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I think that the ego gets a bad wrap sometimes. We need to learn to have a better attitude about the ego. We need to have more of an awareness of ourselves in order to do this. The problem is when we do not know ourselves that we are confused about what the ego truly is. We need to come to an understanding that we need our ego to get the fullest experience from the life we came here to live. There is a definite reason why we have an ego. It is very important to survival in the Physical Realm. If we did not have an ego, we would not realize that we came here to experience individuality. The other factor is that ego helps us to protect ourselves from enemies. This was especially true in the past when we needed more survival skills than we do today.
The ego gives us our individuality, our talents, our likes and dislikes. It makes up our personality. The problem is when the ego gets in the way of your Spiritual growth. Many people believe that having an ego means that you are conceited. Although this is true in some cases, it is not always true. The ego can cause you to have beliefs about yourself that are degrading and cause low self-esteem. Both of these situations can cause problems in your life and hinder your Spiritual growth.
Ego gets in the way by closing our minds to the vast possibilities of the Universe. When we close our minds we cease to learn and grow. We block out anything that our ego tells could not be possible. It is then that we shut out the wonders of all that there is.
We need to learn to differentiate between the ego and Spiritual self. When we have this balance we become whole. We need to learn when to use our ego to assist us and when to put our ego aside. We need to be able to have our own individual experiences here on Earth while realizing that we are all united and one in the Universe through Source. We learn to do this by going within. To go within we must make it a habit to set aside quiet time with ourselves. Do this on your own terms, not anyone else’s. Schedule a time that is convenient for you. You must also discover a way in which to meditate that fits you. There truly is no right or wrong way to meditate. It is individual and personal. Do research on different ways to meditate. There are many videos for free on YouTube that have different meditation techniques, music and binaural beats. The reason this works so well is because meditation changes our brave waves. They become calmer and slower which causes us to think more clearly and be more creative. This slowing down of the rain waves helps you to realize who you truly are and live the best life for yourself and not for others. We go within to be able to learn our true essence. The true essence is the part of you that is who you truly are, not what others tell you that you should be. In order to do this we must learn to meditate and study ways in which we can know our true essence and connect with our Higher Selves. Meditation is the est way to begin this process. It is when we have this ability that we are able to realize the possibilities of our Creator. We realize Source’s abundant love and we realize that we are not separate from Source. We come from Source and Source is within us. It is then that we heal, grow and expand as a Soul. – John