FENSKE: Choosing love not fear in your life
JOY TO YOU!
Free Press Health Columnist
“Just when you break through the sound barrier is when the cockpit shakes the most.” — Chuck Yeager
Sometimes the battle between your ego and authentic self can feel so overwhelming. Do you ever or have you ever fought that battle within? You know that you want to live more fully from the place of your Authentic Self and then … BAM! The ego steps in to go another round.
The cycle continues for what seems like forever. The good news is that the more you are aware of this ploy of the ego for survival, the more you can make conscious choices to stop the war. We can make friends with our ego and realize that it really does serve a purpose and that purpose is to protect us, to warn us of impending danger. The key is to let it serve you and not serve it.
How do you do this? First of all, you have to differentiate between the voice of the ego and the voice of your Authentic Self. The ego operates from the subconscious mind, the mind that is imprinted with all the messages it has received throughout your lifetime. These are usually fear-based messages.
The Authentic Self comes from the superconscious mind, the mind of God. It is the voice of love and wants nothing more than peace and harmony for you. It is the God within each and every one of us that holds all our dreams and desires and manifests them through us. It holds only our highest good in its arms.
As an example, let’s say you have a decision to make that could change your life as you know it. When you think about the outcome you feel good. It feels like the right decision for you that will serve you well to go through with it. Then, out comes fear and all the “what if’s” and the unknown suddenly becomes scary and the good feeling turns to doubt and worry. BAM! The war begins!
Remember the key? Do not let yourself be a servant of the ego, let it serve you. In the above example, you can see that it was doing its job by trying to protect you from the unknown. Instead of listening to that voice of fear, listen to the voice of love from your Authentic Self that tells you your decision is in your best interest. Invite the ego to join you in your new adventure. Choose love not fear.
When you start listening to the voice of your Authentic Self more frequently, the ego will protest. Be aware of this because the “cockpit will start shaking the most as you break the sound barrier.”
As you lift the veil of illusion that you have been living in and step into the voice of Truth, you will start moving with the easy ebb and flow of life. You will live the life of joy, harmony and peace that is rightfully yours. There will be no more barriers to break through. Your ego will be tamed and integrated in to the You you are meant to be.
My challenge to you this week is to be ever aware of the difference between your ego and your Authentic Self. One comes from fear and the other from love. Make your decisions from love and you won’t go wrong.
Catherine Fenske is the owner of Live With Intention Coaching. She is spiritual counselor/teacher, certified life coach, Reiki master/teacher. Catherine can be reached at 505-795-7779 or email at email@example.com. Visit http://www.livewithintentioncoaching.com or her blog at http://fromblocked2bliss.wordpress.com.
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