I have often thought about this, I know many of us do it, whether the soul or the ego speaks to me in specific situations. Especially when we find ourselves in complicated and challenging life situations or facing important decisions, it can become even more difficult to distinguish between the voice of the ego and the voice of the soul. You want something badly and feel the urge to pursue it. But is it your ego pride that drives you, or is it the flame of your soul that you feel burning? Is it the wisdom of your soul that wants to save you from a painful detour, or is it the ego that does not want you to follow and fulfill your soul’s calling?
Even the ego can make us feel strong in its convincing way. But that’s it: it has to convince because there is always skepticism and doubt when the ego’s construct falters. The louder the roar, the more likely it is the ego. It wants to drown out the calm, loving voice of the soul at all costs. It fears for its existence otherwise. If we understand the power of our soul and connect with it unfiltered, then the ego has lost its right to exist. The soul does not cry out because it does not need to be afraid. It can never lose. Its existence is never in danger. It is the basis of our existence, of our existence at all. The ego is a trained personality that can only exist in the physical world. The soul does not need a physical world to live. It IS the life.
The voice of your soul is never demanding, never urging. It lets you wander through the overgrown thicket of your mind. It knows that you need your time to prepare for the next step and that pushing will only keep you from breaking through. That time gives you the chance to calm the water so you can see through the surface. The ego is the restlessness that creates a disturbance on the surface, that you can’t see anything underneath, even though it’s there.
The many influences in our younger years have created a distorted image on which we have built our worldview. Later, slowly we begin to realize that many things are not as they appear. We consider that we are not what others told us we were and what we thought we were. So the ego keeps us from seeing clearly. But it is the ego that shows us the way back to the Self. By overcoming and disarming the ego, we find the way back to the true Self. By understanding who we are not, we realize who we really are.
The ego is not your enemy. It is part of the being you are today. Therefore, it is not a matter of condemning the ego, but of recognizing it. To do that, we need to understand it and its purpose. As with everything, we get a chance to understand only when we are willing to understand. If we deny the ego, we deny a part of ourselves that will become one of those dark corners we refuse to look at. But only because I don’t look at it doesn’t mean it is not there. In fact, it works unconsciously in the background like one of those demons. That means we need to accept ourselves and make peace with the person we are, including the ego. That pulls its sting – because peace is the voice of the soul.
The ego is not an enemy,
but a teacher that never tires to challenge us.
It is a powerful tool for developing awareness.
You created it and you can disempower it.
In Love and Light