How egotism and self-love can live in harmony

It is not always easy to see the difference between egotism and self-love. For this reason, I have put this question to the spiritual world, and I have received the following explanation from the Ascended Master Saint Germain, which I would like to share with you:

“It speaks in your favour that you contemplate the subject of egotism. After all, you humans have frequently heard from others that egotism is bad and reprehensible. But it is not inherently bad! Your so-called egotism is part of your humanity; you would not be able to survive without it.

The spiritual world takes a quite different view on human egotism, and of course it also does not pass judgement on it. But: why do you need egotism in the first place? My answer to this is: in order to make certain learning experiences. Do not forget that you are spiritual beings in a human body. You have come to Earth in order to make certain experiences. You go through a number of earthly lives in order to learn and to grow. Sometimes you are strong, sometimes weak, sometimes generous, sometimes stingy, sometimes exceedingly spiritual, and sometimes you lead a quite unwitting life.

Pure love exists at the place where you originally came from. This is why you created something that you could take with you into this earthly life in order to be protected and to be able to survive. After all, the world you now live in lacks love. And your human egotism helps you realise when it is necessary to isolate yourselves and in which situations you should watch out for yourselves in order not to be hurt by others.

Your ego is governed by your intellect; self-love, on the other hand, originates in the emotional level. This is an important distinction. Because it takes both in human life. But where should you draw the line? Isn’t it the case that egotism violates other people’s boundaries, but that self-love can equally cross other people’s lines?

It all depends on how you live your egotism – but also on how you live your self-love. Because both can be very “selfish” and self-involved.

But it is also possible to put them both to very constructive use. Egotism is susceptible of change, with the result that it can gain a whole new energy quality. This is why it is so important for you to grasp that you do not fight your egotism, but that you rather transform it and integrate it into yourselves according to your development of consciousness. It will serve you well as long as you are human. Ideally, your transformed ego will approximate self-love, even though you might not be able to imagine that to happen right now. But so it is and so be it! Be greeted, I am Saint Germain!”

© transmitted by Ingrid Auer

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