By Kim Hutchinson
Separation and Lack
Perception: The ego fears being cut off from Source. It feels frightened, vulnerable, powerless, rejected and thoroughly unloved. The ego’s response to this pronounced sense of inferiority is to judge others and to compare its lot in life with theirs. It wants to be sure that it isn’t alone in this ‘cruel’ world so it monitors everyone around it with a wary and suspicious eye. During this process, the ego invariably perceives inequality due to the diversity of life paths. These differences mean there will always be perks and privileges enjoyed by some but not by all. While the soul understands and appreciates the learning opportunities inherent in diversity, the ego finds these differences galling, and so it responds with self-pity and even rage at the perceived injustices and lack of fairness in this world. In other cases, the ego finds itself superior to others, and so it puffs up with self-aggrandizement as it simultaneously looks down on others. This pomposity helps the ego compensate for its perceived shortcomings and helps to soothe its rampant fear of lack.
Reality: The ego’s reactions are based on a faulty illusion of lack and inequality. There is no separation or lack in the world. We could never detach from Source for we are all expressions of Source energy, and Source is infinite. No matter how diverse or separate we appear, we all carry the Divine spark of creation within us, and that energy is, and always will be, one perfect harmonious energy field. The concept of separateness therefore is merely an illusion generated by the ego.
Solution: Try viewing your ego as an irate, irrational and frightened child. When it feels uncomfortable, it throws tantrums and sulks in a corner. The ego is self-centered to the extreme. The trick is not to allow your willful and petulant inner child self (a.k.a. the shadow self) to make your decisions for you. Instead, you must take control of the situation as any responsible parent would, and tell your ego-child that you are in charge. To do this, ask all aspects of your being (mind, body, soul) to encompass your ego and carry it through the ascension process. Continue this visualization until you see your ego shrink down to the size and appearance of an infant, then envision your soul embracing your ego lovingly like a parent would hold a newborn. Your ego fears and all their off-shoots will calm down dramatically because you are giving your ego what it truly wants: love.
Time and Death
Perception: When we think of ego fears, we often overlook the number one cause of stress today: time, or rather a lack thereof. To the ego, this life is all that exists. It is therefore acutely aware of the passing minutes, months and years of our life on Earth. The ego is cognizant only of the human condition. It believes the eternal soul is but a figment of an overactive imagination. It hears talk of immortality and replies with cynicism. The ego is certain it has a fixed number of years to live before complete annihilation. Given that limited perspective, it’s no wonder the ego fears a lack of time and death!
Reality: In reality, the concept of time is an artificial construct of the human mind. According to the angels, the real reason we use time is to measure the space between desire and fulfillment. In the upper realms, we manifest our needs instantly, so that is why time does not exist outside this dimension. As we ascend, we will be able to shed the stress associated with time by reclaiming our inherent manifestation abilities. In regards to the ego’s fear of death, we have nothing to fear for the soul is eternal. We never die; we merely shapeshift. The ego doesn’t die with our physical body; instead, it shapeshifts with us.
Solution: To break the hold that time has over you, stop wearing a watch. You will quickly come to discover that your internal ‘clock’ is very accurate and reliable and it is free of fear. Also, stop counting birthdays. Certainly enjoy your special day but don’t obsess about the number of candles on your cake. Age truly is a state of mind. If you feel old, you are. If on the other hand, you remain active and interested in life, you can turn back the hands of time. Finally, don’t worry about death. Don’t even think about when you might leave the Earthly plane. That means letting go of the preconceived notion of life expectancy. The angels assure me that we do not need to age or die; we simply choose to do so because we need to go Home for a rest. The world as it is today is very stressful, but that will change after the Ascension. We will be able to stay in this realm as long as we wish without feeling overburdened by the stress and weightiness of our current circumstances. Death as we know it will cease to exist. When we wish to leave, we will simply convert our physical energy into non-corporeal energy, and will ascend through the upper layers of consciousness.
Perception: The ego fears ascension for the same reason as it fears death: it thinks it will disappear.
Reality: The angels say the ego is a gift from Source that allows us to experience uniqueness. Upon return Home, we do not lose that uniqueness for our experiences and our life lessons remain. We are all unique aspects of the Creator. Once Home, our energies co-mingle as we rejoin the oneness of spirit. But we do not lose our unique imprint.
Solution: To help your ego understand, think of an assembly of one million people. If you were to take a photograph of that assembly from a satellite, the group would appear to be one giant mass. Within that impressively large mass there is a proliferation of uniqueness. It may look like one unit, but it is instead a mass of one million unique souls, all standing shoulder-to-shoulder, with no visible division between souls. So, in other words, the higher the perspective, the less space divides us. We are, essentially, one; and yet, within that one, we are also unique. That uniqueness is preserved through the retention of our life experiences. In this way, the ego never dies. It merely loses its number one fear: separation.