A lot of people claim that the EGO is our “enemy” and that our Higher-Self is our best friend which could be true, but not exactly!
If you don’t know, the ego is only trying to “protect” us by not letting anything bad happen to us or to our lives, which a lot of the time it is wrong since it is totally unconscious…
And that is why people claim that it’s our “enemy”!
Now don’t get me wrong, I used to think that as well because my ego always seemed to try to block me to achieve whatever I want…
It basically would always seem to not accept the bigger things/thoughts in my mindset and try to block them from going to the subconscious mind (belief system) or allow me to get out of the comfort zone.
When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind, beautiful. – Yogi Bhajan
But our Higher-Self known as our soul/Consciousness/Inner-Being/God on the other side knows exactly what’s right for us, which if you can know when it’s trying to guide you, that is where you’ll be on the abundant path to achieving massive success in all areas of your life.
So this is where I’m going to share with you the difference between our ego and our own higher-self!
Read below and find out which one is what!
What Is Our Ego & What Is Our Higher-Self?
The ego is the complete mind activity aka masculine false self of thinking, the voice, and thoughts in our CONSCIOUS MIND (5% control of our lives) known as the intellectual mind. Also is known as the rational mind which is on the left side of the brain.
And when you hear SUBCONSCIOUS MIND (95% control of our lives) which I believe is also the EGO but it in a deeper sense known as our belief system and that means when we have repetitive thoughts with emotions on a regular basis without us wanting to think that or wanting to feel that certain type of emotion but it comes anyway, it turns into a belief or could be hidden beliefs of the past experiences, events, and so on.
Now the HIGHER-SELF/TRUE-SELF also known as our soul/spirit/source/universe/God or whatever you want to call it – is our true feminine INNER-BEING meaning the consciousness of every living specie of earth!
It is the complete opposite of EGO as it is our own awareness of all things and again, it is who we are as human beings!
They say the left side of the brain is logic, reasoning, analytic thinking, numbers, and language and it is where the ego’s function works in this conscious mind of thinking to always have a reason/excuse for ourselves, and of course, that is why they call it the “ego” meaning ‘Edging God Out‘.
But the right side of our brain is where our imagination, visualization, daydream, expression, and belief system are located known as the subconscious mind which is part of the EGO who truly has the power to make everything happen in our lives based on what type of beliefs we have!
That means, what you believe, you become!
By learning to trust your intuition, miracles seem to happen. Intuitive hints are gifts from the higher self. – Susan Jeffers
Now, people claim that the ego wants to help us just as much as the higher-self does but the ego is unconscious and comes into play with logical reasons, excuses, thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and facts.
Where the higher-self comes around with feelings through awareness, intuition, creativity, and hints from our own intuitive gut feelings or some people claim it comes from our heart which either one is basically our soul/spirit guiding us.
Can you see the difference here?
This basically means that our ego “tries” to protect us through logical facts/reasons/thoughts/emotions of fear, etc so we don’t become a “victim of something“, but the higher-self on the other knows how to protect us through knowing what’s right or wrong by our feelings/wisdom!
And this is where our ego who is that little voice in the back of our head that keeps telling us that “this will not work“, “this is wrong“, etc is sometimes but actually most of the time very wrong to guide us!
Over 90% of the population are guided by their own ego and it basically wants you to stay in your comfort zone and not move forward in life because it wants to know what is going on to “protect us”.
The ego fears the unknown, and that is why it could truly be our “enemy” depending on how you look at it!
But the very few of the population who is guided by their higher-self/soul/God/Consciousness or whatever you want to call it, the guidance here of awareness doesn’t actually want you to stay in a comfort zone but wants you to act on its intuitive hints/opportunities and chances that it gives us to the path of success in all areas of our lives.
Take a moment today and purposefully connect with your higher-self. It is the part of you that is always connected with Source. It is filled with love, compassion and wisdom. It holds no judgement or fear. It is you in your purest form of light. – Laurel Bleadon-Maffei
How to Know When to Listen to Our Higher-Self, And NOT Our Ego?
This actually takes practice and time!
Based on my own experience, the higher-self/inner-Being/consciousness will ONLY be able to guide us when we are in a calm/relaxed and on a stillness state of positive being which is in the present moment.
When I say the present moment, I truly mean in the HERE and NOW focusing on what’s happening exactly right now and that means having no thoughts at all, which you’re not thinking of the past or the future since those don’t even exist.
When you are evolving to a higher self, the road seems lonely but you’re simply shedding the energies that no longer match the frequency of your destiny.
So as you now know, the ego on the other side is that chattering doubt voice in our mind who always focuses on the past or the future, especially when we are stressed, depressed, or in anxious/fear mode.
Therefore, the only way to actually be able to have access and to listen to our own intuitive higher-self/inner-Being is when our mind/body is super-calm, relaxed, joyful, and aware of what’s going on at this exact moment.
Which the easiest way to get into this state of mood is through meditation for 15-30 minutes at least because what it does is stop the chattering part of the mind (ego), and therefore, you’ll then receive inner-guidance from your own soul/higher-self/consciousness.
But again, if your mind is worrying a lot, anxious, stressed, nervous, or any of the negative emotions of fear, your connection with higher-self is no longer as ONE, which you then let the ego come into play to try to guide you to “protect” you at all costs.
And perhaps, it gives you tons of reasons/excuses, negative thoughts, emotions, and logical facts to “protect” yourself and to be aware of what NOT to do!
But all it actually does base on my experience is cause more fear and definitely suffering, and therefore, you don’t need it at all!
Now you can actually do what I do which is focus 100% on my breath in and out as I am constantly alert and observing my breathing throughout my whole day at all costs and what this does is allow me to be in a complete present moment and be connected to my higher-consciousness/awareness since you can ONLY focus on one thing at a time.
Either focus on your breath (consciousness) or focus on your mind’s activity (ego) such as thinking and having unwanted thoughts…
Your higher self is the part of you that is connected to cosmic consciousness (aka who you REALLY are). Unlike the ego, the higher self isn’t illusory and is free from suffering. Spiritual practices such as meditation help us connect to our higher selves.
Another way based on my experience how to allow your higher-self/Inner-Being to guide you is through focusing on activating your pineal gland and awakening/opening your third-eye.
Yes, the third-eye is part of the higher-self which is full awareness as it is part of our soul’s guidance as well!
Your higher-self is always nudging you toward a resolution of the conflicts that you experience in your life so that you will have room for serenity and harmony. – Wayne Dyer
When you’re in your natural state of being which is pure love for everything filled with peace, joy, feelings of gratitude, kindliness, inspiration, passion, enthusiasm, forgiveness, and all the elevated feelings, that is when your third-eye and higher-self will basically be on ON Mode and give you the intuitive hints and awareness that you need to go forward to the right direction!
And therefore, your ego there will basically be turned off and disappear especially if you’re always focusing on your breath as I showed you above of what I do.
But if you’re feeling any type of negative emotions such as fear, hate, jealousy, envy, resentment, depression, pride, traumas, suffering, etc, and so on, both your higher-self and third-eye will be on OFF mode and that is when your EGO takes place to automatically give you the “help” of your unwanted thoughts that you need to “protect” yourself, which causes inner suffering in most cases.
How Does the Higher-Self & Ego Works In Terms of Manifestation?
According to my own experiences, intuitive wisdom who comes directly from my own consciousness/higher-self/inner-being’s awareness, and knowledge of insights, our ego and higher-self basically work just like that!
When we create a thought in our conscious mind that is only 5% of what’s controlling our lives, it has to go through the ego first who is basically the “gate/security guard” of the subconscious mind. Then if the ego accepts it with logic, the subconscious mind grabs the thought/idea and creates emotion.
After creating the emotion either negative or positive, the subconscious mind (belief system) who has 95% control of our lives turns that thought and emotion into a belief and what happens, will manifest in your life regardless if you want it or not.
That is why it is super important to ONLY think of what you want, and that’s what I do because I know how powerful our beliefs are in our lives since the law of attraction is working for all of us regardless if you believe in it or not…
The Higher Self is whispering to you softly in the silence between your thoughts. – Deepak Chopra
So what I’m trying to say here is that if you do have a thought/idea created by your mind followed with a positive elevated emotion and your ego accepts it into the subconscious mind (belief system), it creates a higher frequency to attract that as what you want at a fast pace.
But if your thought/idea turned out to be a negative emotion, you will send the same type of negative frequency to the Universe to attract that as well, and I’m sure that is not what you want.
And again, by the law of the Universe which no one in this life is immune to this law called the Law of Attraction, everything including thoughts and emotions that turns out to become a belief in our subconscious mind, must and will happen at all cost!
Just so you know, the subconscious mind is basically a “prover”, it must prove you to be true in the physical reality and make it happen. It is the program of your mind and body.
Your Higher Self exists in a state of love. Every time you are loving, kind, forgiving, and compassionate to yourself and others, you are being your Higher Self. Learn to love everything in your life – every feeling, thought, and action you take. Think of yourself as a beautiful, loving person, doing the best you know how to grow and evolve.
Now the higher-self is connected with the Universe Source of Abundance also known as God/Spirituality/Supreme Power or whatever you want to call it.
It is a pure love state of being, it is 100% forgiveness of everyone and every moment, super kind, compassionate with others. It is filled with inner joy and peace, feelings of bliss, complete and whole.
It is that feeling of having that extraordinary lifestyle that accepts everything as it is in the present moment, regardless of what you have, who you think you are, or anything of that!
Meaning that you don’t need or seek anything else to feel completely 100% fulfilled since you already are, and thereby, you are extremely enlightened known as the a warrior of light, and nothing can take your peace away regardless of what anyone has done to you. It is living life without any thoughts!
When you made contact with your Higher Self, you’ll have the support of Nature. Which will allow for the manifestation of all you desire. – Deepak Chopra
And that’s exactly what I have been feeling for several years known as in the love state of being!
So focus on being your best by having only positive thoughts along with elevated blissful emotions, be calm/relaxed through meditation, or focus on your breath in and out to be in the present moment all the time by thinking ONLY what you want in your life, which then you don’t have to worry about anything since you’ll be aligned with your higher-self known as the vortex/enlightenment.
My Own Experience With EGO vs ME
You know, I wasn’t going to write this but I feel like it is super important since you may have gone through the same thing or is probably going through it right now and you’re probably not aware of it!
And here’s my own experience with my ego vs myself…
There is no second, or higher-self to search for. You are the highest self, only give up the false ideas you have about your self.
So since meditation slows down our mindset and stops the chattering monkey voice known as the EGO, if I ever stop meditating or stop focusing on my breath which a few years ago when I was just starting to be a spiritual being, I actually did not meditate for 3 days ONLY, you won’t believe how much my ego attacked me…
Yes, it literally attacked me with all that it had like I really mean my mind was bombarded with negative thoughts, bad ideas, disgraceful imaginations, and all that negative emotions of fear popped out of nowhere which turned out of me having super-low negative feelings!
Your ego is your greatest enemy.
And this was around night time like 8 pm when I usually like to have a little candle on or turn on the fireplace where I like to be super calm while I read a self-educating/self-realization book and of course, this is the time I’m usually studying for more knowledge than ever.
And guess what?
I had to turn on all of the lights, I had to go grab a large cup of water, I had to call my family members just to speak with them like my mom to try to stop my ego and since that didn’t work, I immediately got into meditation because I just couldn’t stand how much my EGO kept on attacking me with so many negative things that “wasn’t me” at all.
It basically was “on fire” and used all of its load of negativity to come at me and it did actually scare the hell out of me by a lot.
Now I can definitely imagine how terrible it is for you out there to be living in this type of state of fear/depression and again, that is 90% of the human population!
You know, I’m usually a brave, fearless and bold alpha male but this day, I’m going to be as honest as I am always that since my ego was throwing me so much negativity like I’m talking about even death thoughts and imagination, I did feel a lot of fear…
And what I noticed is that the moment I tried to stop my ego or go against it, which the more I focused on it, the more it attacked me!
Ego and love cannot exist together.
And again, the only way I was able to stop my ego was through meditating at that exact moment, and after about 30 minutes of clear mindfulness, it stopped and that is when I promised myself and made a commitment that I will never ever go a day without mediating in my life…ever!
So remember, our higher-self speaks to us through feelings and awareness in our hearts, not through the loud doubt voice in our minds known as the ego.
When you are in alignment with your higher-self and put fourth your desires, all of the Universe conspires to achieve it for YOU.
Final Conclusion of Ego vs Higher-Self!
There you go!
I tried my best to make it as simple as it is, and for you actually understand the difference between both them, Ego and the Higher-Self, and how it truly works!
So is the ego really our enemy?
Well, it really depends since it’s very unconscious and is only trying to “protect us” but yes, it can be your biggest enemy/demon if you allow it by not meditating on a daily basis.
Just remember that everything is a choice, and if you’re hearing that negative little voice in your mind when you’re not focusing on getting into “overthinking”, then your ego there is working hard and functioning by “trying to protect you” through facts, unwanted thoughts, and negative reasons…
And that means you can’t be on the co-creator/growth mode during the functioning of negative stress hormone since you’re in a survival/victim mode.
When the ego comes, everything else goes. When ego goes, everything else comes.
But again, if you’re feeling elevated emotions of love, the ego MUST go away and let the higher-self take place to guide you through feelings!
Simple as that!
The Higher Self is only Love, Pure Energy. Anything that is fear, does not exist within this dimension of ourselves. Anything dark or from fear comes from the Ego, the Mind. The Higher Self is only LOVE. Fear is the illusion of 3-dimensional reality and educated programming. When one vibrates in Fear, they cancel out the connection to their highest self, as we need to vibrate with love to access it, this is the Law of Attraction.
Therefore, focus on gratitude all day, every single moment of your life to feel your own best and laugh a lot, especially laugh at your ego thoughts and never take it seriously by not believing in it whatsoever!
Feel all the elevated emotions such as love, joy, happiness, etc, and also, always focus to stay calm/relaxed and still by being in the present moment for your higher-self to guide you around to the right path of success.
This means not only your body has to be in peace but your mind as well which is the most important key here!
So as you can see, the only way to be AWARE of the intuitive hints from higher-self is if you’re extremely calm and present by focusing on your breathing, focusing on your self movements, by feeling your innner-being’s energy flow, or by looking without thinking or even to catch your thoughts and giving it your light of consciousness on it.
And if you don’t know, the more you give your light of awareness to your ego or on an unwanted emotion, it is like giving light to darkness and what happens is that it will disappear over time!
By the way, if you truly want to be a spiritual being connected to your own inner-being/higher-self, then you should NOT go on your day by taking any type of stimulant illegal or legal drugs like caffeine or any other substance out there because of the acceleration you’ll have in your body and that is why I don’t drink coffee whatsoever, but only organic pasteurized milk.
There is a higher more powerful part of you. Your Higher Self will come through your intuition, coincidences, and synchronicity of all kinds. – James Van Praagh
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Has your ego been attacking you on a daily basis or are you a calm person that listens to your own intuition? Also, do you have any questions or concerns about anything? Make sure to state them below as I’ll be extremely happy to answer any inquires you may have!