Acting

Has it occurred to you that we are all ACTING. Every single day of our lives? We may have a grasp of our "personalities" as is constructed and defined through living our lives, and other people may understand us as such, but WHAT IF all that we think we are is just a mechanism of control to feel safe in a predictable reality?

For instance, if I associate myself as "sweet", I act in accordance to that because then other people respond to me nicely. It's a way of controlling other people's reactions to me, because I have the experience of knowing that being "Sweet" begets a certain response.

But I am so much more than just that one quality that's come to the forefront of "who I am". We are all more than how we are defined, how we allow ourselves to be defined, and how we understand ourselves. Because we are WHOLE people.

When we let go of that subconscious control, we start to understand our real depths. We start to understand how much more is within our potential. We also start to see the full range, and appreciate that range, in other people. We can handle it because we can handle it within us.

The more we acknowledge things about ourselves, maybe qualities we've discarded, we can see how productive they truly are. Only when buried do they reveal their counterproductive sides- i.e. assertiveness can become aggression, confidence can become arrogance, etc..

True Service

Since I was very young I understood that I wanted to be in service to humanity. I'd always looked at people in terms of, how can I help them? What can I offer them? I rarely factored myself into the equation.

Imagine my surprise when I recognized what kind of world we live in, one of takers.

Much of my life I felt taken advantage of and exploited, and for good reason- because I was. People like me who have soft, large hearts, who give more than they receive, who offer up everything because she sees you as part of the larger picture, she recognizes your humanity, she wants to help you, get run over. Until that is, they recognize their part in the larger picture. They understand the power of self-less service to the greater good.

And that's what I encourage from you. We must recognize we do live in a world ruled by money, human-dictated notions of power and authority, of selfishness and illness, of wanting to control things. With me, I encourage you to let go. I encourage you to understand true service, and the power of giving, even if it's just of yourself for a moment. I encourage you to understand non-attachment to belongings, to hoarding and lack mentalities, to let go of greed and needing to accumulate. What you can experience then, is freedom. And- the more you give, the more you receive. The more you create space by giving, the more it can be filled.

Receiving is very different from taking.

WHEN WE GET TO THAT PLACE, WE ARE UNTOUCHED BY HIERACHIES AND LIMITATIONS OF THE EGO.