Contemplation Day5

40 Days of Letting Go, Letting God

From Release to Embrace

Rule 4

Intellect and Love are made of different materials. Intellect ties people in knots and risks nothing, but love dissolves all tangles and risks everything. Intellect is always cautious and advises, ‘Beware too much ecstasy,’ whereas Love says, ‘Oh, never mind! Take the plunge!’ Intelligence does not easily break down, whereas Love can effortlessly reduce itself to rubble. But treasures are hidden among ruins. A broken heart hides treasures.


Today’s affirmation: I release my limited Ego so I can return to Oneness with the Greatest Love.

As I was contemplating on Rule No1 and today’s Lent message, I realized that …

I often find that we talk about the Ego as something Evil that we should ‘destroy’ in ourselves so to reach enlightenment.

In my view, Ego is a collection of Limitations and error-thoughts that is often collectively called the Devil; aspects of ourselves that support us to learn and grow. All is God and so all is good. Nothing is to be condemned. At the same time, we are to move through and overcome these limitations so to get closer to the Divine Presence.

All the great masters, gurus and teachers had an Ego and lessons to learn or overcome. No human is perfect, no matter how enlightened they are. I love the way Jesus is depicted in the Bible because it shows his humanity. He was Loving man with a temperament. He was sometimes abrupt and impatient. 

Awareness is key. We need to decide for ourselves what limits us to get closer to the Divine Presence.

Now, when I look at my fears and how I try to control the world around so I feel safer, I understand that I do not allow God to love and support me. When I allow my scared Ego to run my life, I notice that I ‘move’ God to the side and tell him “move away, I am dealing with this!’. This behaviour shows lack of trust and my Ego’s insistence on having ‘her’ own way. 

With awareness I can make a different choice. I can simply observe the fear and keep on inviting the Divine Presence to walk with me and support me. As I release this fearful aspect of my Ego into the ‘Light’ or the nothingness, I get closer to God who is always happy to guide me and lift me up in return. 

What did you discover by contemplation on this rule and Lent reading?

in Loving and with many Blessings,
Rev Kudlik

Please note that though I may use ‘him’ or ‘his’ pronouns to talk about God/the Divine, it is only because the English language does not have a gender neutral pronoun. They sounds odd to me to use and it sounds lifeless.