What used to be called “Multiple personality disorder” has been renamed “Dissociative identity disorder”. It seems the human being can identify with all kinds of things. In the disorder, the mind chooses an identity to the exclusion of other parts of the personality. However, it is considered normal to identify with characteristics, with ideas, beliefs, etc. It is just in a smaller degree than the disorder. Psychological sites note that it is normal for people to change their personality traits in order to “identify with” people or groups of people they admire.
A famous case mentioned frequently in medical literature cites a person with one personality who is deathly allergic to oranges, but when they switch personalities, oranges are the favorite food of the other personality. Another case showed that a drunk person instantly became sober when he changed personalities. Some people have had tumors appear and disappear as they change personalities. Another amazing feat of the mind is shown when a person reconciles their various personalities into one, he or she can make these physical changes at will.
Maharishi Sadasiva Isham (MSI) said, “In the Waking State, we identify with our thoughts and do not experience consciousness as it is.” We get caught in the identifications and miss the most important experience of a lifetime! MSI said, “If we identify with the constantly rising and falling waves of the physical world, we will alternately enjoy and suffer.”
Ascension retrains the mind. With the cumulative effects of the tools of Ascension, the more power we have to make choices. Each choice we make becomes more and more powerful. We can continue to look toward the manifest world of phenomena and identify with that. Or, we can bring the Ascension Attitudes more and more into our day to day lives to expand consciousness. A by-product of a higher state ofconsciousness is to identify with the Ascendant Self, the unbounded, unlimited One.
With that as a priority in your life, what are the possibilities for your life?