We Only Cultivate Spiritual Powers through Live Experiences

One of the greatest forms of self-delusion that we’re all prone to comes through our natural tendency to create a “false image” of ourselves as we’d “like to be seen” instead of as we truly are. This image starts in childhood and is set into place through our conditioning and how it is that we were judged and how we were taught to judge others in the same manner. While it can be easy for us to build up an idea about ourselves as being this way or that way, denying whatever it is about ourselves we deem unpleasant or unworthy of being loved and admired, we only truly know who we are when things fall apart and events that are somewhat shocking and intense begin playing out all around us, challenging us in the most basic sense by bringing us face-to-face with who we truly are. As the outer world that we built out of our false perceptions about ourselves and the way the world is begins to fall away, so does our ability to pretend. We can say whatever we like, and we can makeup stories about ourselves and how we are all day long, but it’s our actions and how we behave in the most critical moments that truly reveal our character.

All true spiritual knowledge is knowledge of ourselves that’s only attained through self-realization and direct awareness of universal laws and principles as they play out in every aspect of our daily life. Wisdom is cultivated through the practical application of spiritual knowledge as laws to a real life situation, where we actually “attain it” through the realizations it brings. It’s the realizations born out of experience that’s the “actual” knowledge. All knowledge as laws comes “through us” based on how we apply ourselves in those moments, however brief and fleeting, where the illusion fades to the background and we come into direct contact with the true reality of the subtle realm that’s being played out in secrecy and silence. When the “veil of illusion” that normally obscures our perception is raised, we momentarily get a glimpse of the truth that’s contained within it, and that same “truth” is awakened “within us” in response to it. This is because “like always begets and calls forth more of what’s like itself”.

Whatever we come into direct contact with in the outer world gives rise to its polar opposite in our internal world. This is what allows us to come into direct contact with that power so we can work with it deliberately and learn how to utilize it to develop that power into a moral strength as a natural part of our character. What we refer to as “integrating an idea in a way that modifies us” comes through and as “experience”. While the material world attempts to teach us that our souls purpose and means of developing ourselves comes through material ideas of various kinds, such as a house, job, relationship, car, role, position in society, possessions, and so on, in reality it comes as qualities we embody in a consistent fashion as the means of expressing our self. Whatever qualities we use on a regular basis as the means of creating our reality also serve to develop our character according to those qualities.

While we have a tendency to focus almost exclusively on the material reality involved, the outer world is simply a stage where ideas play out that brings us into direct contact with the qualities being expressed “through” that reality. This is because we can only work to develop our character through events and live situations that serve to awaken and bring out those same qualities in us as an experience of ourselves. It’s not the outer world of form that matters, but rather what it causes to come alive within us in response and relationship with it. The outer and the inner are a continuation of each other as an energy-field (greater mind) that takes the same information and organizes it to produce polar opposites of the same thing that serve to “arouse” each other into existence.

The Psychology of Polarity

While we have a tendency to see the world as a dynamic series of separate objects that often seem to exist independent of and unrelated to each other, it’s actually composed of a unified field that’s populated with complementary opposites necessary to create the illusion of both an inner and outer as the basis for creating “experience”. All experience comes as a “whole pattern” or idea comprised of varying degrees of intensity and opposing roles necessary to act it out. It’s only in moments of intense fear that we also come into direct contact with courage. It’s in situations that provoke a strong moral judgment that we also have access to compassion as understanding and relating. It’s in the moments when we feel the most insecure that we also gain access to our personal power in being able to remedy it.

A life that goes unchallenged goes unlived. We only grow in life when we’re being challenged in a way that causes us to willfully employ our higher capacities for transformation. Happiness is not something we attain outside of us through a situation, it’s something we cultivate within us by how we develop ourselves morally in relationship with life outside of us. The moments that bring us into contact with a weakness, allowing us to form realizations around it, is what also provides us with the basis as an opportunity to transform it into a strength by how we work “on ourselves” to change ourselves. All vibration as a state of mind is modified through employing the principle of Polarity, because the movement between opposite poles is what causes vibration.

Weakness and strength exist in polarity to each other as complementary opposites, and one is used as the means of working with the other, because proportionately they’re diametrically the same. When we’re feeling afraid due to something that happening outside of us or to us, we have a choice as to whether we’re going to be a coward and be overcome by it, or employ bravery in rising to meet it with a sense of confidence in our ability to overcome it. In every moment we exist in relationship with our self in everything else and make all of our decisions based on asking ourselves one fundamental question, and that is “who am I going to be in relationship with this”. Even when this doesn’t come as an actual question, it comes as a feeling inside of us that sets an entire conversation with ourselves into motion as a decision making process.

Life is a School that provides us with the Opportunity for facilitating our Own Growth

When we acquire knowledge in theoretical form, either by reading and contemplating, or through a teacher and instruction, it simply provides us with the basis for applying through experimentation. As we apply it in some manner, we produce reality as consequences that bring realizations around its true nature, which allow us to make constant adjustments until the inner and outer result in the same thing. If the inner can’t be demonstrated in the outer, then we need to reevaluate it in order to find where our errors are. Each time we make modifications based on realizations that come from practicing, we shape the theory that gave us the initial template into a personalized version that we can then develop as a form of self-mastery. Not mastery over others, but mastery over ourselves and our ability to self-regulate and create in an intentional manner.  

Once we really understand this, we can learn to not only perceive all things in a different light, but also see them as the true opportunity that they are for developing ourselves by way of them through the experience they afford us. Events and situations of an intense nature bring us face-to-face with our true nature, allowing us to see the aspects alive inside of us that we can’t readily see in normal circumstances. Many feelings remain latent within us until they’re awakened by outside activity. The outer world is always providing us with an absolute mirror into our inner world. Whatever we profess a belief in as a faint-hearted idea about ourselves and who we are, dissolves instantly in the light of truth. Life provides the stage necessary to play out the dramas needed to develop specific traits in us.

Transforming Weaknesses into Strengths

All ideas are whole and complete in nature and contain the potential for expression through polar opposites that are complementary in nature. The illusion of separation is necessary in order to create experience. What this means is that what we perceive as an outer and feel as an inner, act “on each other” to stimulate each other into existence as a joint reality. One aspect of a whole equation only exists in direct relationship with the opposite aspect of the same equation. They need each other as the means of defining themselves in relation and by contrast to each other. If we create a scale by drawing a horizontal line that’s a few inches long, and put fear on one side and courage on the other, with a series of gradual steps or degrees in the space between them, we can create a mental model of the process involved in transforming one into the other. In order to transform fear, which is a weakness, we have to choose to employ courage in its place in the moment when it’s happening.

In order to develop courage, we have to be in situations where we naturally feel afraid. As we feel the fear well-up inside of us with intensity, we can use our will as self-awareness to subdue and tame it, while evaluating it with a rational and non-reactive mind. Once we realize that it’s not a warning of an actual danger or immediate threat, we can decide to respond in a way that employs a sense of courage in its place. As we move into it with a sense of courage, the fearful feeling either immediately begins subsiding, or turns into a feeling of excitement and exhilaration, while also fostering and giving rise to a feeling of confidence. In this way, we dissolve the feeling of fear and transform it into one of power.

As we do this repeatedly we begin moving from one side of the scale towards the center of the scale. All transformation comes from “accumulating experiences” that are built-up through consistent steps. As we produce more and more experiences of being courageous we steadily move along the scale towards the opposite. We begin producing more and more memories of ourselves that change how we feel and naturally respond to things. The ideal isn’t one extreme or the other, but comes rather by balancing them in a harmonious state of equilibrium, where both come as a decision we make through a balanced state of mind, and then act out intentionally. The ultimate goal from a spiritual perspective is to be able to manage all of our emotions in order to be able to utilize them as tools for creating rather than allowing them to create us. It’s always a question of who’s in charge, you or your emotions, and acting to direct the situation.

When we learn how to see any situation or event that causes a strong emotional reaction as an opportunity for transforming ourselves by way of them, we learn how to value what is otherwise stressful and challenging situations that only serve to foster and give life to our weaknesses. When we allow our emotions to run away with us, we lend our will to our weaknesses and live a life of fantasy born out of hysteria as a result.  While we can picture ourselves as being brave in the midst of nerve-racking situations that normally freak us out, it’s only when we actually experience it that we have the opportunity to work with the fear and transform it in a deliberate manner. It’s only in the moments that we’re challenged to our depths that we not only get to see what we’re made of, but also have the ability to willfully create ourselves in a much more deliberate and precise manner by being able to take control of our innate ability to create our own experiences. We only transform the outer world by working first to transform the inner world that’s producing it as a mirror image.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

“16” – The Lightning Struck Tower, Destruction of Illusion, and the Dark Night of the Soul

The major Arcane of the Tarot, also known as the “Hermetic texts”, is comprised of 22 Universal Archetypes that operate simultaneously on multiple planes through the “creative process” conducted through the utilization of the 10 primary Universal Laws that govern all material manifestation. The first 11 principles involve the dissension of spirit into matter, and the second 11 illustrate the principles as “stages” in the process of transformation and ascension.  The principle represented by the number “16”, also called the “lightning struck tower”, describes the dissolution of the material world that we have falsely constructed as “delusions” based on our formative conditioning and unbridled passions.

As we create an illusion of the material world, we simultaneously produce a “false image” of ourselves based on how we “identify” with our own illusions. This false image as an identification with our body and life circumstances forms what has traditionally been called the “ego”, or more accurately the “false ego”, because our “identity”, which is synonymous with “ego”, is created by our higher soul. As we begin creating imaginary realities through a story we start telling ourselves about what things mean and why, we sense ourselves through the experiences we create, and shape ourselves to be of the same nature.

We’re always the main character and author of our own life story. We create our “self” by how we create our “life experiences”. This “false reality built as an illusion” is represented by the principle of the “Devil” and the number 15, which signifies our lower, passionate nature and our false belief in the “outer appearance” of things, which are actually a facade. 16 represents the destruction of illusions, which is traumatic in nature and comes as a form of “death of the false self” that was built out of and sustained by the illusion, because we’ve also constructed our “self” out of the same illusion. So without the illusion to sustain us, we don’t know “who we are” anymore. When the illusion we built our life out of becomes apparent, so does the illusion we built our identity out of.

The Lightning Struck Tower

16 is represented by the Hebrew letter “Peh”, has a value of 80, and is one of 7 double letters (pair of opposites), and is ruled by Mars. It’s portrayed symbolically as a tower (castle) that sits alone on a pentacle shrouded in complete darkness, with no doors, and three windows that are high up. The tower is being struck by a bolt of lightning and a man and woman are falling from it headfirst into the abyss of the unknown. The tower is topped with a crown, and so is the woman, representing physical reality and the subconscious mind ruling over the self-conscious mind. The tower is constructed of 22 layers (22 principles of the Tarot), and the windows are arranged in a triangular shape, representing the Triad as the 3 aspects of the mind, soul, and reality.

The power associated with Peh is the “organ of speech” (similar to key 7), and the “mouth” as the organ we speak with that calls forth and defines our physical world.  Like all double numbers, when we break it down to a single digit it provides us with a formula for not only understanding it more fully, but also for utilizing it in an intelligent manner. 1 + 6 = 7.  Key 7 represents the power of the spoken word as our “will” which is how we call forth and structure our outer reality (word > world). Just as our own words and thoughts structure our existing world, they are also what we use as the means of transforming it.

The tower being destroyed by “light” is the manifestation of a world based on illusion that became a prison from which there was no escape (no doors). 1 is represented by the archetype of the “Magus” and the “art and science of architecture” as the “house” of the soul formed by whatever we consistently concentrate on. It’s the will made manifest through the spoken word as directed attention. We’re always using one aspect of our mind to communicate with the other aspects. As we “think” with our self-conscious mind using words, we’re actually instructing our subconscious mind on what to create as an outer reality.

 The two figures falling from the top of the tower are the same ones represented in Key 6 of the “Lovers”, and represents the relationship between the subconscious and self-conscious in producing a unified reality. There’s no “door” in the tower, which is represented by Key 3 (Daleth), as the “fertile imagination”, and the means through which we transform our outer circumstances. It’s the doorway that connects the inner and outer as a continuation and extension of each other. We transform our existing outer reality by working on our inner representation of it using our imagination. The secret of the will lies in mastering our imagination.

On the Metatron Cube of Space, 16 represents a “place of darkness” (North) as ignorance maintained by a fear of the “unknown”. Mars rules Aries (Key 4), and Scorpio (Key 13), and is exalted in Capricorn (Key 15). When we put these together as principles that form a kind of “code for discerning”, we get the “death of an illusion that changes our constitution”. Our constitution is our character as our mental paradigm for creating our experience of our self as a reality. Mars signifies scientific observation (sight) and the force that destroys what is manifest in order to create something new in its place.

Words (as thought or speech) are “reproductive” and generate realities as their offspring. Our thoughts are expressed through our actions and form the basis for all of our activities. Thought is “action” on the higher planes, and as we think we become the manifestation of our thoughts. From a purely psychological application, this idea represents the destruction of habitual tendencies born out of our formative conditioning (subconscious training) and traditions as the activities that formed the initial foundation out of which we formed all of our illusions. The tower represents our “paradigm” (mental construct) which keeps us imprisoned by our own ignorance.

This is one of seven letters that have what’s called a “double pronunciation” as a “pair of opposites” that are complementary in nature. The pair of opposites active in 16 is “grace and sin”, or “beauty and ugliness”. All of the issues of life are directed by human speech as a manifestation of will, and ultimately result in one or the other. Sin = missing the mark, and results in maladjustment and ugliness, whereas Grace = hitting the mark, and results in the manifestation of that which is beautiful and harmonious. We form the basis for all of our life experiences through our thoughts, passions, and actions, and when used unconsciously our creation becomes our prison, whereas when they’re used with a higher form of self-awareness, become the means through which we liberate ourselves from our own delusions.

Red is the color associated with Mars, and is an “exciting intelligence” that produces change and facilitates transformation. In order to change our situation the illusion it was built out of has to be completely destroyed and its foundation reworked. When the structure we’ve built our life around become realized as delusions of our own making and fall apart, we become free of them through their destruction. As long as we maintain them on a false basis, we remain imprisoned by them. All material structures are organized, held together, and maintained through our continued belief in them and as what we give our life-force to in order to maintain them. When the physical form is destroyed, it “frees” our attention (consciousness) and will being used to maintain it, so it can be directed into other things.

This is the same process that liberates the soul from the illusion of the body at the moment of death. This symbolizes the “dark night of the soul” that follows the total destruction of an illusion that we built our life around and fashioned our identity out of. Its destruction casts us forcefully into the unknown where we “lose our identity” and no longer know who we are. This is the same process described as the “death of the false ego”, which is necessary in order to give birth to our “true self” in its wake. When we build our “self” as our soul out of material things, we render ourselves “mortal beings”, and our material identity “dies with our body”. The death of an illusion is the death of the false image created through that illusion.

The lightning represents the “Fire from Heaven”, and the tower is the “Tower of Babel” as the “house of God” that forms the exoteric structure of religious belief. Lightning destroys structures while electrifying and fortifying them. It charges water (the Primordial Substance) with new patterns as the seed of new life-forms. It symbolizes the spiraling force that “enters into” and energizes form from the inside in order to transform it into something new. The “Supreme Spirit” is the “god of the spiral force” that fertilizes the substance of life as an organized pattern based on the frequency of the charge emitted. It’s what “breaks down the material form” that imprisons the soul in order to liberate it from the ignorance of a false identity. This is the “shock” that “enlightens” the soul with the realization and connection to its higher power. This is the power that’s “drawn down” by the will of the Magus (Key 1) and to consciously create.

The power of will as the spoken word is represented by the “double edged sword” that cuts both ways. If we take the “s” off of the back of “words”, and place it on the front, we get “sword”. Speech as will is often depicted as a double edged sword coming out of the mouth as the tongue. The sword also represents the mind and the intellect as “thought”. The scepter or wand represents the “will” that’s used to direct the “spirit force”. This is analogous to the light streaming from the Hermits lantern as the “light of realization”, formed by a 6 pointed star. 6 represents equilibrium between the two minds of the material plane (Key 6) and between the higher and lower mind, symbolized by the guardian angel overseeing them.

 This electric force breaks down existing forms as the means of transforming them into new ones. The soul is commonly represented as a “shape-shifter”. In the Qabalah a lightning flash is the symbol used to represent the 10-fold emanation of the Light-power. The Tree of Life is a system based on universal principles descending into form, and then being liberated from form as a process of transformation necessary in order to ascend. A “flash of inspiration” is what allows us to clearly see the truth. It breaks down the structures built on ignorance and false reasoning. This concept is represented by the garden of the Magus (will), the throne of the Emperor (constitution), the field of death (transformation), and the turning of the wheel of destiny (fortune).

The 2 people that are falling are the same ones chained to the chest of gold coins in Key 15 (Devil), and in Key 6 (Lovers), and represent the subconscious (feminine) and self-conscious (masculine) aspects of the same mind. The subconscious is the “root substance” which takes form first as mental images, and then as physical things, and is being transformed from moment to moment based on whatever qualities it absorbs and integrates to reform its energetic constitution. The subconscious is the Prakriti of the Hindus, and true knowledge makes Prakriti disappear, first as containing Purusha (identity), and then as separate from Purusha.

The woman is wearing the “crown”, the same one that tops the tower, and symbolizes the subconscious dominating or running the self-conscious, represented by the male figure of thought and action. When we create based on our conditioning, habitual thoughts, emotional reactions, and as the fulfillment of physical passions and the pursuit of pleasure, we’re enslaved by our own creations. The subconscious is motivated by emotions and passions, and when they’re allowed to dominate and run our thoughts, create reality as the expression of ignorance. We’re often completely run by our feelings and emotions instead of bringing them under the direction of our higher will. People often fail to realize they’re acting out of ignorance by saying “I can’t help it because it’s how I feel”. When our feelings and emotions are the basis for our decisions and actions, we create our life out of a fantasy. The domination of our personality by emotion and the “telepathic invasion” through a shared subconscious, is overcome by right knowledge and true self-awareness. The most prominent form of ignorance we all fall victim to come as a belief in the division of the two minds of the material plane (6).

The crown is being knocked off of the top of the tower, representing the false materialistic notion that matter and form are the ruling principles of existence. The icon of a “crown” represents “higher will”, and is commonly misunderstood as being something that’s personal and can therefore be set against the impulse originating in the cosmic purpose of Divine Providence. We often mistake will with being a power of our personality instead of our higher, human soul, and as a result, we try and create by working against our self. This is the same tendency we fall victim to when we don’t even realize or acknowledge both aspects of our own material mind. We commonly pose one aspect of our mind against the other one, usually without ever realizing that that’s what we’re doing. This is demonstrated by sayings that are often portrayed as good advice that tells us to “follow our heart instead of our head”. To deny our intellectual capacities in favor of our feelings and emotions, or vice versa, instead of realizing that all manifestation of a higher order comes through harmonizing all aspects of our self in creating the same thing.

The tower has 22 layers of masonry, built with white bricks that resemble moonlight. Bricks are made of “clay”, just as the human body is. The human body is made out of the 4 Elements as the substance of material existence. The windows of the tower are shaped into a triangle, representing the 3 aspects of the soul, mind, and reality. All material structures are built-up by human speech through the 22 principles that correspond to the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. It sits on an isolated mound, representing the illusion of personal isolation which forms the basis for false philosophies and moral belief systems. There are 22 Yods falling from the electrified sky, 12 on one side, representing the zodiac, and 10 on the other representing the Tree of Life, and the forces that are analogous to them. 12 represents the archetypal principles that form the material world, and the 10 universal laws as the process necessary for creation and transformation. They’re suspended in the “air”, which is symbolic of the mind that precedes and determines physical existence and has no physical foundation.

This process of the “death of the false ego” is the second stage of spiritual unfoldment, and transpires through a dynamic series of sudden “flashes of inspiration and insights” that bring deeper realizations which reveal the illusion of personal existence as separateness as being a “false science” that’s born out of a delusion. At this stage of awakening our whole former philosophy becomes known intimately as an illusion based on residing in a predominately unconscious state and misapprehension. This is reality formed as a superficial observation of surface appearances (Key 15), memories acquired from our ancestors (genes), false reasoning, and an erroneous theory of will. Structures we form out of an illusion serve as our own prison, and when we mistakenly identify with being a body confined to a set of circumstances, the illusion of ourselves “die” with our body. It’s our own lack of self-awareness as a higher, immortal being with creative abilities that condemns us to a life of ignorance created out of an unconscious state.

The “shock” which we often perceive as being a tragedy or crisis of some kind, is what actually breaks us free of our own self-constructed prison, and often comes as what seems like “fate” that ultimately serves to break us free from a situation that we couldn’t break free from on our own. It’s the creative force that’s always transforming and evolving itself by taking on different forms. We often become complacent and comfortable in physical circumstances of our own making, and stop growing and evolving as a result. What seems like a “tragedy” that’s destroying their house is actually what’s breaking them free of their own unconsciousness. The fear of change commonly keeps us in an unproductive state where we stay in situations way to long and become a “product of them” as a result. We begin using our imagination to call forth and create the very thing we fear and only work constructively within the limitations they impose on us. We “become one with fear”, and shape our life as the expression of our fears.

All single numbers contain the full summation of the numbers it’s constructed out of, because all laws are systematically birthed out of the one that proceeds it which lays the foundation necessary for it to naturally arise as a growth process. The summation of numbers 1-6 provides us with the principles as the process for bringing about change as transformation. 1 = directed attention and focused concentration; 2 = Memory and emotion that creates from an unconscious state through automatic actions; 3 = creative imagination where we form pictures out of words and memories; 4 = our constitution as our character and mental paradigm; 5 = the connection to our higher-self and power of adaptation; 6 = bringing our 2 lower minds into a harmonious balance with each other; 7 = will as action and the unification of the inner with the outer. The bricks that are used as building blocks for material forms that house our spirit, is represented by the Hebrew letters LBNH. Letters form correspondences to numbers, and how something is spelled gives us clues as to their hidden meaning. L = Lamed = as universal justice or karma (the basis for unconscious creation); B = Beth = concentration of the spoken word that impregnates the imagination; N = Nun = death as the transformation of form that frees the spirit from the form; and H = Heh = constitution as the word made flesh.

Mars represents “war” as the energy of destruction that’s led and directed by thought and speech. It’s the destruction of fixed form by fire (will). In terms of our mind and soul, which is the “builder of our reality”, we have to destroy the old in order to build a new reality in its place. We have to take it out its roots, so it won’t grow again. In the Hindu pantheon, Shiva is the destroyer, and is symbolized by the 3rd-eye which acts as the receiver and transducer for higher knowledge. Perfection is only found in “nothingness”, and all manifestations, no matter how fond of them we are, are merely garments. In order to attain perfection, all “things” that we identify with and use to build our self-image out of, must be destroyed. We have to “die” to our “false image” in order to transform our material existence. We have to work to emancipate our soul from the prison of an organized life, which is formed out of habits and rituals that we cling to as “ignorance of our self”.

When the “eye of Horus” (Shiva) opens, it destroys the created universe, and we emerge into a whole new dimension. This idea is represented by the 3 windows and the presence of total darkness. Opening this “single eye” allows light to shine in where we can bath blissfully in its radiance. This idea is commonly symbolized by a “dove carrying an olive branch” and the serpent. The symbol of the serpent is represented by the lion serpent (Key 8) as the Xnoubis or Abraxass, as two primary forms of desire, the will to live and the will to die, both of which are feminine and masculine impulses that drive our instinctual impulses.

Love is the primary law that unites us with our own creation, but its love under the direction of will, and not what we commonly think of as the love of emotion. In all forms of Initiation, the love of ordinary and profane things, which is what most of us think of as love, has to be given up as the first step towards a higher ideal. In order to transform and ascend the material plane of illusion (maya), we have to form a deep love for truth and the spiritual wisdom of our Higher Self. This idea is clearly understood once we surrender our belief in duality and the separation of things, and instead view life and death as a single manifestation of the same energy as a full cycle.

This stage of spiritual awakening comes as a major life crisis that transforms us from the inside out. The veil obscuring the illusion falls away and we see reality with a brand new awareness that has a traumatizing affect and overwhelms us with a feeling of insecurity and not knowing what to do. We can’t go back to living a lie, yet we don’t know who we really are or how to move forward in creating our life from an entirely new identity. The slate is wiped clean, and the painting we thought was completed is now a blank canvas in front of us, empty and bare. Everything that we used to create ourselves before is no longer within our grasp, and we’re forced to create our self and our life in a whole new way. This stage of transformation is a turning point where we are either overcome by what we perceive as tragedy and misfortune, or we rise to the occasion with a new sense of self-awareness about things that’s invigorating, wide open, and filled with the potential for new possibilities. Total destruction of an existing illusion clears the way for a new creation formed out of a clear mind, open heart, and by seeing the true light of our own soul.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

The Art of Interpreting Symbolic Imagery Designed to Communicate Higher Knowledge

Interpreting symbolic imagery is an art-form that only comes from an in-depth knowledge of the principles being illustrated. I wanted to use this famous Egyptian/Sumerian hieroglyph as the means of demonstrating how to translate symbolic imagery, because I have seen many instances where it was translated very poorly, or in a completely inaccurate way. We have a natural tendency to try and interpret ancient ideologies using our “modern paradigms” for understanding, instead of embracing the paradigm of those who wrote them. I’ve heard many say that the ancients just drew what they were seeing, and their writing should be taken literally as a result, and this imply isn’t true. Hieroglyphs were a universal language that illustrated ideas as principles in a way that could be conceptualized, which is the key factor to learning, and which could be interpreted equally by any race or culture. Due to the fact that they had to be interpreted, every single person formed a unique interpretation of the same idea.

One of the primary reasons for inaccurate interpretations is probably due to the fact that they don’t understand the imagery associated with occult sciences, which is the universal language of the ancient world. In ancient cultures around the world, the “soul” was a primary idea and what created the entire reality and life experiences of the human being. This particular piece is very rich in the symbolism that explains and describes how the Soul works on multiple levels simultaneously to create the illusion of reality as the means of gaining knowledge of itself through “experiences” of itself produced by both an inner and outer reality of the same nature. The only way we truly “know anything” is through experience, and in order to gain knowledge of our self we have to create experiences of our self.

I’m just going to give a basic interpretation of the symbolic concepts being illustrated, and allow you to fill in the blanks in whatever way makes sense to you. All symbolic imagery forms a “living language” that has to be interpreted in order to be understood, and every person forms a unique interpretation based on their level of knowledge and awareness. One of the things to always keep in mind is that in all symbolic compositions meant to represent a whole or greater idea, every single aspect used to compose it is a corresponding attribute and quality of the whole idea. This means that every shape, feature, number, color, quality, characteristic, and attribute has a specific purpose in communicating an important part of the greater idea. It’s this feature that gave us the saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Symbolic imagery is the only language that’s universal in nature and can be equally understood by everyone while forming a unique variation of the same idea. From a spiritual perspective, we’re all meant to not only be individuals in our own right, but to create our experience of reality in a way that’s unique to us as a personalized version of a universal concept.

The first thing you always want to notice is the overall idea being illustrated through the composition of the whole piece. This image shows a large figure communicating with three smaller figures of the same nature (they all look alike) on a different level (dimension) and scale (size). The large figure sits on a square cube behind a wall or barrier that’s decorated with a motif that symbolizes polar opposites joined at the base, situated between two vertical pillars that are held together by a linear base and an overhead canopy or plane. The large figure rests on the upper plane of the cube and is a unification of the polar opposites which serve as its foundation and throne. A square or cube represents material reality as the organization of the four elements that make up the soul’s “constitution”, and are what forms the basis for the reality of the soul as its outer projection.

The larger figure represents the “higher self” as the human soul that forms and administers the entire material plane as a projection. Its headdress is shaped like a cone with five-waves of energy that symbolizes the third-eye and the transmission, reception, and transduction of energy through the ether (5), where it flows in waves through the hair, beard, and garment, and down through the base or linear foundation on which the whole idea rests, and up into the garment of the smaller figure that’s opposite of it on the other side of the barrier. There are seven primary waves or levels of energy flowing through the foundation and are what “inform” the reality of the three smaller figures on the other side of the barrier. The barrier appears as a wall that’s comprised of 33 layers or joints (spine has 33 vertebrae) whose foundation (base ornament) is polar (twin spiraling serpents), and whose capstone is triune. These 7 waves are adorned with 4 circles that enclose an 8 pointed star, and are spaced evenly in a way that represents the relationship of Phi (Golden Mean and the Law of Thirds) as the part being proportionately the same as the whole (halving and doubling) by how they’re positioned in relation with the upper plane that rises out of it.

In the right hand of the Soul is a circle and rod, which represents the yoni (womb) and the phallic (seed), which are made out of the same thing formed into complementary shapes (shape always indicates function). This is also the basis for the Monad, which is symbolized as a sphere with a rod or staff vertically emerging from the center. This is also commonly symbolized by an egg with a serpent wrapped around it, and a “solar disk” as the circular head dress of certain deities resting in a chalice formed by a serpent, with a tail coming out of the back side and a head coming out of the front.

The pineal gland of the brain looks like a serpents head and tail when viewed in its natural state within the brain. Above the head of the Soul and forming the foundation for the canopy overhead, is three symbols that represent the Moon (Mother), Solar Sun (son) and the Cosmic Sun (Father). The left hand holds the beard through which the signal is being transmitted, which resembles a pillar, through which cosmic energy is being translated by the Soul. Both arms are bent in such a way they form a right angle, and where the pillar (phallic) rests in the lap (womb), and the posture of the whole body also forms a right angle. The higher Soul is a hermaphrodite, where feminine and masculine aspects exist in a balanced and harmonious state.

The rod that rises out of the foundation forms a backdrop that extends up forming a right angle that hangs over the top of the barrier (resembles the corpus callosum of brain), and has a smaller version of the same figure as “dual aspects”, represented by 2 heads and set of arms and hands that are holding and controlling the 2 cords used to hang the “solar disc” on the other side of the wall. All three profiles of the higher self are of the left side of the face (associated with Chokmah), and all three of the smaller images are of the right side (polar opposite as a mirror image) of the same figure (associated with Binah). The cord is formed by two pieces wound in a spiraling motion and forms a triangle shape that also forms a right angle (Pythagorean Triangle). The disk rests on a holder or cradle on the table, which is formed out of the same motif as the cube throne and wall, representing polarity (two spirals orientated in opposite directions, resting on 2 horizontal (parallel) planes) and a base with 10 parts (universal laws). The table has 2 legs (pillars) bound together and strengthened by a cross-brace on the underside and top of the table on the upper side. A table top represents a “plane” of existence.

The solar disc, also called Shemesh, is associated with Tiphareth on the Tree of Life (Sun) as the Higher Self or true human soul that never incarnates into the physical realm because it’s what’s “creating and orchestrating” the “entire” physical plane from a higher dimension. The Solar Disc represents the Monad, the 4 elements and cardinal signs, 3 emanations that rise out of them (also at a right angle), and the archetypes of the zodiac, which form, govern, and operate the physical plane. The circle with a smaller (sometimes shown as invisible or empty) center, is divided into four solid points that resemble the 4 corners of the Earth on a compass, the 4 seasons of time as a transition between opposites, and the 3 waves that emanate from the combination (relationship) of pairs, which together form a “whole” as the expression of 12 archetypal energies that arise out of 4 cardinal signs or Elements. It’s comprised of 4 emanations that sit at a right angle to 4 material Elements, forming an 8 pointed star. There’s a distinct relationship between 3 and 4, one representing the mind, the other the material world which is formed by the mind as a mirror image and reflection into a parallel plane. 8 represents an octave which is formed out of 7 notes (3+4=7) as a “whole scale”. The cosmic disc is represented by 8 emanations, whereas the solar disc is 4 emanations at right angles to 4 solid triangles, representing the emanations of the Father made manifest through the son.

The disc is a “mirror image” and projection of the Higher Self on a parallel plane (the left side of the face is shown on the large image, and the right side of the same image on the parallel plane), and can only be “seen” or “known” through the “whole reality” of the individual within that plane. The lower soul can never look upon the “face of God” (its creator), because in order to do so you’d have to die and enter into the same plane. We can only know our Higher Self as God by looking within at the thoughts being transmitted and absorbed by our subconscious (wavelengths being transmitted and conceived), which produces the basis for our outer experience of reality. This is the same idea that’s conveyed through the image of a bearded god (ancient of days) that’s emerging out of a “winged disc” that has 4 layers of horizontal feathers and 3 layers of vertical tail feathers, with two legs and spiral feet, commonly thought to represent a UFO.

The 3 smaller figures of the same character and appearance of the Higher Self, represent the 3 aspects of the mind, self, and soul, commonly referred to as the subconscious, self-conscious, and etheric double, which is what forms the template or blueprint for producing the entire plane of material existence as a mirror image of itself. The subconscious is the aspect of our self that exists in direct contact with our higher self and receives instructions on what to create through mental imagery. The small image that’s the furthest away from the larger one is the one that’s receiving direct transmission through the underlying foundation on which the whole scene rises out of.

Both arms of the figure receiving the transmission from the Higher Self are raised to the higher self, and in the middle figure one arm is raised to the Higher Self, while the other holds a torch in the left hand that’s being held by the right hand of the third figure, showing a transmission of knowledge through the direct connection of complementary opposites (polarity). The third figure holds the table, representing the plane of material reality that the original projection serves to in-form. The cap on each of the succeeding figures gets smaller and more rounded, losing its cone shape. The Higher Self has a cap with 5 parts (ether) and the receiving aspect of the lower self has 4 parts (material manifestation). The transmission of knowledge takes place through a sequence of correlated stages that are all polar aspects of each other as an outgrowth of the same thing. The passive acts as a receiver for the active force of the same nature, and once it’s impregnated with the idea given to it by the active component, gestates and grows it into a reality as its offspring.

 The basic idea being illustrated here is the Law of 3 in 1, or the One that has 3 aspects that perform different functions in creating the same thing. This is what’s called the “3-fold nature of the mind and soul”, and the 3 dimensions that make up physical reality as a 4th (unified) whole. The stature of the higher soul is larger because it contains all three aspects of the lower soul. All of what we experience as reality is a projection of our higher mind and is designed to acquire knowledge of it “self” through the “experiences” it creates of itself. Our Soul doesn’t just create our physical body as a specialized design that it then inhabits as a means of experiencing itself in the physical world, it’s the One creating the appearance of reality as a mirror image and projection of itself as both an inner and outer, and as a self and other. We can only “know” our true self through our “whole reality” which is necessary in order to create experiences of our self. We are not a body as a single aspect within a greater whole, but the whole itself. We are the one creating reality as a mental projection (step down process) from a parallel plane through the universal principle of polarity.

The Soul creates itself as a reality through the principle of complementary opposites that form 3 planes simultaneously as an upper and lower that are brought together in a unified state by a “middle”, and forms an inner and outer reality that are unified as an “experience”. This idea is illustrating what’s referred to as the Tetragrammaton in Esoteric Sciences, and the Tetrad (4 as a cube) in Sacred Geometry, both of which illustrate the process of creation. This is the process through which we’re “seeded” with an idea from our Higher Self (will), which is translated into a physical form in our imagination and developed with attributes and sensations, to produce an outer reality of the same nature. Everything comes about as a polar movement between passive and active aspects of the same thing, where an invisible idea as a frequency (pattern) is transmitted through the ether and received by the third-eye of its complementary aspect, and forms an internal image that becomes active as a blueprint for creating on that plane. The Will of our Higher Self forms the basis for all of our thoughts which are developed through sensory detail and give rise to complementary emotions, which form the basis for all material activity.  

We can’t experience our self while in a unified state, and so duality is necessary in order to create a 3-D reality that we use as the means of experiencing ourselves in relation with our self as another and a greater whole. The ancients were obsessed with the “soul” because in reality, the Soul is all there is. Our Soul, like our mind, has three inherent aspects that all perform different functions in creating the same thing. This idea is commonly represented by a divine being with 3 heads or faces, usually with a larger center one, and two smaller ones on each side, and in Sacred Geometry by the triangle or pyramid, which has 3 faces and points, one of which is exalted in the center, and two which are parallel to each other on the same plane as its foundation. The upper forms the basis for the lower and descends into the lower sphere of consciousness through a right angle. The upper is symbolized by a vertical line or column (phallic) and the lower is symbolized by a horizontal line that’s the reflection of the upper. An “L” or “V” shape is used to represent the same line formed as a reflection or shadow image of itself.

Dr. Linda Gadbois       

How we Create Ourselves through our Life Experiences

Once we gain a fundamental understanding of how consciousness as an energetic flow works, we can acquire the self-awareness necessary to create in a much more meaningful way. The principle represented in Sacred Geometry by the Monad is the toroidal energy system that operates within the material world as an electromagnetic field that functions through the principle of metabolism and assimilation. There’s no such thing as universal principles that only operate on some levels, or within a certain set of circumstances or species. This is a universal law, which means it’s a fundamental part and function of every single living system from the subatomic world to the cosmic world. Once we understand this “parental law” of invisible, intelligent forces, called spirit, soul, and mind, we have the “keys” necessary for consciously participating in our own creation from a semi-conscious and self-aware state.

The first perception we need to fully embrace and realize by conceptualizing it as a working model is the fact that we are energetic beings in the most basic sense. Our soul and mind is completely invisible and not material in nature, and is what organizes and designs the material world as the means of creating our “self” as a material being. The mind and soul is fundamentally the same thing, and perform different functions in creating a unified experience of “itself”, not just as a body and specific personality, but also the reality of the self that provides the basis for “experiencing” itself. The relationship between the mind and soul correspond to the relationship between the self-conscious and subconscious aspects of the mind, and the right and left hemispheres of the brain. They form different functions in creating and animating the same thing.

Polarity is also a universal (fundamental) principle that operates synergistically on all levels of both the created world and the world of unformed potential, and is necessary in order to “create”. This polar relationship as complementary opposites of the same thing is demonstrated on every level of both the created and potential realm. The upper planes of reality, commonly referred to as spiritual, heaven, and God, are “creators”, and the lower plane of the material reality is “the created”. When we step into our true identity as divine spiritual beings we move from perceiving ourselves as a product of others and our life circumstances to being the one that’s doing the creating and always in the process of creating our “self” by how we utilize the conscious energy system of our mind guided by the sovereignty of our higher soul.

Our mind (Monad) is represented as an “invisible center” that expands and radiates out quite some distance from the center to produce a “sphere” (circle). The mind is often referred to as a “sphere of consciousness” that’s the “essence” of our soul as our “character”. Our soul is comprised of essence as “memory” that we formed from all of our life experiences. The Soul is actually self-creating, self-perpetuating, and self-sustaining as a higher divine being. Our body and the life of our body is the result of our own creation that we design and inhabit as a way of creating experiences of ourselves that we use to acquire and “build-up” certain types of memory as the expression of certain character traits. Whatever qualities and characteristics we “choose to embody and become”, determines what we create through the perception it forms and the behaviors that naturally ensue from it.

Our character forms all of our activities and behaviors and determines what type of things we naturally resonate with and engage in as our “deeds”. As we maintain a certain “state of mind” as our normal and consistent way of being, we’re constantly acting to generate and produce the corresponding reality of our state through our perception and how we think about things, while unconsciously employing the behaviors that “cause it”. Our state-of-mind as our mood “is” our vibratory frequency and has a pattern inherent in it along with a life-force energy that acts as an ordering mechanism, making it “causal” in nature. As we act to cause a certain type of event or activity to take place based on how we interact with everything around us energetically, producing a corresponding (like) effect of the same kind, and we then “absorb” the effect we created as our experience and shape it into a memory of our “self” and the “way life is”.

As we absorb and integrate our experience as an effect that we caused, it then becomes “causal” and produces our “internal model” as an equivalent effect. What we perceive as “complementary opposites” is actually formed out of extreme aspects of the same thing which, at some point, transform into each other. The electrical force that projects outward while still maintaining the magnetic aspect in a latent state, then undergoes a shift in state, and turns in a cyclical movement and becomes magnetic, returning to the center that it initially rose out of. All energy, which is the same thing as consciousness, appears to be dual or polar in nature, when it’s actually a single power that moves between two poles or boundaries as a “range of vibration” that forms a frequency. An easy way to understand this is to look at the extremes of “hot and cold”, which are really different degrees as temperatures of the same thing. By changing the temperature of a substance it both expands and dissipates becoming more subtle or it contracts and concentrates becoming dense and solid. Though we perceive electromagnetism as two different forces that produce different effects, it’s actually the “same force” in different states that perform different functions in organizing and constructing of the same thing. 

In order to truly grasp this concept we have to step fully into our identity and role as the “creator” of our life, rather than seeing ourselves as being created “by life”. We can’t get caught up in the content of what’s taking place and why, and instead step back and observe the actual process that’s taking place as an energetic expression and flow of consciousness. We’re not the content itself that makes up our reality, but the soul that’s “producing a reality” out of the content. We are the “causal force” in our own life creating experiences of our self as the means of knowing our self. We can only gain knowledge through experience. Anytime we use universal principles to form imaginary concepts, we gain a practical understanding of what’s actually operating just below the surface of outer appearances. The outer world of appearances is what’s commonly referred to as an “illusion” because it’s different for everyone perceiving them. We have a prevalent tendency to get caught up in the illusion of things and completely miss what’s really going on and what it is we’re doing from the subliminal energetic level of our mind.

This is the same thing we have a tendency to do when we meditate and we get caught up in the habitual thoughts themselves instead of recognizing the mind that’s giving rise to the thoughts and turning them into an imaginary reality. We usually get caught up in the nature of the interaction as a means of justifying our own actions in reaction to another, instead of realizing the actual process taking place. Anyone who has a tendency to be “reactive” is locked into the illusion of identifying with their lower nature as “being created” by others, instead of seeing themselves as the one who is creating themselves “through” the events of their life. However we position ourselves in our own life forms the basis for all of our decisions, whether they’re made unconsciously in an automated fashion or with full awareness in a deliberate and intentional manner.

Visualizing the Law of the Monad

The Monad is represented by a dot (invisible center) within a circle, in the same way it would be drawn using a compass. This geometric structure represents the idea that the outer circle is produced as the expansion and emanation of the center. The center is what we can think of as the “self” as the soul and personality housed within the body as the “mind” that produces its own reality as an expression that creates an experience of itself as a whole outer reality. The “sphere” represents reality as a dimension created by the soul through the matrix of the mind. What’s commonly referred to as “the fall” of man from a higher plane to the lower plane of formation, comes by moving into the plane of “knowledge”. We can only “know” anything (including ourselves) through “experience”. All knowledge is only acquired (integrated into our existing paradigm to update it) through direct experience that brings deeper realizations. We are all creative beings acquiring knowledge of ourselves through our ability to create our own experiences of our self.

Picture yourself as your mind which is a field of subtle energy that’s not only anchored to your body as it’s center or core, but also exists quite some distance away from you out into your environment. This is what’s called a “torus”, which is a living sphere of organized memory that’s subtle and electromagnetic in nature. It moves and circulates as a self-sustaining system that vibrates at a certain frequency. It’s electrical (masculine) properties expand and project outward quite some distance away from your body and then folds back on itself, contracting in a cyclical movement, and is drawn back into your body where it circulates around the axis of the subtle body and spinal column, as an “alternating current”, before being projected and transmitted outward again. The mind, which is represented by the element of “air” as the atmosphere, breathes and circulates energy as a means of feeding, sustaining, and transforming itself.

As the “electrical energy” of our vibration moves out and away from us and into our immediate environment, it acts to stimulate and awaken and bring out in an active state whatever is of the same nature (frequency) as we are. As it activates corresponding energy as qualities and traits by causing them to vibrate (resonate), they actively express to create a joint experience of the reality produced by the shared qualities. We then draw the energy back in and absorb it as our experience and integrate it into our center (paradigm) as “memory of our self”. As we create the reality of our consciousness by vibrating it, we gain a “sense of ourselves” through it, and identify with our own experiences, creating our self by way of them. Whatever energy we cultivate and put out as the means of creating our experiences, we draw back in and become in “essence”. This is represented by the golden rule which states “do unto others what you would have them do unto you”, because whatever it is you’re “doing” you’re actually doing to yourself. There’s really only one of us doing the actual creating.

Creating with Conscious Awareness

The Monad is considered the “parent principle” out of which all others systematically arise as a form of growth and development. Our state of mind is comprised of the qualities that make up our character and form our energetic frequency. The Law of Vibration, like the mind and soul which gives rise to it, is also 3-fold in nature as working principles that perform different functions in producing and maintaining the same thing. These principles are resonance, sympathetic induction, and coherence. We activate qualities in everything else by resonating with them, and “entering into them” becoming one with them energetically as the same quality, and begin vibrating in harmony with them by forming a joint reality as a co-creation formed out of the same character as shared qualities.

By subliminally entering into the energy field of another and influencing their vibration to match ours, we form a shared experience by cooperatively expressing the same qualities, and we form a new variation (specialized pattern) as a unique expression of the same kind. We then simultaneously draw the experience created back into our mind where it’s integrated and assimilated to update and modify our current memory, diversifying and expanding our range of expression to include it. We “build ourselves” through our own creations and what type of qualities we build into strengths (habits) as accumulated memory. Whatever qualities we embody as our mood is the ones we’re selecting and using to create ourselves with. We create ourselves through others and our various life circumstances and situations. Whatever state as an attitude and set of correlated behaviors we employ on a consistent basis, we develop as a natural part of our character, and it becomes an energetic part of our soul’s constitution. Our soul as our character is eternal in nature and is what transcends the personality of the body at death while forming the basis of our next life as a continuation within a new personality, set of relationships, and life conditions.

Once we understand this principle in practical terms we’re given the means for developing our “self” in a very deliberate way. Whatever qualities we strengthen and utilize in creating our life shapes our character as memories of our self-soul. Our character is determines how we think, feel, perceive, emote, and behave, and what type of life experiences we create as a result. Our life is created as the emanation of our character. While we’re all initially shaped by our conditioning to be a certain way (re-establish the preexisting condition as karma), we can take over our own creation as adults by deciding who we want to be and acquiring the skills for developing our own character by working with our own mental and emotional state. By cultivating the proper state of mind in a consistent fashion, we determine what qualities and traits we bring out in others and use as the means for creating our reality. This is why embodying certain qualities and ways of being are the central focus of all spiritual development and self-mastery. Our spiritual path as our life’s journey is how we shape ourselves consciously by stepping into our true identity as a divine being of a higher moral intelligence.

The Spiritual Path of Reverence

By embodying a feeling of reverence as our normal mental state (vibration), we “look through the eyes of reverence”, and connect with, and see in everything else only what “warrants” reverence. We have to embody and become one with whatever quality as a state of mind we want to use as the means of creating ourselves with through our perception of that same quality in everything else. Whatever we perceive in another we act to bring out in them. When we cultivate an attitude of only looking for and seeing what fills us with feelings of adoration, admiration, respect, and honor, we act as a catalyst for bringing those qualities out in everyone else while developing them in ourselves through the interaction that takes place.

As we create a reality as the expression of those qualities, we experience ourselves through those same qualities, while increasing and amplifying them, and we draw the experience back into our self where it’s integrated to alter our vibration as a memory of our self. By actively choosing which qualities and character traits to embody and use as the means of expressing through, we produce, multiply, accumulate, and buildup memories of that kind. We only transform ourselves through a process of accumulating memories that counteract and counterbalance other ones. Accumulated memories not only transform us internally, but also change how we act and live, and the type of story we tell with our life by how we conduct ourselves and the nature of our relationships.

All patterns are comprised of attributes and qualities that form characteristics which determine the form something takes on and how it functions and behaves as a result. By intentionally embodying the qualities we want to use in order to shape our character, we become the vessel for those qualities to express and create in the world. If we consistently maintain a feeling of inadequacy and inferiority, then we unknowingly display the feeling and behaviors that bring out those same feelings in everyone else, and we give our life-force to propagating more and more of the same feelings and eventually strengthen them into our life theme. If we’re judgmental and criticizing, then we act as a protagonist for bringing out in everyone else whatever there is to criticize, and we not only strengthen those traits in them, but in ourselves as well. “Cause” always produces an “effect” of an equal or greater nature. Cause is our energy flowing out into the world and onto others to produce an effect in them of the same kind, and we draw the effect as an experience back into us where we internalize and process it by harmoniously integrating it to form our “soul’s essence”.

We all have the ability to determine and regulate our own state of mind and develop our character in a deliberate and precise manner. All we have to do is decide to stay awake and aware in the present moment while recognizing what our mood and attitude is like, then deciding what we want it to be as the means of creating our life experiences in that moment. Once we consciously choose and intentionally embody the quality we desire to have more of, we act to regulate our own vibratory frequency.

As we maintain an awareness of our mood throughout the day, we can make whatever adjustments we need to whenever we realize we’ve lost our focus, become reactive or caught up in habitual thoughts, get distracted with meaningless things, and we can become the captain of our own ship. We can cultivate skill in becoming self-directed and self-determined. As we walk through life with a certain attitude and frame of mind we can notice how we affect people and influence situations, and how it is that we can act to shift their mood to match ours, and what type of interaction we produce as a result. We can become the leader in any situation we’re a part of, instead of being led through the mood of others and what seems like the random events of our life.   

As we produce an experience, we can become aware of how it makes us feel about ourselves, and how our life changes as a result. Embodying new qualities and ways of being may feel awkward at first, like anything that we’re not used to does, but the more we practice being that way the easier it gets and the more natural it becomes. If we practice regulating our state of mind consistently for a three to six week period, it becomes natural and we begin doing it in an automatic fashion. Once a quality and character trait becomes a natural part of our being, we no longer have to try or apply effort and discipline in order to maintain it. Once we’ve successfully integrated one quality to shape our character in an intentional manner, we can choose another one and continue to develop ourselves in whatever way we desire and become the type of person we admire and hold in high esteem.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

How to become Aware of Yourself through your Reaction to Everything Else

One of the easiest ways to gain awareness around the hidden aspects of yourself that are actively creating in your life is by realizing that all outer stimuli only serves to awaken what’s alive within you as correlated qualities. As inherent aspects of us are activated and brought out by others, they form the basis for what type of reality and experience we create as a result. This is because our psychological makeup is comprised of unconscious, semi-conscious, and conscious aspects that interact in relationship with each other to produce our perception of reality. All aspects of ourselves that we’re fundamentally unaware of (don’t own or acknowledge) still play an active part in creating our perception of reality and others, and can be known by learning to observe our own “reactions” to them. As we’re stimulated by something outside of us it activates the same qualities and patterns inside of us, and they start playing out as the means of creating how we experience whatever it is we’re reacting to. When we keep our attention focused on whatever it is that’s stimulating us instead of what’s happening inside of us as we’re being stimulated, our own unconscious complexes remain elusive and hidden from us. This idea is commonly represented in Esoteric Sciences as a “veil” that hangs between two pillars (aspects of the mind) and keeps the underlying reality hidden from us.

Once we realize that anything we form a reaction to outside of us is showing us hidden aspects of ourselves that are normally vague and feeling oriented, we can learn how to use it as a mirror for seeing our own soul. We can see it as a tool for working with parts of our self that normally operate in an automatic and unregulated manner to create in our life. The outer sphere of our conscious awareness is structured, held together, maintained, and animated by our mind as a “whole”. We can become aware of our unconscious aspects because they form a natural part of our outer awareness and what it is that we notice and react to. This idea is represented in philosophical mathematics (algebra) by the fact that we can realize unknown parts of an equation by how the exist in “relationship” with known aspects of the same equation.

Every “quality” is an “energetic vibration” that’s polar in nature, and forms all of our natural characteristics. A characteristic has both an active (aware) and passive (unaware) component that “act on each other” to stimulate each other into an active and expressive state. The passive and latent (feminine) aspect of our character is a “magnetic receptor” for its active and projective (masculine) counterpart. All vibration as a quality of consciousness has a metaphorical pattern inherent in it that produces the “type of reality” that’s analogous to the qualities being expressed. As we bring certain aspects of our character into active expression, they have natural behaviors inherent that “run” automatically to produce a specific type of experience as a form of theme.

When qualities that make up our character remain hidden from us we can’t “see them” as they truly are, but when they’re activated by their complementary opposite in our outer environment and rise-up in an active state, we can become aware of them by “observing” them as they play out within us. By removing our attention from the outer source causing it and placing it inward and watching our own thoughts, emotional activity, and what automatically starts running through our mind, we can gain great insight into our own psychological makeup. As we learn how to observe our own internal activities while in a reactive state, we can begin gaining awareness around how it is we came to develop them and what memories they’re associated with. The subconscious mind runs in an automated fashion through the patterns provided as memory that are married to an equivalent emotion.

The Nature of Judgment

One of the most powerful mirrors we’re provided with through introspection comes by way of how we judge others. We all judge others in the same way we were judged “by” others, and come to judge ourselves using the same criteria. In order to form a mirror into our own soul, we have to create as objective, neutral, and detached perspective and mindset as possible. We have to remove all “personalization” from the process and observe our own thoughts and tendencies from a neutral and detached perspective. Judgment, like all activities born out of perception, comes in two basic ways: one as a process of true evaluation that’s based on facts being demonstrated and used to make good decisions formed out of “sound judgment”; and the second comes as a “value judgment” formed out of a kind of classification as an opinion that assigns qualities to someone that are not readily being demonstrated by them.

Value judgments make something good or bad based on a biased opinion rather than an observable fact. Value judgments that are designed to tear people down, make them inferior, and make them into bad people by the story we tell ourselves about them, are the ones that provide us with the greatest insights into our own hidden nature. This is because we judged those same qualities in ourselves to be just as bad, which is why we denied having them and refused to express them. As we deny having certain qualities and desires or tendencies, we repress them, and lose direct awareness of them, while they still remain a fundamental part of our character and continue to operate in a subliminal manner. As we render ourselves unconscious of our own undesirable traits and tendencies, we continue to project them onto others and react to them in a pronounced manner.

 As you find yourself reacting to someone by judging them in a harsh and detrimental way, detach yourself from your own dialogue and the story that starts running through your mind, step outside of yourself momentarily, and witness it instead with a neutral attitude. As your story about it starts automatically running through your mind, don’t restrain it in any way, and allow it to play out while silently watching it. As you let it unfold without censoring or modifying it, see what it’s about by letting a natural chain-of-association to occur. As it plays out internally and you watch it from a detached perspective, you’ll start associating the same characteristics to other people, ideas, and behaviors of the same nature from your past, and you can begin to see how it originated through an event or series of events of the same kind where those traits and behaviors we’re actively expressing through a complementary dynamic of some kind.

As you tear someone apart and belittle them through what you tell yourself about them, notice how it makes you feel, and ask yourself what it is that’s “motivating” you to do this. What’s “in you” that’s somehow being fulfilled through this type of mental activity? What need is involved? How do you use this dialogue and perception as the means of shaping yourself to be the opposite? What does this judgment and story “allow”? What is it attempting to explain or describe or justify? Allow yourself to go fully into the feeling that’s motivating it and allow a free-flow of memories that are associated with it. As you penetrate the unknown aspects of your own psyche, a natural process of unfolding occurs as a synchronized series of memories that will eventually take you back to its roots. Once you can objectively see the root cause, you bring it out of the shadows and into the light of self-awareness. Once you’re actively aware of how and why you formed these judgments, they no longer operate subliminally in an automatic, knee-jerk fashion, and you begin resolving them.

All character traits, behaviors, and activities are “appropriate” when used within the proper context. Usually when we disown traits it’s because they’re expressed in an inappropriate way or through activities that bring us face-to-face with moral issues that cause a dilemma. By realizing that we disowned traits because of how they were being expressed in certain situations, we can ask ourselves what an appropriate use would be and in what way we could utilize those traits to create in a productive and desirable way. Once we associate the character trait to its appropriate use and expression, we can integrate the characteristic and behavior congruently into our paradigm through the experiences it brings, and we no longer project it onto others while reacting to it. All healing, no matter what form it takes, always involves returning to a “whole state of being” where we’re fully self-aware and conscious of our own actions and create consistently in a responsible manner.

Emotional Reactions

This same process as a tool for self-awareness is available to us anytime we’re forming an emotional reaction to someone or something. An emotion being outwardly expressed by someone acts to stimulate and bring out that same emotion in us. By realizing this and removing our attention away from what’s causing it and turning all of our attention to what’s happening inside of us, we can gain new forms of self-awareness. All memory is formed out of events that have a strong emotional impact on us. The emotion associated with an idea or activity is what shapes our experience of it through the story we told ourselves about it that gave it the meaning it has. Emotion serves as a triggering mechanism for memory that was produced out of that same or similar emotional state. In a like fashion, as we think about and replay memories in our mind, we activate and bring forth the same emotional state that we were in when we created the memory.

As we’re triggered by something emotionally we instantly search our memory bank for all memories of the same kind, and the memory selected based on the emotion associated with it is used as the pattern for producing “automatic behaviors” in the current event or situation. We form our reaction out of an unconscious state as the reenactment of the same idea of the past and use it to create more of the same type of experiences in the present. Emotion is the motivating force of the subconscious which creates in an automatic fashion by using the preset patterns of memory. As someone is acting angry with us or in the immediate area around us, it activates a sympathetic response in us and we either become angry also, matching it, or we become afraid, based on how we reacted to those same feelings in the past. All responses are ultimately pre-programmed in us through the memories of our childhood and continue to provide thematic patterns for creating consistent experiences of reality as adults.

Anytime we’re being stimulated inwardly with an emotion being expressed around us or projected at us, we’re provided with a mirror for examining the unknown (disowned) aspects of ourselves formed out of and as a result of that same emotion. By removing our attention from the cause and placing it on the effect it’s producing “in us”, and we simply witness the activity taking place, we can gain new realizations about ourselves and our life. We can see into the memories associated with the emotion and begin resolving its magnetic grip over us. We can resolve the issue by following it all the way back to its roots. Once we find the root cause of a tendency formed out of an event, we can gain new awareness from within the event that changes how we experience it. Most of what we call “core” memories were created out of an unconscious state while we were children and served to provide us with the thematic templates for creating more events and experiences of the same type as adults. By simply reviewing these core memories from a different (adult) perspective where we remain fully aware of what’s happening and why, we evolve them by learning how to tell a new kind of story about them that makes them mean something different.

Habitual Thoughts

Using this same process of introspection and self-reflection we can learn how to observe our own habitual, redundant and repetitive thought processes that run constantly in an automatic and spontaneous way. While we can do this with any of our random thoughts, whenever we’re feeling stressed, anxious, upset, irritated, annoyed, and so on, we can gain deeper insights into our own mental complexes. We can learn how to see the “type of story” we’re always in the process of telling ourselves about what may be the most ordinary things. Through a regular practice of self-reflection and observing our own mind, we can begin realizing the theme to all of our commentary and inner dialogue.

Another form of habitual thinking comes by having conversations as a means of playing out ideas to predict possible outcomes as a form of “preconceived idea”. Whenever we’re anticipating something, especially if it’s important or meaningful, we “rehearse” conversations and play out possible scenarios in our imagination. We do this as a way of being able to not only predict the future based on the continuation of the past, but also as a way of practicing composure in order to lead or somehow control what happens and direct how it transpires. By learning how to let habitual thoughts play out in an unimpeded way while simply watching and contemplating them, we can gain great insight into our formative conditioning. By recognizing our own conditioned tendencies we begin realizing our own insecurities, fears, motives, and relationship patterns. We can begin recognizing how we form our identity by the stories and dramas we’re programmed with and run in an automatic and fluent manner.

Summary

Anytime we form an instant reaction of any kind to an outside stimulus, it’s providing us with a mirror into the hidden aspects of our own soul. The reason an active force being expressed around and therefore transmitted through the air enters into us and causes an equal or greater reaction, is because we possess the same quality and trait in its passive and latent state. The active is projected outward and transmits through the atmosphere and seeks out its passive aspect of the same pattern. Complementary aspects seek each other out through a magnetic attraction, and when they meet, they copulate, and work harmoniously to produce the same reality as a co-creation. The passive component of the same pattern is “magnetic” and “draws in” the active by serving as a receiver and transducer for it. Once they’re connected as one, a pattern is activated and they produce offspring as a shared reality and joint experience of the same type and kind.

By removing our attention from the other person and whatever is stimulating us in any situation and placing it on the internal activity produced by it as a feeling and emotion, we can “see” the behavioral pattern associated with it as it begins playing out within us, and we can see things about our self that normally elude us. As we bring what’s vague, elusive, and hidden within us out into the light of direct awareness, and gain whatever realizations it provides us with as a result, we can own and fully embrace them. As we begin seeing them with full awareness and clarity, they’re integrated into our mental paradigm as an energy that’s brought into balance as a harmonious state, and we “heal” ourselves of it as a result. We know when we’ve honestly looked at our own reactive and habitual tendencies because they no longer affect us. We still see them as a normal part of our outer environment without reacting to them or being controlled by them. When we no longer form a pronounced reaction to them, we’re no longer serving as a magnet and an unconscious receiver for them. As we integrate fragmented and disowned parts of our self, we become “whole” and begin creating in an aware and conscious manner, and we transform our life as a result.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

 

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The Art of Introspection – Self-Knowledge, Awareness, and Tools for Transformation

The cornerstone of all spiritual growth and psychological healing comes through the motto “know thyself” as attaining deeper forms of self-awareness that brings realization and insights into your true nature and why your life is the way it is. The whole basis of healing in the psychological sense comes naturally when we bring what’s working to create in our lives at an unconscious level into the light of awareness and we “own it” instead of denying or attempting to somehow justify or glorify it. To be empowered in your own life only comes through gaining knowledge of yourself in terms of both your conscious and unconscious tendencies and the success or failing that result from them. The only thing we truly have the power to change in our life is ourselves. All transformation comes only by way of self-awareness that brings deeper realizations around how it is that we have created ourselves and our life to be the way it is.

Many of us spend our whole life focused primarily on other people and what it is we imagine they’re “doing to us”, instead of forming awareness around ourselves, our own characteristics, and what part it is we play in co-creating our own life experiences. Like all ideas this one exists as a form of paradox born and maintained out of a sense of separation and detachment from our own power to create in our life. We can spend the better part of our life trying to figure out how to “change others” or by forming the perception that others are the ones responsible for why we’re the way we are and why our life has formed the way it has without realizing that both our “self” and our “life” are virtually the same thing, and in order to change one we have to work by way of the other.

This idea is compounded further by the idea of what it means to be “selfish” as opposed to “selfless”, and that our “faults” and “weaknesses” are something that’s usually pointed out by others, or is only known through the opinion of others. In our modern day society we’ve made the idea of “self-perfection” out to be a dirty word because we base it on a form of judgment that’s imposed on us by others as their perception of us, rather than on our own ability to observe and closely examine our own tendencies in any situation. One of the key practices in life comes through our ability to determine our own faults and destructive tendencies and then take the measures necessary to correct ourselves.

The idea of “self-perfection” comes by whatever we deem to be the best version of ourselves and then commit to achieving by transforming our weaknesses into strengths. It comes by consciously acting to develop ourselves to be the best we can be. We take responsibility for ourselves instead of blaming our self-destructive tendencies on others. We form an “ideal” for our own development then undergo the process of self-transformation from a semi-unconscious state of being to a primarily conscious and aware state of being. Perfection comes through consistent growth and by developing ourselves in an intentional way in order to create the type of experiences we want to have. It’s only by fully recognizing our own faults that we have the foundation necessary for using our higher powers of choice, will, and realization in order to transform them into our best traits.

All of what we call “higher knowledge” comes as comprehension of Universal Laws to the extent of being able to apply them at the practical level in order to heal and step into our power as our own creator. All Universal Laws (of mind and spirit) form a direct correspondence and work harmoniously to create within the material world through Natural Laws. When we work by way of law, we create in what seems like an effortless manner as a synchronized flow of correlated events, and when we fail to understand and work by way of law, we counteract ourselves and create a constant feeling of hardship and self-sabotage. The material world only serves as a “stage” for us to create ourselves by how we enter into relationship with it. It’s a form of school where we can practice our ability to create until we can do it in an accurate and consistent way.

Introspection and Objective Self-Observation

The most primary law there is, the one that everything else is based on and rises naturally out of as a growth process, is what’s called the “all in One” Law, or in Sacred Geometry the Law of the Monad. This law basically demonstrates that all of reality is a unified whole, and that the “self” and the “reality of the self” are actually the same thing. One systematically produces the other, and vice versa. What we perceive as a separation between our self and another is actually a very fundamental illusion that deceives us in the most basic sense of the idea. It’s “who we are” in terms of “how we’re being” that determines how we “perceive” ourselves in relation to and comparison with others. Our outer perception of others and the world and our perception of our self are complementary opposites of each other and provide us with a mirror into the hidden aspects of our soul. Our outer reality only changes as a direct reflection of our inner self. As we change internally, our life changes to the exact same degree.

One of the most valuable and fundamental spiritual practices there are is the practice of self-observation and the objective examination of our own characteristics and the tendencies that result from them. We have to cultivate the ability to look inward in all situations in order to see what our own characteristics and behaviors are, and how it is that they serve to influence and actively create in the situation. We take an attitude of observing any situation in a way that allows us to see and form realizations around our own negative and destructive characteristics.

As we gain realization into our own unconscious behaviors and what they cause, it’s important to record them in a diary or notebook, because like all realizations that come through a form of meditation and introspection, they’re fleeting and you may not be able to remember them later. Awareness is the key to transformation, and the more defined our awareness is around something, the more immediate and powerful the transformation is. As you write down realizations about yourself in the moment when they’re happening, you record them so you can continue to reflect on them later. As you begin writing and defining them with detailed descriptions the deeper you go and the more pronounced your realizations become. As you define your character flaws and weaknesses in order to gain clarity around them, you simultaneously transform them through the realizations they bring.

This diary or personal notebook is your own to use and you should never, under any circumstances show or discuss it with anyone else. This is your own private tool for developing yourself. The only thing that goes in it is your own ideas for yourself. All self-development and healing is something we do to and for ourselves. These observations about your own character provide you with the knowledge you need in order to begin healing your own unproductive tendencies and develop your weaknesses into strengths. The foundation for self-mastery comes through self-control and your intrinsic ability to discipline yourself in order to implement new ways of being and create in new ways as a result.

The art of objective self-observation requires you to be frank and honest with yourself in realizing your poor character traits, moral weaknesses, shortcomings, habits, failings, passions, and compulsive urges. You’re not engaging in “criticizing” yourself because of them, but simply opening your mind to honest self-evaluation and recognizing your part in creating the events of your own life. You have to resist the urge to justify your right to be that way, or to try and glorify your failings and shortcomings somehow by the story you tell yourself about them. You remove your focus completely from what other people are saying or doing that’s causing you to be the way you are, and place all of your attention on what’s happening inside of you, what characteristics are brought out in you, and how you behave as a result. You refrain from the natural tendency to build an illusion around whatever it is you don’t want to see about yourself, and witness your life without attachments of any kind.

Practice

To start this process, relax in a private environment and reflect back on yourself in different situations that didn’t go very well or that caused you pain and suffering somehow, and simply contemplate them. Replay what happened while focusing inward on how it made you feel and how you became as a result. How were you influenced by another person’s behavior towards you? Ask yourself what your part was in creating it? What role did you play in producing whatever resulted? What did the situation act to bring out in you that caused you to react the way you did? Analyze the experience by replaying how it happened in a step-by-step way while only focusing on “you” and what part you played in co-creating the outcome. Make detailed notes on all of your own errors, inappropriate behavior, and shortcomings, while continuously resisting the need to explain and justify your right to be that way by making it the other person’s fault. Make notes of even the smallest and most insignificant details in order to see yourself clearly.

As you make notes, meditate deeply on them as a means of penetrating deeply into your own soul. Realization is the most primary way we have of “transforming” things. All healing in the psychological sense comes through self-awareness that brings self-realization as to your own character. Constant self-observation and evaluation is the most important part of self-development. This is the most important step in preparing for initiation, achieving inner balance, and engaging willfully in the process of ascension. As we realize and resolve our own character flaws and destructive tendencies, we make a constant ascent towards a higher level of consciousness, and master our ability to create.

You can review any past event that had a strong impact on you or served as a turning point in your life, as well as how relationships were established and evolved through the course of time. You can also form a daily practice where at the end of every day, you sit quietly and reflect back on the main events of the day, and review how things transpired and turned out, and what your part was in co-creating them. You can examine your own attitude and behavior to see what was productive and went the way you wanted it to, and what didn’t. As you examine your own behavior, you can realize where your flaws were and actively choose what you would have liked to have done instead.

As you realize what you could have done differently to produce a more desirable outcome, you can replay the event in your mind while employing different qualities and behaviors. You can change the event in your mind by changing your own part in it. As you “correct yourself” and replay the same situation in a different way while behaving differently, you act to give yourself a “new pattern” to use in all future situations of a similar nature. This way, whenever the same type of situation occurs in the future, you have a well thought out idea on how to respond in a much more purposeful manner. Once you get good at this, you can practice it throughout the day when you have time to relax and reflect, and learn how to identify all your flaws and what it is that causes you to do them.

Identifying Severity of Destructive Tendencies

Another thing you can do is evaluate the extent of the problems these character flaws cause in your life. Some attitudes and behaviors are much more destructive and counterproductive than others, and these need to be identified for what they are and corrected as quickly as possible. One of the ways you can do this is to divide the character flaws into three categories in terms of the type of problems they cause. This will give you an idea of which ones cause the greatest problems and are outright destructive, and which ones are minor and somewhat irritating.

3 Levels of Bad Character Traits:

  • High – negative characteristics that influence you the most, happen frequently or are intense and super dramatic, and tend to cause the greatest problems.
  • Medium – ones that occur less frequently and have less influence and produce minor problems.
  • Low – ones that only occur occasionally and has minimal influence in our life.

This process will help you to become self-aware of your own character flaws and what it is about your behavior that causes you to fail in achieving what you desire to create, and in what ways it is that you act within your own life in a destructive and unconscious manner. You may want to practice it intensely for a couple of weeks, and then periodically as new realizations arise and become apparent.

In the same way you record all of your character flaws and shortcomings, you also want to record all of your positive characteristics and strong points. Reflect on and gain detailed awareness of your good character traits, high morality, and situations where you created just what you wanted to. In this way you can gain detailed information around what it is that you’re doing that both works and doesn’t work. You can realize your own faults and act on yourself to correct them in whatever way you want. You can acquire knowledge that will provide you with the basis for becoming a conscious creator in your own life and learn how to work by way of law in order to shape yourself in whatever way you choose to.

Soul Mirror

This practice will provide you with a form of mirror into your own soul where you can master self-control and create yourself and your life in whatever way you choose to instead of feeling as if you’re a victim to others and to the circumstances of your life. Our outer perception of reality is formed as a correspondence to our inner perception of our self. Our outer life is the result of the story we tell through our inner life. However we choose to intentionally develop our character determines the type of life we live and the story we tell about ourselves in living it. Every story has a main character that’s ideal for telling that type of story. If we don’t like the type of story we’re living, then the most natural way to change it is by developing our own character to be the main star in telling a different kind of story. This journal will help map out your character and provide you with greater insights into your own soul and why your life is the way it is.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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“15” – The Devil: Overcoming Weaknesses, Material Attachments, and Transcending Illusion

In all forms of Esoteric Sciences ideas are communicated in the universal language of Archetypes, numbers, and symbols. We’re given a grand formula as a composite image or idea that must be intuitively interpreted in order for its hidden knowledge to be apprehended. All actual learning takes place through our subconscious where we impregnate ourselves with a seeded idea that gestates and not only unfolds spontaneously in the imagination as a whole idea or process, but continues to unfold over an extended period of time, bringing us deeper and more relevant insights into the same idea. We know we’ve apprehended the knowledge inherent in an idea when we can relate to it in the activities of our everyday life, and when it becomes an inherent part of our outer reality as our “perception”. Once an idea becomes fully integrated into our mental paradigm, it becomes a fundamental part of our material matrix as the substrate that gives rise to it, holds it together in a cohesive manner, and animates it through a form of cosmic relationship.

All Archetypes represent principles that are a natural part of our cosmic consciousness. This archetypal principle, like the pentagram which is a key component of it, is probably one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted ones there are. This is perhaps due to the fact that the image used to represent it tends to elicit a sense of fear, apprehension, and disgust. This reaction is usually due to how it’s been grossly misinterpreted through Christian allegory. Christians perverted the idea represented by the god “Pan” as being witches that worshiped Nature and stole, sacrificed and ate children. This interpretation was formulated as a means of using fear to control by creating “illusions” that caused “panic”. If we look at each aspect combined to produce this composite image, we can not only gain a better understanding of what it’s showing us about our own nature, but we can also attain the “process” necessary in order to work with it in an intelligent manner. As with all archetypal images we want to look at the general overall composition while also identifying the “Keys” that reveal the laws involved.

The number 15 is represented in the Tarot by the archetype of the “Devil”, which is also the mythological god “Pan”. The basic composition is similar to those of Key 5, 6, 7, 14, and 19, which show a larger figure, usually of a divine nature (angel or priest) overseeing and governing 2 smaller beings that are male and female as a couple. This composition forms a “triangle” and naturally represents the higher-self or mind, working directly through the two aspects of the subconscious (female) and self-conscious (male) that manifest within the lower plane of materialism. In this depiction the divine principle is the “devil” presiding over a couple who are chained to a treasure chest of gold coins. Their chains are loose and can be easily removed, but they either don’t realize they can remove them, or they don’t want to remove them.

Pan-devil, ruled by Capricorn, is shown as half goat and half man, representing our lower, animal nature which is instinctively driven through emotional impulses and primal urges. The goat aspect of this character is the “lower half” that’s below the belly button and governs the lower body of sexuality, union, and reproduction. Only humans have belly buttons, and it signifies man inhabiting an animal body. The devil is symbolized by the Hebrew letter “Ayin”, and the letter “O”. It’s ruled by Saturn in Capricorn, where Mars is exalted. This image is the “polar opposite” of the one shown in Key 14, which it proceeds out of as a natural progression of what’s necessary in order to “change our vibration” as the means of “ascending” in spirit to higher dimensions. 15 lays the foundation for 16 to naturally emerge as a consequence, which represents being liberated from our own self-imposed material bondage.

The “sense” associated with the devil is “sight”, the most important sense of all in perceiving reality, and the one we’re most easily “deceived” by. Through sight we see appearances alone. Forming a visual image produces sensation, and the “eye” is used to represent “sensation” just as the “lion” serves to represent all “subhuman modes of life expression”. When we see appearances only we reside in the limitations of the visible world as a form of ignorance that forms spiritual bondage. Ignorance comes when we accept these limitations as being all there is. The most predominant form of sexual seduction as enticement comes through visual stimulation that causes arousal as heightened sensation. The most basic form of ignorance comes from believing what’s being presented, which forms our limitations and bondage to the world of illusions. When we remain ignorant of our true self we gladly succumb to the limitations being imposed on us by our lower self.

This idea represents indulgences that cause incongruity as weaknesses, character flaws, and shortcomings. The mental state associated with Ayin is “mirth”, which indicates merriment, laughter, and celebrating. It represents that which beguiles us through a state of enchantment. Laughter is a prophylactic and acts to purify the subconscious by dissolving mental complexes and internal conflicts. Laughter is a form of medicine that clears tension from the body caused by repressed emotions.

In the Metatron Cube of Space, 15 is the line at the lowest level as “west-below”, and connects NW (Key 11) with SW (Key 13), and South-below (Key 18) with North-below (Key 9). This provides us with further insight as a formula for understanding the faculties involved and the processes necessary to employ in working intelligently with them. Key 11 = Karma (universal justice); Key 13 = death (transformation); Key 18 = Moon (subconscious); and Key 9 = Completion and perfection. Key 15 also corresponds to Key 2 “below”, and Key 10 “West” as the “center axis” of the cube, representing the soul’s memory (2) as a cycle of creation (10). We’re initially programmed (conditioned) through an unconscious state that lays the groundwork out of which we continue creating ourselves in an unconscious manner throughout our life.

The number “15” gives us a primary formula of the laws involved and is calculated as 1 + 5 = 6. 1 represents focused attention (will), 5 = mind over matter as our connection with our Higher Self, and 6 (Lovers) as the intimate union of the subconscious with the self-conscious orchestrated by our Higher Self (Guardian Angel). The devil is shown with an inverted pentagram over his forehead (third-eye), which symbolizes the higher mind being controlled by the 4 Elements of material reality where it resides on a level that’s subhuman and instinctual. We experience incongruity, a lack of integrity, and internal conflict whenever our self-conscious stands in opposition of our subconscious, and we create in an inconsistent manner controlled by our passions, impulses, and sexual desires (addictions).

Capricorn is a cardinal earthy sign that governs the knees, which we’re brought to in crisis and kneel on to pray. We’re brought to our knees through our sense of bondage and personal insufficiency, and become subservient to our material existence. When we become identified with our personal possessions they act to determine us. All bondage comes from our failure to realize that we are meant to “rule Nature”, rather than being “ruled by it”. This idea represents our attachments to materialism produced by weaknesses and addictive tendencies that shape our morality to be “animal-like” and easily deceived and led astray through pleasure of various kinds. Mars is exalted in Capricorn, symbolized by Key 16, which follows sequentially, represented by the “lightning struck tower”, which destroys the form that holds us captive under the guise of safety and security. It’s our castle, title, and possessions that form our prison and bonds us to the lower planes of spiritual degradation. Whatever we “identify with”, we become one with in spirit and use as the means of creating experiences of ourselves.

 The mode of consciousness assigned to it is “Renewing Intelligence” as regeneration necessary in order to birth ourselves anew from a fully conscious and purified state that results from stepping back into our “identity” as a “divine being”. It’s through incongruities in our character that we unconsciously destroy what we’ve built. An incongruity is something that doesn’t fit and can also bring forth new ideas as adaptations (5). When we find a fact that doesn’t fit with our beliefs, we’re required to revise them to include the new information, upgrading them as a result. Whenever we let go of our attachment to things, we go through a period where we need to make adjustments and develop ourselves in new ways.

The icon of the Devil represents our “adversary” and that which refers to the ideas that relentlessly oppose our struggle for freedom. It’s our lower nature governing and utilizing the power of our higher nature in creating our soul and determining our destiny as a higher soul. It personifies the “serpent power” represented in Teth, Key 8, called “Strength”, which is the higher soul’s ability to tame the serpent power and use it for the motivating force of higher ideals. It’s the serpent of temptation that tempted Eve (subconscious), called Nachash (NchSh), whose letters translate into the numbers N = 50; Ch = 8, Sh = 300, for a total of 358 ( which equals 16 = 7), the same value as MShICh – 40 + 300 + 10 + 8 = 358, meaning the Messiah. This gives us a subtle correspondence of its meaning. It’s through temptation that we recognize our weaknesses, and are able to overcome them using Strength, and redeem ourselves as a result. The Devil is actually an aspect of God that’s usually greatly misunderstood by the ignorant and profane. Jesus, as the Messiah, was born in Capricorn, and both the devil and Christ were referred to as “the morning star”, and are polar opposites of each other.

If we break this formula down further and use the Keys of the Tarot to decipher their meaning, we get N = death, CH = Chariot, Sh = Judgment: and M = Hanged Man, Sh = Judgment, I = Hermit, Ch = Chariot, which equal 358. 3 = Empress, 5 = Hierophant, 8 = Strength. I’ll leave that for you to contemplate further on your own. 15 = 6 > represented by the “Lovers” as the sacred union of the two minds to form a harmonious whole. 15 is the summation of numbers 0 – 5 (1+2+3+4+5 = 15), the basic principles of the mind and its true relationship with matter. The word devil is “lived” spelled backwards and is ascribed to “wisdom” – we only learn by living and doing. All knowledge is obtained only through experience. Through self-realization and reason, we exercise our power of choice and will in transforming weaknesses into strengths.

The background of the scene is black, indicating the darkness of ignorance, limitation, and that which is hidden and resides within. Ignorance is the underlying cause of all bondage. The devil himself is a polar-image of the Angel in 14, which is also the caricature over the heads of the Lovers in Key 6. The man and woman are shown with horns and tail and represent the beast-like figures of the ones shown in the Lovers. The two horns represent a divided mind that’s set apart from and work to oppose each other. When human reasoning is based on surface appearances, we become like beasts, and reside in the darkness of illusion. The chain loops that yoke them (5) can be easily removed; their bondage is imaginary and self-maintained. The first stage of spiritual unfoldment comes as awareness of conscious bondage to material circumstances that personify the false conception that we’re bound by material conditions and the false notion that we’re a slave to necessity as chance.

The devil has bat wings, representing the powers of darkness. He has the face of a goat and ears of a donkey, representing obstinacy and the stubbornness of materialism. One side is masculine and the other feminine, he partakes in the characteristics of both sexes. The inverted pentagram, which is the sign of man, suggests a reversal of man’s understanding of his place in the cosmos. The Elements of materialism govern him. It’s only through a lack of using our divine abilities that we keep ourselves in bondage of ignorance and materialism.

The devils hand has all fingers opened with 2 fingers paired forming the sign of Saturn in the palm of the right hand. Saturn is the planet of limitation and inertia, and therefore ignorance. This symbolizes a failure to evolve to higher levels of self-awareness and keeping ourselves bound to the wheel of karma (10). In his left hand a torch burns downward, only lighting the ground. The torch is a phallic symbol and represents the transmission of life from generation to generation. The fiery quality refers to the active force of Mars. It’s the torch of revolution based on the material interpretation of experience. It’s symbolic of the torch of anarchy and terrorism which rule by fear and ignorance.

The devil has a naval (a human product) with the symbol of Mercury just below it. He is a product of faulty observation and superficial reasoning. His feet are the claws of an eagle, representing Scorpio as the misuse of reproductive power and it’s debasement in the service of sensuality. He sits on a half-cube (symbol of reality), and only sees half of reality, knowledge, and partial truth. He perceives only that which is visible and believes in disguises and false fronts.  

The fact that’s seldom realized is that the forces which appear to be our adversaries are always ready to serve us. It’s only through trial and temptation that we get to see into our own hidden nature. Once we realize our inner potential for freedom from being determined by our material conditions, we can begin taking control of our own urges and ability to create our experiences. When we bring higher spiritual knowledge into daily practice, we put forth the effort necessary to liberate ourselves from bondage that’s purely imaginary. The idea of the devil represents “sensation that’s divorced from true understanding”. He brings renewal, because we seldom make any real effort until we experience limitation. It’s only when limitations bother us that we put forth the effort it takes to overcome them through mental use of will, and we act to remove our own chains.

This represents the material elements that bind us to ignorance by controlling our mind to make us “like” them, and we become a beast instead of a divine being that’s wholesome and pure in character. When we live out of the ignorance of our lower, unconscious self, we indulge in physical pleasure without any regard for the consequences it brings, and we bring those consequences upon ourselves as a result, destroying our life, and becoming one with others that are of the same level of consciousness. In order to cultivate higher consciousness we have to overcome our addictions and the temptation to falter in favor of physical pleasures that destroy our virtuous character. This represents “vices” that directly oppose and prevent “virtues”.

Temperance (14), which precedes this one, represents the process of changing our conscious and chemical makeup by letting go of all behaviors born out of purely physical means that takes precedence over us and literally controls us by working through our lower nature. This represents learning how to use our ability to reason, make moral decisions, and use our will in order to neutralize physical impulses, passions, and cravings. As something appeals to our weaknesses and we indulge in them, we recombine our energies with them and they determine us as a result. Whatever we give into out of ignorance or moral weaknesses, we become one with in mind, body, and spirit. All actions require us to become one with an outside force or idea, and we become the “means through which” it expresses as a reality. As we become the expression of that consciousness by becoming one with it, we’re shaped by it accordingly. We have to let go of our weaknesses and transform our addictions in order to transform our lower self to become a clean vessel morally for our Higher Self to naturally inhabit.

This represents creative energy in its most material form. Capricorn occupies the zenith, the most exalted of the signs, and is symbolized by a goat leaping with lust upon the summits of the Earth. Saturn is symbolic of self-hood and perpetuity. It’s the divine madness of spring that has already been foreseen through the meditative madness of winter. His creative energy is veiled with the symbol of the Highest Initiate crowned with a winged globe and twin serpents of Horus and Osiris. Whatever we choose to become one with we use to shape ourselves and our destiny. By learning how to find ecstasy in every phenomenon, no matter how ordinary, we transcend all material limitations.

The devil represents the dumb animal of instinct and impulsiveness. It’s the blind force of instinct that destroys reason and poisons liberty from the lower planes. We alone are responsible for the evil it causes, because it only acts through us. In order to manifest the beast it has to first be allowed to enter into and take form within us, and then be projected outward. In order to create the beast we have to first destroy the man. In Black Magic the devil is the great magical agent employed for evil purposes by a perverted will. It’s the “old serpent” of legend that is the eternal fire of earthly life, the soul of the Earth, and the living center of hell. How we create ourselves by the energies we draw in and use to create ourselves either condemns us to a hell of our own making as the reality born out of our weaknesses and addictions, or it purifies us and promotes our ascension to higher levels of consciousness.

The blind agent of Life energy represented here can be used under different leadership as an instrument for good and evil alike. It’s the minister of angels and prophets and of fairies and sorcerers. It’s the Astral Light of the material plane that has strong magnetic properties, and when evoked and utilized by “reason” are produced harmoniously, but when evoked by madness appear chaotic, disordered, and hideous. It’s the Life force that can be commanded by will and used to create within the material plane in an intelligent and precise manner, and in the opposite manner, it can control us through passions, lust and desire, and utilize our will as the means of creating through and as us.

Dr. Linda Gadbois   

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Self-Empowerment – The Relationship between Choice, Will, and Creation

This idea can seem confusing in terms of being able to actually employ it at the practical level because it involves different functions of different aspects of our own mind working in harmony with each other to produce the same outcome as an experience of reality. We have to understand the nature of our own mind in order to use it in a masterful way to create our reality. All of what we call our “higher capacities” of creation come through learning how our mind works at different stages of the same overall process, and how to not only use it in a deliberate and intentional manner, but also how to “troubleshoot” problems through a process of self-reflection that brings deeper forms of awareness.

All of life exists as a form of “feedback loop” between the inner and outer, and the upper and lower. We’re always working within and interacting with three planes of existence simultaneously as the means of both creating our reality, and then experiencing ourselves as that reality, shaping ourselves accordingly. Our mind is our soul and is not only the aspect of ourselves that’s multidimensional, but also the means and instrument through which we create intentionally to produce experiences of ourselves. When we remain unaware of our “true nature” as a higher, creative being, we experience life as happening “to us” instead of “by us”. We feel we have no real power over what happens and what path our life takes as a result. This is because while we’re associated into the subconscious, we lack the ability to create, just like animals lack the ability to determine their reality which serves to create them instead.

In order to create in an intentional manner, we need to form an understanding of the 3-fold nature of our mind, how each aspect functions in creating a greater whole, and the significance of parallel planes of a higher and lower nature. In order to form a working understanding of something we have to use a model in order to conceptualize it. The model we form in order to “observe something in action” is not the knowledge or idea itself, but rather a demonstration of how spiritual forces serve to create through material systems that are of a complementary and corresponding nature. We have to understand what aspect of our mind plays what role in creating a unified experience of reality. Many errors come from not assigning the proper roles to the different aspects and planes on which they operate.

One of the most basic mistakes we make comes from thinking that our lower, animal subconscious is what possesses “will” and that in order to make something happen we have to produce it through some form of determination and working against what comes as purely natural events. Anytime we’re struggling to try and make something happen contrary to the current conditions and circumstances, we’re working “against” or in contradiction of natural laws. All universal laws correspond to natural laws, and all creation comes through purely natural processes. When we work by way of universal laws to create, everything comes into fruition through a process of synchronized events that seem to come naturally through their own volition. This doesn’t mean that no action on our part is required, but instead reveals the “type” and “nature” of the action required.

Three Aspects of the Mind Working on Two Parallel Planes

The 3-fold principle of the mind/soul is illustrated in Sacred Geometry by the Triad as a triangle or pyramid. This diagram illustrates how our mind operates harmoniously between two fundamental planes of existence, often referred to as the “higher and lower plane” of the same reality which acts to unify them into a single reality. If we draw a horizontal line about 3/4 of the way up the triangle, we form the “capstone” of the pyramid as the higher plane and the mind of that plane which exists in a unified (single) state. As the “one mind” descends into the lower plane, it separates from itself, dividing and regenerating itself to form two aspects of itself as polar opposites that are complementary in nature and necessary in order to create an “experience of itself” as another.

Duality is required in order to produce the “appearance” of a self and another, an inner and outer, and as the means of acquiring “knowledge” of yourself which only comes through experience. The Astral Plane represents the plane of “knowledge” that’s only acquired through experience. We descend into a body that’s located within time and in a specific set of conditions and circumstances, forming an inner self and outer world necessary in order to “experience” ourselves “as” certain qualities expressed through a specific personality. This law is represented by the primary Law of the Monad, which is represented as a dot within a sphere. The dot is concentrated energy that produces the appearance of an outer reality as a holographic projection or emanation.

All material manifestation is comprised of “light” as photons which exist simultaneously as “both” a particle and wave. Our entire outer reality is a projection of our own mind on a higher level, and is contained fully within our higher mind as a “mental construct”. What we refer to as the “mind” is the “organizing principle” that “charges” matter of the material plane with a “frequency” that has both a pattern and self-organizing mechanism inherent in it that acts to organize light into “coherent fields of consciousness” as a harmonious unification of polar energies.

The mind operates through a hierarchical structure as ordered planes of existence that vary in density as different frequencies that vibrate at different rates and modes, similar to a musical scale of octaves. The Human soul of the higher mind exists on a “higher” plane than the lower mind of the material body, and is the aspect that orders, organizes and animates the entire lower one, forming a “singularity”. It oversees and orchestrates all the activities of the “entire” lower plane, and is the aspect that causes new formations on the material plane through an act of “will”. All of what we call “willpower” as the ability to “create” is conducted by our self on a higher plane and comes by way of the “whole reality” through a natural sequence of correlated events. It brings change as a harmonious movement of the entire material reality by introducing new ideas into the subconscious of our own lower mind that’s also shared with all of humanity and the Natural world of the Earth’s plane. What we call “oneness” of the material world is due to the fact that we all share the same “group mind” of the subconscious.

Within the material plane of formation, the subconscious is the aspect that produces a material manifestation out of “ideas” that it’s given by the higher mind. The subconscious is the feminine aspect of the mind that conceives of the ideas projected into it by the masculine aspect, and gestates it through a process that adapts it harmoniously with the current conditions and circumstances and births it as a material manifestation. As an idea is formed internally and magnetized with sensation and emotion, it forms into a pattern used for organizing the outer sphere of reality to be of the same idea and produces a certain “type” of experience as a metaphorical correspondence of that idea.

As the unified mind of the upper, causal plane divides itself in order to regenerate in the lower plane, it still exists in a polar state of equilibrium, and comes into the material body as the subconscious pregnant with the self-conscious, which it births through a process of adaptation, growth, and development. The self-conscious aspect of the mind is latent within the subconscious as its potential for self-creation within the body. In our initial state as a child only our subconscious is active and creating and we develop naturally as a part of our family and immediate environment. We’re born into an unconscious state where we lack all awareness of our true self which is what’s creating our entire material reality as an experience of ourselves within a certain matrix of dynamic relationships. The self-conscious is birthed spontaneously as a growth process where we “come into ourselves” and begin forming our identity as we mature and become an adult.

It’s the feminine aspect of our subconscious that’s a part of the Earth’s Soul of material reality and is the aspect of ourselves that “manifests” an idea as an outer experience of reality. While the subconscious is the powerhouse of the material plane and organizes our outer reality to be metaphorically the same as our inner reality, it lacks the inherent ability to think rationally, make decisions, and intentionally “seed itself” with a “new idea” to create as a reality. It births the rational self-conscious aspect as its own masculine counterpart that has the ability to reason, analyze, and make decisions based on its own calculations. The masculine, self-conscious mind has the ability to “seed” its own feminine aspect with its decisions, but it’s often almost completely unaware of how to do it. The subconscious only “takes in” and manifests the ideas given to it by the self-conscious which it then communicates to the higher mind.

 Our self-conscious, which is the self-aware aspect that perceives the outer creation of our subconscious, draws all its ideas as thoughts from within the group mind of the collective unconscious and forms most all of our “thoughts” from whatever we’ve been taught, and acts out whatever “relationship dynamics” we’ve been conditioned to in an automatic fashion. Most of our thoughts come automatically and are formed out of memories of some kind. When we rely on this aspect of our conscious mind, we simply create by seeding our subconscious over and over with memories of the past, and we use our creative power to create more of the past in the present.

Our self-conscious perceives the outer world created by our own subconscious and creates experiences of ourselves through the reality of our own making. This aspect, which is birthed fully within the physical body and experiences itself as the “personality” of the body, doesn’t realize that it’s also an aspect of a higher mind and is bestowed with the ability to create itself and its reality in whatever way it wants, and instead usually lives out its entire life from within a primarily unconscious state. This aspect of the mind gains “realization” of its own creation as the outer correspondence to its own inner thoughts and has the ability to make “new decisions” about how it wants to experience itself. As we gain new realizations about ourselves through our self-created experiences, they serve the purpose of making us self-aware and we can learn how to modify them through the active decision to work with our own thoughts.

Both masculine aspects of the same mind require the feminine aspect they share in order to actively create in new ways. The active requires the equivalent passive component to act as a “receiver”. The subconscious is the “medium” through which the active components of the upper and lower mind communicate with one another. As we make a new decision for what we want to actively create and experience, we shape that idea into a possible reality in our imagination (womb), where it’s communicated to the higher mind of Will. As the higher mind receives the sensory image as a “metaphor” for creating, it then injects that idea into the subconscious of the Earth’s plane, where it’s organized into a sequence of correlated events that bring it about naturally as an inherent part of our outer reality. But when it begins formulating as a corresponding part of our outer reality we have to recognize it as such, and make more decisions to “act on it”. As the ideas that we “request” through decisions begin formulating we have to resist the habitual tendency to discount them or blow them off as not being what we wanted and enter into a metaphorical relationship with them by actively engaging in their continued creation.

In a similar fashion, our higher mind is always injecting archetypal ideas into our subconscious as a means of administering karma as universal justice. These come as mental impressions that form inner visions of a particular type of experience that don’t come from memories obtained in this lifetime. When visions come as an inner voice out of nowhere, where nothing externally served to produce it, we’re given insight into what’s coming so we can prepare for it. These events seem to come outside of or in spite of our conscious decisions sometimes, because they’re providing us with the flip-side of our own actions from a previous time and life. This allows us to realize that what we perceive as another is actually our “self” as an expanded version. Our perception of others and reality is actually an extension of our self as we exist on a higher level of unity. We’re always acting “on ourselves” through our perception of our self as another.

There’s only One of Us

As we begin realizing this, we start waking up to the true nature of things and begin creating in a more responsible and compassionate way. Whatever we “do to another” we’re actually doing to ourselves on a higher level. In a unified state all creation comes as “patterns” produced through a “cause and effect relationship” where we play every role in creating a “holistic experience of our Self”. Our entire outer reality is produced as a correspondence to our inner reality. Everything that we do in the outer world through activity of some kind, we first do inwardly by thinking about it and running the consequences it’ll produce through our mind, making a decision of some kind regarding it. When we act in a compulsive and automatic way without thinking, we’re then provided with the “realization” of what we created while in an unconscious state through the choices and actions we took. This provides us with feedback that allows us to modify our process until we produce the results we intended to.

By reflecting on our life and grasping the full ramifications of the “cause and effect relationship” between being and doing, we can begin making the adjustments necessary to create in a more conscious and purposeful way. Once we begin realizing that no one is actually doing anything “to us”, but are simply stimulating us in a way that causes us to do it to ourselves, first as our thoughts and emotions, and then as our outward actions, we can begin seeing and realizing that we are the ones who are in fact creating our life to be the way it is, and we can make new decisions for ourselves that we administer by how we seed our own imagination. We can begin learning how to create from a self-aware and awake state. As we begin realizing that our outer world is comprised of our own psychological aspects, most of which we’re unaware of, we can gain tremendous insights into our own psyche and unhealed aspects of ourselves, and act on ourselves in a precise and deliberate manner to correct our own errors.

 Once we understand the dynamic nature of our own mind and how we create experiences of ourselves, we’re provided with the tools as universal laws for turning an unconscious process into a conscious and fully self-aware process of creation. As we gain self-realization through the outer mirror of our own inner mind, we learn the lesson it provides, and we begin developing our ability to use our mind in a much more proficient and deliberate way. We can use all of our experiences to become aware of our unconscious tendencies, and bring them into a harmonious state as a result. Through self-realization of our outer awareness as a mirror of our inner self, we can become conscious creators of our own life journey. We can learn how to utilize every aspect of our mind to produce a unified whole as the harmonious synchronization of all aspects of ourselves. As we wake up to our true self and creative abilities, we enter into our higher consciousness and perceive reality as a whole conducted from a higher plane of “true” self-awareness and realization.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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“The Power of 7” – The Birth of Christ, the New Moon, and Annular Solar Eclipse

In our modern world of excessive materialism we’ve lost the essential meaning of life as a soul. Rituals and festivals of various kinds are designed to take us deeper into the hidden meaning of things where we can tap into the spiritual powers involved. Anytime we have a unique combination of numbers and correlated celestial events, we’re being given a formula whose interpretation according to the laws and principles they represent gives us deep insights into the energies that are actively expressing to produce global events as an evolutionary form of growth that develops all life in new ways.

Just as the full moon of December was marked by a numerical code, so is the new moon on Christmas day and the solar eclipse it forms. When we interpret the symbolism involved to find the deeper meaning, we realize we’re being given a message as a form of prophecy. These celestial messages formed by star systems and heavenly bodies that work together to regulate natural cycles, provide us with insights into the invisible energies at work that are bearing direct influences on the Earth’s plane right now.

These celestial messages also provide us with a “set of instructions” on how to manage our own mental state and activities by consciously embodying these energies and doing the “inner work” involved as a means of calibrating ourselves to the flow of energy. By synchronizing ourselves to cosmic energies through conscious awareness we cooperate in a meaningful way with the events that are being initiated by them. Through a lack of awareness we remain ignorant of them and may have a tendency to work in contradiction of them while missing out on the growth opportunity they provide us with.

When we look at the “date” and time of certain events as an “encoded formula” that symbolizes the laws at work through a dynamic orchestration of celestial events that serve as metaphors for initiating corresponding terrestrial events, we tune into (intuit) a form of prophecy as a “prediction” of future realities. All “realities” are formed out of the universal Law of Cause and Effect as a dynamic relationship between complementary opposites. When we learn how to realize the laws at work in any situation we can predict the outcome of events in a fairly accurate manner. All prophecy is produced by understanding the energies that are actively expressing in any situation as a series of interactive relationships, and playing them out to form the outcome that’s the equivalent of what’s causing it. This relationship is “dynamic” because the “cause” produces an “effect” of an “equal or pronounced nature”, then the cause “reverses polarity” and the “effect” becomes the “cause” that produces another “whole series of corresponding events”. All of reality is produced as a self-perpetuating flow of energy that acts on itself to create itself. This cycle repeats infinitely as the 8th principle of “realization”. 

Sacred Sciences are formed as a “symbolic system” of correspondences that are all correlated with one another and provide the means for decoding what presents itself as an encoded formula. The Sacred Science of Gematria, Sacred Geometry, and Astrology, form a dynamic system of correspondences with the Archetypes of the Tarot, which serves as a Key for discerning the principles of the Kabala. Because Christmas (25 = 7) is symbolized by an “Archetypal figure” as the “birth of a savior”, we’ll start the interpretation with the Archetype associated with the number “7”of the Tarot, formed out of all correlating systems of thought. Just as our birth number breaks down to a numerical formula of the energies actively expressing in this lifetime as our “deeds”, we’ll handle the idea of Christmas as the “birth number” of a savior, with the year being insignificant to the equation because it’s “0”.

The numeric formula of 25 breaks down to 7 (2 + 5 = 7). 7 is represented by the Hebrew letter “Cheth”, which is symbolized by the “Chariot” or more precisely by the “Charioteer” of the Tarot. Like all numbers that are designed to represent universal principles, 7 represents the intrinsic value of “8”, which issues forth naturally from it as a “self-perpetuating” cause and effect relationship that’s continuous. Cheth means a “field enclosed by a fence”, which represents a specific location, area that’s cultivated by us, and our “territory” as the owner of our own creations. Whatever we create, we protect and defend. We “own” them. They represent our personal creations as the basis for our life experiences. It’s symbolized as an area closed off and “cultivated” by the mind/soul. It also implies shielding, safeguard, refuge, and safety. It’s symbolic of the “house” (of Beth) where the soul/mind is located in an “empty shell” as a shelter that serves as a “vehicle” (Gimel-2) that allows for psychological “dominion” within our self-created “kingdom”. A field is closed off and cultivated through “work” as our everyday “deeds” and activities.  Whatever we “pay attention to” we cultivate as a reality in our imagination and serve as a vehicle for manifesting as a reality.

The Nature of Light and Sound

The sense associated with 7 is “speech”. Speech is the function by which we “introduce limitations” as the means necessary for “defining” an idea by shaping it with attributes that give it certain characteristics.  As we shape an idea in our mental sphere (3) we create it’s “constitution” (4) as an organized field of information by “reverberating” it. Sound as the “spoken word” organizes light into a distinct pattern, and then continues to develop it through a chain of associated thoughts that imbue it with specific attributes and characteristics. As we shape an idea with certain characteristics we “develop it” in terms of how it functions and behaves as a means of applying it to our everyday life in order to create with it. All material forms are defined by their active aspects and potential for producing certain types of experiences. Form and function are always the exact equivalent of each other. Our “character” as intrinsic values that we’ve cultivated forms the basis for “all” of our actions and natural behaviors. There are no exceptions to this rule.

The mental function associated with 7 is “will” as “the spoken word” that serves to shape reality in the “imagination”. As we think (silent speech) and speak we shape and define ourselves through our reality. Words are like fences that impose limitations and collapse a wave-form of infinite potential into a particular idea as the use of our will in creating our reality. As we speak, whether internally as thought or externally as speech, we shape the meaning of our words in our imagination as a material (light) form. This material form is magnetized energetically with “sensation” and begins vibrating at the frequency of the form as an archetype and metaphor that serves to organize the light of the outer reality to be of the same thematic pattern.

Ideas formed in the imagination as visual thoughts shaped with sensory details that define it in specific terms, form a vibratory frequency as the minds (souls) ability to order and structure reality as a personal creation and “request” for a corresponding outer reality. Words organize information as a “field of speech”. Words have a preservative and protective power. The “right use of language” is the means of accurately creating with archetypal energies in a safe and intentional manner. When we extend the power of speech from words spoken outwardly to the internally spoken words of thought, we can see the importance of “right speech” in creating our self and our reality. It’s our silent thoughts that form the basis for all of our outer speech.

The Intelligence associate with Cheth is the house of influence. Words form the etheric body as the abode of inflowing cosmic powers. Human personality (body consciousness) is like a fenced in area of consciousness in which universal forces are drawn in, focused, and concentrated to form personalized reality as a direct experience. These cosmic forces flow into the personality (physical form) from the greater atmosphere beyond its boundaries. What is formed initially in “silent speech” of thought concentrates the cosmic forces and flows outward through the personality as self-expression and manifestation. All physical entities are formed internally first through the imagination as the “light body” (etheric double) that serves as both a blueprint and self-assembling mechanism that re-organizes the outer to match the inner. Whatever we think about in an intense manner forms the basis for what we “see” as our outer reality of manifestation.

As with all two-digit numbers we’re provided with a “formula” that represents the basic principles involved in producing an outcome of a specific nature. 2 = Gimel (High Priestess) where “universal memory” is drawn into the personality, forming thoughts that shape the Astral Light of the 4 Elements into imaginary realities of the same kind and type. 5 = the Mind/Soul as the Etheric element of the Mind that projects a thought-form into the subconscious mind of the personality as the means for organizing the 4 Elements into a “field of organized information” that then becomes a natural part of its outer reality. Once an idea is formed into a fundamental part of our outer reality it sets the stage for producing an “experience” that we then associate and identify with as the means of shaping ourselves “through” it and “as” it. 

5 represents the principle of “mind over matter” as the “self-assembling principle” of the mind that shapes an idea into a sensory thought-form that forms an energetic blueprint for organizing the outer light of the Astral Plane (sunlight) into the same idea. We receive ideas as thoughts from a universal source (sun-stars) that form our inner light (Moon) as a reflection and projection of solar energies. 5 is the number of our Higher Self (cosmic mind) that exists on the unformed plane of consciousness (invisible thought) in its “potential state” and is what acts to organize it into thematic ideas on the lower plane of manifestation.

When archetypal ideas as cosmic memory (2) is injected into the lower material mind by the Higher Self (5), it comes as thoughts that are adapted to the personality of the body and shaped (modified) in the imagination to produce the “etheric shell” (form) that draws in the cosmic forces associated with that idea, forming a vibratory frequency that organizes the outer reality (4) as a reflection and projection of the inner reality (3). The Mind is the “organizing principle” that’s self-assembling, self-actualizing, and self-perpetuating. Ideas form thoughts that act as a “seed” that’s planted in the fertile ground of the imagination where they’re gestated and developed (adapted and modified) into a unique possibility for constructing as an outer experience of reality.

The Sacred Marriage of the Triad and Tetrad

7 is considered the “sacred number of creation” because it represents the divine union of the Triad (Mind/Soul) with the Tetrad (physical body), which provides the hierarchal means for creating ourselves as a physical being. The triangle is the geometric shape that symbolizes the 3-fold nature of the mind and soul, and the square or cube symbolizes the 4 Elements of the material world, and when the triangle is placed on top of the square, it forms a “house” as the living temple of the divine soul. It’s symbolic of the upper 3 chakras of the mind merging with the 4 lower chakras of the body to form a coherent unit of light and sound.

7 represent the principle of both light and sound which form a “coherent field of consciousness” that functions as a singularity. As we speak, we organize light into the images of the words.  Metaphors, archetypes, and symbolic ideas are malleable patterns that can be adapted and modified in an infinite number of ways to produce correlating patterns as equivocal variations that all still work harmoniously as a waveform or holo-movement. Patterns of light (matter) only serve as “empty shells” (phantoms) that are magnetic in nature and act to “draw in” the universal intelligence of the cosmic mind which vibrates, animates, and expresses through it. A form can only serve as the means for magnetizing the energies appropriate to that form.

Whatever thoughts we consistently form as our normal way of thinking is how we “tune ourselves” to the specific cosmic energies that can express as a reality “through” and “as” that form. When we dwell in negative thoughts that cause pain and suffering, we act as a magnet for acquiring more of those same types of experiences. All “experience” is experience of our “selves” as both an inner and outer reality of the same nature. Our “inner light” comes as the absorption and reflection of “solar light”. Our thoughts are the active use of our “will to create”. As we call forth and create our outer reality, we create an experience of ourselves within and as that reality, and we form it into the cosmic memory that then serves to shape us energetically (spiritually).

As human souls of a higher nature than the animal kingdom, we are “creative beings” who create our reality through our thoughts. Whatever ideas we connect with, draw in, and dwell in continuously we literally use as the means of creating. Cosmic energies serve our Higher Self and vibrate whatever idea we form in our mind as a sensory reality that invokes a corresponding emotion. The emotion that comes as a natural response to our thinking amplifies and intensifies the frequency of the thoughts while transmitting it telepathically through the Earth’s atmosphere (field of astral light), impregnating the space around us. As it’s radiated outward as a projection of our inner reality, it acts to organize the same type of reality on a larger and more inclusive scale, providing us with the “experience” we requested through our thoughts.

We don’t “pray” or request a certain type of experience in a momentary act of concentrating on an idea for 5 minutes that often contradicts or extends outside of our normal thoughts, but exist in a constant state of prayer as the intimate connection with our Higher Self. Our body is “tuned energetically” by our mind and acts as an antenna with a two-way transmission. As we think, feel, and emote, we form our “etheric body” (8) which serve as a spatial map for organizing our entire experience of reality. Thoughts are the seeds for producing things. Whatever seeds we sow, we also harvest. Our higher power isn’t something that’s outside of us that we ask for intervention from that that will transform our reality to a better one that’s in direct opposition to our ordinary thoughts. Our higher power is something we possess internally that’s both inside and outside of us as our “mind”. Our mind as our thoughts is how we use our higher abilities to create our own reality. As we think by picturing the reality of our thoughts in a concentrative manner we calibrate ourselves to the energetic frequency of those light-forms and act to draw in corresponding complementary cosmic energies. We tend to think that the higher powers exist outside of and beyond our grasp, when in fact we “are” the higher power creating the reality of our thoughts from a dissociated state.

The Charioteer – King/Priest/Warrior

The Chariot and Charioteer represent the principle of 7 as the king/priest/warrior (3-fold nature) that forms his kingdom, and his vehicle used for protecting his kingdom. The king is pictured on/in a chariot formed out of a cube (Tetrad), with 4 pillars holding a canopy of stars overhead. His crown is comprised of 3 stars (one large and two small), he has golden hair (solar) and is wearing a breast plate (protective shield) with the emblem of a square formed into a cross (quartered), holding a scepter in one hand and a globe in the other, pointing down at the 2 sphinxes pulling his chariot, forming a triangle. The 2 sphinxes are positioned with their bodies posed away from each other with their heads turned looking at each other. One sphinx is black and the other white, representing the two pillars of the temple known as Jakin and Boaz, which support and maintain the veil of illusion (separation).

This symbolizes that we all form and rule our own kingdom by organizing the cosmic forces of the 4 Elements through our will. In the Kabala 7 is represented in the sphere of “Hod” (the emanation of Chokmah on the lower plane), and is the complementary aspect of “Netzach” on the same plane. Hod represents the intellect or self-conscious aspect (masculine) of the lower material mind, and acts to “seed” the subconscious (feminine) with an idea as an “emotional thought” that the subconscious then produces as an outer reality of the same nature, allowing for “realization” (8) of our own creation. The power of the will lies in the imagination, which is what forms the inner etheric blueprint for creating as an outer reality. The mental activities represented by the principle of will are carried out on the subconscious level of constructing reality. 

Through simple self-study you’ll realize that your thoughts and speech are predominately subconscious in nature, which means they come naturally without intention or actual awareness. Our vocabulary and how we structure our thoughts come through an unconscious process of association. All of our sentences, our style for expressing ideas, and figures of speech all take place “below” the self-conscious level, which means without our direct awareness. Our subconscious, which is the same aspect of the mind shared by all of humanity, is seeded not only by our own words, but also by the words of others that we “take in automatically” (without awareness) and form in our imagination as an experience. As we continue to think about something we develop into a well-defined reality and it serves to adjust our vibration through the emotions associated with them.

Cheth is ruled by Cancer, a cardinal water sign, where we can see the hard outer shell (house) of the crab as an enclosed area that provides safety and protection. Cancer is ruled by the Moon (Key 2), and the planet Jupiter (Key 10 as “fortune”) is exalted therein. Our fortune or “destiny” is determined and called forth as our reality through our thoughts and speech. Cancer governs the chest (a fence of bones) and stomach as our “gut instinct”. The chest (heart center) connects the upper 3 energy centers of reception, imagination, and speech, to the lower 3 centers of emotion, instinct, and reproduction. Cancer is a psychic, receptive sign that’s said to be endowed with a tenacious memory (Key 2).

Speech is not only composed of “definitions” but also embodies mental imagery and gives form to a “stream of consciousness” formed out of memory. The 7th subtle energy center of the body is the “crown” and (represented by a lotus with a 1,000 petals) acts as a “receiver and transducer” for cosmic memory where a wave or field of archetypal information is “collapsed” around a “single possibility” as a form of “natural selection”. As the wave is collapsed into a single possibility for creating it’s transformed into 2 petals as the “winged sphere” of light and sound. As it’s drawn down into the various energy centers of the body it’s adapted to the mental paradigm of the individual and modified into a unique variation as a personal creation. As it’s drawn into the 3rd eye it’s divided into polar aspects as an inner voice that forms an equivalent inner vision.

As we conceive an image in our mind that’s a “reflection” of solar energy, we continue to modify it by thinking about it and defining it with words. The Moon is a symbol of our lower nature, and does not possess a light of its own, but acts to merely reflect the light of the sun, as the means of illuminating the dark. As The well-formed idea is projected into our heart center it connects us with that same idea in everything around us (heart center is the connector, transmitter, and receiver of the material plane). It acts to form an electromagnetic field that serves as the carrier wave for the emotional state of the idea. Ideas are transmitted fluently on the material plane as emotion, where we absorb them and “reproduce” the reality they’re programmed with as an internal thought-form. The holographic principle demonstrated in the Geometric symbol of the Dyad as the Vesica Pisces or “womb of creation” (2), carries through to all levels of creation as what merges cosmic forces with ideas (3) that form reality as their offspring (4). The 7th chakra is a “receiver” for the vertical transfer of information between the higher and lower plane, and the heart chakra (4th) is what connects us to that same idea on the material plane.

3 + 4 =7 > imagination seeded with cosmic memory forms our material reality as a projection or hologram. 4 is the number of order and measure of the 4 Elements. The starry canopy over the Charioteer’s head is held up by 4 pillars divided into 2 equal parts. This signifies the Hermetic axiom, “that which is above is like that which is below”. His chariot (mobile house) is pulled by 2 sphinxes of a complementary nature formed by a human head and chest on an animal body. The division between man and animal takes place at the solar plexus (navel). The overall shape formed by the king/charioteer standing upright directly above the 2 sphinxes of a lower plane, with each hand holding an instrument that’s pointed at each sphinx, forms a triangle as the Higher Self directing and utilizing the 2 lower aspects of the animal-elemental mind to form his kingdom within which he resides and rules.

This is the same triangular configuration as the Hierophant (Key 5) which shows the Pope administering over 2 children as the “keys” to the “self” within a material form. The starry canopy over his head represents the celestial forces and their descent into the physical plane through the activity of the 4 Elements, which is the essence and substance of all material manifestation. The energies of constellations as star-systems produce  influences that serve to transforms material manifestation through the injection of subtle energies. These “ideas” are received by the subconscious of those whose mind are properly tuned, and form a unique variation in each individual through a natural process of adaptation (5), forming specialized roles in acting out the same overall idea as a group forming a joint experience of reality. The mind as the Higher Self is the principle of conception and gestation that births reality out of organized fields of light. 7 is referred to in Sacred Geometry as the “enchanted virgin” because it has no exact measurement and each time its drawn or constructed forms a variation while still holding true to the same basic shape. For this reason, 7 is also associated with the principle of creativity and self-expression.

25 represent the relationship that exists between 2 and 5 in forming the outcome of 7. The principle represented by 2 is cosmic memory as archetypes that are conceived, formed, and birthed through the Vesica Pisces of the mind. The triad is formed internally as the etheric-elemental hologram that serves as a spatial blueprint for constructing a corresponding outer reality. As we receive an electrical impulse (vibration as a pattern) we form it in our mind as a gaseous light-form that acts to draw in and gives rise to sensation of a fluid-emotional nature, that’s concentrated and solidified into a material reality of an equivalent nature. Creation comes as an injection of cosmic energies into the subconscious plane of the Earth and acts to transform and evolve our reality as a global consciousness. It represents the “Higher Will” creating through the 2 lower aspects of the animal mind.

New Moon and Solar Eclipse

Just as we had the full moon marked by 12/12 twice, we have Christmas 14 (5) days later as the New Moon in Capricorn. During a new moon the astral forces of the Earth are at a minimal and we’re able to transcend or resist their magnetic attraction long enough to “conceive” of a higher, celestial force. The womb is empty and ripe for conception of a new seed. We “begin“ all new creations during a new moon. All new goals are set in place and initiated during the “darkest night” of the month and year. When the New Moon comes at the winter solstice it symbolizes the “darkest night of the year” when a “savior is born”. This idea is represented by the “dark night of the soul”, where the pattern of an old manifestation disintegrates and our life seems to completely fall apart, making us ripe for conceiving a whole new idea that will take its place.

This marks the moment of true transformation as a form of “rebirth” that’s undertaken through conscious use of will and in a decisive and deliberate manner. This signifies that the energies represented by 12/12 will act as a seed for the gestation and birth of new ideas. This New Moon is also going to be an annular solar eclipse, which means the Moon is the furthest away from the Earth, and will act to block out the light of the sun for a short period of time. The exact time of the New Moon will be 12:14 am on the 26th, which indicates both the dissolution of a whole cycle (12) and the initiation of a new one that will serve to change the vibration (14) of the collective unconscious of humanity. This eclipse and the New Moon happen in Capricorn, which has the energies of growth, abundance, and good luck that comes from detaching from the material addictions that keep us in chains. So it indicates a “blessing in disguise” that initially seems traumatic but will ultimately produce positive change.

The Magical Key of 7 – Putting it all Together

This indicates an ideal time to embody new qualities and set new goals for your life that will be infused with very positive energies. 7 represents the active use of our will to transform ourselves into a purified state of a higher nature. The cube of the chariot represents the Philosopher’s Stone as a throne and vehicle for creating by seeding our own mind with ideas that are turned into ideals. We can only act to draw in and integrate energies that resonate with our state of mind. The breastplate with the triangle engraved on it is the knowledge of Divine Things which renders the wearer invulnerable to human assaults. We’re given a formula for transformation from a lower state of unconscious creation to a higher one through what’s called the 7 deadly sins and 7 divine virtues, which are actually polar opposites of each other, and correspond to the 7 planets which are the archetypal energies that make up the human psyche. These 7 sins (errors) and virtues operate according to the Laws of Polarity (2) as opposite aspects of the same idea separated by a process of graduation from one extreme to another.

The 7 planetary aspects of complementary forces that can be used as the means of transformation from one state to another are represented as: Sun = faith > pride; Moon = hope > avarice; Venus = charity > luxury; Mars = Strength as superior to wrath; Mercury = prudence which is hostile to idleness; Saturn = temperance opposed to gluttony; Jupiter = justice opposed to envy. These are the prophetic keys of the 7 spirits where humanity subsists under the laws of growth and development that’s undertaken through active use of our higher capacities of self-realization, choice, and active use of will in order to manifest the reality of our decisions. The Kabalistic book of the Apocalypse is sealed with “7 seals” each of which represent a “church” as the “stars” of the etheric body which are regulated by the higher mind. These correlate with the keys of the ternary (3), quaternary (4), septenary (7), and duodenary (12), and are utilized through active application of the 7 Hermetic Principles. 7 is decisive in all things. If we haven’t been able to manifest a desired experience it’s because we haven’t really made the decision to do so, and are still negotiating it through conflicting desires and ideas.

7 represents the equal unity of the first and last principle as the alliance between the spoken word and manifestation of the reality indicated by the words. The alliance between the triad and tetrad is represented by the 4 letter name of God as the Tetragrammaton (4 pillars of the temple). 7 is the very nature of reality as the substance of the mind creating it through thought and speech. There are 7 colors of the prism, 7 notes in a musical scale, 7 planets, 7 chords of a lyre, 7 primary human emotions, 7 metals of alchemy, and 7 spirits of Cosmic Consciousness, all of which form a dynamic series of correspondences as a chain-of-association that connects them all in principle. 7 is the active use of will that brings realization as a personal creation. We’re being called upon to learn how to use our own will as the means for transforming ourselves from a lower to higher state of consciousness by managing our lower mind and determining what ideas we allow into our mind to gestate and form our soul’s destiny, and which ones we censor and keep out.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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“12 / 12” – Interpreting the Mathematical Code of the 13th Full Moon that’s Ushering in the New Decade of 2020

All numbers represent laws and principles as creative processes and archetypal patterns that are acting to organize and orchestrate the entire material world. There’s no such thing as chance, and nothing ever comes randomly without a reason. Every single effect has a cause as the reason why it exists. What we write off as chance is simply a part of a bigger pattern that’s playing out on a scale so large we can’t recognize it through our immediate experiences. Nothing happens until something moves, and nothing moves without a mover. All activity comes as a part of a larger sequence of events that result through a chain reaction or a “holomovement” formed out of a dynamic interwoven infrastructure. This idea is commonly represented by a drop of water that hits the surface of a large body of water that’s considerably larger in scale and magnitude, which produces a ripple effect as concentric waves that expand in complexity and magnitude, affecting every single point in the water consistently as a wave movement. This idea is also represented as the metaphor of the “spider web” traditionally used in Native American folklore and allegories. 

While 12 is a very powerful number in terms of the principle it represents, this article will highlight only the features that are significant in terms of how they’re being used in the modern day context as a date that marks what can potentially be a significant event in terms of the process it sets in motion and acts to help facilitate. The most basic interpretation of the laws represented by the number “12” is what we can call “transcendent laws”. This is because they operate on a higher and more unified level and encompass the “totality” of the lower plane of our material manifestation represented by numbers 1-10.

12 is a primary number of “measurement” and “time”, especially as it pertains to larger, whole patterns that span the entire space-time continuum. It represents the 12 parts or conscious aspects that make up a “whole”. This principle is most commonly represented through the 12 archetypes of the zodiac that are combined in varying degrees and potencies to form a whole person, as well as the outer reality of that person (society). These universal patterns can be thought of as “themes” that makeup larger patterns that are comprised of the diverse roles being played out by the 12 astrological archetypes that makeup the subconscious mind of humanity. So any event represented by the number 12 is going to be a global event that will affect all of humanity as a whole. It represents the higher plane of subtle energy where “causes” produce a pronounced effect over a larger period of time and serve to transform existing patterns by initiating a new phase in its overall development.

Numbers that come as a date and time have no significance outside of serving as a “marker” for recognizing the onset of new energy that contains a new pattern being introduced into and infiltrating the Earth’s plane from the cosmos. Subtle energy is what forms the etheric blueprint for organizing and orchestrating the material plane that rises out of it as a holographic projection. The soul is the astral body (body made of starlight) of subtle energy that exists as a form of “tincture” made by combining the 12 archetypal powers to produce a pattern as a formula of qualities. All planetary bodies are “souls” whose energies form an archetypal matrix as its level and type of universal consciousness that emanates or projects a unique version of reality. What we refer to as the “group mind” of humanity is the “subconscious” aspect of the mind that we share with all of Nature and life on this planet. It’s the “collective unconscious” that’s made up of cosmic influences from the star systems (constellations) of the “heavens”. All of life on the planet, including humanity, is “operated” to produce a unified reality as interwoven patterns by interjecting an idea in “seed” form into the subconscious mind of the planetary soul.

12 represents a “whole” as a larger pattern that makes up our entire material reality. So it indicates a global event set in motion by the interjection of new cosmic energies. This means they will come as dreams, intuition, and new realizations that come from inspired thoughts that seem to come to us out of nowhere (absorbed from the atmosphere). We won’t call them synchronicities, because the minute you call it something you act to define it through the set of limitations you impose on it, turning it into a personalized version of a universal idea. Influences of a cosmic nature effect everyone in a different way based on how these energies are adapted and systematically modified by the individual mind acting to receive them and bring them into expression through daily activities born out of their mindset.

12 is comprised of 1+2, and is still a part of the plane represented by “1” that is shaped out of the 10 primary universal laws, as the plane that transcends or rises above it. It represents the polar opposite or parallel plane of the lower one that precedes it and forms the constitution in which it serves to transform. Everything operates out of the action caused by the relationship (2) of polar opposites. 12 represents the process of development given the title of “initiation” as the path of the Adept, which is commonly represented as a spiritual master that’s accompanied by 12 disciples or assistants. The master is the 13th  as the exaltation that results from harmoniously balancing the 12 individual aspects into a unified whole. 13 is the number of transformation that acts to free the soul from the self-imposed limitations of an illusion, also referred to as “death”.  

The Relationship between 12 and 13

The wheel of the zodiac is comprised of 12 spheres of consciousness as attributes that are held together or projected out of a 13th sphere as the central point that holds them together forming a greater “whole”. All spiritual masters are portrayed as having 12 disciples who assist them in their process of transformation and ascension. These 12 disciples represent the archetypes of the zodiac utilized in the creation of the master as an ascended being of a divine nature. This is accomplished by harmonizing all internal aspects of our “self” that normally contrast and compete with each other into a harmonious whole. We “create ourselves” by expressing all of our inner qualities to produce a reality that acts as a mirror and reflects back to us hidden aspects of ourselves that haven’t been properly integrated to form a whole, as well as the known aspects of ourselves.  Archetypes are the primary form of cosmic intelligence that the subconscious draws on as attributes that structure it mentally and determine how it functions emotionally. Structure always indicates function, and function is a process of creation.

The 12-fold pattern of constellations is used in every form of organization and was traditionally used as the means of organizing communities, tribes, and clans. A whole nation (person) is comprised of 12 houses of the zodiac (wheel) that gave each one a distinct personality and function that all operated as a unified whole. This is indicated by the “circular formations” constructed at sacred sites that monitored star systems as they rotated through the heavens that brought distinct influences to the Earth allowing us to predict future events and prepare for them as a result. Each of the different constellations represent an archetype as a pattern and process comprised of different attributes as “personality traits” that altered the events of the material plane through a series of corresponding correlated events that took place on a global scale.

This principle is illustrated in the allegory of the 12 tribes of 12,000 each that formed the 144,000 souls that served as the “root race” that seeded humanity. 12 x 12 (both date and time are a double number) = 144. Four is the number of physical reality as our “constitution” that forms all of the activities (ruled by Mars) that result in material manifestation. A double 4 indicates the constitution of two planes interacting to form One. 1+4+4=9  > the number of completion as a state of perfection. 1+2+1+2 or 3+3 =6, half of 12. The Hexad (6) is the most fundamental “structure” of material manifestation, and is the geometric structure of both crystals and DNA, which make up the entire material world of the mineral, chemical, plant, and animal kingdoms. 6 in the Tarot and Kabbalah represent the human soul operating on a higher plane through the faculty of the 2 lower minds of the material plane also known as the subconscious of the group mind that we not only share with all of humanity, but with all of Nature as well. The subconscious is the mind that produces and contains material reality as a mental construct and projection. The mind itself in each aspect is represented by 3 as a triangular orientation of a 3-fold nature, where one exists on a higher level and the other two on a lower level as polar opposites of each other.

We can think of 12 as representing a larger pattern as a greater whole that acts to reorganize the structure of the entire material world and how it operates. It injects an idea into the greater mind of humanity that serves to set a whole new sequence of events into motion that will span over a extended period of time and ultimately act to completely transform the pattern currently being acted out. All patterns are transformed through the incorporation of new ideas that serve to modify it into a variation. These ideas come as “influences” because they’re psychological in nature and will be incorporated uniquely by every individual who will play them out in a different way within their daily life, while still holding true to the overall pattern being played out by society as a whole.

The Law of 3

12 in the ultimate sense is a combination of the laws represented by 1 and 2, which are projections of each other. This formula represents attention as will that enters into and activates a cosmic memory (archetypal matrix) that forms an idea in its potential (unformed) state, which is formed into a “seed” that’s projected from a higher plane into the imagination (womb) of the subconscious on the lower plane, where it gestates and is grown into a detailed reality. 3 is the number that represents the imagination as the womb of the material world. 1+2=3. Three is the first “true number” of the material plane because this is the stage where an invisible idea is shaped into an astral form in the imagination. This astral form of the imagination made out of liquid light, forms the “etheric blueprint” for organizing its material duplicate as a corresponding outer projection.

 A double 12 as two 3’s = 6. This represents the balanced state of the two polar aspects of the subconscious and self-conscious to produce a state of equilibrium as a “functional third”. The Hexad is the primary geometric structure of DNA and crystalline matrices formed out of the programming inherent in DNA. This is represented by interlaced triangles oriented in different directions. It can be thought of as a “polar shift” that re-orientates us in terms of what plane we draw information from. Parallel (polarized) planes that overlap each other exist in polarity with each other as a “relationship”, represented by 2, which serves as the basis for birthing new realities through the Vesica Pisces of the Dyad (forms an interference pattern). All reality is formed out of the relationship we form with different aspects of ourselves as an inner and outer reality comprised of the same archetypal consciousness.

12 +12 = 24 = 6. The double number not only indicates an emphasis as amplification, but changes the equation from 3 to 6, indicating a different effect of a pronounced nature. All activity that takes place through the group mind acts to program our DNA, which we also share in common with all biological life forms in Nature. It’s the subtle body as the two minds in a balanced state that forms the blueprint for spatially organizing the material matrix, produced as an emanation or holographic projection “through” DNA. 3 is the number of the mind, which operates as 3 aspects on 2 planes (1+2) and whose creative capacity lies in the imagination, represented by 3, and is what serves to “program” our DNA through our “perception” of the reality formed in our imagination. 1 is the higher mind that projects into the 2 lower aspects of the same mind giving it a pattern to manifest.

The Full Moon

As stated earlier, there’s a natural relationship that exists between 12 and 13. 12 is a solar number where time is measured as the 12 months that make up a year, in which approximately 13 lunations take place. The Moon acts to absorb and reflect the light of the sun, and is what regulates all of life on the planet through magnetic energy. 13 represents the process of death as the passing away of certain energies that have exhausted their expression, in order to form new ones in their place. The body and its consciousness are formed out of the 12 archetypes which combine to form a crystalized structure that projects a certain type of reality and experiences, which are then absorbed by the soul as it sheds the body in death.

13 represents death of the old to allow the conception and growth of the new. It represents the etheric plane as the natural domain of the soul on a higher plane that works through lunar influences to organize the activities of Nature on the material plane. Lunar forces are what “operate” and set in motion all the natural tendencies and instinctual processes of Nature. 12 is the greater whole that’s organized and animated through the etheric blueprint of the harmonious balance of the 2 minds by the higher aspect of the soul. During a full moon the Earth’s magnetic (astral) energies are at a peak and produce a pronounced effect on the subconscious of planetary consciousness. All instinctual activities of Nature are initiated and regulated through lunar cycles formed from sunlight (starlight).

This indicates that the subconscious of the entire material plane is being impregnated with a new pattern that will ultimately restructure it and change how if functions as a whole. 1 is solar, 2 is lunar, and 3 is the unification as a whole. When the archetypal matrix is altered by pulsating energies that produce new emphasis as exalted influences, society as a whole begins expressing in new ways, and a natural sequence of events are set into motion that eventually act to transform reality.

12+12+12+12=48, material reality (4) as magnetic forces are altered and tamed through strength of will (8), and made into a passive vehicle for higher forms of expression. It’s only in overcoming the magnetic attraction of instinctual energies that we attain self-mastery. We can only control what doesn’t control us. 4+8=12, the number of the initiate and a reversed orientation that walks contrary to the manifest world. All great spiritual masters have 12 disciples that they minister to, making them the 13th, as the one who “transcends” the illusion of death. These changes will cause the current illusions of mass deception to begin dying and falling away allowing a new idea to be birthed in its place. We can’t build a new reality out of the existing one; we can only remodel it into a variation of the same idea. It has to completely crumble and fall apart, its foundation destroyed, the ground reworked, and a new footprint laid down in its place. This means there’s a rough road ahead that’s going to bring significant changes in society as a whole. The signs appear in Sagittarius, which gives us clues as to the nature of the new influences and it will serve to modify the current pattern being played out.

2020 – The Birth of a New Decade

This 12-12 event acts to summarize our current era while ushering in a new one. We’re entering a new decade represented by another double number. 20 as a general rule represents moving to a higher level as a double 10 (complete cycle or level). 20+20=40, the number that represents the time frame needed to break a habit while instilling a new one. It’s the number of “purging”, cleansing, and purifying, as the means of creating a new reality (4). 2+2=4, the rational number of material reality. Here again, 2 represents the Dyad as the relationship that introduces a new influence as an archetypal pattern that serves to produce a new type of material manifestation as a global transformation. This is the number of subtle, spiritual energies that precede and act to seed the subconscious mind and alter manifestation of the whole. New realizations are going to take place that will reveal ideas that are being covertly acted out and set a whole new series of activities and events into motion that will move us from one phase of development into another one.

20 represents what’s referred to as the “universal Medicine” as a purification process that cleanses the soul of illusions produced out of weakness that are toxic and destructive, as a spiritual rebirth or awakening. It’s transformation necessary for ascension to a higher plane of consciousness that operates as a singularity rather than as fragmented parts that are divided into competing classifications. This process of transcendence is facilitated by reversing polarity as the relationship between the active and passive aspects of the material mind, where the active (masculine) component is made passive, so that the passive (feminine) aspect can be impregnated by a higher power that’s not “ego oriented”. In other words we “reverse” what plane we connect with and draw information from as the means for creating. We move from allowing ourselves to be programmed and controlled by the earthly forces of humanity as “mass consciousness”, and instead begin taking direction from higher forms of intelligence as a form of “waking up” to our true nature as divine, sovereign beings. We begin utilizing our lower mind by bringing it into the service of our higher mind, which oversees and conducts the activities of the entire lower plane through purely mental means.

Bringing it all Together

These combined symbols serve as a “marker” in time that lets us know we’re moving into a new phase of an even greater pattern that will act to change the very structure, function, and order of society as a whole. As with all subtleties, this will come as a shift in consciousness that sets a whole new sequence of events into motion from every level of society because it comes through purely mental means. It’s the subtle plane (2) that serves as the blueprint for organizing the material plane (4). All reality is birthed through the womb of the Dyad (Vesica Pisces) as a relationship that’s formed with different aspects of the “self” (12 archetypes of Human Psyche). The higher plane overlaps the lower, producing and interference pattern (Hexad) that modifies the frequency being vibrated through polar opposites. “As above, so below, and as below, so above, in the wondrous workings of the One thing”. All reality is produced as a reflection and projection of organized energy (consciousness) from the higher plane of subtle energy.

The archetypal matrix of the Earth is being altered through the exaltation of energies in Sagittarius, and it’s going to modify the pattern that’s currently being played out on a global level. Astral influences of star-systems in the heavens govern the activities of the world and move us through different phases of an evolutionary process. 12 is related to the measurement of time and how things are organized spatially as an all-encompassing whole. An injection of Sagittarius energy as an archetypal influence is being injected into the group mind of the planetary soul, which will be necessary in order to ultimately facilitate the process of ascension by moving us into a new phase or stage of the overall process we’re currently engaged in.

This event is going to introduce new active properties into the “tincture” of the group mind that will actively change how it expresses. This will transform the manifestations produce in the last decade to form a new vibration of the decade we’re moving into. This will most likely come about as subtle changes in consciousness that will bring about dynamic changes in the way we perceive and behave. Our reality only changes when we change. All change comes from the inside as inspired thoughts that are imagined as an outer reality. Existing patterns are only transformed through the injection of new ones. We are all the expression of the group mind we share in common, and form reality through behaviors and what activities we naturally engage in as a whole group. When we begin acting as a single race with a single purpose we’ll evolve ourselves to a higher plane of existence.

Transformation requires death of the old in order to give birth to the new. Destruction is a necessary phase of transformation required in order to build something new in its place. The “veil of ignorance”, which exists between 2 poles or pillars, is going to continue to drop revealing the covert actions taking place behind closed doors as a “secret society” who thrives by feeding off of others. As deception is uncovered and revealed, it will require action on our part in order to obliterate it, so new transparent systems can be erected in their place that serve the good of everyone. This change will come as realizations that produce new awareness and spawns new ways of perceiving the world. Through new perceptions we will act collectively to re-inform the DNA of our bodies that’s used to structure all living organisms on a global scale and new crystalline structures of a pure and pristine nature will begin forming that rejuvenates life.

Things will become exaggerated and intensify before they can be resolved. Deception and corruption will become increasingly apparent as people begin waking up and speaking out. Anyone who continues to cling to the old ways produced out of a corrupt world system, declaring their loyalty to the establishment, will be taken down with it. Only those who are able to “clearly see” the deception and are no longer fooled by it and take action towards creating it’s resolution will participate in what will result in ascension to a higher plane of unity as a utopian society of highly conscious beings. A great thinning process is taking place that will sort out those who are fully awake and aware, and those who choose to remain asleep and delusional.   

Dr. Linda Gadbois  

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