reply to post by TruthCharmer
Enjoyed this response truthcharmer...its nice to meetcha.
Cant say I have all the answers for the opening posters question...but I would agree that the difference is going to be based in the place of 'for
the self' or 'for the all'. Are you coming from a 'I' perspective or from a 'unity/all/whole' perspective. Think of 'life' not as
yourself...but as 'all life as a whole'.
I walked several paths of what I thought were spiritually sound...and I came to find out (through my own limited understanding within) that those
spiritual paths fed the 'I' of me, the 'ego' of me. It was tricky to see this for those paths often talked about serving others and to be more for
others then the self. That was something I resonated with but in the end of those 'paths' there was a 'idea' that these works led to something for
the 'self' to gain...such as heaven or ascension ideas.
Something didnt seem right with that. How can I really be in service to others when in the end, I seek something for the 'self'.
I then had to go back through all of those years of things I thought I learned due to 'intuition' of what I THOUGHT was resonating with me due to
'inner seeking'....when it was really resonating with me some of the times due to the fulfilling of the 'self', the 'I'.
None of it was 'wrong' for it all taught me something about 'me'. I try to see all things from 2 different perspectives. From a 'I' perspective
and from a 'all' perspective. For me, the 'all' perspective seems to go along more with what the intuition of the inner spirit would be.
Consider that your not a 'I' at all...that the idea that you are a separate self amongst other separate selves...is an illusion that you are a part
of kinda like a dream. Consider that we all share ONE TRUE SELF, that we are all of ONE SELF...and it only seems we are separated. Then consider all
questions or ideas from this 'true self' view point. As an 'I' we have such limited views, we all have our own ideas of what is right and wrong,
what we desire, what we need, what we fear. Know these things about yourself. Be honest, when looking deep into your own personal desires for yourself
and the world...as well as looking deep into your own personal fears for yourself and the world. Get to know...how those manifested in 'you'. Be
honest. Your inner intuition is not going to be rooted through the filters of personal desires and fears...but your ego will be connected with those,
the personal facets of 'you'.
Often...its not so much in the moment that we can know we for sure are using intuition...but more so for me, its been as I look back that I see a
difference between the two. Alot of the work for myself, had to come through honesty about my own personal desires for 'life' and the world. Just
because I desire certain things to be so...does not mean that on a 'all' level, they are needed.
Know your personal desires and fears...you need to be honest and know yourself, to discern between the 'ego' and the inner intuition. There are some
things you may not be ready to let go of, that are personal desires that you need for comfort....but as you 'live' you may become more and more
aware that you are leaning to certain ideas as a 'truth' all for that personal desire that you felt you needed to have.