Existing Simultaneously in Multiple Dimensions – The Two Stages and Levels of Spiritual Awakening

The idea of spiritual awakening refers to “self-awareness”, and this awareness can take place on 2 levels simultaneously. Shifts in awareness usually come as fleeting moments where we truly transition into a different state of awareness that has a profound quality to it. As we step into a new way of perceiving the world as a kind of altered reality, it allows us to see things in a way that introduces us to a whole new way of being. This often comes as a deepened form of concentration where we literally exist intimately in a whole new realm that coexists within our ordinary one, where it gives us an entirely different sense of ourselves. In our ordinary reality we exist as a “part within a greater whole”, where we often feel completely detached and estranged from the very reality we’re a fundamental part of. We normally experience ourselves as “being in here” while reality itself is “out there”. We feel as though we have no control or in say-so terms of reality itself. While we may contemplate the idea of existing on multiple dimensions simultaneously, where we form an abstract idea of it as an imaginary concept or theory, once we honestly make the shift into an expanded version of ourselves, we experience ourselves as being in it as a direct and immediate experience.

The first stage of awakening usually comes as becoming more aware of our outer environment, the activities going on at the subtle level, or connecting intimately with the inner nature and essence of things. Where we start realizing our own tendencies and the consequences of our actions. This stage of waking up within our own dream, is like lucid dreaming where our conscious mind becomes active at the same time our subconscious is in the leading role. Normally, as soon as our conscious mind ‘wakes up’ and becomes active, our state of mind shifts into a kind of parallel dimension that seems to encompass or contain the subconscious vision within it. We move gradually from an inner awareness that’s symbolic in nature and exists outside of our perception of ‘time’, to an outer awareness that’s literal and somewhat stationary, where it seems somewhat frozen in time.

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The initial stages of awakening come when we begin learning how to employ both aspects of our mind at the same time, where they form reality as a continuum. We start to become aware of our own subconscious mind and come into direct contact with our feelings and our inner nature formed out of our memories, which all seem to be woven together to form a cohesive construct as a particular type of experience. We not only begin exercising our ability to self-reflect and move between two dimensions simultaneously as a deeper form of realization, but we also start seeing into the subtle realm playing out all around us at the unconscious level. We begin tuning into (looking beyond physical appearance) the inner essence of everything around us and we get an immediate sense of their character and what’s motivating their actions. We form a heightened awareness around how it is that we’re being stimulated by whatever and whomever is around us or interacting with us in some way, whether actually or energetically.

As we’re being stimulated by an outside force of some kind, the same quality being expressed is stimulated and arises within us in response to it, giving us direct knowledge of it as an internal experience. If we allow these qualities to spontaneously arise inside of us without distorting, ignoring, or manipulating them through our own thoughts, we can tune into a whole new level of reality playing out within this one at the subtle level that lies just below our ordinary awareness. Once we begin developing this ability, we not only come into direct contact with the subconscious mind, as the ‘group mind’ of the material world, but also the realization that our conscious mind of outer awareness is always acting to view and experience the ‘projection’ being produced by our own subconscious. Our subconscious, which is an aspect of the group mind as our outer reality, is the part of our mind that’s creating our physical reality as a mental construct, and our conscious mind, which forms our outer awareness is what witnesses our own creation and has its ‘being’ within it.

We use one part of us to produce our reality and another part of us to experience our self through that reality as an integral part of it. Once we start forming this level of awareness, we have the key to our own healing as bringing the unconscious aspects of ourselves that we’ve judged and repressed into awareness through our outer reality, where we can consciously integrate them using our rational mind in a congruent manner. Through psychological healing we bring both aspects of our material mind into harmony as being a ‘continuation’ of each other as a single whole or unified field. We understand the different functions each part of our mind performs in creating a greater whole, and we keep them fully active within our awareness as our normal state of being. This new level of ‘self-awareness’ that brings new knowledge of who we really are is life-altering and brings a form of thoughtfulness as self-contemplation. We start being able to naturally realize the consequences we produce not only through what we say and do, but also begin realizing the power of our own thoughts in shaping our reality through the Law of Cause and Effect.

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The Second Stage of Awakening – “Transformation”

Once we begin developing the ability to keep both aspects of our material mind (subconscious and self-conscious) active at the same time in terms of our awareness, where intuition blends with our intellect and deepens how we’re experiencing things, we begin moving into the second stage of awakening. This stage comes as a form of ‘rebirth’ into a whole new level of being. To understand this transformation of conscious awareness, we must form a working concept of the nature of planes, dimensions, and realms of being. These mental levels are commonly portrayed in two basic ways, one as a hierarchical structure, where a smaller field exists harmoniously within a greater field of the same nature, or energetic sheaths as layers, called ‘bodies’, that all function as different aspects of a greater whole. Both models convey the idea of one level of reality being fully contained within and as a fundamental part of a greater level of reality. These levels or layered bodies not only represent different levels of consciousness as states of mind, but also different levels of the Soul that provide different experiences of itself.

While we tend to talk in abstract terms about vibration, frequency, and energy, we must begin defining these terms as a particular type of self-awareness that bring entirely new ways of experiencing ourselves. As we’re able to start awakening within our own reality by merging our two minds into a single state where they’re both active at the same time, and we start gaining a steady realization that what we perceive as an outer reality that appears to be apart from us is being produced by our own subconscious, we awaken within our own dream, so to speak. This awareness lays the foundation for a natural shift into an even higher level, where we literally start shifting into a higher or greater plane where we not only “see” and conceptualize reality as a whole, but where we actually experience our ‘self’ as the entire “field of reality”. We move as a unified field of consciousness and the sense of separation disappears completely. We not only stay “awake in the present moment”, where we pay attention to what’s happening around us, but we have a strange new sense of being reality itself. Its as though when we move, the entire field of reality moves with us as an extension of ourselves. We gain a direct awareness of reality being formed in a constant way as a reflection of our own thoughts about it. As we think and form mental pictures of our thoughts, we create them as a corresponding reality and experience our self “as” them.

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The Illusion of Time and Space

Along with this heightened awareness comes a new sense of “time and space”. We’re no longer lost in the moment and move through an extended series of events that are all correlated through a dynamic series of unconscious states, where we remain disconnected and unaware of how it is we’re creating through a constant process of cause and effect, but instead remain aware in a constant and extended fashion. As we act, we form a direct vision and immediate awareness of what we’re causing through our actions. It’s no longer ‘time-related’ or mysterious. When the effect we create comes at a later time, we still recognize it as a natural response to our own actions. We don’t lose an awareness of what it is we’re causing no matter how long it takes to play out. Intuition becomes our main form of perception and we begin seeing everything as a reflection of ourselves.

From this level of awareness, we begin comprehending the universal laws, not as an intellectual concept, but as the very nature of our experience. We have a direct awareness that the thoughts we form as mental pictures (light construct within the mind) and infused with the sensation of our life-force, causes them to vibrate with life, both on the inner and outer planes at the same moment. Vibration has both a pattern of the thought inherent in it and a self-organizing mechanism and operates simultaneously between parallel planes through ‘polarity’. The vibration as a frequency, formed by all our thoughts as a theme on the inner planes of our paradigm, acts to vibrate the outer/lower plane causing it to take the same shape as a reflection of our thoughts. Our thoughts are causal in nature and create the outer world and lower plane as a corresponding effect. Our inner, upper world of imaginary thought is similar to the world of our nightly dreams in the sense that they serve as a kind of metaphorical representation that’s used as a theme (greater pattern) for shaping the outer reality to be of the same idea on a larger scale. Our thoughts are a form of ‘archetype’ that can be applied to any number of conditions and circumstances, and through a process of adaptation, modified to produce a new variation as a ‘type’ of experience. Our thoughts don’t create as an exact outer formation of the same imaginary image, but as a “corresponding idea” that brings the same “type of experience”. The physical formation is only significant in terms of how it sets the stage for producing a particular kind of experience.

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The Mental Sphere of Reality Viewed from a Higher Plane of Awareness

What we perceive as the sphere (reality) around us is actually our own mind on a higher level and is always being organized with our vitalized thoughts and emotions, which keep us tuned to our soul’s frequency. The space around us is impressed with our soul’s signature as the frequency formed by our mental paradigm that reflects back to us the reality of our thoughts. It’s our own creation that we project as a means of experiencing ourselves. This field of light around us is magnetic and acts to absorb and form a mental impression of our thoughts as a permanent record of them. This field of organized information is the intrinsic nature of our own mind on a higher and all-inclusive plane that we perceive through our inner nature. Our mind (soul) acts on this field to organize it into a mental construct as a kind of etheric blueprint for creating our reality as the means of experiencing ourselves through our own creation as a story we tell about ourselves. The same principles operate on all levels and scales of existence through a chain of association that comes as a series of correspondences that uses an invisible idea to form a material reality. As we awaken within our material reality and realize that it’s all being constructed and projected by our subconscious, and that our conscious awareness is the part of us that perceives and witnesses our own mental creation, we also realize that the entire lower plane is being organized and animated by “us” on a higher plane as the means of experiencing ourselves through our own creation.

Reality as its experienced from a higher level comes as more of what we can think of as a ‘holomovement’. Not as a hologram of a single image or idea, but as an entire reality that’s used to form that idea. As we think, we form the reality of our thoughts as a means of previewing and experiencing them. We’re not our body, our body is a fundamental part of our own creation and is what allows us to enter into our own projection as a natural part of it. What we refer to as our “self” is our Soul, which exists on higher planes or outside of our material existence as our “mind”, or the sphere of organized information in which all reality exists. We are reality itself as both the part and the whole, the inner and the outer, the upper and the lower. These different aspects of ourselves exist simultaneously as a single reality where each aspect plays a particular role in playing it out as the means of coming to “know ourselves” through our own mental creation. We’re both the creator of our reality and the one experiencing it as a way of knowing our self. It’s only our perception of being separate that causes us to get lost in the illusion of our own making.

Once we awaken and begin living out of the awareness that we’re creating our reality and our self through our own thoughts, we can no longer remain asleep and we have to begin working to develop greater mental skills in creating. Instruction for developing these mental skills is given to us as universal laws, which are the laws of the mind and the means through which we create in a conscious and responsible way. Once we wake up and become aware that we are constantly creating our reality through our thoughts, we’re also met with a new kind of responsibility for our own creation. We can no longer produce and play a part in dysfunctional situations while claiming to be a victim and not knowing what we’re doing. This stage of development comes as a spiritual awakening where we step into our higher-self, and begin laying the foundation necessary for developing mastery over our own mind and ability to regulate our own actions. Once we begin creating with a deeper sense of self-awareness, we also become fully responsible for what we create and have the key for determining our own destiny. Not in terms of the material world of unconscious delusions, but as our soul in charge of its own evolutionary process to higher and more conscious levels of being.

Dr. Linda Gadbois    

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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

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