Within each of us is the Divine genetic coding. Our Spiritual DNA contains the full pattern of who we are and what we came to be and do. Like the caterpillar needs to die for the butterfly to be born, we have to surrender and die to the old ego ideas, beliefs, and imprints.
Ego wants to hang onto the smallness, the selfishness, the "control" and fears because it has no higher vision. Ego is the self-limiting vision. Ego operates out of our reptile brains and stimulates reptilian behaviors: obsessive-compulsive behaviors, dominance, aggression, submission, greed, jealousy, and competition. Ego is not Ungodly; it is non-godly, and at its core, it truly thinks it is God. When the prefrontal cortex is added to the animal brain, the intellect becomes the tool of the ego.
Ego has no ability to see our beauty and possibilities. Ego does not know that it is only the shadow of the Light we are. "We" are not the content of our minds. We are Transcendental Consciousness. Our ego attacks our immune system and our physiology by feeding us the lies of our impossibilities and limitations., yet our imaginal cells, our Divine Imprint, and our intuitive nature are stronger. A part in us knows deep down at our core that there is more to us; that our finest hour is yet to come.
Our Divine Imprint and our Spiritual DNA are much stronger than the ego. Dr. Micheal Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation, describes very eloquently the Divine DNA by stating:
" The all wise, all-knowing something, we call God, has never performed a meaningless act. This means you are not an accident. God has a meaning for your life; God is the meaning. Your existence is born of Spiritual parentage. Your DNA is Divine Love, Divine Intelligence and Divine Creativity."
This meaning is what we came to express on this planet. Life's impulse is to be more, to expand, to express, and to grow. Whatever is not expressed ends up being depressed. Your destiny and mine is to be this Authentic and Creative Self. Like the caterpillar, we might forget this truth, we might believe we cannot fly, yet our Authentic Self knows the truth and has the ability to soar. The whole purpose of Spiritual work can be summed up as: Potentiality becomes Actuality.
Like the song said: "I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky..."
I believe you can soar and run through that open door.
Thirteen centure poet Rumi said:
" YOU WERE BORN WITH POTENTIAL
YOU WERE BORN WITH GOODNESS AND TRUST
YOU WERE BORN WITH IDEALS AND DREAMS
YOU WERE BORN WITH GREATNESS
YOU WERE BORN WITH WINGS
YOU ARE NOT MEANT FOR CRAWLING, SO DON'T
YOU HAVE WINGS
LEARN TO USE THEM AND FLY "
Eight centuries later this is still true. May you enjoy the flight of Self Actualization.