The Ego and the Soul
©Heather Carlini 2009
Carlini Institute for Therapy, Research & Transpersonal Education
Over the years while doing therapy with clients I have gravitated towards doing Soul work, which is my favourite subjects, so I present this article to those who are interested in the subject.
We are born into life as a pure little spirit full of life and love. As we begin to experience life we create an Ego (personality) that is part of our outer persona. It is the part of us that is programmed according to what we experience in life and stores is as a “reference point” for all future experiences that we encounter in life. I must add also that much of the programming comes down in our ancestral programming that is stored in our cellular memories and in our DNA.
The Ego is the part of us that is conditioned by our childhood programming. It is a kaleidoscope of ever-changing energies: thought energies, emotional currents, instinctual forces, the energetic tensions in our personal history. These energies are stored in our cells, DNA, chakras, meridians and aura.
Although the Ego relates to both higher and lower emotions, it relates more to the lower emotions, which are negative such as fear, anger, jealously, hatred, resentment, betrayal, abuse, etc.
The Ego seeks to find meaning in life: who it is, where it came from, why it is part of the physical family, what lessons it is here to learn and what is its life’s mission. It forgot how to find this knowledge so it tries to find ways to “re-member” what it forgot.
The Ego is aware that there is a Soul, but it doesn’t know how to connect to it until it first clears the past. The Soul watches over and guides the Ego without interfering. It tries to get our attention but we forgot how to listen. The Ego filters everything through fear and the Soul filters everything through Love. These are two different energies with different frequencies. I can measure them by using an aura program called Resonant Field Imaging. This program measures frequencies around the body which relates to a colour in the aura as I have shown in the article on “How We Hold Trauma in the Energy System”
By Soul, I mean the part of us that is in spirit form. It is the part of us that always was and always will be.
The Soul relates to balance and harmony, in absence of conflict and separateness. The Soul is part of a higher consciousness, awareness and centeredness. The Soul relates to the higher emotions of unconditional love, gratitude, joy, peacefulness, and compassion. The Soul is often called the Higher Self, Essence, Oneness or Spirit.
What happens when the Ego integrates with the Soul?
When the first three chakras are cleared and the Ego is integrated with the Soul, the pineal gland is the activated and it produces the chemistry of anandamide (bliss hormone) that washes over the cells freeing the blocked emotions — leaving the past memories for our learning, but the emotional energetic charge of the memories is processed and gone.
We then experience moments of peace, harmony and balance. We can go for a walk in nature and feel that we are a part of it with no separateness. Watching a sunrise or sunset can touch us on a Soul level and allow us to feel this same oneness. Without conflict we experience “knowing” in the sense of feeling a situation out on an energetic level. We sense the energy fields of others and know their intentions and their thoughts. We look into the eyes of another and see their Soul. We honour others for their differences and we don’t judge them because they have their life’s lessons to learn also. Our senses are heightened and we have a sense of discernment (knowing) that comes from the Soul.
Ego states and Soul states are two different energy levels. The Ego filters everything through “fear”, and thus it resonates to the frequencies of the lower emotions. Soul filters everything through “love” and it resonates to the frequencies of the higher emotions.
As we heal the past through the first three chakras, we begin to calibrate to the Soul and follows its guidance and wisdom. I have watched on biofeedback when a client in hypnosis lets go of elements of their past and they allow their Soul to guide them. I watch the heart rhythms change, the brain waves change and the entire continence of my client changes. They feel lighter and taller. They feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off them. They feel a sense of inner peace and love.
Healing the past isn’t just about words that we say. It also isn’t about just talking about the injustices done to us in the past with a therapist for years on end. It has to be an experiential event that happens on four levels: the mental, the emotional, the physical and the spiritual. We have to “feel” the healing affect happen on all levels. It is about reframing the past and seeing it through a different set of eyes so we can take back our power and finally live fully in the present, rather than the past. We go from seeing life through the “subjective” eyes of our Ego — to the “objective” eyes of our Soul. We see the full picture — rather than just the parts. Wayne Dyers says: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” When we heal our past, we have what I call a “phase-shift” happen inside us where our thoughts change, our chemistry changes , and our cellular energy changes along with the energy in our meridians, our chakras, our aura and our DNA opens new codes of consciousness that connect to our Soul.
We don’t forget what happened in the past, as it is there for our learning – we simply make a different choice to no longer let the past dictate who you are in the present by continually running our life through our “Soul wounds”.
It has been my experience while helping many others on their healing journey that their life’s lessons are to reverse the content of their Soul wounds. For instance, if you experienced abandonment in your life, then your life’s lesson is to find connection, which is the opposite of abandonment. If you experienced betrayal then you need to learn how to have compassion for yourself and others. If you experienced abuse - your life’s lesson is about kindness.
You always need to experience the opposite emotion on your Soul’s journey as we live in a place of duality. As you move away from duality, you experience triality, in which you allow your Soul to guide you through its discernment of new experiences you encounter. The Soul then opens you up to new experiences in triality (higher consciousness) where you use the higher senses to guide you. It then feels that you are swimming with the stream, rather than against it, and life is much easier.
Healing is about going from the energy frequency of the Ego to the energy frequency of the Soul.
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