Be Yourself?

Instead of striving to live an “authentic” life, try getting in touch with that which is bigger than you are and let it live through you. Being authentic, or being yourself, can sometimes be an excuse to let it all hang out and is often the expression of something smaller, not bigger. Whenever we try to express our individuality, we usually wind up looking like everyone else. But when we get in touch with something that is bigger than we are and let It use us as its vehicle of expression, we really begin to live. Because, after all, that which is bigger than we are is really that part of us that we are awakening to, not something outside of us. So, by letting it express itself, we are actually living more authentically than if we were to try to stand out from the crowd. “He who would find his life must lose it.”

About Michael Maciel

Michael Maciel has studied the Ancient Wisdom Teachings and symbolism since the early 1970’s. He was ordained a priest in the Holy Order of MANS in 1972. Check out Michael’s YouTube channel The Mystical Christ with Michael Maciel, along with The Mystical Christ Academy on Patreon.
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6 Responses to Be Yourself?

  1. Anne says:

    Thank you for this teaching!

  2. patrick rainford says:

    From chrysalis to butterfly, what a difference! That which was once small, and living in the dark;
    Now living in the Light of the Sun/Son,
    Hau’loli Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year)
    from Puna Paddy

  3. bonnie says:

    Contemplating the scripture that expresses Jesus’ intent, desire, will, ….that..” They may be one as we are one”. It came to me that this is oneness in essence…not in content …..and it is only by being grounded in this essence that we come into cooperation with the evolutionary impulse in us…….the impulse that moves us into greater diversity and expressed individuality…..uniqueness of soul. Lacking that grounding gnosis we become programmed imitators of life rather than living expressions.

  4. mvalentinus says:

    Well said, Michael. We are each God’s unique expression and it is only in God that our fullness is revealed.

  5. iggygus says: high as we can climb.

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