The Ego Falling Away is Not Frightening
The belief in guilt fell away from this mind. Then the self-concept fell away. This mind is now in the process of “unlearning” self-identification. Which is to say, the ego is falling away. It is not frightening.
I tell you this because all along the way on the path to transcending the ego (personal thought system), the ego says you are dying, you are killing yourself, it is impossible, it is terrifying, you will cease to exist, etc. And it was wrong. Surprise!
I knew this intellectually. I knew the ego was always speaking for itself and not for this mind. But now I can report, from experience, that it is not frightening for it to fall away. It is unfamiliar, yet natural. It is fascinating and awe inspiring. It is confusing and disorienting. So it is “unsettling”, as this stage is labeled in the Development of Trust in A Course in Miracles. But there is nothing to fear.
It is the ultimate paradigm shift. It feels like a massive undertaking. But, for this mind, anyway, just as the first four stages were gentle preparation for this stage, the ego falling away is also a slow, gentle process. So far. I’ve only just begun. But why would it change?
There is no loss in this process! It is all gain. The Love! The Light!
Imagine that, if you can.
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