Consider this notion should reflect your truth. There is only heaven. When death comes to anyone, to some it comes as an angel of mercy. Release from a life well lived and properly ended. For others, death comes as the avatar of a life squandered. A horrific demon off to drag them away from the chance they blew.
To deify the inner self is to set it up as an unreachable God. This obviates the validity of a path of any kind. Individuated self has a place, and it isn’t some inane handout till some God gets to gobble us up. The individuated self exists in the context of the greater spirit.
In the way, in the flow of the spirit, individuation isn’t just a quirk or a bad cosmos joke. Individuation is necessary for the actualization of the infinite. The great center is there, and it is in every heart. But we are not it, not meant to be it. Not meant to describe ourselves as separate from it either. This is perhaps a paradox, but it is true.
To deify the inner self and to obviate choice is to deny the landscape of individuation. Choice is our nature, it unfolds through us. In fact, people make poor choices in not seeing the nature of choice. I am that I am. We are the creator of choice. We cannot avoid choosing.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.