Our True Divine Self is the best possible version of our self. Like our ego, it is a part of our identity. It is the all-knowing silent witness to our life experience.
Separate from who we know ourselves to me is our soul. Our soul evolves through our human experience.
The ego in us is fearful, limited and develops a distorted view of the world. Some people come to recognize this in themselves and do transformative work to grow out of the shortcomings of the ego into healthier capacities.
This transformative work can be done by including our true Divine Self, by acknowledging the Divinity within each of us and through the help of spiritual practice. This True Divine Self upholds and values the Divine Spiritual Qualities of the Source Creator (God) in us.
It is my understanding that this best version exists in our psyche, although I am unaware of its exact form. Our True Divine self is a part of who we are, and we must work to embody it more fully. Its greater embodiment, in turn, drives our soul to a higher and more evolved state.
Embodiment happens through a process of systematically exploring and dealing with the limitations of our human-ness.
We must let go of that which serves our selfish needs, wants and desires.
We must let come what will serve our highest good and/or the good of the universe. What serves the good of the universe might not be known readily to us especially if we are self-absorbed in meeting our own needs, wants and desires.
By developing a daily spiritual practice, we grow in self-awareness and become more aware of this aspect of us. Increased self-awareness also gives us the ability to view life through alternate more loving perspectives. With continued spiritual practice and a willingness to connect to our Divine Self, we create room for the greater embodiment of spiritual qualities.
In the article called “Walking Two Paths”, I discuss that we walk two paths in life, the human and the spiritual path.
The focus for each of these paths is different, yet, they must merge for us to live more fulfilling and rewarding lives. The Divine Self is the self that becomes more prominent in a human being when they traverse the spiritual path.
The more a person embodies their Divine self, the more they express a better and more loving version of themselves.
This might sound like a whole bunch of woo-woo for the pragmatic and logical person. However, if a person commits themselves to walk the spiritual path, they will soon become aware that there is truth in this.
It takes courage and resilience to let go of our rational thinking and navigate this path. A person must commit to the process. The rewards will be experienced, unique to each individual.