Does the Ego Get in the Way of Your Desire?

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone Danielle M.

Neagle Code Question

Hi David,

This year I had a quantum leap. I went from making $40K to making multiple six figures. It wasn’t easy to get there. But once I had momentum, it started getting easy.

Now, to grow beyond that, it feels like I’m getting pinched a bit. My question is about the ego. The ego wants to keep you safe, and doesn’t want you to expand or grow, right? Does the ego live in your conscious mind?

Neagle Code Answer

The ego doesn’t reside in the conscious mind. It’s expressed through our conscious mind, just like anything else.

The ego is the false self we create, based on the environment we were exposed to as a child. It takes us through the world in a way we think will keep us safe. It’s based on the beliefs and patterns we have in our subconscious mind.

The subconscious mind is always absorbing everything that’s coming into it from an outside source. It also holds your spiritual DNA. What we refer to as the “subconscious,” the early Greeks referred to as “the heart of man” — like in the saying, “As a person thinks in his heart, so is he.”

Your subconscious mind is where your desire emanates from and where the direction of your purpose comes from.

Desire is our spiritual guide in life. However, most of us are not attuned to listening to our desire.

If you have a desire to grow your income, here’s how you start listening to that:

Ask yourself: “What do I think about in my secret thoughts? — the thoughts I don’t tell anybody about? The place where I fantasize, imagine, and wish I could live in a different place for a period of time?” That’s your desire trying to speak to you.

But it’s so suppressed, because as we go through life living with other people, they don’t let us express ourselves as we are. They let us express ourselves based on what makes them comfortable.

We’re taught to shut down our desire out of a fear of what people will think of us if we follow through on it.

Your desire will take you exactly where you want to go in life, if you start listening to it.

When you’re worried about what’s going on outside of you, what people will think of you, or if you feel like you have something to hide that’s making you uncomfortable — that’s your ego being threatened.

Moving through that to the other side by following your desire, won’t necessarily feel good in the beginning. You have to be able to move through those feelings that don’t feel good.

When you’re moving in the direction of what you want, you’ll experience two things simultaneously. Usually, it’s some kind of fear or being uncomfortable — and excitement at the same time.

You know you’re in an area of growth if you’re feeling both of those things.

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