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  • jodyrrr
    Jul 21, 2005
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      Try reading this, Tony:

      http://www.plotinus.com/what_are_subpersonalities.htm

      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, tony.osime@f... wrote:
      > 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
      sort of
      > haunted me for 30 odd years. I have never spoken to anyone about it
      because it
      > was so outside of general experiences and topics of discussion.
      >
      > I look forward to any light you can shine on this encounter.
      >
      > Regards...Tony
      >
      > > 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 meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.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
      from our
      > > > 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
      number of
      > > > entities all standing in line, as it were, like a line of
      soldiers, one
      > > > 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 - for
      > > 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 until
      > > suddenly a
      > > > voice shouted at me, "stop playing around and let us get some
      sleep". I
      > > > froze with fear. I had no idea where the "voice" came from. But it
      > > sounded
      > > > very familiar in a strange way. I later concluded that it was one of
      > > "my"
      > > > voices - I will call it my "ego's voice" because it seemed like my
      > > ego that
      > > > was talking, or rather protesting. My sense is that protests come
      > > 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
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