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> Hello Jody,
> Thanks for your explanation on subpersonalities.
> Please could you tell me more about subpersonalities.
> What are they?
> Where do they come from?
> How do they operate?
> What purpose do they serve?
> Can we create them?
> Do they have seperate lives?
> Should we encourage them?
> Why do they stay in the background so much?
> Are they related to split personalities?
> Does meditation have some influence on our undertsanding of them?
> I hope these are not too many questions. That encounter I had has
> haunted me for 30 odd years. I have never spoken to anyone about it
> was so outside of general experiences and topics of discussion.
> I look forward to any light you can shine on this encounter.
I (whoever that is:-) thought I would put
my 2 cents in here. To me, the most important thing
about your encounter is that your inner Witness
noticed it. Similarly, whenever you are in the
...shall we say..."Witness mode", you will be
available to see these different phantom manistifications,
these everchanging (lower case) "i's", and will understand
their operations and all the fluctuating drama
they bring. And you will be able to discriminate
and be dispassionate about their shenanigans. This inner
Witness is your real I, and sits in silent yet
knowing awareness eternally internally, and when
the false little i's are dropped, gives One the
Self-control that only comes after surrendering
all control to the big Thy (will be done) in the
sky, earth, sea, within, without, etc. And meditation
is the best venue to still our out of control mind
that has erected barriers that hide our real unity will
all and everything, and present us with the totally
uncomfortable and frightening illusion of our
being separate from the rest of creation. By Grace the
...let's call it "The Completed I " is revealed and
we then seek no more as we have experiental ongoing
awareness of who "I" am, and there are no longer any
questions about "they" or "we" or "our" as you have
in every one of your questions above (and within:-).
And we live happily ever after.
Peace and blessings,
> > Message: 5
> > Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 15:07:49 -0000
> > From: "jodyrrr" <jodyrrr@y...>
> > Subject: Re: Ego
> > The ego does not generally have one single voice, but
> > many, known as subpersonalities. The ego is the constellation
> > of these. What you are describing is the activity of a
> > particular subpersonality in contrast to the others.
> > Subpersonalities form alliances and divisions based on
> > their own set of needs and expectations. Thus, one can
> > single itself out and "speak" against the others if that
> > one's needs/expectations are not being met.
> > --- In email@example.com, "Tony Osime"
> > <tony.osime@f...> wrote:
> > > Hello everyone,
> > >
> > > This is an interesting thread on ego.
> > >
> > > I have a question.
> > >
> > > Has anyone had an "encounter" with his or her ego?
> > >
> > > This is a hard question to ask and explain but let me try.
> > >
> > > I have a sense that our "ego" can operate as a separate entity
> > > normal mind. It can communicate with us when it decides
to "step out of
> > > line".
> > >
> > > The model I have of our mind is not one single entity, but a
> > > entities all standing in line, as it were, like a line of
> > > behind the other. Let us say that the major one is the first
one in the
> > > line. The "ego" to me is one of these soldiers. Occasionally -
> > me, very
> > > rarely, it can step out of line and protest.
> > >
> > > The first (and really only) time I experienced this was about 30
> > years ago
> > > when I was experimenting trying to enter different states of
> > consciousness
> > > as I was falling asleep. I thought it was just innocent fun
> > suddenly a
> > > voice shouted at me, "stop playing around and let us get some
> > > froze with fear. I had no idea where the "voice" came from. But
> > sounded
> > > very familiar in a strange way. I later concluded that it was
> > "my"
> > > voices - I will call it my "ego's voice" because it seemed like
> > ego that
> > > was talking, or rather protesting. My sense is that protests
> > from the
> > > ego.
> > >
> > > Would you say this was an "encounter" with one's ego? Has anyone
> > experienced
> > > anything like this? I hope I am sane!
> > >
> > > ...Tony