By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia
Peggy Black and the Team talked abut our “shadow side.” (1)
Prominent in my shadow side is a vein of self-importance and entitlement. It isn’t far below the surface. I can feel it.
I don’t say this as if it’s unique to me. I think we all struggle with both of these conditions.
It just seems important, seemingly to all of us, to feel important, as if our lives mattered, as if we made a difference by being here. I’m not sure I’ve ever met a person who didn’t have this desire operating.
I don’t know where entitlement comes from but any time I’ve ever “come from it,” it has cost me.
If I have a seed of entitlement, the Reval will irrigate it into a great tree. And it won’t be the birds of heaven that come to nest in it. It’ll be a great tree of ego.
If anything scares me, it’s that my sense of entitlement will skyrocket and I’ll become insufferable.
My awareness being lowered, I’ll probably be unaware that I’m being insufferable.
Both self-importance and entitlement are not supported in our society. It’s only the ones who feel them that enjoy what happens when someone comes from them.
But inevitably the sense of omnipotence – which is what they seem to aim for – falters and fails. Only God is omnipotent. We are pitifully impotent. Just the simple process of ageing demonstrates this and makes this act ultimately unsupportable.
We’ve built our house upon sand. We’ve bet on the wrong horse again this lifetime.
Easy to say but how hard it is to root out self-importance and entitlement.
I don’t have the answer. But I’m going to need to, to make it through the deluge.
(1) “‘The Team’ via Peggy Black: Transform The Shadow of the Collective,” Feb. 24, 2017, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2017/02/24/team-via-peggy-black-transform-shadow-collective/