The ego is the part of the mind that believes in division. How could part of God detach itself without believing it is attacking Him? We spoke before of the authority problem as based on the concept of usurping God’s power. The ego believes that this is what you did because it believes that it is you. If you identify with the ego, you must perceive yourself as guilty. Whenever you respond to your ego you will experience guilt, and you will fear punishment. The ego is quite literally a fearful thought. T-5.V.3:1-7
A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition.
The ego having separated itself from its Transcendent Source feels guilty and fears punishment. There is that fear of inadequacy and deficiency that gives rise to our sense of shame. The sense of shame gives rise to compulsive behaviors that are mood altering and while temporarily there is a feeling of relief, in the long run the compulsive behavior increases our suffering and anguish.
In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. This inherent worth and dignity arises from our recognition and acknowledgement of our origin coming from our Transcendent Source.
Today, it is suggested that departure from ego thoughts to the non dual Oneness within is worthy of practice through meditation..