Defining Reality – Objective, Subjective, and the Nature of Illusion

There tends to be a constant form of confusion around the idea of what we call “reality” in the objective sense, and the nature of subjective reality as a personal experience. Whenever the term “illusion” or “delusion” is used, it’s referring to the subjective reality that we all create out of or in place of the objective, neutral and meaningless reality we all share in common. So let’s break these interrelated ideas down by describing and explaining them separately . . . .

Objective Reality

What we refer to as objective reality is the one that we all share in common and exists in a neutral state that’s void of meaning. This is what we can think of as the “unified field of information” that contains all attributes, qualities, archetypes, images, life-forms, and so on, that lays the foundation necessary for creating individual realities that are cohesive and correlated to the overall shared reality. This is the field of possibility that exists before anything is filtered out, abstracted and reformulated by the individual mind. In an outdoor setting we all see and hear the same trees, sky, bushes, flowers, sidewalk, cars, buildings, etc. In an indoor setting we all see the same furnishings, artwork, plants, people, and so on, as the basic elements that make up that environment.

When we share an environment or event, we’re all submerged in and a part of the same group information that’s available to everyone involved as a means of forming our perception and experience of the situation. This can be thought of as the universal, archetypal reality of the collective unconscious or mass consciousness of humanity (and Nature) as the group mind of the earth plane. This is a global reality that’s comprised of common elements.

Subjective Reality

What we refer to as subjective reality is the one that’s naturally created by the individual mind as their perception and how they form their own individual “experience” of the objective reality through an internal process. Our experience of the external world is formed by our mental paradigm as the informational structure of our mind formed out of accumulated memory. Our mental paradigm basically consists of our habitual mood, values, beliefs, preferences, and memories. As we form a “value” of some kind, a mental filter is created and set in place that acts to filter all the information that’s available in any given situation, abstracting and causing to stand out whatever pertains to our value in some way – whether for or against it.

Likewise, as we form a belief about something it sets up a series of mental filters that bring forward in our outer reality only what matches and can be used in a cohesive manner to create the reality of our belief. All other information that doesn’t pertain to our belief recedes and fades into the background where it goes largely unnoticed. We don’t use it in order to create our experience. By way of this natural process of filtering and only using certain parts of the information available in the whole, we act to naturally perceive our beliefs as an actual reality, making them seem real and because of this we don’t realize their beliefs. Preferences as likes and dislikes do the same thing. Filters are created based on preferences that produce a feeling of harmony or discord and become attributes that aid in shaping our experiences.

Our memories serve as a kind of metaphorical filter that we look through that brings to the foreground in an enhanced manner whatever can be used in a situation to create the same type of experience as the memory. Our memories set the basis for all of our intentions and expectations in a situation. Whatever expectation we hold as a preconceived notion forms a predisposition and acts to only select and utilize the information that’s necessary to create what we expected.

Our mind acts as an information processing mechanism that’s always sorting out information and reorganizing it into unique configurations as a means of creating our experiences of any given set of circumstances. Our mental model exists as a kind of “theme” (frequency) that consistently produces the same type of reality that’s unique to us as our own creation. Every personal experience is the expression of one possibility out of an infinite number of possibilities. And every person will form a unique version of reality out of the same overall reality as their perception of it.

Perception, Meaning, and the Nature of Experience

Our perception in any situation is formed by the perceptual filters set into place as the means of sorting through billions of bits of information to abstract only a handful and reconfigure it into a new idea as an “interpretation” of the data selected. The data obtained in any situation is abstract and void of meaning until it’s interpreted. Out of a small amount of selected information we form our interpretation as a means of creating our experience by the “meaning” we give it by how we reform it internally as a congruent part of an ongoing story.

The meaning we give things forms our internal dialogue as a kind of story we’re always in the process of telling ourselves about things. We take the information naturally selected as a match to our values, preferences, and beliefs and further modify them by how we adapt them to the ongoing story we’re always in the process of telling as a means of explaining and describing things. This ongoing story that we’re always in the process of telling is what gives things the meaning they have for us and ultimately becomes a kind of “life theme” that produces a consistent version of reality. Through a simple process of self-observation you’ll notice that there’s always one part of you talking to another part of you.

The very act of observing and perceiving something reorganizes the different aspects of it, enhancing and strengthening some, while downplaying and ignoring others, reshaping it into a new variable as a means of experiencing it. Any belief that we form becomes a filter that not only determines what we see or don’t see in a situation, but also determines how we interpret it to give it the meaning that it has. Things only mean what we say they mean. This forms another fundamental misconception. All meaning is subjective in nature and varies with every single person. We create our experience of any situation or event based on the meaning we give it and what we “tell ourselves” about it as a result.

What something means to us is based on our values and what’s important or not important to us, what we believe to be true and thereby use as a means of evaluating it for accuracy, and the memories we associate with it as a means of interpreting it. Our memories not only act to shape our values and what we come to believe or disbelieve, but are in return shaped out of our values and beliefs, which all act together in a cohesive manner to spawn each other while also serving to support, validate, and justify each other in forming a coherent version of reality that’s consistent and always makes sense to us.

Our values, beliefs, preferences, and memories work together to produce a coherent model as a dynamic series of mental filters that function to only perceive the information in the whole that can be used to construct the reality of our mental paradigm. Each person acts to develop their own mental model which is used to produce a subjective variation of an objective neutral reality as the means of creating. Our experience of reality is something we’re (our mind) always creating. While others may act to give us the subliminal suggestions that become our subconscious programming, we are always the one accepting and integrating it into our mental paradigm and then utilizing it as a means of creating ourselves.

For example, a person who forms a belief that they’re “not wanted” will interpret any situation or actions of another to mean that. They’ll only see in any situation what they can use as the means of creating an experience of not being wanted, and are constantly acting to validate their own beliefs. Even when someone does want them and demonstrates that through their actions and how they treat them, they’ll still interpret it in whatever way they need to as a means of creating the experience of not being wanted. This tendency and natural ability to skew reality to make it mean whatever we decide to, is what’s commonly referred to as an “illusion”.

Illusions that become Delusions

When we form convincing realities out of our beliefs (which is a natural function of the mind), it forms an illusion that we use as the means of deceiving and deluding ourselves. This means it’s only real to us and nobody else sees it or experiences it in the same way that we do. The same situation will cause one person to feel not wanted, while another may feel they’re being coerced or manipulated, while still another may find it friendly and inviting. Each person will interpret the same behaviors and activities to mean different things and create entirely different types of experiences based on their subconscious programming. Every person that’s a part of the same situation is experiencing it in a different way based on how it’s filtered through their mental paradigm.

 We don’t ever change the objective outer reality directly in terms of what everyone else is also seeing, but rather how it “appears” to us. All things take on the appearance they do as a reflection of the mind viewing them and acting to shape them as a mental projection. The same objective reality appears different to each individual observing and producing an experience of it. As we turn an objective reality into a personal version as our experience, we become subject to our own creation. As we create our own experience of reality, we sense ourselves “as” and “through” our experience, and we shape our perception of our “self” to be the same.

We “become” whatever we believe about ourselves as an experience, and by what we tell ourselves about things that make them mean what they do. As we assign meaning to things we form our story about our self out of them by experiencing our self “through them”. As we form realities out of our beliefs, they become delusions that we willfully maintain even when situations serve to contradict or disprove them. Most people will argue to defend their beliefs about things rather than change them. They fall in love with their own opinions while mistaking them for being true. As we tell our story about things we build our identity around them and use them as a means of explaining what happened to us that made us the way we are, and rather than changing our inner world we expect the outer world to somehow magically change instead. This is because we don’t realize that the outer world is being created by our inner world as a correspondence.

Delusion and how we Deceive Ourselves

Our core beliefs are formed by us as children based on how we interpreted intense emotional events before we developed our ability to reason and logically analyze them in an objective manner. As children, we’re in a purely unconscious and subjective state where everything is about us. The primary beliefs we formed out of emotional states became the premise and mental filters out of which we formed all of our other beliefs. The story we began telling ourselves as a child in order to try and make sense of emotionally charged experiences, formed the basis for our mental model out of which we processed all information as a means of creating our perception of reality. It became our subconscious programming that formed the basis for all of our experiences. Whatever we program our subconscious with as an “imaginary emotionally intense idea” becomes the basis for reality as an experience. Because we can experience the reality of our beliefs we don’t realize that they’re only true due to our ability to create them through our perception of them.

We don’t form individual beliefs about things, but rather form a system of beliefs that are compatible and serve to support, justify, validate, and prove each other. This is why experiences that contradict a single belief or perspective is usually ignored, argued against, or discredited using other beliefs, and the belief maintained instead, and sometimes even strengthened as a result. To change a belief requires changing the core belief spawning it, which comes only through a shift in awareness that alters and modifies our paradigm.

All beliefs are formed out of our mental model and can only be changed by incorporating new information that modifies the whole structure. This only comes through direct experience that’s contemplated as a consideration that’s allowed to take hold in the imagination where it’s formed into a possible, and therefore “believable” reality as an internal experience. We can only comprehend what we can form as an internal representation, and we can only do what we can first imagine ourselves doing.

This natural process of the individual mind in creating reality by imagining it is what’s referred to as replacing objective reality with illusions that become a form of delusion. When we don’t realize how our own mind works to create our reality, and we’re always operating out of an unconscious state, our tendency towards self-deception is enormous and often very compelling. This results from the fact that we don’t understand how our own mind works and haven’t developed the skill in knowing how to operate it consciously. Because the most powerful aspect of our mind operates without our direct awareness we don’t realize its power to create. Through a lack of true self-awareness we become subject to our own creations instead of mastering our ability to create. Anytime we live out of the story of our formative conditioning as the basis for our perceptions and means of interpreting the events of our life, we live a life of delusion and unknowingly act on ourselves to deceive ourselves.

Summary:

What we’ve come to call “reality” is a very elusive idea that’s constantly being reshaped to take on a new and unique appearance based on the mind interacting with it. Each individual cultivates their own mental model which acts as a filtering system for abstracting certain information in any situation and reorganizing it by how they interpret it to give it meaning. The meaning we give things shapes how we form our experience of it. Our experience comes as our feelings and internal dialogue as what we tell ourselves about it while reforming it in our mind as a internal representation. Meaning, like the mind creating it, is threefold in nature. Whatever we make something mean through our story about it means the same thing about us, other people, and the world in general. Whatever beliefs we form about ourselves, we also use as the means of shaping others and the events of the world to be of the same nature and idea. Every aspect of our reality supports every other aspect, and serves to prove and justify it as being real and therefore true.

We create a subjective experience of reality from a completely unconscious state, and as a result, don’t realize what we’re doing. We don’t realize our mind’s own power to create, and so we imagine we have no control over it. We can live our whole life feeling as though everything is happening “to us” and beyond our ability to change it. Because we’re programmed subconsciously at an early age, we consistently grow up in the reality being produce by our programming, and don’t realize we’re the one actually creating it. Once we begin realizing how our own mind works to form beliefs around whatever we’ve been taught, we can become self-aware and recognize how it is we’re doing it. Once we begin realizing and forming a practical understanding of how our mind works to create our experiences of reality, we can begin operating it in an intentional and deliberate manner by learning how to program ourselves to produce the type of experiences we want.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Realizing your True Self and Transcending the False Ego of your Past

One of the most fundamental spiritual errors we make in life is in believing that we are the personality of our body and conditioning. As a human soul born into an animal body, we acquire the physical characteristics and ancestral memory that’s inherent in our genes. Our genetic makeup bestows us with the basic tendencies that are then developed by our family dynamics (those who share the same tendencies) as our formative conditioning that serves to birth our initial identity (ego). Through our formative conditioning we form a story about our self that becomes our life theme. As we grow into adults we take over the process of continuing to condition ourselves by living out of the same story. We usually do this without ever realizing that the only reason it holds true for us is because we continue to live our life as though it’s true. Many people (actually most), firmly believe that they “are” their personality as they were shaped by others and society, and have no real ability to change themselves. They live their entire life without ever realizing that they’re actually the “story-teller” and one that’s producing the reality of their story, rather than a mere consequence of the story itself.

As we come into this life and our soul acquires the qualities of our genetic makeup, we’re initially shaped by others and outside forces to strengthen and develop certain qualities while others remain latent and underutilized. We exist as children in a predominately unconscious state (of hypnosis) where we readily take in and internalize whatever consciousness is actively being expressed and demonstrated all around us. Whatever dynamics we’re apart of as a family structure, we become programmed with, and they serve to form the foundation for the story we begin telling ourselves as a means of making sense of things as we begin developing our conscious mind (between 8 and 21 years).

Our personality is formed from an unconscious state as a form of hypnotic programming that lays the foundation as a life theme for our identity to spontaneously emerge through our conscious development. As we begin thinking for ourselves and forming our own ideas about things (somewhere around puberty) we take over our own unconscious programming as our internal dialogue and the perceptual filters that we use for producing all of our experiences. We take over where our family left off, and our parent’s voice becomes our own internal voice and the means through which we interpret things to give them meaning through the story we begin telling ourselves about them. Our conditioning forms the basis for all of our initial internal dialogue as our means of thinking and processing information to form a consistent experience of our self, others, and the world around us. Out of this initial story-line as a life theme we consciously begin developing our identity by the roles we naturally take on and play through the relationship we form with the outer world and our life circumstances.   

All of our primary memories are formed from significant emotional events in our life that had a strong impact of some kind that altered us in some way. The emotional impact came at a time when we couldn’t rationalize it in an objective manner, and so we processed the experience internally by making it all about us. As a child we perceive ourselves as being one with our family unit and haven’t yet developed the mental capacity to see ourselves as sovereign individuals. Whatever we hear being said about us by others around us we accept as being true without questioning it, and form beliefs about our self as a result. Through a basic form of hypnotic suggestion we’re given (subliminally programmed with) the same values, attitudes, perspectives, beliefs, emotional states, and behavioral dynamics as our family unit. We always shape ourselves to be just like our family, or what we imagine to be the opposite (relate or contrast), but either way, we still form ourselves by way of our family.

As we grow older we fall into a very specific and pronounced role within that dynamic and we begin developing ourselves based on what we’ve been taught to believe about ourselves and the way things are. Whatever other people say about us when we’re a child acts as a creative directive (hypnotic suggestion) for our subconscious to produce as a reality. The beliefs we form about ourselves as a child become our “core beliefs” out of which we form all of our other beliefs as a correlation, and ultimately becomes a form of “self-fulfilling prophecy”. What we call our soul’s “destiny” is usually the result of our conditioning as our “false identity”.

By the time our conscious and self-aware mind develops fully (around 21 to 28 years old), where we develop the powers of reasoning, discernment, and the ability to logically analyze things, and we separate emotionally from our parents and begin seeing our self as an individual, we’re already programmed and take over the process of conditioning (creating) ourselves by continuing to live out of our past. We continue to see ourselves and process our experiences as we’ve been taught to through our conditioning, and the voice of those who judged and criticized us becomes our own internal voice that we continue playing over and over in our mind.

How we Shape Ourselves

We all have a tendency to only live out of a handful of memories that we use as the means of constructing our story about ourselves and our life. These are the memories that had the greatest impact on us, and that we use in a continuous fashion to shape ourselves accordingly. There are many other memories that we could use that would contradict our story, or tell a different type of story altogether, but we choose to ignore and exclude those, and often, over time, forget them completely. This natural ability to select the memories that we use to build our life story out of is a demonstration of our soul’s true ability to create itself, but of course we usually fail completely to realize “how” our mind is operating to “create”, and focus instead on the conditioned content as what we’ve been taught to think and feel. We don’t know how to recognize the laws by which our mind works to create an image of ourselves “as” a certain type of person, and believe instead in the illusion of our own making.

My own experience of this as a realization came from a basic form of inner guidance that called me on my own story about things. One of the feelings I always had as a kid was that nobody knew me as I really am, and judged me instead to be the same as my family, which I was nothing like in the most basic sense. As a young adult I moved to a town where nobody knew me or my family, and as I was getting ready to walk through the doors of a restaurant I was working at, it seemed like a kind of metaphor for walking into a new reality, and a voice inside said . . . okay Linda, you’re always saying that people don’t know you for who you really are, so who are you? The only thing that people are going to know about you here is what you choose to tell them. No one knows anything about your past or what you’ve been through. And I decided at that point that I wasn’t going to talk about my past or my family.

What I immediately noticed is how people looked at me and how they treated me based on being myself. I felt a kind of heaviness had been lifted from me, and a strange, newfound freedom. Like I was standing in front of a blank canvas and deciding what I was going to create. I had a blank piece of paper where I could write whatever story I wanted to. As a result of never talking about my past and deciding I was going to create myself in a conscious manner, I began forgetting about the past and over time thought about it less and less. As I no longer chose to dwell in memories of the past, I began feeling different about myself and my life. My personal growth during this time was phenomenal and I slowly began transforming myself into a completely new type of person. The person I consciously decided to be.

Many years later, when I finally opened up and talked briefly about my childhood and what I went through growing up, people that knew me were shocked. They had no idea and thought I had come from a well-to-do family, had an extensive education, and was nurtured as a child by loving parents. As time went on, many years later, when I would talk about the crazy stuff we did as kids (I had 3 older brothers), instead of talking about it as abuse and tragedy, I decided I was going to embody the outlook and attitude of two of my favorite fictional characters, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and I re-told the stories of my past in a humorous and adventurous way. All of my stories about running away, hoping trains to who knows where, and living in forts on the streets became exciting adventures of exploration and freedom. I retold the exact same experiences from and entirely different perspective, and as a result changed the memories themselves in terms of how I “experienced” them and how I felt about myself as a result. I literally recreated myself using the same memories as life events while experiencing them in a whole new way. This was my first lesson in the art of self-transformation.

Now, as a fully mature person who has lived many lives in the course of this life and personality, I hardly ever talk about my past or myself in the general sense, and instead practice being present, talk about ideas and what my life is about currently. I’ve grown so much in terms of my ability to create myself intentionally that I don’t even relate to the little girl in my memories anymore. Many people see me as mysterious and a bit hard to get to know, without realizing that it’s because I no longer choose to live from my unconscious conditioning of the past, and instead identify with my true self as a universal being that’s the “storyteller” and the one creating the reality rather than the hypnotized personality still living out of the past and how I was shaped by others.

To wake-up in life isn’t to “heal from the past” by going through years of therapy where you “work through the issues of your past”, which usually only causes you to become even more identified with your past and the need to tell about “what happened to you” as a means of explaining why you’re the way you are. It comes instead through realizing who you really are as a soul and identifying instead with being the one who’s doing the creating by way of the story you keep telling yourself and others, often referred to as “your truth”. It’s detaching from your own past memories formed as a child when you had no real self-awareness and assuming the position of being the one who’s creating an image of yourself and producing the reality of your life “as” that story. You decide that you no longer need to keep telling that story as an expression of who you are, and you let go of it as a result. You no longer present yourself through the stories of your past and realize instead that you can create in the present whatever experience of yourself you want to by simply choosing to operate your own mind and imagination in an intentional manner.

What we think of as our “self” is formed out of memories. Our memories only remain alive if we continue to give them life in the present by constantly reliving them in our imagination. To change the self, you have to change the memories that serve to form it. All memories are actually something we create by how we interpret the events of our life out of whatever emotional state we were in at the time. By constantly reliving the memories over and over keeps us locked into the same emotional states. Whatever memory we play out and the emotion it keeps us infused with forms all of our natural perceptions, behaviors, and activities. You don’t change a memory by reinterpreting it to give it new meaning, but by “experiencing” the same event from a different perspective and attitude that causes you to “feel different” and elicits a different emotion in response to it. We evolve and transform ourselves by re-imagining our life experiences. All will to create lies in masterful use of your own imagination.

Dr. Linda Gadbois  

“11” – Universal Justice, the Law of Cause and Effect, and the Nature of Karma

In occult sciences the number 11 represents the principle of universal justice as the equilibrium of complementary opposites to establish balance and harmony. It’s symbolic of what’s commonly called “karma” as the absolute law of cause and consequence, also referred to traditionally as the “golden rule”. Its purpose is to teach and instruct us through our own actions which produce both immediate and long term consequences as our ability to create our reality. This is a double “1” (Monad) as the balancing scales that brings an equal or greater return on all our actions and deeds. It represents our ability to learn from our own actions and the inward capacity for self-direction and regulation. In the “Book of Formation”, the special action assigned to Justice is “work or action” that’s designed to teach and instruct.

Justice is represented by Libra, ruled by Venus, which governs the inner world of the imagination (Key 3), where our subconscious deductions from experience become the seeds of karma, and forms the basis for all of our actions. As we create through our own actions and deeds, we simultaneously learn and provide ourselves with a form of instruction. Through purely unconscious processes we form constant interpretations of experiences that produce all of our natural perceptions and automatic behaviors. How we perceive ourselves and the outer world comes through our personal style for processing and organizing information, which forms the basis for all of our actions. Our mental model as our perceptual lens is formed initially as the result of our formative conditioning as mental states, dynamic patterns, and tendencies that have become habitual.

Mode of Consciousness

The mode of consciousness associated with Justice (karma) is “faithful intelligence”. The subconscious is a faithful servant to the conscious mind and produces the realization of whatever idea it’s germinated with. The feminine aspect of the mind is impregnated with the seed (idea) of the masculine aspect and produces the reality of the idea as its offspring. This not only reveals to us that most creations result from habitual unconscious patterns, but also that whatever it is that we imagine as a reality with intensity, is actually a “request” for a personal creation. We act on ourselves to program our own subconscious through imagining ideas as an actual reality and experience, “instructing” it (our self) to produce more experiences of the same nature and kind. As we replay memories over and over in our mind, we’re instructing our subconscious to produce more of the same types of reality, usually without realizing (being aware) that that’s why we have the same type of experiences over and over again.

Vices or virtues are equally deposited in the faithful intelligence of the subconscious where they augment. As we interject an idea into our subconscious by vividly imagining it with sensory detail, it gestates until it becomes the foundation out which we perceive the same idea outwardly as its realization. The subconscious faithfully reproduces and multiplies whatever idea it’s given as an imagined reality that’s experienced in an emotionally intense way. It uses existing memory as a kind of metaphorical theme for creating more of the same type of realities. It takes a symbolic idea in its potential form and ripens it to become the motive for our actions. As we create ideas as an outer realization through a form of projection that produces a new variation through a process of adaptation, we then reabsorb them through the experience they provide and shape them into memories that act in turn to reprogram ourselves with more of the same type of experiences. All reality is subjective in nature and is formed as a self-perpetuating process of self-realization.

The Law of Cause and Effect

Cause is manifest by effects, and effects are proportioned to their causes. All action is a cause that produces an equivalent effect. Nothing is affirmed or made real until it appears outside of us as a realization. We apprehend the cause of our own actions by the effects contained in the energy of the cause, by means of the Universal Law of Correspondence and Analogy. Once an idea is established as an outer effect that brings realization, the effect then becomes a cause that produces an equivalent effect “in us” through the experience it provides. All of our deepest motives are revealed through the reality they create as the nature of our experiences. It’s not necessarily the idea itself that provides a creative template for the subconscious, but rather what internal force is “motivating” us in creating the idea. The conscious mind provides the material form as an idea, and the subconscious infuses and grows it with an equivalent emotional force, and together they form the “reason” for the creation.

The Law of the Monad (Mind and Soul) demonstrates the principle of how the inner center (nature) produces the outer sphere of reality to be of the same nature through an electromagnetic respiration as an outflow and inflow of consciousness that creates on multiple levels and scales simultaneously. Magnetic respiration is where the inner nature of motives that produce outer actions populates the atmosphere surrounding it, providing it with a reflection of itself through its own works. Through our own creative abilities, we create either heaven or hell for ourselves. There’s always an electromagnetic pulsation of the soul where it projects itself to formulate its outer reality, constructing it to be of the same nature (pattern) as it is. As it forms the realization of itself through its outer environment, it then draws the realization back into itself where it’s reformulated into a memory. Our core being is what forms our perception as interpretations that provide us with the means for experiencing our self. All of what we call curses or blessings are self-administered and produce their consequences invariably, and every action by its nature produces effects analogous to its motives, extent, and direction.

Thought, Word, and Deed

Thoughts that aren’t translated into speech don’t produce realization, and speech that’s not backed by action remains idle as imagined fantasy. Ideas are only made “real” when they are acted on to produce outer experiences as the realization of the idea. Many people form a false image of themselves that they never act on to make real, and it results in a form of delusion as a false front disguised to hide their true nature. Thought formulated into speech forms the basis for the action necessary to produce it as an outer realization. The realization gained from an action reveals what motivated it.

Many people hide their true motives (often even to themselves) out of fear of what it means about them, and try to cover them up with false proclamations that act to contradict their actions. What we say doesn’t reveal anything about us; it’s what we do that demonstrates our true character. What we act to create in life only comes through our actions, not idle thoughts as fantasies that only serve to delude us. Whether vice or virtue, destructive or constructive, we are fully responsible for anything we say or do, and the realities that result from them. There is no such thing as indifferent acts.

Justice signifies active administration of law as balance, poise, expectation, precision, impartiality, and equity. It’s not based on value judgments of right and wrong, or good and bad, but merely serves to reveal the inner constitution as what motivates actions. Every action has a motive as a subconscious formulated interpretation. As we think, speak, and act, we create the reality of our motives, which serves as a mirror into unconscious aspects of ourselves. Our subconscious is programmed initially through our formative conditioning, which forms the basis for all of our motives, interpretations, and natural behaviors. As we perceive something through our mental model we reformulate it by saying “this means that”, referencing and associating it to a memory of a previous experience of a similar nature, and we act accordingly. Through our conditioning we act on ourselves to repeat the same patterns as a habitual way of perceiving and create the same type of experiences over and over again.

Our Life Story as a Theme for Self-Creating

Our (self-produced) memories serve to form our natural way of perceiving the world and sets the stage for the story we begin telling ourselves as a means of using the past to interpret the present to mean the same thing. The meaning we give something determines how we experience it through the story we tell ourselves about it. Our story about something is how we explain, describe, and justify it as a means of attempting to understand it. As we create the outer realization of our thoughts and motives as an experience of our own making, we then become subject to them. We use our own self-produced experiences to shape ourselves by how we identify with our own creation as an ongoing story we’re always in the process of telling ourselves about things. In this manner, we’re always shaping everything else to be like us.

By realizing that our outer realizations are providing us with a mirror into our own unconscious mind, we can become more self-aware. Anytime we bring something that’s operating at the unconscious level in our life into conscious awareness, we provide ourselves with the opportunity to transform it in whatever way we desire. By staying unaware and repeating the thematic patterns of our conditioning, we live our life out of karma and remain unconscious of our true nature and our ability to self-create by way of our own realizations. We fail to realize that we’re not our personality or conditioning, but the “means” through which it becomes our reality. Our soul is the author and producer of our life story as the means of simultaneously creating and experiencing itself by way of its own creation. We are the soul that’s producing reality through our perception of it, not the result of an objective reality that’s somehow being done to us by an outside force or contrary power.

Summary

By becoming self-aware and using our outer realizations as a mirror into the hidden aspects of our mind, we can step into our true power to self-create by learning how to seed our subconscious with ideas we want to create as our outer experience of reality. We can realize our own undesirable traits and delusional interpretations and begin acting on ourselves to transform them into more beneficial and meaningful ones. Once we realize that things only mean what we make them mean by how we interpret them, we can detach from our inner narrative as our story about things, and begin forming new ones. Once we become aware of habitual dynamics that we’re drawn into unconsciously as a reaction of some kind, we can begin neutralizing them by re-framing them and making a conscious decision as to what we want to create in their place.

As we become aware of the patterns produced unconsciously through our conditioning, just the awareness alone dissolves them, and we’re left with a new awareness of our ability to make a decision as to how we’re going to create instead. As we begin making new decisions and actively directing our subconscious on what we want it to create, we begin taking full responsibility for our self and our life. Our inner core as our nature and character is what acts to produce our outer perception of reality and our “self” through that reality.

By changing ourselves as our inner character, we change the reality it naturally produces as a fundamental form of self-expression. We don’t change our life by working on others and the outer effects themselves, but by working on ourselves as the inner cause that’s producing the outer effect as a basic form of self-perception. As we begin working on ourselves to reshape our character and redirect underlying motives, our outer reality and perception of others changes as a direct correspondence. Justice as the harmonious balance of the inner with the outer is a self-administered form of creation. In every moment we are the sole creators of both our self and our perception of others, and our inner and outer reality, which exist in polarity as complementary to each other. The outer is an extension and continuation of the inner and contains both conscious and unconscious aspects of our self. We can come to know the unknown aspects of ourselves by how they exist in relation to the known aspects, both of which form the basis of our outer perception of reality.

Dr. Linda Gadbois    

Human Will as Speech directs the Forces of the Subconscious Mind

What we symbolically refer to as the “serpent power” in esoteric sciences is the Astral Light of the Formative planes that’s governed by the subconscious. It’s the universal principle as a subhuman force that builds everything from the inside out and is controlled and directed through mental means. Serpent power is the source of all “illusions” created from emotional reactions as instinctual behaviors that are unconscious and automatic in nature. When this primal force is tamed, overcome, and directed by mental means, it becomes a primary instrument of transformation, and ultimately provides us with the secret to immortality.

 The symbol of the snake eating its own tail reveals how it feeds on itself as its own emotional reactions by absorbing the experiences they create, and digesting and assimilating them into its being. The universal consciousness is eternal, unchanging, and remains forever the same, while entering into various forms of expression that all feed on one another as emotional interactions. The icon of the serpent represents emotion, which is the motivating force of the subconscious that activates complementary thoughts to produce the reality of the emotions as an unconscious creation.

 Habitual realities as a life-theme are created when we live out of the same fixed perceptions and emotional states and the memories we create from them. All creation comes as patterns produced by the vibratory frequency that acts on itself to assemble itself as both an inner and outer reality of the same nature and kind. We bring the formative power of the serpent energy under control by employing the disintegrative forces of Mercury as the conscious direction of mental states. While it operates systematically from an unconscious state, we can use it to consciously create ourselves by selecting and assimilating the right “mental food”.

The serpent energy of arousal and passion is represented by Leo, which governs the spine and nervous currents of the body that can be directed upward through the energy centers of the body (chakras), activating, and transforming their energetic frequency into coherent patterns. Leo is exalted in Neptune, sign of water, which represents the principle of emotion and memory (self-assimilating patterns as a frequency) that work together to form life. It’s the inner essence and life giving energy that animates form as its soul and spirit. Spirit as life-force activates the memory (constitution) of the soul to produce reality as an experience of itself. The soul not only produces and inhabits its material body, but also the entire outer reality that emanates from the body as a projection of memory (perceptual lens) that it uses to create specific types of experiences of itself.

Our subconscious works through the creative imagination to generate mental imagery that serves as a symbolic idea that it lays over the outer reality and uses to develop detailed realities of the same essence and nature. It takes whatever thoughts (ideas) we feed it, matches it with a complementary emotion, and produces an experience of the meaning of our emotional-thoughts as an outer reality. Our soul uses the experience as a means of simultaneously creating itself by identifying with its own self-produced realities. It forms an interpretation of the experience that gives it meaning, then forms a memory of itself out of the meaning as a kind of metaphorical (universal) idea that can be used to create more experiences of the same nature by how it’s adapted to different situations.

As we direct our mental focus and concentrate on an idea, we build up forms by organizing them to create an inner reality as a representation that serves as a memory. The self-conscious aspect of the mind (active awareness) selects an idea that it them impresses in the imagination as a metaphor and mental state that’s developed into a detailed reality by thinking about it in a concentrative manner. Whatever we choose to focus on, and digest and integrate depends on our conscious selection of ideas that we then “become one with” in mind and body. Our self-conscious is what we can think of as the “gatekeeper” that actively chooses what to let in and serve to “seed” the subconscious with what it “wants” to create, then acts to witness the offspring of its own mental creation as a projection.

The mind, which is dual in nature on every level of existence, works by way of the holographic principle, where an image is illuminated with the same light source that remains unadulterated as what witnesses and absorbs its own creation as a material form. One light source as a concentrated beam is split in two, and one is impressed and programmed with an image that’s then projected and realized as a three-dimensional form by the other aspect of the same light source. As we speak, we simultaneously form the internal image of the meaning of our words in our imagination, which acts to instruct our subconscious to produce as a corresponding outer reality as the means for experiencing our own creation.

What’s referred to as the Akasha Field of memory (the Astral Field of Light), or The Book of Life, acts as a permanent record of all our soul’s creation. We use our will to direct our subconscious through language and how we construct sentences to form an idea. As we think about an idea we define it with detail as both energetic and material attributes. As we speak or think, we call forth the reality of our words in our mind’s eye, where they’re projected and turned into a reality as a kind of movie or living scenario. When we combine our intellect with the forces of Nature in order to create, we impress those forces with human consciousness, and they become available as memory for others to receive and assimilate.

We intelligently utilize the natural forces of the material world by taming the lion (energies of the body). We tame it by feeding it words as metaphors that it then uses to articulate and create realities out of. Words organize Astral Light into forms in the imagination, and are the intelligent medium that connects all of humanity through the same emotions and mental imagery. The electrical forces of the world are tamed and modified by humans through speech and mental imagery. Speech is the universal reverberation that acts systematically to produce the reality of its meaning. If you change the pattern as a mental image, you change the reality that results. By infusing an image with a positive (magnetic) feeling that elicits adoration, courage, and gallantry, we engage the lion (beast) and it becomes our servant, instead of us being its servant.

The Great Secret of Manifestation

What’s referred to as the great secret of esoteric sciences is that the subconscious is always in control of every subhuman manifestation of cosmic energy. Every force in Nature that governs all kingdoms can be directed and utilized by intelligently using the subconscious. We create in the material world by directing these forces into ideas. All new elements and creation have their origin in the mind of man. Ideas become “things” in the external world as a result of ideas conceived of and developed in the creative imagination that acts as a seed that’s gestated into a physical form by the subconscious.

Creation always comes as the harmonious union and balanced action of the self-conscious (masculine) and subconscious (feminine) to produce the reality (first internal then external) as its offspring. Patterns are selected and set by self-conscious interpretation of experiences as meaning that’s expressed as a story we tell by living it as an experience of our self. The subconscious creates the reality of our thoughts and emotions, which “is” our will to create. When we speak internally as thoughts that are unconscious in nature, our will becomes the means through which we employ destructive patterns and we become as animals that are ignorant of the very laws by which we create. By understanding this law as the secret to moral strength and accurate use of our will, we become our own master and begin creating in a more conscious, precise, and responsible manner.

Dr. Linda Gadbois      

The Art of Creating Yourself as a Higher Level of Consciousness

The Art of Creating Yourself as a Higher Level of Consciousness

       The most notable difference between humans and animals lies in our ability to create ourselves in an intentional and deliberate manner. We all suffer from a common dilemma due to the fact that we’re multidimensional beings and manifest into the world through an animal-like body, and as a result, have what we call both a higher and lower nature. We’re all born as children into our lower nature where only our subconscious is active and dominant, and is what forms our personality through how we’re conditioned by others in our formative years. All of our formative conditioning, which is what forms all of our core-beliefs that later spawn a whole series of correlated beliefs as our “belief-system” and mental paradigm, is accomplished while we’re in a primary form of hypnosis.

       We don’t develop our conscious, self-aware mind until we enter adolescence, where our primary nature is already established and we tend to continue the process of being shaped and determined by others and our social environment. The self-conscious aspect of our mind begins developing around seven or eight, and becomes fully developed as young adults. By the time we enter our mid to late twenties our self-conscious mind is fully developed and we’re capable of assuming the responsibility for creating ourselves, yet often don’t know how because we’ve never been taught. Very few of us are ever taught how to use our mind and imagination in order to choose how we want to be, and then act to willfully create ourselves in a deliberate and controlled manner.  

       We don’t need to undergo years of psychotherapy and numerous healing modalities as a means of finding ourselves or dissolving the psychological wounds that prevent us from living a fully conscious and self-aware life. We can’t begin accessing our true nature as our higher self while we’re submerged in and still identifying with the conditioned consciousness of our upbringing, which was formed out of an unconscious and unaware state. As long as we’re living the stories of our youth by replaying selected memories over and over, continuing to identify with them, we remain locked in a prison of our own making. We possess the key to our own freedom, but usually don’t realize it, or don’t know how to use it when we do realize it.

Forming an Image of Yourself

       Throughout our life from around 12 to 14 years on, we begin forming our higher faculties which involves creating our identity. Our identity, or what’s referred to as the “I” or “I am” of the higher Soul is the most natural way we self-create in an automatic fashion. As humans we form a personal identity that separates us from others while still fitting into the group mind. It’s by way of our ability to choose and actively create our own style and identity that we begin forging ourselves through the experiences we create of ourselves. As we associate ourselves with others, we act “on ourselves” to create ourselves to be like them in some way. As we both like and therefore relate to someone, or dislike and fail to relate to them, we shape an image of ourselves in relationship with them.

       Whatever traits and emotional states the people we maintain relationships with have and are actively and openly expressing, serves to develop those same emotions and traits in us. All true creation as the act of producing a “new element” through a unique combination of qualities comes naturally as part of our development through our relationships. By combining two qualities that are of a similar yet unique nature, we systematically produce a third as a new way of being and functioning. As we enter into relationship with different types of people they serve to stimulate us in new ways that bring out different qualities and ways of being in us and we develop those qualities by way of whatever dynamic we play out through the nature of the relationship itself. In this way, qualities and dynamics are always intimately related. As we embody a way of being we naturally assume acting out the same type of dynamic we used initially in actively expressing it.

Unconsciously Creating Ourselves

       Most people go through their entire life creating themselves through their relationships and who and what they associate with or live in near proximity of, without ever realizing it. This is what an “unconscious state” is, you don’t have an actual awareness or realization of what you’re doing to yourself or why, because you do it automatically without having to “think about it”. Thinking as its being used here, is when we step back for a moment, detach from the idea and emotions involved briefly, and view it from a purely non-personal perspective where we move out of our “story about” things and are able to intuitively perceive the laws that are operating instead. We form a momentary evaluation of ourselves in terms of how we’re “sensing ourselves” as that type of person, and we decide whether or not we’ll use it as the means of continuing to develop ourselves in that way.

       From an unconscious perspective we view everything from within our personal awareness acquired through our formative conditioning where we began forming a story about ourselves and life in general as a kind of theme. This story, formed as a way of trying to make sense out of what was happening to us while not possessing the ability to view it in a detached and logical manner, formed the basis for our “life theme” that we then continue to live out of as adults. The unconscious mind is instinctual and emotionally driven, which means it’s the state we were in during emotionally intense experiences that formed the meaning they had for us that we then began identifying with through the story we told ourselves about it. Because our identity is formed out of the meaningful story we’re always telling ourselves internally through our thoughts, feelings, and emotions, we can have trouble changing because we find it too difficult to give up our story about ourselves. It’s through our identity that we know “how to be” in different situations. To give up our story is to not know “who we are”.

       In order to create something new and different you have to let go of the old and step into unknown ideas about yourself where you create yourself as a different “type” of person. The motivating force of the subconscious mind is “self-preservation” and maintaining the status quo. It creates by repeating whatever patterns as habitual tendencies it’s been programmed with. It does this by way of maintaining consistent emotional states, which tend to run our thoughts and imagination, making it very powerful and somewhat hard to manage. Our subconscious produces all of our natural perceptions and behaviors, and is the essential means for all forms of personal transformation as self-facilitated growth and development.

       What this tells us is that in order to truly change as a means of actively creating ourselves, we have to not only work with the subconscious, but we also have to “speak to it” in its own language. One of the problems people have is they don’t realize that not only do the two aspects of their material mind speak and communicate in different ways, but also play different roles and functions in creating the same thing. We only change and grow ourselves while in a particular body and personality by learning how to use our self-conscious mind to direct and influence our subconscious, which is what it’s actually designed to do. The means by which we do this is by realizing the natural laws that govern the mind and learning how to work intelligently with them in a cooperative and intentional manner.

Self-Creation and the Art of Transmutation

       While many approach this idea by imagining that they need a clean slate, this is never the answer. All intentional self-creation, which is only possible as a mature adult with a fully developed self-conscious (grey matter of the brain) mind, comes as transformation of an existing quality and character trait to another that’s of a complementary nature. Habits are never “broke” or simply stopped, but are instead replaced by better, more beneficial habits. The largest part of our being is conducted below the level of awareness and comes as a natural way of being in the world that we’re doing all the time, even when we’re not aware of it or making it a point to do it. You know when you’ve actually changed when it becomes a natural part of your subconscious mind and you no longer have to produce it in a thoughtful and deliberate way. It simply becomes a natural part of your awareness and perception of the outer world, and forms natural and automatic behaviors as a result.

       All transformation comes through the act of altering the “state” of something. We move something from an existing state and set of conditions to another, more desirable state. The basic principle for doing this is through a practical understanding of polarity. All things not only exist in polarity to everything else, but also in a polar state of complementary opposites that are an inherent part of the same pattern. We have to remove our attention from the outer appearance of things and direct it instead to the “inner nature” that’s acting to give it life and animate it with a certain type of character. We have to move from thinking in materialistic terms and perceive energetically (spiritually) instead. The outer appearance of a being is somewhat irrelevant outside of the fact that it’s produced in relationship with the spiritual being inhabiting and using it to express through. All personal transformation only comes by way of intentionally developing your character, which is what produces all of your perceptions, attitude and style of thinking, emotions, and correlating behaviors and activities.

Self-Reflection and Realizing Your True Potential

       In order to consciously begin this dynamic process of self-creation, we have to start by first becoming aware of what exists within us as latent potential. We all come into this world as a Soul that has a specific design. Our design is formed out of a dynamic matrix of qualities and characteristics, which are formed by the personalization of archetypal energies we share with all of mankind (zodiac), that are either active or dormant, and are developed to certain degrees and potencies through our formative conditioning as children. Through our childhood conditioning only some aspects and qualities are stimulated and brought out in us, and then developed into strengths through the dynamics being played out by our family and prominent relationships, and others remain latent and untapped. So wherever you are and whoever you’ve become at this point in your life is due to a certain formula of active and latent potential.

         Whatever exists in you as underutilized potential exists as a form of raw, untried qualities that were developed to different degrees in previous lives, and are available for expression and continued development in this life. Whatever hasn’t been brought out and developed in us through life events and circumstances can be actively “chosen”, and brought out through active use of your will, or you can consciously place yourself in relationships of various sorts that will act to naturally stimulate them and provide the dynamics through which you can develop them. In the same manner, qualities that we’ve been trained to express in negative and unproductive or destructive ways, can be transformed through self-awareness and consciously choosing to replace them with their opposing complementary aspect.

Creating an Ideal

       Like all acts of conscious creation you have to begin by creating a vision or symbolic idea of what it is you’re going to create. Your vision for creating as a form of self-expression has to be undertaken through a form of inspiration. All transformation comes as growth of some kind, and the idea you create has to require you to “grow into it”. We only grow through effort and striving, so it needs to be something you aspire towards that creates a kind of “labor of love”. All possibility for growth only comes by making latent potential and energies active and outwardly expressive. We can only grow what’s already within us as an inactive part of our nature.

       We don’t ever grow and transform ourselves by acquiring something that we don’t already possess. The only thing that can be awakened in us is what’s already there in a dormant and inactive state. So in creating an “ideal” of yourself as your best possibility, never look outside or for someone else to tell you how you should be. This is purely an “inside job” and everything you need to undertake a transformational journey to your higher self is within you simply waiting to be discovered and brought to life through realization, actively choosing it, and willfully embodying it as the means for expressing yourself in a different way. This is something that only you do to yourself. As an adult with a fully developed self-conscious mind, nobody else is ever doing anything “to you” without your consent and willing participation.

       Your “ideal” can be thought of as a higher, more authentic and true version of yourself. It comes through the decision to develop yourself to be the best you can be. It’s the art of bringing your full potential into an active and expressive state. It’s creating a model as a kind of blueprint or diagram for transforming all qualities that have been developed in a negative and self-destructive manner. It becomes the model of yourself that you use as the means of self-reflecting and realizing all the qualities and traits in you that need to be transformed in order to achieve your highest possibility for self-creating as your normal way of being.

       An ideal provides you with the means for recognizing parts of yourself you don’t like to acknowledge or own so that you can finally act on yourself to change them in whatever way you want to. Your ideal self shouldn’t pertain to purely physical goals in terms of enhancing your body or acquiring worldly success, but rather to your inner essence and the qualities you naturally possess that are “causal” in nature, and act to systematically produce the equivalent outer manifestation as your perception and interpretation of reality. Our inner nature (Soul) always produces the outer nature as a by-product or equivalent analogy.

       What we refer to as “qualities” are metaphorical and therefore universal in nature, and when embodied and used to express yourself, produce a certain “way of being” that naturally causes you to live a certain way by telling a certain type of story. Our current personality and identity are produced automatically through the combination and formula of active energies as qualities that work to produce our natural characteristics. By changing the formula being used to actively self-express, we change our inner nature and how we naturally are in the world, and we begin “sensing ourselves” in new and different ways. So the first step required to consciously create yourself is to develop an idea about yourself that brings a heightened sense of awareness to all of your inner qualities, gifts, talents, special abilities, interests, likes and dislikes, traits, values, and attitude and beliefs, in order to form an objective and unbiased image of yourself as you currently exist. Then form an image of how you’d like to be instead as the full expression of all your special talents and abilities.

       Our ideal should be something only we create and should serve to invoke a deep feeling of reverence in us as the means of achieving it. It should be comprised of qualities and ways of being that we respect, admire, adore, honor, and ultimately fall in love with. It should inspire us with feelings of beauty, love, and devotion in its creation. All Artists always create out of a love for their subject and the joy of creating as an “experience”. If we create it in a way that makes us feel hard-pressed to become it through a form of drudgery, where we struggle and suffer in some way, then we not only won’t accomplish it, but will come to resent and ultimately resist it. It’s the attitude we employ that determines our approach and method. Whatever feeling we embody as the means of creating determines the actual outcome that’s produced.

       The outcomes of all goals are determined by the feeling and experience we create in pursuing it. If your ideal doesn’t inspire you with a kind of unconditional love for its creation, then you either need to keep working with it or start over with a different attitude. You don’t want to make it unrealistic, but rather even more realistic because it’s something that lives inside of you as a possibility for your life. You should focus on qualities and character traits that you want or would need as a way of “becoming it”. It’s not the physical body as an “image” that you’re going for, but rather the “type of person” you become as a way of being.

       Once you have your ideal formulated in a specific way, you can use it as a rule or general guide for making decisions and creating in all areas of your life. It becomes the vision and focal point for your life that provides you with the means for directing all of your activities and making moment by moment decisions by asking yourself “who am I?” and how am I going to be right now in relationship with this? It provides you with the outline for producing a whole series of smaller goals as the process necessary for achieving it in a step-by-step manner. You don’t want to try and make too many changes at once because it can become overwhelming and may only act instead to scatter your energies and prevent you from concentrating. Most life changes come as a sequence of activities where one lays the foundation necessary for the next one to systematically emerge and take place. One of the most common ways we sabotage ourselves is by bringing to many things into the picture all at once that serves to create an experience of struggling, loss, and suffering as a result.

       You want to pick one quality, habit or tendency, or one area of your life that you want to transform, concentrate all of your attention and effort into creating that, and don’t move onto the next until it’s been thoroughly accomplished as a “natural part of you”. You know when you’ve succeeded in apprehending or transforming a quality when it becomes a natural part of your perception and natural way of being without having to think about it or put effort into it. This usually takes around 40 days or 6 weeks to accomplish by “building it into the muscle” as a spontaneous part of your nature and identity. Once it becomes natural and automatic it lays the foundation necessary for you to move on to the next goal.

       The secret to creation and transformation lies in self-awareness, making clear decisions from a fully conscious state, and concentrating your mind without distractions or going unconscious and losing track of what you’re doing. It comes by forming a “devoted practice” where you concentrate on a single idea for the period of time it takes to turn it into a habit as a natural way of being in the world. If you lose your focus and forget what you’re doing for several days because you get distracted and caught up in stuff, reverting back to a fundamentally unconscious state, simply realize and become aware of it, and redirect your attention back onto your goal and continue practicing. The more you do this the easier it gets and the longer you can remain fully conscious in your life. All life skills only come by way of consistent and devoted practice as a love for the work itself.

Dr. Linda Gadbois    

Understanding the Nature of Emotions and how we Create Reality out of Unconscious States

  We can gain a clear understanding of the nature of emotions and how they work in our life to control us by simply observing what happens when we experience an emotion and have a reaction as a result. Emotions are the natural forces of the material world that are designed to produce automatic behaviors that don’t require thought or a decision. They are what operate the “instinctual field” that governs all living beings of the natural world that don’t possess the higher mental capacities of self-realization, thought, discrimination, and will that are necessary to self-create. Emotions themselves are invisible forces that are constantly being generated, transmitted, and received within the atmosphere of the material plane, also referred to as the astral plane. Emotions are always associated to memory of some kind and are an animating force that works through the etheric body of the astral plane to stimulate the subtle organs (chakras), which then stimulate the Endocrine glands of the physical body, producing a whole series of chemical messengers that change the energetic state of the whole body to match the emotion. We can think of emotions as being the language of the subconscious mind which forms the unified field of the material world, and is what unites and serves to orchestrate the instinctual behaviors of both the animal and plant kingdoms, of which we as humans are a natural part. Emotions are always associated to memories, which are what produces the patterns for automatic behaviors in animals that all reside in and live out of a primarily unconscious state that lacks self-awareness and the ability to create in a unique fashion. The memory used by the animal kingdom is universal in nature, and used by all members of the same species to produce the shared behaviors of that species, whereas humans have the creative ability to produce their own memories as a personalized version of the universal memory that governs all of humanity.

The Relationship between Thought, Memory and Emotion Only humans have to ability to “think” as a way of producing the imaginary reality of our thoughts as internal representations that form personalized memory of various forms that’s used as a “thematic template” for creating a corresponding outer reality as an illusion that simultaneously produces all of our natural behaviors. All of what we call “intelligence” exists as organized fields of information that form patterns of reality as memory. A memory is produced as an interpretation of an event that gives it meaning as the expression of the emotion being experienced during the event. The meaning we give something forms a kind of theme that can be applied to any number of situations as the perceptual lens and filtering system that provides us with an instantaneous means of interpreting events to all mean the same thing. The meaning something has as a feeling it gives us forms the basis for the story we tell ourselves about it that creates how we experience it. We don’t ever form memories as the recollection of factual details of the event itself (unless we set out with the specific aim of doing so), but rather by forming a story as a “type of experience” based on the emotion we were experiencing at the time. Self-made memory as a unique account of an event is always formed out of an emotional state, and is only “accessible” and able to be recollected from that same emotional state. The memories we naturally reference and use to form our thoughts and perceptions are directly correlated and a by-product of the emotional state we were in at the time we formed them. We act as an energetic tuner and receiver for thoughts and memories that are correlated with and produce the realities of our emotional state. If we’re in a positive and uplifted state, we access and use memories formed out of that same state as our perceptual lens for creating more memories of that same kind. If we’re sad and depressed, we dwell in past experiences that were sad and depressing, and think about things that give us more of that same feeling. Our “emotional state” becomes our perceptual lens for perceiving the present to be of the same nature as the past. All states of mind are self-perpetuating and act to multiply and produce more of the same states through the experiences they serve to propagate.

The Collective Unconscious of Humanity What we call the material world is produced and governed by a unified field of the subconscious mind as the collective unconscious of humanity as it pertains to our mammalian body and personal existence. The entire natural world of the plant and animal kingdom is unconscious in nature, and is operated by emotional impulses that produce natural (automatic) behaviors. The subconscious mind, which is the aspect of the mind that connects all of us, is emotionally driven and functions out of universal memory that’s tuned into the state of mind and consciousness of the individual, downloading it with certain types of information as collective memory. As humans we experience this as random thoughts that come to us seemingly out of nowhere, but that are so similar to our normal thoughts that we mistake them for being our own. Different species and types of animals tune into the memory within the collective unconscious that provide it with self-knowledge and instructions for living as its natural instinct. They don’t have to be taught or accept the belief of someone else, or have the ability to create personal beliefs in place of actual knowledge, but instinctually know what to do in order to live and survive from birth. Animals don’t have a self-conscious mind and the ability to create in an individual manner apart from their species and kind, and all form the same behaviors that only differ in the sense of the personality they possess in how they perform them. All dogs, for example, act like a dog, though they have their own unique personality that makes them distinguishable from other dogs in “how” they do the same behaviors. Instinct comes as universal memory that provides the intelligence and animating life force for creating, orchestrating, and maintaining an incredibly diverse Eco-system in an automated fashion that all live and function in harmony with each other. Emotional charges as impulses and passions are what serve to activate the memory necessary to produce automatic, natural behaviors, that don’t require and form of realization, calculated decision, thought-process, or will to carry out. All behaviors of the animal kingdom are produced and driven by natural impulses as emotional charges that are being transmitted from one being to another and throughout the atmosphere as a form of telepathy. What Distinguishes Humans from Animals What separates us from the animals is that we have the ability to create our own memories in our imagination by how we emotionally interpret the events of our life to give them meaning. We take a universal idea as a theme and use it to produce a unique version as a personal reality that forms our soul’s memory and makes us unique and different from everyone else. While our thoughts, which are associated to individually created memories, are somewhat unique and different from others based on how we interpreted the events of our life to create them, the emotions we share in common are universal in nature and experienced pretty much the same way by everyone. Emotions weren’t originally designed to be “brought into our thinking” as the means of creating illusions as personal realities that form our memory base, but merely as a form of instinct that aids us in our ability to live and survive within the instinctual world by giving us automatic behaviors as instant reactions. The other unique ability we have as humans that sets us apart from the animal kingdom is we have the ability to generate and produce our own emotional state based on what we focus on and think about. Emotion typically comes in two ways, one as a transmission from one person or being to another where it’s absorbed and taken on, and as a response to our own thoughts. Whatever we focus on and think about automatically produces our emotional state as a correspondence. Thought and emotion are always connected, and one serves to form and determine the other. Likewise, whatever memories we dwell in produces in us the same emotional states we were in when forming the memories. We have the ability to “choose what we focus on” and direct our own thoughts to intentionally keep ourselves tuned to certain emotional states. Whereas animals are purely impulse driven based on the present events of their life and what behaviors are the most beneficial and appropriate. Instinct as universal knowledge on the higher plane of consciousness comes to us in the material plane as intuition. When we intuitively sense something through a feeling about it, we perceive its inner nature and character as a form of “knowing” that comes without a cognitive thought process. We know the true nature of someone or something without knowing why or how we know. It comes in an instantaneous and automatic fashion as a realization that forms a mental impression in our imagination, similar to how we play out a memory as the means of creating an experience, except it’s not of a personal nature and not generated or formed by us. The entire material world of “formed beings” as a dynamic ecosystem is formed out of and animated by various forms of universal memory.

Energy as Emotion and Patterns for Automatic Processes Memory, whether universal in nature as an archetype, instinctual as the basis for life, or personal as our own creative ability to produce personal versions of reality, comes as an organized field of information that’s stabilized into a fixed pattern. While we commonly hear that all “things” vibrate at a certain rate, meaning energy as a material object or being exists within a certain level and quality of consciousness, the fact is all material objects are formed out of memory as an electromagnetic field that’s contained in DNA, the subconscious mind, and the soul, all of which form union and combine with each other based on shared memory. This unification of shared memory is what acts to form a unified field as a pattern that produces a vibratory frequency. All material form is a mental construct formed out of memory that vibrates at a certain frequency. The mind itself exists in a potential, unformed state, and is the medium that uses a universal archetype as a thematic idea for shaping matter into a pattern that then generates and emanates an electromagnetic field as a frequency. We know that a frequency contains a pattern and a self-organizing mechanism that serves to organize information into a formula or configuration as a living being, while often failing to realize that it’s the mind that produces the frequency by how it forms an “internal representation as the etheric double” that acts as a spatial map for organizing and structuring matter. As we form an internal reality as a thought-form, we magnetize it by drawing in the equivalent emotion, which acts to produce the activity as a vibratory frequency that transforms it into an actual outer reality of the same nature. All reality is formed by our “perception of it”, which comes by way of a filtering system that reorganizes the information available into a pattern that matches our memory, making it appear different to us.

       Through our ability to construct material forms in our imagination, we produce a form of virtual memory that gives the subconscious mind the pattern necessary for organizing the outer into a similar idea. The imaginary reality we form as an internal representation, whether out of an actual memory or universal one that’s not based on an actual experience, is a form of “request” for an equivalent outer experience. As we feel, think, and imagine the reality of our thoughts, we tune ourselves to the emotional state of that reality and it acts as a receiver and generator for more of the same type of realities. Whatever we think about in a consistent and emotionally intense way forms our perceptual lens that we look through and use to form our experiences by how we interpret the information that’s available in any situation to form our perception of it. This process also works in reverse, and anytime we absorb and “take on” an emotion that’s being projected and transmitted through the atmosphere by another, it acts to adjust our emotional state to be equivalent to it. Once our emotional state is tuned to the same frequency, it determines how we act, what type of memories we use to form our interpretations, and what type of things we think about. We form a “coherent state” and act to co-create a joint reality out of the same state. As we express an emotion by coupling it with a memory as a correlating idea, it produces an instant experience that amplifies and gives us more of that same emotion. In this way, our state of mind and the reality it perceives and creates becomes self-perpetuating and forms a kind of closed system. As we take on the emotions being projected by others, and that exist naturally in the space around us, we “adjust” chemically to become of the same nature and state as our environment. This is the most basic form of evolution that serves to constantly form us to be of the same nature instinctually as the environment we live and survive in.

The Language of the Subconscious Emotions are the energetic language of the material plane that acts as a mechanism for organizing information as memory into corresponding realities. Emotion and thought act together to produce internal realities that provide the perceptual filter and lens for producing an equivalent outer reality as our experience of it. Whatever outer reality we have to work out of, we act to reorganize the information available in it by only noticing and bringing out what matches it and can be used to produce our desired experience, while simultaneously ignoring and leaving out what doesn’t. We’re always taking what exists as an objective and neutral reality that’s a part from us, and restructuring it to produce a subjective reality that’s an inherent part of us as our creation. We never really perceive things as they actually are, but rather as “we are” by how we reform them out of our memories and mental paradigm. We’re always remaking others in our own image according to our own beliefs, preferences, and judgments about them. Every single person that’s a part of the same event will form a different experience of it and tell a different story about it. This is because as humans we’re bestowed with the higher capacities of the mind and “create reality” out of our perception of it through a dynamic filtering system that operates by the principle of “natural selection”. When we’re governed by our emotions and exist in a constant reactive state, we live out of a primarily unconscious state as a subverted form of instinct. We engage in a constant form of automated processes that run redundant behavioral patterns over and over as a means of creating ourselves.

Summary Once we understand the principle at work in emotions we can realize that anyone who lives out of a state of constant emotional reactions is always creating the present to be the same as the past. They’re constantly bringing the memories of the past into the present as the means of interpreting and perceiving the present events to mean the same thing and tell the same type of story about them. When we live out of the illusions created by our emotional reactions, we’re living and creating our life out of an unconscious state without any direct awareness of what we’re doing and why. We create illusions based on applying past memories to the present as a way of shaping them into the same type of story and experiencing them in the same way. Through awareness of how we act to create our own experiences, we can begin neutralizing the emotions of others being outwardly expressed and projected towards us, and can perceive things from a calm and relaxed state instead. As we live out of constant emotional states we form our experiences of reality out of our beliefs and judgments about them rather than perceiving them in a neutral and unbiased way as they actually are. We take on our animalistic tendencies and create in an automatic and instinctual way by simply forming the same type of perceptions and behaviors over and over without realizing that we have to ability to change them and create in a more purposeful manner by choosing the meaning we give things and using our will to produce new types of experiences by learning how to tell a different type of story. As we begin recognizing our own emotionally driven tendencies we steadily empower ourselves to be able to think and create in new and more diverse ways. Dr. Linda Gadbois   Personal Transformation and Integrative Health Consultant – Spiritual Mentor and Counseling

The Eternal Nature of the Soul and the Illusion of Time and Space

In order to truly comprehend any idea, we have to start by defining the meaning of the terms being used to describe them. While we tend to think that words mean the same thing to everyone, this is never the case, so in order to form the model necessary to comprehend an idea in a new way, we have to first define the model. Whatever conceptual model we use to perceive something determines what we’re capable of seeing. While we have a tendency to think that “eternity” means living within time and space forever without dying, it actually indicates a higher plane that not only exists outside of the time-space dimension, but as what acts to compose and orchestrate the entire lower plane of time and space as the material world of natural phenomena.

What we refer to as the “soul”, which is the aspect of the “self” that’s both of the spiritual and material plane as a combination, doesn’t exist in the most fundamental sense “as” an actual entity that’s located at a specific point within time, but rather as the “memory” that couples with the body that’s a part of the time-space plane, that it then “inhabits” as a means of creating experiences of itself. What we refer to as “soul essence” is memory as an organized field of information that forms the material world as the reconstitution of accumulated memory (karma). The soul uses the body as the means of experiencing itself “as someone specific” within the outer world of its own making that sets the stage for a certain type of drama to be played out. As it plays out a drama as a reality that provides it with a certain type of experience, it then absorbs the self-created experience as a summation when the body dies as memory of itself.

The Singularity

The Soul exists in its natural domain on a higher plane that’s unified in nature as a singularity, and as it moves down into the lower plane of material reality, it divides and separates from itself to form the illusion of a self and other, an inner and outer, and a personal  and universal. The same accumulated and fully integrated memory as a singularity forms the basis for the entire material reality or both the body and it’s lifetime as a specific type of experience based on meaning. This follows the same principle as cellular mitosis where a single cell divides and regenerates itself multiple times in order to produce the cellular structure of a much larger entity as a unified whole. The same group of information reconfigured to produce all working aspects forms the same idea on multiple scales and magnitudes simultaneously. Though the body is comprised of what seems like trillions of independent cells, every cell is actually a reproduction of the “same cell”.

The physical body and the environment of the body are all a part of the same idea as a smaller field within a greater field of the same nature (holographic principle). The Soul, which is of a universal nature (non-personal) on the higher plane of its natural domain, exists in multiple places and points in time simultaneously (superposition) on the lower plane of material existence which is fully created as a unified state. What we perceive as a past, present, and future, is actually all happening at the same time. While located “within” the dimension of time and space as a material being, we can’t see time as a whole event, and so we experience it instead as an unfolding that has a beginning, middle, and an end (the illusion of time). If we were viewing it from a higher dimension (that included the entire lower dimension as a singularity), we’d be able to see it in its entirety as a “single event” played out in a variety of ways from a multitude of perspectives. This idea is expressed through the saying “you can’t see the forest for the trees”. When you’re “in it” you can’t see the whole picture, but if you were on a mountain top you’d be able to see the entire forest as a single form and living entity.

The Nature of Reality, Energetic Entanglement, and Coherence

The Soul exists as a single idea comprised of memory that’s organized (integrated and assimilated) into a pattern as a generalized theme. This is what forms the basis for karma which is a mindset as a certain type of character that when placed in a variety of personalities, conditions, and circumstances, still forms the same temperament, tendencies, and reconstructs their perception of reality out of the same thematic drama that tells a specific type of story. Our reality and experience of life is the way it is because of our mental paradigm that’s acting to create it. The same idea is played in the same way through multiple positions in time all taking place simultaneously. While we perceive different lives as being before and after, as a logical sequence of systematic development, they’re actually all happening at once, and any action as a change in one life, automatically produces the same change in all others because they’re “energetically entangled” (of the same nature as a single entity).

The principle of Energetic Entanglement basically states that any two (or more) particles that are “born together” (cellular division and self-regeneration), then “separated” (an illusion of time and space), no matter how great the distance between them, continue to act as if they’re “one”. If you change the “state” (mental structure) of one, the other, which exists in polarity (complementary opposite) to it, changes in the same way at “exactly” the same time. They exist as both a particle and a wave (unified field) at the same time. They appear as being both located in space and as having no location in space, but existing instead as the “space itself”. The seemingly different personalities of the Soul exist in a coherent state as the same “internal nature”, type of person, and vibratory frequency.

The “idea” of time and space as a perception of reality is an illusion in the most basic sense. The entire physical plane is created by the same idea (the collective unconscious) as a pattern (vibratory frequency) for reality. The Soul not only exists as the individual and the entire outer environment of the individual, but as multiple individuals within multiple outer environments that are all simultaneously located within the same space-time continuum that’s perceived as being “past, present, and future lives” of the same eternal soul. The same character and type of drama are played out simultaneously in multiple personalities and places, and are all connected at the subconscious level where they continue to act as one entity through a coherent state.

Soul Modification and the Nature of Choice and Free Will

Our Higher Soul exists in what we can think of as a purified state on the Higher Plane of its own domain, where it hasn’t merged with a material body yet. As it moves into the lower material plane, where it has to divide from itself to produce the illusion of another, it “chooses a body” that’s comprised of compatible and corresponding “genetic memory” that will act to cooperatively produce the same type of experiences as the memory of the Soul. The genetic memory of the body has been programmed with the qualities, characteristics and experiences of its ancestors, which have expressed as “family dynamics” by all who share the same type of memory (subconscious programming) as a predisposition that forms natural tendencies. We don’t necessarily “choose our family and life conditions” as a conscious and deliberate process, but rather through a form of “natural selection” as being of the same “nature” as coherent memory and “life programming” as behavioral dynamics.

As our Soul merges into and energetically blends with the personality of the body, where it “takes on” (inherits and acquires) the genetic memory of the family bloodline, and merges it’s accumulated memory with that of the body’s ancestors. The DNA of the body not only contains the memory for producing the physical characteristics that give the body it’s appearance, general makeup, and physical abilities, but also all the “high impacting experiences and trauma’s” of the parents, who inherited them from their parents, who inherited them from their parents, and so on down the line for many generations. These unconscious memories as our genetic predisposition forms the basis for what we call our “lower soul”, which is of an “animal nature” and forms the basis for our personality and formative conditioning, all of which are created out of what is primarily an unconscious state. This idea is expressed in the saying “the sins of the Father are passed down to the sons for seven generations”.

       This genetic memory that we acquire from our body is what gives us our emotional tendencies, animalistic passions and desires, unconscious compulsions, and forms our instinctual nature. Because we share the same memory and predisposition with our immediate family who expresses them through family dynamics, we’re “conditioned” with the same dynamics as behavioral patterns that are the basic model set into place for our karma. The Higher Soul resonates with the memory of the body because it’s ideal for producing and acting out the same type of experiences as the means of “creating itself”. As the Soul mixes with the emotions and instinctual nature of the body, its “contaminated” and altered from its original state, and requires the use of its creative power of choice and will in order to overcome and mentally direct the passions of the body.

As the Soul enters into the dense (unconscious) matter of the body, and acquires an emotional nature that’s designed to produce activity without a thought process or conscious decision made out of a sense of “self-awareness” and objective thinking, it gets caught up in the “illusions” created out of the emotions which take control of all thinking and imagining, and it can get lost, forgetting almost entirely who and what it actually is. The illusions created out of the unconscious state of the personality set into play the challenges and obstacles the Soul must overcome in regaining its authority over itself by remembering who it really is and the power it possesses to be self-determined. The Soul forgets its origins and true identity and engages fully in the illusion of its own creation as a way of self-creating within the drama of its own making.

Observing the Nature of the Soul outside of Time

I became aware of the true nature of the soul and time not through study and developing a hypothesis based on a new combination of ideas, or by evolving currently held ideas, but through direct experience that came by engaging in a dynamic series of hypnotic past life regression (PLR), and conducting past life regression sessions with others (I’m a hypnotherapist). What I found was a bit mind-boggling at first, as it defied everything I had been taught up to that point and made no sense to me at the time, and so it took me a while to understand what they were showing me. The experiments I formed out of them as a way of exploring the implications produced even more startling evidence that everything I had been taught about the nature of our soul and reality was based on a false premise, and therefore was false also.

These ideas will probably never be fully accepted by conventional science because it requires merging natural phenomena with invisible forces and fields that are acting not only to organize and form them, but animate them as a dynamic drama taking place in multiple positions within a continuum at the same time. Yet Quantum Physics, which is based on observation of phenomenon rather than mathematical theory, beliefs, and preexisting opinions, is already making the same discoveries and drawing very similar conclusions. The biggest difference between my findings and theirs is that they’re using a scientific model of particles and wave-forms, and I’m using a spiritual model of the soul and the nature of reality as eternity.

          All true knowledge only comes as awareness attained through the “experience” of something. Theory as a hypothesis or belief of some kind only provides the basis for applying in an experimental manner to produce the results the theory predicts and thereby “proving it” as being true and real. But often when we openly experiment with an idea without a firm set of beliefs about it, which will only act to shape and limit our experience, often what we encounter instead contradicts everything we’ve been taught up to that point and reveals instead a magical alternative that moves us instantly to a whole new level of understanding.

While this new understanding can seem surreal at first, it also brings many conflicting ideas together in a way that suddenly makes perfect sense and seems to answer every question we ever wondered about that seemed like a loop-hole in truly grasping the overall truth. When this happens, a kind of “quickening” takes place as a synchronization of multiple ideas and how they’re interrelated to form a coherent and cohesive whole on a higher plane of understanding. We move from being in the forest and unable to see because of the trees, to the mountain top where we can see the entire forest as a dynamic ecological system. So everything I’m going to talk about here came as a direct experience that brought new and deeper realizations into the true nature of the soul, reality, and what we experience as the space-time continuum.

Exploring Multiple Lives

The whole basis of PLR is the realization that our soul exists in many different bodies and personalities, located in many different places and points in time as the history of the collective unconscious of humanity. Through the actual experience of being someone else in a different place and time, I began developing an awareness of what “part of me as my conscious awareness” was what we call our “higher soul” that’s “eternal” in nature. I realized that this term means “non-personal”, and while it’s “in the body as the body”, it’s not “of the body”. It permeates, inhabits, and transcends the body all at the same time. It’s the objective witness that’s watching the life experiences from a removed position, involved in the meaning of the drama being played out as a series of realizations about its own nature in relation to that of humanity, yet somewhat disconnected from the emotions and personality, and the thoughts taking place in a moment-by-moment manner.

The Higher Soul is always involved in the “bigger picture playing out” as the “meaning” of the moment-by-moment experiences. It’s always aware of and involved in the summation of meaning as a story-line that’s being viewed from outside and at a distance. We view it as if we’re in the audience watching it like a movie, and simultaneously within the body forming a realization about the “self” as it’s playing a role within an unfolding drama. It’s detached from the personality of the body and only inside the body looking out, using the body as the means of telling a story and experiencing itself by way of that story. It feels a lot like an actor playing a convincing role in a story by embodying the qualities and characteristics that are ideal for telling that type of story, while at the same time, realizing their only acting.

       I then realized that the theme as a pattern or kind of drama being played out was the same as the one being played out in my current life in a different way. And that the person or people I was acting it out with were the same souls that were simply in a different body just as I was. We formed a similar relationship and played various roles in the same dynamic as a life theme. We were playing out the same idea as a life pattern within different bodies in a different set of conditions and circumstances, and at different points in time as what we could call shared karma or soul memory. It revealed to me in very objective terms the pattern I was acting out in my current life. Because I was viewing the same idea from a detached state, I was able to see it in a different light and immediately recognized it as the same pattern that was governing this life.

Naturally the implications for healing became immediately obvious, and everything in my life that I was unsure of and always wondering about and asking for guidance on became crystal clear. I not only knew why I was doing what I was doing and what the lesson was, but what I needed to do in order to remedy it. I gained extreme clarity around what it means to redeem myself from the errors committed in the past that were born out of unknowingly participating in an illusion as a deception that replaced what I knew to be true and right. At the same time I recognized several things that I (we) was doing in what seemed like a joking or casual manner in my relationships that were actually symbolic ideas buried deep in my (our) subconscious mind as a form of soul awareness and recognition of past events.

For example, I used to give my partner a hand full of herbs at night before bed to help him sleep, and he would make jokes about me “poisoning him”, and I would joke in return about it not working very well and that maybe I should up the dose. It turned out that he had ruthlessly poisoned me in a past life where we were best friends. In a past life you can recognize the soul of the other people by looking in their eyes, regardless of what their body looks like. This is why we often feel an instant connection with someone the minute we make eye contact with them. It’s the primary means of soul recognition. All attraction in the most basic sense of the idea comes from connecting with other souls that we share karma with as a dynamic that we’re ideal for acting out together.

Rewriting our own History

But the truly amazing discovery came when I used the information obtained from a past life to make the changes in perception and behaviors in my current life that transformed the nature of the pattern being acted out, and set a new one into play as a different series of choices that produced a different kind of reality and experience. Once I made the corrections in the present, and then revisited that same past life where that pattern was acted out in full, the drama as my life story in that life had changed in the same way. I literally rewrote my own past history in the present, by acting to change the idea that was being played out in both lives. I naturally continued to experiment with this idea myself through other life patterns, and drew consistent conclusions each time. So I decided to experiment in the same fashion with others, where it proved to be true for them also.

What seemed like a past and present was actually being conducted at the same time from different points and perspectives “in time”. I actually existed as both people at the same time. The only difference was my awareness of each personality that I was “alive in”. I was able to see what seemed like a previous life and the same pattern being acted out in its wholeness or completion and the outcome that would result. I was able to comprehend the same type of life as a beginning and end, and it allowed me to make new choices within my current life as a result. This shows us that there’s truly no “time but the present”, and it’s never too late to make changes. That our soul isn’t doomed by mistakes, but only our failure to actively correct our mistakes. We can acquire the means for correcting our own mistakes as faulty judgment by being able to see the consequences of our decisions played out to a natural conclusion. By being able to “witness the consequences of our own actions” as a life experience, we can make new decisions in our current life that will act to redeem our soul from past errors. As we correct the same pattern and tendency being played out in our current life, it’s as if those errors are erased from our history altogether.

Super positioning of the Multidimensional Nature of the Soul

I then started noticing that the soul appeared to be living multiple existences simultaneously, and some “lifetimes” were taking place within the same time periods, and often even overlapped each other. The Higher Soul not only exists within a unified reality of past and present, but also in multiple bodies and personalities simultaneously. While our “conscious awareness” is based on our outer awareness of a specific location within time, when we delve into our subconscious mind and Soul memory, which is our inner awareness and the part of our mind we share with all of Nature as our “collective unconscious”, we can tap into the reality of multiple existences simultaneously, and some that often overlap each other by several years.

The Soul isn’t the consciousness of a single entity, but that which animates and gives life to multiple entities at the same time that are all playing out the same type of memory as a life theme. Any changes that we make in the “shared pattern” that acts as a metaphor, influences and produces a shift in consciousness across all lifetimes and personalities simultaneously. When this happens, new ideas as realizations come to us seemingly “out of nowhere” as a form of realization, inspiration, and guidance. As we do the work to heal ourselves within our present awareness, we simultaneously heal all of ourselves throughout the space-time continuum. In this way the soul can redeem itself at any point in time where it created in error out of an illusion born out of an emotional state, and return itself to a purified state where all “memory” is transformed simultaneously throughout the unified field or greater mind of the Soul. It’s never too late to do our healing work of personal transformation. Time only exists as the present moment. All else is an illusion created in the mind.

The Future already Exists in the Present Moment

Another transforming realization came when I was exploring the idea of the fact that we can transform ourselves by developing new qualities and traits in ourselves through modeling someone else who possesses the traits we want to develop. This plays off of the idea that we can only “do and become” what we can first imagine. Our creative ability to become something more or different from the character established through our formative conditioning only comes through our ability to “decide to change”, and in what way we’re going to change, then model that quality and way of being as a state of mind and behavior until it becomes natural. This is the method used for tapping into our latent potential and using it to create ourselves in new ways.

Our subconscious, which is what forms our personality and all of our natural behaviors as well as our outer reality as a perception, works to construct reality out of memory. Our Soul is comprised of memory that forms a cohesive model (mental paradigm) used for constructing and perceiving reality and our “self within that reality”. In order to create something new that’s outside of our habitual memory pattern as a way of being, we have to embody it and form it in our imagination as an actual experience of ourselves that mimics an actual memory. This “virtual memory” produced in the “creative imagination” serves as a creative directive or command for the subconscious to use as a pattern for creating both an inner and outer reality of the same nature.

I kept “seeing myself” as a teacher and public speaker that was very confident and knowledgeable, and I had developed a very distinct “style” that seemed to come naturally. As an artist I know that when we mentor another artist whose work we really like, and try to paint in the same way they do, it allows a form of pathway for our own style to emerge and become apparent. We always have to create a pathway as practice for manifesting a reality as a thematic idea. Yet I had never mentored another teacher, and couldn’t figure out where I was getting or producing this distinct vision I had of myself. Then one day while meditating on the idea, I realized I was mentoring myself in the “future”. That the image I constantly saw of myself that acted as a form of guidance and the purpose and dream from my life was actually a snapshot produced by a future memory.

       I then realized that just as we have subconscious memories of our past life that come as mental impressions and a deep feeling of connection to an idea, one that we naturally see ourselves in and doing, we also have “memories” of the future that play out in our mind as a form of guidance. What we perceive as our future self has already been created and established before we were born and comes as a dream for our life that guides us through a pathway of constant obstacles and challenges, that serve to shape and transform us along the way. Who we “become” exists in us as our natural dream for our life that’s always acting to compel and drive us at the subconscious level to create it.

This subconscious memory that we’re programmed with from birth gives us the illusion of having choice and free will within the body and personality, which actually comes as a preset memory that’s programmed into us. This memory of ourselves as a creative design for our life forms all of our predispositions, temperament, tendencies, talents, gifts, and special abilities, as well as the “karmic events” of our life and how we respond to them as the means of growing and evolving ourselves. Our Higher Self as our true Soul is the creator and choreographer of the entire lower material plane, where it simultaneously exists apart from it, while entering into it as the mind (spirit) that expresses through the body. It uses the body as the means of experiencing itself through its own creation as a certain type of story. We are the author of our own story, the producer and director and the main star of our own movie, and the co-star of an even greater story of the same nature all being played out simultaneously within the same outer reality as a group theme.

The Eternal Nature of the Soul within the Space-Time Continuum

The Soul doesn’t necessarily live forever within the dimension of space and time, where it moves systematically in a linear fashion from one body to the next, absorbing and integrating the life memory attained from that body and point in time, but exists outside of time as the one creating reality as a form of simulation. It exists on a higher plane and uses multiple bodies simultaneously as “empty shells” (it’s the soul that gives life to the body) that it enters into through sympathetic induction while in its universal and unified state as multiple selves all living out the same metaphorical story as a life theme and type of drama. It exists at multiple points in time (unified field as a continuum) and history as a form of dynamic simulation that are all taking place at the “same time”. Each life lived from different perspectives has the ability to form new realizations and make changes based on those realizations that effect all lives in the same way simultaneously.

What we perceive as the past is really a part of the present moment happening on a parallel plane, and only has the “appearance” of being the past and future, when in essence, it’s the “same consciousness” that exists everywhere within the lower plane at the same time. Time travel as we know it is a unilateral movement within the same plane as multiple dimensions based on the soul’s “timeline” as its memory of itself. While memory appears to be an accumulation of separate events, it’s actually a unified idea as a singularity that acts as a theme that can be played out in a similar fashion within an infinite number of conditions and circumstances to produce the same “type of experience and outcome“.

The same pattern as a metaphorical theme is being played out at different locations simultaneously within a unified field that’s comprised of the same information. The soul “divides from itself” and separates into the illusion of a “self and another” in order to enter a physical body that’s located within a greater field of time and space as the means of experiencing and creating itself by way of working on its own memory to produce new memories that serve to tell a different type of story. Each one of these “lives” and “selves” are of the same entity as consciousness that’s comprised of organized information as “Soul memory” that forms a vibratory frequency as its “nature”, and appears to exist in several places at once, while still acting as a single entity. Change the state of one, and all the others change in the exact same manner instantaneously, rewriting time as the Soul’s history within the space-time continuum.

The Nature of Light

All light exists simultaneously as a wave (unified field of information) and particle. A particle doesn’t form out of the wave as a seemingly solid and fixed form unless it’s being “observed” by the mind. It exists in a potential state of infinite possibilities (neutral and passive) until it enters into relationship with the paradigm of the individual mind, which acts on it to shape and determine it as a match to the beliefs, expectations, preferences, and memories of the person observing it. The Soul as the mind exists as both the field and the particles within the field simultaneously. All particles that are born together out of a single particle or unified system, or that become entangled through intimate contact (think of mitosis as cellular regeneration of a single cell to form trillions that produce a greater whole as a single entity), when separated, no matter how great the distance (distance is a property of time and space), continue to exist and act as if they’re one.

A particle has both a solid and virtual existence at the same time, and can exist in two or more locations at the same time. What we perceive with our senses to be a solid, material object is actually comprised of light (photons) as coagulated essence in empty (invisible) space. An atom exists in its fundamental state as a “cloud-like formation of essence”, and doesn’t form into an organized system as a fixed pattern until it’s observed. It only forms into an organized and somewhat stable system when interacted with and influenced by consciousness that’s of a certain nature. It then forms an “appearance” that matches the belief and expectation of the mind that’s acting to influence it by directing how it organizes.

        The mind of the Soul exists as an organized field of information as memory. This field of accumulated memory exists as a mental paradigm that’s a single entity and acts to shape matter into the same pattern as an organized structure that “matches” it as a theme. What we experience as both the inner and outer reality is a mental construct produced by the mind as a thematic pattern played out on different scales at the same point in time simultaneously. What appear to be different lives that exist at different points in time are all produced by the same organized field of information as the souls consciousness played out using different personalities as unique combinations of qualities and abilities that utilize different cultural settings as the stage for producing the same type of experiences in new and unique ways. By playing out the same story in different ways forming unique perspectives each time, allows new realizations as deeper forms of self-awareness.

If you change the “shared memory” by making new decisions in one life that produces a new “type of experience” as an alteration to the story being lived, that same change takes place in all lives as a “paradigm shift”. Time itself is comprised of a dynamic series of fractal patterns as the organizing mechanism and theme for what seems like multiple lives all being lived at the same time. By changing our “inner nature” through the integration of new information as a different kind of experience in one life, we change all lives as the Soul’s timeline and history. All “time travel” is based on a “timeline” as a unified field of memory, which is what’s used to “construct reality”. When we regress backward or forward to what seem like a different point in time within the “field of the mind”, it’s all based on moving to different locations within the same unified field as a certain type of memory.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Transpersonal Psychology, Integrative Mind-Body Health Consultant, and Spiritual Mentor

Mastering your own Mind: Will, Intuition, and our Relationship with our Higher Self

In order to learn how to master your own mind you have to form a working concept of it in practical terms. In order to do this we have to look at each aspect of the mind and how it functions as a dynamic part of the whole mind. What we commonly refer to as the “mind” is actually threefold in nature and operates simultaneously on different planes of existence as what we could think of as parallel dimensions that are interactive and interdependent in nature, just as what we call the material plane is three dimensions that are interlaced to form what we perceive as a unified, single dimension. The three dimensions of the material plane are accompanied by a fourth dimension of “time and space”, or space-time that’s non-material and purely invisible in nature as a mysterious force that “holds the material world together” as a unified living system. While the mind exists as what we can think of as “spheres of consciousness” that are multidimensional in nature, represented by the Monad in Sacred Geometry, dual aspects of the mind exist simultaneously on the same plane and are what act together in harmony with the Higher Mind to produce the entire reality of the lower material plane.

The Three Complementary Aspects of the Mind

The three primary aspects of the mind that function to create and operate within the material plane are referred to as the Higher Mind or Super-conscious, the subconscious, and the self-conscious mind, with the two latter ones making up what we call the lower mind of the personality. The Higher mind exists on a higher dimension that’s complementary to this one and when it descends into the lower plane it divides into dual and complementary aspects of itself that are necessary in order to self-create by creating an outer corresponding reality in which it “experiences itself”. All creation on the lower, material plane comes through the harmony of both the subconscious (feminine) and self-conscious (masculine) aspects of the same mind being directed and informed by the Higher Mind of the human Soul. It’s only by realizing the natural relationship that exists between the triune aspects of the same mind or soul that we can learn how to consciously cooperate in creating our self and our outer reality, which is formed as a projection of the self as our “perception”. All perception of the outer reality is formed by the individual mind as a primary form of self-expression. This is demonstrated in the symbol used for the Monad as a “dot within a circle”, or the brain that creates the outer membrane as an expansion of itself.

The most fundamental way of harmonizing the subconscious and self-conscious mind is by learning how to control your thoughts in term of random and repetitive thoughts that run through your mind in an automatic, habitual, and uncensored fashion. All habitual and repetitive thought patterns are produced by the subconscious mind out of memory of some form, whether from actual events of our life or as something we were taught. When we spend most of our time engaged in “thinking” as a form of running memories of various sorts through our mind in a repetitive fashion, we are not only being controlled and determined by our lower, uncreative nature, but we’re living out of a primarily unconscious state where we’re “acting on ourselves” to “inform ourselves” out of memories of the past and thereby only maintain habitual patterns and dynamics of some sort.

       This is the most predominant way we create the present out of the past and can predict the future as a continuation of the past. The subconscious mind has the ability to “create material reality”, yet it operates only out of memory or the thoughts and ideas it’s “given” as suggestions that provide the patterns and themes for creating. It’s passive and receptive in nature and lacks a will as the ability to discriminate and make decisions that provide the means for creating in new and unique ways. The subconscious is the same aspect of the mind we share with the animal kingdom that forms the personality of the body as a part of the “group mind” of a species, and lacks any “individuality” in the true sense, which only comes through the creative “will” that acts to impregnate the subconscious mind with “original thoughts” not derived from personal memory. The subconscious works through the faculty of the imagination and forms a reality out of whatever idea it’s given as a form of suggestion. It only acts to “absorb” and assimilate the thoughts that exist all around it, and doesn’t actually produce the thoughts themselves as ideas, but merely transforms them into material form as the reality of the meaning of the thoughts.

Most people spend their entire lifetime locked into the subconscious realm of the lower self where their thoughts are impulsive, repetitive, based on replaying memories or the past, blindly driven by passions and desires or some sort, or the result of thoughts given to them by others. All original thought and the creations that come from them come as the result of “will”, whether from our self or others. The will is the active component of the mind that acts to seed the passive aspect of the mind, which births it as an outer reality. Thought seeds the imagination which forms our perception and stimulates emotions in response to our thoughts that provide a pattern and instructions for corresponding actions. All behaviors are emotionally driven, and the emotions themselves are produced in response to our thoughts and whatever we place our attention on. All of our actions and deeds create outwardly producing consequences as reactions that form our karma.

Thought and the Creative Power of the Spoken Word

All thought comes as a form of inner dialogue as words spoken silently to ourselves that influences and shapes our perception of reality. Original thoughts as unique ideas impregnate the imagination of the personality with a form of suggestion that it develops into a possible reality as the means for expressing outwardly and manifesting a corresponding experience of reality. When we speak our thoughts outwardly we engage the imagination of other people in the same way, and they cooperate in co-creating it with us as a joint experience. As we speak words, both internally and outwardly, we literally act to call forth the reality of our words. How we think and speak are largely subconscious in nature and take place automatically. Our vocabulary comes predominately through unconscious processes of association. How we think and talk in terms of our sentences, phrases, and our style and figure of speech, all take shape below the self-conscious level. Words not only act to define and shape ideas, but also embody the imagery of the meaning of the words giving form to an ongoing stream of consciousness. As we think we imagine the reality of our thoughts as a form of replaying memories to produce a new variation, we act to provide the subconscious with the means of generating a corresponding outer experience of the same nature.

In the esoteric sense it’s the celestial forces of archetypes that work on the four elements that cause external manifestation. Stars (suns) influence the archetypal forces of the human psyche that populate the astral plane that surrounds us as the atmosphere that we draw our thoughts from in a primarily unconscious and automatic fashion. The celestial field of Astral (star) Light (energies of the sun) as the “unified field” of the collective unconscious, or Akashic field that all human thoughts and deeds are “recorded on” as a mental impression, much like light imprints an image on photographic paper, is the “field of information” as memory of a species that populate human thought in an unconscious manner in exactly the same way instinct works for the animal and plant kingdom.

While many of us have been taught to believe that thought is generated by the brain, it’s not, the brain only acts as a “receiver and transducer” for thought as consciousness that it absorbs from the space around it. Matter only serves as a vehicle or instrument for consciousness to actively express, and has no consciousness of its own or ability to generate consciousness outside of what it acts to attain through resonance. The Akashic field, Astral Plane, unified field of consciousness or information, the collective unconscious, mass consciousness, instinct, scalar waves, quantum wave-function, and dark energy are all terms used to try and describe the same mysterious invisible forces that exist all around us that carry information as memory that’s utilized to produce the consciousness of the soul and body. These are the forces that exist above the level of the personality that act to populate the imagination and provide the means for the perception and ability of the individual to create themselves and their experience of reality.

       Our self-conscious, intellectual mind, the one most think of when we use the term “mind”, is the intellect that has the ability to use the power of thought to deliberately seed the imagination with the reality of that thought. This is the agency of the mind that has supervising authority over itself and dominion over the elemental world through mental powers. All material form is influenced, shaped, and operated using the power of thought as imagined form that stimulates emotion in response to it, which alters the chemistry of the body producing a “unified state” that matches the reality of the thought. The body is an electrical mechanism that’s operated through electrical impulses of various sorts as information in its energetic, vibratory state that stimulate whole biological processes as a synchronized chain of association.

The mind exists as a sphere or field of information, represented by the Monad, as a rotating and pulsating electromagnetic field called a Torus. This field functions through the principle of respiration, drawing in air (intelligence) of the invisible atmosphere, metabolizing and synthesizing it, then exhaling or emanating re-mixed air as an electromagnetic flow of intelligence propelled by a life-force energy that’s self-perpetuating and self-sustaining. This operates in the same way we produce thoughts as memories that create our experiences and provide a form of self-programming as a feed-back loop that’s continuous in nature. This torus as a circular flow of spiraling electromagnetic energy is the force that circulates our blood carrying information as chemical messengers that nourishes and vitalizes the body, in-forming the DNA of the blood and cellular structure simultaneously. Thought as perception and the emotions produced by them “inform” our DNA, altering the electromagnetic field it produces as the means of structuring matter, and is the means by which we transform the body by regenerating it to a new form. Not a form of an entirely different nature, but as a variation or modified version that either upgrades or degrades, depending on what type of though is employed.

Thought, which is also invisible, produces emotion as life-force or magnetic fluid of the Astral plane, both of which exist outside of the body as waves that propagate through a field that acts as a carrier wave, stimulate, produce, transform, regulate, and sustain the chemistry of the body. The body is an electromagnetic mechanism that’s programmed and driven through electrical impulses that appear out of “thin air”, out of nowhere as a form of inspiration, intuition, or emotional charge. Once an electrical impulse is received and absorbed through sympathetic induction, it sets an entire series of biological processes into motion that alter and animate material form. These electrical impulses as vibration have patterns inherent in them as memory that are transmitted and received from both the material plane of emotion and the higher planes of original thought. We’re either electrically running our own mind-body system as an enclosed system through a constant feed-back loop of repetitive thought and emotions, or by taking in and developing the thoughts and emotions of others, or by becoming a passive receptor for thoughts of the higher plane of universal archetypes as the Higher Will.

Receptivity and Will

While many believe their “will” is something that originates in their personality, much like the idea made popular by the movie “The Secret” as the means of manifesting material possessions and circumstances, and there’s certainly no denying that willpower is a part of our inherent equipment, yet the idea of a true “personal will” doesn’t exist. All volition of a seemingly personal nature comes as the synthesis of innumerable interrelated cosmic influences coming together as a focus point “within us” at an exact moment in time. This is why Jesus said “of myself I am nothing”, and that everything came from the Father. The true Will of an original and individual nature only comes from our Higher Self on a higher plane where we act as the receiver and translator for it to produce what appears like a personal creation. We have to still our mind of our habitual thoughts and personal agendas, of always wanting and craving, in order to tune into and receive the intuition of a Higher Power.

The human personality serves only as a vessel for cosmic forces to express through. The more we tame and calm the random unconscious thoughts motivated by passions and desires, the more freely the Primal Will behind all manifestation can find expression through us, which comes as a form of intuition and inspired thought, and is always of a universal nature in the sense that it not only works for our higher good, but for the higher good of everyone involved. It doesn’t operate to satisfy desires born out of our personal illusions of happiness for ourselves, but out of a more universal intention that operates according to the bigger picture involved and by incorporating the will of everyone involved to a congruent means. We can learn from observing our experiences that the true strength of volition is measured to the exact degree of our willingness to “let life” find unobstructed manifestation through us.

Our true Will comes to us from a higher, non-personal source as an insight into or realization around something as a silent thought or inner voice that produces a mental impression that we look through that’s similar to reflection on glass. This type of “willingness” is developed through purposeful concentration as a form of ongoing meditation. We become the vehicle for our Higher Will by keeping our body in a relaxed state, making the mind passive by stilling all active thoughts, becoming fully present in the moment while forming an awareness of the limitless powers inherent in the space around us, while cultivating the progressive freedom to allow those powers to express through us as our primary purpose. This is the practical means of using the mind in the manner it’s intended to be used as the means of exercising dominion over the elements of the material world. When our mind is run by impulses, constant thinking driven by emotions, passions, desires, and urges, the elemental world is governing us and using our will to create through.

The Power of Suggestion to Produce Reality

We must explain and impress upon our subconscious mind over and over through a form of suggestion, that it’s the vehicle for the Universal Will. In order to be effective we have to base those suggestions on reason that’s married to compelling emotions. The subconscious is the creative aspect of the mind in terms of producing material reality, and is the means through which all designs, plans, and inventions come to us as an inner voice or thought, that forms the visual reality of those thoughts in the imagination. All true creativity comes through intuition as the reception of original ideas from an outside source that are comprehended in the mind’s eye by forming a concept or internal representation of them as a possible reality (not born out of personal memory). The subconscious is the means through which cosmic forces of the universal mind enter into our personal field and form the basis for all of our personal creations. The subconscious then reflects the ideas given to it in the imagination as mental impressions where the self-conscious mind becomes aware of them as an inspired thought or form of intuition.

Thought and speech are potent in stimulating and molding the subconscious response. This also produces profound changes in our physical structure because the subconscious is also the consciousness of the body as the body-building and changing agent. Our thoughts as imaginary ideas that elicit an emotional response, literally reprogram the DNA of the body (brain within each cell), transforming us to correspond to the meaning of our thoughts, making us more able to transform and express cosmic forces as personal activities. These cosmic forces exist and are active in the atmosphere (air = the element of intelligence and thought) all around us without our direct awareness because they operate through the subconscious mind, which reflects them in the imagination for the self-conscious mind to become aware of as thoughts that it mistakes for being “self-generated” because they come from within.

       All truth in terms of universal laws and the operations involved in all natural processes can be realized through deepened forms of self-realization. Self-examination will reveal to you in very plain terms that even the least of your personal thoughts and activities are a particular manifestation of a phase of the sum-total of cosmic influences all coming together at a specific point in time as a synchronistic stream of consciousness. Everything we have ever done in the past has led up to this moment in time. All personal thoughts and manifestations come as the result of past memories and actions repeated in a similar fashion in the present. The self-conscious mind which is usually driven by the personality isn’t capable of an original thought, and simply operates in the same fashion as the subconscious mind that births it by replaying memory of some kind. Original thought that’s truly creative and innovative in terms of providing the means for creating new forms of reality comes only through our ability to act as a passive receptor for consciousness from our Higher Self as intuition. It operates by the same principles that govern instinct.

Complete receptivity produced by relaxing the body and stilling the activities of the concrete mind is the secret to the most powerful manifestations of Will. Receptivity can intentionally be produced and increased using language as a formulated suggestion given to the subconscious by the self-conscious as a directed thought. Our normal, everyday thoughts are at once being produced in an impulsive way by our subconscious, which is repetitive in nature and produced out of memory and learned behaviors, while simultaneously acting to program or inform the subconscious as to what to create more of. All “original thought” comes to us as intuition from a higher source that’s outside of our sphere of consciousness that can only be “absorbed” and drawn into our mind when in a passive and receptive state. There’s nothing more powerful and beneficial to our creative ability and will than cultivating the ability to meditate, stilling our thoughts while in a completely relaxed state, and entering into a deep state of concentration as being fully present within our sphere of awareness. In this sense, all magic as true creativity lies in the Will and imagination.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

 

Auto-Suggestion and Affirmations – The Secret to Programming your own Subconscious Mind

Auto-suggestion works by way of the same principles that affirmations do as a form of guided meditation or subliminal conditioning. Our Higher Soul acts to operate both the subconscious and conscious aspects of the mind to both self-create and create our perception of the outer world. Like all entities and natural forces in the universe, the mind is dual in nature as masculine (conscious) and feminine (subconscious) aspects of the same thing, and work together in a harmonious way to create itself, others, and the world at large, all of which result from a form of self-perception. The brain, like the mind that operates and creates through it, is also dual in nature, where the conscious aspect of the mind works through the large brain as the cerebrum, which is the grey matter in the front of the head, and the subconscious works through the small brain or cerebellum, also called the reptilian brain, located in the back of the head attached directly to the brain stem and spinal cord. A further division as symmetry takes place through the polar aspects of the brain known as the “right” (feminine) and “left” (masculine) hemispheres, which again, perform different functions in creating a coherent experience of reality.

These dual aspects of the brain, like the dual aspects of the mind, act together to create a “whole self” or entity, while playing different roles, speaking different languages, performing different functions, and usually being completely unaware of each other because whenever one is active, the other one is passive. The conscious mind is secretly being run by the subconscious mind which forms our personality, formative conditioning, and habitual states and tendencies, and is what forms the basis for all of our outer perceptions. The conscious mind is what we experience as our normal or “waking” consciousness. When we’re awake we’re aware of our “self” and the outer world, whereas the subconscious is our most basic “being” that produces and regulates all natural biological functions of our body, all automatic and habitual behaviors, perceptions, and tendencies, and is emotionally driven and primarily “instinctual” in nature.

The subconscious mind is the primal mind that we share with the animal kingdom and all of Nature, and is what acts to produce and govern the entire material plane through active expression of “memory” of some kind, whether actual or simulated, that provide it with a thematic template or holographic, 3-D blueprint for organizing matter into interactive patterns as dynamic relationships. All natural and automatic behavior, as well as mood, emotional states and fundamental perceptions are produced and maintained by the subconscious in an automatic fashion as the means of creating reality in a consistent and congruent manner. The mind operates out of a “model” as our mental paradigm that serves to create on all levels of the material world simultaneously.

       In order to change any aspect of our material reality, we have to work through this mental model and change ourselves first.  All outer perception is a direct reflection and projection of our inner, self-perception. We use the same model to create and perceive ourselves as we do to create and perceive others and the world in general. So all transformation comes by way of working on ourselves to alter and modify our mental paradigm as our “model of the world”. We do this naturally all the time by readily accepting and taking in information of some kind that’s compatible with our model and by integrating it, use it to evolve and update our model. We’re constantly changing and becoming through what is largely an unconscious and natural process of programming our own mind by how we feel, think, imagine and fantasize, and through the perceptions, emotional states and actions they act together to naturally produce.

We are all equipped with the means for self-creating, and while we’re always involved in doing so in an unconscious and automatic way, we can also work by way of this same natural process to deliberately transform, grow, and develop ourselves as the means of intentionally creating ourselves and our experience of life. Our conscious and subconscious minds are designed to work together in a harmonious manner to create a unified self and perception of the outer world, but first we have to learn and work by way of the principles involved.  The mind and body, like all creative forces in the universe, operate according to principles, and in order to create in a conscious and deliberate manner we have to work by way of those same principles. Whenever we fail to recognize the laws working in any situation, and we attempt to work outside of or in contradiction to laws, we only end up working against ourselves by posing one aspect of ourselves against the other as adversaries and opponents.

The subconscious exists as the polar, yet complementary opposite of the conscious mind. This means one is produced or exists as the direct reflection of the other. The driving impulse of everything that’s undesirable to us, such as passions, shortcomings, bad traits, and weaknesses of various sorts, has its source in the subconscious. The driving force behind everything we don’t want to do and don’t wish for, lies in the subconscious, and so it’s here that it needs to be transformed. The conscious mind, which is the “I” as the self-aware, thinking, willful and discriminating mind has the ability through reason to “decide” and choose “how it wants to be”, is often directly opposed by and therefore over ruled by the subconscious, whose only directive is to maintain the status quo through a form of “self-preservation” as established and well maintained emotional states, habits, and tendencies.

       The subconscious, when not worked with properly, tends to be ill-disposed towards and acts to contradict and sabotage our conscious decisions and takes control of our will through passions and emotions that keep us doing the very things we don’t want to do, and creating ourselves and our life out of them as a result. Because the subconscious is the aspect of our mind that forms and gives birth to the material world, we have to not only render it harmless in order to achieve our goals, but we have to convince it to help us realize our wishes and partner with the conscious mind as the powerful ally that it is. In order to do this we have to look at what acts as a communication barrier between them, and learn the art of translating conscious goals into the language of the subconscious.

The conscious, self-aware, thinking mind, tends to be abstract and objective in nature, and exists fully within “time and space”, where it spends the better part of its time thinking about the past and future, and wastes it’s creative ability replaying memories of some kind over and over as the “means” of creating the same type of things in the present, reinforcing and strengthening them while setting the basis for creating more of the same thing in the future. The conscious mind is easily distracted and engages willingly in meaningless activities as a way of passing time and entertaining itself, and spends most of its time telling itself stories about things as fantasies that are born out of emotional states. It’s easily seduced by the emotional states of the subconscious and dwells endlessly in the mood or state of mind produced by its own illusions, usually without ever realizing that’s what’s actually happening. Thought and emotion are produced by each other, and work together to form all of our memories and fantasies. Memory and emotion are always directly connected and are what serve as the basis for instinct and creating out of an unconscious state where our thoughts are determined and driven by our emotions as primal forces that govern the entire physical plane.

This process, being dual and complementary in nature, works both ways, and whatever we dwell in and think about we form an emotional response to, and so we have the ability to actually direct and determine our emotional state through what we focus on and think about. Thought and emotion are always married to each other within the material plane, where one automatically produces and determines the other, and together they produce the “self” and the material reality of self-perception as their offspring. All creation and transformation involves bringing these two aspects into harmony with each other as a unified and coherent idea.

       The subconscious mind is the “unconscious” aspect of the mind in the sense that it fully operates to produce all instinctual, natural, and automatic activities and behaviors without our direct awareness or needing to think about them. It exists outside of time and space, and is always fully present and active in every moment. It never rests like the conscious mind, and even while the conscious mind sleeps it runs all of our biological processes and continues to produce reality through our dream states. It’s our “body consciousness” and is active and operating from the moment of conception to the moment of death. It’s emotionally driven through impulses, and communicates emotionally with everything around it, and while lacking a “will” like the conscious mind, operates and creates reality based on memory of some form. It’s creative in nature in terms of producing the entire material reality of the body, personality, natural behaviors, and the outer reality of perception, all of which are connected by and share in the same subconscious mind as the “collective unconscious”, yet lacks innovation, individuality, and being able to create something new and unique that it doesn’t have a model, pattern, or memory for.

All transformation and change in the material sense requires time and space in order to be produced and realized, because all newness is produced as an alteration of what already exists and evolves naturally out of an existing idea. If we set a goal for achieving something as a “future event”, something we’re “going to do”, or are “trying to do”, we program the subconscious mind with the idea of “going to” or “trying to”, and it creates the constant experience of trying without achieving. It’ll place constant obstacle directly or indirectly in our path as a form of self-sabotage or simply as the means of maintaining what has already been established. The subconscious, if not directed and given a pattern for what to create as a current reality and direct experience (without the passing of time), will nearly always succeed in overcoming us and causing us to fail, especially when willpower is under developed and weak, or we allow our emotional states to dictate what we focus on and think about.

The conscious, willful mind has the ability to impregnate the subconscious mind with a wish or goal that it will then use to systematically produce a material reality, but it has to deliver it through the shared medium of the imagination as an actual or already present experience by withdrawing the notion of time and space, and creating it as a form of virtual simulation or memory. The subconscious mind, which needs to be given the pattern (seed) for creating a material reality, doesn’t know the difference between an actual memory and an imagined one, because they’re both produced by the same means through the faculty of the imagination. Even actual experiences are turned into memories and “replayed” over and over “through” the imagination, which is what keeps the past alive in the present forming a consistent experience of reality. We have to create our wish as if it’s already real and happening in the present moment as a full sensory experience. When we seed the subconscious with a memory of the reality we want it to produce, we coordinate and align the two minds with the same idea. The subconscious produces it and the conscious mind perceives it.

       Auto-suggestion is a very basic “self-programming process” for modifying our mental paradigm through the incorporation of new information as an experience that becomes a part of its structural memory. The only way we ever “learn and grow” (evolve) is through experience of some kind that forms the memory as the perceptual programs that make up our infrastructure. We set a goal as a wish or desire for creating as an idea stated in the present tense, and then imagine it repeatedly and intensely in sensory terms as an actual experience of it. All memory, whether considered actual or self-produced, is created in the faculty of the imagination, where it’s then replayed as a means of providing the means for creating a consistent version of reality. The subconscious is thematic, allegorical, and metaphorical in nature, which means it’ll take an imaginary experience of reality and use it as an “archetypal idea” and create it in many different ways and on several different scales and levels simultaneously. It doesn’t need exact instructions or the actual situation in terms of details and absolutes, but only the symbolic idea of it as a theme, that it will then use to create more of the same type of experiences based on whatever environment, circumstances, or situations it’s operating in or based on what’s available as elements for creating the same type of idea in its immediate environment.

Formulating your Suggestion / Affirmation

Understanding the nature and relationship between the conscious and subconscious mind gives us distinct clues for how to structure the words or phrase used for the suggestion. The suggestion must always be present tense and spoken as a form of command, directive, or order (willfully as if it’s a fact). They must be stated as “I am” and NOT as “I will”. Nowhere in the statement do you ever involve what you “don’t want”. The subconscious doesn’t know how to process negatives and doesn’t operate by being told what “not to do”, but rather by being told what to do as a picture in the mind’s eye, because it speaks the language of images and symbols and creates whatever it imagines. The words spoken serve to form the image or reality in the imagination as the meaning of the words.

All wishes can only be for yourself and developing your character, and can’t involve other people or anything that’s outside of your control or that will require the will of others in order to accomplish. They should always involve a form of self-creation and provide the means for developing your own character or transform bad habits and tendencies or negative traits into positive and beneficial ones. You should start by identifying what you want to eliminate or change, and what it is you want to produce in their place. All change is really transformation of one idea into another one. Whatever idea you have a desire to create must be “believable” and not too far out of range from where you’re currently at. Drastic changes hardly ever come about in a natural and gradual way. All changes should be undertaken through a gradual step-by-step process as a logical progression rather than a giant leap from one extreme to another. These rules must be adhered to at all times in order to achieve success.

As you speak the wish in an authoritative manner to yourself, you picture it in your mind as an actual reality. You shape it and present it to yourself as if it’s real and you’re “in” the experience of it. You create a feeling and experience of yourself “being that way” by enhancing the sensory nature of it to create it as if it’s actually happening, and elicit the emotional state that’s a natural correspondence to it. Create it in your mind’s eye in a way that produces very positive and compelling emotions. Run this through your mind several times as you repeat the affirmation, until you get it just the way you want to experience it, then replay the perfected version several times in order to stabilize it as an actual memory that can be recalled at will.

Building it into the Muscle

Because the subconscious mind creates by way of repeating memories as thematic patterns over and over in a consistent and routine way, we have to replay our imagined, emotionally intense wish repeatedly over a period of time until it becomes automatic as a normal way of being. All habits require a time-frame of consistent replication in order to become permanent as a natural way of being and perceiving. The same principle is true for transforming habits. The number of times required and duration of imagining is 40 times per session. Four is the number of material reality that naturally progresses from three, which is the number of the creative imagination. This is why all processes that work to transform habits of any kind is 6 weeks (42 days) in duration, and why 21 days (past the half way mark) is the time required to establish one idea or routine in place of another. Anything practiced for 21 days becomes easy to do, and once practiced for 40 days becomes established as a new habit and we do it automatically through natural behaviors where intention, willpower and effort are no longer required.

An easy method of counting the number of times you’re repeating your affirmations without being distracted by having to think about it, is to create a string of 40 beads, or tie 40 knots in string, then, as you repeat it, count using the beads by moving from one to the next. Once you’ve repeated it to yourself 40 times while imagining it, you can consider a single session complete. You want to practice affirmations two to three times a day for 40 days, after which time your wish should be accomplished. Concentrate all of your effort on only one affirmation at a time and don’t move on to the next until you’ve accomplished it. The key to “mind over matter” is concentration without distraction or spreading yourself to thin by scattering and dispersing intentions.

Best Time of Day for Auto-Suggestion

There are two times of the day when we are in a natural hypnotic state of having both the conscious and subconscious active at the same time as a transition from a waking to sleeping state, and that’s when we fall asleep at night, and when we wake first thing in the morning. Do this exercise right before falling asleep in a soft whisper or simply in your thoughts. Every time you repeat, move your fingers to another bead, until you’ve repeated it 40 times. As you say or think the idea, imagine or visualize it as if your wish has already become a reality. Create it in your mind in such a way that you’re thoroughly convinced and believe it.

If you reach the end of your beads and you’re still not tired, continue thinking about it into your sleeping state. The object is to take the idea with you from your waking state to your sleeping state, then in the morning from your dream state to your waking state, impregnating the subconscious and coordinating the two states to the fulfillment of the same idea. If you fall asleep before reaching the end of your beads, the purpose will still be achieved. If you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep, repeat the suggestions until you fall asleep. Any idea that we’re thinking about as we fall asleep, we program our subconscious mind with.

What Type of Wishes can be Fulfilled

It’s very important to realize which wishes can be realized and which ones can’t. At no point should we attempt to exercise or project our will onto others in an attempt to change or control them somehow. Only the wishes that concern the spirit, soul, and body of the individual can be realized. Ones that involve ennobling the character, transforming negative traits to positive ones, combating weaknesses, bringing dis-harmonies back into balance, attaining good health, activating and developing latent potential and abilities, transforming bad habits, and so on. Wishes that have nothing to do with one’s personality, that involve others to fulfill, those which are designed for acquiring material possessions, or producing group events, can’t be realized. The higher soul, which is the creative aspect that governs only itself in the lower regions of the material plane only goal and true ability, is to “create itself”, and as a result create its experience of reality. As we change, others and the world around us changes accordingly through our perception of them.

Process as a Practice:

  • Decide what you want to transform about yourself, and what it is you want to create in its place.
  • State it in positive terms as “what you want”, and not as what you don’t want.
  • Structure the phrase as a command, directive, or order that’s “authoritative and firm”, much like a parent, yet friendly and compassionate.
  • State it in present tense as if it’s already real and happening – “I am feeling better and better every day”, “I am healthy”, “I am confident and self-assured”, “I am a non-smoker”, and so on.
  • As you say it to yourself, form it in your imagination as if it’s already real and true as an “experience” of it.
  • Enhance and intensify it in sensory terms – what are you seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting, smelling, and telling yourself about it?
  • Create it in a way that invokes positive emotions in response to it that are very compelling in nature.
  • Repeat your affirmation at least 40 times each time you practice while counting with beads or knots so you won’t be distracted by having to think about it.
  • Practice at least twice a day, preferably before going to sleep and immediately after waking up.
  • Practice the same affirmation repeatedly for 40 days.
  • Only work on one affirmation at a time and stay with it until it’s achieved in a satisfactory manner before moving on to the next one.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Integrative Mind-Body Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor

The Art of Self-Creation and the Power of an “Ideal”

In order to “create” something in a deliberate and intentional manner, we have to start by formulating an idea of what it is we’re creating and why. As with any creative process, we have to start with an idea as an “ideal” of what we’re aspiring towards that moves us from a current condition or character, to a more desired one, that requires us to “transform” it. We have to create a firm idea of what we’re “acting on ourselves” to create. So in recognizing an undesirable trait or tendency, one that we don’t like and want to change, we have to simultaneously formulate in our mind the trait we want to replace it with. We have to form a clear idea of where, how, and who we are now, in our present state, and also where, who, and how we’ll be in our desired state. In this way, we take a common idea of ourselves and we evolve it into a higher state as a perfected and fully developed idea.

Many people have been taught to take a negative attitude towards the idea of “perfection”, usually interpreting it to mean someone else’s idea for us, or some kind of standard set by others or society in an attempt to make us “feel as if we’re never enough” and keeping us always trying to become what others (people, organizations, society) want us to be in order to fit in and conform, while of course, never really “measuring up”. But perfection in its positive use is a standard we create for ourselves, and use to hold ourselves to as a means of developing ourselves in very direct ways. To become the person we aspire to be, which only comes by way of our own will and the inherent ability to be self-determined through various means of self-discipline and devotion to a higher level of consciousness, obtainable only by way of our own hand. In order to grow and develop ourselves into a higher and more mature state, we have to form an idea of what that state is, and what current beliefs, attitudes, traits, tendencies, habits, behaviors, etc., prevent it or act to contradict it and therefore prevent it.

We then have to form an idea of how those traits need to be transformed by employing complementary and opposite traits in their stay. All transformation, which is really a process of equilibrating forces that are active in our life, is undertaken through an understanding of sympathy and antipathy. By realizing and deciding which characteristics we’re currently employing that prevent us from becoming who we desire to be and know, because of this innate desire, we can employ the lawful process for changing it in a conscious and deliberate way. So knowing this, we have to learn how to undergo a creative process of any kind by first employing a detailed idea of what we’re actually creating, as well as what aspects we’ll transform as a means of creating it. Then we can use each end of the equation to evaluate our progress from one idea to another.

        An ideal is where we take a basic idea and we develop it to be the best it can be in all aspects that are involved in composing it, so that it requires activation and use of our highest potential in order to achieve. It can also come as a process of removing activity from a potential currently being expressed, and bringing latent, unused potential into being by embodying it, making it active in us, then using it in our life to create experiences of a new and different nature. But either way, what we’re talking about as a form of basic growth and development is a process of transformation from what is to what will be, as an evolutionary process that we initiate and undertake by way of will, imagination, and action. Anything that’s created in an intentional manner has to first be imagined. We’re only truly capable of doing what we can first imagine ourselves doing. By imagining it first as an experience of it, by way of the reality of it, we produce the means for actually acting it out and “becoming it” as a result.

So all self-creation is a form of transformation because we’re always starting with or working out of our “self” as already created, to continue the creative process of intentionally becoming. How we are created initially takes place as a natural, predominately unconscious process of formative conditioning, that’s sets the basis for what’s referred to as our “second birth” or “spiritual awakening”, where we pick up the unconscious process of self-creation, and produce it, undertake it with a sense of awareness where we deliberately shape ourselves through the conscious engagement of unconscious processes. This process of transformation from an unconscious state to one of self-awareness, where we realize how we’ve been shaped through various processes up to this point, we can work by way of the same processes while maintaining full awareness and exercising various forms of discipline to control what was previously operating as unconscious tendencies and employing conscious ones in their place.

Any idea that’s not turned into an “ideal”, requiring you to aspire towards it, kills the life-force within you as your creative will, while every idea that’s made into an ideal as the highest possibility for that idea, requires conscious use of your life-force and willpower in order to create it. In order to grow and develop ourselves in new ways, we have to awaken and make active what was up to this point latent within us as unused potential. If we choose not to, and simply keep living out of our “conditioned self”, created in a haphazard way by others through a form of default due to our upbringing, then these forces as latent potential remain dormant and eventually become inaccessible because our identity becomes so habituated and fixed, that we can’t imagine ourselves being any other way, or we become so identified with our stories as a way of being, that we can’t (don’t want to) let go of them, because we won’t “know who we are” without them. At this point in our life, usually mid-life, change at the most fundamental level becomes an identity crisis that can throw us into a tail-spin that we never fully recover from.

       To develop ourselves through our spiritual consciousness, is to return our “fixed mindset” to a fluid creative state where we’re always in the process of becoming by systematically employing new perspectives and new behaviors that cultivate new aspects within us, making us fluent, lean, and flexible, and able to readily adapt to new situations by employing the behaviors most appropriate for creating in that situation as a primary means of personal growth that increases our capacity for expression and maximizes our full potential.

So when becoming conscious and self-aware of your own life, and commanding your creative abilities to self-create, you must start by creating an ideal of yourself as perfected or as your “highest possibility” for utilizing your full potential. This ideal becomes a vision for your life as an image of yourself in terms of how you sense yourself and the identity you form by way of it. To create standards as a form of “moral code” that you hold yourself to without compromising, is the key to higher, intentional development that prevents you from cowering or changing your mind mid-stream when maintaining the new standard is inconvenient or hard to do.

Once this ideal of yourself is firmly formed in your mind it provides a template for designing a strategy for implementing and creating it. This strategy needs to be broken down into a step-by-step process of logical progression that’s implemented gradually and consistently in stages and by working with single aspects at a time that make up the whole, and setting a time-frame for accomplishing one before moving onto another. The accomplishment of one transformed trait lays the foundation necessary for the next as a synchronistic flow as growth that lays the foundation of an accumulative, building process.

       Change that takes place gradually, is readily integrated and synthesized into your mental paradigm, and can be attained without an arduous struggle or heavy sense of suffering, which always accompanies change of our fundamental habits or ways of being. Because of a new awareness of what we previously engaged in without awareness acts to amplify or increase the feelings involved, or the forces at work that served to motivate and maintain the behavior, giving us a heightened sense around them, that also gives us a stronger sense of struggling to exercise direct control over them by abstaining or refraining, while simultaneously replacing them with new behaviors that take a while to grow accustomed to and fail to satisfy the reasons we had for producing and maintaining the old behavior now being transformed.  A new behavior has to be implemented willfully for a period of time, roughly forty days or six weeks, before it becomes natural, build into the muscle, and we begin doing it in an automatic fashion.

Once it (the new behavior) becomes natural and easy to maintain, we’re ready to implement another step. We should not do more than one at a time, because concentrated thought is the key to manifesting physical realities as the expression of an idea, and we want to avoid creating a feeling of suffering, or missing and longing for what we’re giving up. One of the most notorious ways we sabotage ourselves right from the beginning, is by attempting to much change all at once, which makes it overwhelming and creates a feeling of constant struggle and suffering that makes the change seem ungratifying or somehow worse than the previous state.

Change undertaken gradually allows for constant modifications to our paradigm, which then acts to naturally produce and maintain the change as a part of our normal consciousness. Trying to change too much to fast doesn’t establish the paradigm necessary to naturally produce and maintain as a natural and automatic function the new way of being. Once a paradigm shift takes place through the integration of the small change, it’s modified to be able to support continued change as a growth process that actually becomes the same as the change. The change also describes, expresses and defines the paradigm as being of the same nature and thereby producing the same experience as a reality, actualization, and outer perception of the change.

       This transformative process operates according to law and is the case whether we’re talking about a person, relationship, situation, or business. Change that’s gradual is easily incorporated and goes unnoticed. It’s readily adapted and adjusted to as a form of equalization that reinstates harmony within the system, setting the foundation necessary for the next step of a larger process to be implemented, again, allowing for it to be incorporated and act to make a slight modification as a synchronized movement that acts naturally to adjust the whole system to support it. If change is introduced without allowing time for adjustment and modification as a new function requiring the whole system, then as soon as it hits a point where it’s not supported, the system “acts on it” (the change) to transform it according to the system, back into its original behavior.

All natural processes are produced by our paradigm and our capacity to create in a way that’s consistent and thoroughly maintained, which only comes by way of our paradigm. All “permanent change” requires modification and reformation of our mental paradigm. Without it, at some point, we relapse and fall back into the old behavior and way of doing things. All change should be designed by us, because it’s only us that have the true ability to act on ourselves to create ourselves. All change needs to work in harmony with natural tendencies already inherent in us or our system, in a harmonious manner of cooperation, by simply employing those same tendencies in a new manner and by way of new means. Change that goes against our nature and contradicts our values and beliefs, can’t actually be produced by us in a natural fashion, nor maintained for any extended period of time. So the “ideal” created as a “model” for self-creating, should always comply and be harmonious with our values and beliefs, or we should start by addressing our values and beliefs by examining them thoroughly, identifying where the contradiction takes place, then adjust all aspects until they are congruent with one another, and interact in a harmonious fashion to produce the same experience of reality.

        We also have to notice what emotions play out in any situation and act to control not only our thought process, but also our automatic behaviors. If we have strong emotions that contradict and undermine what we’re attempting to implement, then the emotions tend to win out by sabotaging all conscious efforts. We have to instead identify our own emotional reactions to certain ideas, gaining awareness around them, and then forming new associations to our desired change, removing triggers around them that activate negative emotions in response to them, while intentionally associating positive emotions to our desired change. Making the idea compelling by infusing it with positive emotions and associations is crucial for producing change out of a strong desire for it while associating very positive and gratifying ideas or experiences with it. This also acts to create how we experience the change, which is the same feeling we infuse the reality of the change with, which its accomplishment or attainment will simply act to give us more of that same feeling.

The change desired should always be undertaken with a sense of enthusiasm and form of excitement that forms a kind of joy and contentment around it. In this way, once the change is established as our reality, it gives us more of that same feeling. If we pursue something from an experience of stress, worry, or feeling overwhelmed, attaining it simply keeps the feeling going through the attempt to maintain it. We have to not only serve to “create it”, but also act naturally and without thought or effort to “maintain it”.

The feeling we form around an idea, shapes how we experience that idea as a personal reality. So it’s important to gain awareness around the reason for the change. What the change will give us, allow, how we’ll benefit from it, and what will it allow us to do that we currently can’t, and so on. So if we decide, for example, to transform fear of some kind into courage, we have to identify how we’ll benefit from that and what it will produce in our life as a result. We have to cultivate the idea of courage in a way that makes us fall in love with ourselves for being that way. We have to focus all of our attention away from what made us feel afraid and onto how we’ll benefit by creating the experience of courage and what it’ll bring into our life as a result. We have to actively and intentionally choose courage in place of fear, and act it out in order to change our experience of ourselves and reality as a result.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Integrative Mind-Body Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor