As we are all very well aware, there are many many many (did I say many?) views and theories about this topic of the “ego.” It is quite a huge topic! I have explored some of these ways of thinking about it… many experiments of just “what to do about it”… and for a great time, seeing it as a “great problem.”
I personally spent a good period of time attempting to get this thing away from me, to kill it, to dissolve it and the like. At a later point, when I realized that it really wasn’t so effective… I then experimented with altering my view of it. Remembering that there is “nothing outside of the all.” The all is everything and everything is the All. All are one.
And, “everything is energy.”
So… that led me then to this… that the ego… it is not some separate thing. It too, is energy. And nothing joyful comes from pushing against. So… the next part was, “how to work with this thing we call the ego”… and “how to flow downstream and with the energy current. How to work with the energy of it, instead of against it.
I began exploring how it served me. As all is serving us, always. Everything in our experience is serving us one way or another. Sometimes it is immediately apparent just how that is… and other times, not so much.
My current view on the ego is this: it is a container that we experience patterns of energy through. A tool. It is not some other thing with its own life force operating outside of us, nor against us, nor anything we must fight. It is simply the pressure or resistance that creates the “container” in which to explore the polarity of energy patterns through. And it serves me as being the temperance in which I explore the patterns of energy, that I have chosen to explore in this incarnation. Simple as that.
The light shines through a projector, then through the negatives and then the image is seen on the screen. Negatives are needed and required for an image to be seen. If there were no negatives, nothing but the light would be seen. This is a holographic reality… and we use these holographic realities to play and explore. The light and the negatives play together…to form the images of our reality.
Same with the ego. It offers the temperances and the metaphoric walls in the energy field that are like a damn that a beaver creates and the water flows around… and those barriers are what create the different patterns in how the water flows. It all shape shifts!
It is not something to kill or dissolve. But instead, something to work with and to mine the gifts of the experience the temperance provides. Like that of the hammer a blacksmith uses to form and shape the hot metal into the creation he desires to make. Over time, the blacksmith (please read this symbolically) learns how to use his arsenal of tools in order to create with. If he were to get frustrated with them and throw them out, then, what would he have to use? In the beginning of his apprenticeship, it is his journey to learn how to use the tools properly in order to make them work for him.
Now, to apply this to the ego. What I was doing, and perhaps some reading this will resonate with this as well, is fighting with the ego instead of learning ways of working with it and allowing it to serve me as the tool for expansion that it can be.
What I am saying here, is not to pump up the ego. haha Just as the artisan uses the tool, the artisan directs the tool for proper use. Not the other way around.
What I am speaking of, is using it as a tool, to become more aware of the energy patterns within your energy matrix that you have chosen to explore. The ego, actually brings to light the polarities within these energy patterns. It is the “negative” in which the image is then seen. Only through awareness, can we then transform these patterns and raise the vibration of them. It is all energy. And as energy beings, we find it fun at a soul level to play with patterns of energy. Moulding them, altering them, shifting them, transforming them, expanding them… it is an eternal play.
The ego is just a tool. It is up to us to choose how we use that tool. Like many tools, they can be put to really good use, or for destructive purposes. One can utilize a hammer for a great many helpful purposes… or, it can be used to hit another over the head with. (lol)
For what purpose will you use your ego for?
The choice and potential is available to utilize it as an amazing tool for consciousness transformation and exploration.