The Fine Line between Ego and Our True Nature

Ambika Devi
5 min readJul 20, 2021

I teach intuition. It is my belief that intuition is an integral element in our true nature and that it has been trained out of the majority of people through domestication. I also believe that the most direct path to connecting with your intuition is a steady meditation practice. When teaching meditation I realize that I am awakening memories rather than inserting new information. Approaching teaching in this way creates what I perceive as a more grounded understanding of this gift.

You might have explored the chakras in search of ways to tap into your intuition. Many associate the idea of thought and consciousness with the Ajña Chakra आज्ञा चक्र known in English as the Third Eye. It is more correct to realize that consciousness is anchored in Vishuddha Chakra विशुद्ध चक्र also called the Throat Chakra. Therefore the words we speak circulate back into our consciousness.

Intuition is a destination we reach by climbing the ladder of meditation. It cannot be rushed. Instead we must persistently practice in order to incrementally advance.

It is important for us to be able to identify the difference between ego-mind information and true intuition. I prefer to teach my clients and students how to identify through their senses first so that they can proficiently withdraw from sensory input in order to successfully connect with their intuition.

We might have created deeply grooved patterns in our thinking that derail us from intuition. To change this I urge you to have a look at the words and phrases that you use often when describing yourself. Examine statements that use, “I always,” or, “I never,” to get a sense of these patterns. If you feel challenged to spot these ask a friend to give you feedback on this. Then take your time and be gentle with yourself when you see them clearly.

Being able to identify and sort through sensations is a matter for the Third Chakra, Manipura Chakra मणिपूर चक्र as this is where we possess the power of discernment. In order to be able to determine the difference between ego-driven-constructs and true information coming through intuition we must be patient and persistent.

The ego-mind is strong and wants to be in control. Quieting its incessant chatter can only take place in the deep calm of…

Ambika Devi

Ambika is an international award winning best-selling author, expert astrologer, meditation Jedi, speaker and storyteller who loves Lego!