During a dream, I placed a towel onto the surface of a deserted, endless beach and it became a symbol to me of what time is to eternity. A symbol of what judgment is to forgiveness, pain to peace, and condemnation to compassion. The truth within us is eternal — forever changeless in its perfection. Yet the ego thought it noticed a blink in eternity’s eyes and decided to call it time. Within the illusionary concept of time, we have been programmed to believe that we are something other than God’s eternal loving essence. Having bought into this fairy tale called time, we have also bought into the characters within the fairy tale. Some of these characters go by the names of judgment, anxiousness, anger, resentment, fear, hate and revenge. None of these represent our eternal nature.
Today, let us practice recognizing some of the symbols of time and eternity. Time is a symbol of the ego, of the body, of what seems to wither away, die and be no more. Eternity is a symbol of God, the everlasting loving essence that flows through and fuels our souls. Judgment, fear and a desire for separation fuel the ego’s mindset. Peace, joy and union are fueled by love, by the eternal in us. When you are aligning with any of Love’s expressions, you humbly represent God on Earth. Today, if you find yourself out of alignment with the Divine, do not despair or judge yourself as unworthy. Instead, use this self-awareness to remind yourself that you are somewhere you do not belong. Then take a deep breath, become present and align with your eternal loving essence.
All glory to God.
Peace, Health, Happiness, Love, Laughter, and Light.
James Blanchard Cisneros
Author of the book “You Have Chosen to Remember”
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I would like to know what your take is about the ego..God made us , so he must have made the ego,,some say the ego is the gate keeper. if God created us, what was his reasoning to give us also an ego….If the ego is so bad…..
Thank you Jean for your question.
The ego, just like a dream, is not bad, for to think of it as bad or as anything negative is to give it a power that it can not have.
The ego places itself in opposition to God Who Is All, and thus it can not be real. The ego is but an a illusionary thought within our minds that we have been programmed to believe is real for so long that we now think of it as real. You can think a dream to be real while in it, yet it is only when you awaken from it that you realize that it was not real, same as the ego.
The more of your time, focus and energy that you place in the ego’s fear/judgment filled mindset, the more real you will make it appear, the bigger part of your life it will be. The less of your time, focus and energy that you place on it, the less real, the smaller part of your life it will be. And so it is we that make the ego real, and why some egos appear to be bigger than others because of the time that person invest in the ego.
The ego, being in opposition to God (The Creator) is self destructive. Thus, the more people use it in their lives, the less useful and productive they will see that it is. In doing so, the less need they will have for it and thus the less real it will feel to them.