Our ego is an integral part of our human experience. How many times a day do we say “I”? The ego is a tool to discern “me” from the rest of the world. It helps us navigate through the earthly conditions and distinguish what is positive/negative or pleasant/unpleasant.
At the same time, the ego is the cause of separation and the root of all suffering. If we forget that our activities also affect the rest of the world, we can easily hurt others.
This can trigger a chain reaction and one gesture of hatred or anger will cause suffering not only for the person it was pointed against, but also for his/her family, colleagues and even a larger group of people. The ego keeps us trapped in the illusion that our actions have a limited effect.
In fact, our world, the planet and its population are all interconnected. If just one person feels hurt, the whole system is weakened.
Does ego bring us any benefits?
Perhaps only sweet ignorance at the beginning. And later a surprise when bad things happen to us. Somehow, negative deeds come back as a boomerang and we rarely figure out why.
Does anything motivate us to get rid of ego?
Our problems. Our depressions which have become overwhelming. Our illnesses. A life crisis is also an incentive to wake up from the “Matrix” dream. So it is up to us if we choose to start looking for something bigger than the materialistic goals our ego dictate.
Is there an alternative to the ego?
Yes, it is our true essence, the “higher/inner self”. There is much more behind the scenes of our body, emotions and thoughts. The higher self is what some call God’s sparkle, our vibrational identity. It comprises the light version of us. It is what makes us alive and goes back to unity with all what is after “death”.
How can we get rid of ego?
The more we get in touch with our higher self, the happier we become. Fulfilling the purpose of our lives will bring benefit to all beings as our love and enthusiasm will be contagious.
We can decide to hand the steering wheel over from ego to the higher self. First, we invoke the violet flame, the perfect balance of love, wisdom and power. It will envelop all our earthly bodies (physical, emotional, mental and etheric) and we can then allow them to be ruled by the higher self. At last, we let the ego dissolve into light.
This is the key to enlightenment, the state of full consciousness of everything that is.
You become a joyful and loving component of the web of Life. You no longer follow your own small goals, but fulfill the greater needs of the Whole. As soon as your ego stops standing in the way, your deepest wishes and greatest dreams you may have given up can come true.
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Lovely! In meditation, reading of spiritual tracts, and engaged the community as a servant – much ego can be laid down. 🙂
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Beautiful- much needed. Thank you.
Thank you so much! I need it, and love