Wikipedia definition states that Ego is a person’s sense of self-esteem, self-importance, self-worth, self-respect, self-image, self-confidence. Ego can also be described as pride about oneself. Another definition is – the part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious and is responsible for reality testing and a sense of personal identity.
Now having said all this, how does our ego affect us in our day to day living? Are we able to control our ego and if so, how do we do this? First of all, know that the ego is necessary to our existence, it is who we are. We need our ego to get around in this third dimensional Planet we find ourselves on, as it is a planet of duality and challenges. In able to further understand the ego we need to realize that the job of the ego is to defend and protect “self” – you, me, us.
During primitive times, the ego operated in the “fight or flight” mode, it was our way to survive. Since we are no longer living as primitive beings, having evolved and become more consciously aware, we no longer need that part of the ego but the ego has not learned that. This means that we must be more aware of our ego-self.
When I first began to meditate, the biggest difficulty I encountered were thoughts that caused disruption to my meditation process, such as such mundane tasks – what shall I cook tomorrow, I need to make a grocery list, the laundry needs to be done, etc. My Guardian Angel told me to quiet my mind by enclosing my thoughts in a bubble and setting it aside until I was finished meditating.
She told me the reason my mind was so busy during meditation was that my ego was afraid I would “go someplace” and not return. The ego needed control due to fear. Aha! you say, there is the fear rearing it’s head again – yes it was. I eventually found that a way to do this was through conscious breathing, focusing on breath. This is a great way to calm the ego if one wants to start meditating.
The ego can be a mischief maker, causing all sorts of problems by controlling our life if we do not have conscious awareness at all times. Ego is very adept at justifying, me being right and you wrong, being a complainer, and showing and feeling resentment. This is all done to protect “self”. Our role is to recognize this and then calm and manage the ego.
The ego likes control and power, however too much control and power can inhibit our channel to Spirit by getting in the way of the flow of Grace. This a huge hurdle to achieving communication with Spirit and one we must overcome to attain soul growth in this incarnation. Ego can be detrimental to soul growth and this is where our connection to High Self comes in. Our High Self or Oversoul desires to communicate with us on a regular basis to assist in soul growth and often the ego will get in the way. Our goal is to learn to tame and understand our ego.
Here are a few ways to manage the Ego:
- Think before you speak, control your words
- Silence is golden – it is better to be silent than to be right
- Focus on your potential not your perceived limitations, When you are comfortable in your own skin, the need for comparison disappears.
- See the Divinity in others, recognize that all are God’s children.
We incarnated here on Earth to learn, grow Spiritually, clear Karma, and help Humanity, in order to accomplish this, we need to remember that our ego is part of who we are and that it must be tamed and managed as we travel our earthly path.
More information on the “Ego”
I received more information from my Star family regarding “EGO” a few days ago that I would like to share with you.
In ancient times during the Atlantian and Lemurian eras, when a Spirit desired to experience a lifetime on Earth, it manifested a physical body instantly, but this required constant focus to maintain the body.
So the Spirit, the High Self, decided to create an ego to do the maintenance – to allow the physical body to maintain itself. Ego is the satellite or another way of saying it, an expansion of the High Self, a part of the High Self.
The High Self uses the ego to take the physical body through the lifetime to gain experience and learn lessons to aid in soul growth. The ego has to learn enough to lift it’s vibration to it’s higher Spiritual nature. When it has gained enough experience and learned the lessons set forth, it can then merge with the High Self and ascend.
Love and Light
March 15, 2016