Ego vs Spirit – You Decide…

Do you live a spirit-focused life? Are your decisions grounded in ego or spirit?

If you had no television, no radio, no other people, AND if you never read newspapers, books, magazines, newsletters, email, etc., then all you would have left to guide you would either be your spirit or your self-made ego. They both inspire conversations in your head, better known as self talk. There is one question that looms regarding the ego and the spirit. It is: “Which one guides your life – ego or spirit?”

To answer that question, one must first discern how to tell the difference between the internal voice of the spirit and that of the ego.

I love the following poem. It was e-mailed to me in 1999. Even though the author is unknown, it hits the nail on the head when it comes to our listening and distinguishing between the ego and the spirit.

I whispered, “God, speak to me.”
And a meadowlark sang.
But I did not hear.

So I yelled, “God, speak to me!”
And the thunder rolled across the sky.
But I did not listen.

I looked around and said, “God, let me see you.”
And a star shone brightly.
But I did not notice.

So I shouted, “God, show me a miracle!”
And a life was born.
But I did not know.

So I cried out in despair,
“Touch me, God, and let me know you are there!”
Whereupon God reached down and touched me.

But I brushed the butterfly away,
And walked away unknowingly.

There are basically two core emotions – love and fear.  All other emotions are spun from these two.

Your spirit is the essence of the energy that you are born into, and it constantly speaks to you. Sometimes you do not recognize it when it speaks. When you overlook the spirit, and tune more into your ego, a struggle ensues —not with the spirit, but between you and your ego. Since the ego is driven by and thrives on fear, there is sense of loss and lack of acceptance that you might feel, as the ego looses control to the spirit over your thoughts and decisions.

The universe gave us a spirit to provide internal guidance. Yet, we have created another version of that spirit to deal with society and all of the various forms of information we encounter every minute. That other version of the spirit is the ego; a mere facsimile of the universal spirit.

The spirit’s focus is love. The ego’s focus is fear, and both exist inside each of us.

The question is: How to we balance the two in our lives?  The answer comes in two words – WITH LOVE.

Love is the foundation from which your decisions about your life should be made. How different would this world be if more of us began every day by asking this question,
“Who and what can I love today?”

Living a “spirit focused” life will change your entire outlook on the world around you.

Try it and you will see.

Letting Go Of The Egotistical Mind With Michelle Rosado

A mind that is free of judgment and doubt allows one to magnetizeLetting Go Cafe opportunities, regardless of how small they appear. Whatever the mind, combined with the heart can envision are all conveyed to the subconscious mind that then works along with the universal forces and establishes one’s reality.

When the conscious decision is made to change not only one’s attitudes and thoughts, but also how we perceive these thoughts to be, life’s direction will begin to change.

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Forgiveness Equals Letting Go of Grudges and Bitterness

Letting Go of Stuff is easy to say, but can be challenging to do sometimes. Nonetheless, letting go is very possible and extremely necessary. One of the major components to letting go of stuff is being able to forgive. Who do you forgive? It starts with yourself and ends with the forgiveness of others.

Where do you begin?

Start by first accepting and acknowledging that you need to forgive. Yes! That is the first step. Simple enough – right? It’s like taking a long walk on the beach – alone.

Okay! Take a moment and say to yourself, “Self, I forgive you for that “thing” you did in the past. I forgive you for not reaching that goal. I forgive you for making a bad choice while in that past relationship. I forgive you for thinking you were perfect, and then acting like you weren’t. I forgive you for…”

Step Two. Once you are done with the above, which for some may take a while to get up the courage to complete. The next step is to make a list of those to whom you want to ask for forgiveness. Go ahead! Make your list now. You can do it in your head now, but then make sure to write down those names in your personal journal or somewhere special.

Its okay to forgive.

Step three. Give yourself permission to forgive those on your list. Not only do you want to grant permission to yourself, you also want to prepare yourself for the response of those with whom you actually have a physical conversation. Good. bad, or indifferent – be prepared to accept their response without judgement and with an open heart.

Step four. Decide to whom you need to speak in person and to whom you simply need/want to silently forgive in your heart. Begin with the latter group. This will pave the way for successful conversations with those you want to tell in person.

Finally,do the forgiveness deed. In other words, begin the process of forgiving everyone on your list, one by one, with sincerity and a heartfelt genuineness.

You might find that as you go through this process of forgiveness, you will also begin to experience a greater love and appreciate for yourself. The world will look better through your eyes. Your relationships will get a little deeper and your commitments will also broaden. It will also be easier for you to move forward with more passion and love because you will have made a space for those new experiences in your life.

Forgiveness is a cleansing process like no other and of all the people in the world – you deserve to experience it the most. Don’t you?

So, what are you waiting for? Get along and started today! Check back here once you are done. I want to hear all about your experience.