Ego Transcendence may include any form of question, phrase or suggestion that we no longer separate our sense of self from objects of attention. Instead, this includes encouraging participants to witness and know (deep down) their sense of oneness with others and the world. All attempts to identify one's self as special, unique, or above others is suspended through techniques such as meditation or guided imagery or visualization.
This technique is part of the Expanding phase of SERA, in which the OD practitioner must help participants shift their consciousness into a non-conceptual domain. With expanding the goal is to open conscious awareness further and deeper into a non-conceptual, sensate, and intuitive quality of awareness. In this way, the practitioner helps the client establish a more spacious orientation of awareness, in which sensing is amplified and thoughts are recognized like objects with various levels emotional intensity and attachment rather than truths.
As you think of unique ways to apply this technique to a new OD solution, remember that the aim of the Expanding phase is to stretch consciousness further into non-conceptual, sensate, and meta-egoic forms of awareness.
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