The Archetypal Nature of the Soul – The Mortal, Immortal, and Higher and Lower Nature of the Soul

All humans are multidimensional beings in the most basic sense of existing simultaneously on 3 interwoven planes, with a dual nature that functions as complementary opposites in forming a single reality. Our dual nature is comprised fundamentally of both a conscious and unconscious mind which are directly correlated with a higher, and lower soul. We are a combination, in every sense of the idea, of both an animal and a god, a product of the group mind of Nature, where we exist as part of a kingdom, class, and species, governed by the group mind of the collective unconscious where we’re shaped primarily by other beings and our environment; and as divine beings endowed with a conscious, self-aware mind and the ability to create ourselves as an individual while determining the course of our own destiny.

These dual aspects of us do not exist independent of each other, but as different aspects of the same mind and soul, which perform specialized functions in creating and maintaining a consistent experience of reality. The organized (polarized) field of starlight (astral light) we have come to call “reality” is formed and maintained by the collective unconscious of Nature and provides us with the means for experiencing ourselves, while simultaneously shaping ourselves through the nature of our own experiences. These two aspects of the group and individual mind are contained within an even greater mind that acts to form and birth them, known as the superconscious mind of universal intelligence, cosmic consciousness, and the Universal Soul. This is the aspect of the mind known as the “archetypal plane” where “ideas” exist in a latent, unformed state of pure potential. This aspect of our mind and self exists as an “archetype” of a “particular nature” and is not based on memory in terms of how we normally think of it as being attained from a personal existence.

The archetypal Soul is “causal” in nature and comprised of a formula of attributes developed to different degrees that imbue us with specific characteristics that express as natural behaviors in telling a particular type of story or myth. Archetypes are “wholes” that contain within them every aspect of what becomes expressed as a cohesive reality that brings a particular type of experience. Each aspect of our mind plays a complementary role in forming a single reality as a mental construct formed as an outer projection of our own inner nature. We shape ourselves as divine beings out of the experiences we act to produce mentally and emotionally based on how we associate and thereby identify with our own mental projection.

The Holographic Nature of the Mind and the Law of Polarity

The terms mind, soul, and self are synonymous and like the term’s conscious, subconscious, and superconscious, are names given to different aspects and specialized functions of the same thing. Throughout this article they will be used interchangeably based on what aspect or function is being considered in contemplating the construction and operation of the whole in which they are a “part”. There’s no meaningful way to separate them because each one systematically evolves out of the inherent nature of the other as a growth process and are completely interdependent. Any attempts to handle them as separate ideas leads to a misguided perception and distorted interpretation. The 3 aspects of the mind represent fundamental principles in terms how each aspect functions on its own plane, which are all formed and maintained as a projection of each other. The 3-fold nature of the mind is represented symbolically by the Triad (triangle), which reproduces itself as a Triad (whole unit) on each of the 3 parallel planes that are complementary in forming a single reality. The mind is a “hologram” where each aspect or part is a reflection of the whole and contains all the properties and characteristics of the whole in every part.

The Triad represents the Law of Polarity, which forms the basis for vibration as a spinning vortex of energy that constructs a matrix of light as a 3-dimesional form through movement between a positively charged pole (electric), and a negatively charged pole (magnetic), where they both push apart and pull together at the same time, creating “space” as the basis for dimension. These polarized forces can only be reconciled by forming a 3rd element as a “new state”. This 3rd element, represented by the element of “air” (symbolic of thought), is formed by combining heat and moisture to form an atmospheric effect as a field of polarized light that becomes a mental map for condensing into a material form, represented by the element of earth. All material objects appear to both radiate an outer field of light and be encapsulated and sustained by it. Every physical object, no exceptions, is accompanied by an energy field (called dark energy or dark matter) that’s spherical and shaped like an egg, that completely envelops and sustains the material form. This field of polarized light is what “in-forms” and “animates it with life”, seemingly from within. This idea is represented by the Earth being a material sphere that’s surrounded by and contained within a greater sphere of light that appears to be radiating from it, while also being sustained by it, which also contains all the “memory of Nature”, we call “instinct”.  

This invisible energy field “is” what’s also called the etheric double which exists in the fundamental sense as an “organized field of memory” that endows the lifeform with an “inner nature” and personality. This memory, in the typical sense, is also a material construct formed on the inner planes of the “mind” out of subtle energy called “astral light”, which is what not only forms the “etheric blueprint” for constructing and regenerating the material form, but also serves as a “medium” between the different planes and aspects of the same mind. This etheric sheath that connects the higher mental plane with the lower material plane can be conceptualized as an “embryo” and “womb” of creation. The higher conscious mind of the divine soul, which is endowed with the ability to “create itself” as an “entire reality”, acts to “seed” the lower, material mind with a suggestion that serves as a metaphor for creating as an outer experience. The material mind of the subconscious conceives and gestates it by building it into the existing mental model (etheric template) being used to perceive the outer world, where it appears as a natural part of reality, allowing us to “experience it”.

Resonance - torus of the human energy field

How We Build Our Own Outer World

While we’re incarnate in a physical body, we consistently project the outer reality of our inner nature as a means of experiencing ourselves, and through our self-generated experiences, we come to know ourselves as we exist in whole form. We come to know who we “are” as a higher, divine being capable of also creating ourselves through our entire reality, because we’re the one producing all of it. Not as a finite material construct or objective reality that exists independently of us or our ability to determine it, but as the mental construct necessary to experience ourselves through our own mythology. Our outer reality is formed through our perception of it, and our perception is formed through a dynamic correlation of mental filters that only activate, abstract, and call forth (order information) what matches our archetypal nature and reconstructs it into a complementary outer variation necessary to have a particular type of experience.

Our mental model is formed as the synthesis of all our life experiences built into a single memory. This holistic memory forms the perceptual lens we “look through” and the basis for how we “interpret” what we see to make it “mean something”. The meaning we give things simultaneously creates on 3 levels (is holographic), and means something about others, the way the world is in general, and about us in relation with it all. Meaning forms a “theme” out of which our life story naturally takes shape, giving all our life experiences continuity. This theme is born out of our initial conditioning as a child where we tried to make sense of what was happening in the world around us while making everything “about us” or our fault somehow. We were operating purely out of the group mind of our subconscious, while our rational, reasoning mind was only beginning to develop. From this perspective we “became” whatever we heard being said about us because we didn’t have the ability to discriminate or make accurate judgments about what was happening. We thought that whatever was happening with our parents and family was somehow our fault or that we deserved what was happening to us.

The primary theme of our life-story started taking shape out of the emotions we were consistently experiencing and the family dynamics we were a part of as a child, and by the time our rational mind began developing, our emotional life shaped the nature of our thoughts and what we began telling ourselves as a way of trying to understand what was happening to us and around us. The beliefs we formed about ourselves out of our childhood conditioning became a self-fulfilling prophecy and formed the basis for how we continued to create our experiences as a means of providing us with more and more of the same type of experiences. This is because memory, like the mind that forms it, is archetypal in nature and acts as a metaphor for producing endless variations of the same overall idea, while simultaneously acting to shape our inner nature as a correspondence.

The Nature of an Archetype

An archetype is what we can call an “idea” that’s holistic and thematic in nature and serves as a prototype or generalized pattern for producing an infinite number of variations that all still hold true to the same basic idea. It’s comprised of a select set of attributes and qualities that form distinct characteristics as an “inner nature” that expresses naturally through behaviors and activities that come automatically in a spontaneous manner. It’s a “whole unit” that contains everything needed to produce a variety of forms that all possess the same nature and express to form the same type of outer reality as a standard universal theme. While it fluctuates by adapting to numerous situations and circumstances, its intrinsic nature remains consistent. These fluctuations come by whatever it combines with, blends into mentally, and forms into as a unique variation of the same overall theme.

Archetypes, like all creative forces of Nature that manifest as a physical form, exist as polarized pairs (twins) that are complementary in nature. In the divine realm they are represented as couples that are gods and goddesses, who are endowed with masculine and feminine attributes that are complementary in nature, and as male and female gender that are portrayed as being married or siblings, and sometimes both. Polarities act “on each other” to stimulate each other into an active state of expression. We only develop new qualities by interacting with complementary energies outside of us that serve to activate and bring out matching qualities that are latent within us. We never actually “acquire” attributes from an outside source, but once a quality that was previously latent within us begins expressing in creating “new types of experiences”, they serve to transform and evolve our “inner nature” to a new level of self-awareness and self-expression. Our inner nature is what forms how we experience ourselves as a part of everything around us and is what forms the basis for all our thoughts and activities. The most basic way we transform and grow ourselves is by learning how to form new types of experiences.

 An archetype, in the most basic sense, is a coherent memory that forms a metaphorical idea as a life-theme, which fluctuates through a range of possible states based on what qualities are developed to what degree, and in what way in terms of the dynamic that was used as the means of developing them. Dynamics, which are behavioral patterns of a relationship where each person plays a particular role in how they interact, all correspond to greater universal themes. All of life as we know it is comprised of various archetypes that play specialized roles in forming a greater universal theme. Archetypes are highly adaptable to their environment and form modifications of themselves as a process of evolving to higher and lower states of consciousness, while still maintaining the same basic nature and set of natural behaviors.

How the One becomes the Many

This idea is expressed as the “One” being infinite and eternal in nature, always remaining the “same”, while acting as the progenitor for an infinite number of various forms, each bestowed with a somewhat unique personality and outer appearance, while being of the same basic nature and displaying the same type of behaviors and activities attributed to their “class, type, and species”. In the animal kingdom, for example, all canines display the same behaviors assigned to their class and breed, yet each one does those same behaviors in a way that’s unique to them based on their “personality”. It’s only their personality that distinguishes them from all others of the same breed and class. Humans share this same tendency through their “lower, animal nature”, where they behave in very similar ways, differing only in how they do those same behaviors. Every person lives out of a story of their own making that follows a common universal theme yet has a unique twist to it based on the patterns formed through their formative conditioning.

Humans are the only beings on the planet who are “self-aware”, able to perceive themselves as independent of their environment, and endowed with ability to “create themselves” using the mental capacities of self-realization, creative imagination, reasoning, and will in the ability to make decisions for themselves that separate them from the crowd.  We form an image of ourselves based on how we associate with other people, our immediate environment and what’s going on around us that we’re a part of, and the story we’re always in the process of telling ourselves about things as a means of creating how we experience them. We act to form our perception of reality, create how we experience it, and then associate with our own experiences, shaping our identity as a result. No other animal or being on the planet acts to form their own “identity” as an “individual” that sets them apart from the group. This is a unique attribute of human beings that comes through the “conscious aspect of the mind”, which is “creative in nature”.

In terms of our lower nature as an animal soul, we’re all members of the same class and kingdom, called the kingdom of man, where we all have a similar appearance and set of natural behaviors and tendencies, driven by emotional impulses, with the only real difference being “how we do” those same activities through our personality. Once we enter puberty, we begin developing our higher mind in being able to “shape our identity” by deciding who and how we’re going to be in any situation, and in being able to intentionally develop desired qualities in ourselves that act to shape our inner nature. As we begin taking control of our own development, we also begin shaping our perceptual lens which changes how the world appears to us, bringing us new types of experiences. Through creating new experiences of ourselves, we act “on ourselves” to grow and transform us to a new state of being. No other being or soul on this planet has this ability because no other animal has a “conscious mind” that can “think” and project the reality of their thoughts. All animals and beings with a soul reside completely within the class of the group mind they’re associated with formed out of the “memory of the Earth’s soul”.

One of the problems we have in understanding this idea is that we often fail to recognize that the Earth is a “living sentient being” and an archetype (like all planets are), comprised of a set of attributes, qualities, and characteristics as “memory” inherent in its “astral body” (atmosphere illuminated by the sun), that generate the dynamic lifeforms of the planet, all of which play a particular role and function in a greater, unified, eco-system. All life on Earth functions as a single entity and coherent reality. We experience this as being what we can safely call an “objective reality” comprised of the same basic material elements of Nature and human invention, which is “perceived differently” by every person. All reality as we’re capable of knowing it is “subjective” in nature because we’re the one forming it as a projection of our own mental paradigm. Our mental paradigm, which is formed as the synthesis of all our life experiences into a “single memory”, is an archetype that emanates its own outer reality as a perception of itself on a greater scale.

The outer world is formed as the “theme” inherent in the inner world of our character, which sets the stage for consistently producing a particular type of experience of ourselves. The outer world only changes in terms of how it appears to us when we work on ourselves to develop our character to form a new “state”. The outer world changes in the exact same way and proportion as our inner world, because they’re formed out of the same archetypal matrix as a continuation of each other. The outer world is the stage and setting we use as the means of expressing ourselves in telling a story about who we are as a means of experiencing ourselves through and as our own creation.

When we hear the saying “we all manifest our own reality”, this doesn’t mean in the literal sense of the actual material world of Nature that makes up our “common reality”, it means we only “notice and abstract” from the outer world the same attributes and characteristics that are inherent in our paradigm-archetype, and reorganize them to form a new variable that mirrors back to us our own feelings, thoughts, values, and beliefs about it. Our expectations going into any situation shape how we experience it based on what we notice, pull forth, and use as the means of creating how we experience it. Our archetypal model forms the mental filters that shape the perceptual lens we look through as the means of experiencing the outer world. We only perceive outside of us what also exists inside of us, and what’s inside of us is formed out of the memory we have formed of ourselves.

Memory is the etheric blueprint as an energetic infrastructure that gives rise to our material existence and forms the metaphorical theme that shapes all our experiences. We only perceive outside of us what matches and can be interpreted to mean the same thing as what’s formed in our mind and imagination. In this sense we are the sole creator of both our self and our life. What tends to make this difficult to fully comprehend is that the greater part of the process is conducted below the level of awareness, where it happens instantaneously and in a completely natural and automatic way. No other animal on the planet lives in a reality of their own making, creates how they experience that reality, and shapes themselves by how they associate with their own creation. This is a unique attribute of human beings who are bestowed with a conscious mind.

The One and the Many – Our Mortal and Immortal Soul

In the most fundamental sense, archetypes, which serve as a “classification” for all creation, are “immortal” and exist eternally, while the wide variety of forms produced by that archetype are “mortal” and temporary. What this means is that when an animal dies, its consciousness, which is a part of the collective memory of its species, is absorbed back into its archetypal class as the collective memory of that species and type. This “collective memory” is what forms the “instinctual field” that exists within the atmosphere (Soul) of the Earth and is what not only acts to produce the living being, but also imbues it with all its natural qualities, intelligence, and behaviors. This is what you might call the Earth’s consciousness experiencing itself through its own creation. The Earth is an archetype, just as all heavenly and planetary bodies are, and is comprised of a wide variety of archetypes it acts to generate, all of which play a specialized role in forming an even greater theme as a universal archetype. All life on Earth, and all beings with an animal soul, return to the archetypal memory of the Earth’s soul when they die, because they don’t possess a “conscious mind” or “individuality” that sets them apart as a class of their own. Their consciousness returns to and remains a part of the group consciousness of the collective memory of its archetypal class.

This same principle applies to human beings in terms of our physical existence in an “animal body”, which is bestowed with a personality and set of natural behaviors employed by all humans in general. This part of us forms what’s called our “first birth” as our “formative conditioning” where we take on the qualities and traits being expressed by everyone around us and are shaped as a part of a group dynamic. We’re all born into this world with only our subconscious-animal mind functioning, where our conscious mind exists in a latent state as a form of “seed” that begins growing as we mature. While in a purely unconscious state we’re shaped in “association” with others and our environment, where we function as a part of a group (family unit and living situation) and lack any form of individuality outside of our personality. We are conditioned with the same attitude, values, beliefs, tendencies, and dynamics (behavioral patterns) that are consistently playing out around us and that we’re a natural part of. This forms what you can think of as our lower nature, animal soul, and personality.

The conscious aspect of our mind is the part of us that’s “creative” in the most basic sense and develops in four stages of seven-year increments. This can be easily understood by recognizing that a child is initially completely dependent on and perceives itself as being one with its parents (particularly the mother) and family group up until around the age of 7 or 8, and lives completely out of its personality and genetic makeup. At around the age of 7, the conscious mind begins developing and coming into play where the child begins thinking for itself, forming interpretations about what’s going on around them, and begins developing the ability to problem solve, discriminate, make judgments of their own, and begins forming their “own memories” as the basis for shaping their own experiences. This is self-evident in realizing that we have very few memories of ourselves and our life before the age of 6 or 7, because we live solely out of our natural instincts and the tendencies formed out of our genetic makeup shared by all family members. Memory, in terms of a mental picture, is actually something we “create” as an internal representation using our creative imagination, which is a faculty of our higher, conscious mind.

Somewhere between the age of 7 and puberty (12 to 14), we start becoming more independent, forming our own thoughts about things, start forming friendships outside our family group and immediate environment, become a part of social groups, and begin separating mentally and emotionally from our parents where we begin sensing ourselves as an individual. Once we enter puberty our hormones kick in and we begin a quest of self-discovery by trying on different ways of being, sensing ourselves in different ways where we can “decide” what we like and what we don’t like. We begin experimenting by exercising our ability form “who we are” as our own person. We move from relating primarily with our family and immediate surroundings to building our identity and self-image as a part of a social group.

By around 21, we officially become an “adult” where we take over responsibility for our own life creation through our ability to make calculated decisions for ourselves that impose a direction on our life, and we become independent in our own right. By the time we approach 28 to 30, we’ve usually established our own life, have a career in place that provides us with financial stability, and have often started our own family and become parents ourselves. Up to this point we’ve developed ourselves and our life out of the patterns, traits, and tendencies of our conditioning, where all our activities come automatically in what seems like a completely natural way, forming our “identity” as an individual. Our identity emerges naturally as an extension of our personality born out of our conditioning and forms the basis of our “life story” as a universal theme. This is the part of us that strives to be accepted as a part of a group, fears being alone, and needs to be “in a relationship” to know who we are and have a sense of purpose. While we’ve developed the ability to create the reality of our beliefs and thoughts, we haven’t yet realized that’s what we’re doing, or more importantly, “how it is” we’re doing it. We imagine life is happening “to us” in a random and unpredictable way and is beyond our ability to control or determine it.

Our conditioned self is what’s called our lower self, our lower nature, subconscious mind, animal soul born out of the group mind of humanity, and the ancestral memory inherent in our genes that’s developed through our family dynamic. This part of us, lacking any true form of individuality achieved by actively creating our identity from a conscious and self-aware state, is born out of the archetype of humanity as a “class and species of the Earth”, and is “mortal”, because at death, it returns to the group memory it was formed out of. It’s absorbed back into the collective consciousness of humanity and forms the basis for future generations and personalities of the human species, all endowed with the same basic nature.

Our conscious mind and higher self, also referred to as our “divine nature”, is what gives us the primal ability to create ourselves as an individual that’s unique in our own right and sets us apart from the group mind of humanity. This is the part of us that’s self-aware, forms realizations about ourselves as a form of self-analysis and judgment where we can actively “choose” how and who we want to be in any situation. This is our “morality and conscience” that perceives and works with ideas of right and wrong, good and bad, constructive and destructive, and is the “decision maker” that employs willpower in disciplining ourselves to take the actions necessary to turn our decisions into a reality, moving out of an unconscious existence and into a fully awake and self-aware one.

When we step into our higher, divine nature as our own creator, and we become responsible for who we become as an individual, we fashion ourselves as an “archetype” that’s unique in nature. We do this by intentionally developing latent qualities to a new level of expression, changing our “internal formula of qualities”. By working on ourselves to develop our own character to a new level of self-expression, we produce new experiences that are simultaneously molded into our existing circle of experiences, upgrading and evolving them to a new level of consciousness. As we intentionally “act on ourselves” to evolve ourselves by growing our internal nature to a new level of self-expression, we become responsible for what we create. The part of us fashioned by our own hand is the part of us that’s “immortal” and forms the archetype (karmic seed) for all our succeeding incarnations into new physical forms. This is what’s called our “second birth”, where we step out of our unconscious conditioning and begin shaping ourselves in our own image, fashioned by our own hand. We become self-made, self-determined, and an immortal god.

Death and Separation

When we die, our conscious mind separates from our subconscious mind, and our bodily form begins dissolving, returning to the earthly substance it was formed out of. Our lower, group-oriented nature returns to the archetypal memory of humanity, while our higher, divine, self-created nature returns to the archetypal memory of our own making, formed out of the synthesis of all our incarnations. Only the part of us that’s consciously fashioned using the capacities of our higher, creative mind are immortal in the sense that we “maintain” our individual status as an archetype of a unique classification, which forms the basis for our eternal souls’ future incarnations as a unique individual. The conscious aspect of mind returns to its own plane, and the subconscious aspect of the Earth remains in its own plane.

When we live out of our conditioned mind through numerous lifetimes, we become a permanent part of the group mind and lose our individuality, rendering ourselves “mortal”. When we’re reborn in our life and begin taking over creating ourselves in a conscious and deliberate way, we shape ourselves as a divine, archetypal being of our own making, and we become immortal in our own right. All humans are born into this world with 2 minds as a personality and identity, and are both mortal and immortal, and through our awareness, desires, decisions, and willed actions, or lack of awareness, inability to make well thought out decisions, and always going along with the will of others who make our decisions for us, we either shape our own destiny and reside in the heavens with the gods, or reside on earth as a permanent part of the human species.

Dr. Linda Gadbois      

How Our Mind Forms Reality out of Our Thoughts

As we think, we simultaneously tune ourselves to the frequency of our thoughts as they exist in the atmosphere around us. In the general sense, thoughts formed as pictures are symbolic in nature and vibrate at a particular frequency that sets up and establishes a form of “gravitational field” between us and all other ideas of a similar and complementary nature. Our thoughts turned into images, pictures, or scenarios on the inner planes of our mind act to form an invisible field of electromagnetic stresses as a kind of “thematic pattern” that’s used to organize light in the greater field that surrounds us into the same type of pattern. This vibrating field of organized information is a “thought-form” that’s constructed out of “essence” (electrified plasma) that we vitalize with our own life-force, creating a kind of ‘astral-shell’ or ‘etheric template’ that serves as a vehicle for invisible, electromagnetic energy (spirit) to inhabit and propagate through space as a form of self-expression.

As we create thought-forms in our mind, correlating energies from the atmosphere around us that are of the “same nature” (frequency) are stimulated and called forth in an active state, forming the basis for shaping them into the reality of our thoughts. As we think, we shape an image of our thoughts in our mind using what appears internally as a kind of neutral essence. This grayish, neutral toned essence that the mind uses to construct thoughts into images is what’s referred to in Esoteric Sciences as “Astral Light”. This light is the primordial root substance of “matter” that exists in a passive and latent state until it’s stimulated by the activity of the mind. The mind interacts with this essence and uses it to form a visual image of its own thoughts, which is then used for producing an outer reality of the same kind.  As we create a thought-form in our imagination, we magnetize it with our own energy by imbuing it with sensation, which acts to bring it to life and animate it on the inner planes. These energies are intelligent forces that are all around us in the Earth’s atmosphere and we experience them as sensations that move within our energy field forming emotions. Emotions are the instinctual forces that cause all the “activity” we associate with the natural world. As we vibrate a pattern on the inner planes, it becomes a “metaphor” as a frequency that acts to organize the outer plane by vibrating and calling forth the same type of image on a greater and more inclusive scale as a correspondence. 

Our mind functions as an electromagnetic field (EMF) that pulsates as a form of respiration producing a toroidal (donut shaped) field of energy, that operates as a continuous “circuit” of self-generating and self-sustaining consciousness. The center or nucleus of this toroidal field (mind-field) is shaped over time into a “coherent model” of concentrated thought that forms an “electrical charge” that’s projected outward, activating, and awakening correlating energies all around us that are of the same frequency as our thoughts. Once this electrical charge hits the outer boundary of its impulse, it then reverses polarity, becoming magnetic, and is drawn back into the very construct (paradigm) that acted to produce it as a mirror image of itself (its own thoughts). As we perceive the outer world of our thoughts, we process them internally forming them into an “experience” of ourselves. The experiences we form, which were produced by memory to begin with, are then molded back into the same memory that produced it, where it acts to “evolve” it.

Our imagination is the faculty of our mind that we use for producing our experiences as thoughts brought to life by instinctual forces. All things only “exist” when they’re being stimulated into an active state of expression. Whatever we’re stimulated by outside of us, spontaneously gives rise to correlating feelings and ideas within us. This is also the faculty of our mind that we use for shaping our memories, and for recollecting and replaying them. As we think, we perceive and simultaneously construct the outer reality of our thoughts. People who have a vivid imagination yet haven’t learned how to direct or use it properly, often form internal realities that keep them consumed with constant forms of emotional dramas, usually without realizing they’re the one whose creating it. They’re their own judge and persecutor and are the one keeping themselves locked into constant delusions of their own making.

We don’t realize how it is that we’re doing this using our mind because it comes in a completely natural way. This isn’t a “literal process” where we’re actually changing reality itself in the object sense of rearranging things, it’s the process we all use in turning what exists fundamentally as an objective reality into a subjective one. Whenever we walk into any situation some things stand out and become immediately apparent, while others go unnoticed, and fade into the background. The parts we notice, we give our attention to, think about, and we use to form how we experience of that situation. When we set an expectation of some kind, which acts as a kind of prediction or prophecy, we see in every situation what we expect to see because we literally pre-programmed ourselves to only notice and call forth what matches our expectation and can be used to form the experience we expected to have. Memory works in the same way. Whatever memory we live out of in the general sense of constantly thinking about and running through our mind, forming endless dialogue around, becomes a program for only seeing in any situation what matches our memory and can be used to create more of the same type of experiences.   

  

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The Creative Power of Fear

Fear is both an imaginary adversary and a magnet for the energies all around us that are of the same nature as our fears and can be used to construct the reality that will give us more of the same feeling. Images of any kind formed in the imagination and imbued with strong emotions act as a symbol (representation) for the qualities associated with them as a certain “type” of experience and put us in direct contact with those same forces in the atmosphere around us. Focusing on a lion, while imagining it as aggressive and terrifying, tunes us into those same “qualities” in everything around us, drawing them into our sphere of awareness, where they act as the life-giving force that animates our thoughts, determining how they express in forming our perception of reality. This is how we summons elementary forces of Nature and use them as a means of creating. This same creative process is the basis for “Magic” performed as a ceremony, where the magus stands in the center of a circle, and is designed to walk the magician through the process of creating reality by summoning and eliciting the cooperation of natural intelligence’s (spirits) that are inherent within the space around us. Our subconscious, which is the aspect of our mind we share with all of Nature and is what acts to build our outer world, is “programmed” to create by providing it with a symbolic representation as a request for a certain type of experience. 

As we form fearful thoughts, we generate the emotion of fear internally by how we “act on ourselves” using our mind to stimulate our own nervous and endocrine system with the electrical impulses of our thoughts. We literally tune our energy field using the image associated with feeling afraid, saturating it with the energetic quality that will multiply and intensify the sensation of fear. Whatever feeling we generate on the inside we experience on the outside. We literally gestate the thoughts associated with fear, building them up on the inner planes as sensory forms, drawing to us and concentrating more and more of the same type of fear. We then birth it as a “whole reality” of correlated activity that unites the inner and outer as an extension and continuation of the same feeling. This is how we create a ‘seed’ within an ‘ovum’, that gestates and grows into a living being that then becomes a part of our outer world. We ‘look through’ our energy field as our perceptual lens, saturated with the propagation of fearful thoughts, and ‘only see’ (energetically interact) in everything else what’s of the same nature and quality as a possibility for creating more of the same type of experiences. We literally tune into, choose, separate out, draw together, and compose the reality that we then use to form our experiences. We have a hard time realizing this because the greater part of the process is being conducted in a completely unconscious and automatic way.

The Monad as the Model for the Mind

We can influence and learn to direct our reality by managing and consciously regulating our own thoughts. Energy flows as a continuous circuit from a positive to negative pole, which are separate and set apart from each other, yet connected as a waveform. All material substances are both an object (dot) and a wave (sphere) at the same time, which is demonstrated in the symbol used in Sacred Geometry to represent the Monad. There’s no such thing as drawing to us as a part of our outer perception and experience what’s not being generated and coalesced by us. We create the experience of being subject to the outer world of people and events, where we imagine we have no ability to influence or direct it, yet, at a deeper level we’re “subject” to the very thing we’re acting to unconsciously create. We can regulate and determine what energies of the natural world we draw to us by being aware of and intentionally directing our own thoughts.

The Pentad or Pentacle is a symbol of the power of the mind in organizing the four elements of the natural world into a harmonious construct. Fire is electric and expands, stimulates, and draws forth essence, Water is magnetic and receptive, and contracts coagulating and coalescing energies into a single unit, and combined, they form Air, which represents their offspring as a thought formed into a matrix of astral light as a three-dimensional holographic construct. Once essence is organized into a concept through a process of gestation, it both charges – sends out a signal that activates all correlating energies and essences – while also drawing them back in and building up the idea associated with them. This breeding, conception, gestation, and birthing process is the same principle that operates to create and build up memory as an internal representation for a particular type of experience. Memory, which is formed out of experiences, acts as a etheric template that’s “thematic” in nature, and forms the perceptual lens we look through and use to reconstruct the outer world into the same theme.  

As we begin the creative process by forming thoughts that act to draw in correlated energies, we not only tune our energy field by populating it with the images of our thoughts, but we’re also producing our experience by using a “vitalized idea” that we then reabsorb and synthesize back into the very representation that we used to generate it. An “internal representation” and a “memory” are both symbolic representations that are formed in the same way, and both act as the basis for projecting and building our outer reality. As we go along in life we use memory to produce our experiences and then merge those experiences into the memory that formed them. The memory we build up over time is a summation of all experiences of that same idea and the emotional state coupled with it. The more we create out of a vitalized memory that serves as a “symbolic representation” for producing a particular type of experience, the more stable and normal the experiences become, and we lose awareness of the fact that we’re the one creating them.

Higher Mind

Spiritual Regeneration and Soul Evolution

This same principle of regeneration and evolution is represented in the ancient myth of Kronos, the god associated with Saturn, who’s depicted as eating his own children as soon as they were born. Saturn and the Greek god Kronos are also associated with Binah of the Qabalah, an aspect of the Supernal and sphere of “understanding”, where all experience as memory of the self is absorbed (drawn up from the lower plane of Formation), across the Abyss of “knowledge”, and synthesized back into a single archetypal memory as the seed for the next incarnation. While we’re incarnate within the material plane these are the same principles that we use as the means of creating our experiences, and then using those experiences to create ourselves by how we identify with our own creation. As we think and form our thoughts as inner realities, regardless of whether we’re doing it consciously by intentionally directing our thoughts, or unconsciously by replaying the same handful of memories over and over, we’re populating our subconscious and energy field with those “images”. These images vibrate at the frequency of the “feeling” associated with them and tune us into the same energy in everything around us, while giving our subconscious a symbolic metaphor for producing the reality that will bring the type of experience our mental images represent. 

As we energize our thoughts with instinctual forces of emotional intensity, they become a natural part of our outer world as the people, activities, and events associated with them, and we formulate experiences out of them. This is the real meaning of what some are now calling the “Law of Attraction”, where you concentrate on an idea while infusing it with sensations as sensory details used to define it as an “experience” on the inner planes of the mind. This inner experience tunes the entire energy field to that idea as a symbolic representation and provides the means of producing the same type of experience outwardly. Whatever you vibrate on the inner planes awakens the same type of energies on the outer plane through resonance. The light-form created as the imaginary reality of your thoughts, acts as the vessel, carrier wave, or vehicle for bringing it alive as a material phenomenon. Once we vitalize our own internal representation with life force energies drawn from the space around us, bringing them to life inside of us as imaginary scenarios and possible experiences, our entire energy field becomes aligned to the same consonant. This works by forming our very perceptions, thoughts as internal dialogue, emotional state, behaviors, and the activities we naturally engage in. We “move it outside of us”, so to speak, where it starts showing up all around us in various ways and interacts with us in forming our experiences. We start seeing it in various forms within our normal reality. Someone starts talking to us about it, we read an article about it, see a headline, and come across the same idea in different ways throughout our daily activities.

The Power of the Spoken Word

This idea is more profoundly represented in the creative principle of the “spoken word”. Words are spoken both silently within our mind as thoughts, and outwardly in what we talk about or say to others. As we say a word, we immediately form an image in our imagination that represents the “meaning” of the word. Once an initial image is formed, we use it as the basis for building into a reality by continuing to think about it. As we think about something we steadily shape it by defining it with sensory details. The longer we think about it the more detailed it becomes, and we shape it into a possible experience. This imaginary experience acts to generate emotions that are correlated with it. Our thoughts regulate our physical state because they act as electrical impulses that run through our brain and nervous system as a dynamic network, stimulating our endocrine glands, which saturate our whole system with chemicals that generate an emotional response to our thoughts. The emotions generated coalesce with our thoughts, serving to animate them and bring them to life as an “inner experience of reality”. At this point it’s still invisible in terms of our physical senses, yet it’s an astral form that serves as an etheric blueprint and spatial model for ordering and organizing the same idea on a larger scale as an outer reality of the same kind. It becomes the symbolic template for generating realities that give us more and more of the same type of feelings and emotions.

We begin forming our “story” about ourselves based on how we interpreted our experiences to form a memory of them. While we tend to think that we form a memory of actual events and situations, if we look at them more closely, we’ll come to realize that they’re actually formed out of how we interpreted those events to make them mean something. Whatever they meant to us at the time they happened forms the story we told ourselves about them, and out of the story we began shaping our identity. Our identity comes by how we get a “sense ourselves” through our own story as both the author and main character, which forms the nature of all our experiences. We form our experiences out of an ongoing story we’re always telling ourselves. If you reflect on the nature of your own thoughts, what you’ll realize is that “one part of you” is always talking to “another part of you”. You’re always explaining, describing, debating, and telling yourself stories about things as your ordinary thoughts. All our experiences are generated as the expression of a consistent theme formed as a core memory, and then reabsorbed and integrated into that same story, evolving it through the telling. We literally “become” that idea in spirit because we use our own, self-generated, self-constructed experiences to form our reality. This idea is what Jesus was communicating when he stated, “and the word was made flesh and walked among us”. We literally form our reality out of our thoughts about it.

The Imagination and the Minds Ability to Generate Reality

This same principle as a creative process is demonstrated through the interaction as a dynamic relationship between complementary aspects of our own mind, known as the conscious and subconscious mind. These are not two different minds, but two aspects and specialized functions of the same mind that work together in producing a coherent reality. We perceive the inner and outer world as being separate and set apart from each other because we’re grounded within our physical body which is “located” within the outer field of our mind, forming our perspective from a centrally located reference point. Our body and the outer world of our body are formed out of the same mental model as a coherent mental construct. The illusion of being separate from the larger idea playing out around us is necessary in order to form an “experience of ourselves” through and as a fundamental part of that idea. As we form an internal representation of an idea it tunes our mind to the same pattern as a 3-dimensional model that serves as a metaphorical theme or archetypal matrix. This means the idea can be applied and systematically adapted to any number of situations or circumstances to produce a variation as a possibility of the same overall idea.

An “idea” is holistic in nature and isn’t about a specific material construct or set of circumstances, it’s more of a “metaphorical theme” as the perceptual lens we look through that reshapes any number of situations to provide us with more of the same type of experiences. For example, the idea of “abandonment” as a type of experience that gives us the feeling we associate with being abandoned, can take place any number of ways through various situations and circumstances. This isn’t based on a situation or event itself in the objective sense but is formed by how we interpret it make it “mean” we’re being abandoned. As we continue to harbor and play out the memory of being abandoned, we form an expectation around it that acts as a form of “intention”, while simultaneously producing semi-unconscious natural behaviors that act to provoke and instigate it in a subtle and indirect way. We unconsciously produce the same type of behaviors and attitude over and over that ultimately cause us to be abandoned. All without realizing what we’re doing, because it’s operating primarily at the subconscious level where we’re only partially aware of what we’re doing.

Two Minds

We tend to live and create out of a primarily unconscious state due to the fact that we don’t realize our mind has “two aspects” that perform different functions in creating the same unified reality, and we don’t know how to operate them in an intentional manner as the means of producing specific types of experiences. The conscious aspect of our mind has the ability to shape ideas into pictures in the imagination that serve as a metaphorical concept for giving the subconscious a creative directive for adapting and molding into our existing reality. As we hold an image in our mind and define it with sensory details it acts to stimulate and give rise to a corresponding emotion in response to it. The emotion that couples with it animates it with life and determines how it expresses in forming a particular type of experience. As we vibrate an idea on the inner planes it becomes the organizing principle for shaping the outer plane to be a mirror image of it. The subconscious is the aspect of our mind that’s a part of the collective unconscious and group mind of Nature that forms and regulates all life on Earth. Any idea formed in the imagination and vitalized with sensation, gives our subconscious a “request” and a metaphorical pattern for producing as an outer experience. The subconscious produces the energetic substrata as a matrix of crystalized light on the inner planes that forms a vibratory frequency out of which all material phenomena is organized and held in place. Our conscious mind of outer awareness then perceives the reality formed by the subconscious out of its own thoughts.

Once we form a direct awareness around how we’re using our mind to shape our reality as a reflection of our thoughts about it, we can begin understanding the importance of monitoring and paying more attention to what we consistently think about and the memories we dwell in and consistently replay on an ongoing basis. The only way to change your experience of yourself as a reality is in changing the “story” you’re always in the process of telling by how you interpret the ordinary events of life. As long as you continue to tell yourself the same story about your life and why you’re the way you are based on “what’s happened to you”, then you’re going to continue to create the same type of experiences as your past. The very basis for “transformation” and “spiritual regeneration” comes by learning how to tell a different kind of story. Once you realize that you have the power to create yourself to be whatever it is you want to be, and you acquire the formula for reprogramming yourself using your imagination, your life experiences take on a whole new meaning, and you’ll begin engaging enthusiastically in your own spiritual journey with a sense of creativity and artistic freedom.

Dr. Linda Gadbois   

        

Karma – Beyond the Veil of Negative Existence and the Process of Rebirth

What’s portrayed in Esoteric texts as the “Veil of Negative Existence” can be a very elusive idea because it deals with another realm of life on a higher plane of existence that’s hidden and unknown to us while living in this realm. Yet, like all things of a spiritual (invisible) nature, it can be comprehended and therefore understood in the practical sense through an understanding of universal laws and archetypal principles, which provide us with the means to work with it in an intuitive and intelligent manner. There are a multitude of interpretations on the nature and purpose of Karma and the “life after death experience” that are clearly based on a belief and hopeful thinking that often seem to render the process of living and dying to be meaningless in the most basic sense and was clearly born out of whatever belief, fear or insecurity in the unknown was motivating it.

I’ve also heard accounts described by those who worked through hypnotic regression, not only in tuning into the memory of past lives, but also the process that occurs between lives that’s presented as a “planning stage” where we supposedly “choose” the conditions and souls of our next incarnation in terms of what lessons we want to learn and what type of life experiences we need to go through in order to grow ourselves in a specific way. While I don’t care to comment on those in terms of a psychological evaluation of the methods used (I’m very experienced in hypnosis and past life regression), which in many cases were obviously flawed and the results obtained therefore equally flawed, I will break it down into scientific terms which will not only bring an understanding of what happens in the afterlife, but more importantly, provide clear instruction on how to work with your own soul’s evolution while living in this realm.

Healing Power

Behind the Veil of Negative Existence

The hidden aspect of our own higher nature is symbolized by a semi-transparent veil that hangs between two pillars, known as Jakin and Boaz (masculine and feminine aspects of our mind), and symbolizes the basis of “reality” (vibration that organizes essence into a living model) as being of both a conscious and unconscious nature. This same idea is also symbolized by an equal armed cross as two sides of reality that are both of an upper and lower plane (vertical) and an inner and outer one (horizontal), that exist as reflections of each other. Symbolically speaking a straight line nearly always represents a “plane of existence”. A line is commonly used to represent the connection of complementary opposites which are aspects of the same thing. While we tend to think of this as our subconscious and self-conscious mind on the material plane, this same principle also operates between what we can think of as parallel planes where our higher consciousness exists on a higher plane and serves to reflect the reality of the lower plane of material existence through what’s known in esoteric sciences as the “etheric body” or etheric-double. The etheric double forms what can be thought of as a “holographic blueprint” for constructing, animating, and sustaining the lower plane of material formation.

What’s referred to symbolically as the “Ancient of Days”, represented as an mature bearded man sitting on a throne, is the “Primordial Spark” (electrical charge) as the Monad (cosmic mind), which is the seed that contains within it all the other universal principles and emanates them in succession. This Fatherly figure is always shown as a face (countenance) in profile as the “right side”, while the left side remains hidden. What this represents is “symmetry” as a mirror image that operates as the fundamental principle of polarity, and the algebraic system, which basically states that you can know the unknown aspects of anything based on how it exists in relationship with the known factors. We can “know” what the left side of the face looks like because it’s a mirror image (reverse) of the right side. Polar aspects of the same whole are represented by the left and right sides of the body, which are complementary opposites of each other and directly reflect each other as a reverse (mirror) image. So, while we can say that the left side is hidden, and therefore unknown and mysterious, we can also say the right side is the outward reflection of the left side, and that by knowing the right we can also know the left. Polar opposites are always mirror images of each other, not only as an “inner and outer”, but also as an upper and lower in terms of moving between parallel planes that are different aspects of a greater whole (multitude of interlaced planes) that exists in a “coherent state” being looked at and experienced from different levels and perspectives.

The concept as a working model for understanding how something functions as two pillars set apart from each other with a veil or sheer curtain hung between them, can easily be thought of as the basis for vibration as the movement of energy between 2 aspects of the same thing that are polarized to each other as complementary opposites. The veil represents the “light essence” as a phosphene-like structure that forms between them due to the friction generated. So, we have a positive pole and a negative pole, one is electric and expanding, the other magnetic and receptive. These poles have been produced by the division and regeneration of the Monad, and each one contains both aspects within them, which alternate between an active and passive state. The electromagnetic pulsation between two poles that are complementary aspects of the same thing creates the illusion of “dimension” (light body) as a space-time continuum, and becomes a semi-closed system that’s self-generating, self-perpetuating, and self-sustaining. We can know what’s on the hidden side of the veil because it’s a symmetrical aspect of what’s on the outward side. There’s no difference between them because they’re the expansion and activity of the same thing, born out of the same “seed” of potential. If we were to pull the curtain aside and walk through it, it would be a continuation of the same reality on the “other side”.

Ancient of Days
Ancient of Days

This same principle is carried through in every single aspect of what exists as a greater whole, not only within the lower plane of manifestation in the linear sense, but also within the hierarchical planes of pure mind, consciousness, and the soul. The Monad, which exists on what we can call the highest plane or level of manifestation in it’s purely potential and unformed state, is what we can think of as the “seed” that contains all the information as memory within it for growing a living reality on the lower planes. An easy way to think of “negative existence” as the hidden realm behind the veil of conscious awareness, is to think of a “seed”. Hidden within the seed is all the memory in a dormant state that contains the potential of that living organism within it. The seed of a tree, for example, contains all the information necessary for growing the tree along with its life span as an allotted amount of life-force. The seed contains its genetic and spiritual (energetic) make-up, which, when planted, grows and matures through natural stages of development by consistently activating and actualizing “latent potential” until it becomes a fully mature tree with a designated life-span. This is the same principle that operates in all life-forms as what we call “Divine Providence”, as a master plan or blueprint for the entire lifetime of an organism.

This same principle naturally operates through what we experience as our subconscious and conscious mind, which function harmoniously to produce an inner and outer awareness of a greater whole in which both aspects are complementary to each other. Our subconscious functions in an unconscious and automatic manner, which means we lack direct awareness of it, and is what we call our “hidden nature”. This aspect of our material mind is what forms our whole outer reality as an energetic matrix or substrata of dynamic tension, that we then view with our conscious mind as awareness of the outer world, can be thought of as the unknown aspect of our “self” that exists behind the veil. It can’t be seen and therefore known in the direct sense, but it can be felt as a fundamental part of our emotions, feelings, and intuition. While we may not recognize the elements and activities of our outer world as revealing the hidden aspects of our subconscious, we still form a pronounced reaction to them, and through our reaction, think about them and form them into realities in our mind.

We can come to recognize our own hidden nature by realizing that it forms the fundamental structure of our outer reality as a mirror image. The reason we notice certain things outside of us and form a reaction to them is because of how and what they’re stimulating inside of us. The reason you’re being stimulated by it is because you have a complementary correspondence of it in its latent (inactive) state which acts as an “energetic receptor” for it. Once the latent aspect within is brought into an active state as an equivalent vibration, together, they work on each other to form a single reality within the imagination that connects and unites the inner and outer as a single idea or thematic pattern. Things that have been fully integrated into our make-up are no longer unknown aspects and appear ordinary and natural to us. Once we realize that the outer is a mirror image of the inner, we can use this as the means of being able to see into our own psychological make-up and work on our self to bring awareness around fragmented and repressed aspects of our self that remain hidden within us, and we can work through this awareness to facilitate our own spiritual healing.

Karma as the Seed for Life

What we refer to as karma can be understood in the most basic sense as the Law of Cause and Effect, which comes as an interaction between complementary opposites of the same pattern as a dynamic. Every action and behavior, whether we’re aware of it or not, causes an equal or greater reaction of the same kind and type. The effect always contains and expresses the essence of the cause. A law means there are no exceptions to this rule because it forms the very basis of reality itself as “vibration”, which comes as the interaction of opposite aspects of the same idea working together to create a coherent pattern. It doesn’t matter if it’s good or bad, constructive or destructive, whatever we think and do creates the very structure and activity of our outer reality. Our entire reality, which is formed through our perception of it, is something we’re always creating with our mind, not as fragmented aspects of intention, attitude, emotional state, preferences, beliefs, and so on, but through how all aspects work together in forming a single whole which provides us with the means for “experiencing ourselves”.

We are always the one creating our life, not so much in the objective sense of a neutral reality that exists apart from us, out there, but in the subjective sense of “out there” and “in here” being the same thing as a mirror image of each other. What we find as we move up the hierarchical planes of existence is that the lower is a reflection of the higher as the reality grown from our karmic seed of accumulated memory built up over time through several life-times. While we live our life from the perception of being separate from everything else while in material form, as we move up the planes into what you might call our Primordial Consciousness, we become “one with life” as reality itself in a single form. On this level there is no one else but us. There are no committees, no different rooms as different categories where a planning process takes place and we make decisions for our next life based on an awareness of only fragmented parts of ourselves – but where we are “programmed with” the memory we formed of our own creation of our “self” as a “whole reality” and type of experience.

As we express energetically, we perceive our self as a greater whole that sets the stage for us to create our self as a particular type of person. As we create our reality as an interaction with ourselves in another, we associate with our own projections, building our “sense of self” out of them as our “identity”. Our identity is “who we are” based on how we shape our self through our own creation and is what forms the memory of our self that becomes the programming as a frequency for the seed of our next incarnation. The seed of our karma is the “I” (I Am) of our higher soul formed out of the memory we created of ourselves. It’s what forms the “I” of the Tetragrammaton (4 letter name of God – IHVH), which is represented by the triangle formed by drawing lines that connect the two physical eyes and the third eye, located in the center of the forehead. Our third eye is a “single eye” formed by uniting the two physical into a single reality. The “H” is the regeneration of the “I”, formed by connecting two I’s at the center, forming a new letter as One comprised of dual parts that exist in harmony as mirror images of each other. The third letter, “V” is the straight line divided and spread apart creating dimension as an inverted triangle where polar opposites interact to form a single reality as a material formation. This is also symbolized as a cup or chalice that becomes the light-body as a shell for spirit to inhabit and express through as a living being. The material reality only serves as the vessel or vehicle for the spirit-soul to have it’s being in order to experience Itself. The final “H” is the manifestation of the first one on the lower arc of the material plane as a mirror image or complementary opposite of the seed formed on the higher plane of pure potential. What existed in a latent and potential state on the higher plane of pure mind, has now manifested in form on the lower material plane as a mirror image.

Thought Transference

7 Parallel Planes of Existence

What’s referred to as “planes of existence” form a hierarchical structure as a kind of gradient or “scale of vibration” that moves between a positive and negative pole of the same thing. This idea can be conceptualized as a musical scale comprised of 7 notes that make up an octave, where the lower note “builds” as a progression until it reaches its fullness as an amplification, forming the 7th note as the culmination of that level. Once it reaches an exalted level within that scale, it functions through what’s called the “threshold effect”, where it moves into the next higher octave as the lowest, base note of that scale. It forms the same note on a higher plane (frequency) and begins the same progression again on a higher level. This scale of 7 planes is beautifully illustrated in the Qabalah Tree of Life as “states” of consciousness that naturally perform particular functions as an essential part of a greater whole.

These 7 levels are formed out of Triads that are reflections of each other where 2 levels also form a single level as polar opposites that form a coherent whole on either a higher or lower arc of the same plane. The Triad that represents a single level symbolizes the process of “division and unification”, where the “One” divides into complementary aspects of Itself, where one interacts with the other to form a single 3-dimensional reality. When these levels are broken down into Triads formed out of a pair of opposites, we get 3 levels that are all formed as Triads, and manifest in the 4th level of the Quaternary as a single reality. This shows the constant process of the mind separating from itself to form dual aspects as counterparts and then reuniting them back into a single idea, where we then divide again as the means of either descending or ascending through the same scale from a higher vibration that’s all-inclusive to a lower one that’s singular in nature.  

This same principle as a concept can be used in understanding the function of our “3 eyes”, one of which is internal, single, and hidden, and 2 of which are external and used to perceive the outer world of manifestation. When we place this same triangle over our forehead with the horizontal base line connecting our two physical eyes, and the higher single point forming our 3rd eye in the center of our forehead, we can gain a working concept of how we “receive” communication from the higher, subtle planes of coalesced essence. An idea from the higher plane comes as a “whole idea” in its potential state (seed for reality) that’s planted in our subconscious as pictures and symbols that are grown internally into possibilities for producing as outer realities that provide us with particular types of experience. All communication from our higher self originates on a higher level that’s unified and comes in “seed form” as an archetype that’s grown within our own subconscious by integrating it naturally into our existing reality through a process of adaptation.

Concepts

We conceive of an archetypal idea as an image that’s reflected in our mind’s eye, and as we focus on and begin thinking about it, it unfolds and begins taking shape by synthesizing it into our mental paradigm which serves to define and modify into a correspondence. As a symbolic representation of a universal idea, it can be used to create numerous variations of the same basic concept, and once built into our paradigm, becomes a natural part of our everyday reality as our perception. It’s conceived as an “archetype” (metaphor and theme) that’s energetic in nature and represents a general concept for producing a particular type of experience based how it’s combined with other elements where it acts as the “organizing principle” that follows a general “theme”. It’s not given to us as a fixed idea that’s already formed but acts more like a “suggestion” that’s interjected into our subconscious that we then use as the means for building equivalent ideas as an outer experience. We create our experiences of any situation or circumstance by how we build them into our story as an interpretation, which is formed out of a theme.

This can be easily understood by realizing that “anger”, which is a quality of being as a vibratory frequency not only displays all the physical attributes and appearance of “being angry”, and acting angry, but also acts to stimulate and infuse everything around it into the same energetic state, forming the larger pattern of activity. A person being outwardly angry causes everyone around them to become angry or scared and together they create a shared experience born out of anger. While we tend to think of life in separative terms of self and another, where we only play one role in acting out a greater pattern as a co-creation, the fact is we’re acting to facilitate the whole pattern as a behavioral dynamic where we can, and do, play every role necessary to produce the experience that pattern renders.

For example, a person who was physically abused as a child, and initially experiences being a helpless victim of the abuse, isn’t just being imprinted with that role in the pattern, but is imprinted with the pattern itself. While they may relate to the child’s role as a child, as they grow older, will begin moving into the adult role in that same pattern and will have a tendency to become the one doing the abusing. A child who’s abused at home, where they’re clearly the victim, will develop a tendency to lash out in a similar manner within their own peer group and start fights, bully others, and pick on those who can’t or won’t fight back. In one situation they’re the victim, and in another they’re the one victimizing another in the same way through the “same tendency” played out from both ends, producing the same type of experience.

duality

This is the way karma works. It’s not produced from a fragmented, one-sided perspective within a whole, but as a natural tendency that acts out every role in that same pattern under different circumstances. So when we say that a child is physically abused as their “karma” carried forward from their previous life, it’s not referring to them getting back what they deserve and put forward necessarily, but as experiencing the same pattern as a behavioral dynamic from different perspectives and roles within that same “pattern”. If they’re not the one being abused, they’re the one instigating it or doing it to another. They continue to unknowingly display the same behaviors that led to them being abused that serve to provoke others to abuse them in the same way. We’re often fooled by our own tendencies, because when we do the same “behavior” as an action towards another, we make it out to be different through the reason’s we have for doing it that justify it as being right and appropriate. This is what it means to act out the same idea from different perspectives. When I’m giving it out, I’m telling myself a story about why I’m doing it that makes it seem different than when I’m on the receiving end of the same action and behavior. As a result, I can’t see how it is that I’m “getting back what I put out”, or how others are doing the same thing to me that I’m also doing to them.

The reason we have for doing it may be different, but the action itself is the same, and forms a “cause and effect” relationship. All our actions cause an equivalent reaction in others, and the reaction we produce that’s mirrored back to us, stimulates us with the same reaction, amplifying it, and a back-and-forth movement ensues that creates the same type of experience over and over in different situations and with different people. As we create experiences through our actions and how we interact with others, we simultaneously create our “self” by how we identify with our own experiences. We create our experiences by how we interpret the events and activities of our life as a story we’re always telling ourselves about things, and we identify with our own story. As we create our experiences, we accumulate them as memories of our self that are built up over time as various aspects of the same overall idea. We create and build up memories throughout our lifetime as an accumulative process that forms our inner nature as our personality and character, and this same inner nature is carried forward into the next incarnation as our predisposition and temperament. One life is the continuation of the previous life, where we experience our own creation from a different perspective and through a new life situation.

Imagination

Once we realize how this fundamental principle works, as a continuous process of first separating our inner from the outer, and then bringing it back into a unified state by how we interpret it to form an experience, we can use it as the means of being able to recognize and understand our own hidden nature. We can realize that the outer is providing us with a mirror into our own repressed and hidden nature. It’s showing us how it is that we’ve judged ourselves, denying and hiding parts of ourselves, and as a result, are judging and reacting to others in the same way. There’s a veil drawn between the inner and outer that prevents us from seeing what’s hidden deep inside of us, but we can come to recognize it by how it appears outside of us as our own projection. When we refrain from reacting and instead turn our attention inward to self-reflect on that same quality within us, we can follow it back to its root cause through a chain of associated memories. Once we can tune into the originating experience, we can then detach from our own judgments and view it instead from a rational state of reasoning. Once we connect the inner with the outer in a congruent and harmonious manner, we unify that aspect of ourselves hidden within our subconscious and no longer form a pronounced reaction to it or need to act it out from an unconscious state of denial. We can find a healthy and appropriate means of expressing it and as a result, integrate it through awareness where it no longer provokes us into an unconscious state as a reaction.

This same idea operates on the inner planes as a semi-closed circuit that moves between opposite poles of what seems like an inner and outer reality, that are actually a continuation of each other. We form an idea on the inner planes of our mind that serve as a metaphor for creating as an outer reality of the same idea, and we blend them back together as an experience, by using one as the means for interpreting the other so they tell the same story. The experience produced as a story is then absorbed and integrated as a memory which becomes a natural part of both the seed and the reality inherent in the seed. As we produce experiences they’re synthesized into an archetypal matrix as a single idea where it becomes the seed for generating more experiences of the same kind. A closed circuit is formed as a pulsation that continuously moves from the inner to the outer and from the upper to lower as a rhythmic cycle. We work with a cycle of creation by producing new variations that imbue it with new attributes and characteristics that changes how it expresses and the story it serves to tell as a modification. This process of evolution is greatly facilitated as a kind of “quickening” through the awareness that the inner and outer are direct reflections of each other, with one being a metaphor for constructing the other.

Once we become aware of our own fragmented parts by reuniting them into a coherent perception of ourselves, they no longer appear outside of us as the “lessons” we need to learn, and we resolve the patterns of our karma. Once we realize we’re the one creating our “self” as a reality, we can resume full responsibility for our own creation. We can mend the fragmented aspects of our mind born out of trauma of some kind and regain awareness of who we really are and our ability to create ourselves through our perception of reality. By returning separate aspects of our “self” back into a harmonious whole through a conscious awareness of them, we no longer create out of an unconscious state as the habitual tendencies born out of our formative conditioning, and we transcend this plane altogether, moving on to a new level of consciousness where we create ourselves and our reality in a self-aware and intentional manner. It’s our destiny as humans to exercise our creative abilities to a proficient level where we can stay fully awake and aware of our own creations and create ourselves in a more expressive and purposeful manner.

Dr. Linda Gadbois


       

How we Create Ourselves through our Life Experiences

Once we gain a fundamental understanding of how consciousness as an energetic flow works, we can acquire the self-awareness necessary to create in a much more meaningful way. The principle represented in Sacred Geometry by the Monad is the toroidal energy system that operates within the material world as an electromagnetic field that functions through the principle of metabolism and assimilation. There’s no such thing as universal principles that only operate on some levels, or within a certain set of circumstances or species. This is a universal law, which means it’s a fundamental part and function of every single living system from the subatomic world to the cosmic world. Once we understand this “parental law” of invisible, intelligent forces, called spirit, soul, and mind, we have the “keys” necessary for consciously participating in our own creation from a semi-conscious and self-aware state.

The first perception we need to fully embrace and realize by conceptualizing it as a working model is the fact that we are energetic beings in the most basic sense. Our soul and mind is completely invisible and not material in nature, and is what organizes and designs the material world as the means of creating our “self” as a material being. The mind and soul is fundamentally the same thing, and perform different functions in creating a unified experience of “itself”, not just as a body and specific personality, but also the reality of the self that provides the basis for “experiencing” itself. The relationship between the mind and soul correspond to the relationship between the self-conscious and subconscious aspects of the mind, and the right and left hemispheres of the brain. They form different functions in creating and animating the same thing.

Polarity is also a universal (fundamental) principle that operates synergistically on all levels of both the created world and the world of unformed potential, and is necessary in order to “create”. This polar relationship as complementary opposites of the same thing is demonstrated on every level of both the created and potential realm. The upper planes of reality, commonly referred to as spiritual, heaven, and God, are “creators”, and the lower plane of the material reality is “the created”. When we step into our true identity as divine spiritual beings we move from perceiving ourselves as a product of others and our life circumstances to being the one that’s doing the creating and always in the process of creating our “self” by how we utilize the conscious energy system of our mind guided by the sovereignty of our higher soul.

Our mind (Monad) is represented as an “invisible center” that expands and radiates out quite some distance from the center to produce a “sphere” (circle). The mind is often referred to as a “sphere of consciousness” that’s the “essence” of our soul as our “character”. Our soul is comprised of essence as “memory” that we formed from all of our life experiences. The Soul is actually self-creating, self-perpetuating, and self-sustaining as a higher divine being. Our body and the life of our body is the result of our own creation that we design and inhabit as a way of creating experiences of ourselves that we use to acquire and “build-up” certain types of memory as the expression of certain character traits. Whatever qualities and characteristics we “choose to embody and become”, determines what we create through the perception it forms and the behaviors that naturally ensue from it.

Our character forms all of our activities and behaviors and determines what type of things we naturally resonate with and engage in as our “deeds”. As we maintain a certain “state of mind” as our normal and consistent way of being, we’re constantly acting to generate and produce the corresponding reality of our state through our perception and how we think about things, while unconsciously employing the behaviors that “cause it”. Our state-of-mind as our mood “is” our vibratory frequency and has a pattern inherent in it along with a life-force energy that acts as an ordering mechanism, making it “causal” in nature. As we act to cause a certain type of event or activity to take place based on how we interact with everything around us energetically, producing a corresponding (like) effect of the same kind, and we then “absorb” the effect we created as our experience and shape it into a memory of our “self” and the “way life is”.

As we absorb and integrate our experience as an effect that we caused, it then becomes “causal” and produces our “internal model” as an equivalent effect. What we perceive as “complementary opposites” is actually formed out of extreme aspects of the same thing which, at some point, transform into each other. The electrical force that projects outward while still maintaining the magnetic aspect in a latent state, then undergoes a shift in state, and turns in a cyclical movement and becomes magnetic, returning to the center that it initially rose out of. All energy, which is the same thing as consciousness, appears to be dual or polar in nature, when it’s actually a single power that moves between two poles or boundaries as a “range of vibration” that forms a frequency. An easy way to understand this is to look at the extremes of “hot and cold”, which are really different degrees as temperatures of the same thing. By changing the temperature of a substance it both expands and dissipates becoming more subtle or it contracts and concentrates becoming dense and solid. Though we perceive electromagnetism as two different forces that produce different effects, it’s actually the “same force” in different states that perform different functions in organizing and constructing of the same thing. 

In order to truly grasp this concept we have to step fully into our identity and role as the “creator” of our life, rather than seeing ourselves as being created “by life”. We can’t get caught up in the content of what’s taking place and why, and instead step back and observe the actual process that’s taking place as an energetic expression and flow of consciousness. We’re not the content itself that makes up our reality, but the soul that’s “producing a reality” out of the content. We are the “causal force” in our own life creating experiences of our self as the means of knowing our self. We can only gain knowledge through experience. Anytime we use universal principles to form imaginary concepts, we gain a practical understanding of what’s actually operating just below the surface of outer appearances. The outer world of appearances is what’s commonly referred to as an “illusion” because it’s different for everyone perceiving them. We have a prevalent tendency to get caught up in the illusion of things and completely miss what’s really going on and what it is we’re doing from the subliminal energetic level of our mind.

This is the same thing we have a tendency to do when we meditate and we get caught up in the habitual thoughts themselves instead of recognizing the mind that’s giving rise to the thoughts and turning them into an imaginary reality. We usually get caught up in the nature of the interaction as a means of justifying our own actions in reaction to another, instead of realizing the actual process taking place. Anyone who has a tendency to be “reactive” is locked into the illusion of identifying with their lower nature as “being created” by others, instead of seeing themselves as the one who is creating themselves “through” the events of their life. However we position ourselves in our own life forms the basis for all of our decisions, whether they’re made unconsciously in an automated fashion or with full awareness in a deliberate and intentional manner.

Visualizing the Law of the Monad

The Monad is represented by a dot (invisible center) within a circle, in the same way it would be drawn using a compass. This geometric structure represents the idea that the outer circle is produced as the expansion and emanation of the center. The center is what we can think of as the “self” as the soul and personality housed within the body as the “mind” that produces its own reality as an expression that creates an experience of itself as a whole outer reality. The “sphere” represents reality as a dimension created by the soul through the matrix of the mind. What’s commonly referred to as “the fall” of man from a higher plane to the lower plane of formation, comes by moving into the plane of “knowledge”. We can only “know” anything (including ourselves) through “experience”. All knowledge is only acquired (integrated into our existing paradigm to update it) through direct experience that brings deeper realizations. We are all creative beings acquiring knowledge of ourselves through our ability to create our own experiences of our self.

Picture yourself as your mind which is a field of subtle energy that’s not only anchored to your body as it’s center or core, but also exists quite some distance away from you out into your environment. This is what’s called a “torus”, which is a living sphere of organized memory that’s subtle and electromagnetic in nature. It moves and circulates as a self-sustaining system that vibrates at a certain frequency. It’s electrical (masculine) properties expand and project outward quite some distance away from your body and then folds back on itself, contracting in a cyclical movement, and is drawn back into your body where it circulates around the axis of the subtle body and spinal column, as an “alternating current”, before being projected and transmitted outward again. The mind, which is represented by the element of “air” as the atmosphere, breathes and circulates energy as a means of feeding, sustaining, and transforming itself.

As the “electrical energy” of our vibration moves out and away from us and into our immediate environment, it acts to stimulate and awaken and bring out in an active state whatever is of the same nature (frequency) as we are. As it activates corresponding energy as qualities and traits by causing them to vibrate (resonate), they actively express to create a joint experience of the reality produced by the shared qualities. We then draw the energy back in and absorb it as our experience and integrate it into our center (paradigm) as “memory of our self”. As we create the reality of our consciousness by vibrating it, we gain a “sense of ourselves” through it, and identify with our own experiences, creating our self by way of them. Whatever energy we cultivate and put out as the means of creating our experiences, we draw back in and become in “essence”. This is represented by the golden rule which states “do unto others what you would have them do unto you”, because whatever it is you’re “doing” you’re actually doing to yourself. There’s really only one of us doing the actual creating.

Creating with Conscious Awareness

The Monad is considered the “parent principle” out of which all others systematically arise as a form of growth and development. Our state of mind is comprised of the qualities that make up our character and form our energetic frequency. The Law of Vibration, like the mind and soul which gives rise to it, is also 3-fold in nature as working principles that perform different functions in producing and maintaining the same thing. These principles are resonance, sympathetic induction, and coherence. We activate qualities in everything else by resonating with them, and “entering into them” becoming one with them energetically as the same quality, and begin vibrating in harmony with them by forming a joint reality as a co-creation formed out of the same character as shared qualities.

By subliminally entering into the energy field of another and influencing their vibration to match ours, we form a shared experience by cooperatively expressing the same qualities, and we form a new variation (specialized pattern) as a unique expression of the same kind. We then simultaneously draw the experience created back into our mind where it’s integrated and assimilated to update and modify our current memory, diversifying and expanding our range of expression to include it. We “build ourselves” through our own creations and what type of qualities we build into strengths (habits) as accumulated memory. Whatever qualities we embody as our mood is the ones we’re selecting and using to create ourselves with. We create ourselves through others and our various life circumstances and situations. Whatever state as an attitude and set of correlated behaviors we employ on a consistent basis, we develop as a natural part of our character, and it becomes an energetic part of our soul’s constitution. Our soul as our character is eternal in nature and is what transcends the personality of the body at death while forming the basis of our next life as a continuation within a new personality, set of relationships, and life conditions.

Once we understand this principle in practical terms we’re given the means for developing our “self” in a very deliberate way. Whatever qualities we strengthen and utilize in creating our life shapes our character as memories of our self-soul. Our character is determines how we think, feel, perceive, emote, and behave, and what type of life experiences we create as a result. Our life is created as the emanation of our character. While we’re all initially shaped by our conditioning to be a certain way (re-establish the preexisting condition as karma), we can take over our own creation as adults by deciding who we want to be and acquiring the skills for developing our own character by working with our own mental and emotional state. By cultivating the proper state of mind in a consistent fashion, we determine what qualities and traits we bring out in others and use as the means for creating our reality. This is why embodying certain qualities and ways of being are the central focus of all spiritual development and self-mastery. Our spiritual path as our life’s journey is how we shape ourselves consciously by stepping into our true identity as a divine being of a higher moral intelligence.

The Spiritual Path of Reverence

By embodying a feeling of reverence as our normal mental state (vibration), we “look through the eyes of reverence”, and connect with, and see in everything else only what “warrants” reverence. We have to embody and become one with whatever quality as a state of mind we want to use as the means of creating ourselves with through our perception of that same quality in everything else. Whatever we perceive in another we act to bring out in them. When we cultivate an attitude of only looking for and seeing what fills us with feelings of adoration, admiration, respect, and honor, we act as a catalyst for bringing those qualities out in everyone else while developing them in ourselves through the interaction that takes place.

As we create a reality as the expression of those qualities, we experience ourselves through those same qualities, while increasing and amplifying them, and we draw the experience back into our self where it’s integrated to alter our vibration as a memory of our self. By actively choosing which qualities and character traits to embody and use as the means of expressing through, we produce, multiply, accumulate, and buildup memories of that kind. We only transform ourselves through a process of accumulating memories that counteract and counterbalance other ones. Accumulated memories not only transform us internally, but also change how we act and live, and the type of story we tell with our life by how we conduct ourselves and the nature of our relationships.

All patterns are comprised of attributes and qualities that form characteristics which determine the form something takes on and how it functions and behaves as a result. By intentionally embodying the qualities we want to use in order to shape our character, we become the vessel for those qualities to express and create in the world. If we consistently maintain a feeling of inadequacy and inferiority, then we unknowingly display the feeling and behaviors that bring out those same feelings in everyone else, and we give our life-force to propagating more and more of the same feelings and eventually strengthen them into our life theme. If we’re judgmental and criticizing, then we act as a protagonist for bringing out in everyone else whatever there is to criticize, and we not only strengthen those traits in them, but in ourselves as well. “Cause” always produces an “effect” of an equal or greater nature. Cause is our energy flowing out into the world and onto others to produce an effect in them of the same kind, and we draw the effect as an experience back into us where we internalize and process it by harmoniously integrating it to form our “soul’s essence”.

We all have the ability to determine and regulate our own state of mind and develop our character in a deliberate and precise manner. All we have to do is decide to stay awake and aware in the present moment while recognizing what our mood and attitude is like, then deciding what we want it to be as the means of creating our life experiences in that moment. Once we consciously choose and intentionally embody the quality we desire to have more of, we act to regulate our own vibratory frequency.

As we maintain an awareness of our mood throughout the day, we can make whatever adjustments we need to whenever we realize we’ve lost our focus, become reactive or caught up in habitual thoughts, get distracted with meaningless things, and we can become the captain of our own ship. We can cultivate skill in becoming self-directed and self-determined. As we walk through life with a certain attitude and frame of mind we can notice how we affect people and influence situations, and how it is that we can act to shift their mood to match ours, and what type of interaction we produce as a result. We can become the leader in any situation we’re a part of, instead of being led through the mood of others and what seems like the random events of our life.   

As we produce an experience, we can become aware of how it makes us feel about ourselves, and how our life changes as a result. Embodying new qualities and ways of being may feel awkward at first, like anything that we’re not used to does, but the more we practice being that way the easier it gets and the more natural it becomes. If we practice regulating our state of mind consistently for a three to six week period, it becomes natural and we begin doing it in an automatic fashion. Once a quality and character trait becomes a natural part of our being, we no longer have to try or apply effort and discipline in order to maintain it. Once we’ve successfully integrated one quality to shape our character in an intentional manner, we can choose another one and continue to develop ourselves in whatever way we desire and become the type of person we admire and hold in high esteem.

Dr. Linda Gadbois