The Nature of the Subconscious – The Unified Mind of the Material Plane

We often hear sayings about “oneness” and everything being one, living in unity with Nature and each other, and so on, which of course contradicts the nature of our actual experience as our perception of the outer world and others. This is largely due to the fact that most don’t have a true understanding of the nature of the “mind” and how it acts to organize, form, and animate the entire material world as a form of dynamic mental construct or matrix. This is a very important principle to grasp with a deep sense of understanding that will not only transform the way you look at the world, but will serve as a fundamental key that connects everything else in a way that makes total sense from an intuitive perspective.

The most basic principle that precedes all others and acts as the means for birthing all others by laying the foundation out of which they systematically unfold, is the “trinity” as the triune, threefold nature of the mind and soul. The idea of the mind and soul are synonymous and both refer to the invisible aspect of our being out of which material reality emerges as its offspring. The mind is an aspect of the soul and can be thought of as the “organizing mechanism” or electromagnetic field that produces an etheric-material form out of memory. The soul is comprised of a dynamic living matrix of memory that’s all cohesive and is used to produce a consistent experience of reality as a relationship between all seemingly different aspects that form its constitution. As the soul moves from one plane of density to another, it propagates by dividing or halving as a means of self-generation (mitosis). All parts contain the essence as information of the whole in its potential state (holographic principle), and serve to birth it systematically on the lower plane as a growth and development process of self-expression. The higher planes contain the lower planes in their entirety and act to oversee and orchestrate them. This produces what seems like a unified reality that’s “experienced” through the fundamental principle of Polarity (Dyad).

The higher soul-mind comes into the lower plane of self-awareness through the process of propagation as a subconscious mind that contains “within it” the potential of the self-conscious aspect, which it acts to birth through a growth process as a kind of awakening of the self within the material body as what we call brain consciousness. Brain consciousness perceives and experiences itself exclusively within and as a body, and identifies almost exclusively with its material existence. This forms what has typically been referred to (inappropriately) as the “ego”, with the idea of ego and identity also being synonymous as our “sense of self” born and built up through our experiences of ourselves as a specific form within the material world.

       The subconscious mind can be thought of as the feminine aspect that’s pregnant with the masculine aspect of the self-conscious (self-aware) mind. The subconscious, containing the self-conscious in its potential state, grows and evolves it through an adaptation process that modifies it according to its genetic make-up, life conditions, specific circumstances, family and environmental situation, forming a unique variation of the same essential nature. Much like the four seasons, we’re born into the world exclusively in our subconscious, which is group oriented and perceives itself as being a part of its parents and family unit, and develops completely out of an unconscious state until around 7 years old, where the self-conscious begins gradually emerging as self-awareness that perceives itself as an individual apart from parents and siblings, and comes into a fully active state at around 14. Around this age we begin thinking and making decisions for ourselves and developing our identity as an image we form of ourselves, and it becomes our dominate state at around the age of 21. As a fully mature adult, around the age of 28 (growth takes place in 7 year cycles) we are operating and functioning almost exclusively out of our masculine, self-aware consciousness, and have often lost any real awareness of our subconscious altogether.

The subconscious is the same mind we share with all of Nature as instinct that’s all programmed and constructed out of the same information as what has commonly been referred to as the first or “original creation”. The one we all share in common and are a cohesive and coherent part of. This shared reality formed by the same mind as the group mind of the collective unconscious or unified (Akashic) field, lays the foundation for us as humans to continue creating out of by producing unique and personalized versions as our “perception” of it. We’re first conditioned to the reality of the group mind as society, the world, and our family units, that all form correspondences to each other as smaller fields of the same nature nested within greater fields. As our self-conscious mind comes into active expression and we begin thinking somewhat as an individual, we form a perception of the same outer reality that causes us to experience it in a new way. We don’t necessarily change the material forms themselves, but rather how they “appear to us”. What we notice and abstract and what we ignore and exclude to form a new idea about the same thing begins changing. As adults, everyone looking at the same thing or that’s a part of the same event, will see and experience it in a way that’s unique to them as their own creation. We’re always taking what exists as a universal theme as a general idea and using it as the means to create a personalized version.

        A fundamental paradox exists as polarity between higher and lower planes where they mirror each other as complementary opposites. In the lower planes, the “group mind” exists as a species where an entire group of individuals are of the same mind or programming, and act as a unified whole through habitual behaviors. The only thing that makes them different or distinguishes one from another, outside of slight genetic differences that alter their similar appearance, is their personality. They possess no actual creative ability in terms of choice and will, and don’t have a sense of self-awareness. In higher planes the opposite is true. The group mind of the Macrocosm is comprised of archetypes in their potential, unformed state, which can be used willfully to self-create as a unique individual. The object here is to use your creative capacities to create yourself in a very deliberate and intentional manner by intentionally choosing which qualities you want to develop in yourself, then, embodying them and bringing them into expression “as” you.

The realm of the “gods” is a society of highly specialized and uniquely talented individuals who, because they’re completely self-contained within themselves and possess a universal identity as not being limited to form or societies ideas for them, act in a harmonious and cooperative manner to create on a larger scale. When you’re not dependent on someone or something outside of yourself to tell you who you are through the relationship you form with them, there’s no need or desire to “take” or “own” what’s not already within you. For this reason, beings of higher consciousness are highly unique as individuals and almost completely self-contained and autonomous, unaffected by the drama being played out on the lower planes. From a higher perspective of complete detachment from the passions and delusions of the lower planes as universal and non-personal in nature, one can easily impose an influence on the group mind by interacting in a way that serves the higher good of everyone involved.

Energetic Model of the Mind

A vibration results from a mental construct that electrifies, animates, and organizes matter (as light-essence) into distinct patterns. We say that every “thing” moves and vibrates at a certain rate producing a natural phenomenon we perceive as reality, yet things are originally produced by the mind itself through a mental construct as thought. The mind itself is what first acts to organize light into material form in the mind’s eye of the imagination as an internal representation of an idea. As we think we turn ideas (archetypes) into internal realities. As we think by speaking to ourselves internally, we shape Astral Light into the reality inherent in the meaning of the words. Once organized into form, we magnetize them by drawing life-force into them, forming an electromagnetic field as a vibratory frequency that acts to “in-form” all outer matter to match the inner pattern. We use the thematic, symbolic inner idea as a holographic pattern to orchestrate the events of our life and how things appear to us through our perception of them.

In the higher regions of consciousness, ideas exist as archetypal themes that have names. When these names are spoken internally as thought, they form internal images of the ideas as they’re conformed through the mental paradigm and personality of the individual acting as a receiver and transducer for the universal idea, forming it into a new mental image as an adaptation that modifies and shapes it into a unique formula of properties, producing a unique variation. As a mental image, it organizes light as information into an “empty shell” or vehicle for spirit as an animating force to “enter into” and give it life. The mind produces an invisible electromagnetic field that acts to organize neutral matter as particles of light (photons) into vibratory patterns (essence) as holograms.

       When an idea is concentrated on and developed into a detailed version with sensory attributes, it elicits an emotional response of the same or equivalent nature. The emotion that’s of the same nature as the idea acts as the shaping mechanism that adapts it to a specific set of conditions and circumstances as a way of expressing it appropriately within the present reality. The thought as an idea for reality stimulates and informs the etheric body (of organized stable light) which acts to operate the endocrine system of the material body with electrical impulses, to release equivalent hormones that produce and regulate the chemistry of the body to be of the same state as the idea. Thoughts stimulate emotions, which stimulate our entire nervous system and alter the chemistry of our body to match the nature of the thought and serve as a template for producing a corresponding outer reality. As we think, feel, and emote, we adjust our physical substance to actively express our thoughts through correlating behaviors and actions.

As we form sensory images of reality in our imagination and form an emotional response to that reality, we simultaneously program our subconscious and send telepathic communication to the subconscious mind of everything around us, altering its state through influence, and affecting how information is organized to produce our outer perception of the same idea as a way of experiencing it. Our subconscious is “experiential in nature”, meaning it runs off of memories of actual experiences, and is emotionally driven. We form programs for our subconscious to create by vividly imagining ideas as sensory realities that are emotional in nature to produce a form of “virtual memory”. The subconscious uses memory as thematic patterns for organizing the outer world of the instinctual group mind to match the internal world of thought.

       As we concentrate on an idea, we tune ourselves to the vibration of the idea where we not only act as the receiver for more of the same type of ideas, but also become the means for expressing that idea to create a reality out of it, and create ourselves through the experience the reality provides us with. Ideas as vibratory frequencies are transmitted and received through resonance. The holographic principle operates as the same information serves to form a “theme” that expresses by producing more patterns of the same nature on multiple scales and levels simultaneously. Much like a single cell of our body programmed with the same DNA, divides and regenerates to produce “another” as a perception of itself outside of and apart from itself, and each cell of the same nature “specializes” by slightly re-configuring the same basic information in order to play a unique part in an even greater whole.

The same ideas we form internally become the perceptual lens as a filtering system that we look through to perceive the same idea in the outer world as a correspondence. As we think we tune ourselves to the reality of our thoughts and “become” by way of that reality as a self-produced experience that forms a personal memory of it. The universal idea provides the parental pattern for producing an infinite number of fractal patterns of the same nature as its offspring. It resonates with the same information as complementary patterns in the outer world, and through sympathy re-configures the information it’s comprised of, changing how it appears to us as our perception of it. All of what we call reality is based on our perception of it. Everyone lives in a slightly different reality of their own making.

We are All One

So to say we’re “all one” exists, like all ideas, as a dual-polar idea that forms a fundamental paradox. We are all of the same group mind of the subconscious that’s a fundamental part of the same universal reality. Like the plants and animals, we’re a part of a species that lives out of an unconscious state whose only sense of individuality comes as differences in our personality. Where we act as a mindless, instinctual vessel for whatever idea we’re given as a form of teaching or entertainment, where we act in a harmonized manner as a group to produce the same reality as a culture and society. Where there’s no actual individuality or true creativity and we’re simply given ideas that we express automatically and live out of as the means of creating ourselves. In the lower, material planes of density, the universal mind expresses as a group through a basic form of instinct born out of a primary unconscious state that lacks any true awareness of itself apart from the group.

At the same time, as humans, we are all a part of a higher kingdom of creative intelligence that operates willfully to create the individual. This is the realm of archetypes that are used as qualities and characteristics in different formulas that form a unique variation that expresses to create a unique reality. This idea is illustrated in the Zodiac as qualities and attributes that we all share in varying degrees and measure as universal consciousness that we’re all a part of. The realm of the higher mind of self-awareness, choice, and will, we draw from the universal to produce the individual as a unique, self-created version. In this level we exist apart from the group consciousness in the fundamental sense, and do not create ourselves based on others and our environment, but based exclusively on what we choose to draw into us from within. We think for ourselves, form our own decisions, consciously and deliberately direct our actions, and cultivate autonomy in everything we do. Here we are fully responsible for who we are, what we do, and who we become. There is no emotion to control or influence our thoughts, forming illusions in place of objective reality. We don’t experience guilt, shame, anger, joy, arousal, seduction, and the various forms of passions and desire that plague the material realm and act in a subliminal way to control and determine us through emotional states, perceptions, and actions that they serve to form.

        These two worlds exist as a fundamental part of our nature represented by both the subconscious group mind and the self-conscious individual mind. The two aspects of the mind we have come to refer to as the heart and brain consciousness, or feelings and intellect, both of which are an inherent part of higher consciousness in an equilibrated state of harmony. In higher consciousness, objective intelligence forms all of our natural and self-initiated behaviors. We’re always programming our subconscious mind with thoughts that are undistorted by passions and desires. In this state, we’re aware that the outer awareness is simply witnessing and experiencing the material reality of inner awareness produced by the subconscious. Here we operate according to the universal laws that govern both planes and use the masculine intellect to impregnate the feminine sensory mind to produce material reality as their offspring. We realize fully that what we’re witnessing and experiencing as the outer reality is produced by our own imaginary thoughts concentrated on consistently with emotional intensity.

All of us as humans, with no exceptions, create our own experiences of what we call reality based on the thoughts and feelings we’ve been programmed with and continue to think about repetitively. Most of which are purely a product of our own conditioning and our tendency to live out of reactive emotional states and primal needs. Most people have been given all their thoughts by someone else through a form of teaching and learning that they mistake as being their own and therefore original as a result. This is because the subconscious works by adapting ideas to the ever-changing outer world to produce corresponding variations of them. We mistake these variations of modified ideas as being original and self-generated. They’re only self-generated (as heart and brain function) as a repetition and replaying the same memories over and over producing endless variations of the same idea as possible applications to unique conditions and circumstances.

       Truly original thoughts only come from higher realms where originality exists as the potential for creating within the lower planes of instinct. They come through a process of “tuning into and downloading information” as ideas that were not and could not be produced out of your personal memory base. We tune into these ideas in the ether as the unified archetypal field of higher consciousness by concentrating on an idea and thinking about it in an in-depth manner, or by wondering about something. As we “wonder” we inquire as a form of questioning and desire to know that connects us to the answer, which is the polar opposite of the same idea. As we concentrate with an open, curious mind (that doesn’t take an attitude of already knowing), we penetrate the depths of the known world and enter into the unknown, where ideas spontaneously reveal themselves to us by unfolding in our mind’s eye.

Whatever we form a desire for and seek out, we tune ourselves too internally and connect with that same idea externally. Ideas come to us as a form of inspiration that brings deeper insights into their true meaning and potential for applying to create realities. We act as the receiver for information and knowledge that existed outside of our paradigm and stored memories. In this manner mysteries are penetrated, secrets become known, and we touch on the unknown through the inner faculty of our own mind. We become the means through which higher knowledge comes into the world. We connect to our true origins as higher beings capable of impregnating material form with higher knowledge to create in a truly original and novel way.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Spiritual Scientist, Mentor, and Integrative Health Consultant

Intuition – Energetic Currents and the Synchronistic Flow of Spiritual Guidance

All of life at the energetic level flows in currents as frequencies. A frequency is formed by all information or ideas of a similar or corresponding nature being interconnected and one leads to another through a chain-of-association. Likewise, we all exist in an energetic frequency that naturally connects and forms a synchronistic flow with everything around us that’s of a similar nature to us. Our thoughts come naturally as a part of the current we exist as a part of, and are what serves to guide and direct our attention onto specific ideas. As we go through life within these currents we only notice, pay attention to, and interact with what’s of the same nature as we are. A frequency forms the “inner nature” of something that serves to animate it with a certain level and quality of consciousness. Our inner nature is a “state” as a condition that’s comprised of a series of fluctuating states as moods that form a range of vibration. This range of vibration as various moods that are all cohesive and coherent in nature together forms a frequency that flows as a current of energy and type of consciousness.

Whenever we concentrate all of our attention onto an idea, becoming fully present with it as an intimate imaginary process, we enter into the flow of that current and a form of spontaneous unfolding starts taking place where the idea takes on a life of its own and begins expanding into deeper aspects as insights of various sorts, and forms a chain-of-association with other ideas and it moves us along a synchronistic path that continuously expands on itself. One idea leads to another idea, which expands on it while leading to another, and next thing you know, after thoroughly investigating each one, you’ve acquired an extensive breath of knowledge around the idea. As an insight it formed around one aspect of a greater idea, a natural connection is made to other ideas of a similar nature that are correlated somehow. This synchronistic flow of ideas will lead to other ideas that you would have never thought of logically or if left to your own means.

Whenever we set an intention of some kind and become inquisitive in regards to it, we set a process into motion by seeking information about it, then give our full attention to it, concentrating on it, taking it in and assimilating it, seeding our mind and imagination with it in a single minded fashion, and we act to prompt the spontaneous unfolding of a dynamic matrix of correlated ideas. As we concentrate fully on an idea, our mind enters into and merges with it, penetrating its depths and we gain new insight into what previously went unknown. As we merge into and become one with an idea spiritually (mentally), we tap into its invisible aspect, and it begins revealing itself to us. Once it begins spontaneously unfolding within us, all we have to do is remain present with it and observe it while relinquishing all mental commentary and need to try and control it. If we try and explain it to ourselves as it’s revealing its hidden nature, we either influence it to match our preconceived notions about it, or we break the flow and it returns to a mundane status. In order to maintain the magical flow of the invisible world becoming knowable, we have to relinquish all thought about it and simply take an attitude of being entertained by it. We have to passively witness it without discrimination or imposing a belief on it.

This is the intuitive process that leads to all true creativity and original thought. The true power of the mind doesn’t come from our ability to generate our own thoughts about things, which are usually rehashing memories of various sorts, but rather from our ability to tune into the ideas that are already present in the ether all around us, and act to absorb them while letting them rise up within our mind and express as our inner imaginings. We tap into existing ideas as a current of information that comes as whole ideas that are connected to other ideas in a synchronistic fashion by resonating with them. All of life exists as a dynamic series or interrelated correspondences and analogies. All ideas originate as metaphors and archetypes, and lend themselves to an infinite number of unique variations based on how they enter into relationship with the individual mind perceiving them.

As we tune ourselves to a frequency by thinking about something in a concentrative, single minded manner, we calibrate ourselves to the frequency of that idea and we begin resonating with it all around us. Through resonance we tap into it energetically, and act as a receptor for it, that’s also an adapter. As we tune into ideas in our mind, which begins as memory regarding the idea, and begin thinking about it based on what we currently know about it, we start a process in motion that then takes on a life of its own. We vibrate at the frequency of the “known aspects” (which who knows if they’re even remotely accurate), and as we access that same idea in the ether (atmosphere) of the greater mind, it’s vibrating at a similar, though different vibration. As we merge with it (sympathetic induction), a process of adaptation and modification takes place where it’s adjusted to the theme of our paradigm, which is necessary in order for us to fully comprehend it, and it transforms into a congruent median between the two, and forms coherence as an altered vibration of both the original and the personal idea. All ideas that exist in Archetypal form are modified to form variations when they serve as an “original idea” at the personal level. All personal creations that came as a form of “down load” or spontaneous vision, are the result of an amalgamation. The blending of two different substances or vibratory frequencies that a combination of both. All reality as we’re capable of knowing it is a perception (creation) of our mind, is subjective in nature and a variable as a unique version produced by the formula of the combination (same principle that governs DNA in creating a new form).

As two ideas come together and merge into each other, forming what we scientifically call an interference pattern (Dyad), where the same idea interferes with itself as another similar idea, the elements they share in common are readily compatible and are amplified, emphasized, and increased, while the ones that contradict each other tend to cancel each other out and disappear (return to a dormant state). This forms a new variation of the same idea as a unique formula or altered vibration. As we merge into Archetypal ideas, or penetrate the surface of partially known ideas, we are constantly upgrading our ability to grasp and comprehend more and more complex aspects of it. Each time the idea is modified through the incorporation of new information, it sets the foundation at a higher level for the next incorporation. The more and more we study and concentrate on ideas, the more capable we become of comprehending those ideas with great depth and diversity. We literally raise our vibration in steady increments through the constant integration of more in-depth information only obtained from entering into the flow of that idea through deep concentrative states.

When we study on a daily or regular basis and dedicate a fair amount of time to the pursuit of knowledge through deep concentration, our study takes on a life of its own as a synchronistic flow that leads us along a path of discovery. As we think, merge into and concentrate our attention, ideas form in our imagination and we begin seeing them from very different perspectives, each of which affords us greater and greater insights into the idea that broadens our ability to perceive it in a fully holistic and unified manner. As we think deeply about something while imagining it as a concept or internal representation of reality, we automatically form associations to other ideas that provide us with a path of continued study as a synchronistic flow. One idea fully realized, naturally leads to another, or in order to fully realize one idea we have to incorporate many interrelated ideas because of the magnitude of its scope and the vastness of its implications and possible applications. Nowhere is this truer than when studying universal laws, which of course is the true basis of all knowledge.

By entering into the flow of life and the ideas that make up life, and pursuing a life of continuous growth and development as the acquisition of knowledge that’s available all around us, we enter into a magical process of intuitive synchronicity. When we use our mind in the way that its designed and meant to be used, and we nurture the fire within us that yearns and longs to “know and create”, and we give our full attention to ideas that we feel a deep and natural connection to, we step into a magical flow that ushers us along through a state of fascination, wonder, and awe. As we merge into and act as the host for living ideas to dance and unfold joyously before us, filled with feelings of reverence and euphoria while watching them, we form a natural love and devotion for the experience they provide us with. When we really begin comprehending the true nature of life, and how even the smallest and seemingly insignificant phenomena is a magical and miraculous event, it fills us with an indescribable form of joy that makes us want to sing and rejoice while marveling at its intoxicating beauty.

Anytime we become fully present, form a purely passive and receptive state of mind while giving our full attention to something, subduing all mental commentary as internal dialogue, and allow an idea to enter into and consume our imagination while calmly witnessing it, allowing it to spontaneously unfold and reveal itself to us in terms of its hidden and invisible nature, we acquire the “knowledge of it” through a purely intuitive manner as the “direct experience of it”. In this way we can absorb things and comprehend them through the experience of them that we can’t explain, which means it doesn’t come as a result of our mental model of self-generated thoughts, but exists as real outside of our model. Through the experience of it, it’s naturally integrated into our model, upgrading it through the incorporation. As we “experience” something that’s not produced by us, and it serves to modify our mental model of the world, it becomes a part of all our basic and natural perceptions. Once we’re able to form a perception of something that we weren’t able to before, we readily and naturally perceive it from that point on. A kind of shift takes place as the modification of our perceptual lens and filters. Once an idea is integrated into our mind, it becomes a permanent part of us and our perception of reality, because our mind is what produces our reality.

The way to spontaneously obtain knowledge of a higher form (universal) and develop our ability to enter into a meditative, trance-like state of passive awareness, is to become present without any distractions or a divided mind, and concentrate solely on an idea in a single minded fashion. Allow the idea to rise up in your imagination while subduing all resistance or mental commentary and narrative, let go of all needs and attachments regarding the idea (beliefs), and start the flow by thinking about it in regards to what you currently know. Feel yourself enter into the magnetic current of the idea as merging with and into it, and allow it to take on a life of its own, being and doing whatever it wants to be and do, and simply observe it from a passive and fully relaxed state. Don’t try to change it or need it to be something specific, just let it reveal itself to you in its own terms while allowing a natural chain-of-association to take place as a dynamic series of interrelated ideas of the same nature. Give yourself over to be a neutral and free-flowing channel for the idea to express through. Then as you begin slowly breaking your concentration and “coming back” to a mentally active state, think about it as a way of “retaining it”. Just as moving from a dream state to awakened one, as we change states we often “forget” or have trouble remembering what we comprehended about that idea while in that state. I usually write it down, draw, and develop it a bit as a way of retaining it with full awareness so I can apply it somehow in my life to create by way of it.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

The Unified Reality of the Lower Plane and the Nature of the Subconscious Mind

There’s always a Divine Paradox playing out in the most basic sense as what appears to be a single reality that’s actually three-fold in nature as multiple planes that act together to create the perception of a single, unified reality. This is because what we refer to as the “higher plane” and it’s parallel “lower plane” exist in polarity to each other through what we could call a “reflection” of each other as a reverse image or as an “inner reality” that forms the basis for the perception of itself as an “outer reality” where the inherently “passive aspects” become the “active components” of its outer reflection. And while we like to think that the upper plane exists in a harmonious state of unity and singularity, while the lower plane is dual in nature and exists in a primarily “separated state” of individual components all operating independent of each other, one having nothing to do with the other, the fact is that what we call a “unified state” actually exists as having “dual” masculine and feminine components as the electromagnetic forces that serve to structure and animate the entire material plane in an harmonious and unified manner.

We take this basic misconception a step further and say that “we are all one” down here in the material plane, while imagining that when we return to a true unified state of shedding the material body and existing purely in our spiritual state, that we “blend back into the whole“, shedding our identity as an individual. Yet exactly the opposite is true. We are able to manifest (be born) into the material plane by taking on a physical body of the animal kingdom. This body is solely governed within the material plane by the subconscious mind which in the lower plane is the feminine and passive aspect of the mind, that is actually the active component that has full creative capacity but no “personal will” to think for itself in terms of original thoughts or to “create itself” in an individual manner apart from its species and kind. The subconscious mind is what we also refer to as the “instinctual mind” as the morphogenetic field (astral) of the material world that generates reality based on sensory, emotional impulses that serve to produce automatic behaviors.

The language of the subconscious is symbolic and metaphorical as ideas formed in the imagination as pictures and the reality of an idea. These “reality oriented thoughts” are memory and archetypes of some form that simply act to impregnate the subconscious with a possibility for producing as an experience that gives it an automatic program that it plays out as a means of creating without resistance. Emotion as a state of mind is always directly connected to memory as the reality and type of experience produced by that emotion that multiplies and increases it through the expression of it, which serves to give us more of the same emotion. Emotion is the electrical current that stimulates and sets into motion an entire unconscious process as a perception of reality that produces automatic behaviors. Emotions serve as a “colored lens” we look through that determine what aspect of reality as containing an infinite number of possibilities we act to “tune into”, bring into an active state by resonating with it, and cooperatively participate in providing the vehicle and the means for it to express in the outer world as a reality that affords us an experience of a particular nature as an automated process. Whenever we’re triggered by a strong emotion, it instantly renders us unconscious and we begin running an automatic program.

This is self-evident and very easy to realize by simply observing our own minds activity, and realizing that emotions are always associated to memories as the “state we were in” when we created the memory as a story-line of some sort, that also acts to keep that memory playing out in our life in a repetitive manner by simply maintaining the emotional state associated with it. We are conditioned (trained in an automatic fashion) to dynamics as emotional states that produce distinct types of realities that have correlating behaviors inherent in them. Emotions form “chemistry in our body” that act in much the same way any psychoactive drug acts, and not only alters our state of mind forming hallucinations of various sorts, but are also addictive. We become addicted to certain emotional states, and we not only live out of those states in a habitual fashion, but we act to create the experiences that will give us more of the same type of emotions. This acts to provide ourselves with a “fix”, because we’re capable of producing the drug internally through the proper external stimulus.

By allowing emotions being transmitted through projections of others and as active states in the atmosphere around us to enter into our body, take hold and rise up in our imagination as the reality of the emotion, that’s then used in place of the neutral, objective reality as an illusion that simultaneously produces automatic behaviors, we become instinctual animals that are governed by the same forces that operate within the natural world of the plant and animal kingdom. In this sense, we are absolutely directly connected to and a part of the “same mind” as being “one with” everybody and everything else. When we live primarily out of this aspect of our mind, we become like an animal and prone to the “herd mentality” of simply creating out of our formative conditioning as a trained mindset that lacks the ability to ‘think for itself” and therefore shape itself as an individual apart from the herd through active use of choice and free will. This conscious, willful aspect of the mind is the active mind of the higher plane that’s always self-creating in an intentional and deliberate way, cultivating it’s individuality by not being subject to emotional states and the illusions they create, and thereby not acting as a blind and passive receptor for the thoughts of others. Anytime we utilize the higher capacities of our mind to self-create in a unique fashion, we shape ourselves as individuals that are strikingly different from the crowd and are not influence and changed by the group mentality of the “collective unconscious”.

When we actively cultivate ourselves by first recognizing and fully embracing our divine nature and higher capacities of the mind to create within the material world in a deliberate way, then actively utilize those capacities in the everyday sense of staying fully conscious and present within the events of life making constant choices as to what to take on and allow to express through us, and what to keep out so it doesn’t contaminate us, we become the master of the lower plane. The conscious, willful and aware mind is the aspect of the mind that guides, directs, and seeds the passive, subconscious mind with the ideas it wants to create as an experience of reality through which it then actively creates itself by identifying with those creations. Whatever reality we act as a channel for expressing and creating as “our reality”, serve to shape us through how we associate with it through the experience it gives us. As we have experiences, whether passively or actively produced, we are sense ourselves within those experiences, and identify with them. We become the product of our experiences, all of which, naturally, are self-created either from a primarily unconscious state that feels as though our experiences simply happen to us without our control, and therefore not being created by us, or as intentionally produced by how we choose to use our own mind and imagination to create the type of experiences we want to use as the means to shape ourselves by way of them.

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A great deal of confusion can result from the inability to distinguish the difference between neutral events within the outer world that seemingly take place without our will or control, that we refer to as ‘objective in nature”, and how we “experience those events” as an inner process that reforms them in our imagination giving them meaning while telling ourselves a story about them. All events of the material world, though produced by the subconscious mind as a group mentality, exist as neutral and unbiased to the conscious mind of the higher nature that doesn’t get its identity from the material plane, but rather uses the elements of the material world as the means for creating its own experiences. When we live out of our unconscious mind as our conditioning, we’re always using the memories of the past as the means for interpreting the events of the present to mean the same thing. Whatever emotion is being expressed in the event in terms of it stimulating us with that same emotion, determines what memories we access and call forth that were created out of events of the same emotional nature, and use as the means of producing the same “type of experiences” as an “interpretation” of the current events. In this way, the lower mind of instinct driven by emotion and memory govern and render the higher capacities of our mind passive and use our will to create in our life in an impulsive and unconscious manner.

While we tend to think that life itself is basically dual in nature, because only dual aspects are active on the lower plane, the fact is life as reality is three-fold in nature, and produced by three parallel dimensions that together form the same plane as multidimensional in nature. Likewise, the mind and soul are also three-fold in nature, and all act in unison to create the illusion of a unified material reality. Just as we classify that there are “4 Elements” that make up the material world, there are actually only 2 primary and actual Elements, the masculine (Fire) and Feminine (water), who blend together as a combination to produce the other 2 (air and earth) as their offspring. Likewise, while there is always an active and passive component of the same thing on each plane that together operate as complementary opposites to stimulate each other, the planes themselves also exist in polarity to each other where one is active and expansive and the other passive and receptive. While we have a subconscious mind as the dominate mind of the lower plane that acts to “birth” and give rise to the self-conscious mind of the “personal will” that identifies and operates fully within that plane, we also have an active component of the higher plane as our Higher Self (Mind) and Will, that exists in a polar state to our lower self.

When the conscious mind of the lower plane is active, it tends to override and prevent the conception and transmission of the Higher Will. The only way we can draw down and act as a receptor for Higher Consciousness is by quieting and returning the “conscious, thinking mind” to a passive and subdued state, so that the Higher Mind can act to impregnate the subconscious mind, which acts as a natural receptor for the masculine counterpart, with a seeded idea that it’ll turn into a reality. The subconscious mind reflects and casts the image of the conceived idea in the imagination, allowing the conscious mind to witness it as a mental impression and realize that it has come from a higher source because it’s original in nature, and therefore align itself with it and act in a cooperative manner to co-create it as an experience of reality. Reality in this case being a product of both aspects of the mind acting in a harmonious and unified fashion to produce a joint reality. The Higher Will seeds the lower mind of the subconscious with an idea that it then produces both as an internal reality that’s witnessed by the self-conscious mind of the personal will, and together they act to produce the external reality of the same nature as an experience of it, that’s then used by the soul as the means of shaping itself by way of that experience.

The paradox becomes obvious when we realize that the entire lower plane exists in a unified state within the higher plane, which is what serves to organize, orchestrate, and sustain it through its passive component, which is the active and dominate component of the lower plane. The entire lower plane is unified through the same passive mind and DNA, which is a component of the subconscious mind that’s also passive and receptive in nature and seeded as suggestion by the active and willful mind of the higher plane. The lower plane itself also has active and passive components, both of which interact with each other to produce a unified reality. The Higher Consciousness of the upper plane, which exists in a unified state of containing dual aspects in a harmonious state of equilibrium (represented by the element of air or atmosphere), separates as it descends into the lower planes of materialism, producing a masculine (fire) and feminine (water) aspect of the same thing necessary in order to perceive itself as another, and to bear witness to its own creation.

The Higher Self, which contains both the active and passive components, just as the material mind it produces does, divides Itself as the means of creating an inner and outer, self and other, essence and object, all of which are the same idea being played out on different levels and scales while partially submerged in an animal body governed by the subconscious mind that produces and maintains the entire material plane through a passive state that’s operated in an automatic fashion by instinct. Within the material plane of the subconscious mind, we are prone to becoming “like everyone else” and accepting the general mindset of mass consciousness through a form of “herd mentality” where the same impulses cause us to behave as if “one unit”. On the higher plane of what we think of as a unified state of true oneness, where the conscious and willful aspect is dominate, we imagine that we lack “individuality” and exist as a part of the same consciousness and have no will of our own. Yet the fact is, the only thing that transcends the lower realms and is drawn up and into the higher realms is the part of us that’s individual in nature and created by our own hand through active use of choice and free will. All aspects of ourselves developed to be “animal like”, stay within the lower planes of which they are a part.

When we live our life out of a predominately passive state of mind, driven by our emotions and programmed in an automatic fashion by the thoughts of others that we blindly accept as our own, acting impulsively through various forms of emotional, knee-jerk reactions where we’re completely controlled by the elemental forces of the lower regions, we develop ourselves through a lower, instinctual form of consciousness, and after death of the body, remain in the lower regions of the animal kingdom. When we employ our ability to consciously create by thinking for ourselves, making decisions based on our original and individual thoughts, and willfully act out those choices to form our reality, and we sculpt ourselves as self-made individuals that are unique in nature, where no two are alike outside of the fact that we all share an animal body with basic needs. At death of the body, the energies that it’s comprised of disintegrate and migrate back into their natural habitats. All energies return to the sphere from which it originates and resides as a natural state. The only part of us that transcends to the higher spheres is the parts that were self-created in an intentional manner and formed our individuality. Only our individuality exists in full and remains intact on the planes of higher consciousness.

When we create the larger part of ourselves to be “unique and original”, created while in a fully conscious state through personal will, we transcend to higher planes where will is the governing and active factor. The most fundamental paradox that we all live out of is the fact that we are all responsible for our own creation, and who we become is based on either lending our will to others, or utilizing the higher capacities of our mind to direct and create ourselves. We are always either being controlled by material means of some form, or the one doing the controlling. We’re always either consciously utilizing forces to self-create, or we’re being utilized by them. We’re either being determined by others and society, or we’re determining ourselves by separating from them and identifying fully with our divine nature and our ability to self-create by way of directing the natural forces that govern the lower, material realm of emotion, memory, and instinct. All that’s created to be of an animal nature stays within that realm and isn’t capable of transcending to the higher realms that require full use of higher capacities of the mind. All who are self-created to be of a divine nature transcend naturally to that domain at the death of their animal body.

Dr. Linda Gadbois     

Integrative Mind-Body Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor