I grew up thinking that developing a strong ego was a good thing. What my spiritual journey has revealed is that it is really about how I protect myself from what I fear. All of the many ego identifications are often about what we like or what we dislike. Whatever we identify with will always create fences that define our limitations and block others out. We all have oodles and bundles of self definitions. We just do not recognize them as that.
The ego takes sides – and expresses the color, shape and size of the limitations that we choose. It is not very obvious that we are up to that It is what sets us apart from the other souls on the planet who have more or less than we do. They live in other countries, cultures or economic realities. We create fences with so many of our thoughts, beliefs and .
We construct brick fences, or thick concrete fences, or high barbed wire fences, or electric fences, glass transparent ones that block others out. They are all how we limit ourselves and keep others out of our lives. It is about what we think will keep us safe. It is our delusional fears that are triggering in us.
The fences can be economic, social, cultural, racial and they often translate into divisions. They invoke feelings that mask the Soul. In our souls we are one. In the heart of God we are one.
When the hurricanes head into an area of the world – they come to everyone regardless of the economic or social circumstances. It blows its ravaging winds upon everyone in its path. The rich might be able to escape more quickly if they have the means available to them, and sadly the poor and sick are not as easily served.
Only Spirit within us can set us free. When we identify with God and choose that energy that lifts us toward our higher self, we have an opening to possibilities
The great Spiritual Master – Paramhansa Yogananda said that limitations are like putting on a very heavy coat on a very hot summer day.
All of these fences are “agitations of the heart” and they delude us and disturb the mind and body with the conditions and beliefs that we fool ourselves into believing. I am on a journey to bring more love, more authenticity and service into the world as it is.
I am a spiritual life coach and I do engaging workshops, speak at meetings and in spiritual centers. I teach one on one, in groups.
Know that you are Loved, Rev Barb Walley