Mines is this, that “ego” is the counterfeit self which is based off of the mindset/philosophy of this world. It is that self which is much like excess, like germ that is purely of this world and its source is this world, being transitory and non-substantial at death this counterfeit self dissolves in the earth with the body. This Earth-based Germ can be said to in many ways take over the body, as a construct of this world, over the actual self at this level which to me is a essence of the soul, like a spiritual principle/soul-seed/soul image.
Now this “counterfeit Self” as I hold it and no it is not the organic consciousness or natural consciousness and is not the divisions within this organic consciousness. The organic consciousness refers to the divisions of mind that must be united into a singularity within their polarities. It’s the divided personality, that isn’t one thing but a multitude.
Again that is how I see it, although that is a summary, how do you see “Ego”?
I don’t topically use the word “ego” because it is vastly used and often promoted in a manner that I don’t keep the word, as words are subjective. See for instance, many see ego as the counterfeit self and the organic self at the same time. I do not, the counterfeit is to be loosed, but not the organic self, which is to brought into the light, as I know it.
If I miss words at times sorry, am overcoming a headache
Asha, All things return to their source. ALL things without exceptions, this is LAW. The “Ego” or counterfeit self which most “are” in this world in contraction to their soul essence is literally a creation of this world. It’s like a body snatcher/germ that has come to be by reason of the cultural ensnarements. It’s something that is built over the true base of personality, it is what puts to death the seed within us and obstructs its growth, since we come to identify with a self that is purely worldly. It’s source is the Force of this World, and it returns to this world. The unreal is pulled into the unreal. As for individuality, there is TRUE individuality. Although we can not exist apart from “God” we are important aspects/parcels within the mind of God. If our individuality was negated God, or the WHOLE would suffer loss. The Whole is what it is because it is the many in one, the WHOLE/ONE is coming to know thy self through its parts. Our individuality nourishes the ONE to fullness