The power of choice.
“Against this sense of temporary existence (offered by the ego) spirit offers you the knowledge of permanence and unshakable being. No one who has experienced the revelation of this can ever fully believe in the ego again. How can its (the ego’s) meager offering to you prevail against the glorious gift of God?” ACIM.T-4.III.3:6-8
We know in our unconscious that we have come from God and it is in God that our real home is to be found. It is a matter of remembering and returning. The socialization and conditioning of the ego does not constitute our real home. The world of the ego is a classroom which provides us with learning which has made the unconscious conscious.
Through the socialization and conditioning process by the world of the ego we have lost our innocence and naivte, and through pain and suffering, fear and guilt, resentment and attack, we come to realize the hell which the world of the ego has made for us and which for a long time has seemed so real.
Having served the idols of the ego we have in our despair come to realize that there must be a better way, there has to be more than what the ego has offered us and so we begin to search, and the search takes us within, back to the altar of our essence, our very being, and the world of the spirit is revealed to us and now we know that we have a choice. We can choose the world of the ego or the world of the spirit. Would we have guilt, fear, anger and attack or forgiveness, peace and Unconditional Love? Our power resides in our ability to choose. We realize that we have free will to choose the world of the ego or the world of the spirit..
Today, I will take several moments and reflect on my ability to choose the path of the ego or the path of the spirit. Do I want to attack or love? Do I want fear and guilt or love and forgiveness?