Presentation on theme: "A Spiritual Freedom: An inner condition that requires continual cultivation and retuning."— Presentation transcript:
A Spiritual Freedom: An inner condition that requires continual cultivation and retuning
Ego - noun In psychoanalytic theory, the portion of the psyche experienced as the “self” or “I.” It is the part that remembers, evaluates, plans, and in other ways is responsive to and acts in the surrounding physical and social world.
Developed to cope with a lack of: Love Acceptance Security Ability to trust Contentment Control (perceived)
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How you respond is directly related to life experiences. Is it what you “DO” for work? Is it what we are striving for? A sense of accomplishment A promotion A job title Having Kids Is it what we have amassed in life A large house Great cars Grand Vacations Marital Status ETC………
Requires a spiritual awakening Change the direction we look for happiness Outward to Inward Requires healing old wounds Emotional hurts Suppressed feelings Recognizing the emotional response Notice it Name it Honor it Give it up
One can never enter into the true self without “letting go” or through a form of dying. What does that mean? What are you holding on to? What are you afraid to lose? Your HealthYour hair Your memoryYour money Your jobYour house A loved oneYour health
We have heard this over and over again Have been taught this through the Pascal Mystery It starts with concrete decisions To spend more time with your spouse To talk to your kids about a difficult topic To reach out to an enemy To wake up a half hour early to meditate See it every day Caterpillar becomes a Butterfly Fall turns to winter and winter to spring – A rebirth
Who am I? A realistic view of who you are Takes reflection Journaling Prayer/Discernment What is my calling? Living it fully Gifts and talents Where is it leading me?