Recognition – Origins in Source
The bottom line of our need for recognition finds its origin in the Source we come from. When we are in, one with “All That Is”, we have this inherent recognition all around us, being reflected by our partners in consciousness, the different light pixels, and by the generative matrix that wraps us up like a cocoon. There is no distance between us and the point of creation.
But being isn’t enough if we don’t know what this beingness is. We therefore had to come out and started to go away from the inborn recognition and sense of belonging that we had. Once out of Source, we not only lose parts of ourselves through the bursting out, but we also lose our very sense of self that was provided to us by an intrinsic, all around and natural reflection. We don’t recognize ourselves anymore.
That’s where matter becomes handy, because matter is precisely the big mirror of our light, the contrast that will let us know who we are. Our nature abhors void and will reconstitute a sense of wholeness immediately, picking from what is around in the experimental environment we are launched in. This is the stage where we gather our “patterns” and wrapped them up with a membrane, the ego, mimicking what we used to have in Source. The major difference in this emulation is that this basic material is largely distorted by the initial fear triggered by our moving out. This new system will become our mirror, the system of reference that we then use to re-cognize ourselves. This mirror subsequently extends to the whole 3D reality and our societal organization, where it becomes a huge screen that serves the function of recognition.
Loss of Recognition
Since we have lost our Self, we can’t recognize it of course. We therefore have to be recognized by the systems in place that elaborates the rules and criteria of recognition. If one does well according to these standards, recognition will follow and thus reinforce the sense of self we need to feel ok.
What we don’t know is that by establishing recognition based on the 3D mirror, we only create a transient semblance that is not grounded in the original reality of true self. Consequently our need for recognition will only be met temporarily. The void created by the loss of true self will still crave and ask for it, since it cannot be tricked very long by an illusionary filler.
We run after recognition all the times, consciously or not, recognition from our father, mother, in divinity or humanity, from our teachers, bosses, mentors, spouses, peers, and whatever “authority systems” are in place. We are applying lots of efforts to match their expectations, craving to be acknowledged, and approved, not realizing that even though we pass the different society tests, we won’t feel recognized in our essence, because it’s the wrong level of operation. We might be recognized for the expression of our essence, the appearance, which is good of course, but this won’t take care of the inner self that is still missing.
Recognition & Retrieval of Self
In order to re-cognize ourselves, we first have to own ourselves and therefore retrieve it. Then we can become whole and don’t need an exterior mirror anymore because we have become our own, we feel the resonance of our Self within; we “know” our Self, which is the inherent credit that doesn’t need exterior recognition anymore.
Once the inner Self is found, recognize and thus accredited, it then vibrates inwardly, emanating a sense of natural entitlement and approval from within. That natural entitlement cancels any craving for exterior approval and recognition, knowing that this level can only provide fickle and evasive reassurance that will always be questioned.