The Divine Nature of the human being: The True Self
The Psychology of the True Self is based on the divine worth of the human being. We begin with the premise that our True Nature is whole, healthy, happy, purposeful and intimately connected to the universal source of life. We are made of the same substance and consciousness of the divine. Our True Self thinks with a divine mind, loves with a pure heart. We are the authors and creators of our own story. The means we are given to create with are physical, mental and emotional. The forces we have to work with are love, wisdom and power.
Ideally, everything we create would be under the control and direction of the True Self. When this is the case, we would be thinking with our divine minds, our emotions would act as a storehouse and powerhouse of the energy of accomplishment and the joy of creation, our physical bodies would be healthy and full of vitality. We would have clear vision about our purpose and the means to bring it forth. We would love purely and unconditionally with an eye to the service we can render in life. When the True Self is in charge, everything falls into place in its right order.
The Conditioned and False Layers
Unfortunately, most of us cannot say we experience our lives this way. For the majority of us there is a mixture of suffering and happiness. Due to the adoption of mistaken and false beliefs about ourselves, we unknowingly create a shadow self that separates itself from the wholeness of the True Self and literally turns on itself with a deep seated sense of unworthiness, self doubt and fear. A false self develops. Inner conflict ensues because the True Self and false self are eternally at odds with one another.
There is often confusion about one’s purpose in life and even the meaning of life itself. Many of us have become stuck in states of consciousness far removed from the True Self. This is evidenced by chronic feelings of depression, anxiety and emptiness. We create defenses and masks to hide behind in an attempt to manage the impact of these negative, false beliefs. We numb ourselves because we really don’t know any other way to stop feeling so bad.
Instead of the True Self guiding the physical, mental and emotional energies in right living, these false and conditioned layers have taken over and run away with the show. We are continually at the effect and not the causal end of the chain. This will always lead to imbalance and suffering because it is not how we are designed or how we are meant to live. We are meant to be free, to be the master of our being and to express our natural gifts and talents. The Psychology of the True Self helps people reconnect, learn the difference between the core true identity and the false layers and begin to move in concert with the True Self to create the life one is meant to live.
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