Spiritual Perception – Intuition and the Soul’s Signature

The Soul Perceives the Soul of Everything Else

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In order to understand this model, we have to clarify the difference between the physical body as the outer appearance of a thing, and the “essence” or inner qualities that are animating the material body with a kind of personality imbued with distinct characteristics. We have what we call “planes of perception”, such as the physical, etheric, astral, and spiritual, which are all inter-dimensional aspects of any living entity, and exist at different levels of density requiring different senses in order to be able to perceive with any amount of distinction or accuracy. These “bodies” as levels, correspond to the 4 “states of matter”, which are charged (electrified) plasma, gas, liquid, and solid. Accuracy, in this case, of course is referring to being able to actually sense them through a personal experience, rather than through reading a book on it or have someone tell you what the experience is like, and then somewhat making it up or trying to see what you believe you should be seeing instead of letting it come in whatever way it naturally does. I’m not going to go into each level, because it’s not necessary or important in order to understand the process, but simply want to distinguish between the “inner” and the “outer”, and the visible and invisible aspects of any living being. Each plane or level of existence, which has its own unique qualities and properties, is necessary to “be in” in order to perceive the reality within that level of existence. You can’t perceive one level using the senses of a different level.

The body and the material senses perceive the outer appearance of things in terms of sensory qualities (seeing, touching, hearing, smelling, and tasting), whereas the soul doesn’t perceive the external physical construction of things, but intuitively conceives of their innate powers and virtues, and what we could call their “signature” or unique, individual way of being. Through spiritual perception we can come to recognize the inner nature of things. While we live in a basic illusion of mind and matter being separate, and the individual mind being separate from the universal mind, as well as from each other, in fact, all secret powers of Nature may be discovered through our own “inner perception”. Intuitive perception comes by sensing everything around us by what’s being awakened within us in relationship with it. We can sense the true nature of things as its being reflected (stimulated) in us. We sense it as a “feeling quality” that can be felt inwardly by our being, that can’t be seen. It comes to us as a feeling that forms a translucent mental impression of the internal nature or essence of a living entity.

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Our soul (sidereal) body is directly connected to the soul of everything around us. All qualities, powers, and characteristics of a thing, is it’s “spirit” (ethereal substance), essence, or principle (active force), and is strongly perceivable by our own sidereal body. All living forms have a soul or sidereal body as an etheric double to the physical body, which is what gives it the properties, characteristics and behaviors it naturally possesses. In animals and humans this is sensed as the nature and behaviors that form its personality. In plants it’s seen as the active properties that not only give a plant its outer characteristics, but determines whether it produces a healing and nutritive effects or poisonous and toxic effects. The essence of all things is the active spiritual component that animates the material aspect, giving it life as qualities, characteristics, and behaviors or “ways of being”.

Our inner sense, the center of all senses, is the faculty whereby we’re able to feel the impressions produced by the exterior senses. These various impressions are received into the imagination (mind’s eye) of a person as bodily sensations that give rise to spontaneous mental images as representations or metaphors for the qualities it possesses. The imagination is an energy transformer that turns feelings and bodily sensations as “vibrations” into physical forms that are analogous to it as correspondences. And though the impressions can seem fleeting and pass quickly, the impression they make as a feeling lingers and is lasting. All senses that we possess are in fact “one sense” operating through multiple aspects that all interact on multiple planes of existence simultaneously, and produce the process of how energy as an invisible force is turned into a physical form or shape, through the mind which acts as a transductor for converting energy from one form to another. In this case, is assigns physical properties to what exists a pure feeling sensations.

The signature of a living entity is like its fingerprint, it’s a particular and specialized vital activity possessed by each natural object. The internal signature as inner qualities also effect the exterior appearance of the form, and by simply examining the exterior form with an intuitive mind, you can learn a lot about the interior form. The inner and the outer correspond to one another in the basic sense and are analogous, and the inner nature of a person can be recognized by a trained observer without using spiritual sight. The internal character of a person can be seen in their appearance, behavioral style, manner of walking and how they hold themselves, sound of their voice and how they speak, their emotional state, style of dress, personal grooming, and so on. The more connected we stay to nature, the more we can sense the inner nature of things, but when we become consumed with unnatural things, and begin living in an illusion, we lose this power, and instead buy into the exterior appearance of things and the false image they project, and can fail almost completely to perceive their true character.

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In order to develop this ability, which exists within you as a latent potential, when you’re around someone or something, start off with someone you don’t know and where there’s no emotional charge taking place, turn your central attention away from the outer appearance by letting your eyes go out of focus where you’re not seeing any details that may be distracting, and simultaneously tune into how you’re feeling inside because of them. Create a neutral state of mind that’s not judging, viewing through a belief or opinion, or setting an expectation for what you’re going to find, and with as objective a mind as you can muster up, concentrate all your attention on what sensations your feeling by how you’re being stimulated on the inside of your body. Notice that these sensations have feelings in them that are emotional in nature. This emotional feeling being awakened within you in response to them is what you would call their “state”. Out of our state of mind comes our perceptual lens and natural thought processes as well as our behaviors. As you concentrate on how you’re feeling, allow natural impressions to form in your mind out of the feelings. Don’t try to “make it happen” if its not naturally, and at no point in the whole process try to “control the thoughts and impressions”. Keep your mind blank, and mentally form an open space or arena within your mind, and allow an idea to spontaneously arise, take on a form of its own with attributes and qualities, and allow it to “entertain you”, while you simply watch and observe  it with a passive mind. Don’t try to interpret it in terms of what it means about the person, because once we begin interpreting, we’re now “blending with their energy” and directing it by forming it into our mental model. As we interpret we reshape them to be like us. Stay neutral, and simply allow everything to happen of its own volition without needing to direct it in any manner.

What I call the mental impressions that arise out of feelings, aren’t necessarily actual images that have a visual property, but rather an invisible picture that forms more as the qualities and motion it takes on as a character or as expressing qualities of some sort. It can be fowl, grotesque, and evil feeling, or it can be graceful, flowing, and inspire a feeling of adoration, it can contrast you drastically, or resonate completely with you, and of course, everything in between. Notice that you may also be able to sense it as a color(s), sound, having a texture, as a flowing pattern or dynamic design, as being heavy or light, sweet or bitter, or any number of corresponding sensory attributes. What we refer to as the “senses” exist on multiple planes at once, are interchangeable and able to perform the functional of any of the other senses, and though it requires a physical body in order to perceive through physical sense, the fact is, we also have “higher sense”, which come more as feelings and inspiration, that correlate to the physical senses, and bring the same idea inherent in the feeling (vibration) into a physical form with sensory qualities within the mind’s eye.

Sometimes what we sense doesn’t produce an image with sensory qualities, but stays in the form of a feeling or mood. The stronger the emotional state, the more vivid and active the physical sensations it activates within you, and the more “sensory” the imagined experience becomes. Some feelings bring ideas and images that are up close, in full color, and very immediate and specific in nature, others have a distance, longing feeling to them and may seem somewhat monotone, or more like a reflection on glass that has a melancholy reality to it. But regardless of what forms in your mind as a way of reading the inner state of the person, always keep in mind, these are metaphors and symbolic ideas that represent the nature of the energy, and are not to be taken literally, but rather as representing a certain quality of consciousness. Practice first on things that you have not real attachment to or strong judgments around, and as you start getting the hang of it, and it starts coming easily and faithfully, then progress to more challenging ones, where more intense emotions are involved, or who are overly dramatic and intense in how they express themselves and have a stronger “triggering” ability. Again, always staying objective and unattached, in a neutral mindset that’s not directing or controlling the process, and that has no motives involved. If at any point you become involved or begin taking on the emotions of the person, quick practicing and resume only when you’re back in a situation that you can remain unattached to with no problem. Then, continue practicing. With daily and consistent practice, this will become a natural mind-set and ability.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

 

 

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The Intuitive Interpretation of Subtle Energy – How to Read Energy

All Senses are Interchangeable

 

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In order to understand this idea, we have to first realize the relationship between what we call material reality and the mind, or the invisible consciousness that’s always perceiving and interacting with itself within the material world. Our physical senses; sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste, are how we cognitively experience what we call material reality. The only things that are “real” are perceived with the senses, and what’s not real, can’t be perceived with the senses. Here, of course, the word “real” means of a material nature. Naturally it takes material senses, or what’s of the same nature to perceive anything within the same “plane” or level of consciousness. Invisible forces or what we call subtle energy, which is what we know “holds together” the material world (an atom is a group of particles held together while in motion by invisible forces) as different forms or ideas, is sensed (experienced) as a “feeling” that systematically forms into an idea as an inner imagining that replicates a material idea.

Another way we can look at this idea, is by realizing that any sensory aspect, will produce all the other ones automatically. For example, you can taste a color, smell it, hear it, and get a mental image of a form and texture associate with the color. Likewise, the same color produces a psychological effect by making you feel a certain way or putting you in a distinct mood when seeing it, being around it, or thinking of it. The same holds true for any of the other senses. A smell will produce a mental image, has a color associated with it, a taste, and makes you feel a certain way. Through a natural chain-of-association any sensory experience stimulates the other ones automatically. All aspects of reality contain all other aspects simultaneously as a coherent idea or impression of reality. Likewise, all sensory stimulation produces a feeling as a state-of-mind or mood. This feeling as a state, is purely invisible and has no material properties (sensory), though it can systematically “produce” a mental impression infused with or comprised of sensory properties.

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Though the material – sensory world – is dual in nature and perceived (experienced) as being a dynamic conglomeration of individual things that are all a part from each other (particles revolving around a nucleus held together as a single entity by empty space) and opposite (opposing) each other, in reality they are all a product of invisible forces or consciousness that produces them by birthing them. All reality is a formula of different qualities and properties combined to form unique patterns as ideas that are perceived as physical forms, spread out in space as a whole idea comprised of different parts, all in relationship with and contrasting each other. All interconnected as a form of hologram, where any one aspect contains within it all other aspects as a systematic unfoldment that brings into physical form an invisible idea by shaping light (photons) into sensory representations as mental concepts. We form what starts in our mind as a transparent idea into a reality as a working concept in order to conceive of it and ultimately come to understand of it. All creation comes as transparent ideas that are brought into physical reality as a conception or practical concept. All reality as we know it, is a product of the imagination that takes a feeling (vibration), fixates on it internally, and allows it to spontaneously unfold in the mind as a living form or reality. This conceptual form becomes the blueprint for producing it as an “actual” material reality. Everything that has ever become “created” began as an idea in the imagination (mind’s eye).

Through this same process, we can conceive of the consciousness infused in or inhabiting an object or material form. Consciousness itself exists a part from and independent of the material form, and has the natural ability to pass through and enter a form, inhabiting it, and expressing through it. The form is the vibratory equivalent of the energy that’s capable of using it as a vehicle for expression, and possesses the same qualities as physical attributes. Consciousness, as vibration, is magnetized into matter through resonance, and becomes the “life” of the form in essence, as its internal nature, personality, and natural behaviors it takes on and processes it systematically engages in. Normal material forms of lower consciousness, that don’t have any creative ability, simply act as a receptor for absorbing the consciousness around it. It acts as a carrier for/of consciousness, which acts to impregnate it. Matter is the passive aspect of consciousness, and spirit (life-force) is the active component. The active force of the same nature (vibration) enters into matter (sympathetic induction) as the passive component and alters it to form joint consciousness as a modified vibration (coherence).

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This energy that emanates from material objects as the consciousness infused in it (bonded with it), can be sensed as a feeling. If we simply focus on the feeling it gives us internally, with an open mind that’s not controlling it, a mental impression forms as an idea that has sensory properties – a form, texture or quality, sound, color, smell, taste, and so on – that reveals it’s true inner nature or energetic potential. All this takes place in the mind’s eye as an imaginary process of consciousness forming a living pattern as an idea out of light (astral substance). This imaginary idea comes in its transparent state as a mental impression. This metal impression shows us the “inner nature” or quality of consciousness inhabiting the form, or that the form is acting as a vehicle for.

The way to tell the difference between true intuition as an inner knowing and your own imagined idea about something, is to create an open and unbiased mind that’s free from all personal reaction as a judgment or opinion about it, and allow the process to take place from a completely neutral state. By allowing a feeling to enter into us without an intention or direct connection to it, and no need whatsoever to control or interpret it to make it mean something, and we allow it instead to reveal itself to us “as it is”, a part from us, we can perceive the nature of it in very accurate terms. Again, once we start reacting to it in any way, or trying to decide what it means, we corrupt it and modify it to our own means. This is one of the reason why releasing the tendency to judge everything or perceive it through our judgment of it is so important. As long as we’re judging, we’re unable to see the true nature of things, and instead only see our judgments about it. The idea inherent in the judgment takes control of our imagination and forms the idea that corresponds to the judgment instead. Our mind has the direct ability to shape sensory reality to match our beliefs about it. We only see in things outside of us the same ideas we nourish and give life to inside of us. In order to perceive things as they truly are, we have to cultivate a neutral and non-opinionated mind. We have to relinquish all need to control and therefore determine by our natural ability to willfully shape things.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

 

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Intuition – the Synthesizing Faculty of the Mind

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Many people ask “what is intuition” exactly, and how do you know if you have it? In order to use something as a tool or consciously engage in it, we have to have a fundamental working understanding of how it operates in our lives while simultaneously permeating and influencing our environment. Intuition is not a “thing” or specific function of the mind, but rather a state-of-mind out of which we perceive the outer world as whole, interconnected and synthesized, rather than fragmented, disconnected into random parts, or where some thing exists as separate from everything else.

 
Intuition is a primary function of the right-brain, subconscious, higher mind that perceives holistically. Whereas the conscious mind perceives surface appearances that are fragmented, apart, and often directly opposing one another, intuition perceives the underlying realm that connects everything as an analogous play of correspondences that exist in harmony as a dynamic interplay of opposing aspects of the same idea that are necessary to stimulate and co-create a joint reality that plays out themes of various sorts. The conscious mind breaks the whole apart and analyzes it as separate units that are whole within themselves, whereas the subconscious brings all aspects together and synthesizes them into a greater whole that’s a larger pattern.

 
The intuitive mind holds within it’s awareness both the conscious and subconscious as a rhythmic flow of dissolving and coagulating, of expansion and contraction, breaking apart to identify various aspects, then putting them back together into a dynamic eco-system in order to understand how they operate to create whole realities. Our intuition extends our personal reality and perceives the greater Will as a group or community dynamic being acted out by several people as a series of interrelated themes. Life is comprised of smaller themes as behavioral patterns that are all of the same basic nature (fractal patterns) that form analogical correspondences to larger more dynamic and complex -patterns. Everyone is playing a part in a greater story that weaves their paths together in a synchronistic fashion. It sees (senses) not only the significance of others in our lives, but the part we play in their life also. The connection is perceived as an immediate “knowing”. An inner feeling that has a realization inherent within it that reveals the nature of the connection.

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Intuition is the faculty of the mind that is used to tune-into and perceives the spiritual world of pure energetic intelligence that’s always operating silently below the surface of the physical realm. It’s the feeling, emoting, impulsive quality that motivates thoughts and actions from the subtle level of “cause”. It prompts a chain-reaction as a feeling that ultimately becomes behavior as our actions. Through intuition, we tune-into and enter into a dynamic relationship with the spiritual world that transcends, yet permeates, and serves to orchestrate the physical realm.

 
Intuition is what’s referred to as our higher-senses as our inner awareness that tunes into the “inner nature” of all living beings and the greater field of consciousness that interconnects all of reality, that we experience as feelings, which communicate “soul-to-soul”. It communicates Inner-nature to inner-nature. It doesn’t necessarily bypass or ignore surface appearances of the external world, but orientates itself from the perspective of the inner being real and therefore true, regardless of what the outer is communicating or displaying. It then aligns and compares the inner to the outer as a means of recognizing integrity, or a lack of it. It doesn’t recognize the outer as true, unless it matches the inner. It perceives synthesis and unity rather than separation and a lack of integrity. Because of our innate intuitive ability that we all have (though only some develop) and how it recognizes law as operating in the subtle realm, we can readily perceive falsehood and outward deception not through our physical senses, but through the feelings we have about things, often without knowing why. We ‘know things’ not through an intellectual process of reasoning and deduction, but through a simple feeling we get ‘about’ them when we hold them in our heart and mind, or when we are feeling their ‘presence’. When we’re in the presence of people, places and events, we’re in-tune to and blending with the energy they’re generating and emitting which carries information ‘about’ it as qualities and characteristics that are sensed emotionally. Energy, which is pure vibration as consciousness, doesn’t lie, only the outer appearances being produced to hide an ‘inner truth’ are truly capable of deceiving.

 

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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About the author:
Dr. Linda is a Spiritual Scientist and scholar of Hermetic Sciences and Ancient Wisdom traditions. She’s a professional educator and trainer for all areas of personal transformation, self-creation, mind development, and soul/spiritual evolution. She practices Integrative Medicine with a special emphasis on Psychology and Creative therapies. She conducts ongoing classes, Playshops, and Adventure Seminars, and is available for private or group training, mentoring, and speaking engagements.
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