When we embark on the spiritual journey we have two main choices:
We can either:
1. create who we want to be
2. be who we truly are
There are many ways to the top of the metaphorical mountain. There are also many ways to ensure that we keep walking around and around in circles. In this article we’ll look at the difference between the two…
The difference between creating me and being me
When we are busy ‘creating who we want to be’ rather than ‘being who we truly are’ we don’t actually go up the mountain at all; instead, we create an illusionary mountain upon which we seem to be able to do whatever we want. Until we see beyond the veil, it certainly has ‘allurement factor’ written all over it.
Conversely, when we are ‘being who we truly are’, we attune to the inevitable choice that has already been made – the divine flow of the universe. In this sense, the choice is about remembering who we truly are; and when we remember, the only thing we have to ‘do’ is be. Once we’ve seen beyond the veil, this will increasingly have a sense of ‘rightness’ to it.
Allowing the prison walls to crumble
This is not about creating a perfect world, but rather shedding everything that we are not – peeling away that which has kept us from realising out true authentic beingness. It is our destiny. It’s allowing everything to fall away to reveal the omnipresent essence of beingness that is, and always was, there.
The choice is momentary. The choice is whether or we whether we accept or reject the divine, authentic being that we are.
To be or not to be
There isn’t necessarily anything ‘wrong’ in choosing to create a world for ourselves – although, it can be helpful to realise that it is illusionary; like entertainment; or a game to be played, until we tire of illusions; until we wake up to something deeper; until we awaken to the part of us that is at one with the Source of Creation itself; until we realise that when we are at one with the Source of Creation itself, that the real authentic us, paradoxically, doesn’t create anything. Instead, we experience ourselves AS the source whilst creation happens THROUGH us – as a soul.
The main purpose that ‘creating your own reality’ serves on the road to ascension is to show us what we are not. We may experience temporary freedom and happiness by creating amazing things. Yet by nature, anything inspired from our minds can never last. Eventually it generates the sense of our our imprisonment, so intensely, that our soul yearns to break free. This sense, so many of us recognise. Something burning inside. Something we can’t always explain. A tension; a tightness that torments us. An irrational anger or rage. Realising how imprisoned we have been, creates an incredible impetus to fully wake up and liberate the soul.
It’s not always easy, especially once we realise how imprisoned we have been and what exactly imprisons us. The prison we’ve created for ourselves can be everywhere, in everything we do. Waking up is the first step. Once we’ve awoken, we are invited to continue awaking to deeper and deeper layers of authentic soul.
Fear of losing control
Being ‘who we truly are’ means that we are surrendered to the divine flow of the universe.
The biggest obstacle to this is fear that we have no control, or fear that we’ll lose grasp of reality. The irony is, that until we align with the divine flow, we are already lost. We have little grounding in reality. The false self cowers in fear, insisting on control, as it senses its own demise. And so it continues to make cunningly cosy or witful choices to avoid losing it’s grip. The false self basically controls the world that imprisons us and until we fully wake up, we believe that it is real.
Conversely, in being ‘who we truly are’, we are taken on a journey that will help us unlock all of the doors. It is a journey of authentic liberation – a stark contrast to the world of illusionary freedom. It generates a phenomenal sense of inner peace that all beings yearn for at a soul level.