It is surely apparent by now why the ego regards spirit as its “enemy.” The ego arose from the separation, and its continued existence depends on your continuing belief in the separation. The ego must offer you some sort of reward for maintaining this belief. All it can offer is a sense of temporary existence, which begins with its own beginning and ends with its own ending. It tells you this life is your existence because it is its own. Against this sense of temporary existence spirit offers you the knowledge of permanence and unshakable being. No one who has experienced the revelation of this can ever fully believe in the ego again. How can its meager offering to you prevail against the glorious gift of God? T-4.III.3:1-8
A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition.
The ego is a joke, an illusion. It isn’t real even though each of us has created one with the socialization and conditioning of the society we were born into. As we mature we become increasingly aware of the ego’s fraudulent character. We come to a point when we laugh at the absurdity of such a thing and our cockamamie belief in it.
As we give up our belief in the ego, our consciousness is transformed in the most expansive and miraculous ways. We break the chains of bondage to the ego and merge with the Oneness from which we separated ourselves when our ego was born.
Today, as we become aware of the bondage of the ego, we begin our escape to the place of Divinity.