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

We often hear sayings about “oneness” and everything being one, living in unity with Nature and each other, and so on, yet this idea seems to contradict the nature of our actual experience as our perception of the outer world and others. One of the most prevalent principles that’s always operating at the fundamental level of creation, is the Law of Paradox. In just about all of the occult sciences what we refer to as “reality” is called an “illusion”, yet this idea is also confusing because we don’t know for sure what that means. Confusion usually comes from the fact that most don’t have a true understanding of the nature of their own “mind” and how it acts to organize, form, and animate the entire material world as a form of dynamic mental construct or living matrix. This is a very important principle to grasp with a deep sense of understanding that will not only transform the way you look at the world, but will serve as a fundamental key that connects everything else in a way that makes total sense from an intuitive perspective.

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

The higher soul-mind projects into the lower plane of self-awareness through the regenerative process of propagation. As the higher soul divides in order to inhabit the lower plane, it’s birthed into the body in a unified state where the subconscious contains “within it” the seeded potential of the self-conscious aspect of the same mind, which the subconscious then births through a gradual growth process as a kind of awakening of the self within the material body. This self-aware aspect of the subconscious forms what we commonly call the consciousness that appears to arise from the brain.  Brain consciousness is what allows us to perceive and experience ourselves exclusively from within and “as” a body, and as a result, we come to identify almost exclusively with our material existence. This forms what has typically been referred to (inappropriately) as the “ego”, with the idea of the ego and identity also being synonymous, which means we get our “sense of self” through experiences created as a “personality” within a specific location, conditions, and set of circumstances within the material world.

       The subconscious mind can be thought of as the feminine aspect that’s born into the world pregnant with the masculine aspect of the self-conscious (self-aware) mind. The subconscious, containing the self-conscious aspect in its “potential” state, grows and evolves it through a process of adaptation that modifies it according to its genetic make-up, life conditions, specific circumstances, family and environmental situation, which all combine to form a unique variation of the same essential nature (soul). Much like the four seasons, we’re born into the world exclusively in our subconscious, which is group oriented and perceives itself as being an essential part of its family unit, and develops completely out of an unconscious state until around 7 years old, where the self-conscious begins gradually emerging as self-awareness that perceives itself as an individual apart from its parents and siblings, and comes into a fully active state at around 13 or 14 (puberty). Puberty is the age when we begin thinking and making decisions for ourselves and developing our identity as an image of ourselves attained through experimenting with different ways of being. Our self-conscious mind of outer awareness becomes our dominate state at around the age of 21. As a fully mature adult, around the age of 28 (growth takes place in 7 year cycles) we are operating and functioning almost exclusively out of our masculine, body-aware consciousness, and often lose all true awareness of our subconscious.

The subconscious is the same aspect of the mind we share with all of Nature which operates almost exclusively out of instinct. Instinct exists as a “field of information” that’s organized through a process of classification where each species is only able to access what’s meaningful for their growth, learning, and survival.  This field of organized information that’s shared by all life on the planet is what was used to construct what’s referred to as the first or “original creation”. It forms the objective reality we all share in common and play a dynamic role in. This shared reality formed by the “group mind” of the “collective unconscious” lays the foundation as the basis for us as humans, bestowed with the ability to create using our mind, to continue creating out of by producing unique and personalized versions of reality through our very “perception” of it.Our mind is shaped out of attributes and memories that form our “mental paradigm” which is  used as a kind of filtering system that sorts and organizing information into unique variations through our very perception of it. Every person has a unique collection of memories that form their mental model, and we can only “see” in an situation what “matches” our model.  

All of us start off by being conditioned to the reality of the group mind being acted out on different levels through our family, society, and the world, all of which form a dynamic series of correspondences to each other as what we can think of as smaller fields nested within greater fields of the same nature. As our self-conscious mind comes into active expression and we begin thinking and creating ourselves to be a unique individual, we form new perceptions of the same outer reality that causes us to experience it in new ways. The material forms themselves don’t change, but rather how they “appear to us” changes. What we notice and include, and what we ignore and exclude, begins forming new ideas about the same thing that changes how we experience them. As we experience the world around us in new ways, we simultaneously begin experiencing ourselves in new ways, which works to begin transforming us based on how we build our identity around whatever it is we associate with. As adults, everyone looking at the same thing or that’s a part of the same event, will see and experience it in a way that’s unique to them as their own creation. We’re always taking what exists as a universal theme and general idea and using it as the means to create a personalized version that’s unique to us.

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

Our true ancestors, represented in history as the realm of the “gods” is a society of highly specialized and uniquely talented individuals who, because they’re self-contained sovereign beings with a universal identity that’s not determined by a single personality or governed by society of the lower group mind, act in a harmonious and cooperative manner to create on a larger scale. When you’re not dependent on someone or something outside of yourself to tell you who you are through the relationship you form with them, there’s no need or desire to “take” or “acquire” what’s not already within you. For this reason, beings of higher consciousness are highly unique as individuals and almost completely self-contained and autonomous, unaffected by the drama being played out on the lower planes. From a higher perspective of complete detachment from the passions and delusions of the lower planes, one can easily impose an influence on the group mind by interacting in a way that serves the higher good of everyone involved. As long as we have a “need” for someone else to be and act a certain way, we’re being controlled and therefore “determined” by them. Once we can be apart of any situation without needing anything from it or needing to somehow control it, we experience ourselves as we really are on the higher plane of divine consciousness.

Energetic Model of the Mind

A vibration results from a “mental construct” that electrifies, animates, and organizes matter (as light-essence) into distinct patterns. We say that every “thing” moves and vibrates at a certain rate producing a natural phenomenon we perceive as reality, yet things are originally produced by the mind itself through a mental construct as thought. The mind itself is what first acts to organize light into material form in the mind’s eye of the imagination as an “internal representation” of an idea. As we think we turn ideas into internal realities. Our thoughts come as words we speak to ourselves internally where we shape Astral Light into the reality inherent in the “meaning” of the words. Once an idea is shaped into an imaginary form with sensory detail, it’s magnetize with our own vitality, causing it to begin vibrating at the frequency associated with the form, and it “draws in” (acts as a magnet) cosmic forces of the same vibratory frequency, causing it to ultimately take on a life of its own. Once an electromagnetic field (etheric blueprint) is created of an idea as a mental construct, it acts to organize the outer reality to match the inner representation. We use the thematic, symbolic inner idea as a holographic pattern to orchestrate the events of our life and how things appear to us through our perception of them. Our mind is literally a lens that we look through that determines what we see and don’t see.

In the higher regions of consciousness, ideas exist as archetypal themes that have names. When these names are spoken internally as thought, they form internal images of the ideas as they’re conformed through the mental paradigm and personality of the individual acting as a receiver and transducer for the universal idea. Once the idea is drawn into the mind of the receiver, it’s adapted to their paradigm, and modified into a new variation of the same overall idea. We reshape everything  producing a unique formula of properties that turns it into a form of hybrid. We construct a mental image out of internal light that becomes a form of “empty shell” or vehicle for spirit as an animating force to “enter into” and give it life. The mind produces an invisible electromagnetic field that acts to organize neutral matter as particles of light (photons) into vibratory patterns (essence) as holograms. Our mind as a “holographic model” acts as a kind of “parent pattern” (prototype) for producing an infinite number of offspring as fractal patterns of the same nature and kind.

The Relationship of Thought, Sensation, and Emotion

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

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

       As we concentrate on an idea, we tune ourselves to the vibration of the idea where we not only act as the receiver for more of the same type of ideas, but also become the means for expressing that idea to create a reality out of it. As we create a reality out of an idea, we simultaneously create a “sense ourselves” through the experience we have within that reality and form our identity around it. Ideas as vibratory frequencies are transmitted and received through resonance and sympathetic induction. The holographic principle operates by reproducing the same pattern as a “metaphorical theme” on multiple planes and scales simultaneously. Whatever pattern as a thematic idea we form and dwell in internally programs our outer reality with that same pattern on a larger scale. This works according to the same principle of mitosis where a single cell programmed with the same DNA, divides and regenerates to produce a replica of itself, that allows for a perception of itself as “another”. Each cell is essentially comprised of the same nature and then “specializes” by slightly re-configuring the same basic information in order to play a unique part in an even greater whole. Just as the body is constructed using a etheric  blueprint for the body as a whole, that tells each cell how to differentiate in order to play a unique function within a certain part of the body, our entire reality is structured according to the same process.

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

We are All One

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

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

        These two worlds exist as a fundamental part of our nature represented by both the subconscious group mind and the self-conscious individual mind. The two aspects of the mind we have come to refer to as the heart and brain consciousness, or feelings and intellect, both of which are an inherent part of higher consciousness in an balanced state of harmony. In higher states of consciousness, objective intelligence forms all of our natural and self-initiated behaviors. We program our subconscious mind with thoughts that aren’t distorted by passions and desires. In this state, we’re conscious of the fact that our outer awareness is simply witnessing and experiencing the material reality of inner awareness produced by the subconscious. Here we operate according to the universal laws that govern both planes and use the masculine intellect to impregnate the feminine sensory mind to produce material reality as their offspring. We realize that what we’re experiencing as an outer reality is produced by our own imaginary thoughts concentrated on consistently with emotional intensity.

All of us as humans, with no exceptions, create our own experiences of what we call reality based on the thoughts and feelings we’ve been programmed with and continue to think about in a repetitive manner. Most of which are purely a product of our own conditioning and our tendency to live out of reactive emotional states and primal needs. Most people have been given all their thoughts by someone else through some form of teaching and learning which they then mistake as being their own. This is because the subconscious works by adapting ideas to the ever-changing outer world to produce corresponding variations of them. We mistake these variations of modified ideas as being original and self-generated because they appear to be somewhat unique from what we learned. We imagine that we think in an original way because our mind is always generating our thoughts out of a memory base. They only seem as if they our own thoughts because we live out of them as the fundamental means of experiencing ourselves and structuring our reality in a consistent way.

       Truly original thoughts only come from higher realms where originality exists as the potential for creating within the lower planes of instinct. They come through a process of “tuning into and downloading information” as ideas that were not and could not be produced out of our personal memory base. We tune into these ideas in the “ether” as the unified field of higher consciousness by either concentrating on an idea in an in-depth and prolonged manner, or by “wondering” about something. As we “wonder” about something, we form an inquiry as a “desire” to know that connects us to the answer. All questions and their answers are polar opposites of the same idea. As we concentrate with an open, curious mind (that doesn’t take an attitude of already knowing), we penetrate the depths of the known world and enter into the unknown, where ideas pop into our mind out of nowhere and begin spontaneously unfolding as a realization.

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

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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Our Creative Power lies in our Imagination – “Perception as an Interpretation is a Product of the Imagination”

Starstuff The imagination is the faculty of the mind that we use for creating reality as an internal experience. We first form our experiences by how we imagine them to give them meaning, which forms how we remember them, and is also used to recollect memories and think about them by replaying them in our mind. So we’re always in the process of creating memory by how we imagine our reality creating our personal experience of it by the story we tell about it, and then by associating our present reality to the memory of the past using it to shape the present to be about the same thing, forming it into the same type of story. The story we tell about things, which forms a kind of theme, is what gives our life consistency. Our life’s theme as the primary story we tell about things comes from how we’ve created all our experiences by telling a consistent story about them. This memory making ability as a form of multiplying and reproducing thematic experiences shaped by meaning and significance, are all done by how we imagine the outer world by shaping it into a consistent storyline.   As we go through our day, we are constantly forming associations to memories and using those associations to form similar interpretations of the present. The themes of the past become the program that utilizes our creative imagination with its primary pattern for creating a thematic reality and creating ourselves by identifying with our own story about things. As we tell a story about things, we get a sense of ourselves by way of that story, and form our identity out of it. Our identity and the story we act naturally to tell by how we interpret the events of our outer reality is a primary function of the imagination. Our imagination forms our perceptual lens and determines how we see things, and what we see “in” things. We can only see and make sense out of what matches our model, and can easily be turned into our story about things. Even when they actually have nothing to do with us or our story, we translate them to mean the same thing. In this way, we’re always shaping other people and events to be “like us”, through the story we tell about them which describes them using the same qualities as we poses.   finger paint Just as creative ideas are also received by and formed in the imagination, all memory is replayed and constantly being modified in the imagination. Each time we recall a memory as an association to the present, and use it to shape the present with the same meaning, we also modify the memory by adapting it to a new set of circumstances, and permanently alter it by doing so. While many of us believe memory is stagnate and fixed and that we remember them accurately, and that we recall them in the same way we formed them, in reality memory is constantly evolving through adaptation to the present situations, and our state of mind when applying it. Though we apply memories to an infinite number of new situations as a means of shaping them into congruent experiences, the theme of the memory remains intact and holds true no matter how we change the telling. So if the meaning of our memory is “I’m not loved”, and the memory becomes a story that provides evidence of this, then even when we use the same memory in the present to tell the same type of story about it, and we change “how” we tell it, it’ll still “mean” we’re not loved.   Our imagination is the primary creative faculty of the mind that’s used to create our personal experience of an outer, objective reality, making it into a subjective “inner reality” as a personalization of a universal theme. While we all share and have in common the outer reality as a neutral set of events that we experience, each individual sharing the same outer event is creating a unique experience of it by how they filter the event through their paradigm as their perceptual lens that forms it into an interpretation as a variation reshaped to tell a somewhat different story using it. Each person notices different things within the situation, places a different emphasis on them, and organizes them into a new pattern that uses only some of the elements that lend themselves to telling a certain kind of story. Any element that doesn’t match their storyline, isn’t “seen” (noticed), or is completely ignored, abstracting instead only what can be readily used as the elements of their life’s theme. Through our life’s theme, we form our life’s story, and we not only shape ourselves by way of that story, but shape everyone else by way of it also. Because of this “perceptual lens” that we look through to interpret the world, we shape everyone else to be “like us” and have the same qualities and character we have, which is necessary to keep telling our story about things, and is the story our mind is designed to tell by how it’s structured. It doesn’t have the perceptions necessary to tell a different kind of story. cosmic Because of this natural tendency of the human mind to create out of accumulated memories of it’s own making, the imagination, which also has the potential to be able to shape brand new perceptions of reality never experienced before, or as a unique interpretation of the present that’s not based on the past, it’s used instead to repeat the past and maintain redundant patterns that keep it locked into it’s own illusions. The imagination is usually used instead to simply relive whatever we’ve formed a memory of, whether through a living experience, or something we fantasized about, or imagined as thoughts being given to or taught to us by others, and while it still “creates” to a certain extent, it doesn’t create in the sense of being able to determine our own feelings, thoughts, and imaginings to perceive the present as dissociated from the past, and be able to create ourselves in new ways by learning how to tell new stories and evolve ourselves according to those stories.   Karma, which is living out of the same thematic forms of memories that recreate the same type of dynamics and behaviors over and over, prevents us from evolving in any measurable form. Instinct, as memory that produces automatic behaviors, is the product of the “lower mind” that we share with the animal kingdom, which lacks a higher mind and the ability to create in new and unique ways. Evolution within the animal / physical plane takes eons to produce the smallest of changes which usually come through a form of mutation, or freak accident. We as humans are born with a higher capacity to create ourselves and our reality by how we use the creative capacity of our imagination to break the patterns of memories and form whole new perceptions instead that serve to reshape and evolve our mental paradigm as accumulated memories to new and higher forms of experience. We are not bound to simply living out of our conditioning, but can “choose” to develop ourselves in an intentional and deliberate manner by simply choosing to begin telling a new kind of story that will require us to use latent qualities that will transform and evolve our character to new forms of expression. eye This creative ability of the mind is masterful use of our own imagination to let go of our attachment to our “story about things”, and our identity that formed as a result of our story, and make a conscious decision about the type of person we want to be instead, what qualities we’d have to embrace and bring into expression in order to do that, and what kind of story we would tell by how we acted and lived our life as a result. We can then practice forming experiences of ourselves “as” these qualities and employing these characteristics by imagining them and “acting them out”. Practicing “being that way” through a form of pretending and rehearsing where we get good at forming our new behaviors to the point where they start coming naturally. We can also set rules for ourselves through a form of moral code that we hold ourselves to that prevent us from repeating and continuing to live out of undesirable perceptions that form us according to them. One of the most standard practices for doing this is to recognize our negative traits and vices, and what positive trait and virtue we’d like to employ instead, and make a conscious effort to transform them using our will. Our will is our ability to first imagine something inwardly then act it out outwardly. In this way, we become self-aware and take the necessary steps to begin creating ourselves with full awareness of what we’re doing and how we’re being.   To employ any new idea, simply formulate first in your imagination creating a reality out of it, apply it to your everyday situation as an action or behavior of some sort, then imagine the situations that normally stimulated the “old behaviors and attitude”, and employ the “new behavior and attitude” in it’s place. Practice this over and over until it starts becoming natural and easy to do, while simultaneously practicing it in your daily life. By associating a new behavior or perception to the same stimulus or trigger, you don’t change anything or anyone else; you simply change your response to everyone and everything else. All change can only require you to do. When we require someone else to change in order for us to be able to, we sabotage ourselves, and remain stuck in the same reactive patterns. All change begins inwardly, by changing your self and your perception of things, which then become the template or pathway for outer expression as actual self-directed behaviors.   Dr. Linda Gadbois Mind-Body Integration Transformational Coaching Spiritual Sciences   About the author: Dr. Linda is a Spiritual Scientist and scholar of Hermetic Sciences and Ancient Wisdom traditions. She’s a professional educator and trainer for all areas of personal transformation, self-creation, mind development, and soul/spiritual evolution. She practices Integrative Medicine with a special emphasis on Psychology and Creative therapies. She conducts ongoing classes, Playshops, and Adventure Seminars, and is available for private or group training, mentoring, and speaking engagements. To inquire, click here