Normal thoughts are often chaotic and destructive, while spiritual awareness is creative and empowering.
Thoughts generated from the lower ego-mind can be tremendously distracting, uncontrollable, and draining. Much like the eye cannot see itself, nor can the tongue taste itself, the mind cannot clearly perceive itself. I must see that “I” am not the thinker; the ego is the thinking mind and that my thoughts don’t mean anything. I must release the belief that thought is always creative, and that thinking is pleasurable.
I must release the belief that thoughts are valuable, and that since I’m thinking them, they must be right. Once I realize that the God-self is who I really am, I will center my power, become present, and create anew.
Rehashing the Past: Continually overlaying prior negative events onto the moment of now, which limits present joy and growth.
Future Fantasies: Dreaming and worrying about the future without focusing on the reality of the present, which causes paralysis. Projections: Superimposing one’s personal experiences, thoughts, and meanings onto others and erroneously believing they are truth, which causes mental and spiritual blindness.
Random Repetitions: A mind loop in which the ego obsessively replays a thought or event, which causes confusion and clutter. Polarized Opinions: Perceiving a conversation or idea that ignites an automatic positionality, or side taken against another side, which causes vehement frustration, negativity, or even violence. These represent the six main games of the ego that serve as the moorings upon which it is constructed. The defining point to manifest the emergence of the highest version of you occurs by crossing over from the thinking mind (mental) to the aware mind (spiritual). Once it is silenced, you will clearly access the genius that was always there, just waiting for you to tap into. Steve D’Annunzio is the founder of the Soul Purpose Institute, the author of The Prosperity Paradigm, and a productivity trainer and life success coach to Fortune 100 executives, professional athletes, and high-performance entrepreneurs. A member of the Transformational Leadership Council, Steve has shared the stage with world-changers like Dr. He uses principles of higher awareness to inspire others to be far greater versions of themselves than they ever knew to be possible. He is an author and composer of many books, paradigms, and artistic projects that have the common theme of alleviating human suffering and enhancing joy.
Our egos can play havoc with our competence in every facet of our lives; family life, friendships, government, religion, and education, all vulnerable to gross dysfunction fueled by egos. As a consequence, our competence suffers terribly from cutting off information that would otherwise be instrumental in furthering our achievements and personal lives. Religious historian and author, Karen Armstrong, asks, “When you argue, do you get carried away by your own cleverness and deliberately inflict pain on your opponent?
Once in awhile, especially if it’s not that important, restrain yourself from correcting someone when they make an error.
When asleep the ego rests, when the ego sleeps while you are awake, inner peace becomes effortlessly attainable. So there you have it, a blog post and mind map about something that doesn’t exist and yet we all share it Confusing? I hope you enjoy viewing my Mind Maps – there are hundreds more planned here at the Mind Map Inspiration Blog plus ongoing creativity and drawing tips. Also available: E-Books designed to help you create stylish and artistic mind maps of your own. If you know someone who would enjoy this post and others here at the Mind Map Inspiration Blog please share with them. Many people believe that Lucifer is the original name for Satan, or the devil, an evil being opposed to God. Many people might be surprised to learn that Lucifer is only used once in the entire Bible.
For example, we have already discussed how the Israelites killing innocent babies and women would not represent the acts of a merciful God.

In this way, Christ and Satan are one in the same, and both are the potential inside of you, in the kingdom of your mind!
Devotion to the God-Self comes down to a commitment to witness your thoughts without taking them personally. You cannot become love as long as you are more entranced by your thoughts than you are devoted to the love of God.
Thoughts coming from the God-Self are generated from what can be called the aware Mind and are focused, enlightening, and enlivening. Simple exposure to these lessons will help you identify them as they arise, revealing them in the light of your awareness. The insights that are constantly originating from the aware mind are drowned out by the continuous noise of the ego-thinking mind. For twenty years, he has been helping people identify their passion, develop it into a business idea, and deliver it to the world. By combining scientific and spiritual truth, he co-creates inner transformations for people to experience more outer prosperity in their life.
If you are out to lunch in perceiving what people are trying to communicate to you, or in assessing a particular situation in your life or business, you are laboring under a severe handicap.
By buying into this we choose not to allow parts of ourselves to exist and spend large amounts of energy suppressing them. We need to get rid of the ego as dictator and trans­form it into our servant, and in our ser­vice. Lucifer is not an external being, and the entire concept of Satan in the Western world is wrong.
The answer becomes obvious when you understand that Christ and Satan are terms that describe something “within” you, not outside of you.
Therefore, this act is symbolic of a person who is on a spiritual journey to the Promised Land and must extinguish thoughts and manifestation of the mind keeping them from enlightenment. Each one of us represents little lights (seeds of potential) for awakening Christ consciousness within us. Then you symbolically crucify it by going deep “within.” That’s why you are here on the physical plane in the first place. Faith, prayer, and meditation help you to crucify your ego (with all its manifested thoughts) to realize the true you within. The following sec­tion will go a long way in calming down the tyranny of ego, thereby substantially enhancing your competence and effectiveness in the real world. It means that you don’t cling to a conclusion that’s emotionally dear to you, and then go looking for selective facts to support it so your ego feels comfortable and secure.
Rid yourself of the fear that recognizing other people and pointing it out diminishes yourself…it’s the ego at work.
Will the points you make further the cause of understanding or are they exacerbating an already inflammatory situation? The real you is the one that reads the right words at the right time; the occasions when you have an inner knowing without needing to analyse whether the words are right for you. Self-pity is feeling sorry for an illusion called ego – “locked in” absurdity that it can be difficult to snap out of because the stories are addictive. Lucifer, Satan, and the devil represent something much more important than an external celestial being that is the archenemy of God and mankind.
Why does this scripture also say that Lucifer is responsible for “weakening the nations?” The ego has always been responsible for this.
When you understand the scripture literally by interpreting the characters and events in Bible as historical, literal events, you will inevitably come up with contradictions. The first Adam (of Genesis) is a physical being, the second Adam is a spiritual being (the Christ), which has to be manifested “within” you.
An excellent perspective in utilizing some of these methods is to look at the ego as the activity of your child, which in essence the ego is, an activity. It means to have the courage not to delude yourself, and to seriously entertain new information that doesn’t square with your long held treasured beliefs. This is one of the most difficult things to do, especially when we’re passionate about something. Through the eyes of ego right and wrong are seen as ultra important – through the eyes of peace, happiness and joy are far more important than who or what is right and who or what is wrong.

The inner core within, the essence of life, the unchangeable part of you that remains despite the colourful exterior imagery and stories. Since the Bible is a book that explains “you”, the holy temple, the esoteric truth about Lucifer can help you to realize more about your soul and purpose on this earth than any literal rendition of the scriptures about Satan ever could. It is true that these authors are relating Lucifer and Satan, but not as a literal external being. In 2 Peter 1:19, Christ is also known as the “day star” which carries the same equivalence.
When you recognize its behavior, respond by saying to this child, “Hey, what are you doing? It’s easy to have an otherwise constructive conversation deteriorate into a competition, where communication ceases, and a contest begins.
Attack and defend is the ego wanting illusions to be real; wanting war, in the false belief that it will make gains.
Recognising ego as illusion allows you to forgive yourself and others when attack and defend thoughts arise. The real you is the one of no illusion – how simple to forgive an illusion when an illusion is nothing!
It is best to start with the term Lucifer because when I show you that how the connection between Lucifer and the Western concept of Satan came to be, you will have the foundational knowledge to understand why mainstream religion has become the epitome of spiritual stagnation instead of a vehicle for lasting and effectual spiritual transformation.
During the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD the scriptures slowly began to lose its esoteric significance in favor of a more literal interpretation by some of the early church fathers. And, one of the best wisdoms about truth I’ve ever read comes from Friedrich Nietzsche, “Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.” Revel in new truth. When you’re upset, people will then mirror your emotional tension triggering a commensurate response and thereby sabotage communication. The deal was sealed when Eusebius, a church historian, tied the New Testament to the Old Testament via literal history.
That’s why Lucifer is explained as being “cut to the ground,” and “kicked out of heaven.” Just as Lucifer was kicked from heaven, so too, was Adam expelled from Paradise (heaven as a state of being). The “fall” from Paradise and subsequent manifestation of an ego-driven reality were necessary.
You do not hate that active part of yourself just as you wouldn’t hate your child; you’re simply molding that child’s character because you love him or her. Try to stay competent, listen and allow the other person’s feelings to vent with full expression. Once you sample the simplicity of the life within you, unity becomes clear – the same consciousness or life within you is the same or common denominator that exists in all.
Suddenly, a well-known scripture from the Gospel of Luke—when interpreted literally— became responsible for the masses believing Lucifer of The Old Testament was the archenemy of God and mankind. When Adam was kicked out of the Garden, the act is symbolic of the fracturing of our minds into an ego-driven reality.
With your guidance, that child becomes more and more competent to function in the real world. Remaining competent through understanding and attempting to make your point again, the competency of everyone concerned is elevated. The war in heaven has to do with the war of angels and demons in your head as thoughts and manifestations of mind. By taming the ego, you allow your intellect to guide you in personal leadership rather than handing it off to a spoiled child. In the Old Testament, thoughts and manifestations of the mind were known as the different nations and tribes that the Israelites had to eradicate in order to obtain the Promised Land. Perhaps now you understand why God told the Israelites to kill every man, woman, and child in the camp of their enemies. When trying to attain enlightenment, or Christ consciousness, it is important to eradicate any thoughts and manifestations of the mind.

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