Thank You Thursday: Master of Self

Be thankful this day for being Master of Self.

Being master of self is to know your limitless capabilities, knowing finite details about yourself. Without realizing it, we give our power away to others. The way of giving our power away is through making compromises of the soul when filled with doubt or to appease others for the sacrifice of self. When we give our power away to others, we lose a since of self and feel lost. The sensation of feeling lost is common for those on the path of being a master of self. It means we are searching for new ways to be and allow our whole self to be present. In the process of feeling lost, we regain our power. It is renewed through our personal will and being focused in the present moment. When we become more aware in the present moment, don't we feel more empowered or in control of self of the situation? The question now becomes, how do we become a Master of Self?
When we think of masters, we think of the Ascended Masters, Jesus, Buddha, Vishnu, etc. This was a question I posed to myself almost a month ago as well; how do I become a master of self? If we all ask our self the same question, we will get the same answer, but in different ways. Part one of the answer I received was, how do you know what a Master looks like? My interpretation was we don't know what a Master really looks like, not in a physical since, but in an energetic since. The role of a Master is to live with integrity, faith, wisdom, and unconditional love. The Ascended Masters had these qualities to make them wise and virtuous. They are also the examples in which we live by in each respectful religious sect. When we set the standard to live by other Masters or examples, don't you feel you may fall short? It is the same as if you are in a competition or anything you do; you say "I am doing this for you." When we set that expectation, we set a new level of standard for self to live up too. Each Master on the path of ascension wasn't always living up to their personal standards, or was they?
Part two of my answer was, we are already Masters. We are so concerned with what the other Masters accomplished before us and want to follow in their steps or be better. They are only examples of how to live like Masters, like a recipe, there is one, but everyone makes it the same the first time, then changes it to suite their personal taste. Being a Master is knowing when to follow and when to lead. To live up to the innate ability of being a Master, we have look inside self to see what qualities we have to cultivate to be the Master we desire to be. We each have our own path leading us to mastership, but we get caught up in process of how we get there, by being ridged, we lose sight of the goal and not being flexible along the way. A Master is not only to study, we are to enjoy life and see the lessons in both challenges and enjoyment.
The life lesson enables us to see life from many perspectives. As an apprentice, we look at life and ask questions, judge all that is happening around us, and ask questions for clarification. When moved to the role of master, we become free from all judgment and see life as it is with clarity and true understanding, which is changing to be aligned with self. The life view of a Master is to see purpose in all actions and in-actions; this view allows for self-alignment and growth. The path of a Master or to be Master of Self is just like any other path chosen, we can commit to one thing, a life style or change in direction to suite our soul's needs, but the division between those who are "just" living and those making a difference is their awareness of self. When we become aware of self then we are aware of all, through a divine connection.
When we think of the word master, we think of one who is in control. Being a Master of Self would mean being in control of self. However with the divine connection to all, who is in control? Living as one entity and conciseness, we are still in control of self, while being guided by the Source and other Masters and Angels. We are the Masters to one another, teaching and learning. When in the midst of teaching or showing another "the way" we learn something for self. Once we learn what is desired, it is then added to the collective consciousness to be accessed and shared. When in the role of a Master, we learn to share what is given to us, life lessons. Our lessons are not of our own, it is to share and compare the outcomes of the same lessons preformed in different ways. To answer the question, how do we becomes a Master of Self, we already are.
Be thankful this day and everyday for seeing the master in self.
Be thankful this day and everyday for sharing the lessons of apprentice and master with others.
Be thankful this day and everyday for the divine connection to Source to understand and be aware of the Mastership we all own.

Master Apprentice
Wondering the labyrinth of the mind
Toiling around
Seeking the center and not the way out
The place where I belong
I am here

In the center
Control of self
Viewing the world through self-contained experiences
Knowing I am not alone
Being an example for others

Mimicking others before thee
Having a desire to be just as they were
Coming to full knowledge they were just as they were
I am who I am

Evolution of a lifetime before
Now claiming the truth of self
I understand now
Just as I understood before
No Longer separate
No Longer divided
Living whole
A teacher of self and to the world

Master of self
Feeling the way through
Only I know what is means
What it feels to be a master
I am already what I claim to be
A Master

Thank you to Mr. Neale Donald Walsh for inspiring this week's Thank You Thursday.


Gwen in New Mexico 22nd December 2011 11:39 am

Thank you to you and much gratitude.
Many holiday blessings to you for sharing and inspiring gratitude.
Hugs, Gwen

happyme 22nd December 2011 12:05 pm


COBALT 22nd December 2011 6:14 pm

Very warm and lovely gift. Thank you, Hillis! :smitten:

bluecanyon 23rd December 2011 1:35 am

I subconsciously try and balance all my different dimensions so I can have a little mastery over them. I seem to have a little more discipline in doing this but it is still a challenging game on most days. We human souls have so many dimensions and planes. The adventure is in harmonizing our inner and outer dimensions. To become a master of one's self seems to be a daunting task. Maybe we make it harder than it should be.

victor 23rd December 2011 10:53 am

Fantastic reading Hillis!

It is the days leading up to the birth of the Christ and all hearts are opening to share in the joys and happiness of Christmas.

I wish you a very Merry Happy Prosperous Christmas Bro!

May you continue to prosper in a fertile mind body strength and awareness. And continue to bring us inspirational insights and total upliftment in your writings.


Hillis 5th January 2012 10:36 am

Greetings Gwen,
You are welcome and I am Grateful you enjoyed this entry!I hope your Holiday was well and filled with peace.

Hillis 5th January 2012 10:36 am

You are welcome Happyme! :smitten:

Hillis 5th January 2012 10:38 am

Greetings Cobalt,
I am Grateful you enjoyed this entry!It is a gift share for all with love.

Hillis 5th January 2012 10:41 am

Greetings bluecanyon,
I am Grateful you enjoyed this entry. You are correct, we do make it harder than necessary, but that is apart of the journey, to find what works for your Soul. It is not to gain mastery over the different dimensions, but to bring them into a harmonious balance, through acceptance. I wish you well on this journey.

Hillis 5th January 2012 10:42 am

Thank you Victor! I wish you the same!


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