Ra’s Words of Wisdom
Of course, the one thing one can say about the unconscious is that one may not have access to the unconscious, but it is us and it is very much a part of our differentiation. As a matter of fact, it is the key to our ability to differentiate. If you do not differentiate in the body there is no differentiation possible from the mind. Again, this is to really understand the dimensional difference between the contribution of the Design and the contribution of the Personality. If the contribution of the Design, if we could put it on a scale, in so many ways it deeply outweighs the contribution of the Personality. I don’t mean to put down self-reflected consciousness and its present level of awareness, but the reality is that all of that is only and can only be a by-product of the vehicle: the body.
This whole thing about mind, yes, it’s wonderful, but it’s only wonderful because brain functions. And if brain doesn’t function, mind isn’t wonderful. It just isn’t. The hardware has to be correct. And when we begin to come to grips with our unconscious, we begin to begin—there are a lot of beginnings there—to fill out the nature of what it is to be us.
When you look at somebody’s Personality, this is who they think they are. And for them, everything you can say about the Personality is a point of identification. In other words, they’ll nod their head, “uh-huh,” or whatever it is. They’ll go along with it, they will be comfortable with it, and they will recognize it. It’s a road; it’s on the surface.
But the Design is something different. One of the most important places of work in doing any analysis is making sure that the impact and the presence of the unconscious is understood. So that for the first time you have a human being, that though they cannot identify consciously with the process of their unconscious, they can identify with the result of their unconscious where it always brings them. So this person says, “Now, I know where these skills of mine come from. And when I was only thinking that I didn’t have this, I was always nervous that when the demands were there for me to show my skills, I wouldn’t be able to. Not only that, now I understand why I’ve always been looking for depth.”
~ Ra Uru Hu