At this challenging time in which we live in, I was reminded of the Stoics. They claimed that most of the time we make decisions automatically based on social convention. If you tune into the dominant narrative around the corona virus, there are a lot of assumptions. This provides cause for concern as the Stoics explain: if you understand how someone is programmed you can use that to get them to believe/ do what you want them to do without them being aware that they have been manipulated.
I realise that sounds stark and yet there is hope in the darkness because your relationship with your higher self is yours alone. I faced a really difficult decision recently so I spent more time in meditation and the poem/ guidance below is what came as a result of that. Of course the essence of the poem is about the role of the ego which is synchronous as it relates to the element of will that we find in the solar plexus chakra, the topic this week in my chakras course.
I hope you find the poem helpful; others have remarked that it felt like Divine guidance:
The dance between the ego and the higher self
Fear creeps up on you when
you least expect it.
It can masquerade as
Don’t be fooled as I was…
often you can sense it’s lurking there
when there’s judgement in your system
around a choice that others have made
Believing they are wrong can buoy us up and
make us feel invincible
so we forget about the presence of shadow
It can be so subtle it’s difficult to differentiate
Enquire into yourself and ask
who was it that made the decision:
your higher self or your ego?
Always remember Coyote, the trickster
will try and fool you;
whispering half truths in your ear
so you believe your choice to be from a higher,
more exalted place.
Ego is not evil it is a core part of
our human self, the unintegrated part
that is neutral.
It shows up and acts
based on the quality of
our thoughts and feelings.
The only way to tell who’s
running the show in any given moment
is to GO WITHIN
Ask for Divine Guidance
When you feel that timelessness,
the light of the Universe all around you
then, an only then you can see
what is invisible to the human eye.
This is one of the critical tests
at this time.
Get ready by using
and developing that muscle.
The more we ask our higher self,
the more that will be revealed.
It’s never too late to start.
It’s a journey of evolution
one step at a time.
Pain is inevitable,
suffering is optional