When we consider owning all the godlike qualities of the True Self, we get stopped in the process of creating a spiritual relationship. We get stopped by our feelings of fear, perhaps even terror. We may fight in countless ways to keep our old limited view of who and what we are.
We ask ourselves, as Marriane Williamson phrased it so beautifully, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? I ask you, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. You are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within you."
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But as you know, life is not a straight road and we as humans are not static. We are constantly changing and interacting with the world around us. In this way, the ego constantly tempts us, trying to distract and deceive us — it does not want us to stop believing in its supposed power and it certainly doesn't want you to believe that you — as the True Self — are powerful beyond measure.
One of the first ways of creating a spiritual or happy relationship is by addressing two of our greatest fears in ego-based relationships:
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