Moral Strength – The Power of Being Willfully Directed

Strength is a virtue that’s employed as the means for subduing and bringing your lower, instinctual nature under your control so it can be utilized as a vehicle for higher forms of self-expression. It’s the moral strength and discipline you exercise by using your “will” to control your own emotions, passions, impulses, and unruly desires. It’s only by learning how to manage your own internal processes that you quit allowing yourself to be controlled and determined by others through reactive states. Strength is developed by exercising your ability to not only control your own reactions to everyone and everything else, but also through your ability to use your reactions as a means of examining your own inner nature that’s always operating just below the level of awareness as an unconscious state, and instead remain in full control of yourself.

Strength, like any idea and character trait, has multiple meanings and various applications, yet they all ultimately mean the same thing. Its being able to stand calmly amid controversy and strong emotions being expressed and willfully projected towards you without allowing them to penetrate you and take hold where you begin internalizing and expressing the same emotion. It’s developing a moral code of conduct based on an acute understanding of universal laws where you can clearly see what’s happening in any situation in terms of the energy being willfully directed in a primarily unconscious manner as the means of creating. You learn how to use your will to deflect the emotions and attitude being projected towards you and not allowing them to enter your body and mind where you go unconscious and begin reacting. Anytime you’re reacting, you’re being controlled by whatever it is that you’re reacting to by becoming “like it” in nature.

Every action causes an equal or greater reaction, and the reaction becomes the causal force for intensifying, multiplying, and increasing the shared emotion. Any action we take is creative in nature, and draws direct consequences based on what it causes and sets into motion. Anytime we let another person’s behavior “get to us”, and we take on the same attitude and demeanor, we shift and become “like them” in nature. Our entire mental state changes to match theirs and we not only express the same emotions, but we develop the same character traits. This is how our character is developed in a primarily unconscious manner. The energy being projected towards us or that’s actively being expressed around and near us acts to “stimulate” us, changing our state to match theirs, “bringing out in us” the same qualities and characteristics, where we use them to express ourselves and create experiences of “being that way”. As we create our own experiences based on how we’re being and acting, we “sense ourselves” through those experiences and associate with them as a result. When we’re consistently stimulated by the same type of emotion bringing out in us their correlating characteristics, we produce more and more of the same type of experiences of ourselves, and we accumulate the memory that results, which builds up over time, making those characteristics dominant in us. Whatever we actively express over time, we identify with and use to develop our character.

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Emotions, Characteristics, and Dynamics

What you want to allow yourself to notice through self-observation of your own internal processes, is that “emotions” are natural forces that operate as “instinct” on the material plane of the subconscious mind. Emotion is an electrical charge that’s freely transmitted through the atmosphere by living beings and is felt internally as a particular type of sensation that’s designed to activate and bring to the forefront the characteristics necessary to respond in an automatic and appropriate way. As we act to unconsciously receive an emotional force, it immediately alters our “state”, both mentally and physically, and causes us to behave in ways that don’t require a thought process or decision. This is what instinct is. It’s an automated form of consciousness that operates through the unconscious mind to produce correlated behaviors of a group or by being of the same consciousness (energetic state) as your environment. It operates to produce the mindset equivalent to the emotion where we react in a spontaneous way without being directly aware of what we’re doing.

While this process is designed to work through the subconscious, which is the instinctual mind shared by all of Nature, as humans, we are bestowed with a conscious mind capable of thinking, analyzing, reasoning, discriminating, and making our own decisions about what to do and how to respond to whatever situation we find ourselves in. When emotion is freely transmitted and received, and we take them on without a direct awareness of what’s happening, it not only compels an instant reaction designed only for that moment in time, but it’s harbored long afterwards, where we nurture and maintain them by continuing to think about them and we build whole imaginary realities out of them that “seem real”. Whatever we imagine as an internal reality that’s emotionally charged, acts to regulate our state of mind out of which we create in a corresponding manner.

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Animals don’t have the conscious aspect of the mind and don’t have the ability to think in terms of pictures that construct whole inner realities that don’t really exist, only humans have this ability. With animals, once the danger or threat is no longer present, they immediately discharge and release the emotion and go back to their normal state and activity, whereas humans don’t seem to know to release the emotion and continue to think about it long afterwards keeping it alive inside of them as a possible reality that they continue to live out of as if its still present and real. They don’t act to multiply and increase it by internally generating it as a natural response to their own thoughts, sustaining and transmitting it to others and their environment. We use the emotion as the basis for creating our reality and for developing our character by way of that reality as a correlation.

Through self-observation you can easily realize how these invisible forces operate through the atmosphere around you. Many people live consumed with emotions and are always creating their reality out of the emotional states they maintain consistently, while shaping their character from a predominately unconscious state as a “delusion”. Through close examination of how your own mind-body system works to generate your reality, you can begin forming an awareness around it. This is important to do, because we can only work with what we’re aware of and “understand” in the practice sense. Understanding is necessary in order to consciously direct unconscious processes. Allow yourself to recognize that there are two basic ways emotions operate within us, and how emotion is always married to thought.

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Sit quietly, calm your mind through rhythmic breathing, subdue and set to the side all the impulsive, anxious, and habitual thoughts that run automatically, and form a sense of deepened inner awareness. Once you’ve formed a clear state of mind, choose something to focus on. As you focus your attention on it allow your thoughts about it to form naturally. As you begin thinking about it notice that you steadily develop it into a picture, concept, or scenario in your mind by shaping it with “sensory details”. The more detailed you make it, the more vivid and alive it becomes, and you begin feeling the sensations of it throughout your body (torso). The more sensationalized it becomes the more you start forming an emotional response to it. An emotion begins culminating in response to it, and it comes alive with activity and animated with the behavior natural to the idea. The emotion becomes the life-force that motivates the behaviors and activities it takes on as it starts playing out in your mind as a possible experience of “reality”. The thought-form created not only produces a correlating emotion that’s ideally suited for expressing it, but also forms natural behaviors that are formed out of specific characteristics. As these two combine into a single idea, they come alive and form into a reality as a possibility for experiencing as an outer reality of the same kind and type.

Through this process, initiated by a decision in what to focus on and think about, we “act on ourselves” to activate certain parts of our character and use them to form our natural behaviors and how we’re “being”, and those qualities and characteristics are what express to produce an equivalent “experience” of our “self” as our own creation. As we think we’re constantly acting on ourselves to create the outer reality of our thoughts as a way of experiencing them. As we form ideas into pictures while imbuing them with sensation, we’re literally giving our subconscious a directive as a thematic pattern for using to organize and construct an equivalent outer reality of the same kind as a means of producing our own experiences. As we mentally construct and call forth our own experiences, we relate and associate with them, and build our “identity” out of them as a result.

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Reverse the process – now let’s do the same process of self-observation in the reverse role where we act to receive the emotions being expressed by others. This may be difficult to do at first while in a live situation, due to the fact that it usually happens in an automatic fashion and renders us temporarily unconscious, but we can use a memory to achieve the same objective. Once we’re able to form a clear understanding of how this “automated process” works, we can begin using it in live situations as a means of disciplining ourselves and exercising self-control. Once we can refrain from going into a reaction, we can use it as a means of introspection and begin forming a heightened sense of self-awareness.

Again, sit quietly, calm your mind and clear your thoughts by pushing them to the background, and pick a memory of an event where a fairly intense emotional exchange occurred. Focus on how it began, noticing what state you were in before being triggered, and then the behavior displayed by the other person that acted to produce a pronounced stimulus in your body. As you’re being stimulated by it, notice where in your body it’s the strongest, and how it makes you feel as a result. Notice that it acts to instantly change your entire state of mind and physiology. As it “enters you”, notice that as it takes hold it becomes prominent and causes you to go semi-unconscious where you become lost in the reality of the feeling and can’t seem to direct your own thoughts. As it consumes you, notice that you immediately associate it to an existing memory that made you feel the same way, and you use that memory to interpret the present to be about the same thing as the past, and you not only go into a whole story about what’s happening, but also behave in the same way you did in the past. As you act in an automatic way, you create the same type of experience, and set the same idea in motion. When this happens, you forfeit your conscious mind and reside almost completely in your unconscious mind of instinct, where the outside stimulus is controlling and directing your activities and what kind of reality you create in your imagination.

In both of these processes, allow yourself to notice that what you think about and the emotions that are equivalent to those thoughts act together to activate and bring out qualities and characteristics in you that form the behaviors that result from them. As you think and feel, you stimulate yourself bringing forth certain aspects of your character and use them as the means of creating your experiences. As you form your own experiences, notice how it is that  you shape yourself by way of those experiences. We develop ourselves by consistently employing certain parts of our character as qualities that form consistent type of experiences and natural behaviors. Whatever characteristics we utilize in each situation are developed through the dynamic that ensues out of them. Certain qualities play out in certain dynamics as behavioral patterns that not only strengthen those traits, but also condition us to the dynamics as a certain way of being that acts naturally to express as a correlated myth or story. We’re always acting on ourselves to create ourselves through how we tell a particular type of story by becoming the main character and author of that story. Allow yourself to notice that there’s always “one part of you” talking to “another part of you” and telling a story by how you explain, describe, or justify things.

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Passion and Desire

This same idea plays out through our passions and desires, which come as emotions that stimulate our primal, instinctual nature, producing a strong desire as a magnetic force. Our passion comes as a strong emotion or magnetic feeling regarding something that makes it very compelling and attractive. Desire comes as “wanting”, wishing, longing, and craving. These are the primal instincts that form the basis for “temptation”, and often pose our conscious willful mind in direct opposition with our subconscious emotional mind. In this situation, where complementary aspects of ourselves become adversaries, emotion usually wins, because of their motive power in producing a strong physiological effect. On the lower material plane and in relation to our animal body, emotion is equivalent to “will” on the higher planes of the conscious and creative mind. When we let our emotions run us and we make all our decisions out of them, we utilize our higher will to fulfill physical desires and physical pleasures of some kind, and create ourselves out of our instinctual, primal nature, fashioning ourselves to be equivalent to animals. This doesn’t mean that our lower nature is bad or something we should shun and reject, but rather a part of ourselves that we need to subdue, tame, and bring under the presidency of our higher will so it can be used as a vehicle for consciously creating in the physical world.

By choosing and intentionally using our rational, reasoning mind as the basis for directing all our actions, we can bring our emotional nature under the control of our higher will, where it can be utilized to enhance our ability to express ourselves, and as a means of imposing a direct influence over others and the situation at hand. But to do this we have to bring our own emotions under control by learning how to deflect the ones being transmitted by others instead of absorbing them, while using thought in an intentional way to generate desired emotions. To do this, we not only form a working concept of how emotions as natural forces are transmitted and received, but also by using a visualization process to shield ourselves and deflect them instead. All energy can be directed and utilized through mental means. Mental operations are conducted using the creative faculty of the imagination to form internal (invisible) concepts that function and operate in specific ways. In the same way emotion as energy is invisible and can’t be seen, while producing a pronounced physical effect that sets a whole process in motion, a shield can be produced on the invisible realm of thought that can work to intentionally direct the flow of energy.

We can do this by first realizing that we all have an invisible field of energy that surrounds, permeates, and envelops our body, that’s like an egg or spherical shape. Some call this the aura which appears on the inner planes as a cloud-like essence vitalized with colors, which is being emanated by the “mind”. The mind itself is an invisible field of energy that can be pictured as a glass sphere that we look through as a means of shaping our outer world. We can visualize this etheric egg shaped field as being made of a crystalline substance, similar to glass, where any energy directed onto it from an outside source, instead of penetrating and blending into it, is reflected off the surface like a mirror and sent back to the person projecting it.

What we call “light” is basically invisible and only becomes illuminated when reflected off the surface of a material substance of some kind. Colors are contained within the clear light as its hidden, inner nature, and become fragmented when they come into contact with a material (solid) object, where some of the qualities (frequencies) are absorbed and integrated as the inner state of the object, while others are reflected into the space around it, forming it’s “outer appearance”. Whatever color an object appears as is formed by the rays its reflecting off the surface, which are complementary to the ones absorbed and integrated to form the objects inner nature as its energetic state. This is a metaphor for the fact that whatever energy we act to unknowingly absorb, we integrate into our inner nature, allowing it to determine our state of being to match the frequency, and whatever we reflect forms how we appear to others as a mirror image of themselves. Whatever constitutes our inner nature determines what we attract outwardly as our complementary opposite. This will become easier to understand through practice where you’ll come to realize that when you maintain a state of inner calm around someone expressing strong emotions, you act to neutralize them, allowing the person to realize them as their own and see them in a different light as a result.

Picture the energy field of your mind-aura as a solid outer shield that’s crystallized glass, while telling yourself (setting the intention) that any energy being projected by others can’t penetrate your sphere, and instead spreads out on the surface, much like a movie being projected onto a screen, where it doesn’t affect you, but you can still watch the movie its impregnated with as it plays out in a distant and neutral fashion. This allows you to understand what the person is feeling without combining with them mentally and reshaping them on the inner planes of your mind to be “like you”. As you act to reflect their own story back to them in a neutral fashion, they get to see it in a different way, and gain new insights as a result. Practice doing this as a mental concept and visualization until it becomes intuitive, where you do it naturally. If you allow their emotional energy to penetrate you, where you feel it as a stimulation in your body, become aware of it, and mentally push it back out until its resides completely outside of your energy field, and then reseal it, telling yourself it can no longer penetrate it, and refocus your attention on managing your internal state returning it to a peaceful calm.

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Subduing Your own Lower Nature

Subduing your lower nature and bringing it under the command of your conscious mind is accomplished by forming a practical understanding of the universal laws of the mind that forms an awareness of what you’re actually doing when impulses naturally occur. When you remain unaware of what’s happening energetically between you and what’s around you, you willingly engage in a participatory manner with whatever activities and behaviors are being openly displayed by others. Whatever we blend with mentally, emotionally, or physically, we become like in nature. Our morality is formed through the activities of our mind in terms of how it is we present ideas to ourselves internally. When we give into our primal urges and emotional reactions, we allow our lower nature to take control of our thoughts and higher will, and we create ourselves to be like others and of an animal nature. We create from an unconscious or semi-unconscious state without being aware of the consequences that result from it.

Once we’re able to understand what’s happening in terms of the natural interaction that takes place between our thoughts and emotions as our conscious and subconscious mind, and we’re able to use our conscious thoughts to direct and utilize our emotions as a means of expressing ourselves, we’re able to use our physical body as an instrument for creating in a willful and self-aware manner. When we cultivate the ability to not be affected by other people’s emotions and instead learn how to internally generate them as the motivating force that gives life to our thoughts, we can begin creating ourselves from a primarily conscious state and in a much more intentional and precise manner. Moral strength comes as our ability to discipline ourselves in emotionally intense situations or where we’re tempted somehow with our own weaknesses to give in and compromise our own integrity. We exercise it in remaining calm and focused, where we can make conscious decisions through a realization of the consequences they’ll render and then initiate and direct the activities that will produce the reality of our decisions.

Dr. Linda Gadbois  

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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 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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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 energy centers that are aligned along the spine and 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 are based primarily upon “certification programs” that are designed to provide the “credentials” necessary for practicing as a Healing Arts Practitioner. In the general sense there’s no educational prerequisites required for these courses which lay the foundation necessary for developing a skillful practice, and they don’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 (whatever that may be) 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 the 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 three Triads where each Triad represents two levels of the same plane, as the three-fold nature of the mind. The complementary aspects of the mind are represented as the parallel points along the base and function as an interaction on a single level, and are brought into equilibrium on the central pillar as the “functioning aspect”, forming a triangle. 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. This subtle body provides the “holographic blueprint” (culmination of all aspects) for organizing, vitalizing, and generating the physical body as a mirror (polar) image of itself. 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.

Triad - 3 levels /aspects of the mind

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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The Right Understanding of the Kundalini – The Path to Enlightenment or Insanity

What’s referred to as the “kundalini” energy of the body, often symbolized as being dormant until “awakened”, is a primal electric force that gives life to all of Nature. It’s the power that generates an inner light in those who meditate and concentrate on their spiritual and moral development. This natural force is the “cosmic electricity” that fills and animates form, commonly referred to as the “Fohat” or Fohatic Energy in Esoteric Sciences. It’s the fiery-electrical force which underlies everything visible and invisible, also referred to as “World’s Mother”, or “Mother of the World”, symbolized as the Vesica Pisces (Dyad) or “the Womb of the Universe” in Sacred Geometry, through which all life emerges as a birthing process. It’s the Universal Life Principle that works to animate the Universal Logos and brings life to all material forms.

The Kundalini is a power that moves in a circular, spiraling motion, symbolized by a “serpent”, which is often shown wrapped around and egg (thought in it’s potential state). This Universal Life Principle is a single force that’s comprised of two polar forces of attraction and repulsion, and manifests as electricity and magnetism, which are two aspects that perform opposing functions of the same force, and is what generates movement as expansion and contraction. What we call “electromagnetism” is a manifestation of this power, much like the aura of the body is but an emanation of the subtle body, yet is not the subtle body itself. While it’s usually thought of as an “electric force”, it’s actually electro-magnetic in nature, and as it expands, it simultaneously magnetizes with an attractive force. It resides in a dormant state until it’s “stimulated” and “rises” in an active state to “fill and vitalize” an astral form (imaginary thought) of some kind shaped in the higher faculties of the mind.

Kundalini is the active principle of the Universal Logos, and is what fills and brings life to universal archetypes that manifest throughout Nature, forming the various kingdoms and the species of conscious beings that populate them. In the mind of man this force is what gives life to our thoughts. It’s the Universal Life Power, symbolized by the element of Fire as the electrical force that enters into and animates ideas, causing them to expand and manifest as a three-dimensional reality. This power is natural to man, who is bestowed with the higher capacities of thought in creating reality, and is NOT worked with through calculated methods or as mechanical processes. There’s really no such thing as engaging in a supposed process of attempting to “raise the kundalini power” from the lower self of the body to the higher centers of the mind through a meditative process of “visualization”. This idea is born out of a misunderstanding of the Universal Principles involved and an incorrect conception of how the spiritual centers (chakras) of the subtle body function as a cohesive whole. Most attempts to do this are formed for selfish reasons out of the desire to somehow attain special psychic abilities, achieve elevated levels of consciousness through a form of shortcut, or to experience inner sensations of bliss, which are the promises used to lure people in. All true spiritual development only comes by way of consistent effort put forth in learning how to develop skill in mastering our own mind-body system.

This is the reason why “kundalini” is hardly ever mentioned in most ancient spiritual doctrines or texts on occult sciences, outside of the modern “New Age” movement. Like all great truths that are misunderstood by those who lack true knowledge which is only attained through years of devotional study of higher spiritual principles, practices are developed and promoted that can be outright dangerous in the development of the soul, and usually only lead to spiritual degradation, and oft times even various forms of mental illness. I’m sure that most who have taken the time to thoroughly investigate the idea of “raising the kundalini” from the sacral chakra to the crown or third-eye, have also been warned or heard stories of people who experience intense anxiety, hard to control emotional outpourings, disturbing hallucinations, and an almost overwhelming intensity of passions, emotions, and sexual arousal. This is due to the fact that they are working by completely artificial means to raise the energy of the lower, animal instincts through the lower chakras where it culminates in the higher mind and fuels our thoughts and imagination. As animal instincts begin animating and controlling our thoughts with an addictive intensity, they simultaneously govern our behavior through emotional impulses that we find overwhelming and difficult to retain, and ultimately result in psychotic behaviors that are destructive in nature.

Understanding and Working by Way of Universal Principles

If we contemplate this idea through the spiritual principles at work in the relationship formed between the mind and body as our higher and lower nature, we can gain great insights into how this process actually works. This idea, like so many others that result from a fairly significant misunderstanding of the Universal Principles involved, came about largely through the “New Age Movement” which attempted to infiltrate Eastern religions with Western ones as a means of forming a new one that encompassed them both into a single idea, and through the Principles of Yoga being introduced into western society which was primarily conditioned through various forms of Christianity, which of course are based on entirely different paradigms and models of behavior. They tried to interpret occult philosophy through a profane model born out of ignorance of Universal concepts, and the results were often disastrous, if not outright dangerous.

I came into true knowledge around this idea through an adverse intuitive reaction I formed when studying the psychological process involved, and through contemplating the controversy that was generated around the symbol of the “caduceus” as being “mistakenly” used to represent healing and medicine, as opposed to the single serpent staff of Asclepius, along with the realization that the “original” images of the caduceus was always shown as “3” (thrice great) revolutions around the rod that began (with loose ends) in the fourth chakra and ended at the crown, represented by the winged sphere of the higher intellect and rational mind. The modern day depictions of the caduceus have been redesigned to reflect the belief formed by those who only possess an elementary understanding of the chakra system and how it functions. Many don’t realize that in symbolic representations used as a concept for understanding universal principles numbers have a significant meaning. Modern depictions have a tendency to show the dual serpents passing through all 7 of the chakras, starting at the root, which significantly changes it’s meaning.

While the staff of Asclepius may be seen as representing medicine of a physical nature, and actually isn’t related to the chakras at all, the caduceus represents “transformation” of the Soul by subduing our lower nature and bringing it under the full command of our higher nature, and the spiritual regeneration that results from it. Mercury, as I’m sure many realize, is the archetypal symbol of the higher mind of intellect (rational thought) and will (imagination), referred to as “universal wisdom” that works through deep forms of concentration, and is the aspect of the mind used to “program” the subconscious with “visual thoughts” as seeded suggestions, which it then produces (gestates and births) as a corresponding outer reality that allows us to “experience” our thoughts, and then translate them into “memories”, which are “internal representations” of a metaphorical nature that are used by the subconscious to produce more experiences of a similar kind. My intuition on this idea was then verified and confirmed when I took up a thorough study of the principles taught in the Bhagavad Gita, the Qabalah Tree of Life, and Patanjali (Raja) Yoga (which is the only form of ancient yoga that forms a correspondence with all the other scientific systems of Universal Laws).

While many have been taught that there’s only one kundalini, which lies dormant in the root chakra, associated with the sexual organs of the body, there is in fact two kundalini energy centers within the subtle body, with the other having it’s residence in the “heart center”. As human beings we are essentially “dual in nature” while in the lower planes of physical reality, and have within us both a higher, divine nature, and a lower, instinctual nature that’s driven almost exclusively by passions and the emotions that naturally rise out of them. When we allow passions and intense emotions to run our thoughts, delusions result that we mistake for truth, because they appear to us as a coherent reality. The 7 primary spiritual centers of the body (chakras) are represented by the 7 colors of the light spectrum (3 primary and 4 complementary) which vibrate at different frequencies (wavelengths) and represent different modes of consciousness that perform different functions of the greater whole, represented as an octave (8).

The “mind” is represented on the higher planes from which it originates as Triads, which are symbolized as triangles. A Triad is formed by two complementary forces (2 lower points that form a straight line as the base) which are combined through synthesis to produce an “exalted state” as a functional third, represented by the central point that resides at an equal distance above them. When this same principle is represented as a vertical movement between higher and lower planes, it’s symbolized as three interlaced spheres, where the upper sphere is is brought into near proximity with the lower sphere through the medium of the middle sphere which acts to combine and bring them into balance through a process of equilibrium. All physical manifestation results from combining two complementary (polar) aspects to form a working third as it’s offspring. This is a fundamental principle referred to as the “Three in One Law”, also known as the Trinity, which contains all other laws in their “potential state”, each of which naturally propagate out of it as it’s offspring through a natural growth process. This process of creation born out of thoughts shaped into images in the imagination operates on every level of consciousness to form the substrata as an energetic matrix out of which all “physical reality” naturally arises as an emanation or reflection. The physical body is formed by the blueprint of the etheric-double (subtle body), which is comprised of both the instinctual and intellectual aspects of the mind, commonly referred to in psychology as the subconscious.

The Seven Main Spiritual Centers of the Subtle Body

One of the ways we can gain new insights into an existing idea is by changing the model we’re using to conceptualize it. The seven spiritual centers of the subtle body can be organized in a couple of different ways as the means of understanding the principles involved and how they work as a dynamic relationship. We can view the top 3 (crown, third-eye, and throat) as a triad, and the lower four as a Quaternary or square, which when the triad is placed on top of the square, it forms a “house,” representing the temple or dwelling place of the spirit; or we can see them as a higher triad and a lower triad (root, sexual, emotions) joined at the heart center, which serves to harmonize them. This merging of the higher and lower triads is represented symbolically by the “Merkabah” (the light body we use to ascend to higher dimensions), and by the Hexad, formed in the shape of a star (Star of David), which represent the merging and blending of the higher with the lower as the harmonious marriage of the conscious with the subconscious, represented in the Tarot by the “Lovers” (6), as the alchemical marriage of the masculine and feminine aspects to form a “whole”, orchestrated and overseen by the “Holy Guardian Angel”, which represents our Higher Self or Soul.

When we work to create by way of Law, everything in the physical world comes in a completely natural way. We don’t have to try and force anything or engage in some type of mechanical process or strategic method for commanding and directing natural forces, but instead “create the conditions” in which a desired manifestation naturally occurs. All manifestation is a result of how we use our mind and imagination, what ideas we embody and become one with in spirit, and what “mental state” we naturally cultivate as a result. Our mental state at any given moment is what works to naturally direct and regulate the energy of our body. When we try to “command” a force of Nature through a visualization process that performs an operation that’s not occurring naturally of its own volition, we work “against law”, which usually simply doesn’t work, or if it does, it produces unexpected, and often destructive results.

When we try to make something happen that’s not occurring naturally as a result of our mental state, we engage in a form of “black magic” which works by drawing up the energy of our lower instinctual nature and merging it with the higher centers of our mind as its “motivating force”. It’s not the images or what’s being visualized that’s the “creative factor” in manifesting material effects, they simply serve as the “vehicle” through which the “motivating force” works. Creation doesn’t come necessarily as the outer appearance something takes on, because the manifestation itself is simply the means through which our soul acquires a “feeling”. What we act to create in any situation is the expression of what’s “motivating our actions”, and not the actions themselves, which merely produce an equivalent effect as the reality of our motives. So before you engage in any form of process or attempt to create in a direct manner, it would be wise to stop and self-reflect on what it is that’s motivating your decision to do so. Always become clear on what your intentions are going into any situation or before engaging in a creative process of some kind. Selfish desires for personal gain never result in anything valuable or meaningful, and ultimately cause extensive set-backs in the evolution of our Higher Soul.

Our lower nature is what contains the effects of our conditioning in terms of “issues and complexes” repressed before being resolved through reasoning, our sexual energy which arouses and excites, and our emotions and passions, all of which are memories stored in the body due to the fact that they haven’t been balanced and resolved using the rational aspect of our higher mind. When this energy is combined with our higher capacities of thought, discretion, and imagination, which “is” our “will” in creating, we can become overwhelmed with the fantasies of our emotions, causing hallucinations that are commonly associated with schizophrenia and hysteria. When you hear of people “going mad” and becoming anxiety ridden due to this process, it’s true, and this is why. It causes the lower, instinctual nature of emotions to merge into our rational intellect, where they begin running our thoughts and polluting it with anxiety stricken illusions formed out of the unresolved issues of our formative conditioning.

As a spiritual psychologist I have dealt with many who have undergone this process with unfortunate success, and it transformed their consciousness in ways that ultimately destroyed their life. Others, failing to be able to actually do it, formed a fantasy around having done it, and began imaging themselves as enlightened spiritual beings who resided in a constant state of bliss as a form of low grade sexual arousal that lent their mind to fantasies of a similar nature. The unfortunate thing that many don’t realize before they began experimenting with many magical practices, is that once a “door is opened”, and the Elements are allowed in with free reign over our mind, it may be difficult, if not impossible to close it. Once we invite the elementals of our lower nature to set up house within the higher levels of our intellect, they become a natural part of our thoughts and aspirations, often leading to insatiable sexual appetites, self-grandization, lust for power and pleasure, uncontrollable fantasies that are delusional, excessive greed and selfishness, highly intensified and unruly emotions, and dark or perverted thoughts that lead us into the hellish lower rungs of society.

Our Two Selves and the Nature of the Heart Kundalini

Once we understand the Universal Principles we can realize that just as we have two-selves, which are distinctly different from each other in terms of their essential nature and how they function together in the natural sense, we can equally realize that we actually have two centers of Kundalini energy within the body, the second of which resides in the inner chamber of our heart. While many perceive the heart as being a muscle that pumps blood, it’s actually a generator for electromagnetic energy, and produces the largest electromagnetic field of any organ within the body, including the brain, which produces the second largest. The heart represents “feelings” as sensations, and “love” as the principle that connects us in spirit with what we love. The desire born out of love, serves to draw together and harmoniously merge polar opposites (two halves) to form a coherent whole. It’s the mediator between the upper and lower, and the inner and outer. When we experience a love for something, we form a desire for it, and desire is a gravitational force that brings us together with what we love. Whatever we love we naturally seek union with. Love and desire are a gravitational force that works to unite spirit and matter in a harmonious state of matrimony as a functional third, or fully conscious being.

The Life-force in the heart center is naturally aroused and drawn up through concentrative study of Spiritual Principles that invoke a magical feeling of excitement, wonder, and awe. When we form an internal representation (thought-forms) of spiritual ideas in a way that naturally elicits feelings of reverence, admiration, adoration, respect, honor, and benevolence for the miraculous nature of life and creation, we awaken the heart by “falling in love” with them. As we feel a deep love in response to our own thoughts, we draw up the heart’s energy, merging it with our thoughts as the representations molded in our imagination, filling them with life by electrifying them with a dynamic power that awakens and vitalizes the other spiritual centers located within the brain (which had been semi-dormant), bringing them into full function. As we energize our third-eye with the dynamic power love which “connects us” to those same “ideals” in the greater field of consciousness, we begin cultivating the power of spiritual clairvoyance. On the higher planes of pure consciousness all “ideas” exist in their perfect and “ideal state” (archetypes), and we only connect to the higher realms by creating correlating thought-forms as “representations” that are powered by natural feelings of reverence for our own creations. Higher Truth can only be known “through” beauty. Once we vitalize our higher spiritual centers through beautiful thoughts that naturally invoke a feeling of love and euphoria in response to them, they act to subdue and bring the lower centers of our body under the control of the higher mind.

Raising the Heart Kundalini

The true process of “raising our kundalini” is not achieved through a mechanical-visualization process, but through meditating on an idea in a single-minded fashion as concentration. When we concentrate on an idea, we penetrate the outer appearance and connect with the inner, hidden nature (soul) of the idea, and it begins unfolding and expanding in our imagination forming a sensational reality, where we’re no longer on the outside looking in, but inside as “one with it”, where we gain true “knowledge of it”. We enter into a magnetic current as a flow of correlated ideas expanded to form a whole reality, and lose all sense of ourselves as being outside and separate from it. We create a sense of our self “through it” and begin “identifying” with it. When we “experience ourself as a whole reality” (instead of just a body) we connect with and enter into our true identity as a Higher Soul. As we concentrate on and fill our mind with spiritual ideals (archetypes) formed as representations in our imagination, we feel a deep love for them, and shape our identity around and out of them as a result.

Once we begin using our intellect as our rational, discriminating, and willful mind, instead of our emotions, to operate our imagination, and we begin skillfully converting profane “ideas” into spiritual “ideals” that naturally give rise to feelings of love and devotion, we’re able to bring our lower nature (body consciousness) under the direction of our spiritual soul. We use the higher powers inherent in spiritual principles and our ability to reason and make intelligent decisions regarding how we “create ourselves” based on what we blend and merge with in mind and spirit, and faithfully employ our will in directing the instinctual passions of our lower nature. If we unknowingly contaminate our higher mind with the vulgarities of our conditioned issues and unresolved complexes and the impulses they produce that prompt unconscious and destructive behaviors, then we use the creative power of thought and imagination (will) to create the reality of our animal instincts, and we delude and degrade our Higher Soul as a result.

Summary

When we begin the process of creating by first connecting with higher spiritual ideals through concentrative studies where we build “internal representations” that invoke natural feelings of love and admiration, we work “through” law and use our mind to facilitate natural processes that come in an effortless and automatic way. We don’t contaminate our mind and imagination with lower energies that act to run our thought processes and cause us to engage unconsciously in instinctual behaviors driven by erratic emotions. Whatever it is we “blend with” in mind and construct with sensation, we become “like” in nature. The whole purpose of the soul is to use the higher powers of the mind as “thought” to direct and command the forces of Nature, instead of allowing them to direct and command us by becoming the motivational force that drives our thoughts. This Principle is also illustrated in the Tetragrammaton (4 Letter name of God) as choosing an ideal (perfected idea), that’s conceived and developed into an internal representation as a thought-form, that naturally gives rise to feelings of love (sensations) as natural response to the representation constructed, and manifests as the outer reality of our thoughts. We are always constructing and projecting the reality of our thoughts as the means of “experiencing them” as a whole (inner and outer) reality, that we then associate and identify with, and shape ourselves by way of them. It’s the higher mind that works to stimulate and call forth equivalent natural forces as a “response” to our thoughts, and not the other way around.

What’s referred to as the “New Age Movement”, which originated as an attempt to reinvent spirituality through a fundamental form of ignorance as to the true nature and function of Spiritual Laws, is designed to satisfy those who who never engage in any formal study of spiritual doctrine, and instead look for other people’s interpretations and ideas about things to adopt as their own, and mistake opinion for fact as a result. Many of the practices being professed by what seems like well-meaning people, have rendered powerful methods inept and ineffectual, and led it’s followers to engage willingly in what usually amounts to elaborate fantasies born out of an excited imagination. Our entire “reality and self” (which are the same thing on different scales and planes) is created and maintained out of our thoughts and how we form representations of ideas in the faculty of our imagination that serve to naturally call forth and give rise to correlated forces of Nature. We don’t work with our mind and reality by trying to act directly on these forces by guiding them through imaginary mechanical processes, but by using our mind and imagination in a masterful way that naturally calls them forth in creating the reality of our thoughts. This “process” naturally occurs through devoted study of spiritual principles and the contemplation of archetypal ideals as a “natural” way of thinking.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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The Path of Self-Mastery and the Process of Transformation to a Higher Level of Consciousness

The idea that life on Earth is a “school” for the soul that’s designed to teach us in some way can seem a bit confusing to many because we often associate this idea with our pain and suffering brought on by the constant challenges that cause us to struggle in life. Sometimes our life can almost seem like a bad joke that can cause us to lose faith in ourselves, or we feel as if we’re being punished somehow for something that we’re not even quite sure of. But if we learn how to work with our own mind to change our perspective and form new realizations around our soul’s essence and purpose in life we can begin seeing all things as an opportunity for growth instead of a means to an end that ultimately resides as an all-pervasive yet obscured form of chaos and uncertainty.

One of the most persistent illusions for the human soul is that our material existence and the reality we serve to project is all there is and represents the ultimate prize to be won by how we conform to society’s rules and work to serve the will of others. When we realize the temporal nature of life and our personal existence as a material, and therefore mortal being, we become overwhelmed with a sense of dread and intense fear at the thought of disappearing and no longer existing after the death of our body. With the death of our body also comes the death of our reality as a personal existence created while in our body. Even when we entertain the idea of our soul being eternal, and we’re faced with the realization that our soul merely resides in our body temporarily as the means of developing itself to a higher level of consciousness, we don’t always know what that means or how to comprehend it in a way that instills a sense of purpose for our life that inspires us towards a higher goal.

From as far back as we can remember most of us have been taught that our material existence and this lifetime is all there is, and that when it’s over and done with, we’ll be judged accordingly, and suffer eternal consequences as a result. Very few realize that our “mind” (soul) is comprised of three aspects that each perform different functions in creating a greater whole, and is the means through which we create all of our experiences in life. We’re taught that in order to be successful we need to go out into the world and work to accumulate material possessions and achieve a high status, while selling and bartering away whatever part of our soul’s essence necessary to do it. We’re taught that it’s not who you are as a conscious being that matters, it’s your position in life achieved through material accomplishments and your loyalty in serving what you perceive to be a higher authority in an obedient manner. We’re taught right from the start to strive to be a faithful worker of the establishment and a valuable part of the engine that makes things work.

We’re born into a reality of slavery where we’re mentally and emotionally trained, coerced and manipulated to perform our duty faithfully without questioning it, complaining or attempting to resist it in some way. Many work their whole life away while secretly dying inside emotionally and morally. They know what they really want to do but they’re too afraid to make the changes necessary in order to do it. On their death bed they look back on their life with a deep sense of disillusionment, regret over what they know they should have done but didn’t, and remorse over the fact that they sold their soul in order to live what amounted to a meaningless life. Even when we know deep inside that there’s more to life than meets the eye, we cling instead to quiet feeling of desperation for something we don’t even know for sure exists.

Self-Realization

When we, as a soul, form a belief around the idea that we “are” our body, and we live our life out of our formative conditioning as whatever we’ve been taught to think and do, our soul becomes lost in and subordinate to a realm that it was actually intended to rule. As we begin questioning the true meaning of life, we begin a form of soul searching to find out who we really are. This inquiry into the true meaning of things is what begins the initial process of realizing our true identity, and is the only part in the process that requires a “belief” in what is unknown or not yet realized. As we set out on our journey of self-discovery we’re required to employ “faith” in finding the path that will eventually lead us to the truth of who we really are. It’s only through the search for greater meaning that we find new answers that connect us with a higher Truth. Once we remove our steadfast belief in our bodily existence as being all there is and begin placing it in our soul instead, a whole new path and way of living opens up and becomes available to us as a result.

The first step in “spiritual awakening” comes when we recognize that as long as we’re aligned with and devoted to our physical existence as being all there is, our spiritual path remains latent and hidden behind the veil of illusion placed in front of it. The path doesn’t begin unfolding until we make a decision and commitment to follow it by taking the first step. It’s only when we take the first step as an inner awareness and commitment that the next one unfolds in our outer awareness. This is due to the fact that our reality as an “outer awareness” is actually being produced by us as our perception. All of what we experience as “reality” is a mental construct created within our own mind. Not by our brain, heart, or body, but by our mind, soul, and spirit. It’s the invisible aspects of us that are actively creating the visible world in which we live and create experiences of our self.

It’s only when we change our focus and what we’re investing in as the means of creating ourselves, and begin tuning into our inner awareness, which is what provides us with true guidance, and we willingly take that first step into the unknown, that the next step becomes apparent. We then have to be willing to take that step before the next one will appear. Our path doesn’t appear in front of us in complete form as a means of reassuring us as a guarantee of where it’ll ultimately lead, but requires us to “trust” in the process. This is because our mind is what’s forming our perception, and it’s through the repetition of already existing patterns that we can predict the future as a continuation of the past. When we commit to a truly new way of being, we step willingly into the unknown and have to trust that we’ll know what to do in brand new and unfamiliar situations. This initial process of spiritual exploration that brings us into contact with our true being requires trust, belief, and faith in the fact that it’s real and not just fantasy. This is because when you break away from conventional belief-systems of the group mindset and venture out on your own, the entire outer world and everything you’ve known up to that point will seem to oppose you. You begin walking contrary to the very life you initially acted to create.

Undertaking our spiritual development in a fully conscious manner is always difficult because it requires us to shift our center of gravity from a primary focus on the outer world and place it firmly on our inner feelings and awareness stemming from our “inner self”. As we begin tuning into our inner awareness around outer things, we begin forming a new relationship with ourselves as a kind of intimacy. The more familiar we become with ourselves internally, the more we naturally begin detaching from the image of our self we created using material ideas, and we can begin seeing the outer world for its true purpose in terms of what it serves to awaken and bring alive inside of us. Once we begin honestly realizing that we’re the one creating our experiences based on whatever energies are alive and active inside of us, we start touching on our true power as a soul and spirit. We can begin realizing that we create our reality based on how we manage and work with our own internal energy. We can only work with an “energy” (quality of consciousness) while it’s alive and actively expressing “within” us. We can sit for years contemplating ideas while telling ourselves that we “are” that way, meaning we know it, because it’s very easy to manage qualities while they’re in a passive and latent state. It’s only when we encounter something that activates that quality within us that we actually have the opportunity to work with it in whatever way we choose.

The Human Soul and the Nature of Reality

The human Soul is a sovereign being of greater intelligence that resides in its natural state on a higher plane of existence and acts to create an image of itself by first constructing a etheric blueprint for fashioning an animal body which it then inhabits as a means of creating within the lower, material plane. The Soul is formed out of memory that it acquires through the experiences it creates while in a physical body. It completely designs the life of its own physical existence from a higher plane, and then enters into the body as a means of “experiencing its own creation” from within it, having it. As it enters into the dense realm of the subconscious as an infant, it’s acclimated to the body through conditioning, and the higher, self-aware mind is birthed while fully in the body, where it becomes “identified” with its material form and life conditions. Because the conscious aspect of the lower mind is birthed within the body, it mistakes itself for being the body and can live its entire life out of its initial conditioning, often without ever realizing that it actually has the higher power in being able to direct and determine its own development, and it can becomes lost in its own delusions as a result.

The higher Soul’s purpose in a material existence lies is in its ability to develop its own moral character through active use of its higher creative abilities. But in order to utilize higher capacities that exist initially in a latent state, it has to realize that it possesses them as a fundamental part of its being. These higher abilities come as realization around the power of our mind and the nature of our higher Soul in operating through it, the ability to reason, make calculated decisions based on rational evaluation, and exercise will in acting out those decisions. All realization, which comes through our own mind as an essential form of self-realization, only comes through experience. All knowledge, which is essentially knowledge the Self, is only attained through the realizations born out of experiences. We can think about something all day long while imagining what it would be like, but until we actually experience it, we don’t realize anything because of it. As the Soul creates experiences of itself through a physical existence, it acquires knowledge of itself as its own creator. As we create our own experiences, we then absorb those experiences and translate them into “memory” as the building blocks for producing more experiences of the same kind.

The outer world of material phenomenon exists in polarity with the inner world of thought and feelings, and serves the primary purpose of stimulating us internally bringing correlated qualities into an active state, providing us with the opportunity to see them as they truly are and work with them accordingly. When we don’t realize what’s happening as inner qualities come alive in us due to an outer stimulus, we allow them free reign over us and they act to shape our perception and experience without any real awareness on our part of the fact that we can change them by simply learning to manage them using our mind. We often form the perception that the outer world is separate from us and is experienced by us in an objective manner, yet nothing could be further from the truth. This is very evident by simply observing the fact that several people who are apart of the same event or situation will all perceive it in a different way, form a unique experience of it through the story they tell themselves about it, and conduct themselves in different ways as a result.

While we tend to think that there’s an “objective reality” that exists “out there” separate from us, and there is in the common sense of a material construct that we all share in common (called Nature), however reality in its most basic sense is always “subjective”, because each person perceives it in a different way that’s unique to them based on their mental paradigm. Our paradigm is the energetic structure of our mind formed out of personal memory. We filter the outer reality through our paradigm as a means of “interpreting” what it means, and we reshape it according to the meaning we give it. We naturally reshape everything outside of us to “be like us” through our very perception of it. This isn’t done as a conscious act that we’re aware of, but as a natural (unconscious) act that’s formed automatically. Reality is what’s created as our mind’s ability to perceive it. Perception is the most fundamental form of creation we naturally engage in.

All of what we call reality is based on an individual perception formed by our mind as it works through our brain and nervous system. Our higher Soul “is” our mind as an organized field of information comprised of memory that vibrates at a certain frequency and has a pattern inherent in it as a 3-D model (hologram), along with a self-organizing force. We organize the information available in the outer field of the group and cosmic mind to be of the same nature as our inner model. We organize reality through a dynamic filtering system that restructures it to match us. Our “true self” isn’t our body, brain and nervous system, it’s our mind as an invisible sphere of energy that not only permeates and inhabits our body, but extends quite some distance around us as an emanation and projection that serves to form our perception of reality as a continuation of the same idea (pattern). What we perceive as being “out there” is a direct reflection as an extension of what’s “in here”, because the same mind is creating both.

In order to develop our soul as our character we work through the agency of our mind, which are essentially the same thing. The mind is an aspect of the Soul that’s used as the means for structuring reality as a projection in order to “experience itself” as and through that reality. The reality itself is formed as an expression of the inner self that allows the Soul to gain knowledge of itself through its own self-created experiences. What lies hidden within us that we’re consciously unaware of, is revealed to us as a fundamental part of our outer environment because it plays a crucial role in stimulating us inwardly as a form of self-recognition. The agency of the Soul that forms the inner and the outer to be of the same nature and likeness, is our “character” which is shaped through our moral development.

How we develop ourselves morally forms the bridge between our mortality and immortality. If we live a life of poor morality by blending with inferior energies that are void of any real consciousness, then we create ourselves as a lower being driven by blind impulses and instincts. We allow ourselves to be shaped by our passions and emotional states. If we choose instead to only couple with equal or superior energies that are of a virtuous nature and fully conscious in terms of who we really are, then we ascend in mind and spirit to higher levels of sovereignty and true individuality. As long as we remain unconscious, we perceive others as separate from us and capable of determining us based on how they act to stimulate us inwardly, usually through emotions of some kind that we tend to readily take in and internalize to produce correlating experiences of ourselves as being the same way. Whatever we absorb and readily take on from others and our environment serves to adjust our mental state to be of the same nature, and we act to willingly participate in co-creating a joint-reality with them.

When we step into our true identity as the one creating both our Self and our outer experience of life, we realize that anytime we’re being stimulated by something outside of us that it provides us with the opportunity to work with that quality inwardly as a means of gaining the realizations necessary to transform and develop them in whatever way is necessary in order to not be controlled or overwhelmed by them. As we work on our inner mental state we transform our outer perception accordingly. The outer environment itself stays the same in terms of the same basic elements that compose it, but how it “appears to us” changes and what aspect of it we mentally interact with changes also. When we no longer take on the emotions and attitudes being projected by others towards or around us, we remain calm inside and able to control ourselves. As we control our own reactions by not taking on and internalizing the emotions of others, we neutralize them while remaining calm inside. We can bring forces that are causing an imbalance as an extreme of some kind back into a balanced and harmonious state by not giving them our attention.

We can exercise our true power to create by taking on the role and perspective of being the “creator” rather than being the “creation”. We move from allowing ourselves to be created by others and the events of our life, to being the one creating ourselves by way of them. Our most basic quest in life comes in how we form our identity. By what it is we identify with based on how we “sense ourselves” through our experiences of life. When we remain in a primarily unconscious state and lack true self-awareness, we create the experience of being “created” by our external world and others. As we begin waking up to our true higher nature and mental power, and we realize that we are in fact the one creating our own reality as the means of creating ourselves as that reality, we step into our true identity as a higher Soul and engage in the process of creating ourselves while in a fully awake and conscious state. We move from a perception of ourselves as having no self-control in being a product of our circumstances, to one of actively being the one doing the creating by managing our own internal state of mind. We no longer feel helpless in directing our own life experiences and begin working internally to create and determine “how” we experience ourselves within the conditions and circumstances of our daily life. It’s never about “what happens to us”, but how we use what happens to the best possible benefit in consciously facilitating our own growth.

Bringing Knowledge into Practice

What this tells us is that whatever feeling, quality, or emotion we’re being stimulated with from the outside world, is providing us with the live opportunity to work directly with that quality in a fully conscious and self-aware manner. We don’t need to argue as to whether or not the outer event is real and warrants whatever response it naturally provokes, but simply turn inward instead and place our full attention on what’s alive and actively expressing inside of us. As we focus on the inner feelings being propagated we can gain new awareness around it that spawns a whole series of new realizations. If we continue to close off the outer stimulus and relinquish the need to somehow validate its credibility, and focus purely on the inner quality it served to bring alive inside of us, we can choose to work with that energy in whatever way we desire. If we stay awake during emotional charges instead of going unconscious and forming a natural reaction based on past memory it also serves to activate, we can work at the level of cause instead of by trying to somehow change the outer effect.

When we’re stimulated with fear that’s overwhelming and causes extreme anxiety, we have the opportunity to work with it internally and learn how to manage it psychologically. We can utilize our “will” as the means of directing the internal forces of Nature that we experience as emotions. We begin this process through our rational awareness of what’s happening which is what allows us to subdue it to the point where it’s not overwhelming and intense. Just the act of learning how to subdue and calm it down within us, is the first step to managing and bringing it under the direction of our Will. Once we’ve brought it under control of our higher Will, and it begins subsiding accordingly, we can decide how it is we want to transform it as a means of utilizing it in a productive way as a means of creating in an intentional and deliberate manner.

We only learn through experience and all growth comes by learning how to take control of our own mind in creating our experiences. Every internal activation is an opportunity to work with the quality being activated. While we can only employ knowledge in theory as a means of preparing ourselves for using it, we only have the opportunity “acquire” the essence of the knowledge by how we apply and utilize it in a live situation where its active and expressing as an event of some kind. When we can learn how to work with the spiritual forces of Nature that are designed to drive instinct by employing our higher, rational Soul in balancing them, we acquire knowledge of them as knowledge of ourselves. This knowledge comes as self-realization and is utilized as the means of experiencing our self in relation to the outer world. The outer world or event itself doesn’t change, it’s only our experience of it that changes. It’s our perception that changes and how things appear to us, and it no longer acts to stimulate us in an unconscious manner, because we’ve transformed and equalized it within, neutralizing it as a result. We’re then able to be in the same type of situations while remaining calm and unaffected by them, and we perceive them in a whole different way as a result.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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The Archetypal Nature of the Spirit, the Creative Power of the Soul and the Nature of the Self

One of the most fundamental errors we make in how we think about things comes when we start from the premise of duality and separation. Any hypothesis that’s based on a concept of separation while referring to our essential self or spiritual nature is an illusion in the most basic sense of the idea. I can remember a few years back attending a conference with what we could clearly call new agers, and one of the main ideas being expressed at that time was that our soul is not our “self”, with the “self” meaning who we are in relation with our body, personality, and ego formed out of identification with the body. When asked who you were the “right answer” was to state that you were a divine universal being, or something of that nature, instead of saying your name. They were teaching duality in the most basic sense and didn’t even seem to be aware of it.

This is a common error created through a lack of understanding of the principles governing different planes of existence, illustrated through the Hermetic axiom “As above so below, and as below so above, in the miraculous workings of the One thing”, and the concept of “eternity as immortality”. When we fail to understand fundamental universal principles that apply to all life, that misunderstanding comes through and is equally reflected in everything we think and do. While the idea of universal principles forming the basis for all life may appear to be based on a “belief” because it seems to offer no real “facts” to support it, this is also based on what it is we’re referring to as “facts”, and how it is that we know if something is true or not, and therefore “real”. Within the invisible principles that accompany and serve to organize and give life to the material world resides one of the greatest paradoxes and pervading mysteries of all time. How do we “know” if something is real or not?

I have often found it amazing if not a bit bewildering how science is always on a group quest to find “the theory of everything”, as though it’s going to come through a mechanical model of some kind or as the result of some kind of measurement or mathematical equation, without seeming to recognize that all science and reality itself is only “knowable” through our ability to perceive it. Society itself is being trained to rely on some kind of scientific study conducted by an expert to tell them what can only really be known through direct experience. The common denominator to all life and the whole “cosmic mystery” is the “mind”. All science arises out of our ability to think about things while wondering about new possibilities. Reality is only real and therefore “knowable” through our minds ability to perceive it. Every single mind of every individual perceives a slightly different and highly personalized version of what’s called an objective or shared reality that’s common to everyone.

This amazing feat of infinite possibilities for a single idea is produced by a dynamic series of “filters” that are used to sort through a vast and infinite amount of information inherent in the invisible field of information that surrounds us. Our mental filters serve to bring out and accentuate some features inherent in the whole, while subduing and excluding others to form a “new field of organized information” which is as a “personal creation” formed as a mental construct. How we experience reality changes based on the formation of new filters and the ongoing transformation of existing ones. These mental filters, also called perceptual filters, are formed out of beliefs, values, preferences, and memory. These filters form our mental paradigm, which is what we use as the means of shaping our reality by how we select, interpret, and organize specific aspects of any situation in order to create how we “experience” it.

Our mental paradigm is comprised of a system of mental filters that form our “perceptual lens” which is what we “look through” as the means of experiencing reality. We only see, process, form as a conceptual image and therefore comprehend what can be constructed, explained, described, and confirmed using our paradigm. When we understand this idea in the most basic sense we realize that what we tend to call “reality” is formed as a mental construct and projection of our mind. Nothing “out there” exists independent of what’s “in here”. One is the continuation and extension of the other as a mirror image (polar opposite). Everyone takes what exists as a universal field of potential and through a process of natural selection, reshapes it into a personalized, subjective version as their “experience”. All reality is the result of perception, and all perception forms how we experience our self “as” a reality. We don’t necessarily “manifest” material reality itself, but rather reshape it through our mental model to resemble us, and serve as a primary means of self-expression that provides us with a mirror into all aspects of our mind, many of which are hidden from us in the ordinary sense.

Our mind, like the light that makes up reality, is invisible to the senses, and we typically only “perceive” and form an entire reality out of a very small part of the light spectrum. We only see a small fraction of what’s “actually there”. There are many aspects of reality being played out all around us, within the same space, which we don’t recognize or perceive directly with our physical senses. This is because our senses are what allows us to perceive the world around us. What this tells us is that like the individual reality created using our mental paradigm by recombining key elements inherent in the whole to form a new possibility, what we perceive at any given time is only a small aspect of a much, much greater whole.

What we commonly refer to as the “soul” is equivalent with the mind, both of which are invisible to our senses. We can look at the mind as being a universal principle and the soul as being what works through the mind to produce a material image of itself. Our soul is our personal consciousness built up through experiences of itself acquired through the body. The Soul creates reality as the means of experiencing itself as its own creation. We only gain knowledge of ourselves through direct experience. The soul utilizes the mind as a means of constructing a reality of itself, which it then uses in order to experience itself “as” as a material being. It doesn’t do this by simply designing the body that it then inhabits as a “personality”, but by creating the “whole reality” of the body necessary to experience itself in a specific way.

The entire outer reality of the personality is produced as a mental projection that’s naturally formed out of our formative conditioning. Our initial conditioning takes place as a child through a process of adaptation that modifies and adjusts our paradigm to match our environment. In this way we can produce a unique variable of the same core essence and evolve ourselves according to a specific set of conditions and circumstances. The soul isn’t comprised of the personalized version created through our body, personality, and identity within the body, but by taking the personalized experience created and returning it to a universal, archetypal state. The human soul is archetypal in nature and is comprised of unique combinations and potencies of different qualities to form a new and unique whole. The process of creation is represented by the infinity symbol as a perpetual movement between parallel planes that are complementary in nature.

 We draw on a universal archetype as the means of producing an experience of our self as an outer projection, and then reabsorb the experience created and turn it back into a universal state as our soul’s memory and essence. Our soul is comprised of universal memory that is metaphorical and thematic in nature, because this is necessary in order to be able to adapt it to any situation as the means of creating more of the same type of experiences. Our soul is universal in nature and is what’s creating the entire material plane of manifestation as an individual. It’s holistic in nature, and exists in a whole, unified form on its native plane.

Subtle Body

Our soul designs what we call the “light body” or “etheric double” of subtle energy which serves as the blueprint for not only constructing and animating the body, but for the entire reality produced “through the body” as a mental projection. It creates the world through which it experiences itself from the inside out. It’s in a constant state of transformation based on the energy its constantly absorbing from everything around it as the Earth’s soul. This is done through the principle of polarity as a form of electromagnetic pulsation and respiration. We’re always drawing in the energy from around us that’s of a similar nature to us, and metabolizing it to adjust our mental model. As we metabolize and assimilate new energies (information) we equalize ourselves in terms of energetic composition to match or be the same nature as the environment we live, grow, and experience ourselves through.

All creation that’s of an intelligent (highly organized) and complex nature requires a blueprint, model, or prototype in order to be systematically produced, reproduced, and maintained. Our light body, like our physical body which is a mirror image of it, is constantly undergoing a process of regeneration through the birth, maturity, and death process. The outer reality of organized light of the Earth’s soul (Nature) is mentally constructed by the individual as an emanation. Our energy field is not confined to the body, and extends quite some distance from our body in more and more subtle forms. While we tend to think that our “self” as our “I” (identity) is not formed as an individual by our soul, and that our body is somehow separate from our mind, soul, and spirit which give us life, it is in fact the creation of our soul, and is in a constant state of growth and transformation. This also forms the illusion that “consciousness” is somehow produced by the brain and nervous system, instead of what’s using it as a vehicle for traversing and working within the material plane, which exists fully “within it” as an essential part of it.

The soul is what gives life to the body and acts as the “organizing principle” of all material forms. Every single material form (light body made of photons) is an emanation of One Light. The Soul is the electrical force that “charges plasma” and organizes light (photons) into a distinct pattern. It coagulates light to form a ghost-like image of gases (astral fluid), which then becomes more densely concentrated as liquid-light (etheric substance), which is used to organize the entire lower material plane. It’s the life-force that operates and runs our body through electrical impulses that set a chain-reaction in motion as a neurological process of equilibrium. Our mind as an “energetic state” (frequency) works through our brain, nervous system, and endocrine system to adjust our body to the same state. Our brain and nervous system is what you can think of as our command center for operating our body.

All “thought” comes as electrical sparks that stimulate various parts of our brain to form a kind of encoded message system that’s translated into chemical messengers by various parts of our body. A spark ignites, awakening and setting into motion a mental function, which then follows a series of pathways, similar to how lightning propagates through the atmosphere, forming a whole orchestration of correlated activities. As consciousness is transmitted through the brain and nervous system as electrical impulses, it stimulates hormone production of the endocrine system where it’s translated into orders for organizing a synchronized event, flooding the bloodstream with the chemical instructions necessary to synchronize all systems of the body to produce a unified motion as activity of the whole being.

It’s the mind operating through the brain that creates our reality as a conscious state, and for this reason creates the illusion of consciousness arising from the brain. Spirit comes “through the body” and projects reality from within outward. In order to change the outer appearance of reality in terms of how we perceive and thereby experience it, we have to work to change our mental paradigm that ordering, organizing, and producing it as a mental projection. If we try to change our experience by working on the outer material manifestation we usually end up simply creating the same type of experience, only in a new way. This is where you get sayings like “no matter where you go, there you are”.

The outer reality only changes in exact proportion to the inner reality. Our inner reality, formed as a mental construct out of memory, serves to organize the substrata (energetic matrix) out of which all material phenomena arise as an emanation. We change the inner by studying and constantly taking in new information that we conceptualize as an inner representation that brings new realizations about the same thing, causing a paradigm shift. As we imagine ideas in detail, developing them the more we think about them, they become a set of instructions for our subconscious to produce as an outer experience of the same type and kind. As we apply knowledge to produce an experience of it as a reality, we absorb our experience and it becomes our soul’s essence. When we stop learning and growing, we become stagnate and complacent, and begin dying. We’re always both expanding and reforming, or we’re contracting and dying, becoming smaller and less capable of adapting.

 So to say that there’s “no self” is an anomaly that comes out of a fundamental misconception. The “self” is actually the creation of the soul necessary in order to experience itself in a specific way as a material being. The self isn’t fixed as the form itself in a completely limited state, it’s constantly fluctuating and morphing as a continuous growth process based on an overall plan as the life naturally produced by the soul. The entire material plane is the creation of the soul and is what provides it with an “experience” of a certain kind, necessary in order to “know itself”. What we call the spirit exists on a higher plane of vibration as archetypes in an ideal and potential (unformed) state, which are drawn down by the soul on a medium plane through sympathetic induction, and utilized to form an image of itself that is then projected into the lower, material plane in order to experience itself. The soul is comprised of a vibration that forms the lower frequency of the higher plane, and the highest frequency of the lower plane. It acts as a circuit or conduit for spirit to manifest in form as one of an infinite number of possibilities without being changed from its original state on the higher plane.

This is what’s meant by the idea that only what “descends” from heaven “returns” or ascends back into heaven. Universal archetypes are “ideals” (perfect) that are drawn into the mind of the soul where they’re blended and modified according to the nature of the soul and used to manifest in the lower planes as a personal creation. In their original state archetypes are “pure and unmixed”, and become an amalgamation when mixed with the consciousness of the individual soul. The experience created by the soul of itself in form is then reabsorbed as experience of itself, where it’s then translated into a metaphorical theme as a memory of the soul. The personal aspect is transformed back into its original universal state as archetypal essence as the memory of the soul that comprises its constitution.

All memories acquired while in a body are synthesized to form a new whole as the soul’s essence. The soul’s essence forms its character and moral summation as it’s “nature”, and is what enters into another body and restructures itself into a new variation based on all the elements used to form a new series of combinations as relationships. The same essence as well developed characteristics formed out of accumulated memory that’s built-up over time, undergoes another transformative process of adaptation and modification that forms a whole new expression of the same essence. Just as the soul structures itself as a “whole reality”, it also restructures and evolves itself from one incarnation to the next. Different genetic factors, living conditions, environment, race, culture, family, and era produces a whole new series of relationships that stimulate us in different ways, developing our personality accordingly.

The soul is in a constant and never ending state of transformation and evolution. It’s fluctuating energetically based on how the inner aspects and qualities interact with those same energies in the outer projection. We’re always acting “on ourselves” in and as everything else. What we perceive as a reality that’s separate from us is actually more of an extension and continuation of our mind and soul as the same idea being played out on different scales. Our outer world is created by our subconscious mind, which is also the group mind shared by all life on Earth. It’s constructed as a “whole mind” rather than a fragmented one, and contains aspects of ourselves that we’re normally unaware of (our shadow), which is why we don’t recognize them as being our own.

The object to life in recognizing our “true identity” as the creator of our reality and life’s story comes by the “inner and outer” becoming a unified whole that we perceive in a fully conscious way. This only comes by forming an awareness of our unconscious aspects, also referred to as our “shadow aspects”. These are the aspects of our self that we judged harshly for some reason, refusing to express them, and denying having them as a result . . . even to ourselves. This renders us unconscious in the most basic sense, because we perceive our shadow nature in our outer world without realizing it. As we form an image of ourselves in a split, fragmented way, as separate from ourselves, we also form our outer reality in the same manner. As we deny and repress our shadow aspects because we’ve judged them to be “bad” or “wrong” to have, we simultaneously begin forming an image of ourselves out of a fragmented state of only owning what we deem to be good, and admirable, forming what’s referred to as our false ego.

Our ego is an illusion of ourselves created out of a fragmented mind. We’re provided with a mirror into our hidden nature through our outer experience of reality, but don’t realize it because we’ve denied having those traits to ourselves, and as a result, don’t have a clear memory of them, so we don’t know they’re ours. We don’t realize that the reason we form a “reaction to them” is because we possess the complementary aspect in its latent state. We bring ourselves back into a harmonious and unified state of equilibrium by learning how to relinquish judgment of ourselves “in” others and harmonize them into our whole being as a result.

We judge the same traits in others to the exact same degree that we judge those same traits in our self, causing us to go unconscious while still projecting those traits onto others. We don’t “give people” those traits, so to speak, but rather perceive the same traits in them and react to them as a result. Once we realize that the outer world is a mirror reflection of the inner world in a whole and unified state, we can use it to self-reflect and follow our judgments back to their root. Once we recognize those same traits in our self and embrace them by harmoniously integrating them into our experience, and finding an appropriate expression for them, we act to heal ourselves and become whole again.

As we experience compassion as understanding of ourselves, our judgment of those same things in others fades away, and it becomes a harmonious part of our whole self and our perception of reality. This is what Jesus was elucidating when he said, “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”. What we call heaven is the native plane of the soul where everything exists in a unified state of self-awareness and harmony. Once we identify our outer reality as a reflection and projection of our own mind, we touch on our true identity as a higher divine being that’s acting to create our entire worldly experience as an experience of our self.

All reality is formed as a manifestation of One Source. All reality is formed out of a cosmic seed of spirit that impregnates the individual soul as it also impregnates the soul of humanity as a whole. This is why the spirit is often referred to in masculine terms, and the soul in feminine terms. Reality as we’re capable of knowing it through our perception is the offspring of the soul and spirit. The Trinity is illustrated in mythological terms as the husband and wife, who together produce a child as their offspring. The spirit exists in a purely potential state as an ideal that’s drawn into the soul as a form of “seed”, and gestates it turning it into a “reality” as the combination of both manifested as a material matrix. In order to manifest as a new form, a new seed has to be drawn in through resonance and allowed to incubate as a process of adaptation that shapes it into a modified version that’s harmonious to the soul’s paradigm, where it can be incorporated logically into the whole structure of reality as a natural part of our soul’s perception of itself.

Form as material manifestation is the expression of spirit brought down the planes of density (destiny) by the soul. The spirit is the “ether” as the unified field of intelligence in its potential state that permeates the entire universe, informing it. The human soul is of the Astral Plane of Light and Formation, and the body-template produced through their copulation, forms the etheric double or subtle body, all of which are invisible to the physical senses. In order to work with our physical manifestation, we have to work through our subtle light body which is formed by our mind and spirit. This is what’s being referred to when it’s stated that we have to work by way of the laws that govern the higher planes in order to over-ride and work directly with the material plane. We have to work with the laws governing our mind, which are primarily the laws of mentation, vibration, and polarity, all of which are correspondences of each other.

Dr. Linda Gadbois    

I spend hundreds of hours a month writing, editing, designing, and managing this website in order to provide the highest quality of knowledge possible in the area of Spiritual Sciences and Applied Psychology for FREE to those who are seeking. If you have found the information on this site to be valuable and beneficial to your personal growth and development, please consider making a donation and actively supporting my work . . .