There is only one thing you have to confront before you can understand anything beyond your body consciousness, and that is your belief that you are a body mentally attached to an ego, which you believe to be your self-individuality and a soul that has to be saved.
This is how it appears:
- A unique personality; a personal ‘I’ or I am,
- You are a body that is your core self.
- A personality that accords you with the status of being a unique individual.
- You have an ego that appears to exist following the body’s death and is another word for the soul.
Mostly these are seen as the four pillars of existence in the world and this makes us human. By accepting these thoughts we use the body’s senses to provide information and experiences for the body’s outer Centers of dimensional consciousness producing our actions in the world, but not knowing how these actions create unhappiness, suffering, and uncertainty.
As well, we accept input from the ego which intensifies thoughts and emotions creating negative desires. The ego is responsible for the inability to become attuned to the greater consciousness that we are.
The ego is already present when the body is born, but it does not become active or reactive for the first two years following the body’s birth. This delay results from the fetus’ development within the womb where it has its being in Pure Consciousness.
Nothing exists outside the Self. Although we live in a world within the universe and believe that it is unending, this is not correct because the universe also has a beginning and end within the Self.
For many people, this is incomprehensible because their body consciousness is grounded in a world of illusion where everything known is based only on sensual knowledge and understanding.
The ego becomes active in the human mind when it produces the thought “I exist” or “I am”. Before this event, the human mind exists within Pure Consciousness.
Pure consciousness is eternal and as such, has its source in Self, and Self is known as ‘I AM I’. There can be no outer manifestation outside Self, and beyond Self is the Absolute One.
The outer manifestation is finite, having a beginning and end, and it is reliant on time and space. When any manifestation ends nothing remains except Self Consciousness. Manifestation is not an illusion, but it consists of objectivity that points to an awareness of the Absolute.