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What is the human ego and what is its purpose

Updated: May 17, 2023

The concept of Ego, its function, and its influence on human behavior and spiritual growth has been a topic of extensive deliberation dating back to antiquity.

In the journey of human development, the family and educational systems traditionally mold an individual's ego by instilling norms and expectations. As life progresses, the individual's social surroundings, including friends and society at large, further contribute to the shaping of the ego.


A widely pondered question is "What is the human ego?" Herein, I present my perspective, underpinned by spiritual insights and grounded in my life experiences and ability to assess souls, body vibrations, chakras, and destinies.

Human ego, feminine aspect, masculine aspect, limiting beliefs, soul growth
Human ego and its role

What is ego and its spiritual role

Ego, in essence, serves as an instrument that can be beneficial in moderation but detrimental in excess.


A soul, devoid of energy and embodying pure consciousness, adopts a physical form to interact with the world, gathering experiences and enhancing its awareness. This form is more than just physical; it consists of several energy layers with complex functionalities. One such functionality is the capacity to retain emotional patterns, facilitated by a structure we know as the subconscious.


The subconscious, an accumulation of beliefs gleaned from various sources (family, school, friends, religion, mass media, etc), plays a decisive role in our behavior and decision-making processes, often outweighing the influence of our intellectual abilities. The outward expression of this subconscious, termed "Ego", shapes our identity - our self-perception and our approach toward life and the universe.


Personal space and ego

In the context of our planet's predominantly low vibration, a minimal ego is required for survival, serving to protect one's personal space. Consider a situation where an individual demands you to surrender your belongings or perform a life-threatening act; a minimal ego enables you to refuse. Even enlightened figures like Buddha, Jesus, Krishna, and others required this basic level of ego to survive and assert their beliefs.


However, the human tendency has unfortunately skewed towards a pronounced and proactive ego that exudes aggression, stems from subconscious fears, and seeks to seize resources perceived as scarce. This does not imply that rejection or assertion is egoistic; instead, it is a matter of evaluating situations and deciding accordingly without passing judgment.

Patriarchal society, ego, masculine aspect, feminine aspect
An ancient patriarchal society with a strong masculine aspect

The initial Architects of humanity designed the Ego to facilitate a range of 3D vibrational experiences for incarnating souls. The clashing of human egos was intended to stimulate experiences beneficial to these souls. Over time, however, the ego has become a formidable entity, drawing aggressive souls with dominant masculine aspects from star systems like Orion and Sirius, resulting in a history of conflicts and a patriarchal society.


The Ego can also be understood as the sum of our subconscious beliefs, both empowering and limiting, that guide our actions and decisions, ultimately defining our identity. For spiritual growth, it is essential to shed our limiting beliefs.


The manifestation of the ego is significantly influenced by the balance of feminine and masculine aspects in an individual. Recently, societies have started to embrace more feminine aspects, which is a positive development, provided we harness the beneficial elements of femininity and avoid the negative ones.


ego and the masculine and feminine aspects

A society heavily influenced by the negative masculine aspect breeds egos that are domineering, selfish, and divisive, leading to conflicts and exploitation. On the other hand, the negative feminine aspect fosters an ego that, while less physically violent, thrives on indirect conflict, gossip, and conspiracies.


In conclusion, the Ego, when managed effectively, is not inherently negative. Assertiveness and the ability to maintain personal boundaries are fundamental to one's spiritual and physical evolution.


Contrary to some spiritual traditions and modern gurus like Eckhart Tolle advocating for complete eradication of the Ego as a path to spiritual ascension, it is important to distinguish between theory and practice. As the Latin proverb "Est modus in rebus!" wisely advises, there is a measure, or balance, in all things.


While there are compelling arguments for the complete dissolution of the ego in the quest for spiritual enlightenment, it's essential to remember that the ego also serves practical purposes in the physical world. Therefore, instead of striving for its total eradication, a more balanced and pragmatic approach would be to learn to manage and control the ego effectively.


It is through this mastery of the ego that we can ensure it serves us rather than controls us. The ego can then become a tool for growth, learning, and personal development, facilitating our interactions with the world, rather than a barrier to our spiritual evolution.

Indeed, the ego plays a crucial role in forming our identities, shaping our perceptions of ourselves and the world around us, and influencing our decisions and behaviors. But it's important to note that while the ego can be a powerful force, it is not the entirety of our being. We are more than just our egos; we are also our souls, our spirits, our bodies, our minds, and our hearts.


In our quest for spiritual growth, we must strive to cultivate a healthy and balanced ego, one that allows us to maintain our individuality and personal space, assert our needs and rights, and make wise and informed decisions. At the same time, we must avoid allowing the ego to become overly dominant, aggressive, or selfish, which can lead to conflict, division, and suffering.


Thus, the key to dealing with the ego lies not in its eradication, but in its mastery. It is through this balanced approach that we can truly harness the power of the ego and use it as a tool for personal and spiritual growth.


The journey toward understanding and mastering the ego is not a simple or straightforward one. It requires introspection, self-awareness, and a willingness to confront and challenge our deeply ingrained beliefs and patterns of behavior. But it is a journey worth undertaking, for it is through this process that we can truly grow and evolve as individuals and as spiritual beings.


Conclusion

The ego, if properly understood and controlled, can serve as a powerful tool for personal growth and spiritual evolution. So rather than seeking to eliminate it entirely, let us strive to understand it, master it, and use it wisely and effectively.

As in all things, the key lies in balance and moderation.


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