Ego Hijacking of Spirituality.
Message by Ascended Master Padmasambhava.
Ego liberation is the end result of inner work by which you release or Surrender your attachments, aversions and delusions.
A human being, for example, may have a certain attachment to a particular belief. Whenever another being expresses a difference in opinion to that belief, the human being expresses an emotion of anger or hostility or a feeling to defend the belief. These feelings are pointers that will help you to recognize when you are under ego control.
If you have an opinion then you are under ego control. Some may ask, "Why is this so bad? Shouldn't I have opinions?"
I have no opinion as to whether this is bad or good. However ego control creates distortions in understanding the true nature of our environment and what lies beyond.
Ego control is a barrier to Divine Truth. Spirituality is the journey towards Divine Truth. Therefore ego control is a barrier to your Spirituality.
To remove the ego from your path requires the human being to question all assumptions. No assumptions in your world are too sacrosanct for questioning. Every idea that you have about consciousness, what is right and wrong and what is an optimal path for living must be questioned.
The reason for this is simple: the ego is a simple mechanism that likes to trap your higher consciousness with rules. The constant questioning of assumptions is a way for you to weaken the resolve of the ego and to train it to start questioning.
Egos also like to takes control of the Spiritual Path. This can be dangerous because egos make very simplistic rules. As an example, an ego may find it uncomfortable at first to control breathing throughout the day. Since the ego is designed to protect the organism against what it deems unpleasant and to steer the organism towards that which is pleasant, the ego may make a rule that states, "Controlled breathing throughout the day is not needed for the Spiritual Path."
In fact, controlled breathing throughout the day is a key element in the Spiritual Path.
In this example, the ego has hijacked the human being's spirituality with a false rule.
The practical advice for today is to examine all the rules and opinions that you hold regarding your Spiritual Practices and Path. During meditation ask for your Higher Self to point to those rules and beliefs that are a barrier to your Spiritual Path.
Those ideas and beliefs that are brought to mind during meditation are those that can be Surrendered.
Every day, Archangels, Jesus, or Ascended Masters dictate to C Louis Osburn words of Wisdom from the Heavenly Realms that are filled with Love and Light. Drink in this Wisdom and find yourself lifted to a better place with your True Self living a joyous life from the Heart.