how to stand firm in the midst of family drama

How to stay aligned and in your power in challenging family dynamics and expectations

A reader’s dad has recently passed away: “My family and I are in the process of working on ways to best care for Mom. I can feel pressure/expectations from them that I am/will be the person who will care for her. The reason for this has never been plainly expressed but it’s been made clear to me in subtle ways that since I don’t have a 9-5 job, I’m not married, don’t have kids or dogs, then I’m the best person for the job. Something else I noticed is that anytime I spoke about my life it was as if I hadn’t spoken at all.”

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Are You Having a Spiritual Temper Tantrum?

The ego is not able to make sense of the waiting time that every transformational (and awakening) process entails, so it gets impatient, it starts to doubt and is struggling to understand why things are not happening the way it wants to. So we start behaving like an entitled little brat, trying to control life and force things to happen with our dark mood and emotional outbursts, thinking we can twist the Universe’s arm that way to get what we want. There is a way to get out of these kinds of ego fits and meltdowns though, and not even get involved in them in the first place.

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Regressing back to ego consciousness

Reverting back to the old self, or the ego self and old habits and ways, is very common in any transformational process. The reverting back to the old happens because the mind is not yet established in the new level of consciousness, that’s all. It’s just the ego, or the former ‘you’, doing its little dance before it realizes it is no longer going to be your predominant state of being.

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A New Level of Awakening: Love Your Ego

The next level of awakening is when the ego becomes the servant of your soul and surrenders into service to You. This is when the whole of you is integrated and you have fully come into yourself. You are now grounded and fully embodied in your human and divine self, as One. This is true Oneness – it has nothing to do with getting rid of parts of yourself, but in bringing everything together, from a place of love. Awakening to this is what finally sets you free to become who you were always meant to be.

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Self-Awareness Articles

With the ego you move slow (or not at all/you stay on one level of consciousness) and life seem full of struggle, but when you choose to go with the flow, you’ll continuously progress and grow. Self-awareness is the key to progress and continuous growth in life. Here’s some of my articles that can help you increase your self-awareness.

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