The Light of God does not shine from a direction, nor is there any darkness related, within, or around It. It, the Light of God, is Formless. In the Sight of God there is no room for light and dark, there is Only Brightness, Presence and Love-bliss. The darkness of the world is Over Shined by the Transcendent Light of consciousness, and seeking a self based on form Only leads to more attachments to a false sense of self; thus, reflections and mirrors upon mirrors. In the Awakening of true Self the search for self ends. With the Realization of true Self (discovered in God) comes Heart~Fire Communion. This Heart~Fire Communion grows in Intensity, Power, and Presence with devotion and discipline, and through self forgetting, self release, self transcending, and self understanding in the Eye of God.
Every person ends up in the mode of self seeking and self searching, and ultimately eternal self preservation or self annihilation (Nihilism). Once the individual gains a Real Sense of True Self through the Heart~Fire Brightness of Eternal God, which can come from Heart Communion with one that is Already Heart Awake, that mode of a conscious life is forgotten, and nothing survives (no parts of ego) the Consuming Fires of our Transfiguring God. Continuing, the egoic life dissolves Only through the Holy Heart~Fire of God. There is no other way to purge the body/mind of the false sense of self. All other ways simply and only replace an old false sense of self with a new false sense of self, which is the only reason it is fresh and new in the beginning, then after a while the deadness of that life begins to return and the fresh sense of self is gone. Only Our Great Eternal Transcendental Self (discovered in the Presence of God Only) can provide the necessary Overwhelming Force of Being that causes the ego to shutter and shake, and finally evaporate in eternal death.
There is no room for two (or more) selves, there is no room for two (or more) wills, and there is no room for an egoic state of consciousness (Any kind of otherness) in the Overwhelming Presence of God. The ego self is lost in all the mirrors and reflections of itself, and the ego is like narcissus totally distracted by ones own self created imagery of identity. The ego is bound in the fear of self release and the end of the inward sense of self, it will never be able to transcend itself because that would immediately destroy itself. The individual must give up the false sense of self for the True Sense of Self, and the work and grace needed for whole bodily transformation will come from the absence (and purging) of the ego self. God-speed.