Pride is where many nations – including America – are snagged. Healthy pride gives us a sense of our accomplishments – of our inherent good. Entrenched pride obscures our vision and holds us captive to our ego. It justifies our actions and holds us in a self-named place of ‘hero’.
Healthy pride gives us a sense of confidence and a consistent glow in our inner furnace enabling us to carry on with our upward spiral movement. It signals to us that we are doing well.
For a brief instant, step into the energy field of pride.
Memories may flash in you, like snapshots on a movie screen. You may feel sensations in your body or hear inner voices. Notice how your body reacts. Does your chest feel open and gleeful? Do you feel good about yourself? Do you feel inspired? Is your breathing open and easy … somewhat excited? Be as alert as you can possibly be for these few moments.
Familiarize yourself with the energy field of pride so that you can recognize it as an observer in future. As you master this, you will never need to get stuck in it again.
As soon as you have a sense of the energy field of pride, step out of it. Become an observer simply watching it – from the outside. This returns you to a place of choice.
Remember … We are traveling UP this ladder of emotions. Keep reading the upcoming posts, as we are not here to linger in Pride, either.
* This post is #43 in a series of in the syndicated excerpts from The Power of Anger – Blasting Through Your Limitations and Transforming The World by Ariole K. Alei. Order the book – or instantly download a copy – here. Or listen to the 4-Part Audio Course.
* Image with gratitude to Jan Rosgen.
 These 17 levels of consciousness were first mapped by David R. Hawkins in Power vs. Force and developed as the ‘C-Walk’ (Consciousness Walk) by my co-founder of Veraxis and beloved soul friend, Colin Hillstrom.