Moving past the ego is the key to becoming truly self-aware
We spend a great deal of time living in our heads and much of our waking hours in thought. Modern society places an enormous importance on intellect; intuition is very much seen as the underdog when compared to intelligence and rational thought. Many people have a difficult time connecting to their bodies because at some time in their life it served them to disconnect from their feelings. As our awareness grows and grows we begin to notice when we are acting from ego and we are now in a position to change things for good.
1) Get past your ego and out of your head
Every time you get stuck in your mind with a question or a sabotaging thought, bring your awareness back to the feeling in the body and get curious about it. Ask yourself: What is this feeling? Have I had this feeling before? Be present. Be in the here and now; it is the only truth that exists.
2) Notice when you are defensive
Ask yourself: what am I defending myself against? Is this feeling of being attacked or criticised real, or is it my ego? When did it begin? Does this current situation really justify this strong surge of emotion, or is it activating something old in me?
3) Retreat before bed
The hours before bedtime are very important. When we sleep we process and digest the day. Before you go to sleep pull your energy inwards and try not to engage in the difficult thoughts or situations that you have been grappling with during the day. Give your mind a new and positive thought to integrate while you sleep. For example, “I’m going to land that dream job”, or “everything that aligns to my purpose will eventually come to me with ease”. Your higher consciousness will spend the night trying to make these thoughts a reality.
4) Look in the mirror
Spend some moments gazing into your eyes in the mirror, write down three words that come into your mind. Make them as descriptive as possible; these words reveal the deeply-held beliefs you have about yourself. They may be things that you need to let go of or things you wish to build on. Either way, it can be very revealing and help to bring things into your awareness.
5) Ask for help
Remember you can ask your higher self for help. Ask for a sign and begin to trust the synchronicity and timing of your life. Even asking for a sign, is a sign that you are evolving out of ego state and moving towards intuition. Signs in the world around us only ever confirm what is already within us and had been there all along waiting to be rediscovered.
Emma Cannon is an integrated women’s health expert, registered acupuncturist and author. Check out more of Emma’s fantastc work at emmacannon.co.uk
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