Many years ago, I attended a festival where mediums lectured about life after death. (For those who think mediumship is wuwu, you may want to stop reading at this point.) I wrote about it here. One of these mediums spoke about the ego – here is the excerpt from that article:
After my father died, I attended a talk by a medium about the nature of death – what it can and cannot do. She stated that when people die they take their personalities, issues, addictions etc., with them. They do not automatically lose their ego (identity), heal issues, or ‘ascend’ when they leave their bodies (there is no guarantee that they will evolve in the spiritual realms but even if they do, the ego remains)… This refreshingly, straight-talking woman went on to chastise those who claim that they have transcended their ego in the flesh when it cannot even be done in death. The following is a paraphrased version of what she said: Those who claim that they have transcended their ego are actually coming from ‘ego’ – the very thing they believe they have eliminated. They cannot get away from themselves, not even in death.
I ended the article with the following sentence:
Ego: wherever it is, there you are; incarnate, or discarnate, you cannot escape yourself.
“Ego” is the Greek word for “I” – you cannot get away from your l-ness, yourSelf. New Age theories on the ego are designed to disconnect you from yourSelf. This medium confirmed what I have been saying for quite some time. I wrote about it here, and made a video summarizing those sentiments here.
Those who claim that they have transcended their ego are actually coming from ‘ego’ – the very thing they believe they have eliminated.
The statement above highlights the hypocrisy of people who assert that they have transcended their ego. That is, they believe that anything they think, say and do, does not come from their ego.
Any time people state that they only ever come from love, they are coming from ego.
Anyone that states that they always forgive, is coming from ego.
Anyone that states that they never judge, is coming from ego.
Those who claim that they never experience negative emotions, thoughts, or life events, are coming from ego.
People who make such proclamations want to appear ‘spiritual’, ‘evolved’, ‘ascended’, etc., in order to elevate their own status – they are operating from their EGO, or more accurately, their negative ego. Some feign humility, too, which demonstrates even more negative ego. If they operated from a place of integrity, or positive ego, they may admit to striving to do better in life but this does not mean that the negative aspects of ego are never going to be experienced. They deny this reality. Many so-called spiritual people deny many aspects of earthly reality.