“Self-transcendence” is an interesting idea. To move beyond Self. To be more than Self. To go beyond the limitations of Self. To transcend Self.
We become so absorbed in our body-suit lives that we forget that we are much, much more than a single human on the planet earth.
We are Infinite Essence manifesting on earth confined in a body suit. A body suit complete with ego and perceived limitations. We are so confined that we sometimes forget that we are actually Infinite Essence — an energy of unconditional love and wholeness. A fluid, active, shape-shifting energy of wholeness. We forget and think that all we can do is what our body suits can manage.
Not true!!! We are so much more than our body suit, more than our personality, more than our worldly accomplishments. We are Infinite Essence! Now that’s something to work with.
How do you go beyond your body suit?
To move into your invisible self, begin with your mind, use your imagination and move as fast as you can past your ego — that state of being that keeps us separate from, well, everything — each other, life, the world. When you move past your “self”, you disappear into a state of Oneness. That’s hard for us to imagine.
One of the ways that helped me begin to disappear my ego is to feel like I’m a drop in the Cosmic Soup. You can’t separate me out but I’m a part of the whole and my “flavor” affects the entire cosmic soup. That image helps me feel immersed in the whole and yet have the responsibility of managing my own “flavor”.
Become “more” in each moment
Each day I get to move out into the energy of the moment. Each day I get to move mindfully, think thoughtfully, be aware of the energy around me and work at monitoring my humanness, while continually moving toward my soup-ness, my oneness, my I-am-contained-in-the-All. Not separate. Included within. An integral element of All.
“Self-transcendence”. Being better, bigger than Self. Getting rid of your ego, allowing yourself to merge into the greater whole and be a contributor to the Emptiness That Holds Everything.
I do it through conscious breathing. I do it through moments of listening to nature. I do it through meditation and shamanic journeying. I even do it through the process of writing, which, for me, serves as a gateway to what’s going on inside.
How are you working to transcend self?
Deeper Song Process
- Sit quietly and breathe. Inhale, exhale and then notice the pause. The Infinite Essence lies there.
- Inhale, exhale, reel yourself as Infinite Essence
- Repeat throughout your day.
To Sing a Deeper Song, Consider: