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 times it is wrong…
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 it from going to the subconscious mind.
When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind, beautiful. – Yogi Bhajan
But our Higher-Self/soul 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 in the abundant path to achieve 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 voice in our CONSCIOUS MIND (5% control of our lives) known as the intellectual mind. Also is known as the rational mind which is on our left side of the brain.
And the higher-self/true-self is the feeling in our SUBCONSCIOUS MIND (95% control of our lives) which is our intelligent mind which is on the right side of our brain.
The left side of the brain is logic, reasoning, analytic thinking, numbers and language and it is where the ego function works in this conscious mind 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 basically the awareness, imagination, expression, creativity, and intuition which is our subconscious mind who has the higher-self function.
By learning to trust your intuition, miracles seem to happen. Intuitive thoughts are gifts from the higher self. – Susan Jeffers
The ego wants to help us just as much as the higher-self does but the ego comes into play with logical reasons, excuses, and facts.
Where the higher-self comes into play with feelings through creativity, imagination, day-dream, and awareness of our own intuition which is basically our soul/spirit guiding us.
Can you see the difference here?
This basically means that our ego wants to protect us through logical facts/reasons so we don’t become a victim of whatever, but the higher-self wants 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 very wrong to guide us!
Over 90% of the population are guided by their own ego and it basically wants us to stay in comfort and not move forward with life because it wants to know what is going on to “protect us”.
But the very few of the population who is guided by their higher-self/soul/God or whatever you want to call it, the guidance here doesn’t actually want you to stay in a comfort zone but wants you to act on the intuitive hints/opportunities and chances that it gives us to success.
Take a moment today and purposefully conntect 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 & Not Our Ego?
This actually takes practice!
Based on my own experience, the higher-self 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 mean in the NOW, focusing on what’s happening exactly right now and not on 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.
And 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 mode.
So the only way to actually be able to have access and to listen to our own intuitive higher-self is when our mind is super-calm, relaxed, joyful and aware of what’s going on right now.
Which the easiest way to get in 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.
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.
But if your mind is worrying a lot, anxious, stressed, nervous, or any of the negative emotions, your higher-self hides to let the ego come into play to try to guide you to protect you at all costs.
And therefore, it gives you tons of reasons/excuses, negative thoughts, and logical facts to protect yourself and to be aware of what NOT to do!
Another way based on my experience on how to allow your higher-self to guide you is though focusing on activating your pineal gland and awaken/open your third-eye.
Yes, the third-eye is part of the higher-self which 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 peace, joyful, feeling grateful, love, inspired, passionate, and all the elevated emotions, that is when your third-eye and higher-self will basically be on ON Mode and give you the hints you need to go forward to the right direction, and your ego will basically be turned off.
But if you’re feeling the negative emotions, 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 thoughts that you need to protect yourself.
How Does the Higher-Self & Ego Works In Terms of Manifestation?
According to a source, our ego and higher-self basically works like this!
When we create a thought in our conscious mind who is only 5% of what’s controlling our lives, it has to go through the ego first which 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 who has 95% control of our lives interacts with the higher-self.
The Higher Self is whispering to you softly in the silence between your thoughts. – Deepak Chopra
Which if your idea/thought was a positive elevated emotion, it creates a higher frequency to attract what you want in a fast pace.
But if your idea/thought 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.
Just so you know, the subconscious mind is basically a “prover”, it must prove you to be true in physical reality and make it happen.
Now the higher-self is connected with the Universe Source of Abundance also known as God/Supreme Power or whatever you want to call it.
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.
And 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 turn out to become a belief in our subconscious mind, it must and will happen at all cost!
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
So focus on being your best by having elevated blissful emotions, be calm/relaxed through meditation, and be on 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 is 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 which a few months ago I actually did not meditate for 3 days ONLY, you won’t believe how much my ego attacked me…
Yes, my ego literally attacked me with all that it had like I really mean my mind was bombarded with negative thoughts, bad ideas, disgrace imaginations, and all that negativity which turned out to me having super-low negative feelings of emotion!
Your ego is your greatest enemy.
And this is what night time around 8 pm when I usually like to have little light on or turn on the fireplace, I like to be super calm and 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 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 negative things that I “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 me a lot.
You know, I’m a brave, fearless and bold alpha male aka a ‘king of my world’, 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, which I did get a little scared…
And what I noticed is that the moment I tried to stop my ego which the more I focused on it, the more it attacked me!
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 mind, it stopped and that is when I promised myself that I will never ever go a day without mediation in my life…
Remember, our higher-self speaks to us through feelings and awareness in our hearts, not through the loud doubt voice in our minds.
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 out of both the Ego and the Higher-Self, and how it truly works!
Ego and love cannot exist together.
So is the ego really our enemy?
Well, it really depends since it’s only trying to “protect us” but yes, it can be your biggest enemy 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 and negative reasons…
But again, if you’re feeling elevated emotions, 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 to feel all the elevated emotions such as love, joy, happiness, etc and also, always focus to stay calm/relaxed and stillness 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 is if you’re extremely calm and present, but that means, you’re not on some stimulant like caffeine or any other drug out there which is why I don’t drink coffee whatsoever, but only organic pasteurized milk.
When the ego comes, everything else goes. When ego goes, everything else comes.
By the way, I have a complete post here on how to meditate the right way so you can be extremely calm on a daily basis!
In the post there, I also mention why you need to meditate the first thing in the morning because if you can have control of your mind for the first 2 hours of your day, the rest of the day is extremely easy.
And if you want to know more about how our third-eye works in terms of activating the pineal gland, then check this one out!
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