I’m not writing this article merely to be controversial. It’s simply that there are very few people on the planet who have developed egos. The ones that do, are hated due to simple jealousy and shadow projections.
The word ego has only recently taken on negative connotations. It's real meaning, as per the older and more accurate literature, is synonymous with the word 'soul' or just individual expression. The ego is the conscious executive, or CEO, of the body-mind. The ego sets boundaries, sets goals, says yes or no to people, makes decisions, and is responsible for overall development. The ego is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra. It is associated with self determination, autonomy, and progression.
A healthy ego is bad news for socialists, communists, deep state operatives, and all others interested in shaming you into giving your power away. But its good news if you actually see through all the bullshit. You will grow to love your ego. Once you understand what the ego is.
Unfortunately, nobody really gets to the level of the Solar Plexus to develop a healthy ego. During childhood, people get broken at Chakra 1 (Root) or Chakra 2 (Sacral). Of course, they could also take direct damage to the Solar Plexus Chakra when their decision making capacities were overshadowed by their parents.
Chakras 1 and 2 are mainly unconscious chakras. It's the Solar Plexus Chakra, the Sun, the soul, the conscious mind, that makes these conscious decisions. The ability to make decisions without outside interference is a huge part in sovereignty, empowerment, and happiness. But you can only do this if your first 2 chakras are healed. Because each chakra actually builds on the one below it. The spiritualist think it's ok to skip chakras. It’s really not. Imagine skipping the foundations so you can proceed to build a house more rapidly.
The great irony is that most people living from the heart or the higher chakras do not have strong Solar Plexus Chakras with which to being about their dreams on the material plane. If they had stronger egos and directed wills, they would accomplish far more. There is zero point in forming a group if the individual constituents within that group do not all have 7 fully functional chakras. You become whole as an individual first, and then form whole groups, second.
It’s exceedingly rare to get a person who has a healed/balanced first and second chakra. When this happens, the person would be free to operate from a strong Solar Plexus and state his or her mind, were society not designed specifically to repress Third Chakra empowerment. Unfortunately, people are shamed for being powerful in the modern era.
It’s just not trending to be honest and powerful in a world of covaganda and maxines. Submission, blind acceptance, and false virtue are what’s in fashion. If you want to be accepted by contemporary society, your choice is:
To be a broken creature that needs help (deficient chakra 1, 2, 3)
To be a sacrificial creature that is ‘virtuous’ (excessive chakra 4, 5, 6, 7)
If you want fulfillment, joy, and advancement, there is a third option. Heal your lower three chakras. They relate to money, sex, food, and power. The things that are ‘bad’ as per certain flawed Eastern practices. Make sure you are indulging in all of them, but over indulging in none of them.
In particular, money and power are useful tools for the Solar Plexus. As long as you make sure you are using them and not the other way around, you’re fine.
After a few years or decades, you might step up the ladder towards heart centred living, and this will be a natural progression.
In the interim, make peace with where you are, while gently reaching upwards.
To understand what it means to have a healthy ego, read The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Keep in mind how creative, powerful, confident, and self assured the main egotist is, and have a feel for which character you like the most. It's very reflective of themes in modern society,