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The Quest for the Apocalyptic Beast – Part 2

This entry it's part of the The Quest for the Apocalyptic Beast series. Part 2 of 2

An Healthy Ego?

There is not such thing… Your ego is that personality, that mask that you have came to believe is the true you.

And the worst thing: You are actually intertwined with that thing, with that false notion of your true self.

Of course, your true self is the spirit within your human body.

And there are a lot of different apparels that the ego uses in order to trick us: False modesty and even shyness is nothing else that the ego, working in an inverted fashion. You see, shyness as well as shame comes from the caring of what others would think of “you”.

In other words, when you are concerned about the image projection of “you” or the perception that others would have of that image the ego created to hide itself, in reality you are worried about which might be the best way to deceive everybody…. including yourself.

The good news is that, even though the ego believes that it totally controls you, in fact, you -a spirit- are the one that has the power.

Anyone of us can shutdown its ego completely, just as Jesus thaught us to do. At the very least, you can start by diminishing it right away. All you have to do is be vigilant and aware that the beast is ready to jump out of the cage as soon as you loosen your watch.

That Voice in Your Brain: Conscience or Ego?

Beware! What many believe to be the voice of the Conscience, is in reality the voice of an impostor: the ego.

If you think that you have a conscience of your own, you have been deceived.

Self-awareness or consciousness is one thing, and most of the time it is “personal”, and we humans tend to believe that it is ours; but the Conscience is quite different.

Since the ego has another powerful trick which is to convert instantaneously any thought you have into a belief, the defense of that belief turns into the most important task you have. It doesn’t matter if that thought/belief is good or bad, or right or wrong… the only important thing is that it is “yours”, so you automatically defend it.

But the Conscience is a quite different matter.

To begin with, we all share a common, omnipresent, universal Conscience, not a particular one. That Conscience, which is by nature unselfish, wise and perfect, bonds all of us. So, there is no way you can have your own peculiar Conscience, different or apart from the one that everyone else have.

So, there is the voice of the ego and there is the one from the Conscience.

How can we distinguish one from the other? Easy. The Conscience always speaks of the divine Law, of good and love, unselfish love. It uses no fancy wording, no trickeries, no hoaxes. And there is no way for you to negotiate with the True Conscience. It is implacable, immutable, inexorable… it does not accomodate to your personal agenda.

The other voice, the voice of the ego? It will start throwing to the table which is your human mind, all kind of selfish ideas, thoughts, schemes and stratagems, interpreting, misrepresenting and accommodating things so they suit the false belief system that the ego has developed, no matter what cost to your true self or to others.

So, next time you clash with someone else’s belief or self-interests system, and that person insists in that he or she is listening and obeying the voice of his or her conscience which contradicts and opposes the voice of the Conscience in you, you better be prepared to make sure that it is not a battle of egos: yours and theirs.

The Anti-Ego Recipe

1. When the day finishes, before going to sleep, go over all the events you just lived through and review all the decisions you took in the day, small and big, and accept both the good and the bad ones, but focusing mainly where your ego interfered with your good nature. Forgive any offense made to you, then pray for forgiveness of the offenses you have inflicted and put all events of the day in its true proportion, extracting from them all the lessons you can.

2. Take the decision of correcting the bad choices you made, so next time, you could do better than that. Forgive yourself remembering that perfectionment is a process, not a place.

3 As soon as you open your eyes, review again last night decision and plan your day accordingly.

4 Pray to God asking for help and guidance… not just for you but for everyone in the whole Universe. And don’t forget to feel and express your gratitude to our Heavenly Father for everything… even the apparently not so good things in your life… and smile. Again: There are lessons everywhere.

5 Keep on your watch all day long.

Do this for at least 21 days so you start developing the habit of being a good unselfish, loving “you”.

Next, just keep trying to be a wonderful loving creature for the rest of your life (both in the human and the spiritual sense)… one day at a time.

To sum up the recipe:

“Prevail over your own selves and the journey will be easy for you; then, you will be able to conquer the beast that John beheld in his revelation.”

The Third Testament

This way, you would not let your mind play tricks on you… on behalf of the ego.

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