The self-image manifests itself as a certain perspective, so that everything you are seeing, is your own perspective.
The world-image is a projection of yourself, only you divide yourself from it, in the formation of the Ego.
What Man identifies himself with, is always the self-projected, whether it is the highest, the state, or the family.
The identification is, regardless on what plane it takes place, a process of the Ego.
Identification with the greater is still a projection of the small, and reverse.
What you identify yourself with, when you identify yourself with the greater, is the idea. The idea is the Ego identified with for instance God or the state.
Such an identified action only creates more discord, larger confusion, distress and misery.