What does ‘entitled to be human’ mean? My understanding is that it means we are entitled to think whatever we like about our self or another, entitled to react, entitled to be better or lesser, to be judgemental, entitled to eat whatever the taste buds want even if it may not agree with the body, entitled to drive the body and override its messages – all of this shows us that the human being has a sense of entitlement at the expense of our body and our health.
Entitlement keeps us in comfort. It is like a layer of protection that maintains the lie that we are separate, that we are individuals, disconnected from others who, together with us, make up the one race of people that live here on earth.
Entitlement is a killer of joy, openness and settlement, obstructing brotherhood. It keeps us cocooned and separate from other people, deluded by the belief that we are special, that we deserve a huge salary, that we need recognition from others, etc.
Entitlement means we are never satisfied or able to accept and observe life as it is. Entitlement requires control, a stance that never delivers any true joy. It feeds individuality, and individuality keeps us imprisoned in our mind, separate and isolated in our ideals and beliefs, emotions and neediness.
Entitlement likes us to believe that we are someone, a someone who puts the needs of our self first, rather than in consideration that we are part of one humanity and the one universe. Entitlement keeps us very small, self-righteous and locked into our individuality. If we feel into the grandness and vastness of space and stars we are humbled by our tiny size. If we look at our planet from an energetic point of view, we would observe that entitlement, as a way of preserving and protecting the self, is not working, if harmony and evolution are to be valued.
Groups of people, by nationality or race or generation can, over time, create a sense of entitlement to their rights, their land, their culture. This keeps us in the illusion that these constructs form our identity and determine who we are. A sense of entitlement goes hand in hand with privilege and power, status and wealth. Then we can become attached to this picture of our self – “this is who I am”.
Entitlement is a clever cunning trick of the spirit to delay the inevitable return to our true nature, and the Oneness that we all belong to.
Bernadette C., Australia
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