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Comparing the creation of a Painting with the development of the Ego

  When a human being makes the decision to leave non-existence and enter into existence she has the task of solidifying her body of resonating light into a feeling, thinking form. As humans we create the solidity of our existence similarly to the way a painting is created by an artist.  The human is born basically in a state of ignorance, or unknowing.  This is the basic ground from which her ego emerges and takes form.  A blank canvas is also a basic ground, and from this place a painting emerges and takes form.
   Soon after condensing her radiant resonance into a Body, the human begins to notice that she is "separate" from other physical forms. She imagines herself as a unique individual structure like no other.  In a curiously similar way, the colors or lines cast upon a blank canvas also create an illusion that makes that canvas separate and unique from any other canvas.
   In the next phase the human begins to "feel" herself as a presence, and she wants to protect this newly forming ego. These "feelings" create an assurance that she is "here" and the other is "there."  Similarly, the form dictated by the lines on the canvas affirm a separate structure. The artist, the transmitter of the resonances we call a painting, "feels" she has created an image, hence it must also be "here."
   At this stage in development the human begins to feel safe to begin to "perceive" situations, to perceive the Other. Through this act she will decide if the Other is alluring, threatening, or neutral.  The collection of colors and lines have become an entity or structure, separate the blank canvas. This entity, so to speak, will now dictate to the artist how the painting will grow and become complete.  The lines and colors themselves have no conceptualization or logic
and neither does the human.  Both the arrangement of colors and lines on the canvas and the human have become what has been called "a collection of tendencies.' The human now perceives her Self and becomes Self-conscious. The lines on the canvas also become a realized entity that interacts directly with the artist, and the artist then perceives if this painted entity is alluring, threatening, or neutral. 
(The color on the canvas is a solidified version of pure colored light. The human body is also a solidifid, condensed version of pure light.)  As the human grows and gains more validity she will label her existence with descriptive adjectives.  The artist as the direct extension of the painting will do the same, label it as good or bad or ugly.
   Now the human begins a state of completed self concsiousness and the illusion of time begins. Also at this state the painting has become a completed object d'art and givin a value, thus also adding to the illusion of time.
to be continued...
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