Becoming My True Self
Self. This is usually a process that doesn’t evolve gracefully. This very awkwardness gives and reinforces the basic humility that continually invites the Grace to continue.The “separate” self is the false self. Separation is the delusion. In that delusion, the self, as separate, constructs a definition, an image, a reality. The components of that definition are both acquired from our nature, our genetics, as well as absorbed from our nurture, our specific culture.
Through either the experience of suffering or the invitation of love a hint of the True Self is glimpsed and then eagerly yearned for and sought. This is the spark that begins the journey of the dissolution of the false self through identification that it is and what it is: a frantic do-ing that prevents our conscious be-ing.
This spark fanned, creates a fire that burns away the mask, the persona, that hides us from our True Self.
Herb K. was given the gift of freedom from alcohol February 21, 1984. As a result of the application of the Twelve Steps as contained precisely in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, he experienced a profound spiritual awakening in 1988. Since then he has been very involved in carrying the message of recovery through presentations, facilitating workshops, and leading retreats.
He has authored three books to help people access the instructions and confirm the actual process contained in the Big Book for experiencing a spiritual awakening: Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11 (2017), Twelve-Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (2004) and Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening: Enlightenment for Everyone (2010). His books are available on Amazon and other locations.