Ego is a spiritual concept, it’s a thought system derived from a belief in separation from our Creator. It’s the idea that God is not the Central Source in Creation, but something else is. Something outside of us is where we extract our resources and joy. Union is the opposite idea. Unionism is a thought system of love. It’s the idea that God is the Central Source in Creation and that our joy is found in Union with God, and that is found within.
Ego is separation, Godlessness, our Source outside of us. Unionism is Union with God, our Source, within us. Unionism is a new name for a timeless, eternal system of thought shared at the core of all loving religion. It’s the name we have given for the thought system of Love Itself, which is no different than God, our Source.
All suffering is derived from separation from our Source. You suffer when you do not get what you need when you need it. There must be a constant flow of Good in all ways in order for you to be perfectly happy. When we are receiving Good, then we are happy. When we are not receiving our Good, then we are not happy. You cannot possibly satisfy every need perfectly on time without God, thus you will suffer always. This you can absolutely count on with ego as the foundation of your thought system.