RE: Reclaiming your True Power [ACIM Series Part 4]
Interesting and very comprehensive post, I enjoy your writings and exploration.
I would like to offer a slightly different take when you suggest..
In other systems of non-duality (like Advaita Vedanta) there is only the Ego (duality) on the one hand and All-that-is (non duality, Truth, God etc) on the other
This is not a description of non-duality, or the Direct path, to me. Advaita, as I'm sure you are completely familiar with, alludes to there not being two. ie there is no separation. And this does not mean there is only 'oneness.'
The difficulty, of course, is that there can be no description with a dualistic language for that which is not divided or dual. It's an impossible task. Hence the best we can do is point to what it is not the case.
It's a tricky on for sure. But true Non-duality is only ever a pointer to the ever-existent,how can we say - 'ISness of being?' (maybe) There is never a suggestion of an ego/Truth split as you suggest.
The Course itself infers this in its own way when its speaks of the removing the blocks to the awareness of Loves presence and on innumerable occasions throughout.
We also have a subtle way of making this term 'ego' into somekind of 3rd party in the scene. Your ego, my ego, the ego. The sense of self-doership, me-as-author of my life (the personal 'me'), can grab and run with the idea of this separate ego and hide itself behind a myriad of constructs it can the project onto this public-enemy-No 1 .
Just some observations.
Thanks for sharing this series.