To Become Everything. What Ego Death Means and Why It’s Important Posted on January 03rd, 2011 by Gad Asas in Spirituality with [fetching…]
Ego death is a natural part of psychedelics; in fact it’s almost the reason for doing them. Ego death is the sensation of real death itself, and it sheds you to your intrinsic features and values. Everything that you know to be known in the material world fades away.
So why would one want this? It’s a clean slate of life. The very first ego death experience is undoubtedly scary, and some people become really distressed by the experience. Most people, though, see it as a new start. It’s a new beginning, in more ways than one.
Can you tell me more about what it is?
Ego death is an experience that can only be experienced on a medium to high dose of a psychoactive chemical. Nearly all intoxicants can trigger ego death, but not all of them do it properly. An alcoholic ego death is simply painful and short-lasting, while a psychedelic ego death is forever lasting.
Ego death will happen once your consciousness is separated from your senses, for the ego holds onto these senses as if they were the only reason to live. Once your consciousness is separated from your senses, your brain naturally believes that it has no body and seems to let go of all material needs. You are either conscious of this action or not depending on the dose.
If you’ve taken a low/medium dose it is almost up to you to “let go” of yourself and let the ego death happen. This is very difficult but it is truly an enlightening experience. You have to accept death itself and let go of everything you love: your wife, husband, children, worldly possessions and everything else. In this area, you don’t realize that it’s not necessarily real death because the experience is incredibly real.
Your vision starts to fade in and out, as if it were death, you forget who and where you are and you either let it happen or hang onto the invisible threads that you have in your life. Hanging on is, indeed, a natural instinct, but it is also a natural mistake. Hanging on makes everything very scary because you are making the death more real than it really is.
Once you let go of yourself you are then taken into absolute nothingness, for a very split second, and you have neither vision, smell nor hearing. After that split second you are then forced to open your eyes to the world before you as you had “left it”. You realize quite a bit here at this moment and it is a beautiful thing to grasp.
After that, you have to re-remember your name and the things (mainly morals) that you hold onto. You can choose from here, very solidly, to permanently alter your consciousness to believe in certain ways. Or you may go back to autopilot and take the experience as it was. Your choices really do manage your reality here.
If you have taken a higher dosage, however, the experience is far less dramatic and much more automatic. You will not be able to deny death, and you are taken into death in a natural and fast pace. You stay in the void for the peak of the trip and are able to experience hyperspace and all that there is — impossible and possible.
Can you ego death more than once?
Yes, but the first is always the most “important” because it is embedded into you for the rest of your physical life. Ego deaths following the first slowly becomes less and less dramatic, but it is always just as refreshing.
Experiencing ego death once a year, or every few months, is a great way to keep yourself “in check” and to stay on the right path. The ego is useful for only short periods of time, and the ego tends to get in the way if left untamed for too long.
You cannot, however, ego death more than once in a trip. You can ‘feel’ as if you are ego deathing more than once in a trip, but it is not the same experience. Ego death is a one-time thing per trip, and the first encounter with ego death is an incredible pivotal point of your life.
What should I do after ego death?
It is often first thought that one should simply continue on with their lives as it was before the ego death. But ego death shows you a lot about you to yourself. You will realize everything bad and everything good about yourself from the day you were born. You will know everything about you — all that was hidden in the subconscious has now surfaced.
You should consider changing your life if ego death was a difficult task for you, or if you did not like what you had learned about yourself. Changing ones life takes true patience and diligence, but it is entirely mandatory for self-evolution. Ego death is simply chapter 1 of becoming the person that you truly desire to be.
Let ego death change your life and go with it. It is a gift from life itself, you should be grateful to have experienced it. Do not be frightened, scarred or shamed. What you see about yourself is perfectly fine, for there is no good nor bad. Simply accept ego death in both the short and long run. You’ll be outstandingly glad that you did.
It is important
We firmly believe that ego death is a necessity in becoming whole as a human being. We have seen lives turned around 180° and living life to how they have always wanted to in a happy, sustainable way. We have seen many people’s awe of the enlightenment that this experience gives you.
Without ego death we are potential slaves to the mask that covers our face in everyday life. The ego is important, but it is not important enough to let it guide your very life. Consider ego death if you want a fresh start and/or a deep cleansing of the soul.
Have you, reader, experienced ego death or would you like to? What was it like? Why would you want to do it?