How much can ego influence the things and people around us? Can our ego manipulate things and people showing up on our doorstep? I understand it can tap into, or mimic spirit, but can it make animal messengers show up in my yard?
Yes, the ego/small-self can really take us for a ride–it is after all programmed to keep us feeling separate from our Source, our good, and so it will do all kinds of contradictory things to make sure that happens.
One of its tricks is to imitate Spirit. We may “hear” or “see” glorious light and beautiful possibilities, but mixed with criticism, judgment, and fear-mongering–that always is the ego. And, because we perceive the world around us as a reflection of what we’re being in the moment, the people around us show up just as the ego decides they will based on the beliefs we’re still holding about ourselves and the world.
You know it’s Spirit communicating when it’s totally unconditionally loving; accepting what is, offering guidance for the next step (always just the next step, because that’s all that Is in this moment), and feels totally fitting with who and what you are, right now.
So, if there’s any sense of criticism, judgment, and fear-mongering, that is always the ego, whether it’s inside or outside, and is a sign that there’s a belief in separation from your Source has gotten in the way and blocked your current realization of well-being…
And that’s actually a good thing! We need these experiences to show us what we believe that’s out of alignment with Who We ARE, and we need to release them to become THAT…. then all is well until we come around again in life and get to do it at the next level–ah, the joys of becoming!