Still mulling over this. I have a personal syllabus and system of study and this week the focus is Brain, brainwaves, mind and the mechanicisms which make the experience of physical reality possible.Not sure that the ‘intutive self’ is such a great designator- its been by new age over much . However what strikes me as conceptually possible is that the Mind is a Continum and an ephiphenomena of Consciouness. But that Consciousness is an ephenomena of Self. Though I have to wonder if Seth uses Consciousneness and Self interchangably
anyway the quote to me point to something more profound than rummaging around memories of past lives ( which seems like a parlor trick) i think of this passage:
The ego is a state resulting from the third creative dilemma, which happens when consciousness of self attempts to separate itself from action. Since this is obviously impossible, since no consciousness or identity can exist without action, because they are inseparable, we have our third dilemma. A note of further explanation here. The difference between consciousness of self as a result of our second dilemma, and ego consciousness as a result of our third dilemma, should be made very clear. Consciousness of self involves a consciousness of self within, amid, and as a part of action. Ego consciousness, on the other hand, involves a state in which consciousness of self attempts to divorce itself from action, an attempt on the part of consciousness to perceive action as an object. Here we see that ego consciousness, in this attempt, strives to perceive action not only as separate, but to perceive it in such a fashion that it appears to ego that action is not only separate from itself, that is separate from the ego, but that action is initiated by the ego, and a result rather than a cause of ego’s own existence. These three dilemmas represent three areas of reality within which inner reality, or inner vitality, can experience itself. And here we have also the reason, or one of the reasons why, inner vitality can never achieve complete materialization. The very action involved in vitality’s attempt to materialize itself adds to the inner dimension of inner vitality. Action basically can never complete itself. Inner vitality, materializing in any form whatsoever, at once multiplies the possibilities of further materialization. At the same time, because inner vitality is self-generating, only a minute fraction of inner vitality is needed to seed a whole universe. Inner vitality attempts therefore to materialize itself completely, and yet because of its very nature, with each materialization it increases itself, making the attempt impossible. This is the basic dilemma, from which all types of reality spring. This of course leads us to the necessity for further discussion concerning the nature of inner vitality itself
The Early Sessions, Book 3, Session 138
Which reminds me not to waste time with trivial psychic pursuit- there is bigger psychic game in play here. The Physical experience becomes materiality to assist work things out but the trigger and impetus for that endeavour is of a different magnitude and physical relaity is not their inception. The more I sense what the Ego is up to, the more impressed I am by its construction.