Do not try to put your ego away. Don't try to put it down. It is a natural process. In natural processes, the harder you try to push something away, the harder it is to push away. You have to recognize it and let the emotions that it brings forth go through you without dwelling on it. This is all simplicity. Wisdom is recognizing the thought energy (because you have experienced it before) and not acting upon it. It is like in meditation when a thought comes to you but you do not dwell on it. It passes through you and upon coming out of meditation you do not even remember what those thoughts were. This is part of the process of awakening. It is awareness of our eternal selves no matter the form. Spiritual growth is the ability to transcend dualism. It is not the ability to push it away.
The time fast approaches to redefine your ego-self. This will be a difficult shift for the forces of everyday living in materialism will restrict the casting off of unnecessary Service-to-Self ego patterns that subsume so many. This pattern has rooted itself into most aspects of modern human relations as is being increased greatly due to the advent of the ‘I Want/Need That’ generation governing global economies.
Realization of this redefining of the ego is a central theme in gaining insight into ways of achieving mastery of certain divine practices and, perhaps more importantly, dissolving fear based paradigms.
Imagine societies living in a state of Service-to-Others as all people have redefined the long held perspective that Service-to-Self is not the answer. This grand vision of people living and working for others, for the common good of societies in whole, cannot manifest when a small percentage of people still live and work as Service-to-Self. The destructive patterns inherent in Service-to-Self ideologies, patterns of manipulation and falsehoods, would easily trump those who are living in Service-to-Others. There would be only one true way of diverting Service-to-Self, and that is: transparency. True transparency of all records and agendas contained within societies would be mandatory for all societal endeavors. And all endeavors are for the purpose of expanding life with an enlightened mindset that we are all of one. The future fallacies that evolve from hidden motives and manipulative agendas will no more dominate, for they are exposed from the first manifestation of thought in those not enlightened enough to grasp and contain the awesome responsibility that would spring forth from this vision. Everyone, every idea, is put forward not for one’s own self gain, but the gain for the entirety of humankind. Service-to-Self would dissolve as soon everyone would have what they desire in the Service-to-Others ideology.
That single card of ascension, transparency, will be the cornerstone of the new world. Just that one idea would change the world, change human life; it would catapult us into the second Garden of Eden. That transparency will occur when the human species comes to know, through an expanded awareness of life, that we are all One and the same without separation from ourselves, or the universe we are a part of. This may sound like some grand notion beyond the Egocentric infested mind of the human collective. But I tell you this: this awareness of transparency is now in the process of being realized as a Collective Conscious. At its base simple beginnings we can see it in our global communications systems. We have the ability to access massive amounts of individual thoughts and feelings contained within an ideological bubble of people as easily as accessing the web. It is getting more and more difficult for persons of the old manifesto to keep their secrets, keep their populace from knowing what is going on in the world by censoring media. For in the very censoring of that global media to certain peoples is an act of deceit which the victims will not stand for.
In order to reach this early state of transparency, individuals must be open to the idea and acknowledge the base truth of where this ideal must sprout from, and gain its momentum from. This first stage, first step, is the most difficult and trying stage of Global Consciousness due to the strength of the individual ego that we as humans indoctrinate our youth into. And later in life the conscious effort of absolving egocentric acts becomes much more difficult to practice. The surrendering of egocentric behavioral patterns during the daily routines of work and relationships and the consequences assured to ensue, runs counterproductive and counterintuitive to the reality of the business world.
How can we come to practice this weaning away from the Service-to-Self fear based paradigm that our global cultures resonate with, without the consequences of inevitable job instability and loss of income that the majority of us would experience if we decided to release our oh-so-important ego from our daily activities? Well, a different environment is needed, a different place that we could practice and actually experience the process without jeopardizing our livelihoods. Where…? What are you talking about? I am telling you that that ideal environment resides close to your spirit… in lucid dreams.
Experiencing this awakening awareness, you will begin to realize, is a gradual process. The concepts are too evolved for the human condition to make in one leap. It is structured to be taken in steps. And as each successful step is reached and consciously manifested into your daily life, the next step is realized as possible and attainable… and taken. And as each step attained is further built upon, new doorways of enlightenment will open before you. And soon it is discovered that the steps and doorways are never-ending.