Powerful Stories of Courage and Hope
January 22, 2012
How do you perceive your True Essence? Does it feel like a “heaven” or a “hell” or somewhere “in between?”
Most of us have a pretty negative and dark internal voice going on inside our heads all the time. We need to create a new, more positive internal voice or phrase (some call it an affirmation or mantra) that we repeat in our heads as we walk or cook or work or wait throughout our entire day and even as we are going to sleep.
Here is one for you to try out: ” I accept, love and believe in myself exactly as I am.” Or you could try shortening yours to “I accept, love and believe in myself.” …yes…”warts and all” as they say!!!
If you get stuck and you find yourself going into or already in emotional overdrive or working yourself into an emotional froth over anything, OBSERVE. Now try some new questions:
I have always admired the work of Byron Katie. Here are the four questions from what she calls “The Work:”
“Is it true?”
“Can you absolutely know that it’s true?”
“How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
“Who would you be without that thought?”
We all came to this planet as a human being to learn. Whatever was unresolved in a former experience, we will find that issue, emotion, experience repeating itself over and over in our lives to get our attention so we can finally resolve it and let it go. You will know when you have mastered your issue when you start observing yourself less “hooked” or reacting less emotionally to what bothered you before. Once you do that and resolve it within yourself through observation, compassion acceptance and understanding why you created it to resolve in the first place you will observe new and different experiences, feelings and people coming into your life and you will be on to your next lesson.
Here’s a test to see if you have mastered why you came here: if you are still alive you have more to learn, resolve and finally LET GO OF. It’s all about understanding and releasing and learning to be compassionate towards yourself….not beating yourself up all the time. For example, Be suspicious when you start noticing yourself working yourself up into an adrenaline fueled state. You could be bored or anxious or worried about something else and using the adrenaline worry state, ie things not right with whatever or whomever, to distract yourself from something going on within yourself you do not wish to face or feel or deal with.
It’s all about you and your perceptions internally. These perceptions can be of “the light” or of “the dark” but neither is really the “total truth” of who you are.
Other people simply give us opportunities to see ourselves in the what you might call “Cosmic Mirror” of our true nature or soul or what we came to earth to learn. While the mirrors we see in the world, like within ourselves or in the bathroom mirror, can often be a distorted picture projected from our human limited minds which often sees and focuses on fault, blame, ugliness, lack, separation, less than, stupidity, unlovableness, failure….all of these things are illusions.
Your soul is perfect and you are perfect and connected to the Whole of the universe just as you are right now. You/we just can’t see this because our egos and the media keep feeding us lies about what is “true” and all the things we need before we can be at peace and joyful and feel lovable. All this distraction is designed in a very powerful way to keep us from seeing and experiencing true Peace, Joy and the Love all around us, at all times, right NOW.
Anything or anyone who brings you closer to the feelings of peace, love, deep compassion for yourself and others and joy brings you closer to the true essence of who you are. That is where we are all headed, not this internal torture chamber we create for ourselves which is an illusion and a distraction from what is really true. The truth of who we really are at the core of our souls is: love, peace, joy, acceptance, compassion, freedom, and incredible power to create whatever we wish on this planet in our human form.
We each have the power to create our own heaven or hell right where we are at any given moment. It is always our choice. We are the creators of our own reality. Always. So just begin by observing what you are creating in your life and whether that is what you really want. If not, time to start asking yourself some new questions so you can begin to see yourself in a new light.
As we strip away your negative illusions you will be able to see the glorious you that has always been there from the moment you were born here on this planet.
What illusions have you discovered about yourself and how have you dealt with them? What do you believe to be your True Essence?