Give Up Hero Worship, Part II
When your feelings get hurt, you are believing in what someone else says or does, and that is hero worship.
When you envy someone, that is hero worship.
When you assume that someone knows more than you, that is hero worship.
When you give your power away to someone or anything, when you take someone else's advice without letting it go through your heart, that is hero worship.
When you try to please another, when you try to make another love you or value you, that is hero worship.
When you try to live up to someone else's picture of you, that is hero worship.
When you try to emulate another, that is hero worship.
When you follow another, that is hero worship.
When you try to prove anything, that is hero worship.
When you are on automatic, that is hero worship.
What and whom have you been putting above yourself?
What have you believed in?
What have you bought?
Who do you say knows more about you than you do?
Whom do you give your power away to?
No wonder you feel powerless.
You have abandoned yourself.
Someone says, "Take this pill," and you take it. An actor on TV tells you, and you run to get it. You believe in all kinds of medicine.
You believe in all kinds of exercise.
You believe what books say.
You believe in experts.
You believe in all kinds of material things.
You believe in the value of everything but yourself.
Don't wait for others to believe in you.
I believe in you.
And I know truth.
Listen to Me for a change.
I care about you. I care more about you than you care about yourself.
You have wanted to give yourself away. You have been giving yourself away.
Give yourself to Me and to no other.
Give your whole soul to Me instead of pieces to whatever or whoever comes along and puts himself or herself in front of you.
Live up to My picture of you. Live up to it by accepting yourself as My Own.
Release yourself to Me.
Release your hold on the nothingness someone else's opinion gave you.
Put your hand in Mine.
Surrender to Me and not all those other people and things.
You have spent a lot of your life handing out peace offerings to those around you. That is a small sector.
Hand out My peace to the whole universe by looking up at Me.
Give My love to the stars and falling rain and all sentient beings on earth and to angels in Heaven.
You, be the giver of love, and not the beggar of it.
Kneel before no other man, for no man is greater than you.
Only little children you may bend down to, for that is rising to their innocence.
Or, if you are a seamstress, you bend to fix the hem of another.
Or, if you give shoe shines, you bow down in the simple act of polishing another's shoes.
In service, you can bend. But service is not servitude. No man is higher than you. Whatever his authority, whatever his throne, whatever his beliefs, no man is higher than you.
And if you are the one who sits on a throne, or you have some authority over another, remember then that no man is less than you. Your robes do not make you more. Rags do not make another less.
See as I do see.
Bow down to Truth. Bow down to the core of Truth.