EGO: Edging God Out
While listening to Oprah’s Soul Series on XM-Radio earlier this week, I heard Oprah share one of Wayne Dyer’s teachings on the ego … Think of EGO as an acronym for Edging God Out! What a succinct, easy-to-remember illustration!
Curious to learn more, I googled, “Wayne Dyer ego.” I came across an interview that Family Circle magazine conducted with Dyer about three years ago, shortly after the release of his book, The Power of Intention. I didn’t find exactly what I was looking for, but I did read an awesome description of “intention”.
“Rather than trying to control the world around us, Dyer believes we can allow our natural abilities and positive traits to emerge by tapping into what he calls the Power of Intention: the capacity for joy, creativity and kindness built into each of us.”
“Intention is not something you do,” says Dyer, “but rather a force that exists in the universe as an invisible field of energy—a power that can carry us.“
Tap Into Intention
The article concluded with Dyer’s “Eight Ways to Tap into the Power of Intention and Feel Great Every Day.” There are no big surprises here really, but merely important reminders of making conscious choices of our intake. From our friends to our foods, we are influenced by what we allow in ~ into our minds, into our bodies, into our lives.
1. Make meditation a regular practice in your life. You need to take time to get quiet, to go within, and from this silence make conscious contact with the source of intention. You’re already connected to everything that you perceive as missing from your life; go with a realign.
2. Become conscious of the foods you eat. Foods high in alkalinity such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, soy, non-yeast breads and virgin olive oil are high-energy foods and will strengthen you, while highly acidic foods such as flour-based cereals, meats, dairy and sugars lower energy and will weaken you.
3. Retreat from low-energy substances. Alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, sugar and virtually all artificial drugs, legal or otherwise, lower your body’s energy level and weaken you.
4. Become aware of the energy level of the music you listen to. Some rap music—filled with profanity and messages about killing, for example—is an energy drain, while music that has a more soothing impact on the soul has been proven to be beneficial.
5. Become aware of the energy levels of your home environment. Make your home a nurturing, cheerful and peaceful environment.
6. Reduce your exposure to low-energy commercial television. Children see 12,000 simulated murders on TV before their 14th birthday! Television news puts a heavy emphasis on the bad and the ugly, leaving out the good.
7. Enhance your energy field with photographs. Every photograph contains energy. Carry and display photos taken in moments of happiness, love and receptivity. (Pammy’s note: I really like this one, it explains a lot to me!)
8. Become conscious of the energy levels of your acquaintances, friends and extended family. Choose to be in close proximity to those who are empowering, who see the greatness in you, who feel connected to spirit.
Seven Secrets to a Joyful Life ~ Family Circle