Are You Manifesting from Your Higher Self or Your Ego?

manifesting from your higher self or ego

Are you manifesting the desires of your ego or the desires of your Higher Self?

Most Law of Attraction books will tell you that you can have everything, that you deserve everything, that all you have to do is visualize yourself having what you desire and *poof* it will magically appear.

While there is a lot of truth to this, when you manifest the desires of your ego, chances are you will always be left with wanting more or your manifestation will be filled with obsession, attachment and fear.

The ego loves to be in control and loves to ‘want’, in fact the more things the ego wants, the happier it becomes until the pursuit of these things leaves your soul withered and forever chasing.

When you manifest from your Higher Self however, suddenly your work becomes less about “asking and receiving” and more about “opening to receiving.”

“Instead of asking “What do I want from Life?” a more powerful question is- “What does life want from me?””- Eckhart Tolle


Manifesting from the Higher Self allows you to create experiences that don’t serve your small, ego-self but instead, cater to your highest path.

For example, lets say that you want to attract the perfect partner into your life.

The ego loves to control (ie. manifest) and will make a wish list of all the desirable traits their partner will have, from their occupation to the color of their hair.

The Higher Self however, will trust that the Universe will bring the “perfect” person, at the prefect time and trust so deeply that they need not state their intention more than once.

When you manifest from the Higher Self, there really is no need to visualize, make a wish list or create a vision board, because on a deeper level you trust in the Universe and that what is meant to be will always find a way, no matter what the circumstances are.

Working from the place of Higher Self, allows you to fully surrender to the Divine guidance of the Universe and to trust that the plans for the Universe are no match for the plans your ego-self wants for you.

This doesn’t mean that you sit back in a place of passiveness, in fact it is quite the reverse!

When you relax, release control and allow the Universe to unveil for you all it has in store, you are guided to always make the appropriate steps, in the appropriate direction and at exactly the appropriate time.

You hold the entire life force of the Universe inside of you, and when you allow that energy to fully move through you, rather than trying to control where it goes, you instantly open up to infinite possibilities that you could never even have imagined for yourself before.

This is why you can only ever vibrationally attract what you are- if you are always asking for more (like the ego does) you will only ever be left with the feeling of wanting more, no matter how many riches the Universe bestows upon you.

Just the same, when you start only wanting the things that your Higher Self wants, it instantly aligns the vibration your inner Universe with your outer Universe and that is where the true magic *poof* happens.

Instead of sending the Universe your wish list like it’s Santa Claus, why not instead ask the Universe to guide you using their wish list for you? After all, this is the wish list of your highest path and has the potential to serve the greatest good.

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About the author


Tanaaz is the creator of Forever Conscious. She is an intuitive astrologer and aims to use her writing to heal and inspire. She is also the author of several books including the Power of Positive Energy, Messages for the Soul, and My Pocket Mantras. She also runs online courses and in-person retreats.