What has historically been referred to as Alchemy, isnâ€™t the transmutation of ordinary metals to gold in the most obvious sense, but this process forms the analogy that represents the same fundamental laws that are at work in all forms of â€œtransformation and evolutionâ€. The process being communicated through this analogy represents the process of personal transformation as spiritual enlightenment. Itâ€™s referring to the transmutation of the body using the higher-mind of pure light. This is not â€œlightâ€ as many have come to know it, but light as consciousness itself that forms and organizes matter into patterns while simultaneously animating them with a kind of personality.
The very essence of all matter in the most fundamental sense is photons, which is light. Everything exists as an â€œinterference patternâ€ (Dyad) created between â€œobserverâ€ and whatâ€™s being â€œobservedâ€. The observing mind perceives matter as its own interpretation of it by â€œminglingâ€ with it, and re-organizing it to be of the same basic nature (programming as patterning) as the mind itself. It doesnâ€™t change matter as a neutral and objective fact thatâ€™s â€œa part fromâ€ the observer, but rather changes how it appears (or reappears) in the mind of the person perceiving it, which conforms it to the same basic patterning as the â€œmeaningâ€ it gives it through the nature of its interpretation as a means of experiencing it. For this reason, the transformation is referred to as changing how ordinary minerals appear, making them appear to be gold. When the mind of the individual changes, how the world outside of them changes correspondingly.
The meaning we give things, which we use as the means of interpreting it, determines how we â€œsee itâ€. How it appears to us. Attention is an active self-organizing field, and whatever we place our attention on, we act â€œon itâ€ to reorganize it to fit or match our organization as a pattern or composition of meaning and significance. This is done through a â€œfiltering mechanismâ€ that activates and deactivates, pulls some things out into the foreground, while pushing others aspects into the background where theyâ€™re not noticed or used to form an interpretation as a personal perception. This reorganizing mechanism as a reformulation of matter as light, happens automatically in a systematic fashion through resonance. Our field of attention is a projection and extension of our own mind that â€œturns onâ€ (vibrates) certain aspects that correlate (resonate) with it, while â€œturning offâ€ what doesnâ€™t. Then, out of a fragmented, new selection of inherent information organized into a new pattern that conveys meaning (same as the mind is programmed with), it experiences it as a natural part of itâ€™s â€œstory about thingsâ€ in a way that makes sense and acts to support and validate its story. All interpretations are a fundamental form of self-expression that reshapes everything into our â€œimage and with our likenessâ€.
All energy as consciousness is comprised of active and passive forces. Our mind is an active force that enters into the passive aspect of everyone and everything around us (matter) and activates in it the same qualities that are in us, impregnating it, giving rise to an offspring of our model as a fractal pattern or holographic image. This is done not in literal terms of changing the object itself, but as a perception that forms a new image as a reflection of itself in another. Resonance is the basic law governing consciousness as â€œperceptionâ€. All perception of the outer world is a form of self-perception as projection of the inner onto the outer. We project our image (paradigm) onto them, and reshape them to be â€œlike usâ€, and we experience them through the same qualities that we ourselves naturally possess. We change how things appear (to us) by the model and perceptual lens we use to look at it through. We can only see what can be explained, described, given values and attributes, or validated and justified using our model. Everything in the outer world that exists â€œoutside of our modelâ€, is unperceivable to us. We literally canâ€™t see it, even though weâ€™re looking right at it.
Alchemy, works by changing the â€œinner substanceâ€ as the mind-body system of the individual, rather than changing outer substances. It doesnâ€™t change the actual substance of someone or the outer world of matter, but how it â€œappearsâ€ to the individual changes. It works by changing the mind as the â€œmodel of meaningâ€ which is being used to perceive things that changes their appearance to match the model. By changing our vibratory frequency as the self-organizing system based on meaning, we change the structure of our mind as our paradigm or â€œmodel of the worldâ€, which modifies our perceptual lens â€“ that we look through and perceive everything with â€“ and as a result, things appear different to us. We can see in things what we didnâ€™t notice before. We see ordinary things in a brand new light. We see everything from a brand new perspective, and through a brand new attitude. Not because it has actually changed, but because weâ€™ve changed. We have changed our form and structure as the patterning of our mind, which is the â€œinvisibleâ€ aspect of ourselves that has the ability to shape and reshape matter based on how it observes it and energetically interacts with it.
Our attention is a field of energy thatâ€™s an active force as a self-organizing mechanism that enters into and directly affects matter by changing how it appears to us â€“ to the mind interacting with it. In this way, the observer and the object being observed are not separate from each other, but are an interactive whole. Whatever we look at and consider, we enter into relationship with, blending with it energetically and restructuring it to appear to us the way we need it to in order to match our story about things. Everything around us is perceived as an image thatâ€™s reflected on a glass-like screen in the mindâ€™s eye of the imagination, and becomes a transparent image thatâ€™s superimposed over the outer reality, where the outer is transformed to correspond with the vibratory patterning of the mind. An active force (directed attention) enters into the same passive force in everything around it, bringing it to life, and their integration forms a new version of both as a perception of reality as the â€œselfâ€ being perceived in another.
Once we understand this, we can use it as a tool of self-discovery that reveals to us aspects of ourselves that normally lie outside of our awareness. We can realize that how we judge others in terms of what we tell ourselves about them as an interpretation of their behaviors or what theyâ€™re saying, has nothing to do with the person themselves in terms of honestly seeing who they are as a person, but rather shows us what our criteria for judgment is and our â€œstory about thingsâ€ where we evaluate everyone to fit into and play a role in our story. We look at others in their behavior and how theyâ€™re being, and we say to ourselves . . . when they do this, it means that. When they say this, it means this about them. When they act this way, it means this. And so on. Usually without ever realizing that the reason for their behaviors may not have anything to do with what we think they mean, but rather are being expressed out of a completely different model than ours, one that we donâ€™t have an accurate interpretation for. Yet, by recognizing this, we can begin to observe ourselves from a neutral and objective perspective where we can see what our own tendencies are. We can see what story it is as a theme that conveys meaning of some sort that weâ€™re always in the process of telling ourselves and as the means for creating a consistent interpretation of everything around in order to understand it and know how to interact with it.
By recognizing our perceptions as a window to ourselves, we can bring into light what normally remains outside of our awareness. We can see what our own paradigm is that contains hidden aspects of ourselves that weâ€™re not aware of because weâ€™ve repressed them or are in denial about them, because when we expressed are true nature, we were harshly judged by others, and so we disowned them by denying them, even to ourselves, and began judging those same traits in other people in the same way we were judged. Because of this, we can recognize our own judgments of others as being about the same things we were judged for, which produced hidden aspects of ourselves that we pretend we donâ€™t have. Once we realize that whatever weâ€™re seeing in another is the same traits we ourselves possess, we can become aware of parts of ourselves that weâ€™re not normally aware of. In becoming aware of them, and allowing ourselves to â€œown themâ€ without judging, explaining why we have them, or attempting to justify them and our right to keep them, we integrate them into our mind, bringing them into balance within the rest of our personality, and quit â€œseeing itâ€ in others. In this way, people appear different to us, because we ourselves are different, not so much in how we appear, but in how we think, feel, perceive, emote, and behave. The â€œbeingâ€ inside the body changes how the mind and body functions, and through resonance, our outer perception of the world changes to match our inner perceptions.
Dr. Linda Gadbois
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Dr. Linda is a Spiritual Scientist and scholar of Hermetic Sciences and Ancient Wisdom traditions. Sheâ€™s a professional educator and trainer for all areas of personal transformation, self-creation, mind development, and soul/spiritual evolution. She practices Integrative Medicine with a special emphasis on Psychology and Creative therapies. She conducts ongoing classes, Playshops, and Adventure Seminars, and is available for private or group training, mentoring, and speaking engagements.
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