|Relationship of the Ego to its own Development
Ego seeks to bring about the desired end in three ways:
- By definite work on abstract levels. It aspires to contact and enclose the permanent
atom, its first direct approach to the Triad.
- By definite work on color and sound with the aim in view of stimulation and
vivification, working thus in groups and under the guidance of a Master.
- By frequent attempts to definitely control the lower self, a thing distasteful to the
Ego, whose tendency is to rest content with consciousness and aspiration on its own plane.
Forget not that the Ego itself has somewhat to wrestle with. The refusal to
incarnate is not found only on spiritual levels, but is found also on that of the Higher
Self. Certain developments also, incidental to the factors of time and space (as
understood in the three worlds) are aimed at by the Ego, such as the increase of the
causal periphery through the study of divine telepathy, systemic psychology and the
knowledge of the laws of fire.