Life is Not a Battle Between Good and Evil, It is About Choosing to Become Our Highest Self

Are there good and bad angels who advise us?

While I believe spirit guides can influence, I don’t believe in such things as good and bad angels. Life is much more complicated than that. Our existence would be much easier if all we had to do was to pick between a good or evil alternative. What makes our lives difficult is that we don’t choose most of our actions and thoughts, ninety percent of the time we react automatically from the set of beliefs we have been injecting into our unconscious mind over our lifetime.

The role of our unconscious mind.

A good example of this phenomenon is how we learned to ride a bicycle. If you were like me, the first several tries were painful exercises in trial and error, you fell, cried, tried again, lasted a little longer the second time before you fell again. But with each try, you learned to balance yourself a little better, and soon you began to understand the relationship between speed and staying upright. Before long, you were riding your bike like you were born with it between your legs. Riding it became so automatic you didn’t even have to think about it anymore. The reason this happened was because you were programming every little trick you learned about bike riding into your unconscious mind. After much repetition, your unconscious mind took the function over from your conscious mind.

This is how we developed our reactions to everything.

Psychiatric science defines the ego as that part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious mind and manages reality testing and our sense of personal identity. This is important to know because, just as the ego helped us learn to ride a bike, it also programmed our emotional reactions into our unconscious mind.

The Law of Attraction.

This law is part of New Age spiritual theory. It expands from the Law of Attraction in Quantum Physics that says, “like energy attracts like energy with its unique vibration,”. New Agers use this law to explain how we can manifest our own reality through our unique perception of how we see that reality. The energy we project outward attracts similar energy back to us.

You can change your programming.

What if I told you you could choose the thoughts and beliefs that help you create a more fulfilling life? The truth is you can, but it is not as simple as choosing between a good or bad angel.

Adopting the role of thought observer.

How do you know you are choosing well? The answer is simple, choose the thoughts that provide for others what you would want for yourself. These are thoughts based on love, understanding, kindness, courage, acceptance, inclusion, respect, reason, empathy and open-mindedness.These are the thoughts that come from your most authentic self. This is what President Lincoln meant when he urged our nation to choose the better angels of your nature.


We are all part of an all loving, joyful and creative Universal Consciousness. It is ever present waiting to help us evolve, but it passes no moral judgement. It will give us back what we project. Change your thoughts and you will manifest a different reality for yourself. This is possible, but first you cannot do it until you identify the basic beliefs that are undermining you. Most of us cannot do this by ourselves and need the help of a therapist or life coach to identify them. Doing this will change your life for the better.

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Guillermo Vidal

Guillermo Vidal

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