Before I talk about the steps to Self-Mastery let’s clear up a mis-understanding.
The purpose of self-mastery is to connect your human nature and your divine nature so you can experience the wholeness or holiness of who you are.
In our dualistic world – good vs bad; us vs them; right vs wrong; heart vs head; spirit vs matter we are taught to compartmentalize our experience and see our self as not whole, and therefore not complete…or lacking in some way. This perspective creates un necessary suffering, separation, alienation and self-judgments.
You are an integrated whole being that exists on multiple dimensions at the same time. Think of a rainbow – you see the rainbow as a whole and you can also look at each layer of color individually. But you don’t think about only the pink layer as the rainbow…or the blue layer as the rainbow – and leave all the other colors out. The rainbow is the total sum of all the layers or color.
You are the same. However, we tend to think about our physical body without remembering we are also spirit. And we try and ‘think’ about how to fix our life without remembering that we have available a Divine Guidance system that is full of wisdom, clarity and truth.
So bridging this inner divide of mis-understanding is called Self-Mastery. How do you bridge the gap and experience your human nature and Divine nature as one?
Next time: Self-Mastery: Dancing on the Bridge