How we set Our Vibratory Frequency – State of Mind, Thought, and Imagination

There are many ideas around how to create and determine our vibratory frequency, which forms the primary basis as a thematic pattern for all of our perceptions and life experiences, but probably the easiest way to do it is by gaining a firm understanding of the principles involved and how to work with them in a self-aware and intentional manner. When we try to work at the level of effect or consequence, rather than from the level of cause, it can produce an experience of constant work that can seem hopeless and at some point we become discouraged and give up trying. Many people find themselves in a position of not being able to concentrate and stay on task long enough to produce real results that are lasting or permanent. They can’t seem to direct and regulate their own thoughts, or feel they can’t meditate and create extended periods of concentration where their mind is calm, focused, and void of random and sporadic thoughts. This is often due to the fact that they’re trying to work at the level of effect rather than the level of cause.

The true reality of this is easy to see if we simply step back, take on a detached and objective perspective and observe how our own mind works to create our experiences through our thoughts. If we observe our own tendencies we’ll notice that what we focus on and think about flows naturally as the expression of our “state of mind” or souls mood. Whatever mood we’re in at any given moment determines what memories we reference to form our automatic thoughts, and what stories about the past we replay in our imagination as a way of perceiving the present, and what type of things we notice and connect with mentally and emotionally all around us. Our mood and state of mind creates the basis out of which our perceptions flow as a natural stream of consciousness. No effort is required to produce, or try and change or control them somehow.

        Vibration is produced by a mental state that contains within it what we think about as a thematic pattern. This larger, predominate pattern as a theme produces smaller patterns of the same theme as its natural offspring. It produces reality as a reflection and perception of itself in the outer world through a process of self-regeneration. Our dominate frequency as our normal or most common mood is the greater idea always playing out in the different areas of our life as the parent pattern that produces fractal patterns as consistent experiences of the same nature and mood. Our frequency, as the energetic state of our mind, exists as an invisible field of organized information that surrounds, inhabits, and gives life to our body and forms our perception of reality out of a “filtering system”. This filtering system as a “thematic story” determines what we notice and abstract from any given situation and use for producing the “theme of our frequency” by how we interpret it, and what we don’t see or recognize, and therefore leave out or omit from our story.

Our mind is always interacting with material reality, which is already structured with archetypal forms, producing a mass reality that’s basically neutral in nature, and through a process of natural selection, reorganizes it into a different pattern as a personalized version that matches the theme of the mind organizing it. All vibration contains a pattern and a self-organizing mechanism. It works by the same principle as DNA, which is genetic or universal information of a species that produces a unique formula by switching some information off while switching other information on, creating a new configuration. This is the same way the mind of the individual re-configures material reality, changing how it appears to match their ideas and beliefs about it. Consciousness enters into matter, which is really a body of light as essence, and forms a relationship with it, transforming how it “appears” to conform to the perceptual model of the individual viewing it.

Resonance, Sympathetic Induction, and Coherence

Every system as a living form vibrates to a unique mode and rate. All species of animals and plants vibrate in harmony with a greater frequency that produces their individual frequency as a member of that species as a form of “fractal pattern” or slightly altered formula of information inherent in their DNA. Whatever frequency we vibrate at energetically determines what frequencies we form resonance with in everything else. Whatever we resonate with we share the same nature with as both a smaller and greater pattern that forms a theme for producing reality that we readily perceive in the outer world and act to influence through our perception of it.

As we resonate with similar frequencies, our energy as a field of consciousness literally “enters into” it, blending and fusing with it, and acts to influence it into a new variation that matches our mental paradigm, changing how it appears to us. As we alter its vibration to match and be in-sync with ours, we shape-shift it into a new form as our perception of it, and begin vibrating in harmony with it. It becomes a natural and coherent part of our experience of reality. Whatever is not of a similar nature to us, but still exists as a part of the collective unconscious of a greater shared reality, we fail to resonate with, and don’t readily perceive or notice. It remains latent and just becomes a part of the background as a setting and stage for other experiences to take place.

All of life on the planet shares the same basic frequency of the Earth itself (7 to 8 Hz), which produces what we experience as Nature and mass reality of the collective unconscious. This produces what we can think of as the greater frequency or parent pattern that births an infinite number of smaller patterns playing out at the individual level. We’re always taking a universal idea and using it to create a personal version as a unique perception based on our paradigm and perceptual filters. In this way, all perception of the outer world is a form of self-perception where we only see in everyone and everything else what exists in us as a fundamental part of our constitution, which is made up of both known and unknown aspects that exist in polarity to each other as complementary opposites.

The Law of the Tetrad

Sacred Geometry is a scientific system that uses geometric shapes that are inherent in the fundamental structure of all organic and non-organic forms that demonstrate laws ad principles as vibratory structures that have natural behaviors and operations inherent in them. This scientific system is not only comprised of geometric shapes, but also forms correspondences as “relationships” with numbers, letters, colors, sounds, qualities and traits, functions, etc., demonstrated by others systems of the Qabalah, Tarot, Hebrew Alphabet, Sanskrit, Yoga, and other major systems of Ancient Wisdom, which all dynamically correspond to each other and act as the keys for interpreting the symbolism of each correlated system.

All laws form an interdependent energetic and ecological system, where one systematically emerges out of the preceding one as a growth process or form of emanation as an internal unfolding. The Tetrad, for example, represented by the number 4 as the diamond (reflection and projection of 3 as a triangle) that also forms a square, is the full expression of 0 -3, while still containing the potential for 5-9 in its latent state. The full expression of 4 as the Tetrad produces the foundation and basis necessary for 5 as the Pentad to spontaneously emerge and unfold as a natural process of “becoming”. So there’s no such thing as 5 existing apart from or independent of 0-4. The universal laws that produce the mind and reality as a construct of the mind, exist as a “unified whole” that produces and is the inherent nature of our biological system and mass consciousness.

The Monad (0+1) is represented as a sphere with a dot in the center (same as the sun), as the mind or toroidal electromagnetic field that bonds with the body (matter) to form a living entity. The Monad (1) regenerates to produce its double, forming the Dyad (2), not as separate from it, but as overlapping, connected at the center, where the peripheral of one is the center or core of the other. They are connected by their shared nature, and the one, creating an illusion of itself as another, sees only itself in everything else. Our perception of the outer world and others is formed out of the same model as a vibratory structure and thematic pattern (frequency) used for perceiving ourselves as both an internal and external reality of the same nature or overall theme.

What appears as our outer reality is formed by our perception of ourselves (same mind and idea) as our polar opposite played out on a greater scale. Together, the overlapping section, which is shaped like a woman’s womb, forms an interference pattern that re-configures the shared pattern by amplifying and increasing the vibration of some of the shared aspects while canceling out and contradicting other aspects, forming a new pattern as a unique variation. The straight line that connects their inner nature forms the base or foundation for the triangle to emerge as the new form produced as the offspring of their union. The triangle as the triad, formed on the upper level of the same plane (peaks in a unified state at the top), represents the inner pattern as an imagined idea that’s reflected downward and outward, forming the basis for outer (material) reality as its equivalent, forming a diamond shape. A reflection is the same image viewed backwards or reversed, that forms the “polar opposite” of the same thing. The outer reality of the material plane is produced by the inner reality of the creative imagination.

       This idea, like all symbolic ideas has multiple interpretations, the most fundamental one being that our inner nature is what connects us to the inner nature of all other beings through resonance, and reforms them to be of the same image and nature as we are by amplifying and bringing out some qualities while suppressing or ignoring other ones. We only interact with what’s of the same nature as we are, and we reform it according to our paradigm and beliefs about it as the means of being able to comprehend it. Whatever internal image or representation we form as an imaginary thought becomes the lens we look through to form a similar perception of the outer world. We’re always only seeing in everything else what’s like us. For this reason the Dyad as the regeneration of the Monad isn’t considered an actual number (combination of 0, 1, and 2), but is called the “parent number”, and the first true number is its offspring as 3, which forms the true basis for all material reality.

In this sense we have the trinity as 3 principles combined to form 1, that then serve to birth and give rise to the 7 primary principles of 3 – 9 that are the natural “offspring” of the trinity. All of what we call reality, which is formed as our perception of it, results from the relationship we form with ourselves (same vibratory frequency and pattern) in everything else. The Monad and Dyad are the Masculine and Feminine aspects of the same thing as a polar, inner and outer reality. The outer reality is formed (in-formed) by whatever internal representation we form in our imagination that produces an electromagnetic field as an etheric blueprint for organizing and configuring the information of the outer world to be of the same type of idea as a universal theme.

Thought and the Holographic Principle

A hologram is produced mechanically by taking a single beam of light, splitting it in two, then using mirrors, shining one through an image, imprinting it with that image, then reflecting the other beam of light from a different angle forming two 45 degrees angles, then intersecting them, shining the reflected light through the imprinted image, forming a 3-D image as a hologram. It’s basically an image formed out of light, or light shaped into an image, that’s then illuminated with another light that’s unformed, creating a projection of the image. All light comes from stars, and is referred to as Astral Light in Esoteric Sciences. This light is both invisible and a form of essence as a clouded, ghost-like substance when concentrated into a form by the mind. All visible form is produced by light reflecting off of dust as concentrated and coalescent light. The mind has the natural ability to create forms out of Astral Light through the faculty of the imagination.

As we think about something we form it in our mind as an object or possible reality as the means of perceiving and experiencing it. As we shape it into a transparent image that resembles a “reflection on glass”, we simultaneously “look through it” as the means of perceiving the outer world by way of it. This is called our “perceptual lens” as the internal reality formed out of our state of mind and the accumulated memories we formed out of that state, that become the basis for the “nature of our experiences” of the outer world. The outer world, which we only know through our experience of it, comes as the image we first form in our mind, usually out of a memory, belief, or words of some kind, that we give life to by concentrating our attention onto it, and using it as the means for producing more of the same type of experiences. All reality in this sense is produced as a memory of some kind that’s constantly being relived in the imagination as the means of producing our experiences.

Astral Light, the Etheric Body, and Electromagnetic Fields

Astral Light (mental essence) that’s concentrated into organized forms in the imagination, then defined in sensory terms producing an emotional response to it, work together to produce a “thought-form” as an etheric body that we magnetize with our personal magnetism (will), causing it to take on and emanate an electromagnetic field. It’s not until an idea is shaped into a pattern as an “empty form” that it then becomes a vehicle for consciousness as a vibratory frequency to inhabit, animate, and express through. Vibration as an electromagnetic field has a self-organizing mechanism in it that organizes matter and information into distinct patterns that are stabilized through tension and stress produced by the electromagnetic field that both expands and contracts at the same time. The only thing that vibrates or has “life” is organized and magnetized information.

The mind, which exists as an invisible field of organized information, has the ability to shape light into forms that produce frequencies as a life-form that not only holds it together as electrified essence or plasma, but also gives it life by animating it. All form as organized information has qualities, behaviors, and certain type of functions naturally inherent in it as its consciousness. Different forms thereby contain or act as the vehicle for different types and levels of consciousness that perceive and function in very different ways while still being a part of the same overall biological system as a larger pattern or cohesive frequency being played out on different scales simultaneously.

       In this way, our thoughts, when concentrated to form a strong emotional reaction to them, literally become “things”. They take on a life of their own and become a natural part of us, and as a result, a natural part of our reality as our outer environment. This is the exact same way memories are formed that we live out of by replaying them over and over in our mind in different ways that continue to create our experiences to all be of the same nature. Though many believe that memories are accurate and objective recollections of past events, the fact is they’re produced entirely by how we interpreted the events of our life out of our emotional reaction to give them meaning, which served to form a kind of illusion in place of the actual events.

A memory becomes a concentrated thought because we continue to think about it long after the event has passed. The memory forms the basis for all our perceptions and the dynamics we readily engage in and act to attract as well as be attracted to. Because all memories are accompanied by an emotional charge, they take on a life of their own and begin shaping all of our thoughts to be of the same nature through the thematic story we begin telling and living out of because of them. An emotional response to our own thoughts is the chemistry of our body being adjusted to match the same “state” as our thoughts. In the same way actual memories are created in an unconscious manner, we can also create “virtual memories” as concentrated thought played out as a reality with a strong emotional content that likewise becomes a means of perceiving and creating more experiences of a like nature because it provides the subconscious with a living (metaphorical) pattern to use as the means for producing the same idea as an outer experience.

        The way to work with reality or what has already manifest as an actual condition, set of circumstances, or situation, isn’t by trying to alter the physical reality itself, but rather through changing the “state of mind” as our vibratory frequency that naturally gives rise to all our thoughts as the internal reality that’s acting to produce and maintain the outer reality in a consistent and cohesive fashion. We change the outer reality by changing the “etheric body” that acts as the blueprint or mental construct for shaping reality. All “experience” is produced by imagining ideas as an inner reality with sensory intensity that reforms matter as our perception of it. We alter and shape the appearance life takes on by how we perceive and enter into relationship with it through the story we tell about it.

All vibratory frequency is produced by a mental construct as a thematic pattern for producing the appearance of an outer reality as the means of self-expressing and creating experiences. We alter and shape our outer experiences by altering and shaping them internally first through adjusting our state of mind as our mood. When we act on ourselves to direct and alter our own thoughts by what we focus on and “tune into” by forming them in our mind as imaginary realities, we act to resonate with and enter into a natural stream of consciousness that flows in a synchronized fashion forming our perception of reality. Our perception as our vibratory frequency is what forms and determines how we experience reality and shapes the story we tell through our own thoughts about it that form our memories of our “self” and act to shape the inner constitution of our soul. In this way our soul is always creating the Vibratory frequency that it uses to shape and determine itself through how it expresses to create experiences of itself as a “reality”.

Dr. Linda Gadbois    

Acquiring Higher Knowledge: Condition, State, and Quality of Consciousness – Drawing Down Energy into our Mental Sphere

We now know that the consciousness associated with the brain that serves to operate it isn’t produced by the physical organ itself, but the brain (all material bodies) merely act as a “receiver” and transducer for consciousness which exists in its potential form in the atmosphere around us, also known as the ether, Astral Plane, Akashic Field, Quantum Plenum, and the Unified Field of intelligence. We actually act to “absorb” thoughts and ideas from the universal mind of the collective unconscious, rather than actually being the one “producing them”, as many believe. We also act to absorb the thought-forms of others in a parallel manner, which also populate the astral plane around us as the instinctual field of the subconscious mind that are of the same nature as we are through a subliminal form of telepathy.

The brain, heart, and body itself only contains and possesses the consciousness it serves as a vehicle for by first absorbing it through various forms of suggestion and intuition that it then develops into a unique version of reality by continuing to think about it while picturing it in the mind’s eye, forming it into an imaginary reality as the basis for a personal creation. What we refer to as the “body’ consciousness” operates out of memory and it’s only creative capacity is by way of using memory as a thematic blueprint or template for creating material forms of the same nature. It lacks originality and individuality and is developed through conditioning as a form of training that establishes the personality as a mental paradigm or mental sphere of consciousness as a vibratory frequency, that it continues creating out of in a natural and repetitive manner.

State of Mind

In order to acquire, absorb, or “call” energetic entities as ideas into our sphere of consciousness, we have to create the conditions in which that consciousness naturally exists. We have to create the conditions as a vibratory state that’s equivalent to it, which is what allows it to be drawn into our mental sphere through resonance and sympathetic induction. If we don’t exist as the same state of mind and level or quality of consciousness, we don’t resonate with it and we can’t become a vehicle or medium for it to manifest within us as our very own thoughts and feelings. This is true not only for the energies as qualities of consciousness (memories) that naturally inhabit the material plane that we experience as emotional states that appeal to us and bring out in us complementary traits and characteristics, but also in regards to higher planes which are predominately archetypal in nature and provide us with distinct patterns for embodying as a way of “becoming” like them.

In the spiritual, invisible, energetic realm of subtle energy, the primary principles that are always operating is the Law of Mentalism, Law of Correspondences, and the Law of Vibration, all of which go hand in hand as extensions of each other and provide the means of manifesting within the material plane through the proper energy and moving energies necessary to manifest as qualities between parallel planes that together form a cohesive and coherent reality. As a soul within a material body, we can only act to acquire or draw in and absorb energy that’s of the same or similar vibration as we are. In order to draw in a select and desired energy as a quality that we don’t already possess in its active state, we have to align ourselves with and create the mental, emotional, and physical conditions that it naturally exists in or that are of the conditions of that dimension, and thereby “resonate with it”.

The energies of the upper and lower planes, commonly referred to as nature spirits, angels, demons, jeni, and so on, which can also be thought of as the Elements and natural forces that have creative potential and are “singular in nature” and perform distinct operations inherent in that quality faithfully without distortion. Humans are composite beings that are multidimensional in nature and possess and actively employ multiple qualities and characteristics of all planes in which it’s a part. We all have the ability to intentionally develop ourselves by choosing what qualities we align ourselves with and actively employ as the means of being able to perform the operations and behaviors that naturally ensue from that quality. Whatever and however we’re “being” as a quality of consciousness or state of mind, determines what we’re doing and how we’re acting. All actions as an expression of consciousness create realities on the material plane.

Archetypes and the Gods of Creation

The energies of a still higher plane, the Akashic field of universal memory, entities exist that are of a complex nature just as we are. These entities are archetypes, which have historically been referred to as the “gods”. An archetype exists as a “whole idea” that involves multiple qualities as a formula or dynamic that has a certain type of personality and character traits, an identity as a specific type of person prone to play a certain type of role and be ideal for acting out a certain type of story as a form of theme. Archetypes from these higher planes form the basis for all human development, and we are not only born into this world as a dynamic formula of multiple archetypes (zodiac birth chart), but we “are” an archetype ourselves. We embody and live out of a dominant archetype as a unique variation formulated by our souls ability to access, select, and draw in (embody) the archetypes of its choice and actively expressing those qualities as the means of creating ourselves by developing those same qualities to various degrees as a natural part of our personality and identity.

The gods of antiquity was a mythology that provided us with a kind of menu as to what was possible and available for practical use based on our nature and desire for “how we want to be”. We all resonate and feel an affinity for certain types of characters and heavily relate to certain types of stories that naturally result from the expression of certain ways of being. The gods of mythology represent archetypes as a way of being that provide us with a model that we can choose with precision and actively employ as a means of intentionally developing ourselves to be of a similar nature. We can only really embody and know how to bring a way of being into expression by imitating what’s being modeled and demonstrated for us. Archetypes are characters that are whole in nature as complex dynamic beings that provide us with a template to practice out of. They possess a certain combination of qualities in varying degrees that make up their character. By stepping into and practicing “being like” an archetype, we activate and bring out those same qualities in ourselves. Naturally by imitating we don’t become just like them, but we create a unique version of the same idea, or incorporate new qualities into our existing character that expand our range of expression.

If we have a desire to be more courageous and less prone to fear, for example, we choose and embody an archetype or god that is the full expression of fearless courage. We can study them, get a feel for their personality, and how they feel, think, and perceive things, what perspective they take, how they hold and conduct themselves, and just through imitating and being like them in body, posture, and behavior, we tap into and access the same consciousness and way of perceiving ourselves. Physiology forms a direct correspondence with state of mind, which corresponds with a distinct way of feeling and thinking. Thought, feeling, emotion, and action or behavior is “always” aligned with each other. So just be employing the same behaviors we adjust our state of mind to match it, creating a new experience of ourselves, and we begin perceiving in new ways. We gain a new sense of ourselves through our behaviors and ways of conducting ourselves that we then become associated and identified with, and through repetitive practice, it becomes a natural way of being. We’re not meant to “worship” the gods of mythology (or religion) as many have been led to believe, but rather use them as tools for self-development.

Becoming One with our Higher Self

In a similar manner we can also connect to our Higher Self, which is what most are actually referring to when they think of God (as a person or entity), which exists on a higher plane and acts to guide and direct us through an internal voice while also orchestrating the events of our life based on karma and what we “ask for” through our thoughts and intention, and is also a constant companion to us. Our Higher Self is also commonly referred to as our Holy Guardian Angel, and is the part of us that remains fully within a higher plane and never manifests (blends with material substance) in the lower plane, and remains unaffected by magnetic forces (emotions) of the lower regions of the Astral Plane. It exists in a natural and unbiased state and doesn’t respond or even necessarily seem to acknowledge our emotional states, passions, and instinctual urges, and guides us instead through pure reasoning and absolute clarity that’s always taking into account the big picture of which we are commonly unaware of.

By forming a connection with our Higher Self, through deep feelings of reverence, trust, and devotion, and committing whole-heartedly and sincerely to our souls development (which is its only concern), and we invite (ask) our Higher Self to come into us and be the consciousness we “look through” as the means of acquiring a more accurate and objective perspective and perception, we act to “pull down” the energy by consciously embodying it. We blend with it and become one in awareness. We can only do this consistently by creating ourselves (body and mind) to be of an equivalent nature to our Higher Self. This means we have to purify ourselves of toxic emotions and the illusions born out of them, and not be subject to emotional states and the emotional projections of others. We have to cleanse ourselves of our emotions, passions for material pleasure, and be able to willfully resist compulsive urges (instinctual behaviors). As long as we exist as the equivalent of the lower, unconscious plane of animal instinct, driven by emotions, reactive behaviors, and passions, we can’t act as the vessel for higher energies, because these things don’t exist on higher planes (only lower planes of an unconscious nature), and so the conditions don’t correspond and aren’t appropriate. The higher mind is willful in nature and isn’t affected or “controlled” by the emotions intended to produce automatic behaviors.

So anytime we’re looking to acquire new qualities and ways of being, we have to recognize the natural conditions as the atmosphere that quality, entity, or archetype naturally exists in, and create the same conditions in our mental sphere through gaining rapport with it. By becoming like it as a state of mind. We have to “become” through an act of awareness, choice, and will, of the same nature. We have to vibrate at a similar rate in order to be able to draw it in or absorb it by resonating with it. Once we absorb it, embody and become one with it, it activates those same qualities within us and we’re able to express through them. Once forces become active within us and we’re able to express ourselves through them by becoming them, we create experiences as them, sense our self through those experiences, associate and identify with our own experiences, absorb them as memory, and through an accumulative process of consistent practice, they become a natural part of us. They become fully integrated into our mental sphere and built into our muscle. We begin employing them automatically as a natural part of our being. Once this is accomplished, we no longer need the entity or archetype, and we can release it back into the sphere from which it came.

       This is an important step many fail to recognize and do intentionally. The only purpose of an entity or quality that performs a certain function in a specific way is to stimulate, awaken, make active, and bring out in us that same quality, characteristic, and behavior or activity. It’s not meant to take up permanent residence within us where it can begin taking on a life of its own as a form of alter-ego. Once the desired result is achieved and obtained as a permanent part of our character, just as we consciously invoked and embody it, we have to thank it sincerely for the service it provided, then instruct it to leave by ushering it out of our body and back into the atmosphere and universe where it can continue to be of service to others.

This rule applies to every aspect except our Higher Self of course, which always exists as a fundamental part of us and our connection with it is eternal and nourishing in nature. It doesn’t offer qualities and archetypal personalities for us to embody and acquire, but rather exists as a neutral state of being that always acts to inform, advise through awareness, and instruct us without ever making decisions for us or imposing its will on us in a way that overrides our own ability to make decisions for ourselves.  All self-creation is our full responsibility and comes by way of what we choose and ask for and what we willfully bring about through our actions.

       The easiest and most basic way to tell the difference between true “guiding forces” of a higher nature (some call spirit guides, angels, teachers, etc.) and those of a lower nature (emotions, passions, urges, impulses, etc.) is that Divine forces NEVER violate choice and free will, tell you what to do, or make decisions for you. They only act to educate, inform through increased awareness, and bring insights and realizations that reveal new choices and possibilities, increasing and expanding your ability to choose. Lower forces can only express by taking control of or commanding your will through emotional states and passions of various sorts that when allowed to take hold, can easily run your thoughts and make decisions for you as impulses, desires, passions, emotional reactions, and physical urges.

All forces, whether celestial or terrestrial, only have the ability to “influence you” and can’t actually make decisions for you. They have no will of their own, which is what’s required in order to step outside of instinct or a singular nature that’s a part of a collective unconscious, and make new decisions that require original thought that produces new behaviors and ways of being. Only humans have this ability within the creative realms. This is our “God given ability to create” that makes us capable of governing all of the natural forces that partake in the material world as a means of being fully responsible for our own creation. We have the ability to utilize these natural forces as the means of creating and creating ourselves by way of our own creations, but we have to not only realize that we do, but also know “how to do it”. Otherwise the creative forces of the material plane use us to create through and we become a product of unconscious instinct that’s determined by our animal nature instead of our higher Divine nature.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Initiate, Personal Transformation Consultant, and Spiritual Mentor

 

How we Stay Stuck in Patterns, and How to Transform them

One of the most valuable things we can learn psychologically is to really tune into the nature of patterns. All of life operates by way of a dynamic interconnected system of patterns. Patterns are not only formed out of memory as habits or routines, but also out of how we think and reason as creative processes that form our fundamental perception of things, and as the filtering system produced by our mental paradigm which is a dynamic model comprised of correlated, congruent patterns that are constantly being developed and evolved based on our experiences and what we integrate to produce our memories. As we go through life, we’re steadily forming our mental paradigm through our conditioning and what type of dynamics we’re a part of and play a role in, that shape the way we think and perceive, while simultaneously developing and “bringing out” our own style of perceiving through the type of story we begin telling ourselves as a way of making sense of things and making them mean something.

The most basic pattern we form that births and gives rise to all other patterns, is the “life theme” we develop as “our story” about things. This story emerges naturally through our conditioning out of a series of beliefs we form due to our experiences, what we start telling ourselves about them as an interpretation and thought process, and based on what we’re taught and accept as being true and real. All stories emerge naturally out of meaning, which, as children, comes from feelings. As our mind begins developing, and we begin actively creating how we experience things based on how we begin using our mind to reason, we begin constantly asking ourselves in any situation that has significant emotional impact . . . what does this mean?

Meaning, which forms the basis for reality, like the mind and soul producing it, is three-fold in nature, and creates on three levels simultaneously. The meaning we give something that forms the basis of our story as our way experiencing, means something about others, the way the world is in general, and about us in relation to it. All of our “experiences”, which are self-created, don’t come from the actual events of our life, but from how we interpret those events. Interpretation forms perception, and perception “is” reality. Our reality as our experience of the outer world is formed 100% from our perception, which is a by-product or natural expression of our paradigm as our “model of the world”. A model is comprised of an infinite series of memory that are all of a complementary nature and work together faithfully to produce a congruent and consistent version of reality. The structure of our mind as a paradigm is what we can call the core or fundamental pattern that orchestrates and acts as a choreographer for systematically producing all of our perceptions and experiences. It’s what we could think of as our “parental pattern” that produces a series of smaller fractal patterns of the same nature and theme as its offspring. We never have independent or singular patterns, beliefs, or areas of our life, but rather a holistic and unified “system” of patterns, memories, and beliefs. If we try to work with a specific pattern or area of our life that we don’t like and want to change, without ever identifying the “core belief”, conditioned tendency, or habit of perceiving and thinking that’s naturally producing it, we fail to be able to change it, and even when we seem to have changed it in terms of outward appearance, it collapses back into the same pattern and tendency we thought we had changed. This is because it can’t be sustained as independent from the system that’s producing it as a natural and automatic way of thinking and perceiving.

We can however use specific areas of our life and relationships as the means for identifying and becoming aware of our core beliefs and fears, where our feelings counteract our intellect and rational thinking, or where we’re aware that we’re not producing what we want to through various forms of sabotage and deep seated tendencies that are purely emotional in nature and act to magnetically pull us back into habitual patterns. Once we realize that we’re playing out the same fundamental pattern in a variety of ways in every area of our life, we can pick one to work on consciously as a way of influencing and affecting the primary, parental pattern. In doing this, and implementing the proper type of change, one that acts to modify and upgrade the entire system, we not only bring change into that one area of our life, but in the same manner in all areas of our life. It’s only by modifying our mental paradigm as our primary pattern and model, that we ‘break patterns” in selected areas, while replacing them with new patterns that are more beneficial and produce the outcome and type of experience we desire. We’re never “stopping one pattern” or quitting something, but rather changing an old pattern into a new one, or replacing something with something else. This means that it’s not enough to decide what you don’t like or want to change, but also what you “do want instead”, and what new behaviors or idea you’re going to employ in their place. When we decide to change our self and life in some way, we’re moving out of a form of unconscious and natural way of producing habitual experiences and into a role of actively creating with full awareness of what we’re doing and why. This means it requires a strong desire, steady focus, and constant effort (at first). All intentional change only comes through active use of our will and our ability to choose new options and ways of being.

In the most general sense of the word, being always produces doing. All action results from our inward sense of our self. To produce an outward change, we have to work by changing the inward state of being that’s acting through a fundamental form of self-expression to systematically produce it in a habitual fashion. We don’t change the world or other people by trying to work “on them” directly, but by changing ourselves inwardly, which automatically produces how we exist in relationship to the outer world, how we perceive others (in our own image), and how we act naturally to influence them in new ways that change how they respond to us. It’s only by changing ourselves that others and the world in general appears different to us. As long as we remain the same internally, everything remains the same externally. The entire world operates according to the Law of Cause and Effect. All action produces and equal reaction of the same nature and type. To change how someone else is acting, we have to change how we’re acting to stimulate them, and how we sense and perceive ourselves in relationship with them. As long as we’re employing the same attitude, way of looking at something and behaviors, we consistently produce the same thing over and over.

Learning how to Change Your Story

The first thing we have to do when deciding we have to change somehow, is learn how to actively “give up” our story about stuff and form instead a desire to tell a new kind of story that changes how we experience the events of our life and causes us to feel different and “become” a different type of person as a result. Most don’t want to give up their story about things, but instead want to be validated in it, and have everyone and everything else change through a form of agreeing and acting to counteract or go against instead what they’re actually the one creating. Someone who never feels “wanted”, for example, wants to keep telling that story and feeling that way, while having someone demonstrate or prove to them that they “want them”, yet their perceptual filters will always act to interpret any behavior to mean they’re not wanted. Usually of course without realizing that that’s what they’re doing, because we often don’t fully realize that we create our story perfectly through our feelings and perceptions, and only see and “experience” what matches them, and what can be skewed or recomposed in a way that lends itself to telling our story. The “feeling” that at once produces our story, creating an experience that gives us more of that same feeling, being the key component.

Our story is difficult to change because we’ve built our identity out of it as how we perceive and sense ourselves, and as a result don’t know how to tell a different type of story. When we try, we can often feel awkward, unfamiliar and uncertain, in new territory without a means to navigate, and don’t know how to “be” or what to do. All behavior is learned, and with learning comes the unknown. We have to practice something before we get good at it and it starts becoming natural. Change at first feels like we’re not being ourselves, or we’re someone phony or inauthentic (to use a buzz word), and this feeling and thought is what often sabotages our attempts at change and causes us to revert back to old and familiar ways of being that are more comfortable.

We don’t have to work through all of our “issues” and complexes through years of therapy and self-reflection on the events of our life, what happened to us, and why we’re the way we are, which usually only validates and strengthens them, but by learning instead how to use our creative power of choice and free will. We can produce any change we want by making the “clear and actual decision” to change, then disciplining ourselves to consistently produce and act out that decision until it becomes natural and automatic. Ways of feeling, thinking, perceiving, and acting are merely habits we’ve established as the means of producing the experience of ourselves and our life. Like all habits, they can be changed by simply replacing them with new habits. You have to want the change bad enough to do what it takes to produce and then maintain it, by deciding in a fully aware manner who and how you’re going to be and what type of story you’re going to tell by how you live your life.

Changing our story doesn’t mean we form an illusion over what we imagine to be fact, or deny the events of our life that formed our memories, but rather by learning the art of transforming them by interpreting them and telling our story about them from a new and different perspective that changes the experience of them. For example, when I was a kid, one of the stories I kept telling myself was that nobody really knew me for who I am, but rather by judging me to be like my family. I had a fairly traumatic childhood, and was a compulsive runaway, living much of my life on the streets, and was used to those who tried to help me looking at me and saying things like “you poor thing”, which was just about the most god-awful feeling I ever had because it made me out to be weak and pitiful, when my life circumstances actually served to make me very strong and capable. When I became an adult, and moved to a different city where nobody knew my past or family, a voice inside me one day casually said, “ok, now you’re in a situation where nobody knows to judge you based on your family and past . . . so who are you going to be?” And at that moment, the entire course of my life changed, and I was truly in a position of creating myself, which I found exciting.

I started off by vowing to never talk about my past or how I grew up with any new people, living fully in the present and giving them only an impression of what I was like at that time. I did this for years, and it became a natural way of living for me, and I quit thinking about my past altogether in the normal daily sense. I learned how to stay present and to realize in every moment I was deciding who I was going to be by how I acted and what I talked about. Later, when I was in another new environment, I decided to talk about my past as my childhood experiences while only picking the ones I could tell from a humorous and adventurous perspective. I made what was actually drastic and traumatic at the time, seem funny and exciting. I decided to tell stories of running away and hoping freight trains to unknown destinations from a perspective of “Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn”, as an exciting adventure met with constant surprises and quirky opportunities. I learned how to pick different memories to tell stories around rather than the ones I had previously focused on. I became so good at this, that my staff found them very entertaining, and on slow afternoons would ask me to tell them more stories about growing up.

The point to this is that the “way” I told the stories made me feel entirely different and turned me into a different type of person. Because I imagined them vividly from a different perspective, and played them out repeatedly from that perspective, it literally changed my memories by evolving and transforming them. From that point on, every time I thought about those events, I remembered them from a new perspective, and after a while I not only couldn’t remember how I experienced them originally as a little girl, but got to where I no longer felt like that little girl. She became more like somebody I knew really well and loved very much. She was no longer an essential part of me, and wasn’t the one who created the story I was still living out of as an adult. I began realizing that what tends to become our story as our “life theme” that we continue creating out of as adults, originates from a child’s perspective who is simply trying to make sense of things as best they can with the limited resources they have. As an adult I was much more equipped to tell a far more accurate story of my life based on an adult, mature perspective and mindset.

One of the first things you want to notice when forming a new story about yourself and your life, is that you have many memories of your past, but you consistently pick a small handful, usually the ones with the greatest emotional impact, to use consistently to “tell your story” about what happened to you and what your life was like. You could just as easily let go of those and pick a whole new set that you use to tell stories out of (to yourself and others) that would completely change the way you feel and who you become. You can also take the same major events of your life, realize how you interpreted them at the time you were going through them to create how you experienced them, and decide from a perspective of hindsight and what they served to teach you through the realizations you obtained because of them, and (re)perceive them from a new, more mature perspective, and retell your story about them in a way that makes you feel different, and become different by way of them as a result. As you form a new perspective, you imagine it as a reality that created a different type of experience, the type you want as the means of developing yourself in that way. As you create a new experience of it, and you get it just the way you like it, you play it over and over in your mind from within the experience of it. By playing it repeatedly, in vivid sensory terms of being in the experience of it, you establish it as a new memory and pattern that forms the basis for telling a new type of story. Instead of being scared or freaked out, you can be courageous, brave, confident, or surprised and filled with anticipation as a form of excitement. Instead of hurt and feeling betrayed, you can see it clearly, read all the signs of what was going on, and realize that as it happened it had nothing to do with you, and so you remain unaffected by it.

Because we’re the ones that are always creating our experiences of the events of our life, we form our memories also. Our memories become the established patterns as fully interpreted realities that provide us with instant patterns in the present to create more of the same type of experiences through similar events. As we create our experiences that become our memories, we simultaneously create ourselves by way of those experiences. All of our perception and resulting behaviors are produced in a natural and automatic way from memory. Our memories are shaped by the primary patterns of our life as our “theme” or “life’s story” that we’re always acting out and creating in some manner in every area of our life. To change a pattern as a memory, is to either transform an existing memory into a new experience, or create a new memory that you’ll use in place of the old memory that provides a pattern for the subconscious mind to act out naturally and use to produce more realities and experiences of the same nature.

To create a new (virtual) memory, start by selecting a scenario or behavior in your current life that you’d like to change. Form a very clear idea of what you’d like to change it to. How would you like to experience it or behave instead? As you go over the course of events, reflecting on how it went, what your interaction was, how you felt, and what you did, form a clear idea on how you would have liked it to have gone instead, and how you would respond or interact through hindsight. Reform it in your mind accordingly, until it plays out the way you want it to. If changing a behavior and not the overall pattern as a dynamic, leave everything the same (the emotion, meaning, trigger, etc.), and simply “choose” how you would have liked to have behaved, and play that out instead as a new response to the same stimulus. Once you have it the way you want as a general flow, replay it in your mind until it’s consistent. Once it’s consistent as a pattern that can be replayed in the imagination, begin enhancing it with sensory attributes and qualities. Make it vivid, in full color, and up close (immediate). Then shape it further by asking:

  • What are you seeing (picture in detail)
  • What are you hearing?
  • What are you touching or feeling? (objects or textures)
  • Smelling and tasting?
  • How are you feeling? (internally)
  • What are you telling yourself about it (internal dialogue)?
  • Feel it as an emotional experience – as if it’s actually happening.

Play it over several times as an actual experience that’s just the way you want it, until you can recall it automatically. What references a memory in the present is whatever feeling and emotion is connected to it. In order to use it to replace another memory, associate the same feeling and emotions to it. So that anytime you’re in a situation feeling that way, it triggers that memory and you see it as a pattern for creating the same type of experience and reality in the present one.

If you’re creating a brand new type of experience that you want to create, focus heavily on the feeling it gives you, and realize that brand new experiences may not come in the same way you imagine as a specific situation or set of circumstances, but it’ll produce the same type of feeling. You won’t be able to recognize it by what it looks like, but rather by how you feel when in it, having it. The appearance it takes on will be based on what’s available in your immediate, everyday environment that’s of the same nature and will naturally lend itself to co-creating the same type of experience. The reality it comes by way of will however be of the same theme, dynamic, and over-all pattern.

The other thing you have to keep in mind is that you can’t inflict your will on others. If you’re not of the same will, nature, and destiny, the reality you produce that includes them will never manifest. You can’t require specific people to be a part of your memory/reality, and it can’t be an attempt to change someone else, it can only require you to change by directing your own perception and behavior. If other people are involved, they have to be archetypes only, or a representation of a “type of person” who would act naturally to create that type of experience. So “who” actually participates in co-creating the experience, and the set of circumstances it takes place in, might be quite different than you imagined, yet it’ll be the same “type” of experience.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Integrative Mind-Body Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor

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

 

 

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The Nature of Emotions and how to Consciously Work with Them

Illusions are Born out of the Realities we Create While in Emotional States

 

In order to work with something consciously and intentionally, we have to be able to conceptualize it in a way that allows us to gain a working understanding of it. It’s only when we understand how something operates that we can then begin working with it in a cooperative and deliberate manner. Nowhere is this truer than when working with emotions. Emotions are very powerful forces that when left unchecked, can completely run our mind and ultimately our entire life. Many people spend their entire life run almost exclusively by the emotional states that they entertain and engage in on a regular basis, and the emotional charges they absorb from those they live in relationship with and interact with on a daily basis. We become trained to certain types of emotions through our formative conditioning, tuning us to those emotional states in a habitual fashion,and we continue to act out the dynamics that evolve from those emotional states as their outward expression. These outward emotional expressions form our experiences of life.

Emotional charges are the natural forces within the astral plane, which is the material plane of light. The term astral means “starlight” which is the essence and substance of the material plane, which is ultimately comprised of “photons”. All of what we call matter, is in reality particles of light held together in energetic structures through invisible forces that produce a form of tension or stress as a vibratory field of energy. Emotions are the electrical charges as natural forces or Elements of the material plane that directly affect the composition and behavior of all living entities. The astral plane, which is equivalent to the Earth’s atmosphere, is formed out of “air” as illuminated water and dust formed by the combination of heat-light (fire) and water, the two primary Elements of the material plane that form air as a dynamic combination. The astral plane can be thought of as the invisible atmosphere of the earth, which permeates and envelops it, much like the auric mind field of the body. All invisible forces or planes of light go “through” matter, because of course matter is light that’s comprised of mostly empty space (subtle energy), and serves to “animate it” with automatic and natural behaviors. The astral plane serves as a medium through which emotions are readily transmitted, entering into living forms and producing automatic behaviors as a form of instinct, or behavior that’s unconscious in nature and comes without intention or a thought process.

Invisible forces as vibratory frequencies are what holds matter together in dynamic patterns as “form”. This form is then operated and animated by the same invisible forces that form it. Matter exists in what we call four primary states as charged-electrified plasma (the substance of stars as the fire Element), gas (air), liquid (water), and solid (earth). The entire physical plane is comprised of what we call the four primary Elements of Fire, Air, Water, and Earth, which form a dynamic series of correspondences to all aspects of both the mind and body, all of which operate according to and by way of the same set of laws. By understanding these laws, we can gain the knowledge necessary to work with all aspects of our material being.

All mastery and creation comes by working through law, rather than in contradiction to it. The mind as the invisible field of consciousness that vibrates at a certain frequency (is charged), is an invisible force that has the ability to organize, influence, and manipulate material reality through “emotional states” that it acts to produce. The mind, which is of the parallel mental plane, exists outside of or precedes the astral plane of light, and is what produces and determines it. The mind as “states of consciousness” operate as whole ideas that form thoughts as the reality of that idea, that then acts to stimulate an emotional response to the thought by producing the chemistry that’s of the same nature as the thought, which then produces the behaviors (animates matter) as the reality (organized movement) of the thought (idea). The emotion that’s married to a thought is what shapes it into a living reality as the experience of the thought.

The atmosphere of the astral plane acts as a medium for the propagation and transmission of both thoughts and emotions, where one always produces or is associated to the other as “thought-forms”. There are two basic ways we form emotions, the most primary method is in response to our own thoughts, and the other is as a projection from others that travels through the atmosphere entering directly into our body and stimulating a chemical reaction which alters our “state of mind” to match it. Emotions alter the physical state of the body to match the thought, and also alter the thoughts to match the emotional state. Emotions, which are the language and transformer of the material plane of light, act directly in and on the body through the chakra system, which then stimulates the endocrine glands to produce hormones as chemistry that transforms the vibratory state of the body while simultaneously regulating all of its biological functions. Emotions as conscious forces “pass through matter”, because they’re both comprised of the same thing. Light, in both visible and invisible forms (plasma and gas), acts as an electrified medium, which holds light substance (liquid and solid) together in vibratory patterns as living, animated entities.

Emotion is the main component of memory – we only remember events that had a strong emotional content – and the emotion associated with a memory serves as a “trigger” that activates the memory, which is what provides the “automatic behavior” as a pattern that’s acted out in a completely unconscious fashion. Emotions, as an electrical charge that activates and sets a memory into motion as outward behaviors that produces the physical reality of the memory through a form of cause and effect, is the same principle that governs and operates the entire animal kingdom as “instinct”. Humans are the only species that’s endowed with a conscious mind capable of “thinking” and therefore generating its own emotional state based on its own, self-induced thoughts. Yet most, forfeit this ability early in life through training of various sorts, and act instead to simply absorb and think the thoughts of others while living out of and being prone to the emotional states of those thoughts. Because emotions produce such a strong physical response when they’re allowed to “infect you” by entering into your body and stimulating a chemical reaction, they tend to completely control how you feel and think, and can keep you living out of a predominately “unconscious state” of automatic behaviors as a normal way of being.

Emotions are the language of the subconscious mind, which is also the aspect of the mind we share with the entire animal and plant kingdom, which operates as a motivating force devoid of thought. When we’re triggered with an emotion, we’re literally rendered unconscious and go into a whole dynamic set of automatic thoughts and behaviors, often without seeming to realize what’s actually happening and having no real control over them. The reality we create in our minds in response to emotions of various sorts are the reality of those emotions (emotions form realities as their expression) as illusions that are very convincing because they’re intense, and therefore mistaken as being real.

Emotions are the natural drugs of the body that produce “altered states”. As we allow an emotional charge to enter our body, it literally transforms us into the state (inner reality) that produces the (outer) reality of that emotion, and acts to control us in the most literal sense. The way to control anybody is to work through emotions to alter their state and cause a “reaction”. Anytime we’re “reacting” we’re being controlled by what we’re reacting to. All behavior is ultimately emotionally driven. How we think and behave, when residing in a predominately unaware state, is completely driven and determined by the emotional states we exist in on a regular basis. Emotions, like all drugs that are stimulating, are addictive, and we habitually maintain emotional states as a way of giving ourselves a “fix” of our favorite drug, which keeps us in an altered state and the illusion of that state as our experience of reality.

In order to begin intentionally working with emotions as energetic forces, we have to first realize that all energy as Elemental s, are influenced and directed by the mind as will, which is thought that imagined as an operation. Awareness is always the key to being able to consciously and deliberately work with something. We can only work with what we’re aware of. By becoming conscious of what was previously working at the unconscious level as automatic, we can “see” what’s happening and the effect it produces in us, and we can begin working with that process to redirect the energy involved through mental abilities. When we become aware of how we’re being emotionally stimulated by everyone and everything around us by how they feel, what they’re saying, and how they’re being, we can realize that we don’t have to allow ourselves to be blindly affected by it, but can instead keep their energy from “entering into us” and affecting us with the emotional charge it’s designed to create. Naturally, the stronger the emotion being outwardly expressed, projected, and transmitted, the more difficult this is, but only in the beginning when we’re still learning and practicing. The more we practice this, the easier it gets and the more natural it becomes.

All mastery comes through constantly practicing using your will to control your own reactions and perceptions. You have to first decide that you’re going to intentionally prevent energetic charges from entering your mind (electromagnetic energy field around and outside of your body), and therefore your body, and refrain from any form of “reaction” when being triggered, while simultaneously self-reflecting to gain an awareness of what’s actually taking place. The more aware we become of what’s actually happening when we “take on other people’s emotions”, the easier it becomes to prevent it. Emotions are infectious, and like an illness act to alter our entire state of being to become the vessel for expressing the emotion, while of course, creating the consequences that come from our behavior while in an emotional / unconscious reaction.

Likewise, when we realize that we produce emotions with our own thoughts, we can learn how to regulate our thoughts and redirect our attention to only think about things in a way that will produce the type of emotions we want to experience, or to neutralize them altogether. Because emotion and thought are always connected, the emotional state you’ve been habituated to through your formative conditioning also determine the type of things you tend to focus on and how you think about them to form internal realities as a “story” you start telling yourself about things that gives them meaning.

Changing your story about things may be a bit difficult to overcome in the beginning, because you’ve built your identity out of your story about things and the emotional states you’re addicted to. Like all addictions as habits, you don’t ever “stop them” or quit doing them, instead, you replace them with a different type of story and way of being. All habits are broken by being transformed into new and more productive habits. When you’re no longer “infected” and live out emotions being transmitted around you and as a response to your own thinking and perceiving, you’ll literally feel like and become a different person. So you have to be conscious of this, and embrace this new feeling of control and empowerment that emotional control brings. You’ll have to be prepared to begin telling a different type of story, and become a different type of person by way of your own story about things.

When we’re no longer controlled by the will and emotions of others, we can find ourselves in a strangely calm and peaceful place, unless of course we’re still caught up in thinking the type of thoughts that keep us in a constant reactive state to our own thoughts and imagining. Whatever memories we continue to live out of by dwelling in them, we keep ourselves in the same emotional state of those memories. We literally “tune ourselves” to the vibration of our thoughts and what we focus on in a continuous fashion. If a memory was sad or painful, as we think about it and relive it in our imagination, we produce a sad and painful state. We literally generate and experience the same emotions of those thoughts, and keep ourselves in a sad and painful state. This is because we have lived our life out of our memories of the past which we identified with while creating them (memories are interpretations that make events meaningful), and continue to build our identity out of and around by maintaining the same emotional states and thinking more of the same type of thoughts, while producing more of the same type of outer experiences. Through this process of living out of the past by dwelling in memories, we literally keep ourselves tune to and repeating those same type of experiences over and over, identifying with them deeper and deeper, until it’s the only state and story we know how to tell.

So in order to transform your own mental and emotional state and become a different type of person, you need to decide that you’re going to give up your story about things and step into a true sense of empowerment. A state where you’re not only no longer controlled by others and the whims of society, but you’re able to become self-directed and therefore self-determined. Only from this position are your truly embracing your true power of choice and free will to create yourself in an intentional and deliberate manner. However, empowerment brings a tremendous amount of responsibility and accountability. This new sense of responsibility can be a bit terrifying in terms of the insecurity it often brings, and the fact that you’re probably not going to be supported doing this in any way, shape, or manner by others or your life situations and circumstances. So you have to be prepared for this and employ a sense of mental fortitude and diligence. We only truly accomplish what we form devotion, commitment, and dedication to.

When stepping into your true power, you’ll have to learn how to cultivate other aspects of yourself you haven’t developed. You’re going to have to become very clear on who you actually are, and in moments that you normally spent reacting or being controlled by the will of others, you’re going to have to make new decisions as to how you’re going to be and what you’re going to say or do. Automatic reactions and unconscious behaviors are going to be replaced with thoughtful and deliberate actions. As we act in a deliberate manner and become truly creative in our life, we simultaneously become aware of the consequences it produces, and we can “adjust our response” in order to produce the proper influence that will lead to the desired outcome. When we’re no longer “being controlled by our emotions”, we suddenly find ourselves in a position of being able to directly and intentional influence others and situations to a difference means. By being in full control of ourselves, we’re able to remain aware and intentionally influence situations in a way that neutralize the emotion being expressed, and initiate a new emotion that leads it in a different direction. We can learn how to how not only not be affected by other people’s emotions, but how to use emotions deliberately to affect others and produce the type of thoughts that will be more productive and serve the greater good of everyone involved, instead of creating illusions as emotional dramas of some sort.

The key to all forms of mastery is awareness of others and the operations inherent in the outer world through self-awareness. We can come to understand everything around us by how we’re being stimulated, influenced, and affected by it. Through this awareness we can gain control over our own internal processes and reactive states. Once we are fully aware and have control over ourselves, we become a neutral force, and can act on ourselves in an intentional manner to regulate and maintain our own state of mind. We can detach from anything happening around us, and no longer being controlled by others and the events of life.

By mastering self-control we can become independent and self-reliant, and therefore able to truly create and alter the state of everything else by intentionally embodying different types of emotions that will influence and alter their state. It’s always a question of who has the stronger will and who’s the one acting to influence and direct who? In every situation you’re either being affected by the influence of others, or you’re the one who’s influencing and affecting them. By employing a completely neutral state, which is the desired state in personal terms, you act to neutralize whatever emotion is being expressed by not “taking it on” and responding in a like manner, which amplifies it, and you change the state of the other person, calming them down and relaxing them. Whenever we don’t react to someone by taking on the same emotions and reality as them, we act as a mirror that’s reflects back to them the illusion of the reality they’ve created out of their emotional state.

We only truly have the power to self-create and become self-determined when we can gain full control of both our mental and emotional states. By learning how to keep emotional charges from entering into and affecting us, while also learning how to direct our attention onto things that produce a positive and relaxed state, we step into a form of liberation as the true ability to create ourselves by cultivating different states in ourselves that develop our character and identity in an intentional and deliberate manner. When we can exercise control over our own mind and body, we exist in a calm state of inner peace, undisturbed and unaltered by whatever is going on around us. We come into a new sense of empowerment as our ability to truly be creative not only in our own life, but in the world at large. We embrace our true identity as superior beings with the ability to create within the material world by working with the natural laws that govern the Elemental world of feelings, thoughts, and emotions, that produce all actions as a unification.

By mastering self-control we gain the ability to achieve higher states of consciousness by existing in a passive and receptive state to the higher worlds by not being “active” (reactive) in the lower, material plane. Whenever we’re forming our identity out of our emotional delusions as the stories we tell out of them by living in them, we are bonding ourselves to the lower plane of our delusions. Out of our identification with emotional states of various sorts, we form attachments to those states as a need and desire for them, because without them, we don’t know who we are. By identifying with our higher nature, which exists outside of and above the material plane of astral light (emotions), and mastering our mental powers, we let go of material attachments and no longer form our identity out of material means, and we become a neutral force, which without personal motive or need, becomes a force for good in the world because it’s only desire and motivation is to serve humanity in whatever way is beneficial for everyone involved. We only truly have power in any situation when we’re free of it and not dependent on it to fulfill any need or desire of any kind. Detachment from material identification is the key to transcending the material plane to higher and more empowering states of mind. To become “godlike” is to become neutral to all delusions born out of emotional states, and cultivate instead virtues that allow us to govern and oversee the material plane.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

 

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Multiple Personality Disorder – The Soul’s Ability to Create the Body and Reality

While we can look at the placebo effect all day long as a means of attempting to understand the minds ability to shape reality or regulate the chemistry and function of its own body, the true impact of this idea comes through what we call “Multiple Personality Disorder”, or when two or more personalities appear to be inhabiting the same body. Just as potential is latent in the normal or average person, and though not actively expressing can be used by making it active to modify or transform the basic personality of the body, multiple personalities exist within the same body and move in and out of active dominance as a “shift in state”, that employs an entirely different personality that completely alters not only the energy of the body as its demeanor, taking on entirely different ways of being, but also transforms the actual condition and function of the body they share. What we call the “personality” can also be thought of as an aspect of the mind called the “subconscious mind”, which is the “consciousness” of the body, or the “soul”. The mind and soul are synonymous. So whenever we’re talking about “personality”, we’re also talking about the mind as the consciousness that actually expresses physically as the personality of the body. Different personalities have entirely different minds and correspondences as different names, memories, personal history, identity, race, nationality, gender, sexual preference, and health conditions, which include illness, disease, disabilities, and cancers. In rare cases, some personalities can even be of a different species, such as an animal or alien life-form. The number of personalities can range from two to several. One of the most remarkable things about multiple personalities in terms of the personality’s ability to “shape-shift” or form the body, which of course can be measured and physically observed, is that one personality can have severe type one diabetes (for example), and the others don’t. This doesn’t mean it just acts like or pretends it has diabetes, but rather that diabetes actually exists as the condition of the body, and is self-evident and physically measured through testing. Yet they only have the disease in one of their personalities, where it’s fully manifest, and not at all in the other(s). The same goes for any number of conditions, including cancer which can be in an advanced stage. This change in the physical condition of the body takes place just as instantly as the shift in personalities do, and when they move back into another personality (it becomes outwardly present and dominant), the condition disappears completely, and their entire health changes just as abruptly. This shift in state as moving between personalities, can take place in a matter of a few seconds, not hours or days. And so the entire physical state of the body, changes just as instantly as the correlation to what we call the personality, which can also be thought of as the “soul”, because the soul is what manifests as the personality and regulates the molecular structure and function of the body. It’s the mind or soul that actually organizes and forms the body and gives it the life that it has as a conscious being. This shows us that the personality isn’t something that’s just created through the genetic composition of the bodies DNA or ancestral memory, but it’s acquired by way of or as an expression of the soul that inhabits it. And while we can clearly say that the soul attracts into the physical body that’s complementary to it (of the same frequency and nature), and is therefore ideally suited for the soul as its vehicle for expression, and that its genetic memory and physical characteristics correlate with the soul, we can also see that the personality and state of the body is a product of the mind-soul that serves to organize its molecular structure, stimulate and regulate biological processes, animate with natural behaviors, and ultimately “expresses” through it. We can conclude that the physical condition of the body (the one it “takes on”) is determined by the soul as what we commonly think of as karma. What we call karma is the memory of the soul that forms the mental paradigm of the mind. We can see (directly observe) that illness and disease are produced by the soul as a natural form of karma that systematically shapes the body to produce whatever condition and situation the soul’s mental paradigm naturally forms, as a means of setting the stage necessary for learning and growing through life experience, which only comes through altering and transforming the mind that’s responsible for creating it. The mind which is the instrument of the soul, is what organizes the biology of the body, and determines its state (vibratory frequency), how it functions, and what type of reality it produces and lives out of, all of which is its own creation. We are at once the creator of our life, the one experiencing our creation, and the witness of our life experiences, which becomes the memories of our soul as its vibratory structure, or mental paradigm. We are always acting “on ourselves” as the means of creating the experiences that serve to shape us by how we identify with our own self-created experiences. The only difference is each part of the whole process is created and conducted by different aspects of the same mind, which are largely unaware of each other and how they operate together to form the same cohesive and coherent reality as a spirit, mind, and body. The subconscious mind completely forms and operates the body while forming our basic perceptions and emotional states, without any awareness by the conscious mind of what’s happening or why. The conscious mind is the thinking, talking mind that forms our outer awareness as our waking state, which remains completely unaware of the creative ability of its own subconscious mind which is what’s producing the reality that it then uses to create its “experience” out of by how it interprets it to tell a story about it. As the conscious mind tells a story about the outer reality created by its own subconscious mind, it then forms an association with and gets its “sense of itself” through that experience. The conscious mind is unaware of what the subconscious mind is doing and thinks that it’s in charge of creating its reality through choice and will, and imagines that reality is separate from itself, and something that’s happening “to it”, independently of it, and therefore beyond its control. It has no idea that the “world out there” is a mirror image or direct reflection of the “world in here”, as hidden or unknown aspects of itself that are being projected outward and superimposed on everyone and everything else. This observable fact as a reality, like any “strange occurrence” that can’t be explained using conventional models, has been largely ignored by the scientific community and psychologists, or has been completely altered by trying to explain it through paradigms that can’t explain it. One of the natural tendencies of the mind is to alter reality by simply perceiving it through its own mental paradigm as a means of attempting to understand (make sense out of and explain) what’s not understandable using its paradigm. What exists outside of our paradigm, we literally can’t comprehend, even though we can observe it. And by trying to explain it using our paradigm, we change it completely and make out to be something entirely different (like us). Our beliefs about what’s real and what’s not, or what’s possible or impossible form the parameters of our mind as self-imposed limitations that prevent us from being able to comprehend and step into whole new aspects of reality. Instead, we become invested in reducing all levels to neatly fit within our ideas about it. Because of this human tendency, Multiple Personalities has been either completely ignored by the scientific community, thrown out as being a fluke or pseudo-science (what we now label everything we can’t explain), or reclassified with terminology (Dissociative Identity Disorder) that reforms it into an acceptable hypothesis that can be explained away through the conventional mindset. What we now call Multiple Personality Disorder, or what they’ve relabeled and now call “Dissociative Identity Disorder” (because the identity is an outgrowth of the personality), is what has historically been called “possession”. The idea of being “possessed” simply referring to having multiple “spirits” or “entities” possessing the same body. Because this was a strange and mysterious phenomenon, it was considered demonic or somehow evil in nature, and the clergy was called on to perform “exorcisms”, which was the process used to “pull out and remove” the foreign spirit from the body, resuming whatever they considered their “real personality”. But if we simply remove the need to explain what’s happening and simply observe it from more of a factual perspective (that defies explanation), we can clearly see that invisible forces as the mind and soul manifest in the body as its personality, and systematically changes the entire “nature” of the body using the same biological substance and structure causing it to “appear different”. The soul as the mind and some mysterious invisible force is what gives the body its condition and nature, and forms the vehicle for the soul that then creates and expresses through it. Dr. Linda Gadbois Integrative Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor       

The Axis Mundi – Black Holes, Wormholes, and Stargates to Parallel Dimensions

Throughout Spiritual Sciences the Axis Mundi has been portrayed as a tunnel or portal that connects higher dimensions to lower dimensions, or Heaven and Earth. This concept of a portal between dimensions has also been called the cosmic axis, world axis, world pillar, center of the world, world tree, rod of Hermes (symbol of medicine) or caduceus, and in Shamanic Arts the means of traversing to other realms in order to bring back spiritual knowledge. This same idea is what’s referred to as the “tunnel of light” that we move through after death of the body that takes us into other dimensions that are correlated to this one as a natural transition from one form to another. Anyone who meditates deeply while focusing their attention or forming identification with the higher spiritual realms, or often simply fully relaxing and removing consciousness from the body, experiences moving through a form of spiraling light that has a pulsating, rhythmic movement to it. We enter into and move between dimensions not through a physical vehicle, but through the vehicle of the mind, which is our spiritual essence as a state of consciousness.

In many spiritual and religious allegories this same idea is symbolized as Buddha finding enlightenment while sitting under a tree for forty days (40 being a symbolically significant number). Jesus died on a cross, another symbol of the rod, vertical pathway, or shaft to a higher dimension. The Kabbalah Tree of Life is represented as spheres of consciousness as “mental states” or principles, which move between dimensions as “levels of being” through three pillars, one representing the feminine energies, one the masculine, and the central the perfect balance of these as equilibrium. This same idea is conveyed as “Jacobs Ladder”, which is a spiraling stairway from earth to heaven that the angels descend and ascend from. The gods of mythology were described as descending from the heavens through pillars or beams of light. In astral travel, this idea is perceived as the silver cord or umbilical cord that keeps us attached to our physical body as a etheric connection or pathway of return. In other legends and myths it’s referred to as a rope, staff, or Maypole. But in all of these traditions and symbolic concepts, it represents the tunnel or passageway through which the soul moves freely between invisible, yet parallel dimensions, purely by means of the mind or astral body that accompanies and inhabits the physical body.

In Spiritual Sciences this idea is most prominently formed as the souls ability to move between subtle and dense dimensions through a form of star-gate that’s represented as the astral body and its energetic composition as the spinal cord and nervous system, the charkra’s and nadis, the Meridians, and by utilizing or willfully directing (polarizing) the Life Force Energy cradled at the base of the spine up to the brain to produce the necessary “state-of-mind” through which transition to a higher dimension is natural and spontaneous. This whole process is given as a “symbolic formula” in the Caduceus, which is a rod (spinal column), with polar serpents (Life Force of Masculine and Feminine energies), whose movements from the base of the spine upward in a spiraling motion that “spins” the chakras simultaneously in opposite directions forming equilibrium at each level while also forming polarity with the next one in a hierarchical structure, stimulating it into a state of equilibrium, and so on, through all the chakras until it reaches the higher three, which exist as a single, higher plane that’s still fully within the body as the medium that connects us to the lower region of still higher realms in a hierarchical structure. The neck, as the fifth chakra, is symbolic of a microcosm as a shaft that connects the brain and senses to the lower body through the nervous system, through which it “operates” the body.

The Pentad, also represented as a Pentacle, represents the “star-gate” of the body (5th chakra of the throat), the Pentacle itself forming an actual star. The sixth chakra, also represented as a star, as two interlaced triangles (symbolic of the higher and lower minds on the same level) superimposed over each other in opposite orientation, represents the actual transmission, connection, or movement into a higher dimension of universal consciousness, also symbolized as the Merkabah. The seventh chakra, symbolized by the central pillar through which the soul enters and exits the body through a “spiraling light shaft”, and the eighth chakra, which exists outside the body and encapsulates it as a sphere shaped energy field, forms an octave as a unified whole that forms the bottom or beginning vibratory frequency (level of consciousness) of the next higher octave that takes us into a higher dimension. We move between parallel dimensions by utilizing the Life Force energies of the body to ignite and elevate our state of mind, by withdrawing our consciousness from the body and moving it into the higher spiritual realms, completely detaching from identification with the body, and experiencing ourselves instead as purely spiritual beings born of and essentially a part of a higher dimension.

In modern sciences of cosmology and quantum physics, this same idea is being identified as what we now call “black holes” that reside in the center of galaxies that run parallel to the spiraling motion of galaxies as more of a rod or vertical shaft that forms a cross or a form of “spinning top”. All heavenly bodies that are a part of a stabilized system, are spherical masses that spin on an invisible axis in a balanced state. Black holes have extreme gravitational properties (are magnetic) and draw or suck matter into it (black absorbs), where it vanishes and seems to disappear completely. Through a fundamental understanding of natural laws, we know that if black holes exist, then white holes also exist (which project), which is where matter comes into our universe form out of nowhere (a parallel universe), which is what explains the basic theory of the “Big Bang”, where our universe formed as an expansion out of nothing.

In a similar idea, we now theorize Wormholes as a form of light tunnel or vortex that produces a “shortcut” of sorts where we can move instantaneously to distant locations in the universe, or to completely different universes altogether. We don’t really know where wormholes lead, which is a bit of a problem when considering them as a real means of travel, and they seem unstable, appearing briefly, then collapsing and disappearing. So these supposed portals to other dimensions could possibly leave us stranded there with no means of reconnecting through the same wormhole in order to return to the place and time that we left. This is thought to be one of the most basic forms of actual “time travel” which runs by what they call “timelines”, which can be thought of as connecting us to dimensions or realms of being through our “memory” of them. What we have a memory of we form a mental and energetic connection to, and movement in higher dimensions doesn’t require a physical body that moves through space and time from one location to the next, but is instantaneous manifestation of reality as “thought” itself. The mind doesn’t exist “in” a material reality, but is what “produces” that reality as a mental construct or imaginary projection.

All we’re ever really doing in life is rediscovering the same ideas while viewing them through different models and giving them different names. It’s science that going to lead us to God, or reveal the existence of what we have come to call “Heaven” as a parallel world, because spiritual traditions (not religion) are the most basic form of scientific investigation into the nature of “God” as all of Life and the phenomenal world of dense matter. In ancient societies the priests were the scientists, and the basis of “spirituality” was the science of the soul, or the science of the mind, which are synonymous to each other. Modern religions consider many Eastern Philosophies to be “atheists”, yet, the real difference isn’t a “belief in God”, but rather how we’re defining the idea of “God”, which can in fact be “known directly” through experience and therefore doesn’t require a belief in it, but rather a firsthand “knowledge of it”.

When we use the term “God”, it’s a kind of metaphor that represents an invisible idea, and so it’s left largely to the imagination as a belief formed by the individual instead of coming by way of a direct experience, which is what the Spiritual Sciences are based on. Scientific investigation into the phenomena of life, like all sciences, is conducted and formed completely out of the human mind, as is all religions and spiritual traditions. So the science of the mind is the fundamental science that births and forms the basis for all other sciences. The mind being the vehicle of the soul, brings us to the only “real science”, which is the Science of the Soul. Only the soul and mind are eternal and live independently of the material body and natural world as we know it. So the Science of the Soul is the only “true science”, and is the only one that’s transcendental (multidimensional) in nature, and is therefore our only true “vehicle” for moving spontaneously between parallel worlds by learning to develop, manage, and operate our own consciousness and moral nature as our state of mind and vibratory frequency, through which we form sympathetic resonance with realms that exist at a higher frequency, and spontaneously merge into them.

Dr. Linda Gadbois 

Thought, Self-Creation, and the Nature of Karma

Karma is the Habituated State of Mind that forms all of Our Perceptions

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Many people believe that karma is something that’s incurred only through actions of some kind, or that it’s okay to think about something as long as you don’t actually “do” anything. Pure thought is subtle (invisible) and seemingly inactive on the material plane, while feelings, sensation, and emotion are active forces that serve to stimulate us physically. We imagine that we can think without actually creating any consequences to our thoughts as long as we don’t act on our thoughts in the material sense. Thought is always individual in nature, each person having their own unique thoughts in response to any form of stimulation, whereas emotions are more universal in nature in the sense that we all experience the same basic type of emotions. Yet, in reality, thought, as a subtle force, underlies and forms the basis for all of our emotions and actions. Thought is “action” on the spiritual plane, and forms the pattern as an idea that becomes enacted on the material plane. To think is to literally create in the most basic sense of the idea. It’s not enough to control our behavior and what outward activities we engage in, we have to also control our thoughts which forms the basis for our activities. Thoughts form the images and patterns of material form and processes, and become the template for producing an analogous outer reality through corresponding behaviors..

Thought that we  dwell in and repeat consistently becomes habitual (normal), and forms the basis for our karma. As we think, we become our thoughts in form, and we view our life “through” our thoughts and mental impressions as our “perceptual lens” that reformulates neutral elements in the outer world to match the thoughts (thematic patterns) of our inner world. As we think we perceive, and through our perceptions we reshape (recompose) the outer reality through our interpretation of it. Thought is a natural force as a vibration that has a structuring mechanism inherent in it, that reformulates light (material substance) through sympathies and antipathies, reshaping it (changing how it appears) to be of the same nature as the thoughts. Our thoughts form an idea as a mental impression or internal reality out of our paradigm (vibratory structure as a model) that becomes the perceptual lens that we “look through” to see the same thing outside of us that’s inside of us. This mental impression as certain type of thoughts form internal representations of the outer world that are superimposed over it as our personal perception of it, and become a form of “organizational template” that’s used to form a subjective experience in place of objective facts. In this way, we ultimately make everything “about” us by building it into our story about things.

Our internal reality of thought, organizes and forms how we experience the outer material plane, and serves to shape us because we are always “one with our thoughts” (the one having our thoughts), and “identifying” with our own self-created experiences,  As we think and create, we’re always spawning, integrating and assimilating our own thoughts to form a greater overall matrix and becoming the summation of our thoughts as an evolutionary process of becoming, which forms our individuality “as” our thoughts. Thoughts are being propagated and transmitted through the astral plane or mind-field of the Earth, as universal thoughts that are adapted and modified into the individual thoughts of humanity or mass consciousness, and are “picked up on” by other minds of the same nature that can accommodate and utilize the same “type of thoughts” into their mental model in a congruent manner, in a subliminal fashion as thoughts that just “come to us out of the blue”. Whatever is of the same vibratory frequency as we are, or within near proximity, we resonate with and naturally absorb and perceive them as being our own, because they’re the same type of thoughts we normally think.

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Thought also exists in universal form, as archetypes that are metaphorical in nature, and act as a prototype or model for using to create our own personal version of the same idea through an imaginary process. As we draw in and are able to conceive of an idea that’s of a universal nature, it’s steadily modified through a series of adaptation to various factors – the paradigm and mental structure of the individual, their level of development and maturity, how the idea is applied to specific conditions, circumstances, and situations pertinent to the individual, how they’re conformed to per-existing beliefs and assumptions, etc. – to produce a unique version of the same idea as a personalized version. Our karma is not only produced by our actions, but by way of our own thinking, which elicits complementary emotions and is what ultimately forms the basis for all of our actions. Our karma is the natural vibratory structure of our mind and how it naturally expresses to create our reality

Thought coming into the material mind in a pure, unadulterated form, has no emotional content or feeling (sensation) active in it, though it does contain feeling and emotion in its latent state, and acts to produce feeling as complementary sensations and emotions as its equivalent or that are of the same nature. The emotion elicited by thought, amplifies that intensifies the thought, producing the actions of the thoughts as our behaviors. All behavior is emotionally driven, and all emotions are produced by our thoughts. What we feel and think, we ultimately do, and what we do is the outer expression and activity of what we think. The mind is the soul, which in its spiritual aspect is the summation of our personal thoughts which form the basis for our perceptions and actions. These thoughts as mental impressions imprinted on our mind, that also produce the activities, experiences, and memories of the thoughts, is our karma as the patterns that determine the nature and course of our life events and what it is that we remain attached and connected to. As we think we become our thoughts and perceive the outer world through our thoughts about it, and we systematically produce the reality of our thoughts by changing how things “appear to us” through the story we tell ourselves about them.

We can work to develop ourselves as a soul-mind by learning how to willfully control our thoughts, and intentionally employ thoughts that will reshape our character, replace other thoughts of an undesirable and destructive nature, and align ourselves with new ideas that will serve to transform us making us able to connect with and produce a new kind of experience of reality. But we have to be able to do this while we’re still experiencing old karma, disciplining ourselves to correct our own tendencies, until the old karma runs its course, creates the experience it was designed to create, and energetically burns out. Then, the karma created by the new way of thinking can begin to take hold and transform our life experiences by way of them. So we’re always required to “pay forward” in terms of creating new forms of karma, knowing that they will only take effect in terms of our outer circumstances and situations once the effects of the old have passed. In some cases, as in relationships, changing our karma may only come through leaving the relationship, because we entered those relationships through “shared karma” as behavioral dynamics that the relationship will continue to hold us to, not allowing a new way of being. This is especially true when only one person in the relationship is changing and growing into new ways of being, while the other is still perceiving and acting out of the old karma..

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The temptation to relapse involved in changing comes from the fact that just as our thinking and perceiving produced the outer events of our life, once the effect is produced outside of us, it then acts as the “cause” that stimulate in us more of the same type of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in response to it. So a self-perpetuating cycle formed as the cause that produces an effect that becomes the cause for producing another effect that becomes the cause . . . . and so on, has to be neutralized. We have to break the cycle by recognizing how we’re being effected by our own life circumstances and situations, and resist the tendency to think the way they naturally cause us to think, while consciously choosing instead to employ other thoughts and not react to the emotional charge they habitually produce. This forms the basis for what we think of as having to “believe” in something even though it’s not happening and therefore self-evident, while knowing that it will come, because it operates by law, and is therefore always true as a kind of guarantee. The only real question becomes, how long it will take for our old way of thinking and emoting to dissolve and exhaust itself, no longer held together through a cooperative effort, and start manifesting as the changing conditions of our life circumstances.

Many of us have been taught to use our creative power by trying to change or manipulate other people and the outer conditions of our life, which is working on the “effect” and not with what’s causing the effect. This is operating “against law”, which is why it never works. In order to change the outer world, we have to change the inner world of the mind and individual character that’s producing it as a natural expression. As long as we remain the same in terms of our thinking, perceiving, and the emotional states we live out of, we continue producing and experiencing the same type of ideas as thematic life patterns over and over. Our thoughts form the patterns of our life as a theme that weaves together all the areas of our life in a congruent and consistent manner. Because of this, no matter how drastic the changing conditions and circumstances of our life, we simply recreate the same type of ideas using new elements. This is because the mind “organizes” any of the outer elements into the same pattern as a reality that produces the same type of experiences in a faithful and automatic fashion.

The Golden Rule – what we sow, we also reap, what we put out comes back to us ten-fold (self-perpetuating as a cause and effect relationship). As we act “on the world” and others through our thoughts, we also act “on ourselves” by living out of the reality produced by our thoughts and gaining a sense of ourselves through our own self-created experiences. Our projections (reality created through our perceptual lens) are reflected back to us, and what we send out as our imagined thoughts (inner reality), produce a corresponding effect, that then becomes the cause of our thoughts, and we live out of the reality produced by our way of thinking as a rhythmic cycle. This self-perpetuating cycle as a cause and effect relationships forms our karma, determines our life experiences, and how they serve to continue shaping us as a product of our own creation. This cyclical effect can go on indefinitely, and is only changed through self-awareness, realization, and the disciplined use of will to change the very nature of our thoughts and our character, while still being stimulated by the return of previous thoughts tempting us to relapse into our old way of thinking. This takes commitment and devotion to a process with no immediate return, while disciplining ourselves to develop mental fortitude and moral stamina to persevere against the odds of our own making.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

 

Integrative Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor

 

 

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Self-Love – What it means to Love Yourself as the Basis for Loving Another

 This is a very slippery idea that’s easy to misinterpret through purely good intentions. In order to see the true nature of this idea we have to look at the nature of the “self”, and what we mean by “love”. While we tend to think these are objective and universal terms, they’re not, and chances are everyone has a different idea about what they mean. The self, like the mind and consciousness, is three-fold in nature. Each aspect of the self is a corresponding aspect to the mind and level of consciousness. Just as we have a higher mind, a lower mind, and a self-aware mind, and we have super-conscious, subconscious, and self-conscious, we have a higher-divine self, a lower self, and a middle self.

All three aspects exist in a unified state as our “individual self”, while some aspects are active and being fully expressed to create who and how we are, others remain latent in a purely potential and passive state. WE tend to operate for the most part out of one predominately, occasionally two, and hardly ever utilize and give prominence to our higher self, because it’s completely outside of the body and doesn’t get its identity (sense of self) from “being” a body. It’s completely objective and non-personal in nature. So for the most part, when we’re talking about the “self” we’re talking about the lower self as the body and personality, and occasionally we’re talking about the mind that’s in charge of the body and capable of directing it and taking care of it through willful decisions that it uses to discipline it.  Like all things, there’s always a dichotomy playing out in the most fundamental sense, and through a misinterpretation of this idea, we can default into developing an attitude of selfishness that utilizes our lower nature as our body and emotions, giving them precedence over our mind, and allowing them to control our mind to fulfill its needs and desires.

To say that loving ourselves is taking good care of ourselves is true, yet we’d have to look at what that means? Indulging in “treating ourselves” to sugary snacks, food that lacks nutrition, things that are purely for emotional and physical gratification of some sort, giving into cravings, impulses, and seeking fulfillment to satisfy or comfort what’s purely of a material nature, all of which may not be good for us at all in the sense of producing good health, a clear mind, high energy, moral integrity, an optimistic outgoing attitude, and a body free of pollutants that result in disease. When taking this kind of an attitude, loving yourself can be detrimental and train yourself to a selfish “me” attitude of – I need, I want, I deserve, I’m going to give myself, I’m going to do only for myself – and so on, which cultivates selfishness in the most basic sense of the word. The lower self as the animal body does not make intelligent decisions (doesn’t employ logic or reasoning), but relies purely on emotional impulses and instincts and doesn’t consider the consequences of those actions. The lower self is more of what we could think of as a “child”.

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When approaching self-love from the middle or human self, it can mean only doing what’s good for the body in terms of producing good health, setting healthy emotional boundaries, always acting in your own life with a sense intelligence and moral integrity, directing your own thoughts, self-reflecting to recognize your own tendencies, and working on yourself to heal them, developing impeccable moral values that you discipline yourself to live by, examining your own behaviors and correcting the ones that need correcting, and so on. This is more of a mother-child relationship between the mind and body, and employs unconditional love as the foundation of the relationship and always acts on yourself with understanding, complete acceptance, and loving guidance that’s strong and diligent, yet gentle and delivered with tenderness. This aspect of the self teaches and develops the lower self to be an instrument of the mind.

In terms of our higher self, once we have our lower nature under control, and our body-personality is truly our neutral vehicle for expression of our mind, where we’re no longer tempted to default and prone to corruption, and we exist in good health, physically, emotionally, and mentally, and we can direct our full attention to serving others. To being of service to humanity as a whole. In this aspect we move away from ourselves as a “bodily identification”, and we feel no need to control others or situations, maintain no desires we seek to fulfill at the expense of others, and we become self-contained as a neutral force in the world. In this aspect of ourselves, we ask to be led into situations where we can be of service to others and demonstrate leadership in helping them. We commit to being an instrument for divine energy to act in the world. Intimately we say to ourselves, to God, “Let your Will be done through me”. Use me. I’m yours. You are my motivation, my desire, and my love. And life takes on a whole new meaning. Our purpose expands significantly, devotion to a higher cause swells inside of us, and we become overwhelmed with a sense of love, beauty, and wonder. We step fully into our divine nature, and take on an identity that’s not connected to or dependent on this world, but to a higher one, and through a lack of personal investment, we become a force for good. This is expressed in the saying of “being in this world but not of it”. This aspect can be thought of as the Father.

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So in order to actually love another, we have to first come to terms with what it means to love ourselves as our divine, higher self that automatically looks on others with compassion, seeking only to understand, comfort, and assist. We recognize and respect people’s karma, we no longer project onto them and instead allow them to be exactly as they are without a need to change or somehow correct them to be like us, and without needing anything from them for our own well-being. We come into all relationships and situations with no need to control or manipulate others to our own means, because we exist and function from a state of contentment where we draw all our power from within. So we’re not looking for power without. We don’t come into situations looking to get, but rather to give. We give without need or expectation of return. We forfeit all opinions, beliefs, and criteria for judging, and we simply become present with things as they are. We interact with them wherever they’re at in life, serving only as a mirror to allow them to begin recognizing themselves through us while holding a safe space for them to come into themselves without guilt, shame, or fear of retribution.

If you pay attention and learn to examine the character behind ideas, you’ll realize that what we call the “7 Cardinal Sins”, are all about selfishness and self-indulgence. Likewise, the “7 Divine Virtues”, are the qualities that can be employed in their place to transform them, and move you out of your lower nature and into your true, universal, godly nature. The most basic form of healing and growth doesn’t come by “working through your issues”, but by consciously developing your character and what qualities you express and therefore cultivate, which automatically change the dynamics playing out, resolving your issues because you no longer act to create them. It’s only by changing our inward perceptions, attitudes and behaviors that we heal and transform our lives through a higher form of self-expression. We never change anything by working with the outer effects, but rather by changing the inner cause. All spiritual growth is an inside process that serves to change the outer expression. We don’t resist evil out of a fear of consequences, but rather by cultivating a love for good.

Dr, Linda Gadbois

The Goal of Meditation – Personal Transformation by Becoming One with God

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Meditation, as a practice, works off the same principles as trance and hypnosis, and serves the same overall purpose. When we meditate, we completely relax our body while withdrawing all consciousness from it, and we lose awareness of our physical existence. We calm and silence our thoughts and enter into a purely inner state that’s spacious and calm. This is the experience of rendering the conscious mind (active thinking mind) passive and latent, while bringing the subconscious into an active and dominant state. We switch roles, so to speak, of what is inherent in our normal waking state. The subconscious, unlike the conscious, acts as a passive vessel for ideas to be planted in that it gestates, grows, and brings into expression as an experience of reality. This is much like a suggestion that’s given while in a hypnotic trance that’s not resisted, but readily taken in, and allowed to take hold, then developed in the imagination by thinking about it.

The whole process of personal transformation as intentional growth and development of latent potential, comes through a form of ‘programming’ or introducing new information into the subconscious, which accepts it, and uses it to re-inform the mind in terms of our mental paradigm, which simultaneously alters how the body functions and behaves, and it becomes a natural part of our being. All energies are polar in nature as active and passive components of a single entity, and move back and forth between active and passive states. Whichever one is active, the other resumes the passive position. They can’t both be active at the same time. This same principle applies to parallel dimensions of what we call higher and lower planes, and when our mind is active on the material plane, the spiritual plane, complementary companion to the material, is rendered passive and inactive. By putting our physical mind in a passive state, it not only activates the spiritual plane of the universal mind, but becomes the receptacle for the thoughts and ideas that are transmitted between planes.

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By making our physical self a passive receiver, knowledge as ideas can be directly injected into the subconscious mind. Conception takes place where we are impregnated with knowledge as a mental transmission. This acts much like a germinal process, and the idea, once planted, begins growing and budding as an adaption to the individual mind that’s acting as the means for it to express through. All germinal processes occur in the darkness as the early stages of mental unfoldment with a genesis of ideas, rather than being received in a fully developed state. Once planted, and allowed to germinate, they are developed into full ideas by the active forces of the individual mind conceiving them. We are always required to use our creative capacity of imagined thought to develop ideas as our own. Meditation polarizes us to the higher planes where knowledge comes in as an unbroken flow of information about a particular object or subject.

In purely practical terms, meditation is the only truly safe method of self-regeneration. It draws nerve energy up from the reproductive centers without any fixation of attention on the centers themselves or visualization process for intentionally drawing it up, and without any thought about sexual functions. Meditation directs the currents of solar force by acts of self-conscious attention. This forms an axiom as the fluid channel between higher and lower dimensions, and is the means through which “above” seeds and impregnates that which is below, and is the principle represented in the saying “as above, so below, in the wondrous operations of the One thing”. Meditation opens the channel for knowledge to flow freely into the subconscious mind, through what’s called the “axis mundi”, traditionally illustrated by a tubular funnel or wormhole-like tunnel, or the trunk of a tree, that connects the upper branches (air-intellect) with the root system (fertile earth) which forms as a symmetrical reflection of it.

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Meditation also requires, and therefore acts to develop, intense concentration, which is a necessary faculty of the mind for the activity that leads to the discovery of difficult and elusive modes of truth. This fosters natural intelligence as the awareness of the hidden mysteries in Nature. This is how the great occult powers of the Adepts are developed through intense concentration and prolonged meditation. All innate powers of the soul are developed through meditative states that act to work directly through the subconscious mind, which is the aspect of the mind that governs and creatively utilizes the elements of the material plane to self-actualize skills and abilities through natural behaviors that are a part of our primary perception, and manifest a corresponding material reality by rearranging it through resonance.

Meditation brings us into contact with the subtle force as the strength whereby the inner beast is tamed, not by active force or willed action, but through the impregnation of truth that grows inside until it ultimately gives birth. All personal expression comes through utilizing the universal knowledge of archetypes and embodying the proper states of mind necessary to fluently express in the outer world as an ‘original idea’. Meditation unveils the mysteries of Nature to the enlightened seer, by revealing the inner nature of things that’s producing the outer appearance and motivating the behaviors it naturally displays. The active force of the self-conscious mind (thinker) in a passive state becomes the witnessing faculty of the mind, and doesn’t exert an influence or control over incoming information, but merely “watches it” as it spontaneously unfolds before it. In this way, we act to receive knowledge that we are entirely unaware of in the normal sense, and are educated from purely internal sources instead of external ones.

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Meditation is symbolically represented in Spiritual Sciences by the 8-pointed star, which forms a wheel, circle, or sphere that’s the symbol of spirit. The form the ideas take on and play out resembles a clear essence as the substance of stars which is a translucent, gaseous fluid of an almost ghost-like nature. These impressionistic images, often resemble the ‘nebula’ in space that accompany star-systems as their raw emanation and ultimate substance that’s ‘charged’ and coagulated to take shape as various life-forms. Often we have the “experience of seeing”, even though there’s no actual (material-sensory) image. Sometimes actual forms are not involved at all, and it comes as more of a silent knowing that shows you something about and idea or object you didn’t know before.  Much like a deeper form of thinking that’s penetrating and feeling oriented. In all of our creative work we’re working with an actual force that has definite forms of expression, and meditation modifies and transmutes this cosmic energy into physical expression. This energy comes into expression as a nerve-force that stimulates the body, altering and producing a personal expression of a distinct character. This control of nerve-force works through the seven inner stars, which correspond with the seven colors of the spectrum, the seven major metals, the seven planets of the zodiac, and the seven notes of the musical scale, infusing life with a distinct personality and set of behaviors as their mode of expression, all originating from a purified state of original ideas.

Meditation always focuses on a state of mind as a quality of consciousness that naturally undergoes modes of operation as a natural form of self-expression, and recognizes natural laws as an interconnected larger process. It works by creating the “experience of it”, so you become the vibration of it. When we induce a relaxed state and turn all of our attention inward and concentrate on inner feelings as an actual experience being produced within us, we arouse the activity of corresponding centers, without any danger of becoming energetically congested, which is what often happens when we work with our own system in an intentional, though somewhat uneducated manner. This is how we gain knowledge of the universal science from a direct and pure source, unadulterated of personal interpretation by someone else, by concentrating on a quality of consciousness as a “state”, which has a natural form and mode of operation inherent in it that ensues from it spontaneously. Out of “states” come entire realities as the expression of the characteristics it infuses matter with.  All spiritual knowledge comes in a unified form that “shapes us” (our character) by blending and becoming one with it, modifying our character to be of the same nature and therefore ideal for expressing it in the world. We acquire knowledge by “becoming” it in form (mind and body).

Meditation is therefore the ideal way to transform yourself, because the qualities you’re conceiving within you, as primal (formative) knowledge that simultaneously shapes your character, is of a pure nature and straight from a higher, spiritual source. This is the most basic form of “God’s Will be done through you”, where we put our own anxieties and desires aside, and become a neutral vessel for higher powers to work through. We consciously connect to a higher source while becoming a passive vessel for information to be downloaded into, reforming our mind through the integration of becoming one with it, and it “shapes our character” to be like it in consciousness, and out of that state-of-being . . . we naturally express and create in very specific ways.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Integrative Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor