Who Put that Ego In My Way?

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Getting Out Of Your Own Way

Many of us feel like we are on spiritual journeys. I, like many before me, have a sense this is the purpose of our life, to learn the lessons this life can provide. Painful situation are usually opportunities for great learning if we allow them to be. I am not saying that we deserve them or want them, but if they happen to be there we have the power in our minds to change pain to purpose.

getting out of your own way

Many people think that there are answers somewhere how to do this, but all of our answers are right inside of us. We don’t have to know anything, we just have to get out of our own way, and the answers will reveal themselves.

We don’t have to read anymore, try anymore, figure out anything, we just need to ask and we can be taken to the answer. (Reading, trying and figuring out are not bad: Sometimes the fear and guilt are so great that these things ease it and we are better able to get out of our own way.)

Who put that ego in my way?

One of the purposes of this life is to realize that we are more than what we see physically.  Essentially we are more a consciousness than a physicality. This can be done anywhere, without tools, or extensive training. You just have to close your eyes (other people keep their eyes open, closing them helps me not be distracted by the physical world) and ask who you are.  Literally say: “Show me who I am?”

Try the following exercise. After reading this close your eyes and immediate ask Spirit to show you who you are. In that instant before story comes in and tells you what is wrong with you, you might get a sensation, a jolt, a tickle, a flash, a warmth. This is your consciousness. That’s it. Open your eyes.

If you don’t feel it, keep trying throughout the next couple of days. The trick is to do it fast, so as to not let your mind have time to judge or get scared, so that there is no time for the ego to swoop in and start to whisper in your ear.  Keep practicing and the feeling of your higher self will get stronger.

Don't let yesterday take up too much of today. Get out of your own way!

Most people think that there is something to know. Or something everyone else knows and just not them. We don’t have to know all the answers of life and how to enlighten, we just have to be humble enough to ask. We don’t have to study the masters and meditate forever. (Though this can be fun and helpful! Working with a teacher is a fantastic way to get you there but this is what they will eventually teach you: how to get out of your own way.)

All we have to do is get out of our own way enough to ask Spirit directly what we need to know. We humans are disillusioned to think that this is hard. This is why it takes so long and feels like such a mammoth task. People work for decades or lifetimes to get the release.

But we can do it in a moment. It is as close as our next breath. We have to realize that whatever is going on can have multiple meanings. Our mind can be quite busily occupied trying to figure it out. But this is not bad and can be quite helpful at getting us to the point we can release. Or we can just step aside our ego and ask what the meaning we need to know to get through. Literally asking Spirit, “I don’t know what this means, just show me.”

When written in Chinese the word crisis is composed of two characters, one represents danger and the other represents opportunity

We have to accept the fact that the realities we know and understand are personal to us. They are relative due to our experiences and reactions to those experiences. This means they are not real in the truest sense. These realities can’t be totally real because they are different for each one of us. It is our ego that speaks of loss and rejection. There is always other ways to see it. Try this:

Journey: Seeing Through Spirit’s Eyes

Read the following and then lie or sit in a quiet place. Close your eyes and bring to mind a problem that you are having. See it in its entirely. Spend sometime with the story and seeing all about it. Then, ask for a spirit guide to come stand beside you, greet him or her in anyway you are comfortable. When you are ready merge your light with the Spirit’s light. Look through their eyes at your problem. How might you see it differently? Ask the guide any questions you have to help your understand better.

(Want to be audibly  guided through this journey for .99? Click here Seeing Through Spirits Eyes.  More Guided Meditations)

Do you have trouble getting out of your own way?


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32 Comments

nikky44

I love that Jodi, Thank you. I have experienced something beautiful now as a result of Contact with Spirit. I was never aware before when things happen, but now it’s really something special.
I really doubt myself, doubt that this really happened, and I think it’s because of what you just said, I allowed my mind to tell me stories about what happened instead of seeing it as it truly was.
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Jodi Lobozzo Aman

Doubt is a false teacher.

Nikky44

It usually works and gives a very peaceful feeling, but not when the mind is working 24/7 like it is now. I’ll keep trying.
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Jodi Lobozzo Aman

You always do keep trying! I am proud of you!

Kelly Hashway

Great post, Jodi! I love the sayings you posted here too. I’m jotting some down.
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Keith Wynn

Thank you so much for the kind comment on my blog. I just visited yours and I love what you have going on over here! 🙂

Jodi Lobozzo Aman

Thanks Keith! Appreciate your visit!

Tina Barbour

Wonderful stuff here. I know my ego gets in the way. I am going to practice asking Spirit who I am.
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Jodi Lobozzo Aman

Awesome! tell me how it goes!

Ann Marie Lagonegro

HI Jodi,
First, Happiness for your new year, decade and life.

Also, I appreciate your blog, I have given out the site to several people.

I also, did the “Who Am I” and was grateful for the response.
Thanks, for your enthusiasm and wisdom.
Ann Marie

Jodi Lobozzo Aman

Thanks Ann Marie, thank you for passing it along! let me know next time you go to Vermont!

The Writing Goddess

Love the idea of asking the ego to get out of the way. To remember that just because I see things a certain way, doesn’t mean everyone sees them the same way.
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Jodi Lobozzo Aman

There are many ways to see everything, we are all usually wrong, mine-as well go to the source.

Julie

Funny how I was confronted with myself by a kineziologist the other day. She said that my big Ego is in the way for my own development…Gosh. Need to get into this.
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Jodi Lobozzo Aman

You can do it! It is what we all must do!

Samantha Risen

I tried that, I felt a tingling in my arm up to my heart, is this right?

Jodi Lobozzo Aman

Exactly! Keep trying!

Cynthia B

I am always in my way, everything seems so hard, you make it sounds so simple, but sometime my efforts are for nothing, I can’t get anywhere like I am on a gerbil wheel. I am so terrified and just keep running.

Jodi Lobozzo Aman

Try to think of it as the fear being a belief that it is hard, useless or not working, it gets in our way, you see?

Monica

I love the idea of this exercise. Sometimes I feel like I’m afraid to find out, but I will try this. Thanks, Jodi!
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Jodi Lobozzo Aman

The answer is never bad, you are beautiful!

Stasha

You really tend to open up my eyes to a whole new dimension in life. I just need to find the time to indulge in finding my own spirituality.

Jodi Lobozzo Aman

You will so happy you did! It can be a trip but connecting with our inner selves is always worth it.

Laura

I have done a couple of guided meditation already, and I must say that the more people gathering, the greater the experience is! I have no idea why this happens…

Jodi Lobozzo Aman

The synergy of it all. We are all connected, this just illustrates it well since we are quiet an can notice. This kind of connection is going on all the time however. So cool!

kgwaite

Danger and opportunity – That’s a great way to look at it. Thanks for this post.
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Jodi Lobozzo Aman

Always many ways to look at it!

Harleena [email protected] Writer

Wonderful post Jodi!

Yes indeed, ego does get in our ways so often and most of the time we don’t even come to know of it. But I loved the exercises you shared by asking the Spirit, though I practice meditation for the same and it works wonders.

Thanks for sharing 🙂

Jodi Lobozzo Aman

You’re welcome!

Brenda

Perfect timing for me today.. everyday maybe until I am over the agent hurdle… I dislike this part of the process since I am not at the wheels of control..

I printed this one to carry around with me.. Thanks for keeping me grounded with your words.
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Jodi Lobozzo Aman

That means so much coming from you! I am so glad I can help you get through it! Agents-Schmagents! They are just struggling plebs like the rest of us. They feel just as out of control as you do. Plus, you are good! That is your control. You wrote it. Amazing!

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