Friday, March 22, 2019

Inner Ego

Seth presents a relatively simple way to view our individuated consciousness ... the notion of an outward looking ego (one that is part of the manifested physical moment of experience, that observes these moments of experience and that makes choices, etc.) and an Inner Ego that generates our physical presence and these moments of physical experience (something like the ACIM dreamer of the dream).

Lazaris has drawn an analogy with our computer technology.  In this analogy, our conscious (outer) ego is the input/output (I/O) system (screen, keyboard, etc.).  The Inner Ego is the program running on the computer which takes commands from the I/O system and communicates with All That Is through the cosmic internet.

“You usually think of your conscious mind as your ego.  It is directed toward action in physical life. Many schools of thought seem to have the curious ideas that the ego is inferior to other portions of the self, or “selfish”, and imagine it to be definitely of a lower quality than the inner self, or the soul.
“In the first place, it is really impossible to separate portions of the self, and we make such distinctions only in an effort to explain the many facets of the personality.  It is generally understood, then, that you do have an ego, directed toward exterior activity, and in those terms you also have an inner ego.  It is also conscious, and is the director of all automatic interior activity.”
(The Way Toward Health,Session March 18, 1984)

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