As we get deeper and further along on our spiritual path, our ego has no choice but to become sneakier in the ways it takes form, especially if we have a tenacious ego.
The first time I realized how incredibly strong my ego is was the first time I tried psychedelic mushrooms. I laugh now when I think about how sneaky my ego tried to be that day. It was me and a couple of friends who decided to eat some mushrooms on the beach. Within the hour they were both feeling the effects but I felt nothing. If you’ve ever done psychedelic mushrooms as spiritual practice, you know that eventually your ego is essentially thrown up and all you’re left with is the eyes of love; your ego is completely stripped away from your being.
What I now know is that my ego fought the mushrooms with all its might, so much so that it tried to convince me that the reason I wasn’t feeling the effects was because I was “called to hold the space” for the ones who were. Of course to my ego, being called to hold the space meant I was more “spiritual” than my friends, which my ego clinged onto for dear life, until it eventually left my body. My ego revealed its true colours to my higher self that day.
However, you don’t have to do psychedelics to find out how sly your ego can be. There are things you can look out for on your journey to forming a harmonious relationship with your ego.
If you’re reading this article then chances are you have learned that love is power, positive thinking yields positive results, and that fear is an illusion. You have probably learned 101 ways to keep your ego in check, how to raise your vibration, the secret to opening your third eye, etcetera…etcetera. As we acquire this knowledge, this spiritual knowledge if you will, we find that it actually works and our eyes become wide open. We become acutely aware. Aware of the people who don’t live the “spiritual” way, the people who are drowning in sorrow, the people who play the victim, the people who are afraid, the people who don’t understand “the secret”-the destruction of our planet, the greed, the lies, the mistreatment of animals, the shady politicians. Continue reading