Working toward the awakening of our Soul means identifying ourselves first and foremost as a Soul. Our ego identity, or personality, is temporary. It’s only purpose, as far is the Spirit is concerned, is to be a placeholder for the Soul. It will diminish in importance as the Soul finds its way to the surface of our awareness.
Courageous are the Souls, who adventure into time and space to learn of their divinity. For while they cannot lose, they can think they have, and the loss will seem intolerable. And while they cannot fail, they can think they have, and the pain will seem unbearable. And while they cannot ever be less than they truly are – powerful, eternal, and loved – they can think they are, and all hope will seem lost. And therein lies their test, a test of perceptions: of what to focus on, of what to believe in, in spite of appearances. – Mike Dooley, The Universe Talks