State of Mind – The Science and Art of Personal Transformation

All spiritual development comes by way of embodying and expressing certain “qualities” that alter our consciousness through employing them, and develop our character accordingly. Qualities are states of mind that form our perceptual lens and alter our vibration as a level of consciousness. Our “character”, which is the basis of our identity, is our soul’s signature as our style for creating using our mind to control and direct the material elements as “self-expression” that at once projects, activates, and brings out the same character in everyone and everything around us, using it to create an experience that’s “of” that quality, and thereby drawing more of it unto us, strengthening and amplifying that same quality in us. This is expressed in the law that’s stated “what we put out, we draw back unto ourselves ten-fold” (multiplied and amplified).

Of all the practices you can engage in to intentionally develop yourself in very specific ways, this is the primary one, that if you master it, eliminates all the other ones automatically. All the other healing practices, such as eliminating fear, recognizing undesirable tendencies, correcting bad traits or vices, healing trauma’s and prejudice, and so on, all arise out of and are produced by our state of mind as our general mood. By learning how to intentionally initiate and maintain our state, we literally control the type of reality that systematically arises out of it as its natural expression. All realities are of a specific state as a vibratory frequency. All vibration as a rate or speed of motion, form natural patterns as thematic realities, that simultaneously form the character traits of those realities through the experience it brings.

Our character and our life story as the dramas and behavioral dynamics we naturally attract and participate in, are all of the same vibration. We act as a channel for the vibration we’re “tuned to”, which first shapes us as the receptor, we then perceive “through” this vibration, seeing and activating all around us that same vibration, and creating the outer reality that matches or is of the same nature and theme as our inner state or identity. So we first create the inner reality of our state of mind, then reform how things appear outwardly by using this inner reality to organize and interpret it, then the outer projection acts “on us” to create us by way of our own creation and the experience it brings. The inner produces the outer, and the outer produces the inner as a cyclical rhythm of inner and outer, outer and inner, inner and outer . . . much like breathing. Expanding and projecting, then contracting and drawing inward. It’s an electromagnetic pulsation that’s self-perpetuating, self-sustaining, and self-creating.

By embodying a quality of consciousness that calibrates and tunes our state of mind to that quality, becoming one with it, it modifies our minds vibration, and forms our perceptual lens that we look through, seeing in others and the outer world only what matches it. As we perceive, we stimulate with our directed attention, bringing out in them the same qualities that we ourselves possess and are using to interpret them to be of the same nature. This energetic interaction (we do this without any physical interaction) works through resonance and serves to awaken and begin vibrating – making active – the qualities of the same nature. As we activate and bring to the surface the corresponding state of mind, it sets the basis for the nature of the interaction, which serves to generate more of the same qualities, giving both people the experience of it, which then draws that quality back into itself in an amplified manner. Because we walk through our day reorganizing it to match or be the expression of our mood, we are always multiplying it, by reproducing it everywhere we go, and strengthening it in us and in everyone we come into contact with. All action (state and attention) produces an equal or greater reaction.

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So if we embody a state of reverence, and we clearly define what is meant by the term reverence, such as admiration, adoration, respect, honor, compassion, and so on, and we install that state by forming a picture of it in our mind in terms of what it’s like to actually be that way, or recalling an actual memory where we felt that way, and by creating the reality of reverence internally, we become the vehicle for the frequency of reverence. Reverence, as a quality or state of being becomes the colored lens through which we look, and we only see in everything else what warrants reverence. As we see it, we speak to it, awaken and bring it out in them, and create a joint experience that’s “about” feelings of reverence, strengthening that state and the corresponding character traits in both people, which acts to accumulate more of those types of experiences as memory that serves to form us. By creating an abundance of a certain type of experience, accumulating and building up the memory it brings, and habituating the character traits it implies, we develop ourselves to that means, creating those “type of experiences”, and we no longer create out of the states that caused our “issues” and “bad character traits”.

Reality, as an experience of the outer world, is produced by the “inner state” or vibratory frequency of the mind. Our mind, as a mental paradigm or model for perceiving the outer world, is “adjusted and modified” by states of mind we employ on a regular basis. By recognizing unproductive states of mind that we use to create experience out of and intentionally replacing them with productive states, we literally begin sculpting our mind, forming it out of a new vibration that systematically produces a new type of reality, which then shapes us to that reality. We modify our vibration and the structure of our mind which produces our perception by willfully and deliberately calibrating ourselves to “states” and ways of being. All of life is formed as an inside job. In order to change the outer, not literally, but rather in terms of how it appears to us, we have to change the internal representation that’s producing it as an effect.

All of our bad character traits, problems, emotional and psychological “issues” that stemmed from our conditioning and the life experiences born out of those tendencies, are all the result of our inner state, which is what produces them. Our conditioning, all the patterns and dynamics that comprised it, were born out of the “state and mood” that we were “living within”, interacting through, and developing ourselves by way of through our living conditions. Our state is causal, and our outer reality is the effects it produces. To work on the effects without ever accurately identifying the cause, prevents us from healing and changing our life experiences. By focusing on other people or the events of our life as a way of trying to heal ourselves of them, by endlessly working through and rehashing them, is a very basic form of incorrect thinking. It’s an error in judgment. To change the effect produced in the external world, we have to change the cause which is produced in the internal world of the mind. It’s not what happens to us in life that matters per say, but how we respond to what happens, and who we become through our chosen response.

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It’s very easy to notice that whatever mood we’re in determines what we focus on, what we think about, what emotions we experience in response to our thoughts, what memories we reference and use to create our present experience to be the same as our past experience, and so on. Our mood determines our entire experience and how we reorganize everything to form that experience. As soon as our mood changes, our experience of life changes, and what we focus on, dwell in, and actively engage in changes accordingly. All of our issues and tendencies are the result of the state of mind we were in when we created them. Our conditioning habituated us to the state of mind that produced our life experiences as being of a distinct nature and the theme that naturally comes out of that state. You can’t be sad when focusing on happy thoughts. Likewise, you can’t have happy experiences when focused on and embodying sad emotions and imagining the reality of those thoughts.

So the most basic skill to learn in terms of your spiritual (personal) development is to realize that you can control your state, and deliberately employ the states that will produce the type of experiences you desire to have more of, while simultaneously reshaping your mind and character by way of those states. Your mood, like anything else, is a product of habit, and can be changed by forming new habits in place of the old ones. Choose the state of mind you want to develop yourself out of and the type of reality you want to experience yourself through, and examine that state to recognize its components. There are three basic aspects at play in a state, all of which are in-sync with each other, and any one acts to automatically change the other one. So if you find it difficult to work by way of one of them, you can work by way of the other and it’ll act automatically to transform the other two to be of the same nature.

The 3 basic aspects of State:

  • What you focus on and give your attention to
  • What you tell yourself about what you’re focused on that makes it mean something
  • What you’re doing with your physiology – your body

All states are created by how we direct our attention and what we choose (consciously or unconsciously) to focus on, and what story we proceed to tell ourselves about what we’re focused on that creates our internal reality around it, all of which is directly reflected in our body. Our physiology as our demeanor, body language, gestures, and facial expressions is always formed by our internal state. Allow yourself to notice that when someone’s “happy”, there’s a whole physiology that goes along with it; they’re active, energetic, enthusiastic, use their hands a lot to talk, laugh, smile, sit up straight or on the edge of their chair, and so on. Likewise, when someone is sad or depressed, they’re sluggish, tired, pessimistic, slump or lay down, are distant, frowning or crying, and so on. All moods have distinct behaviors associated with them. We don’t have emotions, we “do” emotions. Emotions are something we allow and do internally, we act them out willingly.

So if you have trouble controlling your thoughts and what you focus your attention on and the stories you keep replaying over and over in your mind, then learn to work with your body. By employing the behaviors of the mood you want, it’ll automatically shift your attention onto the type of thoughts that are of those behaviors, and what you’re telling yourself about them. Change what you’re doing and you’ll notice what you’re thinking about changes also. When you begin getting good at being able to manage your state, allow yourself to notice that different states are ideal for different activities. Learn to study states so you can know what to focus your mind on, what to tell yourself about what you’re focused on that turns it into a story, and what type of behaviors to employ in order to produce it. This is a key feature to enhancing your performance in all areas of your life. Realize that different types of performance come naturally out of certain states. If you want to perform in an optimal way, intentionally embody the state that will produce the expression that you want. By learning and practicing this one skill alone, will have a drastic impact on all areas of your life, and what you now think of as your “issues”, will simply dissipate because you’ll no longer be living out of the state that acts to naturally produce them through your behaviors. Change the cause, and you change the effect. Your state of mind is the cause of all your life experiences which come as the result.

Dr. Linda Gadbois 

 

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Internal Representations – How Our Mental Paradigm Creates our Reality

We don’t perceive the outside world “as” it actually is, a part from us, but rather by reshaping it to be like us. What’s being observed and the person doing the observing are a part of the same event, and together form a new creation. There’s really no such thing as an objective reality in the ultimate sense, because it’s perceived by an individual mind that reshapes it into a “subjective reality” by conforming it to the paradigm of the mind conceiving of it. Our mind exists as a subtle energy field that vibrates at a certain frequency and forms a “model” as a dynamic pattern that’s used to view the external world through as our perceptual lens that acts as a filtering system that abstracts only what’s of the same vibration or nature as it is, and then reorganizes that information into a new form by emphasizing some things while down playing others, reshaping how it appears, forming an internal representation of the outer world that’s used in place of the actual outer reality.

We’re never actually acting on reality as it is, a part from us, but rather on the internal representation (IR) we form of it. Our mental paradigm or “model of the world”, which is formed primarily out of beliefs, values, preferences, attitudes, memories, temperament, predispositions, etc., act as a filtering system through resonance that looks at any situation and only sees and abstracts (brings out) what’s of the same nature (belief, value, preference, etc.), that can be readily formed into the image and reality of our belief system, then acts to “reform” these aspects to fit our beliefs by emphasizing and exaggerating some aspects, while minimizing and ignoring other aspects, forming an idea in our mind that’s used in place of the outer, neutral reality. As we perceive, we reformulate and form a unique interpretation of the outer world as an internal idea that we then superimpose over (look through) in order to navigate the external world and create our own, personalized experience of it.

The IR that we use in place of actual reality is formed when our energy as vibration that’s directed through attention, enters into matter (material reality) through sympathetic induction, resonating only with what’s of the same vibration as a quality and characteristic, that it then harmonizes with, forming a unified and coherent vibration as a new variation of both. The two (outer and inner) begin vibrating in harmony with each other, modifying both into a slightly different version of the same idea. This process of transformation reshapes the outer object into an inner representation of that object as one possibility or as a personalized version of a universal idea. This is represented in Sacred Geometry by the Dyad, where one mind-field as structured consciousness enters into another “through” shared qualities (similar patterns), and forms an interference pattern that amplifies and accentuates some qualities while canceling out or contradicting other ones, reshaping the shared qualities into a new pattern as a unique version, while maintaining the overall theme inherent in the shared qualities and characteristics.

This merging of the same frequency together and remixing itself into a new vibration, known as an interference pattern, births a unique version as an internal representation comprised of shared qualities between the inner and the outer, birthing the triad. The triad, as an inner, personalized version of the individual and universal, forms a triangle or pyramid (one as a dual nature), which is then reflected or projected outward, reshaping the outer world to match the inner world of the mind (vibratory frequency) which creates it. This reflection of the triangle, forming another triangle, forms a diamond or square as the Tetrad, symbolic of the material world as created by the internal world of the mind. This is the basic law of “mind over matter”. The mind literally changes how matter appears by reformulating it. While we tend to think matter is solid and fixed, it’s actually not, it’s comprised of light (visible) and dark (invisible) energy that’s always morphing and fluctuating through the relationship it forms with the individual mind interacting with it.

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The stuff of life, known as particles or the Prima Materia, is actually comprised of photons as light or astral substance (star stuff), that serves as a vehicle or housing for consciousness (mind), and exists as both a wave of pure but unexpressed potential, and as a particle that formed through the individual mind resonating with one of its potential states as a possibility for reality, and this form of natural selection as resonance “collapses the wave of infinite potential” around one possibility by shaping it into an internal reality as an imaginary representation of it. This representation as a specific expression and creation, is actually a symbolic representation of the whole as a theme, and is used that way by the subconscious mind, which uses it to form associations with what’s of the same thematic idea in everything around us, whereas the conscious mind tends to differentiate it and thinks of it in literal terms instead of as an analogy. However, the relationship between the inner and outer is one of correspondences based on thematic patterns, and is incredibly versatile and dynamic in nature.

Once one possibility (out of an infinite number) is formed in the individual mind through resonance and coherence, creating a new pattern as a fractal pattern (offspring of a larger parental pattern), it uses it in place of actual, neutral reality as a form of map, or as the means for traversing and maneuvering the outer reality. This personalized version that’s used in place of actual reality forms what we call “illusions of reality” that we mistake as real or actual. Of course we don’t realize we’re doing this, and so we further mistakenly believe that we’re perceiving the same reality as everyone else, and even when it becomes apparent we’re not, we call our version the “truth” or “calling it like it is”, rather than being able to truly comprehend the creative power of the mind to reshape basic elements, making them appear different by morphing into new forms. When one person holds their version of reality as being right or better over another, they’re demonstrating that they don’t recognize this law of vibration, and believe everyone who doesn’t agree with them to be delusional or mistaken. Most, when they do realize that everyone is seeing things in a different way, will then try to convince or introduce evidence to get the other person to agree with them by being able to “see the same thing”, which validates and supports their version of one possible reality, making them feel secure in themselves. The more we can get people to agree with us, the more solidly trapped in our own illusions we become.

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Even if we’re quantum physicists and we’re observing the same outer phenomenon, the only way we would have of knowing whether or not it was real or true, is if two or more people “appear to be seeing the same thing” in terms of describing it in the fundamental sense. The term “illusions of the mind” is used a lot in spiritual texts because it’s a natural function of the mind to shape reality according to its paradigm and belief system. Whatever we believe, whether actual or not, we can “see perfectly” as an actual reality. Whatever exists outside of our beliefs, or that would act to contradict and disprove them, and can’t be explained or validated using our mental paradigm, we honestly can’t see. Our mental vibration is our lens and filtering system for seeing only in the outside world what can be symbolically represented as an internal concept. If we can’t form a working idea of it, we can’t conceive of it, and we can’t actually comprehend or understand it. This is why in science, for example, it does no good to ask one scientist to validate or agree with other scientists theories, when they’re operating out of different paradigms. One paradigm is not necessarily superior to another (although sometimes they definitely are), but just different and forms a different idea out of the same information.

The only thing that grows, expands, and evolves our mental paradigm, allowing for greater and more encompassing perception, is by learning and incorporating new forms of knowledge through the experience of it, which serves to upgrade and modify our paradigm to be able to see greater and more elusive forms of truth. Once we’re able to conceive of an idea through an imaginary process of internal representation that gives us a working understanding of it, the internal model serves as a theoretical model that provides the means for applying at the practical level through experimenting, to create the reality it implies. We only truly know by doing, and the experience created through application and practice, is what integrates the knowledge into our mental paradigm, altering its vibration as an expansion. As we contemplate new ideas and bring them into practice somehow, creating an outer reality as an experience with them, we turn them into an art form, and they become a permanent part of us as memory, and we can readily perceive them all around us in a completely natural manner. We only grow and develop by incorporating knowledge through practice which instills it in us by becoming “one with it” in mind and body, and by becoming the channel of expression for it, it becomes and remains a permanent part of us because it’s ingrained in our subconscious mind as “personal memory” as an integral part of the very structure of our mind, which is eternal in nature, and everlasting.

Dr. Linda Gadbois 

Integrative Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor

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Choice and Freewill – Our Ability to Self-Create

Man is not only bestowed with a higher level of consciousness through our ability to create internal experiences out of external stimulus as thought, but also through our ability to choose and willfully act out that choice to create our own experiences. These self-created experiences then become our memory, which “in-forms” our system, through the integration of new information, which forms our individuality by evolving and differentiating our mental paradigm. As we think we reform the outer world into a personalized version as an internal representation of it, which we then use in place of our actual outer environment. Our inner experiences as feeling sensations composed into an analogy of the outer world, creates a subjective reality out of an objective, neutral reality. We then become subject to, controlled and determined by, our own creation. As we think, we become the product of our thoughts.

While many people think that what appears to be “not making a decision” or choosing between things, as not exercising our ability to choose, in fact, no choice is a choice. We’re always deciding through the very nature of our thoughts and what actions they lead to. Choice and will are always the same thing, because thought and action are merely extensions or projections of each other. Our internal representations as inward experiences produced out of outward stimulus, produce our mental state, which produces our physical state, and is always reflected in our facial expression, our physiology, and the behaviors we naturally take on. Thinking, being, and doing, are all correspondences of each other as inner feelings that shape outer forms, that become the template for expressing by doing or acting them out. We use an internal concept of the external world to act and create within it. This basic process of turning feeling sensations into internal realities as our thoughts about it, is the most natural form of choice and will there is.

While we think of choice as deciding between two or more options, it also comes in its most natural form as resonance, where we’re always in a state of rapport with an archetypal principle that we use to tune ourselves to the frequency of that principle. We don’t choose consciously in an aware and deliberate fashion, but unconsciously as a product of automated tendencies and preconceived assumptions. Our mental paradigm as the vibratory frequency of our mind, forms a model out of which our entire internal experience is formed as an interpretation of the outer world. As a structured model which resonates with the same frequencies in everything else, we literally abstract from the environment only what’s of the same vibratory range (nature) as we are, and then organize it into the pattern of our mental theme (frequency), and we experience it through our souls vibratory signature as a kind of customization. This ability to reshape the outer world into an inner experience that’s of a particular nature, the one that matches ours, is the most basic form of choice and will as natural selection that invokes action as its expression.

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As we think, we self-create. First inwardly, then outwardly. Our thoughts as mental conceptualizations are the cause of our actions, and our actions produce a like effect outwardly, reshaping how things “appear” to us. We only see and can conceive of, what matches us energetically, what’s of the same nature and likeness, and what can therefore be used to create an inward experience as our nature. Like always produces and attracts like, and we’re only capable of experiencing the outer world inwardly through feeling sensations (vibration) that form into thematic patterns as a unique twist on a conventional idea. So as we go through life, we’re constantly filtering the outside world through our internal model, activating and pulling out what can be used to create our version of it as a life theme, while ignoring or failing to see what doesn’t. This reorganization that shapes universal patterns of mass consciousness into individual patterns of a personal nature (fractal patterns), as natural selection based on mental vibration, is the most basic form of choice we’re always involved in and willfully creating out of.

Will is the reshaping factor that forms new compositions that we then act out or act on, hat produces our inward representation as an outward experience. Just the act of thinking and perceiving that forms an inward reality in the imagination, is the power of will, because we have control over it and are the ones doing it. As we think and turn sensations into inner forms that re-present outer forms in our imagination, as a kind of substitute or illusion that’s used in place of objective reality to form first our perception and interpretation, then used to form our activities and how we act on the outer reality to reformulate it into our thoughts about it. We are always creating ourselves by way of our thoughts in response to our outer environment, which are produced by willing them. We re-form an outer reality that exists in a fully potential state of all possibilities (vibratory frequencies), into one possibility by how our mind abstracts only certain types of information from it, then reshapes it into the patterning of our vibration to become the channel for expression of that possibility. In order to express it we have to become it, and as we create an experience of ourselves “in it, being it”, we associate and identify with it, and we shape ourselves by way of it.

So we’re always employing and creating by way of choice and will whether unconsciously and automatically, or consciously and intentionally, where actual effort is required because the choice we’re making is not automatic, but requires considerable debate, and we engage in the mental activity to actually transform our vibration by first opening ourselves to new ideas, then integrating them through experience, reshaping our mind through their incorporation as a result. Once new information is fully integrated into our mental paradigm, we can perceive in new ways, form new interpretations based on our ability to conceive of new ideas, and we begin creating ourselves in new ways. We begin participating in our own evolution by willfully imposing a new direction on our life and becoming a new version of ourselves through the process.

Dr, Linda Gadbois

Integrative Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor

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Conscious Relationships that Serve your Spiritual Development

Spiritual Sciences, which is all about personal growth and development, doesn’t view the idea of relationships in the same way that many other spiritual or religious traditions do. Being of a scientific nature, it looks more at the true nature of relationships, and what they serve to produce in us as a cause and effect relationship, and how that develops certain aspects of our character as a result. To gain awareness of the nature and value of our relationships, we have to notice how people affect us, how they interact with us as a dynamic, and how they influence us by directing our mind to certain types of ideas fashioned out of specific attitudes. Our relationships tune us to certain types of energy, attitudes and perspectives (the one they naturally employ), and we take on the same feelings and emotions and begin experiencing life from a similar point of view. Sometimes this forms insights that come from looking at things in a whole new way, and other times it can be degrading, irritating, or discouraging, because it causes you to step into parts of yourself or ways of being that you don’t like, and so it can have a repulsive feeling. Either way, just pay attention to it.

Conscious relationships are engaged in with full awareness of not only the dynamics being played out in a subliminal manner, but also what the interaction is acting to bring out in you, how you’re feeling, and what kind of person you become because of the relationship. As a general rule, you should set standards for yourself, for your own growth, development, and well-being that you commit to always honoring no matter what other form of temptation may be involved. Usually what happens, is we have no real vision or idea for ourselves and our life, we’re not clear on our values and what type of things are important to us, we haven’t set standards for ourselves, and we haven’t really ever learned the “lesson” that previous relationships offered us because we didn’t know how to properly look at them.

The only true “value” of a relationship of any kind, is how it serves to develop you by way of the psychology involved, and what parts of you it serves to naturally bring out and develop into a habitual state through the nature of the interaction that takes place. Our mental paradigm as the vibratory structure of our mind that forms our inner nature and how we’re always being naturally, acts in a natural fashion through resonance, to activate, bring to the immediate foreground, and interact with the “same qualities and characteristics” in everything else that we ourselves possess. We’re always “acting on” and influencing everyone else to be like us, to vibrate at the same frequency because that’s the only thing we’re capable of. Whatever we vibrate, we serve to awaken and bring out in everything else, both unconsciously and consciously.

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When we intentionally try to pretend and come across as though we’re different than we really are, put our best foot forward so to speak, we send mixed messages that become confusing, and therefore revealing. Even when we pretend to be something we’re not, we still act subconsciously to bring out in others the complementary aspects of our own true nature, through how we “feel”, what our energy is communicating and what emotions we appeal to in them. So anytime internal feelings don’t match external appearances or how someone’s presenting themselves, we know it’s a false front design to create an illusion in place of the truth. We always know if somethings true and therefore real by how it feels. Feelings never lie. The lie comes into play when we sense what’s really going on, but choose to lie to ourselves about it by playing along with the illusion or false front being presented in place of the truth.

Nobody ever really has the ability to lie to us, because we’re always sensing the energy about people, things, and places, and we “agree to lie to ourselves” and build a make-believe reality around it that becomes shattered at some point when what you knew subtlety becomes obvious and you can’t deny it any longer. Then you feel “as if” the other person committed a crime against you, when in reality, you’re the one who chose to play along and pretend not to notice what was coming up as constant “red flags” or subtle nuances, or moments where the truth came through in an unsuspecting manner and you glimpsed it briefly. We often doubt our own intuition and inner knowing about things in favor of trusting the false façade being fabricated, then create the illusion of being deceived by the other, when in truth, we agreed to let them deceive us and actively participated in acting it out as a joint experience.

Different relationships also serve different stages of our growth, while not serving others. So certain relationships may only be valuable to us through those stages of our life, which we then dissolve when moving into other stages where they no longer serve our growth, which will require a different type of relationship that’s appropriate for the qualities and aspects of our character we wish to develop through those stages. Often, the relationship which is ideal for raising children, for example, is appropriately maintained during the family years, and has run its course when the children are grown and gone, and as you move into a stage of your life where your main focus is your spiritual growth, that same relationship may not serve that at all, and it may require a new relationship that will serve to stimulate and develop in you the qualities necessary. Likewise, relationships where one person continues growing and the other one doesn’t, or one grows in a different direction than the other and a “disconnect” takes place, the relationship may not be of value any longer for either person.

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In order to become fully conscious in your life and in your relationships, you have to first have a very clear idea of what your goals are for your soul’s development, and what it is you want to intentionally engage in developing in yourself in order to meet those goals. You have to have a clear idea of what your “standards” are and your “moral code of conduct”, and you have to be prepared to honor it at all times, no matter what. Once we begin compromising standards and negotiating values, we begin building an illusion in place of truth, internal conflict sets in, and it never works for very long. We have to always be prepared to honor ourselves above all others, because we’re talking about our “soul” and our soul development is the only real purpose to life in the ultimate sense.

In terms of romantic or long-term relationships, lifestyle needs to be a major consideration.  Most spiritual practice has a very distinct lifestyle associated with it, and if your lifestyles aren’t compatible, it’s going to be problematic, especially as time goes on. Naturally, you have to make sure your values are in alignment and that you’re aware of each others spiritual and life goals. Anytime we go against someone’s values, or have different values that contradict and undermine theirs, we’ll have serious problems, and of course the relationship will only serve to pull us away from our goals instead of taking us deeper into them. Our goals don’t have to be overly defined or distinct in material terms, but rather in personal terms of our soul’s growth and development as our character and identity. Life merely acts to set the stage and provide the means for us to create ourselves by who we become in relationship with it. In every moment we’re deciding who we are and who we’re going to be in relationship with others and our environment. How we create ourselves is the only thing that’s eternal and permanent, everything else in the material world is temporary and transitional.

So as a few general rules as guidelines for a relationship:

  • Work on becoming self-aware before you look to get into a relationship. Don’t look for your identity in a relationship, or try to wrap yourself around the other person in hopes of finding your identity. Know yourself first and above all.
  • Create an “ideal” for yourself (qualities and characteristics), and design goals that are necessary for their achievement. Let those same qualities and characteristics be your guide for consciously choosing the other person because they possess those same qualities and will act to bring them out and develop them in you.
  • Set standards for yourself as necessary levels of consciousness, character traits, or behaviors the other person must possess. As correlating to the ones you naturally possess and uphold in your own life.
  • Develop a “moral code” that you hold yourself to in regulating your own behavior and what you will or won’t participate in, and never be willing to compromise it.
  • Get a very clear idea of your lifestyle and what daily practices are important to you. The other person must be compatible and into the same type of lifestyle.
  • Let go of any preconceived ideas about what they need to look like or how they need to show up, and instead tune into how you feel when you’re present with them.
  • As you begin interacting, get a feel for their moral values by how they conduct themselves with you when you’re first getting to know them, not by what they say, but by what they actually do, how they do it, and why.
  • Stay aware always of how you’re feeling inside in response to them.
  • Notice what qualities they bring out in you, and what kind of person you become when you’re with them.
  • Allow yourself to intuitively recognize the dynamics that become established almost immediately, this will show you what the shared issues as a“theme” or story expressed through the relationship will be.
  • Pay close attention to how they conduct themselves in the beginning (do they ‘hit on you”, are they flirtatious, is sex and intimate affection immediately involved), it’ll not only reveal their values, but it’ll show you what they’ve done in previous relationships or as a general rule.
  • Listen carefully to how they describe their previous relationships. This will tell you what their relationship style is, what their model naturally acts to create and participate in, what their issues and tendencies are, and what type of relationships they’re conditioned to and will act to create with you. Notice the “quality” of people they’ve been with, because you’ll be in that same category, and they’ll act to bring out those same qualities in you (although they may not be aware that they’re doing that).
  • Resist the tendency to be infatuated or fall in love to quickly, so you can stay of a rational mind and good judgment until you get to know them well enough you can see how they really are, and what they’ll serve naturally to bring out in you.
  • The minute red flags come up, acknowledge and address them, don’t glaze over, choose not to notice, or explain them away. Gain clarity around them in order to understand what they’re about, and openly discuss them to create a feeling of awareness and intimacy. Don’t ever make assumptions, get the facts.
  • Only be with people who elicit a feeling of reverence, admiration, respect, adoration, compassion, and so on. These feelings produce very positive state of mind, and you act to bring out in them only the character traits that warrant these feelings, as well as create experiences that give you more of those same feelings.

Always view an intimate relationship as a tool for transformation, and go into them in a cognizant and aware manner. Always be open and discuss things freely as a way of establishing and understanding between you. True love comes only through understanding, relating, and feeling like you honestly “know” the other person. Always be honest and forthright, and don’t hide things. Trust is the foundation the relationships is built on, and once trust is violated, it can never really be established again. You have to take care of the relationship right from the beginning, and always nurture honesty and being above board, and transparent. Never be afraid to be yourself as you truly are, because that’s the most basic form of honesty. If you can’t be who and how you really are, then that alone tells you everything you need to know about yourself and the other person. Stay within your own “class” or league, engage with those who are equivalent, because this will become an important factor as the relationship goes on.

Above all, know yourself and who you’re in the process of becoming, and only associate with people who act naturally to facilitate your growth and bring out your very best traits, and cause you to want to be a “better person” because of them.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Thought, Self-Creation, and the Nature of Karma

Karma is the Habituated State of Mind that forms all of Our Perceptions

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Many people believe that karma is something that’s incurred only through actions of some kind, or that it’s okay to think about something as long as you don’t actually “do” anything. Pure thought is subtle (invisible) and seemingly inactive on the material plane, while feelings, sensation, and emotion are active forces that serve to stimulate us physically. We imagine that we can think without actually creating any consequences to our thoughts as long as we don’t act on our thoughts in the material sense. Thought is always individual in nature, each person having their own unique thoughts in response to any form of stimulation, whereas emotions are more universal in nature in the sense that we all experience the same basic type of emotions. Yet, in reality, thought, as a subtle force, underlies and forms the basis for all of our emotions and actions. Thought is “action” on the spiritual plane, and forms the pattern as an idea that becomes enacted on the material plane. To think is to literally create in the most basic sense of the idea. It’s not enough to control our behavior and what outward activities we engage in, we have to also control our thoughts which forms the basis for our activities. Thoughts form the images and patterns of material form and processes, and become the template for producing an analogous outer reality through corresponding behaviors..

Thought that we  dwell in and repeat consistently becomes habitual (normal), and forms the basis for our karma. As we think, we become our thoughts in form, and we view our life “through” our thoughts and mental impressions as our “perceptual lens” that reformulates neutral elements in the outer world to match the thoughts (thematic patterns) of our inner world. As we think we perceive, and through our perceptions we reshape (recompose) the outer reality through our interpretation of it. Thought is a natural force as a vibration that has a structuring mechanism inherent in it, that reformulates light (material substance) through sympathies and antipathies, reshaping it (changing how it appears) to be of the same nature as the thoughts. Our thoughts form an idea as a mental impression or internal reality out of our paradigm (vibratory structure as a model) that becomes the perceptual lens that we “look through” to see the same thing outside of us that’s inside of us. This mental impression as certain type of thoughts form internal representations of the outer world that are superimposed over it as our personal perception of it, and become a form of “organizational template” that’s used to form a subjective experience in place of objective facts. In this way, we ultimately make everything “about” us by building it into our story about things.

Our internal reality of thought, organizes and forms how we experience the outer material plane, and serves to shape us because we are always “one with our thoughts” (the one having our thoughts), and “identifying” with our own self-created experiences,  As we think and create, we’re always spawning, integrating and assimilating our own thoughts to form a greater overall matrix and becoming the summation of our thoughts as an evolutionary process of becoming, which forms our individuality “as” our thoughts. Thoughts are being propagated and transmitted through the astral plane or mind-field of the Earth, as universal thoughts that are adapted and modified into the individual thoughts of humanity or mass consciousness, and are “picked up on” by other minds of the same nature that can accommodate and utilize the same “type of thoughts” into their mental model in a congruent manner, in a subliminal fashion as thoughts that just “come to us out of the blue”. Whatever is of the same vibratory frequency as we are, or within near proximity, we resonate with and naturally absorb and perceive them as being our own, because they’re the same type of thoughts we normally think.

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Thought also exists in universal form, as archetypes that are metaphorical in nature, and act as a prototype or model for using to create our own personal version of the same idea through an imaginary process. As we draw in and are able to conceive of an idea that’s of a universal nature, it’s steadily modified through a series of adaptation to various factors – the paradigm and mental structure of the individual, their level of development and maturity, how the idea is applied to specific conditions, circumstances, and situations pertinent to the individual, how they’re conformed to per-existing beliefs and assumptions, etc. – to produce a unique version of the same idea as a personalized version. Our karma is not only produced by our actions, but by way of our own thinking, which elicits complementary emotions and is what ultimately forms the basis for all of our actions. Our karma is the natural vibratory structure of our mind and how it naturally expresses to create our reality

Thought coming into the material mind in a pure, unadulterated form, has no emotional content or feeling (sensation) active in it, though it does contain feeling and emotion in its latent state, and acts to produce feeling as complementary sensations and emotions as its equivalent or that are of the same nature. The emotion elicited by thought, amplifies that intensifies the thought, producing the actions of the thoughts as our behaviors. All behavior is emotionally driven, and all emotions are produced by our thoughts. What we feel and think, we ultimately do, and what we do is the outer expression and activity of what we think. The mind is the soul, which in its spiritual aspect is the summation of our personal thoughts which form the basis for our perceptions and actions. These thoughts as mental impressions imprinted on our mind, that also produce the activities, experiences, and memories of the thoughts, is our karma as the patterns that determine the nature and course of our life events and what it is that we remain attached and connected to. As we think we become our thoughts and perceive the outer world through our thoughts about it, and we systematically produce the reality of our thoughts by changing how things “appear to us” through the story we tell ourselves about them.

We can work to develop ourselves as a soul-mind by learning how to willfully control our thoughts, and intentionally employ thoughts that will reshape our character, replace other thoughts of an undesirable and destructive nature, and align ourselves with new ideas that will serve to transform us making us able to connect with and produce a new kind of experience of reality. But we have to be able to do this while we’re still experiencing old karma, disciplining ourselves to correct our own tendencies, until the old karma runs its course, creates the experience it was designed to create, and energetically burns out. Then, the karma created by the new way of thinking can begin to take hold and transform our life experiences by way of them. So we’re always required to “pay forward” in terms of creating new forms of karma, knowing that they will only take effect in terms of our outer circumstances and situations once the effects of the old have passed. In some cases, as in relationships, changing our karma may only come through leaving the relationship, because we entered those relationships through “shared karma” as behavioral dynamics that the relationship will continue to hold us to, not allowing a new way of being. This is especially true when only one person in the relationship is changing and growing into new ways of being, while the other is still perceiving and acting out of the old karma..

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The temptation to relapse involved in changing comes from the fact that just as our thinking and perceiving produced the outer events of our life, once the effect is produced outside of us, it then acts as the “cause” that stimulate in us more of the same type of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in response to it. So a self-perpetuating cycle formed as the cause that produces an effect that becomes the cause for producing another effect that becomes the cause . . . . and so on, has to be neutralized. We have to break the cycle by recognizing how we’re being effected by our own life circumstances and situations, and resist the tendency to think the way they naturally cause us to think, while consciously choosing instead to employ other thoughts and not react to the emotional charge they habitually produce. This forms the basis for what we think of as having to “believe” in something even though it’s not happening and therefore self-evident, while knowing that it will come, because it operates by law, and is therefore always true as a kind of guarantee. The only real question becomes, how long it will take for our old way of thinking and emoting to dissolve and exhaust itself, no longer held together through a cooperative effort, and start manifesting as the changing conditions of our life circumstances.

Many of us have been taught to use our creative power by trying to change or manipulate other people and the outer conditions of our life, which is working on the “effect” and not with what’s causing the effect. This is operating “against law”, which is why it never works. In order to change the outer world, we have to change the inner world of the mind and individual character that’s producing it as a natural expression. As long as we remain the same in terms of our thinking, perceiving, and the emotional states we live out of, we continue producing and experiencing the same type of ideas as thematic life patterns over and over. Our thoughts form the patterns of our life as a theme that weaves together all the areas of our life in a congruent and consistent manner. Because of this, no matter how drastic the changing conditions and circumstances of our life, we simply recreate the same type of ideas using new elements. This is because the mind “organizes” any of the outer elements into the same pattern as a reality that produces the same type of experiences in a faithful and automatic fashion.

The Golden Rule – what we sow, we also reap, what we put out comes back to us ten-fold (self-perpetuating as a cause and effect relationship). As we act “on the world” and others through our thoughts, we also act “on ourselves” by living out of the reality produced by our thoughts and gaining a sense of ourselves through our own self-created experiences. Our projections (reality created through our perceptual lens) are reflected back to us, and what we send out as our imagined thoughts (inner reality), produce a corresponding effect, that then becomes the cause of our thoughts, and we live out of the reality produced by our way of thinking as a rhythmic cycle. This self-perpetuating cycle as a cause and effect relationships forms our karma, determines our life experiences, and how they serve to continue shaping us as a product of our own creation. This cyclical effect can go on indefinitely, and is only changed through self-awareness, realization, and the disciplined use of will to change the very nature of our thoughts and our character, while still being stimulated by the return of previous thoughts tempting us to relapse into our old way of thinking. This takes commitment and devotion to a process with no immediate return, while disciplining ourselves to develop mental fortitude and moral stamina to persevere against the odds of our own making.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

 

Integrative Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor

 

 

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The Dark Night of the Soul – Personal Crisis and the Process of Personal Transformation

Personal Transformation, which is often referred to in spiritual texts as “Alchemy”, and in Biblical texts as redemption, is described as a thinning, sorting, and filtering process of calcification, dissolution, distillation, coagulation and so on, as the process necessary to separate out all contaminates and impurities, and restoring the system to a purified state. These processes as a step-by-step procedure provide a metaphor for understanding how they come as actual life experiences that take us through this same type of process naturally. These same type of processes in life as an experience come as challenges, problems, hardship, tragedy, trauma, despair, desolation, all of which serve to push us to the point of hopelessness where the very foundation of our life is torn away.

Transformation only takes place through a crisis of some sort that not only pushes us beyond existing limits, but also shatters the belief system holding them in place, and supporting what is in fact a delusion as an error in thinking and believing. While this is often experienced as deeper forms of pain and suffering, the kind that usurps our morality and personal values, destroying the image of ourselves that we’ve build out of various illusions, and push us not only beyond our comfort zone, but leave us in a tail-spin spiraling downward with no sense of control or possibility of recovery. Eventually we find ourselves plunged into an abyss of the dark and unknown, while we frantically search our heart and mind over and over for ideas, possible solutions, things to try . . . and there’s nothing. This absence alone becomes the straw that breaks the camel’s back, and we eventually hit a point that’s referred to as the “dark night of the soul”.

The “dark night of the soul” is experienced as being totally lost in a complete state of despair, of devastation that’s sweeping and all-encompassing. In this moment as you plummet and hit bottom, and exist in the realization of it, your world is shattered beyond repair. And in that moment, you honestly let go of everything that put you there, your beliefs dismantled and scattered like dead debris in the wind, no longer cohesive and meaningful, and you experience a form of “death” in the most literal sense. Life as you have known it up to that point, will never be the same. Your fears surmount and overwhelm you, no longer able to deny or repress them, you have to give them free reign over you, and you act to express them freely by surrendering to them. And in that final moment of complete defeat, as you let go, no longer trying to resist them or hold them in, they leave you. And in the very same moment that you feel completely distraught, a strange feeling of relief comes over you.

In the aftermath of a complete emotional meltdown, the disintegration of your entire belief system and the reality it created and served to maintain takes place, an experience known as “shedding or killing the false ego” as your “false sense of self”, and you feel a kind of cleansing, an emotional purging, and a new kind of open spaciousness as a calm feeling comes in its wake. Like having a clean slate, ready to begin again. In these moments, we come face-to-face with our own demons, and we’re forced to look with full awareness on our own lies and false prophesies. We have to encounter our own shadow aspects in everything else, with the realization that what we thought was being done to us by others and by life, was actually being done to us, by us. We were always negotiating away our dignity, compromising our morals, bartering with sex and affection, manipulating by persuasion, and surrendering through acceptance and agreements of some sort. No longer able to project our own issues and tendencies onto others, blame or defer responsibility for our own conduct, we are forced to turn inward and look directly in the mirror. We have to visit and spend time in the shadow of our mind, where danger is always lurking, scary and powerful because it’s unknown.

In the wake of total devastation, with our morality cleansed, a feeling of hope, like a seed planted in our heart begins growing, and a glimmer takes hold and begins to formulate, and we suddenly realize we’re free to begin anew. The beauty of hitting bottom is there’s no place to go but up. The more complete our fall, the more exalted our rising. Cleansed of all that caused our demise, like a purging and ripping out what’s not of us, emotional debris we’ve attracted and collected along the way, shed, no longer in us as a part of us, and we suddenly realize we’re free of what was self-imposed limitations. But like all cleansing that creates a kind of void, our mind will act to unconsciously draw something into the void to replace it, and so in order to gain control over the creative process of our self and our life during this time, we have to decide what to employ in its place. Otherwise we could draw back in more of the same stuff that appears slightly different, or something somewhat different that will send us on another side trip as a distraction from our main goal in life, which is to always act on ourselves to heal ourselves of all errors in perceiving and thinking, and taking full responsibility for deciding and taking deliberate action in creating who we are.

Once we clear out destructive beliefs and the emotional compulsions around them, we have to decide and intentionally choose what we’re going to replace it with. We don’t have to try and correct it by working “through it” (our issues) as an outside event or actual memory, all we have to do is recognize the part of our character that caused it (undesirable character trait), and then strategically employ the opposing virtues in its place, while cultivating them through disciplined practice until they take hold, and we begin creating experiences of ourselves “as” them, transforming our character by integrating them, until we start start automatically creating something different out of them. All of our life experiences flow out of the natural expression of our mental paradigm as our character. To change how we think and act and what type of dynamics we naturally engage in, we have only to change our own inner nature as our core self.

To change the outer form, we have to change the inner state in-forming it. By changing our inner nature and intentionally cultivating desirable qualities and characteristics, we systematically change our vibration and what we attract and are attracted to, what and how we perceive the world around us, and what type of situations and relationships we’re willing to entertain. As we ourselves change, our experiences of life change accordingly. If we don’t change ourselves however, we keep on recreating the same “type” of experiences over and over with different people and circumstances, until we begin recognizing what our part is in our own life creations.

The process we undergo because of life challenges and tragedies throw us head on into a full blown life crisis as an identity crisis. These extreme moments force us to examine ourselves internally, hashing through all our experiences in order to gain some form of insight into the workings of our own unconscious mind, and as we separate out the impurities as bad character traits, and either eliminate them altogether, or transform them into pure qualities that serve our true identity. Undergoing this filtering, eliminating and reformulating process of self-awareness and realization, we reform ourselves to be more of who we truly are, and create ourselves and our life through a new character that naturally expresses in new ways, no longer creating the same type of problems all over again, but creating a new version of ourselves that come as an expression of the qualities we intentionally cultivated in ourselves.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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God, Karma, and the Nature of Free Will

Many of us have been trained to the belief that God exists as a created, thinking entity that acts willfully in our life to produce outer effects that ultimately either causes our pain and suffering or can alleviate it, in the sense that we’re somehow being punished or rewarded for our actions and deeds. We pray or ask for divine intervention that will produce an effect in our life that’s outside of our own thinking or ability to produce ourselves.  We ask for an “effect” that we ourselves can’t seem to produce naturally or maintain if we did get it, or that will come as a violation of the law of cause and effect, which of course never happens, and as a result, our prayers seemingly go unanswered. This is due to the fact that we often fail to accurately perceive a very fundamental idea, and some of the most important ideas there are fundamental to our spiritual growth and unfoldment have been removed from most traditional religious systems, and that’s the true idea of choice and free will, and the fact that we were bestowed with the capacity to self-create through our very own “thinking”.

 

The God of religion is often presented as an entity that exists outside of and a part from us, who first acts to “create us”, then, being unhappy with Its own creation, seeks to punish and destroy us by working on the “effect” or end result, rather than by changing the “cause” that’s producing it. As humans, our life is created purely by the internal forces of thought, desire, and willful actions. What we think we first produce internally as the template or perceptual lens for looking through, and as a result, only see what matches our thoughts. What we desire, we’re attracted to and always in the process of pursuing in an attempt to become one with it. All thought and desire form the basis for our perception as an interpretation, which produce our actions as the means of actually producing it as an outward expression. Our actions “cause” our inner visions of a desired reality to manifest as a corresponding effect. Once an effect is produced outside of us, it sets a chain of events into motion, and once we’re experiencing it outwardly, it then seems to be happening “to us” as the results of our actions come back to us as experiences and create the events of life.

 

To be created in the image of God and with the same likeness, is to be able to create using pure thought, which is how God is portrayed as creating the entire cosmos. God creates by “calling forth all of life” through the “spoken word”. The breath of God moved across the water (astral substance), and as He spoke, images formed that were brought to life in the imagination of God. This is giving a description of how to create reality and ourselves by way of our thinking and imagining, speaking, and doing. Thought is words spoken internally that have images associated with them, that we picture in our mind as we think them, forming them into a possible reality. This act alone “is” our power to create how we experience our own life, and how we create ourselves by way of the outer reality we first project, organize into a story, stimulate and activate through our constant actions, then draw back on ourselves as the consequences of our actions, or what results from our perceptions.

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All of life exists and comes into being through the primary law of “cause and effect”. Everything that exists, was “caused” by something. All things that come into form as an outer reality, begins as thoughts that form an inner reality. As we think, we perceive, interpret, and become like. We become the vehicle and creative instrument of our own thoughts. All of our creative ability lies in how and what type of thoughts we think as a general rule. If we don’t like our life in terms of our relationships, life circumstances and situations, we don’t change them by trying to change the people and events involved, we change it by changing how we’re looking at it. How we’re thinking about it, and what type of story we’re telling ourselves about it as a way of experiencing it, that creates our self by way of our own storytelling. We become the summation of our thinking, which is constantly producing our outer reality as an analogy. Our thoughts act as a form of metaphor that is used subconsciously to produce the outer equivalent. What we sow, we always reap as a simple fact of “cause and effect”. All action produces an equivalent or greater reaction.

 

The whole purpose of life is to learn how to use our creative ability to create ourselves and our life experiences intentionally. The only way to change how we think and emote is by working directly on our own character and morality. As we change in terms of the qualities being embodied, our thinking and perceiving changes accordingly. How we’re being always produces what we’re doing and the attitude through which we’re doing it. The object is to learn how to control and deliberately produce our own internal dialogue and imagining so that we consistently produce the behaviors that naturally create the same type of outer experiences, and draw back to us desirable and intentional consequences. Not in terms of changing other people or the outer world somehow, but rather by changing how we perceive and respond to the outer events of our life. The outer events themselves are only significant to the exact same extent that we gain realization around them as our own creation, or as we use them to activate and bring latent potential to the foreground in order to develop it by using it willfully. Many events of our life are organized and produced unconsciously as providing the means necessary to either balance previous karma, or to develop ourselves by way of it in order to enhance our ability to create accurately.

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All thought is active and creative on the spiritual plane, and is what systematically sets into motion the organization of outer events as the expression of our thoughts that produce a complementary idea. All actions (which thought and perception is an active force) produce and equivalent or greater reaction. Matter is a neutral receptor of consciousness, and is controlled and given life by the consciousness that inhabits it. Whatever we place our attention on, we effect by reshaping it through resonance to bring out some qualities (the ones that match us) while ignoring other qualities that remain inactive and not apparent. As we bring out the same consciousness in everything around us by paying attention to it and thinking about it, we literally act “on it” to influence and orchestrate it. We naturally act to bring out certain things in people and situations as a way of producing our ideas about it. We literally “make it into” what we need it to be in order to fulfill our perception and produce the outer reality that validates it as a being real. Our perceptions first form our beliefs, and then our beliefs shape our perceptions. The inner and the outer are always in a dynamic relationship as the masculine and feminine energies that “act on each other” to bring an idea into existence as an outer experience of an inner creation.

 

The mind creates purely by what it thinks and imagines as an image, scenario, or actual reality that it plays out as an idea infused with life. The mind doesn’t create by way of negative commands. You can’t think something that you don’t want to create. You can’t think about and picture it, dwell in it by running it through your mind over and over, while telling yourself that you “don’t want to create it”, or you don’t want to experience it. That’s not the way it works. As you think, you imagine, and you will into being. Thinking and imagining is willing. What we form into words internally by thinking, then speak outwardly, we cause. Picture it, infuse it with emotion, and you’re in the process of “asking for it” by using your own mind to create it. This is our God-given ability to self-create. Even God, so to speak, doesn’t ever violate choice and free will of the individual who is here to exercise their divine abilities to use their mind to create their experience of themselves in a subjective reality of their own making. We are always the ones responsible for our thoughts and actions, and the ones fashioning our own destiny as the summation of our thoughts.

Dr. Linda Gadbois 

Integrative Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor

 

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The Spiritual Nature of the Heart – The Seat of the Lower Soul

While many perceive the heart as being the “spiritual center” of the body and the aspect where divine knowledge is received and processed by the body, this is not an entirely accurate model, and is the result of misinterpretation of various sorts. In order to look at this from a different model, that will allow us to see it in a new way, the spiritual body is laid out as an energetic hierarchy of “spiritual centers” that acts as an operational system for bringing pure consciousness into the material body, giving it life, while animating it with a personality. This 7-fold hierarchy, is further broke down into an upper triad and a lower triad, joined together by the heart-center. It’s also looked at as the upper triad being of the spirit-mind, and the lower tetrad (4) being of the material body, of which the heart is included as the highest aspect of our lower nature. The heart represents the horizontal plane of the material reality, and the mind (the upper 3) as the vertical plane in which divine energy as consciousness flows down from “above”, entering the body through the three upper centers of the head and brain, which controls the body through the nervous system and the endocrine system. When these two (mind and body) intersect as a vertical and horizontal flow of intelligent energy, it forms a cross representing equilibrium as a unified being that’s both mind and body, divine and animal.

The 3 upper chakras represent the Supernal as the trinity or 3-fold nature of the mind and consciousness as a gradient between higher and lower aspects of itself. It exists in its original state as 3-fold in nature, and is not manifest or formed in the physical sense (which is represented by 4, or the cube), but acts to create an “inner state” that becomes the basis for the outer physical equivalent. Consciousness is not “of the brain”, but rather operates the brain as the regulatory organ of the body. This trinity as a triad is based purely on thought and imagination which forms the basis as a conceptualization or internal representation that provides the template for physical manifestation as its outer expression. The mind is the faculty in which energy as intelligence is shaped into an image as the perceptual model or vibratory frequency that’s superimposed over the outer world (looked through), producing a corresponding outer expression.

Intelligence as qualities of consciousness in their purely potential state, enter the body through the crown chakra as the active component, that’s received by the Pineal as the passive receptor, and formed into an astral image in the imagination, which is then developed into an applicable idea by continuing to think about it. Our inner voice thinks and speaks it into reality by stimulating and informing the body. Our thoughts as imagined ideas, operate the nervous system through electrical impulses as a form of communication where the mind actually operates the body through the nervous system of the spine, stimulating the endocrine system which produces hormones as the chemical equivalent of our thoughts, that both alter the body’s vibratory-conscious state, and produce internal biological operations and natural behaviors that are all a part of the same idea. And through this creative process, bring the invisible imagined idea into existence as a physical correspondence.

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The heart center, the first lower energy center to receive the formulated idea as an imagined thought, absorbs the electrical impulses, altering the chemistry of the blood, which circulates throughout the body modifying and regulating the state of all the material organs to vibrate at the same rate, while also connecting us to that idea in the outside world. It’s through the heart that we both send and receive information of a sensory nature. By altering the chemistry of the blood through electrical impulses, we alter the state and health of the entire body. The adrenals produce the emotions of the thought, the kidneys act as a filtering system, and the sexual organs energize and give birth to the idea as a living offspring.

The heart is the seat of the soul for the “lower soul”, associated with material reality and the animal body. It’s through the heart that we radiate and absorb information from and about our physical environment that’s sensory in nature, and driven by the sexual impulse, which regulates its intensity. Emotions are the language of the material realm that act to regulate our lower nature through automatic behaviors that require “no thought” to produce. All emotional energy which is being projected by everything around us is received into the body through the heart, where the information is separated into whatever is pertinent to every aspect in producing an experience of it, then distributed to that organ or aspect for processing and integration as a means of adjusting the state of the body to match its environment. Out of literally billions of bits of information being received continuously from the environment at any given moment, only 8 to 40 bits is sent to the brain for sensory processing and decoding, while the rest is downloaded into the body as “intuition”. It’s through our “gut feeling” that we accurately read and understand the outside world.

It’s not through our thoughts that we connect with the outside world, but rather through feeling sensations and emotions. On the physical plane, which is governed by our subconscious mind and lower, instinctual nature, we are being “operated“ in a largely instinctual fashion to behave according to the emotions we’re experiencing without actually thinking (reasoning) or consciously making a decision. Anytime we’re in our emotions as a reactive state, or being “charged”, we’re predominately unconscious and our emotions take control and begin directing and determining our thoughts, which is our creative power.

The seat of the human soul, as our personal and individual soul, lies in the 5th chakra, which functions as our voice, which in the silent mode is “thought”, and in its outer mode is speaking and talking. What we speak, is a reflection of our inner thoughts and is the willful action that serves to call forth the reality of our thoughts by organizing the elements of the outer environment to match our inner imaginings. Thought is vibration as pure consciousness that’s formed into an idea through the imagination, which adapts it to individual mind, modifying it, and becomes their own personal thoughts. Our thoughts come as both an inner hearing or knowing and as an image or vision. What we picture and see in our minds eye, we think about by defining, assigning attributes and meaning, explaining through reasoning, describing as a form of observing, and conforming it in a way that can be applied meaningfully to our everyday life in order to self-create by way of them. We first create (develop) an idea internally by thinking about it, as an internal dialogue that shapes and conforms it, then by speaking it, transmitting that same idea to others and the outside world, forming it in their minds as well, as a way of initiating, eliciting cooperation and attracting it as a joint reality and outer experience of what originates as an internal experience.

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The heart is the receptor for material information, and the Pineal is the passive receptor for spiritual, conscious information that’s not born of the material realm, but comes in intact and whole. Thought and sensory feeling, is when pure thought moves down into the material realm of the body, where it stimulates and produces the sensory-emotional equivalent, which is necessary to attract and transmit and produce the behaviors for manifesting it as an actual outer experience. In the material realm, thought and emotion are always married as masculine and feminine aspects of each other, and are always equivalent as complementary opposites. One influences and produces the other, and one is always the natural response of the other in a cause and effect relationship. The only question is, which one is active and therefore dominant, and which one is non-active and therefore acting as the passive vehicle for the other. Thoughts are either producing the emotions that are of the same nature, or emotions are producing thoughts of the same nature. Our mind is either operating our body, or our body is operating our mind. In the ideal situation, this moves back and forth based on what is most appropriate and needed for adjustment of our overall being of which they’re both a part, yet the mind should always be in constant control of utilizing this regulatory process by using the body as a passive receptor for information obtained from the environment, by rendering itself passive to the body, or by allowing instinct as immediate and automatic reaction of an emotional nature to act as a means of protecting and preserving the body in a healthy state.

Just as the heart connects and regulates the flow of information from both the upper and lower in a harmonious fashion, the human soul connects and acts as a medium for the higher soul (self) and the lower soul (animal), and formulates itself out of the combination. The individual soul draws down archetypal identities from the universal soul as a means for shaping itself as an individual that’s unique from everyone else and self-determined, while also being able to draw on the personality of the lower self, which is emotional in nature and lacks individuality and sees itself as part of a greater whole in which it’s just like everybody else (the herd mentality). The lower self operates out of conformity that robs us of our individuality and ability to willfully self-create by investing us in the group mind of mass consciousness of an animal like nature where we’re merely a part of a species driven by instinct regulated by emotions. We fall prey to automated behavior that are self-creative and come without thought or reasoning.

Likewise, there are two kinds of intuition; one of the material plane where we receive information “about” the material plane as a whole, which is received and distributed through the heart, and of the spiritual plane that contains higher knowledge of things not of the material plane, which is summarized through the throat and comes as “thoughts of a universal nature” (non-personal). While many think intuition is a function of the Pineal, this isn’t entirely accurate, the Pineal receives ideas as imagery, but thought as our inner hearing metabolizes and discerns what’s received, vibrating it outwardly. Intuition is of a unified nature, which comes by developing our intuition in a conscious manner, and acts to identify the spiritual component that underlies and acts to motivate material reality as seeing into its inner nature, and knowing it as it actually is, rather than as it appears outwardly. Higher forms of intuition come as a marriage of mind and heart.

Dr. Linda Gadbois 

Thought and Emotion – the Masculine and Feminine Energies and the Elements

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Thought and emotion exist on different planes a part from each other, yet always interactive on the lower, material plane of manifested reality. They combine as form and motivation, and together produce material reality as their offspring. In Sacred Geometry, thought and emotion form the Dyad as the “parental principle” that gives birth to material reality, first internally, represented by the triad, then externally as the material equivalent, represented by the tetrad, or cube. The cube, turned 90 degrees, forms a diamond as two opposite triangles, the upper one being the internal imagined creation, and the lower triangle, its reflection in the outer world. In terms of numerology and the manifest world or Natural principles, 3 is the first actual number as the astral form that provides the template for producing the material form as a correspondence. So out of what we call the 10 primary laws, which are numbered 0 through 9, with 10 being the repeat of 1 on a higher scale, all emanating out of nothing (0) as Monads or a “sphere of consciousness”, we have 7 material principles that are the very foundation and underlying nature of all manifest reality.

In Elemental terms, while we say there are 4 primary ones, Fire, Water, Air, and Earth, in fact, there are really only two primary ones, Fire and Water, whose combination produces Air as a mental atmosphere, which all combined, form, or should I say “in-form” material reality. Not so much in the literal sense, but in the metaphorical sense of producing the perceptual lens of the individual mind that acts naturally to restructures matter to form personalized versions of reality as a unique creation. The astral plane is the point of inception where a pure idea enters into the subtle realms of the material plane, and “produces” a feeling sensation that invokes an emotion that’s of the same nature as the idea. This “matching” of thought and emotion takes place through a basic form of resonance and sympathetic induction, which together harmonize and form coherence resulting in a stable and fixed idea.

So thought and emotion are always in-sync with each other on the material plane, and do not exist a part from each other. They’re always involved in a dynamic interplay and together produce our subjective, individual version of a larger, objective reality. While the outer material reality remains neutral as Nature itself and is what makes up mass consciousness, the inner, subtle reality of the mind, looking through its own self-created perceptual lens, “sees” a slightly different version as a subjective reality, which produces how it experiences the outer world. Our “experience” of the outer world is always our personal creation, produced exclusively by us.

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Thought and emotion exist as active and passive aspects of the same reality, and together form a unified field as an experience of the “Self” within that reality. Pure thought as archetypal ideas, being of a higher plane, exists independent of emotion, and is not determined by emotion, so it’s pure in the sense that it hasn’t been corrupted modified with personal agendas as needs, desires, and preferences of some sort. The mind only marries emotion when it enters into the physical body. Emotion is the language and motivating force of the body. When emotion is coupled with thought, it acts to motivate the thoughts to become the expression of the emotion as the reality indicated in the emotion. Emotion is transmitted constantly within the astral plane of the Earth, which girdles it as its atmosphere or mind.

What we call the astral plane of the earth, operates according to the same laws of the individual mind, and is populated with the thought-forms produced by the individual, human (creative) minds as what we could think of as the “collective unconscious”, or the subconscious-group mind, which “is” the mind of the lower, earth realm. As we think and dwell in emotional thoughts, we not only populate our own astral field with those thoughts, but we simultaneously populate the greater mind of the earth, transmitting them through the medium of the astral light, making them conceivable by other minds of the same nature (vibratory frequency) at the subconscious level. Because this is a transmission and conception of the subconscious mind, we lack direct awareness of where our thoughts come from, or why we suddenly start thinking about something for no apparent reason.

Fire as thought and water as emotion creates air as the invisible atmosphere around the material body as the concrete or material mind that emanates quite some distance from the body. Life as a material reality is produced by a combination of information that’s grown by a life-force, sexual energy that arouses and expands it into a full sensory experience. Ideas only manifest as a material reality by entering into holy matrimony with the life-force energy of the body. Material reality is born as the offspring of sensory thought, driven and applied by the complementary emotions which produces the behaviors necessary to create the idea in the outer world. Thought impregnates matter as the conception of an idea that’s grown through a gestation period in the imagination into a specialized version by adapting it to the individual and their life circumstances, modifying it accordingly, to produce a unique and novel version of the idea as a personalization.  On the plane of pure thought, archetypal ideas are universal, and on the material plane, emotions are universal. What connects us here isn’t our individual thoughts, which will differ with everybody in regard to the same emotional state, but our emotions, which are universal in nature and effect everyone equally, and though they may provoke different types of thoughts in response to them, they follow very distinct themes that produce the reality of those themes, regardless of the type of thoughts being used in relation to them.

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Thoughts and emotions exist in polarity, and on the material plane, thought is a passive vehicle for emotion, and on the non-material plane that accompanies this one, emotion is the passive vehicle for thought. In other words, on the material, emotion produces and gives life to thought, and on the higher plane, thought generates emotion as a natural response to it or as its physical equivalent. Thought devoid of emotion remains pure and undistorted or uncontaminated, meaning it’s in full control of itself and not being influenced or coerced by anything else. This is the pure spiritual realm of archetypes as what we call universal ideas that act as the templates or prototypes for organizing and producing corresponding realities. They never actually enter into the lower realms and actually “mix” with matter, and so they remain pure and unadulterated.

Once an archetype as a living pattern or idea is brought down into the material realm of the body (feminine), it merges into and becomes one with the emotions of the body, where it forms into a personal expression of the same type of thought, changed as an adaptation to the emotion it’s married to which acts to modify it. How the thought is developed or skewed to create the experience of reality is based on what’s motivating it. Thought as ideas outside of the material plane, exists in a holistic state of masculine and feminine in a harmonized state of perfect control and stability, where nothing from the outside is moving into it and effecting it and thereby transforming it. Once it moves into a material body, it’s greatly impacted by the emotions of the body, which, if left unattended, will completely control it and change its fundamental nature to be something entirely different.

The idea becomes to bring the emotions of the body under the full control of the mind, and use them as a kind of tool or instrument for expressing thought in it’s pure form by amplifying and intensifying it to produce the idea as an actual experience of reality. The mind has the ability to control and utilize the body as the means of actualizing the ideas of the mind to produce a corresponding reality as an experience of the outer world. While the masculine represents the outer world on the physical plane, within the body, it’s experienced as the inner world of thought. The feminine on the mental plane represents the outer world as separation or being apart from thought, yet is experienced as an inner sensation that takes control and motivates the mind to produce the thoughts inherent in the emotion. They exchange roles as active and passive components of the same creative expression, which turns the universal into the individual, by drawing the mind (ideas as thoughts) into the body and marrying it to sensations of the emotions, and together producing an experience of itself as outside of itself, as what we call the actual or material reality that we all share in common.

Dr, Linda Gadbois   

Integrative Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor

 

Soul Evolution – Finding the Lesson in Life Events

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Most of us realize that the conditions, circumstances and events of our life contain lessons for us to learn in some way because they act on us to grow and develop us by how we interact and react to them. This usually starts with our initial conditioning which lays the ground work for setting what becomes our “life theme” into motion. We’re born into a family dynamic where thematic ideas of some form are always being acted out and we’re a natural part of it, so we get “trained” to the same mental and emotional model, out of which we continue to create and develop through our continued life experiences, all of which are systematically produced out of our mental paradigm. Though we’re born into the world with the personality inherent in our body (which resonates with our soul), how our personality is developed through our family dynamic forms the attitude, perspective, and emotions that we most frequently engage in through the role we take on in a larger dynamic. Our mental paradigm consists primarily of values, core beliefs, preferences, temperament and attitudes, memories (both of this life and previous lives), and the perception born out of our most frequent emotional states.

Our theme emerges fairly early in life (we come into life with it) as what is in the early stages of becoming our “issues” through the events of our life that seemingly produce them. As we continue through life, always perceiving and creating out of our mental model, we continue to live out of the same type of life themes consistently, and we always seem to be dealing with the same type of people and “issues”. Our life theme usually involves something to do with – not being loved, not being wanted, not being good enough, not being worthy, feeling disappointed, betrayed, always feeling rejected, and so on – and form the basis for how we interpret life in order to tell our story about it. Our story becomes the internal dialogue in our head as our very thoughts that are always talking to us “out of the attitude of this story” by how it describes, explains, and justifies things. So, we can safely say that while we imagine there are “many” lessons for us in life, if we learn to examine our life experiences we’ll probably realize that there’s really only one “main lesson” we’re here to learn, and all the other seemingly “smaller” lessons that are pertinent to an actual relationship or situation are of the same theme or idea, and simply played out in a somewhat different way. And while the elements of our story may change based on the people, conditions, and circumstances we play them out in, the underlying theme as a “feeling” always remains consistent. The feeling that’s being expressed in producing an experience, acts to stimulate that same feeling in everyone else and is the “organizing factor” in a situation that makes it “about” that feeling, which acts to reproduce, multiply, and amplify it, and serves as the vehicle to give us more of that same feeling. What we put out in terms of feelings, emotions, and actions, we multiply and receive back as our life experiences.

Our soul is the creative component in our life, and unlike our conscious mind, which is always working off of surface appearances and focused almost exclusively on the other people involved, creates out of feeling states that are designed to produce and create an actual experience in the outer reality that reflects back those feelings. In this way, through projecting unconscious aspects of ourselves onto others and our environment where we can “see them”, it allows us to know what’s inside of us that were not directly aware of that acting to create not only our life experiences, but also ourselves by way of our life experiences. How we interpret the events of our life to give them meaning is a product of our mental paradigm, which is the “structure of our mind” as a vibratory frequency that consistently reorganizes the elements inherent in any situation to tell a consistent type of story. By recognizing this, we can come to realize the unconscious aspects at play in our life, and through awareness, we can begin working with them in an intentional manner.

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In looking at what we call our “life lessons”, and asking ourselves, “what is this teaching me”, we can start by asking “how did I play a role in creating this or how did I participate in its creation”? People, events and situations are always acting on us to stimulate us, and as we enter into relationship with them an interaction takes place, or we become involved and begin playing a role in a situation or dynamic, and it’s always acting to make us feel a certain way. It serves to bring out certain aspects of our character in response to it. All interaction with the outer world in any form acts to stimulate internal equivalents as the qualities and traits necessary to maneuver it, to exist within it in an appropriate and beneficial manner.

The natural function of evolution works through the law of cause and effect which naturally produces adaptation, where the outer is always stimulating the inner in order to bring out the same qualities necessary to survive, interact, and exist within it. This stimulus reformulates us in terms of what part of our character becomes utilized, exercised, and thereby developed into a dominant part of our character. The only real purpose to life (material world) is to provide the stage and means for us to develop ourselves by way of it. The relationship, situations, and circumstances in and of themselves are not the goal. The only goal for the soul is “who” and “how” we become in relationship with them. All of life is a relationship with ourselves in everything else, and naturally serves to develop us by way of it. Through others and the outer events of our life, we come to know who we are. We can clearly witness and observe ourselves and as a result, come to know and understand ourselves. We do this by learning introspection. By turning our attention inward to what’s happening inside of us because of the outer events, and just being present with ourselves in the midst of things. By recognizing what a person or situation is acting to bring out in us, we can know what they or it will act to naturally develop in us. As parts of us are brought to the foreground, we can clearly see them and also use it as an opportunity to work with that part of ourselves in a conscious and intentional manner.

All of life sets the stage for self-development of some form through how we relate to it. The relationship between the inner and the outer is one of active (masculine) and passive (feminine) components that act to “cause” an “effect” in the other in order to bring their shared qualities into existence as a joint experience or shared reality. There’s always a form of equilibrium going on between the inner and the outer, bringing out in us the qualities present in the outer world that we exist and interact with as a means of surviving and thriving. Through this cause and effect relationship with the people and events of our life, we grow and develop ourselves in very distinct ways, most of which is done in an automatic and unaware fashion.

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When looking at the lesson in something, never make the mistake of asking another or seeking any form of psychic consulting. No one else knows your answers, only you know the true significance of your life by simply learning how to become aware of yourself. By simply relaxing your body and calming your mind, removing your attention from the outer world, and turning it fully inward, and notice what’s happening inside of you in response to it. What are you feeling? What thoughts are running through your mind? What memories are you associating to it? What part of your character is it bringing out in you? What issues are coming up? What fears or challenges is it bringing you face to face with? What are your concerns? What choices and decisions seem related to it? What will you have to face and deal with because of it? What aspects of yourself will you have to use and deal with in overcoming it? What are you going to have to accept and adjust to? What kind of new realization is it showing you that you wasn’t previously aware of? What insights come out of it? What type of things are you learning because of it? What capacity is it allowing or forcing you to work with in a deliberate manner (forgiveness, compassion, acceptance, self-trust, etc.)? When you look at it from a perspective of what it’s actually causing as opposed to what it “should be” causing (a belief), or what someone else thinks it’s causing for you, then you know without a doubt what lesson it’s providing for you.

What you always have to keep in mind is that the souls only purpose in the material world is to use it as a neutral tool or objective set of circumstances ideal to “grow and develop its character” in very specific ways. The material component itself is never of any real significance, because it’s always temporary and mortal in nature. The soul is eternal and immortal and transcends the body as the mind of the body, which forms the character and identity that gives life to the body. So it’s only how we’re using situations to develop our character that matters in the ultimate scheme of things. It’s all about “who we become because of our life experiences”.

For example: Losing your house through a bank repo, has nothing to do with the house, your financial condition, or credit rating, it has to do with how you respond to it. How you experience it mentally and emotionally – freaking out, scared, insecure, humiliated, stressed out and feeling devastated, problems in your relationships because of it, social outcast, drop in class, and so on. Who do you become through that event? What it not only brings up for you to see about yourself and others, forcing you to choose how you’re going to deal with it, but also what insights come from the experience itself as showing you the significance of material possessions and how you form your identity around them, and the clear fact that they can be taken away, lost, or destroyed, and are temporary in nature. It can bring great realization around the ego in terms of how you build your identity around your possessions and social position that becomes shattered because of the loss of that possession or position. When we attach our identity to other people and things, we’re always vulnerable and building our sense of self around an illusion that even in the best scenario, dies with the body, and keeps the soul “attached” to the material realm, unable to ascend to higher dimensions. Whatever we build our identity around, we bond with, equate ourselves to, and exist fully in that realm.

So in looking to understand the lesson inherent in situations, simply examine yourself in response to it, and realize that whatever it brings out in you to encounter and deal with as a result, whatever limitations and inhibitions it calls forth, is what provides the learning experience involved. As you deal with it, and how you choose to respond to it, is shaping and developing you by way of it . . . .

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Integrative Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor