We come into physical manifestation
with great purpose - to Wake-Up. Why, then, do
we go through "the valley of forgetting" just before
entering the body? That's the Process! We forget so that we can
go through the process of remembering - we call this life. One
of our greatest helpers in this forgetting process is the ego.
That is the part of us which is convinced that we are alone,
separate from God,
separate from each other. We feel disconnected from one another
and on our own, trying to survive and get our needs met in a
sometimes hostile world. It feels like a competition between
us and all of the other individuals vying for the same things
- air, food, water, sex, money, acceptance, respect, feeling
The ego is a wily fellow with insatiable needs.
It does everything is its power to convince us of our separateness.
It does a one-sided "battle" with our Soul,
which knows the Truth and is completely aware of itself as God. Soul knows the Oneness.
It knows we can Wake-Up through our Self-Love
and support of one another. Soul will never "battle"
with ego. Soul waits with infinite patience for us to turn inward
and connect with the Truth
of our Being.
Ego is a trickster. It feeds on power. It
is fear-based in every
way. Ego comes from a place of comparison and competition. It
protection/defense, and judgment/criticism to survive.
Ego feeds us with messages of inadequacy, self-doubt, and self-loathing.
By bringing our Consciousness,
and thereby our Love
to the ego, we can fully embrace the ego and move from an ego-centered
life to a Soul-centered life. An important part of The Work is
to move beyond the limited negative beliefs of the ego and into
Soul Awareness. To
go beyond the Big
Lies ego would have us believe and return to Truth.
We are always "at choice" in Life. Do we stay distracted
by the roar of ego? Or do we become still and quiet, entering
into the Serene
Center of our Being within our Hearts and listening to our
Soul's guidance? We can check ego at the doorway of our Life
-we choose to follow our Soul's wisdom