The self ID beginning and end makes perfect sense and seems to fall right into alignment. Its really the self identity getting the work out here in our incarnations.
However many people tend to think of the self idenity as the soul , when its very much influenced by ego constructs. Me personally my higher self expression tends to be way and far away from daily self identity expression.I do self Identify with external things but I'm aware I'm doing it. The same way some people are 'mindful' they are moving in and out of ego navigated modes of expression. But that in itself is the product of learning how to move in and out of different levels of your existence. Over the years that evolved in being able to not let the ego or self identity make judgements about higher self expression, about not self identifying with things external. More important not letting people self ID with me. Thats hard. I've had people approach me in public and chastise me for not expressing the role they've imposed on me via THEIR expectations. "I cant' believe a spiritual person who is all about levels of sacred self expression is sitting in a pub eating a hamburger, smoking, and drinking a beer." As if what I was doing was some reflection on her. But one sees that a lot. People impose a role on you based on their issues, and some people impose roles on themselves based on their issues because they are unclear about self identity.
my typos are vile today, I'm having to use IE and there's no word checker, my apologies...