But alas wishing, wanting and trying hard rarely yields results you want. In the end, results come from right action preceded with right thought after clearing your mind with right meditation. The formula simple. It’s mastery imperative.
A message from my Spirit Teacher, Nathanial.
OpEd: Today’s message from Nathanial has me pondering the difference between the Ego’s Games versus Spiritual Ambition. The subtleties of the mind never cease to amaze me. We want something so badly; it becomes the focus of our attention. But as we work toward bringing it about we often lose perspective of why we wanted it in the first place.
- To prove something to our self or others.
- For prestige or accolades.
- To compensate for some inadequacy, perceived or real.
- For the entertainment of our ego.
As develop my ministry with a goal of having the Chapel of Awareness and it’s teaching commonly available to those who are interested, I struggle with my ego’s need to be something more than I am. Are my goals “Spiritual Ambition”? Or simply the latest schemes my ego created to have me feel good about myself.
My ego most often shows up during my psychic and spiritual development practices. As I practice, my goal is to improve my skills. But, the motivation for improvement many times has strings attached.
Definition of Spiritual Ambition: Perfection. Individual Personal Spiritual Perfection.
What was the Spiritual Ambition our Spiritual Masters?
- Buddha: To understand life.
- Jesus: To be the Messiah of the Jews.
- Mohammad: To fix some of the problems that Jesus started.
I have to be able to do this for some reason other than mastering the skill. These ulterior motives are subtle ways I am not loving and accepting myself and who I am.
It’s through right meditation, right thoughts and right action that we detach from the ego’s agenda and connect with our spiritual source. Our dreams, goals, and ambitions are essential, it’s the deeper, unconscious motivators that take us away from our spiritual center.
Observe the subtle drivers of your actions and reactions. Remove anything that is not sufficient unto itself from your motivation allowing yourself to ebb and flow with the harmony of the universe.
It’s through the practice and mastery of the 3Rs: Right Meditation, Right Thought, Right Action that we begin to see our Spiritual Ambition or Purpose and transcend our Ego’s mechanisms to live life abundantly and by our terms.