Symbols are Living Entities on the Inner Planes that Produce Corresponding Realities in the Outer World

If we hold a symbol of some kind in our mind and concentrate on in a single-minded fashion, while setting an intention of penetrating its deepest secrets, our attention acts as a kind of prompting mechanism that causes it to come alive and start unfolding as an evolutionary flow that steadily culminates into a whole idea. When we clear our mind of random thoughts that run through it continuously in a habitual fashion, and focus coherently on a single image or idea, our attention acts as a stimulating force that magnetizes it with our life-force energy, causing it to begin vibrating, and coming alive as a result. As we concentrate on an idea we begin systematically fashioning it in our imagination as a light-form by defining it with sensory attributes. As it starts becoming vivid with sensory details, it produces a corresponding sensation in our whole being, where it comes alive and starts moving in a fluid-like motion as a process of unfolding. It unfolds by moving through a dynamic sequence where it takes on numerous features as it expands into a full array of possibilities as a kind of growth process. As a symbol comes alive and begins morphing into a synchronized flow of various possibilities, it begins slowly revealing it’s hidden secrets to us while we simply watch it.

Symbols are similar to the archetypes they represent and are a form of “seed” which, when planted in the fertile mind of the subconscious, grow into whole realities that exist in a constant state of evolving through endless variations of itself as a means of “becoming”. Symbols represent whole ideas that are grown in the mind of each individual in a way that’s unique to that individual, because the growth and evolutionary process that takes place is based on correspondences, and how it’s adapted to combine with other complementary elements to form modifications of itself. This process of adaptation as new and unique combinations that form amalgamations that imbue it with new attributes and characteristics that changes it’s form and how it appears in a moment by moment manner, is symbolic of the mind itself and how it operates in creating unique versions of itself as a whole reality. Although things appear stationary on the outer plane of material formation, on the inner planes of living ideas everything exists in a constant process of transformation as an evolutionary growth process of “becoming”. Nothing is stagnate or fixed, and is always moving and flowing into new forms of itself.

In our material existence there’s a constant attempt to make living ideas finite and absolute, where they appear the same to everyone, and we glorify the idea of being “right or wrong” based on the consensus of the group mind. We grasp at concepts given to us by others as a means of being accepted and fitting in to our peer group, or arguing somehow in an attempt to prove we’re right, but on the higher or inner planes of pure mind and spirit, we are all creators in every moment through our ability to think in ways that are unique to us as a means of self-expression. When we exist as a part of the group mind, we fail to utilize and develop the power of our higher, divine nature as a creator and artist. On the higher planes of the conscious mind, we exist fully within our divine nature and are always in the process of “creating” in every moment by how we shape our thoughts into realities in our imagination as a way of experiencing them.

When we’re told what to imagine and picture in our mind, by either being taught conventional ideas or led through a guided meditation of some kind, we only create stationary, static ideas that classify us in the category of being a highly trainable animal. When we focus our mind instead on universal symbols that represent archetypal ideas, and allow a spontaneous process of emergence and becoming to take place without needing or attempting to control and direct how it unfolds or what it acts to reveal, a magical unfolding occurs, and the reality produced is our own unique creation. We should never take an attitude of trying to compare our idea to other people’s ideas about the same thing, or start modifying our realization to somehow conform to theirs out of fear that we might be wrong somehow. It’s only on the lower plane of the animal-plant subconscious that creativity as uniqueness and individuality don’t exist, and as a human being, given the higher capacity of creativity, we use our imagination to create whatever it is we’re told we should create. Only at this lower level are people turned into mindless robots out of a desperate need to fit in and be accepted as a part of a group of other mindless robots. On the higher plane of the true “conscious mind”, intelligence reigns as creativity and our innate ability to create ourselves as individuals.

Most ancient texts of both spiritual and scientific knowledge, which are actually the same thing, are nearly always written in glyphs and the universal language of symbols. This is because not only do they require interpretation, but a single image contains the seed for a whole idea, which when contemplated, generates a whole series of correlated ideas as a chain of association. On the higher planes of cosmic intelligence ideas exist as archetypes, which serve as a prototype or basic concept for generating infinite variations of the same idea. These archetypal ideas act as a “seed of potential” that form based on how they’re combined with other ideas to form an amalgamation that remix the basic formula of attributes and qualities to form new characteristics. The form something takes on is based on the characteristics it possess, which also determine how it functions and behaves. Form always determines function as the natural operation it acts to perform in an automatic way through purely natural behaviors.

How a symbol unfolds within the mind of an individual is based on the unique set of characteristics they possess as their mental paradigm. Each one of us has a unique character, temperament, conditioned tendencies, way of thinking and perceiving, level of education and training, different types of life experiences, maturity, racial background, and so on, and when we each take the same symbol and concentrate on it while setting an intention to acquire its hidden knowledge, it’s adapted to our mental model and modified accordingly. Through a process of adaptation and modification that makes it “like us”, it forms within our imagination in a way that makes it a unique idea as our “own creation”. As human beings emerged within the subconscious of the Earth’s astral plane, we’re always taking universal ideas as archetypes and using them to form a personal creation. Each one of us is meant to be artists in our own right as a means of exercising and developing the higher capacities of our mind as the creator of our own life. Whatever we combine with in mind and spirit, we become like in character, and we take on new qualities as characteristics that alter our behavior by altering how we think about things, and how we form our thoughts into realities in our imagination.

For example: Many people aren’t quite sure what an archetype that serves as a prototype for creating is, because they get stuck on the finite material concept used to represent it. An “idea” comes as a means of creating an “experience” through a material reality. An archetype of “cup” is formed as a basic concept for the purpose of “drinking”. We start with a basic concept of a container that will serve the purpose of holding liquid of some kind so we can engage in the activity of drinking. A symbol is used to represent the basic shape of a cup or chalice as a concept for designing one. When that symbol is held in the mind and concentrated on, all kinds of different ideas about possible ways to make a container start to propagate fluently based on the association made to possible materials and supplies immediately available to you. Various type of ideas come as a cup made with different materials, styles, colors and designs, while still holding true to the concept of a cup. You pick one of your imagined ideas that seems to be best suited for what you want and need, and you proceed to make a cup that’s your own unique design.

The symbol served as the concept out of which numerous possibilities systematically emerge based on how you associate it to other known ideas about the same thing. So symbols, whether a single image or composite or geometric design, serves as a kind of seed for the idea it represents and will systematically generate a whole plethora of ideas related to it. This is the genesis of creation, often referred to as “conception and gestation”. A basic concept is activated within a fertile mind and a chain of association spontaneously unfolds as a sequence of possibilities. When one possibility is selected, held in place, and developed by infusing it with attributes and sensory qualities, we begin shaping it with detail and it’s brought alive within us as a result. The more we continue to define it with sensory details as color, texture, touch, appearance, sound, feeling, smell, and so on, we infuse it with our magnetism as our life-force, and it begins “vibrating” as the frequency associated with the pattern as a construct. This internal construct defined as a specialized idea and brought alive by infusing it with our life force, forms a etheric-shell that serves as a template for producing as a material reality of a corresponding nature that can be “experienced” on the outer plane.

Once an idea is brought alive on the inner plane by activating it and causing it to begin vibrating as a specialized frequency, polarity is formed as complementary aspects that interact with each other, where the same idea is contacted and begins organizing on the outer plane as a correlated manifestation. Just as vibration is formed by the movement between complementary aspects of the same thing that begin moving in sync with each other around and between electromagnetic poles as a rhythmic spiraling movement, this same movement takes place between the active inner and the stationary outer, bringing them together as a reflection of each other. The inner idea, alive with sensation as an inner experience that’s “symbolic in nature”, connects through association to the elements of the “same idea” in the outer world, and becomes a “perceptual filter” as a kind of “lens” we “look through” that makes everything of a corresponding nature “stand out”, and as we non-gallantly scan the environment as we go through our day, ideas of a similar nature stand out and we notice them. As we notice them we’re drawn into them and we begin interacting with them mentally by associating them with being the same type as the idea formed on the inner plane.

This is where allot of people fail to recognize their own manifestations, because they expect the outer manifestation to match the inner idea in appearance, instead of realizing the idea born in their mind is an archetypal metaphor used as a primary concept for organizing variations of itself by entering into and combining with whatever exists naturally within the immediate environment to form a unique variation. The inner construct serves as a conceptual idea that serves to direct and connect our attention to any ideas associated with it as a correspondence in the outer environment. Whatever is formulated using the imaginary capacity of the mind serves as a universal idea that connects with the same idea within our personal life as an analogous idea of the same kind and type. The outer appearance something takes on is just the casing, shell, or outer garment for the inner idea it serves as a vehicle for.

This same process of evolutionary design that’s always fluxing and flowing into new variations of itself based on association and adaptation also occurs in creative processes, where an internal concept or vision is used to design and construct an outer material formation of the same kind that can be “experienced”, shared, and utilized somehow. Iconic or symbolic art, for example, will stimulate a whole internal imaginary process in the viewer. When an artist goes to create something they have to start with a fairly vivid vision or concept of what they’re going to create as an “idea that brings a particular type of experience”. All art is designed to provide a “seed” which, when contemplated or experienced activates and sets a whole series internal processes into motion. A painting, for example, isn’t about the object or image being used, it’s about using the image as an idea that prompts a feeling and stimulates an internal process as a chain of associated ideas that start flowing and unfolding and takes them on an imaginary journey of self-realization. It sets the mood out of which a kind of reverie comes alive inside their imagination as an idea that begins unfolding as a reality.

As you form a fairly vivid concept that’s meant to capture an idea as a feeling, you lay it out on the canvas in basic shapes that are proportioned properly, and with a fair amount of detail needed to construct it in a logical manner. You pick your palette of colors based on the mood and ambiance desired, and as you start painting, you don’t try to rigidly constrain it, but instead let it begin taking on a life of it’s own. You allow it to continue evolving as you paint it based on new thoughts and associations that come as a result of the process undertaken. The object or image itself only acts as a metaphorical representation for the idea being captured and conveyed as a feeling. The idea is that when someone else views it they get a distinct feeling as a kind of mood, and the idea it symbolizes stimulates them in a way that causes them to have a specific type of experience that’s unique to them as their “own creation” on the inner planes of their mind. Art of all kinds invokes creativity and self-expression in everyone who engages in it as an “experience” of the same idea.

The same type of process occurs in inventions and innovative discoveries. An idea comes to mind, and it’s initially captured by writing it down or sketching it out as a basic idea, and then the basic idea is developed conceptually with detail until it can serve as a kind of diagram or blueprint for constructing a material object or machine. As you start to construct or manufacture it, new realizations form based on whether or not it’s working like you thought it would, or better ideas as modifications to your original design spontaneously come to you as you’re building it, and you tweak and redesign it as you go, until the finished product performs the way you intended it to. You allow it to breathe and evolve as a “living idea” as part of your creative process.

All of us are doing this on the inner planes of our mind based on how we think about something, and then visualize our thoughts as a reality in our imagination. As we continue to think about the same idea, we develop it in new ways based on how we combine it with other ideas or various scenarios as a means of shaping it with new attributes and characteristics that evolve it into new variations of itself. As we shape an idea with sensory detail in a way that gives us an experience of it, it serves to invoke correlating feelings and emotions, which bring it alive with movement. Thoughts that we dwell in with intense feelings and emotion come alive with vibration and become polarized with the outer world of stationary manifestation. Our outer world is manifest (arranged) by us as a correspondence to our inner world. We don’t realize this because our inner, imaginary world born out of our sensationalized thoughts serves as a symbolic representation that’s metaphorical in nature and sets the pace for our outer world as a corresponding theme. What acts as the “bridge” that connects the inner with the outer is the feeling they give us as an experience.

An idea (or memory) formed on the inner planes as an experience that causes us to feel sad, for example, will serve an an archetypal matrix that forms a perceptual lens for only seeing and constructing a similar idea in the outer world, which will serve to bring us more experiences that cause us to feel sad. Sad thoughts produce sad realities. The outer reality may not come in the same form as the inner thoughts, but it will give us the same feeling as a type of experience. Many don’t realize this because they think it’s about the “appearance” an idea takes on, which they think is fixed on the inner plane in the same way it is on the outer plane, and they look outside for the same idea they formed inside, instead of realizing that the outer manifestation comes as constant variations of the inner idea based on the elements available in the immediate environment being used to construct it and play it out as an experience.

Universal concepts that exist on the Spiritual plane as archetypes are used to construct and hold together the universe and are infinite in nature. They’re living ideas that are always in the process of regenerating as an infinite number of unique variations based on how they combine with the “mind” and take on the same attributes and qualities as the mind, and in doing so, form into new variations of themselves. All things that we perceive as being different from each other are in truth simply unique variations of each other formed by combining with different elements. The soul is an infinite being who manifests itself and its own reality as a means of “experiencing itself”. Experience comes as an idea that invokes a feeling out of which a dynamic series of realizations spontaneously emerge that brings us new insights into the true nature of things. It’s not based on the physical form or construct of reality, it’s based on how we use the material formation to invoke an internal response as an experience. Numerous situations can produce the same type of experience that leaves us with the same type of feeling. As we create our experiences we cultivate the feelings born out of them, and use those feelings to tell a story about things that give them meaning. Feelings, meaning, and experience are consistently cultivated as a “theme” that births our personal “myth”.

We are all archetypal beings and are always creating ourselves through metaphors we use as the means of experiencing ourselves as a specific type of person living a specific type of story. Our creative abilities come through our thoughts which are consistently being developed, defined, and evolved on the inner planes of our mind, and serve to form a symbolic idea as a vibratory frequency for connecting with the same idea on the outer plane. As we call forth the corresponding outer reality of our thoughts, we experience ourselves through that reality. We mistakenly believe our soul is our body and is disconnected from our reality, when the truth may be our soul is our “mind”, and is always in the process of creating itself through its own thoughts imagined as a reality. This reality vibrates at the frequency of our soul’s signature, and is used to project our outer reality as a means of experiencing ourselves through our own creation. Whatever we consistently cultivate on the inner planes of our imagination is magnetized with sensation and emotion and acts as the “archetypal seed” for stimulating and bringing forth in our awareness a corresponding outer reality of the same nature. As we call forth our own experiences, we shape our identity out of those experiences. This is what it means to be a creative archetypal being, bestowed with the ability to create ourselves by how we use our own mind and will to experience ourselves through generating our own “light-matrix” as an outer perception of our inner thoughts.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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