Don’t we all want to be all that we can be? And more? Then, what? Well, maybe just a little bit more. When someone asked one of the richest men in modern history, John D. Rockefeller, about how much money was enough, he supposedly answered, “Just a little bit more.”
All of this to say that as human beings, we are wired with a mindset of expansion, a desire for ever-increasing capacity. We have this penchant for almost everything. Have you ever wondered why?
The piece of eternal Spirit in us, that part of Spirit arriving here in our mortal bodies, drives us to discover that core Self. I know I’ve said it before, but I rejoice, am exuberant to consider that all the rest of me, my ego, mind, body, soul has added the distinct personality of ME to the collective of eternal Spirit.
And that leads to those drives we have to be ever-expanding, growing our capacity to be, to have, to love, to know, to create, to enjoy, to everything! Why? Because eternal Spirit fills the Universe, is in, of, and through all, our part of Spirit pulls us to those ends. We at our deepest level yearn for Unity, connection. Limitless.
In daily life, we seek to expand capacity of soul, mind, and life in general through one of two motive forces: Ego or Heart. Ego will seek to expand, but it will do it for total benefit of the individual, which is Ego’s job. However, Ego can’t connect us with eternal Spirit; therefore, Ego never allows a spiritual expansion.
Do you see how important it is to consciously choose which operating system you are going to allow? It’s Heart urging us to expand our spiritual capacities. Ego is just not designed to connect us to others. It’s used to protect and isolate us from others or to promote us above others — not promptings of eternal Spirit. Ego can expand our capacities in some things, but the way it does it stands in diametric opposition to Heart. Ego will destroy and take from others in its effort to expand rather than connecting with others through Spirit.
The situations of the Native Americans I have written about over the last few days illustrate the contrast between expanding capacities of Ego and Heart. The duplicitous Dakota Access Pipeline LLC company and supporting government and law enforcement certainly are expanding, expanding the domination and goal of eliminating Native Americans. The same is occurring in Utah with the Ute tribes — increasing capacity of land development for the state at the expense of stealing from the Ute Nation. These increased capacities are base; they just suck.
The Sioux Nation and supporters at Standing Rock exemplify expanding Heart capacities. They are concerned about the sacred nature of the water and how it will be preserved for many others for many years. There are bonds, connections being formed. Spiritual expressions of unity and purpose. What a contrast and what a blessing to witness the spirit of the indigenous people!
If you want to really grow, really expand spiritually, choose Heart. It’s the only way to go!
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!