Recently, I have been working, behind the scenes, writing a new book. In doing so, I had a revelation I would like to share with you.
It all started as I followed protocol. I began by laying out the Table of Contents for the book. I noticed how the standard arrangement starts off with the title of “Introduction” and ends with the summary called “Conclusion.” In between are varied amounts of chapters to fill in the story. Life is much like this, isn’t it?
The Introduction begins with birth into the physical realm. The Conclusion is the final breath drawn. All the experiences between those two dates become various chapters in the story of life. Some chapters are filled with wonder and joy, while others tell tales of woe and defeat. But whose “story” is this really? It is the story of thought…the ego self. Our self-identification is one that is tied to the physical body and all its experiences as it journeys from birth to death.
How sad it is that we have limited the full expression of who we are to only the body and the voice in the head that narrates our story. Most live life primarily as the ego self. As we become identified with the name of the body and the characteristics attached to it, we lose sight of The Observer who is witnessing the entire event. The consciousness of Self lingers in the quiet recesses–in the gap between thoughts–and takes in the story the ego describes, moment to moment. The best way to understand this is to read, silently, words from a book. As you “hear” these words in your head, ask yourself this question, “Who is it that is listening to me when I speak in my head?” One speaks. The other hears. (Neither one using mouth or ears, by the way.) The speaker is the ego self. The listener is your consciousness, or what I call the Authentic Self…the part of the Self we seldom identify as us.
The fascinating thing about the Authentic Self is that it is not in the physical realm. It resides in what science now calls “The Field.” It is a realm of Pure Consciousness, and is a wave form. Even more interesting is that it also experiences itself as a “part of” All That Is. It has a self identity, just as the physical expression (ego self) does, albeit a spiritual one which is very much aware of The Presence of All That Is. This spiritual Self is not only connected to God, but knows itself as an extension of the same One. It can merge into the One, or sense itself as a separate, unique extension of that One. From the perspective of the Authentic Self, all possibilities are known. It doesn’t require the education of the ego self to “complete” it–it is already complete.
Moving through life as the ego self, we endlessly attach ourselves to one thing or another in order to satisfy the unquenchable thirst of lack. It seems we are missing something, and we seek forms to bring us that feeling of wholeness. But…the feeling is fleeting. Once we acquire something, we move on to the next thing. It starts to look like we will never obtain freedom, happiness, joy or that feeling of enough. What else? What more can we add to ourselves to feel that we have accomplished a life of fulfillment? The ego wanders through life hoping that a new relationship, a new car, a new job or a new body will bring completition to the journey. But…it never does.
I encourage you to get back in touch with the Authentic Self. It is also you. In the stillness between thoughts, you might sometimes sense a soft sigh as it entertains ideas of what the physical self is experiencing in the realm of “becoming.” The Authentic Self bathes in connection with Source Being and it has all the answers you are seeking. You should ask it questions. One thing you should know, however. It won’t answer in words. Its language is one of feelings.
You have never been and never will be incomplete. Your Introduction began with you knowing you are unlimited potential in physical expression. Your Conclusion will echo that realization. It is the chapters between, however, where you will write the story of your physical life. What type of story will you tell your consciousness it is living as you?
If you want your story to end with the words “and they lived happily ever after,” you must first remember to live as the hero/heroine of the story. The Authentic Self.
Yours in Self TRANSFORMATION and EMPOWERMENT,
Jodi McDonald, Meta-ET Founder and Master Practitioner
“Where traditional therapy ends…We BEgin!” Metaphysical Emotional Transformation ™