There is only Love. You all know that, you also know that everything else is illusory, and yet many of you engage unlovingly and judgmentally with others almost every day – frequently you are so unaware of your own ingrained beliefs and behaviors that you do not even realize that you are doing this.
Taking time daily to go within, to your sacred altar, and relax in the divine Presence that is always there with you, the field of infinite and unconditional Love that is your true nature, will help you, if you choose, to become increasingly aware of how your egos are constantly attempting to distract you from perceiving yourselves as others see you.
Being aware of how others see you helps you to become aware of how your egos operate, something to which you probably pay very little attention because you mostly think of your egoic selves as “Me.” This is not the case, the egoic “Me” is mostly driven by feelings and emotions, and generally reacts rather than thoughtfully responding, and it is not you.
Many humans appear to live at the center of their own personal universe – the ego’s universe – separated from all others by their own egoic and self-centered personalities. They are so wrapped up in their own issues of self-defense and how best to ensure their personal safety, that they cannot conceive of any meaningful opinions apart from their own. And yet they are constantly seeking recognition and approval from others.
The need to be right and make others wrong, except, of course, when the others are in agreement with them, is one of the major causes of conflict worldwide, from individual relationships right up to international relationships.
When you intend and choose to live lovingly, to live and engage from your true nature, you will find that your need to judge weakens and then falls away to be replaced by compassion for the pain and suffering that you see in others. When you live like that you will hardly ever find yourselves in situations of conflict, and those with whom you interact will appreciate and honor your presence instead of competing with you for acceptance and approval.
Your true nature is Love, as you are constantly being reminded by myriad channeled messages, and yet almost as soon as you have finished reading one of those messages, or very shortly afterwards, and recognizing its truth, you forget, and slip once more into unawareness as you hand control of your lives back to your egos, to the auto-pilot. You slip back into to reacting to life instead of responding to it with focused intent as your day unfolds.
Often it seems to you when you are out in the world, or in your workplace, and even sometimes in your home environment, that you are under the threat of judgment and disapproval, while many of the others with whom you interact in those same environments are also experiencing those kinds of feelings.
The lack of trust in these environments is quite palpable to all present, and each person is feeding it with the energy of their own sense of inadequacy – fear – which feeds on itself. However, if you can consciously maintain your intent to be only loving you will find that the stress and tension in those environments diminishes when you are present.
Intending to be only loving and then engaging only lovingly will bring into your awareness the realization that your personal world-space – wherever you may be experiencing it – is indeed mostly quite peaceful,and that is because you are Love incarnate, and Love is always gentle and peaceful.
All who are reading this message, and others of a similar nature, chose to be on Earth as humans at this time to assist in the human awakening process by living and engaging from their true nature – Love – and by so doing bringing the energy of Love into their daily interactions with others.
The others will feel the energy, although they may very well not know what it is they are feeling, and will find themselves relaxing in its presence into a realization that they are in a safe space – your world-space – and will consequently communicate much more freely and easily.
Providing a safe space for others that is unthreatening, and in fact welcoming, is why you are on Earth, because when people feel safe they can open to Love, and, of course, the field of divine Love enfolds you in every moment, patiently awaiting your acceptance of It.
To open fully to It is to awaken, but because of your ingrained beliefs and fears, opening to It takes time. Many believe that if they operate from Love and behave and interact lovingly that they will be taken advantage of by others who are more “street-wise,” and that they will be deceived or cheated.
If an experience like that actually happens to them it will take considerably longer for them to start interacting lovingly again. And during that time it is quite normal to fall back, temporarily, into the apparent sense of a need for safety by building defenses and choosing not to trust or engage lovingly.
Of course you all have guides and mentors in the spiritual realms watching over you constantly, waiting expectantly for you to call on them for assistance, and extremely willing to respond immediately to your call. When in doubt call on them.
When you do you will be able, with their assistance, to sense intuitively when someone is not being totally honest with you, and you will then be able to avoid an unsatisfactory interaction. There is a vast difference between being loving and being gullible, and your intuition is very good at understanding this and recognizing the difference.
So what I am telling you here today is that you are beings of Light, the beloved children of God, and that your true nature is therefore Love. You are on Earth to remember this and to operate from that state by being loving at all times, and by doing so – and there are countless numbers of you on Earth at present doing this – greatly enhancing and accelerating humanity’s awakening process.
Humanity is to awaken, it has been deeply asleep for far too long, and you have chosen to be here, demonstrating Love in action, to ensure that the awakening occurs smoothly and swiftly. For this we cannot honor you enough, but we can offer you our constant loving support which, when you choose to ask for it and accept it, is far more powerful than you can imagine.
Be yourselves, be Love, and know that you are assisting humanity enormously in its awakening process.
Your loving brother, Jesus.
“Jesus via John Smallman: Providing a Safe Space For Others is Why You Are On Earth,” September 15, 2017, at https://johnsmallman2.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/providing-a-safe-space-for-others-is-why-you-are-on-earth/
by Sameena Khan,
Guest writer, In5D.com
Death of the Ego in Jungian terms, really just means the loss of how we subjectively perceive ourselves to be. A loss of identity of sorts but not a loss of who we are. To explain further, it’s a loss of those constructs we tend to use to define who we are when in fact we are really so much more than what we think. According to transpersonal psychology, the ego is a part of us that makes us unique, gives us our personality, our issues, our likes and dislikes, a way of interpreting our experiences through maybe not the clearest of lenses.
For instance, before my awakening I had moved around a lot in the U.S. for my graduate training and for work. This meant having to introduce myself more times than I’d have liked. If someone asked me then to describe myself I would have said something like “Hi, I’m Sameena, I’m from Canada, I’m a psychologist, an athlete, I like music and sports and cooking and blah blah blah.” I’m already asleep.
Not that these things aren’t important, and they are all true to a degree, but there is so much more to me than these constructs. I found this out while I was sick, while I experienced the excruciating Dark Night (years) of the soul, and many Ego Deaths all at once. I didn’t do it on purpose, not consciously anyway. By being so physically ill for years I realized I was no longer a psychologist as I was too sick to work, I was no longer an athlete because my body barely moved, and I definitely was not a cook because I was too tired to create something in the kitchen. I wasn’t a daughter because I felt more like a burden, and I wasn’t a girlfriend as I left my long-term relationship. I wasn’t a friend because I let most of my old friendships go. OK, I was still a big music connoisseur but who isn’t? Actually I know one lady who doesn’t like music but needless to say we aren’t friends.
Anyway, my point is that when we experience an Ego Death (or many), we can use this opportunity to find out who we truly are. Who are you without the labels, without the shoulds, without the programming and conditioning since childhood?
I found out that I am a sensitive and intuitive being and although sometimes I don’t want to be, it is a part of who I am. I learned that I have so much love inside of me that any moment I feel like I could burst into a million hearts. I learned that I am way smarter than I originally thought, because I now understand that we are all connected. I learned about the Universal Laws and the Higher Perspective. Three graduate degrees and that was never in the curriculum.
I learned that I am very forgiving, and have the capacity to love unconditionally. I learned to face my shadows and accept them as parts of me instead of denying them and hiding behind ego constructs. I learned that my outer world reflects my inner world and that this is constantly changing because I am constantly working on myself and shifting.
I learned that people are mirrors of what needs to be healed, and what has already been healed. I learned that others tend to drain my energy and I’m not going to socialize if I don’t want to. I learned that I am not an athlete, but I love playing sports. I pop into the kitchen and can whip something up, but I’m not a cook.
Ego Death is a beautiful thing. It allows us to explore who we really are instead of fitting into little boxes. We get the opportunity to reconnect with our own soul. We explore our likes and dislikes, our uniqueness, but we don’t attach to labels as our identity.
Death of the Ego gives us a more truthful perspective about ourselves and about others. I now understand the difference when I am operating from Ego versus operating from the Heart, and can sense this in others as well, while understanding that our Ego never really dies while we are alive. We just aren’t what we thought we were, and when we realize this we change our perspective on everything. We free ourselves from chains we’ve placed or allowed others to place on us, and life is much more beautiful when we live from a place of authenticity.
About the author: Sameena Khan is a Clinical Psychologist, Writer, Holistic Lifestyle Consultant, and Alchemist. Her intuitive psycho-spiritual work helps others explore and work through their psychological, emotional, physical, and overall energetic blockages in order to live a healthier and more joyful life. You can visit her at HolisticSoulPsychology.
Sameena is also a Content Manager at Instaread, a genius app that provides key takeaways and summaries of best-selling books. “Learn something new today!”
FRANK M WANDERER @ GALACTIC CONNECTION – 24 KEYS TO TRANSCEND THE EGO – 2-19-17
TheEgo is the central figure of our personal history, based upon the past and looking into the future. It is a dissatisfied, possessive small ego that often makes our life a misery. It is for certain that this small ego–or, more precisely, what we believe is our Self, our Ego–coiled up tightly in the back of our mind, is responsible for a tremendous amount of senseless and unnecessary suffering and destruction in the history of mankind.
Here are 24 Keys to transcend the Ego
Key 1.The Ego is not bad, it is simply unconscious.
Key 2. The Ego is responsible for the integrity of the personality, for our inner well-being.
Key 3. The Ego only pursues its own dreams and ambitions, and so it very often embitters our life.
Key 3. The components of the Ego are thoughts, emotions, memories (with which the person identifies as “my story”), fixed unconscious roles and collective identifications (nationality, religion, etc.). Most people completely identify with these components of the Ego, and for them no self “outside” of this exists.
Key 4. The identification of the Ego with things (object, the person’s own body, way of thinking) creates the link of the individual to various things. The Ego experiences his/her existence through the possession of various objects.
Key 5. The satisfaction provided by the sense of possession is, short, so the Ego usually carries on the pursuit for new objects. There is a powerful motivation behind this activity of the Ego, a psychological demand to obtain more, the unconscious sense of “not yet enough,” and this feeling surfaces in a want for more.
Key 6. The content of the Ego will then be the thing with which the individual identified him/herself (my house, my car, my child, my intelligence, my opinion, etc.). The contents of the Ego (with which the individual identifies) are shaped by the environment and upbringing of the person, that is, the culture in which the person becomes an adult.
Key 7. The thoughts such as “it’s mine,” “I want it,” “I need it,” “it is not enough,” belong to the structure of the Ego. The content of the Ego changes with time; it is replaced with new contents. No content is, however, able to lastingly satisfy the Ego as long as the structure of the Ego remains in its place.
Key 8. The Ego keeps looking for something different, something that promises a greater satisfaction, making the sense of self of the individual more complete.
Key 9. The Ego wants to possess more and more, wants to become more and more powerful. More knowledge, more faith, more material wealth. The Ego wants to devour more and wants to do it more anxiously. That is how the Ego becomes a tyrant and dominates our life to an increasing extent.
Key 10. The Ego is shaped by the past, determining its structure and contents. The structure of the Ego is an unconscious factor, which forces the individual to reinforce his/her identity by joining an external object.
Key 11. The Ego is but a mental production, a system of beliefs.
Key 12. The Ego strives to protect, sustain and expand itself. The Ego functions in survival mode. The statement that the Ego functions in a survival mode means that it continually struggles to remain “psychologically alive,” so it regards other Egos as rivals or even enemies.
Key 13. One of the most important strategies of the Ego to sustain and reinforce itself is the experience of “I am right.” This is the identification of an idea, position, evaluation. Nothing gives the Ego more power than experiencing that “I am right.” It is the desire of the Ego to be right, and thus overcome the other, ensuring its own superiority.
Key 14. One of the favorite self-reinforcing strategies of the Ego is complaining. Complaining implies the sense that “I am right.” When another Ego refuses to accept that “I am right,” it is an offense to the complaining Ego, which. in turn, further reinforces its self-awareness.
Key 15. The Ego intends to elevate the forms (including its own form) to eternity, which is impossible. This intention of the Ego will be the source of all sufferings, because its world of forms and shapes shall collapse like a sandcastle after a while, until death snatches away the last of the forms: its body from it.
Key 16. Our entire culture and civilization rest upon the selfish and possessive Ego and, as the Ego created the institutions of society, these institutions are also the expressions of the Ego.
Key 17. In most people identifies with that socially conditioned Ego. At a number of people this identification is so powerful that they are unaware that their life is governed by a socially conditioned Mind.
Key 18. The Ego must fall, as it is against the evolutionary development of the Consciousness.
Key 19. If an individual is able to notice and observe the functions of the Ego, he or she will be able to transcend it.
Key 20. We must reach beyond our Ego-dominated mind programs, because if we fail to do that, we will eventually destroy ourselves and a large part of the world.
Key 21. One of the ways of transcending the Ego is not reacting wholeheartedly to the ever-changing caleidoscope of thoughts and emotions, but concentrating on the alert Consciousness in the background instead.
Key 22. The Ego calls itself real and the only existing ”Self,” though it is nothing more than a conceptual product, the continually changing content of the space of Consciousness
Key 23. In the space of Consciousness, in the state of pure consciousness the person recognizes and clearly experiences that Ego is a fraud.
Key 24. The Truth is that we are the embodiment of Life, we are born into this world as a result of a miracle, and later we are lost amidst the multitude of teachings and dogmas.