Ego is our personal identity. Our name, age, where we grew up, what we do for a living, our beliefs about ourselves and more make up the blueprint of our individual Ego identity. Behind our Ego is an unconscious reservoir of repressed thoughts and emotions (limiting beliefs, fears, traumas, etc.) which together create unconscious limitations and a feeling of separation between us and everything else within existence.
Repression is the primary means by which one’s Ego is created. Repression represents all thoughts, feelings, and beliefs within us that we have labeled “bad” and suppressed into the unconscious regions of our mind. Depending upon the degree and intensity to which we suppress, we experience negative emotions such as fear, worry and anxiety and is the foundation for all human suffering on the planet.
The vertical dimension is a transcendent dimension of consciousness that is experienced when you are no longer identified with your thinking or Ego. This vertical dimension exists beyond the boundaries of the human mind and as a result is difficult to comprehend or fully explain using human language.
All spiritual progress occurs when one moves deeper into the vertical dimension of their identity (beyond the Ego) as opposed to the horizontal dimension of their identity (new ideas about spirituality which are created by the Ego).