Ego is the individualized personality, and is a designated part of the "One Mind" that is uniquely yours. The collective egos are the external sensors of the "one mine," which creates all relative circumstance that we experience. It is powerful, omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. Mind is all that there is-your body is an illusion. Mind cannot be created nor destroyed, but the body can loose the connection with the mind.
Most adults will stop exercising their individuality or connection with mind at about age thirty. As humans, most of us rely on what we have learned in the first 30 years to carry us through the next 30.
As with the lack of physical exercise, the connection to the mind slowly becomes cut off at a conscious level when we stop asking questions and squelch our natural curiosity. Many find it difficult to think about anything other than what we are doing in the present. We give up asking questions and rely on the experts-politicians, parents, teachers, gurus and clergy to give us answers. We find it easier to complain about circumstances rather than come up with solutions ourselves. Because we gave up our power to the experts when we stopped thinking, we feel we no longer have any input or power over our lives.
The power of thought is manifested through the spoken word. If our words are not spoken-they have no power. If you don't tell me how you feel, there is little chance that your circumstances will change about that feeling. If you don't speak about what you are thinking, there is little chance that your thoughts will evolve. All thoughts lead to other thoughts when new information is added. All thoughts of the one mind are shared, but are cut off when the ego stops thinking or exercising its individuality.
The individual has absolute control of its circumstances when it is in contact with the "One Mind." The dance is re-choreographed, and all parts of the mind agree to participate in the new steps. A single new thought is felt throughout the entire collective mind, because that is how the "One Mind" evolves. That is how it experiences itself-one individual at a time. It is the sum of its individual thoughts. It moves from the unilateral experience of "I am," to an evolved experience of "I am this," or "I am that."
The ego has a difficult time dealing with anything but physical reality, because it sees itself as physical. It lives within the illusion Mind has created. Because the mind is not physical, it cannot experience the physical realm. The body is a vehicle controlled by the ego to render a physical experience to a thought. All physical experiences are thoughts-expressed. They are symbols of the thought that created them.
In order to tap into the resources of the collective mind, we must start thinking again. We must begin to not only ask questions, but come up with our own solutions-whether they are realized or not. Thought provokes more thought and evolves into solutions that serve the entire collective and ego.
Awareness of the power of our own mind brings new freedom and experiences that we have never experienced before. If only we would realize that we are creating all the circumstances of our present experience in physical life, we would realize that we can change it all with just a thought. With power comes responsibility, and with more responsibility comes more power. Power is never given-it is taken! Someone may offer you power-but it is not yours until you take it.
If you perceive your life as difficult-change your thoughts about it first. Begin to see it as enjoyable and you will begin to experience it as enjoyable. If you don't like your present circumstance-use your imagination to experience something else, and it will become manifest.
It is your mind that is creating your experience. Not God, not your partner, not your boss nor anyone else. Take the responsibility for it and you will not find yourself waiting for someone else to change it. In the time that you will spend on your knees begging for change, you will have already created it.
Most of us do not dwell in an area of awareness that allows us to snap our fingers and create change. So we do it in small steps and we begin with the very first thought to make change. Moving to a different area of experience begins when you take the first step.
The more you practice change, the easier and faster it comes to you. Exercise your individuality-exercise your mind and move away from a life of compliance, apathy and powerlessness. If it is not the status quo that brings fulfillment into your life-then dare to think about something else-know always that it is you that is creating either.
About the Author: Roy Klienwachter is a resident of British Columbia, Canada. An international published spiritual author, a student of NLP, spiritual philosopher, New Age Teacher and Phenomenologist. Visit Roy at: http://www.klienwachter.com/index.html