The ego resides in the third chakra. It is as the crown of our early development, our child complete. As a child we depend on others to nurture and support us and this support, good or bad, mimics the fourth chakra, compassion. The ego tends to grow horizontally becoming dependent on gross sensory reward. Intuition does not find its home in our third chakra and the ego likes to consider itself our crowning achievement. It is not. Our forth chakra, compassion, invites ego to grow vertically. It is the gate, or bridge, between the higher and lower chakra’s. The attributes of spirit live in our higher chakra’s. It is here that objectivity is found. We must follow our intuition to open the higher chakra’s and discover that true achievement is found in surrender and acceptance, absent of achievement.
Ego tends to blame itself, so it is not worthy of its spiritual inheritance or to pride itself making spirituality a merit or reward. This draws us into worthless horizons, into temporal reward. Ego finds its true fulfillment by releasing the temporal world, letting it go. This requires compassion. The boundlessness of compassion draws us into our higher chakra’s and I begin to make sense of my existence.
Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2012