The Relationship of the Three Aspects of the Mind and how to Work with them to Self-Create

 

The primary law of the “3 in 1”, represented by the triad in Sacred Geometry, the Supernal in the Kabbalah, the Trinity in Christianity, and the 3 upper chakra’s of the subtle energy system of the body, is considered the primary law, because it’s inherent in every single aspect of the material world, and is the law that gives birth to all other laws which naturally emerge from it. The Dyad (2 interlacing spheres) as the masculine and feminine aspects of the same thing that together birth the triad (3) as a unique combination of selected aspects of both that form an internal entity (fetus) that becomes the template (archetype) for the external, physical reality as its manifestation, which is represented by the Tetrad (4). All physical manifestation is represented by the number 4, which is really the number 2, representing that all of life is dual in nature. While we traditionally say that there are 4 Elements that make up the material world (fire, water, air, and earth), in fact there are really only 2, fire and water, because both air and earth are reproduced as combinations of fire and water in varying degrees and densities.

Air, which is the traditional symbol of spirit is produced by, or contains within it, both fire (heat) and water (moisture). From the material plane of form we say that air is the product of the sun’s heat on water, producing a vapor that rises above it as air. From the spiritual plane of unity that contains within it the potential for creating the material, air can be seen as the unification of fire and water in it’s potential state, which divides into dual aspects of itself as it descends from the plane of pure potential (unformed) in order to manifest in the material realm as informed.

Form is produced by both a passive and active component, as matter that’s charged with a frequency, giving it consciousness as a formula of information (DNA) where it’s organized into a holographic astral-etheric form as an “imagined image” (phantom) that becomes the blueprint for producing its material equivalent or twin double. All material form is accompanied by a soul as a mind-field that provides the energetic means for formulating it, holding it together as a unified being, animating it with biological processes necessary for giving it life, and a personality or propensities that produce natural behaviors.

All physical form is a product of the mind at different stages of formation, often referred to as the spirit, soul, mind, and body, and in science as the 4 states of matter as charged (electrified) plasma, gas, liquid, and solid. In Esoteric Sciences these are referred to as the causal, mental, astral, and etheric/physical planes of existence. All physical form is 3-fold in nature as a unification of invisible forces in varying stages of solidification. The mind, or energy field of the body, synonymous with the soul, which surrounds and permeates the body while extending quite some distance into the outer environment, is 3-fold in nature as a Higher Mind-Self, and the 2 lower aspects of the subconscious and self-conscious minds.

Again, this dynamic is represented by the triangle or pyramid (3 angles, 4 sides that form a square base), where the single point on the top exists on a higher plane, and the 2 lower points are parallel to each other on the same plane. Horizontal lines as a relationship always represent existing on the same material plane or level, and vertical or right-angle lines represent the movement between planes or the path that connects 2 or more planes. The 2 right angles moving down as the division of the One, existing in polarity to each other form a “range” as the distance between them, which can be measured in degrees, symbolizes the dual nature of the higher mind which contains both feminine and masculine aspects as the subconscious (feminine) and conscious (masculine) mind of the material body and outer plane, all of which vibrate at the same frequency as a range of vibration that structures both inner and outer material form to be of the same dynamic pattern on different scales, magnitude, and levels of complexity.

As human beings we are multidimensional in nature, just like all of the material world, except we also possess higher capacities of the mind to self-create by way of choice and will. We are creative beings always in the process of becoming by way of how we use our own mind to create ourselves. This process is always going on with or without our awareness. Our subconscious mind is the same mind we share with all of the natural world and the animal kingdom of which we are natural part of as a physical, mammalian body. We are born into the world with our subconscious mind fully active and developed, and are initially conditioned through a purely passive and receptive manner that’s much like a form of training produced through repetition of the same ideas and dynamics being played out in distinct emotional states.

Our formative conditioning, conducted in a purely unconscious and spontaneous manner, which becomes our “automated” mind-set and attitude, forms our mental paradigm and habituated emotional states that’s programmed to consistently play out the same dynamics as life dramas that tell a certain type of story. Whatever dynamics we’ve been trained to, we automatically see in others and all situations, have an immediate react to, engage in magnetically, and act to both initiate and cooperatively participate in by naturally playing a role in it. These programs, much like instinct in animals, run automatically without our direct awareness, and play out consistently shaping our reality and how we experience ourselves within that reality, which shapes our character and identity (self-image), both of which are naturally produced from unconscious habitual states.

The subconscious mind operates strictly out of memory, and speaks the “language” of emotions and direct experience. It gives birth to the self-conscious mind, which is what we call the “thinking mind”, or brain-oriented, frontal cortex aspect of the mind that begins fully developing at puberty when we begin “thinking for ourselves” (separate from our parents) and begin forming “internal dialogue” as self-talk that we identify with. The self-conscious aspect of the mind that’s capable of problem-solving and reasoning for itself, being born of the subconscious and body, forms its identity with or from the body and material world, which forms into what we call the “ego”.

The ego, being an identification of the spirit with the body and the material world, forgets its true identity as the soul that both produced and maintains it. This aspect of the mind, the “thinking by talking” aspect, has the ability to step outside of its own emotional, habitual tendencies, and become self-directed through its ability to decide between different options, and willfully act out those decisions, breaking habitual patterns and producing new experiences that become new memories for the subconscious mind to act out in an automatic fashion, producing new ways of being that alter the vibratory structure of its mental paradigm.

The subconscious mind is passive and receptive in nature, like animals, and doesn’t have the ability to think for itself as perceiving in new ways that are outside of its memory-oriented perception and habitual emotional states. The self-conscious mind is active, and not only acts as the “gatekeeper” for the subconscious, determining what’s passively accepted and allowed in to take hold, and what’s rejected or resisted and kept out. The self-conscious mind has the ability to reason and logically evaluate and judge ideas as being right and true, or wrong and an error. This is the “willful” aspect of the mind that has the ability to choose what it becomes a part of and what it doesn’t, and can override unconscious, automatic, habitual tendencies with new ideas that it intentionally acts out instead. Breaking old patterns and forming new ones, which when practiced repetitively over a period of time, become new habits as the programming for the subconscious mind to run in an automatic fashion.

The primary motive of the subconscious mind is self-preservation, achieved by maintaining habitual and familiar patterns. The primary motive of the self-conscious mind is to create itself as something new and better in an intentional and deliberate way. It seeks to become through its own willful actions that bring the habitual aspect of the subconscious mind under its control, by intentionally reprogramming it, training it to new behaviors. Because these two aspects of the mind are a part of the same mind as polar and complementary opposites, they interact in a completely natural fashion as being of the same nature. The subconscious mind, being driven by emotions and “thinking” in terms of direct experience as imaginary realities being played out in the mind as memory of various sorts, is what produces what we call our “ordinary thinking” that runs constantly like a broken record that plays the same memories, ideas, and dialogue over, and over, and over in a repetitive, somewhat sporadic, and habitual manner. This is what most people refer to when they use the term “thinking”.

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Many people, or should I say most (few exceptions), live their entire life consumed with automatic thoughts that play out in a compulsive manner that keep them locked into the emotional states of those thoughts and memories. Most people are shaped and determined by their conditioning and the outer world of subjective experience that’s produced by their conditioned mindset. We become whatever dynamics and mindset we’re trained to and form habits out of. The subconscious mind naturally runs the conscious mind, forming habitual thinking that’s always playing memories of the past in the present, creating more experiences of the same nature, regenerating and multiplying more of the same type of memories. Through habitual psychological patterns we’re self-created, self-perpetuating, and self-sustaining. We only evolve according to our life conditions and how we’re programmed by others to be of the same nature and character, and produce more of the same type of dynamic patterns as emotional dramas that form our life’s story.

By realizing the natural tendencies of our mind, we have the ability to take control of ourselves and our life and discipline our thinking into concentrated ideas that we employ deliberately as a natural way of becoming self-determined. The self-conscious, active aspect of the mind has the ability to detach from its own habitual tendencies, view life from a detached perspective, and thereby realize it has the ability to bring the body under its control in order to serve it by accepting the ideas that it chooses to willfully acted out “through the body” in order to produce new types of experiences. While simultaneously creating new types of self-dialogue as the story we form out of the “meaning” of those experiences that serve as new memories associated to positive emotions, which when repeated, the subconscious mind will eventually habituate into automatic perceptions, emotional states, and behaviors.

We all have the ability through our higher capacity of choice and will to take hold of and begin determining our own self-development. We are not a product of our conditioning and genetic inheritance as we have been led to believe, but these merely form the basis of our primary personality and mental paradigm out of which we continue to grow and develop it. Our soul is in a constant state of evolving through its own ability to employ one aspect of itself to act on the other aspect, and together create itself in new ways by employing new qualities that form new characteristics.

Our subconscious mind, which can be equated to the DNA of our body, which also works out of memory and is strongly influenced by emotions, is completely programmable and trainable by the self-conscious mind through intentional use of the will to feed it new types of experiences that are of a certain emotional quality that re-inform it to be able to utilize new patterns in an automatic and natural way to regenerate the molecular structure of the body as a correspondence. In the mental plane, the active, willful, self-conscious mind, which is birthed by the subconscious mind as its active component, has the ability to “act on itself” to create and transform itself to whatever quality and character it wants and chooses to be.

Likewise, the higher mind, which exists on a higher, parallel plane, is also active as the “Higher Will”, and therefore acts on and through the subconscious mind in the material realm, in much the same way the self-conscious mind can. But the Higher Mind can’t directly communicate with the self-conscious mind, which is active also and exists fully within the material world, and so it communicates through the subconscious mind which reflects it onto the self-conscious mind as what we call intuition, which comes as “feelings” and our own internal voice being led by a different authority. We can know the difference between subconscious impulses and higher communication, because the subconscious doesn’t use “talking” to communicate, it uses emotional urges, desire, and internal images to control our own thinking. The messages communicated by the Higher Mind to the subconscious mind, are projected by the subconscious into the outer environment, which is the “sphere of awareness” of the self-conscious mind, where it then directs our attention onto it and we experience it intuitively as a form of coincidence, synchronicity, and self-realization.

Higher guidance comes through an inner voice that’s not “of us” in terms of our bodily self, and directs, guides, and informs us of things that can’t normally emerge out of our paradigm and normal way of thinking. It’s not emotionally driven or ego oriented, and it has no needs so there’s no effort to control, it comes as a parental mature voice that calmly and intelligently informs of us of other options and ways of looking at things that allow us to see things in a new way and make new decisions based on the information gleaned from it. It never acts to make decisions for us, as it never violates our choice and free will, but acts to give us new perspectives and realizations that we then willingly choose of our own volition.

Communication as information about things in our life that are playing out without our awareness also come through dreams, because dreams are a reality produced by the subconscious mind as the positive receptor of information that it absorbs from all around it and uses to produce a reality that’s highly symbolic and irrational in nature. So much of our guidance comes through dreams, yet like all subliminal communication, we have to be able to know the difference between energy absorbed and informed from our environment and others, and energy as information and guidance from our Higher Self. We can tell the difference through intuition, because dreams produced by random energies around us don’t affect us because we realize they’re not of us and don’t pertain to us. They seem somewhat foreign to us. Dreams as unconscious aspects of ourselves given life as a means of expressing and making us aware of them, only remind us of what we already know through deeper, more subtle feelings, whereas guidance that’s intuitive in nature, is intimate and felt as an inherent part of us that doesn’t stem from our current constitution or memory oriented past, but provides us with a new idea or direction that couldn’t be “self-produced” with our current make-up and life circumstances.

In order to begin working with our own mind to self-create, we have to bring our habitual, random thinking under control and learn how to intentionally focus our mind only on what we want to create. Concentrate on it without disruption from habitual thinking, and bring the concentrated idea into action of some sort. Our power lies in our ability to concentrate on chosen ideas and forming them in into realities in our imagination as the “experience” of them, while consistently associating positive emotions to them. This takes an idea and turns it into a reality as an emotional experience of it that replicates and imitates a memory. The subconscious mind of the body works out of memory to produce all of our behaviors and connect us with the same dynamic in everything around us.

By turning a desired idea into a full sensory (emotional) reality, we give the subconscious mind a pattern to act out producing an equivalent material effect or manifestation as an “actual” outer experience of the inner reality. In this way all manifestations are of the will as a combination of an idea as thoughts and feelings (sensations) that provide the template for outer manifestation as direct experiences of its own making.  As we think, feel, and imagine, we create, first inwardly as an imagined scenario that becomes our perceptual lens, then outwardly as our perception and natural activities. Any thought as an imagined reality that we dwell in with intensity, gives rise to an electromagnetic field that acts as an “attraction factor” that’s a form of gravitational field between us and the components in our environment that are a part of the same reality and can play a part in co-creating it as a shared experience.

In this way, the Higher Will, which manifests through us as thoughts and feelings produces and organizes all of our life experiences. What we call our will and our Higher Will, are actually the same thing, because one births and sustains the other, and all come out of the same nature. All contents of the subconscious and conscious minds are contained within the higher self, which is what births them in the lower, material realm. First by producing the subconscious personality as the accumulated memory of the soul that exists as “mental and emotional states” that have natural tendencies, temperament, and a disposition inherent in them, that births the conscious mind as its active component that has the ability to act on itself in a willful manner to create and transform itself through self-produced experiences that becomes a part of its soul memory.

All self-creation comes through masterful use of choice and will as our ability to think and decide for ourselves, then embody that idea, becoming one with it, and acting it out to produce an experience that we then get a sense of ourselves through, associate and identify with. As we shape our identity through self-produced experiences that extend beyond and outside of our conditioning, we transform ourselves at the soul level, which is the accumulation of all our life experiences as memory produced through both conscious and unconscious forms of self-expression and self-creation. We create ourselves by how we create our experiences. How we experience the events of our life, whether self-produced or other produced, comes through how we use our own mind to tell ourselves a story about it. We create both the character of the story, and the story as being told by the character through living it.

Dr. Linda Gadbois  

 

 

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Mastering Your Own Mind – State and the Art of Transmutation

Everything in the material world is comprised of energy as vibration. All vibration is formed by movement as an interaction between complementary opposites of the same thing. All vibration consists of information and a self-organizing mechanism that organizes the information into a dynamic geometric pattern as a virtual reality that becomes the holographic blueprint for constructing the material equivalent as a growth and accumulative process.  Every idea is a vibratory pattern that exists as pairs of opposites that form a scale as a range of vibration that forms a frequency. Every vibratory frequency originates on the mental plane as a “state of mind” composed of qualities of consciousness that shape us and our outer reality to be a part of the same idea on different scales. Vibration as light (photons) exists as both a wave and a particle simultaneously, and forms both the inner and outer, the individual and its outer reality, the local and non-local mind as being of the same pattern as a theme played out on different scales and levels of complexity. The wave exists in a state of pure potential as all of the infinite possibilities associated with that vibratory theme at a non-local level. The particle of that same frequency exists as the physical body that the mind (wave/field) bonds to through resonance and sympathetic induction, and becomes located at a specific point within the outer realm of the same potential reality. Vibration operates on multiple planes simultaneously with the same patterning as an archetypal idea that’s made into a whole thematic reality. Vibration contains an archetype (idea) as a feeling state, that produces thoughts of the same nature as concepts and internal representations that become the basis for creating it as a living scenario. Whatever reality is formed in the mind as the expression of the idea that’s adapted to a specific situation or set of circumstances, stimulates an emotional response to that reality which resonates through the chakra system of the subtle body, stimulating the associated endocrine glands of the physical body producing chemistry that adjusts it to the same vibratory state as the mind. There’s a constant back and forth flow of energy as information between the body and mind, keeping them both in a harmonious state of vibratory coherence. This vibration as a feeling originates in the mind on the mental plane, and it’s within that plane that it’s altered, regulated, or transmuted altogether. The spiritual plane of pure consciousness (mind) exists in polarity with the astral plane of the soul (emotion), which acts as a medium between the spiritual plane and the material plane, and is comprised of combination of both. The astral plane of the soul, also exists in polarity with the material plane as it’s complementary opposite, which is what bonds it to the physical body, and acts to stimulate the matter of the body into activity and operates it through a back and forth motion as a self-perpetuating flow of conscious energy that simultaneously influence, modify, and transmute each other. The emotions of the body (chemistry as a state) in turn produce like-thoughts as a perception of the reality they indicate, which produces a feeling state as a mood. All vibration moves between opposite poles of the same idea or thing as contrasting qualities and characteristics. An idea as a state-of-mind exists in polarity (dual aspects) as an electromagnetic interaction with itself from opposite perspectives. These complementary opposites are identical in nature, and vary only in “degrees”, not in “kind” or type. This range of vibration as degrees of opposites create and form a scale, much like a musical scale that we move along in stages that alter our state from a negative aspect (lower vibration) to the positive aspect (highest vibration) by varying degrees as a gradual movement of gradients. This gradient scale is comprised of very fine lines that are somewhat obscure as to where one degree or quality ends and the other begins. For example: Our state of mind as a quality of consciousness can be applied to the same thing to determine how we experience it.  Love and hate are the same idea, separated only by degrees that move through varying levels of love into like, with different levels of liking something, into dislike and then into hatred, which again, exist at different levels and degrees of intensity. The positive end of love, always acts to attract us and draw us into it, and the opposite or negative of hate repulses us, and causes us to move away from it. Yet on the purely mental plane, hatred can consume us with an equal degree as love can. We can spend more time dwelling in and thinking about what we hate, dislike, and don’t want, than we do thinking about and dwelling in what we love, like, and want. This is why from a psychological perspective we say that you can’t truly hate someone or something unless you’ve also loved them. A good way of understanding this principle in practical terms, is thru the idea of opposites of the same thing as degrees of differences, such as hot (fire) and cold (water), which together form an infinite number of “degrees” as “states” that move from one extreme to the other of the same thing. It’s hard to tell where heat ends and cold begins, because it exists as a range rather than a finite point. The same principle applies to light and dark, large and small, black and white, high and low, and positive and negative. All are of the same thing, varying only in degrees of vibration as a range or unified frequency. A frequency as a “range” between extremes of the same thing, is merely a mode and rate of vibration. This same principle works on the mental plane with opposites such as good and bad, love and hate, fear and courage, greed and charity, lust and chastity, and is the principle expressed in the seven deadly sins (errors in being) and the contrary seven heavenly virtues (divine way of being). These vices and virtues are opposing each other, and provide the key for understanding true transformation, not from one thing to another, or changing in class or kind, but moving between the positive and negative pole of the same quality or characteristic as embodying the opposite aspect of the same idea. Transmutation isn’t about completely changing your nature or becoming a different person altogether, but rather changing negative traits into positive ones through an understanding of the principle of polarity and how to apply that knowledge at the practical level (bringing it into practice) and through discipline and active use of will to act on yourself in a deliberate manner, to transform yourself by altering your vibratory frequency. Our character is primarily developed in two ways, through a form of stimulus – response at the subconscious level of formative conditioning, and through a conscious decision that we willfully act out as a creative process that intentionally develops us through those qualities as a way of being. We’re always in the process of developing and becoming a certain way, it’s only a question of whether we’re doing it with awareness, or through a lack of awareness. The goal of spiritual development is to transmute yourself through self-mastery by purifying your moral character from a lower, animalistic and ignorant and unconscious state, to a higher, divine and intelligent state. To move from selfishness and corruption to selflessness and purity. To use the power of our mind as will to intentionally change our own perceptions, thoughts, and behaviors to those that are constructive, positively creative, and beneficial in raising our vibration to a higher level which is necessary for ascending to higher dimensions through induction as vibratory sympathy or being of the same nature and likeness as the frequency of the higher dimensions. All higher vibration involves greater forms of consciousness as intelligence that’s creative and life affirming in nature, rather than destructive and killing life. Higher dimensions, often referred to as heaven or nirvana, are pristine paradises, which can only be created and maintained by those of the mind-set and natural behaviors that produce and sustain it in that state. Those who are of a lower, earthly, animalistic and unconscious mind-set, are destructive, unaware of the consequences of their actions, and lack the willpower and discipline to curb their own appetites and corrupting tendencies. They mindlessly act or participate in destroying and killing their own environment through sheer ignorance, a detachment from the reality of their actions, simply not caring, and the inability to direct their own mind by refraining from primal urges. Through an understanding of the Law of Polarity we can work on ourselves to transform ourselves to a higher, creative way of being. We can alter our state, which will simultaneously alter our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. We can recognize all traits that are being negatively expressed, and intentionally invoke the state necessary to move them to a positive expression of the same idea. We can transform fear by employing courage in its place and willfully acting it out. We can transform hatred into love, by looking through the eyes of love and seeking first to understand instead of judging and condemning. By learning how to produce and maintain our own state of mind, we can begin changing behaviors and perceptions that are negative in nature to the positive expression of the same idea and transform our experience of living from one of pain and suffering to one of joy and well-being. Dr. Linda Gadbois Integrative Mind-Body Medicine Consultant and Spiritual Mentor     Save Save Save

The Art of Becoming – “Developing Your Style”

There are two basic ways we “become”, either unconsciously by default as a product of our formative conditioning, or with awareness of who we want to be and by choice and free will. In order to “become” intentionally, we have to first realize what we have an affinity for, a pervading interest in, or a kind of curiosity around, then study it to find the qualities, characteristics and behaviors that will express that way of being. We have to create an ideal for ourselves that serves as a creative vision. A creative vision that has distinct qualities and characteristics as it’s fundamental nature or natural make-up. Then we embody those same qualities in ourselves, and practice being like that. We embody the same characteristics as ways of being and behaving as our ideal or chosen model. We create and reshape our persona by taking on qualities, employing certain postures, gestures, facial expressions, language patterns, etc.

In the adult world this is typically called modeling, in the education and spiritual realms it’s called mentoring, and when we were kids we called it pretending and make-believe. These are all basically describing the same process. This creative process best described as “pretending”, is the most natural way for consciously engaging in the act of self-creating by developing ourselves in a specific way based on who we want to be like, and what roles and type of characters we relate to and gravitate towards as a result. This tendency is what reveals our true inner nature, what we resonate with in terms of strongly relating to, what feelings we are attracted to, what we love and have a preference for, or what kind of person we most readily see ourselves as being that feels empowering.

We don’t develop ourselves through roles or abstract objective ideas. We develop ourselves through themes as attributes and qualities that when embodied and brought into expression by acting them out, give us a sense of ourselves that serves to develop our character. Our character as “how” we are, and what “kind” of person we are creates a predisposition that is ideal for certain roles and activities that provide the ideal means for further shaping our identity as conformity. As we create certain types of experiences, we sense ourselves in new ways which reshapes our identity by way of those experiences, and begin forming a consistent idea about ourselves that becomes our self-image or self-perception.

Evaluating Unity

Example: As a young artist growing up with no cultural background, I was told that I couldn’t copy pictures, other people’s work or even other people’s style. No body provided me with any tutoring. I felt a complete lack of direction and had to develop my abilities within very limiting means and figure things out for myself. Learning was a tedious process of trial and error.

As soon as I went to college for art, the first thing I was told to do, was to start collecting and categorizing as many pictures as I could for visual resources, find another artist who’s work I felt extremely inspired by and compelled towards, and then research that artist, study their work . . . . and when I painted to try and paint just like them. This was a complete contradiction to what I had been taught up to this point.

So I did everything I was instructed to, and what I found was that for the first time I had a model or mentor to practice “being like” and as I tried to paint just like him, my own style began immediately emerging. It wasn’t exactly like the artist I studied under, though it was similar. I was then told that the reason I was attracted to that artist and their style for painting was because it was the same type of style that was inherent within me. By practicing being like him, it developed and brought out those same qualities and abilities in me. This was the first time I truly understood the power of mentoring and practicing the very style, traits and abilities that I wanted to develop in my self.

Dr. Linda Gadbois
Artist, Spiritual Teacher and Mentor