Ego Dynamics

Let us begin this lesson in “ego dynamics”, by understanding that the term itself does not mean anything. In fact, it contains exactly the contradiction in terms that MAKES it meaningless. “Dynamics” implies the power to DO something, and the whole separation fallacy lies in the belief that the ego HAS the power to do ANYTHING.

The ego is fearful BECAUSE you believe this. But the truth is very simple; ALL POWER IS OF GOD. What is NOT of Him has no power to do ANYTHING. When we look at the ego, then, we are NOT considering dynamics, but delusions. We can surely regard a delusional system without fear, for it cannot have any effects if its source is not true.

Fear becomes more obviously inappropriate if one recognizes the ego’s GOAL, which is so clearly senseless that any effort exerted on its behalf is NECESSARILY expended on nothing. The ego’s goal is quite explicitly EGO AUTONOMY. From the beginning, then, its PURPOSE is to be separate, sufficient unto itself, and independent of any power EXCEPT ITS OWN. This is WHY it is the symbol of separation. Every idea has a purpose, and its purpose is always the natural extension of what it IS.

Everything that stems from the ego is the natural outcome of its central belief.

The way to undo its RESULTS, is merely to recognize that their SOURCE is NOT natural, being out of accord with your true nature. The ego did NOT arise out of the unconscious. A lower-order perception cannot create a higher-order one, (which is the way you perceive the structure of the psyche if you look at it from the bottom UP) because it doesn’t understand it.

But a higher-order perception CAN create a lower-order one by understanding it in terms of MIS-perception. The ego IS the belief of the mind that it is completely on its own.  The ego is NOT the self. The ego is nothing more than a PART of your belief about yourselves.

Your other life life has continued without interruption, and has been and always will be totally unaffected by your attempts to dissociate.  The ratio of repression and dissociation of truth varies with the individual ego-illusion, but dissociation is always involved, or you would not believe that you ARE here.

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