Independence of the self to Independence of the Self
Preparing for this article the theme “Independence” kept surfacing as inspiration as we are in the month of July as I have been questioning if we truly are independent and if not what does it mean and how can we be. It is a wast topic with many layers that I could write a novel on. So how and what does that have to do with “the Self healing the self” you might ask? I invite you to join me on a mini exploration and gift yourself some self inquiry on this for a moment.
The word “Independence” has many facets to it so lets explore a bit. According to the Dictionary it means: Self-government, self-rule, home rule, separation, self-determination, sovereignty, freedom, liberty, self-sufficiency, self-reliant, not influenced by the thought or action of others, freedom from outside control, influence or support or aid of others.
“When I discover who I AM, I’ll be free.” Ralph Ellison
Let’s dive into the ways that can apply to our personal lives and what is means to be independent, free and live with sovereignty in our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual lives. Are you living from self or Self these days? Only you have the answer to that question.
When we live from the ego self, we are living an inauthentic and illusionary sense of independence, where we live separate from our true Self. We make choices based on fear, survival motivation, and in-dependence on self/mass consciousness in stead of Love, thriveal and in-dependence of Self/God/Source. Quite ironically, we have created a very complex society of dependency in a multitude of ways, in an effort to be more independent.
On a physical level we might become dependent on others to take care of us or desire others to be dependent on us. We have become dependent on others to put food in stores where we can easily pick it up. We have separated ourselves from what it means to truly nourish ourselves through connection to nature. It is really fascinating. We create dis~ease/disharmony in our body vessels the more independent we are from our God source. Perhaps to let us know we have become too separated from our true selves and have listened to the the thoughts and opinions of others instead of listening to our inner voice and given ourselves a wake up call to shift our consciousness to an independent one.
Are we choosing to follow the chaotic matrix of mass consciousness in the desire for independence and freedom? Are we able to thrive independent of others opinions and be self-sustainable and self-sufficient? The self will always seek independence through affiliation with group consciousness. The Self knows itself only through Independence of others.
“Is the Independence we live driven by fear of love?” Maria Kramer
Emotional independence means to be impervious to the emotional soup of others and free of the emotions of the past. Are the feelings you are feeling yours or someone elses? If you are an empath, you are probably learning how to navigate this by conscious discernment. Are you allowing fear, powerlessness, stress, anxiety to affect you? If you are, that is a guidepost in becoming aware, if you have reached independence of your own or someone else’s past emotions or are the emotions still defining your life experience in this moment? If we are living true independence in the moment of now there is only joy, love, peace, harmony and beauty. We can be compassionate towards others without joining them in their plight.
“Don’t be satisfied with the stories how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” Rumi
On a mental level are your thoughts, beliefs and ideas yours or someone else’s? To be mentally independent means to live according to your own Self regardless if you will stand alone by yourself and others might not join you as they have a different view point. If we are experiencing judgements, fear, anger we are living from the ego self in complete independence of the Self. Did you know that 95%+ of our thoughts are not our own creation? I find that interesting? Every time a loving high vibrational uplifting thought floats through your mind it is of the Divine Sovereign Self and when a lower vibrational thought of putting down whether yourself or another it originates from the separate ego self. If we truly wish to be independent we must learn to govern our selves and become leaders of ourselves in all ways, without the codependent influence of others points of view.
“The greatest revolution in the history of man, past and present and future is the revolution of those determined to be free.” John F Kennedy
On a spiritual level many have become independent of their spiritual nature and source/God. This cause of much of the imbalance, dis-harmony and dis-ease we all experience on many different levels. I have found that many feel disconnected, anxious and alone as a result of this perceived independence and is at the core of mist suffering in the world today. The way back to wholeness is remembering we are spiritual beings having human experience and that we are all connected at our core. That we are here to be the vessels to allow God consciousness to flow through to, to co-create with and bless all in our environment including our own selves.
Archangel Ariel:” In this moment I will look to God rather than other people for approval and direction.” Channeled by Stevan Thayer
NO matter what you are experiencing of trials and challenges in the moment, know that the only ones that truly knows you, listens, guides and have the wisdom to support you is God/Source and your own Sovereign Self. What I have found works the best is ask for help in prayer and then Be still, meditate and listen. no one knows you netter than you and Great Spirit. You are walking your journey. Everyone else is on theirs. This develops deep self trust and communion with feeling and knowing the divine intimately that will open doors to your inner Self.
“At any moment you have a choice that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.” Thich Nhat Hahn
In our search for independence we have created a very complex lifestyle completely in dependence of technology and others that has created more stuff and complicated our life’s in an attempt to simplify our lives. What are we dependent on?
Clothes, technology, lifestyle stuff, food, health work, It seems the more independent we have become the more dependent and complicated our lives seem and we move around in our daily lives less independent and more dependent on stuff and the matrix.
“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of Love back into our hearts.” Marianne Williamson
Could it be that in our desire for freedom we have become independent of your true Self and operate as the separate self? What are you Independent of? What are you in dependence of?
Sentence stem you may like to complete……..
If I truly choose to live every moment in every way independently as my true authentic Self completely independent of my ego self, others and the world .. I would……………………….
Namasté…. Many Blessings
Maria L’Aria Raa