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An Imagined Identity

The more attachment there is to our given name, the more this creates an imagined identity. When this lie is exposed, it leads one not so much to knowing who you are, but more so to the truth of who you are not. And when you know this truth of who you are not, it leads to an understanding of yourself that can’t be known when you think you have it all figured out as to who you are. Beneath the story of who you are is a peace that passes all understanding and this peace will only be experienced when one is sure of who you are not.

One day as I was sitting in silence, it was revealed to me that it took roughly forty nine years to develop an identity to an imagined self, along with all the tools I thought were needed to make me who I thought I was suppose to be. For the last seven years I have be undoing what my own mind developed only because it was thought to be the most beneficial way to live. This imagined self began at the time of birth when my parents named me for the purpose of society having a way to identify me. This name was then attached to by a self that wasn’t formed yet, but it slowly was being developed into an imagined identity.

On this day this lie was exposed for me, as it will be for everyone I gather one day, but for most it will remain in place until the time of death. And although for many, death itself will be the time of this exposure, one may never be made aware of it. But for those who do awaken to the fallacy of this imagine identity, there’s a freedom that occurs which can only be known in the space of non attachment to this made up imagined self. Bondage is in the belief that you are what you imagine. Freedom is in the knowing that you are not. The more the lie of this imagined identity is exposed, the more of the truth that the imagined self doesn’t really exist is revealed. In this truth there’s a knowing, not of who you are, but of who you are not, and it’s in the exposure of this lie that sets one free because one is no longer in the prison of this imagined identity.

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  1. rhemalog said:

    Hello Mike!

    (I know this is the most inappropriate means of connecting with you…but this is the avenue I could find. Please forgive me)

    Calvary greetings to you in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Awesome work you are doing on your blog.

    God be praised forever!

    My name (in short) is Tim and I am the administrator of the newly unveiled Christian Social Community: Rhemalog.

    Craving your indulgence, I will quickly like to intimate you on our purpose, goals and objectives.

    Rhemalog is a compound word, coined from “Rhema” and “Log”.
    It means, putting into writing(Log), your encounters in the Word of God(Rhema).
    Sharing with the beloved, the things that God has shown unto you in His Word.

    Rhemalog is established by the leading of the Holy Spirit, as a platform to enrich and impact the body of Christ all over the World!

    You will agree that there is a lot of degradation going on.
    Abuse, spiritual contaminations and pollutions.

    All you need is to refresh your social-media pages long enough…then boom!
    There you have it, in your face!
    But.
    Wouldnt it be awesome to have a sanctified environment?

    A platform built solely for the Children of God.
    Devoid of negativity around us, but filled with inspirations, encouragements and above all, the WORD OF GOD!

    This is our driving force.
    The clarion call that moved us to put Rhemalog in place.

    And this is our call to you: Would you like to join us?

    As one of the major (Christian) thinkers and opinion-makers out there, logically, it is a no-brainer that we need you, especially since our main goal is to ensure that the people are well fed.

    We need your insightful thoughts. Inspirational ideas. Well written pieces. We need YOU!

    We need you, not only as a member, but also as an A-List contributor.

    And we already have all the tools required.

    – Personal Blogging feature
    – Video sharing
    – Community pages (think facebook pages)
    – Timelines and profiles
    – Pictures, etc

    Together, we can build one of the most vibrant and impactful communities out there.

    Should you decide to join us now:

    – Your personal blog and info will be shared on our social media pages (with over 59,000 members)

    – Your community page will be featured. Meaning, it will come up first in searches and views (with its own cute ribbon)

    – You can host all your youtube and vimeo videos, thereby increasing your viewer-ship and enhancing your reach.

    – As an early adopter, you will be a part of a huge and influential community at its infant stage.

    Well, “gold and silver” we have not.
    But can you help us be a blessing to the children of God out there?

    It will be a huge honour and we will be waiting for you.

    rhemalog.com is the address.

    Thanks and may God keep His face shining on you.

    Yours,

    Tim
    Rhemalog Community

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  2. I am very serious and am always interested in spreading the seeds of love. Although I don’t attach to a certain belief because it wasnt what I experienced, to me Jesus’s teaching are a message of love that can be seen as factual, it doesnt take a belief to see the truth of his teachings, as so with many others who taught a message of love. But Jesus gave us the link to the Father (our creator) and therein lies the difference. Our endeavor can work, but I would like to speak to someone in person about this before committing. Are you in the USA?

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