My “I” refers to the part of me that seeks connection with the Creator, and everything else is my animal (physiological) manifestation.
In other words, a person’s image consists of two parts, and they should be clearly distinguished. One of them is an animal part, with all the human problems, his weaknesses, his desires, and everything that belongs to him as to a material object.
The second part is the point in the heart, which seeks the Creator. The Upper Light, affecting it, develops not only our positive aspiration for the Creator, but also our egoism as an opposite action constantly giving man the balancing of freedom of the will. It is this aspiration for the Creator that is called my “I.”
From the Talk about Group and Dissemination 10/23/13