OUT OF MIND
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Latest topics
» A Cheap, New COVID Cure Just Did Away Any Need for a Vaccine!
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyYesterday at 10:11 pm by Ponee

» Bad-clown Rising - Rock Bottom Comix
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyYesterday at 7:41 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Body Language: Lindsey Graham on Trump, McConnell, Midterms & Newsmax
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyYesterday at 7:38 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Shrooms: The Tesla Of Drugs
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyYesterday at 6:51 pm by PurpleSkyz

» UFO News ~ "V" shaped formation of lights on horizon in Arvada, Colorado plus MORE
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyYesterday at 1:35 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Strange streak of light apparently releases bright object over Red Springs
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyYesterday at 1:19 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Mitt Romney Admits: Trump Would Win GOP Nomination If He Runs In 2024
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyYesterday at 1:16 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Dark Journalist: The State of Emergency Powers!
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyYesterday at 1:13 pm by PurpleSkyz

» WTH – After Stealing the 2020 Election, Big Media Is Now Claiming Joe Biden Is Some Sort of Saint
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyYesterday at 1:07 pm by PurpleSkyz

» FULL (of it) Benjamin bla bla blah Fulford 02-22-21... Massive March Campaign Planned Against Global Idiocracy
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyYesterday at 1:00 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Rep. Bill Johnson: Democrat Efforts to Censor Dissident Media ‘Eerily Similar’ to Communist China
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyYesterday at 12:51 pm by PurpleSkyz

» FDA Says J&J COVID Vaccine ‘Safe,’ Emergency Approval Expected Within Days
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyYesterday at 12:22 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Following Lawsuit, CDC Removes Claim “Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism” from its Website
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyYesterday at 12:19 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Entire Federal Reserve Payment System CRASHES
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyYesterday at 12:16 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Public Health Officials Are Lying About Lockdowns
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyYesterday at 12:08 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Biden Gives $4 BILLION to WHO and Bill Gates for Global COVID Vaccine Injury Compensation Program but Nothing for the People?
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyYesterday at 12:03 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Astrophysicists find rare star spinning backwards
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyWed Feb 24, 2021 4:41 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Bright Meteor Fireball Flashes across Sky over Alberta, Canada
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyWed Feb 24, 2021 4:38 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Everything is Fake in Utopia
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyWed Feb 24, 2021 4:34 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Biden Caught In Another Big Lie – Claims More Deaths from COVID than WWI, WWII and Vietnam Wars Combined – Simply Not True
 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego EmptyWed Feb 24, 2021 4:26 pm by PurpleSkyz



You are not connected. Please login or register

OUT OF MIND » PERCEPTUAL AWARENESS » THE SHIFT IN CONSCIOUSNESS »  The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego

The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

1 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego Empty The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:49 pm

PurpleSkyz

PurpleSkyz
Admin

The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego






 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego 1601204_10203304296834377_403453640_n
During your spiritual Journey you would like to bring the Presence into your daily routine, so you are trying to spend as much time in the state of the witnessing Presence as possible.
That is a noble effort, but alas, it is soon experienced that it fails day by day. The question arises, ”What is the reason for the failure? Why can I not spend a longer period in the state of Witnessing Presence, when I want to? It is surely because I am not good enough, and I am unable to make the required effort. I am unsuited for such a noble task!”
Such thoughts inevitably generate guilt and remorse. The guilt may, after a time, become so overwhelming that the individual gives up the desire to live in the Presence in order to avoid the negative emotions that come with the guilt.
This is an extremely dangerous mind game! Why?

It is to be recognized that the negative emotions and the guilt that comes with it is not a part of the Consciousness,  it only belongs to the mind!
The Ego –and so guilt as well–is a social product, created by the expectations of the parents and teachers as a part of the mind. How? A small child’s adaptation to the external world is supported and sustained by the parental expectations. Whenever a child meets the parental (and so the social) expectations, the child is accepted, rewarded and loved. Otherwise some sort of a punishment or rejection follows. In order to avoid retaliation, the child will unconsciously meet the expectations.
As long as the child is small, the expectations appear as external stimuli for the child. The child behaves well, because mum (or dad) should not be angry, should love him/her. As the child grows up, these external expectations undergo a complicated psychological process and become internal ones, and create the foundations of Ego.
At that time children no longer behave the way it is expected by the society because they direct environment so desires, but because it generates an inner good feeling in them. When they do not behave in accordance with these social expectations, they experience guilt. That is how external social effects become parts of the Ego. This mechanism follows us all through our lives.
At one point of our spiritual Journey we meet the teachings of an awakened teacher, and internally we feel that this is what we have long been looking for, we want it to be a part of our daily routine. We are thus able to create some internal expectations regarding how we are able to do it, what the fastest way to incorporating Presence into our life may be. We are, however, unable to meet the expectations, so guilt appears automatically. 

Be aware that this is the work of the Ego, a game of the Mind!
What can we do with that guilt?

Several things are to be taken into consideration. One is that we have been living identified with the Ego (on the edge) so long that we have drifted too far from the center (Consciousness, Self, Presence). It is therefore not possible to get back to the center overnight (the possibility is there, naturally, as the center is within us, but we do have to make the effort to reach it). The progress on our spiritual Journey towards the Witnessing Presence initially requires efforts from us.
There is an important maxim that applies to that effort: every step in the right direction takes us closer to our own center. It means that moments add up and reinforce each other.
There are inevitable occasions when one temporarily drops back into the Ego-dominated state, and these cases are also followed by a sense of guilt. Once we have understood the mechanism of the emergence of guilt, and bear in mind what has been discussed above, we need to realize that in such instances guilt is not justified!
On our spirirtual Journey, we should not dwell on the guilt emerging because of dropping back to Ego-dominated state; instead, we should celebrate that we are in the state of the Presence!!
When one is able to rejoice about these moments, instead of worrying about the next possible dropback, then the positive periods will be more and more frequent in our lives. We therefore need to be patient with ourselves, and look upon our sense of guilt as Witnesses!


(C) Frank M. Wanderer, 2013-2016.

You can republish our articles for free, but please include the author's name and a link to our homepage (www.frankmwanderer.com)
Read more>>

 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego Ebook-cover




[size=20][size=16][size=20]About the author: [/size][/size][/size]
Frank M. Wanderer Ph.D is a professor of psychology, a consciousness researcher and writer.

Thanks to: http://powerofconsciousness.blogspot.com



  

2 The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego Empty Re: The Guilt is a Trick of the Ego Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:17 pm

PurpleSkyz

PurpleSkyz
Admin
:tday 3:



  

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum