The Art of Interpreting Symbolic Imagery Designed to Communicate Higher Knowledge

Interpreting symbolic imagery is an art-form that only comes from an in-depth knowledge of the principles being illustrated. I wanted to use this famous Egyptian/Sumerian hieroglyph as the means of demonstrating how to translate symbolic imagery, because I have seen many instances where it was translated very poorly, or in a completely inaccurate way. We have a natural tendency to try and interpret ancient ideologies using our “modern paradigms” for understanding, instead of embracing the paradigm of those who wrote them. I’ve heard many say that the ancients just drew what they were seeing, and their writing should be taken literally as a result, and this imply isn’t true. Hieroglyphs were a universal language that illustrated ideas as principles in a way that could be conceptualized, which is the key factor to learning, and which could be interpreted equally by any race or culture. Due to the fact that they had to be interpreted, every single person formed a unique interpretation of the same idea.

One of the primary reasons for inaccurate interpretations is probably due to the fact that they don’t understand the imagery associated with occult sciences, which is the universal language of the ancient world. In ancient cultures around the world, the “soul” was a primary idea and what created the entire reality and life experiences of the human being. This particular piece is very rich in the symbolism that explains and describes how the Soul works on multiple levels simultaneously to create the illusion of reality as the means of gaining knowledge of itself through “experiences” of itself produced by both an inner and outer reality of the same nature. The only way we truly “know anything” is through experience, and in order to gain knowledge of our self we have to create experiences of our self.

I’m just going to give a basic interpretation of the symbolic concepts being illustrated, and allow you to fill in the blanks in whatever way makes sense to you. All symbolic imagery forms a “living language” that has to be interpreted in order to be understood, and every person forms a unique interpretation based on their level of knowledge and awareness. One of the things to always keep in mind is that in all symbolic compositions meant to represent a whole or greater idea, every single aspect used to compose it is a corresponding attribute and quality of the whole idea. This means that every shape, feature, number, color, quality, characteristic, and attribute has a specific purpose in communicating an important part of the greater idea. It’s this feature that gave us the saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Symbolic imagery is the only language that’s universal in nature and can be equally understood by everyone while forming a unique variation of the same idea. From a spiritual perspective, we’re all meant to not only be individuals in our own right, but to create our experience of reality in a way that’s unique to us as a personalized version of a universal concept.

The first thing you always want to notice is the overall idea being illustrated through the composition of the whole piece. This image shows a large figure communicating with three smaller figures of the same nature (they all look alike) on a different level (dimension) and scale (size). The large figure sits on a square cube behind a wall or barrier that’s decorated with a motif that symbolizes polar opposites joined at the base, situated between two vertical pillars that are held together by a linear base and an overhead canopy or plane. The large figure rests on the upper plane of the cube and is a unification of the polar opposites which serve as its foundation and throne. A square or cube represents material reality as the organization of the four elements that make up the soul’s “constitution”, and are what forms the basis for the reality of the soul as its outer projection.

The larger figure represents the “higher self” as the human soul that forms and administers the entire material plane as a projection. Its headdress is shaped like a cone with five-waves of energy that symbolizes the third-eye and the transmission, reception, and transduction of energy through the ether (5), where it flows in waves through the hair, beard, and garment, and down through the base or linear foundation on which the whole idea rests, and up into the garment of the smaller figure that’s opposite of it on the other side of the barrier. There are seven primary waves or levels of energy flowing through the foundation and are what “inform” the reality of the three smaller figures on the other side of the barrier. The barrier appears as a wall that’s comprised of 33 layers or joints (spine has 33 vertebrae) whose foundation (base ornament) is polar (twin spiraling serpents), and whose capstone is triune. These 7 waves are adorned with 4 circles that enclose an 8 pointed star, and are spaced evenly in a way that represents the relationship of Phi (Golden Mean and the Law of Thirds) as the part being proportionately the same as the whole (halving and doubling) by how they’re positioned in relation with the upper plane that rises out of it.

In the right hand of the Soul is a circle and rod, which represents the yoni (womb) and the phallic (seed), which are made out of the same thing formed into complementary shapes (shape always indicates function). This is also the basis for the Monad, which is symbolized as a sphere with a rod or staff vertically emerging from the center. This is also commonly symbolized by an egg with a serpent wrapped around it, and a “solar disk” as the circular head dress of certain deities resting in a chalice formed by a serpent, with a tail coming out of the back side and a head coming out of the front.

The pineal gland of the brain looks like a serpents head and tail when viewed in its natural state within the brain. Above the head of the Soul and forming the foundation for the canopy overhead, is three symbols that represent the Moon (Mother), Solar Sun (son) and the Cosmic Sun (Father). The left hand holds the beard through which the signal is being transmitted, which resembles a pillar, through which cosmic energy is being translated by the Soul. Both arms are bent in such a way they form a right angle, and where the pillar (phallic) rests in the lap (womb), and the posture of the whole body also forms a right angle. The higher Soul is a hermaphrodite, where feminine and masculine aspects exist in a balanced and harmonious state.

The rod that rises out of the foundation forms a backdrop that extends up forming a right angle that hangs over the top of the barrier (resembles the corpus callosum of brain), and has a smaller version of the same figure as “dual aspects”, represented by 2 heads and set of arms and hands that are holding and controlling the 2 cords used to hang the “solar disc” on the other side of the wall. All three profiles of the higher self are of the left side of the face (associated with Chokmah), and all three of the smaller images are of the right side (polar opposite as a mirror image) of the same figure (associated with Binah). The cord is formed by two pieces wound in a spiraling motion and forms a triangle shape that also forms a right angle (Pythagorean Triangle). The disk rests on a holder or cradle on the table, which is formed out of the same motif as the cube throne and wall, representing polarity (two spirals orientated in opposite directions, resting on 2 horizontal (parallel) planes) and a base with 10 parts (universal laws). The table has 2 legs (pillars) bound together and strengthened by a cross-brace on the underside and top of the table on the upper side. A table top represents a “plane” of existence.

The solar disc, also called Shemesh, is associated with Tiphareth on the Tree of Life (Sun) as the Higher Self or true human soul that never incarnates into the physical realm because it’s what’s “creating and orchestrating” the “entire” physical plane from a higher dimension. The Solar Disc represents the Monad, the 4 elements and cardinal signs, 3 emanations that rise out of them (also at a right angle), and the archetypes of the zodiac, which form, govern, and operate the physical plane. The circle with a smaller (sometimes shown as invisible or empty) center, is divided into four solid points that resemble the 4 corners of the Earth on a compass, the 4 seasons of time as a transition between opposites, and the 3 waves that emanate from the combination (relationship) of pairs, which together form a “whole” as the expression of 12 archetypal energies that arise out of 4 cardinal signs or Elements. It’s comprised of 4 emanations that sit at a right angle to 4 material Elements, forming an 8 pointed star. There’s a distinct relationship between 3 and 4, one representing the mind, the other the material world which is formed by the mind as a mirror image and reflection into a parallel plane. 8 represents an octave which is formed out of 7 notes (3+4=7) as a “whole scale”. The cosmic disc is represented by 8 emanations, whereas the solar disc is 4 emanations at right angles to 4 solid triangles, representing the emanations of the Father made manifest through the son.

The disc is a “mirror image” and projection of the Higher Self on a parallel plane (the left side of the face is shown on the large image, and the right side of the same image on the parallel plane), and can only be “seen” or “known” through the “whole reality” of the individual within that plane. The lower soul can never look upon the “face of God” (its creator), because in order to do so you’d have to die and enter into the same plane. We can only know our Higher Self as God by looking within at the thoughts being transmitted and absorbed by our subconscious (wavelengths being transmitted and conceived), which produces the basis for our outer experience of reality. This is the same idea that’s conveyed through the image of a bearded god (ancient of days) that’s emerging out of a “winged disc” that has 4 layers of horizontal feathers and 3 layers of vertical tail feathers, with two legs and spiral feet, commonly thought to represent a UFO.

The 3 smaller figures of the same character and appearance of the Higher Self, represent the 3 aspects of the mind, self, and soul, commonly referred to as the subconscious, self-conscious, and etheric double, which is what forms the template or blueprint for producing the entire plane of material existence as a mirror image of itself. The subconscious is the aspect of our self that exists in direct contact with our higher self and receives instructions on what to create through mental imagery. The small image that’s the furthest away from the larger one is the one that’s receiving direct transmission through the underlying foundation on which the whole scene rises out of.

Both arms of the figure receiving the transmission from the Higher Self are raised to the higher self, and in the middle figure one arm is raised to the Higher Self, while the other holds a torch in the left hand that’s being held by the right hand of the third figure, showing a transmission of knowledge through the direct connection of complementary opposites (polarity). The third figure holds the table, representing the plane of material reality that the original projection serves to in-form. The cap on each of the succeeding figures gets smaller and more rounded, losing its cone shape. The Higher Self has a cap with 5 parts (ether) and the receiving aspect of the lower self has 4 parts (material manifestation). The transmission of knowledge takes place through a sequence of correlated stages that are all polar aspects of each other as an outgrowth of the same thing. The passive acts as a receiver for the active force of the same nature, and once it’s impregnated with the idea given to it by the active component, gestates and grows it into a reality as its offspring.

 The basic idea being illustrated here is the Law of 3 in 1, or the One that has 3 aspects that perform different functions in creating the same thing. This is what’s called the “3-fold nature of the mind and soul”, and the 3 dimensions that make up physical reality as a 4th (unified) whole. The stature of the higher soul is larger because it contains all three aspects of the lower soul. All of what we experience as reality is a projection of our higher mind and is designed to acquire knowledge of it “self” through the “experiences” it creates of itself. Our Soul doesn’t just create our physical body as a specialized design that it then inhabits as a means of experiencing itself in the physical world, it’s the One creating the appearance of reality as a mirror image and projection of itself as both an inner and outer, and as a self and other. We can only “know” our true self through our “whole reality” which is necessary in order to create experiences of our self. We are not a body as a single aspect within a greater whole, but the whole itself. We are the one creating reality as a mental projection (step down process) from a parallel plane through the universal principle of polarity.

The Soul creates itself as a reality through the principle of complementary opposites that form 3 planes simultaneously as an upper and lower that are brought together in a unified state by a “middle”, and forms an inner and outer reality that are unified as an “experience”. This idea is illustrating what’s referred to as the Tetragrammaton in Esoteric Sciences, and the Tetrad (4 as a cube) in Sacred Geometry, both of which illustrate the process of creation. This is the process through which we’re “seeded” with an idea from our Higher Self (will), which is translated into a physical form in our imagination and developed with attributes and sensations, to produce an outer reality of the same nature. Everything comes about as a polar movement between passive and active aspects of the same thing, where an invisible idea as a frequency (pattern) is transmitted through the ether and received by the third-eye of its complementary aspect, and forms an internal image that becomes active as a blueprint for creating on that plane. The Will of our Higher Self forms the basis for all of our thoughts which are developed through sensory detail and give rise to complementary emotions, which form the basis for all material activity.  

We can’t experience our self while in a unified state, and so duality is necessary in order to create a 3-D reality that we use as the means of experiencing ourselves in relation with our self as another and a greater whole. The ancients were obsessed with the “soul” because in reality, the Soul is all there is. Our Soul, like our mind, has three inherent aspects that all perform different functions in creating the same thing. This idea is commonly represented by a divine being with 3 heads or faces, usually with a larger center one, and two smaller ones on each side, and in Sacred Geometry by the triangle or pyramid, which has 3 faces and points, one of which is exalted in the center, and two which are parallel to each other on the same plane as its foundation. The upper forms the basis for the lower and descends into the lower sphere of consciousness through a right angle. The upper is symbolized by a vertical line or column (phallic) and the lower is symbolized by a horizontal line that’s the reflection of the upper. An “L” or “V” shape is used to represent the same line formed as a reflection or shadow image of itself.

Dr. Linda Gadbois       

The Law of the Monad – The Brain, Membrane, and Will as the Spoken Word that Manifests a Corresponding Reality

The Monad is represented in a geometric form as a sphere or circle with a dot in the center, symbolic of the inner expanding and extending to become the spatial sphere of the outer. The information of the core, germ, or brain expands equally in all directions and fills every aspect of the space within the sphere (atmosphere) with the same information (hologram). This is the model of the conscious, active mind, seeding and programming the fertile subconscious mind of the material plane. Words that are spoken inwardly as thought act as a seed that’s conceived by the imagination of the subconscious mind, where it’s shaped into the form indicated by the “meaning” of the word. The meaning of the word is developed into a sensory form with emotional attributes and qualities, giving it distinct characteristics,  and it becomes a “etheric shell” (phantom-like holographic image) for drawing in the dark flame (invisible) of life-force energy, giving rise to an electromagnetic field, which acts as both a magnetic, contracting field, and an electric, expanding field. With words we engrave signs into the astral light that forms them into a hologram as the vibratory frequency of the form. As we cast an image into the contained sphere of the mind, it becomes the perceptual lens that we look through seeing that same idea in the reality around us, and connecting to and interacting with it.

The Monad also represents the Law of fields nested within fields. A core or germ as a central field that spontaneously births or gives rise to a greater field of the same nature, forming a kind of hierarchy, where the outer, greater field contains the entire smaller field within it, while being dependent on it as the foundation for its existence. All laws emerge out of a primary law as a synchronized process of growth and development. The brain (organized information) forms the membrane as the outer body, and the membrane becomes the brain for the next membrane. All dimensions exist as membranes that are nested within and spontaneously produced as an outgrowth by the series of membranes that preceded it. All reality comes as layers upon layers all produced as a spontaneous growth process where all are supported by the one that precedes it and acts as the foundation for the next one to naturally rise out of as an outgrowth or extension.

Our will is an active force that engraves signs as living images into the heavenly sphere that surrounds us (mind), as a dark flame (invisible field) that begins forming a fog-like essence of astral (star) light into an empty form that will serve as a vessel or vehicle for consciousness to embody, give life to, and express through “as” the nature of the form. Words as an idea spoken inwardly as thought (internal dialogue), impregnates (seeds) the imagination of the subconscious, which is the material forming mind, where it gestates and is steadily grown and developed into a well-defined form that resembles a ghost-like, neutral image of grey tones, that’s then imbued with sensory attributes that give it properties as radiant colors that act to “draw in” and give rise to an electromagnetic field, which further forms and stabilizes the image while magnetizing it with emotions. Once an idea possesses an electromagnetic field and is cast into the ether surrounding the body, it extends out becoming an inherent part of the outer environment (membrane), while becoming an inherent part of our “perceptual lens” as a filter that we look through, and we “see it” all around us and naturally gravitate towards it in our immediate environment.

As it blends into and becomes a part of the membrane of our mind as a perceptual field, it then acts as the basis to form and extend itself even further, seeding and becoming a part of our immediate environment as a regional membrane (greater mind), and so on, until it becomes an inherent part of our everyday, extended reality. The mind creates reality as a rippling effect by propagating waves through the ether that reorganize it through resonance by what’s “turned on”, stimulated and brought forth into active expression, and what’s “turned off”, and recedes and disappears (All physical form is created by the same laws that operate DNA). We don’t necessarily act to create or actually manifest the physical world around us (although we can), which exists in an objective and neutral state devoid of meaning and containing all possibilities for any version of reality, but rather to influence, rearrange, and manipulate it into new forms as a primary means of self-expression and creation that’s outwardly expressed as actions.

In the purely spiritual and mental state of cause, thought is an active force and serves as the basis for all material creation, which has no will of its own. Likewise, the subconscious mind of the material plane has no will of its own and is passive and receptive in nature, and produces all behavior in an automatic fashion as instinctual impulses that are motivated by emotions. On the material plane emotions are equivalent to thought on the higher mental plane, and act to produce creative activity without a thought process of any kind and void of intention and purpose (in the personal sense). Thought as an idea only creates on the material plane by merging into the astral plane of feeling sensation and emotions, which is what acts to organize the life-essence into the form of the thought, giving it sensory attributes that invoke feelings as internal sensations that call forth the equivalent and complementary emotion as a chemical reaction that alters the state of the body to be of the same nature as the emotional idea.

A “sign” (idea, symbol, metaphor) willfully cast into the ether of the lower mind through desire and intention, forms a etheric body as a holographic shell that acts as a passive receptor for an electromagnetic field that stabilizes the image into a seemingly solid form where it serves to attract the active life force and consciousness,  which acts as the brain or mind that rises up out of it, surrounding it with an extended field, forming the reality as the congruent outer environment necessary for it to exist as an outer atmosphere or membrane, that becomes the basis for producing a series of membranes (dimensions) as an inherent part of the (pre)existing reality. The higher mind, drawn up from within, casts an image into the electromagnetic field of the lower mind of the body, where it’s conceived by the womb of the imagination, and becomes the basis for producing an equivalent corresponding life-form as an inherent part of the outer reality from which we “experience it”. Through the experience of it we “acquire it” as memory, which acts to shape us by way of its integration.

What rises up within us as a mental impression that forms our state or mood as the experience of it that we create internally by thinking about it, becomes our vibratory frequency. The union of thought and feeling in the imagination form experience as an emotional state that regulates the vibratory state of the body, which forms the outer reality as a state-in-form. What we think, feel, imagine, and project, we perceive as a natural part of our outer world. Whatever mood or mental state we’re in based on the thoughts and emotions we’re living through, serves to attract and stimulate that same mood or state in everyone and everything else (resonance), calling it forth into active expression. We then perceive them through the same state and as possessing the same qualities of that state, then interact with them creating the “experience” of that state made manifest (outside of us), and absorb it back into ourselves as memory.

Whatever state we vibrate at, based on our thoughts, feelings, and emotions (which always go together) that we entertain and become a vessel for expressing in the world, we use, whether unintentionally through a lack of awareness or a seeming inability to control our thoughts which run repetitively in an habitual and haphazard manner, much like a default mode, or whether intentionally by deliberately choosing and embedding our thoughts as internal dialogue in an intentional and purposeful manner to consciously create ourselves through the experiences and memory they produce. Our thoughts as words spoken internally, act in the same manner as the original creation (all of life was called forth by the spoken word), call forth the reality of the thoughts as our perception and experience of them in the outer world. First by “informing” our body as the equivalent of our thoughts as their garment or outer image, then as our immediate environment and relationships, which all express and are corresponding analogies of the same idea played out on a larger scale through a variety of dynamics, all of which maintain the same meaning and provide us with the same type of experience that we use to carefully fashion ourselves by way of the memories they afford us.

Dr. Linda Gadbois

A New Way of Thinking and Perceiving – Everything is Conscious Energy

Matter is Various Forms of Consciousness

touching How we look at things and the model we view them through as a means of attempting to understand them, determines what we see as a result. By looking at the world with new eyes, we experience everything in a brand new way. In order to find the secrets of the universe, we have to learn to perceive it in its most primal form, the form of energy. What is typically referred to as “secret sciences” or occult knowledge, is the scientific and intuitive awareness of the invisible, energetic realm of pure consciousness going on around us, in us, and through us all the time. Everything in the universe consists of vibration. Every element of the material world, whether organic or inorganic, vibrates at at different rates and modes of consciousness. Every subatomic particle that makes up what we experience as the phenomenal world exists as primarily empty or invisible space that displays psychic mind-like properties. These psychic particles are always interacting and exchanging energy as consciousness while morphing and intimately responding to all other particles. These psychic and mind-like qualities are aspects of consciousness that give it the physical attributes and characteristics it takes on. As it exchanges and acquires new forms of consciousness, it morphs into the shape equivalent to that conscious state as a new vibration.   The universe as we know it, is made up of different levels of consciousness, separated out and distinguished by different levels, frequencies and degrees of consciousness. The rate and mode of vibration form the state out of which an object is formed and animated through natural behaviors of that state and form. Organic living forms are active through natural growth processes and display specific behaviors based on its vibratory state as its energetic and material constitution which are always equivalent to each other. The material world exists in kingdoms as a natural categorization of levels of consciousness shaped by the elements; known primarily as the mineral, plant, animal, and human kingdoms. While the degree of consciousness varies between the kingdoms of the material world, they all possess the same “type” of consciousness in various formulas, and are in a constant form of interaction as an exchange of energy at the subconscious level. Each element of the subatomic chart that makes up the basic composition of the physical world consists of energy at different rates and modes of vibration. structure Every material object also possesses or is accompanied by an energy field or energetic double, commonly referred to as its etheric body. This etheric energy field as what we could call its mind or soul, provides a kind of spatial mapping for the physical structure the form takes on at the molecular level of generation and regeneration. While DNA provides the basic information as sequences that make up the cellular intelligence that’s used to form it by regenerating material substance out of nothing, fabricating the substance of an entire body through a growth process, the etheric body or energetic double provides the 3-D mapping as the spatial structure the cells develop into through a series of specializations. While the outer form it takes on may differ, the energy that shapes it, gives it its unique properties, and hold it together, is the same energy that permeates and gives rise to all living things as a primordial form of consciousness. What separates objects into distinct categories based on the characteristics and activity levels is their vibratory frequency and degree of consciousness which range between passive and inactive states, to highly active and interactive states. The more active something is the higher its degree of consciousness, the more comprehensive, complex, and sophisticated its actions are, the higher degree of intelligence it possesses. Consciousness, intelligence, information, subtle energy and vibration are synonymous terms.   By realizing the basic nature of everything as varying degrees of consciousness, or an orchestration of vibratory frequencies all interlaced and interactively exchanging energy, we can begin realizing that the world around us is alive and always in the process of interacting with and responding to our consciousness, meaning, its responding to our feelings, emotions, thoughts, and imaginings. Our awareness of this basic realm of pure energy that underlies and gives rise to everything is the basis of intuition. We experience the energetic conscious world as the invisible realm that underlies the material realm through the intuitive faculty of the mind, which everybody has and are using all the time at the unconscious level. Whatever emotions we’re experiencing and thoughts we’re thinking connect with those same emotions and thoughts as a quality of consciousness in everything around us. As we connect to them by resonating with them, they stand out, become illuminated or highlighted, we notice them above everything else, think about them, and they act to accentuate or promote whatever mood we’re in by becoming the reality of that mood in realization. conscience When we look out over a large expansive area or greater reality, we only notice in that scene whatever matches us in mood, feelings, emotion, thought and actions. As we notice certain elements within a whole, we abstract them, place our attention on them and develop them into a new whole in order to create our experience of them as a representation of the greater whole we abstracted them from. Whatever is of a different vibration or quality of consciousness as a “state of being” than we are, fade into the background, and we don’t notice or think about them in the direct sense. Our attention is the active force of our consciousness that’s directed only into what matches it or can be used to recreate a reality as a representation of our mental model that we use to interpret the world around us, whether it’s in its active or passive aspect.   This realization of a conscious universe that’s alive and interactive through relationships is the foundation for our intuitive perception as our spiritual or energetic eyes. Once we realize that all of life and everything in our immediate awareness is responding to us, based on how we’re feeling and what we’re thinking about, we can come to understand how questions and answers are directly associated, and how by asking questions or contemplating an idea, we connect to the answer as being of the same reality as the question all around us, and the answers come to us synchronistically through signs, messages, events, and direct contact in the people and things around us. We have only to realize this and begin making it a practice to be present in our everyday life while paying attention to notions, urges, indirect associations, feelings we get about something for no apparent reason, coincidences and outright answers that come mysteriously out of the blue, in the most ordinary and unexpected ways. Whatever we concentrate on internally, starts talking to us externally. tuning in When we begin seeing all of life as conscious beings and entities, it changes how we experience the world, and changes the relationship we form with it. When we realize that every living thing is a conscious being affected by our very thoughts, emotions, and actions towards it, that’s always interacting, communicating, and responding to us, it changes how we see and experience ourselves as conscious beings. When we realize that at the very moment we ask questions, we automatically begin connecting to the answer in the space around us, and it starts coming to us through the elements of our environment, life takes on a magical quality. We then begin realizing that intuitive notions are designed to guide us. When something stands out and we don’t know why for sure, yet we immediately make an association to why it’s standing out, it comes as a connection to something we’ve been thinking about, contemplating or wondering about, and is designed to lead us through further investigation into its significance, or by giving us more information about an idea.   Once we become aware of the conscious nature of things, we become much more aware of ourselves and the importance of our role in everything. We begin connecting with everything in a new way while seeing a whole new side to things. We begin realizing the affects of not only our behaviors, but of our very thoughts and feelings which ultimately serve to motivate our behaviors, and the fact that even when we don’t act on our feelings and thoughts, we promote, influence, and produce the same subtle effect with only our thoughts and emotions. Our emotions and the thoughts connected to them are what connect us intimately to everything else.   In the energetic realm of pure consciousness, thoughts are things. Thoughts are energetic forms that enter into, penetrate, and affect everything around us. We begin realizing that we are intimately connected through various subtleties to everything else. That everything is affecting us with its consciousness through a spontaneous energy exchange. That we are in fact solely responsible for our own consciousness and the affects we produce, which are largely unconscious in nature. We begin realizing that by waking up and becoming aware of what’s happening silently and invisibly all around us, we can begin not only directing ourselves, but determine how we influence everything else. We can begin viewing ourselves from an expanded perspective and see ourselves objectively as a part of a greater idea being played out all around us of which we play an important part. We can begin taking responsibility for who we are and how we’re being in even the most ordinary sense. We can begin intimately connecting to others, to animals, plants, trees, sunsets, mountains, the ocean, in a whole new way, falling in love, and becoming it’s caretaker and protector. We can influence things with love and adoration, with feelings of reverence and respect, that acts to “bring out in it” and in us, what warrants those feelings as a reality. What we do unto others, we simultaneously do to ourselves, because what connects us isn’t the outer physical reality, but the underlying invisible reality as our “shared” quality of consciousness, out of which feelings, thoughts, emotions, and actions naturally propagate as their offspring.   Dr. Linda Gadbois About the author: Dr. Linda is a Spiritual Scientist and scholar of Hermetic Sciences and Ancient Wisdom traditions. 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