In the model presented here, Self is determined by an interaction between the genetic predispositions a person receives — including the microbiological mutations and protein influences that begin at conception — and the environmental conditions he or she is exposed to in the process of living under cultural and cosmic conditions. Self comprises a complex set of subparts that form a gestalt; it can have many reactions to life situations, during which one or another part may voice a thought or take action, directing the individual proactively.
Self is consciousness and all related factors of being conscious. We purport there are different layers and aspects of consciousness, based on brain physiology regarding access and direction. Self and its subparts function in time and space within limits, boundaries, and unique capabilities in the realm of the known universe. The parts of Self direct human energy to manifest within the individual and in relationship.