Awakening your Inner Lover – “Experiencing Pleasure”

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All experience is first created in the imagination as a reflection of our “mood” or state of mind. We create an inner experience that becomes the organizing factor of our outer experience. We create it on the inside, then project out onto our environment and create a corresponding expression through how we “emotionally interpret” things to give them meaning. The meaning forms the basis for the “type” experience we create as a result. This is the fundamental basis of “self-expression”. Our true creative ability lies in our capacity and skill for creating desired experiences. We do this primarily by first recognizing what “feeling” we are longing for, then placing our attention on that feeling, holding it in our mind’s eye, noticing what the sensation is in our body, and allowing a kind of story to emerge out of it as a natural expression that is allowed and uncensored. The story demonstrates what type of experience will give us that feeling. Feelings have whole stories inherent in them as part of their archetypal nature.

Our ability to not only imagine vividly, but experience fully comes by way of awakening our senses and using them to create intoxicating sensual experiences of a deeply erotic nature. We have to marry eros to logos, use the emotional quality to fill and activate the mental impression. Bring back our sensuality as a means of animating mental images with provocative qualities of being that excite and enliven us. Qualities, embodied and expressed sensuously enhance our ability to cultivate deeply gratifying states of erotic beauty while exercising our creative powers to first create our internal state, then express ourselves, while having the experience our own creation.

Because we live in a society that is largely left-brained, overly intellectual and addicted to technology, we often lack the emotional skills and awareness necessary to directly connect to and become apart of our environment. Our ability to feel fully present in our bodies while merging with our immediate experience has become dulled and unpracticed. This has resulted in the resigned, lack-luster society that endlessly indulges in mundane mediocrity and has settled into a lifeless existence that we call normal. We must retrain our minds to embrace our sensual nature and the pleasure that comes from learning how to increase our emotional energy that arouses our mind igniting our imagination with a sense of passion. When we become passionate thinkers, the life we create is intoxicating and erotic, vivid and seductive, relentlessly calling us on. No place is this ability more enriching than when we engage fully in the art of love-making.

So we begin by intentionally creating the experiences designed to awaken our senses and enliven our bodies with erotic sensations that arouse our soul to higher states of consciousness. Merging with the Beloved, becoming one with God, is symbolized by the experience of blending into another and loosing ourselves in euphoric states of eternal bliss. The experience of intense love that consumes the mind, body and emotions through a heightened and prolonged orgasm serves as a metaphor for the intense pleasure of merging back into and becoming one with our Creator. As above, so below, in our sexual experiences, like all of life, we are at once the creators, the creation itself, while having the experience of our creation. No place is this more evident than embracing the love of creating while seeking atonement of mind, body and spirit into the same act.

In order to do this we must retrain our mind and body to work in-sync and increase our ability to receive pleasure, give it and become one-with it. Like learning the skills necessary for becoming the creator of any art-form, we must develop the ability for heightened sensory experience, and the ability to cultivate and maintain deep forms of pleasure for prolonged periods of time.

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Exercise for enhanced sensory pleasure of the body/mind:

· Decide on what type of experience you wish to create – either as an expression of your current mood, or by embodying the qualities necessary to “create” your mood.

· Create the proper ambiance for the “type” of experience desired so that it will unfold naturally. The environment that will elicit the same mood in your lover. This can be low lighting, candles, burning incense or potpourri, soft music, sexy attire or partial nudity, etc. (Think in terms of invoking as many senses as possible – visual, sound, smells, touch, taste, etc.)

· Create the proper setting or stage – arrange the bed, use soft blankets, or silky sheets, arrange a place on the floor, someplace where you have full access to their body, and they to yours.

· Have your lover put on a blind fold (removes distractions), and lay comfortably relaxed propped up by pillows. The visual aspect should be in what is being imagined through the other senses. Your lover has to fully receive the pleasure you are giving them, and their only response is in showing you what they like by moaning or moving their body (this way you get to know their pleasure zones).

· In using touch and feeling sensations, think of as many different forms of touch that you can that are all done with your body. Fingers, hands, nails, running your body along theirs, pressing with different intensities, using the tip of your tongue, whole tongue, tickling, licking and sucking, gentle biting, stroking with your hair, blowing on their skin, etc.

· Using sound intentionally as a form of expression, make a variety of sounds that match the touch. Soft lingering moans,, deep breathing, grunting, deep belly sounds, whispering sexy gestures, giggling, deep sighing, and whatever else feels right in the moment. Or match the touch to the rhythm of whatever music is playing.

· As you explore with your face and mouth, you take in all the smells and tastes. Become familiar with them. Associate them to your feelings of sexual arousal and how incredible it feels to give pleasure to your lover. Explore and taste all areas of their body while making sounds that express your pleasure.

· Then, after fully explored and consumed, switch roles, and start again. :-)

Practice this, or experiences similar to this and it will allow your body to come alive, your emotions to soar, and your mind to feel the deep pervading sense of inner peace as the sweet afterglow of desire satisfied fully with deep feeling of love expressed with the body. The greatest healing power there is, is the energy directed through human touch while filled with deep feelings of love. While we tend to describe “human needs” in terms of physical survival, loving touch, energy infused with emotions of love and directed with intention, is the greatest healing power there is, and the primary “spiritual need” of our soul.

Linda Gadbois

Relationship Coach

Creative Sexuality – “Sensuous Expression”

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All experience in the ultimate sense is a form of imagination or personal interpretation of neutral facts that determine what qualities we imbue things with, which create certain types of experiences. We could safely say that sex is 80% imagination, even when we are actually having it. How we use our mind to create the experience, determines the level of pleasure it offers as a result. Like most things, if we have bad, mundane or uninteresting experiences it’s a direct reflection of our own creative ability and mental attitude to a certain extent. If we simply blame it on our lover, we are not only making a fundamental error in our thinking, but we are missing the opportunity to exercise deeper forms of physical expression by how we first imagine it, “get into it”, act to provoke it, or how we go about it.

The basis of Sacred Sexuality is to bring heightened awareness, absolute presence and a kind of meditative quality of sensory pleasure and spontaneous exploration to the sexual act. As with all of life, we are responsible for creating our own experiences. If we know how to do this and learn to practice it masterfully, our sex life and ability to create intimate experiences by feeling at one with our lover, sex becomes enlivening, fresh, and fills us with deep feelings of desire, openness, and vulnerability. It never becomes boring, ritualistic or mundane, even though our sexual life goes through cycles and stages just like every other aspect of our life does. Each experience is perceived as new, immediate and fully open to whatever the moment calls for. Spontaneity and provocative playfulness must be maintained and encouraged.

Sex is meant to be fulfilling at all levels of our being, not just with the aim of having an orgasm. In Sacred Sexuality, the orgasm is not the actual goal. It is the ability to become fully enthralled with sensuous pleasure that we consciously build and intensify while holding and maintaining it at a heightened level of pleasure that is just short of the actual orgasm. This not only increases our ability to handle more intense forms of energy, but allows us to feel intense pleasure for extended periods of time, rather than a quick fix, or sex that lasts 5 minutes. In Kundalini, we must develop the ability to handle much stronger currents of energy without blowing a circuit. To increase our capacity for higher vibratory frequencies, we have to develop our ability to hold within our body feelings of intense pleasure that are expansive in nature. Love, from an energetic perspective expands, grows and multiplies . . . it increases and amplifies itself. Tantra, as a sensuous art-form, teaches us how to do this.

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Sex as an experience of intense love, is extremely gratifying emotionally, as affection that is deeply nourishing, mentally comforting, and promotes feelings of safety that allow for complete surrender and abandon, which is only possible through intimate trust and acceptance by and of our lover. As with all creative expression we have a range that serves a variety of moods – whether sweetly and with great tenderness, or playfully teasing and flirting . . . or aggressive and somewhat animalistic. Whatever serves the imagination and seems appropriate in the moment as a playful and erotic dance between sensuous lovers that is born as a reflection of the moment and allowed to take on a life of its own.

To meditate during sex, or intimate moments of giving and receiving warm delicious affection, is to relax into your body, turn your attention inward and become fully engrossed in the physical sensations that are consuming you with tantalizing pleasure. To focus on the sensuous experience of touch, texture and temperature, wet and moist, or soft and dry . . . or the exotic image of beauty, dreamy and impressionistic, soft flowing curves with no distinct lines. Perhaps your inner response to the smell of warm skin, and the moist breath falling around you like morning dew teasing your mouth to explore and lick as if caressing with your fingertips. Get lost in the moment, and allow time to stand still and disappear from your awareness. Step into the flow and allow your body to respond intimately to/with your lovers every move.

Allow the energy to move through you, as you. Don’t try to contain it, hold it back or make it wrong. Instead allow and encourage by how you respond to it. Be present in the midst of intense pleasure while holding it in your body for prolonged periods. Build and intensify, then hold momentarily . . . then relax. Teach your body how to hold higher levels of pleasure without exploding letting it overwhelm you. Relish in it and allow it to consume you with complete abandon. Then, when you do decide to have your orgasm together, it will reach higher levels of intense pleasure, while lasting much longer. You will be able to experience the intensity of an orgasm for longer periods while not becoming overwhelmed. You will literally train your body and mind how to have greater and greater levels of pleasure as love in physical form. And the best part . . . you share it with your lover as the greatest gift of love, co-created as pure experience.

Linda Gadbois

Relationship Coach

Sex – Why is the Topic of Sex so Taboo?

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Why does the topic of sex make people so uncomfortable? We seem to have more issues, judgments and inhibitions around this area of our life than any other. Most of us have been raised with a repressed sex life. Religious icons have been presented as being pure in nature because they openly deny their sexual nature. Many have been told that sex, and even thoughts of sex, are basically sinful, and something you shouldn’t do or have. This not only creates endless inhibitions motivated by shame and guilt, but also set the premise for feeling ashamed of our bodies which is the vehicle through which we have sex, crave it, and ultimately feel satisfied by it.

Yet at the energetic level, as our primary nature, sex is our life-force energy. Our sexual energy is the energy of life itself. Sexual behavior governs all of life as we know it. Perhaps the real question is what you choose to do with your sexual energy. It is the intention which directs the behavior that defines the nature of the experience. You can certainly use it in sinful ways that breed the taboo aspects, or you can use it for the power it possesses to achieve the highest peaks of consciousness that we know of. Like all energy and natural forces that pervade all of life as the basic tools for self-expression, it all depends on how you use it. It is neutral and void of meaning until we shape and direct it with our emotional thoughts that motivate and imbue behavior with like qualities to create certain types of experiences.

Sex, in its primary state, is bioelectricity, and just as electricity exists as a neutral unconstrained force in nature – when contained, channeled and directed, it can be used to light a house, cook a meal, or cook a man – it’s the same force used in a different way, with a different intention. The intention that we embody while engaging in sex shapes its meaning and determines the nature of the experience we create as a result.

The first principle that must be employed is to not condemn it. Whatever we condemn we can’t use effectively or use as a creative force in an intentional manner. The intent for it, as well as the feelings around it become clouded and blocked, preventing its potential for higher forms of expression. The moment you condemn anything, you can’t use it – you set up a natural resistance to it – you create conflicting thoughts and emotions that serve to cancel it out, or corrupt its power by forming guilt and shame around it which are inhibiting forces. Negative emotions serve to contract, pullback, endlessly censor, and ultimately prevent.

Sex and our sexuality needs to be viewed as a perfectly natural part of life. It is through sex that extreme levels of fulfillment are possible through peak experiences. It should be viewed as a basic human need. Sex is love expressed with our whole body, our whole being. Sex when joined with meditation, changes the entire nature of the experience by concentrating it with extreme body awareness and presence. Sex without a concentrated mind, simply creates lust and bares children. Sex with meditation can birth you and your partner as whole new human beings. The sexual peak of orgasm formed the basis for meditation as an original practice by the Yogi’s who wrote erotic love poems to the Beloved (God) and coined the term “Bliss” as ecstasy. It is the most natural experience for achieving ecstatic emotion void of thoughts. It’s pure pleasure as experience.

Linda Gadbois

Relationship Coach

Pineal Gland – The Spiritual Experience of Conscious Dreaming

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Often when we talk about envisioning, soul journeying, or spiritual experience, many don’t know for sure what it is or what the terms actually mean in the real sense. Here my goal is to simply describe the basic nature of the mystical experience in terms of the energetic hallucinations that are a natural function of the imagination when being used with greater abilities. Everybody’s experience varies to a certain degree and some have distinct personal styles of envisioning just as we have unique and varying mental perceptions of normal day-to-day reality. I am only giving a basic idea as a means of comprehending what the experience might be like.

I will give basic terminology “meaning” simply as a means of creating distinctions for greater understanding of how it actually operates. The descriptions are not the things themselves, but simply the ideas used to illustrate the nature of the experience as if you were actually having it. Anytime we are attempting to describe what lacks description, a vague approximation as a representation must always be considered and applied in the practical sense. We must get a ‘feel” for, or sense what we’re talking about. It’s only important that you understand so that you will know when you are actually having the experience. Like most forms of intuition, chances are you are doing it to a certain extent naturally as part of your human nature and simply don’t realize that’s what it is. Like most things if we don’t have some sort of direct training on or around an idea, or don’t have anybody to talk to about it, we are always left somewhat guessing and wondering, while never really knowing for sure. The more training we have, the more knowledge we gain about a subject, the more we begin seeing it all around us and know how to interact with it in a meaningful way. The first step to mastery at any level is education and obtaining knowledge that can be practiced accurately and with immediate results.

We must start by realizing that the most basic principle of the Universe is that of Evolution. Everything is in motion and a constant state of fluctuating as “becoming”. All energy and life-forms in the energetic realm of the astral plane (which we experience during meditation) move and flow through rhythmic movements that form a basic entrainment that serves to align the whole system through a natural form of rapport – resonance as energetic sympathy, where energy as information that enters into essence of some form and creates an effect. The nature of the energy as a “quality of consciousness” creates a analogous (like) form. Follow this basic procedure for starting any kind of meditation or hypnosis designed to stimulate and open the third-eye or Pineal gland.

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Sit in a reclined position or lie down in a comfortable position. Systematically relax your body through a basic relaxation technique. Then scan your body for any areas you might still be holding tension in, and consciously relax it by intending it. Tell it to relax, and then allow it. Close your eyes, and focus on your breathing, the sound of your breath, the movement of your chest up, and down, rising and falling, and notice that the air you inhale is cool and dry, and as you exhale it is warm and moist. As you begin merging with your breath, sense your heart beat. Then simply observe the rhythm of your breath with the beat of your heart, and notice that just by placing your attention on both of them, they begin forming synchronicity. Continue breathing, listening to your heartbeat and relaxing your body. Don’t try to control the process, simply allow. Inside, find the center of your head, then create a spacious feeling around it. Place your attention straight ahead betwee your eyebrows, and slightly above eye-level. You should feel a slight strain in your eyes from the angle. Just relax into it by allowing it.

Notice that in the darkness you may not see much in terms of shapes, but maybe various saturation as patterns of black to grey. There maybe be clouded areas that take on colors, or simply seem grayish against the black background. You may notice a dark spot or “hole” that either begins a swirling motion around it, or slowly forms into an eye, then fades and disappears. You may see the eye from different angles and various perspectives. You may notice pinpoints of light that resemble stars or form into constellations. They may be whitish or take on colors, or perhaps have rainbow-like halos.

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Keep your attention focused in your third eye, the spot between your eyebrows in the lower part of your forehead. If it wanders, simply bring it back and continue to focus. If you find yourself allowing one of the thoughts to take hold and begin forming into a conceptual reality, simply refocus your attention to the center of your head and allow the thoughts to simply move by in a stream-like motion. Don’t try to make anything happen, or anticipate what’s going to happen, but simply allow your mind to feel spacious, vast and extremely open. Create the feeling of empty space. Imagine it like an open arena or large stage. You are not the director or writer of the play, simply the observer. The audience. You will allow whatever unfolds to entertain you. Reveal itself to you while you simply watch.

You may notice wave-like motions forming that either sweep from bottom to top, left to right or a combination of both. It may start as clouds or misty concentrations, much like nebula in space, or more like moving sensations with no real distinction. More like impressions that forms evolving patterns. You will notice some sort or a rhythmic pattern that rises up, expands into a flowing motion, fully expresses, and then dissipates. Simply watch it without attempting to control it. Create a kind of appreciation or admiration around it. Enjoy it and give it your full attention.

The movement may begin taking on prismatic colors that fluctuate and shimmer as it unfolds. The designs or patterns may begin taking on crisp, geometric patterning at the height of there expression and be a primary dominate color. These geometric patterns that are flowing in wave-like or spiraling motions may start taking on the qualities of distinct objects or features. Either primary shapes, shapes of certain objects, or distinct symbolic objects that are readily recognizable. Again, simply surrender to the flow of energy and do not attempt to control or determine it. Simply watch and allow it. Be fully present with it.

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These patterns may start forming into either images of people, animals or full images of some sort. They may be a combination of human features, mixed with animals with areas of objects or patterning of some sort. As you watch, you may notice they become more and more distinct. Continuing with the wave-like, flowing, or spiraling movement, you may notice that they evolve through various combinations of human and animalistic characteristics. They may also evolve through different age groups, races, gender or move distinctly into humans with animal parts and strange features. It may seem as if you are watching the same essence or energy cluster evolving through various lifetimes and the forms each of those lives entailed. You may seem to notice how masculine images have inherent feminine qualities and how the feminine posses masculine qualities.

Sometimes it seems like you see landscapes, places, buildings or activities of some sort. When the images become crisp and fully developed they may begin taking on a distinct holographic appearance with shimmering, fluctuating or lustrous prismatic colors. Some may seem almost recognizable as someone you know, or resemble a clear rendition of a mythological or archetypal figure. Some seem pretty, beautiful and intriguing, while others seem demonic, disturbing or grotesque. They may evolve through a series of unfoldment that includes all of them. Some appear to have gross features, shadowy qualities and glowing eyes, others resembles angels that seem powerful and passionate, more like artistic ideas. You will notice that the demonic, grotesque images do not invoke fear of any kind, but seem to almost be beautiful in a different sort of way. You will begin losing fear as a response to various life-forms. You’ll develop the ability to view beauty and ugliness with the same internal response.

As you observe these images in detail you may start noticing energy in your body. It may come as distinct sensations like a sinking feeling, bubbly, having trouble breathing, or it may be a distinct sexual arousal that follows the flowing quality of the image. You may notice certain parts of your body with distinct sensory sensations as hot, buzzy, tingly, cool, or hot inside and cold outside. You may experience arousal that moves down your legs and out the bottom of your feet in flushing, wave-like or streaking, flaring motions. You may feel a tingling sensation as energetic rushes, or feel waves of goose-bumps. You may feel what seems like pin-pricks or distinct discharges or penetration of some sort. The energy may move upwards in the same fashion. If it moves into your third-eye, your thought/visionary process it can create an erotic feeling of flushing euphoria that is similar to a low-grade orgasm. It will quicken your thoughts and noticeably seem to excite them, change their nature and the feeling quality of their expression. This is the chemical reaction to the thoughts rising in you as a natural correspondence.

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If you feel sexually aroused, or almost as if you are going to have an orgasm of some sort, don’t let it freak-you out, it’s quite normal and will serve as a distinct benefit to making it a point to meditate more often. (smiling) This is the experience of what we refer to as the “kundalini” energy that resides at the base of your spine as the sexual energy that when aroused, rises up through the energetic system of the body creating an aroused sensation that promotes vitality and positive state-of-mind associated with the pleasure centers of the body that are often called “bliss”. You may even feel the sensation of being “entered” into physically and filled up if you’re a woman, or the pleasure that comes from filling up, if you’re a man. It’s the experience of merging and expanding into energetically. Keep in mind that this type of practice is what led the Sufi’s to write erotic love-poems to God, the Beloved.

The more you practice, the easier it gets, the more readily it comes, and you develop your ability to hold greater and greater amounts of physical pleasure in your body for extended periods of time without feeling overwhelmed and needing to discharge it. Like all things it takes dedicated practice over a life-time. Once you begin experiencing the benefits of deeper forms of meditation, you may become almost addicted to it. Like the endorphins as pleasure-chemistry created from exercise.

After these types of practices, you will never again wonder why Shamans and Magi’s dress the way they do, or what the Native American rituals were all about. You will understand through experience what the term “shape-shifting” means and where it came from, why it is a Universal theme. You will understand gargoyles and strange symbolic totems. Through this Universal experience of dynamic energy that has all the natural qualities that shape physical characteristics, you might even start desiring to change your personal style to take on less of a domesticated look, and instead choose a more natural, wild approach.

This practice will also help you to form immediate and natural rapport with Nature and all Living Beings. It creates the experience of feeling a deep connection to all of life. The experience itself acts to realign your whole system into a more organic and free-flowing structure. You will feel calm, confident and cultivate a kind of inner contentment. Peace of Mind that is based on passion and a devotion to all of life and Mother Earth. You will fall in love with life itself and begin rejoicing at the simplest of things. The magic of life, becomes normal. The ordinary takes on a sense of extraordinary through enhanced sensory experiences that make them seem erotically vivid and intensely alive!

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Spiritual Scientist, Teacher and Coach

Pineal Gland – “Inner Stargate to Higher Dimensions”

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Many have heard that the Pineal gland or what is commonly called the “3rd eye” is what they refer to as the body’s inner stargate. While this is certainly a cool and intriguing idea, many don’t know for sure what that actually means in practical terms. The Pineal gland is the small, pinecone shaped endocrine gland that is positioned in the center of the head (brain) just above the bridge of the nose and is positioned approximately in the middle between both our physical eyes in the lower region of the forehead. The physical location is important to know, because in order to consciously work with any area of the physical body and act to cooperatively guide natural processes, we have to place our attention there. When placing our attention in this region while relaxing and focusing “inward” we stimulate the pineal and enhance its natural activity to form inner visions. Attention, as a general rule, is a stimulating force of the mind. Whatever we place our attention on and begin thinking about, we activate a natural process of unfolding as an inner experience.

To access this region of the brain in meditation, you place your attention on the center of your head between your ears and the front and back of your skull and with your eyes closed, act as if you are looking straight ahead just above eye level. In hypnosis, this eye position is a primary directive that helps induce a trance-state by activating the imagination through attention that directed inward. The Pineal gland, our ability to form “inner visions”, or what some call the “mind’s eye” is the seat of consciousness where we create internal visions by simply clearing our mind, tuning into the energy around us at any given moment, while surrendering our need to control or direct the flow of thoughts and instead allow thoughts to arise as colored images that spontaneously rise up, move, form, and evolve into a variety of shapes before dissipating.

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The Pineal gland as part of the Endocrine system of the body, acts in a synchronized fashion with the pituitary and thalamus glands to regulate the other glands. The Endocrine glands are the ductless glands that secrete hormones directly into your system via the blood stream, that act to naturally regulate processes and your state of mind. Hormones are chemical messengers that saturate your body and are experienced as feeling- emotions and physical sensations that alter your mood according to your environment or in response to your own thoughts. Effects produced with Pineal gland literally regulate, alter and shift the chemistry of your entire body forming a series of natural correspondences. In transformative psychology various forms of mind control through practices such as meditation, hypnosis and prayer, serve to literally transform the physical body by way of this specialized use of the mind. Masterful use of the imagination and its natural ability to guide energetic biological processes while simultaneously shifting the state of the body as a unification to the reality created in the imagination, is a key component to all Magical Arts.

The Pineal gland, popular in all mystical traditions, is considered the gateway through which our soul as our energetic essence enters and leaves our body. It is directly associated with birth, expression, transformation and death. It is evolutionary by its very nature. It is considered the biological basis for mystical states of what’s called “bliss” and the experience of transcendence. Bliss describes a euphoric state that occurs when the sexual energy of the body has been activated and used to expand, enliven and excite the rest of the chakras (energy centers of the body). When the sexual energy, first stimulated in response to our thoughts, is allowed to build, then consciously pulled up into the other chakras and eventually into the thought process itself, it serves to greatly enhance the emotional quality of the thoughts by filling them with sensations of excitement, expansion and an energetic quality of rushing while seeming motionless. The thoughts become prismatic dancing light forms that hypnotize the mind with their intoxicating beauty that create a feeling of wonder and awe. They entertain us, and we simply observe them while in a passive state. The feeling it gives us is experienced as extreme pleasure that begins expanding and filling us to the point of exploding, much like the experience of a sexual orgasm.

It is the chemistry of consciousness that spontaneously produces a corresponding physical experience through resonance as atonement. It is also what creates the supposed hallucination associated with the “near death experience”. This is because, when fully stimulated and active, the Pineal gland secretes a chemical called DMT which is a natural hallucinogenic. This may be because in order to transcend this fourth dimensional reality, we have to literally change the chemistry of our body in order to perceive higher realms of existence. The pineal, which also regulates all rhythms and cycles of the body, is stimulated to secrete DMT through “darkness”, and is what is also considered to be the means of our dreams while sleeping. When we close our eyes, shutting out all light and turn our attention inward, we activate the secretion of DMT and begin forming inner visions that are common to meditation and hypnosis. These inner visions are compared to “hallucinations” because they are primarily formed of “light images” that are prismatic and intense, and take on shapes that are considered “other worldly”. When you stay with the visions and continue moving into them, they evolve into a form of lucid dreaming that’s very dynamic and emotionally intense in nature. While we associate this “dreaming state” to a hallucinogenic effect, the fact of the matter may be that it’s also what produces what we call our “waking reality” that we consider “real”, and therefore not a dream.

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Our body in its current state is only capable of perceiving reality based on what is naturally stimulated and habitually used in our day-to-day experience by how we have been trained to use our mind. Many people, even with what we would consider a high level of mastery in learning to become awake in their lives and use their minds in a neutral manner to form higher perceptions, when having to “come down” and function in a normal day-to-day situations, greatly limit their ability to perfect this aspect of their mind. This is largely due to the fact that in order to perceive higher realms of existence, we must retrain our mind to fundamental paradigms that do not apply in other realms. Planes of existence all operate within specialized Laws that are only applicable and functional within that plane. Very few people have achieved mastery of their own mind in our current dimension and fail, for the most part, to even be able to grasp or conceive of higher realms or different dimensions. While many of us do have experiences of altered states that are moving between planes, most don’t really understand what’s happening and so attribute it to other things and never actually identify it for what it is. Because consciousness is about awareness, this feeling of confusion and no clear definitions of what alternate realities feel like when we experience them, leads to a fundamental form of ignorance around mystical practices.

The Pineal gland naturally calcifies with age and by consuming the neurotoxin fluoride. Fluoride deposits and accumulates in the region of the brain around and in the Pineal gland making it dysfunctional. Other chemical food additives (MSG, aspartame, etc.) as well as heavy metals and mercury are known to cause neurological damage by targeting the hippocampus and hypothalamus, causing depression, memory loss, and the inability to concentrate. Because the Pineal also produces serotonin which regulates cycles, and works in conjunction with the thalamus and hypothalamus to regulate our “desire” for areas such as thirst, hunger, sleep, sex, and other desires that produce the drives that motivate human behavior as a means of self-fulfillment, this can create a lackluster life of poor motivation, boredom and low grade chronic depression due to feeling unfulfilled in the most basic sense. The calcification of the pineal, which also acts as a form of “antenna” for receiving communication from higher, purely energetic realms, not only cuts us off from our higher source of consciousness, but cause insomnia, and reduced “dream sleep” which ultimately causes psychological problems and mental / emotional weakness.

While Pineal gland is a natural part of the human body and functions naturally to a certain extent, like all areas of the mind, we must learn about it and practice using it to not only activate, develop and strengthen it, but also to learn how to use it intentionally and with great precision. As with all mind development, it begins by creating a natural state of relaxation and with the daily practice of meditation that is designed to master particular areas such as allowing thoughts to flow unimpeded, emptying the mind and creating a void to allow for the transmission of thoughts as energy, as well as concentrating on a single idea without distraction for extended periods of time. All meditation is ultimately a form of concentration that forms a “single-mindedness” where we form union with a higher source and expand into an energy field of pure potential that is greater than ourselves, losing all sense of ourselves, and therefore all sense of being “separate”. Mind development requires patience and commitment because we only learn by doing. All spiritual knowledge is received through direct experience as a form of union and transmission. All development of any kind comes only by way of daily practice.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Spiritual Sciences, Integrative Medicine, and Personal Transformation

The Nature of Thoughts – “Do we Think them, or do they Think Us?”

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Thoughts are an interesting phenomenon when you really stop to become aware them. Most of us don’t really perceive having any real control over our thoughts, which tend to run through our mind in a habitual and automatic manner. We’re simply always thinking about something, and tend to think the same type of thoughts over and over in a repetitious and unconscious manner. In this sense it’s as if we are tuned into a frequency of those thoughts, and they are thinking for us, through us, as us. The “type” of thoughts that we are programmed with (think about routinely), we usually pick-up from our environment through various forms of suggestion that activate memory of some sort as imagined thought processes that work “through” us, and on us, to create us. We become what we think about. This process takes place largely at a purely unconscious level, not only in the sense that we’re typically unaware of our own thoughts (in the real sense) but more importantly, that we are unaware of the fact that we can actually direct our thoughts and intentionally think about certain things in certain ways, at will.

 
In meditation, the initial stage is going within, shutting out the outside world, relaxing the body (memory as unconscious programs are held in the body as tension), and calming our mind. What we usually find is that we’re usually in the process of a constant stream of thoughts, most of which are random in the sense that we go from one thing to another in a sporadic fashion, and a large percentage of our thoughts are meaningless in the ultimate sense because they’re a scene from a movie we watched, lyrics to a song, something somebody said or did to us, and we jump around from topic to topic almost like a form of mental anxiety or hyperactivity that fails to concentrate or think deeply on any one subject or idea, but instead skims the surface as a shallow reflection that’s based on surface appearances or emotional charges. In this we can “observe” our thoughts without allowing any of them to take hold by fixating our mind on them and diverting into a tangent as a mini thought-process, and instead simply notice what they are as they remain in a free-flow state. Instead of entering into the thoughts themselves forming a subjective perspective of being in them having them as an experience, we stand back, remain detached and form an objective perspective and imagine them as a stream moving by in front of us and just observe them while letting them continue to flow.

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Once you’re able to do this, you can realize that you actually have the ability to choose what you think about, focus your mind, and concentrate on a subject or idea penetrating it causing deeper and deeper realizations around it. When we concentrate on ideas, and start by thinking about them in terms of what we currently know about them, it prompts a process that’s like a continuous form of growth or systematic unfolding, that begins revealing new aspects of the idea that we didn’t know before, bringing insight into it as knowledge about it. In this way we literally become receptive of knowledge. Knowledge is revealed to us through a form of observation (witnessing faculty) that’s transmitted and received through entering into the flow of the idea, and becoming one with it. By focusing our mind on it, we enter into rapport with it, and it comes “through us” as a form of visual transmission as a tuning device. We tune into the idea as a form of wave-length, enter into the flow of it through concentration, and we become “it” in thought as a direct experience of it.

 
Our mind is our most powerful means of learning through direct experience, not only in the outer sense of having a physical experience, but also in the inner sense of becoming a receiver for information by tuning into it with a sense of curiosity or love for it that makes us a magnet for it. Intelligence as information or ideas exists in the energetic realm as pure vibratory frequency that is tuned into by holding an idea of that frequency in our mind while concentrating deeply on it. Our attention is a stimulating and antagonistic force that not only directs life force energy into whatever we’re thinking about, animating it and bringing it to life inside of us, but it also animates vibratory patterns (ideas) that are of the energetic realm that exists in a constant state of becoming.

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The spiritual realm is unformed because it remains alive and in an evolutionary flow of constant transformation through endless variations of itself based on the adaptations it undergoes in relationships that it forms with everything else, which modifies and reformulates it in a moment by moment manner. Ideas (archetypes) that exist as laws (form and function) in the spiritual (energetic) realm of primordial intelligence remain in a constant evolutionary flow of becoming endless versions of itself. Unlike the material realm of death where things become solid and fixed into stagnate forms that either cease evolving and begin decaying, or evolve in a painfully slow manner, the spiritual realm remains alive and always growing into something greater and more complex through the dynamic nature of the relationships as variables it forms with life as a whole. The spiritual realm exists in a state of pure potential as a wave-form that contains billion of potential forms as possibilities for creating one idea as a thematic reality that personalizes a universal theme through a specialized application. The wave is collapsed into a particle through selection (fixation) forming one possibility out of an infinite number based on the channel (individual mind) it’s drawn into and used to create a personal and individualized version of the same idea within the context of their life as a whole.

 
When we “tune into” the spiritual realm of living forms, and we concentrate on an idea or law (dynamic idea), not holding it to one form as our belief about it, but rather detaching from our opinions and viewing it from an objective perspective of pure observation, it dances before us in a shimmering glow of elegant movement that reveals its hidden aspects and intimate secrets buried deep within its nature that elicit a state of wonder and awe in us as we behold it in its simple yet profound magnificence. Its beauty alone fills us with an overwhelming feeling of love and positive regard that warrants a state of pure devotion. It shows itself to us by entertaining us with a sense of fascination that arouses every aspect of our being while hypnotizing us with its beauty, and we draw it into us, becoming pregnant with it. In this way, we conceive of and act as the channel that gives birth to an idea as a co-creation by how we express that idea in our life and using it to create ourselves by way of God to become “godlike” as the channel through which higher vibration moves freely without being obscured and corrupted.

 
All of life is a form of meditation as a concentration of certain type of thoughts that tune us to the vibration of those thoughts making us a transmitter and receiver for more of the same type of thoughts. We become what we think and create our life as an expression of our thoughts. Our thoughts reveal our vibratory frequency as our quality of consciousness that expresses by creating the reality of our thoughts as experiences of ourselves in the outer world that is equivalent to our inner world. Our inner world of thoughts that form our imaginings as the experience of our thoughts as a reality, are how we “request” those experiences by using the creative power of our imagination to form them as a thematic template or vibratory patterning that becomes our perceptual lens and method of creating experience by how we interpret the outer world to mean the same thing as our inner world. What we focus on and think about by telling a story out of it, we act to create by perceiving its equivalent in the outer world while telling the same type of story about it, which creates our experience of it.

 

The only question . . . is whether or not we’re aware of what we’re doing, or, are we doing it unconsciously by thinking that our thoughts are actually objective in nature rather than subjective, and that we have no direct control over our thoughts and our thoughts are actually thinking us . . .

Dr. Linda Gadbois
Spiritual Scientist, Teacher and Mentor

 

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Powers of the Mind: How to use your Mind to Transform Habits

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We know that in order to use our mind to create experiences, we have to work by way of the laws that govern the mind. The mind operates according to these laws, and so to use it as a tool for creating in the physical sense by “operating it”, we can see these laws as giving us instructions for using our own mind in a deliberate manner. While we can easily see law in terms of “cause and effect”, or action creates an equal and like reaction, we often fail to recognize and even subtler idea as the operation of law, which is the unification of laws as aspects of the mind that produce physical reality as a “growth process” or offspring of an idea. In the mind’s ability to create or directly influence material manifestation, we are always working with the 3-fold nature of the mind as the higher conscious, the subconscious, and the self-conscious mind. In order to direct energetic processes to produce physical manifestations within our own being and self-created reality, these three aspects have to be in alignment and all working in a unified manner to produce different aspects of the same idea as a co-creation.

 
If we set a goal for ourselves that requires us to willfully produce it through behavior or actions of some sort that we deem productive and health promoting, yet the idea of it creates an “experience” of suffering and struggling in doing it, then what we actually produce as a physical manifestation is the reality that’s an equivalent correspondence to “suffering” and we continue to struggle with actually doing it. If, for instance, we decide to quit eating meat to improve our health and lose weight, yet, in refraining from eating meat, we crave it, think about it, and continue wanting it, we create an experience of being a vegetarian as hard, always craving what you can’t have, having to discipline yourself constantly, and suffering in order to do it. We continue forming positive internal representations around the pleasure of eating meat, while simultaneously associating feelings of deprivation and struggle to the idea of eating a diet void of meat.

 
How we use our mind to form an internal representation of an idea also determines how we experience that idea. It takes the idea, forms it with associated thoughts as an internal image, which triggers an emotional response to our own imagining as “body chemistry” that forms a physical manifestation as an experience of the imagined idea. Our emotions are chemistry in our body produced by hormones that alter our state, unifying the body with the mind, which produces a pronounced affect on our overall health as the energetic stimulation of chemistry which undergoes biological processes as a result of the chemistry. In this sense, the mind stimulates the body which aligns with it as a “state of mind” that bridges an idea (higher mind), with thoughts that form it in the imagination as a conceptual reality, producing and emotional response, which matches the body to the same vibratory frequency as the thoughts, and produces the behavior that acts it out, making a reality out of it.

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The mind has the ability to direct the electrical and chemical processes of the body, and can transform the normal biological affect a food has in our body by the feelings, thoughts and emotions we associates to the food. This is especially true when the thoughts are about the health affects of the food on the body. Whatever belief or idea we hold about the food, for example, determines to a large extent the actual affect it produces. So if you’re trying to make behavioral changes to improve some area of your life, but you’re creating an experiencing of suffering around it by continuing to form positive and pleasurable associations to the behavior your quitting, and haven’t formed a positive association around the new behavior you’re replacing it with, and as a result you’re struggling and suffering with the idea, you’d be better off not making the change at all, because what you’re actually going to create is the reality as the physical result of your suffering.

 
Instead, by realizing this 3-fold nature of the mind which must be unified around the same idea, you can work more productively by forming an internal representation of the desired change (reality) associating very positive emotions to it that make it compelling, while also forming a negative internal representation (usually as an actual realization that’s embellished) around what you’re eliminating by replacing it with the new behavior. The mind always moves “towards pleasure” and “away from pain”. By forming a very positive idea as an experience of the desired behavior, you can create an experience of joy and empowerment in doing it. You envision the desired outcome it’s going to produce as an experience. When you think about the old behavior, it’s no longer appealing or tempting.

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I used the example of a dietary change to illustrate the idea, but this pertains to any form of change you’re making in your life. You want to always notice what type of experience you’re creating in making the change. Notice what idea you’re associating to both. Notice how you present the ideas to yourself internally by how you imagine them, by how you think about them. Work to form the representations as a chain of associated ideas to one that makes the behavior you’re giving up unappealing, disgusting, repulsive or painful in some manner, while forming a very positive association to the behavior you’re replacing it with that makes it very desirable, pleasurable and rewarding.

 
Also, allow yourself to realize that any time you’re giving up a habit, and you form a heightened awareness around it as a result of working with it in a direct manner, the first thing you’ll experience is all the reasons you had for developing and maintaining the habit. As we begin eliminating it, changing what we normally do when engaging in it, we notice all the things that triggered the behavior, and in abstaining from it, we feel an awkwardness around it, because we often don’t know what else to do in its stead. We then go through a period where we miss it. When we miss something or someone, we tend to focus on all the things we liked about it, and forget the bad. But this is only a stage that will quickly pass with the implementation of new behavior in its place that becomes stimulating because it produces a new experience as a new sense of your self. Change and a sense of newness allow creativity and forming new loves instead of clinging to the outworn feeling of old ones.

 
When we decide to make a change by transforming old behaviors into new ones, we have to form in our mind the outcome or end result the change will bring. We have to form the reality of the outcome in our imagination as the experience of it. We have to set an expectation for the outcome, and direct all our actions into it. We have to prepare for it, anticipate it, and rehearse it. We have to always think of it for the reward it’ll bring once it’s a reality, and recognize that we produced it through our active use of choice and will power. We chose the change as an outcome, formed it by imagining it as a possible reality in our mind, giving us the strategy for creating it, then willfully acted it out, giving us a new experience of ourselves as the true creator of our own life. This is the true power of your mind to create your reality, while self-creating through the same means.

 

The Formula for Producing Change:
1. Decide what change you’re going to produce as an outcome or actual reality.

 
2. Form it in your imagination as an actual experience – what are you seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, tasting, and what are you telling yourself about it?

 
3. Associate positive feelings and emotions to it. Form a series of associated ideas to it that are all positive and compelling.

 
4. Create an affirmation as an anchor that you can use to redirect your mind in the moment to form the desired focus necessary for the new behavior.

 
5. Realize what actions you need to take to actually do it or prepare for it.

 
6. Recognize what behavior it’ll be replacing and what internal representation you have associated with it that makes it desirable. Reform that representation by associating it with negative ideas and sensations that make it repulsive or painful somehow.

 
7. Notice all the times when you have a tendency to do this behavior. What prompts it, acts to trigger it, or what events cause you to naturally engage in it.

 
8. Imagine these prompts and events and create in your mind doing the new behavior instead, associating the new behavior with the same triggers that produced the old behavior. Run the new behavior as a mental rehearsal associated to the same triggers as the old behavior, over and over until it becomes automatic and natural.

 
9. When or if you start missing the old behavior, redirect your mind to all the reasons for giving it up, and think about what you’re going to do instead and how much better its going be.

 
10. Then, commit to the practice.

 
11. If you relapse at any point and give in to the old habit, don’t feel disappointed or beat yourself up, or continue with old thinking you failed with the new. Simply refocus your mind, pick up where you left off, and continue practicing. At some point, the temptations will begin residing and you’ll start to forget about them. Or if they do come up, they begin taking on an abstract feeling and they’re easy to resist.

 
12. Sometimes relapsing is a good thing, because in doing the old, it actually makes you feel bad.

 

Don’t expect change to come over night. Creating by transforming is a process that requires focus, patience, and perseverance. You have to dedicate yourself to constant and never ending growth. You have to develop a mindset of being empowered in your own life by being able to consciously determine your destiny through your ability to create the life you desire by making more conscious decisions while exercising the willpower necessary to produce them as a reality.

Dr. Linda Gadbois
Personal Development Coach

Self-Reflection: Reaction is Control

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Whenever we are in the process of reacting to someone or something, it’s acting directly on us to control us. That’s what a reaction is. Naturally this occurs in both negative and harmful ways, as well positive and pleasurable ways. For example what we call “love”, causes a reaction we often refer to as ‘chemistry’, where our whole body, mind and emotions come alive with a heightened sense around the object of your love, is a reaction to an energetic stimulus that acts to entrain our mind into a form of hypnotic trance. Because this is a pleasurable experience we tend to eagerly allow it to consume us while entering into a state of total cooperation with it. Seduction is by far the best way to gain control over the will of another, while simultaneously instilling a sense of love and devotion. But of course . . . it all depends on what aspect of a person you want to control, and what you serve to ‘activate’ in them as a result.

 

Likewise, anytime we are in a reactive state of any kind, we’re literally being controlled by whatever or whomever it is that we’re reacting to. Whatever serves to control us, also serves to determine us. A reactive state, while natural in the most basic sense, comes from an inability (or lack of awareness) to manage our own internal state, and instead allow ourselves to be “triggered” by others and go off on an “automated tangent” as a form of “knee-jerk” reaction where we’re being tossed around by something. Whenever we fail to control ourselves, we open ourselves up to be controlled by things outside of ourselves. Most reactions come as the result of an emotion being activated in us that has a memory associated with it that provides a kind of “template” or pattern for a whole series of automatic (unconscious) behaviors. When we have trouble controlling our emotions, our emotions act on us to control us. We’re always either in control, or being controlled. Our reactions create experiences that define us by way of them and render various forms of karma as natural consequences, often without us ever realizing that is what’s actually happening. Being a reactive person is a very fundamental form of weakness that stems from not being able to use our will as a form of self-discipline.

 
Whatever is stimulated in us by another, serves to bring out that quality and develop it through the relationship as an ongoing interaction of action – reaction. Cause and effect. Positive reactions tend to develop us in positive ways through desirable emotional states and the nature of the interaction itself. While naturally reactions that come as a result of negative emotions and behaviors, serve to develop those qualities in us also. The idea becomes to gain control over your own internal state by becoming aware of how you’re being stimulated by an external factor at any given moment. Then, allowing yourself to realize, that relationships of all forms serve as very dynamic tools for transformation and act to develop in us whatever emotions, qualities, characteristics, and traits they naturally stimulate and call forth in us in response to them. Then realizing that this is your guide for determining what relationships are healthy and desirable, and which ones are detrimental to your growth and will only serve to develop you in very undesirable ways. The most important decisions we make in life in terms of self-creation is who and what we maintain relationships with that serve to naturally develop us accordingly.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Transformational Coach and Spiritual Mentor

 

 

 

 

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Self Reflection: We are the Creators of our Own Experiences

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At some level we are always in control of doing exactly what we want. Much of our true motivations and the beliefs that drive our behavior are unconscious, meaning, we are not directly aware of them, but experience them as feelings, emotions, impulses, notions, urges, etc. Mastery begins when we realize all experience is chosen and ultimately has a positive purpose. With this in mind we can begin exploring our own experiences in order to see and use the opportunities the experience brings. Personal Power exists to the exact degree we are able to take responsibility for all our experience and learn from it as a result. This doesn’t mean that we have direct control over external events and other people’s behavior; it means that we participate at some level in co-creating how we “experience” events that directly affect us as a result. All ‘experience’ is self-produced through how we form an internal representation of an external event that restructures it through our paradigm that determines how we perceive it, and behave and interact with it as a result.

The outcome is the true intention of all behavior.
Our outcomes are behavioral maps of our beliefs.
The lesson always teaches the belief that motivates it.

All experience which is produced by some form of mental activity and behavior reveals to us hidden aspects of our psyche that operate in our life without our direct awareness. By looking at how we act to create outcomes, we can gain insight into unconscious motives that are always directing our behavior through unconscious intentions that often contradict our conscious intentions, and act to sabotage them as a result. By observing our own behavior, we can gain insight into unconscious aspects that operate in our lives without our consent or conscious awareness. By simply listening to ourselves as we talk (from a dissociated perspective) we can gain insight into our own paradigm (a large part of which is unconscious) by looking at the nature of our own stories and what they mean about us in terms of what they reveal. If we learn to view our own mind objectively, releasing all tendencies to explain or justify why we do what we do, then we can begin seeing the unconscious aspects of ourselves that are always operating behind the surface appearance of things.

 
The stories we tell about us, about others and the way things are, are always a direct analogy of each other. The same idea as a theme applied at different levels and within various contexts. The same idea is used to create a sense of ourselves (through the stories we tell which are a reflection of how we create our experiences), of others in relationship with us, and the world in general as a large play out of the same basic idea as an analogous theme applied at a greater level, all connected because they play apart in telling the same type of story. The paradigm of our mind’s structure and programming (vibratory frequency) as our “model of the world” is our perceptual lens that interprets outer events that are ultimately neutral in nature and being shared by everybody, into personalized version of reality where only the key components necessary to tell our story are recognized, abstracted, and organized to tell our story as a generalized theme, that turns them into an experience as one possibility or potential out of an infinite number of possibilities. Our experience is always our own creation as a natural product of our own mind in how it reshapes reality through an overall storyline that gives everything the meaning that it holds for us in a congruent manner.

 

Daily Practice for Self-Realization:
• As you go through your day become aware of your internal dialogue, what type of thoughts run randomly through your mind, and what you are telling yourself about things. Don’t try to stop or correct them, simply observe them to see what they are. Then, realize, that this is the basis for how you experience things as a result.

 
• As you talk to others in a personal context, afterwards, take a moment to reflect on what you said, how you said it, what story you told that made it mean something (about you), and what this shows you about your own mental and emotional model that you use to process information to produce consistent experiences through the meaning you give them.

 
• Then . . . simply realize, that all of this is being done by you. It’s all your creation. Nobody else is thinking or directing your thoughts, feeling your emotions, or reacting to someone else’s behavior . . . you are always the one doing it to yourself.

 
• Then . . . after contemplating this, allow yourself to realize, that only you have the key to changing your own reality by changing your mental representations and the voice in your head that’s always talking to you, telling you stories about things, describing and explaining things that make them “mean” something (about you and others) as a result. Fully realize . . . you are the creator of your own experiences. Nobody else is doing ‘to you’.

 
• With this realization, realize that you can begin consciously directing your own thoughts and forming internal representations of a different nature. You can intentionally create a desired state-of-mind by what you intentionally focus on, think about, tell yourself, give meaning to, and create an experience of it as a result. With this, you can then begin asking yourself a different kind of question . . . what kind of experiences would I rather create? What kind of story would I need to begin telling in order to do that, and who would I become as a result of telling the new story?

 

The possibilities are endless. You can begin experimenting in a conscious way by noticing how you feel in relation to your own stories. When you tell a story about something that defines it somehow, who do you become in relation to it? What does that same story say or reveal about you? How do you feel as a result of your own story? When you identify with your own experiences, who and how do you become by way of them? Learn how to tell a different story by setting an intention to do it, pick a new meaning as the basis for the story you tell yourself about things, then actively discipline your own mind to think in new ways, experimenting until you find one you like. Once you find the story you like and the identity it builds by living it, begin developing it by practicing applying it to various areas of your life and reinterpreting them to mean something different. Then notice how that changes your experience of yourself in relation to it. When you find the one you like best, hold it steadfast in your mind and develop it into a detailed structure by reinterpreting your memories by way of telling a new story about them that make them mean something different . . . and notice what begins happening inside you when you do!

Dr. Linda Gadbois
Trainer and Coach for Personal Transformation and Self-Mastery

Creative Mind Power – “Mental Rehearsal for Manifesting Reality”

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Many people have been taught the conventional process of creating actions plans as objective targets laid out in a bulleted fashion similar to a grocery list comprised only of abstract ideas. Abstract meaning that they are not created as actual “experiences”, but rather as ideas void of an actual experience. The most basic component to any “creative process” is a “vision” of what’s being created as the experience of creating it and a finished product or outcome as a material reality. Because of this left brained approach, implementation of a creative process can be difficult at best and not only fail to succeed, but seldom even gets off the ground. Most start with an elaborate planning phase, then, the process steadily fizzels as attempts are made to actually perform it and thereby produce it as a reality.

This is because the mind doesn’t create through abstract terms that are generic in nature or don’t have behavior and experience inherent in them, but rather through the imagination which takes an abstract idea and conceptualizes it into a living reality. This imagined reality “is” the path of implementation as behaviors necessary to create it that program the subconscious mind with an actual pattern to produce, both as the behavior necessary and the outer organization required to engage everyone else in a cooperative manner to co-produce the same outcome as a joint-reality.

While the left-brain organizes processes into a step-by-step process as generalized ideas, the right brain takes that idea and brings it to life as an actual experience as sensory enhancement that stimulates an emotional response, which amplifies and becomes a driving force behind the goal and provides the template as a form of pattern for the (whole) mind to use to produce an analogous reality. So any idea that you want to manifest as a reality, needs to be first created as a living reality in the imagination in order to create the template and pathway necessary to create it outwardly. This is easily done through creating a mental reality of an idea, where you play it out in your mind to produce it just the way you want it. You create a mental rehearsal as the means for actually doing it. The mental rehearsal as an imagined experience, provides the mental programming (pattern) as a directive for the subconscious mind, which produces all our natural behaviors and is necessary to create the goal through actions of some sort. You can only “do” what you can first imagine. We need to take the action plan as a strategic process and turn it into a vision as the actual reality of it.

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Creating a Mental Rehearsal:

 Start with the goal as an outcome or actual reality, and list all the areas that achieving this goal will affect in your life or overall business.

 As you shape the goal by developing it, make it beneficial and have a positive influence on all other areas that achieving it will affect. You don’t want a goal in one area to produce a problem or bad affect in another area. Think this through until you have an idea that will benefit and be harmonious with all areas of your life or business.

 Think of your goal in terms of what it means or what experience it would produce when it’s a reality.

 Set the stage in your mind and create a scenario where you are “having” the experience of your goal as an actual outcome. You’re “in” the experience of it.

 What’s happening? Where are you at, and what are you doing? Who else (if anyone) is involved?

 What are you seeing?

 What are you hearing?

 What are you feeling?

 What are you smelling or tasting?

 What are you telling yourself about the experience? Reinforce and validate yourself.

 Notice what feeling-emotions you’re having, and if any are negative (fear, stress, anxiety, apprehension, etc.), exchange them for positive emotions (confidence, enthusiasm, excitement, joy, a sense of accomplishment, etc.). Make it compelling. Then intensify the positive feelings associated with the experience of doing or having it, anchoring that feeling in your body.

 Play it out in your mind until you have it just the way you want it. Then, repeat it several times until you can recall it perfectly. Create it as a form of memory with instant replay that produces a very positive state of mind through the experience of it. Feel a form of love for or towards it.

 Create an anchor as a word, image, or physical gesture (clap, snap of fingers, striking fist, etc.) that you associate to the experience as a form of memory that will serve as the activating mechanism for the experience as an instant state of mind.

In this way, you cultivate the state-of-mind necessary for acting out the process necessary for its creation. Always remember that what connects the beginning and the end as a process of creating, is the state of mind as the “type” of experience we have in achieving it. The feeling we have around an idea, and the attitude it creates in actually going through the motions to produce it, is the same feeling its accomplishment is going to give us. The idea simply serves as the means for expressing and creating the feeling associated with it, and acts to multiply and gives us more of the feeling associated with the idea. Every act is an attempt to acquire a feeling.

All goals need to be created in a way that elicits very positive feelings in regard to them. We have to enjoy the process we undergo in creating them. The type of energy that we put into an idea, is the same quality of energy we get out of it. Any goal that creates a process of suffering and struggle to create will simply give us more of that same feeling in order to maintain it once it’s created. Goals that are pursued out of love and that fill us with a sense of contribution and enthusiasm, will give us more of that same feeling once we’ve achieved them and in what then becomes necessary in order to maintain them. Don’t ever forget, that once you accomplish a goal . . . you have to maintain it. The paradigm as a mind-set that you create in order to achieve the goal, is the real goal itself!

Dr. Linda Gadbois
Educator, Mentor, Coach and Consultant for Creative Mind Development