Individuality and Egoism
When I refer to Egoism, I am not referring to the sense of individuality of a person, the unique I-ness of an individual. There is no dysfunction in my opinion with that aspect of separation. Cells within a body are separate units in themselves however they function with a collective unity and receive for themselves only what is necessary for their existence. When I speak of the word egoism it is a selfish desire to take as much as possible from the environment at the cost of everything and everyone else. It is a self-absorbed desire to benefit only oneself, an intention to receive for your pleasure only. Therefore Egoism by that definition is extremely dysfunctional and metaphorically speaking a cancerous cell, and leads to the inevitable downfall of the body.
Nature, the Universe, the Creator, God or any other name you want to call this Force is the exact opposite. It is pure Altruism, desire to bestow. The desire to give and give of itself unconditionally and Eternally…… Infinitely. So why can’t the majority of us feel this force surrounding us?
Egoism being the complete opposite quality causes a barrier and does not allow the Upper Force to enter our souls and make contact. It is not that the Creator does not shine His Light on us when we are be egoistic, the Light does not change it is unconditional and Eternal. It is the spiritual dynamic of similarity of form and disparity of form that creates the ability of the vessel and the Light to either join or remain separate. It is just that they are complete opposites and when egoism is clothing our soul the Light cannot fill us, and it remains only surrounding light which is the bare minimum to merely sustain us.
So the Light actually grows the Ego within us to a point where it becomes to hard to live with and then we start to try to get rid of it. Finally when we begin to see that our personal egoism is the true source of emptiness and trying to fill it only grows it more, we begin to look for an escape and the Creator is the logical medicine.. So our egoism is what man needs to correct, and since he finds himself completely imprisoned within the ego comes to the conclusion that only the Creator can change this nature within him. As the person still within egoism makes attempts to near the Creator help from Above initially as surrounding Light and gradually the long-awaited penetration of the Light into the vessel (soul) occurs in proportion to the persons developing altruistic intentions.
If we are to take a higher perspective on the whole situation, the Ego in the end is what pushes the person to seek the creator. The expansion of the desire for union with the Creator and the yearning to be rid of this evil is what grows the vessel to receive the Light. The initial suffering from the ever-growing Ego is what pushes us to run as fast as possible back to union with the creator. This is what they call and darkness turned to light. We realize that even the evil eventually falls into the Creators final plan to reveal His Godliness to His creation which is the soul.
Yes the soul also joins the assembly of souls as common desire to be fill with the light of the Creator, which is the Holy Divinity but the soul is always a unique piece of the collective soul so please don’t try to get rid of your I-ness. Your soul is still always going to be that unique and individual piece of the Unity. So cherish it !!
By: Jason-John SWartz