The character of ‘self grandeur’ was one of the first character’s as a child that I participated in. This particular character began when I first heard the story of Rapunzel. I related to Rapunzel in how when she reached her twelfth birthday, her mother shut her away in a tower in the middle of the woods, with neither stairs nor a door, only one room and one window. My mother of course never shut me away in a room, No! It was all my doing, as a child, I secluded myself from the reality that existed within the structure of my family, and instead, I got lost in my imagination beLIEving that someday, someone was going to come and save me from what I realize now, was my own self-absorbed story of self sabotage.
As I got older the story in my head evolved to one where within my mind, I secretly had thoughts that I was really a ‘ Queen’ from some far off place and I was being controlled by an unjust world/money system, and the unjust system failed to recognize me as being the Queen that I dreamed I was.
So like Rapunzel, I was trapped in my own castle waiting to be rescued/swept away by the ‘love’ of my life where we would then both ‘save the world’.
I quietly maintained this particular mind possession for many years and so the illusion of it all within my head became carefully orchestrated. Within my secret mind, I was aware of the uselessness to my role playing, but I still participated, and I eventually justified the illusion as being a deserved break from the reality I felt controlled by and stuck within.
I had thoughts of how life here on Earth must be some sort of sordid joke or at the very least a bad nightmare that would surely end.
The first time I remember questioning the illusion I played around in within myself, was when I was 36 and, had just started a job for a huge hotel chain. What intrigued me about working there was that the structure and decor of the inside of the hotel, fit perfectly with the image in my mind of how my castle if I had one would exist. There it was, my place of self grandeur.
The problem was, I hated my actual job because I worked in customer service, listening to complaints all day long, sitting in a very small dark office area that was upstairs, far away from the extraordinary fancy hotel lobby. My pay was minimal, but at least I had my 30 minute lunch breaks. Every day, I would sit in the lobby looking at the beauty of the lighting and the sculptures, breathing in the new carpet and the new furniture smell as I escaped into my secret mind of thoughts about how someday, whoever ‘I really am’, will be found out. All will be revealed and I will be whisked away with the love of my life to my castle awaiting me.
At some point sitting there I realized how I had been running from facing the reality of who I am and what I’ve accepted and allowed. What really changed things for me was when I began applying self-forgiveness.
More and more everyday I’m realizing how fucked up this world is in how we forsake our self-responsibility to our world while we hide in our beliefs of self-grandeur, ‘hoping’ for a better world. Thing is, life within this world is growing more and more difficult for the majority of humanity.
As consciousness mind systems, we give in to accepting and allowing our world to continue this path, which, for the few that have more than enough money, the world seems to be a great place. Yet the reality is, we’ve created quite a mess within our world because death and despair is everywhere.
So, here we are, we are stuck in and as our own world of self acceptance, allowing consciousness to direct us in accepting and allowing hell on earth.
to be continued with self-forgiveness in Day 74
“I forgive myself that I haven’t accepted and allowed myself to see, realise and understand where and how I from the beginning internally and externally created this MORENESS – within the context of in and as that moment I as substance/existence manifested the question as Me: “there must be more than HERE, there must be more than ME, as HERE”, which in that moment manifested me into and as MORE me’s (“there must be more than ME, Here”) as the manifested-singularities and within and as the MORE me’s externally – manifested the MORE EXPERIENCE of me within and as myself as Energy (“there must be more than HERE). Not seeing/realising/understanding that for the MORE of ME to exist Structurally as the manifested-singularities I was in fact SEPARATING myself as substance/existence of and as equality and oneness into and as an ILLUSION of MORENESS as all the me’s of manifested-singularities came to manifest in existence. Because all of what I created is STILL ME, but in and as SEPARATION, innumerable amounts of SEPARATE PARTS manifested together in ONE EXISTENCE creating an ILLUSION of moreness; because it is/never has been MORE, it’s always still been me in separation from and of myself, HERE.” ~ Sunette Spies From: Looking for MORE of mySELF: DAY 78
For further context Read:
Looking for MORE of mySELF: DAY 78
Day 78: Stepping out of Character
Day 44: The Character game