Too many coats on the peg

When we are born we are given a name, an identity is born, and from that moment on, it is like a coat peg that we and others hang coats on. The coats are how we see or others see us, the role that we play and it is the start of our ego that we and others contribute to. Our identity is constantly being shaped and formed by the mind and the comments of others.

So begins the suffering that our mind and all its stories create for us within. It shapes all that we do.

We build up all these ‘Walter Mitty’ style characters that we are going to act out in our mind or in reality. In turn, these are all part of that mental angst that not being our true self creates.

The thing is all these coats on the peg weigh heavy on us and they hide our soul and true essence from the world. The weight becomes too much to bear sometimes.

Naming us is the start of creating the story of ‘Mary’ or ‘John’ or ‘Maria’ or ‘Philip’.

However, if we step away from the mind and its stories, if we stop seeing ourselves as the mind and its ego, if we no longer see ourselves as the name and its story, then the coats start to fall off the peg until our true self is revealed to the world. Our soul can shine, free from all the coats on the peg that hide it.

We are not our mind

If we look within, we realise that we have everything we need, all the wisdom, intuition and intelligence to exist as a human. If we listen to the mind, ours and the collective one, then the sabotage occurs.

We confuse information, with intelligence.

The mind can store endless amounts of information, and if it is occupied constantly with its repetitive thought patterns, then that is all the mind is. A box of information and a repeating story or stories.

However, the mind is the most amazing thing, it has like all the cells in our body, incredible intelligence, and if used as the totally incredible tool that it is, we manifest the most incredible things. The mind can take all of the creativity, intuition, knowledge and wisdom that exists in the ball of energy, that is the real you and me, and can enable us to manifest into reality in this current moment anything we want.

The challenge is, that the mind of others and the collective mind, condition each of us to believe we are our minds. It starts from the moment we are born, we are instantly plugged into the ‘matrix’ of the collective mind.

If we stopped the conditioning, the labelling, the mind, and thought and allowed each newborn to be, to exist as the essence, to be in the moment and to be conscious, allowing their wisdom and intuition, that we are all born with, to flourish, then we would realise the mind as it is, an amazing tool to enable us to manifest our wishes and creations. Instead, we associate with our thoughts, ego, stories and the mind controls the human. It dulls our true selves until we become mind and thought obsessed, we become the little me.

We are not our mind, it is just a tool that we choose to use.