How to Consciously work with Subtle Energy

In order to work with an idea at the practical level we have to form a working concept of it that serves to illustrate the laws involved as a relationship and the natural processes that ensue from it. Subtle energy is not a “thing”, but rather the invisible forces that are drawn into living organisms as its consciousness. Our physical body is a magnet for absorbing energy around us while simultaneously projecting and transmitting it. Subtle energy is a form of primal consciousness that has natural attributes and qualities inherent in it that form the physical characteristics and natural behaviors the form takes on and outwardly displays.

We’re always in the process of exchanging consciousness as subtle energy with everything around us as a primary means of adapting to and becoming one with the very environment we exist in. The acquisition, integration, adaptation and modification of consciousness, comes through a basic form of energetic respiration. When we reside in a primarily unconscious state, we absorb energies from the space around us that act to influence us mentally and emotionally without our direct awareness. This phenomenon is usually experienced as a shift in our mood and how we feel, often without realizing what’s causing it. As our mood changes so do what we focus on, think about, and what behaviors we naturally display.

Everything in the phenomenal world can easily be influenced, directed, and modified by working in harmony with the universal laws governing them. All subtle energy, which is invisible and non-material in nature, is directed and manipulated through mental means. Whatever plane something exists on, we have to work on that same plane or a higher one in order to influence, direct, and utilize it. We don’t ever need a material device, talisman, or symbol in order to work with energy, because these only have the power we give them with our mind as our intention and reason for using them. Inanimate objects don’t contain power in and of themselves, but are infused with power through “magnetism”. These tools merely act as an aid for focusing our attention on an idea as a means of concentration.  In order to work with our own mind as an energy system, we have to look at what we mean by both the mind and subtle energy.

The Nature of the Mind

Our mind is not of our physical body as our brain or heart (or anything else) but is the essence as the energy field that surrounds, envelopes, and permeates the body while extending quite some distance from it in subtler and less dense forms. The material body is magnetic in nature (passive and receptive) and only acts to draw in and serve as a container for the consciousness that it resonates with. The mind is synonymous with the soul and is the primary means for self-creating and regulating the vehicle of the body. The mind, like the soul and reality, is threefold in nature, which means it has three complementary aspects that function in different ways and on parallel planes to create what we experience as a unified, coherent whole.

The three aspects of the mind are most often referred to as the Higher or Super-conscious (will), and the subconscious (sensational) and self-conscious (formative) mind. The Super-conscious exists on a higher plane (as an invisible power), and the other two aspects of the same mind exist on the material plane as complementary opposites. The subconscious is the aspect of the mind we share with all of Nature due to the fact that we incarnate into this plane through a mammalian body that’s an integral part of the collective unconscious that also forms the “mass consciousness” of humanity. The subconscious is constantly involved in an energetic exchange as a form of telepathic communication with everything around it that’s of the same or similar nature to it (through resonance).

The subconscious is motivated by emotions that are designed to produce unconscious (automatic) behavior as a form of instinct. The subconscious is also what produces material images in the imagination that serve as a kind of “empty shell” (ethereal body) necessary for energy to inhabit and give life to as a means of expressing through. Just as electricity exists as an invisible force in the atmosphere around us, and can only be harnessed (captured) and directed through a material form of some kind, subtle energy can only be harnessed and directed by utilizing a material light-form as a fluid container that’s shaped inwardly by the mind. Once shaped inwardly it becomes a metaphorical template used to produce and equivalent outer reality.

All material substance as light-essence concentrated into an organized material form is magnetic in nature and acts to “draw in” the active, life-giving force of archetypal intelligence. Whatever form is shaped internally as a structured thought, determines what type of energy it acts as a vehicle and instrument for. As subtle energy inhabits and expresses through a complementary physical form it produces an equivalent outer effect as the reality of the form. We can work directly with our subconscious by mastering the principles that govern it. We imagine a “form” as an internal representation or working concept that becomes a magnet and acts to “draw in” and harness subtle energy that can then be directed to perform a function of some kind as the fulfillment of our “intention”. We then infuse this imagined image with an emotion of some kind (motive), it acts to either attract energies of a like nature, or repel energies of a dissimilar nature.

The subtle energy of the material plane is invisible to our physical senses and is known to us directly as feelings, inner sensations, and emotions that give rise to mental impressions when allowed to take hold in our imagination. Whatever is “received” and pictured in our subconscious is simultaneously projected into our outer mental sphere where it can be “witnessed” by our self-conscious mind as a form of thought or idea. The subconscious acts to translate energy as a vibratory frequency into the pattern and image inherent in the vibration (transducer). All vibration as activity organizes essence (light) into the pattern as a living form inherent in the frequency on different scales and levels simultaneously as both an inner and outer reality of the same nature and likeness.

When we “sense” the energy that’s being actively expressed by someone, we get a feel for their consciousness as an emotional state and the unconscious activity that’s naturally produced by it. Their energy is drawn into our body where it acts to stimulate us with sensations of a distinct quality, which makes us feel a certain way. People with “bad energy” are usually consumed with negative emotions that serve to drive their thoughts and behaviors to produce the experience of their emotions as an actual outer experience. When we’re around them and involved in an interaction of some kind, we exchange energy subliminally and it causes us to feel bad in the same way (transference). Subtle energy is both electric (projects) and magnetic (draws inward), and works through the principle of vibration and polarity that forms corresponding, complementary realities as a unification between the inner and outer, and between the self and another.   

Developing a Working Model of how Energy Operates Subliminally

By developing a working concept in our mind of how subtle energy works we can simultaneously develop methods for working with it in the practical sense. Whatever state we’re in, we vibrate at as a frequency, and act to vibrate that same state in everyone and everything around us. As we resonate with “like energies” in others as a shared emotional state, our energy “enters into” their mental sphere that permeates their body, and activates those same emotions in them, bringing them to the surface where they’re actively expressed to produce a joint experience.

After only a few seconds of interacting, we both begin vibrating in harmony with each other and form a joint-reality as the expression of the shared emotions. In a like manner, whenever we’re around others, whatever emotional state they’re actively expressing is being radiated and projected into the space around them where it’s magnetically drawn into our mental sphere and then enters our body where it stimulates us with the same emotion and we begin outwardly displaying the same types of behavior. As we take on their emotions and allow them to begin actively expressing through us, it modifies our state into a complementary one where we begin feeling, thinking, and acting the same way. This all happens energetically as an unconscious and automatic process where we’re unknowingly allowing ourselves to be created and therefore determined by others.

The Method for Controlling your own Energy

The two most effective means that I’ve found for controlling and regulating your own energy as your state of mind, is by first setting the intention to do it while simultaneously realizing you can (believe), then either imagining a protective sphere around you that’s reflective and mirrors back energy to the sender, or that acts to neutralize the energy by polarizing yourself to it. Once you set an intention to become more aware of the energies operating around you that are unconsciously affecting you, and you form a working concept in your mind of “how” they’re operating to enter into and produce an effect in you, you can direct the energies through your awareness alone.

Imagine a sphere around you as an invisible globe that creates a form of translucent screen, where vibrations as emotional energy don’t penetrate the barrier, but spread out on its surface instead, much like a movie where you can “see” the nature of the energy by “witnessing” it. This will allow you to see both the inner and outer nature of it simultaneously without allowing it to enter into your body and produce an effect. By learning how to sense it from a distance while emotionally detached from it, we can “see it” as the reality it contains where we can consciously “decide” if we want to let it in or not.

By keeping it outside of your body and not letting it “effect you” by causing a reaction, you act to neutralize it. Whenever we don’t share in the emotions being projected, and we don’t serve as the means of becoming the “effect of a cause”, we act to “cancel it out”, and energetically subdue it. If we let it in and allow it take hold, and begin actively expressing the same emotions, then we serve to amplify and multiply it. As long as we remain unaware of what’s actually happening, we reside in an unconscious state and absorb energies automatically. As we unconsciously absorb the energies being projected by others, we allow our mental state and actions to be regulated by whomever we exist in near proximity of. We “lend our will” to creating whatever reality we’re being seeded with as an emotional charge.

Self-awareness and the ability to consciously operate your own mind is the “magical secret” to immortality. As long as we remain unaware of the nature of energy and how it operates in the natural world, we’re subject to automatic processes that we seem to have no control over. Once we become aware of them by creating a concept of how they work, we can begin working with them in a deliberate and precise manner. We can sense the quality of the energy being projected by someone by how it’s affecting us emotionally, and then intuitively discern it as a means of deciding whether to allow it to produce a like-effect in us, or to deflect it and send it back to them. This is all done by imagining it.

If we absorb and give life to the emotions being projected by others without realizing what we’re doing, we act to propagate them while allowing them to alter our state and determine our behavior. If we reflect them back by preventing them from entering us and don’t act as the means for expressing them, we serve to neutralize, disintegrate, and nullify them, while maintaining control over our own emotional state and actions. We learn how to become fully responsible for our own creation.

In a similar manner, we can notice how some people act to energize and enliven us, while others drain us and make us feel wiped out. The most natural way people drain us by “feeding off of our energy”, is through attention seeking that elicits sympathy. They behave in ways that are designed to give them attention, usually by complaining, whining, going on and on about their problems, criticizing and belittling others, acting helpless in their own life, or doing whatever it takes to get you to feel sorry for them. Sympathy is the most natural way we tie into other people’s energy and act to feed off of it.

It’s wise to always pay close attention to how you’re being mentally and emotionally affected by others and life-situations, and use that awareness to make your decisions regarding them. Where we tend to falter is when we take an attitude of attempting to somehow change the other person or situation, instead of working to change ourselves and our relationship with them. People who drain us, depress us, or stimulate us in undesirable ways by always trying to draw us into their dramas, can only do so if we let them by cooperating. It’s always up to us as to what relationships we enter into and continue to maintain, and what situations we choose to keep ourselves submerged in, and what activities we willingly participate in as a result. Self-awareness and skillful action is the secret to creating your life in an intentional and precise manner.

Dr. Linda Gadbois  

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Exercising the Power of Choice to Create your Life

The most fundamental way we direct the events of our life and create our own experiences is through the decisions we make that we then use our will in fulfilling by taking action on them. Many think that the power of choice only matters in the big decisions we make regarding what seems like the important issues we’re faced with, yet the fact is we’re always making decisions in every moment, both unconsciously and consciously, as to who we’re going to be. The future is created in the present. The past no longer exists unless it’s kept alive by continuing to think about it. Major decisions come as a natural progression of many smaller decisions we make along the way. All decisions come as an expression of our character and as the basic means through which we create ourselves through the type of experiences they produce that we play a part in initiating and cooperatively participating in.

When we practice the art of staying present in our life, and keep our attention on what’s actually happening as a direct experience, we can realize that the only “real time” is the present moment and that all future events come as the result of the decisions we’re making as to who we’re going to be, what we’re going to do, and what type of things we’re going to participate in co-creating in the moment. No one is ever really making our decisions for us, but simply act to influence us by getting us to agree and cooperate with them, or causing us to doubt ourselves and what we know to be true in favor of their ideas about things instead.

Three Basic Types of Choices

There are three primary forms of decisions: conscious ones that we make with awareness and in an intentional manner; unconscious ones that we do without thinking or that are emotionally based; and natural selection, or ones that come as a form of perceptual default based on our mental paradigm. One of the most basic types of decisions that we make all the time without realizing it is in terms of what we focus on, give our attention to, and think about consistently. Whatever we think about in a repetitive manner, we literally program ourselves with as a reality, and ultimately become through the activity we generate out of it. We can use the self- aware aspect of our mind to decide what we focus on and think about. We can learn how to keep our attention focused in the present and only think about what actually matters.

We’re making an unconscious decisions anytime we focus on the past and continue running the stories of our conditioning through our mind over and over. As we continue to tell stories about what happened to us in the past, and what it means about us as a result, we simply repeat the past in the present and create ourselves out of an unconscious state. When we allow our mind to wander in a random and habitual manner our thoughts tend to control us instead of us controlling them. Unconscious decisions are often made purely out of emotional states as reactions. As we go through our day, current events form a chain of association to similar events of the past, and we constantly go off into whole thought processes as memories that we consistently replay and tell stories about in a redundant manner. When we allow our mind to operate on auto-pilot without being self-aware and directing it in an intentional manner, we continue to live out of a primarily unconscious state.

Birthing New Realities

Choice and will are intimately connected because we always use our will as the means of producing the reality of our choices. Likewise, self-realization is what forms our awareness around our ability to make moment by moment decisions and then realize the outcomes we produce through willful action. We apply realization through our ability to recognize several options available to us in any moment, then imagining the reality our decisions will produce as an experience. Choice and will work “as” the Law of Cause and Effect. All action causes an equal or greater reaction of the same nature. As we make a decision, then take action on it, we act to birth a whole new reality. As we create the reality of our decision, we form new realizations about our self and life and begin living in a much more intentional manner.

We’re always acting to consciously and unconsciously produce our own reality while simultaneously experiencing ourselves “within” that reality as a certain “kind and type” of person. Choices, like all things, stem from our mental paradigm formed out of our conditioning as our fundamental means of perceiving things. Most of our decisions come as a form of perceptual habit that’s applied consistently while in an unconscious state where we lack awareness of what we’re actually doing in the direct sense. While many believe that choice is a conscious act, the fact is most of our decisions come unconsciously as what we choose to focus on, think about, and play out in our mind as imaginary scenarios and the mood that results from it. 

 Realization is important as the means for being able to make intelligent decisions by playing out possible choices to see what type of consequences they’ll possibly render. By playing out a choice as the reality it’ll produce, we can learn how to make good decisions that will bring the best possible outcomes. We can’t ever blame our own decisions and creations on other people who we imagine made our decisions for us by giving us no choice, or that put us in a bind, or that we imagine led us astray somehow, because intuitively we’re always “sensing things” as our feelings about it, and know right away the character and intentions of the person and what type of drama as a relationship and way of interacting that will result from it. Emotions that are intense can act to override and take control of our intellect. When we begin making emotional decisions we use our will to engage in co-creating the illusion inherent in the emotion.

 In our modern society we entertain ideas like it’s “alright” to say no, as if you’re doing something wrong or that you’ll “make someone feel bad” by being true to yourself. We’re often taught to ignore red-flags that come as intuitive awareness in favor of the emotional illusion being unconsciously played out by others instead. Many stay in bad relationships for years because they feel they’re wrong somehow in making the decision to leave, and then become resentful, bitter, and depressed while imagining it’s the other person’s fault.

The Power of Intuition

Within the animal kingdom of instinct, there’s no such thing as illusions that replace objective reality. There’s no lying to yourself and others by presenting them with an illusion in place of truth, and there’s no manipulative and covert agendas being played out as a means of gaining control over others. As humans, we also possess an animal body and experience instinct as intuition and body consciousness. When we listen to our body (how we feel) and intuition (the awareness that comes from it) we always know the truth in any situation, and if we allow an idea to spontaneously arise out of our intuition as a mental impression, we can know the reality that will result from it.

Intuition as feelings is based on the energies at play that systematically produce patterns as the reality inherent in it. As we steadily move into a situation we’re constantly being stimulated energetically forming an intimate awareness around it that’s always connecting us to the truth about it. When we form an intuitive awareness around something, but then either feel bad or doubt our awareness in favor of a story we begin telling ourselves that either explains it away or justifies it somehow, and we keep moving into it instead of away from it, we make a fundamental error in judgment, and act to co-create an illusion in place of the truth. Naturally, at some point along the way what we knew from the beginning starts becoming evident, then we feel “disillusioned”, lied to, let down, and somehow betrayed by the other person, when in fact it was us who lied to and betrayed ourselves because we didn’t listen to what we knew to be true right from the start.

The power to self-create in an aware fashion comes by realizing that we’re always making the decisions as to what direction our life takes, what relationships we maintain, what environments we place and keep ourselves in, and who we are in terms of our character and morality. As we make decisions in a moment by moment fashion as to who we’re going to be and what type of qualities we employ as the means of creating our experiences, we are simultaneously creating our “self” in relation to everything else. We can begin realizing that we always have a direct connection inwardly to the truth that exists outwardly. All we have to do is realize it and trust it as the means of making good decisions. Once we realize that all of our mental and emotional pain and suffering is caused by our own hand through the choices we make and the actions we take based on our decisions, and how we use our mind to experience the reality of our choices, we gain access to a very fundamental power as the true nature and creative ability of our higher soul.

Our Higher Self isn’t separate or different from our lower soul that’s confined to our personality and our unconscious conditioning, but is what acts to produce the entire material reality of our lower soul “through” how it operates as the consciousness of the body. When we “choose” to embody and utilize our higher consciousness as the means of creating, we learn how to tune into and skillfully use our intuition as the means of always knowing the truth in any situation and begin creating our life in a self-aware and intelligent manner. When we ignore and subdue our higher, subtle awareness as our intuition in favor of surface appearances, we use the power of our will to form illusions in place of truth. As unconscious beings that lack true awareness, we’re always deceiving ourselves. In the ultimate sense all deception is self-deception. We’re only deceived when we first disconnect from our self in favor of someone else’s truth, and act on ourselves to cooperate in creating an illusion in place of what we know deep down to be true.

All betrayal comes initially from betraying ourselves by choosing to ignore what we know to be true and therefore real, in favor of a lie. We can only be lied to by another when we first lie to ourselves by going against our inner feelings. When we lose touch with our true self, which is only known intimately as our feelings and the awareness that arises from them, we become an inherent part of a grand illusion created by surface appearances and facades designed to mask the truth and engage in a primary form of self-delusion.

Whenever we allow someone to persuade or convince us to go against what we feel to be right, we make an unconscious agreement to participate in a very basic form of self-deception where we deny our self in favor of another that we believe knows better than we do. The “truth” is never something we have to be persuaded to believe, it’s something that comes from within as a basic form of “self-awareness” as to how we feel in relationship with the outer forces we’re interacting with. We’re always choosing both unconsciously and consciously in any given moment to either make decisions based on what we know internally or what we’re being influenced by externally. We’re always either allowing our Higher Self to show us the way and create through us, or allowing others to make our decisions for us where we lend our will to creating our life according to the illusions they produce. Either way, the choice is always ours.

Dr. Linda Gadbois   

Human Will as Speech directs the Forces of the Subconscious Mind

What we symbolically refer to as the “serpent power” in esoteric sciences is the Astral Light of the Formative planes that’s governed by the subconscious. It’s the universal principle as a subhuman force that builds everything from the inside out and is controlled and directed through mental means. Serpent power is the source of all “illusions” created from emotional reactions as instinctual behaviors that are unconscious and automatic in nature. When this primal force is tamed, overcome, and directed by mental means, it becomes a primary instrument of transformation, and ultimately provides us with the secret to immortality.

 The symbol of the snake eating its own tail reveals how it feeds on itself as its own emotional reactions by absorbing the experiences they create, and digesting and assimilating them into its being. The universal consciousness is eternal, unchanging, and remains forever the same, while entering into various forms of expression that all feed on one another as emotional interactions. The icon of the serpent represents emotion, which is the motivating force of the subconscious that activates complementary thoughts to produce the reality of the emotions as an unconscious creation.

 Habitual realities as a life-theme are created when we live out of the same fixed perceptions and emotional states and the memories we create from them. All creation comes as patterns produced by the vibratory frequency that acts on itself to assemble itself as both an inner and outer reality of the same nature and kind. We bring the formative power of the serpent energy under control by employing the disintegrative forces of Mercury as the conscious direction of mental states. While it operates systematically from an unconscious state, we can use it to consciously create ourselves by selecting and assimilating the right “mental food”.

The serpent energy of arousal and passion is represented by Leo, which governs the spine and nervous currents of the body that can be directed upward through the energy centers of the body (chakras), activating, and transforming their energetic frequency into coherent patterns. Leo is exalted in Neptune, sign of water, which represents the principle of emotion and memory (self-assimilating patterns as a frequency) that work together to form life. It’s the inner essence and life giving energy that animates form as its soul and spirit. Spirit as life-force activates the memory (constitution) of the soul to produce reality as an experience of itself. The soul not only produces and inhabits its material body, but also the entire outer reality that emanates from the body as a projection of memory (perceptual lens) that it uses to create specific types of experiences of itself.

Our subconscious works through the creative imagination to generate mental imagery that serves as a symbolic idea that it lays over the outer reality and uses to develop detailed realities of the same essence and nature. It takes whatever thoughts (ideas) we feed it, matches it with a complementary emotion, and produces an experience of the meaning of our emotional-thoughts as an outer reality. Our soul uses the experience as a means of simultaneously creating itself by identifying with its own self-produced realities. It forms an interpretation of the experience that gives it meaning, then forms a memory of itself out of the meaning as a kind of metaphorical (universal) idea that can be used to create more experiences of the same nature by how it’s adapted to different situations.

As we direct our mental focus and concentrate on an idea, we build up forms by organizing them to create an inner reality as a representation that serves as a memory. The self-conscious aspect of the mind (active awareness) selects an idea that it them impresses in the imagination as a metaphor and mental state that’s developed into a detailed reality by thinking about it in a concentrative manner. Whatever we choose to focus on, and digest and integrate depends on our conscious selection of ideas that we then “become one with” in mind and body. Our self-conscious is what we can think of as the “gatekeeper” that actively chooses what to let in and serve to “seed” the subconscious with what it “wants” to create, then acts to witness the offspring of its own mental creation as a projection.

The mind, which is dual in nature on every level of existence, works by way of the holographic principle, where an image is illuminated with the same light source that remains unadulterated as what witnesses and absorbs its own creation as a material form. One light source as a concentrated beam is split in two, and one is impressed and programmed with an image that’s then projected and realized as a three-dimensional form by the other aspect of the same light source. As we speak, we simultaneously form the internal image of the meaning of our words in our imagination, which acts to instruct our subconscious to produce as a corresponding outer reality as the means for experiencing our own creation.

What’s referred to as the Akasha Field of memory (the Astral Field of Light), or The Book of Life, acts as a permanent record of all our soul’s creation. We use our will to direct our subconscious through language and how we construct sentences to form an idea. As we think about an idea we define it with detail as both energetic and material attributes. As we speak or think, we call forth the reality of our words in our mind’s eye, where they’re projected and turned into a reality as a kind of movie or living scenario. When we combine our intellect with the forces of Nature in order to create, we impress those forces with human consciousness, and they become available as memory for others to receive and assimilate.

We intelligently utilize the natural forces of the material world by taming the lion (energies of the body). We tame it by feeding it words as metaphors that it then uses to articulate and create realities out of. Words organize Astral Light into forms in the imagination, and are the intelligent medium that connects all of humanity through the same emotions and mental imagery. The electrical forces of the world are tamed and modified by humans through speech and mental imagery. Speech is the universal reverberation that acts systematically to produce the reality of its meaning. If you change the pattern as a mental image, you change the reality that results. By infusing an image with a positive (magnetic) feeling that elicits adoration, courage, and gallantry, we engage the lion (beast) and it becomes our servant, instead of us being its servant.

The Great Secret of Manifestation

What’s referred to as the great secret of esoteric sciences is that the subconscious is always in control of every subhuman manifestation of cosmic energy. Every force in Nature that governs all kingdoms can be directed and utilized by intelligently using the subconscious. We create in the material world by directing these forces into ideas. All new elements and creation have their origin in the mind of man. Ideas become “things” in the external world as a result of ideas conceived of and developed in the creative imagination that acts as a seed that’s gestated into a physical form by the subconscious.

Creation always comes as the harmonious union and balanced action of the self-conscious (masculine) and subconscious (feminine) to produce the reality (first internal then external) as its offspring. Patterns are selected and set by self-conscious interpretation of experiences as meaning that’s expressed as a story we tell by living it as an experience of our self. The subconscious creates the reality of our thoughts and emotions, which “is” our will to create. When we speak internally as thoughts that are unconscious in nature, our will becomes the means through which we employ destructive patterns and we become as animals that are ignorant of the very laws by which we create. By understanding this law as the secret to moral strength and accurate use of our will, we become our own master and begin creating in a more conscious, precise, and responsible manner.

Dr. Linda Gadbois      

Alchemy, Soul Purification, and the Laws for Ascending from One Dimension to Another

     There are so many ideas being put out into the world right now regarding the idea of soul ascension, raising your vibratory frequency, and what it means to honestly create yourself. Naturally, all of these ideas are referring to the same basic idea as a fundamental change in “state”. This is not an idea that can be realized by simply theorizing and talking about it in what may appear to be a knowledgeable way, but rather something that’s only achieved through the application of knowledge as universal laws through an actual practice of some kind. We only truly acquire knowledge through direct experience, and only truly “know” what we actively demonstrate through our natural perception and behaviors. We only “become” through experience that provides us with the realizations that act naturally to transform us from the inside out. Our inner state and outer reality exist in equilibrium to each other, and together act to produce our “experiences” of reality.

       Another misconception that’s being played out by those claiming to know the secret to transformation, is that the work itself as a form of healing process can be done by another or through processes that involve objects, electronic devices and machines, or processes that only involve the physical component of what is already manifest, rather than focusing on the inner nature of the person, their mental model, emotional states, and the beliefs they hold. Some of these practices are done with crystals or stones of some kind, instruments and technological devices that introduce vibration as energetic qualities into the body or brain, or through some other therapeutic process performed by another “on or to us”. Yet, as those of you know who have tried these, very few of these processes produce truly permanent results, or work at the non-material, mental and unified level of the soul.

       Only the higher Soul is immortal in nature and ascends to higher levels when released from the physical body at death. The Soul, which is the same as the mind, has the ability to determine its own physical, emotional, and moral nature. No one or no thing can do it for us. We’re never “healed by another”, and no one has the ability to alter our frequency as our state of mind permanently, accept us. We are all responsible for our own Soul’s creation and the reality as a plane of consciousness or dimension that we exist in naturally. This is because “reality” as we personally know it, is formed through our “perception of it”, and doesn’t exist independent of us. All “self-creation” is an internal process that we do to ourselves.

      The only way we truly have of “knowing” something is by becoming “like it” in nature. We become one with an idea by embodying it mentally and physically, where we experience it as it. As we contemplate an idea, we momentarily take it on and become one with it in mind where we structure it as a reality in our imagination, forming a working concept of it or by turning it into a scenario of some kind as the means of seeing (witnessing) what the experience of it would be like. As we conceptualize it and play it out in our mind’s eye, we sense ourselves as being within it, having the experience of it “as it”, forming a kind of intimate relationship with it that provides us with new insights regarding it’s true nature that form the basis for making a decision about it. We’re always deciding what qualities as a state of mind and way of being we’re going to use by expressing them in order to “create ourselves” through the experience of ourselves they provide. Our body serves merely as the vehicle and means for energies to express through as a way of forming certain types of “experiences of our self” which eventually, through consistent expression, form our energetic essence, shape our character (morality), and establish our inner nature.

       When we’re operating primarily out of an unconscious state this all happens naturally and automatically, and we simply take on and become apart of whatever qualities are being openly expressed around us and the dynamics they form that we’ve been trained to be a part of. While we may not have a choice as to what we’re exposed to and played an active part in as kids, once we become adults and our self-conscious, self-aware mind begins developing and becoming dominant, we have the ability to see what’s going on in an objective manner, and make conscious decisions as to what relationships we foster and maintain, who and what we associate with, what activities we willingly engage in, and so on. Those who don’t “wake up” and become self-aware continue to live out of an unconscious, conditioned state where they feel they have no control or ability to change their life and continue instead to engage in the beliefs, character and emotional dramas of their upbringing. Those who readily conform to society and cultural conditioning without any real awareness of their ability to form realizations, make new choices, and become self-directed, vibrate at the lower frequencies of this plane and continue to live in the reality of that level of consciousness as the means of creating themselves to be “of it”.

       When we wake-up to the truth of things and become aware of who we really are in terms of our ability to discern the truth as to what’s really going on, and the illusive fact that we’re the only one creating our experiences and our “self” according to those experiences, and we detach from the emotional triggers that keep us in an unconscious and automatic state of being, we can begin fully exercising our ability to disengage from the illusion of mass consciousness. Once we’ve made this primary decision for ourselves we can begin making everyday decisions as to who we want to be and what kind of story we’re going to tell about our life by how we live it.

    Once we begin realizing that we were trained to a certain mindset and that it’s not actually “true and real” outside of our natural ability to perceive it and unknowingly cooperate in playing a role in the dynamics that lend themselves to telling a certain kind of story as the means of “co-creating” it, we are no longer drawn into them. We don’t have to go through years of therapy in an attempt to try and work through or resolve the illusion of our own making, because once we truly realize what we’re doing and how it is that we’re doing it, it becomes painfully obvious that it’s not real, and through the realization alone we no longer engage in it and begin making new choices for ourselves instead. As we dissolve illusions of ourselves through self-realizations, we no longer perceive them as real and can clearly see them as being fictitious when being acted out by others.

Challenges, Crisis and Hardship

       Another question that always comes up around the idea of ascending after death to a new and higher plane of existence, is whether or not a person who has somehow determined themselves to be a “good person”, living a good life (which is clearly a belief and an opinion) can ascend without ever being “tried and tested” or going through severe crisis and moral challenges of some kind. The answer to this is easy to understand by simply realizing that we only know what out true nature is or what we’re truly capable of when we’re challenged in serious ways, have some kind of major life crisis, or are devastated somehow where the very foundation we relied on for safety and security has been torn away or revealed as being false somehow.

       When experiencing severe loss, we tend to become grief-stricken and slightly deranged as we desperately scramble for security. When we can no longer reside in our comfort zone and all that gave us a feeling of safety and security and that we built our identity around is taken away or lost, we’re left not knowing who we are or what to do. At this point a form of panic tends to set in and we resort to what can be desperate means where we’re more unconscious and irrational than ever before. When someone is overcome by fear of some kind, we get to see firsthand what parts of their character have been completely undeveloped due to their “comfortable position” in life. We only truly know what we’re capable of when we’re being seriously challenged in life. Our vices as negative and destructive character traits can only be transformed while they’re active and expressing where we can see what they actually are and chose in a conscious manner to employ new qualities.

       How we feel, perceive life, and behave in a situation that’s easy, comfortable, and has no pressure involved that serves to bring us face-to-face with our greatest fears and insecurities, is quite different than what we experience when being challenged. When our world shatters and we’re left confused and distraught, overwhelmed with inner turmoil and the inability to make a firm decision as to how to proceed, we face the unknown, not only in the world at large, but more importantly, in ourselves, which can seem terrifying. We often only come to realize who and how we truly are when we no longer have anything else to rely on and have to draw on an inner source as the means of making our own decisions regarding every area of our being. A person with an easy life who’s never challenged with hardship of any kind, never gets to see what they’re actually made of or capable of. Many who excel under the right conditions completely fall apart and become vicious and morally destructive under bad and stressful conditions.

       In a similar manner, people tend to only be your friend when you’re engaged in the same reality they are, and as soon as you face challenges or experience a crisis of some sort, turn on you, try to tear you down, make you bad or wrong somehow, elevate themselves above you, and ultimately act to persecute and ostracize you. So those who seemed kind, gentle, and generous, and always eager to help and encourage you at one point, based on shared circumstances, are judgmental, ruthless, uncaring, scared, mean, and incredibly selfish in the next moment. It’s only when the foundation we’ve built our life around completely falls apart or is taken away and lost somehow that our ego as a form of disillusionment can no longer be sustained, and we “fall apart”, losing our identity. This process of transformation is often referred to as the “dark night of the soul” where we “hit bottom”, so to speak, and we truly step into the true reality of things where the only way out is to embrace and utilize our ability to completely rebuild our life in order to become who we’re really capable of becoming. At this point, we can no longer sustain ourselves through our life conditions and circumstances, and have to begin drawing on a purely internal source as the means of creating, developing, and sustaining ourselves.

       Many people who seem strong and as though they have it together in one situation, will show up as scared, weak, crumbing, and completely falling apart in another one. It’s only when we face a diverse array of different type of challenges and hardships that all of our false fronts dissolve and we gain access to our “core self”. Once everything we relied on previously begins going away we begin realizing that we have a choice as to who and how we’re going to be in relationship to what happens to us. In this moment we are provided with the opportunity to practice true self-mastery as our ability to create our self from a fully conscious state that’s free of illusions. If you can be pressured into being a certain way under the right circumstances, where you can somehow justify it, so to speak, then that’s providing you with a mirror into your soul showing you who and how you “really are”. Once you get a firsthand realization of your own poor character traits through the experience of being that way, you know exactly what it is you need to transform about yourself.

Resistance, Temptation, and Willpower

      Through active use of our will, we have the ability to resist our own conditioned tendencies and temptations to engage in unconscious and automatic behaviors developed in us as children that are bad or destructive somehow. The word “bad” in this context isn’t about a belief or opinion that we’ve been taught and willingly adopted, but rather the result of what will be created from practical use of the natural laws involved. Part of our moral development comes from our conscience and how we intuitively feel about what will result from certain activities. In all spiritual allegories that demonstrate spiritual laws, the soul is consistently tried and tested through emotions and temptations of various sorts to see if those feelings and qualities are still alive inside and an active part of their psyche.

      Temptation isn’t really a test between “good and bad”, as it’s generally thought of, but rather provides us with the means to examine our own inner nature and actively utilize our ability to choose and willfully act out our decisions, going against what might otherwise be thought of as impulsiveness or a part of our conditioned and unconscious nature. We’re typically tempted with situations that bring gratification and physical pleasure, that feed an insecurity of some kind, satisfy or remedy a fear, or cause us to go against a desire for change by relapsing and continuing to engage in the very behaviors we’ve decided to change. In order to be “tempted” by something we have to have that quality and desire still “alive” in us as a part of our moral character. The act and experience of feeling tempted to engage in something we don’t want or like, is giving us direct insight into our own unconscious nature and character, showing us what it is we still have to transform. It shows us where there’s a lack of alignment and harmony between our conscious and unconscious mind.

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       Those who can be tempted into exercising parts of their character that goes against their seemingly conscious decisions for themselves, are not of the same nature as the beings of a higher plane of consciousness who reside in a basic state of harmony with all aspects of themselves. We can only ascend to a plane that vibrates at a certain frequency, meaning the pattern being played out as the reality of that plane, when we are of the same nature, likeness, and character. The higher plane of consciousness is a “unified plane” where all aspects of the Soul are aligned in harmony with one another and therefore always act under any circumstances to create in a constructive and beneficial manner for the good of all involved. As long as we remain divided in spirit (mind) and act to sabotage our own ability to create, and create while predominately in an unconscious state that’s opposing our conscious decisions, we’ll remain in this plane of duality where the higher soul is being ran by the lower soul, which is driven by emotions and desires for physical things. The higher region of the astral plane is void of emotions that are designed to produce unconscious impulses as instinctual behaviors. Whatever type of reality we “create ourselves out of” we bond ourselves to energetically and remain within that plane.

      Whatever we participate in and act to willingly create as a reality, whether we’re just like it or stand in opposition of it, we’re “like in nature” and vibrate at the same frequency. Whatever causes a reaction in us is acting to awaken a quality that’s there to be awakened. Life events and external stimulus only have the ability to call forth traits in us that are already there. If we don’t possess a trait or tendency, then we’re not stimulated or affected by it outside of us. As long as we need to put forth a conscious decision to resist a desire for something, it’s showing us what it is we need to transform in order to actually “be” of a different state and nature where we’re not tempted by it in the least.

Purification of the Soul

       Whenever we’re talking about the Soul we’re talking about our “whole self”, especially as it pertains to the mind as our feelings, thoughts, and emotions that produce all of our behaviors. If we orientate ourselves from the perspective of the Soul coming into the material body and plane as its own creation, we realize that our perception of reality is produced by how we feel, what type of things we focus on and think about and form into sensory realities, and what emotions we generate and act to tune ourselves to as a response to our own thoughts. We’re always forming “internal representations” of reality that we use in place of what we can think of as “actual” or “objective reality”. These internal representations act as a form of map for navigating reality and forming coherent and consistent interpretations of the events of our life to give them a consistent meaning forming a congruent version of reality.

       Whatever meaning we give things determines what we tell ourselves about them as the means of understanding them, and forming an equal understanding of ourselves by way of them. These internal representations are really meant to create a metaphorical idea that we can use as a kind of filtering system for transforming a universal or mass reality into a personal one. The Soul is always acting to use metaphors and archetypes as a general idea that’s interpreted through the paradigm of the lower soul to form a new and unique version of the same basic idea. This personalized idea is perceived as real and true, and forms the relationship the higher soul forms with the lower soul as the means of creating itself.

       When we don’t realize that our internal representations are metaphorical in nature and mistake them for being objective, they become “illusions” that we live our life out of without direct awareness of the fact that we’re the ones creating it. This is self-evident by the fact that all spiritual scripture is written in symbolic, metaphorical language and allegories (stories that are symbolic) that require every person reading it to form their own interpretation as the means of understanding it. When it’s interpreted from an objective perspective as an “actual event or person”, an illusion takes the place of fact, and we become lost in a form of self-induced delusion.

       What we refer to as the higher planes of existence are planes of the mind which are “creative in nature”. We only truly act to create when forming our own realizations around things and by intuitively taking a universal idea and transforming it into a personalized version. If someone else is telling us what something means, then we’re accepting their creation as our own, and aren’t actually creating anything. The lower soul of the material mind is passive and receptive and acts only to “conceive of” ideas being given to it by the active aspect of the “will”. When we adopt another person’s interpretation of a symbolic idea and turn it into a reality in our mind, we are in fact being created by that person as the means for expressing and creating the outer reality of their will. We’re literally being led and determined by them. We’re accepting their interpretation as our own, and literally creating ourselves to be like them in nature. This is what the term “the blind leading the blind” is referring to. As beings of higher consciousness we have to learn how to interpret all of the events of our life intuitively in order to know their true meaning and exercise our ability to think and decide for ourselves. As long as we’re unable to do this, or are too afraid of making a mistake, we’ll remain in the lower plane of “unconscious beings” that need to be taught, led, and instructed on what to do.

      The most basic idea of what it means to “purify your soul” is to let go of all the illusions you created about yourself because of what you were trained to believe and taught by others that you unknowingly accepted as being “true”, and realize that everything within the material world is a form of symbolic idea that represents a universal truth that you can only realize by using your intuition to properly discern. Realize that your entire reality has been formed out of what you have been taught to believe and accepted without questioning its reason or validity. It’s to begin “tuning into” the inner nature (soul) of things in order to understand them as they really are rather than relying on their outer appearance.

        It’s only when we begin owning our own ability to truly create our life that we dissolve the illusions and truly tap into the underlying reality of things and begin a form of “soul to soul” communication. Where we allow the illusions about ourselves born out of our unconscious conditioning to completely fall away and quit allowing our mind to be impregnated by the will of others as the means of finding our “truth about things”. Once we realize how we’ve created our perception of reality and ourselves by way of that reality, and we begin going inward in order to find our true answers instead looking to others to tell us what to think, and we tune ourselves instead to the “feelings things give us” as a way of seeing them as they truly are, we begin simultaneously sensing our self as we truly are.

       Every time we are faced with making a true decision, we do it by asking ourselves “who am I?” Who am I going to be in relationship to this idea? What do I want to create right now? All thoughts that we form in relationship to everything else is how we act on ourselves to create ourselves in a moment by moment fashion. All true knowledge can only be apprehended intuitively. Our intuition is not an “aspect or faculty of the mind”, as many have been taught, but rather the awareness that’s formed through the mind in its higher, unified state. It’s formed from by utilizing the full capacity of both our unconscious (right hemisphere of brain) and self-conscious mind (left hemisphere) to form a single experience of reality as a unification of both seen and unseen aspects of the same thing. Instead of viewing physical form and outer appearances as being objective in nature, we realize that it’s a symbolic metaphor as the expression of the energy it acts to contain, and we can begin interpreting things to form a much more accurate perception of the creative energies that underlie and act to give rise to the material world.

       By tuning into the spiritual world that animates and gives life to the entire material world, we can begin orientating ourselves to a higher perspective where we gain full realization of our spiritual and creative abilities. Through this perspective and the realization it brings, we gain access to our own true nature and how we really are as a creative being that has the ability to use all aspects of our mind in a balanced and unified way in order to truly begin creating ourselves by way of our own mind and will. We have to step into and fully embrace the higher capacities of our mind and begin creating ourselves with a sense of purpose and intention in becoming who we’re truly meant to be.

       We purify ourselves by cleansing our mind of all the self-created illusions that we were previously programmed with and begin viewing life from a higher and more universal mindset where we can begin seeing life as it really is. What we think of as our “life” is produced by us through a stage and set of conditions as our life circumstances that are ideal for us to decide how we’re going to create ourselves. As we decide and actively act out our choices, making them a reality,  we then produce and “experience” as the means of taking back into ourselves where it becomes our soul’s memory. We’re always creating our reality through our mental perception and what we tell ourselves about it that then becomes the basis of our soul’s memory as our energetic constitution. There’s an infinite flow between the inner and outer as a self-perpetuating system that expresses outward as a projection, creating a reality that’s perceived as being separate, that’s then absorbed back into the self and used as the means of sustaining itself.    

Dr. Linda Gadbois  

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Learning to Understand the Nature of Life, Death and the Soul

     Death is still one of the greatest mysteries there are. Some people feel terrified at the mere thought of it because they have no idea what to expect or what will actually happen and “where they’ll go”. Whatever we imagine is largely due to our beliefs and what we’ve been conditioned to in terms of our faith. In order to gain a practical understanding of this idea, we’d also have to define what it is we’re referring to as “death”, because like all words and ideas, it means something different to everyone contemplating it, and if we approach it as a generalized idea, we can be on completely different pages and not even know it.

       What most people are referring to when they talk about dying is when the physical body stops working for some reason and we cease to exist as that body, personality, and identity. Most consider themselves to be the identity they form while in a body “as” the body. This identification with the body and personality is what’s commonly referred to as the ego, which is portrayed as being a fundamental form of “false identity” and makes us “mortal” because our “sense of self” is obtained purely through our physical existence, which also dies with the body.

      What we refer to as our “soul” however, is universal and eternal in nature because it consists of pure energy. We know for a fact scientifically that energy can’t be destroyed in terms of being killed or disappearing and no longer “existing”, but is merely transformed from one state to another. This means that it transcends the body at physical death and continues to exist in a parallel dimension that’s invisible to the physical senses, just as the mind and soul are when inhabiting the body. So the first thing we have to really get clear on is that the soul-mind is not the body itself, but what constructs and maintains and operates the body, giving it “life”. When the soul leaves the body it no longer has life, is no longer “held together” and animated, and begins the process of disintegration and returning to the raw elements that were used to form it.

Mind and Soul

       Many people continue to perceive in dualistic terms even when they embrace the idea of reality being a unification of multiple planes or states of existence that combine to form a singularity as what we call “reality”. We know for a fact, scientifically speaking, that energy (invisible forces of consciousness) and matter are different aspects or densities of the same thing and are interchangeable at the fundamental level. We know that all material bodies are accompanied by an energy field (field of organized information), while many fields of energy exist without a physical counterpart. We also know that a form of electromagnetic field (phantom) accompanies DNA and is what performs the task we call “natural selection” that determines what sequences are formed in order to construct the body giving it specific characteristics and traits, and serves to “activate and conduct” the process of regeneration and cellular formation that ultimately organizes and structures the body using a form of etheric blueprint (energetic body) as a means of spatial organization.

      What we refer to as the etheric body (in esoteric science) is what science now refers to as the “phantom effect”, and is what has traditionally been called the “Holy Ghost” of the trinity, which is a symbolic idea describing the 3-fold nature of the mind and soul. This etheric double is the essence of the soul formed out of accumulated and integrated memory that’s used to construct the physical house or temple of the soul, and remains within the material plane with the body at the time of death as a form of remnant that disintegrates in a more gradual manner than the body over a longer period of time. This “echo” or lingering memory of the soul is what we occasionally experience as ghosts or apparitions of departed souls. Whenever someone claims to be in contact with people who are deceased, they’re actually referring to this lingering consciousness and not the soul itself, which sheds it as a form of garment that’s soiled and worn out.

        Many can have a tendency to think of the mind and soul as different ideas, with the mind typically being attributed to the brain, heart, and body, and the soul some other mysterious force we’re not quite sure of. In reality however, the mind “is” the soul and is the means through which all material matter is constructed and used as a vehicle for the soul to self-express and create experiences of itself, and is what “operates” the body to form it as a unique individual. The mind and the soul are synonymous ideas and can be used interchangeably to describe different aspects as functions of the same thing.

       The mind and soul have what we call a 3-fold nature, which means there are three distinct parts that perform different functions in creating the same unified reality. On the higher planes of pure energy and essence the mind is unified or androgynous, as is reality itself, and becomes “dual” as polar opposites when descending into the lower plane of “experience”. This is because in order to create experiences of itself, it needs to create the illusion of an inner and outer, and a self and another that all appear to be separate from each other. It’s not only the physical body that’s organized, constructed, and used by the soul as the means of expressing, but the outer reality in which the body lives and is an integral part of. All reality as we’re capable of “knowing it” through our “perception” of it is formed as a mental construct or larger pattern that’s of the same nature as the body and is what serves to set the stage necessary for the soul to live out a certain type of story as the means of creating itself “through” the experiences of itself it provides.

      What we commonly refer to as the higher mind or soul exists on the plane “above” the lower plane and is the aspect that organizes and orchestrates the entire lower plane of physical reality in order to produce specialized types of experience. When descending into the lower plane to “be in” the reality of its creation as a direct experience of it, it divides into feminine and masculine aspects as what we call the subconscious and self-conscious mind, also referred to as the “material mind”. These two aspects of the material mind are complementary opposites that work together through a form of dynamic paradox to produce an inner and outer self as an inner and outer awareness that are intimate aspects of each other.

       Matter, the subconscious, and the lower soul (etheric double) are considered feminine in nature because they act as a form of passive receptor for the active, masculine aspect which serves to impregnate it with an idea as a form of “seed” that it then formulates and births as a corresponding physical reality. Matter is passive and lifeless in its fundamental state and only acts as a form of “empty shell” that’s magnetic in nature for consciousness to enter into through “sympathetic resonance”, and is used as the means of expressing and creating on the material plane. The only way the soul can transform itself to new and more diverse states as a vibratory frequency (pattern as a story and character) is through its ability to create new experiences of itself. Once it leaves or sheds a body, whatever nature and character it created of itself while in the body remains eternally the same on the energetic level. All growth and transformation of the soul only takes place while in a body through an experience of itself “as” specific qualities and characteristics (all of which it creates).

        The subconscious is the aspect of the self that’s “unconscious” in nature, which means it operates constantly within the material plane to organize it and operate it as a “living body”, as well as produce the phenomenon of what we perceive as the reality “out there” that creates the appearance as a form of “illusion” of being outside of and separate from us. This entire mental construct takes place without our direct awareness of how it’s all being produced. All reality is experienced as being both “in here” and “out there” as a dynamic living matrix produced as a mental construct by the soul at different levels simultaneously. All of this takes place without our direct awareness of it as our own creation.

       This paradoxical fact is self-evident through the realization that even though we all seem to share what we call an “objective reality” that’s fundamentally the same for everyone (we all share the same subconscious mind), we all form unique perspectives and perceptions of the same reality that allow us to experience it in unique ways. Ten people who are a part of the same event, when separated and asked to give an account of their experience of it will all tell a different story about what happened. This is because all experience of reality is subjective in nature and is produced as a mental construct out of our paradigm. All of what we call reality is actually only evident through our perception of it. We’re always taking what we can think of as a universal idea (archetype) and using it as the means of creating a unique and personalized version. On the material plane we’re a part of the “group mind” of consensus where we’re given an idea and taught what to think in order to be like everyone else, whereas on the higher plane of the soul, we’re individuals who always create in a unique way as a form of self-expression based on our vibratory frequency as our energetic constitution.

      When our soul becomes fully identified with our material body, and creates an illusion of itself as a specific personality and identity (we fashion our ego), it fears death because its annihilation of the ego. When the soul realizes its true origins as the creator of the body and material reality that it uses to experience itself, it maintains a detachment to the body and cultivates its proper identity as a universal creative being. The soul takes on three perspectives simultaneously as the means of experiencing itself – it’s in the first person as being “in the experience” or from the inside looking out and having an experience; in the second person that’s dissociated and “witnessing the experience” as if another person; and in the third person watching itself watch the experience from a higher perspective of the “whole story” being played out in this lifetime. These three aspects and different perspectives are always engaged in a form of dialogue with each other as thoughts, self-reflecting on thoughts, and self-guidance through a subtle awareness of the greater story of our life.

The Accumulation and Absorption of Life Memory

       The idea of what’s commonly called a “life review” as key memories that “flash before our eyes” as we’re dying is what we can think of as the soul absorbing the experiences obtained while in the body from a dual perspective of “cause and effect”. We review key memories that were of an emotionally intense nature where whatever we did that hurt or caused another pain and suffering, we experience from the receiving end. We become the “effect” of whatever it is we caused. When we shed our body, which is what “locates us at a specific point within the material plane” in order to form a specific perspective, we then take on our universal nature and experience everything in a holistic manner that’s no longer separate in terms of cause and effect, as both the giving and receiving end of our own actions (creations).

       Anything that we perceive as “doing to another”, we’re actually doing to ourselves through the same act, because there’s actually only one of us that’s appearing as two. We are held accountable for our own actions in the most direct sense of the idea. All of what we call “judgment” isn’t conducted by an outside force that acting to evaluate our deeds, but is something we experience from a holistic plane as what we could think of as a “whole and fully integrated pattern”. In this way we experience all aspects of our own creation by how we actively used our will to create our experiences in relationship with others, which is really a relationship we form with “unknown aspects of ourselves” that we perceive in others.

       In the ultimate sense of the idea there’s really no such thing as “another” that we experience as being apart from us and either doing something to us, or we’re doing something to them, and once we leave and transcend this plane of duality, we realize that what we perceive as being another was actually the embodiment of aspects of ourselves that we were unconscious of. At death of the body and transcendence back into wholeness, we realize through direct experience that there was really only one of us creating our own experience of ourselves as someone specific having a certain “type of experience” from a specific location in time. All memories obtained while in a dual state on the material plane, are returned to their holistic state as a complete pattern on the higher, universal plane, and form what we call karma as living different lives where we’re on the receiving end of our actions from a previous life.

The Death Experience

       While many look for answers as to what to “expect” when they die as a kind of generalization or regimented, dogmatic idea that’s similar for everyone, it’s actually the mind and soul that produces all of our experiences in life as well as in death. The mind stays fully intact at death of the body and continues creating its own experiences in what we call the afterlife, which simply means without a physical body. Whatever belief system we form and maintain in life as the means of creating our self through creating our experiences, is the same one that produces our experience of dying and transcending to a different plane. This is why nearly all spiritual traditions emphasize the importance of our “beliefs and faith”. Whatever ideas we form as beliefs form our mental construct and associations, and not only tune us energetically to correlating planes of existence, but also shape how we experience things.

      The fact of the mind and soul always creating in a unique and diverse fashion has a tendency to drive science and religion crazy, because they both look for consistency and repetition as the means of attempting to determine and validate truth from fiction. The group mind of the material plane that creates based on what we’ve been taught to believe is always working to try and conform us to the same idea that’s “labeled” true because it’s experienced equally by numerous people. The group mind is formed through various forms of conditioning as “suggestions” that are given to a person who then turns it into a reality. When we embody someone else’s idea about something, imagining it as real, and therefore accept it as true, forming a belief out of it, we act naturally to create the reality of that belief, making it real as an actual experience.

       We can read numerous books and listen to the accounts of others who are reported to have had a “near death experience”, all of which can seem somewhat correlated, while further investigation with an open mind will nearly always reveal many different accounts of the same basic event. What we realize is that everyone who takes up a general study and investigation into the death experience starts off with their own mental paradigm and belief system, which acts as a “filtering system” for what they’re open to (can readily see) and can logically accept as being real, and therefore include, and what they reject as false and therefore leave out. Some even take an attitude of forming a “streamline idea” of what happens out of a kind of “majority rules” type of mentality (group mind) where we only look at the accounts that agree with our preliminary beliefs, only considering those that at least somewhat agree with us as being “true”. After carefully filtering out and actively selecting only what agrees with our belief-system and what we deem possible, we form them into what we consider a generalized idea that we then view as the most “accurate account” of what is in reality a diverse and unique experience. Whenever we view what originates and takes place on a higher plane from the perspective and mindset of the lower plane of material reality, we’re always working from the mentality of the group mind (that lacks creativity) rather than the “individual” mind, which is self-creative.

      Many people are controlled by an intense need to be right or to have the most accurate idea about something that they then use as the means of proving others wrong who disagree with them. Very few people truly comprehend the fact that we create reality out of our values and beliefs and so we’re convinced that they’re true, and make them real as a result. When we believe in something, which means we can readily experience it as our perception of reality, we don’t consider anything that contradicts them or what would act to show us that they’re a belief and not an objective fact, because we “literally can’t see them”. One of the most basic paradoxes we all face is that in order to change our reality we have to change our perception of it which is formed by our beliefs, yet we often can’t conceive of anything outside of our beliefs, because “reality” is subjective in nature and formed “out of our beliefs”.

The Experience of Past Life Regression

       I naturally drew most of my ideas about death through my experiences with people who had died, and became a bit obsessed with the idea when my husband was violently killed at a rather young age. As I went through the experience with him and listened to what he was trying to express, a shift took place in my awareness, and when he actually died I could almost sense what was happening through a form of gestalt (intuition) that changed the course of my life and marked the beginning of an intense investigation into the nature of the soul and what actually happens when we die.

       After his death I bought and read every book I could find on the subject, which allowed me to begin touching on deep seated memories within my own soul. When I began my education and training in Clinical Hypnotherapy and began forming a radically new awareness around myself from a detached and more universal perspective, I realized in very direct terms that there was a part of me that was directing and instructing other parts of me as the means of producing my experience of myself and my perception of reality. Through this various forms of communication between what I sensed as different parts of my “self”, I realized that all of what I considered “guidance” from a form of “higher power” came as the result of a part of me that was helping another part of me to maneuver reality as a greater story being acted out from a higher plane of self-awareness.

      Through my educational experience in Clinical Hypnotherapy I came upon the hypnotic process of what we call “past life regression”, which I entered into with a very skeptical attitude because I was conflicted as to how I felt about it. In doing a bit of soul searching around the idea I realized my skepticism was really a foreboding feeling of deep seated fear, so I decided to step into it with an open mind to see what it was about. Having practiced hypnosis for quite some time I was very good at it and went into deep trance states easily where I experienced myself through my subconscious without the “editing factor” of my self-conscious mind. This is where there’s no decision involved as to what I accept or don’t accept, and everything comes instead as a direct experience of a heightened and intensely real nature. No actual thinking or storytelling is involved, just pure experience.

       For those of you who aren’t aware of the process involved, all regressions are set into motion as an inquiry about a current life situation that you want more information around. You set an intention that acts to “tune you” to the life where you willfully created the same type of pattern as a life theme. This intention as a form of wondering about something determines what past life you access and experience. One of the interesting things about this type of experience is that I seemed to be aware of experiencing the life both from “within it” (in a body) as a direct experience within the personality, and as “witnessing it” by observing it from a distance simultaneously. I had a kind of expanded awareness of both the inner and outer experience at once. As I was experiencing the drama of that life through impactful experiences as they unfolded, I was simultaneously aware of the larger story playing out as the theme of that life. I was aware that I was both the participant in an unknown drama that was unfolding moment by moment, and the creator, much like being the author of a book written by imagining the experience of it.

       As it went along I immediately became aware of how the same idea as a pattern was influencing my feelings and awareness in this life. Tendencies I was experiencing in this life that created a kind of inner conflict as a constant debate, I suddenly became completely aware of what they were about and how I acquired them. I also realized my attraction as well as extreme dislike for certain ideas and people that formed my intuition around things in this lifetime. It was like a massive opening of self-awareness took place that showed me things I didn’t even know to ask, because they only existed in me as feelings and impulses that had no explanation in reference to this life. All of the sudden everything seemed to make perfect sense, and I not only knew the reason, but what I needed to do in order to resolve it.

      At the end of every regression you go through the “death experience” while completely detached from any kind of physical pain. What I experienced each time only had a few similarities with the popular accounts. A couple of times I realized I was dying and formed whole experiences around it that were similar to what I experienced after I was already dead. At the time of death, I suddenly found myself outside of and above my body looking down at the whole scene and realized I was dead. As I realized I was dead, I felt a kind of grief around leaving my body as a form of love for it. Along with this realization came a deep and profound sense of what the “meaning” that life experience was about. As certain scenes passed through my mind I realized how they were all a part of a bigger story playing out without my awareness. I experienced it as a form of single experience that was a kind of theme born out of a predominant state of mind. The single events themselves were only significant in terms of how they were being played out as a much larger story. This larger story, which produced a certain type of experience, played out in several lifetimes in different ways, drawing different conclusions each time around the same type of experience from different perspectives.

         In a couple of transitions I watched my own funeral, which also created different realizations as a kind of summary. In other lifetimes, I transcended without watching it. Not once did I have the experience of going through a tunnel, but I did experience the sensation of rising up into the sky as if I was being drawn up and eventually vanishing. On a couple of occasions I had an intense experience around the “blue” of the sky as I then merged into it and disappeared from the reality I had lived in and was an active part of. On one occasion, I was what I referred to as being a “great storyteller ”, or Shaman, and as I was drawn up into the deep blue, I had the experience of turning into a white dove and flying away. All duality as an inner or outer perception disappeared and I felt at one with a benevolent force that I perceived as being my Higher Self. I recognized it as being the part of me that always remained outside of reality acting as a kind of Choreographer for orchestrating the drama of my life and intuitively guiding me along the way. I was no longer separate from “myself”. At that point nothing seemed to exist outside of me and I felt an expansion that was very euphoric and all resistance vanished. I felt like I was everywhere at once. I had no awareness of time and I completely filled space as space itself.

      Through the years having done many past life regressions with numerous people, they all experienced dying in different and unique ways, with only a few common denominators. What I seemed to realize is that just as our mind and soul create all of our experiences of what we perceive as physical reality in a universal, yet unique way, also acts to create our experience of transitioning to other planes and as being on other planes as a different mental state. The only ones that seemed to create what I call the “text book version” had read about the experiences of others which may have served to form a belief about what happens as a preconceived idea. Others interpreted their experience according to their religious or spiritual beliefs, and still others described experiencing what we would probably think of as hell.

       Those who fear death tend to create a fearful experience, whereas those who have come to terms with it tend to produce a pleasant or even beautiful experience. Our mind continues on after shedding the body and seems to continue creating the same “type of experiences”, regardless of “where” they’re at or what plane they gravitate into. In my experience, what we tend to refer to as “heaven or hell” are not places or planes as we tend to think about them in the material sense, but are “states of mind” out of which we produce matching realities.

        The sensation of moving through a tunnel and into another plane of reality seemed to be more about the experience of departing from the body itself. The soul itself doesn’t seem to be moving into another plane as an actual transition, but rather what’s acting to create that plane as an experience of itself. The only real difference seems to be that instead of experiencing it from within a particular body and point in time, it seemed to be “all there is”. The soul is the entire reality rather than a minute part of a greater reality. I didn’t experience myself as playing a role in a “group reality”, but rather as being the reality itself in all its aspects simultaneously. There’s no sense whatsoever of time and space.

        So when you ask yourself or others what death is like, allow yourself to notice what your beliefs are about it, and in realizing this, know that it’s going to greatly influence how you (soul) create your experience of dying. If you perceive yourself as being a bad person who deserves to be punished, you’re probably going to create the experience of being punished. If you believe someone you know comes to meet you, that’s more than likely what you’ll experience. If you have a belief in God as a human-like figure or Jesus, that’s how you’ll interpret the events as the means of creating your experience. On the higher planes of the mind, soul, and spirit, we’re creative beings with the ability to choose and willfully produce whatever experience our paradigm (organized memory) naturally acts to create. In the invisible realm of pure spirit we blend back into wholeness where we realize we’re our only creator.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

How we Stay Stuck in Patterns, and How to Transform them

One of the most valuable things we can learn psychologically is to really tune into the nature of patterns. All of life operates by way of a dynamic interconnected system of patterns. Patterns are not only formed out of memory as habits or routines, but also out of how we think and reason as creative processes that form our fundamental perception of things, and as the filtering system produced by our mental paradigm which is a dynamic model comprised of correlated, congruent patterns that are constantly being developed and evolved based on our experiences and what we integrate to produce our memories. As we go through life, we’re steadily forming our mental paradigm through our conditioning and what type of dynamics we’re a part of and play a role in, that shape the way we think and perceive, while simultaneously developing and “bringing out” our own style of perceiving through the type of story we begin telling ourselves as a way of making sense of things and making them mean something. The most basic pattern we form that births and gives rise to all other patterns, is the “life theme” we develop as “our story” about things. This story emerges naturally through our conditioning out of a series of beliefs we form due to our experiences, what we start telling ourselves about them as an interpretation and thought process, and based on what we’re taught and accept as being true and real. All stories emerge naturally out of meaning, which, as children, comes from feelings. As our mind begins developing, and we begin actively creating how we experience things based on how we begin using our mind to reason, we begin constantly asking ourselves in any situation that has significant emotional impact . . . what does this mean? Meaning, which forms the basis for reality, like the mind and soul producing it, is three-fold in nature, and creates on three levels simultaneously. The meaning we give something that forms the basis of our story as our way experiencing, means something about others, the way the world is in general, and about us in relation to it. All of our “experiences”, which are self-created, don’t come from the actual events of our life, but from how we interpret those events. Interpretation forms perception, and perception “is” reality. Our reality as our experience of the outer world is formed 100% from our perception, which is a by-product or natural expression of our paradigm as our “model of the world”. A model is comprised of an infinite series of memory that are all of a complementary nature and work together faithfully to produce a congruent and consistent version of reality. The structure of our mind as a paradigm is what we can call the core or fundamental pattern that orchestrates and acts as a choreographer for systematically producing all of our perceptions and experiences. It’s what we could think of as our “parental pattern” that produces a series of smaller fractal patterns of the same nature and theme as its offspring. We never have independent or singular patterns, beliefs, or areas of our life, but rather a holistic and unified “system” of patterns, memories, and beliefs. If we try to work with a specific pattern or area of our life that we don’t like and want to change, without ever identifying the “core belief”, conditioned tendency, or habit of perceiving and thinking that’s naturally producing it, we fail to be able to change it, and even when we seem to have changed it in terms of outward appearance, it collapses back into the same pattern and tendency we thought we had changed. This is because it can’t be sustained as independent from the system that’s producing it as a natural and automatic way of thinking and perceiving. We can however use specific areas of our life and relationships as the means for identifying and becoming aware of our core beliefs and fears, where our feelings counteract our intellect and rational thinking, or where we’re aware that we’re not producing what we want to through various forms of sabotage and deep seated tendencies that are purely emotional in nature and act to magnetically pull us back into habitual patterns. Once we realize that we’re playing out the same fundamental pattern in a variety of ways in every area of our life, we can pick one to work on consciously as a way of influencing and affecting the primary, parental pattern. In doing this, and implementing the proper type of change, one that acts to modify and upgrade the entire system, we not only bring change into that one area of our life, but in the same manner in all areas of our life. It’s only by modifying our mental paradigm as our primary pattern and model, that we ‘break patterns” in selected areas, while replacing them with new patterns that are more beneficial and produce the outcome and type of experience we desire. We’re never “stopping one pattern” or quitting something, but rather changing an old pattern into a new one, or replacing something with something else. This means that it’s not enough to decide what you don’t like or want to change, but also what you “do want instead”, and what new behaviors or idea you’re going to employ in their place. When we decide to change our self and life in some way, we’re moving out of a form of unconscious and natural way of producing habitual experiences and into a role of actively creating with full awareness of what we’re doing and why. This means it requires a strong desire, steady focus, and constant effort (at first). All intentional change only comes through active use of our will and our ability to choose new options and ways of being. In the most general sense of the word, being always produces doing. All action results from our inward sense of our self. To produce an outward change, we have to work by changing the inward state of being that’s acting through a fundamental form of self-expression to systematically produce it in a habitual fashion. We don’t change the world or other people by trying to work “on them” directly, but by changing ourselves inwardly, which automatically produces how we exist in relationship to the outer world, how we perceive others (in our own image), and how we act naturally to influence them in new ways that change how they respond to us. It’s only by changing ourselves that others and the world in general appears different to us. As long as we remain the same internally, everything remains the same externally. The entire world operates according to the Law of Cause and Effect. All action produces and equal reaction of the same nature and type. To change how someone else is acting, we have to change how we’re acting to stimulate them, and how we sense and perceive ourselves in relationship with them. As long as we’re employing the same attitude, way of looking at something and behaviors, we consistently produce the same thing over and over. Learning how to Change Your Story The first thing we have to do when deciding we have to change somehow, is learn how to actively “give up” our story about stuff and form instead a desire to tell a new kind of story that changes how we experience the events of our life and causes us to feel different and “become” a different type of person as a result. Most don’t want to give up their story about things, but instead want to be validated in it, and have everyone and everything else change through a form of agreeing and acting to counteract or go against instead what they’re actually the one creating. Someone who never feels “wanted”, for example, wants to keep telling that story and feeling that way, while having someone demonstrate or prove to them that they “want them”, yet their perceptual filters will always act to interpret any behavior to mean they’re not wanted. Usually of course without realizing that that’s what they’re doing, because we often don’t fully realize that we create our story perfectly through our feelings and perceptions, and only see and “experience” what matches them, and what can be skewed or recomposed in a way that lends itself to telling our story. The “feeling” that at once produces our story, creating an experience that gives us more of that same feeling, being the key component. Our story is difficult to change because we’ve built our identity out of it as how we perceive and sense ourselves, and as a result don’t know how to tell a different type of story. When we try, we can often feel awkward, unfamiliar and uncertain, in new territory without a means to navigate, and don’t know how to “be” or what to do. All behavior is learned, and with learning comes the unknown. We have to practice something before we get good at it and it starts becoming natural. Change at first feels like we’re not being ourselves, or we’re someone phony or inauthentic (to use a buzz word), and this feeling and thought is what often sabotages our attempts at change and causes us to revert back to old and familiar ways of being that are more comfortable. We don’t have to work through all of our “issues” and complexes through years of therapy and self-reflection on the events of our life, what happened to us, and why we’re the way we are, which usually only validates and strengthens them, but by learning instead how to use our creative power of choice and free will. We can produce any change we want by making the “clear and actual decision” to change, then disciplining ourselves to consistently produce and act out that decision until it becomes natural and automatic. Ways of feeling, thinking, perceiving, and acting are merely habits we’ve established as the means of producing the experience of ourselves and our life. Like all habits, they can be changed by simply replacing them with new habits. You have to want the change bad enough to do what it takes to produce and then maintain it, by deciding in a fully aware manner who and how you’re going to be and what type of story you’re going to tell by how you live your life. Changing our story doesn’t mean we form an illusion over what we imagine to be fact, or deny the events of our life that formed our memories, but rather by learning the art of transforming them by interpreting them and telling our story about them from a new and different perspective that changes the experience of them. For example, when I was a kid, one of the stories I kept telling myself was that nobody really knew me for who I am, but rather by judging me to be like my family. I had a fairly traumatic childhood, and was a compulsive runaway, living much of my life on the streets, and was used to those who tried to help me looking at me and saying things like “you poor thing”, which was just about the most god-awful feeling I ever had because it made me out to be weak and pitiful, when my life circumstances actually served to make me very strong and capable. When I became an adult, and moved to a different city where nobody knew my past or family, a voice inside me one day casually said, “ok, now you’re in a situation where nobody knows to judge you based on your family and past . . . so who are you going to be?” And at that moment, the entire course of my life changed, and I was truly in a position of creating myself, which I found exciting. I started off by vowing to never talk about my past or how I grew up with any new people, living fully in the present and giving them only an impression of what I was like at that time. I did this for years, and it became a natural way of living for me, and I quit thinking about my past altogether in the normal daily sense. I learned how to stay present and to realize in every moment I was deciding who I was going to be by how I acted and what I talked about. Later, when I was in another new environment, I decided to talk about my past as my childhood experiences while only picking the ones I could tell from a humorous and adventurous perspective. I made what was actually drastic and traumatic at the time, seem funny and exciting. I decided to tell stories of running away and hoping freight trains to unknown destinations from a perspective of “Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn”, as an exciting adventure met with constant surprises and quirky opportunities. I learned how to pick different memories to tell stories around rather than the ones I had previously focused on. I became so good at this, that my staff found them very entertaining, and on slow afternoons would ask me to tell them more stories about growing up. The point to this is that the “way” I told the stories made me feel entirely different and turned me into a different type of person. Because I imagined them vividly from a different perspective, and played them out repeatedly from that perspective, it literally changed my memories by evolving and transforming them. From that point on, every time I thought about those events, I remembered them from a new perspective, and after a while I not only couldn’t remember how I experienced them originally as a little girl, but got to where I no longer felt like that little girl. She became more like somebody I knew really well and loved very much. She was no longer an essential part of me, and wasn’t the one who created the story I was still living out of as an adult. I began realizing that what tends to become our story as our “life theme” that we continue creating out of as adults, originates from a child’s perspective who is simply trying to make sense of things as best they can with the limited resources they have. As an adult I was much more equipped to tell a far more accurate story of my life based on an adult, mature perspective and mindset. One of the first things you want to notice when forming a new story about yourself and your life, is that you have many memories of your past, but you consistently pick a small handful, usually the ones with the greatest emotional impact, to use consistently to “tell your story” about what happened to you and what your life was like. You could just as easily let go of those and pick a whole new set that you use to tell stories out of (to yourself and others) that would completely change the way you feel and who you become. You can also take the same major events of your life, realize how you interpreted them at the time you were going through them to create how you experienced them, and decide from a perspective of hindsight and what they served to teach you through the realizations you obtained because of them, and (re)perceive them from a new, more mature perspective, and retell your story about them in a way that makes you feel different, and become different by way of them as a result. As you form a new perspective, you imagine it as a reality that created a different type of experience, the type you want as the means of developing yourself in that way. As you create a new experience of it, and you get it just the way you like it, you play it over and over in your mind from within the experience of it. By playing it repeatedly, in vivid sensory terms of being in the experience of it, you establish it as a new memory and pattern that forms the basis for telling a new type of story. Instead of being scared or freaked out, you can be courageous, brave, confident, or surprised and filled with anticipation as a form of excitement. Instead of hurt and feeling betrayed, you can see it clearly, read all the signs of what was going on, and realize that as it happened it had nothing to do with you, and so you remain unaffected by it. Because we’re the ones that are always creating our experiences of the events of our life, we form our memories also. Our memories become the established patterns as fully interpreted realities that provide us with instant patterns in the present to create more of the same type of experiences through similar events. As we create our experiences that become our memories, we simultaneously create ourselves by way of those experiences. All of our perception and resulting behaviors are produced in a natural and automatic way from memory. Our memories are shaped by the primary patterns of our life as our “theme” or “life’s story” that we’re always acting out and creating in some manner in every area of our life. To change a pattern as a memory, is to either transform an existing memory into a new experience, or create a new memory that you’ll use in place of the old memory that provides a pattern for the subconscious mind to act out naturally and use to produce more realities and experiences of the same nature. To create a new (virtual) memory, start by selecting a scenario or behavior in your current life that you’d like to change. Form a very clear idea of what you’d like to change it to. How would you like to experience it or behave instead? As you go over the course of events, reflecting on how it went, what your interaction was, how you felt, and what you did, form a clear idea on how you would have liked it to have gone instead, and how you would respond or interact through hindsight. Reform it in your mind accordingly, until it plays out the way you want it to. If changing a behavior and not the overall pattern as a dynamic, leave everything the same (the emotion, meaning, trigger, etc.), and simply “choose” how you would have liked to have behaved, and play that out instead as a new response to the same stimulus. Once you have it the way you want as a general flow, replay it in your mind until it’s consistent. Once it’s consistent as a pattern that can be replayed in the imagination, begin enhancing it with sensory attributes and qualities. Make it vivid, in full color, and up close (immediate). Then shape it further by asking:
  • What are you seeing (picture in detail)
  • What are you hearing?
  • What are you touching or feeling? (objects or textures)
  • Smelling and tasting?
  • How are you feeling? (internally)
  • What are you telling yourself about it (internal dialogue)?
  • Feel it as an emotional experience – as if it’s actually happening.
Play it over several times as an actual experience that’s just the way you want it, until you can recall it automatically. What references a memory in the present is whatever feeling and emotion is connected to it. In order to use it to replace another memory, associate the same feeling and emotions to it. So that anytime you’re in a situation feeling that way, it triggers that memory and you see it as a pattern for creating the same type of experience and reality in the present one. If you’re creating a brand new type of experience that you want to create, focus heavily on the feeling it gives you, and realize that brand new experiences may not come in the same way you imagine as a specific situation or set of circumstances, but it’ll produce the same type of feeling. You won’t be able to recognize it by what it looks like, but rather by how you feel when in it, having it. The appearance it takes on will be based on what’s available in your immediate, everyday environment that’s of the same nature and will naturally lend itself to co-creating the same type of experience. The reality it comes by way of will however be of the same theme, dynamic, and over-all pattern. The other thing you have to keep in mind is that you can’t inflict your will on others. If you’re not of the same will, nature, and destiny, the reality you produce that includes them will never manifest. You can’t require specific people to be a part of your memory/reality, and it can’t be an attempt to change someone else, it can only require you to change by directing your own perception and behavior. If other people are involved, they have to be archetypes only, or a representation of a “type of person” who would act naturally to create that type of experience. So “who” actually participates in co-creating the experience, and the set of circumstances it takes place in, might be quite different than you imagined, yet it’ll be the same “type” of experience. Dr. Linda Gadbois Integrative Mind-Body Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor

Creativity – The Relationship between Choice, Will, and Creating Reality

 

It doesn’t take long to realize that in life all things exist in relationship to each other. There’s really no such thing as an independent or solitary act. Everything comes as a result of something else, or as a synchronized series of events that play out over a period of time. While we can say that “no choice” is a choice, or that unconscious decisions that are seemingly made without awareness or in a deliberate manner, that are based primarily on feelings, emotions, or impulses of some sort, are still using your will because you’re willingly acting them out, this is passive use of the will that likewise creates in our life in an unconscious manner. Choice and will, like all faculties of the mind and soul, exist in both active and passive form based on awareness and deliberate action, or without direct awareness and in an automatic fashion.

Anytime we’re aware of choice, and we negotiate it in an intentional manner, it usually comes as a decision between a conditioned response and a conflict of some sort as a conscience or inner awareness that makes us hesitate and resist it, and so we look for other options. Whenever we make an “actual” and true decision in a fully aware and intentional manner, we naturally leave all other options we were previously debating behind and move forward to create the choice we’ve made as our reality. We remove our attention from all other ideas, become single-minded, focusing exclusively on the reality of our choice, and we direct all of our attention and actions into creating it. Once our mind is made up and all conflict dissolves, our only movement becomes directed by the imagined reality of our decision, and we act systematically to create it. This is why “choice and free will” are always presented together, because they’re different aspects of the same creative process.

If we experience the inability to do something that we believe we’ve chosen to do, it’s due to the fact that we haven’t truly made the decision for it, but are still bartering, debating, and negotiating it. It can be showing us that we still harbor inner conflict around it, still have attachments of some kind to what we’re deciding against, or we have conflicting beliefs and values of some sort that are holding us to indecision. Often our emotions and feelings are contradicting it or wanting something different than our rational, reasoning mind, and so our mind is divided. Anytime there’s a division between the subconscious and conscious mind, with one aspect of the mind acting to contradict or counteract the other one, we sit in limbo not knowing what to do, always going back and forth, sabotaging our own efforts, never actually able to settle on one or the other, until someone or something makes the decision for us and we no longer have a choice in the matter.

 

While there’s a tendency for society to tell you to pick “one over the other”, to follow your heart and not your mind (as if they’re different things), the fact is, it’s always about a balance between the two. An alignment that forms a single mind as a single goal, free of all conflict, that works dynamically in-sync with each other to create the reality of that choice. Anytime we pose one aspect against another, we’re doomed to failure or a seeming success that merely forms the foundation for inner turmoil and conflict to play out as a constant realization of betraying ourselves in some way. Thought and emotion, intellect and feeling, heart and head, are always unified, one producing and sustaining the other. There’s no such thing as a division in the true sense of the word. The masculine and feminine aspects are only capable of creating when forming union that produces an offspring that’s a combination of the two. They always act in unison as “one idea” that produces the material reality as a correspondence of that idea.

The Power of Emotions

Making a “true decision” where all aspects are aligned and agree, can often be quite difficult, and may actually come over a period of time while different aspects that negate the desired outcome in some way are played out and explored in greater depth, so that the necessary realizations can be obtained, which serves to confirm what you need to decide. Our subconscious, which is the seat of all of our conditioning as our mental paradigm, habitual tendencies, regular emotional states, and dynamics that are magnetic and compulsive in nature, seeks only to maintain the status quo as a form of self-preservation by continuing to play out the thematic dynamics that we’ve built our identity around, and need to keep playing out somehow in order to maintain our “sense of self”.

We keep casting ourselves in the roles we know how to play, and telling the story we know how to tell and do so in a natural, automatic, and compulsive fashion. We’re magnetically drawn to it even when intellectually and through reasoning we know we don’t want to be or shouldn’t. It works through our emotions, which are often gripping and intense, holding us captive to passions and intense emotional experiences that saturate our body with the chemistry and hormones of the emotions, satisfying a form of addiction. Emotions, being the motivating force of the subconscious mind and body, which is habitual and automatic in nature, are habit forming and we literally become addicted to them, even when we hate ourselves for doing it. Emotions, which are the driving force of instinct, are designed to produce automatic behavior that don’t require will, thought and decision, or self-awareness of any kind. We become addicted to pain just as easily as we do pleasure, because they’re both a drug produced internally that we become dependent on and use not only to create and maintain our state of mind, but also to create our reality out of, which is how we act in an indirect manner on ourselves to create ourselves.

Anytime emotions and passions go against reasoning and rational thought, they nearly always win, because they’re experience as a strong internal sensation that’s very compelling with a form of urgency, whereas clear thought is more neutral and something we seem to experience in more of a dissociated perspective of witnessing as being outside of or above the situation looking at it from the perspective of a “whole” rather than in it as a “part of it”. Once emotions take hold and grip us in some way, usually through memory of some kind that’s used to create in the present, it tends to cloud and control our thinking through a form of seductive persuasion, making it difficult to resist.

When this happens, decisions usually come as a gradual process, where once the desire to change becomes persistent, and we continue playing out the emotional dramas preventing us from implementing them, we begin having realizations about them that start dissolving the illusion we’ve built around them, loosening their grip, and they begin disintegrating and falling away. Once we have a notion as the desire to change in some manner, breaking an established pattern, it tends to steadily grow until it reaches fruition as an actual decision that we begin acting on to make it an actual reality, leaving the old behind and starting something new.

The Power of Belief

In a like manner, we can appear to have made a decision, and started it in motion, while maintaining a belief of some kind that prevents it, causes a feeling of conflict somehow, or results in what seems like the inability to take action, or not knowing what to do. Beliefs can be quite difficult to identify because they form the very basis of our experience of reality, and we often mistake them as being “fact or true”. Belief and the reality formed from it is the most basic and prevalent demonstration of the “power of the mind to create reality”. We create the experience of our beliefs perfectly without realizing that it’s our own creation, and is not real or true at all in the objective sense. Because many of them come from actual experience in terms of how we “interpreted” the events of our life by telling ourselves a story about them, we don’t realize that we actually made them up using our imagination (will). Likewise, we’re also taught certain ideas that we accepted as being factual or true, and use as the foundation for building entire networks that are all based on the same belief system, and accepting the ideas of others that were given to us and willingly adopted by us as our own thoughts. Usually the only way to upsurge a belief and bring it back into a fluid and negotiable state, is by introducing contradictory evidence that proves it wrong, one-sided, or reveals it as a skewed version. While many choose instead to argue against, deny, or ignore altogether anything that serves to shine light on the validity of long held beliefs, this too is a decision that we willingly act out and employ as the means of creating the reality it implies.

When we always act to defend our beliefs instead of being willing to consider other possibilities, we condemn ourselves to the confinement of the reality of those beliefs. When we feel we’ve made a clear and conscious decision to change our life in some way, no longer running on memory and autopilot, and are confronted with what seems like the inability to act in order to create it, or the “path to take” in moving in the new direction, it’s usually due to a conflicting and limiting belief of some sort. We know when both aspects of our mind are in alignment with each other when we make a decision that lacks any kind of inner conflict, and we feel a sense of passion and urgency in acting to create it. We don’t have to figure anything out, we’re not stumped or confused, lacking motivation of the drive to do it, but instead, from that point on direct all of our attention and energy into actively moving forward on it and systematically producing it.

Knowing What to Do

The idea of being aware of the need or ability to make a decision puts us in the position of actually creating in a conscious and intentional manner. We create our decisions by focusing and concentrating our full attention on them, and consistently acting on them in whatever way is immediately apparent. We move forward with the attitude of being and doing. It’s very natural for us to not necessarily “know what to do” or how to be when we’re stepping into something new, because we don’t have memory or previous experience to go on. All new actions and creations come to us, not as a whole idea or plan laid out in detail for us to follow, but as a desire for what we’ve chosen, and a notion about how to start. If we simply act on what we know to do while remaining focused on our intention and desired outcome, it starts a process in motion that comes as an intuitive and synchronistic unfolding where one idea leads to another, and investigating or penetrating one aspect reveals the next aspect as the “next step”. We’re often required to have faith in the fact that if we simply act on what we do know and therefore step into it and start the process in motion, that the next step will become apparent.

Stepping into the Unknown

All well laid out “action plans”, so to speak, come as the result of rehashing and reformulating past memories to form what appears to be a new idea, yet in reality, is merely a new version of an old idea. When we form a truly new idea as a reality for creating, it usually comes through a part of us that’s always been there, urging us on to “become” who we truly are as our dream for our life that we negotiated away in an attempt to conform to the ideas of society imposed on us and the need to fit in, and we step into the flow of life by embracing an inspiration that comes to us seemingly from out of nowhere (though its often been there forever), that takes hold within us, becoming relentless and persistent. Once we receive it as an intimate connection that appeals to our true self, urging us on and encouraging us, it can almost become an obsession. An idea for our life that we can’t seem to let go of because it speaks to us with a vivid honesty as a form of promise that restores hope and the fulfillment of our true purpose and mission in life.

All truly inspired ideas come to us by resonating with our deepest parts, the ones that we remain unfamiliar with while having a deep longing for, crying out to be free, shrouded and suffocated by illusions that we blindly accept as our fate, surrendering our true destiny and condemning our soul to a wasted and meaningless life. These form the big, life-altering decisions. The ones that are truly difficult to make, because in doing so, our identity and who we’ve been up to that point becomes compromised, and is no longer validated and sustained. To follow it, make the decision to surrender to our higher calling, means our entire previous life situation and roles will change, sometimes drastically, and we’ll be left scrambling, faced with the unknown, new conditions and circumstances, a new way of being that requires trust and a belief in ourselves and our inherent ability to know what to do when faced with brand new options that only guarantee uncertainty.

When we make a decision to be and do something different in our life, especially when we’re older and have an established lifestyle and habitual patterns that we’ve built our identity around, where we have no past memory to go off of, we realize that the path unfolds through the series of decisions we’re making moment by moment as we go. In this total newness comes true creativity. Every decision, no matter how minute, becomes about “who am I?” What do I want to create? Who am I going to be, here, now, in this moment? What am I going to do, how am I going to act, and what consequences will result? We start getting a true feeling for how we actually create our lives through our everyday choices and actions, often for the first time as an adult.

Once we’re cast into a life that we just sort of ended up in through an unconscious and natural process of growing up, where decisions seem to be made for us by our situation and responsibilities, and we fall into the habit of making decisions in an unconscious manner where they’re made for us or we simply accept them, and even when we maintain an awareness of what we want to do instead, we choose to give it up in favor of what we feel we need and should do. After a while we find ourselves living life in an automatic and habitual fashion where the only decisions we have to make is what to eat for dinner, or what to watch on TV, and even those decisions can be made for us by others. We can slowly fall into the reality of never having to make decisions and actually creating something new, and instead just act to maintain the habitual pattern already established and go with the flow by coasting through our life.

To make true decisions that bring about change and create in a conscious way requires a form of courage and willingness to create something new and unfamiliar. It can mean giving up security and established success, or a glorified self-image, and wiping the slate clean, starting all over with a brand new idea for yourself and your life. When we make one decision and actually act to create the reality of that decision, it naturally leads to the need to consistently make more decisions, because you’re the creator and they’re not being made for you by someone else. When this happens a new sense of freedom comes about, and you start getting a real sense of who you actually are. Anytime and unconscious process becomes conscious, we gain tremendous insights into unfamiliar aspects of ourselves that remained hidden, subdued, or just barely out of sight. Naturally with this awareness and freedom comes the true responsibility for what we create and who we become through our own volition. We can no longer dodge responsibility or blame our shortcomings on others. This realization alone can be as terrifying as it is empowering.

Many people go through their entire life with decisions that are being made for them by others, or simply complying with the general consensus and trained mindset of society. Many “fall into a situation” in what seems like a haphazard method of chance, because they were creating from an unaware state with no realization of the consequences or end results of the actions. Many start off not knowing for sure what they want to do, then as they go along just end up in situations that seem to dictate the course of their life for them, and they feel trapped, or something about it becomes more important than their freedom to decide, and so they choose it instead, going with it till the situation ends or drastically changes somehow, then, they’re right back where they started. Drifting aimlessly into an abyss with no sense of purpose or vision for their life, scared and filled with an unbearable sense of dread and insecurity. Having lived so long without the ability to create through active use of choice and will, they feel lost and confused, and as if they have no ability to move their life in a new direction. Usually, without even knowing what direction they want their life to move in. When this happens, they usually simply find a new situation that they can wrap themselves around, and continue on their way, choosing to remain unconscious in the most basic sense of the word.

Creativity

All true creativity comes through a balanced and aligned mind, where feelings, emotions, and desire are the motivating force and formative factor of thought as an imagined idea. To decide on something is to choose an idea that you then act to willfully create. You direct all of your attention (undivided mind) and activities into the fulfillment of your decision. Choice gives us a vision as a firm idea that we’re then required to create. In this same way, an artist decides what feeling they want to capture and express by becoming one with it. They envision that idea as a sensory reality in a way that invokes a love for it, and then they go about doing what’s necessary to create it. They engage in whatever course of action is necessary to produce it. Naturally this requires great skill that only comes through constant practice and a sense of diligence.

So if you’re struggling with creating what you want, or making the necessary decisions in your life to better it somehow, and you’re always going back and forth, or never actually being able to bring yourself to do what seems like a “big move”, just allow yourself to reflect on and become aware of all that comes up in relation to it as a conflicting feeling or idea. Then, go into each conflicting idea in depth in order to gain whatever realization about it that you need in order to make a true decision as to whether or not to continue with it, tweak and reformulate it, or leave it behind and quit thinking about it altogether. As you gain insight into what it is that’s preventing you from making a decision, you’ll know what other decisions you need to make first. Because decisions for change require sacrifice of some kind, they can produce a lot of inner turmoil that will need resolving in order to reside peacefully in that decision.

We know when we’ve actually made a decision because we’re no longer debating it while considering other options, and we simply go about creating it. We hold an idea firmly in our mind with no inner conflict or anxiety around what we have to give up in achieving it, and we feel a sense of purpose and inspiration in regards to it. A feeling of devotion and dedication to it fills us, and we feel peaceful and content in the reality of it. All distractions fade away and focus all activity towards producing it. We move forward with a clear conscience and a feeling of certainty, and no longer look back or miss what we left behind. We’re filled with a sense of excitement and anticipation, alive with the true power to create the life we desire in an intentional and deliberate manner. We gain a new sense of ourselves that becomes a self-perpetuating force, and we fall in love with life as our own creation and ourselves as our own creator.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Consultant for Integrative Mind-Body Medicine and Spiritual Mentor

How to not be Affected by Others – Learning how to see Things as they Really Are

All Perception is Self-Perception as an Outer Reality

One of the greatest powers we can learn in life is how to gain full control over ourselves and our perception of others. By becoming aware of how we form perceptions, and act to create our experiences, we can simultaneously realize the true nature of other people’s perception of us. Through self-awareness of how our mind works to shape our experience of reality and of others, we can become clear on the reality of other people’s perception of us. All perception is a product of the mind forming it as a form of self-perception. We only see and experience in others and the material world around us what’s of the same “nature” (frequency) as we are. We’re only able to perceive in others the same qualities and characteristics that we ourselves possess. To perceive is to (re)create in our image and with our likeness. Perception is an interpretation that reformulates basic qualities into a new pattern or idea, changing how it appears, and creating our experience of it which is “subjective” in nature. All reality as we’re capable of knowing it is subjective, which means we create it as a personal version out of our feelings that we then use to create ourselves by how we experience our own creation. Every function of the mind is an act of self-expression and self-creation.

All experience is formed through a relationship between our inner self and our outer world. The inner self as the subconscious mind is comprised of a dynamic network of values, beliefs, preferences, attitudes, fears, desires, emotional states, conditioned patterns, and memories that form our paradigm (mental model) as a “filtering system” that we use to view and interpret life with. As we place our attention on something, we’re filtering the information received through our mental model, and we change how it appears to make it “like us” (of the same nature). We conform everything to be a reflection of ourselves. To be what we believe about them instead of what they actually are in the objective sense as being “a part from us”, and therefore different from us. We change how everything seems to match our feelings, beliefs, values, preferences and attitude about them.

Our mind as a vibratory energy field blends and merges into everything around us through resonance, and only “sees” what’s of the same frequency or nature as we are. Perception is a form of interpretation that uses our model as the basis for explaining, describing, and understanding things. What’s different from us, or outside of our range of vibration, we don’t notice, and literally can’t comprehend. Our energy as an electromagnetic energy field merges into theirs, activating and bringing out what’s of the nature as qualities and characteristics, while causing other aspects to become inactive and recede, reshaping them to be of the same frequency or nature as we are. We “remix” everything by rearranging the attributes, qualities, and characteristics it outwardly displays. We energetically reformulate everything to be of the same vibratory pattern, nature, and behaviors as we are. We are all ingrained with certain dynamics as conditioned life themes that we use to interpret other people’s behaviors.

Attention is an active and antagonistic force that vibrates some aspects but not others. This is self-evident in the realization that we’re always acting on others through the relationship as an interaction we form with them to bring out certain qualities and ways of being. Paying attention to them, or just being in near proximity of another energy field forms a subliminal interaction as a “stimulus-response” mechanism, that merges into an alters the vibration of both through shared qualities that become amplified and accentuated, while others recede and become temporarily dormant. Energy is always interacting subliminally in the same way an actual interaction works. We’re always stimulating others, affecting and influencing them to become more like us. We’re always acting on everything else energetically creating them and everything around us to be of the same nature (vibration) as we are. Like always begets more of what’s like itself. Subtle energy as consciousness works in an unconscious as well as direct manner to vibrate and bring into an active and expressive state what’s of the same nature as it is. Whatever is different from it, isn’t recognized or activated, and returns to a passive state, all of which change how it appears, behaves, and expresses as a “way of being”.

Once we understand this basic law of the mind as resonance, sympathetic induction, and coherence, we can realize not only the true nature of our own judgments and what they reveal about “us”, but also the true nature of other people’s perception of us. How they “see us” and the interpretation they form of us, in reality, says nothing about us, but simply reveals who and how they are. Its shows us their mental paradigm that reforms us according to their own beliefs, fears, desires, preferences, and so on. We see the world through the dynamic patterns of our conditioning which forms the vibratory structure of our mind as our paradigm or “model of the world”, that we use to form ourselves, others, and the world at large to all be of the same nature as a thematic idea.

One of the things that makes this difficult to fully grasp in the practical sense, is that our “nature” as qualities and characteristics that we possess, are dual or polar in nature and have both conscious and unconscious aspects to them. A pattern as a dynamic that plays out an idea both inwardly and outwardly, is created through multiple roles that oppose yet complement each other, and act to stimulate and interact with each other to create the same idea as an experience of reality. So what we “see in others” is a projection of our own unconscious aspects that have a complementary role in playing out the same idea as a theme, as our conscious (aware) aspects.

All of life consists of patterns that form both inner and outer realities as a thematic idea. A person who is consciously expressing the mentality of being a “victim”, also possesses the “victimizer” at the unconscious level, because it’s a role in the same pattern, and projects onto and sees the qualities and tendencies of the victimizer in everyone else, while simultaneously attracting (resonating) them. When they encounter those qualities of a victimizer in another, they’re stimulated (resonate with) by them, and experience “chemistry” with them, and they enter into relationship with them based on their shared frequency, and together, through the relationship that’s formed, together as a form of partnership, act out the same idea playing opposite, yet complementary roles. Because we possess the “whole pattern” as a dynamic or frequency of victim / victimizer, or abused and abuser, with one being conscious and the other unconscious, we actually move back and forth between both roles, and act to be abusive also as unconscious tendencies or behaviors, while perceiving it as being something else based on what we tell ourselves about why we’re doing it that makes it seem different. Because of this, we remain unaware of our own tendencies that we imagine instead exist in the other person and a part from us, or see them as being of a different nature than we are.

Our vibratory frequency as indigenous emotional states and conditioned patterns as life dynamics, form our perceptual lens as a filtering system that sees in others and everything else what’s of the same dynamic and inner nature as the one we’re programmed with. How we see others is a direct reflection of our own unconscious aspects as a mental projection that acts like an activating system. We change how others are being, what qualities they express, and how they appear through an energetic interaction of consciousness as vibration that acts to vibrate the same frequency in everything else. All reality as we are capable of knowing it is subjective in nature, meaning it’s based on and influenced or formed by personal feelings, tastes, and opinions, and is a product of the mind creating it as a vibratory match. While we know (or think we know) there’s an objective reality, because we all appear to be seeing the same fundamental elements and objects, how we experience them, what we notice or don’t notice, what we emphasize or ignore, are all different as a match to the mind sensing and viewing it.

So what this tells us, is that someone else’s perception, interpretation, or opinion of us, says nothing about us in the real sense of things, but simply reveals who and how they are. It shows us, if we care to know, what their model of the world is and their formative conditioning as issues and tendencies. All we’re ever actually doing is expressing who and how we are as a person. We see and interact with complementary components of our own vibratory patterns as life dynamics and emotional themes. Our unconscious aspects are always being projected onto others and reflected back to us, which is what allows us to identify our own unconscious and hidden nature. Whatever we’re acting out intentionally with full awareness, we also possess the complementary opposite, and see and interact with that in everything else as a means of creating our experience of reality.

In a like manner, we can look at our own judgment with the same awareness, and self-reflect to realize what they’re showing us about ourselves. Whatever value judgments we place on others and see them through, are showing us unconscious and hidden aspects of ourselves. Aspects that we’ve been conditioned with, that were repressed in some manner due to guilt, shame, rejection, or some other bad feeling, that we began denying we had while building up a defense around them, and so they remain fully operational internally as unconscious aspects forming the perceptual lens we look through to see others. The perceptual lens we look through to perceive others assigns those same unconscious qualities to them, that we then contrast and compare ourselves to be “different” and not of the same nature, and therefore qualified to judge and persecute in the same manner we were judged and persecuted.

This law works both ways, as the means of understanding what other people’s model is through their perception of us, and as a means of recognizing our own unconscious aspects through our perception of them. In knowing this, and fully understanding it, we’ll never again be affected by someones opinion of us. Unless of course, we choose to be. We’ll realize that we can’t be hurt by another person because we’re the ones creating the experience as an inner reaction of being hurt, by what is in reality an illusion as a mental projection. We’ll be able to stand in the face of criticism, blame, and antagonism while remaining calm, unaffected, indifferent, and in control. When we don’t let someones projections enter into and affect (infect) us, we serve as a mirror that reflects back to them the true reality of what they’re doing. It’s only when we allow them to influence us by investing a belief in their illusion of us, and we react in kind by energetically absorbing it, that we validate them and make it real by participating in the reality of it.

Through realization we create an energetic barrier that prevents their energy from entering into us, infecting us with a mental delusion, and controlling us by altering our state to match theirs. By realizing what’s really going on, we are no longer controlled by the opinions and behaviors of others, and maintain a sense of inner calm and peace. We can remain in full control of ourselves while deflecting and reflecting back to them, in very clear terms, their own unconsciousness. This is the true meaning of compassion. Remaining separate from other people’s illusions, not forming any kind of sympathy or reaction to them, which is what allows them to see that they actually are, an illusion of their own making. Nothing is real unless two or more people appear to be experiencing the same reality.

Self-mastery is obtained by gaining a thorough understanding of the universal laws of the mind and using them through practical application to become mentally and emotionally invincible, while gaining deep forms of self-awareness and self-realization that empowers us to correct our own errors in thinking and perceiving. We can only work in a conscious and intentional manner with what we’re aware of and understand in practical terms. Through self-awareness we can begin working with ourselves to resolve and transform our own unconscious tendencies and bring shadow aspects hidden deep within the darkness of our own mind out into the light where we can see them for what they are, a part of our own creation as a delusion. In healing our own unconscious tendencies through awareness of them, we alter the vibratory structure of our mind, reforming our paradigm, and change how the outer world appears to us, and how it influences and affects us as a result. We can come to know ourselves through the world we live in as our perception of it, which contains both conscious and unconscious aspects of the same reality.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Integrative Mind-Body Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor

Intuition and Communication between Multiple Levels of the Mind

How the Higher Self Communicates with the Lower Self

The most fundamental law that permeates and governs all levels of life and reality, is the One that exists as dual in nature, as complementary opposites that form a “range of vibration” as a scale. This 3 in 1 law forms the Dyad in Sacred Geometry, and is called the womb of the universe, because all other laws as the manifestation of the material plane emerge from it as a form of birthing process or natural unfoldment. The Dyad is considered the “parent number”, and isn’t considered an actual number, with the first “real number” being 3, represented by the triad, which forms the Monad as the mind with a 3-fold nature that operates on three distinct levels simultaneously and forms a single entity that has a multi-dimensional nature.

 

This 3 in 1 as a multi-dimensional being spans all levels of creation as the 3 minds, 3 levels of consciousness, 3 bodies, 3 worlds, and the 3 dimensions of the material reality, and so on. It forms a correspondence on all levels of existence, and is therefore always true. All single entities as a working system are electromagnetic in nature and possess both feminine (inner) and masculine (outer) aspects, that act to stimulate each other (vibrate) into activity as a self-perpetuating flow of energy that forms a vibratory frequency as a movement between poles, or expansion from an inner center to an outer range as an invisible parameter, and then back again. All reality as we know it comes into existence through relationship that forms between complementary opposites as combinations that together form a new whole as a unique variation.

 

The mind exists on 3 levels as what we call the Higher-Self, and the lower-self, which has dual aspects, or the Superconscious, subconscious, and self-conscious, or the Spirit, Soul, and Body, all of which are analogies and form correspondences to each other on different levels that work together to form a whole. This is represented by the triangle where the upper single point is the Higher-Self that exists on a higher plane or parallel dimension, Who, as it descends separates into polar aspects as feminine (magnetic) and masculine (electric), which exist on the lower material plane as the material mind. While many traditional systems that deal only with the material plane don’t recognize the spiritual plane of the Higher-Mind, they all recognize the dual aspects of the subconscious and conscious minds, that together form a whole entity or cohesive inner and outer reality. The body itself is also symmetrical as right and left hemispheres of the brain, that together form a whole brain while performing different functions within the body and mind, that are complementary in nature and together form what we experience as “reality” and the “self” that lives within that reality, which is in fact self-produced, or subjective in nature.

On the material plane, the subconscious mind (feminine aspect) is the passive and receptive (magnetic) aspect of the mind, and gives birth to the self-conscious mind (masculine aspect) as the active and willful aspect that’s completely identified with the body as brain consciousness, and the outer, material environment, while remaining largely unaware of the natural functioning of the subconscious mind, which is what’s producing the outer reality as a form of “self-perception” in another, or as a cohesive and congruent outer reality that’s produced by the inner reality. The self-conscious mind is active and dominant during the alert and awake state, whereas the subconscious mind is continuously active from the moment of conception, and is what forms the body, and operates the body steadily until the body dies. The self-conscious mind, which is fully identified with the body (which it’s dependent on), is primarily aware of the outer reality which it uses to shape itself by forming an image of itself out of it (ego), dies with the body because it’s a primary function of the brain.

 

The conscious mind is the active “thinking” mind, and is what has the creative ability to make new decisions and act them out through disciplined use of the “will”. Whereas the subconscious mind is self-sustaining and operates out of memory as patterns, and simply acts to maintain established patterns as habits and routines, while simultaneously performing thousands of times more activities (all bodily function and natural behaviors) as the conscious mind, which can only focus on and think about one thing at a time. The subconscious regulates and maintains all biological processes of the body, while simultaneously projecting outward, energetically mingling with and forming the outer reality as a reflection of the inner reality. We look “through” the subconscious mind as our “perceptual lens” as a way of perceiving the outer world. The conscious mind has no real awareness of the content in the subconscious mind, which remains largely hidden from it, while being constantly revealed as an inherent part of the outer reality as the projection of the inner mind, making it “appear” a certain way (by what stands out), where the conscious mind can become aware of its own unconscious aspects through the nature of the environment in which it perceives, interprets to tell a story, and senses itself within, which acts to stimulate it (resonate with), causing a “reaction” to its unknown aspects in another.

 

In this way the outer awareness as the conscious mind can become aware of the inner contents of the subconscious through visual imagery and imaginings that come much like memories playing out in the mind as mental impressions, and through what we call coincidence that connects a string of interrelated ideas as synchronicity, or as a “bleed through” that comes as a flash of insight into something as a realization, or inspired idea that seems to come out of nowhere. Because the subconscious is passive and receptive and doesn’t challenge or resist ideas that are complementary to its current structure and can be easily shaped into a congruent reality, ideas as communication that’s meant to “guide us” (by informing and revealing) from our Higher-Self are planted in the subconscious (conceived) as a suggestion (potential reality), which it takes in and incorporates into its outer projections, which are perceived by the conscious mind. The conscious mind only becomes aware of it through its perceptions that appear to be coming from the outer reality as “signs and symbols” that spawn a thought process as a realization around something.

The subconscious mind which is the aspect of the mind that’s connected to and producing our outer perception, is what takes in an idea, as a form of seeded suggestion, and through a process of gestation, integrates it in a congruent manner, modifying its energetic structure, and then producing it in the outer environment, allowing the conscious mind to become aware of it as a part of its experience, which is then integrated through the level of identification (ego) as association with the experience it brings, altering the story the conscious mind tells about it. In this way, the Higher-Conscious is always seeding and impregnating the subconscious as a very basic way of guidance and influence that incorporates information into the outer experience as a means of perceiving it and forming a thought around it, which gives the illusion of being self-initiated or produced by the thinking-conceptualizing mind.

 

In this same way, the active self-conscious mind has the ability to also plant ideas in the subconscious mind as a way of bringing that idea into fruition as a part of its outer environment where it can experience it as part of reality. Whatever “reality” as an actual experience the subconscious mind is programmed with, it produces as an outward experience by producing the “perceptual lens” for it, the emotional state that matches it, the behaviors and actions that produce it, and connecting us to it in our immediate environment. The conscious thinking mind, which thinks in words, forms those words into pictures and the living realities they represent in the mind’s eye of the imagination, which translates them into the language of the subconscious as potential realities. As we think and imagine our thoughts as pictures, concepts, scenarios, or virtual experiences, we are literally programming our subconscious mind with those realities, which become our experience through our perception of them outwardly.

 

What we expect (and look for), creates the filter we look through, and we see the reality of our expectations by how we abstract only the elements within the outer reality that match, and reorganize (compose) them so they take on the appearance of our expectation. What we believe, we form in our mind as a reality that programs the subconscious mind with the filter as a lens that produces it as an outer experience. To control and intentionally direct our thoughts and imagination, is to consciously and deliberately create our reality. We’re always programming one aspect of ourselves with another aspect of ourselves. All outer reality is a self-created perception that simultaneously creates our perception of our “self” from our own creation, which is happening on another level that we’re not directly aware of.

Through this “chain-of-association” formed by the communication from the Higher-Self to the subconscious, to the conscious as a way of getting the conscious to align and cooperate in creating the suggestions of the Higher-Self, the illusion of choice and free will is created. Not as an actual illusion, but as an illusion as to what level its coming from, or who and what aspect of the mind is actually doing the choosing and then producing the activity that actualizes it as an outer, seemingly objective reality that’s a part from us. There’s a two way flow between the conscious aspects of the mind, both as a universal being and as a lower, individual being, connected by the subconscious aspect of the same mind (the soul) that translates and projects ideas as inner realities that form the basis for outer realities of a complementary nature, that form a subtle chain reaction of cause that produces and inward effect, that becomes the cause for producing an outward effect, that becomes the cause for stimulating an inward effect, all at different levels of the same cohesive reality. This is an automated process that functions completely without direct awareness to the mind that remains asleep to its own true nature and abilities to influence and co-create its experience of reality.

 

By waking up and becoming self-aware, and learning how to participate in our own creation by working intelligently with unconscious processes and learning how to direct our own attention onto things and ideas that we have a desire to experience, while imagining them as an actual experience within the reality that would give us that experience, we literally change the outer appearance of things and the very nature of our experiences, which act to shape our identity and who we become by way of them. The will of the conscious mind is only separate from the Will of the Higher Mind when it remains oblivious to its own hidden nature and how the different aspects of “itself” operate on different, parallel planes to form a cohesive and consistent experience of reality. In this way, we are always the one creating our experience of reality, while then identifying with our own experiences, and evolving ourselves according to our own creation. Through self-awareness of all aspects of ourselves and how they operate to form a single unified “Self” as both an inner and outer reality, we can work cooperatively with our Higher Will and participate in our own moral development to a higher level of consciousness that will ultimately transcend the lower dimensions and reside fully within the higher planes.

 

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Integrative Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor

 

 

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Vesica Pisces – The Law of Relationship, Birth, and Reformation

The Vesica Pisces is what’s called the “womb of life”, and is represented in sacred geometry as the Dyad, and in other symbolic systems as the Yin and Yang, or masculine and feminine aspects of a greater whole. The Dyad, symbolized as a Monad or mind-sphere that separates (or regenerates) from itself, and projects outward to form the illusion or appearance of itself as another, as someone or something outside of and a part from itself that it then enters into relationship with as a means of experiencing and thereby knowing itself. The Monad, as a single sphere or energy field vibrating at a specific frequency, enters into relationship with everything outside of itself that’s of the same frequency, and through the interaction of “like qualities”, develops itself through those shared qualities by producing experiences of itself “as those qualities”, applied, and reformulated to form a new variation.

The mind (represented as the Monad – circle with a dot in the center) is a field of subtle energy that vibrates at a specific frequency. A frequency is a cluster of interwoven smaller frequencies that are all correlated, coherent and complementary in nature, and act through an accumulative affect to form a quality and level of consciousness. All subtle energy as vibration is consciousness as qualities that propagate as ideas, thoughts, feelings, emotions, and actions, that are all of the same corresponding nature, and act to bring the invisible (idea) into a visible, sensory experience as its expression. The individual mind, which vibrates at a specific frequency, has a self-organizing mechanism inherent in it, that acts to stimulate matter in such a way that it brings out and emphasizes some qualities and aspects, while causing other to go dormant or recede and fade into the background, unnoticed. It does this automatically by perceiving the outer world and forming a unique interpretation of it based on what matches  and is therefore “turned on”, and what doesn’t and is thereby “turned off”, in much the same way DNA formulates a new pattern as a selection of physical characteristics out of two strands of complementary features and information, forming an offspring that’s comprised of complementary aspects of both parents to form a unique individual. Our mind operates along this same principle in how the internal nature stimulates and reformulates the outer reality, forming it into a new pattern as a variation based on complementary aspects.

The Dyad, which represents the one dividing to become two, and creating the appearance of another as an outer reality that’s comprised of the same frequency or consciousness as the inner self (represented by the inner dot), which exists on the outer periphery of both, forms an interference pattern as the overlapping area, which is then reformulated into a new combination, by canceling out some shared features, while enhancing and intensifying others, forms the Vesica Pisces as the womb or portal out of which emerges an actual material reality as the complementary opposite of the internal reality that’s combining with it and reforming it. The outer reality takes on it’s appearance based on the mind perceiving it. How it appears is organized through a natural process of selection and rejection, at the energetic, vibratory level. This action of the inner on the outer is naturally produced by our “perceptual lens” which forms an interpretation as an individual form of expression that reorders the elements of the outer world to take on the same patterns and living forms as the inner world. The inner world of the individual mind, exists in relationship with the greater mind of the external world, and perceives in it only what matches and can be produced by the paradigm (patterning as a holographic model) that’s interacting with it.

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The outer material world exists as the greater mind that has all vibratory frequencies inherent in it as pure potential. What is activated, brought out, and formed into one potential as a possibility is based on the interaction as resonance with the individual mind existing in relationship with it. This new reality as “how things appear” to the individual doesn’t literally change the outer material world as seen by others, but only as seen by the individual perceiving it. Because of this, in order to change how the outer world appears to us, and the nature of how we experience it, we have to change the mind as out inner world that’s acting on it to create it. As we change ourselves, we simultaneously change how we perceive, and what appearance things take on as a correspondence. We see in the outside world only what corresponds and is of the same nature as the inside world. By working directly with our mind as our internal nature, we change how we experience the outer world. All transformation comes from the inside out by alternating our vibratory frequency as our character and internal nature.

Our mind, which is synonymous with our soul, is formed based on qualities that we integrate through practice and the experience it brings. Qualities as states of consciousness, or states of mind, that are embodied and intentionally employed, form our perceptual lens that we look through and determines what we see and act naturally to “bring out” in everything around us, changing how it appears to us, and creating an experience of ourselves as “being” that way. Through the experience of being a certain way, we acquire that experience as memory that’s integrated through the actual experience of it, and serves to shape our character by way of it. Our character as our inner nature and way of being, is our vibratory signature, and expresses by forming the outer world to be the stage for the story our character naturally tells. Our character as our way of being, is what produces our “story” as a consistent and ongoing form of experience where regardless of what the actual outer circumstances and events, we restructure them to create a consistent experience of the world.

Our mind vibrates at a specific frequency as a quality of consciousness that perceives the outer world through an interpretation that makes it mean something, and then, based on the meaning we give it, we tell ourselves a story about it, and through our own story, first birthed through our vibratory paradigm, we create our experience of it, that then shapes us through our own self-created experience. This self-creation as self-expression, keeps us locked into the same vibratory frequency, often throughout our lifetime (or many lifetimes), because we don’t realize the power of our own mind in producing our experience of reality, and because it comes as an experience of the outer world, we imagine it’s happening “to us” instead of “by us”. We think that in order for us to change, we feel a victim to our circumstances, and often helpless to change them, because we don’t realize it’s an effect, and not a cause. What happens in life as a greater reality is beyond our control and not being produced by us, and so, when we work in our own life to try and change others or our outer circumstances, we continue having the same type of experience, and we’re left realizing we have no control over what goes on outside of ourselves, but we have absolute control over what goes on inside of us, we have only to become aware of it, and practice managing our own state.

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The outer reality as we perceive it, acts as a mirror for the inner reality and serves to show us, through direct experience, hidden (unknown) aspects of our own nature. Everything we naturally “see in others”, and our environment, also exists in us, that’s why we’re seeing it and able to produce an experience of it. Whatever we see (perceive) we act to stimulate (resonate), awaken and make active, and “bring out” in everything else, then shape it into a dynamic as a story-line being enacted by how we interact with it to co-create it. We produce the natural behaviors of our perceptions, and how we’re being with people, how we treat them, the nature and attitude of the interaction (relationship) itself, creates our experience of them, and develops them through those qualities to “be that way” in relationship with us. Perception is resonance that can only enter into and effect what’s of the same vibration. As it enters into (is absorbed) that same quality of consciousness in others, effecting them by making it active and bringing it out in them, shows us, in no uncertain terms, what quality as a way of being we’re actively expressing through. Our active properties stimulate those same properties in them, making them active in response to us. This mirrors back to us our own characteristics as a behavioral dynamic that’s formed by a thematic story-line. Because this is all happening at the subconscious level, meaning we have no direct awareness of what we’re actually doing, or the power of our own mind to produce subjective experiences of what seems like an outer reality, we often don’t realize what it’s showing us about ourselves, we don’t realize our power to transform through influence that reformulates character traits.

Once we realize that the outer world is taking on the appearance of the inner world, and understand it as showing us what our soul’s vibratory signature is, what story we’re always in the process of telling by how we rearrange the elements available to form our pattern, we can begin working with our own unconscious tendencies to reformulate them by intentionally deciding to, then employing the complementary and opposite qualities that will recognize our own paradigm and develop our character to different means. Once we’re able to see ourselves in the full light of day, and we realize we’re always the one creating our experiences of life, we can begin effectively transforming our own mind by reprogramming ourselves to new qualities and ways of being. When we can see ourselves clearly, gain realization around and fully own our own tendencies, we can change by simply deciding to and working with counteracting and counterbalancing qualities.

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All vibration as a pattern, exists in polarity as complementary opposites that form a progressive scale that moves from one extreme to another, as positive and negative aspects of the same overall idea. When we are expressing negative traits that are destructive and detrimental to our well-being and happiness, we can act to transform them by employing their opposing counterpart that’s complementary in nature. Hatred and prejudice can be counterbalanced and transformed by intentionally employing reverence and compassion in its place. Whereas hatred sees only differences and judges based on those differences, love sees only what’s similar and seeks always to understand. By intentionally entering into a new state as a quality of consciousness that forms a different relationship with others and the outer world, we form a new relationship with ourselves, and begin cultivating new aspects of ourselves in place of the old and through the experience they bring, we begin reshaping ourselves by way of employing a new vibration.

All reality is born out of a relationship between the individual and the universal, the inner and the outer, the masculine and the feminine, producing an offspring as a new combination of shared qualities. Consciousness as vibration, only resonates with the same vibration in everything else, and forms a consistent experience of reality as consistent variations of that pattern or theme. To change our experience of life, others, and the outer world, we have to first change the vibration of our own mind and inner nature. As we think and imagine we create our own experiences of the outer world as a correspondence to our thoughts. The elements of the outer world itself doesn’t change, just what we “see in it” changes. Other people don’t change, we change how we enter into relationship with them, and as a result, our perception of them changes.

If, for example, we employ a general theme of thinking other people are stupid, then we only see in them what can be made into “stupid”, or we interpret any number of behaviors to mean they’re stupid. This naturally comes from the fact that we were made to feel stupid somehow as part of our conditioning, which we build defensive mechanisms around, and one of the ways we prove to ourselves and others that we’re not stupid is by making other people more stupid than we are, or we interpret the same behaviors in them as being stupid that we employed when we were told that we were stupid. Anytime we deny and refuse to own something about ourselves, we project it onto others, and see it in them instead. Because we always awaken in others the same tendencies we ourselves possess, if we simply observe our own tendencies as judgements of various sorts in an objective and detached manner, we can see clearly hidden aspects of ourselves that we’re in denial of, because all perception is projection. All reality (tetrad) as we can know it is produced by the projection (dyad) of our own mind (monad). Whatever reality we create inwardly becomes the thematic template for how we reorganize the outer world as a correspondence.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Integrative Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor

 

 

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