The Ego | Dissolving The Ego & How to Let Go of Ego
Welcome to video number 8 in this mini-series where I am discussing the essential qualities of a spiritual person and in this video, I’ll be discussing the ego, how to let go of ego, and why dissolving the ego is important for consciousness and awareness and your spiritual development.
So what is the ego?
Once your consciousness and awareness turns inward, you see past the outer layers and you become aware of the true nature of your being, you will discover that you are part of a larger consciousness expressing Itself through many forms.
The awareness you have of your physical human body gives you the illusion that you are your physical human body.
However, your awareness and consciousness are not limited by your physical human body.
It is only your ego, or in other words, your false self, which creates the illusion that your consciousness and awareness is limited to inside your body.
Your ego places a shell around your consciousness and awareness which gives the illusion that consciousness and awareness are limited to inside your body.
Or in other words, this ego shell holds consciousness and awareness inside the physical human body and stops you from realizing that you are a fragment of the consciousness and awareness that expands throughout the whole of existence.
When you are successful in dissolving the ego and you learn how to let go of ego, the ego shell around your consciousness and awareness is removed.
In that state of being, your consciousness and awareness is no longer bound within your physical human body and is free to realize its true nature.
The Christian Bible Teaches How to Let Go of Ego and Expand Consciousness and Awareness
Now I want to share one thing with you that’s very deep and important, and these are, in my opinion, the most important written words in the whole of the Christian Bible.
And for those who may have resistance towards religion, try not to allow that resistance to taint your perspective.
I’m not a Christian, I don’t identify with any religion, however, I am aware that many of the worlds religions and holy books hold a wealth of accurate spiritual knowledge, written in metaphor, allegory, parables, and codes.
And once you can discern the pure spiritual teachings from the man-made inaccuracies, you will reap the spiritual benefits.
There is one passage in the Christian Bible where a person approaches Yeshua, or Jesus as he is also known, and asks him:
“Which commandment is the most important of all?”
And Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’
There is no other commandment greater than these.”
This is arguably the most important pure spiritual teaching in the entire Christian Bible.
I have already indirectly referred to why this first so-called commandment is important, in our Facebook video titled ‘Sacred Reiki Symbols – Should they Be Secret or Sacred”, which is in unit 1 of our Facebook group videos.
And this spiritual truth is also echoed in the Bhagavad Gita, among other places.
And that truth is that everything is One. Nothing is separate or divided. Everything is unified in The Light.
God, The Source, is within you, The Source is everywhere around you. The Source is everyone and everything you can see, touch, or otherwise experience.
All people are a fragment of The consciousness of The Source. All animals are part of The Source.
All tree’s and plants are part of The Source. Everything is part of The Source.
And spiritual development involves learning how to let go of ego, dissolving the ego, and removing the shell that exists around your physical human body so that your fragment of consciousness and awareness can become aware that it is part of a larger whole, and everything is One.
And this next part in the Bible tells you how to expand consciousness and awareness so that you can become aware of your Oneness with All things when it says:
“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
For consciousness and awareness to expand into wholeness and Oneness, you must be completely aligned and directed towards The Source.
Every aspect of your being must be directed to The Source, including your heart, your mind, your Soul, and all the ‘strength of energy’ you can muster from your human person and being.
If any aspect of your heart, mind, or energy, is directed anywhere else, you are on a path that directs you away from The Source.
If your heart, mind, and energy are attached to anyone or anything, your fragment of consciousness and awareness remains bound and held within your physical human body where it cannot be free.
And aligning yourself with The Source is as simple as regularly listening to the Open Heart Prayer Guided Meditation every single day until your entire heart, mind, energy, soul and being become fully aligned and directed towards The Source and not in any other direction.
And you can download that Open Heart Meditation by clicking the link in the description box of this video.
The second part of this Bible quote is this:
‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’
This spiritual message is much deeper than it may at first appear.
Why should you love your neighbour as yourself?
Because everything and everyone is part of your-self.
You are One with everything and everyone and whatever energy you express towards another person or object, you express towards yourself.
However, there is an even deeper message within the message ‘to love your neighbour as yourself’.
When you express the energy of Love, at every moment of your life to all objects, all people, all beings, and in all situations, the energy of your sacred heart expands. Your energy field expands. And your ego shell slowly but surely dissolves until your fragment of consciousness and awareness is no longer bound, limited, restricted, and held within your physical human body.
By loving your neighbour as yourself, this passage in the Christian Bible is teaching you how to establish a deep, intimate, connection with The Source so that you can reunite your fragment of consciousness and awareness with The Source.
This passage in the Bible is telling you how to dissolve your ego so your fragment of consciousness and awareness can be free from your human body to realize your Oneness with all beings, all life, and with The Source.
States of Being that Reinforce & Strengthen Your Ego
It’s important to know that, while this selfless and unconditional love for others will dissolve your ego shell, there are many states of being and expressions of energy that reinforce your ego shell.
- Being non-forgiving
- Hostility and hate
- Uncontrollable mental busyness
Or any other form of negativity energy expression you can think of.
And I will add that through my life, I have experienced every single one of these negative states of being that I just listed, and I have worked on myself to be free from them.
And some of those negative states of being took me most of my life to be free from. So be patient, because this process of changing ourselves takes time.
We are all on a path and we are all undergoing a process of learning how to let go of negative expressions of energy so we can be an expression of pure unconditional Love.
And that requires that we learn how to Love all beings, no matter who they are.
Love all beings unconditionally and your fragment of consciousness will eventually be free to expand into an unlimited ocean of unconditional Love.
Love all beings, unconditionally, knowing that the unconditional love you share with others is being returned to yourself.
If someone treats you badly, don’t think to yourself, “how can I treat this person badly in return”.
Think to yourself, “what sort of energy do I want to express and return to myself in response to this person?”
In every situation, choose Love.
You can practise opening your heart and connecting with Source Love using the following guided meditation.
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