As we emerge from the world of spirit at the moment of birth, we started this journey of acquiring an identity that’s virtually opposite of our true self. This is the “Ambition period” – The period of the development of the ego or the false self.
Its a sharp contrast to our “From-ness,” where Ambition was unknown largely because we simply allowed ourselves to be lived by What Is. We are our authentic self, free of interference.
Thus begins the journey of being nobody to being immersed in a “somebody in making”. Ego insists that we traverse from nothingness to something, from being nobody to being someone, from oneness to twoness, from unity to separation; the separation of our authentic self. It is this journey that requires us to edge God out and learn to believe in a false self.
Ego’s job at this stage is eliminating our nobody status by encouraging AMBITION and creating a new (albeit false) identity.
Ego is the cause of our troubles. If we want to live a happy, free and blissful life, we need to learn to search ego by ignoring it. But ego is great at resisting our effort to ignore it, and will do everything it can to prevent us from sacrificing our somebody status. Ego wants us to be a somebody who is more important than the other somebodies.
There are six lies that the ego wants us to believe:
1. Who I Am Is What I Have
2. Who I am is What I Do
3. Who I Am is What Others Think of Me
4. I am separate from Everyone Else
5. I Am Separate from What’s Missing in My Life
6. I AM Separate from God
Today in the world, we need to bring about simple sense – life sense. Right now, people only have ego sense, they have no life sense. They are ego sensitive, not life sensitive. When you are like this, you only see yourself as life, no one else is life. You can trample upon anything and anyone. But if you are life sensitive, everything is life in your experience, so you naturally behave very sensibly and respectfully with every other life around you. The ego will no longer be a problem if you become life sensitive and lies that ego wants you to believe in …. no longer have any interference to our lives.
Till our next sharing,