Some aspects of Self — the emerging ones — the “big ones” or life-changing ones especially — take a lot of nurturing — a lot of coaxing up and out. From our inner depths. For they’re the ones closest to our hearts. We guard them fiercely. Treasure them the most.
Go into meditation — 10 minutes daily, if that’s what you have — and ask yourself what’s ready to step forward. What would this part of yourself like to say? What is it ready to reveal? What does it sound like? Familiarize yourself with this voice. Encourage it to speak.
“The first thing when considering the ego is to realize that it’s a natural part of being. It’s simply there. It’s part of us. And so, simply acknowledge that it is so.
“The second is to not be afraid of it — thereby giving it any more attention than it necessitates.
“And the third is to relax and have fun. (grin)
“In any area where the ego creeps in or crops up, it is best to simply remember the greatest reason for your incarnation is to love and be loved by Creator, by Source, by the Earth, by those around you … and by Self.
“Focus on the love, Ellen, and the ego naturally subsides.”
“I, for one, know how you feel about all of this mystical stuff — some of it seems so unexplainable, or difficult to understand. The why; the how. Could we just try this? I would like to be understood, but perhaps in different terms. Meaning, I just see it this way. And that’s just how I do, difficult as it may be to accept. And that’s the why and the how of it. It’s me, and I decide — although other things certainly weigh in, as we’d discussed in the previous post. Condemnation occurs, then, when we try to over-explain — to find all the self-gratifying answers to the why and the how. Try to love and honor yourself — and me — enough to, perhaps, accept that all things, no matter how large or how small, lie in God’s hands. Rest assured, I am taking good care of you.”
“Try not to try so hard. Just be you. We want you to feel comfortable doing this as You — not as someone who you may think you ought to morph into. Can you understand that? Be confident in who you already are; what you are capable of accomplishing here and now. It is so much! Let it all flow from within.”