Symbols are Living Entities on the Inner Planes that Produce Corresponding Realities in the Outer World

If we hold a symbol of some kind in our mind and concentrate on in a single-minded fashion, while setting an intention of penetrating its deepest secrets, our attention acts as a kind of prompting mechanism that causes it to come alive and start unfolding as an evolutionary flow that steadily culminates into a whole idea. When we clear our mind of random thoughts that run through it continuously in a habitual fashion, and focus coherently on a single image or idea, our attention acts as a stimulating force that magnetizes it with our life-force energy, causing it to begin vibrating, and coming alive as a result. As we concentrate on an idea we begin systematically fashioning it in our imagination as a light-form by defining it with sensory attributes. As it starts becoming vivid with sensory details, it produces a corresponding sensation in our whole being, where it comes alive and starts moving in a fluid-like motion as a process of unfolding. It unfolds by moving through a dynamic sequence where it takes on numerous features as it expands into a full array of possibilities as a kind of growth process. As a symbol comes alive and begins morphing into a synchronized flow of various possibilities, it begins slowly revealing it’s hidden secrets to us while we simply watch it.

Symbols are similar to the archetypes they represent and are a form of “seed” which, when planted in the fertile mind of the subconscious, grow into whole realities that exist in a constant state of evolving through endless variations of itself as a means of “becoming”. Symbols represent whole ideas that are grown in the mind of each individual in a way that’s unique to that individual, because the growth and evolutionary process that takes place is based on correspondences, and how it’s adapted to combine with other complementary elements to form modifications of itself. This process of adaptation as new and unique combinations that form amalgamations that imbue it with new attributes and characteristics that changes it’s form and how it appears in a moment by moment manner, is symbolic of the mind itself and how it operates in creating unique versions of itself as a whole reality. Although things appear stationary on the outer plane of material formation, on the inner planes of living ideas everything exists in a constant process of transformation as an evolutionary growth process of “becoming”. Nothing is stagnate or fixed, and is always moving and flowing into new forms of itself.

In our material existence there’s a constant attempt to make living ideas finite and absolute, where they appear the same to everyone, and we glorify the idea of being “right or wrong” based on the consensus of the group mind. We grasp at concepts given to us by others as a means of being accepted and fitting in to our peer group, or arguing somehow in an attempt to prove we’re right, but on the higher or inner planes of pure mind and spirit, we are all creators in every moment through our ability to think in ways that are unique to us as a means of self-expression. When we exist as a part of the group mind, we fail to utilize and develop the power of our higher, divine nature as a creator and artist. On the higher planes of the conscious mind, we exist fully within our divine nature and are always in the process of “creating” in every moment by how we shape our thoughts into realities in our imagination as a way of experiencing them.

When we’re told what to imagine and picture in our mind, by either being taught conventional ideas or led through a guided meditation of some kind, we only create stationary, static ideas that classify us in the category of being a highly trainable animal. When we focus our mind instead on universal symbols that represent archetypal ideas, and allow a spontaneous process of emergence and becoming to take place without needing or attempting to control and direct how it unfolds or what it acts to reveal, a magical unfolding occurs, and the reality produced is our own unique creation. We should never take an attitude of trying to compare our idea to other people’s ideas about the same thing, or start modifying our realization to somehow conform to theirs out of fear that we might be wrong somehow. It’s only on the lower plane of the animal-plant subconscious that creativity as uniqueness and individuality don’t exist, and as a human being, given the higher capacity of creativity, we use our imagination to create whatever it is we’re told we should create. Only at this lower level are people turned into mindless robots out of a desperate need to fit in and be accepted as a part of a group of other mindless robots. On the higher plane of the true “conscious mind”, intelligence reigns as creativity and our innate ability to create ourselves as individuals.

Most ancient texts of both spiritual and scientific knowledge, which are actually the same thing, are nearly always written in glyphs and the universal language of symbols. This is because not only do they require interpretation, but a single image contains the seed for a whole idea, which when contemplated, generates a whole series of correlated ideas as a chain of association. On the higher planes of cosmic intelligence ideas exist as archetypes, which serve as a prototype or basic concept for generating infinite variations of the same idea. These archetypal ideas act as a “seed of potential” that form based on how they’re combined with other ideas to form an amalgamation that remix the basic formula of attributes and qualities to form new characteristics. The form something takes on is based on the characteristics it possess, which also determine how it functions and behaves. Form always determines function as the natural operation it acts to perform in an automatic way through purely natural behaviors.

How a symbol unfolds within the mind of an individual is based on the unique set of characteristics they possess as their mental paradigm. Each one of us has a unique character, temperament, conditioned tendencies, way of thinking and perceiving, level of education and training, different types of life experiences, maturity, racial background, and so on, and when we each take the same symbol and concentrate on it while setting an intention to acquire its hidden knowledge, it’s adapted to our mental model and modified accordingly. Through a process of adaptation and modification that makes it “like us”, it forms within our imagination in a way that makes it a unique idea as our “own creation”. As human beings emerged within the subconscious of the Earth’s astral plane, we’re always taking universal ideas as archetypes and using them to form a personal creation. Each one of us is meant to be artists in our own right as a means of exercising and developing the higher capacities of our mind as the creator of our own life. Whatever we combine with in mind and spirit, we become like in character, and we take on new qualities as characteristics that alter our behavior by altering how we think about things, and how we form our thoughts into realities in our imagination.

For example: Many people aren’t quite sure what an archetype that serves as a prototype for creating is, because they get stuck on the finite material concept used to represent it. An “idea” comes as a means of creating an “experience” through a material reality. An archetype of “cup” is formed as a basic concept for the purpose of “drinking”. We start with a basic concept of a container that will serve the purpose of holding liquid of some kind so we can engage in the activity of drinking. A symbol is used to represent the basic shape of a cup or chalice as a concept for designing one. When that symbol is held in the mind and concentrated on, all kinds of different ideas about possible ways to make a container start to propagate fluently based on the association made to possible materials and supplies immediately available to you. Various type of ideas come as a cup made with different materials, styles, colors and designs, while still holding true to the concept of a cup. You pick one of your imagined ideas that seems to be best suited for what you want and need, and you proceed to make a cup that’s your own unique design.

The symbol served as the concept out of which numerous possibilities systematically emerge based on how you associate it to other known ideas about the same thing. So symbols, whether a single image or composite or geometric design, serves as a kind of seed for the idea it represents and will systematically generate a whole plethora of ideas related to it. This is the genesis of creation, often referred to as “conception and gestation”. A basic concept is activated within a fertile mind and a chain of association spontaneously unfolds as a sequence of possibilities. When one possibility is selected, held in place, and developed by infusing it with attributes and sensory qualities, we begin shaping it with detail and it’s brought alive within us as a result. The more we continue to define it with sensory details as color, texture, touch, appearance, sound, feeling, smell, and so on, we infuse it with our magnetism as our life-force, and it begins “vibrating” as the frequency associated with the pattern as a construct. This internal construct defined as a specialized idea and brought alive by infusing it with our life force, forms a etheric-shell that serves as a template for producing as a material reality of a corresponding nature that can be “experienced” on the outer plane.

Once an idea is brought alive on the inner plane by activating it and causing it to begin vibrating as a specialized frequency, polarity is formed as complementary aspects that interact with each other, where the same idea is contacted and begins organizing on the outer plane as a correlated manifestation. Just as vibration is formed by the movement between complementary aspects of the same thing that begin moving in sync with each other around and between electromagnetic poles as a rhythmic spiraling movement, this same movement takes place between the active inner and the stationary outer, bringing them together as a reflection of each other. The inner idea, alive with sensation as an inner experience that’s “symbolic in nature”, connects through association to the elements of the “same idea” in the outer world, and becomes a “perceptual filter” as a kind of “lens” we “look through” that makes everything of a corresponding nature “stand out”, and as we non-gallantly scan the environment as we go through our day, ideas of a similar nature stand out and we notice them. As we notice them we’re drawn into them and we begin interacting with them mentally by associating them with being the same type as the idea formed on the inner plane.

This is where allot of people fail to recognize their own manifestations, because they expect the outer manifestation to match the inner idea in appearance, instead of realizing the idea born in their mind is an archetypal metaphor used as a primary concept for organizing variations of itself by entering into and combining with whatever exists naturally within the immediate environment to form a unique variation. The inner construct serves as a conceptual idea that serves to direct and connect our attention to any ideas associated with it as a correspondence in the outer environment. Whatever is formulated using the imaginary capacity of the mind serves as a universal idea that connects with the same idea within our personal life as an analogous idea of the same kind and type. The outer appearance something takes on is just the casing, shell, or outer garment for the inner idea it serves as a vehicle for.

This same process of evolutionary design that’s always fluxing and flowing into new variations of itself based on association and adaptation also occurs in creative processes, where an internal concept or vision is used to design and construct an outer material formation of the same kind that can be “experienced”, shared, and utilized somehow. Iconic or symbolic art, for example, will stimulate a whole internal imaginary process in the viewer. When an artist goes to create something they have to start with a fairly vivid vision or concept of what they’re going to create as an “idea that brings a particular type of experience”. All art is designed to provide a “seed” which, when contemplated or experienced activates and sets a whole series internal processes into motion. A painting, for example, isn’t about the object or image being used, it’s about using the image as an idea that prompts a feeling and stimulates an internal process as a chain of associated ideas that start flowing and unfolding and takes them on an imaginary journey of self-realization. It sets the mood out of which a kind of reverie comes alive inside their imagination as an idea that begins unfolding as a reality.

As you form a fairly vivid concept that’s meant to capture an idea as a feeling, you lay it out on the canvas in basic shapes that are proportioned properly, and with a fair amount of detail needed to construct it in a logical manner. You pick your palette of colors based on the mood and ambiance desired, and as you start painting, you don’t try to rigidly constrain it, but instead let it begin taking on a life of it’s own. You allow it to continue evolving as you paint it based on new thoughts and associations that come as a result of the process undertaken. The object or image itself only acts as a metaphorical representation for the idea being captured and conveyed as a feeling. The idea is that when someone else views it they get a distinct feeling as a kind of mood, and the idea it symbolizes stimulates them in a way that causes them to have a specific type of experience that’s unique to them as their “own creation” on the inner planes of their mind. Art of all kinds invokes creativity and self-expression in everyone who engages in it as an “experience” of the same idea.

The same type of process occurs in inventions and innovative discoveries. An idea comes to mind, and it’s initially captured by writing it down or sketching it out as a basic idea, and then the basic idea is developed conceptually with detail until it can serve as a kind of diagram or blueprint for constructing a material object or machine. As you start to construct or manufacture it, new realizations form based on whether or not it’s working like you thought it would, or better ideas as modifications to your original design spontaneously come to you as you’re building it, and you tweak and redesign it as you go, until the finished product performs the way you intended it to. You allow it to breathe and evolve as a “living idea” as part of your creative process.

All of us are doing this on the inner planes of our mind based on how we think about something, and then visualize our thoughts as a reality in our imagination. As we continue to think about the same idea, we develop it in new ways based on how we combine it with other ideas or various scenarios as a means of shaping it with new attributes and characteristics that evolve it into new variations of itself. As we shape an idea with sensory detail in a way that gives us an experience of it, it serves to invoke correlating feelings and emotions, which bring it alive with movement. Thoughts that we dwell in with intense feelings and emotion come alive with vibration and become polarized with the outer world of stationary manifestation. Our outer world is manifest (arranged) by us as a correspondence to our inner world. We don’t realize this because our inner, imaginary world born out of our sensationalized thoughts serves as a symbolic representation that’s metaphorical in nature and sets the pace for our outer world as a corresponding theme. What acts as the “bridge” that connects the inner with the outer is the feeling they give us as an experience.

An idea (or memory) formed on the inner planes as an experience that causes us to feel sad, for example, will serve an an archetypal matrix that forms a perceptual lens for only seeing and constructing a similar idea in the outer world, which will serve to bring us more experiences that cause us to feel sad. Sad thoughts produce sad realities. The outer reality may not come in the same form as the inner thoughts, but it will give us the same feeling as a type of experience. Many don’t realize this because they think it’s about the “appearance” an idea takes on, which they think is fixed on the inner plane in the same way it is on the outer plane, and they look outside for the same idea they formed inside, instead of realizing that the outer manifestation comes as constant variations of the inner idea based on the elements available in the immediate environment being used to construct it and play it out as an experience.

Universal concepts that exist on the Spiritual plane as archetypes are used to construct and hold together the universe and are infinite in nature. They’re living ideas that are always in the process of regenerating as an infinite number of unique variations based on how they combine with the “mind” and take on the same attributes and qualities as the mind, and in doing so, form into new variations of themselves. All things that we perceive as being different from each other are in truth simply unique variations of each other formed by combining with different elements. The soul is an infinite being who manifests itself and its own reality as a means of “experiencing itself”. Experience comes as an idea that invokes a feeling out of which a dynamic series of realizations spontaneously emerge that brings us new insights into the true nature of things. It’s not based on the physical form or construct of reality, it’s based on how we use the material formation to invoke an internal response as an experience. Numerous situations can produce the same type of experience that leaves us with the same type of feeling. As we create our experiences we cultivate the feelings born out of them, and use those feelings to tell a story about things that give them meaning. Feelings, meaning, and experience are consistently cultivated as a “theme” that births our personal “myth”.

We are all archetypal beings and are always creating ourselves through metaphors we use as the means of experiencing ourselves as a specific type of person living a specific type of story. Our creative abilities come through our thoughts which are consistently being developed, defined, and evolved on the inner planes of our mind, and serve to form a symbolic idea as a vibratory frequency for connecting with the same idea on the outer plane. As we call forth the corresponding outer reality of our thoughts, we experience ourselves through that reality. We mistakenly believe our soul is our body and is disconnected from our reality, when the truth may be our soul is our “mind”, and is always in the process of creating itself through its own thoughts imagined as a reality. This reality vibrates at the frequency of our soul’s signature, and is used to project our outer reality as a means of experiencing ourselves through our own creation. Whatever we consistently cultivate on the inner planes of our imagination is magnetized with sensation and emotion and acts as the “archetypal seed” for stimulating and bringing forth in our awareness a corresponding outer reality of the same nature. As we call forth our own experiences, we shape our identity out of those experiences. This is what it means to be a creative archetypal being, bestowed with the ability to create ourselves by how we use our own mind and will to experience ourselves through generating our own “light-matrix” as an outer perception of our inner thoughts.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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The Subtle Plane of Astral Light and the Akashic Field of Memory

I’m not going to talk about or attempt to explain this idea in scientific terms or as a kind of living-technology, because it can only be accurately understood intuitively from the perspective of observing how it moves and functions on the inner planes of the mind as a “direct experience” of it. While many postulate this field of subtle energy is only 2-dimensional in nature, in my experience this is only partially true, as it has what we can easily call a 2-dimensional or “flat” background that appears as various shades of gray shapes on a black background, but as “movement” begins to formulate and take shape we notice that what appears as being a “flat black” is actually a “field” of subtle energy, out of which exotic light-forms seem to either rise up out of in a swirling, pulsating, flowing motion, or they come alive within the field as a kind of electric charge that runs through it only lighting up particles within the field that are correlated with it, causing an iridescent glowing effect, which eloquently stabilize into what looks like a shimmering hologram that forms into a distinct shape.

The active energy moves through what appears as a passive field of latent energy in a potential state (information that’s inactive), illuminating only certain parts of it with prismatic, smoke-like streams of light that culminate as a flowing pattern that shimmers into existence, unfolds, and then fades away in much the same way it formed. Once formed in a coherent manner it continues fluctuating and evolving through several alternating shapes of colored light while moving in an out of existence in a rhythmic luster, where only certain aspects of the field are activated as an illumination, forming what appears to be a pattern or shape made out of colored light. It’s as if only certain parts of the information contained within the invisible field is vibrated into an active state by the mind itself through a form of resonance, in much the same way our mind also only abstracts certain parts of “information as light” in the Earth’s atmosphere as a way of perceiving (ordering and arranging) only what “matches” our vibratory frequency as a holographic model, where we form the outer world to be the stationary construct the inner world symbolizes in metaphorical terms.

The holographic images that sometimes form out of the swirling light usually appear as a face of some kind, or the upper torso of the body, which once it takes on a definitive shape, it transforms through a series of dynamic variations of itself as a kind of evolutionary flow, before breaking up and dissolving back into a swirling motion and gradually disappearing, while another one immediately rises up out of it to form a new image in its place. When an image begins to form, if you focus on it while maintaining a passive state of mind (which means you don’t start trying to control or direct it or make it become what you want it to be) and simply watch it, the florescent, swirling light often begins taking shape as a distinct image that can look like a well-formed hologram. Sometimes these holograms then move through a dynamic series of subtle changes where they appear to evolve through the same general shape with different attributes and features, before gradually dissolving back into pulsating light that fades away, leaving the background of dark gray tones visible momentarily, before another flare of swirling light becomes illuminated and rises up producing another image that’s also in a constant state of evolving.

These holographic images often take shape as composite images that form into a human face that has mixed features that are plant-like, animal-like, and geometric designs that resemble a crystalline structure of the mineral kingdom. These images can often resemble what’s known in Celtic traditions as the “Green Man”, or Nature Spirits that are human-like in their general composition, yet have features common to plants and animals. Other shapes are geometrical in nature and form what often appears to be a prismatic crystalline light structure that resembles daemons or beings with scale-like skin similar to a reptile. These are not your typical ugly or grotesque daemons, as they’re tend to be portrayed, but strikingly beautiful ones. When this “essence” is not concentrated it appears as a grayish or neutral colors that are dim and don’t have much color, but the more concentrated they become, the more they coalesce into vivid, pure, prismatic colors that are intense and somewhat mesmerizing.

On of the mistakes we often make in how we think about things, is that we imagine the “invisible space around us” is “empty” and void of life or information that’s used for constructing life forms. What we refer to as “information” inherent in what we perceive as being empty space, is actually a different form of intelligence that exists in a passive state of pure potential, and can be activated through the electrical impulses of the mind which interacts with it, and used to construct “living forms”. This field of invisible light is alive and conscious, it’s not inert and dead. While we tend to think that energy “is” light, what we may find if we examine this idea more closely by simply observing it while refraining from a preconceived idea about it, is that “light” is actually concentrated into a form by the mind observing it, and acts as a vehicle or empty shell for energy as life force to enter into, inhabit and use as the means of expressing through as an “idea”. This field of dormant light is invisible and inactive, until the mind starts interacting with it while watching it. Once we close our eyes, turn our attention inward, and simply observe the darkness, we send a charge through it that activates it and sets it into motion. As we concentrate on it in a single-minded fashion, it steadily becomes concentrated and starts coalescing into a defined shape. As we remove our attention from it, it returns to an inert state and fades away into the black or invisible background.

The activity on this inner plane of light is nearly always symbolic and metaphorical in nature and represents the quality of energy impressed in the “space” itself, either pressed into it through activity of a human mind as visual thoughts, or as instinctual forces that are actively present within the space. Whenever a space is used for a ritual of some kind conducted by a group of people who are all tuned into the same idea, the symbolic images concentrated by them become impressed in the “space” (atmosphere) as a vivid form or symbolic creature, or as a series of revolving images that are all of a similar nature as a metaphorical theme. When taking on a distinct form or holographic image, they’re nearly always of a face or upper torso and head, and are nearly always formed out of a combination of elemental attributes and features from the 4 Kingdoms of Nature – chemical, mineral, plant, and animal – and adorn a human-like figure. These images are often very similar to the ones we see inherent in the mythology of gods and goddesses found in every culture around the world. Whatever evolving image forms is a symbolic representation of the energy as a “mental state” of the person, group of people, or activities that were conducted in that space over an extended period of time that infused it with mental impressions as the mood and emotions the forms served as a vehicle for expressing. They are recorded and maintained as a form of “memory”, and can be tuned into and known by anyone who is in the same space.

For example, I’ve been to a few churches where prayer and group meditations were performed every week for years, often with the same basic congregation, and when I closed my eyes, drew my attention in, and silenced my mind, images formed of what appeared to be a beautiful, daemon-like formations that were shaped out of what appeared to be a lattice-like, tenuous circuits or strings that were vivid and intense as prismatic colors. As they formed by emerging through and out of the black-gray background, they appeared to be suspended in mid-air, while continuously evolving into new variations as a flowing graceful movement, before disintegrating and falling away, where another image of a similar nature began emerging as a flaming light and played out in a similar manner.

Another thing that many don’t realize is that the inner planes not only form the single symbol as an iconic symbol that’s used to represent the same idea as a larger, more complex, outer reality, but they also come as the complementary opposite of the outer idea being projected by them. The colors of the outer world form inwardly as their complementary colors. If you stare at a red square for a period of a few seconds, and then close your eyes, the same square will appear inwardly as being green. Also, what we call “angels” or divine beings, all have their complementary or polar opposite as “daemons” or Earth spirits. The inner and outer form as complementary opposites of each other because they’re actually extremes of the same thing, differing only in degree and measure. This same idea plays out in our nightly dreams, where the same emotions we experience during the day take on symbolic images in our nightly dreams while playing out the same type of idea as an experience in a different and often more direct way.

Another time I was traveling across country and had to find a motel in a small town where the only one that had a vacancy was a part of a lounge and casino. When I pulled into the parking lot the energy felt very dark and had a heavy sensation to it that made me feel depressed. As I lay down that night to go to sleep, an image of a devil’s head emerged and became vivid as a hologram that was almost cartoon-like. I thought, “really?” A red devil with horns and an evil look on it’s face, just like the cartoons I saw as a kid. But of course, the image was merely a symbol that represented the quality and nature of the consciousness that was predominant in that space and acted out in a consistent manner.

Often, whenever I come to a new place, I can not only see the quality of energy infused in the space and walls, but as I lay down to sleep or enter into a relaxed state of meditation, this gray, grid-like background appears, similar to a labyrinth or circuit board carved in stone, and in the space between it an me, light as vivified essence emerges like an electrical charge running through a fluid medium, and begins swirling in a rhythmic pulsation, and a face starts forming as a composite image made of elemental features in a constant state of transforming that are of a particular color, and the facial expression conveys a kind of “mood” or pervading feeling. This lets me know what the overall mental state of the person or activities that were routinely expressed there were. The reason facial expressions are used is you can tell a persons character and state of mind just by looking at their face, because our face is always mirroring our thoughts.

This astral-light appears as what I call a form of “essence” that’s charged with a frequency, and has a gaseous appearance, much like nebula, yet flows and moves in a fluid-like motion that’s very eloquent and graceful. It only becomes fixed into a somewhat stable holographic form when attention is placed on it in a single-minded fashion, while maintaining a neutral state. Sporadic thoughts that run habitually in an unattended manner are an active force that disperses the energy, causing it to dissolve or become inactive, or is formed into the image correlated with the thought as a form of memory that the thought is born out of. The mind has to be calmed and made neutral in order to view the free-flowing images impressed in this field, because all light is animated and formed by the mind through the imagination, and we can only “tune into” this field of living light and act as a receiver or be able to view its contents as an energetic charge when we’re not “acting on it” to mentally control it as the means of forming the images of our own thoughts instead. This is the same essence that we use to visualize our own thoughts as imaginary scenarios, and is what our own “memories” are made out of. Just as we recall a memory by thinking about it, we tune into this field through our thoughts as our state of mind, and only access (activate) the memory recorded in it that’s of a similar nature.

It’s through “thought” as the minds ability to form images that play out as scenarios that we not only shape and orchestrate essence by vivifying it, but also leave our own imprint as a form of mental signature. The astral field of mold-able light is what you can think of as the field of light-formations produced as the “stuff of our thoughts” that’s permanently recorded in it, and lingers indefinitely. It’s the greater field of what we can think of as the “collective unconscious” or universal mind, and operates in the same manner as our own individual mind. We work within this larger mind-field using the correlated field of our own mind, because it’s the “same type of field” that operates on different scales simultaneously to result in a coherent formation as what we experience as “reality”. Our reality is formed by our own thoughts through this astral field of correlated light.

Life as a shared reality is comprised of smaller fields that exist within larger fields of the same kind. This astral substance, also called primordial matter, is “plasma” (the stuff stars are made out of) that’s electrically charged by the mind, causing it to begin organizing into what appears to be a gaseous formation as a cloud-like substance, similar to nebula of star-systems, and then solidifies into a liquid-like tenuous substance that is continuously evolving, and then gradually forms into a somewhat stationary hologram. This hologram as a light-form, becomes the model in symbolic form as a vibratory frequency that serves as the etheric-template for constructing a material formation of the same kind and type. It remains universal in nature on the inner planes of formation as an archetypal idea, and is used as a mental filter to construct numerous versions of the same type of reality based on how it’s applied to new situations and circumstances as our perception of them.

This same subtle energy can sometimes be seen as a kind of translucent impression of wispy movement in the outside world by anyone who has well developed intuition, or who knows how to move back and forth instantly between an active and passive state of mind. I have frequently seen dark energy that appeared as black smoke-like images of demonic-like beings clamoring around, fighting to get in, and following people who are alcoholics or drug addicts, or who are severely depressed. Sometimes I pick up on a movement of energy in my periphery that’s either wispy or smoke-like, and flashes momentarily in and out of existence before disappearing entirely. Other times a vague impression appears out of thin air that resembles a reflection on glass that flutters briefly and then disappears. I was a part of an actual haunting on a couple of occasions, and the image of the person came as a translucent image that seemed superimposed over the outer reality, that had a strange, distant far-off feeling to it. As I saw the image clearly, I also knew things about it that came to me intuitively. Sometimes the image had a vague or washed out color to it, mostly in neural tones, or it was composed of various shades of gray. Through experience I came to realize that the ones that still retained some color were more recent than the ones who were completely faded and gray, and that they actually existed as “memory” that was still lingering in the space.

What most psychic people refer to as being able to see and contact a dead person’s soul, is actually the subtle-body of the soul’s memory that’s still lingering in this plane and hasn’t disintegrated yet. This subtle form, also called the etheric-double that serves as a kind of metaphorical blueprint for organizing and regenerating the body as it’s memory, is what we can think of as the lower, animal soul, which stays with the body after death when the human soul departs, and it remains in the atmosphere around where the body is buried, or where it resided for a period of time while alive. This apparition isn’t alive in the sense of still being conscious and actively creating, it’s merely the memory as an empty shell or ghost-like formation that’s imprinted on the ether.

Sound is also contained and transmitted through the astral plane, especially when it was used as a part of a ritual or ceremony of some kind designed to conjure up or summon natural forces of an instinctive nature. It’s very common to enter into a church or lodge where spiritual ceremonies are conducted with a large group of people, and hear a far-off distant sound of hymns, music, chanting, or prayers being spoken softly. Sounds also propagate as waves through this field in open spaces, or is held in a particle area or enclosure. I was backpacking once and I was drawn to a place to set up camp, and in the evening while gathering wood to build a fire, I kept hearing what sounded like chanting, or someone working a spell. As I was walking back and forth and getting ready to build the fire, I could tell the energy was concentrated around the fire-pit. That evening when I laid down to sleep and everything was quiet, it became so prevalent I kept thinking some people were right outside our tent. I could clearly hear what sounded like an incantation designed to conjure Elementary forces, and it dawned on me that it was from an inexperienced person who didn’t realize that after they’re done with an invocation, they have to “release” the energies concentrated or they remain active within the space. Realizing this, I performed a ritual designed to release them. The energy was then dispersed and the chanting went away.

Another time I had moved out into a wilderness area where I lived mostly in solitude for almost two years, and as I went for day-hikes, there was one area where I could distinctly hear a faint sound of music playing. I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from as there was no one around me for miles, and every time I was there I’d hear the same music playing. So I decided to sit and meditate one day, and as I entered into a completely relaxed and passive state concentrating on the sound, it dawned on me that it was the “music of the spheres”. This had such a magical and mystical feeling to it that I decided to meditate there on a regular basis.

The Medium for Communication between Higher and Lower Planes

This is also the field (mind) that our higher self uses as a means of communicating with us, as an inner-voice, mind-to-mind communication and as the basis for what we refer to as intuition as an “inner knowing”. Sometimes this communication comes through pictures that appear in our mind out of nowhere that give us a strong feeling of inspiration, and other times they come as an inner voice that always talking to us about things. I can only speak for my own experience in terms of communication from my higher self, but mine is not only deeply intimate and profound, usually with a parent-like attitude of helping and teaching me, but is also quite humorous and playful at times. I was chopping wood out in my yard one day, and this is a true story, I’m not making it up (lol), and I kept hitting the log on the top where my ax blade would go in a few inches and then get stuck. A couple of times it bounced off the side and almost went into my shin. Getting frustrated, I stopped for a moment, and suddenly the clouds parted and the sun shown through lighting up the pedestal and log I was trying to split, and a voice said . . . “Grasshopper, object is not to hit the top of the wood causing injury, object is to hit the bottom of the wood causing it to split” (playing off the Kung-Fu series). And I realized my problem was I needed to aim for the bottom of the log and not the top. So I aimed for the bottom, and swung the ax, and the log split perfectly in half.

Memory and the Akashic Records

This is same field of living energy called the Akashic Records that records all of our dominant thoughts and memories of our actions and deeds. This idea is self-evident by simply observing how your own mind creates and stores the memories of significant events that were of an emotionally intense nature that had an impact on us that served to shape us somehow. If you observe your own internal processes, what you’ll notice is that you use your mind first in creating your experiences by how you interpret things to give them meaning, out of the meaning you give them you form a story about it, the story forms a “theme”, which becomes the basis for the memory you form of it as a permanent record. This record as a memory is stored in the field of your mind, where you can access it at will, draw it up, and use instantaneously as the means for interpreting all other events of a similar nature. We use memory as our perceptual lens and filter for creating more and more of the same type of experiences.

We then select and only use a handful of memories that were significant in shaping our identity based on the story we form out of them that became our ongoing internal dialogue, and as the means of interpreting all present events of a similar nature to make them mean the same thing as the past events. Our memories are used as a means of forming instant interpretations where we don’t have to think about things. We use our memory like and invisible or transparent idea that serves to sort through the information available in any situation, abstracting only what’s of a similar nature and can be organized in such a way that it allows us to keep telling the same kind of story about ourselves and our life in an ongoing and consistent manner. Whatever emotional memories we use to shape our identity, also produces all of our natural and unconscious behaviors and becomes the root for all our activities. We use the same handful of memories over and over as what you might think of as a metaphorical template for creating the same type of experiences in the present as in the past, and for forecasting the future to be a continuation of the present (Fibonacci sequence). In this way we create a consistent version of reality throughout our lifetime.

What we imagine to be a variety of unrelated memories are actually produced out of a root memory that was used over and over as a kind of thematic-template for producing more and more experiences of the same kind and type. As an event occurs or we’re directly involved in a situation of some kind, we use memory in its metaphorical state as the perceptual lens we look through to sort through the information involved, and only “see” what matches the meaning of the memory being used. We abstract only a small amount of possibilities in any situation, and organize it in our mind to mean the same thing as the past event being used to form an instant interpretation of it. Whatever doesn’t match the pattern of our interpretation, goes unnoticed and just becomes an inert part of the background. We form a new variation of the same thematic idea as a means of forming how we experience it, and then we translate our experience back into a memory which serves to modify and evolve the original memory used to create it. How we experience something unites the inner (memory as a living archetype) with the outer as its construct or mirror image to form a whole as “coherent reality”. The inner and outer are continuations of each other on parallel planes. The reality formed as a mental construct made out of the light of the atmosphere as sunlight reflecting off of and illuminating particles, “is” the astral (star) light of the Akasha. Our personal reality as an ongoing experience born out of a root memory that’s been formed by our mind and then steadily evolved by it’s own variations, form our soul’s life record as it’s own creation of itself.

We always know what’s contained in our Akashic Records (also called the Book of Life), because we’re actually projecting it as our own “reality”, which bridges the inner with the outer as a single formation. What’s referred to as the Akashic Records of previous lifetimes, which is represented as memories of each lifetime as a “book” or library as the “Hall of Records” can be known in its ripe fullness in the present life, because the present is evolving out of the past as a continuation of the same idea as a an ongoing theme. We tend to form the idea that memory of something is fixed in our mind as a crystallized structure frozen in time, that records a material event, but upon closer examination we can realize this isn’t true. A material construct of any kind only serves as the “light-body” for our soul as a conscious force to use as a kind of vehicle or template to inhabit and use as the means of experiencing itself “as” a physical form.

The soul doesn’t experience itself as a fixed object, because that object is also being created by it within the sphere of the mind, instead it uses the situation as the means of experiencing itself based on how it interprets it to give it meaning. It’s the “meaning” as a living metaphor that produces the original memory, which then serves as a symbolic representation for producing an infinite number of variations based on how its adapted to new situations and modified as a result. Every time a memory is recalled in the present as a means of shaping it to mean the same thing as the past, it’s combined with a whole new set of elements as variables that modify the shape it takes on, while serving to produce more experiences of the same kind, connected by the meaning they have for us. We use the past to compose the present to be of the same nature as a variation that still holds true to the same meaning and allows us to continue to tell the same type of story.

Memory, like the mind that produces it and gives it life, is a conscious living entity that acts “on itself” (as a construct) to “evolve itself”. On the inner planes of the subtle field, thoughts are living beings that express to form what we experience as an outer reality. Thoughts imagined with sensory details that make it vivid and life-like, where it stimulates our physical body with sensations that naturally call forth emotions in response to it, are infused with our magnetism and brought to life as a vibrating holographic model that plays out as a distinct type of dynamic. This living etheric formation works through resonance to constantly restructure the outer reality to appear the same as the inner reality in terms of the theme played out based on the meaning it serves to represent. As we form the same idea using slightly different elements, it’s morphs into and endless number of modified versions of itself. Memory is what forms the “soul’s essence” and is never stagnate or fixed in stone (crystallized light), it’s in a constant state of creating and then evolving itself through its own creation. As we make an event or series of correlated events “mean something”, we also make our selves and our life mean the same thing by telling the story we naturally form out of it. The story we tell by living it, forms our identity as our character, out of which all our natural behaviors, activities, and deeds come in a completely natural and spontaneous way.

We are All Seeds Planted in the Cosmic Mind of Self-Awareness

The astral light of the Akashic Field of stored memory, forms and fills the space around us as the atmosphere of the Earth, illuminated with starlight formed as a reflection of itself as matter, and is “alive and conscious”. It’s a field of living awareness that permeates the entire universe and orchestrates all natural processes and activities through universal principles, and is “self-aware”. Its not some unconscious energy field that’s static and exists out there, or up there, or somewhere else. We literally have our existence “within it”, as it, and through it. It’s all around us as the atmosphere we breathe and live in as the means of being alive. Nothing in the universe is dead, its simply different parts of the same overall structure transitioning from one state to another as a dynamic flow of consciousness that acts “on itself” as a means of experiencing itself, and evolving itself based on the awareness formed.

Matter is the subtle essence and substance of the mind that can be thought of as plasma (star-stuff) that’s charged with an electrical impulse (an intention) that vivifies it with life force that causes it to organize into the pattern of the intention. As it begins organizing it appears as a gaseous formation that moves with life in a flowing, fluid-like motion, and as it becomes concentrated it forms into a holographic, 3-dimensional model as a etheric light-body, which is then used to form a reflection of itself as a mirror (polarized) image, allowing it to perceive itself through and as its own creation. We all exist as an archetypal matrix of universal memory formulated in an infinite number of ways as unique variations of itself. Perception in the most basic sense, is “self-perception”. Not of a single body, but as our “self” in an infinite number of bodies, all of which are comprised of the same fundamental group of archetypal energies (gods of mythology), that are imbued with specific attributes and qualities that form different characteristics, which express in unique ways to create an experience of ourselves as a process of constant and never-ending growth.

This idea becomes even more bizarre and magical when we consider the fact that what we call our higher soul, which is our human soul of our true conscious mind on a higher plane (that’s always self-aware), may be manifesting the entire lower plane as a unified whole formed out of accumulated memory built up and integrated over time and numerous incarnations into different personalities, where it then forms the same thing as both a particle (inner) and a wave (outer), formed out of the same “nature”, simultaneously, which is a fundamental principle of light. Our light-body, or etheric-double, which is comprised solely of memory, not only provides a 3-dimensional blueprint for our body, but also for the entire outer reality in which the body lives and has its existence as a means of experiencing itself. It’s not about the body or personality, it’s about the “experience” which only comes from the “whole”. Interaction as what we call our higher self may not necessarily come from “within” our brain and body, but as the entire outer atmosphere that serves to stimulate and animate the body through electrical impulses.

This forms the basis for how all internal processes are stimulated by outside forces that bring correlated aspects alive inside of us where they become active and form the perceptual lens we look through as a means of seeing the same qualities and characteristics in everything around us as a projection and mirror image of ourselves “in” others. If we really look closely at how we form our reality, it may appear that there’s actually only “one of us”, and everything outside of us is also being reflected inside of us, and vice versa, as a circulating electromagnet field of the mind. This principle is represented in spiritual texts and Sacred Geometry as the concept of the “Monad”, where the outer serves to concentrate a center, and the center expands and projects the outer as a single sphere of consciousness that’s self-aware, self-evolving, and self-sustaining. The mind creates simultaneously on multiple levels of reality born out of dual planes that are polar opposites of each other, and function together to form a coherent state as a single light-formation in which we are both the part and the whole at the same time.

Conceiving Ideas in their Complete Form

Ideas are equally transmitted through this field and propagate as wave forms of memory that are received and take form immediately as a “complete idea” within the mind receiving it. This transmission and conception takes place through the energetic principle of “resonance”, where the receiving mind is capable of comprehending the idea intuitively, and can act to utilize it intelligently by using it to create in an innovative way. Many of our greatest inventions came as what you might call a transmission of the idea being given to them in it’s developed and whole form. Other ideas that lead to inventions that are truly unique come as an idea that acts to initiate the process necessary to develop it as a form of inspiration. Ideas contained within the field also come as memories that have been initially developed in some way by someone else, and provide the basis for new discoveries by taking it as a root idea and continuing to develop it through the continuous stream of inspired ideas that seem to follow it. We can only tune in and therefore act as a “receiver” for information as knowledge that we vibrate in harmony with as having developed our mental paradigm to be able to comprehend and use the ideas as a means of creating them within the material plane as a personal creation. We’re always taking a universal idea as a concept and using it as the root substance for producing a personal creation as a specialized version of it. As we take in an idea in it’s raw form, we adapt it to our paradigm, modifying and reshaping it to be congruent in nature where it can become a natural part of our existing reality, while also acting to grow and evolve it somehow.

In the spiritual world of higher consciousness, every single thought is a act of creation. As we think we form the reality of our thoughts as a means of experiencing them. Our thoughts form the basis for all of our experiences, and we use our experiences to shape our “self” by associating with our own self-made experiences. As we shape and cast a living memory into the Akashic field, it records it in much the same way a picture is recorded on film, where you have a negative that produces a full color image. Once the memory is imprinted in the field, it remains alive and actively vibrating and is still the basis for creating by recalling it in the imagination, using it to look through as a dynamic theme that can be used to shape any situation to tell the story of its theme, producing new variations of it that modify the original version, and it’s steadily evolved into a new and more complex idea of itself. Memories are not dead or stagnate. Each time we recall them we adapt them to a new set of circumstances and variables, and modify them through a process of adaptation. The memory only remains in a permanent form when the mind that produced it ceases to be and no longer uses it for creating. But if it’s accessed by a mind of a similar nature, it can be drawn in by them and used as an inspired idea that they hold in their mind and begin developing, making it theirs.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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Understanding the Nature of Karma as the Seed for Our Soul’s Evolution

The idea of Karma has been greatly misconstrued over the years due to a fundamental lack of understanding as to what its design and purpose is and how it functions as a form of “soul seed” for life. Many have been taught to think of life in terms of separate and random events that take place, seemingly without any correlation with each other. If something unfortunate happens, someone remarks saying “it must be your karma”, and of course bad or hurtful situations are the ones most commonly pointed out as being due to karma, whereas good ones are thought to be “luck” or good karma, dividing it even further into “good and bad”. It’s as if we’re either being punished and getting back what we deserve, or we’re being rewarded somehow for good behavior. We can’t seem to help the tendency to view our life in terms of a series of separate and often unrelated events that we imagine have nothing to do with each other. Yet, if we look at the most fundamental laws that govern all of nature as the basis for any “life-cycle”, we can realize that everything comes into being as a “seed” and “egg” that contains all the information for that being in its latent state, which is then systematically activated in a synchronized fashion as a process of growth, development, and becoming.

The entire essence that gives something all its innate characteristics, both mentally and physically, is inherent in the seed, and each latent aspect is brought into an active expression through a dynamic process of “cause and effect”. The outer world acts to stimulate and call forth what’s latent within us, and we begin developing it through the dynamic that ensues as a relationship with that same aspect in another. Not as “this action produces that effect or reaction”, where it then stops, but more of a rhythmic movement between complementary aspects of the same characteristic where the effect or reaction produced by an initial cause, then becomes the cause that produces an equivalent reaction. It then moves back and forth in a synchronized fashion as an interaction that escalates and amplifies the character trait being expressed. This back and forth movement of cause and effect, action reaction, forms a self-perpetuating system that’s also self-sustaining.

We’re always provoking a specific type of reaction in everyone and everything around us through the attitude we display as our normal behaviors. We co-produce our experience of reality with others based on how we interact as a relationship we form with corresponding aspects of ourselves in them. We act to first bring out specific aspects in them which are then mirrored back to us as our own projection, allowing us to experience ourselves “through” them. Our inner feelings, thoughts, and emotions vibrate at a specific frequency that acts as a filtering mechanism for “sorting out” the elements inherent in the outer world, using only a handful of selected aspects that we then use to reconstruct a personalized version of reality that corresponds to our thoughts about it. Reality as we’re capable of knowing it is subjective in nature and formed through our ability to perceive it. All perception is formed out of our mental paradigm and always comes as a mirror image of ourselves being projected on a larger scale that’s all-inclusive.

We only “see” in everything what matches our beliefs and expectations about it, and we interpret all activities and events to give them whatever meaning they have as a way of creating our own experiences. We are always using our “mental paradigm” as a holistic model to first project, stimulate and bring out the same properties and characteristics in everything else, and then shape our perception out of the “selected” information. We all form our paradigm initially out of our conditioning as memories, values, beliefs, preferences, and the character traits “in us” that have been developed through the dynamics played out consistently in our family situation, where we played a specific “role” in that dynamic. Whatever role we begin playing in our family pattern, forms the “story” we begin telling ourselves about who we are, how other people are, and what life is about. We are not just conditioned to the role we begin initially playing as a child, but to the entire pattern of the dynamic, where we begin relating to different roles in the same dynamic as we grow and begin maturing.

The role we played at seven, when we were a child, changes when we become fourteen, twenty, and thirty, where we begin relating to the parental role in the same overall idea. This is why children who were abused in some way tend to grow up to become the one doing the abusing. And as adults, we abuse others in the same way we were abused, because we’re still perceiving and functioning through the same dynamic. As we begin participating in the “theme” being played out by our family dynamics, we become identified with that theme as a behavioral pattern, and it forms the story we begin living as a means of knowing who we are, while also forming all kinds of natural (unconscious and automatic) behaviors because of it. These natural attitudes and behaviors developed in us as a child serve to keep us acting out the same patterns by both initiating them through unconscious behaviors, and maintaining them in different ways through all the relationships we form as a “way of being” in every area of our life.

Because we are primarily in our subconscious mind as a child, our initial programming is largely unconscious in nature, which means we form natural behaviors around it that we’re only partially aware of as we start becoming adults. What this means is we not only readily see the story of our conditioning in others and everything around us, but we also act to provoke the pattern into an active state by bringing out the necessary qualities in others for them to “act it out with us”. This all comes as our natural way of interacting with the world around us. We don’t realize what we’re doing because it’s our natural way of being, and we don’t even realize we’re doing it. These unconscious tendencies, innuendos and insinuations demonstrated through our demeanor and how we’re being and acting, serve as what you might think of as a “sifting process” for stimulating others to play out the dynamics with us that are ingrained in us. This is how the principle of cause and effect takes place as a rhythmic cycle through our perception as an energetic interaction. It’s not “this behavior or that behavior” which we imagine as being a random or independent act that forms karma, but the coherent state out of which our entire perception and experience of reality is formed in a completely natural way.

Through our initial conditioning as a child and young adult our paradigm as a holographic model is formed based on what parts of our character have been brought into active expression and developed through our family and social dynamics, and what parts remain dormant and undeveloped. As we mature and grow and we begin moving into new situations as we adventure out into the world, we still maintain and nurture our basic perceptions and beliefs about ourselves, and we attract to and form relationships with people who are conditioned with the same tendencies and who will play a role in acting out the same dynamics with us. While situations and events that are diverse in nature serve to facilitate our growth by stimulating and bringing out new aspects of our character that are often unfamiliar and even unknown to us and therefore require us to develop ourselves in new ways through the relationship we form with them.

Unfortunately, we tend to view change as scary and something that’s very uncomfortable and to be avoided at all costs, usually equating it with loss of some kind, and as a result growth tends to come most often through situations we find very challenging that cause a form of personal crisis to ensue that forces us to change. Or it comes as a tragedy that involves an extreme sense of loss that diminishes us with an overwhelming sense of grief that we can’t seem to move past, or something traumatizing that shatters our life and sends us into a downward spiral that seems chaotic and uncontrollable. Otherwise we choose to remain in our comfort zone, safe within our own sense of familiarity and in being able to predict what tomorrow will bring with a fair sense of accuracy, and we float along in our life living out the same habits and rituals and, as a result, never really change or grow. We just repeat the same patterns born out of our conditioning and replay the story formed out of the same group of memories we consistently replay in our mind as a way of thinking about things and knowing who we are.

Memories as a Theme for our Life

This same principle of the mind (paradigm) actually being a holistic model as a single entity, is also true of memory, which of course is also produced by the mind. While we can think we have all these different memories about things based on different events and how we experienced them in different ways, upon closer examination we can realize that all of what we perceive as being unrelated or random events were actually orchestrated through our perception and then absorbed back into our mind “through” our experience of them. We first use our mental paradigm as the means of perceiving the events of the outer world, and then we create how we experience them as the means of synthesizing them back into the same mental model that produced them as a modification of the memory itself, which acts to upgrade and evolve it. Our “perception” is formed out of our “model” as a “coherent state”, which means a dynamic series of what’s called “perceptual filters” are always at play in determining what we see in any situation and use to form our experiences, and, of course, what we don’t. Our model is first used to filter out the information inherent in any situation and then use only the “selected parts” to construct a “new whole” as an interpretation that’s unique to us, and provides the means for “experiencing ourselves” through or as a whole self-constructed outer reality.

Upon further examination you can also realize that the only “actual memories” we have in terms of the ones we continue to replay and live out of throughout our life were the ones that had a strong emotional impact on us, and therefore “shaped us” due to the story we began telling by how we interpreted them to give them the meaning they had. We can further realize that we tend to use the same handful of memories to continue to create out of by consistently replaying them in the present as a means of forming the same type of interpretation out of which we create more and more of the same type of experiences. This is because these are the memories we have used to shape our identity out of. Certain events served to shape us as a person and formed the “main theme” our life took on as we became an adult. These memories that we continuously replay and live out of, are not only the template we use to structure and interpret our life in the general sense, but also as the means of shaping ourselves as a person by how we come to identify with our own story about ourselves and our life. We use these experiences as the means of “knowing who we are”, and how the world operates accordingly.

The emotionally impacting experiences formed what we can think of as an “internal representation” that has a theme inherent in it as “meaning”. We created our experience of the event based on what we decided it “meant about us”. Due to the fact that most of these events took place in our family dynamic and immediate environment, they all formed the same idea as a generalization that we used as a means of processing and interpreting all events and activities that were of a similar nature, making them out to be about the same thing. The meaning we gave our own self-created experiences formed the theme we then began identifying with as we grew older, and we shaped ourselves to be the main character playing the lead role in that story.

As we create experiences out of dramatic events, we associate and relate to our own self-made experiences, and form our identity out of our own creation. The meaning our life takes on is based out of what emotions we are experiencing due to the nature of the event. As a child we haven’t began developing our intellectual, reasoning mind to help us put things in their proper perspective, and so all of our initial memories are formed out of our emotional reactions and have no rational basis. These irrational emotional ideas form the basis for our mental model out of which the “reasoning mind” of our intellect is born, grows, and evolves as a correlation. By the time we become adults we’ve already established the premise for our identity to evolve out of based on how we used our imagination to form the reality of our most dominant and frequent emotions. This reality formed out of the emotions of a child in an attempt to make sense of what was happening and why, that we continue to live out of as an adult, is what’s referred to in spiritual texts as “illusions” (false realities) that become delusions because we shape ourselves and our life through them.

Due to the fact that we don’t realize the true nature and origin of our own memories, or the fact that we are the ones who actually created them, we see them as being true about us, and therefore “real”. Because we believe they’re real and can recall them vividly based on the emotion we were experiencing at the time we created them, we continue to use them as a form of template for producing more and more realities and experiences of the same nature. And by continuing living out of the same group of memories, we keep ourselves locked into the same emotional states. As we grow into our “thought-life” as teenagers and young adults, our habitual emotions continue to shape our perception and serve as the means for interpreting our experiences. The thoughts formed out of our emotions merely act to create more and more imaginary realities of the same kind through the internal dialogue we form as a way of using one part of ourselves to talk to another part of ourselves. Allow yourself to notice that you’re always using your conscious mind to talk to your subconscious mind, telling it how to view an idea so that it fits congruently into your ongoing story about things. Our thoughts are always running in an automatic and habitual way as a means of explaining, describing, and forming a narrative around things that serves to fit them into our mental model in a way that makes sense and constructs a consistent experience of reality.

What you want to notice about this process as an equation, is that it’s all formed in a harmonious and cohesive way as a growth process that’s always evolving and expanding on a primary idea. Our primary idea about our self and our life forms a theme as the nature of what becomes our life story, and our “identity” is shaped through the “telling” of that story. As we’re born into life as a soul within a correlated personality, the conditions, circumstances, and initial relationships and dynamics of our life activate, bring out, and develop certain parts of us, while other aspects of our character remain latent within us as “potential” for future development. While we can clearly say that we’re initially shaped by others and the circumstances we’re born into, you can only develop in someone what’s there in its latent form waiting to be developed through a “live interaction”. We’re all born into this life with the inner nature as characteristics that have been developed previously and attained as the memories born out of our deeds and actions. Our initial life situation and family unit establishes and set the stage for a continuation of all our previous experiences as memory of ourselves while in different personalities and life situations.

Our Karma Sets the Theme for our Life in Motion as a Continuation of the Past

As we move from one life to another and reincarnate into a new personality and situation, we bring the same character traits as memory of our “self” (soul) we created in the previous life and act it out again in a new and varied way in this life time. This is very easy to understand by simply observing how your memories formed in this life shaped you as an individual, and provide you with a thematic template for creating present and future experiences to be the same nature as the past. Notice how it is you use only a small handful of memories from your past by continuing to replay them in your imagination as the means of living the same story about yourself and the way life is, to create in the present as a continuation of the past, and as a way of predicting the future. You use your existing memory as an accumulation of similar experiences as the means of forming your expectation of future events as possibilities of the same type and kind. The principles that operate within your current life to form memories of yourself through your own creations, where the past becomes the basis for the present as a continuation, and the present becomes the means for creating the future, is the same ones that operate in all of your lifetimes.

As you go into any new relationship allow yourself to notice that you’re always using your memory of your past relationships to look for the same traits, qualities and behaviors in the new person. You form your expectation of the present relationship based on your experience of the past one by anticipating more of the same thing. This is why we always seem to end up in the same “type” of relationships with the same “type” of people, and we play out the same “type” of dynamics as our previous ones, with only an added twist or slight modification to how the same idea plays out. No matter what relationship we form it ultimately seems to leave us feeling the same way. It’s like . . . “new face, same feeling”. No matter where you go, there you are. And the really interesting thing is that only some become aware of playing out the same idea over and over with different people, and instead believe how the relationship goes is based on the other person.

Memories, like our mental paradigm and character, are not fixed as permanent or dead constructs. We evolve our memories each time they’re recalled based on the relationship they form with everything else and the situation or circumstances we’re using them as a mental filter for perceiving and interpreting. This is because memory, like the mind and soul producing them is a living entity that’s always in the process of evolving itself into new formations based on what it combines with. A memory formed around 7 to 10 years old, and recalled when your 15 or 16, is adapted to your level of maturity and understanding, and modified to fit with whatever it is you’re using it to think about and compare. The only thing that remains consistent about it is the general idea it represented as a theme based on the meaning it had for you. We have a whole system of memories that we use as the means of providing us with an instant interpretation of any new situation or idea based on association.

As we encounter or enter into something new our mind instantly searches our memory bank for any idea of a similar nature, instantly references it, pulls it up, and uses it as a perceptual filter for comprehending the new and similar situation by shaping it in a way that makes it “mean the same thing”. Our mind works by the “law of conservation” and only expends the energy necessary for creating by giving us a means of instantly interpreting and assessing any new situation. This is how we not only form all of our normal perceptions of reality as a whole, but also form all new situations and ideas to fit our existing model in a way that’s congruent and cohesive. As we modify an idea to fit our model, that same modification upgrades and evolves our model as a new variation. When we recall a memory as a perceptual filter for applying to specific situation, it’s modified to form a new variation of the same idea by the adjustment to our mental state, and haw it has to be modified to fit the new situation in a logical and meaningful way. So as we reshape our outer world to fit within the confines of our inner world, we evolve it into a new possibility for reality, and the absorption of the experience we create modifies and evolves our model by accommodating it. We’re always evolving ourselves based on our own manifestations, and how we act on those manifestations to adjust them to fit new situations that form new variations. Evolution is based on adaptation to new situations that form unique modifications that still hold true to the original idea.

One of the easiest ways to understand this is by having a conversation with someone else who was a part of the same event as you were as a child, and simply listen to how they remember it. Not only will the event itself be different in terms of how they recall the actual situation and what took place, but what was going on and what it meant to them will be almost entirely different than yours. Sometimes it can seem so different it may seem like you’re not even talking about the same thing. This is especially true of siblings, parents, family members, and close friends. While we have a tendency to think that the same events meant the same thing to everyone involved in it, this is never the case. And also allow yourself to notice that when someone else recalls it in a vastly different way than you did, that your first inclination is usually to argue or try to correct them, or convince them that your interpretation was the right one. If you refrain from arguing that point, and instead just listen to their entire story about it, it’ll give you great insight into the individual nature of experience, meaning, and memory.

This will show you that each one of us is not only forming a completely unique experience of the same thing, but then act to evolve it in a completely different way as they go through life based on how they consistently apply, adapt, and modify it. Allow yourself to also realize that your most predominant memories of an emotional and significant nature, aren’t based on what actually happened, but on your state of mind and the meaning you gave them as the means of creating how you experienced them. This same process of taking what exists as a whole memory or 3-D model and evolving it based on how you adapt and modify it congruently to fit new situations and life circumstances plays out also through reincarnation as a continuous process of growth and evolution based on the relationship formed through new series of combinations that are dynamic in nature.

Healing Karma and the Nature of Redemption

Another grave misconception about karma comes when we view it as lessons to be learned and reducing it to a psychological process as a result. There’s really no such thing as having someone else “heal us” of our perceived karmic issues, because it’s not a single trial or behavior or tendency that’s producing it, it stems from our “whole mind” as our paradigm, which is born out of our character. It’s only transformed by evolving our paradigm to a new way of being and perceiving. The lesson involved in karma is in realizing that we are the one, and the only one creating our experiences and shaping our character according to our experiences. We only change our outer world and the theme being played out by recognizing how it is we’re producing it, both through unconscious feelings, motives and behaviors, and consciously by the meaning being used to form the basis of the story we’re always in the process of telling by living it as a reality.

Karma usually stems from patterns we’re repeating habitually from a primarily unconscious state born out of our formative conditioning. It’s a “cause and effect relationship” we form with our “self” (same mindset) in everything else. Whatever character traits we possess in a well-developed state (which means they’re always active and expressing to create our perception), forms our perceptual filters as the lens we look through as a means of seeing those same qualities and traits in everything else. As we perceive them, we’re also forming the demeanor and behaviors of them as our physiology, and energetically we’re projecting them onto and activating them in everything else. Once we activate them all around us, all activity as an interaction is formed out of them to produce a joint-reality. One of the easiest ways we have of knowing what’s secretly active in our very presence, is by what traits and activities we consistently bring out in others, and the type of dynamics that play out as a result.

The problem comes when we don’t realize this, and we imagine we have nothing to do with others and how they behave towards us or treat us, and instead we imagine that everything is being done to us. We fail to comprehend that we’re perpetuating our own reality through a relationship of cause and effect. For example, a person who forms a life-theme of “not being good enough”, will unconsciously produce the behaviors and tendencies that cause others to perceive them as not being good enough. They’ll literally instigate the perception that brings out and causes the other person to think they’re, once again, not good enough, or they’ll interpret any number of behaviors, no matter how well intended to “mean” they’re not good enough. Being “not good enough” becomes the theme of their life, and even when a situation that provides contradictory evidence that they “are” good enough, they’ll either interpret it in a way that feeds the feeling they secretly harbor, or they’ll outright sabotage it by unconsciously producing the behaviors associated with it, forcing it as a conclusion.

Someone who is afraid of success, for whatever reason, will either knowingly or unknowingly sabotage and produce the events that consistently ruin their chances for success. Even though there’s a part of them that knows they’re doing it on purpose, another part of them is justifying it through their belief that they can’t handle being successful. There’s always an interaction going on between different parts of ourselves as a collaboration for producing a consistent version of reality out of our beliefs about our self and our relationship to everything else. To resolve the karma involved is to realize and come to terms with the truth that we’re actually the one doing it to ourselves “through” others and how we set-up the circumstances of our life as our very perception of it, and then facilitate the activities that ensue from it by how we behave as an interaction.

Life is a School for Gaining Knowledge of Ourselves through Experience

As we finish one life and bring it to a conclusion, all our experiences as memory of ourselves attained in that life are absorbed into our soul’s essence as a kind of summary. They’re all synthesized into a single coherent state which becomes the “karmic seed” for the next life. This isn’t an exact process in terms of “an eye for an eye”, but rather proportional in terms of meaning and what type of experiences we naturally form out of the meaning as a feeling about ourselves that we give things. We create through patterns that form a coherent whole, and just as we can play any role in a dynamic, and are consistently switching back and forth between complementary roles, sometimes instigating and provoking it, and other times on the receiving end of the same pattern, whatever we “put out, we get back” in the same measure. Whatever we cause through actions of some kind, which is then perceived as being the cause and produces a corresponding effect in us, causing another action that also produces an equal effect, and this back and forth movement between opposite poles of the same idea repeats indefinitely until we’re able to realize that we’re the one doing the whole thing. We’re both the cause and the effect in orchestrating the events of our own life.

The Nature of Redemption

We are never only conditioned to one role in a behavioral dynamic, but to the dynamic itself, where we can play any role in that dynamic based on how we’re associating with it, and what role other people take on in playing out the same dynamic with us. Due to the fact that this pattern is played out both consciously and unconsciously, we don’t always have a direct awareness of how it is we’re playing other roles. This is also often due to the fact that when we play the complementary role in our conditioned pattern, we tell ourselves a different story about it that makes it seem different, or justifies our right to be that way. So the same behavior “appears different” to us when we’re the one doing it based on what we’re telling ourselves about what we’re doing and why.

So based on what role we’re playing, we relate with that role which has a whole different story and perspective to it. A child being abused by a parent, for example, is conditioned with the behaviors and tendencies that cause the abuse, and plays the role of the helpless victim, yet as they grow and become an adult, they begin associating with being the parent in the same dynamic and become the one doing the abusing over the same behaviors and tendencies being displayed by their own child. When they’re doing the abusing, they tell themselves a different story about it that makes it seem different and justifies their right to be that way. At one point they’re on the receiving end and having it done to them, and in the next, they’re on the giving end doing the same thing to another, with the common denominator being the behavior that originated as being the cause. Our memory of being criticized and berated as a child due to certain tendencies we openly expressed becomes our reason for criticizing and berating our own child as an adult and parent. We mimic the behavior being demonstrated and done to us. We do unto others what was done unto us, because we’re imprinted with the “whole pattern”.

Redemption comes in stepping outside of our unconscious tendencies altogether and becoming aware of what we’re actually doing, why we’re doing it, and how it is we’re doing it. It comes in realizing we’re not the “soft-ware” of a computer, but the “hardware” that’s running the programs through a prompt that activates and sets an operation in motion that results in a “reality” that we then form an experience out of. We can only break unconscious patterns by becoming aware of them while also realizing and owning our part in creating them. As we wake up within our own unconscious dream, we can begin directing it from a conscious and self-aware state. We don’t heal our psychological wounds from within their reality by rehashing them over and over as a means of trying to see something new in them, but by transcending them altogether through awareness. Not by trying to correct an error or turn a wrong into a right, but by observing our own inner process in order to realize its all being created and maintained by “us”. We’re the common denominator of all our experiences. Not as our conscious or subconscious mind, but as our “whole mind”, which utilizes and encompasses both of them as a means of creating itself as a reality in order to experience itself as a particular type of person.

It’s not the events themselves that shape us as a person and soul, it’s how we create our experience of those events, and then identify with our own creation. Once we realize that the outer world is a reflection of our own mind and mental paradigm, and that we only recognize the aspects of it that we’re aware of and have no problem owning, while not recognizing the hidden aspects being projected by our subconscious that we deny having and therefore disown, we can begin using it for the “self-awareness tool” it is. Once we realize that anything or anyone that we form a strong or adverse reaction to is actually a complementary role in the same pattern and necessary to instigate it and set it into motion as a reality that’s comprised of unknown aspects of ourselves, we can begin refraining from reacting while turning our attention inward to connect with that same idea within us as a feeling associated to a memory.

By looking at the memory associated with the reaction we can become aware of our own hidden traits that we’ve judged inappropriately and denied having as a result, and we can begin learning how to integrate them into our paradigm by finding an appropriate expression and use for them. There’s no such thing as a bad trait or emotion, there’s only an inappropriate use and way of expressing it that’s destructive somehow and makes it seem bad. By finding a healthy and beneficial way of expressing it, we integrate the fragmented part back into a coherent whole, and we no longer notice it in others and it no longer serves to provoke us into a reactive state where we go unconscious. Karma is formed when we create out of a primarily unconscious (or semi-unconscious) state as a reaction to our own creation, where we don’t realize that we’re actually the one creating it. When we’re able to find an appropriate means of expressing fragmented and disowned aspect of our self, we bring them back into a coherent whole where when we’re a part of the same situation, activity, or interacting with the same type of person that provoked a strong reaction in us before, we see it in a “matter of fact way”, and it no longer stands out or effects us. We then lose interest in it and it fades to the background of our everyday life and sets the stage for other types of experiences.

Once this occurs, we move out of mental fragmentation that poses different parts of ourselves against each other, where we’re created in an unconscious way by our reaction to others and the events of our life, and we can resume our true role as our own creator. We can begin deciding in a moment by moment way who we are and how we’re going to be because we’re no longer pulled into a constant state of reacting. By becoming aware of our self as our internal processes that are producing our external experience of reality, we cultivate a sense of inner peace and calm, and become much more thoughtful and deliberate in our actions. We can begin making decisions for our self and utilizing our will to create our experiences in a more desirable and beneficial way. And in doing so, redeem ourselves from creating our life from an unconscious state, and truly become responsible for our own creation and begin evolving ourselves to a higher and more conscious state of awareness and being.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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