Self – a dynamic unstable gathering of the five transitory personal elements of body, perception, conception, volition and consciousness, that in itself possesses no inherent substantiality or enduring quality and that continues in constant flux until final dissolution at death.
Esteem – a compound whose first constituent is copper, bronze – money and whose second constituent is to cut.
Self-esteem – to measure or evaluate an unstable dynamic state through material objects, money or perceptions of success within the physical plane. To quantify the ‘quality’ of the nature or condition of the self through external, gross or manufactured measures created and sustained by human construction as a means of reducing the etheric nature of the self to a base element.
It has become popular to discuss the ‘esteem’ or base (monetary) value of the self in common language with such additional terms as high or low self-esteem as related to observations or judgments of the actions and choices that are made based upon the ‘current mean standard’. (mean = common, low, ordinary) Application of these terms is used to identify the position of the individual or to notate how they comply with behavior protocols of the observer. It has also become popular to utilize past events as a justification for current ‘low measure’ on the esteem scale. This practice of creating, sustaining and utilizing an artificial measurement system to evaluate the ‘worth’ of the dynamically unique state of self is in itself a practice or assault against the immeasurable potential of the self. The limitations of the self, confinement, entrapment, restraint or inhibition of the self serve to prevent the unimpeded natural expression of the self outward. These artificial limitations constrict the natural energy or power of the etheric being from full or unrestrained manifestation in the experiences of existence.
Establishment of value or worth of the self is a means of controlling the thoughts, perceptions, belief’s, potentials, and choices of the individual. The self as a dynamic element is by its nature in constant change or motion and might be viewed as an intermingling of kaleidoscopic colors as all of the elements flow into each other in an infinite variety of patterns, shapes and designs. This chaotic elixir that we experience as existence should be considered of significant importance to the individual with appropriate actions of guardianship for its exquisite nature being taken against any and all forms of artificial restraint, damage or control upon it. Each individual proceeds through their life along a pathway of affirmation, or solely upon those choices that the individual has said yes to in the movement of their ‘actions’ and ‘deeds’. The desire to justify a ‘position’ based on experiences or events within the individuals past can be viewed as a way to disclaim responsibility for the apparent condition of the self within this, the only moment of life. Since this ‘measuring system’ itself is artificial, such protestations can be viewed as equally artificial and can not be used as a foundation or base for justification of current actions, decisions or deeds.
Internal management of the self should and must lie within the self. Honesty of action removed from rhetorical justification should be acknowledged and accepted by the individual as being within their individual management choices. If an individual ‘believes’ they are unable to make affirmative choices then the individual should investigate what structures they have allowed into their lives which are serving to limit or inhibit the gathering or blending of the self elements to unify or solidify within those moments of decision or choice. Removal of these ‘limiting structures’ will allow the activity of the self to return to its natural state. It should be noted that many limiting structures are the manufacture of the individual, often created during moments of duress to serve as an aid or tool during a crisis. These aids or tools are sometimes allowed to continue to exist after their initial usefulness has waned, it is up to the individual to uncreate these tools when they are no longer productive or positive within the life or experience of the individual.