The ego has a bad rap in many fields, especially in the spiritual realm. With this mind, is there a positive purpose as to why it was created in the first place?
If so, how can you channel it for what it was built for?
In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the ego. I’ll also teach you the following:
- How negative pleasure releases pent-up energy
- Why there is heaven on earth & how to achieve it
- What the illusion of separation is & why it causes problems
Eager to get started? Read on!
Is Your Ego Good Or Bad?
The ego was made for the specific purpose of experiencing individuation. Although the belief in separation and the creation of the mask self are two of its main issues, it can be resolved through the belief in oneness and the discovery of the higher self.
What The Ego Was Built For
Before we take a look if the ego is good or bad, let’s first define it.
The ego is the false sense of self that is built up over the years.
It is the earthly identity that you have constructed together.
It helps you relate in the focused dimension of physicality.
Moreover, it is the cluster of beliefs that you hold.
You can call it your personality, in a sense.
It can also be called the mask self.
And, it is valid.
The ego was meant to be a tool that allows the experience of individuation.
And when used well, it is a wonderful experiential tool.
The Illusion Of Separation: The Ego’s Main Problem
The ego’s main issue is that it takes the illusion of separation seriously.
The belief in separation is the root cause of all errors and problems.
From it come other beliefs such as need, lack, fear, and so on.
Until healed completely (until the belief in separation is undone), the intention of the ego (lower self) is to maintain separation.
But because separation causes pain, and the ego doesn’t like that, it attempts to hide or deny it.
It also projects it outwards, hence coming up with false concepts such as:
Because all intent creates results, this intention to maintain separation is what creates pain and suffering.
This can be called the negative intent.
The pleasure that comes out of the negative intent is called negative pleasure.
You must have at some time felt pleasure doing something negative.
This negative pleasure is not joy, as the joy that comes out of love.
Instead, it is pleasure because it is a release of pent up energy.
The pent up energy (the energy you did not allow to flow, that you blocked) causes tension and perhaps pain, and in acting, you release this and it creates a relief that is experienced as pleasure.
For example, a person with held in rage that they don’t allow to come out will sometimes feel relief and pleasure when they occasionally explode in “morally justified” violence.
Negative pleasure can also come from the seeming avoidance of pain, taking in of energy from another in an unhealthy relationship, and so on.
Oneness & The Higher Self: The Solutions To The Ego
As you can see, there are two things that need to be resolved in terms of the ego:
- Removing the belief in separation
- Discovering other aspects of the Self
First, let’s talk about oneness.
Arising from the belief in separation
As discussed earlier, the belief in separation, which is perpetrated by the ego, is what creates pain and suffering in life.
This is why you need to change this belief.
Note: Once you start observing your life, you will start to clearly see that you are not your beliefs. You are something else that holds beliefs and thus experiences them as they manifest physically.
You can get more info regarding beliefs in the following articles:
- Do This One Simple Trick To Change Your Beliefs Forever!
- 5 Revolutionary Facts About Beliefs That You Need To Know Today
- 3 Kinds Of Beliefs & How You Can Master Them
You see, your reality is a lot more fluid than you thought it was.
Whenever you change your beliefs, it changes as well.
In fact, all your problems are manifestations of limiting beliefs.
All of these arise only when the belief in separation is still held.
Therefore, you truly have only one problem: the belief in separation.
But because separation does not exist except as an illusion of perception, you now see that your only problem has been solved and hence you truly have no problems.
You only have one problem, the belief in separation.
But that problem has already been solved because separation does not exist.
All that is required is that you recognize this and you will experience it (you always experience your beliefs; that is a key principle in this game of self-experience that we are all playing).
You do have heaven on earth, truly, but you have to first accept it in mind to experience it physically, as with all things.
The higher self: who you really are
Another experienced trouble with the ego is when one believes it to be the Self.
However, it’s not the Self.
The Self is much grander than it.
Such a mistaken belief actually cuts one off from full experience and integrated living.
The ego was only created to enable the Self to focus on physical individuated existence.
The higher self, on the other hand, is the nonphysical part of you that still remembers who you really are.
It has been called by many names in various religions and paths (e.g. Holy Spirit, higher mind, spirit, etc).
Your higher self is at all times, and with the greatest love, creating your life as per your beliefs.
From it, you receive the following:
Moreover, its only purpose is your well-being and it has these intentions:
Embrace but don’t follow your ego
Now that you know the benefits and drawbacks of your ego, what should you do now?
Should you hate or reject it?
That is counter-productive.
Let me share with you this wonderful quote from Alana:
“Ego is the part of you that senses your human identity. It is the part of you that views your human individuality. Why would we wish to leave this behind? Why wouldn’t we wish for it to feel safe?”
Your ego is a vital part of you.
Love and embrace it instead.
It has a very specific and necessary purpose once it starts being used for what it was made of.
It was created to sense human identity, not to try to control life and be the judge of what should and shouldn’t be (this is what causes the problems).
Does this mean that you should you believe it and follow it?
The answer is still no.
While it still believes in separation, it is not a good advisor because it is based on a mistaken core belief of separation and hence its subsequent conclusions are flawed.
In other words, as long as you believe in separation as a fact, your ego will be built on that core mistaken belief, and it will be a poor advisor to follow.
A far better advisor to follow is your intuition, the feelings from your soul.
These messages from your soul are designed to always lead you to moments that keep you growing.
And in doing so, your soul attempts to bring your ego in line with it, to a point where the ego still exists but works together with the soul and not in opposition to it, where it no longer believes that separation is a fact of life and instead sees and experiences it for the illusion it is.
This is the point of self-mastery.
Every moment in your life is automatically designed to bring you closer to this.
I hope that this article has enlightened you about the truth of the ego, how to solve its issues, and what it was created for.
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