Embracing Oneness: A Prayer to Let Go of Ego
by Nancy Bowers, RScP
T-3.VII.5. The mind can make the belief in separation very real and very fearful, and this belief is the “devil.” 2 It is powerful, active, destructive and clearly in opposition to God, because it literally denies His Fatherhood. 3 Look at your life and see what the devil has made. 4 But realize that this making will surely dissolve in the light of truth, because its foundation is a lie. 5 Your creation by God is the only Foundation that cannot be shaken, because the light is in it. 6 Your starting point is truth, and you must return to your Beginning. 7 Much has been seen since then, but nothing has really happened. 8 Your Self is still in peace, even though your mind is in conflict. A Course in Miracles
“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.” ~ The Wizard of Oz
Like a blank canvas, God is Purity. Unmarred and unaffected by human constructs, that Purity remains as the basis of existence. It is the Essence of Beingness. It is egoless. It is fearless. It is Unadulterated Love, Total Peace, Unbounded Joy. It is the truth of who I am. It is the truth of who you are. In this light of truth, ego is exposed for the fraud that it is. The curtain has been pulled back.
There is no separation – only ego pretending it can rule the roost.
In this moment, I surrender ego. I let go of the idea that I can somehow separate myself from God. I embrace willingness. I call upon the Holy Spirit to guide me, remembering that while my vantage point is limited, His is limitless. I release ego’s desire to control and trust that God has my back in this and every moment. I allow myself to be God’s instrument of peace and love. I embrace Oneness. No separation means that whatever I do to anyone, I do to myself and so respect the Divinity that is everywhere present. I look for the good. I trust that while I may not always understand how the pieces fit, I can relax and give this moment to the Holy Spirit. It was always His anyway. My resistance only made life more challenging than it needed to be.
How good it is to let go. How sweet the release from ego’s desire to control! I am so grateful to return to peace; so grateful to sink into the Peace of God.
I let go and let God. And so it is. Amen.