FENSKE: Let your love light shine | PostIndependent.com

FENSKE: Let your love light shine

Catherine Fenske
Free Press Health Columnist
Catherine Fenske
Staff Photo |

“The authentic self is the best part of a human being. It’s the part of you that already cares, that is already passionate about evolution. When your authentic self miraculously awakens and becomes stronger than your ego, then you will truly begin to make a difference in this world. You will literally enter into a partnership with the creative principles.” — Andrew Cohen

The ego is the false self … you know, the one who thinks that events, circumstances, other people’s opinions, things that happen in your life are actually who you are. It is that “thing” that tries to convince you that you ARE everything that happens to you. The truth is, you are really the spirit and observer who is watching as you are experiencing these things.

We all carry around bags and bags of “stuff” that we have internalized that is food for our hungry ego. The ego lavishes in the food of fear, victimhood, self-importance, always being right, blame, anger, second-guessing ourselves and on and on. It is this baggage that keeps us stuck without forward movement, keeps us from shining brightly, keeps us from all the good that we desire and deserve.

Now, you might ask, “But how do I rid myself of the baggage, or at least lessen the load?” In order to move closer and closer to our authentic self we must first start with humility. We must reach beyond our “know-it-all” mentality and open up to the child-like innocence we had at one time and start looking through the eyes of that child at the wonder and beauty all around us. We must start absorbing all of the life lessons that are continually being presented to us, for everything and everyone that comes into our experience are always teachers in some way.

When we can step out of our sense of self-importance, or ego, for a little while and start seeing the world with new eyes, we all of a sudden see beyond things and people as we think they are and see instead their essence, their authentic self. We must really look at our own life story and not be afraid to face what we may find. When we begin this self-inquiry we begin to empty those bags of “stuff” we’ve been dragging around most of our life. Our energy then increases, our joy returns, our sense of well-being is fortified and we move closer to our authentic self and further from our sense of self-importance.

It is then that we start feeding our authentic self rich, divine soul food. We feed it love, empowerment, peace, hope, enriched relationships, growth, humility, grace and wisdom. It is then we become passionate about the survival and evolution of our planet and truly begin to make a difference in this world by our brilliance and divine light, which by the way is inherent in each one of us.

Dr. Wayne Dyer said once, “Ego is simply an idea of who you are that you carry around with you.” I encourage you to up-level your idea of your “Self” and start carrying around your light, your true nature. Make ego work for you, not against you. Embrace it and thank it for all it has taught you and will continue to teach you. It doesn’t have to be your burden to carry any longer. Be brilliant! Be radiant! Be dazzling!

My invitation to you this week is to find a quiet spot and take some time to reflect on your life story. What has been healed so far and what is yet to be healed? Ask yourself if you are ready to heal that part and start a new chapter — or better yet, a new story. Give yourself kudos for the work you’ve already accomplished and acknowledge what is yet to be done. And most importantly, shine on!

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 catherine@livewithintentioncoaching.com. Visit http://www.livewithintentioncoaching.com or her blog at http://fromblocked2bliss.wordpress.com.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User