What Is the Ego? The Allegiance to Fear and Death.

finding the answer to what is the ego What is the ego really? A Course in Miracles defines the ego as a death wish, the desire to create yourself and your world. The ego identity is what the body symbolizes; a person, an image, a self-concept. This alter ego is the replacement of abstract love, our true reality. The ego is an idea in the mind, a false thought system protected by ego defense mechanisms of which we are largely unaware. Our minds are not separate from each other, nor from God, and so ego’s strength is an illusion. The way out is observing the ego, experiencing the pain of having chosen  the ego, exposing our thoughts and feelings, and, through forgiveness, letting go of the beliefs in sin, guilt and fear in our minds which underlie the ego’s thought system. The idea of separation from God is horrible in all its aspects, but what could be fearful about something that is simply not true? The Son and the Father are eternally One.  

A transcription defining what is the ego

 I’ve had a terrific problem – in the very limited amount of reading I’ve done in the Course – with this concept that seems to be presented of the ego as a sort of an evil thing, as opposed to all my – also limited psychological reading – which says, ‘We’ve got to have a strong ego, we must invent a personality’ and all that. And it’s a real conflict in my comprehension. So, you sound like you’re well prepared to deal with this. [Laughter]
Well we’ll talk about the ego. Let’s unveil the thing, let’s go right at it. The thing about the ego is [not attempting] to fight it or combat it because it loves a fight. The Course is just saying just look at it. Once you can really look directly at it… the only reason fears seem to be maintained is because we try to look away from them. Have you ever had a dream where you’re being chased by something? You’re having the same dream all the time and you don’t want to turn around and look at it. And basically Jesus is just saying, ‘It’s not fearful at all. We can look right at it and it’ll be gone like a puff of [smoke].’ But to address your question about the ego strength and to integrate … When I studied psychology and started going through that, that was pretty much a psycho- analysis, which is basically saying that, between the “id” (all these unconscious forces) and the “super ego” (the voice of morality), that the “ego” in that system is kind of like a mediator. And in that sense, if it’s a mediator between these two combating forces that are in the mind, then that’s where the idea of ‘ego strength’ comes in; of wanting to build up ego strength. But what Freudian psychology really never got at was that it was just describing the dark side of the mind. It says, ‘Yes, there were these inter-psychic forces and there were these moralities and everything,’ but that was all. All the pre-parts that were described; the “id“, the “ego” and the “super ego” were all part of ego. And then there is another part of the mind which Freudian psychology really didn’t get into ,which is spirit. That’s one thing when I was in psychology, it was kind of like, I kept looking for ‘Where’s the spirit’? Or, ‘How do we integrate religion or spirituality with psychology because they seem to be antithetical.’ Or science; a lot of times when I would go into science I would wonder ‘Where does science fit into all of this?’ Then I got into reading quantum physics and some of the quantum physicists started talking in terms that sounded awful psychological [about things such as] perception [and] that there’s no reality in the world apart from what you think. And experiments with particles where they try to do double-blind experiments and they try to take the experimenter out of the experiment and they would find that the thoughts [in the mind] of the experimenter were moving the particles, and that they could [in] no way remove the mind of the experimenter from [the experiment]… So it’s like… all these things start pointing to… It’s subjective, that the mind is influenced… That’s what I really started to see, [that the] whole thing about psychology wasn’t really helping. It was very pessimistic that there had to be another part of the mind… When I started reading… eastern philosophy… reading books about this “Higher Self“ [there was a sense that], “Yes, that resonates, there has to be a Higher Self as opposed to just this small self.” So that gave me a sense that there was something beyond that. Read More

A Course in Miracles take on what is the ego

“The belief in hell is inescapable to those who identify with the ego. Their nightmares and their fears are all associated with it. The ego teaches that hell is in the future, for this is what all its teaching is directed to. Hell is its goal. For although the ego aims at death and dissolution as an end, it does not believe it. The goal of death, which it craves for you, leaves it unsatisfied. No one who follows the ego’s teaching is without the fear of death. Yet if death were thought merely as an end to pain, would it be feared? We have seen this strange paradox in the ego’s thought system before, but never so clearly as here. For the ego must seem to keep fear from you to hold your allegiance. Yet it must engender fear in order to maintain itself. Again the ego tries, and all too frequently succeeds, in doing both, by using dissociation for holding its contradictory aims together so that they seem to be reconciled. The ego teaches thus: Death is the end as far as hope of Heaven goes. Yet because you and the ego cannot be separated, and because it cannot conceive of its own death, it will pursue you still, because guilt is eternal. Such is the ego’s version of immortality. And it is this the ego’s version of time supports. “ A Course in Miracles Text – Chapter Fifteen – The Holy Instant – Section 1 – The Two Uses of Time    

Bringing Illusions to TRUTH – answering what is the ego

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Bringing the truth to Illusions

Join David Hoffmeister as he shares the simplicity of salvation: It is possible and it does not need to be a long process! A still and consistent state of peace is right here now. Peace is a choice in the present moment. This video inspires a deeper devotion to Truth and a greater willingness to surrender limiting beliefs and self-concepts—leading ultimately to the unified experience of Joy. Humankind is Awakening to the Oneness of God’s Love. David demonstrates that the time of Peace is Now. He invites you to join him in the Love of God and rejoice! This gathering was held at the Living Miracles Monastery in Duchesne, Utah with 35 participants attending a seven-day retreat.      

Reversing Your Thought System – what is the ego spreaker talk

The definition of the ego is simply an addiction to judgment, it is a way that continues the perpetual illusion of time as we know it. In order to completely heal from our afflictions the Holy Instant is the key and your mighty companions are your helpers.  The means of ultimate healing is building a great trust in our internal teacher. A Course in Miracles is an amazing tool for reaching the final goal of complete liberation from all concepts of the world, for at their base is guilt and suffering.  The workbook of ACIM is the means of putting the principles in We are addicted to judgment, the ego device that perpetuates the illusion of linear time. To heal our addiction we need the holy instant and our mighty companions. Build a link with your Internal Teacher. The Course teaches that salvation is escape from all concepts of this world, for they are all based on guilt. Your tool is the Workbook and the Text makes it meaningful. The Manual gives you a new role as Teacher of God, that you may be used by Spirit. Words are left behind because truth can only be experienced. Sink into the stillness in your mind. The Christ light within you reveals the curriculum. You have to question every value that you hold and give yourself over to the Holy Spirit and this change of perception; and then transcend physical sight. Once you have an experience of revelation, of the Great Rays, you know the world is just a shadow with no reality. The truth is one. We want direct experience of love in as short a time as possible.

refining our intuition, looking clearly at what is the ego
Define ego: A recording of David giving us an understanding of what is ego consciousness

An MP3 recording of David giving the answer to what is the ego. This definition of the ego is a death wish that needs to be seen and dispelled by looking straight at it. Click here


What is ego : meaning of Ego

There is a deep fear of divine love below the subconscious beliefs that tells us love is fearful. Most would say I love love, but when looking closely at the mind you see there are many blocks that we have covered over to stop us from seeing that we are afraid of real love.  How to transcend the ego? We must hold on tightly to the desire for peace and allow all the emotions, fears and doubts to arise to our awareness and allow ourselves to be washed of all darkness. We really don’t know what is the ego until we can look with a calm and quiet mind and not buy into the thoughts that leave us spinning and unable to be at peace.

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