Every day we are shown newer and more disgusting examples of this betrayal, feeling powerless perhaps to change it much less fight against it.
There is a nebulous sense that something
really big is about to happen; you can’t quite put your finger on
it, but you feel it just the same. You can feel the tension of all
this when you observe the people you encounter and work with every
It’s a different story with the sleeping
dreamers trying to make sense of what is unfolding around us all as
a 3D reality steadily shifts to a higher frequency vibration. Both
share a common enemy.
Once incarnated the whole self is divided up into several “aspects of self” such as the inner child, nurturing parent & disapproving parent, masculine and feminine and the ego; which as stated has both a positive and negative expression.
I like to imagine this collective might
be structured perhaps something like a large corporation, with the
self, (being us) as the CEO or president, and the various aspects of
self each performing their functions as specialized departments
within the “corporate structure of self.”
The ego is designed and programmed to serve as the eye through which we view and understand the world around us, its sole function being to deliver to us information from the outside world.
The trouble is that the new ego is as overwhelmed as we are by the physical world, and has no better idea of how to succeed at the business of living than does the newly incarnated self. The two must find a way to work together. Now in this corporate structure of self, the egos job is much the same as the mail room delivery boy in a real corporation. (Think Tim Robbins in “The Hudsucker Proxy”)
On a regular daily basis the ego delivers to the CEO (us) not just random information from the physical world, but also information & communications from those around us.
Our job is to place this information in proper context, then to give it form, or if you like, to decide what the content means, and what to do about it. Then we give it back to the ego, to create that form in the physical world.
The ego self then puts that form into
action, (the male energy of doing) and being (the feminine energy of
being.) That’s the ego’s job.
Now this is all well and good providing it does not become the norm.
If the boss is out of the office more
than in when the ego delivers the daily dispatches, things begin to
happen. It begins harmless enough at first. Finding itself alone in
the boss’s office yet again, the ego lingers, looks around a bit,
and maybe even sits in the bosses chair with its feet up on the
desk, perhaps fantasizing. In time this becomes a little unofficial
break in the work day, a time when the ego is in the big chair.
The problem is that the ego is not designed or qualified to create context from content, or to properly respond by giving it form. The problem becomes serious when the CEO finally realizes what is going on, but chooses to do nothing for the moment.
Being that the ego is keyed to survival, sooner or later the negative side emerges if permitted to remain in control.
The ego doesn’t necessarily know it’s not qualified to do the boss’s job, so it opens the mail, answers the phone and agrees to things it doesn’t understand. The ego invariably makes mistakes and screws up because it makes up meanings it can understand; it responds improperly and gets into trouble, getting us into trouble.
Thinking its doing right, the ego defends its position if attacked, having heard that offense is the best defense, the negative ego is born and it begins covering for itself regardless of what that may do to us and our lives.
When the CEO (us) finally decides to re-take the seat of authority, the ego panics, and fights back, and remember, it knows everything about you. Suddenly everything becomes about the ego protecting itself rather than doing the job the right way. Before long we become the enemy and the negative ego comes to despise us, for various reasons.
The more we fight it for control, the
more we are seen as a threat, because at the heart of things the ego
is all about survival. This battle with the negative ego can begin
in adolescence and rage on for years; perhaps accounting for the
self destructive tendencies exhibited in so many.
The physical world is the whole universe
to the negative ego, and since it cannot accompany us on our return
to source, it fears that as it does death itself; and will resist
any and all spiritual progress, until it is unseated from power and
It is critical to remember here that although the negative ego knows everything about us, all we know of it, is what it allows us to see. It is at this point when some are tempted to try something they read in a book or saw in a seminar… they become convinced they must kill the ego to be free of it. The moment we decide to try to kill the ego, oh boy, the war is on, big time; and the negative ego now has its worst fears confirmed, we are the enemy and must be destroyed.
Depending on various factors the
negative ego will either commit to an all out war with the self, or
it may ‘retreat’ out of sight to wage a long drawn out guerrilla war
on the self; sabotaging it at every opportunity, but it never
relinquishes power for that is seen as defeat & death.
Anyone who challenges the negative ego becomes the enemy and must be marginalized.
The negative ego becomes something of a
chameleon in its mastery of deceit. It hides in the forest of
emotions, learning how to mimic each one. It will tell you you’re
wrong when you’re right, tells you you’ve done badly when the
reverse is true, and in time it even gets good enough to convince
you that you long ago defeated your negative ego.
The obvious answer is with honesty and love; never intimidation or force, which by the way almost never works. Neither will traditional forms of psychotherapy be very helpful, that’s a game the ego likes, and excels at by the time you realize you need help.
I have heard that some have had good results using such modalities as Primal Scream Therapy, or Reality Therapy, to confront and manage the negative ego aspect.
The problem is that you’re trying to fix something within by
going outside, to the illusion of physical reality, which is at best
a temporary band-aid for a permanent internal issue.
It wants to be important because of the desire nature within all of us, it’s hardwired for that you could say.
The third step in breaking free of ego is remembering that getting your way with the ego is not at all dissimilar to dealing with a very small child; it really helps to remember this. Next comes the hard part, for you must go within and confront the negative ego on its own home ground.
Go within and call the ego forth with
love & harmony as your intent. It may not respond the first or
second time, or even the third time you beckon it; but if you are
persistent, the ego will sit with you, and listen if your heart
shows love and forgiveness.
Next you take responsibility for your part in everything, after all if you had been on the ball in the first place none of this would probably have happened, right?
By now you have the ego’s full attention.
Finally, to reclaim your power and responsibilities from the ego, to reclaim the CEO office you must promote the ego from mail room delivery boy to Director of Communications, and reprogram it to maximize the potential it was designed for.
As an example, the egos prime directive is to collect data from the physical world and deliver that to you.
Tell it that as Director of Communications its new job is to now scan for all the data picked up from all of our senses… everything, and deliver same to CEO without acting on any of it.
Soon the ego will be delivering torrents of raw data to the CEO’s office for processing and response, just the way it’s supposed to be.
This can be overwhelming at first, like
a mild case of sensory overload which quickly enough becomes the new
norm, as you find your awareness expanding across the board, and
perhaps even across the universe.
If indeed America’s negative ego has been wrecking things for fun and profit, I wonder how much more we can take, before we seek a way to stop it once and for all and restore the balance.
Just as we each must confront our negative ego (each in their own way) to restore balance to our lives; we must also confront the ego’s real life counterparts currently destroying this country.
If we do not confront them soon, it will be too late.