Don’t Define Yourself Based on Outside Factors — Try This Instead

You are in control of your life’s direction.

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Now, some of you decide what you should be, based upon the agendas that you’ve inherited. You define yourselves by your achievements, how the world perceives you, and you direct your lives to fulfill a prophecy of what you think you should be. “I will be happy when I have received this or that, afforded this or that, claimed this or that.” And the lives you live become a testimony to idolatry.

And what we mean by this is the acquisition of things, the claim of power or assertion of power over others, becomes an objective which is not the True Self, nor would it ever be. You may claim a good life. Anything may be known as the True Self. But what the True Self requires is its realization, and anything that stands before that is an anathema to the Divine Self.

Now, when an obstacle presents itself on your path, you have an opportunity to comprehend it, see where you have chosen it or why you have it, and then dismantle it. But you dismantle the structure by realizing what it has been, simply an idea that you have gone into an agreement to. You have asserted its meaning and agreed with the collective that it’s what you should have or be or do.

The definitions you hold about what success is must be seen by you for what they are—inherited ideals, emblems, directives that were chosen by others that you ascribe meaning to. What you give meaning to, you empower, you justify, and then you create in accordance to. What it means to be a man or a woman becomes a directive that should be fulfilled through the agendas that you perceive or have claimed to be meaningful.

Now, when we teach you, we see you as you are, beyond the small self’s decisions for what she should be, and we ascribe meaning to only what is true. And your definitions of truth must be understood as having been acquired for you throughout the millennia.

We will redefine truth if you wish. What is true is always true, and anything true will always be true. It is true we are here with you today, in this moment. We will always be here with you, in this moment. We will not always be here, nor will you, as the moment passes. But it is true, in this moment, throughout your perception of time, we will be here in regard with you in instruction.

Channeling the voices and wisdom of the otherworldly Guides, Paul Selig offers a way to expand your view of reality and move towards ultimate manifestation. Expanding on and transcending his previous work, Realization, the first volume in the Beyond the Known trilogy, is composed of the pure, unedited words of the Guides as they share their wisdom and knowledge through Selig. It serves a psychological-spiritual guide to take readers beyond the perceived limitations of accepted reality and open their minds to ultimate manifestation.

Excerpted from Beyond the Known: Realization: A Channeled Text.  Copyright © 2019 by Paul Selig and reprinted with permission from St. Martin’s Essentials.

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