Today I want to share what i’ve learned recently about the spiritual essence. Everyone has an essence, but what exactly is that? The companies at the department store will have you believe its your fragrance, and i suppose on one level or another, your essence will manifest in your fragrance, but thats certainly not the source.
Your essence is your true self, your pure being, and your connection to source. We are all one, and we all share the same essence, and yet there are an infinite number of flavors of that source. When you know your essence, your first reconnection with it, you will most likely have a life changing experience of realization, understanding your purpose, and getting it on so many new levels. Your life will never be the same, and it will be beautiful!
So, your essence is you. It is your light, the essence of your heart, and not your ego’s perception of itself, but your hearts true divine knowing and understanding. It is much more pure, and much more centered in love, rather than all of the distortions that we have today on this planet. And that’s not a metaphor, the heart actually has brain cells in it, so you can think with your heart and its a totally natural thing!
So, if your essence is your pure sense of understanding your self, what is your ego? Well, the ego is the projection of your self, including – but not limited to – your essence. Unfortunately for us, from the time we are born we are subjected to distortions and vibrations that are very far removed from the source, and therefore take you away from your essence. So the ego instead of having its pure identity of its essence to guide itself through life, begins to develop alternate understandings of itself based on the distorted experiences it has. It also, because it doesn’t have a basis of understanding itself, tends to get lost in its own thoughts. Often walking around in public worrying about the various problems its perceiving, as well as creating in its life. Fortunately, people are becoming more and more aware, and this is exactly what needs to happen for this evolution of consciousness to take place. It means we are on track!
Right, so more about the Ego. I went to a spiritual seminar in Los Angeles recently and the speaker was discussing the Ego as if it was the enemy. She spoke about how the Ego is what holds us back and that there is no room for it in the future of our consciousness. That didn’t actually resonate with me, for a few reasons. The first is that by making anything your enemy, that automatically is outside of love. The essence in your heart knows only unconditional love for everything and everyone, so separation from Ego can only be detrimental. I would suggest that instead of getting rid of the ego, you allow your heart to take the drivers seat. Your ego is your personality, but your heart is that which guides your sense of self. Coming from a space of unconditional love, you can develop your sense of self based off of what you know and love about yourself and everyone around you! And it can be a beautiful, beautiful thing.
The Heart guides the ego with power, but not with force. Allow your essence to flow, you can’t force anything to happen, you can only allow it to happen.
So how does one get into their essence? It’s as simple as just being. Allow your mind a break and just be. If you can get into a state of just being, and becoming more aware, you can fall into your pure understanding of who you are and why you are here. Everyone has a purpose here, and so do you.
Another good practice is breathing in your heart. Focus on your heart when you breath, breathe with relaxation and focus, and lift your breath through your heart in your chest, with the vibrations of good feelings and happy emotions. Allow these feelings to flow through you to others that you meet as well. Even if they’re not in their flow, don’t let their disruption disrupt your flow, and share your abundance of good energy with them, however it flows in the moment for you.
And don’t worry. If you have good intentions and good feelings about what new energy and goodness you are bringing into your life, the results will only be filled with love and happiness, and isn’t that kind of the goal at this point for us?
– Music made by myself in GarageBand for iPad
– Flower – a beautiful game by ThatGameCompany