We’ve all been exposed, in one tradition or another, to the saying that we must become like little children to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
When I first heard this, in all sincerity, it made no sense to my adult mind. I thought to myself, “I don’t want to become immature again and give up control of my life!”
It wasn’t until I was deep into my Spiritual Journey that I began to understand the very essence, truth, and power of this statement. In fact, it is vital to Awakening that we learn to cultivate the willingness to become like little children.
A characteristic of one who is Awake is a playful sense of innocence. This results from many years, decades even, of a dedicated practice in becoming self-aware. Through this practice, we become intimately aware of all of the beliefs, thoughts, and ideas that we learned along our life’s journey that coalesced into our egoic identity as unique and separate humans.
When we become intimately aware of our ego, we realize that fear, shame, and judgment became normal to us. This egoic identity is forged through the often slow and painful process of giving up the joy, innocence, and spontaneity experienced in childhood, which is the hallmark of our Soul’s Authenticity.
And guess what?
This is a universal truth for every adept that Awakens.
Everyone, without fail, who peels back the layers of our human ego’s identity arrives at the same destination: our Divine Inner Child!
A Course In Miracles offers this beautiful visual,
“There is a Child in you Who seeks His Father’s house… This childhood is eternal, with an innocence that will endure forever. Where this Child shall go is holy ground. It is His Holiness that lights up Heaven, and brings to earth the pure reflection of the light above, wherein are earth and Heaven joined as one.”
So why do we all have to go through this process of covering up our Authentic Self with layers of fear-inducing beliefs only to spend years, even lifetimes, peeling them back?
Well, because it’s actually child’s play… Seriously.
Life’s a Divine game of hide and seek!
Life, from our Soul’s infinitely wise and eternal perspective, is an opportunity to incarnate as a human and develop an ego that causes us to forget our worthiness, which is the essence of who we are. But we’ve taken the game of forgetting the best part of us way too far.
Now, however, the game is speeding up and as each of us Awakens and remembers that our Soul is loving, joyful, and creative, we help others do the same. Frankly, it’s getting late and dark and it’s time to go home!
Yes, things are quite turbulent on planet earth right now, precisely to accelerate our Awakening. The reason for Awakening is because we are ready to balance our Divine Soul and our Human ego. It’s time to integrate the two and co-create a New Earth for all of us to finally learn to live in Unity and in Peace!
Yes, I absolutely believe that is where we are headed because I feel it as my truth within.
A friend shared with me a delightful video that explains the childlike aspect of our infinite and multidimensional nature, highlighting our playful innocence.
Here’s a link to this precious video, which I am certain will delight you!
Be sure to watch this video through the eyes of your Inner child…enjoy!
You are magnificent… yes, you are!
With Love, gratitude and tons of excitement,
PS., the Shift & Lift! Live Virtual Workshop I hosted, this past Saturday, was a success! Everyone present had an opportunity to remember their Innocent Inner Child, which was precious to witness. I am certain I will offer it again, maybe virtual or possibly live, so stay tuned for that announcement!