What is Personal Transformation & what Methods do we use to Achieve it?
Personal Transformation can be thought of as a form of self-facilitated, never ending growth process. We engage in a form of self-discovery, realization, and actualization that serves to constantly tap into latent potential and call it forth in order to develop it, while letting go of character flaws and problematic tendencies. Personal Transformation is learning how to use our own mind in new and empowering ways that train our spirit to higher forms of expression. We choose who we are going to be, and direct all our thoughts, emotions, visions and actions towards that way of Being. It’s a form of conscious story-telling. We decide what kind of story we can here to tell, then we engage in telling it with as much passion, purpose and creative skill as possible.
Personal transformation serves to develop our core essence as a “model of the world” from the inside out. We develop our inner qualities as our characteristics that form our natural expression and behavior. In order to transform our “self” we must first recognize our Soul’s capacity as potential for expression by discovering our purpose and gaining a sense of our destiny in terms of our life-story. We must develop qualities that serve to develop our character allowing for a natural expression of a new nature. In this sense, our environment and life circumstances can remain the same while we become different in terms of how we naturally interact and respond.
Another way of looking at this is to realize that whatever our environment and circumstances are, is serving to shape us by what it constantly activates in us. It affects us in a particular way, calling forth certain aspects of our being that we then develop through interaction, strengthening them and developing our character accordingly. The models that we experience most often, becomes the equivalent of our attitude, natural assumptions and basic perceptions that determine how we approach things. Our approach is what shapes our experience by how we look at it and what beliefs we have in play as we do.
Transformation doesn’t mean that we change in the basic sense, or that we obtain something that we don’t already have. It simply means that we act to develop ourselves intentionally by bringing out latent qualities that our ordinary life never required us to use. While certain qualities were naturally called-forth through our conditioning and interactions, a large percentage remains dormant and unused, yet it is still available for us to use but must be either called forth intentionally, or we have to place ourselves in the proper environment that will serve to naturally stimulate it. At the same time that we are choosing to call forth latent talents and abilities, we can identify poor character traits that we will transform into virtues instead. This is a form of self correction as deliberate creation of our basic nature. We fully choose who we are, how we are going to be, and what we stand for as a person. We become conscious within our own life and use it as the true tool it is for self-expression and full-actualization through the pursuit of our Soul’s purpose that reveals our destiny. There’s nothing more powerful than a life lived with purpose and deeper meaning.
Positive psychology is a creative and empowering psychology. It works by teaching people “how to use” their own mind to self-develop and become the character capable of telling the story they were born to tell. It is not considered “therapy” but rather “training”. Instead of approaching people and their situations as dysfunctional by looking for what’s wrong with them, it approaches it by saying that the only reason our lives are the way they are is because of how we have been taught to use our mind to perceive our experiences. It honors the fact that we are not traumatized by the events themselves, but rather by how we interpret events to give them meaning that says something about us. What it says about us is what produces the traumatizing effect. It operates from an orientation of cause, as pro-creative and empowered in our own lives as the conscious creator of our own experiences. It teaches new ways to use the mind to restructure experience in a way that renders it productive and meaningful in terms of providing lessons as learning experiences that mature us from a Soul level of growth based on expanding our range of expression and what’s possible for us as a result. Positive Psychology provides us with the tools we need to become the best that we can be. Tools that accelerate our development and help us to live more enriching and fulfilling lives.
What is Sacred Psychology?
Sacred psychology is a form of positive psychology that extends much further into the empowerment aspects of development that also works out of our core essence as our Soul which is the Eternal aspect of us. It is self-determining and developmental in nature. It teaches us how to recognize our Soul’s essence as our human design for personal expression. It views the Soul as a “God-seed” of archetypal qualities that are of the same nature as God, that we use as natural forces for self-creation through self-expression. It provides even richer and more advanced tools by teaching the true nature of the mind as essence (intelligent energy) and the Soul as a seed of archetypal patterning that has the complete programming for our personality, character, identity which reveals our purpose, path and destiny.
Our destiny is set in motion with the activation of our latent potential to become fully actualized. Our destiny is determined by our spiritual DNA which contains the code for our full development. Just as an apple seed only has the potential as the information necessary to become and apple tree, a human being is born into the world with a specific and specialized design of their own choosing. While we can say that our potential is unlimited in one sense, it is only through limitation that we are able to express ideas into experiences. If we are not limited in design, we don’t really express anything. Without limitation and specific coding, our lives would lack continuity and consistency and would be vague and sporadic.
We are born into the world with specific potential as qualities that shape our character as our basic personality. We become a certain way by virtue of natural development based on our environmental conditioning which activates and calls forth certain aspects of ourselves as a means of interacting with people and circumstances. This develops those aspects spontaneously and without conscious awareness. Our personality as our basic nature becomes the basis for developing our character based on how we identify with our experiences. When the conscious mind is awakened and begins developing around the age of 8 years old, we begin thinking for ourselves, problem solving, developing our “style” for thinking, have emotional reactions to our own thoughts about things, and begin identifying with our own thoughts. How our character develops determines what type of story we naturally tend to tell, regardless of what the actual circumstances are. Our stories first serve to create our model of the world by how we think about it, then that model becomes the template through which we live our life which gives it a consistent theme.
Sacred Psychology works from the basis of developing our self as a means of evolving our soul, by teaching us how to work with Archetypes as a means of fully actualizing our potential as our capacity for expression. Archetypes, which are qualities as feelings that shape human characteristics, teach us how to fully embody and act out our true potential allowing it to shape our identity by evolving our character to learn how to tell the type of story we desire to tell, instead of the haphazard one we started telling as a result of our initial conditioning where we were primarily determined by others. In spiritual traditions we have what we call the second birth, the awakening of the soul to its true nature. The first birth is unconscious as a means of other-conditioning, our second birth is created by choice and personal will to be self-determined. We decide who, what and how we are going to be, and we intentionally develop those aspects of ourselves to shape our own character making it well-suited to tell the kind of story we desire to tell. This is revealed to us as our destiny. When we develop our potential and commit to self-expression we choose our destiny and bring it about through willpower and determination.
Our conditioned state as our initial birth is primarily habitual and automatic in nature. This means that in order to overcome it, we need to exercise our will through self-discipline, focused intention, and commitment as a form of devotion to a higher ideal. We have to create an image of ourselves as our highest possibility for expression that we use as a guideline or formula for creating. Other wise all goals and behavioral patterns are an extension of our unconscious tendencies. If we don’t create a new design or composition for creating that we use to guide our actions, then we simply become the victim of our conditioning. We continue to create out of a lack of awareness.
Sacred Psychology works by providing us with the tools necessary to first self-explore, recognize our “self” as our soul’s essence, then self-realize by intentionally choosing to call forth latent potential which remains dormant in us and commit to bringing into expression as a means of reshaping our identity to new and higher forms of expression. To be self-determined is to be self-directed. To embrace our ability to master our own mind in claiming responsibility for our own soul’s evolution is true empowerment of the ultimate kind. Self-growth is how we act to evolve our own soul. To grow by becoming a higher version of ourselves that bring our virtues into expression while letting go of our vices as character flaws and unconscious tendencies that have serve to prevent them by contradicting them.
Sacred Psychology is based out of the gods of Mythology. Our personal Myth is our life’s story. Our life’s story is our destiny that is lived within the circumstances of our everyday life. Our purpose is revealed through recognition of our soul’s essence as our inherent nature and potential for character development. Our soul’s essence develops our personality as a natural offspring, which then forms our identity as our thinking style and how we relate to our own emotional thoughts. Our personality as the “actor” of our identity shapes our character which lends itself to telling a certain type of story which says something “about” us. What it says is shaped by and reveals our beliefs about ourselves. The lesson, as an experience, always teaches (expresses) the belief that motivates it. Our beliefs are what shape our experiences by giving them meaning. The meaning stems out of and supports our model of the world. We perceive our model of the world as being true and based on fact, when in reality it is self-created fiction that came about by how we attempted to “make sense of things” while still primarily in an unconscious state.
Sacred psychology is an experiential education in how to “become” what you were born to be. How to develop yourself into your highest possible expression by fully developing your latent potential, and reconditioning the way you are expressing your current potential. It is a psychology of empowerment through self-knowledge that is applied.
Spiritual Sciences is what used to be called the Magical/Miraculous Arts that formed Hermetic Sciences when Spirit and science were still considered the same thing. Before religion and science were separated and set-up as opposing each other. Esoteric Knowledge, thought of as occult (secret or hidden) knowledge that’s only available to a select few, is not entirely accurate. It was only obtainable by certain people, because it required a large knowledge base to comprehend. It is a body of knowledge that stems out of the original foundation of all Arts and Sciences. It is also knowledge of the human spirit that requires years of dedicated practice that gave the initiate super-human powers. Powers of the mind that can direct the forces of nature to manifest reality. Power, that required a purifying of human character in order to be use properly. It is also considered secretive because it communicates via the universal language of images, symbols, numbers, colors and sound. It is carried on communicated through art, story-telling, song as prayer (chanting), music and dancing. It has to be interpreted in order to be understood, this requires an even greater level of intuitive skill. It went underground because the church, desiring to claim all higher levels of spiritual knowledge for itself, set out to murder and exterminate all people who possessed special knowledge, forcing them underground into secret sects.
The spiritual sciences include not only the natural sciences, but also physics, subtle energy, Consciousness, creativity, Art, Numbers, Sacred Geometry, Universal Law and Principles. It teaches Intuitive knowledge that requires an in-depth understanding of the Law of Analogies/Correspondences as a means of developing finely tuned interpretive skills that require masterful use of the imagination for creating personal experience as a way of obtaining higher knowledge. Unlike other spiritual practices, Esoteric sciences rely on practical application as a means of gaining true knowledge. It not only honors the individual experience, but teaches to only except knowledge that can be experienced. Don’t ever except someone else’s experience over your own.
All truth can be known through experience. This prevents deception which requires us to take someone’s word for something and accept it as our own, believe in it, without being able to know it through experience or through discernment of the Law of Analogies.
Spiritual Sciences is the same thing as Esoteric Sciences which are related to spiritual ideas of God as Life Force energy being “all of life” and Nature itself, all is God, including us. It teaches unity, interconnection and synthesis. It goes within, and develops a rich inner life that it uses to interpret outer experience. Exoteric sciences which formed religion, teaches God as a entity that is separate and apart from Its own creation, including us. It teaches external awareness as the primary reality. It creates God as an image that requires worship. Esoteric sciences teaches that we are God, God is within us, as us, and therefore does not require worship, but rather to be loved and honored in all of its forms. Whereas religion creates God as “man-like” and worshiped in the form of Jesus, Esoteric sciences see God as formless and as all form, and man as the potential for higher expression through the deliberate cultivation of virtues by way of Alchemy and by living the Path of Initiation into higher and more perfected states of Being. Jesus is viewed as being one of the greatest initiates of the Spiritual Arts, along with other greats such as Moses, Buddha, Enoch, Hermes, etc., but a man nonetheless.
Spiritual Sciences which formed the basis for Eastern Philosophies and spiritual practices focuses on developing our higher mind, spiritual faculties and super-senses. It teaches Mind development, working with and commanding natural Forces, miraculous healing through a sophisticated understanding of spiritual principles, and the art of performing knowledge through practical application. All knowledge is obtained only through practice. Study of the Minds, Soul, levels of consciousness, energy, transformation and developing psychic abilities to use your mind to control matter and direct natural forces through a form of rapport.
Spiritual Sciences is an in-depth knowledge of the Human Spirit as an energetic, eternal Being and a thorough working knowledge of electromagnetic energy and the natural forces that govern the natural and astral worlds. How to use the 3-minds/selves in an aligned, congruent and powerful way. How to master the use of your mind for experiencing reality. It directly correlates with Shamanic medicine and quantum physics by defining the hierarchy of planes of existence (levels of reality), four elements (Feeling, thought, emotion, actions), Subtle energy as the Astral and Etheric realm, and how all invisible forms correspond to physical forms – the hologram (astral double), chakras, nadis, endocrine glands, 5 major systems, and major organs as corresponding to each other in a stop-down process.
It follows hand-in-hand with modern sciences as natural sciences, biology, chemistry, mathematics, subtle energy, quantum physics, consciousness, mind-over-matter, healing sound, color therapy, art in all forms, applied psychology, herbs & diet, lifestyle and healing arts. It approaches the human Being as having a soul and eternal nature. It also teaches “Lunar knowledge” as well developed intuition that sees all of life as organic and biological. It’s primary principle is “As above, so below. As below, so above.” Like begets like. We can discover the invisible by recognizing its relationship to the visible and known factors.
Prayer is considered Magic. It is the same as meditation, contemplation and hypnosis. Verses and prescribed prayer stemmed from the same idea as “spells” and magical charms. Charms of making were similar to the ideas currently portrayed for “manifesting” reality. Suggestions as affirmations, were stated in present tense, as if and with emotional conviction, that served to focus the mind which imagined the concepts as a living reality which created “thought-forms” in the astral plane. Focused on repeatedly and consistently, produced actual manifestation of the desired experience. Because we can never violate choice and free will of another person, all “wishes” had to pertain only to the self, and could only include others if their will wished for the same thing, or if the manifestation benefited them equally.
Esoteric traditions say that we all have the capacity for perfection. For self-transcendence. Perfection is not only considered our birthright, but our duty to God as the Universal Life. The nagging feeling we all have that ‘something is missing” in an internal urge that compels ever towards something more. A kind of eternal restlessness and relentless longing in our hearts for more. This is intentionally designed to keep us moving into higher and higher forms of ourselves. The problem is, we have forgot how to “know” the deeper, invisible, spiritual realms, and so we fail to connect the dots.
Alchemy and Personal Transformation:
A prime practice for spiritual sciences is Alchemy as the process under taken for Personal Transformation as the Path of Initiation. The purposeful and deliberate undertaking that seeks to purify our character, cleansing our self of our impurities, vices and bad traits, and intentionally choosing our higher virtues and talents to develop fully into a masterful state of self-actualization by becoming the best we can be. This is what’s referred to as the second birth or awakening. Our first birth and initial conditioning is unconscious and without the use of personal choice and the application of willpower. The second birth is a conscious awakening where we access our inner being, discover our souls design as our seeded capacity, and we intentionally develop latent potential into masterful states by fully expressing within our current life conditions. In this we are all ultimately fully responsible for our own development and souls evolution to higher and more perfected forms of self-expression. We strive to become “god-like”.
The Role of a Spiritual Teacher:
Spiritual Sciences, because it requires a broad range of knowledge and the ability to “live” the knowledge by applying it to our daily lives, requires a teacher who also serves as mentor. In it’s original form this was the relationship of an apprentice. A student who studied under a master until they gained masterful proficiency themselves. This was a maturing process that often lasts a life-time. Spiritual Sciences does not have “goals” or end-points of achievement that are markers for attainment, but rather takes an attitude of constant and never-ending growth towards the highest possible level of personal development. This is not a path for everyone. Because we only “know” (remember) what is in us inherently, if it is not seeded in us, we will not pursue the path of spiritual mastery. It comes about only from a deep inner desire for it that is relentless in nature. The path requires intense commitment, discipline, and patience. It requires moral courage ad absolute confidence, belief in your ability, and trusting your own experience over all-others.
There are “levels of training” like all things, and which path you pursue depends on your souls design as capacity for expression, what you feel a strong desire and love for, have curiosity around, and how you plan on applying the knowledge as an art-form. Spiritual/Healing Arts are called that because “performing” them is an art-form. It requires high level of intuitive ability, spiritual knowledge of energy anatomy, a holistic understanding of all aspects of the individuals life and the ability to actually “do it”. There are usually “processes” involved that require practice and confidence to perform effectively. Whereas traditional medicine works off of differentials and “symptom tables”, Healing Arts takes the whole person into account and every realization and recommendation is unique based on the person being treated.
What is Metaphysics?
The typical definition for Metaphysics is the subtle, invisible, abstract realms of the physical world. Meta – meaning above or beyond the physical (physics) as incorporeal or supernatural. It is also a branch of philosophy that is based on first principles, which include ontology (nature of existence or Being) and cosmology (the origin and structure of the Universe), and is intimately connected with epistemology (how we obtain human knowledge). It’s a philosophy that attempts to describe the indescribable, the invisible realms that we can measure and sense, but we can’t see them with physical eyes.
It covers all areas of intuitive, psychic and supernatural development. It includes psychic arts such as clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience and various forms of ESP and psychometry. It can cover “medium-ship”, astral travel and transferring consciousness into other objects and beings. It bridges Sacred sciences in a thorough understanding of the spiritual realms, nature of the soul and the different levels of consciousness that exists in all things in varying degrees and potency’s. It is comparable to Esoteric Sciences in the study of energy, the subtle realms and the spiritual hierarchy of different planes of existence, Archetypal forces as Angels & Daemons, the nature of electromagnetic energy, however it usually doesn’t go into masterful mind-development and Liberal Arts to the extent that Sacred/Spiritual Sciences does, although it may.
What is Energy / Quantum Medicine?
Energy Medicine while taking on many pathways as all new forms of healing tend to do, is basically about the human energy field, how it works, and our conscious ability to influence, direct and transform it through the quality of our emotional thoughts and beliefs about ourselves, our body and how we heal. It focuses on our mind’s ability to not only direct or command energy, but the very nature of how our consciousness influences matter at the subatomic level of fundamental reality. The very term “consciousness” is used in its primary holistic nature as the “state” as a whole organic model for expression, that is comprised of the entire person in terms of mood, intention, beliefs, values, expectations, desires, emotions, attitude, etc. It’s not what we are thinking in this exact moment, per say, but rather our general attitude and over-all thinking/emoting style that we hold and perceive out of most of the time.