“People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast expanse of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.” St. Augustine
Are you willing to see yourself? Are you willing to know who you really are?
Can you look at your face in the mirror of your heart?
Do you listen to your conscience? Or does the ego, the belief in a false self rule?
Embrace courage and take the first step. You will be met a hundred fold and then a thousand fold by the Highest on High who is waiting for each child to take this important step.
To look inward isn’t always easy, perhaps because it hasn’t become a habit. It means you must love your Self, have mercy on your Self, and allow your Self to be supported by the Highest on High to make the changes to free the Self from the ego’s control.
Have you heard the expression: Edging God Out? The belief system of the conditioned ego is that it is all alone in a big world and must protect itself at all costs to survive.
Remember, you are not your ego. You are a soul. A soul contains love. Become an embodiment of love. Make this The Year of Love!
With Love of the Divine anything is possible.
Where there is the Beloved’s Love, the impossible becomes possible.
I believe in Love. I believe in doing what is good for the soul. I believe in the power in the soul. I know that changing yourself is the way to change your destiny.
Be willing to let the ego die and do what’s good for the soul! Doing what is good for the soul is often a blow to the ego.
Let your joy rise to the surface and let go of all things in the way.
The Magic Power comes as the soul awakens from its long slumber to become the detached and loving witness. As you act through the body, become the observer( and the doer ) at the same time.
At the end of your day, have the determined thought to let go of a weakness that caused pain or distress before sleeping; replace it by tuning into a virtue that can fill in the space where the weakness was. Receive the virtuous quality by connecting with the Divine Source of All Goodness. (see Guided Meditations at the end of this article to help you in this process)
Here are some examples of what to surrender and what to replace it with to feel lighter : let go of arrogance and the feeling that you have to be right and replace it with humility.
Before sleeping, come to terms with the judgments you have passed upon others and let go of the judgements passed upon you. The virtue of forgiveness from the Mother Father of all souls can be visualized and felt coming into the soul like streams of cleansing light, washing away criticism, anger, sadness, and pain, replacing them with the balm and healing power of forgiveness.
Let go of bossiness and control by visualizing and feeling the patience of the Mother.
To become a spiritually powerful soul make this practice of replacing weak, negative thoughts and feelings with powerful thoughts. Fall asleep in peace each night. Grow strong in mercy for yourself and others.
We are unlearning the ways of the ego and replacing them with the ways of the heart and soul. This takes time and practice. Some are ahead and some still have a ways to go. Don’t judge yourself or another.
Keep encouragement alive in yourself and others.
Here are some helpful guided meditations to listen to before bed.
youtube/Anthony Strano Meditations:linkoflife