Alchemy, Soul Purification, and the Laws for Ascending from One Dimension to Another

     There are so many ideas being put out into the world right now regarding the idea of soul ascension, raising your vibratory frequency, and what it means to honestly create yourself. Naturally, all of these ideas are referring to the same basic idea as a fundamental change in “state”. This is not an idea that can be realized by simply theorizing and talking about it in what may appear to be a knowledgeable way, but rather something that’s only achieved through the application of knowledge as universal laws through an actual practice of some kind. We only truly acquire knowledge through direct experience, and only truly “know” what we actively demonstrate through our natural perception and behaviors. We only “become” through experience that provides us with the realizations that act naturally to transform us from the inside out. Our inner state and outer reality exist in equilibrium to each other, and together act to produce our “experiences” of reality.

       Another misconception that’s being played out by those claiming to know the secret to transformation, is that the work itself as a form of healing process can be done by another or through processes that involve objects, electronic devices and machines, or processes that only involve the physical component of what is already manifest, rather than focusing on the inner nature of the person, their mental model, emotional states, and the beliefs they hold. Some of these practices are done with crystals or stones of some kind, instruments and technological devices that introduce vibration as energetic qualities into the body or brain, or through some other therapeutic process performed by another “on or to us”. Yet, as those of you know who have tried these, very few of these processes produce truly permanent results, or work at the non-material, mental and unified level of the soul.

       Only the higher Soul is immortal in nature and ascends to higher levels when released from the physical body at death. The Soul, which is the same as the mind, has the ability to determine its own physical, emotional, and moral nature. No one or no thing can do it for us. We’re never “healed by another”, and no one has the ability to alter our frequency as our state of mind permanently, accept us. We are all responsible for our own Soul’s creation and the reality as a plane of consciousness or dimension that we exist in naturally. This is because “reality” as we personally know it, is formed through our “perception of it”, and doesn’t exist independent of us. All “self-creation” is an internal process that we do to ourselves.

      The only way we truly have of “knowing” something is by becoming “like it” in nature. We become one with an idea by embodying it mentally and physically, where we experience it as it. As we contemplate an idea, we momentarily take it on and become one with it in mind where we structure it as a reality in our imagination, forming a working concept of it or by turning it into a scenario of some kind as the means of seeing (witnessing) what the experience of it would be like. As we conceptualize it and play it out in our mind’s eye, we sense ourselves as being within it, having the experience of it “as it”, forming a kind of intimate relationship with it that provides us with new insights regarding it’s true nature that form the basis for making a decision about it. We’re always deciding what qualities as a state of mind and way of being we’re going to use by expressing them in order to “create ourselves” through the experience of ourselves they provide. Our body serves merely as the vehicle and means for energies to express through as a way of forming certain types of “experiences of our self” which eventually, through consistent expression, form our energetic essence, shape our character (morality), and establish our inner nature.

       When we’re operating primarily out of an unconscious state this all happens naturally and automatically, and we simply take on and become apart of whatever qualities are being openly expressed around us and the dynamics they form that we’ve been trained to be a part of. While we may not have a choice as to what we’re exposed to and played an active part in as kids, once we become adults and our self-conscious, self-aware mind begins developing and becoming dominant, we have the ability to see what’s going on in an objective manner, and make conscious decisions as to what relationships we foster and maintain, who and what we associate with, what activities we willingly engage in, and so on. Those who don’t “wake up” and become self-aware continue to live out of an unconscious, conditioned state where they feel they have no control or ability to change their life and continue instead to engage in the beliefs, character and emotional dramas of their upbringing. Those who readily conform to society and cultural conditioning without any real awareness of their ability to form realizations, make new choices, and become self-directed, vibrate at the lower frequencies of this plane and continue to live in the reality of that level of consciousness as the means of creating themselves to be “of it”.

       When we wake-up to the truth of things and become aware of who we really are in terms of our ability to discern the truth as to what’s really going on, and the illusive fact that we’re the only one creating our experiences and our “self” according to those experiences, and we detach from the emotional triggers that keep us in an unconscious and automatic state of being, we can begin fully exercising our ability to disengage from the illusion of mass consciousness. Once we’ve made this primary decision for ourselves we can begin making everyday decisions as to who we want to be and what kind of story we’re going to tell about our life by how we live it.

    Once we begin realizing that we were trained to a certain mindset and that it’s not actually “true and real” outside of our natural ability to perceive it and unknowingly cooperate in playing a role in the dynamics that lend themselves to telling a certain kind of story as the means of “co-creating” it, we are no longer drawn into them. We don’t have to go through years of therapy in an attempt to try and work through or resolve the illusion of our own making, because once we truly realize what we’re doing and how it is that we’re doing it, it becomes painfully obvious that it’s not real, and through the realization alone we no longer engage in it and begin making new choices for ourselves instead. As we dissolve illusions of ourselves through self-realizations, we no longer perceive them as real and can clearly see them as being fictitious when being acted out by others.

Challenges, Crisis and Hardship

       Another question that always comes up around the idea of ascending after death to a new and higher plane of existence, is whether or not a person who has somehow determined themselves to be a “good person”, living a good life (which is clearly a belief and an opinion) can ascend without ever being “tried and tested” or going through severe crisis and moral challenges of some kind. The answer to this is easy to understand by simply realizing that we only know what out true nature is or what we’re truly capable of when we’re challenged in serious ways, have some kind of major life crisis, or are devastated somehow where the very foundation we relied on for safety and security has been torn away or revealed as being false somehow.

       When experiencing severe loss, we tend to become grief-stricken and slightly deranged as we desperately scramble for security. When we can no longer reside in our comfort zone and all that gave us a feeling of safety and security and that we built our identity around is taken away or lost, we’re left not knowing who we are or what to do. At this point a form of panic tends to set in and we resort to what can be desperate means where we’re more unconscious and irrational than ever before. When someone is overcome by fear of some kind, we get to see firsthand what parts of their character have been completely undeveloped due to their “comfortable position” in life. We only truly know what we’re capable of when we’re being seriously challenged in life. Our vices as negative and destructive character traits can only be transformed while they’re active and expressing where we can see what they actually are and chose in a conscious manner to employ new qualities.

       How we feel, perceive life, and behave in a situation that’s easy, comfortable, and has no pressure involved that serves to bring us face-to-face with our greatest fears and insecurities, is quite different than what we experience when being challenged. When our world shatters and we’re left confused and distraught, overwhelmed with inner turmoil and the inability to make a firm decision as to how to proceed, we face the unknown, not only in the world at large, but more importantly, in ourselves, which can seem terrifying. We often only come to realize who and how we truly are when we no longer have anything else to rely on and have to draw on an inner source as the means of making our own decisions regarding every area of our being. A person with an easy life who’s never challenged with hardship of any kind, never gets to see what they’re actually made of or capable of. Many who excel under the right conditions completely fall apart and become vicious and morally destructive under bad and stressful conditions.

       In a similar manner, people tend to only be your friend when you’re engaged in the same reality they are, and as soon as you face challenges or experience a crisis of some sort, turn on you, try to tear you down, make you bad or wrong somehow, elevate themselves above you, and ultimately act to persecute and ostracize you. So those who seemed kind, gentle, and generous, and always eager to help and encourage you at one point, based on shared circumstances, are judgmental, ruthless, uncaring, scared, mean, and incredibly selfish in the next moment. It’s only when the foundation we’ve built our life around completely falls apart or is taken away and lost somehow that our ego as a form of disillusionment can no longer be sustained, and we “fall apart”, losing our identity. This process of transformation is often referred to as the “dark night of the soul” where we “hit bottom”, so to speak, and we truly step into the true reality of things where the only way out is to embrace and utilize our ability to completely rebuild our life in order to become who we’re really capable of becoming. At this point, we can no longer sustain ourselves through our life conditions and circumstances, and have to begin drawing on a purely internal source as the means of creating, developing, and sustaining ourselves.

       Many people who seem strong and as though they have it together in one situation, will show up as scared, weak, crumbing, and completely falling apart in another one. It’s only when we face a diverse array of different type of challenges and hardships that all of our false fronts dissolve and we gain access to our “core self”. Once everything we relied on previously begins going away we begin realizing that we have a choice as to who and how we’re going to be in relationship to what happens to us. In this moment we are provided with the opportunity to practice true self-mastery as our ability to create our self from a fully conscious state that’s free of illusions. If you can be pressured into being a certain way under the right circumstances, where you can somehow justify it, so to speak, then that’s providing you with a mirror into your soul showing you who and how you “really are”. Once you get a firsthand realization of your own poor character traits through the experience of being that way, you know exactly what it is you need to transform about yourself.

Resistance, Temptation, and Willpower

      Through active use of our will, we have the ability to resist our own conditioned tendencies and temptations to engage in unconscious and automatic behaviors developed in us as children that are bad or destructive somehow. The word “bad” in this context isn’t about a belief or opinion that we’ve been taught and willingly adopted, but rather the result of what will be created from practical use of the natural laws involved. Part of our moral development comes from our conscience and how we intuitively feel about what will result from certain activities. In all spiritual allegories that demonstrate spiritual laws, the soul is consistently tried and tested through emotions and temptations of various sorts to see if those feelings and qualities are still alive inside and an active part of their psyche.

      Temptation isn’t really a test between “good and bad”, as it’s generally thought of, but rather provides us with the means to examine our own inner nature and actively utilize our ability to choose and willfully act out our decisions, going against what might otherwise be thought of as impulsiveness or a part of our conditioned and unconscious nature. We’re typically tempted with situations that bring gratification and physical pleasure, that feed an insecurity of some kind, satisfy or remedy a fear, or cause us to go against a desire for change by relapsing and continuing to engage in the very behaviors we’ve decided to change. In order to be “tempted” by something we have to have that quality and desire still “alive” in us as a part of our moral character. The act and experience of feeling tempted to engage in something we don’t want or like, is giving us direct insight into our own unconscious nature and character, showing us what it is we still have to transform. It shows us where there’s a lack of alignment and harmony between our conscious and unconscious mind.

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       Those who can be tempted into exercising parts of their character that goes against their seemingly conscious decisions for themselves, are not of the same nature as the beings of a higher plane of consciousness who reside in a basic state of harmony with all aspects of themselves. We can only ascend to a plane that vibrates at a certain frequency, meaning the pattern being played out as the reality of that plane, when we are of the same nature, likeness, and character. The higher plane of consciousness is a “unified plane” where all aspects of the Soul are aligned in harmony with one another and therefore always act under any circumstances to create in a constructive and beneficial manner for the good of all involved. As long as we remain divided in spirit (mind) and act to sabotage our own ability to create, and create while predominately in an unconscious state that’s opposing our conscious decisions, we’ll remain in this plane of duality where the higher soul is being ran by the lower soul, which is driven by emotions and desires for physical things. The higher region of the astral plane is void of emotions that are designed to produce unconscious impulses as instinctual behaviors. Whatever type of reality we “create ourselves out of” we bond ourselves to energetically and remain within that plane.

      Whatever we participate in and act to willingly create as a reality, whether we’re just like it or stand in opposition of it, we’re “like in nature” and vibrate at the same frequency. Whatever causes a reaction in us is acting to awaken a quality that’s there to be awakened. Life events and external stimulus only have the ability to call forth traits in us that are already there. If we don’t possess a trait or tendency, then we’re not stimulated or affected by it outside of us. As long as we need to put forth a conscious decision to resist a desire for something, it’s showing us what it is we need to transform in order to actually “be” of a different state and nature where we’re not tempted by it in the least.

Purification of the Soul

       Whenever we’re talking about the Soul we’re talking about our “whole self”, especially as it pertains to the mind as our feelings, thoughts, and emotions that produce all of our behaviors. If we orientate ourselves from the perspective of the Soul coming into the material body and plane as its own creation, we realize that our perception of reality is produced by how we feel, what type of things we focus on and think about and form into sensory realities, and what emotions we generate and act to tune ourselves to as a response to our own thoughts. We’re always forming “internal representations” of reality that we use in place of what we can think of as “actual” or “objective reality”. These internal representations act as a form of map for navigating reality and forming coherent and consistent interpretations of the events of our life to give them a consistent meaning forming a congruent version of reality.

       Whatever meaning we give things determines what we tell ourselves about them as the means of understanding them, and forming an equal understanding of ourselves by way of them. These internal representations are really meant to create a metaphorical idea that we can use as a kind of filtering system for transforming a universal or mass reality into a personal one. The Soul is always acting to use metaphors and archetypes as a general idea that’s interpreted through the paradigm of the lower soul to form a new and unique version of the same basic idea. This personalized idea is perceived as real and true, and forms the relationship the higher soul forms with the lower soul as the means of creating itself.

       When we don’t realize that our internal representations are metaphorical in nature and mistake them for being objective, they become “illusions” that we live our life out of without direct awareness of the fact that we’re the ones creating it. This is self-evident by the fact that all spiritual scripture is written in symbolic, metaphorical language and allegories (stories that are symbolic) that require every person reading it to form their own interpretation as the means of understanding it. When it’s interpreted from an objective perspective as an “actual event or person”, an illusion takes the place of fact, and we become lost in a form of self-induced delusion.

       What we refer to as the higher planes of existence are planes of the mind which are “creative in nature”. We only truly act to create when forming our own realizations around things and by intuitively taking a universal idea and transforming it into a personalized version. If someone else is telling us what something means, then we’re accepting their creation as our own, and aren’t actually creating anything. The lower soul of the material mind is passive and receptive and acts only to “conceive of” ideas being given to it by the active aspect of the “will”. When we adopt another person’s interpretation of a symbolic idea and turn it into a reality in our mind, we are in fact being created by that person as the means for expressing and creating the outer reality of their will. We’re literally being led and determined by them. We’re accepting their interpretation as our own, and literally creating ourselves to be like them in nature. This is what the term “the blind leading the blind” is referring to. As beings of higher consciousness we have to learn how to interpret all of the events of our life intuitively in order to know their true meaning and exercise our ability to think and decide for ourselves. As long as we’re unable to do this, or are too afraid of making a mistake, we’ll remain in the lower plane of “unconscious beings” that need to be taught, led, and instructed on what to do.

      The most basic idea of what it means to “purify your soul” is to let go of all the illusions you created about yourself because of what you were trained to believe and taught by others that you unknowingly accepted as being “true”, and realize that everything within the material world is a form of symbolic idea that represents a universal truth that you can only realize by using your intuition to properly discern. Realize that your entire reality has been formed out of what you have been taught to believe and accepted without questioning its reason or validity. It’s to begin “tuning into” the inner nature (soul) of things in order to understand them as they really are rather than relying on their outer appearance.

        It’s only when we begin owning our own ability to truly create our life that we dissolve the illusions and truly tap into the underlying reality of things and begin a form of “soul to soul” communication. Where we allow the illusions about ourselves born out of our unconscious conditioning to completely fall away and quit allowing our mind to be impregnated by the will of others as the means of finding our “truth about things”. Once we realize how we’ve created our perception of reality and ourselves by way of that reality, and we begin going inward in order to find our true answers instead looking to others to tell us what to think, and we tune ourselves instead to the “feelings things give us” as a way of seeing them as they truly are, we begin simultaneously sensing our self as we truly are.

       Every time we are faced with making a true decision, we do it by asking ourselves “who am I?” Who am I going to be in relationship to this idea? What do I want to create right now? All thoughts that we form in relationship to everything else is how we act on ourselves to create ourselves in a moment by moment fashion. All true knowledge can only be apprehended intuitively. Our intuition is not an “aspect or faculty of the mind”, as many have been taught, but rather the awareness that’s formed through the mind in its higher, unified state. It’s formed from by utilizing the full capacity of both our unconscious (right hemisphere of brain) and self-conscious mind (left hemisphere) to form a single experience of reality as a unification of both seen and unseen aspects of the same thing. Instead of viewing physical form and outer appearances as being objective in nature, we realize that it’s a symbolic metaphor as the expression of the energy it acts to contain, and we can begin interpreting things to form a much more accurate perception of the creative energies that underlie and act to give rise to the material world.

       By tuning into the spiritual world that animates and gives life to the entire material world, we can begin orientating ourselves to a higher perspective where we gain full realization of our spiritual and creative abilities. Through this perspective and the realization it brings, we gain access to our own true nature and how we really are as a creative being that has the ability to use all aspects of our mind in a balanced and unified way in order to truly begin creating ourselves by way of our own mind and will. We have to step into and fully embrace the higher capacities of our mind and begin creating ourselves with a sense of purpose and intention in becoming who we’re truly meant to be.

       We purify ourselves by cleansing our mind of all the self-created illusions that we were previously programmed with and begin viewing life from a higher and more universal mindset where we can begin seeing life as it really is. What we think of as our “life” is produced by us through a stage and set of conditions as our life circumstances that are ideal for us to decide how we’re going to create ourselves. As we decide and actively act out our choices, making them a reality,  we then produce and “experience” as the means of taking back into ourselves where it becomes our soul’s memory. We’re always creating our reality through our mental perception and what we tell ourselves about it that then becomes the basis of our soul’s memory as our energetic constitution. There’s an infinite flow between the inner and outer as a self-perpetuating system that expresses outward as a projection, creating a reality that’s perceived as being separate, that’s then absorbed back into the self and used as the means of sustaining itself.    

Dr. Linda Gadbois  

Understanding the Psychological Basis of our Spiritual Quest

       One of the most fundamental truths that we need to honestly comprehend in order to learn how to consciously create our self and our life, is in realizing the true relationship between the mind and body. While there’s a fundamental misconception that the body somehow “gives rise to” the mind, partially due to the fact that there are three basic aspects of the mind and soul, one of which is oriented to what we call “body consciousness” as our subconscious, the fact is the mind is what produces and maintains the life of the body. The body, including the brain and heart, and all “matter” for that fact, is comprised of light (photons) that’s organized into a physical form producing a “house or temple” for the mind as the soul to inhabit and use in order to express, create, and evolve itself to higher and lower levels of consciousness. Matter as the body is passive and receptive in nature, and acts to draw in and bond with the energetic essence of the mind through resonance.

       The mind, like the soul (which is synonymous) isn’t a fixed form like the body it inhabits, but is a living, breathing field of energy that’s constantly evolving and reformulating itself by absorbing and integrating energy of a similar nature to it from the atmosphere around it and from parallel planes of both a higher and lower nature. The mind sets the vibratory frequency of the body, which acts as a tuner, receiver, transducer, and transmitter of energy as knowledge and ideas of various sorts. We’re designed to “receive knowledge” based on what quality as a state of mind we embody and become. We tune into and merge with planes of knowledge through resonance by becoming “like” the qualities as consciousness of that plane.

       Our state of mind is something that we have the ability to regulate and determine by learning how to use the different aspects of our mind to regulate other aspects. Our mind works “on itself” to produce the experience of itself as a whole reality. The subconscious of the body doesn’t have the ability to become self-aware and gain intuitive realizations about itself, then actively decide what state it’s going to produce in order to act as a conduit for specific and selected types of knowledge, but simply acts instead as a passive receiver and vehicle for the higher, conscious aspect of the mind. It will readily absorb, become one with, and actualize as a reality whatever “idea” is acting to “impregnate it”. This aspect of the mind acts as a womb for suggestion given to it by an active (willful) mind, and produces the reality of the suggestion as an “experience” of it. It creates the idea first as an inner representation or imaginary reality that then becomes the metaphorical template as an organizing mechanism for producing as an outer reality of the same nature.

      When we remain unaware of how we’re programming ourselves or allowing ourselves to be programmed by others, we create ourselves in a random and haphazard way, usually without any real awareness of what we’re doing and how we’re doing it. This is why this aspect of the mind is referred to as “unconscious”. It lacks awareness in the most basic sense of the idea, and most importantly and awareness of its true nature as a creative, self-determining being. This is the aspect of the mind we share with the animal kingdom that’s driven purely by instinct as emotionally motivated behavior born out of conditioning and whatever we’ve been “trained” to as children. When we live out of emotions and the imaginary dramas they produce, we use our creative power to create ourselves according to the will and illusions of others. As long as we remain unconscious of our own power to create, we live in a constant reactive state where we act to “absorb and assimilate” all the emotions of others being transmitted in near proximity of us without any resistance or apparent ability to redirect them.

The Relationship between Thought and Emotion

       All of life exists as a dynamic series of intimate relationships that work together to “create realities” as varying planes of existence unified into a coherent idea. Thought and emotions are complementary opposites that play off each other in order to produce an experience of reality as a coherent and cohesive idea. They both exist as a part of what we call the astral plane of formation, which, like all parallel planes operate through a form of hierarchy as an up and down, back and forth, in and out movement. In the astral plane (atmosphere of star (sun) light), which precedes the material plane and serves as a kind of spatial map for organizing the material matrix, we have upper and lower regions as a range of vibration. The upper can be viewed as thought which forms light into shapes and scenarios, and the lower is comprised of emotion which is the formative and motivational force of thought.

      Thought as “form” provides the empty shell as a kind of metaphor that spirit inhabits, and emotions determine the behaviors the thought-form takes on. When we’re oriented from the higher regions descending into the lower, thought is causal in nature and acts to naturally invoke its complementary emotion, using it to create in a precise and deliberate manner. When oriented from the lower region of emotion ascending upward, the emotion gives rise to and determines the nature of thoughts that are associated with it. One is always married to the other as a means of creating a singular experience of reality. When we allow emotions to dominate us, they control our thoughts and run our imagination, rendering our higher nature a servant to our lower, unconscious nature. When reversed, we control and determine our thoughts and regulate our emotional state, rendering it a servant to our higher, conscious, and creative nature.

       This is why cleansing ourselves of all negativity and purifying our mind and soul are a fundamental part of all spiritual and creative development. Whatever “state” we cultivate and maintain determines what plane of knowledge we tune ourselves to and experience as our perception of reality. A negative, lower vibration of pain and destruction (hate, anger, vindictiveness, jealousy, sadness, etc.) keeps us imprisoned in that reality, which we ourselves are acting to create. All qualities have whole planes of knowledge associated with them. Anger tunes us into the knowledge of that plane, where we act to propagate and multiply anger by creating consistent experiences that express and feed our anger.

       Whatever quality and emotional state we embody and allow to take hold within us (whether unconsciously or with awareness), we become in spirit (mind), and we “exist” on that level of reality while continuously acting “on ourselves” to produce more of those type of experiences. As we produce consistent types of experiences they become our memories and build up through an accumulative process, and become our soul’s constitution as the blueprint we use for creating ourselves and more realities of the same nature. We become the channel for expressing anger by becoming it in mind and body, condemning ourselves to a life of constant pain and suffering. When we do this to ourselves we live in our lower, unconscious, and unaware mind as we’re being created by others and our own reaction to imaginary illusions about ourselves and others.

      Anytime we’re reacting (emotionally) we’re lending our will to be created by whatever is causing the reaction, and creating ourselves “as” our lower nature. As we take on the emotions of others that act to awaken and feed those same emotions in us, we act on ourselves in an aware manner to tune our mind to produce realities that express the emotion and “give us more of it”. Whatever we become one with in mind and body we tune and bond ourselves too energetically. All “states of mind” are associated with spheres of knowledge that act naturally to produce the reality of that state. In order to change our reality and the nature of our experiences, we need to change our state of mind as a “quality of consciousness”. This requires self-awareness, consciously making new decisions, and using our will to discipline ourselves to a new way of being.

Observing our own Mind and Tendencies

         As human beings, we employ emotions as the means of creating without realizing the consequences we draw upon ourselves. Heaven and hell aren’t “places” in terms of how we tend to think about them; they’re “states of mind” as the reality we create out of that state. This is very easy to realize by simply observing the difference between your perception, how you feel, and how you interpret things to create your experience of them while in an angry or resentful state as opposed to an inspired or loving state. How we perceive and experience the same event or situation is completely different based on what mood we’re in at the time. Whatever mood you’re in determines what you focus on, think about, what memories run through your mind, how you see others, your attitude, and how you act.

       Emotions only exist in the lower planes of the unconscious as instinct designed to produce behaviors that are automatic and engaged in without awareness or the need to consciously evaluate them. They are projected and transmitted through the astral plane (atmosphere) as an energetic charge. They’re ‘infectious’ because we ‘absorb’ and take them on without directly realizing it and let them ‘run us’ by triggering memories that we use as a form of thematic template for forming our thoughts. As we unconsciously take on an emotion and form the inner reality of the emotion, we ‘tune ourselves’ energetically to the reality and actions of those emotions. Through our emotional states we become a predictable part of the ‘group mind’ which determines how we form our thoughts about ourselves and others as the reenactment of our “formative conditioning” as children and the ‘suggestions’ we’re constantly allowing into our mind that are given to us by others.

      Once we realize the true nature and purpose of emotions, we can resist taking them on while intentionally acting on ourselves to control and redirect our own thinking and cultivate a positive state and the reality instead. The most basic form of self-control comes from learning how to regulate our own emotional states. All “qualities” as a “way of being” have planes of knowledge associated to them that produce our perception of reality as the basis for creating our experiences. In order to access ‘higher planes’ of reality we must first act on ourselves to cultivate and consistently maintain an ‘exalted (virtuous) state’. In order to step into our divine nature as a self-aware creative being we have to become like the beings of that plane. We have to move out of a constant state of unconscious reaction to one where we’re conscious and proactive. We have to move from being unconsciously created by others to becoming consciously created by ourselves in an intentional and precise manner.

Vibratory Hierarchies as Perceptual Filters and Self-Organizing Processes

       States, planes, spheres, realms, worlds, kingdoms, and dimensions all exist in a hierarchical flow from higher to lower, and from lower to higher vibration. All vibration has patterns as informational structures that form and animate whole realities. Through the Law of Vibration, sympathetic induction (absorption), and coherence (integration to form a new vibration), a kind of filtering process takes place where different aspects of the same group of information are made passive and active (turned on and off), forming new combinations as an altered or modified configuration of the same thing (theme). The elements involved remain the same, but they’re arranged and reformulated to form a new version as a complementary pattern or living offspring. Everyone who is a part of the same event or situation experiences it in a unique way and tells a different account of it based on their state of mind at the time and what they noticed and emphasized and what they ignored and left out. We all take the same group of shared information and abstract only specific aspects that can be formed into the reality of our mental paradigm. We’re always taking what we can think of as a universal idea and re-organizing it to form a personalized version of the same basic nature.

        We can only move from ‘one plane to another’ (between planes) through resonance. By becoming of the same nature as the qualities (pattern of being) inherent in that plane, we’re spontaneously ‘absorbed’ into it as a form of energetic intake. When two frequencies are similar in nature and tuned to the same master key, they serve to activate each other where one enters into and blends with the other, influencing both to form an altered vibration through a form of synchronization. Once united as the same thing, the vibration of both is altered and they begin vibrating in harmony with each other as a new state. Lower levels can’t access higher levels directly because they’re not similar enough to each other, and therefore a medium is required as the equilibrating point between them that can act to absorb one, integrate and assimilate it to become close enough in proximity to the other that it can be drawn up into the lowest regions of the higher plane.

       All planes (dimensions) have a “range of vibration” as a graduation from lower regions of the same frequency to higher regions in the same way a musical scale of seven notes acts to form an octave as an accumulation or “whole scale”. The “accumulative affect” of the lower frequency (plane) in its higher range, becomes similar enough to the lower frequency of the next higher plane that it can be “drawn” into it. Our vibration as a frequency is produced by how we consistently create and accumulate experiences of a certain type that serve to form our memories, all of which are born out of our natural mental and emotional states.

      As we move from a lower vibration to a higher one a filtering process takes place as a kind of refinement. The destructive, negative, and delusional ideas of the lower, emotional and unconscious nature can’t naturally move into the reality of the higher, positive, and constructive plane of a fully awake and self-aware mind. As long as we remain unaware of our true creative power as conscious and divine beings, we condemn ourselves to the life of illusion created out of our emotional states. As long as our emotions run us and we use our will to create the reality of others through a reactive state, we keep ourselves confined to a mortal and unconscious existence as an intelligent animal that’s easy to train. We remain in the reality of pain and suffering that we’re acting on ourselves unknowingly to create.

Self-Enslavement

       We’re all enslaved by our own mind and how we’ve been trained to use it. When we cultivate and consistently live out of fear and anxiety of some kind, we act on ourselves to condemn ourselves to a life of constant fearful thoughts and suggestions that only serve to produce more experiences of fear and anxiety. It’s up to us to work on intentionally changing our own mental state. No one else can do it for us. We keep ourselves tuned to the reality of our feelings, emotions, and unconscious (habitual) thoughts. Just as our higher soul acts as the medium between higher forms of consciousness and lower forms of unconsciousness (instinct), our body-soul acts as the medium for absorbing and expressing the emotions and consciousness within the material plane through a form of horizontal movement between the inner and outer as our self and another.

       What we now think of as the Human race was originally created as the combination of higher and lower beings in order to produce slaves as a workforce. We were bred in an experimental way in order to produce a being intelligent enough to do the work, yet easy to control and give direction, with no philosophy of our own. When we’re “in” our lower, animal nature (which is primarily an unconscious state) we lack self-awareness in the most basic sense, and the higher capacities of reason. We often lack the confidence and executive faculties necessary to make decisions for ourselves and exercise our will in order to consciously create. There’s a complete lack of awareness as to our higher nature as divine, god-like beings, and we simply live out of whatever emotional states and dynamics we’ve been conditioned with and continue to act as a magnet for.

       We become a servant to the will of what we imagine to be higher, supreme and authoritative beings. We’re taught to worship other human beings of a higher and more conscious nature as “Gods”. While in our normal and somewhat unconscious state, we simply absorb the suggestions (thoughts) and emotions given to us through the projections of others, and allow them to take control of our will where we cooperatively create the reality they want us to. While in our lower nature we lack any real sense of purpose in realizing our own ability to consciously create ourselves. Whatever state we exist in determines what plane and type of reality we use our mind to create.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Learning to Discipline Your Emotions and Consciously Create your Experiences

       One of the most prevalent ways we’re controlled by others and the events of our life are through our emotions. As we’re triggered by the emotions being expressed by another, we take on those same emotions, and react in an automatic and unconscious manner. Anytime we’re reacting, we’re literally unconscious and operating on autopilot. Emotions are the natural force of the lower material plane that acts as the prompting mechanism for instinct. Being of an animal body, we actively share this with the rest of the animal kingdom where we’re directed and influenced to perform certain behaviors through the reception and production of emotional charges. Emotions can have a very intense and pronounced stimulation, which can make them hard to resist, especially when we’re unaware of what’s actually happening at the energetic level.

       Emotions are a form of instinctual force meant to regulate the behavior of unconscious beings (those without the ability to regulate themselves), and aren’t designed to be brought into our thought processes where we form whole realities out of them. These realities formed out of emotions are what is commonly referred to spiritually as “illusions” that ultimately become a primary form of self-deception that’s delusional in nature. This means that the realities we create out of our emotions aren’t real in the most basic sense, and are something we makeup and use in place of neutral and more objective or unemotional reality as the means of creating how we experience things.

      What we refer to as the subconscious mind, which is the same aspect of the mind we share with animals, plants, and all of Nature as the instinctual mind, is emotionally driven and forms automatic behaviors out of various forms of memory that provides the basis for forming habits of various sorts. As humans born into an animal body, we start off life in a primarily unconscious state where our subconscious is active and dominant and our self-conscious, thinking and discriminating mind hasn’t developed yet. We’re literally in a natural hypnotic state where we absorb and process whatever we’re being taught and is being demonstrated by our parents and family, authority figures, and through our formative education.

       The subconscious doesn’t have the ability to reason and think for itself, and is passive in nature, which means it only acts as a “receiver” of ideas and not what acts to generate them. This means it doesn’t have the innate ability to evaluate and judge incoming ideas in order to decide whether they seem valid or not. Due to this inability to “choose” what ideas we take on and actively create a reality out of by imagining them, we readily take in whatever ideas we’re exposed to and actively playing a part in as an experience. Our experiences as children are created exclusively by the will of others through shared emotional states and the dynamics that ensue from them which are accumulated to form our memory base that’s then used in an automatic and repetitive fashion as a form of “reference system” for producing more realities of the same nature.

      As we grow older there’s a dynamic network designed and set into place as a kind of instant referencing system of emotion-memory-behavior, referred to as our formative conditioning. As we receive a strong emotion of some kind being projected at us by another, it enters our body as an electrical charge producing a strong stimulation that’s immediately (unconsciously) associated to a memory created from that same emotional state. We then use this memory as a form of thematic template for interpreting the present to mean the same thing as the past, and react by forming the same type of perception, attitude and behavior. We go into an automated process fueled by an illusion of our own making undertaken without any conscious awareness of what we’re doing and why. This “automated mode” which we act to “create out of” is set in motion through an emotional trigger that literally renders us unconscious and we shape the present to be the same as the past.

      One of the basic processes needed in order to work with emotions in a conscious manner is to gain a practical understanding of what’s really happening when we find ourselves triggered by them, because refraining from reacting by internalizing and repressing them doesn’t work, and only makes us prone to emotional outbursts in other areas that may be indirectly related and inappropriate or extreme for the situation they become expressed in. It’s only through realization of the true nature of emotions and how it is that we create our own experiences that we can act (choose) to dissolve the charge before it’s allowed to enter us and take hold. Once we become aware of what’s happening we can work with emotions as natural forces that we deflect altogether by not allowing them enter our mind-energy field, and instead act to mirror them back to the sender, neutralizing them as a result.

Two Ways we Experience Emotion

       Emotion is basically experienced and produced in two fundamental ways: we either act as a passive receptor for them from an external source; or we generate them internally in response to our own thinking and imagining. Emotion is freely transmitted through the atmosphere (astral plane) through a form of telepathy, where they’re received unconsciously (automatically) by anyone in near proximity of us. Because the subconscious is “ran” by emotions and produces illusions of reality out of them as our perceptions, anytime someone around us is expressing emotions outwardly, meaning they’re projecting them, when we’re unaware of our ability to direct and control them, we act to naturally absorb them without resistance. As we absorb them they activate and bring alive in us the same emotion, forming a shared state that we then act together to form a joint reality out of. As we cooperate in acting out the delusion inherent in the shared emotional state by becoming “like” them, we simultaneously create ourselves through the experience we create. When this happens, we truly become a product of our conditioning and create our life out of a constant form of reaction, both to others and to unknown parts of ourselves.

      When we generate emotions within, they come as a natural response to whatever we’re thinking about and playing out in our imagination. The more detailed the imagining the more intense the emotion invoked by it. Most of our thoughts run through our mind in a habitual and repetitive fashion based on memory of some kind, and act to keep us tuned to the same emotional states of our conditioning. Because of the natural relationship between thought and emotion, one always acts to determine the other. Our thoughts, what we focus on, and our perception as the interpretation of the activities and events of our life that form how we create our experiences are all “habits” that operate in a repetitive and automatic fashion.

The Relationship between Thought and Emotion

       The relationship between thought and emotion is self-evident through simple self-observation. These two are always married to each other and together form an equivalent perception of reality. The ability to produce false realities out of emotional thoughts is a capacity of the higher, human mind that sets us apart from the animal kingdom as our ability to willfully create. Unlike the animal kingdom, we have the ability to “create ourselves” through our ability to create our perceptions as our “experience of ourselves”. Whichever one of these initiates the process as a “cause”, produces the other one automatically as an equivalent “effect”. This is easy to recognize through simple forms of self-reflection.

       When we unconsciously absorb and take in emotions without resistance, and allow emotional charges to take hold “in us”, they act to instantly alter our state and determines what memory we associate it with that was of the same emotional state and nature. Once we reference and pull it up in our imagination, it forms our “perceptual lens” as a form of transparent, thematic template for using to interpret the current event to mean the same thing as the past event. Long after the emotional charge has subsided, it continues to influence our thoughts and what stories as scenarios we run through our mind over and over. When this happens we’re literally being controlled and therefore determined by whatever it is we’re reacting to. They literally continue to run our mind as imagined thoughts, which act as a form of mental program for our subconscious. As we program our own subconscious with imaginary thoughts, it acts to produce that same type of reality over and over as a kind of life theme.  

      In a likewise manner, whatever we think about in a deliberate and controlled (willful) manner, acts to produce our emotional state as complementary to our thoughts, and together set our vibration that tunes us to the reality of our thoughts. When we think about positive, inspiring, and uplifting ideas, we act to generate corresponding emotions. Thought shapes ideas into material forms in our mind, which act as a magnet (vessel) for equivalent emotions as the natural forces that blend with them through a form of holy matrimony, and together produce corresponding realities as their offspring. By intentionally directing our own thoughts we simultaneously produce our own emotional states and tune ourselves to the outer reality that provides us with the same type of experience.

How we Create our Experience

       Anytime we’re in a predominantly unconscious state, we create the perception that our experiences are somehow independent of us and “caused” by outside forces of some kind. We feel as if we have no actual control over how we experience something, because as children living out of our subconscious, our experiences came in what seemed like an automatic fashion based on what emotions we were experiencing and what behavior was being demonstrated around us that we were an active part of. As we got older and our self-conscious mind began developing (frontal cortex), we started telling ourselves a story about things as a way of trying to make sense of them, and these imaginary stories acted to program our subconscious with the reality of the story as a kind of metaphorical theme. We’re always in the process of telling ourselves a story about things as a means of interpreting events to give them meaning. Whatever we make something mean by the story we tell ourselves about it, simultaneously means the same thing about us.

       We don’t have a direct awareness of the fact that we’re actually the one creating our own experiences because it happens as a natural process produced by our unconscious mind. However, when we really stop to examine it, we can come to realize how we do it by how we think about things, which is necessary in order to begin working with it in a fully aware and intentional manner. The whole basis for any form of self-mastery is self-awareness and the realization attained by bringing what’s operating just below the level of awareness into the light, and as a result, becoming aware of the creative ability of our own mind.

      This awareness comes through self-examination of what is normally automated processes and starts by realizing that you are the only one actually using your mind to create your own experiences. No one is ever doing anything “to you” in terms of how you experience something, they’re simply stimulating you emotionally then giving you a suggestion that causes you to create an inner experience that’s correlated to the outer event. The inner and outer are always in an intimate relationship with each other where one “enters into” and acts to “propagate” the other, forming a joint reality. As long as we remain unaware of this process, we simply act as a passive receptor and allow ourselves to be impregnated with the will of others where we then act to systematically birth and give life to that same type of reality as our creation.

Self-Observation and Awareness

       In order to gain awareness and realization around your own internal processes, create a calm, empty mind that’s void of all attachments formed out of the need to somehow make others responsible for how you feel, or to justify your right to feel and act the way you do. Then recall a situation where you were triggered by someone else’s attitude and actions around or towards you that caused you to become upset, and create a slow-motion type of spaciousness that turns it into a step-by-step process. Allow yourself to notice that the only “cause” involved was in how they were stimulating you internally. As you are stimulated, notice how it instantly alters your state and how you immediately associate it to another experience of a similar nature. You then use this past experience as the means to form the same type of experience again. Then notice what it is you begin telling yourself about it as your thoughts. Notice what story it prompts. Allow yourself to notice that you let the stimulus enter you (your mind and body) and take hold without consciously evaluating or resisting it, and begin using your mind in an unconscious manner to create the experience of “being” upset. Notice that it was your own thoughts that produced the state of being upset. You allowed the outer stimulus to enter you, take hold, and produce your perception. You are in fact the one that’s creating your own experience of being upset by it. You could just as easily choose to let it go and not be upset.

       Now, in a similar fashion, imagine that same situation and activity, except this time imagine your mind as a protective bubble or impenetrable sphere of energy that surrounds and envelops you, where the emotional force being projected is stopped and is reflected instead on the surface of the transparent sphere, outside of your body, where you can “see” the nature of the emotional charge and the idea associated with it from a detached perspective. Where you can consciously decide whether or not you want to let it in and allow it to take hold and become expressed within you. Instead of unconsciously absorbing it, decide to reject it, and act instead to reflect it back while remaining unaffected by it. Allow yourself to realize that just the awareness itself creates the realization of a choice. When we wake-up from an unconscious state of automated processes we begin realizing that in every moment we’re actually making a decision as to what we let in and what we keep out of our own mental sphere. It’s only the emotional charge associated with it that makes this difficult to do. As we begin making conscious decisions as to what we allow to stimulate us, and therefore use as the means of creating our experiences, and what we act to neutralize instead, we begin realizing the true power we have in creating our own experiences.

      Whenever we absorb an emotional stimulus coupled with an idea that acts as a suggestion, and act on ourselves to create an internal experience out of it, we not only create a joint-reality as an experience with whatever is impregnating us, but we simultaneously create a “sense of ourselves” through and as the experience by how we associate and identify with it. As long as we remain unconscious of our ability to create our own experiences and create them based on how we’re being stimulated at any given moment, we create ourselves by the will of others as a product of the group mind. We allow others to tell us who we are, and give us our feelings and thoughts, and as a result, willfully shape us to be like them.

The Nature of Emotional Pain and Suffering

       As long as we remain in a primarily unconscious state, we form the illusion that others are causing our pain, and that we suffer due to our life conditions and circumstances. Yet all pain and suffering in the most basic sense is created by how we choose to experience things, not by the people and things themselves. No one “makes us” sad or unhappy, we’re the one that creates the experience of being sad or unhappy in relationship with everything else. No one hurts us emotionally; we act on ourselves to create the illusion of being hurt by what we tell ourselves about things that gives them meaning, causing us to feel hurt by them. We are in fact the ones acting on ourselves to inflict our own pain and suffering by how we use our own mind to create how we perceive and experience reality.

       The same situation, approached with a different attitude and belief system, will produce very different types of experience. What causes pain and suffering for one person will cause a feeling of detachment or contentment for another. A situation that’s upsetting for one goes completely unnoticed by another. Anytime we’re experiencing emotional pain that’s causing us to suffer in some way, it’s providing us with a mirror into our own unconscious mind and habitual tendencies, showing us how it is that we “structure our thoughts” in order to produce our experience of reality.

      The most basic problem we have in creating is that we form habitual ways of thinking and perceiving based on our conditioning. The story we’re always in the process of telling ourselves about things is formed out of our belief-system and values. As we create a reality around things, we sense ourselves by way of that reality and build our identity around it, coming to love and depend on it as a result. We become who we are by way of our own stories about things, and when challenged, will argue to defend them. In order to create new types of experiences we have to literally become a different type of person. If we give up our story as a way of thinking and structuring our experience, we don’t know who we are or how to be, which can cause a deep feeling of insecurity and fear of the unknown.

Embracing our Power and Intentionally Creating Ourselves

       Another process of emotional discipline and self-realization that we can employ is to refrain from any form of emotional reaction, while turning our attention inward instead and self-reflecting. Resisting the reaction, which can come instantly, is the hardest part, and looking inward to observe our own process requires the ability to direct your own attention while being totally honest with yourself. It requires you to let go of your attachment to your need to justify your “right” to react, and simply observe what happens inside of you as a means of recognizing what’s operating in you that you’re normally unaware of in the most basic sense.

       As you refrain from reacting and turn your attention inward, allow yourself to notice what comes up for you in association with the emotional trigger. What memory rises up and runs through your mind in association with it, and how do you feel because of that memory? What story as your thoughts begins running through your imagination as a replay of that memory?  Gain any form of self-awareness you can by reflecting solely on your own part in that memory instead of focusing on the other people or circumstances involved. Again refrain from any form of story that you start telling yourself as a means of justifying your right to feel that way. Simply observe it from a detached perspective as if you were another person watching it. This process will show you what your psychological wounds are that you’re not ordinarily aware of.  

       Because most of the experiences that made up our formative conditioning were produced through emotional states while we lacked the ability to reason and think about them rationally as a child, when we revisit them as an adult with a fully developed conscious mind, we can see them in a different light, which allows us to experience them differently. The beauty of mental and emotional healing is that it’s the realization and awareness alone that dissolves the complex, allowing us to transform how we experience the same event. The transformation takes place by simply shedding light on what was previously obscure and vague, produced mostly from an emotional reaction while in an unconscious state.

       Once we become aware of what we were previously unaware of, it no longer happens in an unconscious and automatic way, and we form a new awareness around it instead. Through awareness obtained while in a calm and detached state, we realize that we have a choice as to the meaning we give things and how we create our experience as a result. All conscious decisions are based on one primary question we’re always asking ourselves as the means of creating, and that is “who am I”? Who am I going to be right now in relationship with this person, situation, or event? How am I going to use this situation or event to create an experience that’s empowering? And from a calm and fully aware state, we make that decision and begin creating ourselves with full awareness of who we’re becoming.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Learning to Understand the Nature of Life, Death and the Soul

     Death is still one of the greatest mysteries there are. Some people feel terrified at the mere thought of it because they have no idea what to expect or what will actually happen and “where they’ll go”. Whatever we imagine is largely due to our beliefs and what we’ve been conditioned to in terms of our faith. In order to gain a practical understanding of this idea, we’d also have to define what it is we’re referring to as “death”, because like all words and ideas, it means something different to everyone contemplating it, and if we approach it as a generalized idea, we can be on completely different pages and not even know it.

       What most people are referring to when they talk about dying is when the physical body stops working for some reason and we cease to exist as that body, personality, and identity. Most consider themselves to be the identity they form while in a body “as” the body. This identification with the body and personality is what’s commonly referred to as the ego, which is portrayed as being a fundamental form of “false identity” and makes us “mortal” because our “sense of self” is obtained purely through our physical existence, which also dies with the body.

      What we refer to as our “soul” however, is universal and eternal in nature because it consists of pure energy. We know for a fact scientifically that energy can’t be destroyed in terms of being killed or disappearing and no longer “existing”, but is merely transformed from one state to another. This means that it transcends the body at physical death and continues to exist in a parallel dimension that’s invisible to the physical senses, just as the mind and soul are when inhabiting the body. So the first thing we have to really get clear on is that the soul-mind is not the body itself, but what constructs and maintains and operates the body, giving it “life”. When the soul leaves the body it no longer has life, is no longer “held together” and animated, and begins the process of disintegration and returning to the raw elements that were used to form it.

Mind and Soul

       Many people continue to perceive in dualistic terms even when they embrace the idea of reality being a unification of multiple planes or states of existence that combine to form a singularity as what we call “reality”. We know for a fact, scientifically speaking, that energy (invisible forces of consciousness) and matter are different aspects or densities of the same thing and are interchangeable at the fundamental level. We know that all material bodies are accompanied by an energy field (field of organized information), while many fields of energy exist without a physical counterpart. We also know that a form of electromagnetic field (phantom) accompanies DNA and is what performs the task we call “natural selection” that determines what sequences are formed in order to construct the body giving it specific characteristics and traits, and serves to “activate and conduct” the process of regeneration and cellular formation that ultimately organizes and structures the body using a form of etheric blueprint (energetic body) as a means of spatial organization.

      What we refer to as the etheric body (in esoteric science) is what science now refers to as the “phantom effect”, and is what has traditionally been called the “Holy Ghost” of the trinity, which is a symbolic idea describing the 3-fold nature of the mind and soul. This etheric double is the essence of the soul formed out of accumulated and integrated memory that’s used to construct the physical house or temple of the soul, and remains within the material plane with the body at the time of death as a form of remnant that disintegrates in a more gradual manner than the body over a longer period of time. This “echo” or lingering memory of the soul is what we occasionally experience as ghosts or apparitions of departed souls. Whenever someone claims to be in contact with people who are deceased, they’re actually referring to this lingering consciousness and not the soul itself, which sheds it as a form of garment that’s soiled and worn out.

        Many can have a tendency to think of the mind and soul as different ideas, with the mind typically being attributed to the brain, heart, and body, and the soul some other mysterious force we’re not quite sure of. In reality however, the mind “is” the soul and is the means through which all material matter is constructed and used as a vehicle for the soul to self-express and create experiences of itself, and is what “operates” the body to form it as a unique individual. The mind and the soul are synonymous ideas and can be used interchangeably to describe different aspects as functions of the same thing.

       The mind and soul have what we call a 3-fold nature, which means there are three distinct parts that perform different functions in creating the same unified reality. On the higher planes of pure energy and essence the mind is unified or androgynous, as is reality itself, and becomes “dual” as polar opposites when descending into the lower plane of “experience”. This is because in order to create experiences of itself, it needs to create the illusion of an inner and outer, and a self and another that all appear to be separate from each other. It’s not only the physical body that’s organized, constructed, and used by the soul as the means of expressing, but the outer reality in which the body lives and is an integral part of. All reality as we’re capable of “knowing it” through our “perception” of it is formed as a mental construct or larger pattern that’s of the same nature as the body and is what serves to set the stage necessary for the soul to live out a certain type of story as the means of creating itself “through” the experiences of itself it provides.

      What we commonly refer to as the higher mind or soul exists on the plane “above” the lower plane and is the aspect that organizes and orchestrates the entire lower plane of physical reality in order to produce specialized types of experience. When descending into the lower plane to “be in” the reality of its creation as a direct experience of it, it divides into feminine and masculine aspects as what we call the subconscious and self-conscious mind, also referred to as the “material mind”. These two aspects of the material mind are complementary opposites that work together through a form of dynamic paradox to produce an inner and outer self as an inner and outer awareness that are intimate aspects of each other.

       Matter, the subconscious, and the lower soul (etheric double) are considered feminine in nature because they act as a form of passive receptor for the active, masculine aspect which serves to impregnate it with an idea as a form of “seed” that it then formulates and births as a corresponding physical reality. Matter is passive and lifeless in its fundamental state and only acts as a form of “empty shell” that’s magnetic in nature for consciousness to enter into through “sympathetic resonance”, and is used as the means of expressing and creating on the material plane. The only way the soul can transform itself to new and more diverse states as a vibratory frequency (pattern as a story and character) is through its ability to create new experiences of itself. Once it leaves or sheds a body, whatever nature and character it created of itself while in the body remains eternally the same on the energetic level. All growth and transformation of the soul only takes place while in a body through an experience of itself “as” specific qualities and characteristics (all of which it creates).

        The subconscious is the aspect of the self that’s “unconscious” in nature, which means it operates constantly within the material plane to organize it and operate it as a “living body”, as well as produce the phenomenon of what we perceive as the reality “out there” that creates the appearance as a form of “illusion” of being outside of and separate from us. This entire mental construct takes place without our direct awareness of how it’s all being produced. All reality is experienced as being both “in here” and “out there” as a dynamic living matrix produced as a mental construct by the soul at different levels simultaneously. All of this takes place without our direct awareness of it as our own creation.

       This paradoxical fact is self-evident through the realization that even though we all seem to share what we call an “objective reality” that’s fundamentally the same for everyone (we all share the same subconscious mind), we all form unique perspectives and perceptions of the same reality that allow us to experience it in unique ways. Ten people who are a part of the same event, when separated and asked to give an account of their experience of it will all tell a different story about what happened. This is because all experience of reality is subjective in nature and is produced as a mental construct out of our paradigm. All of what we call reality is actually only evident through our perception of it. We’re always taking what we can think of as a universal idea (archetype) and using it as the means of creating a unique and personalized version. On the material plane we’re a part of the “group mind” of consensus where we’re given an idea and taught what to think in order to be like everyone else, whereas on the higher plane of the soul, we’re individuals who always create in a unique way as a form of self-expression based on our vibratory frequency as our energetic constitution.

      When our soul becomes fully identified with our material body, and creates an illusion of itself as a specific personality and identity (we fashion our ego), it fears death because its annihilation of the ego. When the soul realizes its true origins as the creator of the body and material reality that it uses to experience itself, it maintains a detachment to the body and cultivates its proper identity as a universal creative being. The soul takes on three perspectives simultaneously as the means of experiencing itself – it’s in the first person as being “in the experience” or from the inside looking out and having an experience; in the second person that’s dissociated and “witnessing the experience” as if another person; and in the third person watching itself watch the experience from a higher perspective of the “whole story” being played out in this lifetime. These three aspects and different perspectives are always engaged in a form of dialogue with each other as thoughts, self-reflecting on thoughts, and self-guidance through a subtle awareness of the greater story of our life.

The Accumulation and Absorption of Life Memory

       The idea of what’s commonly called a “life review” as key memories that “flash before our eyes” as we’re dying is what we can think of as the soul absorbing the experiences obtained while in the body from a dual perspective of “cause and effect”. We review key memories that were of an emotionally intense nature where whatever we did that hurt or caused another pain and suffering, we experience from the receiving end. We become the “effect” of whatever it is we caused. When we shed our body, which is what “locates us at a specific point within the material plane” in order to form a specific perspective, we then take on our universal nature and experience everything in a holistic manner that’s no longer separate in terms of cause and effect, as both the giving and receiving end of our own actions (creations).

       Anything that we perceive as “doing to another”, we’re actually doing to ourselves through the same act, because there’s actually only one of us that’s appearing as two. We are held accountable for our own actions in the most direct sense of the idea. All of what we call “judgment” isn’t conducted by an outside force that acting to evaluate our deeds, but is something we experience from a holistic plane as what we could think of as a “whole and fully integrated pattern”. In this way we experience all aspects of our own creation by how we actively used our will to create our experiences in relationship with others, which is really a relationship we form with “unknown aspects of ourselves” that we perceive in others.

       In the ultimate sense of the idea there’s really no such thing as “another” that we experience as being apart from us and either doing something to us, or we’re doing something to them, and once we leave and transcend this plane of duality, we realize that what we perceive as being another was actually the embodiment of aspects of ourselves that we were unconscious of. At death of the body and transcendence back into wholeness, we realize through direct experience that there was really only one of us creating our own experience of ourselves as someone specific having a certain “type of experience” from a specific location in time. All memories obtained while in a dual state on the material plane, are returned to their holistic state as a complete pattern on the higher, universal plane, and form what we call karma as living different lives where we’re on the receiving end of our actions from a previous life.

The Death Experience

       While many look for answers as to what to “expect” when they die as a kind of generalization or regimented, dogmatic idea that’s similar for everyone, it’s actually the mind and soul that produces all of our experiences in life as well as in death. The mind stays fully intact at death of the body and continues creating its own experiences in what we call the afterlife, which simply means without a physical body. Whatever belief system we form and maintain in life as the means of creating our self through creating our experiences, is the same one that produces our experience of dying and transcending to a different plane. This is why nearly all spiritual traditions emphasize the importance of our “beliefs and faith”. Whatever ideas we form as beliefs form our mental construct and associations, and not only tune us energetically to correlating planes of existence, but also shape how we experience things.

      The fact of the mind and soul always creating in a unique and diverse fashion has a tendency to drive science and religion crazy, because they both look for consistency and repetition as the means of attempting to determine and validate truth from fiction. The group mind of the material plane that creates based on what we’ve been taught to believe is always working to try and conform us to the same idea that’s “labeled” true because it’s experienced equally by numerous people. The group mind is formed through various forms of conditioning as “suggestions” that are given to a person who then turns it into a reality. When we embody someone else’s idea about something, imagining it as real, and therefore accept it as true, forming a belief out of it, we act naturally to create the reality of that belief, making it real as an actual experience.

       We can read numerous books and listen to the accounts of others who are reported to have had a “near death experience”, all of which can seem somewhat correlated, while further investigation with an open mind will nearly always reveal many different accounts of the same basic event. What we realize is that everyone who takes up a general study and investigation into the death experience starts off with their own mental paradigm and belief system, which acts as a “filtering system” for what they’re open to (can readily see) and can logically accept as being real, and therefore include, and what they reject as false and therefore leave out. Some even take an attitude of forming a “streamline idea” of what happens out of a kind of “majority rules” type of mentality (group mind) where we only look at the accounts that agree with our preliminary beliefs, only considering those that at least somewhat agree with us as being “true”. After carefully filtering out and actively selecting only what agrees with our belief-system and what we deem possible, we form them into what we consider a generalized idea that we then view as the most “accurate account” of what is in reality a diverse and unique experience. Whenever we view what originates and takes place on a higher plane from the perspective and mindset of the lower plane of material reality, we’re always working from the mentality of the group mind (that lacks creativity) rather than the “individual” mind, which is self-creative.

      Many people are controlled by an intense need to be right or to have the most accurate idea about something that they then use as the means of proving others wrong who disagree with them. Very few people truly comprehend the fact that we create reality out of our values and beliefs and so we’re convinced that they’re true, and make them real as a result. When we believe in something, which means we can readily experience it as our perception of reality, we don’t consider anything that contradicts them or what would act to show us that they’re a belief and not an objective fact, because we “literally can’t see them”. One of the most basic paradoxes we all face is that in order to change our reality we have to change our perception of it which is formed by our beliefs, yet we often can’t conceive of anything outside of our beliefs, because “reality” is subjective in nature and formed “out of our beliefs”.

The Experience of Past Life Regression

       I naturally drew most of my ideas about death through my experiences with people who had died, and became a bit obsessed with the idea when my husband was violently killed at a rather young age. As I went through the experience with him and listened to what he was trying to express, a shift took place in my awareness, and when he actually died I could almost sense what was happening through a form of gestalt (intuition) that changed the course of my life and marked the beginning of an intense investigation into the nature of the soul and what actually happens when we die.

       After his death I bought and read every book I could find on the subject, which allowed me to begin touching on deep seated memories within my own soul. When I began my education and training in Clinical Hypnotherapy and began forming a radically new awareness around myself from a detached and more universal perspective, I realized in very direct terms that there was a part of me that was directing and instructing other parts of me as the means of producing my experience of myself and my perception of reality. Through this various forms of communication between what I sensed as different parts of my “self”, I realized that all of what I considered “guidance” from a form of “higher power” came as the result of a part of me that was helping another part of me to maneuver reality as a greater story being acted out from a higher plane of self-awareness.

      Through my educational experience in Clinical Hypnotherapy I came upon the hypnotic process of what we call “past life regression”, which I entered into with a very skeptical attitude because I was conflicted as to how I felt about it. In doing a bit of soul searching around the idea I realized my skepticism was really a foreboding feeling of deep seated fear, so I decided to step into it with an open mind to see what it was about. Having practiced hypnosis for quite some time I was very good at it and went into deep trance states easily where I experienced myself through my subconscious without the “editing factor” of my self-conscious mind. This is where there’s no decision involved as to what I accept or don’t accept, and everything comes instead as a direct experience of a heightened and intensely real nature. No actual thinking or storytelling is involved, just pure experience.

       For those of you who aren’t aware of the process involved, all regressions are set into motion as an inquiry about a current life situation that you want more information around. You set an intention that acts to “tune you” to the life where you willfully created the same type of pattern as a life theme. This intention as a form of wondering about something determines what past life you access and experience. One of the interesting things about this type of experience is that I seemed to be aware of experiencing the life both from “within it” (in a body) as a direct experience within the personality, and as “witnessing it” by observing it from a distance simultaneously. I had a kind of expanded awareness of both the inner and outer experience at once. As I was experiencing the drama of that life through impactful experiences as they unfolded, I was simultaneously aware of the larger story playing out as the theme of that life. I was aware that I was both the participant in an unknown drama that was unfolding moment by moment, and the creator, much like being the author of a book written by imagining the experience of it.

       As it went along I immediately became aware of how the same idea as a pattern was influencing my feelings and awareness in this life. Tendencies I was experiencing in this life that created a kind of inner conflict as a constant debate, I suddenly became completely aware of what they were about and how I acquired them. I also realized my attraction as well as extreme dislike for certain ideas and people that formed my intuition around things in this lifetime. It was like a massive opening of self-awareness took place that showed me things I didn’t even know to ask, because they only existed in me as feelings and impulses that had no explanation in reference to this life. All of the sudden everything seemed to make perfect sense, and I not only knew the reason, but what I needed to do in order to resolve it.

      At the end of every regression you go through the “death experience” while completely detached from any kind of physical pain. What I experienced each time only had a few similarities with the popular accounts. A couple of times I realized I was dying and formed whole experiences around it that were similar to what I experienced after I was already dead. At the time of death, I suddenly found myself outside of and above my body looking down at the whole scene and realized I was dead. As I realized I was dead, I felt a kind of grief around leaving my body as a form of love for it. Along with this realization came a deep and profound sense of what the “meaning” that life experience was about. As certain scenes passed through my mind I realized how they were all a part of a bigger story playing out without my awareness. I experienced it as a form of single experience that was a kind of theme born out of a predominant state of mind. The single events themselves were only significant in terms of how they were being played out as a much larger story. This larger story, which produced a certain type of experience, played out in several lifetimes in different ways, drawing different conclusions each time around the same type of experience from different perspectives.

         In a couple of transitions I watched my own funeral, which also created different realizations as a kind of summary. In other lifetimes, I transcended without watching it. Not once did I have the experience of going through a tunnel, but I did experience the sensation of rising up into the sky as if I was being drawn up and eventually vanishing. On a couple of occasions I had an intense experience around the “blue” of the sky as I then merged into it and disappeared from the reality I had lived in and was an active part of. On one occasion, I was what I referred to as being a “great storyteller ”, or Shaman, and as I was drawn up into the deep blue, I had the experience of turning into a white dove and flying away. All duality as an inner or outer perception disappeared and I felt at one with a benevolent force that I perceived as being my Higher Self. I recognized it as being the part of me that always remained outside of reality acting as a kind of Choreographer for orchestrating the drama of my life and intuitively guiding me along the way. I was no longer separate from “myself”. At that point nothing seemed to exist outside of me and I felt an expansion that was very euphoric and all resistance vanished. I felt like I was everywhere at once. I had no awareness of time and I completely filled space as space itself.

      Through the years having done many past life regressions with numerous people, they all experienced dying in different and unique ways, with only a few common denominators. What I seemed to realize is that just as our mind and soul create all of our experiences of what we perceive as physical reality in a universal, yet unique way, also acts to create our experience of transitioning to other planes and as being on other planes as a different mental state. The only ones that seemed to create what I call the “text book version” had read about the experiences of others which may have served to form a belief about what happens as a preconceived idea. Others interpreted their experience according to their religious or spiritual beliefs, and still others described experiencing what we would probably think of as hell.

       Those who fear death tend to create a fearful experience, whereas those who have come to terms with it tend to produce a pleasant or even beautiful experience. Our mind continues on after shedding the body and seems to continue creating the same “type of experiences”, regardless of “where” they’re at or what plane they gravitate into. In my experience, what we tend to refer to as “heaven or hell” are not places or planes as we tend to think about them in the material sense, but are “states of mind” out of which we produce matching realities.

        The sensation of moving through a tunnel and into another plane of reality seemed to be more about the experience of departing from the body itself. The soul itself doesn’t seem to be moving into another plane as an actual transition, but rather what’s acting to create that plane as an experience of itself. The only real difference seems to be that instead of experiencing it from within a particular body and point in time, it seemed to be “all there is”. The soul is the entire reality rather than a minute part of a greater reality. I didn’t experience myself as playing a role in a “group reality”, but rather as being the reality itself in all its aspects simultaneously. There’s no sense whatsoever of time and space.

        So when you ask yourself or others what death is like, allow yourself to notice what your beliefs are about it, and in realizing this, know that it’s going to greatly influence how you (soul) create your experience of dying. If you perceive yourself as being a bad person who deserves to be punished, you’re probably going to create the experience of being punished. If you believe someone you know comes to meet you, that’s more than likely what you’ll experience. If you have a belief in God as a human-like figure or Jesus, that’s how you’ll interpret the events as the means of creating your experience. On the higher planes of the mind, soul, and spirit, we’re creative beings with the ability to choose and willfully produce whatever experience our paradigm (organized memory) naturally acts to create. In the invisible realm of pure spirit we blend back into wholeness where we realize we’re our only creator.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

The True Nature of the Soul’s DNA and Bloodline as Evolutionary Self-Design

       Unfortunately so many of us have been virtually detached from our true origins as spiritual beings and taught to think of life from a purely material and very limited perspective, and so we don’t realize the true nature of our own genetic makeup. Many believe our genes only determine our physical characteristics and what type of predisposition for illness and disease we’re prone to, and that our genetic sequencing is set in stone, and immutable as a result. But of course we now know scientifically that this isn’t the case at all, and that the 90 – 98% of our genetic code that we used to think was “junk”, which simply means we had no idea of what it was being used for, is actually a form of bio-quantum-computer that stores “all” memory of our perceptions created by our soul as self-produced experiences.

      If we look closely at things while keeping in mind the most basic universal law of all, the “parental law of the Triad”, we know that all of life as we know it exists as “combinations” of complementary opposites that together produce a unique version as their offspring. Our DNA, like the soul itself, acts as a “medium” between the energetic and material realm of consciousness that orders and constructs the body, and is comprised of both etheric and material components as the soul entering into relationship with the bloodline of its own creation. Our DNA contains the genetic memory of our ancestors as not only physical attributes, but also their “experiences” and the dynamics their consciousness acts naturally to produce that becomes an inherent part of our psychological makeup and forms the “mental model” out of which we perceive and create more life experiences of a similar nature.

       Our soul is attracted to (resonates with) the bloodline as the genetic predisposition of the same type of ancestral memory that’s “complementary” to it in nature. The memories and behavioral dynamics inherent in the family unit (genes) set the foundation as the formative conditioning necessary for the soul to create more experiences of itself that are of the same nature as the basis for continuing its conscious evolution through time. DNA is programmed with memory that’s produced as unique combinations of qualities and traits from both parents to form a new variation of both. By way of the same principle, the soul, which is comprised of memory, forms union with DNA through sympathetic resonance (induction) as containing memory of the same nature and type, and together form a new variation of similar, yet unique perceptions that it uses to diversify and evolve itself.

      The soul is formed originally through a genetic bloodline (birthed into physical existence) that it becomes one with energetically and uses as the basis for creating itself through the perceptions and emotional states it forms, which become the means for interpreting life events in order to experience itself through and as them. It participates in creating and initiating the memory that’s infused in the genes themselves, and is not only an essential part of the bloodline, but makes up what we refer to at a future point as the “ancestral memory” inherent in the genes themselves. This is part of the reason people feel confused as to the difference between ancestral memory and the souls personal memory, because they’re the same thing produced by the soul at different points in time as an evolutionary process of growth and development through different times, personalities, cultures, conditions, and life circumstances.

 Memory – Universal and Personal

       Confusion tends to be further compounded by the fact that we often don’t really understand what memory is, how it’s produced, and how it’s integrated and stored. The entire physical world and everything in it doesn’t exists as a fixed idea that’s common to everyone, as we have a tendency to think, but comes as a rich and dynamic form of metaphor. Ideas exist as a form of “universal theme” that’s drawn into the mind of the individual and transformed in the imagination to produce a unique and personalized version of the idea as the means of creating with it. Once the idea is modified to create as a specific object, being, or situation, it forms what becomes our soul’s memory as a “person” located within a specific point in time, with a specific personality and identity. Once a personalized version of a universal idea is created as an “experience”, it’s then transformed back into its universal status as a metaphor by the soul (which is universal in nature). In this way all memory produced by the soul of itself while in physical form can easily be applied to create in any number of personalities, locations, and circumstances to create endless variations of the same kind of idea.

      For example, the love of a dog, while expressed and experienced with that specific one while in a specific point in time, is absorbed by the soul as a memory that becomes applied to a love for dogs in general, producing an intimate connection with dogs in general. The memory isn’t retained in its personalized form, but in its universal form, which is metaphorical in nature as a feeling we have towards dogs that creates what we call a “predisposition and tendency”. As the soul evolves through new bodies and personalities, it continues to feel a connection with dogs, and maybe even have favorite breeds that it feels a more pronounced connection to as a vague sense of previous relationships.

       The soul is not specific to the personality of a particular body, but is developed in a way where it expresses in a similar way through a whole series of bodies and personalities through “shared memory”. Memory is not produced and stored as a whole bunch of single memories that seem somehow independent of each other, but as a unified structure that forms our “mental paradigm”. As we create our experiences, they’re naturally integrated into our mental model. All experiences are produced by our paradigm as our perceptual lens and filtering system used as the means of interpreting all the events of our life to give them a similar meaning. The meaning we give things is the unifying factor as a universal theme that shapes our experience of reality. As we produce and then integrate new types of experience as a means of diversifying, we modify and upgrade our paradigm to form a singularity.

       Every aspect of our mental paradigm is congruent with all other aspects and act together to naturally support and validate each other to form a larger whole as a consistent version of reality. Through this same principle the DNA of our body is constantly being upgraded and evolved through our soul’s consciousness. Our soul’s memory is constantly being produced by our paradigm as a fully integrated series of dynamic experiences that are all self-produced and vary to some degree as the means of incorporating new information necessary to evolve our paradigm in different ways by forming new combinations as a new relationship with our “self” in everything else.

The Relationship between the Etheric and Material

       DNA, which helps makeup the very cells of our body, is a combination of etheric and physical, crystalline-like substance that acts as a tuner, receiver, and transducer for intelligence of various sorts. Its etheric nature is what absorbs, integrates, and mutates to produce new forms of physical expression and manifestations. The etheric body is what forms the energetic matrix used to order, organize, and hold together the body as a “grid of energetic stresses”. This is demonstrated in DNA as what they now call the “phantom effect”, which is an electromagnetic, morphogenetic field of energy that emanates from the DNA and acts to “inform and organize” the energy around it into the same pattern. The etheric body as the invisible field of organized information that accompanies and determines physical form is what we refer to as the mind or soul, and not only acts to structure the body out of memory, but also the entire space surrounding the body. Our mind forms our perception of everything around us as well as our internal perception of our “self”, to form a singularity of complementary opposites.

       Our DNA, which acts as the medium between the energetic and material, is constantly being programmed and transformed by everything around it that’s of the same frequency or pattern through the faculty of the subconscious. While we tend to view the visible and invisible as separate things, the fact is the invisible field of organized intelligence is what acts to magnetize, organize, hold together, and animate the visible, material component. The soul as the etheric body provides the energetic blueprint for constructing the body, and is simply of a different “density” than the body. The soul orders and organizes the body through “natural selection” (resonance) of DNA sequencing to produce a unique combination of a shared genetic makeup that’s a form of “conscious design” that makes the body an ideal vessel for the soul to inhabit and use to express through.

       In the ultimate sense, all of life exists as vibrations that organize “essence” as astral (star) light into biological life-forms that act as a vehicle for an infinite number of different levels, classes, and types of consciousness to use in order to create through and use as the means for evolving itself to greater levels of complexity. The light essence itself has no consciousness or life of its own outside of the soul that it’s an extension of. Our DNA and genetic makeup is infused with a certain type of memory as consciousness that acts to tune it to a certain frequency where it resonates with that same type of consciousness all around it, attracting, absorbing, and integrating it, and modifying its frequency (consciousness) as a result.

       The Etheric body is an invisible, fluid-like crystalline substance that evolves the consciousness of the body to be of the same nature as the soul. As the soul evolves itself by creating its own experiences, it simultaneously acts to evolve the memory programmed in the DNA itself as a family bloodline to be of the same consciousness. All of our offspring comes as a soul-group based on shared memory that forms the physical constitution to be an ideal vehicle for the soul to use in order to continue its evolutionary process of self-creation. Whatever energy we act to absorb and integrate through our perceptions influences our DNA into new relationships that alter it through constant regeneration of the body.

       Our soul, like energy itself, doesn’t use material pathways as starting from one point and ending at another one, but absorbs the same “signal” in every single cell of the body simultaneously. The cells of our body, while they may seem separate from one another, are actually produced from a single cell and genetic code that undergoes a constant process of specialization and regeneration. Our body’s initial formation, which is orchestrated by the soul as its regeneration into physical form, simply sets the basis for the soul to continue evolving it through the same act of evolving itself through new types of experiences. The same genetic information is constantly undergoing a form of evolution through the integration of new and diverse forms of experience produced by the soul as a means of “creating itself”. Memory doesn’t exist as a fixed form that never changes, but evolves through different levels of diverse complexity by how the soul expresses itself while in a physical form.

       This process of differentiation and specialization comes by turning off some parts of the same information as “pairs”, while turning other ones on to form new sequences that construct and operate as different parts of a singular whole. This is the same principle that the soul operates through as the means of creating itself through its own unique perceptions of what appears to be a greater whole of society and humanity. We have perceptual filters that only “see and use” certain parts of information that are inherent in the greater whole (outer reality) as a means of producing personalized patterns that function within the whole in a congruent and natural way. We’re all formed by the same “universal genetic code” that exists in all of Nature as the means of creating what we experience as a joint reality. We take a universal concept as the Earth’s soul and adapt and modify it to our individual soul in order to produce a unique version of the same overall idea.   

       So while we perceive ourselves as being different from everyone else, we’re actually all a part of the same universal nature or archetypes, formed into unique combinations through our soul’s will. While we all formed initially through the collective memory of the subconscious and genetic code of the earth plane, we grow and evolve ourselves in unique ways by what we resonate with and act to naturally absorb, integrate, and use to evolve ourselves to more complex forms of self-expression. The soul has the ability to self-create through self-realization, making new choices based on realizations, and willfully acting to create by breaking habitual patterns. As we employ new ways of being through active use of our will, we tune into new types of consciousness and cultivate ourselves by absorbing and integrating them. As we embody and express new ways of being, our perception of ourselves and everything else changes as a correlation.

       We only change the world by first acting on ourselves intentionally to change our inner world. As we change our inner self or mind, we not only produce new experiences and memories within our soul, but also act to evolve our own DNA, which is ultimately the same thing. As we evolve our DNA through new perceptions and the experiences they produce that become memory, we influence the genes of our entire bloodline as well as that of humanity as a whole. In this way the individual consciousness that undergoes transformation through self-awareness and utilizing its will to create, serves to evolve entire strains of genes and effects humanity as a whole. As we consciously evolve ourselves to higher and more diverse forms of consciousness, we simultaneously evolve our entire species through the memory created.

       Memory, which is purely a product of the relationship between the subconscious and self-conscious mind as the etheric body, is imprinted on the astral plane of the earth’s soul (outer atmosphere) where it’s available to be tuned into and absorbed by other minds of a similar nature. The group mind of the material plane usually doesn’t realize or intentionally utilize its ability to “draw down” consciousness from higher planes, and only acts to receive thought-forms of the material plane that have been formed by others. Because of this natural tendency it’s only a small handful of the most conscious souls that act to propagate the astral plane of the collective unconscious with new ideas that can be employed by those capable of acting as a receiver for them to use as the means of evolving themselves in the same manner.

       Whatever level and degree of consciousness we cultivate ourselves to, which in turn acts to alter our perception of the world, is constantly being transmitted throughout the earth’s plane where it’s picked up and received by others unconsciously as feelings and thoughts that come to them out of the blue (sky as atmosphere). As these thoughts pop into their mind out of thin air, they’re perceived as being their own thoughts, and they’re developed in a unique way by the individual when they continue to think about them. As an idea comes to us (we conceive it) and we concentrate on it by continuing to think about it (gestation), we adapt it to our paradigm, modifying it, and form it as a unique variation of the same idea. It becomes our offspring as a new combination formed by blending the idea with our existing ideas of the same nature.

       Our soul incarnates into a physical body whose genes and ancestral memory is comparable to ours (maybe even produced by us), and can readily be organized to produce specific traits and tendencies. This forms the basis for what we call karma as the continuation of past life experiences in a new body. Our mental paradigm as our soul’s essence that forms our inner nature as our personality sets the basis for a continued process of self-creation by expressing the same “issues and tendencies” to produce more of the same type of drama as our life experiences. As we wake-up and realize our true nature as a soul and our ability to create ourselves by how we use our mind to create our experiences, we begin acting on ourselves through awareness to grow and evolve ourselves to new and more diverse forms of expression.

       Our subconscious mind, which is equivalent to our DNA, both of which operate out of memory and by absorbing and integrating whatever consciousness it exists in relationship with, is the “means” through which we grow and evolve not only our own soul, but the group soul of humanity. All our experiences are formed naturally and automatically out of memory of some form, and our mental paradigm as our mind’s structure is also formed out of memory that’s integrated into a singular memory as a metaphorical theme. When we don’t realize our true ability to create ourselves in whatever manner we choose by how we create our internal experiences of ourselves, we often create in a haphazard manner by dwelling in the past as the means of creating in the present. When this happens we simply live out of karma and continue to create more of the same type of experiences over and over, without ever becoming aware of it.

      We can decide to be present, detach from the past and intentionally choose how we’re going to be in order to experience ourselves in new and more progressive ways. When we use our creative abilities to simply repeat the same experiences of the past, we fail to evolve in the most basic sense of the idea. Those who awaken and utilize their creative abilities, act to not only evolve their own soul, subconscious, and gene pool, but also act to propagate the astral field of the Earth’s plane with new memories as possibilities for creating that evolve whole sectors of humanity through the same activity. The soul and what we call reality are merely extensions of each other as a singularity.

       Once we fully grasp the significance and importance of this idea, we can begin appreciating the fact that the entire human race was created by combining different forms of DNA to produce a hybrid of a multiple and diverse nature. It sheds light on the true nature of our subconscious, self-conscious, and higher consciousness as being different aspects of our nature that contain different types of memory, all of which are complementary in nature. We can realize that in order to “wake-up” and become fully conscious is to “remember who we are”. It’s to actively choose to remember our higher nature and the true creative power we have in detaching from the group mind of the collective unconscious and begin deciding for ourselves who we’re going to be, and acting “on ourselves” to embody new qualities that serve to transform us to new and higher ways of being as a unique individual of our own making.

      Through self-realization we can resist the tendency to absorb and become a vessel for expressing the consciousness all around us as the group soul of humanity that ties us into its destiny as an unconscious being created by the will of others and as a replay of ancestral memory and family dynamics. We can choose to consciously tune ourselves instead to the memory of our higher nature as divine beings of a sovereign soul capable of leading the unconscious souls of the world by propagating the astral field with new memories as diverse ways of being that they draw on as a means of creating themselves to be like others and as a continued product of their past.

Dr. Linda Gadbois   

The Secret behind Understanding how Spiritual Guidance Works

       The premise required for truly understanding how life works and how we successfully communicate with what we call the spiritual realm (which is really our self on a higher plane), is to start from the idea of unity rather than separation or dividing ideas up into separate parts that appear independent of each other. All of life is unified and exists as a functional part of the same coherent reality as the mind. The mind is the unifying factor not only within the material world, but also what connects multiple planes that act together simultaneously to form what we experience as reality. The mind has what we can think of as three different aspects that perform different functions in creating the same coherent reality. The mind is masculine, feminine, and androgynous, which defines the principles of each aspect and how it operates utilizing active aspects to seed and impregnate the passive aspect in order to create on multiple levels all at once. The mind, like light itself, exists as both a material being (particle) and a reality or full Eco-system (field) simultaneously, in which the material being lives and experiences itself.

      While many believe that what we call the self-conscious mind, which is the aspect of the mind that forms an awareness of itself by observing the outer world of our material existence, “is” the aspect of higher consciousness, it’s actually the masculine aspect of the subconscious mind, which is normally perceived as the feminine aspect. The subconscious mind of an individual is born into the body pregnant with the self-conscious (son) aspect which it then acts to birth systematically through a natural growth process. As our self-conscious mind begins coming into being as an awareness of ourselves that’s independent of our parents (adolescence), we begins forming our “identity” as the basis for creating ourselves as an individual instead of as an aspect of a group mind (family unit). This is the active component of the subconscious and is basically unconscious itself in terms of knowing its true identity as a higher, creative being. The self-conscious aspect is what fashions itself “as” its identity based on the relationship it forms with others and its material environment.

Spiritual Guidance from our Higher Self

       All spiritual guidance is actually self-guidance that takes place between multiple planes by utilizing the active component of the higher mind to seed the passive component which then produces it as a part of the outer environment, allowing the self-conscious mind to recognize it intuitively as the answer to a prayer or the means that will lead to the resolution of a wish. Our self, soul, or mind that exists on a higher parallel plane or dimension, acts “on itself” within the lower plane by giving the subconscious a suggestion as a metaphorical idea that it acts to give birth to as a material reality through its inherent connection with the subconscious mind (collective unconscious) of the entire human race and Nature. The self-conscious mind then acts to witness and become aware of it as a part of its normal experience. It not only shows up as signs, messages, coincidences, or beneficial connections of some kind, but also as feelings, mental impressions, notions, hunches, and intuition of various kinds designed to influence the decision making capacities of the self-aware mind. When we recognize the signs, messages, and feelings and choose to act on them in some way, a synchronistic chain of events takes place that serves to “lead us” into the reality of our wish or inquiry.

      Within the material plane of Nature, all living beings “receive” their intelligence and knowledge as a species through the subconscious, unified plane of the collective unconscious in a spontaneous and automatic way. Even though most humans have been seriously disconnected from their natural instincts, we experience this same idea as knowledge that comes to us out of thin air (pops into our mind) as what we refer to as inspiration and intuition. When we pray and tune into our higher nature with a desire for creating, and we turn all of our attention inward, and converse with deep sincerity and reason, we’re actually using our subconscious as the means to communicate with our higher consciousness. We’re connecting the two active components with the passive feminine component that acts as a link between them (planes) and transmit a message to the aspect of ourselves (notice this is always plural) that exists “above and outside of” the lower plane (time and space). The active will of our Higher Mind not only acts to command and direct the subconscious by seeding it with an idea to be created, but also organizes the entire material plane as the unified field of instinct and intuition to cooperatively produce the reality of our request.

       Our lower, self-conscious mind, which most mistakes for being our true self, not only is unaware of its true identity as a divine being, but is also run and controlled by the subconscious as its creative counterpart. This is self-evident by the fact that most, if not all of our normal thoughts are habitual in nature and run through our mind in a repetitive and redundant manner based solely on memory of some kind. Most people’s conscious thoughts and imagining is driven by and the product of their emotions, impulses, and passions. This idea is further exemplified by the realization that many, if not all of our thoughts came by way of what we’ve been taught, conditioned to believe, and by whatever we give our attention to through reading, watching, listening, and take in as entertainment of some kind.

       In other words they come as the result of whatever we passively absorb and allowed to take hold in our mind and develop into a detailed reality by continuing to think about them. When we self-reflect and turn inward to observe our thoughts we usually find that they come as the dynamic replay of past memories, scenes from a movie, lyrics to songs, concepts imagined while reading, news reports, and conversations of some kind. We can notice that what we thought today is the same type of things we thought about yesterday, a week ago, last month, and so on. Most of what we think of as “our own thoughts” is actually slightly modified interpretations of thoughts and ideas that were given to us (unconsciously absorbed) by an outside source. As we think about them by imagining them as a reality and experience of some kind, we integrate them into our memory bank where they become a natural part of our mind and reality.

      What we call “true guidance”, while it comes to us in a similar way via our subconscious in what seems like an automatic way, doesn’t come from an outside source as “another”, but from an inside source as an extension of ourselves. While guidance may come “through” something we read, see in a movie, end up in a conversation about, through a new connection, a sign or intuitive realization of some kind, it always comes as an intimate response to a specific inquiry or wondering. This is one of the ways we identify it as a direct response to a recent request. Whatever form the intuitive guidance comes in, only has meaning for us and not anyone else. There’s always an intimate feeling that allows us to realize it’s an actual response to an intention we’ve chosen and firmly set in our mind. Our Higher Self operates on the entire lower plane of the subconscious to organize it into specialized patterns based on the choices we make for creating as our very thoughts and feelings. What we think about is the most basic use of choice and free will that we employ without realizing that that’s what we’re doing.

       The other problem we can have without realizing it because we don’t really understand how intuition works when engaging in a deliberate manner, is that the subconscious is “programmed” or “seeded with an idea” for creating as a reality through a “metaphor” or “symbolic idea”, rather than a specific one. If we give it a specific one it treats it like a metaphor and uses it to create as a correspondence. This allows the basic idea of the wish to be created by whatever complementary elements are available within the immediate environment. All realities as guidance come about in a perfectly natural way. All ideas are universal in nature which allows for a dynamic adaptation to whatever conditions and circumstances exist to be utilized for creating the “same type of idea” as a modification.

       The subconscious works out of specialized patterns that it uses energetically to organize material elements in near proximity of it into the same type of pattern through a “cooperative effort”. All of Nature is cooperative and congruent in nature and readily forms whatever pattern as a reality it’s given without argument or resisting. It works by way of law and only uses what will participate naturally due to being of the same nature (frequency). We often don’t recognize guidance as a response to a prayer when it comes because it doesn’t come in the same form we imagined it would, and so we discount it, write it off, or ignore it altogether. This is further exacerbated by the fact that guidance nearly always comes as steps to a greater process. We’re required to take action on every step in order to actively (cooperatively) participate in its co-creation which comes as a synchronized flow of events that form a kind of pathway. Often the reality of our request can’t naturally come through our current conditions, and so we have to change positions and create the right conditions in order for it to come naturally.

      Because all things only come to us by way of our own choices and actions and our ability to recognize the significance of things and then “choose to take action” on them in order to produce them in a cooperative manner, many ask for things that they’re not truly willing to participate in creating, and instead expect it to be given to them through a single event or as if by magic or “divine intervention”. This fact is revealed by the saying that “God only helps them who help themselves”. All creation on the material plane only comes through our active participation in the guidance received from our self on a higher plane. All true guidance is a natural form of self-guidance being administered through multiple planes of existence simultaneously and comes as our own voice and intuitive awareness.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Practicing Spiritual Knowledge as a means of Creating

       There always seem to be a fundamental disconnect between attaining spiritual knowledge in theoretical form and actually knowing how to bring it into practice in your everyday life not only as the means of creating with it, but also as the means of actually “learning it” through experience. We only actually “know” what we can do. We have to actually “earn” knowledge by living it. We acquire it by entering into an intimate relationship where we “become one with it” in mind and action. We only really know if something is true or not by applying it and seeing what the results are. When we study something as a theory, formed at best by our ability to conceptualize it as an internal experience, we create it in the same way we learned it, by memorizing someone else’s account and using it in place of our own.

      All spiritual growth and development only comes by way of intuitively applying principles in order to “create” in a personal and individual manner. When we move into higher forms of consciousness everything becomes about moving out of the group mind mentality of accepting truth as something you were taught rather than from the direct experience of it that brings deep insights and realizations. All higher knowledge exists as laws and principles which are processes and operations that can be interpreted any number of ways and applied effectively to any type of situation or circumstances to create in a predictable manner. Laws are what allow us to connect with and perceive the true nature of things regardless of what their outer appearance looks like or the specific elements involved.

       This individuality of higher knowledge is self-evident in the fact that nearly all spiritual texts are written in metaphors, analogies, symbolic ideas, and allegories that require intuition in order to interpret as a means of understanding the principles involved. However we interpret a symbolic idea is based on how we adapt it to our current collection of similar ideas, our level of scientific and philosophical knowledge, our level of maturity and experience, what stage of life we’re in, our cultural conditioning, and so on, so that every person forms a perception as their own creation that serves their growth in an ideal way.

       There are an infinite number of ways to perceive the same idea because it’s eternal in nature and not based on material elements or a specific location within space and time. The same principle can be applied to any situation in order to create in a unique yet consistent manner each time. So there’s no such thing as someone else knowing what’s true and right for you. Only you know truth through your ability to conceive of it and bring it into expression through actions of some kind. All allegories are simply describing situations where universal principles are playing out and all people and elements of the story are archetypal and metaphorical in nature.

      All “qualities of consciousness” have “planes of knowledge” associated with them that we only have access to by embodying and “becoming” that quality. All knowledge of a higher, conscious nature than the material plane of unconsciousness requires us to step fully into our individual, altruistic, sovereign nature and completely trust in our ability to “know” what’s true and therefore right for us through our own soul’s volition. We have to believe in ourselves and our ability to know through reason and self-realization. All principles playing out on the grand scale of the cosmos are also playing out and being reflected within us. Our soul is the “medium” and a kind of bridge or link that connects us to our higher self and requires us to choose our own ability to know without being taught or instructed by another. Anytime we’re looking for answers outside of ourselves, or wanting to somehow be told and guided on what to think or do, we’re making a very fundamental error and are only capable of acting as a receptacle for man-made knowledge of the lower, group mind.

Action is Required in Order to Know

       Some believe that you can simply imagine ideas and it’ll act the same as actually doing them. Yet they fail to recognize the basic principle involved in this idea, which is that our imagination is simply the way we communicate an idea to our subconscious by providing the pattern as a kind of template for producing as an actual reality that allows us to experience it. The subconscious understands the language of symbols and metaphors and is psychologically stimulated by symbolic ideas that we often don’t even recognize. We can only do what we can first imagine ourselves doing. We actually act to program our own subconscious with ideas we want it to create by developing them in detail by thinking about them in a concentrated manner.

       All knowledge that’s attained through experience as practice of some kind becomes a natural part of our mental paradigm which is constructed out of memory. It’s the experience that serves to integrate it forming an actual memory of it. Anything practiced consistently until it becomes habit and natural part of our nature and perception, is permanently retained as our “soul’s essence”. It becomes a natural part of our normal way of being and acting and becomes eternal in nature as a result. Knowledge that’s integrated as direct experience becomes our soul’s essence which transcends our physical death and identification with our body, forming our predisposition, temperament, and natural tendencies in all proceeding incarnations, whatever they may be.

       Only what has been practiced faithfully and made habitual as our “natural way of being” remains a permanent part of us, and whatever we only hold as an idea or theory as a form of memorization of someone else’s interpretation, that’s never actually brought into practice of some kind, dies with our body. Whatever was formed in us as a part of the group mind is “of” this plane and doesn’t transcend it after death. Only what’s created by us through our ability to reason, think for ourselves, and embody qualities that we use to produce our actions, is of a higher, more intelligent and creative plane, and acts to transcend the lower plane altogether. We only retain what we use to create ourselves through the habits we form.

       All spiritual knowledge is only attained by becoming one with the qualities associated to that plane and by bringing fundamental universal laws into practice within your daily life as the means of forming your lifestyle. We only acquire knowledge by forming the appropriate state of mind that makes us a channel for their expression, providing us with the means of creating ourselves to be like them. Whatever experiences we create by how we use our mind, shapes our identity, and our identity is our “I AM” of self-awareness. Our actions both reveal and define us. It’s how we’re being and what we do that demonstrates who we are in the true sense, not what we talk about or try to use as the means of creating an image of ourselves as being spiritual and therefore knowledgeable.

       We originally merge into ideas with our mind by imagining them as a working concept or type of reality. All true knowledge exists as universal principles that can be applied to any situation or set of circumstances to create in a predictable manner. Principles are universal because they exist as metaphors that are thematic in nature. It’s not the situation or story being used that’s the knowledge, but rather the principles that are forming and animating it as a creative process. Once we’re able to intuitively grasp the principles involved or that are being described in any body of knowledge, we have the means for being able to apply those principles in our daily life in a number of ways and through different types of processes. Principles aren’t specific to material conditions but are what acts to organize and produce those conditions and circumstances. They consist of archetypal ideas that form patterns that are living metaphors as symbolic ideas that can be applied indefinitely to any number of situations to create in a deliberate and fully conscious way.      

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Energy Medicine – Transmutation and the Law of Sympathies

Energy Medicine – Transmutation and the Law of Sympathies

        All living beings exist at multiple levels simultaneously and have both a physical and energetic body. The energetic body, which is also referred to as the etheric double or vital body, is comprised of subtle energy and is what serves to transform a field of organized information (mind) into a material being through a form of self-organizing mechanism that’s inherent in the life-force energy. All energy as vibration contains a pattern and a self-organizing feature that acts to shape essence into a specialized pattern as a biological life-form. This life-force energy causes a single cell encoded with genetic information to reproduce and differentiate to form every aspect and function of a larger, physical body. It’s the spiritual (invisible) forces that activate and animate all physical beings not only producing an analogous form, but also the consciousness and personality of that form as its “life”. It’s the subtle intelligence that gives life to all living beings by holding trillions of cells (single replicas) together as a unified and self-governed field of information.

         The most fundamental composition of what we call matter is light. Light exists primarily in an invisible state and only becomes illuminated and therefore visible to the physical senses when it’s reflecting off of matter of some kind. A blue sky appears illuminated and therefore “light” by reflecting off of dust particles and humidity in the atmosphere (astral plane). So what we commonly think of as illumination (light) is really a projection and reflection of a dark field of energy. Energy as light is invisible to the physical senses whenever it’s not being reflected off of something. Light itself exists in seven basic aspects as a spectrum of colors (values) that represent what frequency it vibrates at, moving from a slower, lower waveform to a faster, and higher one. Each color within the spectrum contains different energetic states as qualities of consciousness. The natural color of something gives us insight into what frequency it’s vibrating at and what type of qualities it possesses as a result.

          Whatever properties a material object contains reveals to us what aspect of light is either absorbed and remains invisible to the senses, and what’s not. The vibratory frequency of the internal energies is revealed by what it “resonates” with, which it acts to absorb and integrate. Whatever isn’t absorbed is reflected instead and forms the outer appearance that an object takes on. For example, a leaf is green, not because it chemically produces the green ray of the light spectrum, but because it’s the only hue of the spectrum it doesn’t act to “absorb”, and reflects it instead. So what we think of as the inner constitution of something is comprised of the qualities and potencies it naturally acts to absorb and assimilate from the atmosphere around it, which is what forms its energetic state, and is only evident in its outer appearance by what it’s “not”. The outer appearance is produced by the complementary opposite of its inner state. For example, green is the complementary opposite of red. So an outer color of green tells us that it acts to absorb the red frequencies of the spectrum.

       The internal nature of light is actually comprised of all the colors of the spectrum as the essence or inner nature of light which is why it doesn’t reflect any colors and appears invisible. Colors, or “rays” as they’re commonly called, exist as qualities that each has a unique, yet complementary vibration within the same scale as a range of vibration. Light exists as seven basic colors, in the same way that seven notes makes up a musical scale as an octave. The eighth one is formed as the summation of all seven as an accumulation that takes it to the next higher scale as the base note that begins that scale. The form light takes on as a physical object is based on its rate (speed of movement as a wave-form) and mode (quality and function) of vibration, and is referred to as its essence, which contains a certain type and kind of pattern. A pattern acts as a template for organizing the informational structure of a material form, giving it certain characteristics.

       Light, like all energy of the universe, exists simultaneously in a dual state as both a wave and field of information, and as a particle or actual physical form that’s constructed out of the same type of pattern on different scales and levels of creation, and forms both our internal state and our outer reality as direct reflections and correspondences to each other. The inner, invisible light and the outer visible world exist in polarity to each other as complementary opposites of the same idea. The outer manifestation of the material body is produced and maintained by the inner essence and state of consciousness as its vibratory frequency. This is a universal law that governs all of life, and is always true. No exceptions. Energy and matter are different densities as complementary opposites of the same thing and exist in an intimate relationship with each other.

The Nature of Subtle Energy

       What we call subtle energy is a fluid-like light as the essence of Life itself. Its essence if formed out of “qualities of consciousness” that form our inner, spiritual nature and is what determines our physical characteristics as a dynamic interrelated pattern that forms how we function and what manifests as a result. Essence is comprised of different energies that makeup the personal consciousness and existence of something. It’s a pattern as an energetic formula of concentrated qualities and forces that make up its constitution as a “Soul”. As humans we’re unique and stand apart from the rest of life on Earth because we’re of a threefold nature and have a lower, animal soul (etheric double) needed to construct a physical body, a middle or human Soul (specialized as a unique pattern of qualities), and the higher Soul as the “I” which makes us unique individuals in our own right. These three aspects of our being correlate with the physical, etheric, astral, emotional, mental, and causal fields of all living entities.

       The Higher Soul is the Quintessence, which is comprised of archetypes that serve as ideas in their pure or ideal state as virtues, and are used to grow and transform material bodies by altering their essence as both active and passive properties. This is the archetypal plane of Higher, perfected consciousness used as the means for transforming ourselves while in a physical body by embodying qualities as an idea that we then perfect in us as an “ideal”. By using the archetypes of the higher, spiritual plane to create ourselves, we form ourselves to be of an ideal, virtuous and god-like nature. We transform ourselves by taking on qualities that alter our character and how we function in the most natural sense.

The Law of Polarity and the Nature of Absorption and Assimilation

       Matter exists in a primary state as the passive and receptive component of consciousness, and only acts to absorb energies around it that are of the same essence and nature as the soul inhabiting it. It’s formed and reformed by whatever it resonates with, attracts, absorbs and assimilates that acts to modify its essence through the type, degree, and measure of the energies it blends with. The state and condition of the body determines what type of energies it acts to naturally absorb from the space around it. This means that whatever state of mind as a quality of consciousness we exist in as our inner nature and character, determines what we’re susceptible to, and what we’re not. Absorption only takes place through sympathetic induction of “like energies”. We resonate with everything around us that’s of a similar nature and essence as we are. As we draw in energies of a similar vibration, they produce an affect in us, altering our vibration (soul composition), and we begin vibrating in harmony with them. Our vibration is altered through the acquisition, integration, and accumulation of similar energies where we become “like them” in nature. This is the most fundamental form of evolution that all beings undergo that keeps them in-sync with their environment.

       All life as we know it is produced by an idea as a specialized pattern that has certain qualities that gives it the characteristics and produces all of its natural behaviors and determines how it functions instinctively. Our specialized pattern as our essence forms a dynamic chain of associations as correspondences that produce our disposition, temperament, attitude, perspective, thoughts, emotions, and actions. All behavior as activity is motivated and produced by subtle energy. The quality of energy determines the corresponding behaviors and what we “cause and create” as a result. Every action as a cause sets into motion a process that produces an effect as an equivalent reaction. It produces a ripple effect that creates both smaller and greater patterns of the same nature, as well as immediate and long-term effects. If an action is being continuously repeated and maintained in a consistent fashion, we strengthen and develop the energies as the type of consciousness that’s motivating it.

       Life-force energies form the full spectrum of light as the essence of all Life. It’s the qualities that form the inner nature of all living beings in different proportions and degrees. This same principle is what acts to form the universal nutriment that sustains all of life. This is the power by which we perceive the true qualities of things, where we take in an idea, and as a means of adapting it to our mental model in order to make sense of it, we assimilate it into an existing body of ideas that we already possess, altering it to “be like us” in order to perceive it in a fully conscious way. In order to perceive the soul of a being as its “life”, we have to intuitively perceive the qualities inherent in it, rather than its outer appearance, which is simply a reflection of light. As we begin resonating with the inner qualities of a thing, we form sympathy with it and as a result absorb the same qualities, activating them within us, modifying our own energetic structure to be of a similar nature.

Relationship and the Process of Transformation

       All things that are already manifest only change their inner nature by forming relationships as new combinations of qualities. By changing the chemistry of an energetic formula, we create new patterns. These patterns can appear balanced or unbalanced based on the degree and proportion or intensity of each quality forming it. All mutations come as new combinations formed by whatever relationships are formed and maintained over a period of time. We don’t transform by attempting to alter the energy (quality) itself, because energy exists as pure essence that can’t be altered or changed, and can only be used to form a new combination of energies that serve to transform and modify a preexisting essence as a complex.

       All energies have a purpose and focus and are of a certain type, kind, and concentration. These energies aren’t good or bad in and of themselves, but instead are used in either appropriate or inappropriate ways, making them constructive or destructive. An imbalance, caused by an excessive amount of a certain type of energy causes a manifestation that becomes detrimental and ultimately destructive to the entire system (mentally, morally, emotionally, and physically), causing what ultimately results in some kind of illness or disease. The natural means for transforming (healing) the manifestation is to combine new qualities of consciousness that serve to bring it back into a balanced and harmonious state, or to recognize what quality is being used inappropriately and finding a more congruent means of expression.

       Our subtle body as our etheric/vital body, vibrates at a specific frequency as a “range of vibration” or scale that’s constantly resonating and forming sympathy with all similar energies in the environment around us. We absorb these energies with our etheric organs as the electromagnetic fields of the chakra system, that in turn serve to operate the Endocrine system of the physical body as the means of interpreting and distributing energies to their corresponding organs throughout the body. Chakras are magnetic fields as spiritual centers that acquire, integrate, accumulate and distribute energy, altering the state of the body to match it as a correspondence. Embodying a feeling of love creates a sensation of beauty as a state of mind that systematically infuses the entire body with that same quality by producing a chain of association as the electric signals absorbed by the magnetic centers that send out corresponding messengers (hormones) altering the chemistry of the body to match it. When these mental states are expressed consistently over an extended period of time, producing an emphasis, they act systematically to regenerate the molecular structure of the body to be of the same state or complementary nature.

The Astral Plane of Light

        All living beings derive their Life-giving energies from two primary sources in Nature – from the inner and outer atmosphere. What we call the atmosphere as a field of light we’re submerged in, can also be thought of as the Astral Plane of Light (sun-star light) which is a unified field of ideas (information) as “thought-forms” that acts as the nutriment agent used by the human soul to create and sustain itself as a certain “type and kind of person”. What we perceive as the atmosphere surrounding us exists as the etheric body or soul of the Earth as an invisible field of substances. We draw these nutriments as elements into our etheric body (inwardly) where they act to change our energetic composition. The intangible atmosphere as the empty space around us is the source of all Life upon the Earth and throughout the universe that we all share in common and use both unconsciously and consciously as the means of shaping ourselves.

       This invisible field is the root of intelligence and emotions and the source of all archetypes (patterns) by which all species are differentiated and formed into specialized patterns with unique combinations of universal qualities. Various kinds of energy can only be released and utilized through beings whose natures are sympathetic and where polarities exist. Humans are unique from all other forms of life on Earth because they’re capable of modifying their own nature and can attract countless forms of energy as a result. If we don’t use our higher capacities of self-realization, choice and will to intentionally develop in us the energies that are constructive in nature, then we exist on the same non-intelligent plane as the animals and only act to attract more of what originated through our genetic make-up and formative conditioning. By remaining in an unconscious state we simply attract and create out of the same type of ideas and patterns over and over without knowing any better or realizing that we have the power to change it. We only respond to those energies we can capture and hold by the polarities we’ve strengthened and developed in ourselves through thoughtful and skillful means.

       There are many different kinds of polarities we can establish that produce a natural chain of association that affects the mineral, nutritional, astral, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual planes producing a similar effect in each one. An individual can only energize an emotional power that’s consistent with their own nature. If we exist in a primary hateful state, we can’t act as the vehicle for forming an archetype of love. We polarize ourselves to hate instead as a kind of gravitational field or affinity that acts to tune into, absorb, assimilate, and enhance and strengthen more feelings of hate. We form perceptions that are hateful and attract people and situations that cause us to feel and express more hatred. All of our experiences come as a result of what qualities we embody as our state of mind and use to create our perceptions and actions as an expression of that quality that reproduce and amplify it, giving us more of it. Like always produces more of what’s like itself. The outer reality always corresponds to the inner reality.

Polarity of Qualities

       All qualities exist in a polar state of complementary opposites necessary to sustain and transform each other. These are expressed in spiritual texts as virtues and their opposing vices. Love and hate exist as what seems like opposites, but are identical as a pattern or idea, and are only separated by degrees on a form of sliding scale. One exists as the extreme of the other and is necessary in order to create the other based on how they contrast and relate to each other. We can only “know something” as a specific quality by contrasting and comparing it to what it’s not. Love has no meaning unless we compare it to hate, just as we can only know cold as it compares to hot. The balanced point between the extremes of love and hate is like, just as the balance point between cold and hot is warm. Opposing aspects of the same idea, separated only by degrees that move them gradually from one extreme to another, and balance each other at a neutral center point. A practical knowledge of the Law of Polarity provides us with the method and means of transforming ourselves from one state to another.   

       Therapy in the most basic sense comes by identifying imbalances and setting up the necessary poles for the reception and distribution of energies in order to bring it back into balance. By removing all impediments to its circulation, and opposing two energies, one to another, we act to neutralize that which is no longer useful or necessary in creating well-being. Food isn’t merely a physical substance with nutritional value in terms of vitamins and minerals, but is the medium for the transmission of Life-force energy. It’s the energetic nature of the food that nourishes us energetically. The nature of the plant determines what it takes up and utilizes from the soil to produce its essence, and likewise, it’s the nature of a person that determines what they uptake from the universal nutriment. This is why when several people are exposed to the same contaminant only certain people get sick from it, because it’s all based on the energetic condition of their mind and body and what they act to absorb or repel.

       All things grow according to their kind and constitution. We have the ability to change certain parts of ourselves by intentionally developing our own nature. We can change bad habits, negative attitudes, and false beliefs which serve to draw us to destructive energy and produce ill health and a general sense of unhappiness. Each destructive thought kills nutritive forces within us, whereas constructive thought brings a renewed sense of life to our thinking. In the ultimate sense we’re all responsible for how we use and cultivate energy to create ourselves and our health. We’re the only ones that act to determine what energies we indulge in, feed on, and use to create ourselves, and which ones we don’t. In this sense all healing is “self-healing”. Only we have the power and conscious ability to heal ourselves by modifying our own energetic makeup.

Sympathies – Affinity as Association

       Whatever exists in the atmosphere around us that’s of a similar nature to us, we form an affinity with as a kind of gravitational field. Through energetic sympathy we form an intimate relationship where whatever affects one affects the other in a similar manner. They form a corresponding nature in qualities, properties, proportions, and harmonic elements. The astral plane is the plane of the Soul and is the medium capable of communicating and transmitting vibration through a form of telepathy. Whatever state we maintain on a regular basis we act as a tuner, transmitter, and receiver for the same type of energy within the Astral Plane of the material world.

Magnetism and Attraction

       Each person tunes themselves to a particular frequency by the mental state and qualities they employ and strengthen by expressing them. Whatever qualities as a state of mind we employ magnetizes us to the same type of forces and circumstances all around us and we are drawn to them through a form of attraction. We only act to produce whatever it is we “earn” and therefore “deserve” through our mental state and conduct. When we polarize ourselves to a pattern that’s self-fulfilling in nature, we establish a pole between us and the corresponding energy and idea in everyone and everything else around us. We draw on the energetic essences in Nature that are analogous to our mental state and necessary in order to produce a reality that matches and is the expression of our state. We draw on the archetypal ideas from the higher plane of perfect ideals as metaphors, in order to produce a reality out of it as a means of creating ourselves to be like it. We draw on essences in order to produce a unique essence as a new combination that tunes us to a certain type of reality.

       Sympathetic attraction can be thought of as a gravitational field of magnetic forces, where one seeks out another of the same nature for the purpose of companionship and in order to exchange similar ideas. Whatever we “blend with” in nature, we form an intimate understanding of as a relationship that’s a form of energetic marriage as a blood relative. As we absorb it energetically it acts to alter our blood chemistry to be of the same nature. In the law governing magnetic forces, all greater forces attract lesser forces of the same kind. Whoever we form a close relationship with influences us to become more like them, and we simultaneously influence them to become more like us through shared qualities that act to stimulate each other.

The Healing Art of Theurgy – Work of the Gods

       The most basic form of Energy Medicine comes as spiritual growth and healing that transforms us from one state to another, and is conducted through a practice known as Theurgy. The term Theurgy means the “art of the gods”, and a Theurgist is someone who works to heal and transform by utilizing the natural forces of the higher, archetypal plane as the means of forming new combinations. One of the best ways to gain an understanding of the higher plane of archetypes is by studying the various mythology of the gods as “ideals” that demonstrate how certain qualities, characteristics, and actions work together harmoniously to produce certain types of reality as a certain kind of story. The archetypes of the Zodiac give us an in-depth description of the qualities and characteristics that we all share in common as aspects of our inner nature in varying degrees, placements, and proportions, and how they ultimately manifest as our inner nature that simultaneously produces our physical state and sense of well-being.

       Archetypes as gods are always described by using a dynamic series of correspondences that pertain to their essence as numbers, letters, sounds, colors, gemstones, planetary influences, metals, elements, emotions, mental states, qualities and characteristics, and what part of the body they rule. This system of correspondences provides us with a formula and method for transforming every aspect of our being in a unified and harmonious manner where we’re working intelligently by starting at the level of cause in order to produce a calculated and specific effect. Every item listed as a correspondence is of the same vibratory essence and also acts as a magnet for drawing in the same kind of energies.

         An archetype as a god gives us a complete idea as a pattern comprised of complementary correspondences, which, when utilized as a symbol polarizes us to the same qualities and essences. By combining and blending essences together we either increase or decrease the sum of our essence. Essences as qualities are eternal and remain the same. We don’t ever change the individual essences themselves, but create unique ones instead by forming new combinations. The human Soul is a part of the higher archetypal kingdom, and creates itself as an individual and unique archetype by utilizing archetypal essences and ideas in order to form new patterns. We change the overall potency and properties of already accumulated essences by forming them into new combinations of qualities as a “way of being”. As we embody certain qualities and utilize other corresponding ideas, we tune ourselves to the vibratory frequency of that idea. Resonance, sympathetic induction, and coherence are the primary law governing the spiritual world of pure energy. Whatever we become one with as a quality of consciousness, we act as a magnet for attracting more of the same type of energy, while simultaneously serving to magnify and multiply it.

Antipathy

       The recognition of sympathy immediately implies antipathy – which are the complementary electromagnetic forces inherent in every single aspect of both the visible and invisible world as feminine (magnetic) and masculine (electric) forces that act simultaneously to produce a matrix of stress lines that pulls together as it pushes apart. When we attempt to reconcile opposing electric and magnetic forces they form into a spiraling motion that creates a stable energetic system. One attracts (draws in) while the other simultaneously repels (projects outward).

       We can think of this metaphorically as sympathy working through and inherent understanding as relating, and antipathy through misunderstanding that contrasts. Whatever is of a different nature than we are and expresses in a different way from us, we can’t understand and therefore feel indifferent to. Wisdom, like love, is a uniting force that acts to bring all things together through an understanding of the soul with its source, and ignorance or a lack of understanding is a separating force that acts as a kind of filtering system. Virtues bring us into contact with all that’s virtuous, connecting us to our true source. Vices are destructive tendencies that draw to us destructive energies, people, and situations. All growth and development comes by connecting with and drawing in energies that are similar to itself, yet unique in proportions and intensities, for the continuous nutriment that serves to sustain and expand its own existence.

Motivation and Willful Creation

      Whatever is motivating and forming the basis for our desire and intention is the most powerful factor in attraction and is what determines the nature as an outcome of any decisive act. Motivation is what forms our attitude and how we approach an idea as an outcome we’re trying to willfully produce. Attraction is always due to unconscious or conscious use of will based on the desire for a certain type of experience as a kind of “wish fulfillment”. The same actions taken with a different motive will produce different results. Whatever is motivating our decision is our reason for taking the action, and is what determines the nature of the outcome. It’s not the action itself that produces the outcome, but the desire that’s motivating the action. It’s not so much what we do, but rather how we do it. The same action taken with a different attitude will produce different results. We should make it a practice to carefully examine our motives in any situation in order to fully understand what results from them, otherwise confusion and disillusionment may occur.

       A resentful person creates a sympathetic relationship with those who are resentful, and attract the circumstances and situations that are ideal for causing more resentment. All energies as complexes are self-fulfilling, and act to feed and sustain them. Emotions are not only readily available and easily accessed, but are also accumulative. Our inner life sets up the polarity that determines our outer life. When personal resources are low, we lack self-control, and our spiritual values are inadequate or nonexistent, we may feel as if we have no means of effectively combating the destructive emotions that are brewing within us. We act on ourselves to align ourselves with an infinite storehouse of whatever quality we employ as our state-of-mind, and as a result, cut ourselves off from contrary sympathetic resources. By feeling resentful we enter into a state of antipathy with love and appreciation as the opposing quality, and are never able to resolve our constant feelings of resentment, and act instead to multiply and intensify them.

       All negative emotions are destructive and all positive ones are constructive. Destructive energy is dispersing and not only antipathetically opposed to its opposite, positive emotion, but also towards itself, and only act to cause inner conflict as a fundamental state of confusion. A person who is consumed with negative emotions suffers constant inner turmoil because their vices are also incompatible with each other and act against each other in an antagonistic and destructive way. Wherever there’s internal conflict, there are also correlating health problems. Whenever there’s psychic confusion there’s tension, and tension causes an obstruction in the flow of energy throughout the body.

       Whenever we manifest an illness or malady of some kind, we can use a system of correspondences as the means of knowing where our imbalances are taking place by the organ and part of the body they occur in. We can find the archetype that governs that part of the body, what qualities and mental states it represents, and use this information to intentionally employ the appropriate state, emotion, behaviors and way of being as the means of introducing the complementary energy in order to bring our system back into balance. We can note the herbs, minerals, colors, and personality of the archetype as a means of changing lifestyle issues associated with it. We can see what the vice or negative character trait is that’s also associated with it, and use the virtue as a means of transforming it. We can use the system of correspondences as the means of working on ourselves from the level of “cause” (reason, mental, emotional, etheric, and physical) to transform what manifests as an “effect”. All manifestation originates as a mental and emotional state which is what forms the etheric body. All changes occur first in the subtle body which is created by the relationship and activities of all three aspects of the mind (conscious, self-conscious, and subconscious) working in harmony with each other.   

Dr. Linda Gadbois     

Seeing Challenges as Opportunities for Personal Growth

       As a kid growing up, I was born into a very challenging life. My mom was a single mother with five kids, one of which was mentally retarded, and we were on welfare. We lived in a small two bedroom house in the worst neighborhood in town, and experienced many forms of abuse while being neglected and left unsupervised for days at a time. My older brothers ended up going to detention homes, my younger sister passed away at 9, and I ended up running away in order to avoid what would happen to me if I stayed home. I became quite accustomed to living on the streets and fending for myself by the time I was 12.

       Throughout my teenage years I was taken away from my mother due to abuse and put into the court system where I went in and out of foster care that was almost worse than living at home, so I ended up running away from those also. Though all of this I continued to go to school while living in a fort I built in the park. In spite of all of this I did very well in school where I was put into accelerated learning classes and graduated high school at 16 with a scholarship to college. I filed for emancipation at 16, got a job and started college, where I graduated at 18. I experienced unimaginable hardship while trying to survive and protect myself, and was hospitalized on two occasions for malnutrition. As I continued through life I seemed to be thrust from one challenging situation to another, enduring many hardships, traumas, tragedies, and crisis, which are still continuing to this day.

        When I was young I remember feeling as if I was always being punished for something, but I couldn’t figure out what I had done to deserve to be punished because I was a really good kid (seriously). I was the only “white sheep” in my family, always helped out, and never got in trouble (except for fighting and running away). As I got older I began to look at things from a much deeper perspective of wanting to penetrate the secrets of life, which I found to be very mysterious.

       One thing that I recognized about myself at a fairly young age was that I was a very “strong” individual with a will that could push through what seemed like unbearable situations with a positive attitude, and I always seemed to have a clear perspective on what was happening forming realizations that led me to consistently make clear decisions about who I was and what I was going to do. I was never easily led, could care less about fitting in, and never had anyone to look to for guidance and help. Many of my decisions were quite difficult to make as I felt torn with a sense of love and loyalty to the very people I sought to get away from, and was terrified to leave and face being all alone and vulnerable to the unknowns of life. My first few years living on the street as a child were terrifying and very stressful, but after a while I got a system down that seemed to work pretty well.

       As a young adult, having gone through a problematic pregnancy my son was born with serious medical problems that required me to persist in trying to get him diagnosed to a point where they thought I was suffering from some kind of “postnatal depression and hysteria”. He was finally diagnosed in just enough time to save him, and I underwent a year of repeated hospitalization and several major surgeries, while also being told at one point that he was dying, where I decided to take him home, and administered the care that caused him to fully recover and begin thriving again.

       During this time my entire life fell apart and I think I may have had what seemed like several nervous breakdowns in trying to deal with it all at once. One of these breakdowns (completely distraught) came as the result of having to go against the system and everything I was being told in order to save my son’s life, that resulted in having a direct encounter with what I came to recognize as my Higher Self as what intuitively “showed me what to do”. Yet in spite of it all I walked away from the situation a year later with a healthy and happy little boy. I lost everything I owned through the process and had to file bankruptcy the next year due to the astronomical medical bills. During this time I accessed a part of myself I didn’t even know existed, and it transformed my way of thinking and being in a way that began taking on a life of its own. I felt like I became a different person because of this experience. I was no longer afraid or unsure of myself and could see things with a great sense of clarity and confidence in myself.

           I then went through the lingering process of trying to revitalize a dead marriage, pursued what became a demanding career in order to take care of my son, became very independent, came face to face with drug addiction and trying to somehow manage what deteriorated into an abusive situation. Though I found this period of my life extremely challenging at times, I also started feeling very strong, mature, and capable and eventually felt unaffected by the situation I found myself in. I was no longer afraid and vulnerable, and instead felt grounded, calm and calculating, and able to manage even the most difficult situations with relative ease and psychological skill.

       Another breaking point came several years later when my husband tried to strangle me in the midst of a jealous rage, and I was finally able to make him leave by being willing to face the consequences of what I thought he might do to me. A few months after our separation he was stabbed through the heart while in a bathroom stall of a restaurant, and died four days later. I left the hospital and went directly to the police department where I was interrogated for several hours and given an idea of what charges were being filed and given the details on the nature of what happened. This was followed by a murder trial in our small town of 2,400 people (so it was the biggest thing that happened there in years) that lasted for 14 months, and I won’t even try to convey the insane experience this brought and what I came to realize about how our justice system works.

       As I was sitting quietly one day and reflecting back on things and wondering why “bad things” were always happening to me, no longer feeling punished but more confused and mystified . . . a voice inside of me said “think of it as training. How can you teach and help others through things if you don’t know how to make it through them yourself? See this as your education so you can fulfill your life’s purpose as a teacher.” This was profound because at this point in my life I had no idea I was going to end up teaching. That experience set a transformation into motion and I began taking a whole different attitude towards the seemingly tragic events of my life, and looked back on them with a new awareness around the reason for things.

       I realized that even as a child who was conditioned to a very dysfunctional way of living and dependent on a bizarre set of circumstances, that I was always aware of what “I couldn’t bring myself to do.” I wasn’t making clear decisions at first, but rather ones that came from feelings inside of me that realized I couldn’t be “that kind of person” or let “those kinds of things happen to me.” In every crisis I face as a major event of some kind I noticed that it brought out the worst in everyone involved, including me, and I got to see myself in a different light. I saw myself as reflecting the traits of those around me, and I didn’t like who I became. I then realized that in my worst moments as a child I was making the most important decisions of my life in terms of who I was going to be, and those decisions served to shape me as an adult and set my destiny in motion.

       As I saw the traits in the people around me and how they made me feel by what they were doing and how they were treating each other and me, I thought there’s no way in hell I’m ever going to be like that or act to make someone feel the way I’m feeling right now. I felt disgusted and extremely disappointed. I lived every moment never knowing when someone was going to be “set off” by something and take it out on me, or what kind of mood they were going to be in from one moment to the next. I was actively choosing, even as a child, who and how I was going to be because it wasn’t “in me” to do that. It wasn’t in my nature to be that way. I couldn’t even imagine myself participating in the insane activities going on all around me, and started going off and being by myself as a result.

       One of the things I began telling myself at a young age was that I felt like no one knew who I was because they were always judging me to be like my family, and I was nothing like them. In schools teachers would recognize my last name and knew who my brothers were, and would make off remarks and treated me as though I was going to be a problem to deal with. Every time I encountered a cop for some reason, they would ask me how my mom, dad, and brothers were doing. I was perceived as being a juvenile delinquent and possible trouble-maker or bad influence (many of my friends parents wouldn’t allow them to hang out with me), even though I was living on my own in the park while continuing to go to school and never got into any serious trouble with the law. The only illegal activity I was engaged in was what I needed to do in order to survive and protect myself, which I did.

       When I finally moved out of my home town and to a brand new community where no one knew me, I was going to work one day and a voice said to me . . . “okay Linda, you’re always going on about how people don’t know you for who you really are, well no one knows you here, so who are you going to be?” And I realized in that moment that no one would know anything about my past unless I told them. So I made it a point from that moment forward to never talk about my family, where I came from, or what I had been through, and took an attitude instead of “creating myself” as I really am.

       This not only put me in touch with myself in a new way and “who I am” as a conscious choice, but taught me to quit talking about my past and telling stories about “what happened to me”. As a result, I not only got to the point where I hardly ever thought about it anymore, and eventually started forgetting about a lot of things, but I also learned how to stay present in my life and consciously create myself in every moment to be the person I truly was inside. When people I had known for years finally started finding out about my upbringing and where I came from they were shocked. Most thought that I had come from a fairly well-to-do family, had a formal education, and didn’t have a problem in the world because I “seemed” so “well-balanced and confident.” Of course this was also the community where my son was born and my husband was killed, so it set a whole new type of reality into motion that brought with it a whole new set of challenges and obstacles to be overcome and resolved to a favorable end.

       Every time I hit a point of mental and emotional collapse, where I felt like giving up because I didn’t think I had the strength or know-how to make it through my situation and I felt completely alone in life, I realized that I didn’t know how to give up. What would it mean to give up? How would I live with myself knowing I gave up? What do you actually do when you give up? And after a period of severe stress and not knowing what to do, literally falling apart, crying to the point of heaving, I would get pissed (at myself and God, even though I was an atheist at that time), and state firmly and repeatedly that I refused to give up – and in those moments of complete mental breakdown, feeling diminished and lost yet determined to persevere  – I connected with a higher power that seemed to consume me by “coming into me” and kind of taking over as my own consciousness.

       Its consciousness became one with mine and I felt more alive than ever before with a feeling of intense elation and self-awareness. An amazing feeling of calm came over me and I became very focused with a feeling of absolute power in what I was sensing. I seemed to know intuitively exactly what I needed to do, how I needed to do it, the reason for doing it, and what would result from it. All of my grief and despair vanished and I immediately proceeded to carry on with a renewed sense of moral strength that felt unstoppable. This was a profound awakening for me because I had always felt abandoned by a higher power and as if I was being made to suffer because I was a “good person.” I had felt betrayed and condemned by religion and always saw it as a form of mass delusion, even as a child.

       I then started experiencing what I came to realize were premonitions about the events that led up to my husband getting killed, where I literally tried to intervene and stop it from happening because I thought that was why it was being revealed to me. As I tried to change the course of events based on what I was seeing, they simply happened in a different way. Then, after he was stabbed and died on the spot, and was resuscitated several times while undergoing open-heart surgery, only to die as soon as he was taken out of ICU from a blood clot, it changed my perspective on everything. This set a whole new realm of investigation into motion that completely changed the course of my life by leading me down a path of deep inquiry into the true nature of destiny and the meaning of life. I became consumed with wanting to know what happens when we die? What do we experience? What’s it like? Where do we go? And I began reading everything I could find on the subject while talking to other psychics about their experiences with seeing people’s death and what happened when they tried to intervene by warning them.

       It was at this moment that I finally realized that if I didn’t believe in God, then who was I always talking to, and who was talking to me? I realized I was always engaged in a form of intimate conversation with another being that was inside of me. What was the voice inside of me that was always guiding, instructing, and comforting me? How was it that I could foresee events of the future while unconsciously engaging in behaviors as a part of what led up to them (I bought a black dress for an event a week before he died that I ended up wearing to his funeral). Was our life predetermined and we were just going through the motions as the experience of it, or were we truly creating our life moment by moment through the decisions we make?

      What I realized through all of it was that in every moment, through every life challenge and crisis, I was able to see different aspects of myself brought out by the shear panic and despair I was feeling, where I was making a decision, conscious or not, as to who I was going to be in relationship to that moment, and taking what often amounted to drastic actions that were terrifying in and of themselves as the means of fulfilling my decisions. These weren’t decisions made in an analytical way through reasoning as a debate, but rather ones that resulted from feelings, intuition, and a heightened awareness around the true nature of things.

       I became very clear on what was “in me to do and what wasn’t.” My choices came out of an awareness of who I am as a soul. Not from what I was “taught” was right or wrong or acceptable based on the circumstances. I couldn’t “imagine myself” being that way, and if I was, I would hate myself while knowing I had the ability to change it, but chose not to out of fear and self-doubt. All of my unconscious decisions resulted not from my conditioning and the values and behaviors being demonstrated all around me that I was an inherent part of, but from my inner sense of morality and what I knew deep inside to be right and wrong. It was my morality and intuition as a soul that was my compass and beacon shining through in even the darkest moments when all hope seemed lost and I was beside myself with fear. All the answers I sought weren’t outside of me, but within me, simply waiting to be acknowledged. I realized that questions and answers are opposite ends of the same thing, and the questions we ask in our most private moments with a deep sincerity to know bring the answers to us as life experiences.

       As I continue through life, I’m still experiencing one challenge after another, I’m currently in the process of going blind (have been for several years), but now I look at things from a completely different perspective where I see them as the ideal situation for showing me parts of myself that I still need to transform. I see them as opportunities administered by my Higher Self that serve to facilitate my moral and spiritual grow by teaching me the lessons they hold as a result. I’m completely clear on the fact that karma is administered in an unbiased and compassionate fashion by my Higher Self lovingly affording me the opportunity to redeem myself from past errors instead of blindly repeating them in new ways, and develop all of my weaknesses and bad traits into moral strength and mental skill. Realizing that problems are actually loving gestures designed to grow me in new ways, I feel a deep sense of appreciation for all of what I imagine to be tribulations.

       I’ve learned that every situation, no matter how challenging or difficult it seems, brings out in me all kinds of qualities and traits in response to it, many of which appeal to the mentality and emotional states of my conditioning where I can detach from them in order to see them in a different light and not let them consume me by making them personal. Through the challenges of my life I can see what weaknesses I still need to transform into strengths. I have developed a strong ability to look at myself as I truly am, and take an attitude of always rising to every challenge I’m faced with in order to develop myself in a fully conscious and deliberate way. I realize with complete certainty that this material life is not the prize to be won or story to be lived, but simply sets the stage necessary for me to decide in every moment who I’m going to be in relationship with it and as a co-creator with it.

       I realize that my true purpose in life is to grow my soul in ways that allow me to help other people grow. I consider myself a teacher and know that I can only teach others what I know from experience. I know that in blazing a path from the lowest level of despair to the highest level of optimism and confidence casts this into the astral light of mass consciousness where it can be accessed and utilized by all who are searching for their own answers. It has provided me with the knowledge and practical skills to be able to embrace and walk head on into any situation, no matter how bad, with a sense of compassion, reverence, and confidence in my ability to not only to endure it and know what to do in new situations, but use it to actively develop the parts of me it naturally acts to calls forth in response to it.

       I know that this life and these circumstances are simply a phase and step in my soul’s overall growth and are only meaningful in terms of setting the stage that’s ideal for my eternal process of self-creation. It’s not about what happens to us in life or why, but rather who we decide to become by way of what happens to us. In every moment we’re making decisions based on one question, and that is “who am I?” Who am I going to be in this moment? What am I going to create? We’re always the one determining our own creation and setting the course for our destiny. The only purpose to this life is to master our ability to not be controlled by the conditions and circumstances of life, but to engage at the point of actively directing the natural forces of the world through the power of self-realization, choice and will. How we live this life sets the karmic basis for the next as a continuation of our journey from an unconscious state to a fully conscious one.

Dr. Linda Gadbois