Understanding Universal Laws and how to Use them

Many of us have been taught to view everything as separate and independent of everything else. We tend to take what exists as a part of a living, functioning system, break it down into parts, then study and make a whole out of what in reality exists as one aspect and function of a whole system. The Universal Laws, or what is called the 7 Hermetic Principles, is actually 10 Principles, numbered 0 through 9, where the first one is 3-fold in nature, or 3 laws that together form One, out of which the other 7 emerge systematically as the activity and expression of the One, as a growth and development process. In this sense, the One contains all the potential of the other 7 in its latent form, and each one, as it becomes active and begins expressing is the culmination or outgrowth of all that preceded it and served to form the necessary foundation for it to come into existence through an active state, while containing the latent potential of all that will proceed out of it. Each Law is nested within and an integral part of all others. So no matter how you view it, they represent a whole system where each stage is either in an active or passive mode. Laws can also be thought of as a form of “seed” that contains within it all the information for its growth and development in a passive, “potential” state. As it begins growing, bringing its latent potential into and active and outwardly expressive state, it unfolds through systematic stages of development that ultimately form a full mature idea as an entity, life form, and reality.

Laws don’t indicate something specific as the elements of the material reality they form, but rather the natural forces that serve to shape, animate and give life to material reality. So laws aren’t a “thing” or a “material form” of some sort, but rather the invisible operations that concentrate, organize, and hold matter together, creating the appearance of form. All matter as atoms, are a cluster of particles that form a “system” that’s organized and held together in an active state by what appears to be “invisible space” that’s actually a force that produces tension as an electromagnetic field. The material form itself is not the law, but rather the intelligence that ordering, governing, and operating it. In this way, all material form is shaped and operated by conscious and intelligent forces as Universal Laws. The Laws themselves are uncreated and unformed and not of the material realm, but what concentrates and coagulates light (photons) into essence (charged plasma) that becomes the basis for all life-forms. It’s the invisible force that charges or electrifies particles to the same vibration as a means of organizing them into a coherent system, or growing a whole material body through a process of regeneration as a growth cycle. So Laws pertain to the invisible, subtle realm that underlies and forms the infrastructure that sustains and operates the material realm. They are what form the energetic matrix out of which the material world naturally arises and exists as its outward expression.

The first three laws form the “One primary Law”, also known as the Parental Law or Law of the Mind, which systematically gives birth to all laws that issue forth from it as the mental activity that forms the material world by organizing it into biological living systems. The Original Law is the One that exists as dual in Nature, forming the Divine Paradox as the interaction or activity produced by the feminine and masculine aspects that form extremes of the same idea. The One exists in a unified state on a higher, purely invisible plane that’s parallel to the material plane, and as it descend into the lower plane of form, separates from Itself forming aspects that directly oppose each other as both an inner and outer, upper and lower, self as another, all of which provide the means for creating Itself through an experience of itself. This is the great paradox of the upper forming the lower to be of the same nature and likeness as the upper, and governed by the same Laws as the upper. The Universal Mind that forms the basis for the Individual mind, not as the same “thing” or material form, but as being of the same nature and possessing the same creative abilities to generate its own reality as the greater Universal Mind. The same Laws play out consistently on every level and scale of existence as the underlying Causal forces of the material world, which arise out of the mind as an imagined reality.

The mind, being 3-fold in nature, exists on three levels simultaneously and operates through two parallel dimensions that exist in polarity to each other. The higher dimension, never being able to merge into the lower (polar opposites both attract and repel), is bridged by a “medium” that’s both of the higher and the lower, called the soul, which becomes the means through which a connection is established and communication as a two-way flow of energy between the Universal Mind and the Individual mind. The entire lower plane exists “within” the Higher plane as its creation formed and maintained in the imagination. Just as there are three levels of the Universal Mind, there are three levels of the individual mind, out of which reality and the self is formed, as the Higher Mind, the subconscious mind, and the self-conscious mind. All aspects of the mind exist within the preceding one and emerge out of it as a birthing process or as its natural offspring. All form is shaped through combinations as feminine and masculine aspects that together, form a unique version.

The Mind as the primary or Primordial Law, creates three levels of reality simultaneously. It creates the entire material reality of the natural world, the immediate or subjective reality of the individual within the natural world, and the inner reality of the self. All realities are nested within each other and are interdependent, relying on each other as the basis for their existence. The first Law, formed by three aspects that span multiple dimensions, exist as a correspondence to each other, and form a corresponding vibration. The second law is the Law of Correspondence (the bridge), the third, the Law of Vibration, the fourth, the Law of Polarity, fifth, the Law of Rhythm, Sixth, the Law of Cause and Effect, and the seventh, the Law of Gender. All of which synchronistically emerge from each other forming the foundation as a function necessary for the ones issuing forth from it. The mind creates vibration as thought, that forms into two opposite poles as extremes of the same idea, forming polarity, and creates through the activity as movement between poles in a pulsating, rhythmic flow. This movement between opposites of the same idea produce both an inner reality and an outer reality that’s the polar opposite of it, and both act to stimulate the other into an active state as cause that creates a corresponding effect, a stimulus that produces a like response, or an action that causes an equal reaction. These polar opposites are the feminine and masculine aspects of the same thing, that come into an active state through an interaction which serves to awaken latent aspects of each other becoming what forms their outer expression as what we call a sensory reality as the outer appearance that’s a correspondence to the inner activity.

So what we refer to as the Primordial Principles of Hermetic Sciences or Universal Laws, describe activity as a relationship and interaction between natural forces that result in a holographic dream that we call life as material in nature. Material of course, referring to light (photons) as “starlight” (charged plasma) organized into patterns by vibration that forms both the inner and outer expression of the same idea as a cohesive and coherent reality. All reality is the offspring of the mind that’s producing it. These Laws don’t describe the reality itself, but rather the nature of the mind producing it, and the creative process as an operation that it uses to produce it. These laws act as an instruction manual for learning how to operate our own mind and create our reality in an intentional and deliberate way by learning how to change our vibration by working with polarity. We create our life experiences, and thus ourselves, by how we use our mind to form the expression of our vibratory frequency and keep ourselves tuned to that same vibration, repeatedly and consistently creating the same type reality as the perpetual motion of cause and effect. We form the thoughts of our vibration, connect to that same vibration in everything else, and form the reality of our thoughts as an experience of them. By learning how to change our vibration as our thoughts and feelings, which produce our behaviors and perception of reality, we change how we experience ourselves and how life appears to us.

The mind, no matter what scale it exists on, is the producer of both the inner and outer realities as correspondences to each other. We are attracted to our polar opposite in everything outside of us. We are stimulated by our polar opposite which activates that quality in us and brings it out, developing it through the relationship as an interaction with ourselves (same frequency) in another. We can work directly on ourselves to develop certain characteristics by who we enter into and maintain relationships with. Whoever we associate with, we become like. So the most natural form of self-development as changing our vibratory frequency comes by either intentionally embodying qualities that counteract the opposite quality of the same idea, and by consciously choosing our relationships for the qualities they bring out in us, and “who” and “how” we become by way of them.

All transformation and self-creation comes by working with laws, instead of contradicting or working against them. The value of understanding Laws is that they empower us with the tools and instruction for developing ourselves to a higher vibration that produces a correlating outer reality, and moves us systematically into the consistent world of that reality. Our vibratory frequency as an oscillation between complementary realms is what produces the outer expression as a direct reflection of the inner realm. As we move up the scale to a higher vibration by purifying our character of destructive traits and qualities, we experience ourselves in new and creative ways, and produce the outer dream that’s nurturing and life-sustaining, and we pull ourselves up out of the rubble and ruins of a dying society and into a pristine paradise, all of which are of our own making.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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The Soul as the Subconscious Mind and the Holographic Nature of Reality

The mind exists as a unified being that’s dual in nature. The mind exists as a fundamental paradox that’s both local and non-local. It exists within a body and as part of the outer environment in which the body lives, and forms experiences of itself “as” a body. The primordial mind forms both the individual and the species that the individual exists as a part of. We always have the single being and the multitude as polar opposites of the same mind that creates both. The mind in its primary state exists as both the particle (individual) and the wave (the entire environment in which the individual lives) simultaneously, with the particle being but one potential contained within the wave of infinite potential. The mind of the individual is also the mind of the outer environment in which it lives and exists as being of the same nature and formed with the same characteristics.

Mass consciousness of an entire Eco-system, exists as the collective unconsciousness of a species as what we call “instinct” and automated consciousness, or tribal knowledge, as a group or universal mind, and on a smaller scale forms the collective memories of the individual. All of life, and the mind that produces and perceives it, is comprised of various types and levels of memory. Memory as a form of instinctual or automated function and behaviors, is what we create our experiences out of, that generates and produces more of the same type of memories. The law of regeneration forms the self-perpetuating evolution of the individual, the species they’re associated with, and the mass consciousness they participate in populating. Memory of the soul resonates with the genetic memory of the body, and together as a combination of shared memory, structure the body to be of the same nature as the soul which inhabits it (becomes one with it) as its vehicle for creating experiences of itself within the material realm of its own creation, developing or shaping itself through or by way of unique variations of the same basic idea.

Memory, which is inherent as the basis (structured model) for the subconscious mind, genetic characteristics of the body, and the soul, all bond together (become one and effect each other) by absorbing into each other (sympathetic induction), because they’re of the same vibratory frequency or nature, and therefore resonate with each other. The mind acts as the vehicle for the soul as the mental paradigm formed from the memories of the soul which “charge it”, organizing it into a dynamic model of interwoven and interlaced frequencies that are congruent, and together form a cohesive and consistent outer material reality, and a  material body that’s located within the outer reality. The soul as the mind, exists in duality as both the inner (particle) and the outer (wave). The mind is a living energy field of pure intelligence as accumulated memory that completely produces all aspects of the material world, that it then lives in as a way of experiencing itself as located within a specific place and time, and shapes itself by way of those experiences. The soul as the mind, follows and operates by way of the same laws on different scales and “levels of reality”. Just as we have a universal mind, we also have the collective mind of the Earth, the group mind of a tribe or community, of a family unit and bloodline, and of an individual who lives and functions within the same mind at different levels or degrees of shared consciousness.

The subconscious mind is the level of the mind we share with all of Nature, and especially of the plant and animal kingdom, which are living biological systems that grow, develop, and produce natural behaviors out of “instinct” that’s automated in nature and governed by the Sun, Moon, and heavenly bodies through cycles and natural processes conducted by invisible forces. The Earth itself is a living entity with a soul and mind (energy field as the atmosphere), as collective archetypal (universal) memory that produces and gives life to everything that lives within and by way of it. All of life on Earth is governed by the Natural Laws of the material plane, which form a direct correspondence to Universal Laws that govern the entire universe, being played out on a smaller scale and as a unique variation of life forms based on the evolutionary flow that stems from new combinations of memory and intelligence (DNA), which act together to form unique characteristics that evolve life based on unique formulas that endow it with specialized traits, tendencies, and degrees of consciousness. All of life on the material plane is produced by the soul of the Earth as its consciousness and electromagnetic energy field, which is populated with memory as the instinctual field that produces and determines all of life that is born, lives, and sustained within it. All of the plant and animal kingdom only possess the subconscious faculty of the mind, and has no will of creative ability of its own, and is governed strictly and completely by the subconscious impulses that produce natural and automatic behaviors. They are a part of a group soul and collective unconscious as the mind of the Earth, also known as the morphogenetic field of archetypal or holographic memory.

Humans are born into the Natural world with not only a subconscious mind that we share in common with all of nature through our mammalian body, but also with the “self-conscious” mind as a latent faculty that’s systematically birthed by the subconscious mind and becomes active during puberty and adolescence, but also with the “higher mind and soul” that has creative abilities through the higher faculty of the imagination and will. These higher, creative capacities give us the ability to not only self-create, but also create the “environment” in which we live and thereby create ourselves within, or as an inherent part of that environment. Humans have an individual soul while also partaking in the group soul of the family and species, and directly effects and alters the outer environment by changing how it appears to them. The outer environment of the material plane is a product of the soul or mind as consciousness that shapes it through its “perception of it”. The consciousness of the willful and creative mind, enters into a direct relationship with matter (light substance) and reorders it to match the model or patterning of the mind that’s observing it. As we place our attention on something, we literally “enter into it” energetically (in spirit), and cause it to morph and change in its appearance to match our mental model (vibratory frequency) which serves to recompose it through resonance. Because we are creative and can shape imaginary realities in our mind’s eye as holographic images, and replay memories repeatedly by dwelling in them, we create “thought-forms” which act as archetypes as a form of virtual reality, that literally “populate” and propagate through the mind field of the Earth

The mind is electromagnetic in nature, and acts to influence the outer reality to form it according to the inner reality. Through polarity, the outer is produced or recomposed as the complementary opposite of the inner or subconscious mind, which is the aspect of the mind that is also a part of the environment or informational field of Nature. We literally rearrange (change how it appears) the material substance (light) of the outer world to match our “inner world”, which is formed by the experiences we create in the outer world, which then becomes the memory as programming that makes up our “model of the world” as our energetic frequency. There’s a perpetual motion of “cause and effect” going on all the time between the inner and the outer, as well as between the universal and the individual.  Vibration structures light substance (photons as astral light) into patterns as material forms that make up what we imagine or perceive as the “outer world”, which exists as the complementary opposite of the “inner world” that’s producing it, which then acts “on it” by stimulating it internally. We first project and produce the outer world as the polar opposite of the inner world which then acts to produce the inner world as the complementary opposite of the outer, which creates a self-perpetuating system of “stimulus – response”, as vibration on a larger scale moving between poles of opposites. We’re always acting “on ourselves” through different levels and degrees of consciousness to create ourselves and our experiences of life.

The subconscious mind as the electromagnetic energy field of the body, is centered to the core of the body and flows outward in a toroidal field of alternating and rotating electric (projecting) and magnetic (attractive) impulses, that extend outward quite some distance from the body, interacting with the electromagnetic mind fields of everything else, and through resonance as interference patterns, brings out and makes prominent some aspects, while other aspects recede and fade into the background unnoticed, changing the general appearance to a specialized version as the creation of the subconscious mind creating it. Through a process of attraction (drawing out or in) and repulsion (pushing away or eliminating), we reform the material world to match and be “like us”, to be of the same nature as we are. What’s of the same nature as we are in the outer environment becomes amplified and enhanced, and what’s not becomes canceled out and ceases to exist (for us). What we call the “outer world” is the result of an interference pattern which creates a hologram, represented in Sacred Geometry as the Dyad, which is the “womb of the universe” in which all material reality emerges, first as an inner reality shaped in the imagination or mind’s eye (triad), that’s then reflected downward and outward (looked through), forming another triangle that’s diametrically opposed (polar), that together form a diamond or square, the symbol of the material world as the Tetrad. This model demonstrates how the material world is formed through an interference pattern (where it interferes with itself (same frequency) in everything else), as the outer being produced as the polar opposite of the inner. This interference pattern merges two complementary frequencies forming a new pattern (vibration) through coherence, creates a hologram as a form of virtual reality that’s similar to a dream as “reliving a memory” in the imagination.

The subconscious mind is the mind of the material plane, and is what literally produces it through the act of “perceiving it”. As we perceive, we interpret, as we interpret we rearrange it to form a new composition as a personalized version of a universal theme. The subconscious mind as the lower, materialistic, animal-mind is what forms the illusion as a dream of the outer world, and the Higher mind as the creative, self-aware mind, or human soul (the soul exists on 3 planes and levels simultaneously), is what forms the template as an archetype or memory for the subconscious mind to produce as an outer reality, then perceives and experiences itself through its own projections. What we call the self-aware mind of the body (brain consciousness) is largely unaware of the hidden aspects of the subconscious mind which is what’s producing its outer perception of reality and all of its natural behaviors within that reality. By realizing that our subconscious mind is producing our outer perception of reality, we can come to realize the hidden content of our subconscious mind because it’s what’s producing our life experiences without our direct awareness. Because of this basic lack of self-awareness on the part of the “self-aware mind” (brain consciousness or local mind), we experience the outer world as being separate from us and “happening to us” from the outside and beyond our control.

Whatever we “react to” or feel a connection with in our outer world and others, shows us our polar and complementary aspects that acts to stimulate us by vibrating us. Complementary opposites as negative (feminine) and positive (masculine) extremes of the same idea or frequency, act on each other, creating a cohesive reality as a relationship and interaction with our unknown and hidden aspects (ones we lack awareness of and don’t own or feel we have) in another. Through this interaction of complementary opposites of known and unknown aspects of ourselves, we form our experience of reality through a story we tell ourselves about it, where we play a certain role in that story, and shape ourselves by how we sense ourselves through that role, that “means” something about us, and makes us into a certain type of person. We only “become” by contrasting and relating to others and our circumstances. The personality of the subconscious mind which forms all of our natural behaviors and ways of being, while also forming our outer reality as our perception and interpretation, births and gives rise to our ego or identity which is formed as an association and relationship with itself in its environment. The ego, as our identity is one aspect of ourselves, is formed from the material world, as another aspect of ourselves. One aspect of ourselves is always acting on the other aspect of ourselves as the means of shaping ourselves by way of our own, self-produced experiences. The One, separates from itself and creates the illusion of itself as another, in order to experience itself as something specific.

Karma, as memory that forms our mental paradigm, is a product of the subconscious mind of the soul and the genetic memory of the bloodline, which are always compatible and of the same nature and frequency, and together produce our entire experience of life as a perception of reality. In this way we repeat patterns by living out of the same vibratory frequencies as dynamic patterns that literally shape our outer reality and natural behaviors, tendencies, temperament, attitude, and ultimately our identity as the role we play in our own self-made story as a perception and experience of what we call “reality”. The material world, which is comprised of particles as clusters of photons (light) held together in spinning patterns by invisible forces, is not fixed, permanently formed, or stagnate. It’s a shimmering luster of constantly changing forms that shape-shift according to the mind interacting with it into new and varied holographic patterns, creating the appearance or illusion of being solid.

All form is created by a rate and mode of vibration. All vibration exists as a frequency that’s a scale or range of vibration that resonates (acts to excite or vibrate) with the same frequency in everything else. One pattern as a frequency interacts with another pattern of the same frequency, or within near proximity of its frequency, and merge into each other through the outer field of the mind, and interfere (change by causing a reaction) with that same frequency in another, rearranging it based on shared and compatible qualities, while counteracting and subduing ones that are not shared in common. Together they form a new harmonious pattern that alters the vibration of both, forming a new vibration as a variable pattern, that’s then acted out in a dynamic fashion to co-create a shared reality through a cooperative effort that both participate in by playing a complementary role in the same story as a thematic idea. Karma is the memory created and acquired from all previous self-created experiences that serve as the basis for creating more of the same type of reality while employing the same type of perceptions, behaviors, and activities. We enter into a karmic relationship with anyone who vibrates at the same frequency, shares the same dynamic patterning, and cooperates in creating the same type of reality as a theme by playing out the behavioral dynamic of that reality as a drama or story in which both play opposite and complementary roles.

The entire material world as we know it is created, operated, and sustained as a projection and injection of the mind. Vibration organizes light as particles into clusters as a pattern or hologram (3-D pattern) that structures both the outward reality (as a field of potential) and the inward reality. All of life and energy exists in polarity as complementary opposites of the same level and degree of consciousness. This field of energy as consciousness, is electromagnetic (masculine and feminine) in nature and flows as a circular, donut shaped respiratory pattern or torus of alternating currents. Electric emanating outward, magnetic circling back around and pulling back into its center. This circular flow of energy is comprised of two interlaced spheres that rotate in opposite directions forming a spiral, which rearranges matter into the same pattern as an outer reality that’s the complementary polar opposite of the inner reality. The outer is produced by the inner, and the inner is produced by the outer, as a “stimulus-response”, where the response then becomes the stimulus, forming a perpetual motion of equilibrium that’s self-produced and sustained.

Our mind as our electromagnetic field of intelligence or formula of specialized information, only “sees” in the outer environment what’s of the same nature and likeness as itself, and remakes (organizes) it accordingly, causing it to appear a certain way. This doesn’t mean that anything not of the same vibration doesn’t exist, it simply means it recedes to the background, providing a subdued setting, which for the most part goes completely unnoticed. How things appear to us as our perception of it, forms our reality. All reality as we know it is “subjective” in nature. And while we know there is an “objective reality” as shared consciousness and Nature, we’re only truly able to experience it as subjective because we’re perceiving it through our mind which alters it through the very act of perceiving it, making us subject to it. It’s only by changing our “mind” as an alignment between our conscious and subconscious mind, which is done by “reprogramming” the subconscious, that we change our self and our experience of life.

Our outer reality is coherent with our inner reality and reflects back to us the content of our subconscious mind, which we are largely unaware of. The masculine aspect of the mind perceives and shapes itself through the outer world, which is produced and maintained by the feminine, inner aspect of the subconscious mind. The feminine subconscious mind, births the masculine self-conscious mind, and provides the outer reality through which it shapes itself by forming an image of itself as the ego, which is based on and formed out of its material existence. This is represented by the symbol of the Madonna as Mother and Son. This is one of the symbolic significance’s of Christ always being accompanied by his mother, who created, nurtured, and sustained him. Together, the feminine and the masculine form both the inner and outer world whereby they form a unified identity as a single soul or being of “one heart and mind”, also known in Alchemy as the Divine Union or Chemical (energetic) Marriage.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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Intuition and Communication between Multiple Levels of the Mind

How the Higher Self Communicates with the Lower Self

The most fundamental law that permeates and governs all levels of life and reality, is the One that exists as dual in nature, as complementary opposites that form a “range of vibration” as a scale. This 3 in 1 law forms the Dyad in Sacred Geometry, and is called the womb of the universe, because all other laws as the manifestation of the material plane emerge from it as a form of birthing process or natural unfoldment. The Dyad is considered the “parent number”, and isn’t considered an actual number, with the first “real number” being 3, represented by the triad, which forms the Monad as the mind with a 3-fold nature that operates on three distinct levels simultaneously and forms a single entity that has a multi-dimensional nature.

 

This 3 in 1 as a multi-dimensional being spans all levels of creation as the 3 minds, 3 levels of consciousness, 3 bodies, 3 worlds, and the 3 dimensions of the material reality, and so on. It forms a correspondence on all levels of existence, and is therefore always true. All single entities as a working system are electromagnetic in nature and possess both feminine (inner) and masculine (outer) aspects, that act to stimulate each other (vibrate) into activity as a self-perpetuating flow of energy that forms a vibratory frequency as a movement between poles, or expansion from an inner center to an outer range as an invisible parameter, and then back again. All reality as we know it comes into existence through relationship that forms between complementary opposites as combinations that together form a new whole as a unique variation.

 

The mind exists on 3 levels as what we call the Higher-Self, and the lower-self, which has dual aspects, or the Superconscious, subconscious, and self-conscious, or the Spirit, Soul, and Body, all of which are analogies and form correspondences to each other on different levels that work together to form a whole. This is represented by the triangle where the upper single point is the Higher-Self that exists on a higher plane or parallel dimension, Who, as it descends separates into polar aspects as feminine (magnetic) and masculine (electric), which exist on the lower material plane as the material mind. While many traditional systems that deal only with the material plane don’t recognize the spiritual plane of the Higher-Mind, they all recognize the dual aspects of the subconscious and conscious minds, that together form a whole entity or cohesive inner and outer reality. The body itself is also symmetrical as right and left hemispheres of the brain, that together form a whole brain while performing different functions within the body and mind, that are complementary in nature and together form what we experience as “reality” and the “self” that lives within that reality, which is in fact self-produced, or subjective in nature.

On the material plane, the subconscious mind (feminine aspect) is the passive and receptive (magnetic) aspect of the mind, and gives birth to the self-conscious mind (masculine aspect) as the active and willful aspect that’s completely identified with the body as brain consciousness, and the outer, material environment, while remaining largely unaware of the natural functioning of the subconscious mind, which is what’s producing the outer reality as a form of “self-perception” in another, or as a cohesive and congruent outer reality that’s produced by the inner reality. The self-conscious mind is active and dominant during the alert and awake state, whereas the subconscious mind is continuously active from the moment of conception, and is what forms the body, and operates the body steadily until the body dies. The self-conscious mind, which is fully identified with the body (which it’s dependent on), is primarily aware of the outer reality which it uses to shape itself by forming an image of itself out of it (ego), dies with the body because it’s a primary function of the brain.

 

The conscious mind is the active “thinking” mind, and is what has the creative ability to make new decisions and act them out through disciplined use of the “will”. Whereas the subconscious mind is self-sustaining and operates out of memory as patterns, and simply acts to maintain established patterns as habits and routines, while simultaneously performing thousands of times more activities (all bodily function and natural behaviors) as the conscious mind, which can only focus on and think about one thing at a time. The subconscious regulates and maintains all biological processes of the body, while simultaneously projecting outward, energetically mingling with and forming the outer reality as a reflection of the inner reality. We look “through” the subconscious mind as our “perceptual lens” as a way of perceiving the outer world. The conscious mind has no real awareness of the content in the subconscious mind, which remains largely hidden from it, while being constantly revealed as an inherent part of the outer reality as the projection of the inner mind, making it “appear” a certain way (by what stands out), where the conscious mind can become aware of its own unconscious aspects through the nature of the environment in which it perceives, interprets to tell a story, and senses itself within, which acts to stimulate it (resonate with), causing a “reaction” to its unknown aspects in another.

 

In this way the outer awareness as the conscious mind can become aware of the inner contents of the subconscious through visual imagery and imaginings that come much like memories playing out in the mind as mental impressions, and through what we call coincidence that connects a string of interrelated ideas as synchronicity, or as a “bleed through” that comes as a flash of insight into something as a realization, or inspired idea that seems to come out of nowhere. Because the subconscious is passive and receptive and doesn’t challenge or resist ideas that are complementary to its current structure and can be easily shaped into a congruent reality, ideas as communication that’s meant to “guide us” (by informing and revealing) from our Higher-Self are planted in the subconscious (conceived) as a suggestion (potential reality), which it takes in and incorporates into its outer projections, which are perceived by the conscious mind. The conscious mind only becomes aware of it through its perceptions that appear to be coming from the outer reality as “signs and symbols” that spawn a thought process as a realization around something.

The subconscious mind which is the aspect of the mind that’s connected to and producing our outer perception, is what takes in an idea, as a form of seeded suggestion, and through a process of gestation, integrates it in a congruent manner, modifying its energetic structure, and then producing it in the outer environment, allowing the conscious mind to become aware of it as a part of its experience, which is then integrated through the level of identification (ego) as association with the experience it brings, altering the story the conscious mind tells about it. In this way, the Higher-Conscious is always seeding and impregnating the subconscious as a very basic way of guidance and influence that incorporates information into the outer experience as a means of perceiving it and forming a thought around it, which gives the illusion of being self-initiated or produced by the thinking-conceptualizing mind.

 

In this same way, the active self-conscious mind has the ability to also plant ideas in the subconscious mind as a way of bringing that idea into fruition as a part of its outer environment where it can experience it as part of reality. Whatever “reality” as an actual experience the subconscious mind is programmed with, it produces as an outward experience by producing the “perceptual lens” for it, the emotional state that matches it, the behaviors and actions that produce it, and connecting us to it in our immediate environment. The conscious thinking mind, which thinks in words, forms those words into pictures and the living realities they represent in the mind’s eye of the imagination, which translates them into the language of the subconscious as potential realities. As we think and imagine our thoughts as pictures, concepts, scenarios, or virtual experiences, we are literally programming our subconscious mind with those realities, which become our experience through our perception of them outwardly.

 

What we expect (and look for), creates the filter we look through, and we see the reality of our expectations by how we abstract only the elements within the outer reality that match, and reorganize (compose) them so they take on the appearance of our expectation. What we believe, we form in our mind as a reality that programs the subconscious mind with the filter as a lens that produces it as an outer experience. To control and intentionally direct our thoughts and imagination, is to consciously and deliberately create our reality. We’re always programming one aspect of ourselves with another aspect of ourselves. All outer reality is a self-created perception that simultaneously creates our perception of our “self” from our own creation, which is happening on another level that we’re not directly aware of.

Through this “chain-of-association” formed by the communication from the Higher-Self to the subconscious, to the conscious as a way of getting the conscious to align and cooperate in creating the suggestions of the Higher-Self, the illusion of choice and free will is created. Not as an actual illusion, but as an illusion as to what level its coming from, or who and what aspect of the mind is actually doing the choosing and then producing the activity that actualizes it as an outer, seemingly objective reality that’s a part from us. There’s a two way flow between the conscious aspects of the mind, both as a universal being and as a lower, individual being, connected by the subconscious aspect of the same mind (the soul) that translates and projects ideas as inner realities that form the basis for outer realities of a complementary nature, that form a subtle chain reaction of cause that produces and inward effect, that becomes the cause for producing an outward effect, that becomes the cause for stimulating an inward effect, all at different levels of the same cohesive reality. This is an automated process that functions completely without direct awareness to the mind that remains asleep to its own true nature and abilities to influence and co-create its experience of reality.

 

By waking up and becoming self-aware, and learning how to participate in our own creation by working intelligently with unconscious processes and learning how to direct our own attention onto things and ideas that we have a desire to experience, while imagining them as an actual experience within the reality that would give us that experience, we literally change the outer appearance of things and the very nature of our experiences, which act to shape our identity and who we become by way of them. The will of the conscious mind is only separate from the Will of the Higher Mind when it remains oblivious to its own hidden nature and how the different aspects of “itself” operate on different, parallel planes to form a cohesive and consistent experience of reality. In this way, we are always the one creating our experience of reality, while then identifying with our own experiences, and evolving ourselves according to our own creation. Through self-awareness of all aspects of ourselves and how they operate to form a single unified “Self” as both an inner and outer reality, we can work cooperatively with our Higher Will and participate in our own moral development to a higher level of consciousness that will ultimately transcend the lower dimensions and reside fully within the higher planes.

 

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Integrative Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor

 

 

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What is Consciousness?

Like all words that represent ideas and concepts, the term “consciousness” can mean something different based on who’s using it and in what context they’re using it. One of the most fundamental ways that we miscommunicate without even realizing that that’s what we’re doing is by assuming that words mean the same thing to everybody. The true meaning of words are what image or idea forms in the imagination of the person speaking and using it to communicate an idea, and the person hearing or listening to it. We like to think that the dictionary gives us a standardized interpretation for words, yet this is still only meaningful for those who actually learn language from a dictionary. The dictionary states that consciousness is “being awake and self-aware”, yet we are also “awake and self-aware” in unconscious states of our dreams, though upon awakening and changing states, we can’t remember our dreams. Yet dreams, like all reality is created by our consciousness.

So consciousness can be more accurately described as a “state of mind” that produces the very reality that it’s then aware of. There are many different states of awareness and the realities they produce, so in the ultimate sense, these terms are relative to each other. What we call our reality is based on our state of mind, and varies according to our state of mind. We have what we call 3-minds (or 3 aspects of one mind) as a way of classifying not only different fundamental states, but also as the different functions that are a natural behavior of that state, which exist simultaneously on three different dimensions (levels of awareness), which are all an interwoven part of a greater whole, and function as a “single being” while remaining somewhat “unaware” of each other. The subconscious mind is continuously active (never sleeps) and runs all of biological processes of the body from the moment of conception until the death of the body. What we refer to as the “conscious mind”, which is attributed largely to “brain function”, doesn’t even become active as “individual thought that forms our concept of ourselves and the world” through our own thinking and perceiving until adolescence, yet we are fully “awake and self-aware” as children and as a baby, and even as embryos still in the process of developing in the womb, all of which are simply different “states of consciousness” and different “types” of awareness.

What we think of as memory is the product of consciousness and is also “state based”. This is very easy to understand when we simply realize that when we fall asleep (change states) – the self-conscious (awake) mind is the only aspect of the mind that sleeps (loses awareness) – making the subconscious the only aspect that’s still active and therefore dominant, and the only aspect creating reality. We dream by moving in and out of a variety of realities all night long with vivid and intense sensations and emotions, yet as soon as we change states and move from a relaxed state to an “active” state, we steadily lose memory of our dreams. Usually, once we’re up and moving around for an hour or two, even the dreams we initially remember fade to the point that we can’t vividly recall them, and we completely forget our dreams. So we live in whole realities as parallel dimensions that we’re basically unaware of in our “waking state”. Likewise, when we meditate, and we calm and subdue the conscious “thinking mind”, again making the subconscious dominant (because it’s always active) , we can have all sorts of insights and realizations that are very clear and vivid as a form of “direct experience”, and as soon as we change states and move from inner awareness to outer awareness, they slip away and we have trouble remembering them. When frightened, scared, overwhelmed, or having a traumatic experience of some form, though it’s intense and very vivid at the time we’re having it, as soon as it’s passed and we calm down and relax or change states, we forget the actual events that took place and only remember the feeling it gave us and the story that we began telling ourselves because of it. It’s not the actual events that traumatize us, but what we tell ourselves about what they “mean” that traumatize us.

Because what we call the “conscious mind” (awareness of an outer reality) is our waking state, the aspect that’s largely a function of the brain, and what forms our identity “as” our body and the outer material world, we tend to think that consciousness is a product of the brain and the result of the material world. Yet consciousness is what forms the brain (and the whole body) that it then acts to operate. All life forms, the human body and the brain, are designed and constructed out of primordial intelligence as information that has a “self-organizing mechanism” inherent in it that constructs life-forms from a seed of encoded information. This level of consciousness literally constructs the body that it then inhabits and performs all the “natural and automatic” biological functions of the body, which are attributed to the subconscious mind. It’s called “subconscious” because it operates fully without our direct awareness, and forms all of our conditioning as a form of training and development, laying the foundation out of which the self-conscious, brain aspect of consciousness as “thinking in verbal terms as a form of internal dialogue” begins. This memory, from conception till about four or five years old, which most adults have very vague or no memory of at all, can be tuned into and recalled fully through various state of hypnosis, which delves into the memory of the “unconscious mind”.

The subconscious mind, which is fully dominant up until the age of 7 or 8, then predominant from 7 to 14 (we develop in 7 year increments) establishes our formative conditioning which becomes the “perceptual lens” the developing self-conscious mind “looks through” to perceive the outer world as an “awareness of it”. How we perceive and interpret the outer world as a way of making sense of it and fitting it into what becomes our “story about things” is a direct result of the subconscious mind which “projects onto the environment”, or forms the energy field around our body (extending several feet away) that we literally use by “looking through it” to perceive outwardly what remains hidden from us (we have no direct awareness of) inwardly. So what we call an “outward awareness” is actually a reflection that’s allowing us to see what’s “in us” as our mental paradigm. Because we’re unaware of the subconscious mind as our paradigm or “mental model of the world”, we don’t realize that it’s what’s producing what we call the outer reality that we’re then using to classify the self-conscious mind as being “conscious and aware of”.

This becomes easier to understand when we realize that our perception of the outer world is based on our paradigm as a belief-system, where we can only “see” and cognitively recognize as being “real”, whatever matches our belief-system, and can be explained, described, and validated or justified using it. Whatever can’t or doesn’t match our belief system (model), we honestly can’t see, and so it doesn’t exist as “real” to us. It’s only by changing our mental model of the world (subconscious mind) that we’re able to perceive new and different aspects of reality, which of course were there all the time, but we simply weren’t cognitive of them. Again, all “reality” is a projection of our paradigm which is based on our state of mind as a vibratory frequency that creates a “filtering system” as a means of reorganizing the outer reality to make it appear a certain way as the expression or vibratory match to our ingrained or programed patterning.

Our belief system also acts as our primary mental filter, which edits all incoming information by comparing and contrasting the information to it, only allowing in or being willing to consider what matches it and can be logically, rationally, or reasonably incorporated into it. Because of this editing feature of the conscious mind, radical paradigm shifts can be difficult if not impossible to produce, and evolution as a form of transformation which only comes by way of a paradigm shift (change in the vibratory structure of the mind), can be an arduously long and slow process (as all natural evolution is). Many people, especially those who quit studying and learning after graduating from school and live out of the same knowledge base for the rest of their life, fail to grow at all in the real sense of the word, and live primarily out of their own opinions and the opinions of others that they accept an adopt as their own.

So when we look at it in this light and from this perspective, consciousness has as its vehicle the mind as a specialized field of information, and the mind has the physical body as its vehicle in order to express by creating personalized versions of reality within what we call the material plane. Consciousness is the primordial intelligence that forms all of life and the Life-Force Energy that activates and animates it with a systematic growth process and personality. It’s the very information that becomes the building blocks for all of life, that’s often referred to as the “unified field” of archaic ideas or the Akashic field populated with ideas in their potential form and the memories produced by all minds as the personalized expression of those universal archetypes that creates experiences out of the “reality” they create. We know that energy and matter are equivalents of each other and therefore exchangeable. Energy as consciousness is the same thing as matter, but in different states as “degrees of consciousness”. All of life, on all planes of existence, exist in a state of polarity as opposites that form extremes of the same thing, separated only by degrees of vibration. There are four primary “states of matter”: charged or electrified plasma (invisible energy field); gaseous (atral light); fluid (etheric); and solid (material body). Again, all are simply different states of the same thing. So the consciousness that “charges” or programs matter, organizes it into a living form that self-expresses forming an outer projection as a reality that’s actually an inner reflection. All forms as archetypes have an inherent “story” in them as the reality they naturally produce through activity of some form, which is what “Mythology” is based on. Mythology is a system of classification that correlates states of consciousness with a personality, identity, and destiny as the type of story (outer reality) it naturally produces and lives out of as a means of self-expression that’s also self-creative.

The information contained in a seed (a code for a design), is activated by an invisible Life-Force energy that stimulates and causes it to begin growing  through self-regeneration by duplicating itself (cellular mitosis), by absorbing and assimilating elements from the environment (earth, water, air, and sunlight), accompanied by a etheric hologram as a form of spatial map that not only “locates the cell within the body”, but also switches off some information in its DNA code, while switching on other information, causing the cell to become specialized as a certain type of cell necessary to become the heart, liver, or some other aspect of the overall body that it’s an inherent part of. The body is completely generated as a construction, organization, and living entity out of a mysterious invisible force. This same invisible force then inhabits it (exists as one with it) and gives it life as the mind. The mind of the body, which is an invisible force that both surrounds and encapsulates the body while permeating it, forms an egg shaped energy field that extends several feet from the body, interacting with (while ultimately producing) the outer environment in which the body forms its experience of living through an “outer awareness” of itself in everything else. The consciousness of the body, which we are both aware and unaware of at the same time, is what produces the reality of the body as a projection.

All reality as we know it is a creation of the mind and consciousness. All matter is organized into various forms and given life as varying levels and degrees of consciousness. It’s only through consciousness that we experience ourselves within the outer world of what we call reality. The outer world is formed (or reformed) as a reflection or creation of the inner (invisible) world. The subconscious mind, the level of consciousness just below direct awareness of the conscious mind, is the perceptual lens we look through that makes the outer world take on the appearance that it does. The same outer reality appears different to every mind that’s perceiving it. Perception is a personal creation as the unconscious projection of the individual mind. Out of a universal consciousness comes the individual consciousness as an archetypal matrix that forms one possible variation out of an infinite number of possibilities. The universal consciousness exists in a state of infinite potential, in which one possibility is expressed an made into a 3-D virtual reality by the individual mind, which by turning off some information while turning on other information, forms a specialized function in a greater living whole.

So consciousness is not a product of function of the brain, although the “self-conscious aspect” does arise out of the brain as a “brain-function” that’s really a state of consciousness “operating through the brain” to regulate and animate the body through the spinal cord, nervous system, endocrine glands, and major organs of the body. Consciousness is the universal intelligence as vibration that structures all matter as a dense aspect of itself into a living form as an avatar that creates a dynamic living matrix that we call the objective outer reality. Consciousness in various states as a dynamic interwoven system of vibratory frequencies all interacting in the same living matrix, is ALL there is. Everything in the material world is contained within the Universal mind as its creation. All of reality exists only through our ability to perceive it and conceive of it through our mind. In this sense, perception truly “is” reality.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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The Self-Conscious Mind, the False Ego, and the most Basic Form of Ignorance

What we call the “mind” is three-fold in nature, as three aspects that systematically birth each other as outgrowths, all of which perform different functions as a unified being within a multi-dimensional reality. These three aspects of the mind are what we call the Higher-mind, the lower or subconscious mind, and the self-conscious or conscious mind. The Higher mind exists in a primary unified state and contains both lower aspects of the mind in their potential state. The Higher Conscious acts to birth the subconscious mind as it descends into material reality as the intelligence that constructs and then inhabits the body, which then births the self-conscious mind as a natural growth and development process. We are born into life with a subconscious mind that contains the latent potential of the self-conscious mind, which doesn’t begin forming until the age of seven or eight, and becomes fully active between fourteen and twenty eight. The self-conscious mind is what most think of when we use the term “mind”, and is the brain (grey matter) consciousness as the “thinking mind” that thinks in verbal terms as our internal dialogue. The conscious mind, for the most part remains almost completely unaware of the subconscious mind, which thinks in “experiential” terms as imaginary, sensory realities, and is the aspect of the mind that is fully awake throughout the entire life span of the body and operates all the biological systems of the body, without ever resting, sleeping, or turning off, unlike the conscious mind.

The self-conscious mind is the brain aspect of the mind that’s fully identified with the body and forms our basic identity as what we call our “false ego”, and is what forms the most basic form of ignorance as a form of mis-identification. It’s self-aware in terms of body image and it’s perception of the outer world, and thinks almost exclusively in materialistic terms, but remains predominately unaware of the subconscious mind as its true nature and what serves to sustain it. The subconscious mind, which is the primal consciousness that fully manages the body while interacting energetically with the outer environment, is what structures and develops the brain and births the brain-consciousness giving it life, yet the conscious mind fails to recognize this fact because it doesn’t have a direct awareness of the subconscious mind, and so perceives itself as being independent of both the subconscious and higher consciousness of the soul.

This aspect of the mind, being of the brain, is mortal and temporary in nature, because it’s identified with and dependent on the brain as an organ of the body, existing only as a concept of itself “as” the body, and so it “dies” with the body. This is the aspect of the mind that’s often referred to as the “ego”, when it should more accurately be called the “false ego”, because the soul develops and bonds itself to whatever it associates and identifies with, and is not only what spawns the body-brain identification, but has developed and formed through many identities and multiple lifetimes. Just as the subconscious mind is the same aspect of the mind we share with the plant and animal kingdom as a form of mass, shared, or collective unconsciousness, in humans, we have a higher capacity through the conscious mind that imbues us with the ability to shape our own identity by creating an “image” of ourselves, and thereby determining our own destiny as a form of co-creation within the material world. Through this ability to self-create and become an individual, we also form a part of the mass or shared consciousness of the creative, spiritual realm.

Ignorance is formed from the basic sense of a lack of awareness that doesn’t comprehend its other, immortal aspects, and perceives itself instead as independent of its subtle, spiritual, or unconscious aspects which actually served to create it by birthing it, and sustain it throughout its lifetime. When we identify with our body and material existence through a basic form of a lack of awareness, we perceive death as an annihilation of the “self”, because it’s the death of our brain consciousness of the body as our outer awareness. If however we recognize the other aspects of ourselves that are subtle and subliminal in nature, and we identify with our spiritual nature that created and gives life to our body, we become immortal because this aspect of our consciousness is actually independent of the body and simply exits and “sheds” the body, which is what causes it to die. The body is only “alive” (operating as a biologically active system) when the soul is inhabiting it. The subconscious is birthed into the material body by the higher consciousness (from a purely spiritual plane), and is the immortal aspect of the self, and what forms the “life” of the body, and expresses through the body in a completely natural and automatic fashion as the most prominent use of will, that’s the natural expression of the Higher Will, being acted out without resistance of any kind, and is what establishes the personality of the body as the accumulated experiences acquired through various identities from previous lifetimes, as the souls “karma” that forms the “paradigm” of the mind and gives it all of its natural perceptions and tendencies.

Karma is the natural paradigm of the soul as the mind (vibratory frequency), and forms our natural disposition, temperament, talents and developed abilities, tendencies, thematic perceptions, and natural behaviors as our personality, which are reactivated, brought out and expressed through our formative conditioning that sets the outer stage and mental state to continue creating our life through the same patterns as we left off in the previous life. The soul develops through accumulated experiences (which are all self-created) through many perspectives and life conditions, circumstances, and situations, that are integrated and harmonized to modify, develop, and reform the paradigm of the mind, and becomes the memory we continue living out of as a means of creating ourselves by way of our own self-created experiences (interpretations) that form the evolutionary growth of our soul as our eternal and immortal self.

The conscious mind is simply the identity formed and taken on in this lifetime as a body within a certain set of conditions and circumstances that form the basis for our life situations, which we use to create our experiences out of. The conscious mind is the “material mind” in terms of its limited awareness (located within space and time) as the body. When it “wakes up” and recognizes that it has multiple aspects as states of being, and the subtle, intuitive communication as feelings and mental impressions coming from an internal and invisible realm of pure consciousness that its always engaged in “talking to and with”, it can then choose to align itself with its “whole self” as the expression of the divine will that created it. Through alignment with all aspects of ourselves we can become aware of why we’re the way we are in terms of our karma as tendencies and psychological patterns that we’re always in the process of repeating, we can act in our own life to resolve patterns by first becoming aware of them, gaining self-realization around them as our own creation, and then act willfully to transform perceptions, direct our thoughts and become conscious of our behaviors, in order to break old patterns, and form new ones that are more creative, productive, and healthy. Through self-awareness and active use of our will, we can become conscious creators and act to facilitate our souls growth in an intentional and deliberate manner, instead of continuing to live out unconscious patterns that are degrading to the souls evolution and keep us attached to lower forms of expression that ultimately prevent us from ascending to higher levels of self-expression. The conscious mind, through its current identity has the power of choice and free will to actively make changes and reprogram the subconscious mind by embodying new qualities that create new types of experiences of itself, but of course it has to realize it has this ability and begin actively participating in its own development instead of living its life in a predominantly unconscious, disconnected and haphazard manner.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Integrative Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor

 

Mind over Matter – The Placebo Effect and the Power of Belief

The mind exists as an invisible energy field as the intelligence of the body that literally produces it, inhabits it, and operates it as the vehicle, instrument, and means of expressing through it in order to create an “experience of itself” within the material world. The mind, as the consciousness of the body has a self-organizing mechanism inherent in it that structures the biological system of the body through a growth and development process of the embryo according to, or as a direct correspondence to the consciousness not only creating it (provides the etheric template for construction), but also inhabiting and operating it. The mind as an electromagnetic field of intelligence is what “in-forms” the material body and gives it life as an active biological system and conscious, self-aware being as the personality of the body.

The mind is structured as a mental model or paradigm comprised of accumulated memory, and is equivalent to or analogous to the soul, and the terms can be used interchangeably. The mind, which has different aspects that perform different functions of a “whole system”, not only has the ability to fully “operate” the body, but is doing so from the moment of conception to the moment of death, which is when the soul enters the body and exits it, first creating and giving it life, then subsiding and ending its life. The subconscious mind is what we call the “body”, and is what completely organizes its molecular structure while “holding it together” through energetic tension, and systematically conducts all automated functions of the body from birth to death, never rests or stops operating through the entire lifetime of the body, and produces, regulates, and manages all biological processes, without the need of a conscious thought or any form of awareness from the conscious mind.

Consciousness operates at both the aware and unaware levels, as well as between multiple dimensions. While we call the subconscious mind the “unconscious” mind, meaning it operates in our life without our awareness, it’s actually the only fully conscious (always operating) aspect of the mind, and is always “present” within the body, alert to actual situations and systematically functioning to regulate the body through a form of energetic metabolism that’s always absorbing, digesting and assimilating all the energy around it as various forms of consciousness that’s of the same nature (vibratory frequency) as it is, incorporating it and modifying itself to become the same as it. This process of absorption (resonance), integration (sympathetic induction) and equalization (coherence) is the most basic form of evolution that always keeps the body in balance with the environment that it’s a part of and depends on for its survival. The subconscious mind is passive and receptive in nature, and always interacting with other minds and forms of consciousness, readily taking in “suggestions” or impressionistic ideas, and producing (becoming) the physical equivalent.

The conscious, self-aware mind (the one most people think of as the “brain conscious” aspect of the mind) acts as the “gatekeeper” or evaluator of incoming information by analyzing, scrutinizing, and evaluating the information to decide what to let in and what to keep out. And while the conscious mind performs this function naturally, most don’t actively use this ability as a means of self-regulating and becoming self-determined. Otherwise, through a lack of knowledge, self-doubt, or the persuasive abilities of others, we readily take in the consciousness of others as a form of information that we accept as right and real, forming a belief in it, that shapes us by modifying not only our mind through the integration of it which modifies our paradigm, but also by producing the physical expression of it as a state of health. Whatever we believe to be true, we systematically produce the physical equivalent or reality of that belief as an inward experience. This natural law of the mind’s ability to shape and determine material reality is fully demonstrated in what we call the “Placebo Effect”.

The placebo effect is where a person is given some form of medication while being told what the medicine will do, and even though the medicine is what we call a “sugar pill”, not medicinal at all, they will produce the physical effect they “believe” it will produce. This is because the placebo as a symbolic image or idea, given with the instructions of “what it will do”, is readily taken into the subconscious mind as a “suggestion”, with no resistance from the conscious mind (doubt), and it produces the effect in the body it was told to produce. The subconscious “is” the mind as the operator of the body and manifests whatever it’s told to manifest as a physical condition that it accepts as true and therefore real. Truth as a perception is made into a reality by the mind.

When the person administering the placebo knows it’s a placebo, and therefore doesn’t actually believe in it, it’s called a “single-blind” test, where the only “blind person” is the one receiving the placebo. So there’s only one belief involved. This level produces results of roughly 30 to 40% accuracy. This is because the intention and conscience of the person falsely administering it and giving the instructions as to what it will do, conveys the deception through subtle means of body language, voice quality, and “how” they’re saying it and acting, which are picked up on subliminally by the mind, and introduces a form of doubt. When a “double-blind” test is performed instead, involving three people, where only the one giving it to and educating the person administering it knows it’s a placebo, and the administering person also believes its real medicine, so two beliefs are involved and the delivery is a lot more natural, the percentage of effectiveness increases substantially to 50 to 70%.

These type of experiments clearly demonstrate the obvious ability of the mind to produce the physical equivalent of whatever it believes to be a fact. We can actually regulate any biological process in our body through purely mental means. In a like manner, the placebo idea was taken a step further and placebo surgeries were performed (in non-life threatening situations), with the person believing a surgery was actually being performed, while being told exactly what it would do and what it would fix, or what problem it would solve and how, while only an incision was made to create the illusion of an actual surgery, and the surgical process mimicked to convince the subconscious mind, which stays aware when the conscious mind is “put to sleep”, and the person again created the effect they believed the surgery would do. They literally corrected the problem and “healed themselves”. Naturally this brought up many ethical issues, as apparently working with the belief system of a person and utilizing their own mind to heal themselves is questionable as obvious deceit, while bypassing their own power to heal completely and actually doing an unnecessary surgery, is considered above board and honest, even though the actual surgery can cause many other “side effects” or snowballing type of problems, as well as cost an insane amount of money. Again, we’d have to look at what we’re calling “ethical practice” and define the actual meaning of the word “deceit”. Of course, if the person knows their ability to heal is a power they possess based on belief, they won’t believe it, and the process won’t work. At this point in our evolution, we have to “fool people” into using the natural powers of their mind.

This same principle is operating in our life all the time and at every level of our being. It comes routinely through various forms of propaganda, seemingly informative and factual articles, the news media, formal education, what a seemingly authoritative person tells us, and so on, where we are programmed with a false knowledge base that serves to form our belief system, where we engage, co-create, and cooperatively participate in the reality as the “experience” of that belief, and it serves to “literally” shape and determine us, because it forms our mind as a model, which is a reality producing machine. While many believe reality is not something we willfully create or determine, and that it exists a part from us in an objective and neutral manner, and while this may be true in terms of a mass or shared reality, the fact is we can never really know that for sure, because reality as we know it is always “subjective” as a correspondence to the mind observing it, that reorganizes the outer elements to match the belief of the mind perceiving it. In the most basic sense of the idea, perception “is” reality, where the objects being viewed and the person viewing them are a part of the same event and work together to co-create a new version of reality by the perspective it viewed through and the mental paradigm that’s used to interpret it. In the ultimate sense, the mind determines how matter that’s of its “same vibration”, organizes into a cohesive and coherent pattern with natural behaviors and tendencies, and how it functions as a result. Whatever the intention, perspective, and desire of the person, determines the nature of their reality as a personal creation.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

 

The Law of the Mind – Our Character, Nature, and Quality of Consciousness

The Law of Mentalism, which is the first principle of the seven primary principles of Hermetic Sciences, basically states that all of life and reality as we know it is a product of the mind. That Mind is all there is. Everything exists as a mental construct or dynamic concept contained within the mind. The outer reality and world of appearances is produced as an expression of the mind as its nature and character. It states that Spirit is the mind or invisible creative intelligence, as the substance we call subtle energy, matter, material form, and the phenomena of life. All material life forms are accompanied by an invisible electromagnetic energy field that organizes its form giving it distinct qualities and characteristics, and animates it with natural biological processes and behaviors as a means of using it as a vehicle for expression of different levels, degrees, and qualities of consciousness.

Thought, like the mind that produces it, is invisible and acts to shape (astral) light as substance into forms, images, and living scenarios through the faculty of the imagination. What we think and imagine determines how our outer reality “appears” to us as the expression and correspondence of our inner nature or character. Our mental paradigm is formed as a result of thoughts and experiences as we go along in life, all of which are created as the expression of our mental paradigm, and so it acts as a feedback loop of cause and effect, or action that produces a reaction, and we’re always acting “on ourselves to create ourselves”. All perception of the outer world is a projection of our mind, which then forms “how” we experience (interpret) the events of our life, which in turn forms our memories which are systematically integrated to modify the structure of our mind.

Our character as our inner nature is our mind as a paradigm or mental model as a quality, degree, and level of consciousness. All feeling sensation and thought arises from our mind as the invisible electromagnetic energy field that envelops, inhabits, and gives life to our body. Our body serves as a vehicle for our mind to create within the material world. Thoughts form as the demonstration of our inner nature, and is the natural expression and projection of our mind, and what acts to shape us by way of the experiences we create through our perceptions. The mind works “on itself” through outer projections that are then reflected back to it, stimulating those same qualities in our inner nature, and developing us by way of them. The outer is formed as a correspondence to the inner, then acts to stimulate the inner with the same qualities being expressed through a form of return, reaction, or self-reflection. What we put out as an outer expression, stimulates its polar opposite in everything and everyone else, and is returned to us in its polar state, which acts to give us more of the same feeling as an inward experience, that’s actually a response to our own mental projections.

All laws and principles are given as a “system of laws” that produce a systematic operation or creative process of a larger, unified process, and are given in a specific order to demonstrate the nature of the creative process involved as an unfolding, and so they should never be looked at or analyzed individually as though they’re independent of each other. Each one systematically emerges out of the preceding one which serves to activate it as a part of or natural function of the same creative process. All actions and operations of the Spirit-Mind are creative in nature, and all creation comes from a form of growth process of self-regeneration. The primary law contains all the other laws as latent potential that are activated and spontaneously emerge out of each other as the function, operation or set of behaviors of the one birthing it. So the order in which laws and principles are given is important to the understanding of the preceding one as its function, as well as contains all the preceding ones as an accumulative process that initiates and lays the foundation, or provides the necessary means for it to emerge in a spontaneous fashion, while containing all the ones proceeding out of it in their potential state.

Laws emerge from each other as they move between planes of existence in a descending movement from higher, purely spiritual or invisible planes, to a lower material plane as a form of coagulation, organizing and solidifying, or building process, and then enfold and return back into each other through an ascending movement, disintegrating the material form and existence back into a spiritual, invisible one. There’s always a dynamic and self-perpetuating unfolding and enfolding, expansion and contraction, outward breath and inward breath, an electric and magnetic polar component to the same movement. So when contemplating principles they should be seen and interpreted as a dynamic process of creation and disintegration, of life and death that moves from one state to another, transcending multiple planes that are all dynamically connected and the outer growth of each other.

The first principle of the Mind, is actually the unification of three principles into one. There are 10 primary principles (numbered 0 – 9), but the first three form the mind as three-fold in nature and is what gives birth to or makes possible the other seven. All principles form correspondences with numbers, letters, and symbolic images, and the Dyad, the first principle, is actually a combination of zero, one, and two, which form the Vesica Pisces as the “womb of the Universe”, and is considered the “parent number” because it gives birth to the other seven which spontaneously emerge out of it as offspring. The Dyad is the three primary principles, also called the supernal or trinity which originate on a higher plane, that form the material or individual mind, also symbolized by the triangle or pyramid, because it spans two dimensions as the One that enters into the lower material realm where it divides into polar aspects of itself as masculine and feminine, forming an electromagnetic field that’s self-perpetuating. Out of no-thing (zero) comes everything. The One divides and becomes dual as complementary polar opposites that serve to balance each other as a form of perpetual motion, or stimulus – response, cause and effect, being and doing, and passive and active.

The first of the seven is the Principle of Mentalism, the second is the Principle of Correspondence, the third, the Principle of Vibration, the fourth the Principle of Polarity, Fifth the Principle of Rhythm, the sixth Principle Cause and Effect, and the seventh, the Principle of Gender. The Mind is the ALL because everything emerges out of it as its expression and creation. The Mind exists as both the Micro and the Macro, or the Universal Mind that produced what we call the original creation as the Natural world or what we can call our “shared reality”, which is objective and neutral in nature, and the individual mind that then acts to reshape the objective reality into a personal creation as a subjective reality that’s formed as a correspondence to their mental paradigm as a basic form of self-expression.

The mind exists as a mental paradigm or model that forms our individual reality as a correspondence, or to be of the same nature and with the same likeness (qualities as polar opposites) as we are. The movement between extreme poles of the same quality of consciousness, forms the Principle of Vibration as perpetual motion between positive (masculine) and negative (feminine) poles, or from the center outward to an invisible parameter as a range or frequency, that projects outward, then folds back into itself and returns to the center, in a cyclical, rhythmic movement, or as a form of stimulus that produces a response between the inner and the outer, as a form of cause and effect through resonance and sympathetic induction that forms coherence by balancing the inner with the outer. The mind forms a relationship as perpetual movement between polar opposites of the same quality, character, or idea. Polarity provides a range of movement as a gradient scale between opposite aspects of the same idea that together forms the contrast and relationship necessary to create a common or shared reality as a joint experience that requires different roles in order to play out the same idea as a story-line or joint-experience.

The Principle of Rhythm is the back and forth movement between poles, the inward creating the outward by stimulating it into existence, and the outward complementary expression as a response stimulating the inner creating an experience of itself through the other. This back and forth interaction of cause and effect or an action that causes a like reaction, and the reaction becomes the action as a causal force that produces a like effect, and it goes back and forth. The Principle of Cause and Effect describing the reality of resonance as perpetual motion between extremes of the same frequency that “excite” each other into existence. The masculine and feminine aspect of the same dynamic or thematic reality necessary to create it as a joint experience, is born out of a form of passion and excitability for each other. This forms the Principle of Gender, everything, every living form, quality of consciousness, and reality has its masculine and feminine aspects, and in the plant, animal, and human kingdom, one is dominate as our sexual gender. Though each sex still has both aspects within their nature, and their sex doesn’t necessarily determine which energy is dominant emotionally and psychologically. A man can have strong feminine qualities, and a woman can display dominant masculine qualities.

This creative process forms the Principle of generation, regeneration, and creation that takes us back to the first principle as the One that exists in dual aspects, which act on each other to stimulate each other into existence by external forces activating internal forces of the same nature that become outwardly expressed as a shared or unified reality. Latent and passive internal states are made active and “brought out” by exciting or vibrating them. The masculine and feminine of the same vibratory frequency “resonate” with each other, and their energy enters into and effects each other, as a form of energetic sex or procreation, that alter each others vibration and together form a new vibration as a variation (relationship), that’s created by combining aspects that they share in common as polar opposites of the same quality and character, into a unique version that serves to modify and adjust the vibration of both. Forming relationships as new combinations that modify our existing vibration is the most basic way we grow and develop new aspects of ourselves.

The mind as a vibratory frequency moves between two poles as extreme opposites of the same overall pattern as a thematic reality, taking on opposite and complementary roles necessary in acting out the same idea as a drama, joint reality, or co-creation, as the substantial reality that underlies and serves to orchestrate the outward manifestation, producing the phenomena of Life as Reality. As we project onto others and our environment, we don’t act to attract or stimulate the same role or quality that we ourselves play, but the opposite role in the same dynamic necessary for producing the same reality as a joint experience that we play the complementary role in. For example, a person who is imprinted with the role of “victim”, doesn’t attract or serve to stimulate other victims, but rather attracts “victimizers” that will play the opposite role in the same dynamic that they’re identified with (vibrate at that frequency). Abused people attract and act to agitate those who will abuse them so they can play the role they’ve built their identity around. Our identity is created and expressed by the story we tell about things, about ourselves and what happened to us, about others and what they did to us, and about the way life is, which we act out unconsciously through natural behaviors that we employ. Our story forms our pattern as a vibratory frequency and mental paradigm that perfectly attracts and stimulates the person who’ll be ideal for playing the opposite role in the same life theme. We’re always the star of our movie and attracting or looking for our ideal co-star. We naturally enter into relationship with those of the same conditioning and mind-set, the same vibratory frequency and behavioral dynamics as we are.

We “see” in others what’s of the same quality (dynamic) that we ourselves possess that’s the complementary opposite, or that can play the co-star in the same drama as a certain type of experience or reality. All of life is a co-creation between the inner and the outer, and between ourselves and others. Life as a reality forms a correspondence to our mental model, which is what’s creating it by perceiving it and interpreting it to give it the meaning it has, which is what we build our story about it around. All vibration forms patterns as a self-organizing feature that acts as a cause that’s forever stimulating the effect as a return or reflection of the complementary aspect that we serve as the outward expression for that we’re largely unaware of. This reality that we’re imprinted with as a story-line, reflects back to us opposite and unconscious aspects of ourselves in others, that we act to create by stimulating, though we can’t see or realize what we’re doing, because we’re not aware of our own projections and behaviors. We think that projection means we see in others (and react too) the same qualities that we possess, and while this is true, we see and stimulate the opposite aspect of the same quality, it’s polar opposite or what serves to stimulate it into activity where we form an illusion around it as our perception of reality and what’s really going on.

Whatever role or drama as a story-line we’re identified with and always playing out as our natural behavior, we attract, stimulate, and enter into relationship with those who are imprinted with the same patterns – of the same vibratory frequency as a quality and mode of consciousness – that will cooperatively participate in acting it out and co-creating the same type of reality with us. We always attract and are attracted to the perfect co-star for our movie. Whatever dynamic and role we are identified with and use to form our basic perception out of as our life story or consistent type of experience, we vibrate at that frequency, and resonate with the opposite and complementary role in the same reality. Our reality is a product of our mind as our perception and interpretation, and an expression of our vibratory frequency as a quality of consciousness that forms our basic personality.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Integrative Mind-Body  Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor     

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The Axis Mundi – Black Holes, Wormholes, and Stargates to Parallel Dimensions

Throughout Spiritual Sciences the Axis Mundi has been portrayed as a tunnel or portal that connects higher dimensions to lower dimensions, or Heaven and Earth. This concept of a portal between dimensions has also been called the cosmic axis, world axis, world pillar, center of the world, world tree, rod of Hermes (symbol of medicine) or caduceus, and in Shamanic Arts the means of traversing to other realms in order to bring back spiritual knowledge. This same idea is what’s referred to as the “tunnel of light” that we move through after death of the body that takes us into other dimensions that are correlated to this one as a natural transition from one form to another. Anyone who meditates deeply while focusing their attention or forming identification with the higher spiritual realms, or often simply fully relaxing and removing consciousness from the body, experiences moving through a form of spiraling light that has a pulsating, rhythmic movement to it. We enter into and move between dimensions not through a physical vehicle, but through the vehicle of the mind, which is our spiritual essence as a state of consciousness.

In many spiritual and religious allegories this same idea is symbolized as Buddha finding enlightenment while sitting under a tree for forty days (40 being a symbolically significant number). Jesus died on a cross, another symbol of the rod, vertical pathway, or shaft to a higher dimension. The Kabbalah Tree of Life is represented as spheres of consciousness as “mental states” or principles, which move between dimensions as “levels of being” through three pillars, one representing the feminine energies, one the masculine, and the central the perfect balance of these as equilibrium. This same idea is conveyed as “Jacobs Ladder”, which is a spiraling stairway from earth to heaven that the angels descend and ascend from. The gods of mythology were described as descending from the heavens through pillars or beams of light. In astral travel, this idea is perceived as the silver cord or umbilical cord that keeps us attached to our physical body as a etheric connection or pathway of return. In other legends and myths it’s referred to as a rope, staff, or Maypole. But in all of these traditions and symbolic concepts, it represents the tunnel or passageway through which the soul moves freely between invisible, yet parallel dimensions, purely by means of the mind or astral body that accompanies and inhabits the physical body.

In Spiritual Sciences this idea is most prominently formed as the souls ability to move between subtle and dense dimensions through a form of star-gate that’s represented as the astral body and its energetic composition as the spinal cord and nervous system, the charkra’s and nadis, the Meridians, and by utilizing or willfully directing (polarizing) the Life Force Energy cradled at the base of the spine up to the brain to produce the necessary “state-of-mind” through which transition to a higher dimension is natural and spontaneous. This whole process is given as a “symbolic formula” in the Caduceus, which is a rod (spinal column), with polar serpents (Life Force of Masculine and Feminine energies), whose movements from the base of the spine upward in a spiraling motion that “spins” the chakras simultaneously in opposite directions forming equilibrium at each level while also forming polarity with the next one in a hierarchical structure, stimulating it into a state of equilibrium, and so on, through all the chakras until it reaches the higher three, which exist as a single, higher plane that’s still fully within the body as the medium that connects us to the lower region of still higher realms in a hierarchical structure. The neck, as the fifth chakra, is symbolic of a microcosm as a shaft that connects the brain and senses to the lower body through the nervous system, through which it “operates” the body.

The Pentad, also represented as a Pentacle, represents the “star-gate” of the body (5th chakra of the throat), the Pentacle itself forming an actual star. The sixth chakra, also represented as a star, as two interlaced triangles (symbolic of the higher and lower minds on the same level) superimposed over each other in opposite orientation, represents the actual transmission, connection, or movement into a higher dimension of universal consciousness, also symbolized as the Merkabah. The seventh chakra, symbolized by the central pillar through which the soul enters and exits the body through a “spiraling light shaft”, and the eighth chakra, which exists outside the body and encapsulates it as a sphere shaped energy field, forms an octave as a unified whole that forms the bottom or beginning vibratory frequency (level of consciousness) of the next higher octave that takes us into a higher dimension. We move between parallel dimensions by utilizing the Life Force energies of the body to ignite and elevate our state of mind, by withdrawing our consciousness from the body and moving it into the higher spiritual realms, completely detaching from identification with the body, and experiencing ourselves instead as purely spiritual beings born of and essentially a part of a higher dimension.

In modern sciences of cosmology and quantum physics, this same idea is being identified as what we now call “black holes” that reside in the center of galaxies that run parallel to the spiraling motion of galaxies as more of a rod or vertical shaft that forms a cross or a form of “spinning top”. All heavenly bodies that are a part of a stabilized system, are spherical masses that spin on an invisible axis in a balanced state. Black holes have extreme gravitational properties (are magnetic) and draw or suck matter into it (black absorbs), where it vanishes and seems to disappear completely. Through a fundamental understanding of natural laws, we know that if black holes exist, then white holes also exist (which project), which is where matter comes into our universe form out of nowhere (a parallel universe), which is what explains the basic theory of the “Big Bang”, where our universe formed as an expansion out of nothing.

In a similar idea, we now theorize Wormholes as a form of light tunnel or vortex that produces a “shortcut” of sorts where we can move instantaneously to distant locations in the universe, or to completely different universes altogether. We don’t really know where wormholes lead, which is a bit of a problem when considering them as a real means of travel, and they seem unstable, appearing briefly, then collapsing and disappearing. So these supposed portals to other dimensions could possibly leave us stranded there with no means of reconnecting through the same wormhole in order to return to the place and time that we left. This is thought to be one of the most basic forms of actual “time travel” which runs by what they call “timelines”, which can be thought of as connecting us to dimensions or realms of being through our “memory” of them. What we have a memory of we form a mental and energetic connection to, and movement in higher dimensions doesn’t require a physical body that moves through space and time from one location to the next, but is instantaneous manifestation of reality as “thought” itself. The mind doesn’t exist “in” a material reality, but is what “produces” that reality as a mental construct or imaginary projection.

All we’re ever really doing in life is rediscovering the same ideas while viewing them through different models and giving them different names. It’s science that going to lead us to God, or reveal the existence of what we have come to call “Heaven” as a parallel world, because spiritual traditions (not religion) are the most basic form of scientific investigation into the nature of “God” as all of Life and the phenomenal world of dense matter. In ancient societies the priests were the scientists, and the basis of “spirituality” was the science of the soul, or the science of the mind, which are synonymous to each other. Modern religions consider many Eastern Philosophies to be “atheists”, yet, the real difference isn’t a “belief in God”, but rather how we’re defining the idea of “God”, which can in fact be “known directly” through experience and therefore doesn’t require a belief in it, but rather a firsthand “knowledge of it”.

When we use the term “God”, it’s a kind of metaphor that represents an invisible idea, and so it’s left largely to the imagination as a belief formed by the individual instead of coming by way of a direct experience, which is what the Spiritual Sciences are based on. Scientific investigation into the phenomena of life, like all sciences, is conducted and formed completely out of the human mind, as is all religions and spiritual traditions. So the science of the mind is the fundamental science that births and forms the basis for all other sciences. The mind being the vehicle of the soul, brings us to the only “real science”, which is the Science of the Soul. Only the soul and mind are eternal and live independently of the material body and natural world as we know it. So the Science of the Soul is the only “true science”, and is the only one that’s transcendental (multidimensional) in nature, and is therefore our only true “vehicle” for moving spontaneously between parallel worlds by learning to develop, manage, and operate our own consciousness and moral nature as our state of mind and vibratory frequency, through which we form sympathetic resonance with realms that exist at a higher frequency, and spontaneously merge into them.

Dr. Linda Gadbois