How we Progress as a Soul through Employing Higher Knowledge

Our true spiritual development can seem a bit elusive because we’re often not clear on the difference between acquiring knowledge in its theoretical form and bringing it into practice as a means of “creating ourselves” by way of it. Many people can discuss what we can think of as “spiritual ideas” in a fairly intelligent way based on what they’ve learned through studying other people’s ideas, yet have no idea how to “apply it” in terms of “becoming it” as a practice and developing themselves through the experience it brings. We only truly learn (live and earn) through experience, and we only truly know what we actively demonstrate.

In an attempt to understand what we deem higher knowledge, we can then haphazardly take the approach of denying or excluding some aspects of our self that we deem to be of our lower nature, while trying to more fully utilize what we consider to be of our “higher nature”. We take the “divide and conquer” approach, instead of the “unite and empower” approach to our own well-being. Some deny and shun their physical existence in favor of some form of idea they consider higher or superior in some way. Some believe all they have to do is be able to recite ideas as theory without ever having to actually employ them in the practical sense as a means of producing whatever it is it claims to produce. These various approaches result from a basic confusion as to the actual purpose of life and the creative power of the soul to create not only itself, but also its perception and experience of reality.

The soul is equivalent to the Self and utilizes a physical manifestation as the means of growing and transforming itself to different states and ways of being. The “self” is not developed in the most basic sense (energetic) by material possessions and status, but through the qualities we embody and become that forms our character as a way of being in the world. It’s only the qualities and ideas we embody and develop into a habit through consistent practice that becomes a natural part of us. By repeating a process or attitude enough times, we “build it into our muscle” (subconscious), so to speak, where it becomes intuitive. With enough daily practice it becomes a natural part of our awareness and being as an unconscious and automatic perception and behavior. We acquire it as a form of skill and instinct where we do it naturally without having to think about it.

Our soul isn’t formed out of intellectual concepts that we preach and profess but never actually bring into practice. It’s only what we embody and “become one with” as a channel of expression that we become like in essence. It becomes a natural part of us and we perceive it in everything around us while doing it as a natural part of our personality. This is expressed through the axiom “you know them by their deeds”. It’s not what we say that reveals who we are, but what we do. Being and doing are extensions of the same thing. Our actions reveal our consciousness as a coherent state of being.

When the soul leaves or discards the body, it absorbs all the experiences it produced and acquired through the body, and they’re integrated into the mental paradigm of the soul as qualities that form our disposition, temperament, moral character, and natural tendencies. Some believe that all you have to do is imagine ideas, going on the fact that the subconscious doesn’t know the difference between an actual event and an imagined one, while failing to realize that the imagination is the means through which we program the subconscious with ideas that we want it to produce as part of our perception and form natural behaviors out of.

Most imaginary scenarios aren’t effective because most don’t know how to actually imagine something as a full sensory experience that elicits a desirable emotional response. Some repeat affirmations as a verbal script or saying that they think is the means for programming their subconscious, yet the subconscious is “experiential” in nature and is only “programmed” by an idea that’s turned into a full sensory reality as a direct experience in the imagination. The subconscious is also “emotionally driven”, which means that it moves towards pleasure and away from pain. As we form the desired reality in our mind as a representation, we have to present it in a way that naturally invokes a very positive and compelling emotion. If we portray it with any form of stress, fear, or anxiety associated to it, our subconscious will receive it as an idea to avoid, prevent, or move away from.

The Soul and the Faculty of the Mind

The soul can be thought of as the “mind” which is structured as a paradigm or coherent model out of accumulated memory that’s been integrated through experience. As we experience something we form all kinds of realizations around it that we didn’t know when contemplating it theoretically, and the experience itself is what “integrates” it into our paradigm through a process of adaptation. Once the idea becomes an actual memory as part of our paradigm it becomes an inherent part of our reality. We can only conceive of what we know from direct experience. The only thing we’re capable of perceiving outside of us is what can be formed, explained, described, and validated through our mental paradigm. Until we have an actual experience of something, we can’t truly know it. To have true knowledge of something is to be intimate with it by “becoming one with it” in spirit, mind, and body, as the expression of it.

The true means the soul has for developing itself in an intentional manner is by “drawing down” and acting to absorb the archetypal ideals and qualities of the higher, spiritual plane. We do this either consciously through active choice as to whom we want to become, or unconsciously through reactive behavior born out of our formative conditioning. The process of personal transformation as a conscious act of self-creation comes by recognizing the qualities in you that you’ve developed as strengths that are of what you decide to be an undesirable nature, often called weaknesses and vices, and choosing to replace them instead with more positive qualities, referred to as virtues. Vices and virtues are the negative and positive aspect of any idea that serves to contrast each other as a means of comparing, defining, and stimulating each other into existence. We can only know “hot” by how it exists in relationship it to what we consider “cold”, both of which are “temperatures” of the same thing separated only by degrees that move along a sliding scale from one extreme to another. 

All qualities exist in a polar state as complementary opposites of the same idea. They exist as extremes of each other with a form of gradual movement along a scale that moves from one extreme to another. Fear and courage are qualities that oppose yet complement each other. When we’re experiencing fear of some kind, we have a choice to either respond with courage or cowardice. We can transform fear by choosing to embody courage in relation with it. When we’re scared and feel afraid, we polarize ourselves to the energetic state of fear and act naturally to attract and encounter situations that elicit more fear. Whatever “state” (mental and emotional) we exist in we act to multiply it through an accumulative process.

Fear causes us to stop, shut down and avoid what’s causing it, usually not taking any constructive action while being mentally controlled by the fear. This provides us with the ideal situation to “choose” to be either courageous or a coward. As we step into the fear with a sense of brave sense of conscious awareness, the fear begins steadily subsiding until it dissolves, and is replaced by a feeling of empowerment. The more we do this, the more courageous and confident we become and the less afraid and insecure. It’s not what happens to us in life that serves to shape us, but how we choose to respond to what happens through the relationship we form with it.

Our spiritual development comes by way of our soul’s recognition that it has the ability to self-create by way of acting on itself to transform vices as weaknesses into virtues as strengths. It comes through how we develop our character through our ability to actively choose what qualities as a state of consciousness we’re going to become and use as the means of experiencing ourselves. The soul creates itself through how it creates its own experiences of life. We are always the one creating our experiences, and naturally form them out of our perceptions. All intentional creation comes through our ability to become self-aware and form realizations around our true nature that provides us with the basis for making new decisions as to how we’re going to enter into relationship with life. As we make new decisions and begin willfully acting them out, we set a new pattern into motion that acts to transform an existing pattern as unconscious tendencies.

Conscious creation comes by developing our self through universal archetypes as qualities and ways of being that shape us to be a certain type of person who naturally lives a certain type of life as our “story”. Mythology of the gods is what provides us with the psychological tools necessary to be able to tell whatever type of story we have an inclination towards and true desire to tell. Once we realize how we want to be, we can recognize all the tendencies we have that are preventing or counteracting it, and can act on ourselves in a deliberate manner to transform them.

Only what becomes habit as a natural way of being is carried forward after the death of the body. Our material status and worldly success is meaningless outside of how we developed our character by way of them. In this way, having an easy life with no serious challenges can be a detriment to our spiritual growth and cause complacency. It’s not the circumstances of our life that matters, but only who we choose to become in relationship with and by way of them.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

The Holographic Principle – Our Etheric Blueprint and the Nature of Memory

All of what we call “universal principles” operate as a coherent creative process that creates on multiple scales and planes simultaneously to form what we perceive as a unified reality. One principle lays the foundation for another principle to spontaneously arise out of it as a natural growth process. A hologram is formed by taking a single beam of concentrated light and splitting it in two, and using mirrors to reflect one beam through an image where it makes an energetic impression of the image, while the other beam remains a pure light source and is reflected back into the impression of the image, forming an interference pattern out of which a three dimensional form arises. A hologram as a etheric (light essence) form is birthed through what’s called the “Vesica Piscis” or Dyad (womb of the universe) in Sacred Geometry, which is what’s called an interference pattern in quantum physics.

The One (unformed) divides and projects itself to become two (aspects of the same mind) in order to create an image (memory) of itself as a physical being. The image of itself is created in the imagination of the subconscious (inwardly) and is then “witnessed” by the complementary aspect of the conscious mind of outer awareness, and together form what appears as a single reality. The inner image acts as a kind of metaphor for producing the outer reality as a thematic pattern of a similar, yet more inclusive and complex nature. What we imagine as an “internal representation” (self-created memory) becomes the symbolic, archetypal template we use for perceiving the same idea outside of us as our personalized experience of reality. Reality itself is produced as a vibratory frequency (range of vibration) that organizes light-essence into dynamic variations of the same basic pattern.

Energetically the inner and outer are a part of a continuous “field of organized information” viewed from two perspectives simultaneously, and modified into new variations through a dynamic process of adaptation. The part (individual) contains and is constructed out of the same information as the whole. All universal ideas originate as archetypes that are symbolic metaphors that form general themes, and lend themselves to be drawn into the mind of the individual, where they’re adapted to their paradigm and modified to intuitively fit into their personal reality in a logical and meaningful way. As a higher soul, we’re always taking universal ideas as archetypes and using them to produce a personalized version that holds true to the same basic idea as a theme for creating both our inner and outer experience of reality.

We tend to mistakenly interpret universal ideas as being literal and specific in terms of the personal version created, when in fact the universal idea exists in a “potential state” as a symbolic idea out of which an infinite number of variations can be created through a continuous process of adaptation and modification by the individual mind. We’re always borrowing universal ideas as dynamic themes in order to create at the individual level. Whatever ideas we adopt, we mold in our mind to be of the same nature and likeness as we are (metaphorical pattern), and use them as the means of experiencing our self through the perception of reality we create out of them.  We become one with the idea in mind and spirit and shape ourselves energetically by way of the reality as a subjective experience it provides us with. Whatever becomes a natural part of our outer perception has been successfully integrated into our mental paradigm as an essential part of us.

What we think of as a holographic image or reality is naturally formed in our imagination through our minds ability to take an archetypal idea as a generalized pattern and shape astral light as energetic essence into the form of the idea by how we interpret it. Just as an artist takes a generalized idea and creates a new interpretation that changes how it appears through the process of self-expression, we’re always taking universal ideas and using them in new ways by adapting them to our personal model and everyday life, utilizing them as the means for creating our self and our life. 

Once an idea is formed into an internal representation as a form of working concept necessary to understand it, and it’s developed further by defining it with sensory detail, it becomes a form of transparent template (perceptual lens) we “look through” in order to perceive that same idea outside of us as an inherent part of our reality. We experience it both as an inner thought form and an outer reality of the same nature, and as a result, it becomes a form of “memory”. A memory acts as a kind of metaphorical idea and thematic pattern that becomes an essential part of our energetic makeup that serves to form our perceptual lens.

Memories aren’t factual or objective in nature as a literal account of something, as many believe, but are formed in the same manner described above. Memories are formed by how we “interpret” an actual event to give it meaning that shapes the story we tell ourselves about it as our means of “experiencing it”, which we then form into a memory of it. We “reorganize” the elements of the event itself through our interpretation of it that turns it into a personal creation as a form of theme. Once formed, we continue to use memories as the means of creating our experiences by continuing to replay them over and over in our mind’s eye and using them as the means for interpreting current ideas to mean the same thing as past ideas. In this way our life takes on a general theme as our life story where we create all of our experiences out of the same handful of memories.  

Our soul’s constitution is comprised of memory that forms our character and the basis for the etheric infrastructure (frequency) that organizes the inner and outer to be of the same nature as a metaphor that’s played out on a larger scale as a life-theme. Our character determines the type of story we act to naturally tell by how we live our life. Reality is formed as a material manifestation of our soul’s essence (organized information) as the reconstitution of our soul’s basic character, which undergoes a constant form of evolution by how it adapts to new conditions and circumstances forming new variations of itself as analogies. The same idea is played out in a multitude of ways based on how it’s applied and systematically adapted to what it’s being applied to, and thereby modified to produce a new variation of the same fundamental idea.

Memory can be thought of as an energetic blueprint that’s comprised of a dynamic mesh held together by etheric stresses that serve to form a etheric-double as the means for structuring our outer reality to correspond symbolically to our inner reality. The inner sets the vibratory frequency for ordering the outer to be of the same nature. We use internal representations as the means for navigating our outer reality. In order to change the outer, we have to work on ourselves to change our inner representation that’s being used to organize and form it. All reality only exists as our perception of it. All perception is born out of our mental paradigm, which is formed out of accumulated and fully integrated experiences as memory. Because all experiences are produced out of the same basic group of memories as variations, and are integrated to form a single and coherent model, our soul’s memory is formed as a singularity.  

In order to change our reality we have to change our “self”, because both arise out of the same memory. In order to reform material reality we have to reform the energetic blueprint being used to shape and animate it. All physical transformation comes by modifying the memory being used as the means for creating it. We modify our etheric double (lower soul) by working on our self to alter and upgrade our memories. Just as we created all of our initial memories by how we imagined them, we can transform them by reimagining them to create new ways of experiencing the same idea. Naturally, we do this by utilizing the same faculties of the mind we used to create the memories in the first place. We reprogram our subconscious with new memories fashioned in our imagination and replayed numerous times until they become established and can be recalled instantly in place of the old ones.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

How to Consciously work with Subtle Energy

In order to work with an idea at the practical level we have to form a working concept of it that serves to illustrate the laws involved as a relationship and the natural processes that ensue from it. Subtle energy is not a “thing”, but rather the invisible forces that are drawn into living organisms as its consciousness. Our physical body is a magnet for absorbing energy around us while simultaneously projecting and transmitting it. Subtle energy is a form of primal consciousness that has natural attributes and qualities inherent in it that form the physical characteristics and natural behaviors the form takes on and outwardly displays.

We’re always in the process of exchanging consciousness as subtle energy with everything around us as a primary means of adapting to and becoming one with the very environment we exist in. The acquisition, integration, adaptation and modification of consciousness, comes through a basic form of energetic respiration. When we reside in a primarily unconscious state, we absorb energies from the space around us that act to influence us mentally and emotionally without our direct awareness. This phenomenon is usually experienced as a shift in our mood and how we feel, often without realizing what’s causing it. As our mood changes so do what we focus on, think about, and what behaviors we naturally display.

Everything in the phenomenal world can easily be influenced, directed, and modified by working in harmony with the universal laws governing them. All subtle energy, which is invisible and non-material in nature, is directed and manipulated through mental means. Whatever plane something exists on, we have to work on that same plane or a higher one in order to influence, direct, and utilize it. We don’t ever need a material device, talisman, or symbol in order to work with energy, because these only have the power we give them with our mind as our intention and reason for using them. Inanimate objects don’t contain power in and of themselves, but are infused with power through “magnetism”. These tools merely act as an aid for focusing our attention on an idea as a means of concentration.  In order to work with our own mind as an energy system, we have to look at what we mean by both the mind and subtle energy.

The Nature of the Mind

Our mind is not of our physical body as our brain or heart (or anything else) but is the essence as the energy field that surrounds, envelopes, and permeates the body while extending quite some distance from it in subtler and less dense forms. The material body is magnetic in nature (passive and receptive) and only acts to draw in and serve as a container for the consciousness that it resonates with. The mind is synonymous with the soul and is the primary means for self-creating and regulating the vehicle of the body. The mind, like the soul and reality, is threefold in nature, which means it has three complementary aspects that function in different ways and on parallel planes to create what we experience as a unified, coherent whole.

The three aspects of the mind are most often referred to as the Higher or Super-conscious (will), and the subconscious (sensational) and self-conscious (formative) mind. The Super-conscious exists on a higher plane (as an invisible power), and the other two aspects of the same mind exist on the material plane as complementary opposites. The subconscious is the aspect of the mind we share with all of Nature due to the fact that we incarnate into this plane through a mammalian body that’s an integral part of the collective unconscious that also forms the “mass consciousness” of humanity. The subconscious is constantly involved in an energetic exchange as a form of telepathic communication with everything around it that’s of the same or similar nature to it (through resonance).

The subconscious is motivated by emotions that are designed to produce unconscious (automatic) behavior as a form of instinct. The subconscious is also what produces material images in the imagination that serve as a kind of “empty shell” (ethereal body) necessary for energy to inhabit and give life to as a means of expressing through. Just as electricity exists as an invisible force in the atmosphere around us, and can only be harnessed (captured) and directed through a material form of some kind, subtle energy can only be harnessed and directed by utilizing a material light-form as a fluid container that’s shaped inwardly by the mind. Once shaped inwardly it becomes a metaphorical template used to produce and equivalent outer reality.

All material substance as light-essence concentrated into an organized material form is magnetic in nature and acts to “draw in” the active, life-giving force of archetypal intelligence. Whatever form is shaped internally as a structured thought, determines what type of energy it acts as a vehicle and instrument for. As subtle energy inhabits and expresses through a complementary physical form it produces an equivalent outer effect as the reality of the form. We can work directly with our subconscious by mastering the principles that govern it. We imagine a “form” as an internal representation or working concept that becomes a magnet and acts to “draw in” and harness subtle energy that can then be directed to perform a function of some kind as the fulfillment of our “intention”. We then infuse this imagined image with an emotion of some kind (motive), it acts to either attract energies of a like nature, or repel energies of a dissimilar nature.

The subtle energy of the material plane is invisible to our physical senses and is known to us directly as feelings, inner sensations, and emotions that give rise to mental impressions when allowed to take hold in our imagination. Whatever is “received” and pictured in our subconscious is simultaneously projected into our outer mental sphere where it can be “witnessed” by our self-conscious mind as a form of thought or idea. The subconscious acts to translate energy as a vibratory frequency into the pattern and image inherent in the vibration (transducer). All vibration as activity organizes essence (light) into the pattern as a living form inherent in the frequency on different scales and levels simultaneously as both an inner and outer reality of the same nature and likeness.

When we “sense” the energy that’s being actively expressed by someone, we get a feel for their consciousness as an emotional state and the unconscious activity that’s naturally produced by it. Their energy is drawn into our body where it acts to stimulate us with sensations of a distinct quality, which makes us feel a certain way. People with “bad energy” are usually consumed with negative emotions that serve to drive their thoughts and behaviors to produce the experience of their emotions as an actual outer experience. When we’re around them and involved in an interaction of some kind, we exchange energy subliminally and it causes us to feel bad in the same way (transference). Subtle energy is both electric (projects) and magnetic (draws inward), and works through the principle of vibration and polarity that forms corresponding, complementary realities as a unification between the inner and outer, and between the self and another.   

Developing a Working Model of how Energy Operates Subliminally

By developing a working concept in our mind of how subtle energy works we can simultaneously develop methods for working with it in the practical sense. Whatever state we’re in, we vibrate at as a frequency, and act to vibrate that same state in everyone and everything around us. As we resonate with “like energies” in others as a shared emotional state, our energy “enters into” their mental sphere that permeates their body, and activates those same emotions in them, bringing them to the surface where they’re actively expressed to produce a joint experience.

After only a few seconds of interacting, we both begin vibrating in harmony with each other and form a joint-reality as the expression of the shared emotions. In a like manner, whenever we’re around others, whatever emotional state they’re actively expressing is being radiated and projected into the space around them where it’s magnetically drawn into our mental sphere and then enters our body where it stimulates us with the same emotion and we begin outwardly displaying the same types of behavior. As we take on their emotions and allow them to begin actively expressing through us, it modifies our state into a complementary one where we begin feeling, thinking, and acting the same way. This all happens energetically as an unconscious and automatic process where we’re unknowingly allowing ourselves to be created and therefore determined by others.

The Method for Controlling your own Energy

The two most effective means that I’ve found for controlling and regulating your own energy as your state of mind, is by first setting the intention to do it while simultaneously realizing you can (believe), then either imagining a protective sphere around you that’s reflective and mirrors back energy to the sender, or that acts to neutralize the energy by polarizing yourself to it. Once you set an intention to become more aware of the energies operating around you that are unconsciously affecting you, and you form a working concept in your mind of “how” they’re operating to enter into and produce an effect in you, you can direct the energies through your awareness alone.

Imagine a sphere around you as an invisible globe that creates a form of translucent screen, where vibrations as emotional energy don’t penetrate the barrier, but spread out on its surface instead, much like a movie where you can “see” the nature of the energy by “witnessing” it. This will allow you to see both the inner and outer nature of it simultaneously without allowing it to enter into your body and produce an effect. By learning how to sense it from a distance while emotionally detached from it, we can “see it” as the reality it contains where we can consciously “decide” if we want to let it in or not.

By keeping it outside of your body and not letting it “effect you” by causing a reaction, you act to neutralize it. Whenever we don’t share in the emotions being projected, and we don’t serve as the means of becoming the “effect of a cause”, we act to “cancel it out”, and energetically subdue it. If we let it in and allow it take hold, and begin actively expressing the same emotions, then we serve to amplify and multiply it. As long as we remain unaware of what’s actually happening, we reside in an unconscious state and absorb energies automatically. As we unconsciously absorb the energies being projected by others, we allow our mental state and actions to be regulated by whomever we exist in near proximity of. We “lend our will” to creating whatever reality we’re being seeded with as an emotional charge.

Self-awareness and the ability to consciously operate your own mind is the “magical secret” to immortality. As long as we remain unaware of the nature of energy and how it operates in the natural world, we’re subject to automatic processes that we seem to have no control over. Once we become aware of them by creating a concept of how they work, we can begin working with them in a deliberate and precise manner. We can sense the quality of the energy being projected by someone by how it’s affecting us emotionally, and then intuitively discern it as a means of deciding whether to allow it to produce a like-effect in us, or to deflect it and send it back to them. This is all done by imagining it.

If we absorb and give life to the emotions being projected by others without realizing what we’re doing, we act to propagate them while allowing them to alter our state and determine our behavior. If we reflect them back by preventing them from entering us and don’t act as the means for expressing them, we serve to neutralize, disintegrate, and nullify them, while maintaining control over our own emotional state and actions. We learn how to become fully responsible for our own creation.

In a similar manner, we can notice how some people act to energize and enliven us, while others drain us and make us feel wiped out. The most natural way people drain us by “feeding off of our energy”, is through attention seeking that elicits sympathy. They behave in ways that are designed to give them attention, usually by complaining, whining, going on and on about their problems, criticizing and belittling others, acting helpless in their own life, or doing whatever it takes to get you to feel sorry for them. Sympathy is the most natural way we tie into other people’s energy and act to feed off of it.

It’s wise to always pay close attention to how you’re being mentally and emotionally affected by others and life-situations, and use that awareness to make your decisions regarding them. Where we tend to falter is when we take an attitude of attempting to somehow change the other person or situation, instead of working to change ourselves and our relationship with them. People who drain us, depress us, or stimulate us in undesirable ways by always trying to draw us into their dramas, can only do so if we let them by cooperating. It’s always up to us as to what relationships we enter into and continue to maintain, and what situations we choose to keep ourselves submerged in, and what activities we willingly participate in as a result. Self-awareness and skillful action is the secret to creating your life in an intentional and precise manner.

Dr. Linda Gadbois   

10 Universal Laws, 7 Hermetic Principles, and 22 Paths of Transformation

All of what we call the “major systems” of Spiritual Sciences are correlated with each other and form a dynamic series of correspondences that serve as the means for interpreting the principles that they all share in common. All actual or true spiritual knowledge as “higher knowledge” is based on a practical understanding of laws and principles. All material systems as organized elements that form what we perceive as reality are shaped (organized, ordered, and structured), held together as dynamic patterns, and animated as behavior by universal principles.

The primary difference between natural laws that govern the material world and universal laws are that the universal produce the physical as an offspring or correspondence, and physical laws can be “over-ridden” and transformed by universal ones, which are “causal” (creative) in nature. Natural laws explain how systems operate and behave once they come into existence, whereas universal laws are what give rise to the physical systems themselves through an act of true creation. Universal laws are of the mind and soul, while physical laws describe the natural activities that the material forms created by the mind take on as behaviors.  

The fundamental means of creation come by 3 primary forms of expression: numbers, letters, and words. The numbers used in any system are not a means of counting, but represent principles and how they exist in relationship with each other to form a whole. Numbers are interpreted as principles that are correlated with letters and words, and together form a whole system of correspondences as sounds, colors, symbols, geometric shapes, planets, archetypes, and metaphorical ideas, and so on, that are all of the same “nature” as a quality of consciousness or state of mind. Our mental state is what forms our vibratory frequency as a dynamic metaphorical pattern that then forms our perceptual lens that’s used for shaping our material reality to be of the same pattern on a larger and more inclusive level.

The “causal plane” of the mind exists as a “singularity”, and in the system of Numerology the Laws that it’s comprised of are represented by the single digits of 0 through 9, with 10 being 1 on a higher scale or octave. All multiple digit numbers are reduced to a single digit that reveals the primary principle involved. All combinations of numbers construct a formula that demonstrates the relationships involved between the active principles. Numbers are philosophically interpreted to find their meaning as the principles that are active and expressing to create in any material formation. The principles that are actively demonstrated through the numbers involved provide us with instructions as a formula for working with them in the practical sense. The 10 primary Universal Laws are purely energetic (mental) in nature and serve to give explicit instructions on how to use our “mind” to create reality. Reality as we know it is a mental construct that’s formed out of our consciousness as our “perception” of it.

The first 3 laws (0-2) are actually 1 law with 3 aspects that perform different functions of the same thing, and are called the “3 in 1 Law”, also referred to as the Trinity or Triad. The Triad represents the 3-fold nature of the mind, soul, and self, which also makeup what we perceive as a 3-D reality or hologram. This primary law reveals the nature of the “Supernal” as being comprised of dual aspects (masculine and feminine), which combine to form a unified reality. This 3 in 1 Law (0, 1, 2) is considered the “Parental Law” (represented by the Dyad) as what acts to birth the Triad, represented by 3, which is considered the first “real” number as the “mental formation” of an idea. It’s real in the sense that it’s here that an idea is first organized into a light-form in the faculty of the imagination (inner) and serves as the basis for organizing material reality (outer) to be of the same pattern as a thematic idea. The inner and outer are actually a continuation of each other.

Out of the Primal Triad comes its offspring as a mirror image, and births the material world through 7 primary principles. The first “true number” is 3, forming 7 principles that systematically emerge from the Dyad as 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. All proceeding principles maintain their polarized state as a relationship between the inner and outer, self and another, and upper and lower as the means of constructing material reality. There’s a complementary relationship between 3 and 4, 5 and 6, and 7 and 8, which culminates in 9 as a complete and perfected cycle of creation. 

The 10 primary Universal Laws are represented in the Qabalah as spheres of consciousness that exist in correlated “energetic states” as a creative process that uses archetypes as unformed (invisible) ideas to produce an equivalent material reality. This entire creative process is also dual in nature as a movement between upper and lower planes that provides us with the process for both formation and transformation. These principles are also represented in the Tarot as the 22 trump of the Arcanum which provides us with a “key” for interpreting the 10 primary laws and the 22 Paths of the Qabalah.

The first 11 principles of the Tarot involve formation as a complete cycle, and the second 11 the process for transformation of the original form created to a higher and more perfected state. The 22 major Arcanum of the Tarot form a dynamic series of correspondences that correlate with the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet and can be used for interpreting and deciphering the symbolic “code” inherent in words and names. The Qabalah has 10 primary and 1 “invisible” sphere (11) that’s not an actual principle as an operation, but symbolizes instead moving from a higher plane to a lower one for a total of 11 spheres.  These 11 spheres correspond with the 22 archetypes of the Tarot as a descent of spirit into form and then the ascent back into spirit as the full cycle of creation and transformation.

The 7 Hermetic Principles represent mental states and processes of creation that are energetic in nature and correspond with the 7 chakras of the subtle body (mind), 7 planets of the zodiac, 7 colors of the spectrum, 7 notes of a musical scale, and so on. The key to understanding spiritual principles in terms of being able to accurately interpret them is in understanding the Law of Correspondence, which is the 2nd of the 7 Principles. These principles give us insight and instruction on how to use our mind to create our self and our reality, which are done through the same mental process. Following a metaphorical correspondence to the 7 chakras, the first 3 are immutable (meaning they can’t be changed or transcended), and the 4 that proceed out of them are mutable and can be worked with by using the first 3 to transform them.

All laws exist as a relationship where one lays the foundation necessary for the next to spontaneously arise out of it as a growth process (the beginning and end as a continuous cycle). When we’re looking at the principle represented by 3 as the Triad, it comes as the full expression of 0-2, while still containing the latent potential of 4-9. The Monad, which is the primary principle of the mind and soul, contains the seeded potential for all the rest, which it acts to birth as a process of creation by turning an invisible idea into a material form.

All names that are used in spiritual texts and allegories are actually a “code”, which when interpreted accurately through the formula of principles inherent in the letters that spell the name, give us great insight into the active forces as an operation that’s actively expressing through their personality and activities. Throughout biblical texts there are 72 (9) names of God that are used in the context of various allegories, which serves as a code that reveals the law as an operation being used and quality of consciousness being expressed through the nature of the operation.

In a similar manner, any sequences of numbers serve as a formula of principles that together perform a singular operation. While all multiple digits are broken down to a single digit as a primary principle or stage of an overall process, the numbers the formula’s comprised of gives us further clues as to the qualities and relationships involved. Example: 163 = 10 = 1. The 163 gives us insight into the energetic nature of 10, and how it exists in relationship with 1 as a combined function of a particular nature. The 1, 6 and 3 are principles as a relationship or sequence of coordinated activity that acts as instructions for “how to” perform the overall operation represented by 1.

Names, dimensions, dates, coordinates, relationships, symbolic form, colors, sounds, and so on, are providing us with dynamic formulas as to the “inner nature” (soul) of something, not as an actual physical description of the object itself. While we tend to think that the spiritual world is symbolic of the material world, it’s actually the other way around. The form doesn’t give rise to the life that inhabits it, it’s the “life” as the soul that acts to shape the form as a correspondence or symbolic representation of itself. Our soul exists as an archetype imbued with specific attributes and qualities that form a corresponding vibration. All vibration is a thematic pattern shaped by a mental image. Whatever image of ourselves we form we systematically shape others and the world at large to be of the same image and likeness. The nature of the form gives us clues as to the nature of the consciousness that first acts to shape it then animates it with life.

It’s only through our inherent (practical) understanding of universal law and principles and the dynamic system of correspondences that we can accurately decipher the code hidden in material form as the principles actively operating to create it and then use it to express through. The chain-of-association that naturally takes place when we view everything as symbolic is based on our personal knowledge of attributes and qualities that pertain to specific ideas as correlations. As with algebra, we can know the unknown parts of any equation by how they exist in relationship to the known parts. All material form is shaped as a relationship with its creator.

Dr. Linda Gadbois     

Exercising the Power of Choice to Create your Life

The most fundamental way we direct the events of our life and create our own experiences is through the decisions we make that we then use our will in fulfilling by taking action on them. Many think that the power of choice only matters in the big decisions we make regarding what seems like the important issues we’re faced with, yet the fact is we’re always making decisions in every moment, both unconsciously and consciously, as to who we’re going to be. The future is created in the present. The past no longer exists unless it’s kept alive by continuing to think about it. Major decisions come as a natural progression of many smaller decisions we make along the way. All decisions come as an expression of our character and as the basic means through which we create ourselves through the type of experiences they produce that we play a part in initiating and cooperatively participating in.

When we practice the art of staying present in our life, and keep our attention on what’s actually happening as a direct experience, we can realize that the only “real time” is the present moment and that all future events come as the result of the decisions we’re making as to who we’re going to be, what we’re going to do, and what type of things we’re going to participate in co-creating in the moment. No one is ever really making our decisions for us, but simply act to influence us by getting us to agree and cooperate with them, or causing us to doubt ourselves and what we know to be true in favor of their ideas about things instead.

Three Basic Types of Choices

There are three primary forms of decisions: conscious ones that we make with awareness and in an intentional manner; unconscious ones that we do without thinking or that are emotionally based; and natural selection, or ones that come as a form of perceptual default based on our mental paradigm. One of the most basic types of decisions that we make all the time without realizing it is in terms of what we focus on, give our attention to, and think about consistently. Whatever we think about in a repetitive manner, we literally program ourselves with as a reality, and ultimately become through the activity we generate out of it. We can use the self- aware aspect of our mind to decide what we focus on and think about. We can learn how to keep our attention focused in the present and only think about what actually matters.

We’re making an unconscious decisions anytime we focus on the past and continue running the stories of our conditioning through our mind over and over. As we continue to tell stories about what happened to us in the past, and what it means about us as a result, we simply repeat the past in the present and create ourselves out of an unconscious state. When we allow our mind to wander in a random and habitual manner our thoughts tend to control us instead of us controlling them. Unconscious decisions are often made purely out of emotional states as reactions. As we go through our day, current events form a chain of association to similar events of the past, and we constantly go off into whole thought processes as memories that we consistently replay and tell stories about in a redundant manner. When we allow our mind to operate on auto-pilot without being self-aware and directing it in an intentional manner, we continue to live out of a primarily unconscious state.

Birthing New Realities

Choice and will are intimately connected because we always use our will as the means of producing the reality of our choices. Likewise, self-realization is what forms our awareness around our ability to make moment by moment decisions and then realize the outcomes we produce through willful action. We apply realization through our ability to recognize several options available to us in any moment, then imagining the reality our decisions will produce as an experience. Choice and will work “as” the Law of Cause and Effect. All action causes an equal or greater reaction of the same nature. As we make a decision, then take action on it, we act to birth a whole new reality. As we create the reality of our decision, we form new realizations about our self and life and begin living in a much more intentional manner.

We’re always acting to consciously and unconsciously produce our own reality while simultaneously experiencing ourselves “within” that reality as a certain “kind and type” of person. Choices, like all things, stem from our mental paradigm formed out of our conditioning as our fundamental means of perceiving things. Most of our decisions come as a form of perceptual habit that’s applied consistently while in an unconscious state where we lack awareness of what we’re actually doing in the direct sense. While many believe that choice is a conscious act, the fact is most of our decisions come unconsciously as what we choose to focus on, think about, and play out in our mind as imaginary scenarios and the mood that results from it. 

 Realization is important as the means for being able to make intelligent decisions by playing out possible choices to see what type of consequences they’ll possibly render. By playing out a choice as the reality it’ll produce, we can learn how to make good decisions that will bring the best possible outcomes. We can’t ever blame our own decisions and creations on other people who we imagine made our decisions for us by giving us no choice, or that put us in a bind, or that we imagine led us astray somehow, because intuitively we’re always “sensing things” as our feelings about it, and know right away the character and intentions of the person and what type of drama as a relationship and way of interacting that will result from it. Emotions that are intense can act to override and take control of our intellect. When we begin making emotional decisions we use our will to engage in co-creating the illusion inherent in the emotion.

 In our modern society we entertain ideas like it’s “alright” to say no, as if you’re doing something wrong or that you’ll “make someone feel bad” by being true to yourself. We’re often taught to ignore red-flags that come as intuitive awareness in favor of the emotional illusion being unconsciously played out by others instead. Many stay in bad relationships for years because they feel they’re wrong somehow in making the decision to leave, and then become resentful, bitter, and depressed while imagining it’s the other person’s fault.

The Power of Intuition

Within the animal kingdom of instinct, there’s no such thing as illusions that replace objective reality. There’s no lying to yourself and others by presenting them with an illusion in place of truth, and there’s no manipulative and covert agendas being played out as a means of gaining control over others. As humans, we also possess an animal body and experience instinct as intuition and body consciousness. When we listen to our body (how we feel) and intuition (the awareness that comes from it) we always know the truth in any situation, and if we allow an idea to spontaneously arise out of our intuition as a mental impression, we can know the reality that will result from it.

Intuition as feelings is based on the energies at play that systematically produce patterns as the reality inherent in it. As we steadily move into a situation we’re constantly being stimulated energetically forming an intimate awareness around it that’s always connecting us to the truth about it. When we form an intuitive awareness around something, but then either feel bad or doubt our awareness in favor of a story we begin telling ourselves that either explains it away or justifies it somehow, and we keep moving into it instead of away from it, we make a fundamental error in judgment, and act to co-create an illusion in place of the truth. Naturally, at some point along the way what we knew from the beginning starts becoming evident, then we feel “disillusioned”, lied to, let down, and somehow betrayed by the other person, when in fact it was us who lied to and betrayed ourselves because we didn’t listen to what we knew to be true right from the start.

The power to self-create in an aware fashion comes by realizing that we’re always making the decisions as to what direction our life takes, what relationships we maintain, what environments we place and keep ourselves in, and who we are in terms of our character and morality. As we make decisions in a moment by moment fashion as to who we’re going to be and what type of qualities we employ as the means of creating our experiences, we are simultaneously creating our “self” in relation to everything else. We can begin realizing that we always have a direct connection inwardly to the truth that exists outwardly. All we have to do is realize it and trust it as the means of making good decisions. Once we realize that all of our mental and emotional pain and suffering is caused by our own hand through the choices we make and the actions we take based on our decisions, and how we use our mind to experience the reality of our choices, we gain access to a very fundamental power as the true nature and creative ability of our higher soul.

Our Higher Self isn’t separate or different from our lower soul that’s confined to our personality and our unconscious conditioning, but is what acts to produce the entire material reality of our lower soul “through” how it operates as the consciousness of the body. When we “choose” to embody and utilize our higher consciousness as the means of creating, we learn how to tune into and skillfully use our intuition as the means of always knowing the truth in any situation and begin creating our life in a self-aware and intelligent manner. When we ignore and subdue our higher, subtle awareness as our intuition in favor of surface appearances, we use the power of our will to form illusions in place of truth. As unconscious beings that lack true awareness, we’re always deceiving ourselves. In the ultimate sense all deception is self-deception. We’re only deceived when we first disconnect from our self in favor of someone else’s truth, and act on ourselves to cooperate in creating an illusion in place of what we know deep down to be true.

All betrayal comes initially from betraying ourselves by choosing to ignore what we know to be true and therefore real, in favor of a lie. We can only be lied to by another when we first lie to ourselves by going against our inner feelings. When we lose touch with our true self, which is only known intimately as our feelings and the awareness that arises from them, we become an inherent part of a grand illusion created by surface appearances and facades designed to mask the truth and engage in a primary form of self-delusion.

Whenever we allow someone to persuade or convince us to go against what we feel to be right, we make an unconscious agreement to participate in a very basic form of self-deception where we deny our self in favor of another that we believe knows better than we do. The “truth” is never something we have to be persuaded to believe, it’s something that comes from within as a basic form of “self-awareness” as to how we feel in relationship with the outer forces we’re interacting with. We’re always choosing both unconsciously and consciously in any given moment to either make decisions based on what we know internally or what we’re being influenced by externally. We’re always either allowing our Higher Self to show us the way and create through us, or allowing others to make our decisions for us where we lend our will to creating our life according to the illusions they produce. Either way, the choice is always ours.

Dr. Linda Gadbois   

Meditation, Self-Realization, and Transcending the Illusion of Reality

While many people approach the idea of meditation as a method of some kind that’s designed to produce a predictable effect, and believe there are only certain ways to “truly meditate”, the fact may be that it’s a process through which we train our mind to step outside of our lower, conditioned nature and connect intimately with our higher Self. In our Western society, which has a tendency to focus almost exclusively on our physical nature, meditation is often seen as a means of calming the mind and inducing deepened states of relaxation, which is the beginning stage of most meditative processes.

Some people even go so far as to argue about what’s meditation and what’s not, indicating that there’s a right way of doing it and a wrong way. Yet meditation, like any spiritual practice, which means it involves how you use your own mind to achieve altered states of consciousness, is something that’s done in a unique way by everyone doing it. There are no rules of right and wrong ways, simply guidelines that provide us with a starting point as a means of producing the foundation out of which a natural process arises and becomes active beyond our ability or desire to control it. If you’re held to the idea of a right and wrong way, and go about it by obeying rules laid down for you by others, then it simply becomes a relaxation technique or produces whatever the structured process is designed to produce.

Meditation as a Spiritual Practice

Meditation as a spiritual practice provides us with a means of calming and subduing our habitual thoughts and impulses, while forming a place of inner peace and silence that ultimately connects us with our Higher Self. It also provides us with a process for being able to step outside of and detach from the conditioned “content” of our mind and view it instead from an objective and unemotional perspective. As we detach from our own thoughts and story about things and view them instead from a perspective of “witnessing” them, we begin realizing the “process” involved that acts to give rise to our thoughts. We can watch the impulses as they rise up, form into a whole synchronized series of interrelated thoughts that peak and express momentarily, then subside, die down, and fade away, while another impulse rises in its place.

By quieting the mind of outer awareness and habitual thoughts, we become present with our inner awareness. Our focal point becomes our own feelings and allowing our thoughts to freely flow by without grabbing onto them or penetrating them and going into a detailed story or narrative of some kind. As we simply sit on the shore and content ourselves with watching our thoughts flow by we can begin realizing that it’s merely the “content” of our mind produced by our conditioning, and we become aware instead of the process involved in “producing our thoughts” as our perception of reality, which is a form of delusion that we’ve mistaken for being “who we are”. By observing the content of our mind we can begin realizing that we’re not the story itself, but rather the mind that’s producing and acting to give rise to the story “about” our self. We’re the author and storyteller, and not the story itself. Our soul is our mind as the medium through which the story plays out as a reality.

Once we gain realization around how it is that we’re acting to “create our self” through the reality we create through the perspective of our conditioning and personality, we can begin questioning our own motives, and gaining even deeper realizations about the nature of our unconscious mind and how it acts to produce our perception of reality. As we move into the emotions that drive our thoughts and actions, while maintaining an awareness that’s detached from the need to somehow justify and validate our reality as being true, the illusion of it becomes more and more apparent, and our identification with our body and personality begins slowly fading away. We can gain an awareness of our “self” as the medium through which our thoughts take place, rather than being the thoughts themselves.

As we continue to become aware of the process our mind undergoes as a means of creating our perception of reality, we begin stepping into our true identity as the mind and soul that’s creating it as a mental projection. This awareness as a new and higher form of self-realization liberates us from the delusion of our conditioning and we no longer have a need to continue creating it. As our conditioned mind begins dissolving and fading away, we begin sensing our “self” and reality as it really is, apart from our story. We see with great clarity that we were creating our self out of a false identity through an unconscious state where we didn’t realize in the direct sense who we really are, what we were doing, and how it is that we were doing it.

As we gain a deeper awareness of our self as our higher consciousness, we shed the identity of our conditioning, neutralizing and purifying our body, and it becomes the temple as a vehicle for our higher self to create from a fully conscious state of “actual” self-awareness. We come fully into the realization that the material reality is not who we are, but something we create by formulating it inwardly as imagined thoughts that are then projected outwardly. All needs and desires for material possessions and status that used to provide us with the means for defining ourselves and feeling secure in our false identity begins to disappear. As we realize that we’re not “of this world” or dimension, and begin consciously residing in a higher awareness, we assume a natural position of serving others. Our karma that was incurred through unconscious conditioning resolves and we no longer continue to live and create out of it. Liberation comes as a “mental state of being”, not a physical one. The mental is what lays the foundation for the physical to naturally emerge out of.

Seeded Meditation

Another method of meditation comes by entering into an altered state of passivity, while setting an intention to acquire information about something as an answer to a question or problem. By fully relaxing our mind and body, calming all habitual thoughts while relinquishing the need to try and control or come up with the answer from our conditioned mind of personal memory, and impressing the question on the empty space within and around us, then letting go and residing patiently in silence, we connect with higher consciousness and act as a passive “receiver” for information that provides us with the answer to our inquiry. Questions and answers, like higher and lower planes of the same reality, exist in polarity to each other. They’re complementary aspects of the same idea as a holographic pattern.

By focusing our attention in a single minded fashion on the question, free from distractions, we tune ourselves energetically (spiritually) to the answer, and serve as a passive receiver for the answer to come “through us”. As long as we’re actively trying to “figure out the answers”, we exist in an active state and can’t receive an answer that’s not a part of the previous experiences of our conditioning. The “active aspect” (masculine) of the mind can’t communicate (seed) with another active aspect, it has to have a passive mind (feminine) that can “conceive it” and where it can “rise up” within the imagination of the passive mind (unconscious) and reveal itself (begin unfolding) as a thought-form.

The subconscious is the receptive aspect of the lower material mind and serves to “draw in” and gives life to the active aspect of either the higher mind, or lower self-conscious mind of outer awareness on the same lower plane of the subconscious. By silencing the active material mind of conditioned thought, we render ourselves passive and receptive, and become a fluent receiver for higher consciousness to “seed and impregnate us” with an idea that will serve as an answer to our question or solve a problem. If we begin to use our conditioned mind to evaluate and alter the answer through our beliefs and emotional filters, then we stay stuck in the reality of the problem. This is what Einstein was referring to when he said “a problem can’t be solved with the same mind that created it”, and why all great thinkers and inventors get their ideas as a form of “vision” that comes to them out of the blue bringing new awareness and realizations.

Goal of Meditation

While many “use” meditation to achieve certain states or as a means of relaxing, once you get into a regular practice and begin connecting with your higher consciousness within the silence of your material mind, it produces a feeling of euphoria and you begin “falling in love” with your higher self. You form a deep desire for the connection and begin identifying with it as a normal way of being. Once the illusion of our conditioned state begins falling away along with the identity we formed through it, and we begin “looking through the eyes of higher consciousness”, we begin training ourselves to maintain a passive mind as a normal way of being in order to stay connected with our higher awareness. We become fully “present” in our everyday life while maintaining a sense of inner peace. Meditation becomes our normal way of being and we train our body to be the vehicle and instrument for higher consciousness to inhabit, be, and express through.

When this happens you give up the need to be right, you no longer argue to prove your point, all pain and suffering born out of the illusion and lack of forgiveness fade, you lose your desire for material gratification and status, and you begin seeking solace in the silence and natural beauty of things. You begin tuning into the miraculous nature of life, and feel compassion for all other living beings. Every act becomes an expression of kindness because you’re no longer invested in the illusion and need to judge others who are still consumed with the illusion of their own making. Once we no longer get our identity from our conditioning, we liberate ourselves from our own story and tendency to delude ourselves. We realize with extreme clarity that we are “in this world, but not of it”, and that “of ourselves we’re nothing”. All true power comes from our higher self. We’re not the product of our own story; we’re the creator of it. Our story of reality takes place both “within us” and “outside of us” through the medium of our mind as a projection through the time-space continuum.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Becoming Self-Aware and Learning how to resolve your own Issues

One of the most primary ways we have of becoming aware of our own unconscious tendencies formed through our formative conditioning is by realizing that the outer world (and other people) exist in polarity with us and are always acting to show us parts of our self that can be difficult for us to see normally. The outer world is always acting to stimulate us internally and make certain parts of us active and expressive. As we’re stimulated by things, it provides us with a kind of mirror into the hidden aspects of our own psyche. Whatever we exist in polarity with as “shared aspects”, causes a natural reaction in us in response to them. As we react, we take on the same nature as whatever it is we’re reacting to. We take on the same qualities, emotions, and behaviors. As these qualities and ways of being are activated and brought out in us, it provides us with the opportunity to see what they are.

 The primary decision and attitude necessary to begin cultivating deeper forms of self-awareness, is the honest decision to do so, while simultaneously cultivating the ability to step outside of your own reactions and look at them from an objective and detached perspective. Once a reaction is triggered in us, we can remove our attention from what’s causing it and turn it inward instead. As we turn inward and begin observing the nature of our own reaction, we can clearly see “who we become” in relation with it. We can see what our own internal dialogue is and what type of script begins playing out in our mind. If we remain detached from it while simply observing it, we can see what lives inside of us that we’re often not fully aware of. We can see what it is we typically repress and deny about ourselves, while also recognizing that we become the “same as” as whatever it is we’re reacting to, and act to participate in playing out a certain type of dynamic. We become the same type of person and take on the same type of behaviors.

One of the fundamental principles of the universe is “cause and effect”. All cause as an action, stimulates and produces an equal or greater reaction of the same nature and kind. Like always serves to beget more of what’s like it. This idea can also be understood as the Law of Vibration, which basically demonstrates that whatever frequency something vibrates at, which transmits a form of signal, moves through and into physical forms and vibrates that same frequency in them. As it awakens and makes the same quality active by resonating with it, the two frequencies of a similar nature begin vibrating in harmony, ultimately forming coherence as an energetic unification. Once unified energetically, a coherent pattern is formed as an interactive dynamic that expresses to form a joint reality comprised of the qualities they share in common.

All of the unconscious content that exists in us without our direct awareness of it is simultaneously being projected onto the environment, allowing us to witness it with our conscious mind. But because we’ve repressed it and lost memory of it, we don’t realize it’s showing us unknown aspects of ourselves. The outer is always a projection as a mirror image of the inner that’s acting to produce it as our perception. A mirror image is an opposite reflection of an image. All of reality is composed of complementary opposites as masculine (outer) and feminine (inner) aspects of the same thing that act to stimulate each other. The inner acts to receive the stimulus of the outer, calling forth the same quality as a state of consciousness, and together produce an offspring as a reality. While we tend to think that “reality” is something that exists around and outside of us, it’s actually formed as a “field of information” that’s constantly being reformed into variations by the mind perceiving it. The inner and outer are extensions of each other as a polar and complementary relationship.

If you allow yourself to notice, you’ll realize that only certain people, attitudes, and behaviors cause a distinct reaction in you. Other people and activities are going on around you all the time that you don’t particularly even notice, let alone react to. When you do notice them for some reason, you view them in a neutral and detached manner that’s a kind of objective evaluation where you remain calm inside the whole time, and basically unaffected. This is because the attitude and traits they’re displaying are a part of our own awareness and not something that you’ve denied and repressed in yourself. They’re not a part of your conditioned and unresolved issues, so to speak. By realizing this, we’re provided with a powerful tool for self-healing and personal growth.

 The Practice of Self-Awareness

Begin by making the decision to unearth your own unconscious content, and set the intention to begin developing the means necessary to become self-aware. Anytime you get an emotional charge from someone or something, and you go into an instant reaction, realize what’s happening while refraining from reacting. As you refrain from reacting, remove your attention from whatever is causing the reaction, and turn it inward instead. Simply become aware of what’s happening inside of you. Notice what the reactive thoughts are, and what emotion is associated with it. Notice the dialogue that begins passionately playing out in your mind automatically. What story, script, or narrative starts running in relation to it. What behaviors are you prompted to go into seemingly without the ability to control them outright?

As you allow the unconscious content to surface and begin actively expressing, resist the tendency to justify your “right” to feel and act that way. Don’t fool yourself with the idea that you’re simply “giving them back their own medicine”, or “giving them what they deserve”. If you’re feeling hurt, just allow yourself to notice the urge to hurt them back in the same way, while continuing to allow the feelings to fully surface and play out in your mind while you “watch them”. Then allow yourself to notice who you become because of the story playing out in your mind. What memory as an imagined reality rises up within you that becomes the means for interpreting the current reality to mean the same thing as the past. What role do you take on in your own story about things?

If you have trouble doing this and keep going back to focusing on the other person, just catch yourself and return your attention inward. Focus exclusively on the internal processes the external stimulus set into motion within you. Don’t judge yourself in any way, or make yourself wrong, and remain as detached from it as possible. Remove yourself from “within the experience”, and reside in awareness outside where you’re watching it like a movie, where you’re not the main star, but simply one of the characters playing a role in a larger dynamic. Don’t try to control what’s happening within or change it somehow, just observe it as another person would.

Allow yourself to notice that anytime you’re reacting, you become like the person you’re reacting to. You take on the same emotions, attitude, and behaviors, and you begin cooperatively participating in creating the same type of reality as a joint experience. As you begin awakening to how it is that you’re always being shaped and determined by other people through the activation of your own unconscious content, and that every reaction is providing you with a mirror that’s reflecting back to you aspects of yourself that you’re unaware of, you can begin gaining awareness around the true nature of things.

Through the realization that’s obtained through the practice of observing your own mind and thoughts, you bring what’s operating to unconsciously in your life life into conscious awareness, where it’s resolved through the awareness itself and no longer acts to control you. The more and more you do this, the less reactive you become, and other people and events no longer act “on you” in an unconscious manner to control and determine you. As we become aware of what’s serving to create us through an unconscious state, we begin healing ourselves and cultivating a state of inner peace where we begin making conscious decisions in a calm and calculated manner as to “who we’re going to be” in any situation. As we let go of our tendency to create while in an unconscious state, we can choose what qualities we employ instead and begin creating our self and our life in an intentional and beneficial manner.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

How we unknowingly act as the means for Promoting Mass Propaganda

There’s always a very fundamental form of paradox playing out in terms of what we focus on and think about, and what we act to participate in co-creating as a result. In reality, there’s no such thing as “fighting against” something as a means of creating its opposite or what acts as a solution that’s designed to remedy it somehow. The “war against drugs” campaign only acted to produce more drug use. MADD – mother against drunk drivers – only produced more drunk drivers. Horror stories that saturated the media of “leaking breast implants” caused an enormous surge in women who opted for fake breasts.

Whenever we act to promote and distribute what we “oppose” and are trying to resolve or eliminate, we’re actually acting to co-create and expand. This is because we fail to understand the most basic principle of our own mind and how it operates to produce reality. As a general rule, whatever we focus on with emotional intensity of any kind, good or bad, we steadily move into, produce behaviors out of, and act to create more experiences of the same nature. Whatever we “think about” in a consistent manner we develop into a detailed reality in our mind, and it becomes a kind of “creative directive” for our subconscious to connect with in the outer environment and create more of.

While we can think we’re acting to “inform” and make people aware of the problems, what we may be actually doing is acting as a form of “distribution mechanism” that promotes and propagates the very idea we’re “against”. By looking at the laws governing our own mind, we can come to realize how it works and begin using it in a natural and productive way to create in a more conscious and deliberate manner.

Vesica Pisces – the Womb of Creation

The Relationship of Complementary Opposites

Our material mind has two basic components – the subconscious and self-conscious – that work in tandem with each other to produce what we experience as a unified reality. While many have very little actual awareness of their subconscious (commonly called the “unconscious” mind), it’s actually the powerhouse of the two, especially in terms of producing realities as an experience. The subconscious is what we can think of as the feminine aspect of the mind that’s seeded by the masculine aspect of the self-aware mind, and together produce a consistent experience of both self and the reality of the self.

The self-conscious mind is the aspect most are aware of and is what forms all of our perceptions as an awareness of the outer world (which is actually produced by the subconscious), and forms an “interpretation” of all outer events to give them meaning. The self-conscious is the aspect that possesses the power of choice and selects what we focus on, think about, and make conscious decisions about what to do and what not to do. It has the ability to reason and evaluate ideas and situations, and forms interpretations in terms of what’s good or bad, right or wrong, and plays out the scenarios produced by possible decisions to see what their consequences would be as the means of making intelligent decisions. This is what we call the active component that acts as the “gatekeeper” for the subconscious, which is the passive component, and acts to “seed” the subconscious with whatever it decides it “wants” to create.

The subconscious is the passive and receptive (feminine) aspect that lacks the ability to analyze and make decisions, or evaluate the moral nature of things. It doesn’t work out of ideas of right and wrong, and simply takes whatever idea the self-conscious (masculine) “gives it” by concentrating and dwelling in it repeatedly. The subconscious gives an idea life by magnetizing it (animal magnetism) and causing it to begin vibrating as a frequency that has the idea as a pattern inherent in it, along with a self-organizing mechanism that acts to organize all information available outside of us into the same metaphorical pattern. This forms what’s referred to as the “Law of Attraction”, which is more scientifically referred to as “resonance”.

The subconscious is “experiential” in nature (which means it doesn’t think in abstract terms), and is “impregnated with ideas” that are thought about in detail and turned into a direct experience as the reality of the idea. It operates in an automatic and repetitive fashion through “memory” as an experience of reality that provides it with a form of template as a metaphor for producing a consistent experience of reality. Because an actual memory and an imagined experience are both produced in the same way by “imagining them” (turning ideas into internal representations), it doesn’t know the difference (can’t discriminate and logically evaluate) between an actual memory and an imagined one, and uses them equally to produce corresponding realities of the same nature and kind.

The subconscious is emotionally driven and readily takes in any strong emotional charge being transmitted and projected and shapes it into a possible reality in the imagination by referencing memories of the same emotion. All of what we can think of as our “actual life memories”, the ones that can easily be recalled and are used in a continuous fashion to create more life experiences of the same nature, was all formed out of events that produced a strong emotion. They were the events that had a strong impact on us in some way.

Memories are used by the subconscious to produce instant perceptions, automatic behaviors as a reaction, and are referenced through association to emotional states. Whatever emotion is activated in us, determines what memories we access in reference to it, and what type of reaction we form. The way to produce a calculated behavior out of someone is by using the proper emotion that produces correlating and predictable behaviors. While the nature of the thought themselves are unique to each individual, emotions are universal and always produce the same “type” of behaviors.

 We work to influence any size group of people by choosing the idea we “want them to create” and attach a strong emotion to it in terms of how we “present it”, then amplifying it by sensationalizing it, talking about it (reporting) repeatedly, forming the idea as a reality in their mind. Whatever image we form in our imagination that’s attached to a strong emotion is the “seed” as a directive for the subconscious to produce “more of” as an experience. You can’t form an idea in the imagination of the subconscious, and then tell it “not to think about it”. It doesn’t have the ability to decide. The emotional image itself “is” the directive for creating as a reality. The “sensory reality” is the seed of creation.

The sensationalized idea forms filters as a perceptual lens that filters out everything that’s of a different nature, so that we only perceive around us what’s of the same reality as the one we gave it by imagining it with intensity. In this way it orders all information as possibilities in the outer world to match the inner one. While we have a tendency to think that the outer reality is separate from us and apart from our inner thoughts and imaginings, they’re actually an “extension” of each other. The outer world is produced as a projection of the inner world as our perception. Reality as we can know it only exists through our ability to perceive it. We reshape all matter to be of the same nature (inner) and likeness (metaphorical idea) as we are.

When news articles, scientific studies, videos, movies, songs, etc., are produced that induce a feeling of fear, hatred, or moral disgust, they act as a “hook” for our attention, and the more graphic and sensationalized they are, the more we obsess over them. Once we focus on them and think about them by building them into a sensory reality, we can’t seem to stop thinking about them. By continuing to think about them with emotional intensity we literally program ourselves with them where they become a natural part of our memories. We can recall them with vivid clarity, and think about them in a random fashion based on association. Once an idea is planted in our mind, it becomes a natural part of our memory base that forms our perception of reality. Once we clearly “see it” and experience it internally, it becomes a fundamental part of reality itself.

While we think this is a good thing because it promotes awareness as to what’s “really going on” so that we can avoid it, stop it, or act to contradict it, what’s actually happening is we’re being conditioned to participate in creating that reality as a form of “mass consciousness” while playing a role in how it functions. We vibrate at that frequency and attract to us more realities of the same nature, while being drawn into them as a relationship that’s connected by the same emotional state. Our mind shapes realities and brings them to life inside as a vibratory frequency. All vibration has an idea as a pattern inherent in it.

All ideas have an emotion married to them that not only becomes a fundamental part of our reality, but we also “behave” in a way that validates it and participates in co-creating it. We act “unconsciously” to initiate, promote, increase, intensify, and produce more of it. We talk about it, interjecting it into the mind of others, who likewise picture it in their mind as a reality, and they begin cooperating in co-creating it with us. We then act to “share information”, post it on social media repeatedly, and distribute it through whatever networks we’re a part of, and it becomes an inherent part of mass consciousness as a joint and mutually created reality that we all share in common. We become their method of distributing propaganda, and the means through which it becomes real.

As we play a role in co-creating certain types of reality by actively programming our own subconscious with them, we begin identify with them by sensing ourselves within that reality. Any event that seems to be happening on a mass scale usually gives us a feeling of having no power to “fight against” it or oppose it by resisting it, and tends to leave us feeling powerless and hopeless as a result. Once we feel hopeless to change things, we become a victim, and succumb to them by giving up and conforming. We comply and allow them to control and regulate us by lending them our will to create their desired reality. We readily absorb, adapt to, and become a part of the reality they present us with. We act to develop it into an actual reality as a belief that we then use to program our own subconscious by saying, here, give me more of this as an experience . . . and it does. The subconscious is a faithful servant of the willful mind, and gives birth to whatever it desires.

Learning to operate our own Mind and Will

When we learn how to use both aspects of our mind to skillfully create, we can act “on ourselves” to program ourselves with the reality we want to create. The analytical mind (self-conscious) can become aware of the “problem” and see the covert actions going on behind the scenes, and sense the true motivation behind them, without forming them into detailed emotional realities in the mind’s eye. We can detach from the emotion being used to present an idea, and tune instead to the “actual reality” as an objective and neutral event. It’s the “emotional content” that replaces objective reality with an illusion as a sensationalized idea that distorts it.

It’s the emotion that acts to control us and is the “formative” component that reshapes the actual event into an experience that acts to multiply, intensify, and produce more of the same type of emotion through the reality we create of it in our imagination. Fear paralyzes us, causes us to freeze and not take action, and we begin catering to the fear itself. Fear is one of the most powerful control mechanisms there are. Hatred causes us to form evil thoughts about each other that cause us to lash out, attack, and violently annihilate each other. It’s a very effective means of dividing and isolating whole sectors of the population, setting them against each other as enemies. It’s a strategic maneuver to “divide and conquer”, by getting us to kill each other.  

The self-conscious mind of outer awareness thinks and evaluates in objective terms that can conceptualize ideas in terms of what consequences they produce without distorting them with emotions. Once it “perceives” the objective reality in an idea, it uses that information to make a decision about it. Once it decides what action to take, or what reality would contradict and resolve the one it’s decided against, it then directs all attention to the reality it “wants” to create in its place.

It turns it into a vivid and detailed reality by imagining it as an actual reality that already exists. It embellishes it with intense sensory attributes that act to naturally invoke very positive and pleasure oriented emotions. It forms in the mind’s eye the solution to the problem, rather than the problem itself. Pleasure produces desire, and desire is a gravitational force that seeks to unite with the object of its desire. Pain, suffering, and stress cause us to repel, avoid, and move away from whatever is causing the pain. So solutions and whatever it is we want to create in an intentional manner must be presented in a way that’s pleasurable and enjoyable. Otherwise we avoid, push to the background, and don’t take action on the very thing we say we want.

As we focus on the desired reality we want to create while forming it in our imagination as a pleasurable and meaningful experience, we program ourselves unconsciously to produce an outer reality of the same type and kind. If we communicate that to others as an emotional expression, they form the same idea in their mind and embellish it with the same emotions and sensations, and begin serving to create it as a joint reality. If we share, re-post, write, describe, draw, and act as the means for transmitting the idea that counteracts and resolves the problem, at some point in time, the problem will no longer exist because we won’t be acting to create it. Mass reality is formed through a kind of “numbers game” as the “group mind”. All true power lies in numbers.

As we produce an idea as an imagined reality and embellish it with positive emotions, we begin taking steady action towards producing it. We begin gravitating towards it and move into it where it becomes a natural part of our outer experience. We use the complementary aspect of our own mind to produce the reality of our choice, rather than allowing ourselves to be used by others. We use the masculine aspect to protect and decide what’s allowed in and what’s kept out, as the means of impregnating the feminine aspect, which acts naturally to produce the physical reality of whatever it’s seeded with.

Just allow yourself to notice that whatever you focus on, think about with intensity, imagine as a sensory reality, talk about, communicate, and share as a post, you are acting as the means for transmitting and co-creating it. You become the channel through which an idea is made manifest. Whatever you align yourself with you become “like” in essence. Whatever emotions you cultivate by how you think and what you focus on becomes the nature of your experiences of reality that serve to give you more of the same emotion.

The rational, logical, reasoning, and analytical mind is the aspect that evaluates, measures, discriminates between right and wrong, and makes decisions that are void of emotion and sensation, and therefore not “based on an illusion”. Once it decides what to create, either through a calculated decision or through a process of natural selection, it then gives the idea to the subconscious as a full sensory reality that acts to naturally elicit the emotion that will determine the nature of the experience created. It will take the emotionally intense, imagined reality, project it outwards, and systematically produce it as a corresponding reality of the same nature, feeling, and emotion. Pay close attention to what you “allow” into your imagination and what emotions you give free reign to within you, because they will ultimately serve to determine you.

Dr. Linda Gadbois   

Human Will as Speech directs the Forces of the Subconscious Mind

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Great Secret of Manifestation

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

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

Dr. Linda Gadbois      

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