|Muslim woman, in Jerusalem|
The less pretense, the more freedom.
The less performing, the more presence.
The less acting, the more authenticity.
Greater ego-decrease brings divine increase.
I experienced more of the false self being stripped away last night at the healing service, and it felt good. (Great energy is exp[ended in the maintenance of the false self.)
As I was going over some of my spiritual formation notes, I found this prayer from A.W. Tozer. It still expresses a desire of my heart. Because, sadly, I have had a desire to "be recognized" by people that comes out of my own needy, unhealed heart. I'm praying for more freedom from my own self.
"O Christ, make me strong to overcome
the desire to be wise
and to be reputed wise by others
as ignorant as myself.
I turn from my wisdom
as well as from my folly
and flee to You,
the wisdom of God
and the power of God.
(From The Knowledge of the Holy)
If this prayer expresses your heart, pray it throughout the day. Pray for the ego to be defeated and outdone by the great I Am.