It’s certainly not about being powerful –
A few spiritual masters have said that, after death,
Each of us will be able to create our own universe –
But that’s just silly.
We’re not ever going to be God –
Even though it is possible for us to be “like” God
By getting “free” of all the “not-God” surrounding us.
After all, God is absolutely free – and doesn’t have to ask before acting –
We can be just as free – and in the same sense.
Wouldn’t it be thrilling to be as free as God –
To start thinking and acting, as a human being,
The same as God would if God were in our place?
What’s the main impediment for doing this?
It’s the ego, which we have mistakenly identified as our “self”
But the ego is not our “true self,” it’s only one of our own creations –
And being “man-made” – is not part of what God originally gifted us with.
We feel as if we’d disappear without our ego –
That we’d be a no-body, a no-thing –
And that would be right!
Because we aren’t an ego, a body, or a thing,
We are spirit – potentially, totally free –
If we accept being our “true self” –
Free as God, if we choose to be.
In such case,
What we’d lose is our artificial “self” – our ego –
And what we would gain is our “true self” –
Jesus called it “the pearl.”