Being the Ego’s Bitch

You know those conversations you have in your head? The ones where you are telling someone what you really should have said, or what you would say if you could go back and do it again.

Most of the time, those conversations are centered around anger, upset and above all else, righteousness.

We have those conversations in our mind to prove a point. To say that we are right and here is a list of all the reasons why.

Those conversations make you, me, us the Ego’s bitch.

Righteousness comes from fear, not love and is a direct descendent of the Ego.

I know what you might be thinking, “But how do I stop having those conversations when it’s all I can think about? It wraps me up in a cocoon of anger.”

A Course in Miracles says
[translation: He/Him/Her/The Universe/Source/God]

He cannot shine away what you keep hidden, for you have not offered it to Him and he cannot take it away from you.

When we’re having the conversations in our head, that’s not showing it to God – it’s participating in the Ego’s games.

In order for it to be healed, we must bring it to Him/Her/Source.

We must show up in prayer, in conversation with God and ask for a Miracle. A Shift in perception.

I’m angry but I’m willing not to be. I’m willing to see this situation differently. –A Return to Love

And pray that over and over again until your Miracle arrives. And it will arrive.

Here are some things you can do to help make space in your mind and your life for Miracles to occur:

One: Stop the ego-thought. Literally imagine you are handing it to The Universe. Take a deep breath and trust.

Two: If you are experiencing a knot in your stomach, tension. Check to see if you are committed to being right or committed to having the experience of love. Simply being aware of your experience is enough to make a shift.

Three: Create a Bag O’ Surrender

The path of being a studious and committed to being a Child of The Universe isn’t about being perfect. It’s about experiencing as much joy and love as possible.

And we do that by connecting to God/Source/Him/Her through always, Returning to Love. It is our one, true home.

Growth is never about focusing on someone else’s lessons, but only on our own. – A Return to Love

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