Tim Freke is a polymath of spiritual traditions having written and practiced the gamut of available approaches, both ancient and modern. He is a best-selling author, retreat leader, 'stand-up philosopher', and a 'friend, not guru' of fellow travellers on a path of endless evolution.
Temple of Health Radio Show with Dr Susan Kolb interviewing Cate Montana
Topic: The E-Word: Ego, Enlightenment and Other Essential
Tonight during Satsang PielleAyan asked Shusara to talk about the Christmas Season in regards to the energies present and how seekers can best utilize them. After explaining, Shusara took a question from Meghan concerning how she is stuck at a point in her work. Shusara walked Meghan through a process of looking deeper into the initial issue she is dealing with and brought her to the doorstep of her underlying pain.
Tonight during Satsang, Shusara addresses the need for seekers to get to a point where they move beyond the psychological work since the greater lesson is to see through what comprises the world, rather than attempt to change it. The greatest expansion in your consciousness comes not through study, but through taking the understandings you’ve been given and consistently doing your very best to walk them out in your daily life. Your life will bring you everything that you need in order to go beyond; you just have to be willing and determined to show up in your own life.
Tonight’s session began with Meghan relaying a recent experience to Shusara which was there to show her the relationship between expectation and suffering. After walking Meghan through her story, Mira asked about how to deal with an issue involving an ego battle between a child and a caregiver. Shusara uses Mira’s question to illustrate how to apply deeper understandings in your daily life and in relationships with others.
Justin began tonight’s session by asking Shusara about what personal development teachers call the authentic self. In addressing this concept, Shusara went on to talk about denial and its role in pain avoidance, giving the listeners an example of how to confront and move through denial by asking deeper questions and being honest and courageous enough to answer them.
Manipulation and humility are the main topics of tonight’s session. The ego is compelled to function out of domination, manipulation and control, and it utilizes all sorts of subtle tactics to press its agenda in all areas of life. This continues in the walk of the seeker along the spiritual path. Without a foundation of humility, the seeker will not have the strength to resist the personal agendas and do the necessary work to see through them.
Are you living your life with Spiritual Tenacity? OR, are you living from the Spiritual Ego? Often misunderstood, this subtlety is PROFOUND! Can they work alongside each other? While often confusing at first, if we learn how to anchor and ignite the ascended heart the gifts are stunning. Tenacity is the willingness to walk into the darkness releasing the outcome and Ego is a coping mechanism to keep us safe in this world. We need both in balance! This week Sri and Kira share beautiful jewels of wisdom to discern the difference.
Have you ever been in a situation where you decided to take a stand against an opposing force? Of course you have! Here are a few good examples:
Man to woman: “You can’t tell me what to do! I’m going to do what I want, when I want and there’s nothing you can do about it!”
Today on Conscious Conversations, Joan and Janet talk about Shifts. In the movie 'The Shift', the late Wayne Dyer talks about the change in our consciousness from the morning to the afternoon of our lives. We talk about the shift from doing to Being, from ego to Consciousness, from self serving to a life of service.