Many people see the idea of ‘spirit’ and ‘science’ as being contradictory terms, where one acts to counteract, and therefore somehow disprove or invalidate the other, yet these terms can be seen as synonymous when looked at with a holistic mindset. To lay the groundwork for attaining a fundamental understanding of what the term “Spiritual Sciences” is referring to, I’ll start with a basic description. The term ‘spiritual’ as it’s being used in this context is not referring to classical forms of ‘religion’, especially in terms of how they perceive the idea of ‘God’, and it’s not referring to the spirituality of the new age movement, both of which rely almost exclusively on a “belief system”, which nearly always lacks any form of empirical evidence, and is clearly being produced by the person “through their belief”, rather than by way of universal laws that operate consistently throughout the natural world.
In a like manner, the term science, as we now know it, deals almost exclusively with the material world, and usually leaves out the ‘mind and soul’ altogether, with the small exception of Quantum Physics, which places the mind back in its ‘leading role’ in being what determines how “reality” takes shape, and why it ‘appears’ different to each one of us. But science, like religion, is also based primarily on a set of beliefs that are generally accepted by whatever branch of science they specialize in. The biggest difference is in science they work out of a “scientific paradigm”, which serves to form hypothesis that are largely theoretical in nature, whereas in religion it’s usually called “faith”, which is considered miraculous in nature and therefore doesn’t require an explanation. While they both tend to work out of the same basic premise, differing only by the terms being used, they usually position themselves at opposite ends of the same equation, where one takes an attitude of somehow having authority over the other.
Spiritual Science is a field of knowledge that recognizes and takes into account both aspects of the “invisible and visible world” as being complementary to each other. Where one sets the premise for the other to naturally emerge out of it, while being sustained by it. The invisible aspect of reality, commonly referred to generically as ‘energy’, might be more accurately thought of as “consciousness and the mind”, while the “soul” can be thought of as the “individual mind that cultivates its own consciousness through a process of evolutionary growth”, that it also acts to facilitate. What science now calls dark energy, dark matter, anti-particles, natural forces, and so on, refers to the invisible aspect that always underlies and acts as the counterpart of the visible world. Every single material object throughout the natural world, organic or inorganic, is accompanied by an invisible energy field that serves to organize, inform, sustain, and sometimes animate it with ‘life’. Subtle energy, for example, which is also referred to as the ether, akasa, or dark energy, is not only invisible, but lacks any form of physical properties, and therefore can’t be ‘measured’ with any form of material device. However, this is also the energy of what we commonly call the mind, and in spiritual sciences is called “astral (star) light”, which can be not only detected by the mind through a form of “insight” or inner vision formed on the inner planes of the mind, but can also be ‘conceived’ by the mind, which acts as an energetic transducer that translates vibration into a visual image formed out of essence (astral substance).
What we tend to refer to as the “soul”, which, strangely enough seems to have become a controversial term, is formed and resides independently on the higher planes of ‘pure mind’ as ‘essence’, which is a vivified form of astral light (plasma) that forms what we call the “astral body”, or “etheric-double”, which is formed out of the soul’s “memory of itself”. One of the best ways to understand this in practical terms is by simply observing the nature of your own self-created memories. Just stop what you’re doing for a moment and imagine walking into your house through your front door. Notice that you can picture it perfectly in your mind, but the picture is transparent, and seems to be superimposed on or intermeshed with the outer world, and although its invisible, you can see it clearly by simply focusing your attention on different aspects of it. You can tune into it by simply adjusting your focus where you blur out the background while moving your attention to the foreground. It has no physical substance in terms of being tangible or opaque, yet you can see it clearly in your mind’s eye, and if you choose to, you can focus on something in particular and see a fairly detailed image of it. This image formed out of transparent smoky light as a memory or mental image, “is” formed out of what’s called subtle energy, which is the same thing as astral (star) light, and resembles what nebula’s are made out of in space, and greyish clouds in the Earth’s atmosphere.
While we tend to think of light as being an illumination, the illuminating affect only results from some parts of the light spectrum (which is starlight) being absorbed into a material substance of some kind while other parts are reflected off it. When the atmosphere is illuminated (it’s light outside), it’s completely invisible, which is what allows us to see the material objects that appear to be contained within it. Illumination occurs when light from the sun (astral) enters the atmosphere (aura of the Earth), which is comprised primarily of moisture and dust particles, and some of the ray’s as interlaced frequencies are absorbed and assimilated, while others are reflected and cast off. Whatever part of the spectrum is being reflected determines its outer color and how we perceive it through our physical senses, while the aspects that are absorbed and metabolized make up its internal nature, which remains invisible to us.
The frequencies of the spectrum that are absorbed are always complementary to the ones being reflected. You can witness this by taking a red object that has a distinct shape, stare at it for a few minutes, and then close your eyes, and you’ll see the same shape internally in a greenish color. Likewise, if you’re outside in the sunlight, and you simply close your eyes, you’ll see a reddish-orange color. This is because orange is the complementary color of blue. A reddish-orange color is complementary to a blueish-green color. So, while some people tend to take an attitude that you can’t prove anything in regard to the spiritual world, because it isn’t “real” in the material sense, this isn’t true. The difference lies in what you’re using to perceive, detect, and therefore prove it. Each aspect of interlaced parallel planes that unite in forming a whole or greater plane, operate according to the laws that govern and are native to that plane.
Material, technological devices of any kind can only register and therefore measure the material aspect of reality, whereas your mind, which is an organized field of subtle energy, is the only means for perceiving and registering the invisible aspect that underlies and permeates the material world. Proof as knowledge of something only comes through “experience”, and you can come to know the spiritual world through a direct and immediate experience of it. The only difference is you’re acquiring the experience directly through your ability to perceive it on the inner planes of your mind, rather than by collecting and then interpreting data of some kind obtained from the outer material world. This process is further complicated by the fact that science operates according to what’s called the “scientific method”, which basically states that the same method or procedure conducted by different people needs to produce the same result in order to be considered true. Whereas each person perceiving the “same phenomenon” will perceive it in a different way that’s unique to them, because what we call “reality“ is formed and maintained through our ability to perceive it. The spiritual plane is always creative, individual, and causal in nature because it’s based on the “mind”, whereas the material world, formed as a projection of the mind, is “effectual” in nature, and appears in a slightly different way to each person perceiving it.
How do we Define Spiritual Sciences?
The basis of spiritual science is the practical understanding of universal laws and archetypal principles, especially in terms of how they pertain to your own mind and soul in forming and maintaining what appears to be an outer world. What allot of people have trouble wrapping their head around is the very basic fact that the outer world can only be known through our ability to perceive it, and everybody perceives in a way that’s unique to them, because it’s being formed by, held in place, and interpreted by their own mental paradigm. We can only see outside of us what first exists inside of us. This is why “beliefs” are so powerful. Whatever we believe to be true, we make true through our ability to perceive it as a natural part of our outer world, which we imagine to be separate and independent of us. We don’t realize that we’re “shaping” how the outer world appears to us as a reflection of our own thoughts, expectations, and beliefs about it.
This doesn’t mean that we literally manifest the material world as a fixed or stationary construct, it means that what we call reality is formed out of a field of polarized starlight that contains an infinite amount of universal information that exists fundamentally in a state of probability (infinite potentiality), and only takes on the form of one possibility based on how it’s influenced and enters into relationship with the individual mind observing it. Observation is an interaction that’s based on sympathetic resonance (polarity) as a form of stimulus-response, action-reaction, or cause and effect. Our mental model is comprised of a dynamic system of “mental filters” that form our signature vibration, which is constantly reshaping the outer world of light into a corresponding construct, based on what we notice and abstract in any situation, and then reshape in a way that conforms to our beliefs and expectations. We’re not changing reality itself in terms of manifesting material objects, but in terms of what aspects of the collective whole we notice, draw forth in our awareness, and use as the means for forming how we experience it.
Unlike material sciences, spiritual science doesn’t divide the phenomenal world into visible and invisible aspects, and then only consider one side or the other, it keeps the phenomenal world fully intact as a single field of coherent light, formed out of universal consciousness and electromagnetic energy. It works on the premise that the imaginary reality we form out of our thoughts on the inner planes of our mind is archetypal and metaphorical in nature, and serves to establish the “vibratory frequency” as a thematic pattern that acts to shape the outer world of astral light into constant variations of the same overall theme. The spiritual world is purely mental in nature, and like our thoughts, remains fluidic and adaptable, where its constantly changing form based on whatever it’s combining with energetically. All change comes from making new combinations that change the formula of active and passive components.
While we tend to view the outer world of Nature as already being created and therefore predetermined and fixed, which of course is true in the basic sense (Schumann Resonance vibrates at a fundamental rate of 7.83 Hz), we often fail to recognize that we’re constantly shaping it into personal variations of an overall theme based on what we see and pull forward, and what we ignore or leave out, in forming a somewhat new idea that reflects back to us our own mood and story about things. As our mood changes, what we focus on also changes, along with what we tell ourselves about what we’re focused on, that mentally creates an entirely different experience of the exact same material situation. The material circumstances don’t change at all, it’s only how we experience them that changes.
This can be easily understood by simply observing your own moods and emotional states. If you wake up feeling sad, for example, kind of down in the dumps, you’ll tend to only think about things that express feeling sad. You focus on equally sad memories while running them through your mind over and over as a kind of mental theme, and only see in everything around what matches and can be used to express the same feeling. Likewise, if you wake up feeling happy and elated, you tend to think about happy things, focus on good memories where you felt the same way, and you only notice in everything around you what can be perceived in a way that amplifies feeling happy. Nothing outside of us changes, it’s only what’s inside of us that changes. As we change inside, what we see outside changes as a direct correspondence that reflects back to us our own mental state and attitude, and we combine the inner with the outer to form how we experience life.
The Difference between a Divided Mind and Whole Mind
Probably one of the most difficult things to understand about Spiritual Sciences, which is based on Universal Law as a higher form of knowledge, is that it can only be apprehended using the higher capacities of the rational, discriminating, reasoning aspect of the mind, which is “creative” in nature. This requires a fundamental understanding of the mind itself, which is what forms the very basis for universal laws, because they provide us with a basic understanding along with explicit instruction on how to use our mind to self-create in a fully responsible and deliberate manner. All ideas embraced (focused on) and penetrated through single-minded “concentration” cause us to mentally “enter into and become one with an idea”, where we access it from its root or primordial origin as a form of “seed” that grows and expands into fruition within our mind, making things apparent to us through a direct experience that weren’t known to us before. Instead of embracing the idea in a fully formed state, already developed by someone else and then given or taught to us, we access it at the root level, where it unfolds within us, forming in a new way that’s outside of our paradigm. In other words, it doesn’t come as the result of our own thinking or attempt at problem solving. It comes in a way that shows us brand new aspects that we didn’t know before, where we truly “learn new things” as if being taught by a higher intelligence.
This aspect of the mind – the true higher conscious mind – is the “medium” between the superconscious plane of archetypes and ideas in their raw, seed form, and the subconscious plane of the group mind that lacks intelligence and works out of whatever its been taught and retained as memory, is the aspect of the mind that has “access” to the higher world, where it can be impregnated with (draw down and into) ideas in their potential state. This is the aspect of the mind that gives form to ideas in an original manner, birthing them in the imagination, where they’re brought down the planes and into the sensory world as the basis for a new manifestation. Ideas formed in this aspect of the mind while disconnected from the emotional, automated mind, are formed through “will” as the organizing mechanism that causes it to emerge out of nowhere and self-assemble, rather than being formed through emotional conditioning. When an idea is allowed to take shape through this aspect of the mind, it acts as a representation that internally generates an equivalent emotion in response to it. Ideas formed in their divine state, void of animal instinct and emotion, are “pure and pristine”, and act to invoke feelings of wonder, awe, and beauty. They serve to generate very positive emotions through a fundamental process of resonance, and the emotions coupled with the idea as a thoughtform become the motive force that determines how it expresses to produce an experience of reality.
Due to this dynamic, which is the only true means for attaining higher knowledge, all ideas attained in their original form are shaped in a unique way based on the fertile nature of the mind they’re planted in and begin growing into a mature state. As an archetypal idea is drawn into the individual mind, it merges energetically (consciously) with the frequency of the mind (mental model), where it begins vibrating in harmony with it, and it grows into a correlated internal idea. We can only comprehend, and thereby become one with what’s of the same nature (vibratory frequency) as we are (our mind, which is what does the apprehending). This means every individual approaching the same idea will comprehend it in a way that’s unique to them and comes as their mental offspring. Each idea is gestated within the individual mind to form a unique variation or possibility of a universal idea (archetype). Acquiring higher knowledge always comes as a process of self-creation, because the information is attained by the mind through a process of adaptation and modification that reshapes it as a harmonious correlation.
All astral forms take shape and are transformed through “combining and coupling”. This principle is represented in Sacred Geometry by the Dyad, also called the Vesica Piscis or “womb of the universe”. In modern physics this same process is called an interference pattern. All ideas exist in a latent state of pure potential and only begin growing and taking shape when interacted with and stimulated mentally. All new forms come through a “relationship” formed between passive and active forces (polarities), which “act on each other” to stimulate each other into an active state of expression (existence). How something takes shape is based on how it’s stimulated energetically by the active (masculine) component of the conscious mind, which is the aspect of the mind that exists in the “middle plane” as a “medium” that acts to “conceive” ideas from the higher archetypal plane in their potential (seed) state.
As it conceives seeded ideas it shapes them into a possible experience in the faculty of the imagination (image as a nation) by molding it into (adaptive resonance) the existing memory-base of the etheric template (mental paradigm), where it gives rise to a corresponding emotion on the lower plane of the subconscious, which serves as the “self-assembling mechanism” that turns a pattern into a corresponding physical form. The subconscious, which is the feminine aspect of the mind, gestates and builds it into our perceptual lens where it can be perceived as a natural part of the outer world, forming the basis for experiencing it. Once it’s built into our mental model it continues to proliferate in forming a variety of new experiences as possibilities based on what mood we’re in, and how we perceive a wide variety of situations and different circumstances. Each time we experience it we form a novel variation of the same feeling and overall idea. This is because ideas attained in their original state of probability from the higher mind are “alive” and remain fluid and always morphing and fluctuating based on a continual interaction between polarized forces as an inner and outer, self and another, and higher and lower.
Due to this mental process, the only way we can attain higher knowledge in it’s original, living form as a root idea or seeded potential, is by moving into our higher mind and true self, disconnecting from our lower, physical mind of emotions and habitually driven thoughts born out of our formative conditioning and the dogma of what we’ve been taught. Where we can cultivate the mental ability to vibrate at a high enough frequency that we can act to conceive archetypal ideas from the superconscious cosmic mind as the basis for forming an original creation. It’s only by cleansing the mind of the habitual impulses born out of our conditioning and instinctual tendencies that we can attain a state of mind necessary to partake in the higher worlds of original self-creation. We have to bring our lower nature under control of our higher will so we’re no longer triggered into reactive states where we act out unconscious (karmic) patterns in an automated fashion.
This level of consciousness only comes through an inner fire and all-pervading love and desire for our divine nature and an insatiable hunger for higher wisdom. What we experience as “will”, which is the sole creative force that acts as the “assembling mechanism” for building ideas into realities, comes as “desire” for something, which is translated into passions on the lower plane of the instinctual mind. On the plane of the conscious mind, which is void of emotion and instinctual impulses that render us unconscious, the motive or active force is desire, which is an attractive force that acts to penetrate the object (idea) of its desire, constructing it into a subtle body of light as an outer reflection. Desire is the mental force that compels us to become one with whatever we love and revere. Whatever we love we naturally desire to unite with and become as one. We use it as the means of “making ourselves” based on the type of experience we have when united with it, which is translated into a memory of ourselves. Reverence is the magnetic force that guides us throughout our lifetime and determines our destiny in terms of the type of experiences we consistently create and accumulate throughout our lifetime. It forms the basis for our life’s purpose, the decisions we make on a moment by moment basis, and is what ultimately drives all our actions. It’s the determining force of our life and forms the basis for how we create ourselves based on what we “merge with”, take on, and become like in nature.
For this reason, there are no fast and dry rules for attaining spiritual wisdom, and no dogma or “true interpretation”. You can’t do it by accepting someone else’s ideas as your own, and no one can tell you what it is or figure things out for you. It’s something that requires you to have such a strong, burning desire for it, that you undertake it as your primary, and sometimes only purpose in life. It requires you to cleanse your mind of the conditioning and emotional residue formed through your lower nature when you were a child, where your thoughts are no longer determined by your emotional states, sexual drive, primal instincts, or constant reactions, and no longer run unattended in a habitual manner. You have to let go of all your attachments to your physical situation, relationships, and circumstances as a means of shaping and determining who you are and how you’re being, where you reside predominantly above and outside of your lower mind, and are able to watch it in a detached, nonpersonal, and neutral way. Where you’re no longer affected by it or triggered into emotional reactions based on what others are doing, saying, how they’re treating you, or what’s going on around you.
You can begin residing primarily in what’s called the “witnessing position” of your own life, where you watch what’s going on all around you without being pulled into it emotionally, where you start internalizing it and partaking in the dramas that ensue from it. Where you’re no longer drawn into emotional dramas being played out by everyone around you, and you subside in a calm, relaxed, peaceful state, observing what’s happening in a detached manner. This is why there’s a great deal of emphasis placed on healing psychologically and purifying your mind as the basis required for true spiritual development. The process of purification, so often talked about in spiritual texts, isn’t necessarily referring to your body, as many people think it is, but more importantly to your mind, emotions, and instinctual nature that keeps you unconscious and always caught up in emotional reactions. The minute you’re triggered into an emotional reaction, you go unconscious in the most basic sense of the idea, and you create in your life without a direct awareness of what you’re doing or the consequences you’re drawing on yourself.
We all have what’s called our “shadow”, which is a psychological term used to describe the hidden part of our nature formed out of intense emotions that we’ve repressed that are associated with memories that keep us locked into automated patterns that we consistently repeat, forming what becomes our “life theme”. Reactions are initiated and set in motion through emotional triggers that cause us to personalize everything, and the automatic behaviors that form the basis of the reaction is the reenactment of the memory associated with the emotion. You get stimulated by an emotion, and your mind instantly references a memory formed out of the same emotion, and you say to yourself “this means the same thing as that”, and you react in the same way. The minute you’re triggered emotionally, you go into an unconscious state, and create karma, so to speak, from the actions that ensue from it.
Each person is meant to draw their own conclusions, because the higher mind is always novel and inventive, and never generic, redundant, or based on forming ideas we were taught or given by others, which always exist as a form of “belief” rather than a logical, well-thought out conclusion. Higher knowledge is referred to as “wisdom” because universal laws and archetypal principles are living forms of knowledge that’s birthed within us as a direct and intimate experience. Knowledge that’s acquired through experience, forms new realizations that make us wise. You attain the actual knowledge an idea holds by observing it as it unfolds within you from a neutral state of “witnessing it”. This process of growth and unfoldment within your mind comes through “coupling with it”, where you penetrate it through a desire for it, and as you merge with it mentally, it’s systematically adapted to your mental paradigm and state, forming into a variation as a novel possibility that’s unique to you. And through the energetic (conscious) interaction that takes place as a relationship you form with it, it’s grown into fruition within, and is birthed by you as your mental offspring. It literally becomes a part of you as the means necessary for manifesting in material form. Everything that manifests in your life from the higher spiritual plane comes “through you” and by way of your own actions. There’s no such thing as a higher power intervening in your life and doing something on your behalf. The higher power has to have a material vessel to work through, and can only work in your life by working through you.
As an idea takes shape within you and you begin comprehending it, new insights and realizations form as a heightened form of awareness, and it remains alive as a living force that continues to morph and move through a vast range of possibilities, forming a chain of correlated ideas that are all of the same law or archetypal principle. It never freezes or fixates into a stagnate form or single version of an idea, but remains in a constant state of fluxing fluid movement that resembles a shimmering luster. It takes on a particle form of sensation, holds it momentarily, and then continues moving through a kind of evolutionary process of becoming by taking on and incorporating new attributes and characteristics inherent in the environment around us. It always behaves and moves like a “stream of consciousness” that dynamically flows through currents inherent in the atmosphere. We tune into these dynamic living currents of consciousness through our own mental state, which is always exchanging energy with everything around us, causing our state to flux and shimmer in the same way. Our mind is a dynamic living matrix of consciousness where our “frequency” is determined by our mental paradigm and only interacts with and takes in and metabolizes what’s within the same mental frequency in everything else.
The Mental Law of Polarity and the Regenerative Principle
This esoteric knowledge, or what some refer to as “information”, which seems to render it as “data” of some kind, inherent in the atmosphere around you is archetypal in nature and only becomes “known” by being gestated and formed within you as a reflection and evolution of your own archetypal makeup. You can only access in the atmosphere around you and serve as a transducer for what’s of the same nature as you are, which means that its “correlated with your mental model”, because this process works through resonance as sympathetic induction. You can only penetrate, act to “absorb” or draw into your mind, what’s of the same or similar nature (vibratory frequency) as you are. What this tells you is that your mental model has to be cultivated in such a way that it can resonate with a higher level of consciousness. Where it can act as a gestalt or medium for gestating it to give life to a new idea that acts to grow and develop your existing ideas about things. This is only formed through a constant form of study, where you consistently expand and evolve your knowledgebase to be able to intuitively comprehend more complex ideas. As you grow and develop your own mental paradigm, you increase your ability to comprehend higher and more complex forms of knowledge.
When we hold preconceived ideas and beliefs about something, where we strip it of the life it has and imprison it into a distinct and personalized idea, calling it a “fact” instead of recognizing it as a personal creation, we are only capable of comprehending what matches, supports, or validates our belief. We cut off the flow of possibilities and begin carefully fashioning a dam instead. In order to attain true higher knowledge in its root form, we have to recognize the difference between our lower mind and our higher creative mind, because it’s only while residing fully within our higher mind that we’re polarize to an even higher plane, and therefore become a “passive receptor” for universal ideas to merge with us, and become gestated within us. Through this mental process, knowledge is born within us as our own realization, rather than taught to us by someone else. This is the level of the mind called “genius”, where we act to conceive ideas in an original and more innovative form, and then become the means through which they’re born.
To “know”, means to have “knowledge of something”, which implies intimacy. It implies blending into and becoming one with something, and coming to know it from within, “as it”. Being it in form, so to speak. This method of birthing new ideas is what we can think of as the “sexual principle” of polarities, where two complementary ideas reconcile to form a third element as their offspring. This can also be thought of as the “generative principle”, which can be understood by using the model of DNA, where two strands, one from each parent, contains complementary attributes, qualities, and traits, which combine to create a new formula of attributes by changing the active properties to form a “new whole” as their offspring. The offspring isn’t formed out of the characteristics of just one parent, but as a new combination of characteristics taken from both parents. When you concentrate on an idea with a desire to understand it, you become an active force for first tuning into the mental current of the idea, while also penetrating it and becoming one with it as a mental state, causing it to begin actively unfolding and taking shape within your mind. You become magnetic in relation to it through your desire for it, and then once you merge with it, a relationship is formed between the interaction of active and passive forces of the same state, causing a thoughtform to emerge out of what appears as black, invisible, or empty space, as the offspring birthed “through” you.
All mental forms or concepts, like the ideas they represent, take shape through the interaction and relationship formed between complementary aspects of intertwined electromagnetic fields. A triad, for example, which is a symbol that provides a working concept for understanding how invisible forces and processes work, demonstrates that the interaction between polar aspects of active and passive, projective and receptive, masculine and feminine, electric and magnetic, which push apart while also pulling together, act “on each other” to stimulate each other into an active state of expression, reconciling in forming a “third element” as a unified, spatial field (sphere) which appears to be stable and somewhat stationary. This third element is a form produced on the inner planes of the mind, which, when concentrated on and imbued with sensation, forms the subtle body as a vibratory frequency used to order and organize the visible light of the outer world into an equivalent idea as a mirror (reversed) image. This same law, called a universal law, which means it forms the very basis for “all creation” by performing a similar process on all planes that combine to make up a single whole, is the same method used for being able to utilize your own ability to create your reality by learning how to utilize the higher capacities of your rational mind.
This method forms the basis for meditation and contemplative practices, which are undertaken by neutralizing the lower mind of habitual, random, and ongoing, usually meaningless thoughts, in order to enter into a calm, placid, single-minded state that’s not being driven or governed by emotions, impulses, or beliefs of some kind. It’s only when we let go completely of the part of us that thinks it already “knows everything” based on what we’ve has been conditioned to believe, that we can become a passive receptor for conceiving universal ideas in their seed form and gestating them internally to form unique ideas that are our own mental offspring. We use this same process within our daily life as intuition, where we use both the active and passive aspects of our mind to see through the outer form of things, connecting with its internal being or soul’s essence, and in doing so, immediately come to know it as it exists as part of a greater whole. Higher forms of intuition always keep the part (individual) connected to the whole (greater reality) that birthed and sustains it as a dynamic interdependent part of an even larger ecosystem. All of what we call “reality”, in the most general sense, is being projected “by us” and “through us” as a reflection of our own mental state. This can be thought of as “smaller fields” interacting and propagating through even larger fields of the same universal frequency as archetypal themes that are all correlated and therefore harmonious.
Whenever we’re speaking about higher states of consciousness that are not preformed and confined to a particular outline or material image, we must speak metaphorically using analogies and similes, which compare ideas that are similar in nature (of the same frequency) and act to form a spontaneous “chain of association” as correlated ideas that systematically emerge out of each other. Pure consciousness exists as an infinite number of possibilities for the expression of the same idea because it’s not confined to a particular physical form or perspective. This is what you might think of as the waveform (universal mind) that contains infinite possibilities for expressing the same idea before the wave is “collapsed” around a single possibility through the mental interaction of an individual, which forms an interference pattern. When we energetically combine with and take on the characteristics of a distinct physical form, we’re committed to growing and evolving it as a differentiated possibility of a universal concept or archetypal matrix. A dynamic set of limitations are placed on us requiring us to evolve ourselves through a select set of physical limitations, environmental conditions, set of circumstances, and family, racial, cultural, or community dynamics. All forms of self-expression require a dynamic set of limitations.
The only way an idea can be expressed within and as a part of a greater reality, is by having an inherent set of limitations imposed on it that causes it to take on the shape of its outer environment. All ideas originate as an archetype, comprised of a formula of attributes, qualities, and traits, that form a prototype for a variety of possibilities as a class or category. A general prototype forms into a unique variation based on how it combines with and is adapted to a number of variables – body, personality, environment, conditions, circumstances, situations, relationships, etc. – where it’s modified into a new configuration that causes it to express in a new way, producing new types of experiences as a result. We can think of this idea as the mind being comprised of an energetic formula or “tincture” of different properties, developed to different degrees and means, with a range of intensity and moderation, all of which interact with everything around it based on how it enters into relationship with the same qualities in everything else. Where some properties are activated and developed to different degrees through the dynamic that ensues from it, creating an emphasis that’s directly associated with a life drama, while others are only mildly stimulated and remain somewhat complacent, and others remain completely latent and inactive. This process, which occurs naturally through sympathetic resonance, changes the active components of our mind to reflect the consciousness inherent and actively expressing in everything around us. Energetically speaking, we’re chameleons and unknowingly become a product of our environment and relationships.
We’re always energetically (consciously) morphing to be a dynamic part of the world around us, where we automatically shift into the same mental and emotional state as a fundamental means of instinct and survival. Emotions are the energy of the material world that flow spontaneously through the atmosphere creating impulses that prompt automatic behaviors. When we exist in a primarily unconscious state, unaware of our ability to create by directing our own thoughts and making calculated decisions, we’re driven almost exclusively by our emotions and live in a constant state of reacting. We allow our imagination to be governed by our emotions, forming illusions where we’re in a constant state of reacting to our own thoughts about things. We keep ourselves consumed in an emotional drama of our own making, usually without realizing that’s what we’re doing. We become so attached to our own beliefs and creations that we defend them vigorously whenever we’re challenged with a new idea that might reveal them as being a delusion. Part of the problem scientists have, like artists, is they fall in love with their own creations, and will argue against anything that contradicts them, stunting their own growth as a result. They begin passionately constructing the walls of their own mental prison, joyfully confining themselves to the reality of their own delusions, rendering what was once alive, mysterious, and eternally evolving into a dead corpse, void of all beauty and possibilities it once had.
The energetic, conscious exchange that’s always taking place between us and our environment is commonly represented as a form of respiration, where we absorb, metabolize, assimilate, and discharge whatever energy we’re submerged in and a natural part of. We’re always steeped in a sea of vibratory frequencies that constantly interact with each other and act naturally to evolve each other by forming new combinations. Life is not stagnate or fixed, it’s always fluxing, flowing, and evolving into new aspects of itself. Knowledge, like life itself, is alive and in a constant state of becoming. There’s no such thing as a “fact”. A fact is simply an understanding we form at a particular point in our growth and evolution, and in the next moment is morphing into a new version of itself that reveals new possibilities. As we grow in our understanding, the world around us, being perceived and shaped by us, changes accordingly. This is Nature’s way of keeping us a part of the same mental state as everything around us that we interact with and survive within. We’re always in tune with whatever is actively expressing in the atmosphere around and in near proximity to us. We simply have to quiet our habitual thoughts, become still emotionally, and be fully present in the moment, while sensing everything from a detached perspective. As we become present, we also tune into the greater mind of the Earth’s planetary consciousness and can pick up on the subtle frequencies constantly being transmitted and received, where we become the vessel and means for higher consciousness to know itself.
Transpersonal Psychologist, Metaphysician, and Spiritual Teacher