When you have run out of options, there is always one that you hadn’t considered. What would that be? Your ego will go to the extent of its limitations and come to a resolve that says that there are no more options. At this point, it will emotionally choose to ‘fight or flight’. Protecting you in order to survive is its job. But what else is there? Is there truly something your ego hasn’t considered? And if there is, why didn’t it reveal it to you?
Actually, it’s quite simple. The ego always wants your inner spirit to look to itand depend on it for survival. It is only when you sublimate its influence and choose to thrive in Divine love does it learn to keep its place. We are spiritual beings expressing varying degrees of Divine love through our egos. Our egos are like the handle on a hose that regulates the flow of water. If you squeeze the handle hard enough, the water flows freely. If you squeeze it lightly, the flow of water is constricted.
Allowing Divine love takes effort, contrary to what most are taught by ‘spiritual teachers’. It is not just talking to God or listening to God; it is in serving others that we open the floodgates of Divine love. It is in getting off of your ever-widening ass and going out of your way to help someone who needs it that the fulfillmentof your Divine desires begin to unfold. It is stepping out of your comfort zone, your safety net and your lifestyle of mediocrity that you begin to allow the flow of Divine love to bless your life.
When you come to rely too much on your ego it will eventually let you down. It will do whatever it takes to convince you that its assessment of reality is what you need to pay attention to and fight against. It is in this thought process of resisting that you actually create more of the same problems that you have been experiencing. By giving attention to that which you feel is against you and that which you fear can harm you, you are making negative choices that will be co-created. Why? Because life flows where attention goes!
Reach out to those who need help; it doesn’t mean just giving them money; it means giving them some of you. Share your talents, skills and abilities with others; that IS giving Divine love. The path to your inner divinity begins with prayer and meditation. The fulfillment of it begins when you go out of your way to serve others. Be ye therefore perfect! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)