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by David Truman

Human beings are part of God's body. We are God's hand, extended to all. Nowhere is God more present than here, and in you. And if we would let our true selves be, that would be obvious.

But there is a terrible misunderstanding in the world: that humanity and Divinity are separate and different. And that conviction stands directly in the way of the realization and manifestation of who we are.

Friends, if we would correct that error, this world would be heavenly. And you, with your Divine qualities, would help to create heaven on earth. So join me in recognizing and uprooting this confusion -- in yourself, and in this world.

False humility

There are two different ways in which people disown, deny, and renounce their Divine human nature. The first way is false humility: the conviction that human beings are inherently bad and, in and of ourselves, incapable of goodness.

All over the world, people tend to assume that a human being can do nothing more than step aside, and let God act through him or her. A perfect example of this idea is found in the practice of channeling, where the channel "checks out," and God "checks in." Even there, it is assumed that the difference between the two is huge.

But friends, humanity and Divinity are not different, not separate. Our beautiful human qualities -- our feelingness, passion, sensitivity, love of rightness, etc. -- are God's qualities in us. Therefore, who we are doesn't need to be renounced for God to express through us. The exact opposite is true: for God to be fully expressed in us, who we are needs to be discovered, accepted, and expressed by us.

Vainglorious "ego god"

The second way we deny the truth of our Divine nature is vainglory. Vainglory seems opposite to false humility -- but it really isn't.

Vainglory takes the truth, "I am God," and lets the ego have its sick way with it. The result: the ego-identified person likes to think he or she -- AS an ego persona -- is God. "Ego god," we can call it. Nowadays, you see signs of this delusional approach everywhere.

Of course, the notion that ego is God is absolutely ridiculous. Ego (and/or egomania) is the furthest thing from Divinity. Just as false bravado and machismo are the opposite of true strength, ego god is opposite to our true Divinity.

The right and wrong way to surrender

The idea of false humility seems to protect us from falling prey to ego-based claims of Divinity. But false humility just trades ego delusions of grandeur for ego delusions of smallness and incapacity. Either way, we're still identified with ego.

There is a true form of surrender to God, a true form of transcendence, and a true way of being an instrument of Divinity. But friends, the denial of our own Divinity is not it.

In real ego-surrender, it is not ourselves that we let go of. We let go of bad habits and patterns of thinking/doing. Think of it this way: surely, if we're trying to change our eating habits, we must let go of our old patterns and desires -- but it would be insane to think that our eating patterns are who we are, and that in letting go of them we are letting go of ourselves.

In the same way, it is insane to think that all our negative emotional/mental/behavioral tendencies are who we are. Honestly, they are the opposite of who we are! That's why we despise them. That's why we want to change them. Our own Divine heart calls us to a higher life, a higher standard.

Real transcendence is to transcend everything our Godly hearts dislike -- like selfishness, cowardice, cruelty, etc. Real transcendence is to transcend our wrong ideas about who we are (like that we are small, mediocre, helpless, separate -- and not God).

The dirty secret behind false humility

But what if we're attached to living in ways our Divine nature feels bad about? Ah, in that case, the notion of having a limited, flawed nature -- or rather, believing that about oneself -- seems like a good excuse. Because obviously, a bad person -- a weak person, a tragically flawed person -- can do a lot of wrong, but not very much right.

So false humility opens wide the door to live an errant, deviant lifestyle -- the lifestyle of ego. If we are fatally flawed, no one can expect any better of us. That's the dirty secret behind false humility.

Ego wins big when man chronically thinks of himself
as hopelessly, irremediably flawed. So don't do it!

And no man or woman should think they're unable to participate effectively, beneficially, in Divine work. God, the One and All, hungers for a time in which that fundamental and tragic delusion is transcended. God would love nothing more than to hear His or Her children say, "Ah! I am Divine. I can co-operate with God and even operate as Divinity. In neither case is there any danger, because it's only Me!"

The inheritance-identification connection

So throw off the twin chains: vainglory and false humility. To know our Divinity, and live accordingly, is God's will. And God's will is our will, because we are God.

It is time for us to accept our reality, our Divine Nature, and our true -- good -- will. And it is time to bless all by living in a manner that is consistent with who we are. You, friend, were born for this!

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