to Freud, the ego is “the representative of the outer world
to the id."
The ego, according to Freud, is concerned with the reality
principle (as opposed to the pleasure principle) and is
oriented toward perceptions in the real world. My dictionary
defines ego as 1) the self; the individual as aware of
himself, 2) egotism, conceit. Popularly, the ego is regarded
as something immutable; that aspect of our psyche that
becomes prideful or arrogant, seemingly beyond our conscious
control, and which defends self from the attacks of others,
or justifies behavior.
these definitions help us to transcend what we might
consider the inappropriate qualities of the ego, nor do they
really define something we can work with. If you want to
solve a problem, you have to first define the problem! But
no one can really say for sure what the ego is.
off, let us say that the ego, the id, the sub–conscious, or
any other named component of the psyche are just identifiers
that really don’t represent anything. Psychology gets
confused because behind it is the belief in the biological
basis for consciousness; that a person’s awareness of self
originates in the brain. Psychology, therefore, is always ––
at least subconsciously –– searching for something to
identify as the source of what it conceives of as the
various substructures of consciousness.
consciousness isn’t a building, or a biological entity. The
inherent nature of consciousness is conscious. the
suffix -ness means, "the state or quality of." So
consciousness means, the state or quality of being
conscious. In a vibrational universe, you are always sending
out a signal to the universe. The universe does not
recognize sub-conscious, id, ego, or any artificial psychic
compartmentalization's. All the universe knows is that you
are sending forth a vibe, and it is working hard to match up
your vibe with others like it. You see, a vibrational
universe rewards mindfulness and punishes irresponsibility!
vibrational universe, what is unconscious is vibrationally
out of range, and what is subconscious is that which is on
the periphery of our activated vibrational platform of
perception and attraction.
entire universe is a sea of vibration, and what we perceive
at any one time is an infinitesimal fraction of the whole.
That which appears real to a perceiver is that which is
vibrationally in tune. What is not in range has little or no
power to affect us.
to overcome the ego, or integrate it holistically into our
consciousness, we have to get some new definitions. Let’s
begin by saying that consciousness is essentially
non–physical in nature, and survives the death of the body.
That is something that all spiritually aware people just
know. A person’s activated thought patterns compose the
vibrational signal that person sends out to the universe,
and which the Law of Attraction works with. The collection
of thoughts on any subject is called a belief. A person who
believes that terrorism must be fought tooth and nail in
order to guarantee freedom, will naturally think that war is
a pretty good solution to the problem of terrorism. This
person will have a whole bunch of thoughts aligned around
that belief, like, “if you don’t fight for your country you
are a coward,” “anyone who is for peace is a traitor,” “we
need to suspend civil liberties to fight the terrorist
vibrational universe, the ego is the collection of activated
beliefs around any subject. A belief is a fixed way of
thinking about something. Underlying any belief, however, is
a state of being. A state of being creates a tendency to
think or believe in a certain way. It is a sort of psychic
container for thoughts and beliefs. The point is that a
state of being, and the beliefs that are generated from it,
is something that you can consciously deal with!
words, to change the ego, change your state of being.
What is a
state of being? It is your conception of self on any subject
or area of life. A state of being can be very broad, like “I
just seem to be able to get it right the first time,” or “I
am a screw–up,” to something more specific like “I know how
to make money in internet marketing,” or “I am a great
someone has an issue, they naturally want to work on that
issue. The problem with this approach is that working on the
issue vibrationally activates it, and feeds more power to
it. In a vibrational universe, the only way to de–activate a
vibration is to ignore it, and create a new vibration in its
place. The way to transcend the ego is to create a new state
you say. “If it was so easy, then why doesn’t everybody do
partly because people aren’t educated, but mostly because of
the nature of vibration and energy. You pick up a tuning
fork and bang it on the table. “Do you hear this note? This
is an A. You know, I really hate this note! I have to deal
with my issue on the A note, and I’m going to work on it
until I get it resolved!” Well, banging on that tuning fork
isn’t going to get you anywhere. You have to pick up another
tuning fork that has a different note, and activate it. The
problem is that when you have a strongly activated
vibration, you are IN that vibration, and it’s damned hard
to think of anything else!
reading this knows what I’m talking about. When I was having
trouble with one of my websites, I was practically in a
panic. I knew I had to get out of that panic vibe and start
thinking rationally, but I couldn’t! I went out for a walk
in the clean fresh air, and all I could think about was that
I HAD to get the site straightened out. My mind was filled
with this panic vibe and it was so strong, it blocked
everything else out. That‘s what happens in a vibrational
universe! So what do you do? Well, you have to create a new
vibe even if you are immersed in the old one. The Law of
vibration and the Law of Attraction say so. Otherwise, you
stay stuck. Some people stay stuck in the same vibe their
example from my life about how to create a new state of
being. One of my issues has always been that I can never do
anything right the first time. I always struggle and mess
up, and then after a long time –– or at least a time
interval that seems way too long for me –– I manage to get
it together. What I really want to do is be able to do it
right the first time without so much sweat and struggle. The
first thing I did was to recognize that my “issue” was
really a belief. And I knew that underneath that belief was
a state of being, or a self–limiting conception of myself.
Now I’ve had hundreds of hours of therapy, and I’ve been
over and over issues very similar to this, without resolving
it. I’d feel better for a while, and then the same old stuff
would crop up. So I knew that I’d have to try something
right,” I said to myself, “let’s try creating a new state of
being.” So I came up with “I always do it right the first
time.” Only one problem with that: I felt rotten! After some
time in meditation I realized that I was butting up against
my activated beliefs from another, unwanted, state of being!
The state of being which said I could never do it right the
first time. This is a common problem, I’d imagine, because
so many people make resolutions to be or do this and that,
and can’t bring it off.
I found a state of being that I could get excited about
without feeling all of my old issues. You know what they are
for you –– and they are different for each person. The idea
is to get yourself to BE what you want first, to create a
new state of being around which new, more empowering
thoughts and beliefs can form. A directed meditation is a
good vehicle for that –– for it gets you to precisely
identify a desire (something you want) and then imagine
that you already have it.
back to the previous example: Every time I attempt something
I never succeed on the first try. I just know I’m going to
make a mistake –– even if its something as trivial as
inserting a light bulb into a socket. My conception of self
–– my state of being –– is such that I AM someone who will
never get it right, right away. So what do I do? I begin to
meditate, and deliberately create another state of being
that I can feel comfortable with. I avoided the old
activated beliefs by simply creating “Everything I’ve always
wanted has already been created –– in this moment, and in
the future.” This might sound bizarre or weird to someone
else. Indeed, there is nothing logically to connect it to a
solution of my earlier difficulty, but it felt right to me,
and I noticed right away that I was taking less time to get
creation of a state of being is so powerful that it will
align thoughts around it. New beliefs then form because you
feel better and attract new thoughts that have a higher
vibration ––and when you feel better about what you’re
doing, you naturally get more efficient.
you’re doing with this process is what Esther Hicks calls
“doing a sales job on yourself.” And what society calls,
‘”getting a new image.” It’s incredibly powerful!
self–help and self–improvement processes –– no matter how
simple or intricate –– work for only one reason: they align
you to a clearly defined goal and make you feel better about
yourself. Any successful process connects you to Source and
is self–reflexive. In the
Keys To Deliberate Creation course this is the reflexive
flow –– you to you. It’s the most important energy flow for
creation of a state of being essentially bypasses your
“issues” and goes directly to the creation of a new platform
for attraction. After trying zillions of processes and
procedures, I’ve re–discovered that the tried and true ––
like directed meditation –– are the most effective. That’s
because meditation directly involves the reflexive flow and
aligns your energy with a desire and toward a defined goal.
of being is intimately connected with a desire. Desire is
life force, the creative energy of the universe. When you
identify a desire, you can more easily create a state of
being around that desire. That’s what we do in the Keys To
Deliberate Creation Course.
origin of unwanted manifestations and feelings lies in a
state of being, but you assign the cause to karma, or bad
luck, or something outside of yourself.
of being “I can’t ever do it right the first time” then
leads you to try and fail, which just confirms what you
believe about yourself, which then orients you more to
failure. Soon you begin to believe that you can’t do it
right at all –– and the actions you take in the physical
universe begin to bear you out! I mentioned before that even
screwing in a light bulb became an irritation for me,
because I knew that I wasn’t going to find the thread even
before I went into the closet to get a new one. People, that
is bloody irritating! Then you begin to create more
self–limiting beliefs like “I am just a screw–up.”
you have such a low opinion of yourself?” your sister asks.
“Well for goodness sakes.” you say, “look at my life
objectively! Everything I attempt seems somehow to go
haywire. I’m cursed!” But those manifestations are all based
around your concept of self, and that is mutable.
bizarre is that you then begin to defend your
unwanted state of being! This phenomenon is what has been
called the ego defense mechanism. This happens because
you are stuck in a powerfully activated vibration. And deep
down inside you know you are trying to do as well as you
can. You really can't understand why you are acting the way
you are, but you feel compelled to do so anyway!
Vibrationally speaking, however, your solutions always match
the vibration you are in, because that is where you are
who don’t understand that they have control over their state
of being then begin to act neurotically, because thought is
energy and if you don’t change, it keeps building up and up.
You can literally become a slave to your own beliefs! The
"ego" becomes more and more powerful. By assigning cause to
"ego," however, instead of a self created state of being,
you cannot hope to transcend the difficulty.
vibrational universe, you have to “turn the other cheek” and
create a new state of being. And it isn’t that hard, my
friends. You don’t need years of therapy. A good directed
meditation, or a course like The Keys To Deliberate
Creation, can get you out of the rut.
The idea that self–improvement is difficult, is itself a
belief! A very powerful and self–limiting one.
be positive or negative, depending on your state of being.
Successful people are often regarded as egotistical, and
undoubtedly some of them are –– but when you are successful,
you have a very strong desire and a very positive conception
of self, because you are aligned with success. Lots of
people said that Mother Theresa was egotistical, just as a
lot of people say that Barbara Streisand is a cast iron
bitch. But Mother Theresa did a whole lot of good in the
world! A strong and positive conception of self leads to a
powerful intention to get things done. And that rubs some
people the wrong way.
Egotistically speaking, a higher vibration is never
perceived correctly by a lower one!
“Look at her,” a woman says about our friend Barbara
Streisand, “so high and mighty. She thinks she’s better than
maybe she IS better than everyone else –– as far as success
in her chosen profession is concerned! And maybe the
complainer sees B.S. and is reminded of her own failed
just the activated set of beliefs you have about yourself,
based upon the state of being you have chosen. And you can
change that. The ego, far from being an immutable component
of your psyche, is something entirely self–created!