Ego is the absolute number one thing that gets in the way when beginning to work with spirit. Ego has such an immense amount of power it completely takes over. When you are with ego you are in control. The whole point in the process is allowing spirit to guide and take lead. Ego is a part of your shadow self. It shows your bad and ugly. It shows your character flaws and how it affects the world around you. It is a reflection of your dark side. If you do not maintain your ego and keep it in check it can over power your inner soul. It can become a very dark piece of yourself. For example, what it would look like to me of ego in control is if you ever watched The X Files, the character of the “Cancer Man” is a great reference because it is like a cancer.
Ego satisfies the mind and not the heart. It allows entry for justification of your actions. Ego has a way of manipulating you and distracting you from your souls purpose. It places illusions in the mind to cause confusion to steer you off course. Why does it do this? If you are in control and not allowing spirit of the highest good to help you guide your life, it eventually lead you down the opposite path and you will crash and burn. It will take something monumental to shake you to wake you so speak.
One of the easiest ways to not let ego affect you is simply to surrender. To best explain surrender is simply stopping yourself if you are feeling lost or confused then you can stop, ask a question, and then listen to what your soul says. This is one exercise you can start to do. So when you feel that “frazzeled” feeling coming on, simply stop for a moment and pause, and ask yourself “ok what is my best option on what to do next”. Begin talking to yourself and you don’t have to out loud, no doubt, but begin having an inner conversation with yourself. Check in with yourself begin asking how you are doing and feeling on the inside. This actually begins to connect you to your highest self. When you are in line with your highest self your intuition will ignite.
Your highest self is made of light and your ego is your shadow. To fully embrace your healing one must embrace both their light and dark. Light cannot survive without the dark. The dark can actually be a tool to use to heal. It can show you what needs to be looked at. When you put the two together you are becoming a true alchemist. By doing this you are fully in line with your souls purpose and you can easily begin to work with spirit. You will also be able to receive such profound information to help guide you on your journey.
When you begin to communicate with spirit and you are in control with your ego, the best thing for you to do is set some boundaries and rephrase your questions. Yes or no questions are difficult for spirit to answer most times. They also do not give time frames easily. Spirit likes to give you analogies and puzzles to figure out the message. They will never speak to you in a demeaning way. It will always sound like love and encouragement from above. When you ask a question try to say something like, “How can I best begin to heal my ego self so I can serve others to the highest good?” “What is holding me back from committing to my relationship with spirit?” These questions are just some examples. Then they will respond to you in a way that will most benefit you and uplift you.
This process allows you to break free of the barriers that hold you down. I had to take some co-dependancy workshops and one of the exercises was we had to get through a maze of chairs and each time we would begin to go in one direction we would get blocked in. Some of us had failed and given up immediately and could not get through the maze. Some of us stayed til the last and was still trying to get through even though most of us were done. The point to the exercise was to see how ego gets in the way. When your not flowing with a divine connection to spirit you receive road blocks and your pathway begins to close on you. You will get steered in a completely different direction. When you become aware of spirit and allow them to guide your life you will be able to breathe again, doors and opportunities will become open for you, and you will be able to live happy, joyous, and free. Being in with spirit and divine guidance is the way to be. It brings about good relationships and doesn’t attract unhealthy ones. So it is your choice ultimately because we have free will as humans but to me I go with what spirit says always because I have never been steered wrong.