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The ego mindset is one of constant problems, never-ending problems, relentless problems, running a gauntlet of problems. It’s a problem!
We can become identified with our problems.
We can become obsessed with identifying problems.
We can become addicted to solving problems.
And yet, problems are not coming at us from the world, they are manifestations of our beliefs and they can be resolved by Spirit if we choose.
A Course in Miracles tells us:
The Holy Spirit offers you release from every problem that you think you have. They are the same to Him because each one, regardless of the form it seems to take, is a demand that someone suffer loss and make a sacrifice that you might gain. And when the situation is worked out so no one loses is the problem gone, because it was an error in perception that now has been corrected. One mistake is not more difficult for Him to bring to truth than is another. For there is but one mistake; the whole idea that loss is possible, and could result in gain for anyone. If this were true, then God would be unfair; sin would be possible, attack be justified and vengeance fair. T-26.II.2.
I used to be what some would call a drama queen. I realized that when I was fully identified with ego I liked having problems because they made me feel alive. Now, I choose to feel alive because I’m experiencing the flow of Love.
When we feel like a victim, we’re identified with our problems.
What a blessing it is that we can change our mind and our habits no matter how ingrained they seem to be. Phew!
I encourage you to look at your identification with problems.
Examples: I’m ADHD. I’m an addict. My cancer.
Are you a problem solver?
Are you a person with constant problems?
Do you grapple with big problems or little problems?
Where is your identification?
Who will you be without your problems?
These are meaningful questions that have really helped me to establish an awareness of my true identity.
What do you choose?