ego

an aspect of the human being that is based in fear of all forms

Be Wonder-full to Heal Your Ego

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I remember watching my baby great-niece notice her finger the first time. Captivated, she swept it slowly through the air and followed it closely with her eyes. Enthralled, she did it three more times and giggled with sheer delight. It’s this capacity to wonder about herself and her world that will propel her in her growth and brilliant discoveries. But this is true for everyone! Our amazement is our God-given […] Read more »

Valuing Yourself

a loving reflection

The question isn’t whether you’re valuable. That you are is a given. You have to be or do nothing more than exist. You’re a Creation – irreplaceable. The more meaningful question is, “Do I accept that I AM valuable?” Many people keep trying to claim this into their heart by searching for evidence from comparisons of appearance, wealth, status, material possessions, abilities, connections, or accomplishments. They test their worth according […] Read more »

Separation Anxiety

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Anxiety is a form of fear, not love. It is mired in ego illusion. The deep illusion is separation from God. If we do not see that we are God we will forever see God as outside of us, and immediately, God is a thing with which we have to develop relationship. Given that this God is often seen as vastly larger than the small “me”, this perspective renders us […] Read more »

Releasing Attachments

attached

Everything is shifting, expect the unexpected, don’t rely on what was, and what’s coming is uncertain. So, there’s only one place to go with all that – within.  If you’re feeling that you’re losing control, be grateful. Control is the ego’s coping strategy: hanging on to something outside of itself that it imagines it needs to feel good. It’s a story of false satisfaction and tenuous security. To keep playing […] Read more »

Do You Say What You Mean?

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Humans seem to have great deal of difficulty communicating with one another. We sometimes don’t listen well, we can speak at cross purposes, or make assumptions about what’s being said. We often beat around the bush when something is difficult to say, or we can trip over our words when we are unclear with ourselves. I have a cellular memory of times when communication was more telepathic and so much […] Read more »

Critics and Doubters – How Do You Deal With Them?

yelling inner critic

Your worst doubters and critics are not the people outside of you – they will always come and go. The worst are those inside your own spiritual house, attempting to usurp your power. The inner critic doesn’t miss an opportunity to visit you with criticism, attacking and devaluing you in some way, even if it’s your shining moment. It can be accusatory, demanding, and always makes you wrong. Immediately, this […] Read more »

The Prevailing Spirit

prevail in growth

A 12-minute video reflection on letting go, the value of our experiences, and sharing the expressions of our prevailing Spirit. This is Giles Duley’s story of transformation. Leaving his ego’s shallow desires behind, he looked forward to change. He began making a difference by photographing other people’s journeys. But when he stepped on a landmine he found his deeper meaning.   No copyright violation intended. If links are broken, or […] Read more »

How to Let the Ego Die

withering flower

Practices for Releasing Ego Practice dropping out of your mind/lower mental focus and into your body. Bring your awareness to your body by noticing your breathing and/or noticing the physical sensations of your body parts. Once you are in your body, acknowledge and name what you are feeling. What you are feeling is different from what you are thinking. For example, ‘I am feeling angry”, is different from “I wish […] Read more »

Are You Arguing with Life?

angry boy

Life happens – a constant flow of joyful and painful change, and everything in between. Human resistance is as certain as change, because when the negative ego dislikes anything that is unfolding in life, whether it’s minor or profound, it will seek a means to avoid it. Unfortunately, wanting things to be different than they are through ego-control only amplifies trying circumstances and creates suffering. Ego can make a mountain […] Read more »