Fasle Personality and Spiritual Growth

edited May 2013 in Spiritual Growth
What is false personality to us?

ALL THAT IS IMPERVIOUS TO GROWTH.

Is false personality something the soul chooses for growth?

YES, OF COURSE, THAT IS VALID. WHY ELSE VARY THE LOCALE AND CHOOSE THE FAMILIES THAT YOU DO?

Do I have the right idea of equating false personality with Jung’s “persona”?

FALSE PERSONALITY IS ONLY A PART OF THIS. THE TOTAL FALSE PERSONALITY INCLUDES, OF COURSE, ALL OF THE “SHOULDS” THAT YOU LEARNED IN CHILDHOOD, THE VARIOUS MACHINATIONS YOU GO THROUGH AS A RESULT OF YOUR GOALS, AND THOSE REACTIONS THAT ARE SOLELY THE RESULT OF THE TAPE LOOPS PROVIDED BY THE ATTITUDE.

More on “machinations” please.

GROWTH IS A ROCKY GOAL, AND CAUSES THE SOUL TO GO THROUGH SOME ELABORATE AND COMPLICATED MACHINATIONS WHICH MASK ALL OF THE OTHER GOALS. MANY TIMES THE SOUL IN GROWTH IS FORCED TO PLAY OUT ALL OF THE AGONIES OF THE OTHER GOALS IN ORDER TO GROW, SUCH AS THE REJECTION-DOMINANCE SEEN OFTEN IN MANY MEMBERS OF THIS GROUP WHO ARE IN GROWTH. DEPRESSION AND ELATION USUALLY MANIFESTS OFTEN IN THIS GOAL. THERE IS SOMETIMES THE NEED TO SUBMIT, I.E., TO PUT ONESELF IN THE HANDS OF THE GURU. THERE ARE ALSO MANY TIMES THE NEED TO FEEL ACCEPTED, TO HAVE THE GOAL VERIFIED BY SOCIETY, TO CHECK OUT WITH LIFE THE SANITY OF THE SOUL’S PURPOSE. THIS OFTEN MAKES THE SOUL WHO IS STILL IN FALSE PERSONALITY GO THROUGH A SET OF WELL DEFINED PATTERNS. YOU CAN NOW BEGIN TO PHOTOGRAPH THESE PATTERNS IN ONE ANOTHER. THERE IS THE DEFINITE GAME-PLAYING ASPECT TO THIS THAT, ON A LOWER LEVEL, IS WORKED OUT IN AWARENESS GROUPS. SOMETIMES IT IS EASIER TO OBSERVE THE VARIOUS MACHINATIONS BY OBSERVING AWARENESS GROUPS AT WORK.

Does erotic love ever play a part in the soul’s growth?

EROTIC LOVE IS A RATIONALIZATION OF FALSE PERSONALITY, ALL OWING FOR PERPETUATION OF THE SPECIES. JUST LOOK AROUND YOU AND SEE HOW COMPLICATED THIS MOST NATURAL INSTINCTIVE FUNCTION HAS BECOME. THE ONLY REASON THAT YOUR CULTURE HAS NOT BUILT UP A SIMILAR RITUAL, COMPLETE WITH RULES, AROUND DEFECATION, IS THAT YOU DO IT ALL ALONE. AS SOON AS YOU COME TOGETHER WITH ANOTHER PERSONALITY, YOU BEGIN TO RATIONALIZE ALL FUNCTIONS AND BEHAVIORS.

SOURCE: Michael Teachings Transcripts
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