Create the Life You Imagine ~ February 2019

My Soul Wants to Lead

“What a liberation to realize that the "voice in my head" is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that."

~ Eckhart Tolle

In January we started exploring the operating principles of our self-system so that we can better understand and navigate our life journey. We set off with the awareness that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. The purpose of life is simply to remember who we really are and to grow in our ability to express our Divine nature through all of the experiences we have in human form. We talked about seeing your human form as a vehicle and I invited you to notice that you have two operating systems at work at all times: the small self and the Soul Self, and we have been practicing listening in on these two parts to notice the difference in how they think about life and how they operate and function.

Remember that the small self sees life as a survival course. Most of its energy is spent ruminating about the misfortunes, losses and disappointments of the past, or anxiously anticipating the dangers and disasters yet to come. It worries about what other people think, is obsessively self-critical, and gets mired in measuring its own status and satisfaction by ceaselessly comparing itself to others. It braces itself against the experiences of life with struggle and resistance, and is likely to believe that life is punishing and unfair. Whenever we become anxious, lonely, stressed or despairing, we can be assured that the small self has control of our vehicle.

The Soul Self lives only in the present moment and is always in connection with the stream of Love that is the operating principal of the Universe. Some people call this energy stream God, Divine, Spirit or Source. Whatever name we give it, we have all had transcendent moments when we have touched this energy. It is our Soul Self that calls each of us into spiritual awakening and that gently invites us to change the way we are living. The Soul Self knows that we are never alone and looks for the spark of Divine presence in every person and every experience of life. When we shift our awareness to the level of the Soul Self, regardless of what is happening in our lives, we experience the gifts of that presence in all of life. We are kinder and more patient with ourselves and others, and we approach the events and experiences of life with more acceptance, compassion, inspiration, gratitude, happiness, hope, peace, love, laughter and joy.

It is a maxim of the new age that our thoughts create our reality. So as we move through life in our human vehicle, we have to intentionally choose which operating system we are going to activate if we want to change our reality. Since our small self is our default system, when the experiences of life make us u