Forum: ShadowStats: Ego caught red-handed (again?)
Only one universal “grounded” rule for this forum:
All testimony will not spill out onto the page until the one getting prepared to share an experience has dismissed all arguments and rationalizations initially used by the ego to support their initial (ego) premise. Given enough time and honest soul-searching we will always quietly and calmly get to the actual description of the ego’s game/trick/ruse/deception that we initially bought off on.
Clue: The resulting description will never be about “the other guy/gal” - it will always be an enlightening discovery of and about you.
Conclusion: Every time any one of us gets through one of these egomaniacal ruses, designed by the ego to keep us distracted, autonomous, proud and separate from the One we really are, we move one step away from fractal chaos illusion and one step closer to Ascension - you know, Whooooshhhh!!!
Allow me to prime the pump of this new forum for healing confessions from “shadowland” with one of my own recently, a perfect case study for featuring so much of what Eckhart Tolle is talking about in his book. And to set your beautiful hearts and minds at ease, you will be heartened to know I contacted Riversong privately to ask for his blessing/consent collaborative agreement before posting a scenario where he became unwittingly involved.
How’s that for “Law of One” fundamentals in action!!
Last thot before presenting this first case study and example: Egos can only attack other egos in a “thoughtland” of illusion. It is utterly impossible to successfully attack the “ONE” that is ALL that’s really real, sacred, inviolate and completely unassailable....
Here it goes girls and bros!
Man, I am sooo excited Riversong for everything I Am learning lately in regard to Ascension! I’m sitting there last night watching “Weeds” (Excellent Showtime series now available on DVD) and not even really watching at times, thinking about my less than impeccable response to your forum of “isms”, demons and shadows.
Now stick with me for a moment while I define my ego’s involvement in my response.
I’m (my ego) thinkin’, “I’m not so wrong about my suspicions about all of this!”
“There is something He’s not sayin’ about some experience in his past concerning women or “woman”. Otherwise, why would his argument for transcending “isms” and demons be so dominated by concerns about feminism and women’s lib movements?”
“What demon is he not facing?” (central thought relating to my patronizing, presumptuous post).
And then it hits me like a ton of beautiful liberating bricks! Everything I have been thinking has been coming from my insane ego’s perspective which means everything, regardless of whether or not I ever get any of it right (being correct is not always being correct), is all about how "I" was choosing to “think” at the time!! You, as pure stimuli and as my beloved brother, trigger something in my ego that I must then honestly and soberly discover, recognize, own up to, and then simply dismiss as a misinterpretation of my brother - a simple mistake, as if the light had been turned on and I can see again.
And so we simply return to the truth that we are brothers and very conscious of being brothers in arms, just like our fellow brothers and sisters fighting side by side in any war, we become the best of friends, “thick as thieves” if you will, because we fight side by side in the same spiritual war, a war that struggles to recognize and then dismiss the mistakes of the ego, carry the wounded out of the jungle of confusion and chaos, and then become lifelong friends by way of the wartime experience.
I have been reading Eckhart Tolle’s “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose”, and his impeccable and exquisitely exhaustive coverage of the ego’s tricks and ruses is an amazing godsend that, I swear, may very well end up folding time right over some of the “bad” part of all that is going down if we collectively, and one by one, get this right! When I "choose" to think how I was thinking, with ego at the wheel, it then becomes all about “me” and I have reduced my “brother” or “sister” (or “whatever”) to mere stimuli, like so much fodder for the ego, and I have reduced myself to an "affirmation masturbation ritual" for insane ego banter and illusions in shadowland.
I am not "my thoughts", which naturally means you are not "my thoughts".
Closing argument: You can never start being "my thoughts" and you can never stop being "my sister/brother"!