By Miche Lame
We often replace our Divine Self with our personality. This personality is a composite of defenses for our survival, designed so we can fit in with our tribe or society. This process starts when we are in the womb and feel and think what our mother felt and thought. This process started to smother the flame of our Divine Self.
The personality is different from our individuality – or Divine Self, our divine essence and connection with God. The personality becomes a composite of what we took from our mother while in the womb, the genetics of both parents, ideologies and programming we’ve been taught, and what we’ve learned from others, not God. The personality is about ourselves, the world, and how we safely fit into the world and “survive.” We’ve forgotten who our True Self is, the Divinity of our Self, and have fallen asleep at the wheel, letting our survival programming drive us.
Life is about more than just surviving; it’s about love; life is meant to be joyful and a growth process. Yet, when we fill our cup with what we’ve been taught, we often don’t leave room for love, the divine, smother our true Self, our unique individuality, and gifts given to us by God, and move away from love.
So, the part of us, our masks, labels, and roles we show to society to fit in and survive often displaces our Divine Self. We interact from an old script that presents as just a shadow of who we can be. We find ourselves working from our survival programming and NOT from love and wonder why our lives are so messed up. We’ve lost focus on the true goal of being Divine Love to the best of our ability and living being that Divine Love.
We learn to achieve goals that we’ve been taught to achieve, like marriage = love, and never being alone, things that aren’t necessarily true. We mostly learn to focus on goals that lead to more materialistic goals and titles and are told that once we achieve that, we’ll be happy, secure, and safe. We learn early on that love can’t be trusted as we often experience those who are supposed to love us fail us. We cut off our connection to our broken hearts to survive. Not feeling love, we are taught love is not our anchor. That God, our Creator, is not our anchor. We achieve one of those socially expected goals expecting to be happy and are disappointed and told to accomplish another goal. We learn not to have positive expectations and give up on happiness, focused on survival.
We are told that achieving certain goals like college will improve our lives. There are a lot of college grads out there who are still searching for happiness and love. I know; I’ve worked with them. We are all searching for Divine Love, a path to connecting with our Divine Self, to know ourselves better so we can make better choices and connect with and feel love. To connect with our hearts, the seat of the Divine, the Christ Center, Love center – the God center. To know why we are here and what makes our hearts sing, the song of the heart, the song of the divine, leads us to our fullest joy, potential, and love.
Paraphrasing, the Christ said the longest road is from the head to the heart. We are taught to cut off our connection with our heart and lean focus on the mind to accomplish societal and parental goals. Let’s throw that out and connect with our hearts, our Divinity, our true, Divine Self, and learn what truly makes our hearts sing!
Love and Light,
Miche Lame’, M.A.L.L.P