…alter ego (Latin, “the other I”) is a second self, which is believed to be distinct from a person’s normal or original personality. But what is a “normal” or “original” personality? We often think of personality as “who we are,” (and so we don’t like it to change.) But personality is not something static. Is your personality the same as when you were 10 years old?
Many people think being “spiritual” is working on themselves within. But spirituality has nothing to do with inner work, because: There is no separate self within. That’s not to say that you don’t exist.
People think we are connected, and that is the problem. What is required, assumed, or built-in, in order to be connected? Disconnected. We originally think we are “other” than the totality. We imagine that we exist as some actual, separate thing called a person. So we try to band-aid that strong belief in separation with a weaker idea that we are “connected.” It will never work. What is needed is to begin to see…
You might know Fluffy from previous videos, or from my first book, Alchemy. Years ago, he interrupted me in the middle of my suffering, dramatically teaching me the difference between the story (or movie in the mind), and reality–and how to wake up out of it.
You do have a built-in guidance system … The first step is beginning to discern what is ego, and what it is not. So when is it ego? I’ve put together a quick reference flowchart; an ego identification kit to help you get started.
Cindy covers dealing with the ego & degeneration of thought, while a guest asks if she is speaking about us being all one. The subject then leads to separation, God, Self-realization, and what she calls the “direct seeing.”
It is said the world does not exist. When we speak of “the world” we need to be clear on what we are talking about. The world, specifically, as what? The world as everything other than you?