2. The Person: Liberation and Ego, Heaven and Hell

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With our new-found understanding and insights into our true nature, wisdom and The Authentic Self, we see the two sides of the coin; wisdom and The Ego.

We can begin to see how identifying with The Ego, in the spiritual sense, causes us to give our power away to other people or other things as we put both our happiness and our sense of self in their hands.

This, it turns out, has many, indeed total practical implications for the way we can live our lives, and so this Module gets straight to the heart of the task of identifying and releasing The Ego, and the temptation to identfy with various things rather than identifying as the experiencer of them, but from a position of mind that is essentially free of binding, limiting constrictions or self-constraints which are the expression and experience of egoic self-sense fear; the difference between Heaven and Hell – if we understand Hell as an Egoic consciousness rather than a physical location.

Also in this Module, and as an expansion of that investigation, we will look at living in the moment; what it means and what it doesn’t mean.  We will look at a correct relationship to the mind; what that means and what it doesn’t.  We’ll discuss and understand the crucial relationship between The Ego and listening to the body, plus Free Will and Intuitive Reasoning, and finally we will look at, define and understand the two dimensions of Horizontal and Vertical Enlightenment, the two axes of freedom and fullness respectively.

This last understanding, identifying these two distinct thrusts of enlightenment, actually makes the task of understanding enlightenment a lot easier, as it helps us to make sense of the two drives which are otherwise contradictory if we try to combine them into being just one concept.  They are two, and they are much more easily understood that way.

“When the voice of the Mind and the voice of The Inner Guide become one, to the point that they are saying the same thing in the moment, this is when you achieve that state which is known as Congruence. You are aligning with The Inner Guide.

Congruence is that state which allows you to be at your effective, assured and fulfilled best. It doesn’t matter what is going on around you, when you are in this state you always respond with originality.

This is why Wisdom is the key to being a complete person, answering the question, “What makes the difference between a boy and a man, or between a girl and a woman”, as illustrated by the Kipling poem, ‘If’, which is effectively talking about that state of Congruence and Imperturbability which is yours to command when you are aligned with your own Inner Guide…” – James Blacker, taken from Wisdom The Course

The Main Subjects Discussed in Module Two…

The following are the main subject headings of Module Two: The Person: Liberation and Ego, Heaven and Hell.

  • Liberation and The Ego
  • The Ego
  • Identifying The Ego
  • The Awareness Which Frees Us from Ego
  • Skill 1: Living in the Moment
  • Skill 2: Listening to The Body
  • Skill 3: Identifying as The Witness Whilst Also Enjoying Experiencing our Personhood
  • Skill 4: Acknowledging Your Own Free Will
  • Skill 5: Intuitive Reasoning
  • Enlightenment
  • Loving The Mind
  • Meditation
  • Freedom is the way…
  • Horizontal and Vertical Enlightenment: Freedom and Fullness
  • Written and Observational Exercises
  • Test Yourself Questions

Smaller, subject sub-headings in this Module include; Freedom of both Body and Mind, The Point of Power, Self-Seeking, The Subconscious Mind, Superconscious and Releasing The Ego moment by moment.

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“...if we are interacting with someone and we are influenced by Shadow, we may effectively not be talking with them at all, but with the representation of what they trigger in us. We are physically speaking to the person in front of us, but we are not really seeing or speaking to them, we are interacting with the effects and representations of our Shadow beliefs – and using this third person as a ‘dummy’ to do so. Not that they’ll thank us for it.”

- James Blacker, Wisdom The Course

Taken from Module Four

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