What often frustrates and derails the spiritual student is the quandary of how to live all the things learned along the path. The purpose of this blog is not to ask anyone to change a belief but to help those who are intent in their pursuit of living in alignment with their beliefs to put those ideals into their real lives.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
MECHANISMS OF THE EGO
This is being written in
response to what I have been witnessing in those with whom I work closely in
the Avatar program, as well as others with whom I interact.It seems that the Ego is having a big “waahh”
right now, and it appears to be an appropriate time to address the issue.
Regardless of the context in
which you hold the ego – a tool of the “dark”, a safety mechanism gone
berserk,the limited versus the
unlimited – all mechanisms of the ego serve one purpose and one purpose only……to
perpetuate the illusion of “separate”.(We
are not concerned with the context for this writing, only the construct of the
mechanism.)Every single thing the Ego
champions, be it hate, fear, anger, pride, etc. is to foster the idea of “you”
vs. “them”.Unity is anathema to the
Ego.You must see yourself as apart from
everything in order for the Ego to have meaning and purpose.
“Trust only me,” the Ego
screams.“I alone have your best interests
at heart.I alone care what happens to
you.No one else is looking out for your
interests.”What the Ego means is that
it is looking out for itself.
As you proceed on the
spiritual path, you come to a place where the Ego can “see the hand-writing on
the wall”.If you go any further, the
Ego will lose its hold on you.If you
begin to see the union with all things that is the truth of who you are the Ego
begins to scream and shout and do whatever it can to distract you.This is what I mean by an “Ego wah”.In short, it is having a temper tantrum.Part of that temper tantrum will manifest as
the Ego-part of you begins to “argue for its limitations”….”well, that’s just
the way I am”,“I can’t help it, it’s
genetic,” “I was raised to believe that way”, etc.In short, the Ego wants you to remain victim
of all you have been rather than to proceed to all you can be and all that, in
truth, you truly are.
When you find yourself in
such a “wah” remember that everything in limited consciousness is an equation
of prices and rewards (see previous writing).So, ask yourself “If I give up this idea, action, belief, what would
that mean for me?”Undoubtedly you will
run up again the fear that “I won’t know who I am”.Sneakily the Ego will say, “See I told you
Consider this one of the
steps of passage that is necessary to the spiritual sojourner.Allow yourself to look at all that may be
gained rather than what may be lost….and pursue your truth.With amusement acknowledge the Ego’s “temper
tantrum” and choose not to “play”.And
enjoy the rewards that will rush to meet you as you emerge on the other side.
And, remember, I am always
here for you if you would like a helping hand.