More on having an identity issue

I said last week that each of us has the power to create practically anything and, in fact, we are creating all the time. What we create with is our thoughts. Positive, enthusiastic, optimistic emotions fertilize the soil and enhance the manifestation of our thoughts whereas negative, fearful, angry emotions kill off the possibility of our thoughts manifesting. Pretty simple game, agreed?

So the question was raised: if the game of life is really that simple, and it really is, how come everyone is not living the life of their dreams? What I said last week was that the vast majority of people simply do not believe they have the same creative powers as others. Most don’t believe they have any power at all, so we have a fundamental identity problem. We don’t know who we are.

Here’s another example of how this works: When you introduce yourself to another, you give things like your name, what you do for a living, where you live, whether you are a mother, a father, a wife, or a husband,  and often where you work and for whom, and so on. Think about that. Don’t you do that?

It’s not bad that you do that, it’s just that that is who you think you are. You think that who you are is your name or your profession or your role in life. I have one friend who thinks he’s a husband, a father and a lawyer. I have another who thinks she is a wife, a mother and a school teacher. How do you identify yourself?

The problem is that’s NOT who you are. Those things are labels you put on yourself and roles you play in life. I’ll say it again, that’s not who you are. You’re not your name. You’re not a lawyer or school teacher or engineer. Those are jobs you fill and roles you play.

So you might be asking, how would I introduce myself if I accurately represented who I am? Well, if you weren’t afraid of sounding totally weird, and you wanted to tell the truth, you might say something like: “I’m a spiritual being who has arrived here and taken on a body so I could travel through time and space, exploring the truth of who I am, and expressing my talents and abilities to manifest and produce amazing things.”

Sound really weird huh? But that’s the problem. You don’t understand that that statement, which is just one of many ways of expressing the truth, is really who you are. You are an infinitely creative being. You are a human being endowed by your creator with enormous talents and abilities that you can use in any way you choose.

 Here’s the point: How you think about yourself is crucial and you likely don’t think about yourself in a very powerful way. In other words, there’s nothing wrong with knowing that you are a mother, father, lawyer, school teacher or engineer as long as you know that who you are is so much more than that. To be continued . . .

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