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MIND YOUR EGO

What is fear? Some say that fear is false evidence appearing real. I've heard this so many times and I think it's crap, though it sounds good when you say it. All fear stems from a voice, a thought that uses your past experiences to paralyze you and make you act a certain way to keep you from moving forward. But this voice is nothing more than your conscious mind and ego resisting change.

What is fear? Some say that fear is false evidence appearing real. I've heard this so many times and I think it's crap, though it sounds good when you say it. All fear stems from a voice, a thought that uses your past experiences to paralyze you and make you act a certain way to keep you from moving forward. But this voice is nothing more than your conscious mind and ego resisting change.

The conscious mind makes sure you understand the universe you live in. It bases its knowledge on your recurring experiences, and its job is to be sure that everything remains the same. It wants to keep you on the same path because it's comfortable and feels safe.

The ego's job is to let people know who it is while it's on this path. It helps you identify yourself. But you only have one true identity, and that's love. Everything else is created from your past experiences. The ego and the mind are not bad--but what is bad, or should I say "not in harmony," is the circumstance that made your ego and mind believe that this is your life. Something that was created out of darkness stays until someone brings it to the light. Every time you want to change, you must confront the conscious mind, ego and the darkness that you've accepted as your only reality.

If you were told as a child that you would never amount to anything, the ego identifies with this and makes sure to maintain that identity for you, even though it is not coming from your ultimate truth. The conscious mind and the ego work together as a team to help you accept choices in life and to make your so-called universe real.

It can feel exhausting to always have to seek something new and different to change your life. At first, the consciousness wants to remind you of all the reasons why a transformative path is not normal--hence the word normal, a word that is so subjective. It fights the change and tries to maintain the status quo.

Why is it that humans don't confront their ego and their mind? It's because it feels safer to stay with what's comfortable. The moment you try to change your present situation, it's as if a huge siren goes off that says you are heading into uncharted territory. This can be very scary for some, and yet for others it can be a challenge, an awakening, and a realization of choice. Granted, there are those who are so conditioned by the normalcy of this world they've created that the only way they feel safe is to make sure others are walking along the same path. If anything out the ordinary confronts them with change, they act out in fear, which leads to anger and judgment, to protect themselves and justify their world view.

It can be very threatening when you believe that a predator has entered your territory and you think that you must either fight or flee. This is how we've acted towards each other since the dawn of time. But with everything that's happening on our planet, people are getting tired of feeling constantly under attack and many are looking towards more spiritual, enlightened points of view. This is because spirituality is a bridge to Source. It doesn't matter what you think that bridge looks like as long as you make the connection.

Source is the ultimate truth, which is love, and in that love, there is support and security. When you have this type of power and accept it to the core of your being, you won't be afraid of anything. The unknown will become an adventure. After accepting this repeatedly, the ego and conscious mind will begin to merge into your enlightened self. Taking a different path will then become what you call "normal."