January 11, 2021
Ask Deepak

Individual Consciousness and Social Consciousness.

Quote.

When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

Question:

How do you reconcile social conditioning with a higher purpose? So much of what people do is automated- how do we use this to a positive advantage to serve others? Where is the balance between individualism and collectivism and how does ego affect this?

Response:

Social rules and customs are the ways humans have learned to get along in groups. And the welfare of the group, whether it is a family or a nation, is how the individual is allowed to be safe and grow. But there comes a time in one’s spiritual journey where it becomes necessary to grow beyond the confines of the group and claim the freedom that is your true spiritual identity. Social pressure will then try to bring you back into the beliefs and values of the tribe, telling you it is wrong and dangerous to think outside the boundaries of your family upbringing or faith, or tradition. At this stage of your individuation you must have the courage of your own spiritual convictions and experience to live and think as your evolution requires, knowing that your example of freedom will make it easier for others who are still in the womb of the group to break free when their time is ripe.

Love,

Deepak

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