Plugging Into Your True Self: Manifesting Reality and Overcoming Ego

Are You Plugged In?

In life, we often find ourselves torn between two paths: manifesting our reality and staying true to our inner selves. Bentinho Massaro sheds light on how these paths are not contradictory but complementary.

Our personality structure, the persona we present to the world, is not inherently bad. However, it becomes rigid and limiting when it’s disconnected from our true essence. This disconnection leads to a lack of joy, freedom, and fulfillment. Manifesting our reality then seems like a pursuit driven by ego, but in truth, our ego becomes pronounced only when we’re not aligned with our deeper desires and passions.

Bentinho encourages us to see ourselves as “plugged in” to the greater whole of creation. When we’re plugged in, we’re alive with joy, love, appreciation, and inspiration. This connection transcends our personality, making us more than just our ego.

However, many of us have learned to unplug ourselves, leading to a society filled with “ghosts” of our true selves, interacting based on lack and reinforcing the belief that lack is the nature of reality. This creates dysfunctional relationships and experiences.

To change this, we must plug ourselves back in. We can’t do this for others; we must start with ourselves. By reconnecting with the source of all that is, our actions and circumstances flow naturally, aligned with the greater good. This isn’t selfish or egotistical; it’s the opposite. By plugging in, we transcend our personality and become a beacon of light, showing others the way to freedom and fulfillment.

As the Bible says, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matthew 5:14). This reminds us that by shining our light, we help illuminate the path for others.

In conclusion, plugging into our true selves is not about ego or selfishness. It’s about finding our joy, our passion, and our connection to the greater whole. When we do this, we manifest a reality that is not only fulfilling for us but also beneficial for all.

Quote: “Plugging into your true self is the key to transcending the ego and manifesting a fulfilling reality.” – Bentinho Massaro

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs (the link between passion and fulfillment)

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” – Carl Jung (emphasizing the importance of authentic self-expression)

Spiritual Book Reference: “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” – Matthew 5:14

Summary Points:

  • We are often encouraged to suppress our desires and joy, which can lead to a sense of disconnection and lack.
  • This disconnection creates a limited personality structure that operates from neediness and fear.
  • Being “plugged in” to a greater source of joy, inspiration, and love allows us to feel fulfilled and in flow.
  • We live in a society where many people are disconnected, making it seem wrong to choose joy and freedom.
  • The path back to connection starts with plugging yourself back in by following your own sources of joy and inspiration.


  1. Identify your joys: What makes you feel truly alive, inspired, and passionate? Make a list and start prioritizing these activities or experiences.
  2. Give yourself permission: Release the guilt or shame associated with wanting more joy and fulfillment. Understand that it’s essential for your well-being.
  3. Practice plugging in: Spend time each day doing things that bring you joy. This could be creative expression, time in nature, connecting with loved ones, or whatever lights you up.
  4. Notice the flow: As you prioritize your joy, observe how your life begins to shift. Do you feel more aligned, purposeful, and energized?
  5. Share your light: Don’t be afraid to express your joy and authenticity. This becomes an inspiration for others who are seeking their own connection.