How Science becomes an Art – Integrating Knowledge through Active Practice

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The only way we attain knowledge and become truly knowledgeable, is by developing ideas to the point where they can be brought into practice somehow in our daily life. We become the vehicle through which knowledge expresses in the world by becoming “one with it”, and acquiring it through the experience of it. By applying and utilizing knowledge as a practice of some sort, we develop it into a behavior that forms an experience of it, that not only “proves” it through the application as an experiment, but allows us to gain insights where we can modify the basic idea, correcting any errors in the idea, in order to utilize it to create the results it claims to produce. We can only know the validity of ideas through experimentation that applies them to create at the material level, where we then “experience” the knowledge through a form of self-realization.

 
The practical application developed through consistent application, forms it into a memory that systematically programs the subconscious mind through the memory as an actual behavior that becomes a natural tendency or built in skill as a natural part of our mental paradigm. We only truly integrate the knowledge through experimentation that produces an experience of it by blending into it and becoming the vehicle through which it comes into the world. By embodying and imagining it as a working concept, we use it as a patterning to direct our behaviors and activities that transforms it as an inner reality into an outer reality, that is then absorbed and synthesized by the mind, upgrading the mental model of the mind through the incorporation of it as a natural perception and way of feeling and thinking, and through the acquired set of behaviors that it naturally employs in order to create it.

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Knowledge that’s held at the theoretical level, never tested and applied to ensure its validity, remains a theory, and is not integrated into our paradigm as an experience and behavior of some kind, and is therefore NOT actually acquired, nor carried forward as an essential part of our “self”. We only truly know what we can do, and demonstrate. To say that spiritual knowledge exists only in the spiritual realm, and can’t be meaningfully applied to the material realm through practical application, isn’t true, and merely demonstrates a lack of understanding in terms of what spiritual knowledge is. It’s an error in how we perceive the relationship of the spiritual (invisible forces) with the material (visible forces). The basic fact that underlies all reality is that the spiritual as vibration forms patterns as ideas that organize the form the material world takes on, which determines how it functions and behaves, and what processes it naturally undergoes. While many think the spiritual (invisible energy) is symbolic of the material, actually the opposite is true, and the material exists as the symbolic form of the spiritual. The energetic vibration is what shapes matter into forms, while also imbuing it with consciousness as a form of personality that “operates” it.

 
Knowledge itself, as ideas, which enter the mind as inspired insights, and are developed by the mind into conceptualized ideas, are principles and laws as archetypal ideas, that are exceedingly applicable by lending themselves to an infinite number of adaptations, each of which produce the basic idea in a new form as a variation of the original idea, which is objective, metaphorical, and universal in nature. All spiritual knowledge as laws can only be truly known and understood through practices of some form. The only “theory” in spiritual knowledge lies in gaining a fundamental understanding of the laws involved, which is necessary for utilizing and applying them to develop the routine practices of your daily life. By practicing and using these laws to create, you learn them through the experience of them as self-realization. This realization allows you to immediately identify the same laws being played out through a variety of practices and creative processes, regardless of what form they take on, and this ability to identify law by perceiving it from the perspective of experiencing it, develop our intuitive capacities which “receive” the information as a direct experience of it.

 
By entering into an idea, becoming one with it, having an intimate and immediate experience of it, lets us know if its true or not. We can recognize truth from error, because truth always operates as law, whether physical or subtle, and can be applied to any situation or set of circumstances, where it creates a material reality as a natural process of some sort. If an idea being portrayed can’t be experienced or applied by anyone to create what it claims to create, then it shows us it’s not based on principles and the fundamental workings that underlie all of life that determines what organic processes it naturally undergoes in order to “become”.

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The most fundamental law that many fail to recognize is that spirit as consciousness or the mind as a field of information (a concept used to understand it), is also matter itself, which is the passive component that “receives” – takes in and is in-formed by consciousness – which is the active force of a complementary whole. Spirit, mind or soul, and body, are different aspects of the same thing (idea) in different densities as a series of complementary opposites that engage in an interactive process of resonance, sympathetic induction, and coherence. Consciousness itself is a self-organizing force that impregnates (magnetically enters into) matter, structuring the form it takes on as its body or vehicle for expressing, that forms by organizing particles through a positive charge, where something appears to come out of nothing. The active force enters the passive equivalent (same vibration as a state) forming the molecular structure as a combination of information that forms the molecular structure of a single cell, as the composition of all the information and patterning sequences, as well as the spatial model as a form of organizing blueprint for undergoing mitosis as self-generation, organizing billions of reproductions into a larger, unified organism that’s imbued with a personality and distinct tendencies as the behaviors and activity it naturally and systematically engages in. Spiritual knowledge as laws that govern all of life and the natural world, are what creates everything and can be observed in natural processes where the same set of laws are at work creating a multitude of forms with specialized functions. We can know spirit by observing and engaging in the creative processes of life and death in the natural world, and by gaining self-knowledge as self-awareness of how those same laws operate to create us and work through us.

 
As humans, we are a perfect microcosm and mini-model of the cosmos as the macrocosm, because we are the only species on this planet to be imbued with the higher capacity of creativity. We are the only animals capable of individual thinking and using these laws to self-create by willfully employing them with full awareness of what we’re doing and the reason we’re doing it. We are not confined to instinctual, unconscious behaviors produced as a part of the collective unconscious that we share with all other humans as a species, but rather the ability to create through willful acts that employ knowledge of the natural laws to manipulate nature and the natural forces to create by way of them. By employing spiritual knowledge as laws, we can develop ourselves by way our creative ability to intelligently employ them to produce our practical skills and daily lifestyle as a means of self-creating, and systematically growing ourselves to higher and higher forms of intelligence through expanding our creative capacities to apply laws in numerous ways to create an infinite variety of possibilities through our ability to adapt, utilize and overcome.

 

Dr. Linda Gadbois

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What is Spiritual Healing?

Many people feel a bit confused with this idea because we’ve been taught to think in a dissociated way where we fail in the most primary sense to honestly see the body, soul, and spirit as being different aspects of the same thing. Then we also have very different ideas about what each of these terms mean, especially the soul and the spirit, and because of this, we can end up thinking and operating on very different terms without even realizing that we’re talking about entirely different things! You see, while we think that in using words, that they mean the same thing to everyone else that they do to us, in reality, this is never the case, and because of this fact, we have to start by defining the terms themselves in order to understand the larger processes of which they’re apart. In defining these terms however, I’m not trying to build a case for what they actually mean, and therefore what they should mean to you, but simply as a way of creating a “working model” that allow us to see how something operates through a dynamic and intrinsic relationship.

The spirit, which we can also think of as the mind (consciousness), exists in a dual form (like everything) as what we could think of as the universal mind (mass consciousness) and the individual mind (personal consciousness), that in both cases exists as vibratory frequencies as ideas that are “seeds” for applying at the physical level to create personal realities. We act as a transmitter and receiver for frequencies that we draw into us (conceive of) as ideas that form thought processes in the individual mind, by how the idea enters into relationship with the unique composition of the individual mind (combination of body and soul) and is shaped into an internal representation as a unique variation of the original idea. So the spiritual component of the individual is the mind as the electromagnetic energy field produced by the energetic combination of the soul with the body.

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The soul is a mediator between spirit and body as the means of converting a universal idea (archetype) into a personalized version as a dynamic process of adaptation. Everything is constantly undergoing transformation based on how it enters into relationship with everything else, and reformulates the basic idea as a frequency into one possibility for creating reality as a personal experience. The soul, which is comprised of memories attained through experiences afforded by its relationship to the body, creates its experiences by how the universal is used to produce the personal. The soul is the medium that undergoes adaptation by borrowing ideas as principles from the spiritual realm, modifying and conforming the idea to the body and the life conditions in which it exists, that uses it to first create an internal representation of the idea that becomes the structuring mechanism for organizing the outer experience to be of the same nature and express the same meaning. The soul, is the operation of thought and emotion (of the astral plane) to direct the actions of the body to produce a corresponding outer experience that then becomes the memory of the subconscious mind which is a combination of the soul-mind and the body-instinctual mind, who build themselves up by way of shared memories.

The soul is of both the spiritual realm of pure mind (ideas as Principles), and the material world of pure substance. Substance is programmed by the universal mind as memory that are living patterns that initiate growth processes as cycles of growth, that produce both unconscious and automatic processes as well as the opportunity for processes created through self-awareness and the ability to direct our attention away from unconscious tendencies. The soul, being dual in nature and providing the conversion process for energy to become a physical reality, regulates the process as the natural relationship that takes place between thought and emotion. These two are always connected as the equivalent of each other forming a singular pattern. They are polar opposites that stimulate each other into an active state that together produce a common reality as the combination. A thought is developed according to the emotion we associate with it. The same idea as a thought coupled with a different emotion will produce a similar (outer) reality with a whole different type of experience (inner reality) in it. The idea is the seed that contains the thoughts and emotion as inherent potentials, that based on how their combined, form different variations of the same basic idea.

The unification of an idea, what thoughts we form out of it and the emotion associated with it, create the inner template that forms our perceptual lens for interpreting our outer reality, shaping it through the meaning we give it, which determines what type of story we tell about it. The story we tell that expresses and makes the meaning real as our experience, becomes the basis of our memories and programs us to those combinations, making them habitual. It’s easy to notice that as a general rule, we’re all living out of distinct types of stories that become our life’s theme for creating experiences. This theme as our stories that create our experiences as dynamic patterns that form our memory while simultaneously expressing out of our memories (self-propagating), is what’s commonly called karma. Karma forms behavioral tendencies as interactive patterns based on how we act to naturally interpret the outer reality to create our personal experience of it.

So to heal at the spiritual level, means to heal at the soul level by breaking patterns that are largely unconscious, forming new combinations in their place, that create new experiences by the story we tell out of them. Karma translates into habitual tendencies as our general mindset that forms our personality as the relationship we form with everyone and everything around us, that continues to live out the same patterns as a theme for our life, that continues to define us by way of our own creative ability to form our experiences. Our spiritual aspect is purely psychological in nature and acts to determine our emotional and physical aspects. It’s recognizable by the theme as the basis for our “life’s story”, which is the story we’re always telling ourselves “about” things that give them meaning and significance, that simultaneously create our experience of life, and how we sense ourselves in relationship to our own thought-creations. As we tell ourselves a story about things, creating an experience of them, we simultaneously get a sense of ourselves as “who and how” we are because of our story, and as we identify with our own thoughts, they serve to shape our character. Naturally because our character is shaped by way of the same type of story, it strengthens and fully supports our ability to continue telling the same type of story. By developing ourselves according to our own story about things, and therefore becoming the perfect character for telling more of the same type of story, we get locked into that story, and fail to grow beyond it or be able to intentionally train ourselves to be able to tell a new kind of story. What we identify with becomes who we are. It determines what vibration as a pattern for reality we exist as one with, and create all our experiences out of as a result.

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When we move outside of the physical level as the manifestation of a physical condition of some sort, and look at life from the eternal level of the soul and spirit, we can realize that life simply acts to set the stage for us to “become” by way of the experiences they afford us. How we use our life circumstances to create ourselves by how we choose to respond and interact with them, is the only real purpose of our physical life. We are not our body in the ultimate sense, but our body provides us with the means to create experiences of ourselves by way of the relationship we form with our body and all of life. We enter into and become one with our body and co-create realities born out of memory as frequencies inherent in both the DNA (memory) of the body, and the DNA (memory) of the soul, both of which are formed by combining pairs of opposites to form a new whole that’s unique in an of itself. The soul unites with the body through sympathetic resonance, that form coherence as an adjustment to both, that then co-creates realities together supplying them with more of the same type of memories as a form of energetic programming that’s actually regeneration. The soul and the body undergo transformation together as a unique combination that produces a variation as its evolutionary growth, that’s either produced by the emotional nature of the body controlling the thoughts of the higher mind, or by way of the higher mind taking control of its own emotions. However these are combined, determines how we act and what assumptions we make, and determine how we continue to express by the story we live out of, and who we become because of that story.

So to use the term “spiritual healing”, means to heal the body using the mind to form new behaviors and habits, that are what acted to create the health problem to begin with as its actual “cause”. While the spirit isn’t particularly concerned with the body itself, which is temporary in nature and simply the vehicle for the soul to evolve itself by way of the body, when we look at an illness or disease we have to immediately direct our attention to the creative opportunity in terms of how we respond, and what qualities and traits it acts to naturally call forth in us as a means of either rising to it, or being overcome by it. Many illness and disease completely change the course of our life, and develop different aspects of our character as a result. This “character development” feature is the only real concern of the soul-spirit, which only accumulates experiences as memory in relationship with the body. We “become” by way of our physical conditions. The body, which is ultimately going to die and cease to exist at some point, isn’t the concern or objective of the soul, but rather the means for creating new types of experiences that require it to utilize new aspects of it’s character that up to this point, may have laid dormant inside. By activating new aspects of ourselves, and sometimes drastically changing the story we act to naturally tell, we hit turning points in our life that cause us to move in new and often completely unexpected directions, offering us a rich and fertile ground for developing ourselves by way of telling a different kind of story.

To heal at the spiritual level, is to identify the psychological and emotional component to our physical conditions and life circumstances, and work at that level to change what we’re doing, how we’re thinking, what meaning we’re giving things as the basis for telling our story about things, which shape us as the author and main character of that story. The story we live creates the memories that program our soul to the vibratory frequency of that type of reality. This memory becomes the foundation that creates our natural tendencies, how we perceive and interpret our life experiences, and how we end up feeling as a result of our own creation. These memories exist as the fundamental programming of the subconscious mind and produce automatic reactions and behaviors. We do and think them without realizing that’s that what we’re doing. As long as we remain unaware of the fact that we’re actually the one creating our own life experiences, we remain in unconscious mode, and are powerless to change it. Only through self-awareness that brings realization where we can begin seeing our own tendencies can we begin working directly with them in the moment when we’re in the process of creating out of them, and redirect our mind to disengage from the emotional component, focus on different ideas, and intentionally choose what type of story we want to tell by how we feel and think.

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The greatest secret that continues to elude mankind is that we are actually very powerful creators and have the ability in every moment to wake up within our lives, begin self-reflecting and gaining awareness of our own tendencies, and imposing a new direction on things based on the type of story we really want to tell with our life. By deciding what type of person we want to be, and what type of story we’d have to live in order to become that! We have the ability to use our mind to direct the physical processes of our life, not by controlling the outer world, or other people, but by reshaping our inner world which becomes the lens for perceiving the outer world. Our perception as an interpretation that’s always shaping our experience through our own internal dialogue as our thoughts that are always in the process of explaining, describing, and giving things meaning by telling ourselves a story about them, can be brought into conscious awareness, and realized as our own tendencies, and directly worked with out of the awareness we form around them.

By taking control of our own thoughts and how we respond to the events of our life, we can regulate our emotional state and practice giving things a different meaning that form the basis for telling a new type of story by how we choose to live our life that transform us into a new type of person as the story-teller and the main-character of our own story. In every moment of our life, we are choosing how to be. The only question is are we doing it unconsciously through knee-jerk reactions and automated patterns, or are we making choices with full awareness and conscious participation? Are we deciding who to be in our own lives, or simply ending up the way we are with no perception of choice?

When we realize we’ve formed an illness, disease, or cancer of some sort, how do we respond to that realization? Do we wrap ourselves around it and begin telling stories about being sick and diseased, creating a feeling of helplessness? Programming ourselves to that identity? Or do we recognize what behavior or belief acted to facilitate or outright create the problem, and choose to eradicate it by changing the very behaviors that acted to create them? Do we rise to the idea determined to take corrective action to transform it by changing the behaviors causing it? Or do we accept it and work on developing new parts of ourselves necessary as the means of adjusting our lifestyle to manage in spite of it? Do we give into it and let define us by overcoming us, or do we overcome it by rising to meet it? At the spiritual level, what happens to the body is ultimately beside the point; it’s who we become by way of the body and the life conditions it provides us with. Many health problems act as catalyst for helping people to find the strength they need to make the lifestyle changes they need to make in order to heal. When our life conditions and situations change, it’s an opportunity to tell a new kind of story. The choice is always ours as to how we use life to self-create and evolve our soul accordingly.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Becoming more Conscious: Learning how to Listen to your Body

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As a society, we’ve been trained to dwell in a vast sea of distracted thoughts and engage in a random, scattered and often non-congruent form of thinking as a part of our daily communications with others. We live the greater part of our life without ever being truly present within ourselves and our immediate outer reality. We constantly look to other people’s opinions and experiences with things and adopt them as our own, often with complete trust that lacks the only form of validation there actually is, knowledge that comes to us through experience that brings self-realization. The only way we can truly know if something is “true” is through the experience of it. To have “knowledge of” something, is to be intimate with it as being the “same thing”.

 
Our body is always in the process of communicating with us and giving us a direct form of feedback. It’s always responding to the energy around us and how it feels, to what we just ate and the manner in which we ate it, and to what we’re dwelling in as the thoughts that prevent us from being self-aware, and keep us instead always residing in the detached space just outside of our body, and remain, for the most part, completely unaware of how we’re feeling. Yet our body is always in the process of interacting with the world around us in numerous ways, and is always providing us with immediate feedback, all we have to do is learn to calm our mind, focus our attention inward, and become aware of how we feel at any given moment.

 
While our body is most responsive to our own thoughts and imaginings, which actually act as a natural form of self-programming, it’s also giving us a constant form of feedback on the energy that exists in places, being radiated by the people around us, about the emotional state and underlying agenda’s of those we’re interacting with, the quality of the air we’re breathing, the food we just ate, and so on. Our body, which is synonymous with our subconscious mind, is a lot like a bio-electric antenna that’s always in the process of broadcasting, receiving, and processing information that exists all around us that we’re always interacting and exchanging energy with at the subtle level that lies just beneath our normal awareness.

 
The mind is the electromagnetic field that surrounds, envelops, and somewhat penetrates the body, shaped like a large revolving sphere of energy that pulsates in a rhythmic flow much like breathing. It unfolds and extends out into your immediate environment and forms resonance (magnetizes) with whatever is of the same vibratory frequency (within an acceptable range) or inner nature as we are, magnetizing and attaching it, then enfolding and bringing the information back into the  core of our body where it’s “sensed” and felt. The complementary aspects of the information being received that can be readily conformed to our existing model are synthesized into our overall system, altering it slightly (or sometimes drastically), shifting our frequency as an adjustment or modification, which becomes a new emanation of the slightly altered frequency. Likewise, any obsolete information is then discharged or pulsated outwards, using some to magnetize new information while discharging others, releasing it to be recycled. This constant flow and exchange is how the inner atmosphere of the body is always being adjusted to match the outer atmosphere as the most basic function of evolution.

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This same process of digestion and metabolism that the physical world is always undergoing, also governs the energetic realm of the mind that’s largely thought driven. Just as the molecules of the air we breathe becomes the molecules we use to build our body at the cellular level, which is in a constant state of regeneration. The energy as consciousness that exists all around us, is being magnetically digested and assimilated to regenerate our energetic matrix as our mental paradigm. This usually happens without our awareness because it’s subtle and gradual in nature and comes more as “feelings” that have an emotional quality to them, and when taken on, awaken those same emotions in us, creating the ideal conditions for their complementary thought-forms. Sometimes this is so subtle that we don’t readily recognize it, and at other times it’s quite pronounced and produces an emotional reaction that can be quite volatile.

 
The other reason it can seem so subtle that it goes unrecognized is because many people are consumed with the thoughts running through their mind that have nothing to do with what’s actually going on around them, and the imagined scenarios as story lines they’re always dwelling in that render them virtually unconscious to the present. While many bodily changes may be taking place in response to the energy around them, they’re so caught up in the body sensations taking place in response to their own thoughts, and so they fail to recognize them. Because of this tendency to be constantly distracted with thoughts that don’t pertain to the present, and being disconnected from our own body, much of the information our body is sending us goes ignored, until of course a state of emergency is reached and the body begins communicating in a different language, the language of physical pain, designed to get us to stop ignoring it and pay attention because a crisis is developing that could result in a life threatening event.

 
The primary difference between the two complementary aspects of the mind, the subconscious and self-conscious, is that the subconscious-body mind, doesn’t perceive “time”. It’s not distracted with imagined realities that aren’t actually real in the present moment. The subconscious is always present, always aware of what’s actually going on in its immediate environment, and making adjustments accordingly. It doesn’t create imagined realities of the past or the future that it lives out of in place of the actual present reality. The subconscious lives in the present and is “experiential” in nature, and emotionally connected to everything around it. It’s interacting with the “actual reality”, and is what produces automatic behaviors, that we do all the time without thinking about them.

 
The self-conscious mind is the verbal, language oriented, thought driven aspect of the mind that’s always distracted with its own thoughts about things that hardly ever have anything to do with the present moment. It’s the “living in your head” thing that most people do that exists “in time” (past and future), and is living an illusion in place of actual experience produced by being present. These thoughts and imaginings, usually as replaying memory, or projecting memory into the future creating a similar scenario as a prediction that forms an expectation of what’s to come, also act to provide the subconscious mind with a form of substitute reality that it perceives much like an actual reality, that programs it by providing it with a form of memory as actual information about the environment that modifies it in preparation for that reality. We are literally always in the process of programming ourselves through our imagined thoughts.

 
The imagined states we live out of as obsessive thoughts act to keep us prepared for that reality as an expectation that becomes our perceptual filter. The mind, which extends quite some distance from the body, is always gathering information from the environment and sending it back to the body, so the body can “prepare” for what’s coming. It adjusts to the perceived environment that it exists and needs to survive within. By closing down and clearing our mind of obsessive thoughts that aren’t real in the present, and turning our attention inward to our body, becoming aware of all the sensations and how we’re feeling, we can use our body as a means of measuring and interpreting everything around us in terms of how it makes us feel. We can sense whether we feel relaxed and calm, being stimulated with a distinct emotional sensation, or stirred with an inner turmoil, or have a sick and queezy feeling as an adverse reaction to something. While our body doesn’t communicate with us in words as verbal language, it does operate according to the law of analogies and correspondences, and if we concentrate on a feeling sensation in our body while in a passive mind-set, a natural mental impression will form as a reality associated to the feeling, which is a form of metaphor for understanding the nature of what’s causing the sensation. Our inner feelings are always interacting with the “inner nature” of everything else, and so reveal to us their “true” nature as their energetic constitution, regardless of what their outer appearance is like.

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When we become present in our life, form an awareness of our body and how we feel, we can use our body as a gauge or a form of navigation system. We can begin to realize what produces a “good effect” and what produces a “bad effect”, and what that’s telling us. We can realize the quality of consciousness present in different environments, in other people, in our relationships, in the air we breathe, in the food we eat and the water we drink, and so on. Our body is always giving us feedback about how things feel. All we have to do is become present in our body, form a relationship with it, sense and feel what’s happening within us, and use that information as a guide for what to do and what not to do. Our body let’s us know what to increase and have more of, and what to decrease or eliminate all together. It serves as a guide for what relationships to maintain, and which ones to let go. For what types of food to eat, and how to make health promoting, energizing dietary changes that will leave us feeling good.

 
Many of what we call illness and disease are actually direct feedback from our body about the lifestyle we’re living, in an attempt to provide us with what we need to make the changes necessary to restore our body to health, and a positive, high energy, feel-good state. For example, lactose intolerance is not something you should take a pill for so you can keep on drinking milk and eating cheese, it’s your body’s way of telling you it can’t digest it, and quit consuming it. Heart disease and hypertension is a condition caused by how you’re living, not only in dietary terms, but also your stress level and habitual emotional state that frames reality in a way that causes you to react negatively to your own thoughts about things. It’s your body’s way of saying you’re emotional thoughts and reactive behavior are destructive and will ultimately end up killing you if you don’t change it. Diabetes is calling your attention to the nature of your diet, and the state of your body in terms of being overweight, or not exercising. You’re maintaining a lifestyle and mental state that’s detrimental to your health. Again, it’s not warranting medication of some kind so you can keep on doing what you’re doing that’s killing yourself, it’s your body’s way of talking to you, providing you with evidence and feedback as direct and immediate affects, that also provide you with the information you need on how and what to change.

 
By becoming present in our body, and in our life in general, and removing our attention from unproductive emotional thoughts, and instead directing our attention to what’s going on within us and around us, we can realize what our body is prompting us to do by how we feel. When you choose a meal, choose one that you know is nutritious and will create a healthy happy body. As you eat it, think only about how healthy it is, and how you’re eating healthy because you love your body. After you’re done eating, sit quietly for a few minutes, and notice how your body feels in response to what you just gave it. Learn how to dialogue with your body through thoughts that form a strong feeling in your body. The “feeling” produced by your thoughts “is” the communication with your body, it’s an effect in the body as the equivalent of your thoughts. It’s not enough to go through the motions of saying it, you’ve got to mean it! You have to create the emotional expression of what you’re saying to yourself. Thought without feeling has no power to create.

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Likewise, when you go places, engage in activities, or are around certain people, calm your mind, become present and neutral, and notice how you’re feeling and what you’re sensing. Be present with the energy and see what emotional quality it has, and what mental impressions it naturally forms. Don’t force the interpretation or allow your normal judgmental mind to kick in and start running stuff, simply allow yourself to notice it, without needing to change it. Remain unattached to what you’re sensing. Don’t try and explain it or make it mean something, just sense it as it actually is. Then, see it for what it actually is, your body giving you immediate feedback as to the consciousness and energy of the person, people, or activity you’re engaged in. Use that neutral and unbiased information as factual and true to guide your decisions and how you interact. Don’t let your emotional mind come back in and start running your habitual mental script in the new situation, recreating it to mean the same thing.

 
By learning to relax, control our anxious thoughts always competing for our attention, and directing our attention instead into the present moment, and experiencing things by way of our body and the actual energy and consciousness that’s present with us, we can gain a whole new sense of ourselves and our relationship with life. We can become truly creative in the moment by directing our actions with full awareness and by interacting with what’s actually present with us. We can learn to see people and things as they actually are rather than as we reshape them to be like us through our biased judgments and habitual way of thinking and perceiving that creates illusions in place of reality.

 
When we walk into any situation with preconceived notions, and our perceptual lens rigidly formed by our judgments, that for the most part rob us of our ability to see others and reality as it actually is, apart from us, and unique unto itself, we simultaneously rob ourselves of the possibility for brand new experiences. By developing the ability to be present in our body and with the people and things around us, we can begin experiencing life and others in a whole new way. We can acquire the information and feedback we need to begin living our life in a much more conscious and aware fashion, and begin creating in a deliberate and precise manner as a result. We can learn how to live in our heart rather than in our head.

 
Simply begin observing your own mind, your own tendencies, and notice what you tend to think about in an automatic and habitual fashion, and what stories run through your mind that glaze over the present with memories of the past and keep you in a hopelessly distracted state, and recognize what it is that keeps you from being present . . . . and through this self-awareness, start practicing directing your mind to remain focused in the present and forming an awareness of how you’re feeling in relationship to your environment. Learn how to remain aware of your body and tuned into what you’re sensing through your body and what information your body’s always in the process of giving you. Tune out of the imagined reality and tune into the real reality. All opportunities only exist in the present moment. Tomorrow is being created today. You’re only ability to act, is in this moment.

 

Dr. Linda Gadbois

 

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Stress is a Reactive Pattern – How we Interpret the Events of our Life to Create our Experience

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While we know that stress is the underlying cause of most illness and disease, the term “stress” is typically used in a very vague manner that lacks any real definition. We can only work with something in a deliberate and intentional manner when we understand it and can relate to how it applies to not only our physical health, but also our mental and emotional well-being. We can start by first identifying objective forms of stress from subjective forms. We have to recognize stress that’s outwardly or environmentally produced and beyond our control, as opposed to stress that’s produced inwardly by our own thoughts, emotions, and how we imagine things.

 
Outward stress naturally caused by environmental conditions, while they elicit an inward response necessary to maneuver or survive them through the “fight or flight” response that’s more of an instinctual and automatic reaction, that’s not produced by our thoughts, but exists as a real threat or actual physical danger, subsides automatically as soon as the conditions change or the threat of danger has passed, and we naturally return to a relaxed state. Inward stress is what happens when that same physical response is produced by our own thoughts and ways of perceiving the world. This kind of stress is more of a conditioned response as a habitual way of interpreting our experience that perceives them as threatening, dangerous, painful, warranting possible loss, or as just plain overwhelming.

 
We literally stress ourselves out by how we physically react to our own thoughts. We interpret the events of our life in such a way that it produces fear of some kind, which evokes an emotional reaction to our thinking (or vice versa), and our emotional state is the experience of our endocrine system producing hormones that “prepare our body” to react to perceived danger through the “fight or flight” response, which is usually translated into an over-reaction as an exaggeration that either forms aggressive, and attacking behavior, or cause a person to turn inward and internalize things, ultimately shutting themselves off from the outside world and isolating themselves as a means of coping. It tends to produce extremes of one form or another.

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By examining how we experience different emotions, we can realize that fear and the onslaught of negative emotions that stem from it are felt in the body as contractions that form tension that causes an anxious feeling that also forms our state-of-mind or how we feel. This state of mind then becomes the filtering mechanism for interpreting and transforming all our experiences through that state, making them stressful also, just by how we present them to ourselves and how we think about them. When we feel fear a lot, or our conditioned mind-set is constructed largely of negative memories born out of stressful experiences, we keep our body in a constant stimulated state based on our own perceptions that we’ve been conditioned to that form the basis for how we experience the events of our life.

 
It’s easy to see that people that are overly-emotional, meaning they’re always outwardly expressing strong emotions of some kind, are also very stressful to be around. This is because whatever emotion one person is experiencing and projecting, as behaviors that express that emotional state, stimulates those same emotions in everyone they come into contact with, causing them to take on the same emotional state and produce very similar behaviors by how they interact. Emotions are what connect us to others and our environment. A person that’s stressed out tends to stress everyone that’s around them out also. An angry person infects everyone around them with anger, and their interaction becomes one that intensifies and escalates the feeling of anger in both, propagating it, shaping their expression to the dynamic being acted out, and strengthening it in both people.

 
Negative emotions are so much more impacting than positive ones because they stimulate a whole series of biological processes in the body in response to them, which are then associated to the perception of those emotions, connecting them to ways of thinking and behaving that form tension in the body that can be hard to shake, even when what caused the fear initially subsides. Positive emotions have the opposite effect, and produce a relaxed and free feeling in the body, returning it to a positive and balanced state. The stress that’s held in the body from negative emotions, can become habitual ways of perceiving the world, and are lived out of as a normal disposition, form a vast array of health problems directly associated to the “fight or flight” response that produce distinct physical properties that alter the regulation of the body and how it functions. The number one disease that it produces as a direct and identifiable correlation is heart and vascular disease, as well as numerous digestive issues, autoimmune disorders, muscle and joint pain, chronic migraine headaches, chronic depression, fatigue, and various forms of mental dementia (deterioration).

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The body is always responding to and being regulated by the mind in terms of how we tend to think, what we focus on, what we tell ourselves about what we focus on, and the emotional reaction to our own thoughts that release hormones in the body that alter our “state” to match the nature of the internal representations we’re producing in our imagination that produce and regulate biological processes that prepare the body for the reality of the thoughts as an ‘actual’ outer condition. By way of this mental and emotional process, we’re always using our mind to reformulate our body as the physical equivalent of our thoughts. Our thoughts and emotions are always connected, and our emotions are either produced as a natural reaction to our thoughts, or our thoughts are produced by our emotions, both of which combine to form a kind of memory. Whatever idea that corresponds to a memory we have that’s being acted out around us, stimulates that memory in us through association, and determines what we think and how we feel. We’re always either drawing ideas into us as universal memory (not personal in nature) that stimulate a natural chain reaction of thought, emotion, feeling sensation, and behaviors, or, we’re using memory stored in the body from our conditioning that produces an automatic emotional state. Our emotional state determines what we focus on and what meaning we give it that shapes it into an internal representation as our “inner reality” that shapes our outer reality as a correlation.

 
This basic formula which operates according to natural laws, is identifying the mind-body relationship by recognizing that stress, caused by the mind is the underlying cause of most health conditions. The only way to alter the conditions of the body is to alter the conditions of the mind, which is producing it subconsciously. Because the greater part of this process is operating all the time just below our level of awareness, meaning, we don’t really have an awareness of why we tend to think and feel the way we do because it’s so automatic and natural, we are creating our physical health by way of it without actually realizing it, and so we often don’t make the connection.

 
The easiest way to work with this natural process to change how it manifests is by working with the subconscious aspect of the mind which is also the aspect of the mind that operates and exists as the body itself. It’s through this aspect of the mind that we can access and work directly with memory and the emotional, imaginary or visual mental impressions that are actually the key component that contain all other aspects of the equation as the overall idea or pattern of the memory being expressed and therefore used to create. By transforming memories held in the subconscious mind, we can change how we feel, what ideas we run through our mind as a form of natural thinking, and how we create our experiences as a result.

 
Memories are what we use to propagate realities that become more memories of the same idea or theme that we used to create them. Whatever memories we use to create our present experiences, form a theme that’s used to form fractal patterns as offspring that are of the same nature and hold true to the same basic idea. All outward growth comes by way of the inward reformulation of the same basic group of components by how we apply and adapt them to the present to create a new variation as a modified version, tweaked only by how we apply it. Each time we recall a memory from the past, we modify it slightly as an adjustment to our current level of maturity, and by how we lay it over our current situation, and use it as the means of interpreting our current situation to “mean” the same thing as the past situation. This act alone upgrades and modifies the memory making it appropriate for creating in the present. As we integrate the present into the past, we grow and evolve the past by way of the present, which sets the basis for the future. We grow in our life based on how we act to transform the memories that we are comprised of through a constant form of adaptation that incorporates new elements or aspects of the present into the past, reformulating it into a variation of itself that’s applicable and meaningful in the present.

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Memory, which also makes up the universal mind (archetypes), the soul, and the DNA of the physical body, combine through correspondences as being of the same frequency as a pattern (memory) for producing reality, and adapt and adjust to each other through resonance, forming a modified pattern that combine elements from both to form a new memory that evolves both at the same time. This new memory of the soul, and the heredity of the body, continue to evolve together through the experiences they create that become the memory of this lifetime as their natural offspring produced by how they interact and enter into relationship with everything around them, using the newly acquired elements to evolve and modify the primary memory into new versions of itself that exist in the present in a logical and appropriate manner.

 
This process of two beings comprised of a whole series of similar memories combining and intermixing their memories to form a new whole (patterning) then consistently absorb and mix with the elements around them that they restructure into the same basic patterns as the memory of the individual, upgrading and transforming their combined memory into new wholes (combinations) of the same frequency, is the basis of all life and how everything is in a dynamic form of growth by evolving its coagulated memory into new forms by how it absorbs, assimilates, and utilizes memory around it that’s similar to it and can be readily incorporated in a congruent and logical manner to tell the same type of story, creating the same type of experiences over and over. This is represented by the trinity, or the idea of parents that birth offspring that’s a combination of both parents to form a new whole as a unique individual.

 
Through this series of laws, the theme that first forms in our life through our conditioning, which is the formulation of combined memory from our soul and body to form new memory that’s used as our primary perceptual lens to interpret the events of our life, forming what we think of as our childhood experiences, become the memory of our formative conditioning that is used to interpret all our experiences of our life giving them the same basic meaning and recreating the same basic type of experiences throughout our life. The summation of the past up to this point forms the basis for how we interact with the present. We only perceive and take in around us what’s of the same nature as we are, which means, it’s of the same frequency as a theme, and can be readily interpreted by our theme as our perceptual lens (accumulated and synthesized memory) to form new experiences that are of the same type as the past. This is the law demonstrated by the Fibonacci sequence as the law governing reproduction as self-regeneration.

 
So all we’re ever really capable at any moment of perceiving is whatever exists around us that’s similar to, congruent with, or within the same vibratory range as we are. It’s of a similar idea, and can therefore be recognized and understood. Whatever is considerably different and can’t be explained, fit into our story, or understood using our paradigm, we fail to perceive in a cognitive fashion. This doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist in the broader sense, it simply means we don’t recognize or relate to it, and therefore don’t “see it”. We don’t use it to form a modification of a basic idea that we hold about things by fitting it into our story.

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What we call stress (outside of actual danger) comes by how we interpret events of our life, situations and behaviors by telling ourselves a story about them that make them mean something by how we present them to ourselves. We form ideas into an internal representation as a way of making sense of them by way of our mental paradigm, that give them meaning through the emotion they elicit in us, and we live out of this emotional representation as if it’s real and therefore true. We don’t realize that it only has the meaning we give it. We don’t realize that other people behave the way they do not because they have the same mental paradigm as we do, but because they’ve got their own story going on in their head, that may or may not even resemble ours. So while we interpret their behavior to mean what we think it means, without ever seeking to understand them by understanding their perspective and reason for doing whatever it is they’re doing, and realizing it didn’t have anything to do with us, but was simply showing us something about them. By realizing this, we can examine how we present things to ourselves, what type of meaning we tend to give things and what story we tell about them that creates our inner experience, and we can begin learning how to tell a different story by consciously working with our own memory base. By transforming our memories in a deliberate fashion, we can change how we perceive and interpret things. By changing our way of perceiving, we simultaneously change our physical responses and what emotions we tend to embody and live out of as a correspondence to our thoughts.

 
By identifying how we produce our physical condition through our thoughts and emotions, we simultaneously find the key for transforming our physical condition by transforming our mental paradigm. When we change how we think and what emotions we experience in response to our thoughts, we change how our body also responds to our thoughts. By learning how to intentionally keep our body in a relaxed state we can regulate our emotional state. Emotions produce matching physiology, and negative emotions create tension in the body. By simply preventing tension from forming in our body, we can control our emotions in an objective manner. By controlling our emotions we can simultaneously control our thoughts. Thought and emotion are always paired and form a combination that produces a physical manifestation in the body. Change or work with any one aspect – thought, emotion, and physiology – and you automatically change the other two as a correspondence. Negative or excited emotions always form tension in the body. Regulate the tension through relaxation techniques, and you “prevent” negative emotions that cause stressful thoughts from ever taking hold.

 
Likewise, a relaxed body naturally produces positive emotions. Not only does it feel good to relax, but the experience of positive emotions (especially love, beauty and reverence) naturally acts to relax the body as its physical equivalent. So by engaging in practices that naturally produce positive emotions, things that we love doing that also feel good, we simultaneously produce positive thoughts, a relaxed and healthy body, and improve how we experience life. In this way, we begin accumulating positive memories that transform our mental paradigm to be able to consistently and naturally produce more health promoting experiences and increase our enjoyment of life and deep sense of inner peace.

 

Dr. Linda Gadbois
Integrative Mind-Body Health Consultant
Transformational Coach

lgAbout the author:
Dr. Linda is a Spiritual Scientist and scholar of Hermetic Sciences and Ancient Wisdom traditions. She’s a professional educator and trainer for all areas of personal transformation, self-creation, mind development, and soul/spiritual evolution. She practices Integrative Medicine with a special emphasis on Psychology and Creative therapies. She conducts ongoing classes, Playshops, and Adventure Seminars, and is available for private or group training, mentoring, and speaking engagements.
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The Transformative Power of Relationships and how to Create Healthy Ones

Of all the areas of our life that effect us the deepest and with the greatest range of possibilities, our relationships rate the highest. This is true not only in our relationships with other people, but more importantly, in our relationship with ourselves. The relationship we form with ourselves determines how we enter into relationship with everyone and everything else in our lives. The very foundation of life itself and all areas of self-creation and lifestyle are formed by how we relate to everything around us. Relationships are the greatest tools there are for transformation. When we know how to use them as tools for creating a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle, we embrace our true power and it ignites our life.

Of all the areas of our life and relationships we employ and develop, the ones that affect us the most while having the greatest transformative ability, is romantic-sexual relationships. These relationships bring us the greatest fulfillment and happiness, or the greatest stress and misery. Some start with a bang then fizzle quickly. Others build gradually, establishing the friendship aspect first that then deepens through the trust that’s established and moves naturally into much more intimate experiences. Others can start off romantic and evolve into more of a platonic, roommate situation that while the love may still be strong leaves you longing for romance, affection and sexual intimacy. Still others can come as an intense encounter of some kind that’s strange and somewhat perverted or twisted that’s also strangely gripping and magnetic . . .at least . . . for awhile.

Yet nothing serves more directly to shape us than our relationships with family and key people in our lives, whether good or bad. And at the same time, no other area of our life are we completely lacking in education and practical know-how and left virtually fending for ourselves with only the relationship modeled to us by our parents to guide us. No one actually teaches us about the nature of romantic encounters and how to have relationships outside of our friends (who are as clueless as we are) and the occasional lecture that comes usually when we’ve done something wrong or already experienced our first heartbreak.

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Most of us are simply conditioned to the relationships being demonstrated for us by our parents or extended family members, where we were also developed by interacting with that same family dynamic which set’s us up for similar types of relationships and experiences. In psychology we say, we usually become one of our parents and marry the other one. Usually by the time we’re teenagers and beginning to explore sexual relationships, we’ve already been conditioned to the primary relationship dynamic that we’ll spend the rest of our life repeating. Even when we become aware of the consistency that starts emerging, with periodic events that bring shocking insights into the nature of things or underlying emotions and agenda’s that become apparent in a way that we can no longer deny or explain away by telling ourselves a story about them that justifies them, we can still feel powerless to change them.

Every once in a while, people and situations come together that are truly meant for each other, and form real love for each other, and create a very positive influence on each other in their lives together, while having an attitude of growing together through their life experiences that they always approach as “us” and “we”. They see all of life as happening to “them” as a single-unit, and pull together and support each other through tough times, and grow in their love and respect for each other as a result. Some people are fortunate enough to have healthy relationships modeled to them by their parents, or have their parents openly and intelligently teach them about relationships and how to most appropriately conduct them.

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The biggest key for learning how to remain fully conscious (awake) in relationships, whether romantic or other wise, is to recognize your own tendencies in relationship with others, how you act “on them” to establish certain ideas and through your interaction bring out specific traits in them in response to you. Many times what we see as something they’re doing to us, is actually brought on by something we did to them that initiated a cause and effect pattern. Then, once its starts, we don’t know how to stop it or recant, and can’t seem to control our emotions which sabotage it even further. Naturally once you do or say certain things, there’s no turning back. They can’t unhear something that they’ve heard or felt. Even if forgiveness is offered, they never really forget, but simply push it to the background where it sits and festers until it starts coming up, more and more frequently as time passes until it becomes precedence. While we can say anything to someone, and think we’re doing it convincingly, we can’t hide the look in our eyes which is the window to our soul that always reveals how we’re feeling.

If we can learn to control that glazed over feeling of being ‘twitter-pated’ that takes place in the beginning as ‘love at first sight’ that marks the beginning of the “romantic phase”, and pay attention to the red-flags that begin popping up without explaining them away, and pay close attention to how we’re feeling in terms of how they stimulate us and what they bring out in us as a result, we can keep a clear idea about how the relationship is going to naturally act to develop us. Whatever mood we form when being with and around them that’s naturally created through the nature of the interaction or the feeling presence that they emanate that we’re always sensing, we can see how they’ll act to condition us to that same mind-set and attitude. People always act on each other to make the other person like them. We can’t help it. It comes from our mental and emotional paradigm that forms our behavior and how we act and treat other people. There’s always a form of persuasion and negotiation going on.

As a general rule, you should avoid any relationship that makes you feel bad in some way, brings you down by being around them, always reflects negatively on other people of situations, or stresses you out and invokes negative emotions on a routine basis. Don’t enter into and maintain relationships that bring out in you you’re worst traits. Over time these traits will become dominant and form habitual perceptions. When the red-flags come up, don’t glaze over or dismiss them, but openly acknowledge and talk about them. When weird behaviors begin coming out here and there, realize that you’re seeing something about the individual they normally hide. If you notice them but choose to ignore them, they tend to become a major issue further into the relationship, and you’ll kick yourself because you knew it was there all along. Realize that the emotional component in a relationship is the most important and will ultimately make or break the relationship.

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The most important component of any relationship, but especially of romantic-sexual-intimate relationships is trust. This forms the foundation that everything else relies on, especially the level of intimacy reached and how they respond to each other sexually. Trust must be established and maintained right from the beginning. Once trust is broken, it will never be fully established again. This is what I call a ‘fine line’ that once crossed, marks the beginning of the end. It creates a turning point in the relationship where things start noticeably changing never to be the same again. Even when forgiveness is implied, the thought and feeling never really goes away. It’s better to come clean with something you’ve done that you’re not proud of or know will upset them, rather than hide it or lie about it, only to be discovered later where it becomes lying, deceiving and betraying.

Also realize that when somebody accuses you of something that you haven’t actually done and is not in your character to do, it not only shows you what their issues are, but also what they have a tendency towards themselves. Learn how psychology works in terms of whatever it is we’re doing we assume or suspect the other person is doing as well. We project onto other people what’s actually in us (as patterns) that we’re in denial of somehow and not owning. What we “see” in others (how we interpret their behavior) that produces a strong emotional reaction in us, is showing us aspects of ourselves and what our own tendencies are that we normally remain largely unaware of. This is easy to see when you’ve not only haven’t done what they’re accusing you of, but it’s not within you to do that, and so you feel surprised or dismayed when they accuse you of it. You may even feel somewhat confused by it or realize that they don’t even actually know you. This is what lets you know that it’s “their stuff”. If however you have done it, and hid it for whatever reason, then you need to see it as “your tendency” and work with it accordingly.

Relationships have the power they do because they stimulate in us complementary aspects that aren’t normally being stimulated and called forth, and mirror back to us our own character. Romantic and intimate relationships tend to immediately bring our deepest issues right to the foreground, and we find ourselves dealing with parts of ourselves that we didn’t really know for sure we had. Nothing makes us more vulnerable or represents the greatest possibly of loss, than love. It’s either what heals us through another, or what further traumatizes us. Because we have a natural predisposition to play out all of our conditioned tendencies in our relationships that we’re not fully aware of, and so they remain active and creative in our life, by realizing this and seeing it for the healing and personal growth it truly offers, we can grow exponentially by way of our personal relationships.

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Many people live with the belief that in order to heal yourself of your own hidden aspects you have to endlessly rehash them, go over and over what happened to you that caused them through some form of therapy, but actually, this isn’t true. In fact, this type of therapy usually only acts to seat the problem deeper by reliving it and continuing to identify with it. The plain truth is all we really need to do is become fully aware of what our tendencies are without needing to justify them (what we argue to defend is ours to keep), self-reflect and gain realization around how we do it, and what tends to stimulate it, and actively choose not to do it anymore while simultaneously deciding what we’re going to do instead.

All unconscious (or semi-conscious) tendencies are patterns we’ve been conditioned with that have themes in them, usually something like: rejection, abandonment, betrayal, not being good enough, and so on. These themes form the stories we live out as if they’re real and true. They’re a form of illusion as an imagined (and often embellished) memory or handful of memories that forms our perceptual lens and reshapes what is in fact objective, neutral reality by selecting only the components that can be used to tell our story by how we combine them and interpret the behaviors others are displaying. A person whose theme is rejection for example, can interpret just about any behavior to mean they’re “being rejected”. Our perception ‘is’ an interpretation as the ‘meaning’ we give things by the story we tell about them. While we transform everyone else to fit into our story, we also tend to think others are seeing and living out of the same story as a reality that we are, when in fact, they’re doing the same thing, and have a whole different story going on than we do. Everybody’s walking around in the same outer reality which provides the elements they rearrange by way of the inner reality they’re actually living out of by how they’re creating their experience moment by moment as they go through the day.

By realizing this and intentionally taking a detached or disassociated perspective while self-reflecting, we can identify our own story as the basic idea we’re always using to interpret everything giving it the meaning it has for us. Nothing means anything until we make it mean something by the story we tell about it. All of reality as a personal experience is reformulated in our mind by how we perceive it as an interpretation. This basic psychological process forms all outer neutral realities into inner subjective realities of our own making. The mind is a reality generating machine. We are subject to our own reality as our creation, because our mental model is what created it, and we have natural behaviors we systematically employ as routine and habitual tendencies that act to stimulate and form that same reality for others by how we communicate and interact with them.

Through self-awareness and learning to recognize our own story always playing in our head and heart, and what tendencies they promote, as well as what acts to trigger them, we can not only control our reactions when being triggered, but when we start into the behaviors themselves we catch ourselves doing it, and in that moment of realization as to what we’re actually doing that we normally remain unaware of, we realize we have a choice as to what to do instead. We can choose a new response to an old stimulus and employ new behaviors that break old patterns and begin forming new ones. We can choose with full awareness what type of story we’re going to tell by how we act and how we live our lives. When we move from an unconscious habitual state into a conscious and creative state we heal ourselves through self-induced transformation.


The biggest key to cultivating healthy relationships is by recognizing your own tendencies as “issues” and complexes, and through this awareness “choose” to give up your story and your need to defend your right to have it, which keeps you identifying with it, and choose to live a new kind of story instead. Self-reflect and recognize your own character flaws or tendencies that are destructive and hurtful, and work ‘on’ your self to transform them into positive traits that are creative and health promoting. Only by correcting in yourself the issues you tend to act out in relationships will you not only be able to attract a new kind of partner (that’s living the same pattern) but also won’t be unconsciously acting in a way that stimulates that old pattern in them. It’s only by working on healing and growing ourselves that we’re able to form new and healthy relationships. If we see ourselves as innocent while putting the blame for the relationship going bad on others, then nothing changes. We keep attracting and being attracted to the same type of people who are living out the same type of story with complementary roles in the same type of behaviors. This is like doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result.

 

When we work on ourselves and develop ourselves in new ways while letting go of the past and healing ourselves of psychological patterns, we’re no longer attracted or attractive to the same kind of people. We’re no longer stimulated by them. We don’t feel any chemistry with them or get easily drawn into their melodramas. The old triggers simply don’t affect us any more. They’re easy to walk away from and no longer create an instant engagement. Once we decide how we want to grow and what type of story we want to live, and we develop the necessary character to tell that story, we’ll start forming an attraction to different kinds of people. We’ll act to stimulate them in new ways, and they us, and a whole new reality will be birthed thru the transformation itself.

The process for beginning your healing transformation will go something like this:

 

 • Self-reflect on your own tendencies in relationships (past or present), and what issues tend to become prevalent for either one of you, what behavioral pattern formed in the relationship, and what it seemed to be about as it played out. What issues kept coming up?

• Identify your own theme that you’re always living out of that becomes played out in your relationships as a co-creation. Such as: feeling rejected or not wanted, not loved or cared for, betrayed, abused, abandoned, cheating, excessive drama, and so on.

• Recognize your own part in creating that pattern. What behaviors started taking place between you and them that formed that pattern? How are you acting to support it?

• Recognize what feelings and emotions tend to trigger undesired or destructive and damaging behaviors. What events take place that acts to first start forming the pattern? Such as: you catch them in a lie, or you lie to them, they talk to you in a condescending manner, they attack or turn on you for no reason, they openly flirt with somebody else in front of you, they start (or you) accusing you of something, they belittle you, correct you a lot, or even physically strike you or you them, you fight a lot, and so on.

• Gain realization around your own attachments to the story being played out in terms of how you identify with the meaning of your own story about things, and be willing to quit needing to tell that story. Then decide what type of story you want to tell instead with the awareness that it’s going to make you feel different about yourself, and may seem awkward or “not true” at first. You may become aware that you really don’t know how to feel different or tell a different type of story. But get clear on how you want to shape yourself through a new story and keep working at it. Conditioning comes through steady practice.

• What character traits would you need to develop in yourself in order to naturally tell the new story? How would you have to be? What traits do you currently possess that would act to prevent it and how do you need to transform them into positive and supportive traits? What emotions would you need to embody to create the right state of mind? How would you need to behave and conduct yourself? Determine what these are and again gain clarity around them while practicing them until they become natural.

• If you find yourself falling back into old behaviors, stop as soon as you realize it, withdraw from the situation before you begin creating out of it, and self-reflect on what’s happening inside of you and why. Gain realization around whatever it is you still haven’t resolved and willingly let go of it, while continuing to practice until relapses diminish.

• Make a vow to yourself that you’re going to always honor your own intuition and when red-flags come up or strange feelings, you won’t ignore them or explain them away, but penetrate and investigate them instead. Decide you’re not willing to compromise things that are important to you.

 

• Set standards for yourself and others for the relationship, and do not compromise or negotiate them away once you get into the relationship. Identify what are “deal-breakers” and if they should become apparent or start to arise, don’t stay in the relationship. It won’t be good.

• Identify what parts of yourself you want to grow and develop, and what states of mind and traits you want to strengthen and condition yourself to, and cultivate and maintain only relationships that stimulate and influence you in those ways. Let go of any relationship that’s negative, toxic, abusive, dysfunctional, or mentally and emotionally painful. Do not stay in relationships that destroy your self-esteem.

 

These basic practices may seem like a lot to do all at once, but what you’ll find is that they’re interlaced, and one will naturally lead to the next forming a whole process. The object of this process, as with any healing process, is self-awareness, and self-realization. You want to shed light on all areas of your self that are currently shadowed, areas where you’re not aware of what you’re actually doing and the reason you’re doing it that come about more through automatic behaviors that are triggered emotionally. We don’t ever have control over other people, but we have full control over ourselves. While we can’t change other people, we can always change ourselves and thereby change how they respond and interact with us. By changing ourselves to be the person we want to be we find that the relationships in our life changes accordingly.

Relationships of all kinds hold us to interactive patterns that were established in the relationship itself. When we change and grow and others don’t, the relationship tends to pull us back into the old way of being. People seldom let us transcend our past but act instead to hold us to it. You have to realize this and be prepared for it so it doesn’t catch you off guard or you fail to see it for what it really is. Relationships that don’t grow with you or naturally stimulate in you you’re new way of being and support it through the nature of the interaction will “leave your life” or simply fade into the background while new ones begin emerging with new people who share the new pattern and ways of being are established that foster your growth and act naturally to promote it through the nature of your interaction.

 

Dr. Linda Gadbois

Transformational Coaching

Evolutionary Relationships

 

lgAbout the author:
Dr. Linda is a Spiritual Scientist and scholar of Hermetic Sciences and Ancient Wisdom traditions. She’s a professional educator and trainer for all areas of personal transformation, self-creation, mind development, and soul/spiritual evolution. She practices Integrative Medicine with a special emphasis on Psychology and Creative therapies. She conducts ongoing classes, Playshops, and Adventure Seminars, and is available for private or group training, mentoring, and speaking engagements.
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Creating Good Health is not Rocket Science – “The Art of a Healthy Diet”

It’s interesting that the idea of creating good health or being healthy is often perceived as difficult to do. This is probably due largely to the fact that much of our food supply is artificial, processed and loaded with unnatural chemicals, or is a strategic composition of products designed to be highly addictive and of course, taste good. Other programs approach healthy eating as the need to be a nutritional expert or involve elaborate tables for “calorie counting” and measuring fat content, gauging everything by a number system of some sort that makes the whole process tedious and cumbersome. Along with this dilemma, supplements presented as the answer to poor eating habits, are largely synthetic, and usually only abstract one chemical from a whole organism as a vitamin or nutrient, and for the most part, not valuable to our actual health outside of the placebo affect, and are thought, like all synthetic chemicals to cause cancer with prolonged use. This dietary nightmare tends to not only create poor conditions in the body, but also mental and emotional depression that’s low-grade and chronic in nature, and because people are accustomed to it and think of it as ‘normal’, goes unrecognized. Yet, creating good health can be accomplished by simply following a few basic principles.

 
These health promoting principles deal with whole ideas instead of fragmented ones and should be implemented in stages as small yet consistent steps with reasonable time frames allotted to each stage. Trying to do too much at once, causing a feeling of deprivation, withdrawal, and suffering, will only act to sabotage the overall goal, or simply replace toxic material chemistry with emotional chemistry which produces an equivalent affect. Also, anytime you’re “quitting something”, especially something you really like and are used to, still set reasonable guidelines for when you can have it that reduce it to only an occasional event. Usually, what actually makes a product bad is the frequency of consumption, and anything only eaten occasionally probably isn’t going to hurt you or produce a pronounced affect. Being extreme in any area should always be avoided and a sense of moderation employed instead. You don’t want to take the attitude of correcting one imbalance by producing another.
There are three basic natural substances that are addictive by their very nature because they’re stimulants, and should be recognized as such.

These three products are:

Sugar (or artificial sweeteners)

• Salt – sodium

• Fats (of any kind)

 

All of these derived from natural sources and consumed in moderation can be healthy for the body and serve to promote overall health. Sugar obtained naturally from fruits and vegetables that the body converts to glucose, unless you have diabetes or a health condition where all sugar intake has got to be monitored, is probably going to be fine. The energy obtained from natural, plant based foods, gives you the same sugar boost without the crash. Salt, again, is actually a necessary mineral, is important for thyroid health, promotes alkalinity in the body, and is only harmful because the modern diet of highly processed foods uses gross amounts of it not only as a flavor enhancer and preservative but also ‘because’ it’s addictive. Just eliminating processed foods and minimizing the use of table salt will probably remedy and restore balance to your system in regards to salt intake.

 
Fats are a bit trickier, because we have “good” fats and “bad” fats, but as a general rule of thumb, stay away from any foods that are cooked in ‘hot oils’, which are extremely carcinogenic and known to cause cancer. As a general rule, pick oils that remain liquid at room (ambient) or cold temperatures. Eliminate all forms of margarine which is a synthetic product, and if you need to continue using a similar product, use unsalted ‘real’ butter instead, and only occasionally. If you choose to eat animals, reduce consumption to one serving a day, approximately the size of your fist. Cheese, which is the highest cholesterol food there is, like milk and all dairy (comes from cows), causes mucous and congestion in the body, which is never good. So again, if you don’t eliminate dairy, definitely reduce your intake.

 
Other chemical additives, such as MSG, aspartame, corn syrup, along with numerous dyes, flavor enhancers, and preservatives, none of which are natural or good for you, can be eliminated for the most part by eliminating processed foods, which are loaded with them. Processed foods are not only boxed, instant powders, and prepared foods, but also any canned, frozen or packaged foods which are processed as a preparation and have chemical additives of various sorts. When considering packaged foods, always read the ingredients to see what’s in it. Always avoid any food that has a lot of ingredients as chemical additives (you don’t know what they are for sure) or that’s fortified with nutritional additives. The reason foods are fortified is because the nutrition normally found in that type of food has been destroyed through the processing and is enriched with vitamins that are synthetic (chemical) versions that your body won’t be able to properly assimilate.

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Also, anytime you’re choosing to eliminate one thing or a food group, you need to also decide what you’re going to replace it with. Work by the basic idea that all habits are not “stopped” they’re simply transformed from unhealthy to healthy habits. The adage that “nature abhors a vacuum”, means, that anytime you create a “void” something will automatically be drawn into that void, and knowing this and working with principles of Nature instead of against them, we want to “decide” what’s drawn in that’s replacing whatever we’re removing. By deciding ahead of time what you’re going to replace items with, the “on the spot decisions” are easy, pre-calculated and immediate. Ease is a key feature to change!

 
To form your initial plan, start with primary ideas, and implement them one at a time (unless giving up something is easy), and as a good rule of thumb, allow at least forty days for each step before implementing the next. It takes approximately 40 days of consistency to transform old habits and establish new behaviors that become natural and automatic. After approximately six weeks of doing something, it becomes natural and no longer requires any kind of effort or actual decision making process.
In selecting the items and behaviors we’ll look at transforming, we’ll naturally start with the worst ones, and work our way down. If any of these areas seem like a huge change (you eat them a lot), then break the area itself down into two or three groups that will make the transition gradual.

 

These are the areas we’ll start with:
• Soda pop – any carbonated sugary (processed) drink. The carbonation is as bad if not worse than the sugar content and is known to cause bone-thinning as osteoporosis. While water is always the best option, wean yourself off high sugar drinks.

 
• Deep-fried foods, or any food cooked in hot-oils. Any kind of oil heated is extremely carcinogenic and creates a ton of free radicals, which are detrimental to your health causing general deterioration and cancers.

 
• Sweets, candy, desserts, ice-cream, and artificially flavored foods. Sugars not only cause weight gain, but also bind to nutrients and carry them out of the body, causing nutritional deficiency.

 
• Processed foods – most fast food. These are laced with chemicals and the processing strips them of any real nutritional value. The body can’t assimilate synthetic foods. Many of the chemicals used are known to cause cancer as well as an array of health problems. Only eat what looks like real food – whole foods.

 
• Dairy products – especially cheese. You don’t have to eliminate necessarily, but bring down to one portion a day.

 
• Processed breads, cakes, and products made with white-processed flour. They contain very little nutrients and are fattening. Go for products that are “stone ground” or made of non-processed wheat.

 
• If you eat animals, regardless of what kind (including fish), reduce your intake to one serving a day, approximately the size of your fist. Avoid any meat that’s breaded and fried, seared over and open flame, or grilled using charcoal (petroleum based).
• Eat a reasonable portion of grains, seeds and nuts. Avoid salted and “roasted” nuts, as they contain natural oils which are heated through the process of cooking.

 
• Develop the habit of using healthy “oils”. Oils that remains liquid at room temperatures. Extra Virgin olive oil is a good choice because it’s derived from olives through a “cold press” method and doesn’t involve heating the oil. However cooking with olive oil makes it just as carcinogenic as all oils. For cooking, consider coconut oil, which remains fairly stable when heated. Otherwise, exercise moderation.

 
• Plant based foods – whole fruits and vegetables should consist of 50-70% of your diet. Keep in mind that grains, nuts and seeds are also plant-based foods. Fats contained naturally in plants (which are very little) have a different affect on the body than fats derived from animal products. So a plant based diet is typically low in fat and calories and high in nutrients and dietary fiber.

 

 

Again, when eliminating anything from your diet take an attitude of significantly decreasing while still allotting occasional use. What you’ll find is that in doing so, you lose your taste for it, and after a while, no longer crave it, or when you do eat it, you don’t like it or it makes you feel funny. Keep in mind that your body will grow accustomed to whatever you feed it on a regular basis. By eliminating sugar from your diet over a period of time, when you do eat it, it can seem to make you feel queasy. When eliminating fried foods for an extended period of time, just the smell of grease will turn your stomach. When eliminating dairy over a period of time, you lose interest in it and don’t really think about it.

 
Again, make sure that at no point you create a feeling of struggling or suffering. When this happens you produce body chemistry as hormones that can be just as harmful as the food chemicals you’re eliminating. If you get a strong craving, indulge it, and then go back to your practice. If you’re eliminating carbonated drinks, for example, allow yourself to have them on special occasions such as when seeing a movie, at a fair or carnival, at a social engagement or sports event, and so on, where you’re still allowed, but only occasionally. The toughest part is breaking the daily routine, not the occasional one. And again, you want to avoid becoming extreme or gun-ho in any area, which simply creates a new “imbalance”. The key to success is a preplanned idea of what you’re doing and why you’re doing it, coupled with an attitude of moderation.

 

Dr. Linda Gadbois
Integrated Health Consultant

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Powers of the Mind: How to use your Mind to Transform Habits

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We know that in order to use our mind to create experiences, we have to work by way of the laws that govern the mind. The mind operates according to these laws, and so to use it as a tool for creating in the physical sense by “operating it”, we can see these laws as giving us instructions for using our own mind in a deliberate manner. While we can easily see law in terms of “cause and effect”, or action creates an equal and like reaction, we often fail to recognize and even subtler idea as the operation of law, which is the unification of laws as aspects of the mind that produce physical reality as a “growth process” or offspring of an idea. In the mind’s ability to create or directly influence material manifestation, we are always working with the 3-fold nature of the mind as the higher conscious, the subconscious, and the self-conscious mind. In order to direct energetic processes to produce physical manifestations within our own being and self-created reality, these three aspects have to be in alignment and all working in a unified manner to produce different aspects of the same idea as a co-creation.

 
If we set a goal for ourselves that requires us to willfully produce it through behavior or actions of some sort that we deem productive and health promoting, yet the idea of it creates an “experience” of suffering and struggling in doing it, then what we actually produce as a physical manifestation is the reality that’s an equivalent correspondence to “suffering” and we continue to struggle with actually doing it. If, for instance, we decide to quit eating meat to improve our health and lose weight, yet, in refraining from eating meat, we crave it, think about it, and continue wanting it, we create an experience of being a vegetarian as hard, always craving what you can’t have, having to discipline yourself constantly, and suffering in order to do it. We continue forming positive internal representations around the pleasure of eating meat, while simultaneously associating feelings of deprivation and struggle to the idea of eating a diet void of meat.

 
How we use our mind to form an internal representation of an idea also determines how we experience that idea. It takes the idea, forms it with associated thoughts as an internal image, which triggers an emotional response to our own imagining as “body chemistry” that forms a physical manifestation as an experience of the imagined idea. Our emotions are chemistry in our body produced by hormones that alter our state, unifying the body with the mind, which produces a pronounced affect on our overall health as the energetic stimulation of chemistry which undergoes biological processes as a result of the chemistry. In this sense, the mind stimulates the body which aligns with it as a “state of mind” that bridges an idea (higher mind), with thoughts that form it in the imagination as a conceptual reality, producing and emotional response, which matches the body to the same vibratory frequency as the thoughts, and produces the behavior that acts it out, making a reality out of it.

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The mind has the ability to direct the electrical and chemical processes of the body, and can transform the normal biological affect a food has in our body by the feelings, thoughts and emotions we associates to the food. This is especially true when the thoughts are about the health affects of the food on the body. Whatever belief or idea we hold about the food, for example, determines to a large extent the actual affect it produces. So if you’re trying to make behavioral changes to improve some area of your life, but you’re creating an experiencing of suffering around it by continuing to form positive and pleasurable associations to the behavior your quitting, and haven’t formed a positive association around the new behavior you’re replacing it with, and as a result you’re struggling and suffering with the idea, you’d be better off not making the change at all, because what you’re actually going to create is the reality as the physical result of your suffering.

 
Instead, by realizing this 3-fold nature of the mind which must be unified around the same idea, you can work more productively by forming an internal representation of the desired change (reality) associating very positive emotions to it that make it compelling, while also forming a negative internal representation (usually as an actual realization that’s embellished) around what you’re eliminating by replacing it with the new behavior. The mind always moves “towards pleasure” and “away from pain”. By forming a very positive idea as an experience of the desired behavior, you can create an experience of joy and empowerment in doing it. You envision the desired outcome it’s going to produce as an experience. When you think about the old behavior, it’s no longer appealing or tempting.

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I used the example of a dietary change to illustrate the idea, but this pertains to any form of change you’re making in your life. You want to always notice what type of experience you’re creating in making the change. Notice what idea you’re associating to both. Notice how you present the ideas to yourself internally by how you imagine them, by how you think about them. Work to form the representations as a chain of associated ideas to one that makes the behavior you’re giving up unappealing, disgusting, repulsive or painful in some manner, while forming a very positive association to the behavior you’re replacing it with that makes it very desirable, pleasurable and rewarding.

 
Also, allow yourself to realize that any time you’re giving up a habit, and you form a heightened awareness around it as a result of working with it in a direct manner, the first thing you’ll experience is all the reasons you had for developing and maintaining the habit. As we begin eliminating it, changing what we normally do when engaging in it, we notice all the things that triggered the behavior, and in abstaining from it, we feel an awkwardness around it, because we often don’t know what else to do in its stead. We then go through a period where we miss it. When we miss something or someone, we tend to focus on all the things we liked about it, and forget the bad. But this is only a stage that will quickly pass with the implementation of new behavior in its place that becomes stimulating because it produces a new experience as a new sense of your self. Change and a sense of newness allow creativity and forming new loves instead of clinging to the outworn feeling of old ones.

 
When we decide to make a change by transforming old behaviors into new ones, we have to form in our mind the outcome or end result the change will bring. We have to form the reality of the outcome in our imagination as the experience of it. We have to set an expectation for the outcome, and direct all our actions into it. We have to prepare for it, anticipate it, and rehearse it. We have to always think of it for the reward it’ll bring once it’s a reality, and recognize that we produced it through our active use of choice and will power. We chose the change as an outcome, formed it by imagining it as a possible reality in our mind, giving us the strategy for creating it, then willfully acted it out, giving us a new experience of ourselves as the true creator of our own life. This is the true power of your mind to create your reality, while self-creating through the same means.

 

The Formula for Producing Change:
1. Decide what change you’re going to produce as an outcome or actual reality.

 
2. Form it in your imagination as an actual experience – what are you seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, tasting, and what are you telling yourself about it?

 
3. Associate positive feelings and emotions to it. Form a series of associated ideas to it that are all positive and compelling.

 
4. Create an affirmation as an anchor that you can use to redirect your mind in the moment to form the desired focus necessary for the new behavior.

 
5. Realize what actions you need to take to actually do it or prepare for it.

 
6. Recognize what behavior it’ll be replacing and what internal representation you have associated with it that makes it desirable. Reform that representation by associating it with negative ideas and sensations that make it repulsive or painful somehow.

 
7. Notice all the times when you have a tendency to do this behavior. What prompts it, acts to trigger it, or what events cause you to naturally engage in it.

 
8. Imagine these prompts and events and create in your mind doing the new behavior instead, associating the new behavior with the same triggers that produced the old behavior. Run the new behavior as a mental rehearsal associated to the same triggers as the old behavior, over and over until it becomes automatic and natural.

 
9. When or if you start missing the old behavior, redirect your mind to all the reasons for giving it up, and think about what you’re going to do instead and how much better its going be.

 
10. Then, commit to the practice.

 
11. If you relapse at any point and give in to the old habit, don’t feel disappointed or beat yourself up, or continue with old thinking you failed with the new. Simply refocus your mind, pick up where you left off, and continue practicing. At some point, the temptations will begin residing and you’ll start to forget about them. Or if they do come up, they begin taking on an abstract feeling and they’re easy to resist.

 
12. Sometimes relapsing is a good thing, because in doing the old, it actually makes you feel bad.

 

Don’t expect change to come over night. Creating by transforming is a process that requires focus, patience, and perseverance. You have to dedicate yourself to constant and never ending growth. You have to develop a mindset of being empowered in your own life by being able to consciously determine your destiny through your ability to create the life you desire by making more conscious decisions while exercising the willpower necessary to produce them as a reality.

Dr. Linda Gadbois
Personal Development Coach

The Art of Goal Setting – “Creating Resolutions that Work”

In gaining an understanding of how we manifest as a personal process that utilizes the willful use of our mind, we can create a new way of looking at an age old tradition of making a resolution as a means of consciously self-creating and imposing a desired direction on our life. Creating comes by choosing what you will create as apposed to just existing in the current pattern that’s running your life. In order to work within the laws of the mind, we need to transform it from the idea of a goal as a statement, to a well-formed outcome as an actual experience. By creating a goal as a holistic idea that embraces the psychology involved in creating, we can learn skills at working more proficiently with our “whole mind” instead of fragmented parts. While the language of the conscious mind is words as abstract and conveying only personal meaning, the language of the subconscious mind is feelings, emotions, images, impressions, and actual experiences. The subconscious mind which builds and maintains the body while also producing automatic behaviors, is programmed through imagining goals as actual experiences. While the conscious mind can be perceived as having the ability to “choose”, the subconscious mind can be thought of as the “will” that serves to act out the choice by producing the behavior of its fulfillment.

The other immediate mistake people make, is they set goals that are negative in nature, and then use the creative power of their mind to create the very thing they don’t want. The mind can’t process a negative command. It doesn’t work by forming mental impressions around what “not” to do, or of what you “don’t” want. It works by interjecting a suggestion as an idea that’s imagined as a reality in the mind, while forming feelings around it or in response to it that creates a pattern as an actual experience that serves as a program for the subconscious mind to produce as an outer experience that matches the internal experience. We first create inwardly what we want as an imagined reality, which becomes the template as a perceptual filter that forms our outer experience as a correspondence to the inner. A goal must be stated in positive terms. Not in terms of what you don’t want, but in terms of what you do want. You form the goal or wish into an actual reality as an outcome or as an actual experience.

For example, if your goal is to lose 20 pounds, then the mind has to picture the 20 pounds you want to lose. Keep in mind, anything we can lose, we can also find again. Because you are not providing it with an image of the desired result, it sees the 20 pounds and the meaning you give it (fat, ugly, unattractive, unhealthy, sloppy, etc.) as the reason you want to lose it, as the actual emotional reason for creating it. The negative command literally says, picture this, feel this way about what you’re picturing, and give me more of it as a means of making me feel the same way. The emotion we attach to the image, is also speaking in the language of the subconscious which it sees as a request for “more” as a pattern for fulfillment. This is why as soon as you profess the need to “diet” as a means of losing weight, you simultaneously form irresistible compulsions around eating more, or eating the things you say you want to “resist”. Behavior is emotionally driven and is how the subconscious mind creates. You don’t focus on the fat that you want to lose, but instead you create an idea of how you’ll look and feel when 20 pounds lighter. You imagine your body in the shape you want it, how you’ll look, how your clothes will fit, what you’ll be telling yourself about how you look and feel, what others will be saying, and so on. You create the desired outcome the goal is intended to produce as an actual reality. You imagine it “within” the experience of it.

When we use language to define a goal, it’s abstract in the sense that it doesn’t always have behavior attached to it. It doesn’t indicate an experience or the process necessary to achieve it. It’s not creative unless it serves to direct our behavior, that is to say, give the subconscious mind a pattern for producing the actual reality. Our mind creates by an understanding of how the conscious mind has the ability to direct and command the subconscious mind by giving it directives in its own language. Words as ideas must be transformed into feelings as imagined experience of the desired outcome and what you will feel as a result in order to give the subconscious mind an “experience” as a pattern for fulfillment. The mind works by creating a perceivable and therefore believable reality as a means of fulfillment by associating an experience to a desired feeling. In order to produce change, language must be converted into experience. We have to look at what the language indicates, see it as an analogy or symbolic of a desired feeling, and create the experience of it as an actual reality, then while holding this in mind, embellish it with strong emotions of desire, adoration, admiration, respect, honor, and so on, and allow these emotions as they escalate to form feelings of gratitude and appreciation which sets an expectation for them. What we expect and look for . . . we find and get.

Dr. Linda Gadbois
Integrative Health Consultant and Spiritual Mentor

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