I have many friends and strangers tell me that I am gifted. Gifted in my ability to provide Reiki to people. Gifted in my intuition. Gifted as a empath. I feel my "ego" begin to rise when I hear these things. Ego in the sense of feeling "special" or "unique". That's when I check those thoughts. The issue then becomes how to embrace my "abilities" without separating myself from source through my human "ego". We live in a society where we are taught that we are "special" and even "better than others". What's one of the first questions someone will ask you when you first meet them?...."So, what do you do?" This is how we begin to categorize others. If someone says, "I'm a doctor"...you will feel one way...if someone says, "I am a garbage man/woman"...then you will feel another way.
One of the goals in my life is to step outside categorizing others. A person's job does not define who they truly are...oops I am beginning to get off track..:)
Where was I? Embracing my "abilities" without letting my ego take over...Seems complicated. How do any of the new thought leaders of our time stand up and teach without embracing some of their "ego"? Well, in truth, some do...however, others...when they step on stage have a aura of humility about them. That what they are teaching has nothing to do with them, but everything to do with the "Universe" i.e. "God". They are simply the interpreters of a message or teaching what the universe is trying to reveal to others.
So, the question for me becomes, "Can I be trying so hard to contain my "ego" that I am limiting myself?" My intuition is telling me "Yes"...By my not embracing my gifts and sharing them then they are wasting away. Sharing your gifts is not an act of "ego". Thinking you are "better" than someone and no longer having the capacity to embrace new thoughts and ideas from others is "ego". So, I guess it's time to truly embrace my gifts, and share them with others. I must always be mindful and respectful in the fact that though these are my "gifts"...everyone has the same abilities. My hope is to teach people how to access these same gifts and open the channel of communication to their higher self. The ultimate goal is to bring a "self-peace" to others and guide them to find their joy.
Remember, no one is better than you, and you are not better than anyone else.