Have no illusions—when you are uncomfortable thinking about the detachment that comes with the awareness of Truth, it’s not because you will come across as cold and unfeeling. It’s not because you will abandon your loved ones or lose them in some way. This is what the ego (personal thought system) tells you to distract you from what’s really going on. Your discomfort is because when you detach what you really detach from is not some world outside you, but from the ego (personal thought system) and its “world” (perceptions).
Detachment from the ego is the natural result of being aware of Truth. You experience it at first as not feeling as you are used to about a certain person or situation. “This used to really upset me. It doesn’t anymore.” It seems as though it is the situation you are detached from, but it is actually that you are no longer responding to it from the ego. You’ve chosen to look at it from a different place in your mind. You’ve become aware that you are something other than the ego.
Detachment is the opposite of attachment. And what you are attached to is the ego. All of your other attachments follow from this, as the ego teaches that they will bring you peace and happiness. So you don’t have to detach from every attachment you have. You only need to detach from the ego and your other attachments will fall away.
Detachment is not something you have to “do” or make happen. Grow your awareness of Truth and detachment naturally follows because your awareness can only be on Truth or the ego.
You grow your awareness of Truth by asking the Awareness of Truth (Holy Spirit) in your mind to be with you in everything you do. In your relationships, your work, and all of your interests. Use everything as a classroom in which to learn of the Awareness of Truth within you.
You can also practice stepping away from your ego thoughts and feelings and merely observing them without judgment. This makes room for the Awareness of Truth to take their place.
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