To Your Own Higher Self Be True
We have all committed the cardinal sin. And, no, it’s not Pride, or Greed, or even Wrath — it’s something less obvious, but more dangerous: we have committed the act of going against our Selves. We made a choice to deny our inner truth. For some of us, it is an occasional slip — and it feels noticeably wrong; for others, it is a way of life so deeply ingrained that we hardly notice it anymore. We have drowned out our inner voice for so long that we wonder if it even exists.
Be true to your Self. People say that all the time. But what does that really mean? And how do we do it? The answer to both questions is found by making a new commitment — a commitment to the act of following our Intuition.
Honor Your Self,
with a capital “S”
We have two selves: our “s”elf (ego), and our “S”elf (higher Being). Our little self is our personal identity, and all of the encasements we have built for it over our lifetime — our appearance, our roles, our stuff, our self-image; our higher Self is our universal identity, and our true identity after all of the illusions of the little self fall away. It is who we really are, without all of the junk we attach ourselves to in “life.”
To be true to yourself really means to be true to your higher Self. It is the act of choosing what is best for our own, personal soul path. It is the process of seeing through the deceptions of the world, and the entrapments of the ego, to allow us to move beyond our limitations, fulfill our highest potential. Being true to our ego selves results in selfishness; being true to our higher selves results in Self-fulfillment.
The genuine Self, with a capital “S,” is at one with the Source of our life, growth and evolution — Higher Consciousness, Truth or God. The Higher Self sees beyond the limited, subjective perspective of our personal awareness. And it communicates with us in the most valuable language: the language of Intuition.
Follow Your Intuition to Self-Actualization
Self-Actualization n. the achievement of one’s full potential through creativity, independence, spontaneity, and a grasp of the real world.
We are all on the same journey — the lifelong process of self-realization. Everything we do, create and learn is, ultimately, geared towards this end; we can fight it or we can embrace it, but we are all on the journey, just the same. And we all have the same guide to lead us through the darkness, and help us climb the mountains; we all have an inner compass, our Intuition, that innately leads us towards what is “right” for us.
Intuition flows out of the very core of our Being, guiding our actions, feelings and thoughts. We can choose to follow it, or we can choose to deny it. When we follow it, we feel have this “one with the Universe feeling;” when we don’t follow it, we just feel wrong inside. This is the root of the concepts of guilt, and sin.
Want to find happiness? Peace? Commit to follow your Intuition. It is our highest sensibility — beyond our feelings and our mind. The heart will lead you astray; the mind will lead you astray. But Intuition comes from a higher place — from Truth, not the subjective emotions and thoughts of our ego identity.
} Originally published in full in OM Times Magazine.
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