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

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

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

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

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

Understanding and Working by Way of Universal Principles

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

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

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

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

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

The Seven Main Spiritual Centers of the Subtle Body

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

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

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

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

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

Our Two Selves and the Nature of the Heart Kundalini

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

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

Raising the Heart Kundalini

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

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

Summary

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

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

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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Opening the Third-Eye – Polarity and Learning how to Work with Complementary Aspects of the same Operation

  Pineal There is much confusion and uncertainty around the idea of the “3rd Eye” (Pineal) and how to “open” or “awaken it”, bringing it into an active state. The abilities of this small gland still remain primarily a mystery because it only seems to be really active in certain people, and fairly dormant in others. While there are many professed guided meditations and visualization designed to activate the Pineal, very few of them seem to recognize or lay the foundation necessary by realizing how the body’s energy system is symmetrical in nature and works through polarity as complimentary opposites that serve to render different aspects either “active or passive”. In the energy system of the body (soul’s anatomy), represented by the chakra system, colors are assigned to different aspects and functions, which are further divided into upper and lower aspects that are complementary to each other. The three spiritual or upper centers exist in an opposite yet complementary relationship to the three correlating lower aspects. We can understand which centers are correlated with each other because they exist in relationship as complementary colors (opposite on the color wheel) and as a mirror image of each other in terms of order. Colors represent vibratory frequencies as spiritual essence or qualities of consciousness, which deal with different aspects and functions of a unified and interactive system that act “on” each other to “produce each other”.  The upper (3) chakras represent the higher, spiritual planes that exist as a parallel dimension to the lower, material plane represented by the lower (3) chakras. The upper and the lower exist in a relationship as polar opposites (active and passive) of the same operations and classification on different planes. When one is in an active state, the correlating one on the opposite plane is in a passive state, and vice versa. They can’t both be active at the same time. When we’re active in our lower nature, we literally shut off contact with our higher nature. The higher can’t exist within the lower, and is returned to a dormant state. Likewise, the lower can’t exist in the higher. These two never come into direct contact with each other, because they can’t “exist” at the same time, within the same plane, but always exist solely on their own plane. We’re either in a higher plane, or a lower one. Never in-between. truine mind       The energy system of the body forms in its symmetrical division forms correspondences as complementary opposites of the same “law” or “operation”. The second chakra represents the sexual, life-force energy that’s responsible for generation and the growth and development of ideas and thoughts into full blown realities. The upper (head) is connected to the lower (body) through the nervous system of the spinal cord or staff, which consists of 33 vertebrae (6) (30 + 3), also called “Jacobs ladder”, the “stairway to heaven”, and symbolizes the 33 degrees of Freemasonry. While many perceive the idea of “pulling sexual energy up” the spinal cord to the brain, and using it to motive and generate thoughts as spiritual visions of the 3rd eye, in reality, we do this naturally by working with the polar forces of the same function. When an active force is made passive or inactive, and what was a passive force is made active, just through the electromagnetic force alone, the energy is only capable of being “active” in the active component, and is immediately draw into it. If we make our sexual activity “passive”, it automatically “activates” the 3rd eye. The shared energy of regeneration and propagation are automatically “turned on” and operate through the third-eye or Pineal gland. This is why all spiritual traditions that involve initiates or priests practice celibacy as a means of opening their higher faculties to be able to receive visions from the higher, spiritual realms. This is further symbolized in the idea of a “virgin birth”, where the womb of creation is seeded with a divine idea or entity, while abstaining from sex. Divinity is only transmitted and acts to impregnate those who are not sexually active. In other traditions, you can only begin your spiritual devotion after the age of 40, because it symbolizes the end of your child-bearing years, where you no longer engage in sex for the purpose of procreating, and return to a celibate state. The Pineal is shaped like a pine cone that’s closed and is filled with “seeds” (potential for life), and only opens when ripe, under pressure, or through extreme heat (fire). pineal energetic transmission So you can visualize all day long and meditate like crazy and not produce a noticeable effect if you’re sexually active or masturbating on a regular basis. The higher “pure” energies, which are universal and non-personal in nature, never come into direct contact (become one) with the lower energies, because they’ll become “contaminated” through the adaptation process of becoming individualized. If you’re acting as a vessel for lower energies, you can’t accept higher energies. Much like the laws governing DNA, two aspects exist together, what expresses (becomes active) is based on what’s turned on and what’s not. In order to “activate” the function of the Pineal, which involves making the sexual life-force energy available on a higher plane of pure thought, you have to shut off the lower use, diverting it to the higher purpose. The two can’t exist together at the same time on the same plane. This also gives us insight into any sexual practice that’s claims to be a pathway to the higher consciousness or spiritual realms, or as a way of amplifying the sexual energy in order to “pull it up”. The higher energy centers can’t be active at the same time as the corresponding lower ones. It defies law, and is therefore impossible. By understanding the nature and operation of polarity, we can also realize that the heart chakra, which sits in the middle and acts as the “medium” between the upper three and the lower three. It’s through the heart chakra that we directly connect to both the material plane and the heavenly, spiritual plane.  The heart is the center of feelings and love, which is the means for traversing “between” dimensions. The heart is the center of the body where we connect directly to and receive information about our environment in what you could think of as a horizontal movement. Likewise, the Pineal is the center of the brain as its heart, which regulates all activities of the body through the nervous and endocrine system and receives information from higher dimensions as a vertical, downward flow. The flow of information from the material (horizontal) and the upper realms (vertical), flowing simultaneously in harmony (balanced) with each other, form a junction at the heart, forming an equal armed cross. thirdEye The Pineal governs and regulates our sexual development and determines our gender, governs puberty, as well as regulating light to produce natural cycles of the body. The heart, which represents the “center” or medium through which the upper and lower are connected, is synonymous to the soul, which acts as the medium between the spirit and body, because it’s comprised of both. The soul is a multi-dimensional energy field (mind) that acts as a step-down or conversion process for bringing higher energies as archetypal entities into expression as a personality within an individual body. The soul acts to stabilize certain qualities as an “individual” or “unique” combination of higher energies, by bringing them into expression as “life experiences”, which form “memories” of the universal in an individualized state (as something specific). This tunes the soul to certain frequencies which determines what aspects of the higher, universal consciousness it can readily “access” through what it naturally acts to resonate with. Through the Pineal we receive information from the higher realms as laws and principles that are translated into symbolic form as a possible reality through the imagination, which is the “function” of the pineal, and forms it into a “virtual memory” which serves to program (in-form) the subconscious mind of the body. In this way, when the body (lower 3 chakras) is made “passive” (trance state), it acts as a neutral vehicle or instrument for the higher, divine forces. Dr. Linda Gadbois

Transcending to a Higher Level of Consciousness

Moving from Personal Consciousness to Superconsciousness

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The first thing we’d have to establish when contemplating this idea as “levels of consciousness”, is what does “higher” mean? Higher, in this case means non-personal or in service of humanity (as a whole) and not for selfish reasons or personal gain of the individual. It’s referring to more of an expanded awareness that encompasses all of life, rather than one single or personal aspect of it. In order to understand this we can look at the meaning of “kingdoms”, which can be looked at as interwoven and interdependent levels of life that all function together forming a unified ecology created and operated by law in which one level arises spontaneously out of the preceding one, and is dependent on it, while also transcending it in terms of intelligence and complexity. One entire kingdom forms the foundation for the next one, and the next ones evolves into a more complex and sophisticated life forms that attract and employ higher forms of consciousness that grow and animate it, giving it greater mental capabilities. Together they form a hierarchical structure as an overall growth and development process where each level expands on the entirety of the preceding level through a growth and development process that evolves it to higher levels of intelligence.

This is easy to understand when we look at the mineral kingdom which provides the foundation and nutriments for the plant kingdom, which together provide the foundation and ecology necessary for the animal kingdom, out of which emerges the human kingdom, which provides the foundation for the divine kingdom of pure spiritual consciousness that perceives humanity as a whole rather than from the perspective of being “in it” and a part of it, and thinks and perceives in a much more expanded and non-personal manner. The purely spiritual world, that doesn’t have a physical existence within the material plane, is not a part of the hierarchy of the material world, but transcends it, and is not dependent on it, but is the “creator” of the entire lower material world, and is what actually gives it “life”. So the entire material world is dependent on the spiritual for its formation and activity.

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When we reside fully in the material world, that’s perceived only through material objects, we sense ourselves through out body as our individual personality and life circumstances, and we become identified with our bodily existence. We think this is who we are, and not only acquire material modes of consciousness, but we’re literally driven by a sense of gratification and desire for material possessions and social status, as a way of elevating ourselves and forming deep attachments to our material identity, which bonds us to the material plane. We can spend our whole life seeking pleasure as sensory gratification, and living out of personal agendas as primarily unconscious conditioning or material contamination.

Higher consciousness, as I’m referring to here, moves out of the “personalized” perspective and mind-set, and into a universal perspective that has no identity investment in material things. It doesn’t mistaken the physical body as being “who” it is, but knows fully that the body is a dead object that’s moved and made active (given life) by the soul spirit that employs it. The soul lives independent of the body, but the body is dependent on the spirit soul for life. The soul transcends the body, and simply steps out of the body, or releases attachment at the time death, causing the body to no longer be “held together” and operated by the soul, at which time it begins disintegrating. It’s no longer alive. The soul spirit, which was the conscious energy of the body remains “alive” and intact on a higher, parallel plane, where it then migrates to whatever dimension it identifies or resonates with.

In order to acquire or become more conscious, or achieve a higher level of consciousness, one has to start by first desiring it enough to do the work it takes to achieve it. This comes through self-awareness and realization of your own tendencies and attachments to material ideas and objects. It comes by becoming aware of unconscious conditioning that produces automatic reactive behavior, and gaining control over your senses and emotional states, all of which are acting to “control you” and render your spirit servant to them. By learning to recognize any compulsive urges that are sensory in nature and the need to control through an attachment to outcomes or specific results, we can begin to realize how we’re being controlled by various forms of material contamination or the will of others.

Reactive behavior renders us unconscious where we repeat habitual patterns based on our conditioning and personal agendas. The need to control and get other people to do what we “want” them to do, comes from an attachment of some form, usually designed to meet a perceived need of some sort, and not only works against law by trying to control other peoples will with no concern for them, but is the engagement of karma which simply repeats unconscious tendencies with no real awareness of what you’re doing. Wanting and outwardly attempting to manipulate and coerce others and situations to do and go the way you want (need) them to, is a basic form of ignorance that keeps people tied to their material existence and the illusion of being the lord over others.

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Whatever we identify with, we become like. Our identity is formed by how we create our experiences by the meaning we give things through the story we tell ourselves about them, then get a sense of ourselves within those experiences, or as the main character and author of our own story. When we identify with our bodily existence, our past, our role, our relationships, social status, and so on, and we spend most, if not all of our time questing after “things”, after pleasures, sensory gratification and power to control, we become identified with our own illusions of what will make us happy and finally satisfy us. Naturally it doesn’t take long to realize, even when we are able to control and provide ourselves with desired objects and pleasures, that we’re still not happy, and sometimes less satisfied than ever before. All suffering takes place through our attachments to the material world in which we experience birth, death, disease, trauma, tragedy, lack of fulfillment, emotional highs and lows, and growing old. No matter what we accomplish in the material world, it’s only temporary. The soul however, is eternal, and gets locked into the material bonds through mistaken identity, and acquiring the karma of forgetting its true identity and constitution, and chooses instead to be controlled by the very thing it sought to control.

The practice that initiates the evolution of consciousness comes by learning how to control the material realm, instead of letting it control you. It comes from self-reflection that allows realization of your own tendencies and conditioning as the motive behind your desires, and willfully breaking the patterns by letting go of your attachments, and making new choices instead. We can only consciously work with what we’re aware of. The first step to personal growth is becoming aware of what operates “in you” without you being fully aware of it. It’s refraining from reactive behaviors, while self-reflecting instead. It’s using your will to resist sensory gratification when you know its going to be bad for you, or cause something that’s degrading in nature. It’s recognizing when you have a strong attachment to something, and feel a need to somehow control it to make things go the way you want them to, which may be at all what’s best for everyone involved, let alone for yourself. It’s recognizing your own tendencies to be selfish and inconsiderate of others, and acting out in selfish, self-absorbed ways that hurt and harm others, and cause negative reactions. It’s about removing your focus from other people and external circumstances and becoming instead fully aware of what you’re doing and why. It’s learning how to exercise constant control over yourself, regardless of what others are doing or how they’re being, and gain full control over desires, impulses, and urges that are strictly for sensory gratification, so you can make intelligent decisions instead. Ones that work for the best of everyone involved.

But again, this is only the initial step in what is actually a gradual transformative process that requires devotional practice within your daily life . . . .

Dr. Linda Gadbois

 

Spiritual Knowledge is Laws that are Encoded in Symbolic Language: “Spiritual Principles are Creative Tools for Conscious Evolution”

decahedron metatrons cube Spiritual knowledge, unlike most things, requires you to seek it out through an inner desire for it, which intuitively communicates its knowledge through the language of imagery and geometry requiring you to acquire a broad range of knowledge in order to intuitively interpret it.  It’s not stated in plain terms as something specific, because it can’t be. If it is stated as something specific, then it’s really simply one aspect, or metaphorical way of looking at it that simply introduces an idea as a concept into your mind as a form of seed, that comes alive and begins growing as a continuous process of unfolding as a dynamic series of a chain-of-associated and correlated ideas that lead you deeper and deeper into related ideas as a kind of vastness that’s ultimately connected and correlated with everything else. The entire natural world (universe) is all governed by the same handful of laws as invisible forces that organize, form, and operate the material world. All true spiritual knowledge is the practical understanding of universal laws that are active and creative in every single aspect of the manifest world.

 
Just as the fundamental laws are all connected and interdependent as a form of growth process that moves systematically through stages and phases of development, the knowledge represented by these laws do the same thing. Spiritual knowledge as universal laws remain alive and in a constant state of fluctuation as a continuous evolution of the same fundamental ideas going through numerous spontaneous transformations as a dynamic relationship that constantly expresses in new ways, as new variations of the same idea in every moment based on how they’re being perceived, interpreted, and applied. The spiritual realm of pure energy is not fixed and formed like the material realm, but exists in a purely potential state as infinite possibilities for the same idea (pattern) to be formed and expressed based on what individual mind tunes into it, serves to conceive of it, and forms it into a personalized version by how they imagine it and adapt it to their current conditions and circumstances to produce an actual experience as the physical equivalent.


Ideas are principles that exist as archetypes (memory as dynamic living patterns) that are represented by geometric shapes (form, function & behavior) that are mathematical in nature (exist in relationships) and form a living entity (personality), imbued with distinct attributes, qualities and characteristics as it’s innate constitution. The constitution of an animated being has a form of personality in it that display distinct attitudes and behaviors, and undergo natural operations as biological processes that create in the physical world through myths or stories the personality naturally tells by how it interacts in relationship to everything else.

 
Principles as philosophical mathematics, structure the material realm determining how it naturally functions. The form biological matter takes on, determines what it does through natural behaviors and how it does it as a form of style or personality. Form that’s structured and animated through life-force energy, functions in very distinct ways through a kind of personality, which not only determines what processes it performs, but the quality of consciousness as characteristics that form traits for “how it does it” in a somewhat unique fashion. These principles as life-forms remain in a constant state of growth and evolution because in every moment they’re entering into relationship with everything else around it that modifies it by exchanging information as an energetic form of metabolism, reforming it to express in new ways through different combinations of information that it integrates that reconfigures it. All physical matter, though it appears solid and consistent in its behavior, remains in a constant state of regeneration that comes by exchanging information between the inner core and the outer environment, which equalizes the internal to match the external. The molecular structure of the material entity is constantly conforming to its environment as the means of survival and growth within or by way of the environment, that’s the most basic function of evolution.

birthHuman beings, which are bestowed with a higher mind that’s creative in nature, and have the ability to modify the environment as a means of surviving and functioning within it, only exchanges energy with what’s of a similar vibration or quality of consciousness with everything around it through resonance. It forms union with ideas that can be shaped into it’s model of the world in a congruent fashion and used to tell their primary life’s story. Vibration as ideas that are too different and exist in a range that can’t be processed by our vibratory frequency, doesn’t resonate with us, and isn’t integrated as a means of modifying our vibration. Because of this law, the law of sympathies and antipathies, we tend to only grow and evolve through absorption and assimilation of the same frequency (range), and only occasionally move into different frequencies.

 
When we do grow in a significant manner, it’s usually not through deliberate intentions (though it can be), but by having change thrown on us through changing life circumstances that force us to resort to alternative means because our entire life situation changes, and new influences and processes come into play, that we have to adjust to by changing our most basic routines that form our daily lifestyle, which act to break the pattern set by the old routine. Frequencies can be thought of as creative patterns, where we live out of the same tendencies and personality traits that keep repeatedly creating the same type of situations that tell the same type of story over and over throughout our life. When we evolve into a new frequency, we act to initiate and actively participate in creating a new type of story that employ new aspects of our character not being used when telling the previous story.

 
Spiritual knowledge, unlike conventional knowledge, requires intuitive development as a means of sensing and interpreting the symbolic language it’s written in. Conventional knowledge is given to us in written, verbal language as already interpreted for us. We don’t have to form our interpretation as a unique and personal version, but simply have to accept it verbatim as knowledge itself, without ever having to think for ourselves as the means for interpreting it that transform it into a personalized version that’s unique to us. Because spiritual knowledge requires us to interpret it intuitively, we not only learn simultaneously “how to think for ourselves”, but we have to form a concept of it in our imagination that turns it into a reality as a practical application as an inner experience that becomes a form of virtual memory that acts as a form of blueprint for using within our daily lives in order to consciously create reality. Laws and principles are the tools for “how to” create life.

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In order to use an idea, we have to have a working understanding of it. We can only understand what we can conceptualize as an internal representation that forms it as a possible outer reality or actual material object. So information that’s communicated symbolically teaches us how to think by imagining, how to conceptualize by applying to a real life scenario, and integrates the information into our paradigm as a form of virtual experience that becomes an actual memory. As we form ideas into realities that operate according to natural laws, they’re formed into memories that can be recollected, accessed and used for reference, and used as a creative tool from that point on. We acquire the information as a “paradigm shift” by internalizing it to bring it from a thought into an actual form that operates in a specific and consistent way. Knowledge as experience that forms a memory becomes a permanent and natural part of how we feel, perceive and interpret life events. It becomes a built-in process of how we naturally think.

 
All spiritual development is personal development as the knowledge of laws, integrated into the mind to evolve the soul, that are brought into practice to form our daily lifestyle and natural behaviors as the primary means of personal transformation. Only knowledge that’s applied and lived serves to reform us as an evolving creation. Laws and principles, which pertain to all of life, provide us with the creative tools for shaping our life by “living them”. By how we utilize them to make everyday decisions and direct our own behavior. Laws as spiritual technology provide us with the means to grow and evolve ourselves into higher levels of consciousness and vibrate at a higher frequency, as harmonious with Nature and at one with all of life.

 

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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The Mysteries of the Pineal Gland and the True Nature of the Imagination

The Pineal gland is a gland of the Endocrine system of the body which is a series of ductless glands that produce a variety of hormones that are directly released in the bloodstream that produce emotional states and govern the regulatory aspects of maintaining all major systems of the body involved in homeostasis. Hormones work in a unified manner to produce, regulate and maintain the “state” of the mind-body system. The mind produces the electrical charges that stimulate and operate the endocrine system through the energetic matrix within the body often referred to as the chakra and meridian system. A chakra is located in the same region as endocrine glands as well as the major organs of the body and the central nervous system, all of which act as a dynamic network for energy as consciousness to stimulate chemical and biological process that operate the body using the mind.

The Pineal gland, which is located in the center of the brain as a part of what we call the “limbic brain” (emotional), does not originate in the brain, but rather migrates there after first forming in the roof of the mouth of the fetus. Because of this, the Pineal is not made of brain cells, and is not protected by the blood-brain barrier, and is affected by various toxins carried in the blood. The Pineal is a pea-sized hollow organ shaped like a pinecone that’s filled with fluids that has piezoelectric crystals floating in the internal fluid. These piezoelectric crystals carry an accumulated electrical charge that’s activated when pressured (contained in fluid). These crystals are hexagonal (6 sided) and are similar to the crystals found in the inner ear, that expand and contract in the presence of electromagnetic fields. Piezoelectric crystals can be used to “tune into” radio stations without any electricity. The electromagnetic fields that surround us are constantly interacting with these crystals within our body, producing mental and emotional affects.

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The Pineal, which regulates light and governs various “cycles and rhythms” of the body, also effects our mood, mental and emotional state, produces melatonin, the precursor to serotonin, which regulates sleep and dream cycles of the body. The pineal also produces a hormone called DMT, which releases light through piezoelectric luminescence that is thought to be a hallucinogenic and responsible for what they call the “death experience”. The Pineal is thought to be where the soul enters and leaves the body at birth and death. In the more practical sense, we can realize that it’s definitely the mechanism by which we dream, receive inner visions, daydream, imagine ideas as concepts, and experience hat we call phosphene flares as the “dancing lights” commonly associated with various forms of meditation and trance states. It’s what forms any type of “inner vision” as imagery or ideas as knowledge that come to us through our imagination. The Pineal is our connection to the ethereal world where images exist in etheric, holographic like images.

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The Pineal has been referred to by many names throughout history and in every spiritual culture around the world as a significance feature of our physical anatomy necessary for spiritual transformation. It’s also referred to as the 3rd-eye (pyramid), the 6th chakra (hexagram structure), the Eye-of Horus, The Philosopher’s Stone, The Light Eye, The Seat of the Soul, the Challis of the Holy Grail, the Cosmic Egg, the Star of David, the Eye of Wisdom, and the “Lost Key” of Free Masons. This gland is an actual tuning device that allows us to “receive” information as knowledge from the spiritual realm of pure intelligence. This information comes to us fluently through the study of the science of numbers which start a systematic unfolding of visual imagery that “reveals” knowledge to us, and all we have to do is observe it. Light images are reflected on the surface of the Pineal as knowledge being transmitted through the frequency of the Pineal, represented by the color spectrum as indigo, or more accurately ultramarine blue. When we electrically charge the Pineal by drawing up the Life-Force of the body located in the lower regions of the spine known as the Kundalini or serpent energy that activates all the lower-emotional energy centers of the body, amplifying the intensity, and strong emotions are added to visual thoughts as conceptual ideas formed in the imagination (mind’s eye), we have the basis for spiritual knowledge to manifest as material reality.

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The Pineal is thought to secret a form of resin (risen), similar to tree sap as the life-essence of the tree (of Knowledge) known as DMT, which has also been referred to as the “Golden Nectar” of immortality. DMT, is what allows us to “see” the imagery of the spiritual realm that comes into our mind as a form of holographic imagery of pure and radiant colors that form lucid and surreal internal realities as single-composite imagery. The internal realm, being of the opposite nature of the external, doesn’t form “landscape like” imagery of multiple images put together to form a logical scene of some sort, but rather come as singular imagery that have a multitude of features that are very unlike what we see in the normal sense.

A single image for example can have human-facial features combined with crystalline structures, plant and mineral features, and animal features all combined to form a single image that portrays an idea. These images are in vibrant prismatic and pure colors as the frequencies that create the structured pattern of the image. These images can move through an evolutionary process of starting out pulsating-spiraling light-forms, which then start forming actual prismatic structures, and recognizable forms, that then burst into an intense release of light or a form of vivid lucid dreaming. This is why DMT is referred to as a hallucinogen, and is what actually formed the basis for LSD.

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These internal images, which can be also thought of as the original universal language of symbolic imagery, are the result of the frequencies we “absorb” into our being, and are of the same frequency as we are. Because of this, internal images are of a very personal nature unlike external ones that are produced by deflected light. With these internal images, the color is very important as it gives direct knowledge of the frequency being transmitted. This same method of transmission and reception is how ideas come to us as inspired insights of various sorts, or creative ideas that “pop into” our mind out of nowhere. The imagination is the faculty of the mind used for transmission of information as ideas from the purely energetic and vibratory realm of spirit, into the astral realm of images formed out of light in the mind’s eye, that become the blueprint for creating a reality out of the idea. This is how all great inventions came about. They were “received” in their whole form as an idea, that intuitively “came to them” as a realization, or what some call a “direct experience”.

The Pineal shares many of the same properties as the retina of the eye, and both detect and regulate light. The retina of the eye works with external light, and the Pineal works with internal light that received as more of a transmission of vibratory information. The image received by the Pineal is reflected on the outer membrane of the Pineal, which is “looked through” and forms a kind of translucent image, similar to reflection on glass, which is often superimposed over the outer reality as imagining an idea, or replaying a memory, as in daydreaming. This same affect of looking through a translucent lens forms an analogy to our ‘perceptual lens’, which is how we reshape the outer light (imagery) to be of the same structure as the ‘inner image’, not as an exact replica, but more as an analogous theme that recomposes outer ideas through a selection process that only uses certain elements of a whole to form a new idea out of them. When we close our eyes, as in meditating or relaxing, and shut out the outer light, then only the internal image exists, and often becomes much more vivid and clear.

The Pineal, as the imagination, is stimulated and developed through extended periods of concentration and contemplation. This is most naturally engaged in through creative activities or studying. When we get involved in creativity of some sort, we submerge ourselves into the experience of creating as a deep form of concentration where we blend into and become one with whatever we’re creating. In this way, we loose all sense of ourselves as separate and independent of our creation and it activates a kind of “flow of information” that we enter into and participate in. We start the process by engaging in the activity itself by contemplating an idea, that then begins taking on a life of its own and begins evolving inside of us and we enter into a stream of associated thoughts where one spontaneously leads to another and we receive knowledge through the internal experience of it unfolding inside of us as a kind of download. All we have to do is watch and observe the images as they unfold. When our concentration is broke, we lose our train of thought, and disconnect from the flow of ideas, often, not able to get it back.

universal_connectionThe idea that “God speaks to us in numbers” (mathematics) comes from the very interesting feature that when we study numbers as sacred geometry or philosophical mathematics, where shapes represents laws as form that performs distinct operations that are represented by numbers that demonstrate relationships, comes through the natural fact that when meditating or deeply concentrating on numbers and the laws they represent, where we start off thinking in terms of what we know about the number and shape, it starts a flow of energy as a chain of association that continues unfolding in our mind “showing us” aspects of it that we didn’t know before. We actually “receive” information as knowledge through experiencing it, which is why they call it intuitive wisdom. This is learning from experience which integrates it into our paradigm as the structure of our mind, which systematically upgrades it by incorporating the new information. Spiritual knowledge (as the sciences) doesn’t have to be sought out and obtained from outside means, but can be “tuned into” and received through internal means.

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This mysterious and beautiful feature of the Pineal gland as the faculty of the imagination used as a tuning and receiving device for obtaining spiritual knowledge through meditative contemplation is what makes it the prime objective or key element of all the Mysteries and world-wide spiritual traditions. By learning how to activate and use this feature of our own mind-body system we have a direct connection to God as the Universal Mind of pure consciousness that exists within the material realm as vibratory frequencies that can be tuned into like a radio station and plug ourselves in to a direct source of primordial intelligence responsible for constructing all of life in the cosmos as we know it. This is our link to our true immortality as our true identity. Through meditative practices intended to penetrate and absorb knowledge through a practical understanding of it, we can utilize that knowledge in our everyday life in order to self-create. By obtaining it through the experience of it, it becomes infused in our mind as a form of virtual memory that we can readily access and recall at will.

There is however, one fairly large problem that we’re facing today in regards to the Pineal gland, and that is, that because it’s not protected by the blood-brain barrier, it’s subject to whatever chemicals are in our blood stream. This is one of the reasons why purifying your body as the means of purifying your blood, is so important in all spiritual traditions. The main jest of blood chemistry normally addressed is those of various emotional states, which directly alter our blood chemistry through hormonal saturation, and alter our state of mind as a direct correspondence to our emotional state which sets our “frequency” to that emotion. It’s easy to see that whatever emotion we’re experiencing determines what we dwell on and what type of thoughts or memories we run almost obsessively through our imagination as the equivalent (reality) of our emotional state. Our emotions are the most natural way we tune ourselves to frequencies and use our concentration power to dwell intensely in those states by imagining.

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Nowadays however, we have many chemicals we’re ingesting, usually without direct awareness that are affecting our endocrine system, and especially our Pineal gland. One of the biggest culprits is fluoride, intentionally put in our drinking water and toothpaste that is known to “calcify” the Pineal. Calcification means it coats outer membrane (that reflects images) and the internal crystals with a bony, enamel like structure that prevents it from being able to operate properly. This is also partially responsible for affecting our mood, which is the basis out of which our whole life is created and experienced. Our mood is our vibratory frequency, and determines what thoughts we tune into and what emotions we experience on a regular basis. Fluoride, along with numerous other “neurotoxins” (toxic to the brain and nervous system) are acting to literally alter our biological system causing it to malfunction. This is also notable in the substantial increase in problems with concentration like ADD, and ADHD. Because concentration is required to stimulate, open, and operate the Pineal in a proficient manner, we’re being cut off from directly connecting to our spiritual source. It’s advisable to educate yourself on the chemicals in your food and your environment that are directly affecting your health in numerous ways, and altering your lifestyle to exclude them. Our physical health, mind and emotions are all connected and function in a unified manner. By altering one, we simultaneously alter the others. They go hand-in-hand.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Pineal Gland – The Spiritual Experience of Conscious Dreaming

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Often when we talk about envisioning, soul journeying, or spiritual experience, many don’t know for sure what it is or what the terms actually mean in the real sense. Here my goal is to simply describe the basic nature of the mystical experience in terms of the energetic hallucinations that are a natural function of the imagination when being used with greater abilities. Everybody’s experience varies to a certain degree and some have distinct personal styles of envisioning just as we have unique and varying mental perceptions of normal day-to-day reality. I am only giving a basic idea as a means of comprehending what the experience might be like.

I will give basic terminology “meaning” simply as a means of creating distinctions for greater understanding of how it actually operates. The descriptions are not the things themselves, but simply the ideas used to illustrate the nature of the experience as if you were actually having it. Anytime we are attempting to describe what lacks description, a vague approximation as a representation must always be considered and applied in the practical sense. We must get a ‘feel” for, or sense what we’re talking about. It’s only important that you understand so that you will know when you are actually having the experience. Like most forms of intuition, chances are you are doing it to a certain extent naturally as part of your human nature and simply don’t realize that’s what it is. Like most things if we don’t have some sort of direct training on or around an idea, or don’t have anybody to talk to about it, we are always left somewhat guessing and wondering, while never really knowing for sure. The more training we have, the more knowledge we gain about a subject, the more we begin seeing it all around us and know how to interact with it in a meaningful way. The first step to mastery at any level is education and obtaining knowledge that can be practiced accurately and with immediate results.

We must start by realizing that the most basic principle of the Universe is that of Evolution. Everything is in motion and a constant state of fluctuating as “becoming”. All energy and life-forms in the energetic realm of the astral plane (which we experience during meditation) move and flow through rhythmic movements that form a basic entrainment that serves to align the whole system through a natural form of rapport – resonance as energetic sympathy, where energy as information that enters into essence of some form and creates an effect. The nature of the energy as a “quality of consciousness” creates a analogous (like) form. Follow this basic procedure for starting any kind of meditation or hypnosis designed to stimulate and open the third-eye or Pineal gland.

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Sit in a reclined position or lie down in a comfortable position. Systematically relax your body through a basic relaxation technique. Then scan your body for any areas you might still be holding tension in, and consciously relax it by intending it. Tell it to relax, and then allow it. Close your eyes, and focus on your breathing, the sound of your breath, the movement of your chest up, and down, rising and falling, and notice that the air you inhale is cool and dry, and as you exhale it is warm and moist. As you begin merging with your breath, sense your heart beat. Then simply observe the rhythm of your breath with the beat of your heart, and notice that just by placing your attention on both of them, they begin forming synchronicity. Continue breathing, listening to your heartbeat and relaxing your body. Don’t try to control the process, simply allow. Inside, find the center of your head, then create a spacious feeling around it. Place your attention straight ahead betwee your eyebrows, and slightly above eye-level. You should feel a slight strain in your eyes from the angle. Just relax into it by allowing it.

Notice that in the darkness you may not see much in terms of shapes, but maybe various saturation as patterns of black to grey. There maybe be clouded areas that take on colors, or simply seem grayish against the black background. You may notice a dark spot or “hole” that either begins a swirling motion around it, or slowly forms into an eye, then fades and disappears. You may see the eye from different angles and various perspectives. You may notice pinpoints of light that resemble stars or form into constellations. They may be whitish or take on colors, or perhaps have rainbow-like halos.

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Keep your attention focused in your third eye, the spot between your eyebrows in the lower part of your forehead. If it wanders, simply bring it back and continue to focus. If you find yourself allowing one of the thoughts to take hold and begin forming into a conceptual reality, simply refocus your attention to the center of your head and allow the thoughts to simply move by in a stream-like motion. Don’t try to make anything happen, or anticipate what’s going to happen, but simply allow your mind to feel spacious, vast and extremely open. Create the feeling of empty space. Imagine it like an open arena or large stage. You are not the director or writer of the play, simply the observer. The audience. You will allow whatever unfolds to entertain you. Reveal itself to you while you simply watch.

You may notice wave-like motions forming that either sweep from bottom to top, left to right or a combination of both. It may start as clouds or misty concentrations, much like nebula in space, or more like moving sensations with no real distinction. More like impressions that forms evolving patterns. You will notice some sort or a rhythmic pattern that rises up, expands into a flowing motion, fully expresses, and then dissipates. Simply watch it without attempting to control it. Create a kind of appreciation or admiration around it. Enjoy it and give it your full attention.

The movement may begin taking on prismatic colors that fluctuate and shimmer as it unfolds. The designs or patterns may begin taking on crisp, geometric patterning at the height of there expression and be a primary dominate color. These geometric patterns that are flowing in wave-like or spiraling motions may start taking on the qualities of distinct objects or features. Either primary shapes, shapes of certain objects, or distinct symbolic objects that are readily recognizable. Again, simply surrender to the flow of energy and do not attempt to control or determine it. Simply watch and allow it. Be fully present with it.

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These patterns may start forming into either images of people, animals or full images of some sort. They may be a combination of human features, mixed with animals with areas of objects or patterning of some sort. As you watch, you may notice they become more and more distinct. Continuing with the wave-like, flowing, or spiraling movement, you may notice that they evolve through various combinations of human and animalistic characteristics. They may also evolve through different age groups, races, gender or move distinctly into humans with animal parts and strange features. It may seem as if you are watching the same essence or energy cluster evolving through various lifetimes and the forms each of those lives entailed. You may seem to notice how masculine images have inherent feminine qualities and how the feminine posses masculine qualities.

Sometimes it seems like you see landscapes, places, buildings or activities of some sort. When the images become crisp and fully developed they may begin taking on a distinct holographic appearance with shimmering, fluctuating or lustrous prismatic colors. Some may seem almost recognizable as someone you know, or resemble a clear rendition of a mythological or archetypal figure. Some seem pretty, beautiful and intriguing, while others seem demonic, disturbing or grotesque. They may evolve through a series of unfoldment that includes all of them. Some appear to have gross features, shadowy qualities and glowing eyes, others resembles angels that seem powerful and passionate, more like artistic ideas. You will notice that the demonic, grotesque images do not invoke fear of any kind, but seem to almost be beautiful in a different sort of way. You will begin losing fear as a response to various life-forms. You’ll develop the ability to view beauty and ugliness with the same internal response.

As you observe these images in detail you may start noticing energy in your body. It may come as distinct sensations like a sinking feeling, bubbly, having trouble breathing, or it may be a distinct sexual arousal that follows the flowing quality of the image. You may notice certain parts of your body with distinct sensory sensations as hot, buzzy, tingly, cool, or hot inside and cold outside. You may experience arousal that moves down your legs and out the bottom of your feet in flushing, wave-like or streaking, flaring motions. You may feel a tingling sensation as energetic rushes, or feel waves of goose-bumps. You may feel what seems like pin-pricks or distinct discharges or penetration of some sort. The energy may move upwards in the same fashion. If it moves into your third-eye, your thought/visionary process it can create an erotic feeling of flushing euphoria that is similar to a low-grade orgasm. It will quicken your thoughts and noticeably seem to excite them, change their nature and the feeling quality of their expression. This is the chemical reaction to the thoughts rising in you as a natural correspondence.

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If you feel sexually aroused, or almost as if you are going to have an orgasm of some sort, don’t let it freak-you out, it’s quite normal and will serve as a distinct benefit to making it a point to meditate more often. (smiling) This is the experience of what we refer to as the “kundalini” energy that resides at the base of your spine as the sexual energy that when aroused, rises up through the energetic system of the body creating an aroused sensation that promotes vitality and positive state-of-mind associated with the pleasure centers of the body that are often called “bliss”. You may even feel the sensation of being “entered” into physically and filled up if you’re a woman, or the pleasure that comes from filling up, if you’re a man. It’s the experience of merging and expanding into energetically. Keep in mind that this type of practice is what led the Sufi’s to write erotic love-poems to God, the Beloved.

The more you practice, the easier it gets, the more readily it comes, and you develop your ability to hold greater and greater amounts of physical pleasure in your body for extended periods of time without feeling overwhelmed and needing to discharge it. Like all things it takes dedicated practice over a life-time. Once you begin experiencing the benefits of deeper forms of meditation, you may become almost addicted to it. Like the endorphins as pleasure-chemistry created from exercise.

After these types of practices, you will never again wonder why Shamans and Magi’s dress the way they do, or what the Native American rituals were all about. You will understand through experience what the term “shape-shifting” means and where it came from, why it is a Universal theme. You will understand gargoyles and strange symbolic totems. Through this Universal experience of dynamic energy that has all the natural qualities that shape physical characteristics, you might even start desiring to change your personal style to take on less of a domesticated look, and instead choose a more natural, wild approach.

This practice will also help you to form immediate and natural rapport with Nature and all Living Beings. It creates the experience of feeling a deep connection to all of life. The experience itself acts to realign your whole system into a more organic and free-flowing structure. You will feel calm, confident and cultivate a kind of inner contentment. Peace of Mind that is based on passion and a devotion to all of life and Mother Earth. You will fall in love with life itself and begin rejoicing at the simplest of things. The magic of life, becomes normal. The ordinary takes on a sense of extraordinary through enhanced sensory experiences that make them seem erotically vivid and intensely alive!

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Spiritual Scientist, Teacher and Coach