Balance is the key to unlocking all the greatness contained in this fantasy we call Life. This life offered to us by the Great Spirit with tremendous care and undying love. This type of love lives within our mind, body, and souls. I like to think of love as a vibration within the universe. Love is the vibration of nature, of spirit, and of everything. This pure, unconditional love is with us from our first breath until our last. Love, being universal and pure, is easily tampered with by fruitless use of power, selfishness and control; all of these elements stemming from the human EGO.
*EGO – Defined as the “I” or self of any person. In psychological terms, the ego is the part of the psyche that experiences the outside world and reacts to it, coming between the primitive drives of the id and the demands of the social environment, represented by the superego.
*SUPEREGO: The superego is the ethical component of the personality and provides the moral standards by which the ego operates. The superego’s criticisms, prohibitions, and inhibitions form a person’s conscience, and its positive aspirations and ideals represent one’s idealized self-image, or “ego ideal.”
As I journey down this spiritual path – I question the EGO and its purpose, because in the universe, there are no mistakes. EGO is a part of who we are as human beings for many reasons and can be chosen to be used in a positive or negative way. In the Western World there are countless battles of power and control. These elements of life taught as the ways of happy and successful people. How many wealthy CEO’s do you think are genuinely happy with the way they live their lives? I suspect not many.
This use of EGO can lead people down a long and bumpy path. Given chances – as always – to return to a place of love but often driven to the edge of the cliff and into the canyon below. This canyon represents the material lifestyle, the lifestyle stuck in EGO – taught by a corrupt society with unacceptable intentions.
When thinking about society, a song by Green Day called American Idiot always pops into my head. Some of the lyrics stating: “One nation controlled by the media.” Put your EGO aside for a second and don’t take offense; instead take a step back and think, “are their words true?”
Television, magazines, newspapers, the internet, and most other forms of media are used as tools to manipulate the way the general population thinks and what they are exposed to on a daily basis. What we value as a society is heavily influenced by the outside World and boy – do they have it down to a science.
Think back to the definition of Superego – represents ones idealized self-image or “ego ideal.” Starting as young teenagers or even sooner, our self-image is being criticized and constantly manipulated – causing us to forget who we are to “fit in” and “be cool.” Really? Is that what our kids should value? Until we learn to love who we are and teach that to younger generations, everyone will be setup and stuck in the destructive cycle of trying to be someone we are not for all the wrong reasons.
Right now is the time for everyone to take multiple steps backwards and look at ourselves introspectively. Are we doing the things we do out of love? Or are our days spent in EGO fighting for more money, more things, and more control? Are we being ourselves, or trying to be someone we are not? Where’s the balance between it all? That can create an ever impending harmonious life with each other and the Earth Mother? As I’ve said before, its your choice – and yours alone.
We all need to continue to look “outside the box,” understanding that we should never believe everything we see or feel. You have to look past what is shown to you in order to find the truth – especially in today’s fight against overwhelming amounts of power, control, and mis-information. Are the things you value on a daily basis things you ACTUALLY value? Or what you have been told to value? Hmmm….
I do want to mention that most of my posts are heavy on one side of the spectrum – but mostly to get the points across that are needed and with hope that they challenge your beliefs and make you ask questions. I do believe there are people out there who live their life valuing control and power most who are legitimately happy, I’ve just learned to find more happiness and value in spirituality. Spirituality is easier without control and power and creates harmony within ourselves. Being ourselves allows us to truly love who we are, no matter who that is.
Balancing ourselves between the faces of positive and negative forces is forever a part of our human experience. The ability to take a couple steps back and glance at ourselves introspectively is key to noticing whether our words, actions or thoughts contain EGO, or love. Using EGO in conjunction with unconditional love creates forward momentum. How you use this momentum will determine how you experience life.
With love and light,