Befriend Your Ego
Our Divine Download for March 25, 2023 is Surrender Your Ego from the Power of Surrender Cards. Oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh, this is a heavy hitter. Our poor egos are just so very misunderstood and get such a bum rap, get blamed for all kinds of things, and just never get the appreciation that they deserve. You see our egos exist to keep us safe and to keep us alive. Kind of a big deal, and for a long time, it was a pretty big job, especially when things were literally trying to eat us on the regular and essentially everything in our environment either could or was actively trying to kill us. The problem is that we have obviously evolved beyond the point where everything is trying to kill or eat us (at least most of us have - there are always exceptions to every rule!) but our ego hasn't caught up with the idea that not everything is an imminent mortal danger to us, so it still screams at us "YOU'RE GOING TO DIE!" every time we are pushed outside of our comfort zone. One of the easiest ways to shush our ego and actually get it to act as more acknowledged friend than uneasy foe is to show it some gratitude and develop and maintain a direct dialogue with that part of us that exists within our cerebral mind and within the brain stem area that is always trying to get us to fight, take flight, or freeze. So next time you have that super duper loud impulse that you shouldn't do something or it's unsafe to do something, talk to your ego and examine the truth or lack there of in your ego's warning system. Assuming that you are not in mortal danger, than your ego for it's contributions in keeping you safe and alive, and teach it by reframing the situation within your current reality. Turn your ego from misunderstood foe into cooperative friend!