I plopped down on an unoccupied Denver bench after the conclusion of the Writing From Your Soul conference, and I felt raw and open. Exposed…in a good way, but something my soul is still getting comfortable with.
With all openings and transformations, there is a part where you are invited to let go of the old. What no longer serves your highest self in spirit.
Today I had a little more push to continue to let go of the grasp from my ego. That voice inside my head that wants to bother me and interject with: “excuse me, who do you think you are?” “Oh, you’re going to land a book deal with Hay House?” “Yeah…sure (cue eye roll)…”
I am grateful to know what my ego is…(If you’re feeling kind of squishy about this, no worries! I will explain the concept of ego more in-depth in an upcoming blog post when I return)…ultimately it is the voice in your head that puts you and your ideas, dreams, and visions down. It tricks you into thinking that you’re less-than. Unworthy. Small. Meant to be a part of the herd. And combine that with societal and generational influence, it’s can feel like one tough nut to crack.
After many hard years of being devoted to my ego, and listening to it, I have awakened to the sense that it is not me. And after some practice…I can now distinguish between my ego and my soul guidance. But, I am a work in progress, and the ego likes to bug me from time-to-time, and I have to be very patient and gently send those thoughts away.
So today, I was able to practice this a lot. I send tremendous gratitude to these “challenges,” because without something tapping you on the shoulder, you would never turn around and see the new direction to go in, right?
Back to the bench…I gazed up to the top of the massive buildings of downtown Denver that touch the blue sky. I was struck by the sheer force of man (human-ness, mind-based thought) meeting the glory of nature (divinity/the Universe/God/whatever higher force you subscribe to). The meeting of these two made a complimentary union through my eyes, but not necessarily through my heart.
I started thinking about how does humanity, as a collective, merge with the Universe to work in harmony for the highest good? Are we doing a good enough job? Well…I want to help! Then, ego stepped in, and I thought about how on Earth will I get noticed (to help) in all of this grandeur and rules that we as humans have created. Then this question arose inside of me:
“Who will notice me?” And I received this answer: “Do you notice yourself?”
Thank you, Universe.
Looking further into that awesome answer, I recalled a huge overlying mantra that Dr. Dyer spoke about this weekend…
“How can I serve?”
That is the question we all should ask before we begin our day, write, speak, sing, you name it. How can we serve others? And in turn, we will serve ourself.
It ties in with “Do you notice yourself?” Do you take the time to care about yourself so you can care about others?
To serve our highest self, means that we are serving the highest good for all. In turn, we notice ourself and the power that we all posses to change the world…starting from the inside out.
Yeah, there’s no coincidence that I’m experiencing this all in the mile high city. 5280 feet up. Elevated.
We serve others by self elevating. There is where you will notice the real you, and others will too. And that is where the ego no longer has much air.
See you tomorrow, friends. Oh golly, I love ya’ll so much!