My Experience and what I Learned about the True Nature of the Soul from doing Past Life Regressions

I was born into this life a natural skeptic and never took anything at face value. From as far back as I can remember, whenever I encountered a religious, spiritual, or psychic idea of any kind, whether it was in church or at a neighbor’s house who did astrology or psychic readings, if something didn’t make sense to me, I didn’t “believe it”, and instead took an attitude of investing it to find the error involved. It was as if there was a part of me that knew the truth and I had a well-developed form of intuition. I also gravitated passionately towards the sciences and philosophy and took up a devoted study of these subjects at a very young age. So naturally, when I came into what’s now called “spiritual sciences” (Sacred or Esoteric Sciences), it was like coming home. Yet the modern-day versions of this formed by what we call the “new age movement”, grossly distorted much of the teachings through a lack of comprehension regarding the universal laws involved and how to accurately interpret them in developing true intuition and sound scientific methods for traversing the multidimensional planes that are all interlaced within this one.

As I went along in life I went through many challenging situations where I learned about my true spiritual nature and practice through the experience of seeming to know what to do and having many strengths and virtues already developed as a fundamental part of my nature. I pursued education in Naturopathic Medicine, Herbology, and traditional Psychology, and finally ended up in “Esoteric Sciences”, which turned out to be my true love. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Clinical Hypnotherapy, which is an in-depth study of the mind and the principles involved in using different aspects (the self-conscious and higher conscious) to program and direct the creation of the subconscious, which is the aspect of our mind constructing and projecting our entire material reality out of our mental paradigm. This same operation, which is occurring all the time at the unconscious level, can also be performed through hypnotherapy. My doctorate is in Esoteric Sciences, which expanded into self-mastery, understanding the universal laws governing the mind and creation, the Healing Arts, and of course our psychic, astral aspect, also referred to as our soul.

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As I went through my studies, I also took seminars on a regular basis that often included 3 and 4 day workshops at the end, that went into specific subjects and the different methods for practicing these. Strangely enough, I never had an interest in past life regression, because I wasn’t sure how I felt about it, and as a result of the fact that I wasn’t comfortable allowing others to try and hypnotize me, because so few people actually understand the principles involved or know how to do it in a proficient and effective manner. But one of the workshops I signed up for and paid for in advance was canceled, and there was no refunds, so I had to pick another workshop. A class on Past Life Regression (PLR) was being taught by a man who was world renowned for his methods, so I decided to explore it with an open mind. After going through the 4 day workshop and undergoing several regressions, I realized this was one of the greatest methods for “true healing” I had ever come across, and pursued it from that point on with an attitude of perfecting it as a method conducted through a well-written script (most hypnotic processes are performed using scripts).

Through the course of the next few years, I took several classes and workshops and became totally involved in developing my method to a point where there was never any form of “suggestion” being given, and by achieving “rapport” as a primary form of mental entrainment (natural hypnosis as mind-reading), where I could literally “see” in my mind’s eye a vague impression of their perceptions. I also had others use my own method whenever I underwent a regression and was able to move into the memories of past lives buried deep within my own psyche (our souls constitution is comprised of memory) with vivid detail. Not so much in terms of the physical features and elements of that life, but more in terms of what that life was about, the drama as thematic patterns that were being played out that I was also playing out in this life, albeit in a different way, and the realizations that resulted from them. From these experiences I knew where my intuition was coming from, and I was able to see my karma in a new light where I knew what it was I needed to do as a means of rectifying it.

I later went on to become board certified by the IBRT (International Board of Regression Therapy), wrote professional manuals on it, and conducted professional training for years. I also practiced extensive forms of meditation over the years and developed heightened mental abilities, one of which was what we call the “witnessing” faculty, which takes on a third-person perspective and simply observes the activities of the “mind” from a neutral and detached perspective. In this article, I’m simply going to convey what I learned through open minded exploration, extensive practice, and from direct experience that wasn’t based on preconceived beliefs or “suggestions” given by an inexperienced practitioner.

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Past Lives as a Psychic Reading

Let me start by assuring you that there is no such thing as having a “past life reading” by a psychic of some kind. When you take this approach, you’re engaging in an “illusion” as a very basic form of suggestion, and you can’t know what a past life was “about” without “being in the experience of it”, where natural realizations arise, and you make a direct connection to your current life in terms of “patterns” being played out that all have a common theme to them. If you understand that memories are patterns of thought that have certain frequencies, and were created by “you”, which means the same inner nature, mind, and soul, and you understand the basic laws of physics as “vibration”, you’ll realize that you “access memory” through “resonance”, and only you can access your own memories of past lives in terms of being “in them” with the same “feelings” you had as an experience.

Hypnotic regression is the only true method for doing this, and as you realize things about your past lives, you’ll also come to understand and thereby learn to “trust” your intuition. A lot of times your intuition (inner knowing) around things is formed out of knowledge you acquired and integrated into your being in past lives, and now comes as an inner knowing or special abilities of some kind. The other challenge you’re going to face is being able to find a truly good hypnotherapist, because unfortunately this area has been bastardized by those who take weekend certification courses and then call themselves “hypnotherapists” and concentrate more on writing cool scripts than on the actual psychology of what they’re doing. Because they lack a basic understanding of how the subconscious works, they often conduct the process by feeding you constant suggestions, which the subconscious readily takes in and imagines as a form of memory, and you go on a purely imaginary journey as a result. Both imaginary ideas and memory are created in the faculty of the imagination, making it easy to confuse them. One of the biggest differences comes in the fact that actual memories give rise to a whole series of “realizations” that are systematically born out of them and form an intimate connection to your current life in terms of similar patterns and ideas being played out. I know a few people who are very popular and considered experts in PLR and what they call “in-between lives”, whose script leads everyone to the same reality and conclusion without them seeming to realize that it’s because they’re giving them constant suggestions by the type of questions they ask and the language they use.

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What I came to Realize through Experience

Much of what I learned through experience that was born out of memory was completely unexpected and a bit mind-boggling in relation to conventional thought on the nature of the mind, soul, time, and reality. Here are some rather interesting ideas that came from experience. I’ll start off with a general description of consistent features that not only accompanied my own experiences, but just about everyone I regressed, all without any suggestion born out of the type of questions I was asking.

All regressions begin by setting an intention or making a specific type of inquiry. Whatever “intention” you set for the regression determines what memory (life) you access. Most ask for information about a problem or relationship, but you can also ask for information around gifts, talents, special abilities, life purpose, and life-long interests.

Some hypnotists will get distracted with things designed to “prove” past lives are real by asking about things like what year it is, what’s your name, what town are you in, and so on, which is meaningless in the most basic sense and will hardly ever stand out unless it was an important part of your experience.

What’s important isn’t so much the actual setting or events and circumstances of that life, but how you experienced it, how you felt, what psychological dramas you were playing out as life themes, and how they all culminated as “realizations” you formed because of them. This is because at the end of each life our memory is formed as a summation and conclusion we form around what that life was about and how we created and developed our “self” as a result. This is the actual memory that’s absorbed and assimilated into the higher part of our soul, which is constantly evolving by acquiring memory of itself through numerous personalities and different life situations, all of which bring new types of experiences while playing out the same type of life themes. We evolve our soul’s memory through that life, whether unconsciously or with conscious awareness, and the accumulated experiences are synthesized into a whole memory as our character and inner nature, which becomes the “karmic seed” for a new and succeeding life cycle. Every life provides us with a step in our souls overall growth and becomes the means through which we “evolve” ourselves by learning how to create from a primarily conscious state of self-awareness.

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As you go through the “death experience” of that life, which you should always do, you have clear and profound realizations of what that life was about in terms of what was meaningful and what wasn’t. In going through the experience of dying and transcending my body, as well as other people’s experience, I realized that our experience of dying is based on our beliefs in that life. We form our experience out of our beliefs and expectations just like we do in life, because it’s the “same mind” that’s creating both. It’s our mind that transcends our body as our soul and it continues to create its own experiences in the afterlife. I realized with a deepened sense of clarity that there’s no such thing as death in terms of the mind and spirit, it’s only the body and the identity created through our body that dies. We continue to create our experience in death, which is merely a different dimension of existence, in much the same way we create our experiences in living, except we no longer associate our “self” with being our body. We take on a much more universal identity, formed through numerous lifetimes and personalities where we have a direct awareness of being the one who created that life experience from a primarily unconscious state. Every death experience I had was different, even though they all involved a similar process.

The only part of us that’s carried forward after death is what we acquired through experience and practice, where it was “built into” (integrated) our subconscious and became a natural part of our nature and character. All synthesis takes place through “experience” where its integrated into our mental paradigm as a coherent memory that forms a “holographic model” also known as our etheric double or “light body”. Any idea or education only held as a theory and never practiced and acquired through direct experience, dies with the body. It’s only what we acted to “create” as an experience of ourselves that we carry forward into future lives.

We play out the same karmic patterns as theme-based dramas with the same group of souls, and by playing different parts and roles in the same overall idea. We can recognize these souls by looking in their eyes. The eyes always reveal the soul of a person, regardless of what they look like. The relationship is always similar in nature regardless of gender, role, culture, or status, and the same type of feeling and dynamic is played out through a different set of conditions and circumstances. We continue to play out these same dynamics and life themes with the same souls until we act within our own life to transform them.

As you relive any part of that life, you’re also making a direct connection to that same feeling and idea playing out in your current life. This connection comes from the “feeling” you have, and the dynamic associated with it that naturally emerges out of that feeling. Many past life memories come more as feelings that form vague impressions that seem far off in the distance and have a sense of familiarity around them. Almost like a déjà vu that you can’t quite put your finger on.  

There’s always 2 parts of you reliving the memory – one is directly in the experience as the body having it from within it, while another part of you is removed from it and viewing it like a movie while overseeing the greater process. These different aspects of yourself can be thought of as your higher self, which never incarnates into the physical body or material world, but remains outside of it, “watching” or witnessing it, while also conducting, orchestrating and administering it. This aspect of the soul is also what we can call the true “conscious mind” of a higher plane, that’s always awake and aware from a detached, rational, and unemotional perspective, and serves to guide and teach us through prayer, dreams, and intuition. The part of us that’s in the body and directly experiencing the story that’s playing out, is our lower soul, which enters an unconscious state and plays out the drama without realizing it’s all being created by them, and so they mistake it as being real and all there is.

Whatever conclusion we draw as realization at the end of the life, becomes the basis for the next life where the same basic idea is reestablished through our conditioning and life situation, where we either continue to play it out unconsciously, or we begin realizing we have the ability and means to transform and lead it by use of our conscious mind, and through this awareness of our true nature, dissolve unconscious patterns and begin creating and directing our life experiences from a self-aware state. This comes by detaching from the emotions involved in any situation, which are always attached to memories, and begin viewing and processing everything through our rational, reasoning mind, where we see it in a different light and can easily direct our own behavior and actions.

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Many of our natural fears, apprehensions, phobia’s, anxiety around different ideas, and tendencies that can’t be explained as being acquired through our current life, were formed in previous lives and come to us through deep seated memory that’s not “seen” but “felt” in a pronounced and all-pervading manner. The memory formed out of these experiences become our higher soul’s constitution as our nature, personality, and character.

Our physical appearance and general features tend to be similar in every life, regardless of gender or race. This may be due to the fact that our “mind” is what forms itself as our etheric/astral blueprint which is used to construct our body and general makeup, and this same “image of ourselves” as a hologram is formed and evolved through each incarnation, varying only by how the mind itself evolves from lifetime to lifetime. We also form the same basic “personality”, varying only by the influences of our genetic makeup and gender or cultural conditioning. Every lifetime I experienced I had similar features, characteristics, and type of personality, all of which only varied in degree from my current life.

Once a past life is revisited and viewed from within it, it comes as a vague memory at first, that can seem far off in the distance yet imbued with a pronounced feeling of affinity. Once this memory is brought into our current life it acts like a seed for opening the door between what seems like the past and present, and as we go through our everyday life more and more memories or realizations come into our awareness, either in a spontaneous way, or through associations of some kind. New details seem to unfold in a continuous manner, in much the same way a flower blooms or a seedling grows to maturity. As this happens, you become more and more aware of the karma involved, and you become much clearer on what you need to do in this lifetime to resolve and redeem yourself by rectifying or counterbalancing it.

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The Mind-Boggling Nature of Deeper Planes of Existence

As I went along, viewing several lifetimes, I came into direct contact with a deeper awareness that these lifetimes weren’t happening in a singular, linear timeline, where one followed another in a synchronized fashion, but instead seemed to be happening “all at once”. This came in a direct sense when I had visited one life, realized the pattern-theme I was acting out, and how that same tendency was playing out in my current life, and I resolved it (healed myself of it psychologically), and when I revisited that same life later through an intention I set, the dynamic that had been playing out earlier had changed, and I was no longer acting it out. At first this struck me as being strange and somewhat confusing, so I did it a couple of more times, and found it resulted in the same phenomena. I then did the same process with a few other people without telling them what I was doing, and again, got the same result.

This is when I really started grasping the true significance of “time” being an illusion (created by the conscious mind), and is actually “cyclical” in nature, and that the reason “prophecy was possible”, was because from a higher or outer plane everything on the lower inner plane had “already happened” and was being viewed in its entirety. We are simply “submerged within it” as a means of experiencing ourselves through it as a part of it. The same principle plays out on different levels and scales, one nested within the other as coherent states, and we’re all playing out a personal story within the greater story of mankind that are of a similar nature. Much like a hologram where the part contains the whole, and the whole contains the part, because they’re comprised of the same information being viewed from different perspectives and being interpreted in a way that makes it into a personal experience.

I then realized that some “lives” appeared to be running concurrently, or through “overlapping time-frames”. Some lifetimes that were being conducted from different bodies and life circumstances by the “same soul”, seemed to overlap each other by several years. Where two or three were “alive” at the same time at different places on Earth, all playing out a similar theme through a similar personality. This brought a whole new perspective to the idea that we’re all born as “twins”, and the scientific principle of entanglement, polarity, and quantum superposition, where a person can appear in two places at once, and the fact that we’re all multidimensional beings living on different levels simultaneously and the realization that “all lives” were happening at the same time. If we change the “state” of one as its inner constitution, the others all change in the same way instantaneously because they’re all being produced by the same soul. Not as a pathway of communication, but because they were all the “same essence”, the same thing. The physical body exist simultaneously as a waveform. This gave me new insight into the idea of the soul being “eternal” and not living within the time-space continuum, but existing on a higher or greater level where time doesn’t exist, and the now known fact that time is a mental construct formed by our conscious mind and doesn’t exist at the subconscious level.

After encountering these ideas, which were mind-boggling in terms of how we’ve been taught to think about time, I was walking down the beach on a moonlit night, and I had a distinct vision of myself as an accomplished teacher and speaker, while also wondering why I had never had a “spiritual teacher” in my life. I always seemed to be self-taught, no matter what I embarked on. I was literally modeling an “image of myself” that seemed like a form of memory. Even when I was going to school for Spiritual Sciences I was always involved in a very independent way of thinking about things that seemed to come about through a form of memory as “knowing”, which I simply attributed to my creative nature, when I suddenly realized this vision of myself that I was “modeling” was actually myself in “the future”. This led me to exploring the possibility of doing “future progressions”. What I discovered from doing this was that I could access my future self in this life, but that my future self as a different person, wasn’t on this same plane and type of experience, and hadn’t been determined yet, because it was based on how I continued to develop myself through the choices I made and how I formed my moral nature based on those choices.

This led me to realize that life comes as an evolutionary process of growth and development conducted by our own hand, and that while we can change the past by changing the same karmic patterns playing out in the present, we can’t know the future life until we conclude this one, because it’s based on the summation of this point in our evolution as a “single memory”. I also seemed to lead me into the idea that whenever we’re faced with a major life decision that will change our path in a significant or fundamental way, that the path we were on before making the decision keeps on playing out on a parallel plane while we begin creating a new path through our decision. It came as more of a fork in the road where even though we chose to go down one, the other remained and led to its destination. This completely changed the way I thought about reality and the multidimensional nature of my soul that contradicted everything I had been taught.

This brought me in touch with the “Law of Paradox”, where one idea of a similar nature appears to completely contradict another one, yet both exist and are true. This is the point where we realize through direct experience that different planes operate according to different laws and exist in polarity to each other as correspondences and possibilities. With this realization I came to understand how we can use the laws of a higher plane to work with the laws and forces of the lower plane and transmute them as a result. We can transcend the lower plane by vibrating on the higher one that corresponds with it. The reason we can’t accurately see future lives is because the future is being created in the moment by our thoughts and decisions, and the actions we take as a result of them. We are the one creating our self and our future life through active use of choice and free will, and this would be taken away from us if we were to see a future, we hadn’t acted to create for ourselves. To show us what our future holds would violate our free will and ability to be self-determined, which is a universal law that all beings must obey.

Any future life is based on the frequency we cultivate in this life through how we create our experiences and then integrate them into our mental model as memory of ourselves. Our mental model is steadily developed throughout our life and becomes the “karmic seed” for continuing the same idea in our next life. There isn’t a planning process performed by a kind of committee, it’s all based on vibration as the patterns we establish and maintain. Whoever we act out thematic patterns with as a shared reality, we continue to incarnate with where we play out the same type of patterns while playing different roles in those same patterns. It’s the patterns of our life as a general theme that we use to shape our identity, and it’s our identity (“I” and “I AM”) that determines our future life.

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General Conclusions

These are the realizations I formed from direct experience, some of which completely defied common beliefs that we’ve been taught through conventional means. Through hypnosis, where we completely subdue and put to sleep the self-conscious, thinking aspect of our mind, and we reside fully within the subconscious, which contains all the memories we’ve acquired in a deep and somewhat latent form, can be directed to recall memories of specific lifetimes based on the intention we set as a form of “self-inquiry” about our own nature. Whatever intention you set as a way of asking for more information around an area of your current life, directs your subconscious to reference and access that memory. It does this by recalling only the significant events of that lifetime that pertain to your question, because each life is synthesized into a single memory as a mental model that contains all the information acquired through experience in a single and coherent state. This operates in much the same way you form and maintain memory in your current life, where you only remember and can recall the events that had a significant emotional impact and played a major role in how you formed your identity by how you interpreted them. How many people can remember the address of the house they lived in when they we a kid by the time they’re in their 60’s or 70’s? Especially if they moved around allot as a child. It’s the major events of our life that shape us and that we continue to use throughout our life as a means of creating more of the same type of experiences.

There’s no such thing as a series of single memories that are independent and unrelated to each other or to all your memories. All perceptions, projections, reorganization of information, interpretations, meaning, and internal dialogue is formed out of the same mental model to form how we experience the events of our life, and we reabsorb all our experiences back into the same model that produced them as a variation, where they’re integrated in a way that’s harmonious with the whole, upgrading it accordingly as a primary means of evolving it to a higher and more expanded level of understanding. This is how it is that we’re always creating ourselves by how we restructure our reality to form how we experience it, and then identify with our own creation.

What’s referred to as a “life review” we have as we’re dying that comes as a part of transitioning, where we view the significant events of our life through what appears as a chronological timeline, and we have the “experience” that we “caused others” through our actions, is the integrative process as a summary of all our life experiences into a single model that forms our “nature” (soul essence). Our internal essence as our character forms into what becomes our predisposition, temperament, attitude, tendencies, beliefs, values, preferences, life theme, memories, and internal image of ourselves, and is what forms the basis for our next life. It’s all formed into a single paradigm and becomes our karmic seed for the next life experience as a continuation born out of the same essence. Each life is simply one part and perspective in a continuous evolutionary growth process, where we’re the only one acting on ourselves as a means of evolving ourselves through various life cycles.

Dr. Linda Gadbois  

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Realizing your True Self and Embodying your Power to Consciously Create Yourself

The process of personal transformation (Alchemy) as a form of spiritual regeneration comes as a process that has two basic stages. The first stage is what’s often referred to as our psychological healing, where we shed our false ego built through our formative conditioning, and the second comes by learning how to employ the principles necessary for developing our self to a higher level of self-awareness and creativity. The first stage is necessary as a means of laying the proper foundation for creating ourselves through our ability to develop our true character from a fully conscious and self-aware state. This stage of transformation comes by identifying and removing all the “false-images and ideas” we’ve taken on about ourselves that cover over or prevent our true light from shining through. Most of us start out in life by absorbing and taking on other people’s ideas about “who” and “how” we should be and by the time we’ve become young adults we’ve lost touch with who we are in terms of our essential nature, what our life purpose is, or what we came here to learn through experience as a means of evolving ourselves.

Each one of us is born into life as a “karmic seed” that’s comprised of an archetypal matrix of qualities and characteristics that form a distinct theme, which contains the entire “plan for our life” (Divine Providence) that unfolds through a natural growth process. We are perfectly “designed” to fulfill our life purpose which unfolds in a synchronized manner as a correlated series of events that set natural processes in motion. The events of our life unfold with perfect timing because one naturally arises and evolves out of the other as an expression of our consciousness. As we go through one life experience, we develop inherent parts of our character and our mental model, which is comprised of the memory attained through our experiences, which sets up the circumstances necessary for the next series of events to evolve out of in a completely natural way. Our character forms our essential nature as our personality out of which all our natural behaviors are formed and come in an automatic way. Our mental paradigm is what forms the “lens” we “look through” as a means of perceiving the outer world.

Nothing comes into our life until we are ready for it as a level and quality of consciousness because we’re the one projecting it and “calling it forth” through our vibratory frequency. A frequency has both a pattern and a self-assembling mechanism inherent in it that works at both the unconscious and conscious level simultaneously. We all have what we can call a “signature frequency” (formed as our mental paradigm) that works through the greater field of information surrounding us (outer reality) to only activate and bring forth in that field what “matches” our paradigm through “resonance”. What we perceive as an outer reality is a field of information that exists in a neutral state of “probability”. Each one of us vibrates at our own unique frequency, and we energetically “influence” the outer field into a configuration that correlates with the thematic pattern of our mental model. Each person “acts on” the same field of information (consciousness) by only vibrating the parts that are congruent with their paradigm and uses the selected parts to reform it in a way that brings a consistent version of reality as an experience of “themselves”. Our outer reality reflects our inner reality, because both created by the same “mind”. We tend to think of ourselves as a physical being within a neutral reality that’s objective in nature, but the fact is all reality as we’re capable of knowing and experiencing it, is subjective in nature, and formed in a way that’s unique to us as our own creation. Every single person who views that same reality as a material formation (tree, house, car, landscape, etc.), will experience it in a slightly different way, based on the structure of the “mind”.

The outer reality is formed through our perception of it as a mental construct. Our mind is constructed of information that’s highly organized and synthesized into a coherent model. It forms a dynamic series of correlated “filters” that are superimposed over our outer reality as a way of reorganizing it into a construct that reflects our paradigm. These filters are primarily formed by beliefs, values, preferences, temperament, perspective, and memories, which are all synthesized into a “single model”. These filters are interactive as different aspects of a greater whole in much the same way each of our character traits blend harmoniously in forming our personality and producing all our natural and unconscious behaviors. Beliefs can be very hard to recognize as such due to the fact that our mind acts naturally (at the unconscious level) to construct the reality of our beliefs, making them seem real.

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The Dual Nature of our Mind

We’re always working in every moment to shape our physical existence using two primary aspects of our mind and self, called our subconscious and self-conscious, which make up what we refer to as our “lower self”. This aspect of our mind is comprised of both our instinctual, emotional, conditioned self, and our self-aware, rational, intellect, which builds whole realities out of thoughts. Our intellect is the aspect of our material mind that forms our outer awareness as our “waking mind” and is what forms our internal dialogue as thoughts that run constantly in a habitual manner. Our thinking mind of outer awareness is the aspect of our self that perceives the outer reality being projected by our subconscious and interprets the events of our life to make them “mean” something. Whatever meaning we give something forms the story we tell ourselves about it which forms the basis for how we “experience ourselves” through our own self-created story about things. As we tell ourselves a story about something, we “sense ourselves” through it and begin identifying with it as a result.

Meaning, like the mind that produces it, is also threefold in nature, and whatever meaning we give an event or situation, means something about us, about others, and about the way the world is in general. The world in general sets the stage necessary for playing out our story in a way that makes sense, where we’re the main star and others are the costars of our movie. We create on three levels to form a single idea where every element is a logical and cohesive part of the same overall story. This way we can play out smaller stories within greater stories of the same basic idea. We’re always creating in a cohesive manner out of a coherent model where the same idea plays out harmoniously on multiple levels and scales of increasing complexity.

If you pay close attention to your own thoughts, you’ll notice that there’s always “one part of you” talking to “another part of you”. You’re always talking to yourself inside your mind, explaining, describing, justifying, and forming a narrative around things that are also being “projected” by your own “mental model” as your perception, and then being interpreted through your model to form a story about them. The experience formed is then “reabsorbed and synthesized” back into your model as a variant that acts to upgrade it somehow. This process of inner dialogue as “storytelling” is the most primary and completely natural way you’re always in the process of using your self-conscious mind to “program” your subconscious to produce the “reality of your thoughts” as an “experience of yourself”. You’re always the one creating the reality that you then use as the means of experiencing yourself. What we’re referring to here as “yourself” isn’t your body and personality, its your mind and soul. Your soul exists as your “entire reality”, not just an aspect of it.

As we have emotionally intense experiences as a child, we try to make sense of them by telling ourselves a story about what they mean. Due to the fact that our rational, logical, reasoning mind hasn’t begun developing yet (starts developing at puberty), our interpretation stems from the emotion we’re experiencing because of the event. As we form emotional interpretations of why something is happening and what it means about us, we also start forming natural behaviors that we do in an automatic fashion anytime we’re experiencing that same emotion without direct awareness of what we’re doing or why. As we continue to play them out in a consistent and unconscious manner they become a major “creative factor” and we build “mental complexes” out of them.

A complex comes as an idea about ourselves, such as . . . I’m not loved, wanted, worthy, good enough, smart enough, and so on, and go on to become the “theme” of our “life story” and what we use as the means of experiencing ourselves and shaping our identity as we grow into young adults. A complex comes as a whole dynamic (pattern) that’s played out at both the unconscious and conscious level. We maintain the behavior that we associate with causing the activity at an unconscious level as a way of initiating the dynamic, and then live it out with awareness where we form the illusion that the other person is “doing it to us”. We fail to see our part in co-creating it because we remain unaware of what it is we’re doing that produces a consistent response. Our “life theme” is what forms our perception of the world outside of ourselves and what we use to not only bring alive and rearrange our reality to match our interpretation, but as the means of creating ourselves (our character and identity) through a consistent type of experience that we build up over time.

A person who feels they’re “not good enough”, for example, will only “see” in any situation what can be used to create an experience of it, and will interpret any situation and set of behaviors being displayed by others to “mean”, once again, they’re not good enough. They will unconsciously continue to display the same type of behaviors that led to them feeling as if they weren’t good enough, and that caused others to treat them that way as a result, while remaining unaware of what they’re doing that’s causing it. If someone compliments or admires them, they’ll simply interpret it in a way that makes it out to mean whatever they need it to in order to keep telling their story about themselves. Such as, you’re just being nice, you don’t mean it, you’re not sincere, or you just want something from me. They’ll somehow interpret even the most positive intentions and behaviors to match their belief about themselves. This is how we get “locked into” a false reality produced by our own beliefs and can live our whole life out of a delusion without ever realizing it’s something we’re making up.

By the time our rational intellect starts developing and coming into play in a dominant role where we can form new interpretations from a rational perspective (starts around 12 to 14 years old, and is fully active around 21 to 28 years of age), we’ve already built up our story as strong feelings and beliefs about ourselves, and we use our creative mind to build a narrative out of our story instead of as the means of transforming it. By the time our conscious mind comes into play as our individuality, we’ve already established our mental model out of our conditioning and how we interpreted things as a child, and we continue to “see” and “create” the same type of experiences. This is because what we call our conscious mind is an aspect of our subconscious that’s birthed completely within the reality formed by our subconscious. Instead of using our conscious mind to dissolve our emotional delusions and begin telling a new kind of story, we use it as a means of embellishing our story and forming our identity out of it.

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The Archetypal Design of our Soul as our Karmic Seed

Our karmic seed comes as our “inner nature” and personality as a form of archetypal design (revealed through our astrological birth-chart) based on how we’ve developed and grown ourselves in previous lifetimes, and by how we’ve created out of a unconscious state. This comes as a completely natural part of ourselves as our character, which forms our predisposition, temperament, natural tendencies, talents, special abilities, and interests in life. Our karma is “set-up” and reestablished through our formative conditioning through a “cause and effect” process of “stimulus – response”. Our life situation and family dynamics are always acting to stimulate and call forth certain aspects of our character, where they’re expressed and developed into habitual patterns through the dynamics being played out. Other parts of our character remain dormant and unstimulated and form what becomes the basis for our “latent potential”. Potential that remains dormant and undeveloped within us can only be activated naturally through live situations that serve to stimulate, awaken, and call it forth as a natural response where it’s then utilized as a means of handling the situation. We can also develop ourselves in a conscious manner by recognizing what lies hidden within us, and deciding to bring it forth and begin utilizing it by intentionally employing it in our daily life.

All “properties” have behaviors inherent in them that are only brought out and expressed through an interaction of complementary opposites. Its’ only through “contrast” as the natural relationship between opposites of the same idea that aspects of ourselves are brought into creative expression where we can use them to experience ourselves in new ways. As we create new experiences of ourselves, we start building up those experiences as a way of defining ourselves with new qualities. We can only work to develop qualities in ourselves when they’re being stimulated from an outside, complementary source of some kind, and are in an active state. Even when we decide to start utilizing latent aspects of our nature in a willful manner through imaginary processes, where we play out various scenarios while designing a new response that replaces an old one, we only know if it worked when we’re in a live situation where we’re actually being stimulated, and it comes forth as a natural response.

We often think we’ve formed new patterns that resolve and transform issues born out of our conditioning because we’ve developed and replayed them in our mind over and over, giving our subconscious a new pattern as an automatic response. But we don’t ever really know if it took hold and is permanent until we’re involved in a live interaction where strong emotions associated with our issue as an “activating device” are being openly displayed and projected towards us and we employ the new response without having to think about. However, what we can do in a live situation is immediately recognize what’s being activated within us and why, and through this awareness gain control of ourselves where we can use the new pattern we’ve rehearsed mentally as an alternative that can be employed without having to design it on the spot. Often, what the imaginary process does is give you an alternative reaction you can employ as a well-thought-out idea in the heat of the moment when you’re being emotionally triggered. One of the problems we can have in forming new responses is that in the moment when we’re being triggered by an outside stimulus we can’t think clearly and don’t have an alternative we can use in its place as a means of consciously managing the situation and bringing our own reaction under our control. When we change our own reactions and the behaviors and activities that automatically issue forth out of them, we begin transforming our experiences and our “self” by way of those experiences.

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Removing False Ideas about Yourself

 The first stage of transformation comes by separating out what’s false from what’s true. You must recognize and then remove ideas that you’ve taken on about yourself that were given to you by others, formed out of how others judged you, established through guilt, shame, or obligation, as a means of controlling you, or that you developed in order to be accepted by a particular social group. The most basic way to do this is by learning to recognize your own “essence” as a form of “design”. Step outside of the image you’ve built up in your mind about yourself, let go of the attachments you’ve formed to this idea about yourself, and begin soul-searching by asking yourself some basic questions. You know when your answer is true and therefor relevant, because in answering it a whole series of correlated realizations will spontaneously arise out of it as a chain of associated ideas that act to expand it.

Start off with questions like . . .

  • What have you always had a natural interest in and always felt compelled towards?
  • What is it you’ve always felt an attraction towards as a kind of affinity?
  • What kind of activities do you enjoy doing and look forward to with a sense of excitement and anticipation?
  • What kind of ideas fill you with a sense of purpose in life?
  • When you were a kid, what type of ideas and roles did you naturally aspire towards? Who were your favorite characters and types of stories?
  • What is it that you consistently gravitate towards and see yourself doing?
  • What is it that when you engage in it energizes you and gives you a deepened sense of satisfaction and well-being?
  • What type of situations make you feel like you’re in your element?
  • When you think about your life, what is it that you consistently see yourself doing as a kind of vision for your life?
  • What special abilities and natural talents do you have?
  • What kind of things do you love?
  • What kind of ideas give you a sense of purpose out of which a whole vision of your life naturally emerges as a vivid possibility?
  • As an adult, what roles do you naturally play in life? (caretaker, parent, teacher, activist, leader, innovator, problem-solver, encouraging others, etc.)
  • What skills have you developed that came natural to you?
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If you answer these types of questions by “journaling about them” (writing out answers in an in-depth manner where other ideas spontaneously emerge), it’ll open a gate that allows you to access and touch upon deeper parts of yourself that may have been dulled and covered over, skewed to a new form, or conditioned out of you. Again, all answers must be based on you and only you and not from an idea someone else gave you or told you was true about you, or what you “should do and be like” as a form of judgment. This is purely your own feelings and ideas about yourself and your life that exist “within in”.

The important thing to remember here is that we’re all born into this life with a “vision” for our life that comes natural as a form of “seed”. We are “designed” with all the qualities and traits necessary to fulfill that vision through natural processes and by learning to utilize all of our potential through the activity the vision naturally requires. You don’t have to “try” to be who you really are because it’s built into your nature, and you do it naturally. The only “effort” you put into “becoming” is when you’re taking on and attempting to become something you’re not. Spirit always works through Universal laws as natural processes, which proceed out of our core being in an effortless manner as a kind of “flow”. When that flow is impeded and we cut ourselves off from our true source, we begin struggling in life, and have to apply great effort in trying to create because we’re working against or contrary to the natural laws.

Everything you need to create your life as your soul’s purpose in coming here, you’re born with. It resides inside of you as a seed that grows and blossoms. We don’t ever “acquire” anything from outside us that we don’t already have. The only purpose the outside serves is to stimulate and call forth into active expression what exist within us in a latent state. What we experience as an outer world is actually a projection as an extension or continuation of our inner world and is being naturally formed by us. It doesn’t exist apart from our ability to perceive it. All stimulation comes as an interaction between complementary opposites (of the same thing), where we first act through “resonance” to form the structure of our outer world, and it then acts on us to stimulate us through the relationship formed by latent, repressed, and unknown aspects of our own internal nature. What we imagine to be outside of us as traits we don’t already possess is because they are dormant within us, or we’ve repressed them through some form of judgment, and have become hidden and unknown to us as a result.

Recognizing and Integrating Your Shadow

The other part in the initial stages of self-realization and awareness of who you really are comes by learning to recognize fragmented aspects of yourself that you have disowned and denied having, even to yourself, due to how you were judged by others, and then began judging yourself in the same manner. The most primary part of our lower nature as our subconscious-instinctual self, is the desire to be accepted as a part of a group, with the most basic one being our family unit. When we’re judged as being bad, wrong, or deficient for natural character traits that we possess and openly express, it means we’re going to be rejected, ostracized, or alienated from our family or social group, and as a result, we refuse to “express” those parts of ourselves, and keep them buried deep inside instead. When we’re shamed and made to feel guilty about what exists as a natural part of us, we usually choose to deny and disown it, and we begin hiding it, often, even to ourselves.

As we form these fragmented hidden aspects of ourselves that we refuse to express, they stay “active” within us as a frequency and continue to create by remaining a natural part of our outer environment, which is being formed as a mirror image of our subconscious. Because we denied having them and buried them deep within our subconscious, we don’t recognize them as being ours, and in their active state they still motivate “unconscious behaviors” that we naturally display without a direct awareness of what we’re doing or why. Because we’re unaware of them while they’re still active at the unconscious level, they form the basis for our complexes as unconscious patterns we continue to play out with others, and form how we judge others through the reaction they naturally cause in us.

We all have a built-in mechanism for being able to recognize and accurately identify our own repressed character traits, so that we can begin working with them in a conscious manner. Once we realize that our entire outer environment, including our perception of others, is being projected (reshaped into a correlating construct) by our subconscious mind and includes the unknown aspects that lie hidden within us, we have the tools necessary to begin reevaluating them in a way that will allow us to integrate them in a healthy and productive manner. By realizing that these same traits and behaviors form a pronounced reaction in us and cause us to “judge others” in the same way we were judged and came to judge ourselves, we can bring them into the light of our conscious mind where we can examine them in a new and more productive way. We form a reaction outwardly to what exists inwardly that we’re unaware of. All accepted and known aspects of ourselves that also form a natural part of our outer perception don’t cause a reaction, seem completely normal and uneventful, or elicit a feeling of admiration and respect.

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We’re also provided with an even deeper tool that allows us to become aware of why we repressed it, because our reaction is formed out of the same “judgment” that caused us to deny the same trait in ourselves. So, by examining the nature of our reaction and the story that naturally starts playing out in our mind as our internal dialogue with ourselves provides us with the whole equation we need in order to transform it in a way that we can incorporate it through a healthy and constructive expression that matches our image of ourselves and what “kind of person” we are. The reason we deny certain aspects of ourselves is because we don’t know how to express them in a way that fits or enhances the image we’ve built of ourselves, and we refuse to express them as a result.

We must start by realizing that every character trait, no exceptions, has an appropriate means of expression that’s constructive and beneficial in nature. When we assign ideas of “good and bad” or “right and wrong” to any aspect of ourselves, we judge ourselves as being wrong or bad for having those traits and decide instead to “deny” having them. As we form denial around certain parts of ourselves, we push them to the background where we lose awareness of them, yet they remain a fundamental part of our subconscious mind and continue to actively express as a natural part of our outer reality. Due to the fact that we’ve repressed and are no longer aware of them, we don’t recognize them as being ours when we see and react to them in others.  

 Our mind literally become fragmented, and we pose one part of ourselves against another part of ourselves. The disowned parts of us become what we call our “shadow” because they reside in darkness within us, and over time we lose our ability to “see them” in ourselves while continuing to judge others who openly express the same traits and activities. As we judge, we’re making something good or bad based on how we’re looking at it and the situation it’s actively expressing in. If we looked at that same idea from a different perspective and as expressing through a different situation, or in a different way, we might see it as good and perhaps beneficial or as providing us with the means for enhancing our ability to express ourselves in the right situation. If we judge something about ourselves as being bad or wrong it’s usually showing us that we’re simply not expressing it in an appropriate manner, and it’s destructive or harmful as a result, or it doesn’t suite the image we’ve built of ourselves as a specific type and kind of person.

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There’s no such thing as a trait that’s all bad. Every trait serves a purpose and when utilized appropriately, creates in a beneficial manner. Anger for example, when formed as a reaction based on our conditioning nearly always tends to be destructive and harmful to ourselves and others, yet it can be an appropriate response to violence and injustice. Violence is an appropriate response when we’re protecting our family and loved ones from a threat of violence, and when protecting those who can’t protect themselves, or when it’s being used against us. So every aspect of ourselves becomes a beneficial tool for forming an appropriate response to correlating situations and the right circumstances. If it’s destructive and unwarranted, it’s showing us that we’re not using it appropriately, or that we’ve attached the wrong idea to it that’s limiting our ability to express it in a creative and beneficial way.

We only “fear” what we don’t understand, and out of fear comes hatred. The most natural way to overcome hatred is by looking to understand what it is we hate. We can only “love” what we understand. By taking an attitude of understanding, it allows us to look at something from an entirely different perspective and gain new awareness of it that allows us to transform hate into love. This is what the saying “love thy enemy” is trying to point out to us. All traits express through interactions and how it is we use them in relation with each other as a means of transforming them. This formula for transforming traits is laid out for us through what’s called the 7 vices and virtues, which exist as complementary opposites of each other. Each vice has its complementary virtue. If we set them apart where they’re opposing each other, and draw a line to connect them, we form a “gradient scale” between extremes of the same thing. We transform a vice by employing the complementary virtue in its place. By doing this consistently over a period of time, we build up experiences born out of virtues as an accumulative process where we steadily move from one end of the scale to the other. The object isn’t to swing from one extreme to the other, but rather find the middle point where they exist in balance and are being used as tools for creating by expanding our ability to express ourselves.    

If we want to create peace in the world, we don’t do it by launching a campaign to protest war, we do it by cultivating peace in every area of our life and relationships. We become “peace” itself as a state of mind that produces a corresponding outer reality as an “experience of ourselves” as being peaceful. We embody peace as a quality of being and we exist in harmony with everyone and everything around us. If we live in fear, and are afraid of a lot of things, we act on ourselves to transform it by consciously choosing to employ “courage” instead and walk courageously into our fears. We can start with the smaller fears that are easier to manage, because what you’ll find with relatively little practice is that most of your fears aren’t real but are more a product of your imagination allowed to run wild. Fear is only designed to prevent us from taking action, and as soon as you take action to move forward in spite of fear, it immediately subsides and goes away. Once you begin realizing this and concentrate on creating experiences of being courageous and confident, you become empowered, and can easily transform the greatest of fears. This is because they all work by way of the same principles, which operate the same way in all areas of your life.

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Returning to Wholeness

The main goal of our soul required for growing and evolving ourselves to higher levels of self-awareness and creativity, and ultimately ascension, is to learn how to integrate our shadow aspects so that we become fully self-aware and whole again, where we’re able to realize that we are the one creating our own reality. As we return to a state of wholeness by blending the inner with the outer as a harmonious continuation of each other, we become “coherent”. By becoming aware of the nature and relationship of our subconscious and self-conscious mind, we can learn how to operate each aspect using universal laws which provide us with explicit instructions on how to create from a fully conscious and self-aware state. As long as we remain unconscious and create our life from a semi-unconscious state where we fail to recognize the consequences we call upon ourselves through our own actions, we remain on the lower material plane as the victim of our own creation. We’re all here to wake up within our own life, realize our power to self-create, and learn how to operate our own mind as a means of creating in an intentional and responsible manner. Each one of us is the sole creator of our own life experiences, and out of those experiences we simultaneously create ourselves.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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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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Karma – Beyond the Veil of Negative Existence and the Process of Rebirth

What’s portrayed in Esoteric texts as the “Veil of Negative Existence” can be a very elusive idea because it deals with another realm of life on a higher plane of existence that’s hidden and unknown to us while living in this realm. Yet, like all things of a spiritual (invisible) nature, it can be comprehended and therefore understood in the practical sense through an understanding of universal laws and archetypal principles, which provide us with the means to work with it in an intuitive and intelligent manner. There are a multitude of interpretations on the nature and purpose of Karma and the “life after death experience” that are clearly based on a belief and hopeful thinking that often seem to render the process of living and dying to be meaningless in the most basic sense and was clearly born out of whatever belief, fear or insecurity in the unknown was motivating it.

I’ve also heard accounts described by those who worked through hypnotic regression, not only in tuning into the memory of past lives, but also the process that occurs between lives that’s presented as a “planning stage” where we supposedly “choose” the conditions and souls of our next incarnation in terms of what lessons we want to learn and what type of life experiences we need to go through in order to grow ourselves in a specific way. While I don’t care to comment on those in terms of a psychological evaluation of the methods used (I’m very experienced in hypnosis and past life regression), which in many cases were obviously flawed and the results obtained therefore equally flawed, I will break it down into scientific terms which will not only bring an understanding of what happens in the afterlife, but more importantly, provide clear instruction on how to work with your own soul’s evolution while living in this realm.

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Behind the Veil of Negative Existence

The hidden aspect of our own higher nature is symbolized by a semi-transparent veil that hangs between two pillars, known as Jakin and Boaz (masculine and feminine aspects of our mind), and symbolizes the basis of “reality” (vibration that organizes essence into a living model) as being of both a conscious and unconscious nature. This same idea is also symbolized by an equal armed cross as two sides of reality that are both of an upper and lower plane (vertical) and an inner and outer one (horizontal), that exist as reflections of each other. Symbolically speaking a straight line nearly always represents a “plane of existence”. A line is commonly used to represent the connection of complementary opposites which are aspects of the same thing. While we tend to think of this as our subconscious and self-conscious mind on the material plane, this same principle also operates between what we can think of as parallel planes where our higher consciousness exists on a higher plane and serves to reflect the reality of the lower plane of material existence through what’s known in esoteric sciences as the “etheric body” or etheric-double. The etheric double forms what can be thought of as a “holographic blueprint” for constructing, animating, and sustaining the lower plane of material formation.

What’s referred to symbolically as the “Ancient of Days”, represented as an mature bearded man sitting on a throne, is the “Primordial Spark” (electrical charge) as the Monad (cosmic mind), which is the seed that contains within it all the other universal principles and emanates them in succession. This Fatherly figure is always shown as a face (countenance) in profile as the “right side”, while the left side remains hidden. What this represents is “symmetry” as a mirror image that operates as the fundamental principle of polarity, and the algebraic system, which basically states that you can know the unknown aspects of anything based on how it exists in relationship with the known factors. We can “know” what the left side of the face looks like because it’s a mirror image (reverse) of the right side. Polar aspects of the same whole are represented by the left and right sides of the body, which are complementary opposites of each other and directly reflect each other as a reverse (mirror) image. So, while we can say that the left side is hidden, and therefore unknown and mysterious, we can also say the right side is the outward reflection of the left side, and that by knowing the right we can also know the left. Polar opposites are always mirror images of each other, not only as an “inner and outer”, but also as an upper and lower in terms of moving between parallel planes that are different aspects of a greater whole (multitude of interlaced planes) that exists in a “coherent state” being looked at and experienced from different levels and perspectives.

The concept as a working model for understanding how something functions as two pillars set apart from each other with a veil or sheer curtain hung between them, can easily be thought of as the basis for vibration as the movement of energy between 2 aspects of the same thing that are polarized to each other as complementary opposites. The veil represents the “light essence” as a phosphene-like structure that forms between them due to the friction generated. So, we have a positive pole and a negative pole, one is electric and expanding, the other magnetic and receptive. These poles have been produced by the division and regeneration of the Monad, and each one contains both aspects within them, which alternate between an active and passive state. The electromagnetic pulsation between two poles that are complementary aspects of the same thing creates the illusion of “dimension” (light body) as a space-time continuum, and becomes a semi-closed system that’s self-generating, self-perpetuating, and self-sustaining. We can know what’s on the hidden side of the veil because it’s a symmetrical aspect of what’s on the outward side. There’s no difference between them because they’re the expansion and activity of the same thing, born out of the same “seed” of potential. If we were to pull the curtain aside and walk through it, it would be a continuation of the same reality on the “other side”.

Ancient of Days
Ancient of Days

This same principle is carried through in every single aspect of what exists as a greater whole, not only within the lower plane of manifestation in the linear sense, but also within the hierarchical planes of pure mind, consciousness, and the soul. The Monad, which exists on what we can call the highest plane or level of manifestation in it’s purely potential and unformed state, is what we can think of as the “seed” that contains all the information as memory within it for growing a living reality on the lower planes. An easy way to think of “negative existence” as the hidden realm behind the veil of conscious awareness, is to think of a “seed”. Hidden within the seed is all the memory in a dormant state that contains the potential of that living organism within it. The seed of a tree, for example, contains all the information necessary for growing the tree along with its life span as an allotted amount of life-force. The seed contains its genetic and spiritual (energetic) make-up, which, when planted, grows and matures through natural stages of development by consistently activating and actualizing “latent potential” until it becomes a fully mature tree with a designated life-span. This is the same principle that operates in all life-forms as what we call “Divine Providence”, as a master plan or blueprint for the entire lifetime of an organism.

This same principle naturally operates through what we experience as our subconscious and conscious mind, which function harmoniously to produce an inner and outer awareness of a greater whole in which both aspects are complementary to each other. Our subconscious functions in an unconscious and automatic manner, which means we lack direct awareness of it, and is what we call our “hidden nature”. This aspect of our material mind is what forms our whole outer reality as an energetic matrix or substrata of dynamic tension, that we then view with our conscious mind as awareness of the outer world, can be thought of as the unknown aspect of our “self” that exists behind the veil. It can’t be seen and therefore known in the direct sense, but it can be felt as a fundamental part of our emotions, feelings, and intuition. While we may not recognize the elements and activities of our outer world as revealing the hidden aspects of our subconscious, we still form a pronounced reaction to them, and through our reaction, think about them and form them into realities in our mind.

We can come to recognize our own hidden nature by realizing that it forms the fundamental structure of our outer reality as a mirror image. The reason we notice certain things outside of us and form a reaction to them is because of how and what they’re stimulating inside of us. The reason you’re being stimulated by it is because you have a complementary correspondence of it in its latent (inactive) state which acts as an “energetic receptor” for it. Once the latent aspect within is brought into an active state as an equivalent vibration, together, they work on each other to form a single reality within the imagination that connects and unites the inner and outer as a single idea or thematic pattern. Things that have been fully integrated into our make-up are no longer unknown aspects and appear ordinary and natural to us. Once we realize that the outer is a mirror image of the inner, we can use this as the means of being able to see into our own psychological make-up and work on our self to bring awareness around fragmented and repressed aspects of our self that remain hidden within us, and we can work through this awareness to facilitate our own spiritual healing.

Karma as the Seed for Life

What we refer to as karma can be understood in the most basic sense as the Law of Cause and Effect, which comes as an interaction between complementary opposites of the same pattern as a dynamic. Every action and behavior, whether we’re aware of it or not, causes an equal or greater reaction of the same kind and type. The effect always contains and expresses the essence of the cause. A law means there are no exceptions to this rule because it forms the very basis of reality itself as “vibration”, which comes as the interaction of opposite aspects of the same idea working together to create a coherent pattern. It doesn’t matter if it’s good or bad, constructive or destructive, whatever we think and do creates the very structure and activity of our outer reality. Our entire reality, which is formed through our perception of it, is something we’re always creating with our mind, not as fragmented aspects of intention, attitude, emotional state, preferences, beliefs, and so on, but through how all aspects work together in forming a single whole which provides us with the means for “experiencing ourselves”.

We are always the one creating our life, not so much in the objective sense of a neutral reality that exists apart from us, out there, but in the subjective sense of “out there” and “in here” being the same thing as a mirror image of each other. What we find as we move up the hierarchical planes of existence is that the lower is a reflection of the higher as the reality grown from our karmic seed of accumulated memory built up over time through several life-times. While we live our life from the perception of being separate from everything else while in material form, as we move up the planes into what you might call our Primordial Consciousness, we become “one with life” as reality itself in a single form. On this level there is no one else but us. There are no committees, no different rooms as different categories where a planning process takes place and we make decisions for our next life based on an awareness of only fragmented parts of ourselves – but where we are “programmed with” the memory we formed of our own creation of our “self” as a “whole reality” and type of experience.

As we express energetically, we perceive our self as a greater whole that sets the stage for us to create our self as a particular type of person. As we create our reality as an interaction with ourselves in another, we associate with our own projections, building our “sense of self” out of them as our “identity”. Our identity is “who we are” based on how we shape our self through our own creation and is what forms the memory of our self that becomes the programming as a frequency for the seed of our next incarnation. The seed of our karma is the “I” (I Am) of our higher soul formed out of the memory we created of ourselves. It’s what forms the “I” of the Tetragrammaton (4 letter name of God – IHVH), which is represented by the triangle formed by drawing lines that connect the two physical eyes and the third eye, located in the center of the forehead. Our third eye is a “single eye” formed by uniting the two physical into a single reality. The “H” is the regeneration of the “I”, formed by connecting two I’s at the center, forming a new letter as One comprised of dual parts that exist in harmony as mirror images of each other. The third letter, “V” is the straight line divided and spread apart creating dimension as an inverted triangle where polar opposites interact to form a single reality as a material formation. This is also symbolized as a cup or chalice that becomes the light-body as a shell for spirit to inhabit and express through as a living being. The material reality only serves as the vessel or vehicle for the spirit-soul to have it’s being in order to experience Itself. The final “H” is the manifestation of the first one on the lower arc of the material plane as a mirror image or complementary opposite of the seed formed on the higher plane of pure potential. What existed in a latent and potential state on the higher plane of pure mind, has now manifested in form on the lower material plane as a mirror image.

Thought Transference

7 Parallel Planes of Existence

What’s referred to as “planes of existence” form a hierarchical structure as a kind of gradient or “scale of vibration” that moves between a positive and negative pole of the same thing. This idea can be conceptualized as a musical scale comprised of 7 notes that make up an octave, where the lower note “builds” as a progression until it reaches its fullness as an amplification, forming the 7th note as the culmination of that level. Once it reaches an exalted level within that scale, it functions through what’s called the “threshold effect”, where it moves into the next higher octave as the lowest, base note of that scale. It forms the same note on a higher plane (frequency) and begins the same progression again on a higher level. This scale of 7 planes is beautifully illustrated in the Qabalah Tree of Life as “states” of consciousness that naturally perform particular functions as an essential part of a greater whole.

These 7 levels are formed out of Triads that are reflections of each other where 2 levels also form a single level as polar opposites that form a coherent whole on either a higher or lower arc of the same plane. The Triad that represents a single level symbolizes the process of “division and unification”, where the “One” divides into complementary aspects of Itself, where one interacts with the other to form a single 3-dimensional reality. When these levels are broken down into Triads formed out of a pair of opposites, we get 3 levels that are all formed as Triads, and manifest in the 4th level of the Quaternary as a single reality. This shows the constant process of the mind separating from itself to form dual aspects as counterparts and then reuniting them back into a single idea, where we then divide again as the means of either descending or ascending through the same scale from a higher vibration that’s all-inclusive to a lower one that’s singular in nature.  

This same principle as a concept can be used in understanding the function of our “3 eyes”, one of which is internal, single, and hidden, and 2 of which are external and used to perceive the outer world of manifestation. When we place this same triangle over our forehead with the horizontal base line connecting our two physical eyes, and the higher single point forming our 3rd eye in the center of our forehead, we can gain a working concept of how we “receive” communication from the higher, subtle planes of coalesced essence. An idea from the higher plane comes as a “whole idea” in its potential state (seed for reality) that’s planted in our subconscious as pictures and symbols that are grown internally into possibilities for producing as outer realities that provide us with particular types of experience. All communication from our higher self originates on a higher level that’s unified and comes in “seed form” as an archetype that’s grown within our own subconscious by integrating it naturally into our existing reality through a process of adaptation.

Concepts

We conceive of an archetypal idea as an image that’s reflected in our mind’s eye, and as we focus on and begin thinking about it, it unfolds and begins taking shape by synthesizing it into our mental paradigm which serves to define and modify into a correspondence. As a symbolic representation of a universal idea, it can be used to create numerous variations of the same basic concept, and once built into our paradigm, becomes a natural part of our everyday reality as our perception. It’s conceived as an “archetype” (metaphor and theme) that’s energetic in nature and represents a general concept for producing a particular type of experience based how it’s combined with other elements where it acts as the “organizing principle” that follows a general “theme”. It’s not given to us as a fixed idea that’s already formed but acts more like a “suggestion” that’s interjected into our subconscious that we then use as the means for building equivalent ideas as an outer experience. We create our experiences of any situation or circumstance by how we build them into our story as an interpretation, which is formed out of a theme.

This can be easily understood by realizing that “anger”, which is a quality of being as a vibratory frequency not only displays all the physical attributes and appearance of “being angry”, and acting angry, but also acts to stimulate and infuse everything around it into the same energetic state, forming the larger pattern of activity. A person being outwardly angry causes everyone around them to become angry or scared and together they create a shared experience born out of anger. While we tend to think of life in separative terms of self and another, where we only play one role in acting out a greater pattern as a co-creation, the fact is we’re acting to facilitate the whole pattern as a behavioral dynamic where we can, and do, play every role necessary to produce the experience that pattern renders.

For example, a person who was physically abused as a child, and initially experiences being a helpless victim of the abuse, isn’t just being imprinted with that role in the pattern, but is imprinted with the pattern itself. While they may relate to the child’s role as a child, as they grow older, will begin moving into the adult role in that same pattern and will have a tendency to become the one doing the abusing. A child who’s abused at home, where they’re clearly the victim, will develop a tendency to lash out in a similar manner within their own peer group and start fights, bully others, and pick on those who can’t or won’t fight back. In one situation they’re the victim, and in another they’re the one victimizing another in the same way through the “same tendency” played out from both ends, producing the same type of experience.

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This is the way karma works. It’s not produced from a fragmented, one-sided perspective within a whole, but as a natural tendency that acts out every role in that same pattern under different circumstances. So when we say that a child is physically abused as their “karma” carried forward from their previous life, it’s not referring to them getting back what they deserve and put forward necessarily, but as experiencing the same pattern as a behavioral dynamic from different perspectives and roles within that same “pattern”. If they’re not the one being abused, they’re the one instigating it or doing it to another. They continue to unknowingly display the same behaviors that led to them being abused that serve to provoke others to abuse them in the same way. We’re often fooled by our own tendencies, because when we do the same “behavior” as an action towards another, we make it out to be different through the reason’s we have for doing it that justify it as being right and appropriate. This is what it means to act out the same idea from different perspectives. When I’m giving it out, I’m telling myself a story about why I’m doing it that makes it seem different than when I’m on the receiving end of the same action and behavior. As a result, I can’t see how it is that I’m “getting back what I put out”, or how others are doing the same thing to me that I’m also doing to them.

The reason we have for doing it may be different, but the action itself is the same, and forms a “cause and effect” relationship. All our actions cause an equivalent reaction in others, and the reaction we produce that’s mirrored back to us, stimulates us with the same reaction, amplifying it, and a back-and-forth movement ensues that creates the same type of experience over and over in different situations and with different people. As we create experiences through our actions and how we interact with others, we simultaneously create our “self” by how we identify with our own experiences. We create our experiences by how we interpret the events and activities of our life as a story we’re always telling ourselves about things, and we identify with our own story. As we create our experiences, we accumulate them as memories of our self that are built up over time as various aspects of the same overall idea. We create and build up memories throughout our lifetime as an accumulative process that forms our inner nature as our personality and character, and this same inner nature is carried forward into the next incarnation as our predisposition and temperament. One life is the continuation of the previous life, where we experience our own creation from a different perspective and through a new life situation.

Imagination

Once we realize how this fundamental principle works, as a continuous process of first separating our inner from the outer, and then bringing it back into a unified state by how we interpret it to form an experience, we can use it as the means of being able to recognize and understand our own hidden nature. We can realize that the outer is providing us with a mirror into our own repressed and hidden nature. It’s showing us how it is that we’ve judged ourselves, denying and hiding parts of ourselves, and as a result, are judging and reacting to others in the same way. There’s a veil drawn between the inner and outer that prevents us from seeing what’s hidden deep inside of us, but we can come to recognize it by how it appears outside of us as our own projection. When we refrain from reacting and instead turn our attention inward to self-reflect on that same quality within us, we can follow it back to its root cause through a chain of associated memories. Once we can tune into the originating experience, we can then detach from our own judgments and view it instead from a rational state of reasoning. Once we connect the inner with the outer in a congruent and harmonious manner, we unify that aspect of ourselves hidden within our subconscious and no longer form a pronounced reaction to it or need to act it out from an unconscious state of denial. We can find a healthy and appropriate means of expressing it and as a result, integrate it through awareness where it no longer provokes us into an unconscious state as a reaction.

This same idea operates on the inner planes as a semi-closed circuit that moves between opposite poles of what seems like an inner and outer reality, that are actually a continuation of each other. We form an idea on the inner planes of our mind that serve as a metaphor for creating as an outer reality of the same idea, and we blend them back together as an experience, by using one as the means for interpreting the other so they tell the same story. The experience produced as a story is then absorbed and integrated as a memory which becomes a natural part of both the seed and the reality inherent in the seed. As we produce experiences they’re synthesized into an archetypal matrix as a single idea where it becomes the seed for generating more experiences of the same kind. A closed circuit is formed as a pulsation that continuously moves from the inner to the outer and from the upper to lower as a rhythmic cycle. We work with a cycle of creation by producing new variations that imbue it with new attributes and characteristics that changes how it expresses and the story it serves to tell as a modification. This process of evolution is greatly facilitated as a kind of “quickening” through the awareness that the inner and outer are direct reflections of each other, with one being a metaphor for constructing the other.

Once we become aware of our own fragmented parts by reuniting them into a coherent perception of ourselves, they no longer appear outside of us as the “lessons” we need to learn, and we resolve the patterns of our karma. Once we realize we’re the one creating our “self” as a reality, we can resume full responsibility for our own creation. We can mend the fragmented aspects of our mind born out of trauma of some kind and regain awareness of who we really are and our ability to create ourselves through our perception of reality. By returning separate aspects of our “self” back into a harmonious whole through a conscious awareness of them, we no longer create out of an unconscious state as the habitual tendencies born out of our formative conditioning, and we transcend this plane altogether, moving on to a new level of consciousness where we create ourselves and our reality in a self-aware and intentional manner. It’s our destiny as humans to exercise our creative abilities to a proficient level where we can stay fully awake and aware of our own creations and create ourselves in a more expressive and purposeful manner.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memories as a Theme for our Life

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Healing Karma and the Nature of Redemption

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

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

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

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

Life is a School for Gaining Knowledge of Ourselves through Experience

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

The Nature of Redemption

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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The Illusion of Thinking you can Wake other People Up

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

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

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

How the Subconscious Works to Create Reality

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

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

The Will and Imagination

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learning to Think in Terms of Principles

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

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

Our Paradigm forms our Perception

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

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

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

How to Create Something New or Transform what Currently Exists

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

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

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Defining the Nature of our Higher Self

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

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

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

Karma and the True Nature of Objective Reality

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

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

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

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

The Voice Within

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

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

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

Tuning into the Bigger Picture of the All

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

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

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

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

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

The Unified Field of the Astral Plane

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

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

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

Divine Providence and Personal Destiny

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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

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

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

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

Love as a Universal Principle of Union

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

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

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

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

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

Loving Yourself as the Means of Loving Another

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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The 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

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 . . .