The Nature of our “Self” as our State of Mind, and how we Create our Reality

As humans, we’re always locked into a very fundamental paradox due to the fact that we have what you might think of as two different natures or aspects of ourselves, which, when left to operate in a purely unconscious and natural way, tend to contrast and seemingly contradict each other. This paradoxical concept exists as what we call our “dual nature” which is actually the interaction between complementary opposites known as our subconscious and conscious mind, the right and left hemispheres of our brain, our emotions and intellect, and our lower and higher self. While we tend to think of these as being separate from one another due to the fact that they each perform distinctly different functions in producing a greater whole, the truth is they are actually singular in nature. They’re not “unified” in the sense of integrating two or more aspects, but exist as a “single mind and organism” that function as a “coherent state” and work harmoniously together in forming a greater whole.

While we tend to think that there’s such a thing as an inner world of thought and feeling, and an outer world that’s abstract and objective, if we care to look at it from a neutral and detached perspective, what we come to realize by observing the activities of our own mind is that they are always correlated as a direct reflection of each other. This is because it’s actually our mind as a “mental state” (energetic frequency) that’s producing, animating, and maintaining both. What’s commonly referred to in Esoteric Sciences as “illusions of reality” (maya) that form our personal delusions and keep us locked into a false reality of our own making, comes through a fundamental lack of self-awareness in the most basic sense of forming a belief that we’re separate from the very reality being projected by us. We live and shape ourselves within our own creation, usually without ever realizing it. We can often feel as if we’re a victim in our own life, helpless to change the circumstances that cause our own pain and suffering, without ever seeming to realize that what we perceive as being outside of us is actually being constructed and held in place by our own thoughts made real through an experience of them. The bridge that connects the inner with the outer comes by how we use both aspects of our mind as a means of “experiencing” ourselves.

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Our Inner Stargate to Parallel Dimensions

Many form false concepts around the idea that the way to move into and through different dimensions is to find a portal or stargate as a physical location on the Earth, instead of grasping the fact that we all come equipped with an “inner stargate”. Then when people get to these seemingly “magical doorways” of the Earth’s electromagnetic grid, they appear as a solid wall of stone, or open into plain air and don’t seem to go anywhere. But instead of realizing what it’s showing us in terms of the true nature of inter-dimensional travel, we feel confused and dismayed, and go back to formulating another approach, while the answer to the greatest mystery of all lies “within us”. When we look within for the answers, we tend grab onto ideas like the pineal gland, associated with the third-eye of the subtle body, another physical mechanism, and glorify it instead of comprehending that the pineal, along with all the other endocrine glands and parts of the body, are all being “operated” by the “mind”. The most basic function of the Pineal gland is in forming our “mood”, which is the same thing as our state of mind.

What we have come to call the “mind” and “soul” are actually referring to the same thing and are multidimensional in nature, which means they “exist” and function as a “coherent being” on multiple planes all at once. This is the reason why our means of moving between what we perceive as being different dimensions as a place and location in space, is by learning how to operate and intelligently utilize our own mind. As we move into different dimensions through our ability to perceive them (which is what reality is), we don’t “go” anywhere. All of what we perceive to be different dimensions are interlaced within and permeate the same “space”. What we refer to as a dimension isn’t necessarily a location as a different material plane, it’s an “altered state” that tunes us into a different type of reality that brings us a particular type of “experience”. You can form the basis for understanding this by simply looking at the different aspects of your own life as various forms of “dream states” that occur naturally through alternating states of mind.

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Different Mental States produce Different Realities

A basic shift in “reality” naturally occurs at night when you go to sleep by subduing and turning off your conscious, self-aware, thinking mind, where only your subconscious is still fully operating. In our nightly dreams, where our body not only doesn’t go anywhere, but also doesn’t move very much, we still form whole realities that are often quite emotionally intense in terms of the type of experiences created. Our night-time dreams which are formed out of our subconscious are somewhat different and much more symbolic than we experience in our waking state when our conscious mind becomes dominant and we shift from a purely inner awareness to a predominantly outer awareness. Our subconscious doesn’t shut off when we wake up and our conscious mind takes over, it’s still at work in shaping our reality in the same way that it continues to operate all of our bodily and automated biological functions. The only difference is our mental state changes, and our awareness shifts from an inward to an outward perspective. Our brain waves are in a Delta-Theta state (0-8 Hz.) when sleeping, and upon waking, shift into an Alpha-Beta state (8-40 Hz.), and the type of reality produced through purely mental means changes quite drastically as a result. The reality created in our nightly dreams is a symbolic representation of our waking reality (dream), and are often how we express emotions that we couldn’t find an appropriate way of expressing in our waking life.

This same idea can be readily observed through any kind of meditative state, while concentrating in a single-minded fashion, or daydreaming by being lost within your own imaginary thoughts. Anytime you alter your state of mind, your body is actively altered also, and you enter into a different type of reality that exists simultaneously within this one. It’s as if you simply “tune into” a different frequency, and in that frequency a whole different reality proliferates out of it in a completely natural way. You’re not consciously making it up, all you do is focus your attention on an idea or way of being, and your mind projects the reality of that idea as an experience of it. You can experience it as either watching it from a dissociated perspective, or as being associated within it as a part of it. When you change states from a deep meditation back into your normal alert state, it’s very similar to waking up from a dream where the reality begins to fade away and becomes more of a vague impression that’s somewhat elusive and fleeting. When concentrating deeply on an idea, that idea serves as the tuning mechanism for entering into an altered reality. We step into an idea, which is a form of magnetic current, and we enter into a parallel dimension that coexists within this one. We go into a whole different thought process that forms an imaginary reality that’s superimposed over our existing reality and brings us new insights and realizations. As we we return to our normal waking state of outer awareness, the realizations gained through entering into a parallel reality become distant, somewhat impressionistic, and begin to fade in an out.

This is one of the true powers of metaphor and symbolic ideas. When we concentrate on a metaphorical idea it acts like a tuning device for moving between dimensions that are all coalesced within one another. The gods and deities of mythology provide us with tools that we can use for tuning into the natural forces as “qualities of consciousness” associated to that god or deity, and by coming into direct contact with them as a shared state of mind, forming them as a part of our energetic constitution, we not only transform through the acquisition of new ways of being, but our perception of our self and reality changes also as a direct correspondence. As we begin feeling different about ourselves, our outer reality changes simultaneously in the exact same ways. What this is showing us is that the reason they both change as a correlation to each other, is because they’re actually extensions of each other as integral parts of the same thing.

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The Relationship of our Higher and Lower Self

In order to begin utilizing our mind as a means of consciously creating in our life, we have to form a basic understanding of the different aspects of our “self”, known as our subconscious, lower self, and our conscious, higher self. These two parts of our self are not “different things”, but different aspects of our self that function as complementary opposites in forming and maintaining the same mental construct as a coherent reality. Our “self” is our “I” or “I Am” as our identity, and doesn’t come as an inner that’s detached from the outer, but as a single reality viewed from a central point within that reality which is necessary in order to “experience” our “self” as that reality. The appearance of separation is necessary in order to create an “experience” of our self. It’s not an illusion in the sense that it doesn’t really exist and we’re just making it up, the illusion comes by the fact that we don’t realize that we’re actually the one creating it, not by forming it on the inner planes and then projecting it outward, but in terms of the fact that we are actually “reality itself”. What we perceive as reality is produced by the mind as an interaction between polar opposites of itself that operate fluently on multiple levels simultaneously to produce the appearance of both an inner and outer, and an upper and lower, which are all aspects of a greater whole.

Reality doesn’t exist “outside of us”, it’s all produced and maintained “inside of us”. It’s all being produced as a mental construct within the sphere of our mind which originates on a higher plane that contains the entire lower plane within it. The reason we exist in a state of duality is because we’ve disassociated from different parts of our own nature, and have formed a belief that we’re just our body viewing everything “out there” from a limited perspective where we imagine we have no control over what happens to us. We come to believe that even our own experiences are something that comes naturally beyond our ability to control them and we’re subject to whatever is happening around us. When we live our life out of this state of mind, we’re always being shaped by others and the events of our life, without seeming to have any control over it or ourselves. We become a victim to our own perception, and stay locked in a mental prison of an unconscious state, usually without it ever dawning on us that we have the key to unlock our own cell.

One of the ways to understand this idea using a different model is to realize that while many of us have been taught and led to believe that our body is made up of trillions of cells, all playing a different role in an independent way from all others, the truth is we’re actually a “single cell” organism. We are comprised of a single cell that regenerates itself as a duplicate, which then reorganizes its internal structure to differentiate, so it can play a specific role and function in constructing and maintaining itself as a part of a “greater whole”. Every cell in our body originated from a single cell as a process of regenerating itself and then separating from itself to form “two cells”, each of which has altered its internal information as a means of specializing. This is the principle of “life” as “halving and doubling” known as mitosis, and spiritually as the process of regeneration and multiplication to produce greater wholes that all exist “within each other” as different parts of the same thing. Likewise, our mind exists simultaneously on different levels as smaller fields nested within larger fields of the same nature as our individual mind, the group mind, and the cosmic or universal mind.

This idea is also conceptualized geometrically as the Monad (center that emanates an outer sphere of the same kind), which generates itself as a physical body located in the center of an outer sphere that it’s acting to emanate, which is what allows it to see and experience itself as a whole interlaced reality. We have a center point (location) and an outer sphere emanated by the central point as a mirror image of itself on a larger scale, which is what allows it to experience itself as a finite being within a greater reality of the same nature. The inner circulates as an electromagnetic energy field forming the outer as a larger aspect of itself, which is then drawn back into the core as an experience of itself. The outer stimulates and concentrates the center, and the center emanates and projects the outer, forming itself as both the body and the outer reality in which the body lives and has an experience of itself. The Monad represents both the mind and the soul which work to form the “self” as a whole reality in order to experience itself, and evolve itself according to it’s own experiences.

The Monad duplicates itself as a mirror image of itself in order to perceive itself as another, forming the Dyad, which is symbolic of both the subconscious and conscious aspects of the same mind. These polar aspects of the same mind work in unison with each other to form what appears as both an inner and outer reality of the same nature. This same principle forms the interaction of the polar aspects of the mind and self as it operates on higher and lower planes as what we call our higher and lower self. These polar aspects of each other are connected by their center and combine to form an overlapping field, out of which a correlated idea is formed, first on the upper (and inner) plane of the imagination, and then on the lower (or outer) plane of material reality, as mirror (reverse) images of each other. These polarized fields of the same mind (vibratory frequency of the same pattern) create a modified version of themselves by only combining selected attributes and qualities that they share in common to form a new variation of themselves. This principle is represented in Quantum Physics as an “interference pattern”, where some aspects are canceled out while others are amplified, and as a result form a new pattern of correlated qualities that births a single reality as their “offspring”. The feminine aspect of the subconscious produces an entire outer reality that the masculine aspect then acts on and within as a means of creating itself.

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Psychologically speaking, this represents that our outer reality is being projected by our subconscious mind and contains all the internal content of our mental paradigm, including the repressed and hidden parts that we’re unaware of. This all-inclusive reality is then perceived by our conscious mind, which only recognizes the known aspects of itself, while failing to recognize the suppressed and hidden aspects of it’s own inner nature that it has denied having and therefore disowned, and as a result perceives itself as being different, and not the one actually producing it. The two spheres of the subconscious and conscious mind connect at the center (inner nature), forming a straight line between the inner and outer, which represents a “plane” that also has an upper and lower level. An idea is formed in the imagination on the upper (inner) plane, forming a triangle where the straight line that connects the two centers combine to form an exalted state as a single point (apex), which is then reflected downward into the lower part of the same plane, as a mirror image of itself. The upper and lower combine to form a single reality, represented by a diamond shape. The internal image is used as the means for producing an equivalent material reality of the same type and kind.

This diamond shape as a mirror image of the Triad, when turned 90 degrees, forms a square or cube, which is the symbol for material reality. The axiom “as above, so below” isn’t a mystical idea, it’s showing us that our mind and reality are actually different aspects of the same thing. There’s no difference between them, they’re symmetrical to each other as mirror (polar) images. Reality as we’re capable of knowing it doesn’t “exist” outside of our ability to “perceive it” as an outer material construct. Matter is actually composed of light (photons) and our mind is the organizing principle that shapes light into a holographic construct that appears as a stationary material formation. This principle, demonstrated through the concept of the Tetrad, functions on all levels of our mind in exactly the same way as what we perceive as an inner and outer, upper and lower, past and future, self and another. It’s all a living hologram constructed by our mind as the means of experiencing our self, and shaping our self through our own experiences. The whole and the part are formed out of different combinations and configurations of the same group of correlated information.

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The Holographic Nature of Memory

This same holographic principle operates to form memory, which is created and maintained through purely mental means, and is used as a kind of thematic template for creating more and more realities of the same kind that bring more and more of the same type of experiences. The pentacle at the top of the triangle that combines both of the parallel aspects of an “inner and outer” into a single point, represents the fact that we form all of our experiences out of the “interaction” that takes place through our perception of an inner and outer, which is interpreted in a specific way and translated into our memory of the experience, which we acted on ourselves to produce. While the experience may be formed out of what’s perceived as different things, situations, events, and people, it’s all unified back into a single idea by how we interpret it to give it meaning. A memory is used as the perceptual lens we look through as a means of restructuring the outer to be of the same nature as the inner, as the theme used for of interpreting it, and is then absorbed and assimilated back into the same memory as a variation of itself, modifying and upgrading it accordingly.

The interpretation is formed out of our existing memory as a means of multiplying it into an infinite number of little, minute and correlated memories that are all of the same overall idea as an accumulative process. Memory is a kind of template that we superimpose over our existing reality as a perceptual filter that we use to form our experiences by how we interpret them to give them the same meaning. Memory, like the mind that produces it, only appears to be acquired as fragmented pieces of unrelated experiences, while actually existing on both the inner and outer planes as a single whole. Our mental paradigm is formed out of synthesized memory that forms a dynamic model that regenerates itself to produce an outer reflection of itself as another, and then is the means through which we assimilate all of our experiences back into a single whole as the story we tell about our life as a state of being. Our “story” is what gives our life consistency and forms how we “sense our self” in association with our own self-created experiences, and shape our self as a result.

While we’re in the lower plane of material reality, we function as dual aspects of a single mind known as our subconscious and self-conscious. While some present these correlated aspects as not being active at the same time, the truth is the subconscious is active from the moment of conception until death, and never sleeps. It’s only the self-conscious mind of the intellect that sleeps. The subconscious forms what is commonly referred to as the etheric-double or subtle-body, which serves as a blueprint for not only constructing and regenerating our body, but also for maintaining and evolving the outer reality in which the body lives as a story it tells about itself. Our etheric-body is a cohesive substance that acts as a medium for information to flow in a rhythmic manner between upper and lower planes of the same mind. It’s constitution is formed out of coherent memory that’s organized in infinitely different ways to produce every function necessary to create, maintain, and consistently regenerate itself as an evolutionary process conducted by producing and then reabsorbing new variations of itself and integrating them back into the originating idea.

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How we shape our “Self” through our own Experiences

Our subconscious is the lower aspect of our mind associated with our animal (mammal) body and is what forms the basis for our personality, which is complementary to our genetic makeup and developed in the initial sense through our formative conditioning. Our personality forms the foundation out of which our identity naturally takes shape based on the roles we begin playing within our family unit and social group. While our identity forms in a natural way as the logical outgrowth of our personality, it’s also the aspect of our “self” that we can create in a conscious manner by learning to utilize the higher capacities of choice and free will. When we remain in a primarily unconscious state, unaware of how it is we’re using our mind in creating our own experiences, our identity forms as a natural extension of our personality through the mental model of our conditioning and in a way that seems natural and beyond our control. By the time we become an adult we have ended up in a certain type of situation and just continue to move forward and build out of that situation, usually without realizing we have the power to direct the course of our own destiny.

This automated process is what forms the idea that we are a soul born with amnesia, where we’ve forgotten who we really are as higher, fully conscious, sovereign being in charge of our own life creation and individuality. When we don’t realize who we are in the spiritual sense, we often fail to realize that we actually have two aspects of our “self” that we need to synchronize harmoniously into a single idea, and we view our heart (subconscious) and brain (conscious) as not only being separate entities, both vying for control, but often perceive them as opposing one another as adversaries. When we don’t understand the natural relationship that exists between our thoughts and our emotions, which are what brings life to our thoughts and motivates the actions we take as a result of how we think, we usually end up allowing our emotions to run our thoughts and we haphazardly end up creating the reality of our emotions. This is what keeps us locked into and constantly repeating the patterns and behavioral dynamics instilled in us through our conditioning. Emotions are always associated to memory and are what acts as the triggering mechanism that keeps us in a constant state of reacting, where we run automatic patterns based on the memories that are activated by the emotions we’re being stimulated by.

Many people become so used to allowing their emotions to run their thoughts that they don’t realize they can actually exercise control over their own thinking and use their higher mind to subdue and direct their lower mind. And instead, they reside in a primarily unconscious state where they let their thoughts run unattended in an habitual manner as a constant form of internal dialogue. This is what forms the “broken record” that runs continuously by replaying the same thought-processes over and over and over, most of which are meaningless in the most basic sense. This is the primary way we recreate the past in the present, because we’re forming a constant dialogue with ourselves using the same memories. The thoughts we’re thinking today are the same type of thoughts we thought yesterday, last week, last month, and two years ago. We use the memories of the past to anticipate and interpret the events of the present, by making them mean the same thing, and then use the same memories used to interpret the present as a means of trying to anticipate and predict the future.

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We then feel confused when we consider the idea that our thoughts are what’s producing our reality, because we’re creating the reality of our thoughts without being aware of it. We think our thoughts are formed as an objective interpretation of our experiences, which we also believe are objective and not being created by us due to the fact that both come in a completely natural way without a direct awareness of what it is we’re doing. Reality as we’re capable of “knowing it” is always “subjective in nature”, not because we’re the one actually producing it as a material manifestation, but because in order to create an “experience” out of a material set of circumstances, we have to “interpret it” to make it “mean” something. It’s the meaning we give something that forms the story we tell ourselves about it and is what creates how we experience it. Meaning itself operates on three levels simultaneously in the sense that the story we tell ourselves about it not only means something about us, but also about others and the way the world is in general. The “story” we begin telling ourselves about things forms how we “sense of our self” as the main character of our own story based on how we associate with it, and we systematically shape our “self” by way of our own creation.

If we interrupt our habitual thoughts as an automatic rambling, and simply step outside of them while also detaching from the emotions associated with them, and we take a position of observing how our own mind is operating to create our perception of reality, we can come to understand that thought as a “mental form” is directly connected to emotion, which is what animates it and motives the activity it takes on. We can realize through observation that whatever we focus on and think about gives rise to a correlating emotion in response to it, and likewise, whatever emotion we take on from an outside source, shapes and determines what memories as already formed ideas start playing out in concert with the emotion. This is because memory is formed as ideas that are married to emotions, and they work together to produce offspring as our perception of reality. As we think we invoke an emotional response to our own thoughts (already paired in the memory), which causes them come alive outside of us as the “reality of our thoughts”. Our perception of reality is what allows us to experience our thoughts.

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Reality isn’t created through singular thoughts intentionally created as a wish or desire of some kind, it’s established and consistently maintained through our habitual, ongoing, never ending thoughts. Most of which come as the result of our emotional states that were formed into habits through our formative conditioning. When we don’t realize we have the ability to cultivate our own emotional states based on what we choose to focus on and think about, we tend to live in a constant state of internal conflict, where one aspect of ourselves seems to be pent against another aspect. Where our emotions contradict reasoning, and seem to take command of our thoughts without our ability to resist them, keeping us attached to and repeating the same tendencies of the past in an automatic manner. This is what it means to live out of an unconscious state where we have no real awareness of how it is we’re creating our own life experiences.

This sense of duality as inner conflict is further enhanced by the ill-advice given by others who tell you to “follow your heart and not your head”, which means follow your feelings instead of your thoughts. As if they’re different things and one is right while the other will lead you astray. This is where we get sayings like “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”, and “the blind leading the blind”. Your heart symbolizes your subconscious, which is feeling oriented, always present, and instinctively driven through emotional impulses, and your head is symbolic of your conscious mind as thought and will, which has the ability to discriminate and reason in order to make calculated and intelligent decisions. The idea here becomes to get them where they’re about the “same thing” and both moving in the same direction as a means of creating in an holistic manner that’s free from internal conflict. Emotions are the driving force of instinct which comes as activities that don’t require thought, reasoning, or actually making a decision. Thought as a material form created on the inner planes of the mind have no life or activity without emotion – and therefore never manifest as an “actual” reality that provides us with the basis for experience. The idea is to bring these two seemingly different aspects into a harmonious and coherent state as a single reality that brings a sense of peace and contentment, instead of facilitating inner conflict as an ongoing war between them.

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The Etheric Blueprint of Our Mind

The subconscious is always active and operating as the very foundation and substrata of the material matrix we experience as “reality”. It operates consistently throughout our life to create a consistent version of reality out of an unconscious state by using memory. Memory forms patterns that create through automated processes. Our conscious mind, or should I say what we perceive as being our conscious mind while within the material construct of our subconscious, is only partially active and is intermittent in nature. This is the part of our mind that goes to sleep and shuts down, losing all awareness of the outside world while our subconscious is still fully operating and producing inner realities out of memory orchestrated through our nightly dreams. The subconscious is always present and has no concept of time outside of natural rhythms. It runs automatic patterns in the present while the conscious mind is distracted and thinking about things that are not a part of the present. The conscious mind is hardly ever present and tends to reside almost exclusively in “time” thinking about the past or attempting to predict the future.

Our conscious mind is our intellect as it’s reflected from a higher (all-inclusive) level, and is what not only witnesses the creation of our subconscious, but also forms all our “word oriented” thoughts as internal dialogue. As we speak we simultaneously form an internal “image” of the meaning of the words or sentences. As we interpret the outer events of our life we reshape them as the basis for experiencing them, producing more and more variables of the same basic theme (meaning) as a means of synthesizing them back into the mental model that birthed them, and evolving our model as a result by way of it’s own offspring. This mental model as our paradigm or energetic structure of our mind, is what’s commonly referred to as our “light body” or “etheric blueprint” that serves as a spatial map or holographic model for not only producing, maintaining, and regenerating our body, but also for constructing and consistently regenerating the outer reality of our body as a direct correlation of each other.

This idea forms a direct connection to our genetic makeup where our DNA has both memory as information to produce and reproduce our physical body, while also storing the memory acquired as experiences through our body. The geometric shape of the Monad can be thought of as the mind and soul and the karmic seed for producing itself as a whole reality, and is symbolized as a dot (black circle) in the center of a larger sphere or circle (white or clear) of the same shape (brain within a membrane), much like the individual cells of our body. This shows us that the outer is an expansion of the inner, and the inner is concentrated into a solid form by the outer. It also represents the idea that all light, which means matter, because matter is composed of photons, exists simultaneously as both a particle (fixed form) and a wave (greater reality as a field). This is the nature of duality, which doesn’t come as “I’m over here and you’re over there”, it comes as our soul creating “itself” as both a body (particle) and whole outer reality (wave) at the same time. The outer is an emanation of the inner, and the inner is formed by digesting and assimilating the the outer.

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Energetic Entanglement

This principle is further illustrated through the idea of what we now call Entanglement in Quantum Physics. This basically describes how any two particles “born together” as a form of regeneration, or that become unified as a coherent state (polarized) continue to function as “one” no matter how “far apart” they appear to be in space. This doesn’t occur as a kind of communication from one place to another through a physical pathway, but happens in an instantaneous fashion because they “are” the “same thing” as an “energetic state”. This is because it’s not the material aspect that makes it a “thing”, it’s the energetic “state” that’s acting on and through the material substance to organize it into a material construct. Material reality, both as our body and the entire outer reality in which we live and acquire experience through our body, is organized into a “system” by our soul’s mental state. Our state as a frequency is the organizing principle that coalesces matter into the physical construct as the pattern that’s inherent in that frequency. Every “vibrating system” contains within it a holographic idea as a 3-dimensional model that crystallizes light into a material structure.

While we tend to think that things vibrate on their own independent of us, this isn’t so. The truth is light as little packets or clumps of light exist fundamentally in an unstructured state of probability, until a mind (which again is a paradigm as a frequency) views or observes it. When the mind interacts with an unformed array of light particles, it “influences” the light to form into the same holographic structure as the mind, where it becomes a logical part of the same overall reality (light matrix). Matter is shaped into a material construct as a fundamental operation of the mind. Matter itself is neutral and void of an electrical charge, and acts as a “receptacle” for consciousness to “enter into” and use as a vehicle for constructing whole realities as a correlation of itself. While we tend to think of “spirit” as being “light”, the truth may be that light is the crystallized “shell” (outer garment) spirit concentrates into a material form so it can inhabit it as the means of creating and experiencing itself “as” and “through” its own mental construct.

While most of us have been taught that an atom exists independent of us as an organized system that’s similar to a mini solar system, or beebies all revolving around a nucleus, we now know that this isn’t the case at all. An atom, when not being observed, exists as a mist or cloud-like formation, and only “collapses” into an organized system when it’s being perceived by the mind of an individual. It consistently forms itself in the same way because we’ve all been taught to think of it in the same way and so we set an expectation as a preconceived idea about it. It’s actually our thought about it as a frequency that shapes and determines how it “appears to us”. This is one of the biggest reasons why new discoveries are seldom made, because we only perceive in the outer world what’s produced by and can be explained or predicted using our mental paradigm. So reality exists a paradox in the most basic sense of the idea.

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Summary:

What this all tells us if we care to look at it objectively from a detached perspective, is that what we experience as an outer reality, is actually being formed and maintained in a completely consistent way by our mind as a “mental state”. The Earth, which is also a living soul, vibrates at a consistent frequency forming the fundamental structure of reality we call Nature. Due to the fact that we are all formed out of the material substance of the earth, we all vibrate at a similar frequency (average 7.5 to 8 Hz.) as our subconscious mind, which is also the unified mind of the “collective unconscious” that we share in common with all life on Earth. Our mental state operates as a frequency that’s comprised of a dynamic series of correlated states as a “range” of moods and emotions that we’re constantly wavering in and out of. We work through our outer reality by working with our own mind as the inner reality produced by our own thoughts which form correlated emotional states. We can control and regulate our emotions by controlling our thoughts. While this may seem difficult to do initially, because we’ve become so conditioned to letting our imagination run wild and in a completely undisciplined manner, with dedicated practice and concentration, the more we do it the easier and easier it becomes to do.

By learning how to become aware of our habitual thoughts, we can also gain insight into why our life is the way it is. Through this awareness we can learn how to consciously decide what to focus on and think about, and we can learn how to produce positive emotions in response to our own thoughts. We can learn how to quit allowing memories of the past to play out randomly in our mind in an habitual fashion, and we can start choosing to intentionally direct our thoughts instead, and as a result our outer reality born out of our perception will change accordingly. The more we become aware of our own internal processes, and we begin working with them in a fully aware manner, the more our outer reality as our experience also changes. Once we fully realize that our mental state, which is regulated and determined by what we focus on, what we tell ourselves about what we’re focused on that gives it meaning, is what’s forming the perceptual lens we look through for creating our experiences, the more empowered we become in being able to grow and transform ourselves to a higher and more expanded level of creativity within our own life.

Dr. Linda Gadbois


Other articles on the mind’s ability to create reality:

The Power of Focus – How we Manifest Our Reality without Realizing it

How we Create Ourselves through our Life Experiences

Personal Existence and the Relationship between the Subconscious and Self-Conscious Mind

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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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The Illusion of Thinking you can Wake other People Up

One of the main themes playing out in society right now, especially among the spiritually oriented communities, is that it’s somehow their job to try an “wake people up”. The first and most immediate question that arises from this idea is what do they mean by “wake people up”? Wake them up to what? How is that idea being used? Wake them up to what’s really happening in the world at the covert and subliminal level? Wake them up to how it is they’re being hypnotized and their perception shaped by the media? Or wake them up in realizing their own higher soul and true identity as a higher, more divine being? Or perhaps, like most things in life it’s a combination of all of them, which come as a correlated series of events that bring new awareness and realizations.

Then the next aspect of this approach comes by whether or not we understand the true nature of “how our mind works” in terms of neutral and unbiased law, and whether or not we’re actually doing what we think we are, or whether we’re actually planting the seed even deeper and promoting and propagating the very thing we say we’re trying to wake people up from. When someone doesn’t realize how the mind actually works they tend to use it in an inappropriate and self-sabotaging way, and often serve to produce the very thing they think their preventing. This is due to the fact that our mind has both an “conscious and unconscious” aspect that function differently on multiple levels and are paradoxical in nature due to the fact that they operate through the “principle of polarity” in relation with each other as “complementary opposites”. This principle forms the interaction between different aspects of the mind on both the same (material) plane, and between higher and lower planes, which actually exist as a mirror image of each other. Many people try to wake others up from their hypnotic slumber and collective dream by giving them “suggestions” that take them even deeper into the dream, or that are designed to move them from one aspect of the dream into another aspect of the same dream as a perspective formed from different points of view regarding the “same thing”.

Anytime we’re acting to keep someone focused on what’s actually happening and has already manifest as a reality, they simply become more active participants in co-creating and strengthening that reality. An anti-war or anti-violence campaign, for example, has historically only served to plant more ideas of war and violence in the minds of the public while embellishing them with sentiment, strong emotions, and an attitude designed to elicit feelings of compassion and sympathy, when all they’re really doing is participating “willfully” in creating more of the same type of activities they’re trying to prevent. We can realize how this type of idea works by the strange fact that the well-intended campaign set forth to end drug abuse in children, called the “war on drugs”, only acted to create more drug problems. The campaign called “MADD”, Mothers against Drunk Drivers, only created more incidents of drunk driving. This is because they were acting to “plant the idea” in people’s subconscious through gory pictures that were emotionally intense and disturbing, without even realizing that it was the pictures themselves that were giving the subconscious a command for creating as an experience. They showed constant pictures of a tragic nature while thinking they were “scarring people” with what happens when you drink and drive, or do drugs, or hurt people, and so on, without ever realizing it was the “pictures themselves” presented with intense emotions that was the “subconscious suggestion” which acted as a “prolific seed” planted in their imagination.

How the Subconscious Works to Create Reality

Many people design campaigns based on their “conscious mind” (which can interpret a negative command), without realizing that the subconscious works through different principles. The subconscious mind doesn’t know how to “process a negative command”, because it works by “picturing” whatever it is that we want it to create as an outer manifestation. The subconscious doesn’t think in abstract terms like the conscious mind, and works by being directed on what to connect with and move towards in the outer world and create as an “experience” by whatever it is it “pictures” in the imagination. If you tell it “not to do something”, it has to first picture what it is that it’s not supposed to do, and it’s the picture that serves as the directive for creating. If you tell it not to do drugs, it forms an internal picture of whatever drugs you give it a picture of or use words to describe, or it forms an association with whatever “image” it has of drugs in general, and then relates to that same idea in everything else. It doesn’t know how to “not think about” whatever its told to picture as a material reality. It’s only the conscious, intellectual aspect of the mind that can think in abstract and negative terms. We “program ourselves” with the reality of whatever it is we describe in vivid terms and imagine with strong emotion associated with it. As we associate an image or idea to a strong emotion, it becomes a permanent imprint in our mind and continues to play out on a repetitive manner through association.

This is the main reason we have to really pay attention to what we willingly participate in mentally and emotionally, and expose ourselves to through media and movies of various sorts. Anything that gives us a visual reality represented in a sensationalize way that invokes a strong emotional reaction, regardless of whether or not it’s presented as fact or fiction, serves as a form of subconscious programming. Whatever we “blend with and become one with in mind”, and engage in by thinking about it for an extended period of time, we develop internally by adapting it to our paradigm forming a unique interpretation of it as a “possible experience”. The subconscious is “experiential in nature” and works by way of creating an “inner reality” that becomes the seed for producing as an equivalent or corresponding outer reality of the same type, kind, and “feeling”. This is why all “conscious programming” is formed as a “suggestion” we give ourselves for manifesting as an outer reality has to be constructed in the imagination and then imbued with sensation that invokes a corresponding emotion. We create the subconscious directive “as if” it’s already manifest and from “within” the experience of it. If we continuously act in an undisciplined way to dwell mentally in what we “don’t want”, while praying and asking for what we “do want”, then all we’re doing is programming our own subconscious mind to give us more of whatever it is we’re continuously thinking about. It’s our own “emotional thoughts” that are producing our reality.

The Will and Imagination

Many have formed the idea that the word “will” means determination to push through things, endure or resist something, or act in contradiction to our actual outer reality, yet this idea actually comes from a misunderstanding that works “against law”. What’s referred to as universal law, which are the processes and operations that produce and sustain reality itself in a coherent state, operates by completely natural means. Our “imagination” and ability to mentally produce “inner realities” using the intellectual aspect of our conscious mind in first “deciding” what we want to experience and then thinking about it, “is” our will. The imagination is the creative faculty of our mind that works to create what doesn’t already exist, or serves to amplify and multiply what does already exist, giving us more of it. Our “will to create” comes through the harmonious interaction of our conscious mind, which speaks internally in words, with our subconscious mind which translates words into pictures. As we think and form stories as internal dialogue that explain, describe, and give meaning to ideas, we simultaneously form a picture of the reality of our thoughts that mimic a memory. Memories are what the subconscious uses to create corresponding outer realities as an automated process. We translate our verbal thoughts (spoken word) into a reality based on the “meaning they have for us”, and we literally “program” ourselves to produce the reality of our thoughts.

While our soul resides within our physical body and the material reality of our body, we have two aspects of our mind that work together to create all of our experiences, and it’s only by learning how to use these aspects of our mind that we learn how to create our life experiences in an intentional and deliberate way. As we create our experiences, we simultaneously associate with them, and over time build our identity out of them. Our conscious mind is the intellectual aspect that “thinks in words”, forms theories about things that don’t currently exist as a kind of prediction, has the ability to make rational decisions based on logic and reasoning, and is what forms all of our internal dialogue and habitual commentaries. It’s the creative aspect of our mind that’s always “lost in time” and telling “stories” about things by replaying memories of the past, or imagining the future as a continuation of the past.

The conscious mind spends most of its time in the 4th dimension of space and time, while the subconscious has no concept of time and is always “present” in the moment. It doesn’t understand “tenses”. The subconscious is represented symbolically by the heart (feelings that connects the inner and outer world as an extension of each other), and perceives the outer through the same memory as the inner. All automatic patterns as memory of some kind are activated and set in motion through emotional charges that cause a reaction, and produce the same type of experience as the memory being used to form the reaction. It’s motivated towards any idea that’s presented as being pleasurable, and moves away form or tries to avoid any idea that seems painful. The emotion connected with the idea as an image or picture, is what “seats” that’s picture deep in the psyche, where it acts like a “hook” that keeps us thinking about it anytime we encounter something that reminds us of it, or that’s of the same nature. Fear is a very strong instinctual sensation designed to produce automatic behavior in animals, and in humans tends to be brought into our thoughts where we create whole realities out of them that serve to keep us in a constant state of fear that’s purely imaginary. As we think about what scares us, we create the experience of being afraid, even though what we’re imagining isn’t actually happening or real.

In order to “create” in a conscious and deliberate way, we have to work using both aspects of our mind and employ our intellect in directing our instinctual mind through verbal ideas that are converted into pictures. We do this by first deciding what it is we want to create as an “experience”, and then forming that reality in our imagination by defining it with sensory details to make it come alive. As it begins coming alive as a vivid idea inside our mind, it naturally stimulates and gives rise to a corresponding emotion, which enters into it and animates it as a means of expressing it. Once we have developed it as a sensory reality that will bring us the right type of experience, we create “internal dialogue” around it as what “we’re telling ourselves about it” that gives it “meaning”. The self-creative component doesn’t come through the reality itself, per say, but rather by how we translate it into an experience based on the meaning we give it. All personal interpretations of any event or happening is formed out of the meaning we give it through our internal dialogue as what we tell ourselves about it .

All “reality” in the most basic sense is objective and void of meaning. We take an objective reality and personalize it based on the meaning we give it which shapes how we experience it. The only meaning any situation has is the one we give it through our perception of it. Meaning forms the basis for how we construct our memories. Our memories are not formed out of the events themselves, but out of the story we told ourselves about what the event or situation “meant”. Meaning is multidimensional as a coherent organizing principle, and whatever meaning we give something is simultaneously applied to others, to life in general, and to us as a part of it all. Everything is based on and formed out of “relationships” as creative processes that take the same basic meaning as a kind of theme, and apply it systematically as a means of interpreting events to create specific types of experience that vary each time according to the new combinations formed.

If we’re against violence, we don’t focus on violence while constantly talking about it, forming the idea in the minds of others, or posting articles and videos ‘about” violent acts or violence events, because all this does is communicate the idea of “violence”, while promoting it, and programming others with the same idea as a reality. This is very easy to realize if you disconnect briefly from your belief about things (which is what shapes how you experience them), enter into an objective and detached state, and simply “observe” how your mind works. Recall a time when you read about, heard about, watched, or personally witnessed a violent act. It was presented with pictures of some kind and embellished with sensations and emotions by “how” it was presented (what perspective was being employed), and what language and tone was used to explain or describe it. Once you allowed the impression as an idea to enter your mind and take hold through the emotional charge associated with, where you thought about it for several minutes afterwards, forming it into a reality in your mind, saturating your body with the sensations it produced, even when you broke your train of thought and went on about your business or did something else that changed what you were focused on, that same idea as an internal picture and imaginary thought is impressed, and will come up periodically through any form of association to a similar idea or event. It has not only entered into your mind as a possible reality, it has invaded your thoughts and became a permanent reference as part of your normal thinking.

As you “thought about it and developed it into a reality in your mind”, you transformed it into “your own thought”. You made it into a personal thought that became a form of “seed” for perceiving as an outer reality of a similar kind. It became what you can think about as a “perceptual filter” that’s available as a means of forming instant interpretations of anything that even remotely resembles it. Your mind references memory through association, and when you recall that memory it comes complete with feeling sensations and emotions infused in it, and it serves to “alter your state” accordingly. Out of your state, comes more thoughts of the same nature, and they begin proliferating. It’s not about “that event” or type of violence, but violence becomes a general theme activated through association with anything of a violent nature, and you begin having more and more of the same type of thoughts and saturate yourself with more and more of the same type of feelings and emotions.

Next thing you know, you’re thinking about violence in general quite a bit, and you begin looking around you start seeing it more and more, you start feeling paranoid, and you become a victim to your own imagination, usually without ever realizing what you’re actually doing. You were successfully “given” the seed for generating violence through your ordinary, everyday thoughts and behaviors. This is because just as we have the innate ability to program our own subconscious using our conscious mind, the conscious mind of others have the ability to program us in exactly the same way. Anytime we “take in” an idea from another person or outside force without exercising discretion or judgment in objectively evaluating it with our rational mind, and we allow it to take hold and begin propagating in our imagination, we allow ourselves to be programmed with it and we begin psychologically cooperating in co-producing it as a “joint reality”.

Learning to Think in Terms of Principles

When we take an attitude of “pointing out” what’s (possibly) happening at a subliminal level as a way of supposedly “waking people up” to it, while we think that’s meaningful because we’re showing them something they “can’t see on their own”, and we present our case in regards to what we believe is “really going on” behind the appearance of things, chances are all we’re really doing is ingraining the idea deeper into their subconscious. We’re still using the same idea while presenting it with different feeling and emotions, instead of teaching them the “principles” involved in being able to intuitively discern things for themselves. What this means is that you’re going to have to keep on pointing things out because they continue to not be able to see things for themselves, and, if for any reason their perception that you “gave them” is deemed wrong somehow, they’ll blame you while turning on you, try to discredit you, ridicule and attack you, and make you out to be the bad guy. This is very easy to understand when we simply look around and realize that the people who come public and expose covert operations going on behind the scenes, are prosecuted by the very forces they sought to expose, while the public they tried to “save and inform”, sit back idly and don’t do anything, while, in some cases actively participate in helping to persecute them.

If a person can’t “see things” on their own then they’re simply going to be subject to the will of others and have to be “led along”. This is one of the greatest fallacies that we can easily form without realizing it. The “fact” that many can have a hard time realizing and accepting is that each one of us is responsible for our own life-creation and soul development. Someone who’s weak, unconscious, and requires constant help , will need help the whole way, and when it becomes difficult for them to handle, they often turn on the very person trying to help them, or they’ll simply keep on going with whatever reality is formed as the expression of their weaknesses. You can’t carry a weak person along, all you can do is try to teach them what they need in order to cultivate their own moral and mental strength and fortitude. Each one of us has got to be able to see the illusion of things ourselves by developing our intuition and higher capacities of our own mind and will.

Our Paradigm forms our Perception

Another factor that’s often completely overlooked or not taken rightfully into account, is the fact that we can only “see” and therefore comprehend in anything what matches and can be explained and described using our “mental paradigm”. If our paradigm doesn’t support an idea, we can look straight at it without realizing what it is and will simply reshape it to match our belief about it. The only “common ground” any of us really have lies in our ability to see the “outer appearance” of things. Many, or should I say most, only see what’s presented for them to see, or what they have some form of knowledge and memory around. Even when they’re shown what’s hidden in a situation that they can’t ordinarily see, they can’t “process” it rationally or discern it intuitively. They have to be “taught” these skills in order to employ them intuitively as a “chain of associated ideas” that simultaneously connects all correlated ideas, or by learning how to think about ideas rationally as a form of critical thinking. This means that even when you can present things to them in a way that allows them to see them in one instance, they’ll turn around in the next instance and fail almost entirely in being able to see the underlying idea being played out subliminally. We can’t depart knowledge on someone who is unable to receive it or integrate it harmoniously in their existing perception of reality.

Another common mistake that we make that results from the previously mentioned ones, is that when we teach people “how to think for themselves” and employ their own intuition in being able to see the hidden nature of things, they’ll form a somewhat different perception of it than we do. So many make the mistake of not appreciating the fact that there is no “set version” of reality where it appears exactly the same way for everyone, because all perception is formed out of our mental model as integrated life experiences, and so different aspects of the same situation or event is recognized, brought to the foreground, emphasized, and used as the means of creating a unique version of it by how they “interpret it”. We always “reshape everything” to be “like us”. The subconscious isn’t literal in terms of the language it speaks, it’s symbolic and metaphorical (intuitive), and sees the same idea differently each time it’s applied or perceived based on new combinations of state, emotions, and elements being used to illustrate the idea. It fluctuates each time it’s adapted to varying situations and circumstances, and by the memory being used to mentally conceptualize it and give it meaning.

So no one is going to see the same situation in the same way you are, and it’s going to mean something different to them as a result. You have to know this, understand it, and be okay with it. If you’re overly invested in your perception and interpretation to be the “right one”, or the “true one”, then you’re going to struggle with your own misunderstanding and faulty perception, probably without even realizing it. Every single person is going to form a slightly different take on the same thing when they’re “perceiving it themselves”, rather than trying to picture what it is you’re describing and trying to explain to them using your own words and concepts. So you need to give up your need for trying to “tell them” what they should be seeing, and instead show them “how to see” the hidden nature and operations being conducted behind the smoke screen of outer appearances.

How to Create Something New or Transform what Currently Exists

If you’re truly “against violence”, for example, you can’t keep talking about it, watching and posting videos or reading and sharing articles about it, because in doing so you’re only planting the psychological seed for producing more types of violence. In doing this you’re only acting to promote it and act as an advocate for it. The mind grows and multiplies whatever idea it’s given to think about and develops it by continuing to think about it. If you’re against violence, we have to ask yourself what needs to be employed in its place, and focus all of our attention onto that idea and develop it as a reality in our mind’s eye. Then refrain from continuing to saturate your mind with images that contradict it, and instead fill your mind with thoughts and ideas around tolerance, compassion, understanding, kindness, building communities that benefit everyone and helping those in need, and whatever it is that when established as a reality will abolish violence. Develop healthy and vivid ideas around peace and collaboration, and what kind of reality violence would never rise out of as a natural byproduct.

Then pay attention to how you communicate the idea to others to ensure that you’re doing it in a way that inspires them and makes them “feel good” about being a part of it. Learn to describe it using words and concepts that cultivates positive feelings and emotions. Demonstrate it in your own life and work on developing your own attitude in regards to it in every aspect of your daily life. Read and share articles about it, only watch videos and movies that make you feel good and give you more ideas about how to create the same type of reality. Learn how to cultivate and nurture internally what you want to connect with and experience externally. Refrain from saturating your mind with violent ideas and imagery and instead fill it with ideas about “good people” and good stories. By doing this you’ll begin forming the perceptual lens for “seeing that” in others and in everything around you, and you’ll begin growing and multiplying it. You”ll begin planting seeds for growing peace and prosperity for all people and walks of life.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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The Power of Focus – How We Manifest our Reality without Realizing It

The things that come most natural to us often go completely unrecognized because we do them without a direct awareness of what it is we’re doing and what it causes. What prevents people from understanding the power of their own mind usually comes because we don’t know how to step outside of our own tendencies and thinking patterns and view them from a neutral and detached state that’s non-personal and objective. We’re so caught up in our feelings and emotions about things and living out of the imaginary realities we create out of them that we can’t clearly see what it is we’re doing that’s causing them. We tend to live out of a state where we imagine everything is happening “to us” and we create our reality out of an unconscious and automatic reaction most of the time. When we’re not directly reacting to a stimulus of some kind, we’re replaying the thoughts and imaginary scenario’s over and over of our reactions, keeping us locked into the reality of our own making, usually, without ever realizing that we are in fact the one creating our own experiences as a reaction.

The most primary power of our mind in creating reality comes by what it is we choose to focus on and give our attention to. As we direct our attention onto something we direct our life-force energy into it and bring it to life inside of us by shaping it into a reality of some kind. While many people view attention as a passive force, it’s actually an “active force” which stimulates, separates out, and brings to the foreground whatever it is we’re focused on. It doesn’t matter if it’s good or bad, dull or exciting, problems or blessings. It works equally to create evil as it does good. It’s a neutral and unbiased force that simply creates by bringing passive ideas into an active development where they begin naturally expressing to produce our experience of reality. As we place our attention on something and begin thinking about it, we begin building it into a possible reality in our imagination by defining and shaping it with sensory details that elicits a particular feeling in response to it. How we shape it into an inner experience invokes and calls forth a corresponding emotion, which becomes the motivating force that not only determines how it will express in creating an outer experience of the same type, but also shows us what feeling-emotion the experience will give us more of.

Ideas that are created on the inner planes of imagination, don’t serve as a specific type of situation as an actual manifestation, but form more of a representation for an idea that’s symbolic and metaphorical in nature, much like an archetypal idea. It represents a “type of experience” we want to create based on the feeling it’s infused with that will determine how it’s applied to varying situations as a means of generating and giving us more of the same feeling. It’s a representation of a certain type, kind, and form of experience that can be applied to any number of comparable situations as a means of generating more of that same type of feeling. The inner representations act in a similar way to our own memories, which are used as the basis for creating more and more experiences of the same kind as the past based on the same emotion that’s being expressed through them. Whenever we dwell in a thought-form or memory, thinking about it replaying it in our mind as a scenario, and shaping it in a slightly different way each time based on what’s going on in our daily life, we’re literally programming our own subconscious to construct the reality that will provide us with more of the same type of experiences. It’s a primer, so to speak, as a “type” (archetype).

This idea is very easy to understand by simply observing how your own mind operates to develop an internal representation. If you learn how to employ what’s called your “witnessing faculty”, which can be thought of as forming an objective, detached, and impersonal perspective that stands off to the side and “watches” your normal thoughts as they flow by and play out in your imagination without censoring or latching onto them, you can prevent yourself from getting lost in the thoughts themselves, while simply “observing” them. Focus your attention on anything around you that has meaning or significance, and simply think about it. As you begin thinking about it you begin infusing it with attributes and sensations, and through a chain of association to other ideas or memories of a similar nature, you begin developing it into an inner reality. Once it becomes an inner reality, usually after only a few seconds or minutes, if you continue to think about it, you continue to develop it in a way that invokes a natural emotional response to it. The emotion that comes in response to it based on how you formed the idea in your mind and what memories you associated with it, becomes the force that motivates activity of some kind, and is what begins the process of actively structuring and organizing the same type of reality outwardly as an “experience” of the same kind.

As we define, shape, sensationalize, and bring the inner reality to life with feeling and emotion, it forms a “perceptual filter” that we transpose over the outer reality (look through) and use to shape the outer world to be a correlating expression of the same idea. Our inner reality, which is always under our control, forms what we can think of as a “template” that’s metaphorical in nature and acts as an “organizing principle” for connecting us with the same elements in our outer environment that can be used to shape and create the same type of reality that will lay the foundation and set the stage for creating an equivalent experience. Not as an actual material construct, necessarily, but as a corresponding experience that gives us more of the same “feeling”. We tend to confuse the idea of “manifesting” with an actual material construct without seeming to realize that the material construct only acts as the means for the feeling (spiritual force) as an emotion to express through. The creative factor in any situation isn’t the material construct itself, which only serves as a dwelling or vehicle for the spirit, it’s the feeling as an energetic force that expresses through the material construct. How it transpires and formulates outwardly may take on many different “appearances”, but how it makes us feel is always the same.

The reason for this is due to the fact that our entire material reality is actually produced and maintained by our subconscious (which is the group mind of the collective unconscious). Our subconscious differs from our conscious mind in that it functions to create “subjective experience” using symbolic representations and metaphors (archetypes) as a form of “theme” for producing specific types of experience. Symbolic ideas are formed out of attributes, qualities, and characteristics that cause “specific sensations” to rise up out of them naturally. How we form a representation of an idea (archetype) in our imagination serves to “put us in touch” with the natural forces associated to that idea, which comes as an inner feeling. All “experience” is formed out of the feeling we experience both internally and externally due to the association formed between them. While the outer appearance that sets the stage for creating our experience may vary considerably and take on many different forms and scenarios, the feeling that results from it is consistent.

A symbol, metaphor, or archetype “represents” an idea as qualities and characteristics, and can be applied to any number of situations to produce an infinite variety of possibilities born out of the same archetypal idea as a set of inner qualities. It’s the inner qualities that shape the outer appearance and determine how something behaves. What this shows us is that what’s truly creating in any situation that we act to manifest outwardly as an actual reality, isn’t the picture itself formed in our mind as a possibility, but the inward feeling as qualities that births and determines how we shape and define the idea as a “symbolic template” that also sets the prerequisite for “how” we experience it. As we create our experiences, we simultaneously “create our self” by how we associate with our own creation. We first set forth the request by providing our subconscious with a symbolic representation for producing reality that will bring us a specific kind of experience, and then we gain a “sense of ourselves” through and as that experience, and “identify” with it as a result. We literally build our own identity, which is “who we are” (I Am), out of our own self-made experiences formed by how we program our own subconscious through what we focus on, channel our life-force energy into, and the thoughts we build into realities in our imagination, usually without having any real awareness of what we’re doing and how it is we’re doing it.

Experience is holistic in nature, and comes as the harmonious unity and interaction of every aspect of our mind and consciousness as a coherent whole. The whole function of our mind (soul) in creating our reality is to produce an “experience of ourselves” within the “reality of our thoughts” formed and vivified in our imagination. One of the most common mistakes people make in “manifesting” is that they think it’s about manifesting the actual reality of the idea they picture in their mind, or acquiring a specific type of material object or situation, and so they concentrate and “visualize” what they want as an experience of having it, without realizing the “thing itself” is only a symbol that represents a feeling that will be attained through a corresponding outer experience. If we “wish for money”, for example, the wish is born out of the feeling of not having money, and instead of manifesting unexpected funds, we create instead more feelings of not having any. And then, even when we do manage to attain what we wish for, it doesn’t bring the experience we thought it would, and we feel discouraged and confused, and think, well, this doesn’t work. Yet whatever the imagined reality represented may come in many other ways, and we don’t recognize it because it didn’t show up the way we wanted it to and as we visualized it.

A person may wish to be successful because they don’t already feel successful, and so they imagine what it would be like to be successful while harboring feelings of inadequacy and inferiority, which is what’s motivating their desire, only to produce more feelings of inadequacy and lack of achievement that serves to give them more of the same feeling. It’s what’s “motivating” our desire that’s actually the creative factor, not the image of the desired “outcome” as a certain type of reality. Then, when they do manage to produce a situation or event that would normally indicate success, they either don’t realize it as such, or it doesn’t give them the feeling they wanted because they approached it by dwelling in the feeling they didn’t want or were trying to alleviate. Whatever feeling we dwell in and use to imagine scenarios out of, we’re literally telling our subconscious to “give me more of this” and, the subconscious being the faithful servant to the conscious mind, obeys without questioning and brings more and more experiences of the same feeling. This is the same process we use to create when we dwell in memories of the past. Memory and emotion are always connected, and one serves to stimulate and call forth the other.

What this tells us is that if we choose to focus on all of our problems, we only act “on ourselves” to produce more of the same type of problems. If you focus on your pain and limitations, you accentuate and increase them by telling your subconscious that you want more of the same experiences. If you focus on painful memories of the past and things or people that hurt you, you attract more of the same type of people and work together to create more of the same type of pain. If we walk into every situation looking for what’s wrong with it and where the problems lie, and we look for imperfections and what irritates us about people, we act to “bring out” those imperfections in them by activating them, and develop and increase them as a result. We produce more of the problem because we channel our life-force into it, bring it to life in the situation, and maintain it by continuing to give it our attention. Whatever we expect in a situation we get, because we “look for it” by sifting through everything that’s available within the situation, abstracting only what matches and can be used to build the reality of our expectation as our perception.

In a like manner, when we choose to walk into any situation looking for what’s good about it, and we actively place our attention only on those aspects, we serve to bring them out in the situation and actively develop them through how we interact within our own self-made reality. When we approach people with an attitude of finding what we have in common with them, and we interact based on that, we strengthen and develop those qualities in them and in ourselves through the nature of the interaction. If we look for and only speak to the good in others, then we act to bring the good out in them while simultaneously bringing out that same quality out in ourselves, strengthening it in both by creating a joint experience. Whatever we focus on, look for, pay attention to, connect with, build inwardly as an idea, and speak to, we stimulate, bring into an active and expressive state, and multiply to produce more of the same qualities as characteristics.

So instead of letting your thoughts run on auto-pilot in an habitual manner, or always focusing on past memories that caused painful feelings, or going into a brand new situation with expectations on what you’re going to find, learn how to attend to your thoughts with awareness, let painful memories of the past go and discipline yourself to quit thinking about them, and create an attitude of deciding what you want and direct your focus and attention accordingly. As you catch yourself thinking about what you don’t want while picturing it in your mind, stop yourself and change your focus to what you do want while picturing that in your mind. Learn how to utilize your thoughts as the creative tool they actually are for creating the type of experiences you want as the means of shaping yourself by way of those experiences.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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What is Our Higher Self, and how do we Connect with It?

This idea can be a bit confusing to understand in the practical sense, because different spiritual systems present it differently by using different archetypes and allegories, while the “relationship” itself that’s being exemplified is basically the same. The most basic principle there is in regards to describing our spiritual nature, is the universal Law of the Triad, or the three-in-one law, also referred to as the Trinity, and the threefold nature of the mind and soul. This is a Universal Principle because it’s “fundamental” in creating reality and acts as the seed or kernel out of which all other laws have their nativity, and it’s the initiating power that underlies all of reality that’s represented symbolically through cultural symbols and metaphors in every culture on Earth.

This idea is also very paradoxical due to the fact that it’s the “primal law” that underlies everything else, and operates through the Law of Vibration and Polarity, which is not only the underlying matrix as the substrata of reality, but is also the means through which we “move between” upper and lower planes. The term “upper plane” is referring to the level of pure mind as the conscious aspect that constructs the Astral-body as a “thought-form” (3-D model) which serves as the blueprint for constructing and regenerating our physical body, along with the reality projected through the personality of our body. And likewise, the term “lower plane” is referring to the unconscious aspect of our “self” that’s submerged “within” the material reality through our body as an element of that reality, having it as an “experience”. This is why our material reality is represented as a “shadow”, mirror image, or “reflection” of our higher human soul.

The etheric-double or light-body, which serves as the thematic template and blueprint for structuring the entire lower plane, also serves as the “medium or conduit” for communication “between” planes, which is referred to psychologically as the “subconscious” aspect of the mind. “Planes”, as the term is used in this context, can be most accurately thought of as “mental states” that we move back and forth between as a means of first creating our reality as a projection born out of our mental model, while simultaneously being fully submerged within that reality and having a direct experience of it, usually without realizing that “we’re” the one actually creating it. The different aspects of the mind and soul, which are synonymous terms, are only distinguishable from each other as different “states” (vibratory frequencies) that exist on different levels and phases of a continuum which works together as a “singularity” to create an image of itself, not as a body, but as the whole reality of the body where it “experiences” itself as a specific type of person living a certain kind of story.

What we commonly refer to as the conscious mind while within our body, is actually an aspect of the subconscious mind (brain consciousness), and can be more accurately referred to as the “self-conscious” mind that’s fully identified with being our body. This is due to the fact that this aspect of our mind is birthed fully within our material body and forms it’s identity out of the personality. This aspect of our self may be more appropriately thought of as the “intellect” which accompanies and is born out of the instinctual, emotional aspect of the subconscious through our natural development. While this forms our thinking, self-aware, rational mind while we’re in our body, it still remains completely unaware of our true identity as a fully conscious, self-aware being of a higher and more divine nature. This is the aspect of the lower mind that’s creative in terms of being able to shape an “image” of itself by how it associates with its material circumstances and natural status within those circumstances.

The intellectual aspect of the mind has the ability to direct and program its own instinctual, subconscious mind while in physical form through its own thoughts and how those thoughts are shaped into realities in the faculty of the imagination. Once an abstract idea is translated into a well-defined sensory reality that serves to naturally give rise to correlated emotions, it then serves as pattern or kind of “thematic program” that the subconscious can use in place of an actual memory to create a corresponding outer reality of the same nature. The subconscious is the unified mind of the material plane (collective unconscious mind) and is what takes an “inner idea” and organizes an outer experience of it. Due to the fact that we usually aren’t aware of this innate ability to create our own outer reality, we have a tendency instead to let our emotions and impulses run our thoughts and determine what we imagine and construct in our mind as a inner reality, and we create the reality of our emotional states and conditioning in an automatic fashion. Imaginary realities born out of emotional states are what’s commonly referred to as the “illusions” we form in place of objective reality where we simply replay the patterns of our past over and over without being aware of the fact that we can change them.

All movement between different planes (upper and lower, and inner and outer) and between the different aspects of our mind are conducted through the Law of Polarity. Polarity works out of the principle of vibration as the movement of energy between positive and negative aspects of the same thing. The active (masculine) component serves to “enter into” the passive receptor (feminine), and “impregnates it” with an idea in it’s seed form. This seed-idea is then gestated and developed into a physical reality on the inner plane by adapting it to the conditions of the outer plane, where it’s then birthed in a completely natural way. Due to the fact that the self-conscious mind is the “active” aspect of the subconscious on the physical plane, it can’t communicate directly with the “conscious” mind of the higher plane, which also resides in a primarily active state on that plane. For this reason, the subconscious (feminine aspect) is the medium and “means of communication” for both masculine aspects of the mind between the higher (mental) and lower (material) plane. All communication between our higher and lower self that’s of an intentional nature and meant to result in a modification to our physical reality, takes place within the passive and receptive component of the subconscious, and usually comes as a form of “dream state”.

An idea that we want to manifest as a part of our reality is formulated in the imagination and defined with the proper sensation that acts to naturally give rise to higher forms of emotion, and is “reflected” within the subconscious as a symbolic idea or inner reality, which is then communicated to the higher aspect of our conscious mind. The higher mind, upon receiving the request as a “sensationalized inner representation”, evaluates it from the perspective of the “entire lower reality” of karmic expression, and modifies it accordingly so it’s congruent with our “life plan”. This is the process commonly referred to as the Higher Self only working for the “greater good of all involved”, because it’s aware that the entire lower reality is actually being created by “us” as a means of administering our own karma in order to “learn from it”. We only acquire “knowledge” of our self through experience, which we’re also creating in a moment by moment fashion through our perception and how we naturally interpret the events of our life to give them meaning. This process allows us to become aware of what our karma is while also providing us with the opportunity for redeeming ourselves by exercising the mental powers necessary to transform the unconscious patterns that are forming all of our life experiences.

Our subconscious, being fundamentally passive in nature, doesn’t have the ability to actively produce “original thoughts” that aren’t a part of it’s original programming, and operates almost exclusively out of “memory”. What we refer to as our instinctual mind functions naturally out of memories of a universal nature that we draw on as a means of adapting to our current life situation in order to create a personalized version of the same basic idea. We come into life as a soul already programmed with the memory of our entire life plan in a latent state, which is then systematically prompted and activated through correlated outer events that serve to stimulate us in specific ways. As we create experiences out of our primary soul memory, we evolve and develop those memories to a new and more diverse form. Our self-conscious mind tends to form most of our thoughts out of our past as the memories of our present life conditioning, usually without realizing that it also has the creative ability to form brand new ideas that can be used as a means of transforming our existing reality. In order to program our subconscious with new ideas, we have to use our inner faculties in being able to form the ideas into a “believable” sensory reality, infused with strong emotion that mimics an actual memory.

Defining the Nature of our Higher Self

Our Higher Self isn’t something that’s “outside of us” or that presents itself as another entity or material form that we can “perceive” as being separate from us. It’s “inside of us” as a fundamental and essential part of our being. It’s the part of ourselves that we’re always talking to, discussing things with, praying to, and asking for guidance and help from. It’s the “inner well” from which we acquire all true knowledge, because knowledge in the objective sense of understanding the fundamental nature of reality, is actually “knowledge of ourselves”. This is because we’re the one creating our reality as the means of experiencing ourselves and coming to realize who we really are as a result of our experiences. In Christian Religions, the Higher Self is most commonly referred to as “Christ” or God. It’s the part of us we “pray to” for guidance and help in understanding things that cause us pain and suffering. We are God in the most basic sense, because God only exists within us and is only “accessible” through prayer and meditation.

Communication from our Higher Self comes through the subconscious where it’s reflected in the mirror of the mind as an “inspired thought”. Inspired means it isn’t a product of our habitual thought patterns and being generated from our current base of knowledge within our current life circumstances, but comes more as a brand new way of looking at something that allows us to see something that we couldn’t see before, and as a result, has an exhilarating quality to it. Inspiration comes with an amplified charge of energy that excites and enlivens us with possibilities. We don’t attain knowledge by “channeling outside entities or personalities” as a “spirit guide” or “panel of supposed experts that we consult with for guidance”, it comes by completely closing ourselves off from outside activity and stimulus of any kind, turning our full attention within, becoming fully present, and communicating with God as our Higher Power and primary Source. Knowing that all reciprocated communication will also come as a “reflection in our mind”, or as a fundamental event that shows up as a natural part of our outer reality, where we “attain it” through experience.

We only know our Self and God through “direct experience” that’s intimate in nature and comes as a connection of the inner with the outer, and the upper with the lower as being a continuation of the same thing. There’s no difference between what we know and what we experience directly. This is what Jesus meant when he taught, “when the outer becomes the same as the inner, and the inner becomes the same as the outer, you’ll have entered the gates of heaven”. The term heaven is referring to a higher sphere of consciousness where you create from a fully conscious state as your “whole reality” and you no longer perceive yourself as separate from your own creation. On what we call the higher plane of consciousness, the lower plane of material reality and personal existence is seen in its entirety as a unified whole. There’s no more division or sense of separation. While we have a tendency to think of the “soul” as being our body only, it’s actually what’s creating the “entire lower plane of reality” in which our body functions and lives and provides us with the means for experiencing ourselves.

Karma and the True Nature of Objective Reality

Our Higher Self is also the objective administrator of karma as a higher form of unconditional love. It’s only through redeeming ourselves of our unconscious programming and conditioning that we’re able to grow and become truly self-aware. We only truly learn and grow through experience, and our Higher Self is what organizes, arranges, and orchestrates all the situations, circumstances, and events where we play out unconscious tendencies without awareness of what we’re doing. It’s only by becoming aware of our “own part” in our life experiences that we can bring them into conscious awareness and begin utilizing our higher power in being able to transform them. We have to begin realizing what we’re doing and what our part is in the creation of our own life situations, so we can begin seeing them clearly from an objective and detached state, and act accordingly to break our own habitual patterns by making new decisions. The main objective to life is to wake-up within our own dream and realize that we’re the one creating it as a projection of our own subconscious based on patterns we formed during our formative conditioning as a child. Our Higher Self doesn’t interfere with this process by intervening on our part, but instead helps guide us through the process of awakening by instructing us in ways that expand our awareness and bring new realizations.

The cosmic will, which is the conscious aspect of our Higher Self, always works for the benefit of everyone involved in the greater whole, because it’s aware of the fact that we’re the one creating the whole (projecting our reality) as an experience born out of a primarily unconscious state. This means that we’re submerged “within” the experience of our own making while failing almost entirely to realize “who we really are” as the “creator” having the experience of our own creation. The only way we can work within a situation to transform it is by not only realizing “who we really are” as a higher being, but by also forming an understanding of how to work with our own mind on higher levels of awareness.

As we become conscious in situations we were normally unconscious in, we can begin seeing our own tendencies, and instead of blindly repeating them, we can make new decisions about who we’re going to be instead and act to transform our own experiences. As long as we’re locked inside the dream produced from as a habitual perception, we maintain the same personality and character traits, and replay the same patterns as a “life theme” that we’ve been conditioned with over and over, while never realizing or owning our own part in our story about things. As long as we continue to focus on other people while projecting onto them, and we perceive everything as “being done to us” by outside forces, we remain “subject” to them, which means we’re influenced and ultimately controlled by them. This locks us into the illusion of separation and we fail to realize that the inner and outer are actually a continuation and extension of each other, and form a self-perpetuating system out of “cause and effect”.

We can come to recognize this process because whatever it is we perceive as being an outer reality is actually being formed by our mental paradigm through our “perception”. The activities of the outer world serve to stimulate and call forth correlating qualities within us as a reaction. All action produces an equal or greater reaction of the same kind. Once the same qualities are actively expressing on both the inner and outer planes we enter into a state of sympathy and rapport with life, where our reaction then becomes the causal force that serves to re-stimulate them in the same way, and the energy moves back and forth, amplifying and building, and the “dynamic” as a pattern naturally inherent in the active qualities brought alive in both people serve to form a “joint reality” that gives both people a similar type of experience. The cause creates an equivalent effect, and the effect then becomes the cause that produces and amplified effect in the other, and it continues to go back and forth playing out as a dynamic that’s the expression of the shared qualities and characteristics. This back and forth movement is represented by the symbol of “infinity” (sideways 8) as a self-replicating, self-perpetuating, self-sustaining system.

The Voice Within

It may be difficult to determine when the voice speaking inside of us is that of our Higher Self, because we all have a whole set of what you can think of as “sub-personalities”, each of which has their own voice. Not as “different voices”, but as our own voice that takes on a different perspective and attitude. Our own ordinary thinking comes as an inner dialogue that’s continuous in nature as our very thoughts. You can tell when it’s the voice of your Higher Self because it’s always unemotional, unbiased, and completely rational. It’s intuitive in the sense that’s it’s always addressing life and reality as a “whole”, rather than a selfish or personal aspect of a specialized version. It utilizes your own voice, commanded by a higher, sober, parent-like mind. It never violates choice and free will, and only instructs or guides you by showing you things about a person or situation that you’re currently not aware of so you to make more realistic and accurate decisions. It gives you guidance by expanding your awareness around something, providing you with new information attained from a different perspective that will help you in being able to make better, and more well-rounded decisions.

The voice of your true Higher Self never violates or oversteps choice and free will by telling you what to do or by making decisions for you, it simply brings new insights, while also providing you with the moral strength to see those decisions through to fruition. It never addresses or comes from a place of honoring and validating your personal insecurities, self-doubt, emotional fantasies, or perceived limitations, but acts always to bring you back into your center with a sober mindset that’s very practical and grounding. It’s intuitive in the sense that it’s “all-knowing” and tuned into the greater reality as the combination of past, present, and future as a singularity or continuum. It connects us through an elusive bridge that tunes us into a higher mental state where we can see the whole picture while also being confined within it. It’s the “veil” that’s sheer and semi-translucent, and the “impressions” attained through can often seem vague, fleeting, and come as more of a daydream.

Due to the fact that our inner voice is of a divine nature and resides on a higher plane that oversees and orchestrates this one, it often includes “prophecy”. It does this in the most natural sense by revealing the true inner nature of things and how it is that they’ll play out as a series of events that are all apart of the same cycle. This process works by natural law and comes as internal images which either warn of us of impending danger, give us more information by directing our attention onto areas we normally ignore, through a discussion that’s educational in nature, or as a momentary view into the future, usually presented in universal symbols and metaphorical images that require us to discern them. It brings new insights that normally exist outside of our mental paradigm that show us new things about what’s really going on beneath the surface of things that we can’t see otherwise. It comes as what we call the “witnessing faculty” of our mind, which functions from a “third person” perspective as not being directly involved, yet on the outskirts of the situation observing if from a detached and rational perspective.

Tuning into the Bigger Picture of the All

The human personality is “shaped by” and completely dependent on the whole of reality as the “All”. Once this truth is honestly realized and it’s implications embraced the only intelligent course of action is to completely surrender the lower personality of your body to a higher purpose. This surrender of our lower self to our higher self , begins in the mind as the submission of the personal consciousness to the direction of our universal and non-personal mind. This comes most naturally through the realization that all of our true power is derived from above. The surrender of our personal life to Life itself makes us intensely positive energetically in relation to other persons and to the conditions of our environment. Awareness of the power that “transcends” personal power always results in a positive mental attitude. As soon as we let go of our personal will and begin perceiving through a broader and more universal level of consciousness, we realize that all of our pain and suffering is actually self-inflicted due to our perception of imaginary limitations and selfish endeavors that are unconscious motivations born out of our formative conditioning.

The personality of our body and genetic makeup combined with the evolved memory of our universal soul (acquired through many different personalities and life conditions) forms the marriage for what’s developed “in us” through our initial conditioning. Our family dynamics are created by those who share the same ancestral memory and natural tendencies that naturally ensue from the active expression of the same group dynamics. We’re born into a group situation of shared character traits and behavioral dynamics that serve to activate and bring into expression the shared aspects as dominant qualities, which are then shaped into “thematic patterns” that are harmoniously interwoven and synthesized to form our mental paradigm. Our mental paradigm is constructed out of memory that forms the “perceptual lens” we look through and naturally use as the means of creating more realities of the same nature and kind.

Formative patterns are initially established out of partial qualities that were brought forth and developed in us by playing out certain dynamics, while others remain latent and unused. Our formative conditioning sets the basis for our “personal will” which is conducted from a primarily unconscious state and is what recreates the same habitual patterns over and over, where we act on ourselves to administer our own pain and suffering. When we resist life as a free-flowing stream of consciousness, and work instead to build a wall around a small area as a limited idea about ourselves, we confine ourselves to a prison of our own making where we feel helpless to get out because we can’t see over or beyond our own wall and don’t realize there’s another whole idea playing out just beyond our ability to perceive it.

When we connect intuitively with our Higher Self and we’re able to realize that as a personality confined to a body we’re powerless in the most basic sense of expanding our awareness to be able to see the bigger picture playing out harmoniously all around us as a coherent whole, and we realize that our life experiences are produced “through” this larger whole, we begin slowly comprehending the meaning of a higher power and Will to work “through the whole” as a universal process rather than an individual one. With this awareness we’re able to begin detaching from our personal conditioning and self-motivated actions, and instead surrender our personal will to our higher will. When we form an inner connection to our higher source of power, we no longer need to get power from others and an outside source. We start engaging in everything without needing to “get anything” from it, and we take an attitude of “giving” or bringing something to our life situations instead. We begin thinking about what’s best for everyone involved in any situation rather than what we want and imagine we “need” from it.

When we no longer feel compelled to try and have our needs met by others, or attain power from trying to control them somehow, we experience a kind of newfound freedom. We refrain from exerting our dominance in trying to direct and control others and our situation, and enter into the flow of the moment instead, and as a result, begin “sensing ourselves” in new and more conscious ways. We begin going with life instead of resisting it. Instead of asking for things for our self when we pray and commune with our higher power, we begin asking to be an “instrument” in the objective administration the higher, universal will that works for the highest good of everyone involved. As we do this, we begin cultivating compassion in place of judgment, and start forming a natural attitude of serving others.

The Unified Field of the Astral Plane

What’s commonly referred to as the Akashic Field is what we can think of as the “etheric double” constructed out of accumulated, homogenized group memory (karma) that forms the “blueprint” for the shared reality of humanity as a whole. All “organized form” as a living matrix requires a blueprint that’s used for not only constructing it, but also for determining how it functions as a growth process that evolves it to different levels of development or towards a prophesied means. Just as our physical form and life story is formed out of our etheric-double as the “seed of our karma”, so is all of humanity and the “unified story” of the human drama being played out globally. Our Higher Self, which is the aspect of our conscious awareness that never fully manifests into the lower plane of material reality, while acting to oversee and direct it, exists on a plane or conscious level that’s “above” this one (a hierarchical structure of kingdoms), and is what fashions its own etheric vehicle as a holographic model that serves to play out its individual karma within the larger dynamic of group and global karma.

When we receive intuitive guidance from our higher self, it pertains to preparing us for “what’s coming” which, being “within” the larger drama, we can’t see and therefore don’t know is coming. Sometimes the guidance, which is “felt as an inner knowing” that often lacks context, makes sense to us at our present level of awareness, and sometimes it doesn’t. It often guides us in letting go of things we still have an attachment to, and so there’s an immediate conflict of interest, and as a result, we begin second guessing it or doubting its validity, and often either end up ignoring it completely and keep going in favor of our attachments, or we begin debating and skewing it to fit our needs for maintaining the situation we’re involved in instead.

This natural tendency to doubt away the guidance that’s been clearly realized, not only causes us to inflict and subject ourselves to emotional pain and mental suffering in our own life, when it plays out just as we intuitively knew it would, we feel like a fool for not trusting it. It can be quite destructive in the sense that it often breaks down the “illusion” we were living by making it so obvious we can no longer maintain it. This is because our higher self is operating in a fully conscious state on a higher plane and sees the material plane in its entirety. It’s the administrator of the reality that’s built into our “life-design”, and knows how every aspect of our life will play out and what will result from any relationship and situation.

Divine Providence and Personal Destiny

Our “life” is formed as an ongoing story orchestrated through a dynamic series of precisely correlated events that are inherent in our soul’s design and built into our etheric blueprint, which “is” our subconscious mind. This serves to not only form our body and personality and our perception of reality, it also plays out our whole life story in a systematic and somewhat predictable way through the automatic decisions we make on a moment by moment basis and the timing through which events transpire in a synchronized fashion. We’re placed in a specific time and location within an ongoing drama and a group situation that shares the same type karma as smaller patterns playing out harmoniously within larger patterns of the same kind, all of which correspond and set the stage necessary to play out our personal story in a completely natural and spontaneous way. We all play a role in various dynamics as thematic life-patterns that create congruently on many different levels simultaneously. Our personal expression as a reality plays out perfectly within a universal reality of a similar tone. We have many different levels and scales of karma, all of which are born from the same “cosmic seed” as a “universal theme”.

Our exact time of birth, astrological birth chart, and location within the ongoing story of humanity, is calculated with extreme accuracy through “harmonics” as vibration. This strategic placement within the “space-time continuum” of reality is perfect because it’s based on sympathetic resonance. Where we are at any given moment and what it is we’re experiencing and having to deal with is exactly what we need in order to grow and is precisely what’s “meant to be”. There’s no effort required on our part because it’s a fundamental part of our initial programming. Our life flows in a completely natural and spontaneous way. All reality as we’re capable of perceiving it functions as a harmonious whole. An elaborate, complex, and eloquent movement that’s in perfect tune with everything else. It’s what you might think of as a kind of “holo-movement”. A hologram that’s alive and real as a unified reality and always playing out around us with us at it’s center.

There’s no such thing as a separate, independent, little pattern playing out within larger patterns of a different and dissonant nature, because they won’t propagate naturally through the unified field of consciousness. A particle (individual) has it’s “existence” as a life experience within the reality of it’s “parent wave”. The individual is but one possibility that’s a fundamental and essential part of the larger whole in which it has it’s existence as a specified “type” of experience. So everything that’s happening “inside of you” as an imaginary thought-process has it’s complementary aspect “outside of you” as a correspondence. What makes this confusing to understand in the practical sense is because the inner imagining as thoughts that are turned into pictures, serve a “symbolic representation” that’s used as a kind of “metaphor” for structuring the outer reality as a coherent theme. The outer sets the stage for the inner to play out as an experience of our thoughts. There’s no difference outside of degree and scale. You could think of yourself as an “archetypal being” (formulated originally in your astrological birth chart) who’s natural life expression plays out as a specific kind of “myth” as the means of “experiencing yourself”.

Intuitive guidance, which comes as an “inner knowing” about something that’s “felt” and not self-generated out of habitual perceptions of the past, comes from an intrinsic awareness of the entire lower reality as having already been created. It doesn’t come so much as a “warning”, as many believe, but as a means of calling our attention to the “underlying nature” of things so we can begin forming an awareness around what normally eludes us due to the fact that we live most of our life from a semi-unconscious state. Intuition, in the most fundamental sense is designed to expand our awareness around the hidden nature of things and always connects us to the greater reality simultaneously playing out as a moment by moment unfoldment. It allows us to form realizations around the invisible aspects of life and the internal forces motivating how everything acts and interacts, and the course their reality takes as a result. It’s a kind of bleed-through of a higher level of consciousness designed to make us aware in areas we’re normally unaware so we can begin cultivating “conscious awareness” in areas we normally function in an unconscious manner while a part of them. It moves us from perceiving the outer appearances of things to connecting with the “inner soul” of them instead.

We can know if it’s truly guidance from our higher self because it’s not a product of our conditioning as unconscious patterns we continuously play out in a completely natural and habitual way without realizing it. It moves us instead out of our limited, self-generated perspective and into an expanded form of objective awareness which, when honored and followed, serves to keep us “awake and aware” in dynamics we usually engage in without direct awareness of what we’re doing and why. As we become aware of aspects of our reality that we’re normally not aware of, the awareness itself begins dismantling the habitual pattern associated with it, freeing us to form new realizations that lay the groundwork for making new decisions.

Intuitive guidance from our higher level of consciousness aids us in being able to stay awake in our daily life and aware of the hidden nature of things as a harmonious blending of intellect and instinct, so we can make calculated “decisions” regarding them, and exercise our will in being able to transform them, resolving our karma as a natural consequence. When we ignore our intuition in favor of our own self-generated perceptions that keeps us repeating the same patterns as unconscious tendencies born out of our conditioning, and creating more of the same realities as the past, we stay locked into creating our life from a conditioned, habitual and unconscious state, without realizing we have the power “within” to wake up in our own dream, and begin directing it.

One of the most basic paradoxes comes from the fact that when we invest in the “outer appearance of things” as being “real” and therefore true, we perceive from an unconscious state, and when we shift instead to sensing the “inner nature of things” and what it is that’s motivating their activities, we begin perceiving from a fully conscious state. The term “consciousness” isn’t referring to our awareness of the outer appearance of material forms, but the inner nature as the “underlying” reality being played out as a “soul to soul” connection that gives rise to new realizations about ourselves and everyone else. True “consciousness” as a fully awake and self-aware state is an attribute of the higher soul, and not the body (brain) consciousness of the personality. Our body is simply a medium as a feedback mechanism that allows us to experience our own thoughts as an outer reality.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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Self-Love: The Conditional, Unconditional, and Universal Love for Others

The idea of what it means to “love yourself” can often seem confusing, because the very concept of “self” is used in a vague manner without being accompanied by a description of the “principles” involved. What is typically called the “self”, is a creation as a concept or image produced by the mind and soul of itself, and like the mind, exists on 3 planes or levels of consciousness simultaneously, while still operating as “One”. As we create our perception and experiences of reality, we simultaneously associate with our experiences and get a “sense of our self” through our experiences, identifying with them as a result. Our concept of our “self” is shaped as our identity (the “I am”), which is formed on three levels simultaneously as our personality (identification with our body), our universal identity or ego, created through numerous incarnations (Higher Soul), and our true Higher Self, which is comprised of an archetypal matrix of universal qualities and ideas that we draw on in creating on the lower levels of manifestation. This is further complicated by what it is we refer to as “love”, due to the fact that most people perceive love to be an “emotion”, when in fact it’s a universal principle of “union”.

To love yourself doesn’t mean to love yourself as the personality of your body (lower self) and all of its tendencies and perhaps inappropriate or harmful behaviors established through your conditioning, but rather loving that part of you that actually warrants love because it’s pure in heart, and is what bestows the only true form of “unconditional love” upon you through all the phases and activities of your life. The idea of self-love is referring to the “Self” that’s also known as your “Higher Self” which resides on a higher plane of conscious awareness and is what’s actually conducting and administering the events and activities of the entire lower plane, used for exercising and developing your ability to create meaningful experiences. You’re not defined by the experiences themselves as objective and random events, but are in fact the one creating all of your experiences as a means of creating yourself. Love, in the higher sense of the idea is not an emotional state, it’s a “universal principle” of how we form “union” with different aspects of ourselves (notice this is always plural) in order to become whole and fully conscious on multiple planes simultaneously. Whatever we love, we desire, and whatever we desire we seek to become one with. It’s not an emotion we display as a pleasant form of attention, affection and encouragement, as many believe, it’s a principle that provides us with explicit instruction on how to create based on what it is we combine with and become the same as in mind and spirit.

To love our self is referring to our “true self” which is our Higher Self and what we call our eternal Soul. It’s not pampering yourself, sticking up for yourself, attending to petty needs, or accepting yourself in all your faults and self-induced dilemma’s, as many portray it to be. By connecting intimately with the part of us that we’re always in communication with that acts as a “parent” who guides us through things intuitively as a form of education administered with an all-pervading patience and understanding, is the “self” that’s being referred to, and not the lower self as the personality of your body, which resides in a predominantly unconscious state and unaware most of the time of the consequences of its actions. Our body and personality is simply what our Soul uses as a vehicle and instrument in being able to create experiences of itself as a reality, and is not our true Self. The most basic delusion of our material existence is that once we enter into an “unconscious-animal body”, we “forget” who we really are, and so come to believe that we are our body and the reality being projected through our body, rather than the one who’s creating and orchestrating it.

Love as a Universal Principle of Union

Love is a “principle” that operates as “desire” and is the means through which we enter into and become one with something. Whatever we form a union with in mind and spirit, we become one with in bodily form. The body itself doesn’t possess a “consciousness mind” (creative), it’s formed and operated out of the subconscious of the astral-body, which serves as a mediator and reservoir of the conscious mind, which resides on a higher plane and oversees and governs the lower plane of manifestation. The body is a passive receptor for consciousness, drawing it down and grounding it as an outer reality that brings experience of the “self” through the outer appearance of itself “as” another. Separation is an illusion produced by “being within” what actually exists as a greater, singular whole. We don’t use our body and the emotions produced by our body as primal instinct to “love ourselves”, but by forming a love for our “Higher Self” as a divine fully conscious and self-aware being, and as a result, cultivate the desire to “unite” with it in mind and spirit. As we unite with it mentally by cultivating deep feelings of reverence in relation with it, we act on our self to “draw down” the consciousness of our Higher Self, where it blends with us in and becomes our conscious awareness within our material body. Through mental union with our Self on a higher plane, we perceive ourselves from within a fully conscious state, and thereby create ourselves “as” we really are.

Due to the fact that our body works to generate emotion in response to our thoughts, which in turn motivate all of our activities, it will have a tendency to resist forming union with the Higher Self unless it’s represented to it in a way that inspires the emotion of admiration and adoration. We have to shape our thoughts as a representation and present it to our subconscious as an “image” that elicits an “emotional desire” for it. We’re always using “one aspect” of our mind to work with “another aspect” of our mind so they can work in cooperation with each other. We work on our subconscious by developing ideas as an “internal representation” within our imagination that naturally invokes the proper emotions necessary to motivate the behaviors necessary to manifest it. Within the lower plane all manifestation comes about as the harmonious union of thought as an idea that’s married to a corresponding emotion, which is the energy that determines how the idea expresses to become a whole reality as their offspring.

Due to the fact that the Higher Self is not manifest as the body within the lower plane of physical reality and exists only as a mental state as the “conscious aspect of our mind” that operates from a higher plane, a “representation” of it has to be formed and presented to the lower self that naturally invokes emotions of love and desire in regards to it. This “art” is demonstrated for us in how the “gods of mythology” were portrayed as being perfect, beautiful beings that inspired worship, with the idea of “worshiping an image of god” as a deity being formed in the imagination in order to inspire cooperation of the lower self. This is because it’s a part of the material plane and doesn’t have the ability to “perceive” what doesn’t exist as a material form. When working on any “plane” you always have to work from within the principles that govern that plane. The subconscious doesn’t possess the creative capacities of the higher mind and is “always present” within it’s immediate reality, and only responds to ideas that are “formed” in the imagination as physical entities. When we create an idea of our Higher Self that represents it in a way that inspires emotions of love and desire for it in our lower nature, it acts to “draw it in” while allowing it to take hold as a natural part of our normal awareness.

To love your Self is referring to loving yourself as a “god” who resides in a state of perfection on a higher plane which is only “drawn down” into the lower plane of unconsciousness through an overwhelming love for it and a desire to become one with it in mind and body. The lower self of the body is primarily instinctual and emotional in nature and it’s cooperation is only attained by shaping an idea as an internal representation in the imagination, which is the willful faculty of the higher mind, that elicits the emotions necessary to perform the joint operation. You only work effectively with your subconscious by first eliciting and working through its emotional state, which always comes as a natural response to our thoughts formed into an imaginary representation of an idea. As we think and picture an idea in our mind, we emote, and our idea ensouled by corresponding emotions produce all of our natural behaviors and the activities we engage in, manifesting the reality of our thoughts as an experience of our Self.

As long as we reside in a primarily unconscious state of our body and the material reality being produced by our mind in cooperation with our body, and we identify exclusively with being our personality, the principle being illustrated through the idea of “loving our self” eludes us, and can cause us to engage in what amounts to even more frivolous indulgences as a form of selfishness. All of what’s referred to as “vices”, which are ultimately destructive in nature, upon closer examination, comes as selfishness, whereas “virtues” are actions of selflessness. This doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with pampering yourself every once in a while, or setting and maintaining healthy boundaries with others, and not beating yourself up as a way of “loving yourself”, it simply means that we start off this idea from the correct foundation of who we really are as a Higher Soul, and we learn how to work with Universal Principles as a means of utilizing the creative ability of our Higher Mind in truly “creating our Self”. It’s only when we approach this idea from the right orientation that we also realize that we can only love another by first loving ourselves.

Loving Yourself as the Means of Loving Another

This idea can seem even more confusing because it’s perceived as taking place from the “same plane”, and with the same interpretation of love being an emotion that prompts a certain type of perception and behavior. When we form a love for our self on a higher plane of conscious awareness that resides outside of and above the lower plane of the subconscious, we become the embodiment of that consciousness and begin taking on a more “universal awareness” which sees the entire material plane in its “wholeness” where we’re no longer separate and apart from others. Due to the fact that we’re no longer getting our “sense of self” from our personality “located” within the material plane as a finite being, where we’re invested in and determined by the activities and conduct of others, we no longer have “needs” that are being fulfilled by and through others. All of our needs are being met from “within us” where we draw on our own conscious awareness as an intimate and all-pervading connection with our Higher Self.

When this shift in awareness occurs, we come into any situation or relationship without a need for something specific to happen or the need to try and control the perception of others and manipulate it to a specific means, and we only look to “give” and participate in a way that serves the greater good of everyone involved. We truly become an instrument for higher consciousness to work within the lower plane. Because our Higher Self is not “of this plane” but the guiding force and administrator of its activities, we begin always looking at the bigger pattern playing out in any situation, and we leave people to their own creations without needing to change or direct them by imposing an influence on them. The Higher Self is the administrator of karma as universal justice that allows people to experience the reality of their own making and the consequences their actions render and draw back to them as experience.

This form of universal justice is the only true form of unconditional love that breeds sovereignty as the realization that we are the “only one” who is always fully responsible for creating our own reality through the Law of Cause and Effect. People only learn through self produced experience that brings self-realization around the consequences of their own thoughts set into motion by their actions. Karma is only resolved through self-realization that provides the basis for us to exercise “will” in correcting our own errors. All pain and suffering comes by way of our own hand and how it is that we’re always “acting on ourselves” to create our experience of reality. When we try to interfere in someone elses life by trying to impose our will on them in making their decisions for them, or by trying to influence and control them, we cripple them morally and hinder their spiritual growth in becoming fully self-aware of and through their own creations.

As we form union with our higher consciousness we begin perceiving from a higher, unified level of the larger patterns and dynamics being played out in any situation, and we begin participating with life as it is instead of trying to contradict it or control it somehow. It’s only when we begin perceiving others in a selfless manner where we don’t have any needs to try and somehow fulfill through them, where we don’t give only as a means of trying to get something in return, that we “become” unconditional love itself as a state of being. When all of our power comes from within us and we begin creating ourselves as a sovereign being who’s truly self-reliant, we begin building our identity out of a more universal perspective. When this happens we no longer incur or play out karma as unconscious creations, but resolve it instead by transcending it all together.

When we no longer feel a need to try and control others by getting them to comply with us in a way that satisfies a need of some kind or that validates us as being right somehow, or need to fell loved and desired by others, and we begin expanding our awareness to the bigger picture being acted out by a group of people as a joint-reality, we also begin realizing that when we try to interfere in other people’s lives we’re only acting to take their power away from them in being responsible for creating their own experiences, harming their spiritual progress as a result. To love someone doesn’t mean to do everything for them in an imaginary attempt to help them, or to smother and impose your will on them as a means of trying to protect them by telling them what to do, it comes in honoring their spiritual journey and the karma they have incurred and are now acting out as a means of redeeming themselves by waking up in the midst of their own imaginary drama. To love another is to “empower them” in being able to create their life and themselves from a fully conscious and self-aware state of moral sovereignty. We can only do this for another when we first do it for ourselves.

In this way, and only in this way, do we become the demonstration of unconditional love that’s administered across the board in a just and unbiased manner. All judgment of others is formed through a judgment of the same unconscious aspects of ourselves that we share with them while continuing to remain unconscious of them. When we unite with our Higher Self and embody a higher form of self-awareness that no longer fosters our unconscious projections by administering self-criticism, we no longer see those traits in others through our reaction to them. As we no longer judge ourselves for our perceived imperfections and undesirable traits, and we embody the divine aspect of our Self, we begin connecting with and seeing the divine nature in others, and act to demonstrate it as a normal part of our presence.


This is what it means to have to first “love yourself” in order to “love another”, with love representing a principle as union with a higher consciousness, and your self being your Higher Self as a fully conscious, self-aware, and divine being. Love on the lower plane of manifestation comes about as an emotional state and is always “conditional” in nature based on an interaction of “give and take”, where people only really love through compliance. Whereas love on a higher plane of universal consciousness is a state of being as “Universal justice” that empowers others in becoming their “Higher Self” rather than remaining in their lower unconscious self. This idea is represented by sayings like “love comes as giving without a need for return”, and the only true form of love is to “love without judgment”, because on the higher plane of conscious awareness we’re cognoscente of the fact that we’re always creating others in our own image and with our likeness, and all of what we perceive to “be out there” is but a projection and mirror image of what’s “in here”. Reality is a product of our own making that’s being projected by our mind from within, and as we begin loving our self as a higher, more universal being of a divine and creative nature, we simultaneously begin realizing that we “are” the entire lower plane of manifestation.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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The Pineal, the Sexual Principle, the Fall of Humanity, and the Law of Polarity and Self-Regeneration

I gained profound insights into the idea of the true function of the Pineal and 3rd eye of the subtle body, and how it relates to our sexuality by concentrating in a meditative state on a dream I had just woken up from regarding the Principle of Polarity and the significance of how it functions, not only within the material body and the lower plane of manifestation, but as a “movement” between “planes” that only comes through “blending” in mind with the consciousness of that plane. So much confusion has been bred into our ideas about our spiritual nature through a fundamental misunderstanding of the principles involved, which was then “taught” as if it were fact, leading many astray and hopelessly caught up in an even deeper illusion of which there often seems no escaping. How our “paradigm” is initially formed and established through our “formative conditioning”, becomes the “seed of potential” as a basis that we can only grow out of and use as the means of filtering ideas through it in order to comprehend them so we can build them into our outer reality in a way that makes sense. Naturally, this is due to the fact that we are actually the one creating our perception of reality with our “mind”, which, while in the lower plane of material existence, is blended with our lower, instinctual body, which is operated primarily through emotions as an unconscious, habitual state of repetition that operates exclusively out of memory of the past.

While I have studied, explored with an awe-inspired mind, investigated through practices that became skills, and seriously contemplated both the true significance and operation associated with both our pineal and sexual organs, as well as universal laws that operate them, it wasn’t until I let go of both and only concentrated on the function of polarity itself with a passive mind that a very simple idea was shown to me. I began thinking about polarity as the process or activity for moving between planes of existence as levels of consciousness that vibrate in different, yet complementary states, when suddenly an image of a menorah appeared, and as I began thinking about it I related it to the seven chakras of the subtle body, with three on one side and three on the other joined by a single central one, representing the union of the higher triad with the lower one, and suddenly it was rotated at a 90 degree angle, producing more of a “mirror image” of the higher with the lower, where the top spheres were connected to the lower ones through the same line as an arc. This seemed to symbolize how they were polar opposites of each other (operated out of the same principle), and therefore “functioned” in polarity to each other. They represented the same principle as an operation that functioned in a similar way on different levels of reality. As I began forming realizations based on this configuration, the connection between the pineal and sexual organs stood out and was highlighted, and as I continued to concentrate on it more and more realizations about their significance began forming.

I realized that the pineal performed a similar function to our sexual organs, not only in terms of it’s receptivity, but also in terms of it’s ability to generate the living reality of whatever it acts to conceive. The symbol that’s commonly used to represent the pineal as our third eye is a yoni or vagina, also represented by the Dyad or “womb of the universe”, capable of connecting with and drawing down ideas from the higher plane as a fluent communication with our Higher Self. I then thought about the similar function of sexual union, which works through attraction where we not only take in the “seed” that generates a new human being as a “combination” of two people, but more importantly, where in spirit and mind we actually “fuse” our energy field, i.e., “essence as our mind” with another and become enmeshed with their consciousness. We begin vibrating in a coherent state with them.

The same process takes place on different levels as the mind on the higher, and the physical body on the lower, which are naturally being operated by the same soul-essence. The Higher Soul doesn’t exist as a finite being on the lower plane, but as more of an energetic “tincture” where qualities as influences are introduced from the environment, and act to change the vibration as a “state” that’s in a constant state of flux and influx based on what “properties” it absorbs as new qualities, that initially creates an imbalance as a new emphasis, which then begins vibrating in harmony to form a coherent state as a unique variable of the same mixture. Only the physical, outer form of the body creates the appearance of the soul being stationary and finite. The mind however, is in a constant state of change based on what it encounters and resonates with, blends into and becomes one with in mind, that constantly alters and modifies it to form a new energetic matrix. This process is almost identical to procreation in the physical sense, and both function by way of the same principle as a process of creation.

The Blending of Complementary Opposites to Form a New Whole

This is what the principle of “polar opposites” indicates as a creative process. Two complementary aspects of the same nature combine through sympathetic resonance and synthesize to generate reality as a new whole that’s of an expanded and evolved nature. Every new combination of energy brings a new and slightly different expression and experience of reality. The entire motivation and activity of the Higher Soul is to “evolve itself” through it’s own creations. It does this by constantly forming new combinations as a form of energetic uptake and synthesis with everything around it that’s of a similar vibration (pattern), to produce new offspring that brings a slightly different type of experience of itself. The Soul is in a constant state of dynamic movement as an evolutionary flow, while the body is stable and maintains the same basic appearance and personality throughout life, because it’s merely an instrument and means through which the spirit creates itself as experiences. The soul is of the higher mind and it creates itself through mental and emotional activity of thoughts formed in the imagination as a physical reality. The physical body is a passive receptor for the “mind”, which ensouls it in order to experience it’s thoughts as an outer reality.

Many people don’t have a direct realization around this process because it’s an interaction of the subconscious, and when we blend energetically with another through sexual union, it’s experienced more as feelings and attitudes that are like seeds planted that take hold and begin gestating within us, altering our perception of our self and reality accordingly. Sexual union is the process through which we become “one” with another in mind and soul and produce offspring as a “unique combination” of qualities and traits. Due to the fact that this is an “unconscious process”, the change comes gradually over the course of time, or in the case of marriage and consistent sexual intercourse and intimacy with the same soul, the change comes quite rapidly and tends to be intoxicating (love as an emotion is a drug). When this happens, our soul as our higher mind becomes enmeshed with the physical plane, and we use our mind to cooperate in creating our “self” as a physical being. We lose touch with our spiritual nature as our Higher Self, and begin identifying almost exclusively with being our body. This idea is commonly symbolized as “purity” of the soul that hasn’t been “contaminated” by blending with inferior substances that alter its core essence. Symbolically speaking, whenever a figure is shown with decorations on it’s “outer garments”, it represents a blended outer nature, and when shown in a pure white or solid color garment, it shows it’s unmixed, and therefore “pure nature”.

The Fallen Angels and the Myth of Prometheus

This same idea is communicated through the allegory of the “fallen angels”, where, if we move outside of the Biblical depiction and into the mythology of other historical accounts of the same thing, we find two ideas being symbolically presented using different terms; one of the angels, which represent pure beings of a higher mind that resided on a higher level of consciousness and in a sovereign state with God, assigned to “watch over and aid us in our evolutionary development”, who fell from grace, so to speak, when they “bred with the daughters of man” and became beast-like themselves and imprisoned in the material realm of the unconscious mind of instinct, losing memory of themselves as divine beings and clouding their conscious ability to use their mind in determining their reality and their true station within that reality. They entered the “realm of experience” where instead of residing above the world of illusion (maya), they were consumed within it and lost touch with who and what they actually were. Because they “forgot” who they were in mind and spirit, they continued to breed and blend even more with the lower realm of unconsciousness as a part of the group mind of animal instinct.

This same idea is told as the story of Prometheus who created man by “giving him a higher mind” (stealing the fire from heaven and giving it to man). Mankind was created originally through genetic modification that designed a human-like species that was devoid of a “conscious mind”, so they would take orders and could be trained to work without complaining or requiring more than their basic needs. But due to their “sexual instincts” that couldn’t be managed through the conscious realization of laws and principles (a function of the conscious mind), and the ability to control impulses, they began having sexual intercourse with a large variety of people, and this eventually developed into having sex anyway they could, whether it be with the same sex or with animals that they tended to. This led to hybrids of humans and animals and a “spiritual essence” that became grossly contaminated with vulgarities and lower aspects of unconsciousness, that bonded them even more with their animal nature.

The Nature of the Higher Self

In order to remedy this problem, Prometheus decided to give man a higher, conscious mind through which he could “think”, reason, and rationally contemplate ideas in order to “decide” on how to create himself as a higher, moral, and intelligent being. Prometheus, as the story goes, “stole the light from heaven” and gave it to man, with the term “light” referring to the higher capacity of the mind to form realizations, learn from experience, make intelligent decisions, and willfully act in creating himself through the reality of his decisions. This way, we could act to facilitate our own growth and development in an intelligent and calculated way, and return home by dis-integrating mentally and morally from attaining our “identity” with a lower material existence, and ascend willfully to higher planes of consciousness from whence we originally came. In order to “give us” a higher mind, the god-angels had to enter into a passive state on the higher plane, so their active mind could be drawn down into the body of man as his conscious awareness and ability to willfully self-create.

This is the relationship we have with our “self” on a higher plane, which we have the ability to connect with in mind and spirit, and with whom we’re always in communication with that serves to teach, guide, and instruct us in our return home. When we engage sexually with others and the material world, we blend with it energetically and over time become mentally and emotionally “fused with it”. We share our substance while acquiring the substance of another, blending them together in a coherent state as a frequency, and form our “sense of self” out of our identification with our lower animal body, which is driven instinctively through a desire for pleasure and emotional impulses that render us unconscious in order to fulfill and satisfy them. The angel-gods “fell into darkness” (unconsciousness), because they violated, or decided to sacrifice themselves in order to bring light to humanity by bestowing us with a higher, “conscious mind”. Through active use of our conscious mind while in the lower planes of unconsciousness, we’re able to develop ourselves in an aware and deliberate manner using our higher mind to subdue and bring our lower subconscious mind under our command. We’re able to form a practical understanding of the Universal Laws of the higher mind and apply them willfully in order to create ourselves and our reality.

When we move away from the idea of sex as being a physical function and view it instead as a “principle”, we can realize that this same “function” is performed by the pineal of the third-eye, which not only acts as an antennae and tuner for vibrating and drawing in correlated energies, but also shaping the ideas drawn in into whole realities as representations in the higher faculty of the imagination, which become the basis for manifesting as a material creation. What confuses many people is that the term “self” isn’t referring to our physical body or existence, it’s our mind and spirit that’s used in creating an “image of our self”, and we create our self by whatever it is we “become one with” in essence as an idea, thought, sensation, and emotion, all of which culminate harmoniously to produce our “perception”. Out of our perception all of our behaviors and activities are formed as what initiates and calls forth the reality of our thoughts.

Love, Desire, and Union with our Higher Self

When we form a desire for our higher existence over our lower one, we shift the energy from our sexual desire to procreate on the material plane to a desire for “union with our Higher Self” (God) on a higher plane. Through a desire for union with a higher power, we render our sexual desire passive, and activate our pineal, which acts as a “receptor” for ideas (as ideals) from the higher plane. As we connect in mind with the higher spiritual plane, ideas are drawn in that “impregnate our mind” with original ideas of a higher nature and those ideas manifest “within us” as our own creations. We take in the “seed” of a whole idea in it’s potential and latent form, and as we place our attention on it and begin thinking about it, we begin shaping it in sensory terms by imagining it as a physical form. Our imagination works through the principle of synthesis where we form an idea as our offspring by adapting it to match our mental model and current set of circumstances as a means of being able to express it in a logical and congruent manner. As ideas manifest on the inner planes by being developed into representations for reality in our imagination, they become the “perceptual lens” we look through (light is reflected on the outer crystalline structure of the pineal as a transparent image) in perceiving that same idea as an outer reality.

The lower soul is always described in feminine terms and the higher in masculine terms because the lower mind “conceives the seeded idea” of the higher plane, and through a process of gestation, forms it into a new possibility and births it within the material plane as an “outer reflection” of the higher plane. Whatever we associate with in mind and spirit, we become like in nature. When we identify with and build our essence out of our material existence, we bond ourselves as a higher soul to the lower plane of the subconscious, and create ourselves out of an unconscious state. When we identify with and build our essence from the higher plane of morality, we bond our soul to that plane, and begin identifying with it. Whatever it is we use as the means of shaping our “identity” by associating with it, we become one with energetically (in essence), and “reside” eternally on that plane and level in mind and spirit.

The reason all true adepts and spiritual masters reside in a state of celibacy, is because when we’re sexually active, our lower sexual center is active rendering it higher polar opposite of the pineal passive and inactive. We can’t have both active at the same time, because they’re complementary opposites of each other and operate according to the Law of Polarity. The entire relationship between the higher and lower plane is based on polarity, and this relationship is directly reflected in the higher triad of the mind and lower triad of the body, bound together at the heart center, which is the neutral bridge between the two, and is symbolic of the subconscious aspect of the mind. Whatever we “love”, we desire, and we seek union with whatever we desire. Desire is a magnetic force. The “purification of the heart” comes by shifting our desire from union with the material world to that of the spiritual world. We can’t have both, because in pursuing one, we render the other passive and inactive. The soul as the higher mind becomes “contaminated” with lustful thoughts that begin propagating in an uncontrollable manner, and we combine our spirit with the material world through emotional impulses that are very magnetic and compelling, yet animalistic in nature. As we draw in the energies of the material world and begin building our identity out of them as our offspring, we become a product of the unconscious mind.

The Mortal and Immortal

If we move away from belief that our sexual energy is only “about” sex, and we view it as it really is, a fundamental universal principle, we can see this as building an image of ourselves as a part of the material world, whether it be through a desire for pleasure, power, status, money, success, or anything that we use as the means of experiencing ourselves, and building an image of ourselves out of our experiences. Whatever it is we relate to, we become like. The soul isn’t the body itself, the body is the engraved image of itself that the soul forms in the astral light of the imagination. Whatever we lust after and seek to become one with as a means of creating our “sense of self” out of, we simultaneously shape our identity out of, and we bond ourselves mentally with that idea, becoming dependent on it. This is what forms what we call the “false ego” as a mistaken identity with our body and the physical world that’s projected by the body, both of which are “mortal and temporary”, and dies along with the physical body. Our “immortal” aspect is the “mind itself” as the creator of the material world which exists within the higher plane of pure consciousness, and therefore doesn’t suffer a physical death because it’s not physical in nature.

At death, through the same principle of polarity and resonance, our spirit separates from our body, and through a process of disintegration, what was formed out of the lower plane as an image of ourselves, stays within that plane, and continues to populate the Astral Plane of the Earth as “thought-forms”, also referred to as the “collective unconscious”, which means the creations native to that plane. Only the aspects of our “self” created through identification with our Higher Self as a divine, universal being, ascends in mind and spirit to that plane. This is why chastity as a “principle” that indicates not blending with lower energies in mind and spirit is considered a virtue and necessary for our spiritual advancement and ultimate ascension to higher planes of consciousness.

The sexual center, like all chakras, doesn’t indicate sex or sexual activities, but the “principle” of self-regeneration which comes by “combining with forces” through a desire and love for them, and using them as the means of creating yourself through the experiences they bring. Whatever we associate with we become like in spirit. Our spirit is the creative power that creates by combining with complementary elements to form a new, functional whole. It’s not acquiring physical substance that transforms us, it’s how we associate with and build our identity out of the “experience” it brings. All creation comes through how we experience ourselves. As long as we nurture and cultivate a desire for the physical world as attachments to it that are necessary in order to “know who we are”, we cut ourselves off from our spiritual development as a universal being. As long as our sexual energy is operating on the lower arc of the material world, our pineal is atrophied on the higher arc. The only way to “activate” our pineal is by shifting our desire away from the material world and concentrating it in the spiritual world. As long as we desire sexual union, power, money, the acquisition of material excess, and so on, we allow those ideas to occupy our mind, and we “become them” in spirit, shutting the doorway to the higher planes of a virtuous and universal identity, which is our “true nature” as a higher spiritual being who creates itself fully from within itself as a sovereign and self-sustaining being.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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The Right Understanding of the Subtle Body and how to Work with the Chakra System of the Etheric Double

The most common way the subtle body is represented in the West is through the chakra system, where it’s viewed as a chain of vertical centers that are divided into separate compartments as different aspects of our “self” and how those aspects are associated to different areas of our life. I came into contact with this idea after years of study and concentrated practice in Esoteric Sciences through exploring various methods being used in the “Healing Arts and Hypnotherapy community”, which were based largely on “certification programs” that were designed to provided the “credentials” necessary for practicing as a Healing Arts Practitioner. There was no educational prerequisites for these courses and they didn’t involve any form of in-depth study or testing upon completion of the course.

Most of these certification programs were often achieved in a weekend or four-day course, or through the study of the “method” itself without any background knowledge, usually taught with very little “actual practice” to see first hand what the long term effects were that it actually produced, and without any formal study of the actual principles involved. Not only were these healing practices usually not effective, outside of the placebo effect, but often served to produce more imbalances than they resolved. This was usually due to the fact that they had very little, if any, comprehensive understanding of what the subtle body as our etheric double “is”, and how it operates on a Astral plane as a bridge between the Higher Soul and the lower soul of the personality, orchestrated through the harmonious interaction between the instinctual and intellectual spheres of the higher mind.

The Hierarchical Structure of the Spiritual Planes

What we refer to as the “spiritual world” (energetic and invisible) exists as a hierarchical structure of seven planes or levels of consciousness where ten spheres or principles operate in a rhythmic movement of descending down the planes, and then ascending back up the planes to complete a cycle of manifestation as an incarnation. The entire structure of seven vertical levels operate on three columns or pillars within each level, with the left column representing the negative aspect, the right column the positive aspect, and the central pillar that of equilibrium between the two. The entire structure is formed out of Triads where polar opposites as two spheres function as an interaction on a single level, and are brought into equilibrium on the central pillar as the “functioning aspect”, forming a Triad. The Triad represents the fundamental principle of the Mind as being threefold in nature, where three aspects function as a single unit or unified whole.

Movement between upper and lower planes, as well as the interaction of complementary aspects (positive and negative) on the same plane occur through the “Law of Polarity” (also a fundamental universal principle) as active and passive components of the same thing. This is the activity of what’s referred to as the Monad or Mind as the “three in One Law” of the Triad (Trinity), which ultimately manifests as a “fourth aspect” within the lower planes of physical reality as a subtle-energetic body, which provides the “blueprint” (culmination of all aspects) for organizing, vitalizing, and generating the physical body as a mirror (polar) image. These same principles of the Dyad (polar opposites) and Triad (three aspects of the same thing) operate consistently on every level of the unmanifest and manifest world (universal) as not only it’s “structure”, but also how it functions as a unified whole.

The hierarchical structure of the spiritual planes is represented in detail in the Kabbalah as the “Tree of Life” and is “reflected” as a mirror image in the lower physical body as the “spiritual centers” of the subtle body, represented by the chakra system. The subtle body is constructed of “essence” (vitalized matter) that’s finely differentiated yet still in a unified state, and is “not” the true nature of the Soul itself ,which always exists in unity. Due to the fact that it serves as a “spatial blueprint” (subconscious) for the material body as it’s essence, and the reality that’s projected “through” the body (as it’s life plan), it’s energetically bonded to it, and remains in the lower regions of the Astral Plane as an “astral shell” (phantom) when the body dies, and disintegrates over time along with the body. The etheric-body “is” the subconscious mind and is programmed from conception with the entire life of the soul in the lower realm as it’s personality, character, predisposition, and karmic plan, and is the “medium” through which communication takes place between the higher and lower Self.

Coherence as a Unified Whole

What’s represented as separate centers within the body, actually exist in a unified and coherent state within the subtle body, where each center operates equally throughout every aspect of the subtle body as an influence. Just as the brain and the nervous system which extends from it are structured along the spinal cord and function as a “single unit” to operate every aspect of the body, the subtle organs serve to operate the endocrine system, of which the largest complex of “master” glands exist within the brain, and serves to keep the body in a coherent state with the mind, which uses the brain as an instrument for creating. Through coherence, the brain and nerves of the subtle body operate as “currents”, and ramify from the physical brain spreading throughout the entire system. They move as inner currents in relation to the complementary centers and organs of the outer (physical) body. The “inner state” acts as the blueprint (organized information) for constructing, consistently regenerating, and operating the “outer body” as it’s mirror image or polar opposite. Again, the inner and outer operate in harmony with each other as polar opposites that work together to produce a unified whole as a single unit. Our perception of “separation” takes place from “within” a greater unified reality, as the means necessary to “experience” ourselves as others and as a fundamental part of Nature.

This same threefold structure as complementary principles are represented by the three channels of energy within the subtle body referred to as the Ida Nadi, associated with the moon (negative-feminine), and operates the parasympathetic nervous system, regulating emotions, feelings, and memories; and the Pingala Nadi, associated with the sun (positive-masculine), governing the planning and activities of the rational intellect; and the central and main channel of Sushumna, which runs from the base of the spine to the top of the head and extending out of the top of the head into the sphere of the Higher Mind as a connection to our Higher Self. This energy flows as a current when both aspects of the mind are functioning in balance. Energy moves up and down these channels, causing certain forces to “act on” the polar aspects of the material body in a corresponding manner in order to keep it in a coherent state with the higher mind. The three channels are what magnetic fluids circulate through and their balance is necessary for a sane state of mind. This subtle fluid is what’s referred to as “akasha” which is the subtle form of matter that’s imprinted with memory. The memory of the body is what acts as the “organizing principle” for both the inner and outer reality. The astral centers of the subtle body are similar to “nerves”, in which the central one passes out of the top of the head and forms a connection with the luminous principle of the Higher Soul, represented by a sphere of beautiful white light positioned directly above the head.

Coherent (white) light enters the top of the head through the crown and is refracted to form seven plexuses (colors of the spectrum), as the seven hidden aspects that exist within the One Ray. The central column acts in a similar way to a battery, where the crown chakra functions as the positive pole and the root chakra functions as the negative pole. Energy from the higher plane is “drawn in” and circulates down through the system by “grounding” it to the Earth’s energy. We operate the energy system of the body through the Law of Polarity where the “active principle” is drawn in to it’s complementary “passive principle”. The only way to effectively work with this is by withdrawing all consciousness from the body, and placing it in in the sphere of your higher self, and concentrating on it while “identifying” (associating) with it. This renders the body “passive” so it can act to conceive the “active” consciousness of the Higher Self, where it’s metabolized through the spiritual centers of the subtle body which function as “principles” of a “unified whole”. This forms a “circuit” through which consciousness flows as an alternating current, in much the same way electricity can only be directed and utilized by grounding it to the Earth forming a pathway for it to flow.

Spiritual Principles that Operate as a Whole

Each center represents a “principle” as a characteristic and function of the whole, and can’t be utilized in a meaningful way by handling them as if they’re separate centers. Energy only flows in an unimpeded manner through a closed circuit. You don’t attempt to “clear a chakra” by working with the chakra itself as a single unit, but by properly grounding energy by making the body a “passive receptor” as a “circuit”, forming a coherent state. As long as any part of the body is being worked with through a process of visualization while concentrating on it, makes it “active” and serves to block the flow of energy which comes in through a connection to a higher plane. In order to “transform” any part of what has already manifest as a material reality, we have to work through the “higher plane” which is what’s “causing and orchestrating it”. We can’t work with a manifestation from within the manifest plane, which is merely an “effect”, by trying to manipulate it in some way. We have to work at the higher level of the mind which is “causal” in nature and is what serves to manifest ideas on the lower plane as a “whole coherent reality”.

The seven principles of the subtle body is how an idea is brought down the hierarchical planes of the spiritual world and developed through a process of adaptation and modification to manifest in a specialized way as a natural part of both our inner and outer reality. Just as the “Tree of Life” as seven levels comprised of Triads are reflected down into the lower plane of the body, the chakra system is actually comprised of a higher Triad (conscious mind) that’s reflected down into the lower plane of the body to produce a lower Triad (subconscious mind) as it’s polar opposite, combined and mediated through the middle center of the heart. The higher Triad forms the lower as it’s shadow or mirror image on a lower plane. The lower three chakras are directed and utilized as a “response” to the higher triad of the conscious mind, and the higher triad is what shapes and develops an idea in the imagination that’s acts to elicit a corresponding response in the lower triad, with the heart acting as the mediator between them.

The lower quaternary (four chakras) doesn’t possess any ability to create on it’s own, and represents the subconscious, which has to be “given a pattern” as a well-developed sensory idea that mimics a memory, which it then combines with and vitalizes with life-force as activity, causing it to manifest as an outer experience of the same kind. The lower self doesn’t possess the mental ability to shape an idea in a new and unique way, and when left to operate without guidance from the higher conscious mind, it functions to manifest based solely on memory that has already been established as conditioning and produces thought processes that run in an automatic and habitual manner. Due to this, when we don’t utilize our will in directing and shaping our own thoughts and what it is we focus on consistently, we simply draw on the akasha of our etheric-body as our storehouse of memory, and recreate the same patterns of the past over and over by replaying their memories as habitual “thought-forms”.

This system is not operated from “within” the system itself as individual centers, but as the circuit (axis mundi) that connects the upper plane of the conscious mind with the lower plane of manifestation which allows a “current” to flow unimpeded. There’s no such thing as being “blocked” or having “congestion” in only one chakra, because they all operate in correspondence to each other to produce a coherent reality. When we concentrate on the individual centers themselves, we actually cause an imbalance within the system, because concentration is a principle in itself that penetrates, expands, and increases whatever quality or idea is being developed in the mind through concentrating on it. By concentrating on the idea of a “problem”, we’re actually acting to “produce” the problem by instructing the body to manifest it.

The Principle of Concentration and Meditation

Concentration and meditation “is” a principle of the mind through which we enter into a passive state while focused on an idea, and enter into the “current” of that idea on a higher plane and “draw in” knowledge associated with the idea as a natural consequence. As we concentrate on an idea we “enter into” the idea as a “stream of consciousness” or mental flow. This is how we attain knowledge without “learning it” through study or being taught by an outside entity. While you may be able to gain insight into the emotional nature of an existing manifestation by focusing on the symbol associated with the solar plexus and meditating on it, at the same time you’re streaming vital energy into the insights gained, amplifying and multiplying them, because your not working at the level of “cause” in terms of identifying what idea you’re actively expressing that the emotions are being invoked by as a natural response. The body of the subconscious always responds to the thoughts being envisioned in the imagination of the higher mind, where it forms corresponding feelings, emotions, motivation, and activities that serve to “manifest” it as an experience. The upper and lower Triads work together to produce a unified reality through a “cause and effect” relationship.

The only purpose of the lower four centers is to energize the idea being presented to it as a “representation” built in the imagination through concentration that they form a natural response to. To change the response you have to change the representation producing it. As the subconscious animates the imagined idea by blending with it (sympathetic induction) and motivating the activities it takes on (emotion as an arousing force), and therefore determining how it expresses, it simultaneously connects with the energies in the outer world associated with that same idea as a pattern, and through electromagnetic impulses (resonance) organizes them to form our “perception” of an equivalent outer reality. Just as the subtle body as the subconscious mind serves to spatially organize and animate the physical body with specific characteristics and activities, it also organizes the outer reality in the same way, because they’re not separate things. The inner produces the blueprint for constructing the outer as an expression of it, and together they’re formed into an experience, which is then translated back into the same type of memory that initiated it, where it’s “built up” as the means of “evolving the whole” by way of the part (holographic principle).

The Law of Polarity and the Relationship of Complementary Opposites

Energy as consciousness operates systematically through complementary (opposing) spheres on the same level, and as correlated movement between upper and lower planes of a hierarchical structure through the Law of Polarity. The passive always serves as a receptor for the active. What’s active on the higher plane is only “drawn down” into the lower plane by making it’s complementary aspect a passive receptor for it. The subtle body itself is the culminated energies of the higher planes formed into a cohesive whole where it serves as the energetic blueprint for organizing our perception of the entire lower plane of manifestation, which comes “through” the energy center of the mind while being housed by the body. The etheric-double itself never changes and remains consistent throughout our lifetime. This principle of the mind is represented by the Monad, where the center expands outward through an electromagnetic pulsation to produce both an inner and outer reality of a corresponding nature. The same organized field of information as a “metaphorical pattern” expresses equally on different “scales” of manifestation as a whole.

In practical terms we can realize this organizing principle of the mind as “perception” which operates through a harmonious correlation of “filters” that serve to separate and order the information available in the whole of reality through polarity by “activating” and bringing forth some qualities and aspects, while simultaneously deactivating and subduing other aspects, causing them to recede into the background in a latent state, and re-configuring the “selected” aspects into a “new whole” that’s of the same nature and structure (patterning) as the mind producing it, bridging the inner with the outer as a unification or continuation of each other. The outer is shaped by the inner, it’s only a question of whether or not we’re aware of it, or if we’re doing it while in a primarily unconscious state where we’re detached from our own creation, and therefore unaware of how it is we’re creating it.

On the material plane of manifestation the subconscious and conscious, as the inner and outer, are polar opposites and therefore complementary aspects of the same thing, and act “on each other” to stimulate each other as a kind of “feedback loop”. This function is represented by the infinity symbol (8) as a self-perpetuating and self-sustaining system of self-creation. The idea developed on the inward planes expands and projects outward, exciting only correlated aspects within the outer light of the group mind, ordering and organizing them into a corresponding construct as a personal creation of the individual mind, then, once it reaches the end of our visual perception, switches polarity and returns back into the center from whence it came, where it’s translated into an “experience” and formed into a memory (representation). A memory is formed out of the “experience” created based on the feelings and emotions that came as a response to an event, and the meaning it held for us as a result, and not as a historical account of the event itself, as many believe. A memory is created as a “representation” of an event, which serves as a kind of “metaphor” that forms a perceptual lens for creating more of the same type of experiences that are easily translated into the same type of memory, where they’re built up over time, strengthening and continuously developing them as an evolutionary process.

This is easy to understand when you self-reflect on what you perceive as “memories of the past” where you acquired the same type of “feelings about yourself” through numerous experiences of a similar kind, which, based on how you interpreted them to make them mean something, ultimately served to form the “story” you began telling yourself as the means of experiencing “yourself”. An event of an emotionally intense nature was translated into a memory based on the type of feeling it gave you, as a “representation” in your imagination that didn’t represent the event itself as an objective occurrence, but as a metaphorical representation of the “meaning” you gave it that set the basis for a “theme” as a perceptual lens used to interpret all events of the same kind to make them mean the same thing, and as a result, built up and evolved the representation over time through an accumulative process of creation. You took and initial representation and used it to both “perceive and conceive”, first projecting it and then absorbing it, producing more of the same type of experiences that you built into the memory itself as a means of evolving it through different stages and areas of your life as what became a central theme as your life story.

The Holographic Principle

This accumulated memory as a representation constructed on the inner planes is transformed and evolved by forming unique variations of the same idea produced through different situations and circumstances that somewhat altered the meaning it has through new combinations that served to grow it through the acquisition of new qualities that served to modify the “parent pattern” being used. This idea is represented in the “holographic principle” and the concept of “fractal patterns”, as well as the “Golden Mean”, Particle-Wave Duality, and Entanglement, all of which operate to form new variations that still hold true to the central theme through the Law of Polarity. We alter vibration, which contains a living pattern as an idea by working with complementary aspects as “functions” of a greater whole. The subtle body exists as the function of the polar aspects of the instinctual-emotional and the intellectual-rational aspects of the same higher mind. These two complementary aspects, commonly referred to as the subconscious and self-conscious aspects of our physical being work in harmony to produce the subtle body as their offspring which operates as a “functioning whole”. When we take an attitude of working directly on the etheric-body itself through manipulation of the subtle organs and energy centers themselves by separating them into categories of a coherent state, our efforts are futile at best, and harmful at worse.

The body itself doesn’t have the ability to heal or transform itself from within the subconscious mind, but acts only as a vessel and vehicle of the higher conscious mind of the Soul which operates “through it” as a coherent state of consciousness. The only way to change the state of the body, is to ground the lower chakra as the “negative pole”, while opening the crown chakra to connect with the upper plane as the “positive pole”, in order to act as a receiver for the ideas of the Higher Self. We do this by withdrawing all of our conscious awareness from the body and spiritual organs of the subtle body, and concentrating all of our attention on the sphere of our Higher Self, which exists directly “above” our head in the immediate space around us. Our Higher Self is represented by a sphere or globe of beautiful white light (coherent state as whole) that only fragments into the colors of the spectrum when it enters into the crystalline structure of the third-eye and liquid cells of the body, revealing it’s inner, hidden aspects. The Higher Self exists in a coherent state as a harmonious whole that’s reflected in the lower plane of the physical body as aspects that function as a cohesive part of a dynamic whole. The subtle body is a hologram as a “medium” through which the energy of higher consciousness expresses as a “whole” on the physical plane of manifestation. Our tendency towards duality and separation of what exists in a unified state, is a fundamental error in our thinking, and everything that comes out of it expresses that same error.

The subtle body can only be worked with using the intellect to guide and direct the instinctual by giving it a “pattern”” as a representation defined and shaped with sensory detail that acts to “alter it’s state” as a whole. It’s the higher mind that orders and organizes the four Elements of the material plane into a coherent state. This is represented by realizing the crown and root are positive and negative poles of a continuous circuit, and the five chakras in between are represented by the Pentagrammaton, where the top, fifth chakra represents the ether as the 3rd-eye, which conceives ideas as representations from the Higher Self and uses them as a blueprint for ordering and organizing the 4 Elements (lower 4 chakras) of the physical body into a functioning matrix that expresses the idea as an inner and outer reality. The 5th principle resides above and in the center of the lower 4, symbolized by the star of the Pentagram, encircled by the mind of the Monad.

Putting it all Together

The etheric-body is operated through the etheric principle of the Higher Mind, where all ideas as representations (archetypes) are conceived in the receptive organ of the 3rd eye, and reflected on the outer lens, where it’s “looked through” and perceived in its whole form as a possible reality (imagined), and forms the basis for all our thoughts as inner dialogue (throat chakra), vitalized with feeling sensations (heart) that invoke correlated emotions (solar plexus), which forms the motivational force (sexual center) that animates them with life as activities and actions (grounded in reality), causing them to manifest as an outer reality, which is then used to create an experience of it. Thought is made manifest “through” the body by completing the circuit through which the current of higher consciousness flows abundantly as an alternating current. This circuit is made by making the body a passive receptor of the Higher Self.

When we concentrate on the individual centers themselves we “activate them” and cut off flow as a result. Whatever we concentrate on we make active and expressive. By activating the subtle centers, we not only cut off the flow of consciousness from our Higher Self, we expand and grow the energy itself causing an imbalance as an exaggeration and amplification of that energy. Concentration causes energy to proliferate. The body needs to be made passive as a circuit for the active forces of the mind to flow into and harmonize as a “whole creation” born out of a coherent state. We don’t work on the manifestation as an “effect” from “within” the manifestation itself that we imagine to be neatly divided up into separate compartments, but by operating on the higher plane of pure mind that’s acting as the “cause”. We don’t clear energy from each center by visualizing it as expanding and contracting, because they don’t exist as “separate and individual centers”. The symbols used to represent them are not the centers themselves but “principles” that perform different functions of a greater whole.

We draw down higher consciousness through our subtle body which serves to operate our physical body through a working understanding of the primary Law of Polarity and Correspondences. Vibration is formed as a correspondence of ideas formed in the mind as visual thoughts. Vibration is movement between two opposite poles or spheres that generate “light” as a phantom image or hologram of the idea that set it in motion. Vibration forms a rhythm that repeats as cycles on different scales through the reciprocating relationship of “cause and effect”. Thought formed on the inner plane through concentration while in a meditative state sets vibration in motion and contains a whole idea which manifests (serves as the cause) outside of us as an outer reality, and then switches polarity on the same plane and becomes the “cause” for stimulating a corresponding inner effect (output and uptake), and repeats as a rhythmic pulsation that’s self-perpetuating and self-sustaining.

This same process of polarity operates between upper and lower planes, and the subtle body as the unification of instinct and intellect forms an energetic medium through which higher consciousness flows into the lower planes as “thoughts made flesh”. The only meaningful way to work with the subtle body itself to facilitate this natural flow, is by grounding it in a passive state while opening the crown chakra to the upper plane and concentrating your full attention into the sphere of your higher consciousness, which resides above and outside of the body itself (enveloping it), and thereby drawing down the energy and grounding it in the the material world as a whole reality that brings a certain type of experience.

Dr. Linda Gadbois


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