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Grandeur or Grandiosity?

Will you believe the ego’s lies — or the voice of God?

By Aaron Waddell - The Everyday MysticPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
Grandeur or Grandiosity?
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As the Son of God, you are indeed great. The ego cannot accept this vision of grandeur, because it cannot accept truth. It cannot accept anything outside itself.

So it offers gifts, namely, the “gifts” of self-inflation or self-importance, as an alternative to the gifts of God.

Seeing itself is separate, the ego has a tremendous sense of vulnerability, which it extends to you. It only sees in terms of attack, seeing every perceived threat, every perceived, slight, as an attack.

If you fail to accept its offer of grandiosity, it will lie in wait, ready to spring to action when you do.

When you do accept it, it will attack immediately, seeking to prop itself up. To take the place that it sees for itself as its rightful station.

When you first start to accept your grandeur, to believe it is possible, and even your right, the ego will invariably attack the very idea.

It will tell you that you are insane. That you are foolish and arrogant. That you are little - incapable of God-Like grandeur.

However, it will also tell you that you can be great, but only if you listen to it, and the laws that it makes up for you.

Two Options

The ego gives you two options, grandiosity or littleness. If you listen to the ego, you will constantly shift between the two, though they are in fact the same — two sides of the same coin.

But once you see the truth of your grandeur, nothing else is possible, for nothing can replace truth.

The sign of truth is that it does not vacillate. It is always true. It does not despair. It does not attack. Does not wish for more.

You may believe you are little. Or you may believe you are special, better than others. But these are equally insane — because they are not true. And to believe in things that are not true is the definition of insanity.

Grandiosity is pride. And pride will not be returned. It will only be resented. It can only be hated and despised.

It will not heal. It will not produce miracles.

Grandeur is the miracle

By believing in your grandeur — by knowing your greatness, you celebrate grace, and you rejoice in gladness. You share joy, You share love, and receive them equally in return.

The ego seeks to replace your grandeur and place itself in the place of God by doing so. But the creations of God can only be replaced in the minds of the deluded. In the imaginary thoughts of the ego.

God would be incomplete without you, and he can never be incomplete. So his grandeur is yours as well.

You may see yourself as arrogant for believing you can be as great as God. But this is true only in the eyes of the ego.

To accept yourself as God made you, as an essential part of him, is the opposite of arrogance — the very denial of arrogance.

Do you think you could be separate from what is all-encompassing?

That is the only arrogance.

He does not deceive

God would not deceive you. And could not deceive you.

Listen to Him.

Listen to his holy voice.

Replace the ego’s thoughts of littleness with the grandeur of God. Replace the thoughts of grandiosity with thoughts of unity and love.

His answer will bring peace.

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Hello dear friend, I'm Aaron! I write inspirational poems and stories of spiritual growth and personal development.

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Aaron Waddell - The Everyday Mystic

Hello dear friend! I'm Aaron - Husband, Father, Writer, Engineer, Poet and Pickleball Junkie.

I write inspirational poems and stories of spiritual growth.

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