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 conditions or boundaries that we feel that we need or choose. It might not be very obvious that we are doing our best to be safe from whoever or whatever is in control. It is what sets us apart from the other souls on the planet who have more or less than we do. They might live in other countries, cultures or economic realities. We create fences with so many of our thoughts, beliefs and current comforts.
We construct brick fences, or thick concrete fences, or high barbed wire fences, or electric fences, and even glass or clear transparent ones. What they all do is say “do not enter” or “stay away.” They are all constructed to block others out. They are all how we limit ourselves and convince ourselves in believing we are “safe”. It is what we imagine or think will keep us safe. It is our fear that is actually triggering 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 heavy coat on a extremely hot summer day.
All of these fences are “agitations of the heart.” This kind of thinking can only mislead ourselves. It does not help and only disturbs the mind and body with the conditions and beliefs that we fool ourselves into believing.
Lets keep working on healthy thoughts, beliefs and actions. It takes more work when we are caught in fear but the outcome is so much better in the long run. Do not give up. You are doing so much better than before you realized what was blocking your higher good.
Know that you are Loved, Rev. Barb Walley