divine both as ourselves and as the Life Force, God, Creator – whatever term you use.
People only suffer when they forget that Oneness and feel alone and on their own.
But how does that connection happen? By knowing and loving your self. I am not talking about bubble baths and meditation with oils. I am talking about communicating with your Higher Self, your Spirit, your immortal Soul –the many names by which you will know who you really are. I call it your True Self
Discover your True Self, who you were at birth. As a child your parents and siblings, teachers and society told you all about whether you were good or bad, smart or useless, cute or dull, etc. All their comments went into folders they created (not you) in your subconscious mind leading you to create an ego self you think really is you. To hold its power, that ego driven self strides to maintain separateness from your own unlimited possibilities Divine Being.
That separation leads to all struggle. Without the knowings that come constantly from your Spirit, you make choices and decisions by guessing and hoping. You use what you call logic, which is a poor substitute for 100% accurate information that is always in your highest and best interest.
Only your Spirit can provide those answers because only your Spirit knows your past, present and future. It guides you along your path. You want to learn how to listen to its messages.
You also want to learn how to communicate your needs, ask questions for which you want answers and solve problems with the solutions that come with every problem—except you have to learn how to see them.
Your ego mind loses all its power over you if you connect with your Divinity. It places obstacles on your path to take you off course. It knows when you recognize your Truth, who you really are as opposed to your limiting self-image, it will lose its power over you.
Imagine how your world will look and the things you will do when you know that every choice you make comes with the confidence that you will thrive.
Nice picture, isn’t it?
Realize that sometimes events happen that will be in your highest and best interest but they may come in scary or even horrific forms to get your attention and keep you focused on the now. Even those happenings always come with solutions and the gift of learning something you needed to know to progress on your soul journey.
As you know your True Self you will love the real You. That self-love will move you forward through your human journey so you accumulate all the learning you came to gather in this lifetime.