How Karma Provides Us with the Basis for Learning Life Lessons, Healing, and Self-Administering Our own Spiritual Evolution

While the Law of Karma can be interpreted several ways, based on who’s interpreting it and their level of spiritual knowledge regarding universal laws that all life faithfully operates according to, the most basic way of looking at it in the practical sense is as the Law of Cause and Effect. Every action, no matter how great or small, produces an equal or greater reaction as a direct correspondence. This means the effect produced is of a similar nature and idea as what caused it. You can determine the cause of something by studying the effect, because they’re of the same nature. All life functions through rudimentary patterns as whole ideas. An action of any kind is a form of expression that sets a whole pattern in motion, where whatever we ‘put out’, either immediately or eventually returns to us, where we experience it as ‘happening to us’ by another. It may not come in the form of a direct action by another in relation or direct response to us, but more as the ‘same type of experience’, which touches on and brings alive in us the same feelings and issues that motivated our initial actions.

One of the ways to understand this in the basic sense, is by realizing that thought and feelings/emotions are always coupled, where one acts to stimulate and bring forth the other, and ‘vibrate in harmony’ with each other as a ‘sensational idea’ that fills us with an urge to express it. We shape an idea in our imagination as a possible experience, and the way we present the idea to ourselves generates an equivalent emotion in response to it, which becomes the motivational force for expressing it. When we act based on an emotional impulse or triggered reaction, the ‘automatic reaction’ is formed out of an unconscious pattern as a memory of some kind that was formed initially out of the same emotion that’s being stimulated by our actions. Emotion, which is the ‘motivating force’ of the material world, is always directly associated to a memory of some kind that was formed while we were experiencing the ‘same emotion’. The emotion we’re being stimulated with is what serves as the activating mechanism for an automatic (unconscious) reaction. The emotion instantly ‘references’ an associated memory by saying “this is the same as that”, and whatever memory is attached to the emotion becomes the ‘pattern’ for producing an instantaneous experience of the same nature and type.

When we live out of our emotional states and emotional triggers as a normal way of being, where we allow our emotions to run freely and determine what we focus on, think about, and what memories we replay over and over in our mind as the scenarios and dramas produced by the emotions, we live in the ‘past’ by using the same group of memories as mental filters for producing more of the same type of experiences in the present. Whatever patterns from the past we continue to run in the present, form the basis for the future. All past events that had a ‘significant emotional impact on us’ formed the basis of our initial conditioning as our complexes and ‘issues’. These behavioral dynamics play out as life dramas that we continue to act out in a repetitious manner through semi-unconscious states. Once these patterns are formed and become habitual, we usually spend the rest of our life trying to get over them. This is how our karmic patterns become established and continue to operate in a self-perpetuating manner, becoming a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy.

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When something happens that’s of an emotionally intense nature or that traumatizes us somehow, our mind literally fragments into what becomes disjointed parts. The traumatizing elements become disparate in terms of seeming foreign to us in the most basic sense, and as a result we don’t know how to integrate them back into mind in a healthy, meaningful way. As we refuse to express them, we eventually come to disown them completely and over time lose awareness of them altogether. When we hold back parts of ourselves by refusing to outwardly express them in our everyday life, they stay alive within us, and continue to play out subliminally. Whatever we can’t seem to express in a healthy way, we disassociate from the memory itself while maintaining the emotion connected to the memory. The emotional aspect being maintained remains active within us and continues to express in ways that are not directly associated with what caused them, making them even more difficult to recognize. The emotion then acts as a “trigger” for setting an unconscious pattern in motion as an automatic reaction or a dynamic we play out without a direct awareness of what we’re doing or why. It continues to play out internally through self-talk formed as a kind of continuous ‘story’ that we’re always in the process of telling ourselves as a means of creating how we experience things, and eventually becomes such a natural part of us that we lose our ability to “see it clearly”.


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While the memory of the actual event isn’t always clear to us, the feeling and emotion we experienced at the time it occurred remains active and continues to run the ‘pattern inherent’ in the memory as a behavioral dynamic, while also acting as a mental filter for giving us an instant interpretation of any current events that are of a similar nature, connected of course, by the emotion those events stimulate in us, producing an ‘automated effect’ that resides just below the level of awareness. So, the unconscious emotional pattern continues to operate subliminally in our everyday life as a normal way of being and seeing the world, creating more of the same type of experiences over and over which develops over time into what becomes our ‘life story’. This occurs without us being aware of what we’re actually doing or the fact that we’re the one ‘doing it to ourselves’ by continuing to act out habitual patterns as emotional dramas. Because we remain pretty much unaware of what we’re doing in terms of the thematic patterns playing out and the natural behaviors involved, we form an experience of them as ‘being done to us’ by others, and over time begin forming generalized beliefs about the ‘way the world is’. Once we deny these memories to the point where they become beliefs formed into general categories that we apply across the board as a means of interpreting all our experiences to ‘mean’ the same thing, they form the basis for our ‘life theme’ as the ‘storyline’ that we continuously tell ourselves as a means of forming our ‘identity’. Our identity is formed by how we associate with our own self-produced experiences.

We’re always creating ‘how we experience’ the world around us from both conscious, self-aware aspects of ourselves, where we think and act intentionally, and unconscious, repressed aspects of ourselves playing out subliminally below the level of awareness, where they exist more as habitual feelings and emotions that run our thoughts and play out in an automatic, natural fashion, without a direct awareness of them or the fact that we can actually control and regulate them. We let our habitual emotions determine what we focus on, think about, and what thematic memories we play over and over in our mind, determining our mood in forming the same type of experiences throughout the day. We live primarily out of an unconscious state of reverie where we keep ourselves tuned to the same ideas as a vibratory frequency that we act to both transmit and receive from everything in our environment. We continue to create the same thematic patterns of our past in the present, setting the premise for future experiences of the same kind.

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Karmic Patterns as Our Vibratory Signature

Naturally, all patterns are formed in our imagination as a ‘thoughtform’, shaped internally as a possible experience that brings it alive with sensations. As we form an idea in our mind as an internal experience, it acts to generate correlating emotions, forming what’s called our soul’s “signature frequency”. This frequency, formed by how we use our mind to shape our experiences, is constantly interacting with everything around us through a ‘mental signal’ we’re simultaneously transmitting and acting to receive. We ‘tune ourselves’ to a particular frequency through the patterns inherent in our own emotional thoughts. While we tend to say that all vibration has a pattern and a self-organizing mechanism inherent in it, we can think of this more accurately as forming an idea (pattern) on the inner planes of the mind as a ‘sensory reality’ that serves as a kind of archetype or ‘metaphorical theme’, which simultaneously generates correlating emotions in response to it, causing it to ‘vibrate’. We infuse it with our own lie-power. The imaginary thoughtform is the pattern, and the emotion generated is the active force that couples with it and interacts with the material world to ‘assemble it’ into a corresponding outer reality through sympathetic resonance, allowing us to ‘experience it’.

As we vibrate at a particular frequency formed by our own thoughts, both emitting and conceiving that frequency, we act to simultaneously attract those functioning through the same frequency as a life-theme, while repelling anyone of a particularly different pattern-frequency. This is generally experienced as having “chemistry” with some people and activities, while being virtually unaffected by other people. When you come into a new situation, certain people immediately stand out and you notice them above others, some people sort of stand out as a secondary thought, and others you look right past without really noticing them. You gravitate towards the people who really stand out, interacting with them further, and the more you interact with them, the more you either feel an affinity towards them, or you lose interest and feel like you don’t have much in common. Occasionally you really feel stimulated by someone and begin building a relationship with them, or you feel an intense connection with someone and become infatuated with them. All of this occurs in a completely natural way, because it’s all being conducted subliminally by the energetic make-up of everyone involved.

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We naturally gravitate towards and end up in a relationship with those who vibrate at a similar frequency, and who have been engrained with corresponding life-patterns and live out of similar emotional states. When they come together, they feel like they already “know” each other because there’s a distinct sense of familiarity and they instantly relate to each other. This experience of vibrating in harmony with someone comes as a feeling of euphoria that fills us with a kind of instant love for them. This is what we often refer to as having chemistry with someone, or “love at first sight”, where an immediate connection is both felt and recognized as a strange kind of affinity with someone we hardly know.

This is the basis for karmic relationships, where we congruently act out the same life-patterns with each other, propelled into motion and maintained by the same group of emotions that correlate to the patterns. They become a co-star in our movie, where they play a complementary role in telling the same type of story, and we become one in theirs. This is easily recognized, especially as you get older and have more life experiences where patterns become self-evident, by becoming aware in all relationships that a dynamic immediately begins taking shape as the relationship steadily becomes established. The dynamic that naturally takes shape allows each person to “play out” their conditioned tendencies as all their repressed, disowned, unconscious issues. Each person immediately begins taking on a complementary role in playing out the same drama together.


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A person who’s insecure, for example, will naturally attract and establish a relationship with someone who makes them feel insecure and accentuates their dominant insecurities. Likewise, someone who doesn’t “feel good enough” for some reason, will attract and enter into relationships with those who continue to feed and bring out their feelings of not being good enough, and so on. While, at the same time, switching roles in the same dynamic and giving the other person back the same treatment. For example, someone who’s sensitive to being criticized, will not only unknowingly display the attitude and behaviors that cause them to be criticized, but also criticizes others in the same way they’re criticized, or they act hurt and sulk, causing the other person to feel guilty. It all depends on what the actual dynamic is they share in common. While all dynamics follow universal themes, they all have their own unique twist based on the situations and the type of dynamics they were developed in.

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Whatever pattern is shared between two people, becomes the nature of the emotional drama and dynamic played out by how they naturally interact, where each person plays a complementary role in acting out the same pattern. We attract and feel attracted to those who have been conditioned with the similar issues, beliefs, behavioral tendencies, and family dynamics, as a ‘thematic pattern’ that establishes and maintains the relationship. These are called ‘karmic relationships’, which involve any and all relationships that are maintained for any period of time. The problem usually stems from us not knowing that all our relationships provide us with the basis for acting out unconscious tendencies formed through our initial conditioning, which is providing us with the opportunity to begin realizing what they are and the role we’re playing in producing and keeping them alive.

If we fail to “wake up” in the midst of our own dream, where we gain insight into our own unconscious patterns being acted out through impulses, then we continue to act them out faithfully through our very nature, attitude, natural behaviors, habitual emotional states and the thought processes that result from them. We tend to stay locked into the thematic patterns formed out of the memories of our childhood conditioning, which become the themes we build our identity around, and as a result, we become prisoners of our own unconscious creation. If, however, we can gain insights into our own unconscious tendencies, where we become self-aware and momentarily realize what’s actually happening and what our part is in creating it, we can begin prying open the door to greater and more profound forms of self-awareness, where we can begin consciously employing our ability to create our own life in a more intentional and deliberate way. We can act within our own life to change our part in the habitual patterns we consistently play out unknowingly with others, breaking our own self-induced trance.

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Karma as the Basis for Healing and Self-Development

Another way of understanding the value and power of karma, comes by realizing it’s only the people we love and care deeply for that have the ability to “drag us through the mud”, so to speak. It’s in caring enough about another that we are emotionally compelled and set an intention to help them through difficult times and bad situations, without getting discouraged or giving up. As we help them through a bad situation, we simultaneously work through the same issues ‘we have’ in relation to their problem and develop the character traits necessary for staying with the process long enough to help them make it through. It’s only when we care enough about someone that we’re willing to walk through the fire with them and do whatever it takes, that we also develop correlated aspects of our own character.

For example, when we don’t have a drug problem or addiction ourselves, yet someone we love does, helping them through their addiction and the relapses that commonly take place along the way, can require us to exercise extreme forms of patience, perseverance, moral strength of will, hope, mental endurance, understanding, and compassion. It’s only when we care enough that we stay with the process through all its ups and downs, long enough to accomplish it with the other person, while simultaneously going through our own issues in regard to it. Such as feeling scared, not knowing what to do, feeling disappointed, lied to, betrayed, let down, losing hope, feeling stressed, and disillusioned in the most basic sense. As we go through a gamut of unruly emotions and struggle through the process necessary to push through the low points, we develop certain parts of our character to a new level. The very issues and traits that arise in us while working to help them, are the same ones related to their weaknesses and that are needed to overcome their addiction.

 As we relate to them in understanding the problem they’re facing, it automatically stimulates and calls forth the same traits in us. This allows us to consciously work on developing those traits within ourselves in relation to them, and as we develop them into strengths by embodying them, we simultaneously strengthen those same traits ‘in them’. Whatever we ‘demonstrate’ through our presence, mindset, and outward actions, is ‘causal’ in nature, and works energetically to stimulate, bring alive, and call forth the same traits and way of being in the other person. We’re always teaching whatever it is we consistently demonstrate through our presence and how we’re being. Our presence is an ‘energetic state’ formed out of our state of mind as our character, and acts ‘on’ everything around us to stimulate and call forth the same internal qualities. People learn in the most basic sense by ‘imitating’ what’s being modeled for them by another.

 

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When we feel frustrated and want to give up because we feel what we’re doing isn’t working or is a waste of time, it’s the perfect opportunity to exercise new forms of patience, determination, and mental endurance. As soon as we feel hopeless in a situation, we’re able to not only tap into what causes feelings of hopelessness, but also their counterparts needed to reestablish a sense of hope. All character traits have a polar-opposite that can be used to develop them. These are commonly referred to as vices (weaknesses) and virtues (strengths), which are opposite of each other as ‘extremes’ of the same thing as a state of being. Being a coward, for example, is opposed to be courageous, both of which are a possible response to fear (fight or flight). When you feel afraid and want to give up, quit, or run away from what you’re afraid of, and you move into an objective (unemotional) perspective, you can ‘choose’ to be courageous instead, and confront or take action despite the fear, and in doing so, you strengthen and develop an internal sense of courage and mental fortitude. If you set an intention to do this every time you feel afraid, you’ll begin creating more and more experiences of yourself being brave and strong, and they’ll act to gradually transform your fears into feelings of moral strength and confidence. This also causes the tendency to feel easily overwhelmed and intimidated to go away, being replaced with the ability to get a handle on your life and resist cravings, impulses, and weakness that leads to relapsing.

Allow yourself to realize that when you relate to someone in terms of their problems and the issues their dealing with, and you gain rapport with them, that you’re ‘stimulated’ by correlating character traits. By turning inward and becoming aware of what’s becoming active within you, you’re able to realize what the deficiencies are that are facilitating the problem. By working on the internal traits being stimulated in you by another, changing your own vibratory nature in response to them, you simultaneously influence those same traits to become active in them. This is what rapport means. It’s a form of ‘energetic entrainment’ that forms the basis for hypnosis. By working with the same traits and issues in yourself that are being stimulated by another, you impose a direct influence on those same traits in the other person through ‘sympathetic resonance’. When two vibrations of a similar enough nature come in near proximity of each other, they gradually begin vibrating in harmony with each other. The key in this process is to maintain an awareness of what’s happening to you internally in relation with them, so you don’t get pulled into an unconscious state where you take on and begin expressing the same trait and issue, and instead, once rapport is achieved and briefly maintained, begin gradually transforming it in yourself to a more positive expression, and they’ll naturally follow.

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All of your karmic interactions, which means the ones that we find particularly stimulating and call forth a reaction of some kind in us, provide us with a window into repressed aspects of our own nature, and the patterns playing out in us at an unconscious, or semi-unconscious level. When we’re aware of this, it also provides us with the ripe opportunity for healing our own conditioned patterns, and the basis for transforming them through a form of conscious self-development. Once we recognize the unconscious patterns activated and set in motion through feelings and emotional triggers, we can begin working with our conscious mind to resolve and transform them into new patterns we design intentionally.

If we realize that going through difficult situations with those we love and care about provides us with the means for also transforming the same traits and issues in ourselves, we become empowered creators in the most basic sense. It helps us understand that the way to help others is by helping ourselves in regard to the same issues and character traits involved in those issues. We can only see and work deliberately with what’s in an ’active state’ and expressing through a correlated life dynamic. As we go through life problems with others, it acts to develop us in the same way and through the same means, strengthening our bond with them and with humanity as a whole. We work to influence the world around us not by acting on it set apart from us, but by connecting with it as an equivalent internal state, recognizing what comes alive inside of us as a part of it, and then working to develop those qualities and character traits to a positive and more empowered level.

Whatever we cultivate within as a fundamental part of our nature, tunes and determines our mental frequency, and when maintained intentionally, influences everything and everyone around us to match our vibration. But we have to be able to hold ourselves to a higher level of development without being pulled back down to a lower level through emotional or sentimental sympathy. The way to heal others is to heal those same issues and traits in ourselves. By doing our healing work diligently, we simultaneously act to heal others and the world at large. The internal world is what forms the vibration for ordering and organizing the outside world into the same pattern and qualities, but we have to be able to maintain a high vibration while being influenced by lower vibrations long enough to begin raising them. If we allow our vibration to drop or begin matching other people’s vibration, then we fall into the same mindset and begin participating in acting out the same dynamics as they are.

Dr. Linda Gadbois              


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The Archetypal Nature of the Soul – The Mortal, Immortal, and Higher and Lower Nature of the Soul

All humans are multidimensional beings in the most basic sense of existing simultaneously on 3 interwoven planes, with a dual nature that functions as complementary opposites in forming a single reality. Our dual nature is comprised fundamentally of both a conscious and unconscious mind which are directly correlated with a higher, and lower soul. We are a combination, in every sense of the idea, of both an animal and a god, a product of the group mind of Nature, where we exist as part of a kingdom, class, and species, governed by the group mind of the collective unconscious where we’re shaped primarily by other beings and our environment; and as divine beings endowed with a conscious, self-aware mind and the ability to create ourselves as an individual while determining the course of our own destiny.

These dual aspects of us do not exist independent of each other, but as different aspects of the same mind and soul, which perform specialized functions in creating and maintaining a consistent experience of reality. The organized (polarized) field of starlight (astral light) we have come to call “reality” is formed and maintained by the collective unconscious of Nature and provides us with the means for experiencing ourselves, while simultaneously shaping ourselves through the nature of our own experiences. These two aspects of the group and individual mind are contained within an even greater mind that acts to form and birth them, known as the superconscious mind of universal intelligence, cosmic consciousness, and the Universal Soul. This is the aspect of the mind known as the “archetypal plane” where “ideas” exist in a latent, unformed state of pure potential. This aspect of our mind and self exists as an “archetype” of a “particular nature” and is not based on memory in terms of how we normally think of it as being attained from a personal existence.

The archetypal Soul is “causal” in nature and comprised of a formula of attributes developed to different degrees that imbue us with specific characteristics that express as natural behaviors in telling a particular type of story or myth. Archetypes are “wholes” that contain within them every aspect of what becomes expressed as a cohesive reality that brings a particular type of experience. Each aspect of our mind plays a complementary role in forming a single reality as a mental construct formed as an outer projection of our own inner nature. We shape ourselves as divine beings out of the experiences we act to produce mentally and emotionally based on how we associate and thereby identify with our own mental projection.

The Holographic Nature of the Mind and the Law of Polarity

The terms mind, soul, and self are synonymous and like the term’s conscious, subconscious, and superconscious, are names given to different aspects and specialized functions of the same thing. Throughout this article they will be used interchangeably based on what aspect or function is being considered in contemplating the construction and operation of the whole in which they are a “part”. There’s no meaningful way to separate them because each one systematically evolves out of the inherent nature of the other as a growth process and are completely interdependent. Any attempts to handle them as separate ideas leads to a misguided perception and distorted interpretation. The 3 aspects of the mind represent fundamental principles in terms how each aspect functions on its own plane, which are all formed and maintained as a projection of each other. The 3-fold nature of the mind is represented symbolically by the Triad (triangle), which reproduces itself as a Triad (whole unit) on each of the 3 parallel planes that are complementary in forming a single reality. The mind is a “hologram” where each aspect or part is a reflection of the whole and contains all the properties and characteristics of the whole in every part.

The Triad represents the Law of Polarity, which forms the basis for vibration as a spinning vortex of energy that constructs a matrix of light as a 3-dimesional form through movement between a positively charged pole (electric), and a negatively charged pole (magnetic), where they both push apart and pull together at the same time, creating “space” as the basis for dimension. These polarized forces can only be reconciled by forming a 3rd element as a “new state”. This 3rd element, represented by the element of “air” (symbolic of thought), is formed by combining heat and moisture to form an atmospheric effect as a field of polarized light that becomes a mental map for condensing into a material form, represented by the element of earth. All material objects appear to both radiate an outer field of light and be encapsulated and sustained by it. Every physical object, no exceptions, is accompanied by an energy field (called dark energy or dark matter) that’s spherical and shaped like an egg, that completely envelops and sustains the material form. This field of polarized light is what “in-forms” and “animates it with life”, seemingly from within. This idea is represented by the Earth being a material sphere that’s surrounded by and contained within a greater sphere of light that appears to be radiating from it, while also being sustained by it, which also contains all the “memory of Nature”, we call “instinct”.  

This invisible energy field “is” what’s also called the etheric double which exists in the fundamental sense as an “organized field of memory” that endows the lifeform with an “inner nature” and personality. This memory, in the typical sense, is also a material construct formed on the inner planes of the “mind” out of subtle energy called “astral light”, which is what not only forms the “etheric blueprint” for constructing and regenerating the material form, but also serves as a “medium” between the different planes and aspects of the same mind. This etheric sheath that connects the higher mental plane with the lower material plane can be conceptualized as an “embryo” and “womb” of creation. The higher conscious mind of the divine soul, which is endowed with the ability to “create itself” as an “entire reality”, acts to “seed” the lower, material mind with a suggestion that serves as a metaphor for creating as an outer experience. The material mind of the subconscious conceives and gestates it by building it into the existing mental model (etheric template) being used to perceive the outer world, where it appears as a natural part of reality, allowing us to “experience it”.

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How We Build Our Own Outer World

While we’re incarnate in a physical body, we consistently project the outer reality of our inner nature as a means of experiencing ourselves, and through our self-generated experiences, we come to know ourselves as we exist in whole form. We come to know who we “are” as a higher, divine being capable of also creating ourselves through our entire reality, because we’re the one producing all of it. Not as a finite material construct or objective reality that exists independently of us or our ability to determine it, but as the mental construct necessary to experience ourselves through our own mythology. Our outer reality is formed through our perception of it, and our perception is formed through a dynamic correlation of mental filters that only activate, abstract, and call forth (order information) what matches our archetypal nature and reconstructs it into a complementary outer variation necessary to have a particular type of experience.

Our mental model is formed as the synthesis of all our life experiences built into a single memory. This holistic memory forms the perceptual lens we “look through” and the basis for how we “interpret” what we see to make it “mean something”. The meaning we give things simultaneously creates on 3 levels (is holographic), and means something about others, the way the world is in general, and about us in relation with it all. Meaning forms a “theme” out of which our life story naturally takes shape, giving all our life experiences continuity. This theme is born out of our initial conditioning as a child where we tried to make sense of what was happening in the world around us while making everything “about us” or our fault somehow. We were operating purely out of the group mind of our subconscious, while our rational, reasoning mind was only beginning to develop. From this perspective we “became” whatever we heard being said about us because we didn’t have the ability to discriminate or make accurate judgments about what was happening. We thought that whatever was happening with our parents and family was somehow our fault or that we deserved what was happening to us.

The primary theme of our life-story started taking shape out of the emotions we were consistently experiencing and the family dynamics we were a part of as a child, and by the time our rational mind began developing, our emotional life shaped the nature of our thoughts and what we began telling ourselves as a way of trying to understand what was happening to us and around us. The beliefs we formed about ourselves out of our childhood conditioning became a self-fulfilling prophecy and formed the basis for how we continued to create our experiences as a means of providing us with more and more of the same type of experiences. This is because memory, like the mind that forms it, is archetypal in nature and acts as a metaphor for producing endless variations of the same overall idea, while simultaneously acting to shape our inner nature as a correspondence.

The Nature of an Archetype

An archetype is what we can call an “idea” that’s holistic and thematic in nature and serves as a prototype or generalized pattern for producing an infinite number of variations that all still hold true to the same basic idea. It’s comprised of a select set of attributes and qualities that form distinct characteristics as an “inner nature” that expresses naturally through behaviors and activities that come automatically in a spontaneous manner. It’s a “whole unit” that contains everything needed to produce a variety of forms that all possess the same nature and express to form the same type of outer reality as a standard universal theme. While it fluctuates by adapting to numerous situations and circumstances, its intrinsic nature remains consistent. These fluctuations come by whatever it combines with, blends into mentally, and forms into as a unique variation of the same overall theme.

Archetypes, like all creative forces of Nature that manifest as a physical form, exist as polarized pairs (twins) that are complementary in nature. In the divine realm they are represented as couples that are gods and goddesses, who are endowed with masculine and feminine attributes that are complementary in nature, and as male and female gender that are portrayed as being married or siblings, and sometimes both. Polarities act “on each other” to stimulate each other into an active state of expression. We only develop new qualities by interacting with complementary energies outside of us that serve to activate and bring out matching qualities that are latent within us. We never actually “acquire” attributes from an outside source, but once a quality that was previously latent within us begins expressing in creating “new types of experiences”, they serve to transform and evolve our “inner nature” to a new level of self-awareness and self-expression. Our inner nature is what forms how we experience ourselves as a part of everything around us and is what forms the basis for all our thoughts and activities. The most basic way we transform and grow ourselves is by learning how to form new types of experiences.

 An archetype, in the most basic sense, is a coherent memory that forms a metaphorical idea as a life-theme, which fluctuates through a range of possible states based on what qualities are developed to what degree, and in what way in terms of the dynamic that was used as the means of developing them. Dynamics, which are behavioral patterns of a relationship where each person plays a particular role in how they interact, all correspond to greater universal themes. All of life as we know it is comprised of various archetypes that play specialized roles in forming a greater universal theme. Archetypes are highly adaptable to their environment and form modifications of themselves as a process of evolving to higher and lower states of consciousness, while still maintaining the same basic nature and set of natural behaviors.

How the One becomes the Many

This idea is expressed as the “One” being infinite and eternal in nature, always remaining the “same”, while acting as the progenitor for an infinite number of various forms, each bestowed with a somewhat unique personality and outer appearance, while being of the same basic nature and displaying the same type of behaviors and activities attributed to their “class, type, and species”. In the animal kingdom, for example, all canines display the same behaviors assigned to their class and breed, yet each one does those same behaviors in a way that’s unique to them based on their “personality”. It’s only their personality that distinguishes them from all others of the same breed and class. Humans share this same tendency through their “lower, animal nature”, where they behave in very similar ways, differing only in how they do those same behaviors. Every person lives out of a story of their own making that follows a common universal theme yet has a unique twist to it based on the patterns formed through their formative conditioning.

Humans are the only beings on the planet who are “self-aware”, able to perceive themselves as independent of their environment, and endowed with ability to “create themselves” using the mental capacities of self-realization, creative imagination, reasoning, and will in the ability to make decisions for themselves that separate them from the crowd.  We form an image of ourselves based on how we associate with other people, our immediate environment and what’s going on around us that we’re a part of, and the story we’re always in the process of telling ourselves about things as a means of creating how we experience them. We act to form our perception of reality, create how we experience it, and then associate with our own experiences, shaping our identity as a result. No other animal or being on the planet acts to form their own “identity” as an “individual” that sets them apart from the group. This is a unique attribute of human beings that comes through the “conscious aspect of the mind”, which is “creative in nature”.

In terms of our lower nature as an animal soul, we’re all members of the same class and kingdom, called the kingdom of man, where we all have a similar appearance and set of natural behaviors and tendencies, driven by emotional impulses, with the only real difference being “how we do” those same activities through our personality. Once we enter puberty, we begin developing our higher mind in being able to “shape our identity” by deciding who and how we’re going to be in any situation, and in being able to intentionally develop desired qualities in ourselves that act to shape our inner nature. As we begin taking control of our own development, we also begin shaping our perceptual lens which changes how the world appears to us, bringing us new types of experiences. Through creating new experiences of ourselves, we act “on ourselves” to grow and transform us to a new state of being. No other being or soul on this planet has this ability because no other animal has a “conscious mind” that can “think” and project the reality of their thoughts. All animals and beings with a soul reside completely within the class of the group mind they’re associated with formed out of the “memory of the Earth’s soul”.

One of the problems we have in understanding this idea is that we often fail to recognize that the Earth is a “living sentient being” and an archetype (like all planets are), comprised of a set of attributes, qualities, and characteristics as “memory” inherent in its “astral body” (atmosphere illuminated by the sun), that generate the dynamic lifeforms of the planet, all of which play a particular role and function in a greater, unified, eco-system. All life on Earth functions as a single entity and coherent reality. We experience this as being what we can safely call an “objective reality” comprised of the same basic material elements of Nature and human invention, which is “perceived differently” by every person. All reality as we’re capable of knowing it is “subjective” in nature because we’re the one forming it as a projection of our own mental paradigm. Our mental paradigm, which is formed as the synthesis of all our life experiences into a “single memory”, is an archetype that emanates its own outer reality as a perception of itself on a greater scale.

The outer world is formed as the “theme” inherent in the inner world of our character, which sets the stage for consistently producing a particular type of experience of ourselves. The outer world only changes in terms of how it appears to us when we work on ourselves to develop our character to form a new “state”. The outer world changes in the exact same way and proportion as our inner world, because they’re formed out of the same archetypal matrix as a continuation of each other. The outer world is the stage and setting we use as the means of expressing ourselves in telling a story about who we are as a means of experiencing ourselves through and as our own creation.

When we hear the saying “we all manifest our own reality”, this doesn’t mean in the literal sense of the actual material world of Nature that makes up our “common reality”, it means we only “notice and abstract” from the outer world the same attributes and characteristics that are inherent in our paradigm-archetype, and reorganize them to form a new variable that mirrors back to us our own feelings, thoughts, values, and beliefs about it. Our expectations going into any situation shape how we experience it based on what we notice, pull forth, and use as the means of creating how we experience it. Our archetypal model forms the mental filters that shape the perceptual lens we look through as the means of experiencing the outer world. We only perceive outside of us what also exists inside of us, and what’s inside of us is formed out of the memory we have formed of ourselves.

Memory is the etheric blueprint as an energetic infrastructure that gives rise to our material existence and forms the metaphorical theme that shapes all our experiences. We only perceive outside of us what matches and can be interpreted to mean the same thing as what’s formed in our mind and imagination. In this sense we are the sole creator of both our self and our life. What tends to make this difficult to fully comprehend is that the greater part of the process is conducted below the level of awareness, where it happens instantaneously and in a completely natural and automatic way. No other animal on the planet lives in a reality of their own making, creates how they experience that reality, and shapes themselves by how they associate with their own creation. This is a unique attribute of human beings who are bestowed with a conscious mind.

The One and the Many – Our Mortal and Immortal Soul

In the most fundamental sense, archetypes, which serve as a “classification” for all creation, are “immortal” and exist eternally, while the wide variety of forms produced by that archetype are “mortal” and temporary. What this means is that when an animal dies, its consciousness, which is a part of the collective memory of its species, is absorbed back into its archetypal class as the collective memory of that species and type. This “collective memory” is what forms the “instinctual field” that exists within the atmosphere (Soul) of the Earth and is what not only acts to produce the living being, but also imbues it with all its natural qualities, intelligence, and behaviors. This is what you might call the Earth’s consciousness experiencing itself through its own creation. The Earth is an archetype, just as all heavenly and planetary bodies are, and is comprised of a wide variety of archetypes it acts to generate, all of which play a specialized role in forming an even greater theme as a universal archetype. All life on Earth, and all beings with an animal soul, return to the archetypal memory of the Earth’s soul when they die, because they don’t possess a “conscious mind” or “individuality” that sets them apart as a class of their own. Their consciousness returns to and remains a part of the group consciousness of the collective memory of its archetypal class.

This same principle applies to human beings in terms of our physical existence in an “animal body”, which is bestowed with a personality and set of natural behaviors employed by all humans in general. This part of us forms what’s called our “first birth” as our “formative conditioning” where we take on the qualities and traits being expressed by everyone around us and are shaped as a part of a group dynamic. We’re all born into this world with only our subconscious-animal mind functioning, where our conscious mind exists in a latent state as a form of “seed” that begins growing as we mature. While in a purely unconscious state we’re shaped in “association” with others and our environment, where we function as a part of a group (family unit and living situation) and lack any form of individuality outside of our personality. We are conditioned with the same attitude, values, beliefs, tendencies, and dynamics (behavioral patterns) that are consistently playing out around us and that we’re a natural part of. This forms what you can think of as our lower nature, animal soul, and personality.

The conscious aspect of our mind is the part of us that’s “creative” in the most basic sense and develops in four stages of seven-year increments. This can be easily understood by recognizing that a child is initially completely dependent on and perceives itself as being one with its parents (particularly the mother) and family group up until around the age of 7 or 8, and lives completely out of its personality and genetic makeup. At around the age of 7, the conscious mind begins developing and coming into play where the child begins thinking for itself, forming interpretations about what’s going on around them, and begins developing the ability to problem solve, discriminate, make judgments of their own, and begins forming their “own memories” as the basis for shaping their own experiences. This is self-evident in realizing that we have very few memories of ourselves and our life before the age of 6 or 7, because we live solely out of our natural instincts and the tendencies formed out of our genetic makeup shared by all family members. Memory, in terms of a mental picture, is actually something we “create” as an internal representation using our creative imagination, which is a faculty of our higher, conscious mind.

Somewhere between the age of 7 and puberty (12 to 14), we start becoming more independent, forming our own thoughts about things, start forming friendships outside our family group and immediate environment, become a part of social groups, and begin separating mentally and emotionally from our parents where we begin sensing ourselves as an individual. Once we enter puberty our hormones kick in and we begin a quest of self-discovery by trying on different ways of being, sensing ourselves in different ways where we can “decide” what we like and what we don’t like. We begin experimenting by exercising our ability form “who we are” as our own person. We move from relating primarily with our family and immediate surroundings to building our identity and self-image as a part of a social group.

By around 21, we officially become an “adult” where we take over responsibility for our own life creation through our ability to make calculated decisions for ourselves that impose a direction on our life, and we become independent in our own right. By the time we approach 28 to 30, we’ve usually established our own life, have a career in place that provides us with financial stability, and have often started our own family and become parents ourselves. Up to this point we’ve developed ourselves and our life out of the patterns, traits, and tendencies of our conditioning, where all our activities come automatically in what seems like a completely natural way, forming our “identity” as an individual. Our identity emerges naturally as an extension of our personality born out of our conditioning and forms the basis of our “life story” as a universal theme. This is the part of us that strives to be accepted as a part of a group, fears being alone, and needs to be “in a relationship” to know who we are and have a sense of purpose. While we’ve developed the ability to create the reality of our beliefs and thoughts, we haven’t yet realized that’s what we’re doing, or more importantly, “how it is” we’re doing it. We imagine life is happening “to us” in a random and unpredictable way and is beyond our ability to control or determine it.

Our conditioned self is what’s called our lower self, our lower nature, subconscious mind, animal soul born out of the group mind of humanity, and the ancestral memory inherent in our genes that’s developed through our family dynamic. This part of us, lacking any true form of individuality achieved by actively creating our identity from a conscious and self-aware state, is born out of the archetype of humanity as a “class and species of the Earth”, and is “mortal”, because at death, it returns to the group memory it was formed out of. It’s absorbed back into the collective consciousness of humanity and forms the basis for future generations and personalities of the human species, all endowed with the same basic nature.

Our conscious mind and higher self, also referred to as our “divine nature”, is what gives us the primal ability to create ourselves as an individual that’s unique in our own right and sets us apart from the group mind of humanity. This is the part of us that’s self-aware, forms realizations about ourselves as a form of self-analysis and judgment where we can actively “choose” how and who we want to be in any situation. This is our “morality and conscience” that perceives and works with ideas of right and wrong, good and bad, constructive and destructive, and is the “decision maker” that employs willpower in disciplining ourselves to take the actions necessary to turn our decisions into a reality, moving out of an unconscious existence and into a fully awake and self-aware one.

When we step into our higher, divine nature as our own creator, and we become responsible for who we become as an individual, we fashion ourselves as an “archetype” that’s unique in nature. We do this by intentionally developing latent qualities to a new level of expression, changing our “internal formula of qualities”. By working on ourselves to develop our own character to a new level of self-expression, we produce new experiences that are simultaneously molded into our existing circle of experiences, upgrading and evolving them to a new level of consciousness. As we intentionally “act on ourselves” to evolve ourselves by growing our internal nature to a new level of self-expression, we become responsible for what we create. The part of us fashioned by our own hand is the part of us that’s “immortal” and forms the archetype (karmic seed) for all our succeeding incarnations into new physical forms. This is what’s called our “second birth”, where we step out of our unconscious conditioning and begin shaping ourselves in our own image, fashioned by our own hand. We become self-made, self-determined, and an immortal god.

Death and Separation

When we die, our conscious mind separates from our subconscious mind, and our bodily form begins dissolving, returning to the earthly substance it was formed out of. Our lower, group-oriented nature returns to the archetypal memory of humanity, while our higher, divine, self-created nature returns to the archetypal memory of our own making, formed out of the synthesis of all our incarnations. Only the part of us that’s consciously fashioned using the capacities of our higher, creative mind are immortal in the sense that we “maintain” our individual status as an archetype of a unique classification, which forms the basis for our eternal souls’ future incarnations as a unique individual. The conscious aspect of mind returns to its own plane, and the subconscious aspect of the Earth remains in its own plane.

When we live out of our conditioned mind through numerous lifetimes, we become a permanent part of the group mind and lose our individuality, rendering ourselves “mortal”. When we’re reborn in our life and begin taking over creating ourselves in a conscious and deliberate way, we shape ourselves as a divine, archetypal being of our own making, and we become immortal in our own right. All humans are born into this world with 2 minds as a personality and identity, and are both mortal and immortal, and through our awareness, desires, decisions, and willed actions, or lack of awareness, inability to make well thought out decisions, and always going along with the will of others who make our decisions for us, we either shape our own destiny and reside in the heavens with the gods, or reside on earth as a permanent part of the human species.

Dr. Linda Gadbois