Before a person can clear the negative ego they must know what the negative
ego is. This may seem elementary to some, however, I assure you to the vast
majority of humanity, and even Lightworkers, it isn't. As I have already stated
in my introduction, it is probably the least understood lesson of the entire
spiritual path. Since I have written about this extensively in my first book,
Soul Psychology, I am going to be brief here and get right to the point.
Everyone has an ego or personality which the soul and spirit work through
which is good. The key idea though is that every person wants to ideally
spiritualize their ego and not have a negative ego. The key to the mastering of
this lesson is to understand that there are two ways of thinking in the world
and only two. This might be stated that there are two distinct philosophies of
life that all of humanity fit into regardless of their spiritual beliefs or lack
there of. Every person in God's infinite universe thinks with their spiritual,
soul, or Christ mind, or they think with the negative ego mind.
In the beginning, prior to creation and just after creation, there was no
negative ego mind. God didn't create the negative ego mind, humanity did. It
developed as a result of God's sons and daughters coming into matter and
physical human bodies and "over-identifying" with them. In that moment
when the sons and daughters of God thought they were a physical body rather than
a son and daughter of God just inhabiting and visiting a physical body is when
negative ego developed.
This is referenced in the Bible as the story of Adam and Eve and the eating
of the forbidden fruit and the serpent or snake which was the symbol of the
negative ego mind or lower self.
These two philosophies could be called the philosophies of the lower self and
the Higher Self. If you listen to the lower self, you live a "low life
existence". If you listen to the philosophy of the Higher Self, Holy
Spirit, the soul, the monad, the I Am, or the Christ mind, you live a high life
existence. To realize God you must remove your attention from the lower self
interpretations and perceptions of life, and instead keep interpreting and
perceiving life from the Higher Self.
Since our thoughts create our reality, which philosophy you choose will
determine what you see. In truth, you don't see with your eyes, you see with
your mind. This is why Sai Baba has said that "Your mind creates bondage,
or your mind creates liberation." You will have negative emotions if you
think with your negative ego mind. You will have positive emotions if you think
with your Spiritual Mind. Your thoughts create your feelings, emotions,
behavior, and physical health or lack thereof. Psychological health is nothing
more than maintaining a good mental diet. As the Master Jesus said in A Course
in Miracles, the key is to deny any thought that is not of God to enter your
mind. The key is to be vigilant for God and His Kingdom at all times and never
to go on automatic pilot.
Whenever a negative ego thought tries to enter your mind just deny it
entrance and push it out. Switch your mind like a channel changer to a positive
and/or more spiritual thought. This is the concept of denial and affirmation. It
is occurring literally a million times a day. You are the executive director of
your personality and it is your choice. God and the Ascended Masters will not do
this for you no matter how much you ask. This is your job. By denying the
negative thoughts and keeping your mind steady in the Light at all times, the
negative thoughts will die from lack energy and a new positive habit will be
formed in your subconscious mind. And it will become easy to be positive.
It is only hard in the beginning, although vigilance must always be retained
regardless of your level of development. The essence of negative ego is fear,
separation, and self centeredness. The funny thing is that the negative ego, in
truth, doesn't really exist. Jesus said in A Course in Miracles that "the
fall never really happened, we just think it did"!!! In other words we have
all always been one with God and have always been the Christ, or Sons and
Daughters of God. But if we give into negative ego thinking in our own minds, we
will live in that state of consciousness even though, in truth, it is not true.
This is much like living in a negative hypnosis, or like dreaming. When we
dream at night we really believe and feel that the dream is real. When we wake
up in the morning from a nightmare we are so relieved and say to ourselves,
"I am so glad that was just a dream." This is what I am trying to say
to you now about your normal waking life. You have been dreaming with your eyes
open, living your conscious life. You are living in a dream of the negative
ego's interpretation of life, rather than interpreting life from your Christ
It is much like the glass of water: is it half empty or half full. This
simple analogy applies to every moment of life!!! There is a way of interpreting
life that will bring you inner peace, calmness, joy, happiness, unconditional
love, evenmindedness, equanimity all the time regardless of what is going on
outside of self. There is another way of interpreting life that will make you
angry, upset, irritable, impatient, moody, emotional, unstable, manicdepressive,
depressed, and sad! This has absolutely nothing to do with what is going on
outside of yourself. It has everything to do with how you are interpreting life.
One example of this that the Masters want me to discuss on this point of how
to flow with the universe instead of fighting it, is the "Blessing
Method". The Holy Spirit and the Masters would have us bless and give
thanks for everything that happens in our lives. Kind of like the saying in the
Bible, "Not my will but thine" and thank you for the lesson.
The negative ego does not interpret things as teachings, lessons, challenges,
or gifts; it curses and gets angry when its attachments and/or expectations are
not met. The Christ Mind only having preferences, rather than attachments, is
happy either way for its inner peace is a state of mind rather than attached to
something out side of Self. Bless everything that comes into your life and
welcome adversity as Sai Baba has said, for everything that comes into your area
of influence happens for a reason and is God teaching you something you need to
learn. This is just one example of what I am speaking of here in terms of the
two distinct philosophies of life.
My book Soul Psychology is a master thesis explaining these two distinct ways
of thinking so I am not going to repeat myself here. If you have not read the
book do get it for I have explained this process in one of the most
comprehensive yet easy-to-read forms that has ever been put forth in written
form. It is kind of like A Course In Miracles made easy-to-understand.
It is essential to understand that every person on planet Earth only has one
real problem and that is the negative ego. The negative ego is the cause of all
negative emotions, all negative thoughts, all negative behaviors, all physical
diseases, all psychological diseases, all relationship problems, poverty
consciousness or lack of money. In essence it is the negative ego that is
blocking you from God-realization. Sai Baba says, "God is hidden by the
mountain range of ego"!!! It is the negative ego in all its infantile
variations and manifestations that leaves us open to negative implants, negative
elementals, parasites, negative imprints, etheric damage, etheric mucous, astral
entities, core fear, gray fields, and negative archetypes. In essence the
negative ego could be defined as "imbalance".
Anytime we are getting out of balance it is the negative ego that is causing
it. This comes down to which voice are you listening to? Are you listening to
the voice of separation, or the voice of oneness? Are you listening to the voice
of fear or the voice of perfect love? Are you listening to the voice of self
centeredness, or group consciousness? As A Course In Miracles says, "Choose
Every moment of our lives we are choosing either God or ego. I challenge you
to make a pact and vow with yourself and God to choose only God and the Holy
Spirit no matter what, from this day forward. This vow is one I made
approximately seven or eight years ago and is the number one reason I have made
the progress I have made in my life. I closed the door on the negative ego and
lower self for God, and made a choice I would never It consciously" choose
this path again. Perfection is not never making a mistake, but rather never
making a conscious mistake. I am confronting you now with the ultimate
existential choice of existence. Do you want God or do you want your ego which
is a life of over-identification with matter?
As Yogananda said, if you want God you must want Him like a drowning man
wants air. You will not find God being indecisive or sitting on the fence. Jesus
said the whole commandment can be summed up as, "Love the Lord thy God with
all thy heart and soul and mind and might, and love thy neighbor as you love
yourself'. We each, in truth, are not a physical body but the "Eternal
Self' living in a physical body.
We all share the same identity as the Eternal Self. Quoting from A Course In
Miracles, "Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Herein
lies the peace of God". In India they call this vow the "vow of the
Bramacharya", or the "Vow of Purity". Gandhi took it and it was
the key to his success. The taking of this vow will move you forward faster than
all the ascension activations in all my books. This is the real key to
Self-realization and God-Realization.
Do you see my point now? Lightworkers have been focusing on the spiritual
level and making great progress but if this core psychological level is not
mastered there is a cancer. This can be healed very quickly for all I am really
discussing here is the science of "attitudinal healing". Just because
you have achieved your ascension or taken your seventh initiation and broken the
wheel of reincarnation doesn't mean your work is done and you are some
Remember there are 352 levels of initiation to return to Source at the
highest cosmic level and the seventh initiation although high for our planet is
minuscule in the whole scheme of things. It is when you get to this level the
real work begins. If you thought you were going on vacation after reaching this
goal - think again. It is just the opposite.
Much has been given by the Masters and much is now expected. The expectation
is to, number one, act like God or act like Christ at all times in all
situations in all contacts with people. Secondly, the expectation is planetary
world service. The form it takes is up to you but this is a requirement to move
forward. You cannot move forward without helping your brothers and sisters in
some capacity. In truth, this is the only reason you are here.
There are corollary lessons that are also required that emanate out from this
initial lesson of denying the negative ego and choosing the Christ
Consciousness. The main corollary lessons are: learning to balance the four
bodies (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual), learning to integrate the
three minds, (conscious, subconscious and superconscious), learning to properly
parent the inner child, developing self love and self worth, learning to own
your personal power at all times, learning to reprogram the subconscious mind,
proper control of sexual energy, psychic self defense, right human
relationships, proper care of the physical vehicle, and mastery of desire body.
Imbalances in any of these areas are, of course, because the negative ego
programming is still present. Much of these areas I have focused on in my Soul
Psychology book so I will not repeat myself here. My friend, however had a very
good metaphor for balancing the four bodies which she received from the Masters.
They suggested to look at the four-body system as four tubes filled with water.
The water actually is energy, but it is easier to understand what happens if you
see it as water. Many Lightworkers are top heavy. They are filtering a great
deal of their water into the spiritual tube which leaves the mental, emotional
and physical tubes depleted. This creates imbalances and leakages and a whole
host of problems.
The same can be seen in the chakras. When certain chakras are overemphasized,
causing over-activity in some and under-activity in others, this effects the
glandular system and causes a whole other manifestation of lessons which I will
explore in great detail later in this book. The idea here is to keep the water
balanced in all four tubes. Other Lightworkers may be more mental, others too
feeling, and emotional, some even too fixated on the physical body. The key
lesson is always balance and moderation in all things.
All these issues must be addressed and mastered to truly achieve
Self-realization, and complete your ascension fully. It is kind of like you can
install and activate your seven levels of initiation prior to really mastering
this psychological level, however, you will not fully "actualize "
your ascension until you master this area also. This will allow you to become a
truly Self-Realized being on all levels.
The rest of this book will be dealing with some of the more esoteric and more
refined levels of this process beyond just the psychological level such as how
to clear the negative ego archetypes, implants, elementals, parasites, negative
imprints, astral entities, psychological diseases, and physical diseases that
can develop when the negative ego is not mastered, cleared and transcended.
One more word that describes the negative ego could be the word
"duality". In transcending negative ego in its fullest extent one has
learned to transcend the world of duality. Another reason this is important is
that as one moves into their ascension and seven levels of initiation one begins
clearing not only one's own karmic stuff but also the planetary mass karma,
clearing on some level the karma from all ones soul extensions from one's
oversoul, and the 72 soul extensions from one's monad. As one continues to
evolve this continues to the group soul level, the group monadic level, and
eventually to clearing on the solar, galactic, and universal levels. If you
haven't done it completely in your Self, how can you possibly consider doing it
on these larger more expansive levels? In this most accelerated period in
Earth's history we are now receiving a more expanded and full understanding of
what the ascension process is really about. I think you will agree it is all
How Do You Know When You Are Out Of Balance
And In Balance?
On the physical level being out of balance may manifest as fatigue, on the
emotional level as mood swings, or negative emotions, on the mental level as
negative thinking. Improper diet may be another example on the physical level.
On the spiritual level it may be meditating too much or too little. A balanced
person is a calm person, who has inner peace. A balanced person has detachment
but is also very responsive to self, other people and life. Balancing the four
bodies is not a point of stillness or nonmovement but more like a gentle
teeter-totter or like driving a car where you are constantly making subtle
adjustments. The balanced person can feel themselves going out of that subtle
appropriate range and will then be vigilant and make the appropriate correction,
within an individual body or within the entire organism.
In a sense we live within a group consciousness within our own being. We must
strike a balance between our physical body, emotional body, mental body,
spiritual body, inner child, inner parent, subconscious mind, conscious mind,
super conscious mind, our seven major chakras, our Christ Mind over the negative
ego mind, our soul, our monad and our personality. Each part has a voice and a
place, except for the negative ego in the ideal state, which allows for the full
merger with the soul and monad. All these other parts form a vast communication
system within us which we must stay attuned to, and honor. When we don't,
imbalance occurs which then can lead to a whole host of other problems, like
One must be right with self, before one can be right with God and right with
other people. Each of us as the conscious mind and/or president must be like an
orchestra leader bringing them all together in balance like a beautiful
symphony, which is called "God realization", every day. It is a good
idea to do a super quick inventory of all these parts to make sure everybody is
happy. All these parts really want is to be part of the team. Sometimes they can
get a little greedy and it is the job of the orchestra leader, conscious mind,
or inner parent to demonstrate tough love and be a strong loving president, so
to speak, and to let all these parts know who is in charge.
Even though the president or conscious mind is in charge, the president and
whole team is totally subservient to the dictates of the soul and Mighty I Am
Presence. In the Eastern religion this is called the "satvic
personality" as opposed to the tamasic or rajasic (read about this in The
Hidden Mysteries in the chapter on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita). It is
being in tune with the rhythm of the soul. So I say to you now my brothers and
sisters, are you willing in this moment to make a commitment to maintaining this
subtle synergistic balance in service of the soul and monad for the purpose of
demonstrating God-realization on Earth? This is the challenge and the
"Mantle of the Christ", which God wishes us all to put on in this
moment, and to demonstrate as a tribute of our love and devotion to Him on
Earth. Are you willing to dedicate your life to such a noble purpose? This is
the path of all religions, all mystery schools, and all spiritual traditions.
God is awaiting your answer!
Before such things as levitation, teleportation, and materialization can even
be approached or broached this other aspect must be 100% committed to and
demonstrated in your daily life. This has been called in some circles
"practicing the Presence of God" in our daily life. Can there be a
more noble purpose for us all? Is there anything else in the infinite universe
we should be focusing our energies upon? As the Master Jesus said, "Be ye
faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life!!!"
Copyright 1997 by Dr. Joshua David Stone.
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