Projection is the psychological phenomenon that underlies all interactions and perceptions in ego consciousness. Shadow Work is the practice of becoming aware of the phenomenon of projection and integrating the awareness.
Projection is the mechanism through which the ego disowns aspects of itself by projecting or seeing it in other egos. The ego is inherently unstable and changeable because it’s a temporary phenomenon that has no fundamental reality.
Ego consciousness is the dimension of the thought and experience of separation from our Source. All expressions of consciousness are the domain of duality that originated with the thought of separation or the Big Bang. Everything within this temporary universe is the mental phenomenon of the thought of separation, which organizes itself into time intervals, degrees, dimensions, frequencies, and forms.
Part of this phenomenon are the seemingly individual minds that appear in various dimensions and forms. These individual minds reflect the idea (the mental thought) of separation, and they are the questioning aspect of the one divided mind. They experience duality in their own mind as the voice of the lower mind and Higher Self, or Higher Mind.
The Voice of the Lower Mind
The voice of the lower self, or ego, is the separated aspect that is based on the thought system of fear, pain, guilt, sin, judgment, attack, and every thought perception, or apparent experience that is the inevitable confusion and doubt that arises from the idea of being separate. The ego’s only goal is its own survival because, perceiving itself as separate, it cannot know wholeness, or unity.
The Voice of the Higher Mind
The voice of the Higher Self, or the Higher Mind, is the aspect that is connected to our Source, because complete separation is impossible. The voice of the Higher Self is the connected aspect that is based on the thought system of love, joy, and unity consciousness.
The illusion of separation is like a dream state, and the voice of our Higher Self is the inner guide and intuition that guides us back to rejoin our minds as one. Every single seemingly individual mind in every plane and dimension in all this universe is on this same dream journey, at various time intervals, to various degrees, and we all have one goal and one purpose, to return our mind to our one mind.
The state of One-mindedness is also called Enlightenment. This is our collective destiny that has already been completed, it just appears as if we are each experiencing it in our own timelines. Time collapses as each mind rejoins, and whenever it does anything to reduce the time it needs for the process by listening to the instructions from the Higher Mind to rejoin.
Time will end when we rejoin our Source in timelessness because there will no longer be any need for anything related to the thought of separation, including duality, and time. We return to a state of non-dualism.
The Two Voices
The two voices and their thought systems are irreconcilable. They do not recognize, hear, or validate each other in any way, they are in opposition, they are the duality.
The process of personal transformation and psychological integration that is part of psychotherapy, self-realization, and self-actualization is the step-by-step process to healing the divided mind by accessing the voice of the Higher Self and remembering who and what we are, as part of our source.
Enlightenment is the result of psychological integration and complete release of the ego’s thought system. The state of Enlightenment is One-mindedness where we only hear and listen to the voice of our Higher Self. In this state we transcend the belief in illusions and listen to the voice as it guides us to fulfill our part and purpose in rejoining our minds.
Understanding Projection & Shadow Work
Understanding Projection and Shadow is the first part of the process in recognizing the unreality of the ego and duality consciousness. It can also become a trap because the ego’s only possible desire is for its own survival, because of the fear associated with separation. It cannot understand Enlightenment and it will fear it because it appears to be its undoing, which it is. There is no end to projection for the ego because that is what it is. Once we understand the nature of the ego, we stop trying to integrate it into something it cannot be.
Transcending Projection is the process of giving up all investment in the ego’s thought system. In every moment we make a choice between listening to the voice of the ego, or lower mind, and the voice of our Higher Self, or Higher Mind.
There are two parts to this process. The first is true forgiveness. True forgiveness is the accurate response to the awareness of projection because it clears our mental field of the psychological debris associated with the belief in appearances and seemingly separate bodies and minds. To forgive truly simply state that you recognize what is happening is a projection, or ego consciousness, which you now know is a mental illusion, and being unreal you forgive the phenomenon and all you may have associated with it, like it never occurred in the first place.
The second part of the process in transcending projection is the extension of Truth. The extension of Truth is the recognition that any apparent separate mind or body is a part of your one mind and that these are our equal parts, with one Source. This Truth is beyond belief because it is only in duality, or ego consciousness where beliefs are needed due to the inherent instability and uncertainty of the mental phenomenon.
The voice of our Higher Self only speaks for this Truth, love, joy, and unity. As the psychological debris are cleared this voice becomes clearer. It responds to us in every way, but it cannot relate to anything that is not part of the plan to return to one mind. When you ask it then it can translate what you think you perceive into Truth. It communicates without demands and any fear or other ideas that represent the division of fear like guilt, sin, pain, attack, anger, and judgement. It will also teach you how to be vigilant so that you will know the Truth of your Self, and everything we have inherited from our Source. To be vigilant means to always ask what the purpose is of any choice, or action, and if it is in accord with the Higher Mind. Anything in accord with the Higher Mind will be the experience of Truth, love, joy, and unity.
The Plan for Enlightenment
The voice of our Higher Mind or Higher Self knows every seemingly individual mind because it is it. It operates outside of the limitations of duality, time, and space. It recollected itself the instant of the thought of separation. What we experience is the idea of the return to One-Mindedness, which appears to be a plan orchestrated in time and space to help us find our Self, and heal our Mind, like a movie or a dream.
Every seemingly individual mind will find its way back, and each one has its own unique part and timeline to this Destiny. Fulfilling this purpose is the only that that brings true authentic happiness and lasting peace.
As we withdraw our investment and belief in ego consciousness and the dimension of separation, we receive all the guidance and evidence we need to motivate us beyond anything the ego could ever be capable of or conceive.
To join the plan, you must simply be willing to listen, learn, and do what is in accordance with our Higher Mind. This is somethings referred to as “choice-less awareness” because your choice is always for love.
To understand this concept better you can read A Course in Miracles, the Psychotherapy and Prayer Supplements that go with it, and The Disappearance of the Universe by Gary R. Renard. There are other books that have been written on the understanding of the mind in this way that is related to A Course in Miracles, but I have not read them yet, let me know if you recommend any specific one.
Beliefs drive behavior, perception, and experiences. Beliefs are expressions of desires, and they are the thoughts and emotions that create the reality we experience. Beliefs are psychic energy that guide consciousness in every endeavor for creative fulfillment. Energetically they have nothing to do with facts, right, wrong, good, or bad. All beliefs seek fulfillment.
Every person has two sets of beliefs, those we are conscious of and those we are not aware of. Beliefs are anything we subjectively, consciously, or subconsciously, determine to be true for us, or have been conditioned to believe is true.
Beliefs determine what we desire, what we can and want to see, feel, and experience. They are the filters that our consciousness use to navigate the entire field of consciousness. Psychological phenomena like confirmation bias, cognitive dissonance, a range of personality disorders, and social dysfunction is caused by limiting or unhealthy beliefs. That is why two people can literally live in the same house, but experience two completely different realities based on the beliefs they hold true, knowingly, or unknowingly.
Conscious & Subconscious Beliefs
Conscious beliefs are the beliefs we are aware of, they may be conditioned, limiting, or empowering. They are the beliefs we communicate and actively seek to fulfill. Subconscious beliefs are those we are not aware of. Subconscious beliefs are predominantly the unconscious beliefs we were conditioned with through our earliest experiences.
If we hold two conflicting beliefs, conscious and subconscious, the strongest belief will override the other, usually the subconscious ones because they have been operating for a longer time. We know when this is happening in our life because our experiences do not reflect our conscious desires. When we are not consciously looking for feedback, desire to expand our awareness, or open to intuitive guidance, then we will overlook these events and suppress, deny, disown, or dismiss it.
Cultural homogenization and social conditioning in early life is basically belief indoctrination. It is a form of complete hypnotization that society is built on. Most people never question their reality or the fundamental things they believe are true. When the basic beliefs underlying a civilization are unhealthy then we have unhealthy societies.
The process of indoctrination relies on the beliefs like if many believe something then it must be true, if someone can experience something or if science can prove its material truth then it must be true. Even if we can experience something it does not make it true for everyone, all the time, under all circumstances. The truth is that everything contains some truth because life is a psychic phenomenon. Just because a belief is shared does not make it true, or empowering. Sometimes culture will provide two opposing beliefs to create the illusion of choice, usually between two limiting beliefs.
To recognize limiting beliefs, we require intuitive awareness, sincere self-inquiry, and discernment. As we expand our ability to be more discerning we develop greater appreciation for the psychic nature of subjective experience.
Look at beliefs like the database we use to run our lives. Anything that does not fit into the framework we have is simply dismissed or modified to fit. To have a database that is open to change, and evolution requires beliefs that support it, that beliefs can be changed, and that we are open to discovering new things every day, etc. When we have a belief that we can discover limiting beliefs and change them or exchange them for more empowering beliefs then that is what our consciousness becomes capable of finding, experiencing, and creating. Without those core beliefs we will be stuck with the database we have.
Limiting beliefs are like weeds in a garden. They may be conscious or subconscious and can have unintentionally tragic results.
Beliefs are also fractal in nature. Some really powerful core beliefs can affect many sub-beliefs. These include beliefs like:
That I create my experience with my thoughts, intentions, beliefs, and emotions. / That I do not create my own experience of reality. (Victimlessness vs Victimization)
That there is a psychic non-material reality that is just as valid or the cause of the material reality. / That the material reality is the only true reality.
Belief in higher intelligence. / Belief that we are the expression of chaos and disorder without intelligence.
Belief that life / the universe can / cannot be trusted.
Belief that we are consciousness with a physical component. / Belief that we are just a body.
Belief in a connected universe. / Belief in a disconnected universe.
Belief that something can / cannot be understood.
Belief that something is possible / impossible.
Words like “always,” “never,” and generalizations generally point to core beliefs.
Beyond conscious and subconscious beliefs are the beliefs that made our subjective life experience possible. The unique expression of consciousness that we are exists in the field of consciousness because of beliefs and desires. Our greater body of consciousness is aware of the entire spectrum of consciousness that we are, all probabilities, and all counterparts. It is our greater body of consciousness that can resort to orchestrating intense catalysts to attempt to bring new awareness to us.
We are a part of the evolution of consciousness, and we have a deep desire for greater awareness, that is why we have fields of education, science, religion, technology, and all endeavors that reflect a deep desire for greater awareness and understanding.
Limiting beliefs & Unfulfilling Relationships
Relationships are perhaps the most obvious place where our limiting beliefs are creating issues that dominate individual and collective experience.
For generations we have been sharing limiting beliefs about ourselves, others, the world, and life in general. Toxic relationship dynamics, unfulfilling relationships, dysfunctional relationships, and the personality coping mechanisms that come along with them are based on limiting beliefs.
Someone may consciously believe that love is a wonderful, warm, caring, supportive experience. At the same time, they can hold a subconscious belief that love is dangerous, cold, painful, and unforgiving because that is the environment they grew up in. It is so important to realize that because we can have conscious beliefs we can be completely oblivious to the subconscious beliefs, and even dismiss the idea. When we grow up in an unhealthy environment it is often so subtle even without the conscious awareness or any outright intention or abuse of the parents, caregivers, or teachers. Our life is a printout of our beliefs, and we must examine the evidence we see, and sincerely ask ourselves “What must I believe is true about love in order to be attracted to this, or to experience this?”
Our society is littered with limiting beliefs, both science and religion are fundamentally based on some limiting beliefs. To expand our consciousness, we evolve a whole new understanding of the psychic nature of consciousness and our beliefs, and how they govern every aspect of our personal lives and the collective experiences we are creating in the world.
Empowering beliefs are not about facts, right, wrong, good, or bad. They are beliefs that empower us as an individual to expand our awareness every day, our whole life long, and that allows for creative fulfillment in every aspect of our being: physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally.
Empowering beliefs are our subjective collection of inner truths that we cultivate through our own choice, experience, self-inquiry, evidence, intuition, and observation.
They are empowering because they enable us to create a life we love to live. They are the seeds that allow us to grow beautiful, healthy, and beneficial plants in our psychic garden.
How do we change beliefs? Here are some guidelines.
Choose to sincerely and wholeheartedly believe that beliefs are changeable, regardless of what others think, say, or do, and what is considered fact, right, wrong, good, or bad.
Choose to believe that we can become consciously aware of any limiting, destructive, or sabotaging belief that obscures or limits our ability to be completely fulfilled.
Choose to believe that we are capable of being completely fulfilled in every aspect of our lives.
Choose to believe that we can instruct our subconscious mind to change, delete, update, and modify beliefs.
Take empowered actions, use empowered responses, perspectives, and thoughts to consistently and with determination reprogram ourselves in every way we can.
Instruct our consciousness to be alert for opportunities to reprogram ourselves and consciously participate in this quest every moment of every day.
Use any method available to us to become aware of and improve our belief system such as affirmations, journaling, creative writing, meditation, neuro-linguistic programming, mindfulness training, creative projects, singing, mantras, absorbing media and materials that support the new beliefs, let the new beliefs permeate every thought, word, action, and feeling.
Use the guide to Self-Realization to go through the psychological process of integration that is based on the 64 lessons from the I Ching that covers the spectrum of consciousness. Each lessons contains new empowering beliefs.
Take every action with the intention to create a complete system of empowering beliefs and eradicate limiting beliefs with love and compassion.
Examine every experience, thought, emotion, situation, and event from a whole new perspective, like an investigator, look at it from a psychological and symbolic perspective to understand the beliefs that are involved in every experience.
Create new empowering beliefs whenever there is an opportunity and imprint them into your subconscious through affirmations (thinking, speaking, writing, listening), and seek to find evidence that supports them in an ongoing and determined creative endeavor.
A Guide to Self-Realization is a book and course created by Nathalie Strassburg. Self-Realization is for anyone that is ready to expand their consciousness, grow, be authentically empowered, cultivate inner truth, have greater self-awareness, have a better relationship with themselves, better relationships with others, achieve authentic self-fulfillment, joy, peace, and harmony.
Self-realization is the process of unifying our consciousness into a harmonious whole. The guide is based on the 64 lessons from the I Ching that we can master to expand our awareness, discover our authentic self, realize our inner truth, and live our unique destiny. When we balance our physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental aspects we become more self-empowered, and can achieve greater self-fulfillment.
Expand your Consciousness
The Self-Realization system, created by Nathalie Strassburg, is compatible with the I Ching, from around 800 BCE, China. It is a great universal model, and one of the oldest books in the world. It is based on simple binary, 0 and 1, which is what our computers are based on, with 64 (8×8) permutations. The 64 permutations form the Learning Spectrum that the book and course (scheduled to go live late 2023.) is based on, and they represent the lessons we master in duality to expand our consciousness . The next book and course in the series is A Guide to Enlightenment.
Following the introduction, the book and course include the spectrum of: the self, archetypes, roles, skills, spheres of awareness, principles, the learning spectrum, numbers, geometry, feminine and masculine expressions, self-realization, needs, relationships, and transformation.
Expanding consciousness is the process of integrating all aspects and parts of the conscious self for greater self-awareness and stability. With greater awareness and stability, the self can increase awareness through the dream platform, altered states of consciousness, intuition, and access more information, past, present, future, counterparts, and probabilities related to the whole self and collective consciousness. Expanding consciousness enables greater conscious participation in the ongoing creative process of consciousness, the return to one mindedness, and enlightenment.
Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, and Mental Aspects
The book and course is then organized into the four aspects: Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, and Mental. Each section contains the numbers, geometry, spheres of awareness, principles, traits, abilities, skills, and the learning spectrum.
Each aspect has 16 lessons. The 64 lessons in the learning spectrum are the lessons we can master to be an individual that takes empowered action, capable of empowered responses, based on empowered perspectives, and empowered thinking. They are tools that cultivate inner truth, emotional intelligence, and mental freedom that allow us to embrace whatever happens in life and use it for our benefit.
The Learning Spectrum
Each of the 64 lessons have a theme with an introduction, feminine and masculine expressions, and a spectrum to integrate the awareness: affirmation, wisdom, compassion, contemplation, investigation, sensation, observation, and visualization.
The Spectrum of Self-Realization
Expanding our awareness, developing self-love, and love of others through willpower, affirmation, focus, simplicity, authentic expression, and discernment.
Becoming an intuitive nurturer of ourselves and others through love, wisdom, commitment, integrity, and sharing.
Developing emotional intelligence and freedom through the practice of compassion for ourselves and others, mastering desire, elevating ourselves, and our willingness to change.
Mastering our emotional self with balance, trust, confidence, contemplation, silence, acceptance, and integrating our life lessons.
Expanding our perspectives, practicing meta-cognition, meditation, stillness, and being our own hero through the process of expanding, yielding, balancing intellect with intuition, liberation, and remembering.
Aspiring to higher truth and devotion to a higher purpose by refining ourselves, deepening our understanding, surrendering, being transparent, transmuting, and living peacefully.
Developing our inner truth through self-inquiry, observation, perseverance, transcendence, intention, and learning how to master the mind and be joyful.
Expressing our inner truth through our imagination and creating a world we love to live in by being determined, self-empowered, inspired, playful, and patient.
The emotional body is part of the four primary energetic planes that form the human body, including the physical, emotional, mental, and etheric or memory bodies. These bodies are programmed through our DNA which includes the genetic material and our astrological light signature or imprint. When source energy or spirit incarnates into a physical vehicle it makes a choice that combines the inherited potential along with the astrological potential which predetermines a significant percentage of the life path, creative purpose, and destiny of the individual. The DNA is the light code that constructs the form driven by the electrical and chemical circuitry.
The emotional body is a field of information that exists on the emotional plane of frequencies. The individual’s field gets propagated with information from the moment of conception, and it moves outwards as information is stored. There is a spectrum of emotions that range in frequency from low vibration to high vibration. Our current emotional well-being is determined by the overall health of this field which reflects the emotions that dominate our day to day lives, and historical emotional patterns. The field is continuously updated and can be affected in numerous ways.
The Purpose of Emotions
The spectrum of emotions that we are familiar with are specific to incarnation in the current dense physical form. In spirit form, or higher frequency incarnations the emotional spectrum is limited to the higher frequencies of acceptance, understanding, love, delight, appreciation, enchantment, ecstasy, and bliss. For more information read The Spectrum of Spirit Consciousness.
The purpose of the spectrum of emotions in the physical incarnation is feedback. The emotional feedback engages both our electrical and chemical circuitry for the purpose of living the experience on earth. When we understand the emotional field from an objective perspective, we engage a highly attuned guidance system. Ultimately an incarnation is designed for self-realization which is the process of transformation of clearing the emotional body of lower frequencies and filling it with higher frequencies.
Emotionally charged situations and adverse emotional experiences are opportunities for clearing the emotional body. When an emotion is experienced, we have conscious access to that information in our field which allows our conscious mind to respond to the information. When we respond with higher frequencies like courage, trust, acceptance, understanding, and compassion we are updating the information in our field. When we respond in this way repeatedly, and consistently we permanently update the field of the emotional body.
Empathy, in its purest form, is accessing another individual’s field for the purpose of obtaining or sharing information with another. Ideally this information is used as guidance to respond appropriately to the individual, in order to assist. However, when our own emotional body has not been sufficiently cleared it interferes with our ability to experience, understand, and respond effectively because it resonates with information in our own field. In these cases, we provide each other with opportunities for emotional transmutation and clearing.
Stagnant emotional information, or long-standing low frequencies can cause a build-up in the field that can become physical ailments, discomfort, illnesses, and other symptoms that act as an amplified form of feedback. The physical and emotional bodies are dominated by the mind, or mental body, which is the higher plane of information. The physical and emotional bodies are learning tools for the mind.
As the emotional and mental bodies are cleared of lower frequency interference the individual spends more and more time in the etheric or memory body, which is the higher plane of information with access to all spiritual knowledge. Meditation is among the most important tools for clearing the mental body on the path to self-realization. Meditation has to be combined with higher frequency processes and information, like affirmations, to be effective in clearing and replacing limiting beliefs and programming.
The Spectrum of the Emotional Body
Below is a framework for understanding the emotional body as it is subjectively experienced through each of the 9 energy centers or chakras. The framework is intended to expand our conscious awareness of the field of emotional information in order to assist us on the path of emotional freedom which is central to the process of transformation, and the tension for transformation that comes with awakening to higher truth and moving from fear to love.
Root: Survival, Stability, Safety
The foundation of low frequency emotions originates from the feeling of separation from source energy. This feeling is at the core of fear. We experience this incredibly painful emotion, mostly deeply suppressed, because deep in our subconscious mind we know what we are, we know we are a part of source energy. The profound experience of remembering this in meditation, past life regression hypnosis, or near death experiences, provides additional evidence for this.
Without addressing the core emotional wound of separation, we will believe we are just a body, and we will face a great deal of fear, fear of death, fear for our safety, and experience the feeling of powerlessness in all kinds of ways and areas of our life which will make us feel sad, angry, like a victim, and see others as victims. A lot of our energy will be spent trying to fill this void.
When we have healed this center there is no longer energy leaking through this vital area. When the root energy center is balanced and harmonious, we feel safe in every way, stable and capable in the body, excited about the adventure of life, and secure in our foundation of higher self-awareness. The 9th center, the crown, is the energetic partner for this process and represents knowledge, self-realization, and spirituality.
Sacral: Sensuality, Sexuality, Emotion
The sacral center processes lower frequency information associated with primal urges and sexuality because it is required for procreation. When this center is unbalanced, our life revolves around sexuality, and we are driven by impulsive behavior as we react to emotions unconsciously, which often leads to inappropriate, addictive, or other excessive behavior. The emotions that dominate this unbalanced center are shame, and guilt, which often gets covered up with anger or sadness.
Healing, and harmonizing the sacral center comes from an expanded perspective, primarily from the energetic partner center, the 8th center, the eye, which represents vision, inner vision, wisdom, and understanding gained through contemplation, and reflection which brings acceptance to the experience of being human and all that it contains. When we can see life, and its patterns objectively we no longer take it personally, and this allows us to let go of feeling shame and guilt related to the body, its urges, and our unconscious behavior in the past.
When the sacral center is balanced we experience contentment, appreciation for the body, we savor pleasures, sex and sensual activities become sacred, we are capable of commitment, we allow ourselves to feel vulnerable, our defenses and reactions are reduced, we feel receptive to life’s intuitive guidance, relationships feel good, and we release addictions which makes us feel emotionally free, and empowered.
Navel: Creativity, Life Force, Desire
The navel center processes our desires. Desire is the life force that propels us to engage life, and it fuels our creative initiative to take action to fulfill our desires. When this center is unbalanced, we will experience indifference, apathy, and a lack of drive to engage life.
Healing, and harmonizing the navel center comes predominantly from the energetic partner center, the 7th center, the throat, which represents expression, communication, and authenticity. We are a unique creative expression of source energy, and it is our life purpose to express ourselves authentically. This can be done in any number of ways, from moving our body to exercise, dance, walk, or expressing our creativity through artistic endeavors like acting, writing, creating art, or gardening.
When the navel center is balanced we will feel delighted with life, creative, energetic, excited, sociable, cooperative, playful, optimistic, caring, friendly, and we appreciate our unique life.
Solar Plexus: Willpower, Confidence, Self-Assurance
The solar plexus center processes information relating to the use of our willpower and relates to everything connected to becoming a self-empowered individual. When this center is unbalanced, we will feel fearful, anxious, and lack drive, willpower, and confidence.
Healing, and harmonizing the solar plexus comes from courage, and building trust. The energetic partner for this process is the 6th center, the thyroid, which represents transformation and our hormonal expressions. The solar plexus center processes a significant amount of information that affects every aspect of our lives and creating a unique identity in a homogenized society. Healing this center happens through the gradual process of setting boundaries, engaging our skills to build confidence, act with integrity, face our fears, and integrate our shadows.
When the solar plexus center is balanced we feel powerful, emotionally free, authentic, capable, sincere, confident, self-assured, assertive, competent, and discerning.
Heart: Connection, Compassion, Universal Love
The heart center is at the center of the body’s electrical and chemical circuitry, and it serves as the central station servicing all other centers, thus processing everything related to feeling connected, loved, and whole. When this center is unbalanced, we feel disconnected, unloved, unlovable, unloving, resentful, hopeless, judgmental, and we fear rejection, conflict, and criticism.
Healing, and harmonizing the heart center comes from acceptance, and compassion. Self-love, self-compassion, and accepting ourselves, others, and life as it is heals the heart center. Self-love is the art of giving to ourselves that which we most want and need. As we go through the process of growing in love with ourselves our heart opens to life, nature, spirit, and others. We learn how to embody the frequency of love to greater degrees through the realization and practice of filling our thoughts, words, actions, feelings, and intentions with love because it makes us feel good.
When the heart center is balanced we feel connected to all of life, we love ourselves, we feel loved, loving, lovable, accepting, compassionate, hopeful, trusting, understanding, peaceful, patient, safe, courageous, open to new experiences, excited by new awareness, and we feel appreciation for all beings, and all emotions.
Thyroid: Transformation, Hormones, Metabolism
The thyroid center plays a significant role in our chemical circuitry and the lifelong process of balancing our hormones as we progress through different life stages. Life is a process of transformation because the human vehicle has a genetic destiny it is designed to fulfill. When this center is unbalanced, our hormones will be out of balance, and this leads to many significant issues like feeling depressed, restless, stressed, overwhelmed, unmotivated or resistant to change, incompetent, undesirable, uneasy, uncomfortable, and unfulfilled.
Healing, and harmonizing the thyroid center comes from self-empowerment. The solar plexus is the energetic partner for this process, which is about facing our fears, building confidence, setting boundaries, and growing in emotional freedom. Self-empowerment, and transformation are about mastering ourselves, and this is both gender specific and unique for each individual.
When the thyroid center is healed, and balanced, we are capable of being both independent and interdependent, relationship orientated and goal orientated, emotional and detached, nurturing and a problem solver, vulnerable and courageous, trusting, and confident, cooperative and competitive, loving and powerful, responsive and accountable, virtuous and competent, receptive and assertive, intuitive and analytical. Read The Spectrum of Gender – Feminine and Masculine Expressions for Hormonal Balance. The more balanced and harmonious this center is the more empowered and fulfilled we will feel in every aspect of our lives.
Throat: Communication, Expression, Authenticity
The throat center processes information, and emotions relating to our ability to express ourselves authentically. When the center is unbalanced, we will feel misunderstood, unheard, inauthentic, purposeless, and incapable of standing up for ourselves, or sharing our inner truth with others, and the world.
Healing, and harmonizing the throat center comes from authentic self-expression and fulfilling our creative destiny. Each of us have innate genius, talents, gifts, and abilities that we have opportunities to develop. Through our commitment, and sustained effort we can refine these skills to achieve excellence in our unique way. When this center is balanced, we will feel confident in who we are as a person, and what we bring to the world. We will feel purposeful and dedicate our life to something we perceive as our higher purpose, and this will make us feel satisfied, joyful, free, and determined.
Eye: Vision, Imagination, Visualization
The eye center processes the information, and emotions relating to our perception of the world, our life, and the use of our imagination. When the center is unbalanced, we will feel bored, disenchanted with life, ungrateful, unimaginative, incapable of visualizing or planning, and not believe or follow through with our dreams.
Healing, and harmonizing the eye center comes from turning our awareness and attention inwards to explore our inner world. This magical process requires periods of retreat, solitude, mindfulness, contemplation, and reflection. When we become quiet it naturally allows our mental and emotional bodies to process information that expands our consciousness. Most people are afraid of this process, too distracted with life, or never prioritize their self-fulfillment due to limiting beliefs.
When the eye center is balanced, we will feel enchanted with life, we will feel grateful all the time simply for being able to live life. We will love every day because we feel like we are free to create the life and experiences that we want. As this center becomes more harmonious, we naturally give up lower frequencies of nourishment because our vehicle is producing refined chemicals that make us aware that we are living a dream, it becomes inspiring, joyful, and blissful.
Crown: Knowledge, Self-Realization, Spirituality
The crown center processes information and emotions relating to the highest frequencies of truth, love, and light. When the center is unbalanced, we will feel uninspired, unfulfilled, uncertain, confused, doubtful, and live with a lack of peace, joy, and harmony.
Healing, and harmonizing the crown center comes from filling ourselves with higher truth every day and living with an abundant mindset. When the crown center is balanced we will feel love through our every thought, word, action, and emotion. We will experience feeling free, safe, protected, and intuitively guided in every way, every day. We will feel like we always have access to whatever we need, and always know the best thing to do in every situation, and that every day is perfect exactly as it is, and that everything that happens to us is happening for us, and it is perfect because we will experience our life as an unfolding of who we are, and we will live securely in the foundation with our higher self as we embody more of our whole light body.
Most of us on earth have been conditioned to avoid pain, discomfort, adversity, and suffering. Entire industries are the evidence for this, including some of the most well-funded organizations and those that focus on victimization. There is a distinct difference between suffering and the tension of transformation. The truth is that change is the process of transformation, and transformation for many comes through the tension that inspires the desire for growth. Many individuals are being held back from growth because of a lack of understanding that leads to dysfunctional relationships, governments, and organizations. This article is inspired by my own experiences and the individuals I see who are unhappy because they struggle to embrace the things that would lead to their growth and happiness.
The tension of transformation vs. suffering
With a clear understanding of the gifts that inspire change we learn that we have a choice to either embrace the tension, or suffer the tension that life brings our way. Everyone experiences the tension because of the type of world we are in, it comes with the current territory. In by 2100 now things will be very different, but we get there because of our willingness to be open to new possibilities for change and growth. Our choice is to either go with the flow with what life presents to us for our growth, and embrace the process of transformation, allowing it to be the wind in our sails, or resist it and suffer pain, unhappiness and unfulfilling lives.
Suffering is a mental state of victimization, where we either perceive ourselves or someone else as a victim. This leads to stagnation, co-dependence, and reacting out if fear. Dysfunctional relationships are most often caused by the fear of being the source of the tension for transformation for someone else. The tension of transformation is the expansive mental state where we choose to master our challenges and respond to adversity like it is an opportunity for expanding our consciousness, and improving our lives and the world around us.
The spectrum of tension of transformation
Below is a framework for understanding how the tension of transformation manifests in our lives through the 9 energy centers (chakras). Remember every challenging thought, situation, experience, relationship, and idea is for our personal development. Life is a uniquely subjective experience based on our own life experiences, genetic and astrological design, purpose, and desires.
At the core of our existence as human beings we are faced with the dilemma of survival, stability, and safety. The part of us that sees ourselves as a separate individualized being suffers the illusion of aloneness, a body in a big world. The part of us that knows we are an energy being sees itself as an interconnected part of a web of energy. For most of us the tension of transformation in the root center evolves around expanding our understanding of what we are, and thus simply requires us to expand our understanding of energy and how it functions.
Confidence in our ability to survive and feel safe in this world comes from knowing in every part of our being that we are more than a separate body. There are a number of avenues we can take to expand our knowing, depending on our current conditioning which makes some ideas more acceptable than others, these can include studying quantum physics, psychology, self-realization, scriptures, past life regressions, out of body experiences, psychic phenomena, channeling, and any related subjects. The sincere study of these fields with an open heart and mind with the intention to expand our consciousness leads to the deeper understanding of what energy is, how it works, what we are, what this world is, and how to reach a state of self-fulfillment.
It is very important to realize that due to conditioning, fear, and limiting beliefs many of us will experience the tension of transformation as the resistance to some new or even old ideas. Do not let it stop you, you are meant to transcend this kind of limitation. Open your mind, study everything and trust that your deeper self is intelligent and intuitive enough to find the golden thread that leads you to your own inner truth. The process of expanding your mind is the process of integrating new ideas and knowledge holistically. Trust your own intuition as to which avenues to take based on what your feel curious about. Inside of you is a vast intelligent being that has the experience and knowledge to walk your own path to self-fulfillment and receive all the evidence you need to feel completely safe and secure in this world, no matter what others say or what us going on around you.
My inner truth:
Our fears are our gateways to expanding our consciousness, attaining self-fulfillment, being empowered, and living the kind of life we deeply desire. Through my own personal trials, I faced the fear of the unknown, fear of rejection, fear of conflict, addictions, extreme sensitivity to stress, profound emotional immaturity due to dysfunctional upbringing, and feeling lost, confused, and alone. Even with guiding inner visions and some profound experiences throughout my life I still suffered in the fog of fear until I dedicated enough time, focus, and energy to filling my consciousness with expansive ideas that opened my mind to new possibilities. Through years of study, commitment to my own growth, and determination to be happy I went through a process of radical transformation. Today, based on my own evidence and experience, I can say that we live in a world created by minds for our own experience, that is why I call it a game. Energy is conscious, consciousness is the universal substance, and it is programmable at all levels, which means that our experience reflects the mental conditioning we received throughout our lives, and only we can update our programming through the process of expanding our minds and growing in awareness through the integration of new information, habits, and experiences that serve our well-being.Read The Spectrum of Spirit Consciousness to understand how everything fits together in this world of energy and what we are, what this world is, and why you are always safe, loved and protected.
Sacral: Sensuality, Sexuality, Emotion
The tension of transformation in the sacral center comes predominantly from the experience of emotions. Some individuals are more sensitive than others. Emotions are fields of information that move through our energetic system. Emotions are central to the human experience on earth and each individual’s biofield consist of an emotional body where emotional information is stored electromagnetically.
The tension of transformation in the sacral center will come from developing emotional freedom: unraveling our beliefs around emotions, what happened in the past, and learning how to understand emotions as energetic information so they are not taken personally.
Traumatic emotional experiences start while we are in the womb (we experience what our mothers experience) and continue during our early years, and they can remain unresolved into adulthood and even old age which leads to unfulfilling lives. Any adverse emotional reaction we experience now is an emotional trigger that originated in the past. These stagnant energies are also the cause of most illnesses and adverse events, not just depression. Illnesses are the body’s way of getting our attention in order to catalyze the process of healing. Through awareness, mindfulness, and compassion these emotional wounds can be healed and cleared so that our emotional body is healthy, and we feel confident and empowered. This process does not require years of therapy, but simply the intention to face our vulnerabilities and use any process or healing modality that appeals to us. The way we respond to a current emotional experience affects our past, present and future.
My inner truth:
This was by far the most challenging experience for me because emotions are so intense, and they can override our sense of logic and reason. The way I learned how to work through this was as follows: Whenever I experienced an emotional trigger, uncomfortable experience, distressing thoughts etc. I would immediately become super aware, use my breath in the moment to calm myself, and give myself some time to respond. I made myself consciously aware of what was going on by objectively and honestly speaking to myself compassionately about what I feel and think, and then I would make the time to process the feelings and thoughts consciously so that it changed the way I thought and felt about the experience. The process included the following: Understanding how the past affects current experiences, the desire to heal my emotional body, compassionate self-talk, writing letters, journaling, lots of affirmations, mantras, setting boundaries, creating new beliefs, asking my subconscious / whole self for help, meeting my needs (past or present), and making the changes in my life and habits that reflected my new awareness. Every time we have an adverse emotional experience it is an invitation from our self to heal and integrate the hurt and fearful parts of ourselves. It takes some practice and time, but once we recognize the patterns and make the conscious effort to work through the experiences, we learn to love the process of healing because of the way we feel about ourselves, others, and the world – this is emotional freedom.
Navel: Creativity, Life Force, Desire
The tension of transformation in the navel center comes mostly from our desires. Desires are the fuel that drive life, they can therefore drive us either upwards to higher frequencies, or lower into dark states if despair and addiction. Mastering our desires are central to evolving our consciousness in every way. Our desires can fuel our creativity which is the highest expression of our being that can lead us to self-fulfillment and higher purpose. Read Mastering Desire – Resting the Mind and Senses.
My inner truth:
Mastering my desires was the key to taking my personal growth to a much higher level. It was not until I was willing to examine every habit and change things that were not serving me that I could see and experience higher frequencies. This was a gradual process for me that started about 12 years ago. Eventually I changed nearly all my daily habits and created the life I wanted to live. The strangest part about this process was that it required me to realize I was in incompatible relationships, with myself, personal relationships, and with work. Many of the people did not like the changes I wanted to make or made. The beautiful part of the process is that I could discover my authentic self, the person I love, regardless of what others think or say. It can be very challenging giving up habits that give some comfort like addictions. The most important thing I realized here is that every time I gave something up it was like I reclaimed power I was unknowingly giving away. This empowered me to use the new and available energy towards greater endeavors.
Solar Plexus: Willpower, Confidence, Self-Assurance
The tension if transformation in the solar plexus comes from the experiences that develop our willpower, strength of character, confidence, and self-assurance. The development of our will is the dominant factor that allows our consciousness to move beyond the separated victim egocentric self. To discover our authentic self we face every part of ourselves, every fear, every wound, every shadow. Through this process we develop healthy boundaries and self-respect that turns into appreciation that allows us to develop self-love and move into higher frequencies that open our hearts.
My inner truth:
Taking responsibility for everything in my life allowed me to move beyond a victim mindset and start the journey of dreaming, setting goals, making the decisions, taking the actions, and manifesting the life I love to live. When we start new things it is like a rough sketch, and only through practice and consistent effort do we refine our skills and abilities that turn into excellence. My art is the craft that allowed me to develop the willpower I needed to feel confident enough to face the more challenging personal quests. I highly recommend any craft, habit, or hobby that you enjoy that will allow you to develop confidence. Developing confidence and self-assurance through perseverance is a skill we can transfer to other areas of our lives. The most challenging aspects for me here was discovering my boundaries, and setting healthy boundaries with the universe, myself, and others. Setting boundaries comes from the tension of transformation and setting boundaries also creates tension for transformation, within ourselves and for others. Through this difficulty I learned to trust what really belongs in my life and what doesn’t. It taught me what the gift of detachment is really about.
Heart: Connection, Compassion, Universal Love
The tension of transformation in the heart center comes predominantly from developing self-love and transcending limiting ideas, perspectives, experiences, and beliefs of love. Intimacy is something far beyond sexuality and emotions. Intimacy is the frequency of love that connects our personality to our inner-self, that connects to our higher self, that connects us to our spark of the source of life and all consciousness. Consciousness is the universal substance that permeates absolutely everything, at every scale. Everything is conscious and responds to love. Through the expansion of our consciousness, we discover the true nature of everything, and this is the gradual process that opens our hearts to everything. Compassion is the byproduct of this process and universal love is the outcome. Self-love is the process of cultivating intimacy with ourselves. Self-love is the beginning of this journey and self-compassion is the method for expanding our awareness by sincerely opening our minds and hearts to new possibilities for love.
My inner truth:
The entire concept of self-love was unknown to me until my late thirties. My conditioned mind was overly critical, judgmental, and highly defensive. I isolated myself from the world and others out of fear because of the poor relationship skills I had, and the emotional immaturity I was unaware of. The only way I could transcend this was with daily habits, affirmations, mantras, positive self-talk, and a huge amount of self-compassion. Self-love is an art. Once I developed sufficient sincere self-love my frequency was high enough that my heart and mind could open to the spectrum of love that allows me to integrate new awareness holistically.
Thyroid: Transformation, Hormones, Metabolism
The tension of transformation in the thyroid center comes predominantly from balancing our feminine and masculine polarity and expressions in harmony with the body we are incarnated in. Our hormones are a two-way street, they affect everything we experience and everything we do affects them. It is vital for each gender to express themselves optimally in order to be healthy, feel good, and capable of achieving self-fulfillment. When our hormones are unbalanced, we will not have the desire or willpower to embrace the tension of transformation. Our intention with any action and activity determines whether it is a feminine or masculine expression, regardless of our gender. Read more about The Spectrum of Gender – Feminine and Masculine expressions for hormonal balance.
My inner truth:
Most women today are masculine in their polarity, and we have no idea of the damage this is creating on all levels of society. Women are the ones who have to lead the masculine into a world of peace and love, and we cannot do this when our hormones are unbalanced because we will simply be incapable of expressing the higher frequencies of love. I come from generations of masculine women, so I had no idea what was going on. It was only through gradual progression and spiritual guidance that I discovered that I had completely disowned my femininity. Developing my authentic self naturally led to a lifestyle where I was expressing more and more of my femininity, and the more I learned to relax and do things that I love the happier I became. Women need the freedom to live every day intuitively, doing things that we love, and doing things in a loving way. This is a profound journey of transformation and change that affects everything we do, every thought, word, feeling, emotion, and intention.
Throat: Communication, Expression, Authenticity
The tension of transformation in the throat center comes predominantly from the discovery and the courage to fulfill our life purpose. People most often want to know what their life purpose is, and the funny thing is that we all have the same purpose – to share spirit awareness through our unique vehicle. Our life purpose and destinies are the natural expression of our true authentic self. We may be gifted with all kinds of talents, skills, and abilities, but it is only when we put them in service of our higher self that they become enchanting. Self-fulfillment is the goal of every life, and all tension of transformation is designed to strip away everything we don’t need that allows for the unveiling of our inner truth, authentic self, and our authentic self-expression.
My inner truth:
I loved drawing from a really young age and through the tension of transformation life orchestrated that I attend art school. Art turned into design, and I spent my late teens till 42 years of age working as a freelance designer for countless individuals and organizations. During my early 30s I started feeling like I wanted to do something more, but I had no idea where to start. Then I had a vision of a large geometric drawing that changed my life. The vision prompted me to start studying everything I could with a whole new intention. I wanted to know everything about geometry and how it related to every aspect of life. It took years of studying and drawing to realize there was a fundamental structure that repeated itself over and over in everything at every scale. This is how the Intuitive Geometry method was developed. The Intuitive Geometry art and designs are my authentic expressions of my inner truth, and the way I see and share the highest frequencies of spirit, truth, love, and light. Each human contains a seed for this kind of authentic expression of higher truth. It is a process of discovering our natural talents and following our authentic joy that provides enough enthusiasm for the refinement that leads to beautiful authentic expressions that we love.
Eye: Vision, Imagination, Visualization
The tension of transformation in the eye center comes predominantly from expanding our perspectives, and using our imagination to create new things and the life we want to life. This process requires us to contemplate life so that we can integrate our lessons and wisdom. When we retreat from the external world periodically we allow ourselves to integrate awareness, and provide the receptive state for our higher self to fill our being with more of our light that reveals new possibilities to us. The challenge here is to give up the outer world and look within.
My inner truth:
Spending so much time alone naturally allowed me to cultivate my ability to contemplate and reflect. Without the space to process life I don’t think we can expand our consciousness beyond a certain degree. Most people are simply absorbed in the distractions if the mundane world. I was determined to be happy and willing to do whatever it took to discover how. This led to a profound inner journey of discovery. I know now what is possible when we believe we can live a life we love, and this is something I wish for everyone to discover, it is magical.
Crown: Knowledge, Self-Realization, Spirituality
The tension of transformation in the crown center comes from filling ourselves every day in every way with the highest frequencies if truth, love, and light. This is the process of transformation and takes commitment, devotion, perseverance, discipline, intention, sincerity, integrity, trust, intuition, willingness, an open mind, and heart. In order to live in the frequencies of joy and bliss every day requires us to clear our energetic system and environment from all interference. It is here that life can be experienced as the dream it truly is.
My inner truth:
I did not know what bliss was until I started devoting every day in every way to my higher self. Bliss is a state of deep peace, stillness, divine relaxation, inner joy, and unconditional love all experienced at the same time. Once I started tapping into this frequency of being there was nowhere else I would rather be, and it requires nothing outside of myself. This state of being is our truly natural state and I believe it is possible for anyone to achieve.
Spirit is Consciousness. Consciousness is a spectrum of light vibrating from the slowest to fastest frequency.
Consciousness is a universal thought of separation, it is an idea, just like the ego is an idea. Everything is a mental phenomenon, ultimately a temporary illusion, and it functions on levels created due to duality and separation. Thought is the creative instrument and perception is experience. Thoughts like good and bad only exist in duality, and have no meaning at the level of one-mindedness and non-dualism. The illusion of time is the attempt at separation and division of timelessness, that is why the past, present, and future all exist at the same time.
Non-dualism is our source. When all minds return their minds we become one-minded and return to our source, which we never left. Every mind is guided by the higher mind through higher truth to find their way back. This universe, or thought of separation lasted but an instant.
The Spectrum of Spirit Consciousness
Consciousness is a spectrum of light vibrating from the slowest to fastest frequency. Consciousness is the experience of separation and duality. Below is a framework for understanding this spectrum, and how everything and everyone fits together.
Inanimate & slow moving objects of consciousness
Inanimate and slow moving objects of consciousness such as crystals, minerals, rocks, mechanical instruments, devices, other materials, and objects created and manufactured from them, even composite materials. Everything has consciousness; consciousness is the nature duality and the thought of separation, it is the one universal substance because we are one mind.
Plants, animals, insects, fish, birds, and every kind of organism, elementals, nature spirits, and light beings like fairies etc. That which we are able to see depends on our individual human design, training, life purpose etc. Most humans (and other types of races and forms) have experienced life as these types of forms, including things like rocks, because they are all a part of the thought of separation which is a divided consciousness. At this level of consciousness, like animals and plants, they operate very intuitively and are always aware of their soul group.
Thought forms share these dimensions of frequency. Thought forms are generated by thought and form types of symbols, cloudy energy patterns etc. that have consciousness. They move, grow, and dissipate as they are fed. Trained and gifted minds can see them, or perceive them through inner vision or intuitive knowing.
Individualized incarnated light body fragments
Individualized light body fragments are incarnated into degrees of matter because we are experiencing the thought of separation. These include humans, other races, and other types of bodies throughout the universes. Bodies are collections of conscious cells, just like larger light bodies are cells in the collective body of all light.
Incarnations, or seemingly separate minds, are experiences of divided consciousness. These individual focuses have the same purpose as all light bodies, to experience duality, and return their mind to one-mindedness.
Human beings evolve through the expansion of their consciousness, which is awareness. The greater our expansion and awareness the greater the understanding and intuitive awareness of universal truths. Universal truths are the universal laws that govern the return of all light bodies and this information is accessible to anyone that genuinely desires it, and is ready for it.
Human life can be seen as the process of a light body fragment plugging into a learning environment with quests and a learning spectrum. These lessons prepare the mind to release the ego (the thought of separation), receive higher awareness, and the guidance to return their individual mind to our one mind.
Self-realization is the knowing in that we are a fragment of one mind. Self-realization is the process of psychological integration that prepares the mind for enlightenment. Enlightenment is the state of one-mindedness. When all minds have returned to one-mindedness we return to our source, which we never left.
Souls & light body fragments in higher frequency ethereal realms
Souls, light body fragments, including guides and teachers that live in ethereal realms and dimensions vibrating faster than the matter humans are familiar with. A trained or gifted mind can see some of these dimensions and beings, this can vary from intense light shimmers to fully formed figures. The inner eye is the secondary way of perceiving these beings, dimensions, symbols, and imagery. They can also be accessed intuitively and telepathically.
Within this band of frequency there are various levels and dimensions organized by frequency. This is where the souls rest and learn between incarnations. Other beings simply live here to be of service to others without incarnating. There are help desks, learning centers, libraries, accommodations, and other places of interest. It is essentially a dimension filled with things minds have created as a stage between incarnation and pure light bodies to make it easier to transition between these states. As we raise our frequency we change and access different dimensions.
Higher-self, over-souls, group light bodies, light bodies & light beings
Over-souls, group light bodies, light bodies and light beings that include ascended masters, creator beings, and other beings that have never incarnated into slower frequencies like matter. These over-souls are large light bodies that live throughout the universe, and they can separate into countless fragments of light to experience duality, or the thought of separation, all simultaneously. Time has very little meaning at this level. These light bodies all communicate telepathically because everything is a mental phenomenon.
All light bodies belong to one mind which will return to our source when we become one-minded. The Higher-self is the part of this mind that never separated from source and guides us back to one-mindedness.
Suns, stars, planets & other large light bodies of consciousness
Light bodies like the suns and stars can also fragment into smaller individuations if there is a need or desire. Planets are conscious and incarnated light bodies that exist at various frequencies. These light bodies, including planets, grow, evolve, transform, and are subject to life cycles.
A planet can evolve her consciousness to include the variety of life we see on earth, including crawling and walking life forms, they are a part of her. Higher or larger light bodies simply incarnate into existing life forms on a planet. Higher light bodies can also create, seed, affect and manipulate the evolution of a planet and its life forms within the perimeters of universal law and agreement with relevant light bodies, collectives, and councils. A planet is a record of all life and thought it has experienced. Each planet has its own unique set if perimeters, rules, and therefore lessons and possibilities. What happens on a planet is not isolated to itself, or its solar system, it affects all of the universes.
Solar systems & galaxies of consciousness
Solar systems and galaxies of consciousness are light bodies that exist within proximity of each other and they are in relationships. They affect each other to a greater degree than the rest of the universe, similar to a family.
Universe of consciousness
A universe is a conscious collections of light bodies (fractals of one mind) within a boundary of duality (separation). All possibilities are explored and experienced in multiple universes that exists simultaneously. Universes disappear when the light bodies return their minds to one-mindedness, or enlightenment. A universe lasts just an instant in the true sense, time is an illusion of separation of timelessness.
Source of consciousness
The source of consciousness is the one, the all, the source of all light, the collective of all light, the central sun, or what would be considered God without any personification necessary because it contains all. It is the white light that contains the entire spectrum, which is the thought of separation. All light bodies at all levels simply know the source as love and light, separation is in opposition to the source. Light bodies are essentially sparks, rays, or cells of this undivided source.
Non-dualism is the total experience of love and timelessness. In the duality, or separation, the individual light body purpose is to remember they never left their source, and return their mind. There is no such thing as death. All light bodies eventually return to the source when all minds have rejoined in one-mindedness. One-mindedness is enlightenment.
Each individual has a unique feminine and masculine profile to balance. The feminine and masculine are poles of the psyche within our consciousness.
Our bodies are biological computers governed by universal laws and dynamics, including the law of polarity and gender. The male and female bodies are biologically different, and they require different chemicals and expressions to be in balance and harmony. As a guideline the female body generally requires 10x plus feminine expressions for balance and harmony. Female expressions generate estrogen and oxytocin. The male body requires 10x plus masculine expressions for balance and harmony. Male expressions generate testosterone. Depending on our intention and attitude our behavior is expressing predominantly feminine or masculine energy. To discover our intentions we have to ask why, repeatedly, in order to get to the core of our motivation.
Hormones like estrogen and testosterone are chemical messengers within the body that travel through the bloodstream to tissues, and organs. Body chemistry is a two way street because we can affect it through our behavior, and it also affects our behavior. Without understanding our hormones we can easily get lost in taking life too personal. Hormone production is the result of the combination of the conditioning we receive, our lifestyle, the food we eat, exercise habits, our thoughts, and the emotions we experience.
Female and male bodies produce mostly the same hormones, but to different degrees at different times, and ages. For optimal health, well-being, self-love, fulfillment, self-realization, transformation, and chemistry a female body requires about 10 times as much estrogen as a male body, and a male body at least 10 times as much testosterone as a female body. A majority of the current issues in society, relationships, and individuals can be seen in hormone imbalances, for example depression is caused by high testosterone in females, and high estrogen in males. Excessive psychological, emotional or physical stress lowers estrogen in females, and lowers testosterone in males.
Each individual body has a unique balance of feminine and masculine energy. Our unique polarity profile is created at conception, and then through the relationship our caregivers have with themselves and those around us, and then it follows a biological pattern as we age to allow for the reproduction of more bodies.
When two individuals come together in a relationship they are attracted (or repulsed) based on their polarity profiles that fit together like a puzzle. The chemistry created between two individuals depends on the dominant energy they are expressing regardless of the actual gender of the body. What happens in many relationships is that two unbalanced polarities come together, and, or the relationship becomes unfulfilling when the polarity profiles change due to habits, conditioning, life changes, the environment or circumstances. If the polarity profiles are no longer compatible then the individuals will no longer be attracted to each other physically, emotionally or sexually, and in the extreme case they repel each other. Read Understanding Spiritual Development and the Quality of Relationships.
Due to cultural and other influences spanning several generations we are currently going through a phase on earth where woman are expressing excessive masculine energy. This pattern has created a large percentage of woman who are predominately masculine in their energetic expression, and men who are now predominately feminine in their expression. While these have created all kinds of new relationship dynamics it does not bring authentic inner harmony or true fulfillment because the body and its needs are not in harmony with our biological vehicles or the universal laws that govern this world.
It is therefore important to understand this dynamic to avoid gender confusion, learn how how to honor the body we are born into in our current life, and create harmonious and long lasting relationships. It is the feminine’s opportunity to be in her femininity, in order to allow the masculine to be in his masculinity, so that he can provide the safe space for her femininity to blossom.
Below is a framework for understanding feminine and masculine expressions for hormonal balance. Each individual has to determine for themselves what their intention and attitude is in every situation, aspect, and experience of their life in order to understand their own polarity profile. Once we are aware of our dominant energetic expression we can adjust it by changing the way we think and act, often with profound results.
Relationship Orientated < > Goal Orientated
Harmony & Balance
The feminine power is her desire and ability to be relationship orientated. She has the power to create harmony and balance in any relationship through the manifestation of her femininity, which is like a web of love. To be relationship orientated means she is able to choose harmony and higher love above self interest in any situation because she knows it makes her feel good. In terms of self-love the feminine make choices that prioritizes her relationship with herself, and this creates the environment where love can manifest, which means that when she can create a space for herself to feel loving it creates a space where others can feel her love. Any activity we do can either be done because it achieves some goal or because it enhances the relationship with ourselves and others.
The masculine power is his ability to be goal orientated. His innate gifts enables him to look for solutions, be analytical, independent, powerful, and assertive. He has the desire and power to create harmony and balance in any situation by being goal orientated because it makes him feel successful. His ability to achieve goals fuels his self-esteem and empowers him to aspire higher. In terms of self-love the masculine uses his desire for success to set goals to achieve greater harmony and balance within himself. His ability to achieve these goals within himself empowers him to reflect his self-assurance, confidence, competence, courage, and independence that attracts everything he needs to him, including the appreciation, adoration, acceptance, trust, and love he needs and desires. Any activity we do can be done with the intention to achieve a goal, it is a matter of perspective.
Emotional < > Detached
Empathy & Compassion
The feminine is naturally emphatic, she can feel into herself, and she can feel into others. This exceptional power is her the ability to listen to herself and others through her whole body so she knows what is needed in any situation. To manifest this power she has to embrace all emotions with compassion and love with the intention to understand them as sources of information. The power of empathy and compassion is the power that draws to her what she needs and desires most, those who will provide a space for her to feel safe to feel. In terms of self-love it is with herself that she learns how to feel empathy and compassion, first for herself, and then for others. Empathy and compassion are natural abilities that need to be developed and practiced like a skill in order to become more powerful. When she is in her feminine power she will know that what the masculine needs is her femininity, her love, acceptance, understanding, compassion, truth, and appreciation for his masculinity and its expressions. Any activity we do can be done with the intention to feel it, or to express a feeling.
The masculine is innately detached because this gives him a greater perspective in order to see with greater clarity. This exceptional power is his ability to process information in order to analyze, understand, solve problems, access inner truth, and create win-win solutions. The ability to process information in a detached way empowers him to be much more compassionate and understanding, and fuels his ability to be a leader and lead himself and others towards greater success. In terms of self-love it is his ability to be detached from emotions that allows him to set goals that are for his greatest benefit. It is the masculine power to lead both himself and others towards greater harmony and balance because he can see the bigger picture, determine the best solutions, and prioritize solutions that will have the greatest benefit. Any activity we do can be used as an opportunity to learn and grow in understanding.
Nurturing < > Problem Solver
Wisdom & Inner Truth
The feminine nature is the nurturer, it stimulates her female hormones and makes her feel good, increasing her desire to be more nurturing. When she is nurturing her body accesses its innate wisdom it would not otherwise have access to. When she is nurturing to others she will access all her other gifts intuitively, and she will be able to feel blissful. In terms of self-love it is her task to provide nurturing for her own feminine self first because it is the only way to unlock her wisdom and inner truth. Any activity we do can be done with the intention to provide nurturing to ourselves or others, or to simply solve a problem. This attitude has a profound effect on the experience and results of anything we do, and say.
The masculine nature is the problem solver, it stimulates his male hormones and it makes him feel good, with the desire to do more. When he is solving problems his body accesses inner truth that would not otherwise be accessible. When he is solving problems for himself and others he is accessing all his other gifts, to be analytical, courageous, competitive, competent, assertive, independent, accountable, and powerful. In terms of self-love it is his task to solve his own problems first because it unlocks his ability to access greater wisdom, inner truth, and find better solutions for more complex problems. Any activity we do can be done with the intention to solve a problem because it is a matter of perspective. This attitude empowers the masculine to see life form his unique perspective, understand patterns, integrate knowledge in a holistic manner, and feel successful in every situation.
Vulnerable < > Courageous
The feminine is open and receptive to energy which makes her vulnerable and sensitive. It is her ability to embrace her vulnerability that opens her to receive information, feelings, emotions, intuitive knowledge, and experience deeper love, harmony, empathy, and compassion. Because of the delicate nature of the feminine it requires her to set healthy boundaries with herself first and with others in order to feel safe enough to be open and vulnerable. In terms of self-love her healthy boundaries are created with love to provide a space for her to feel herself, and feel the universe as it communicates with her in every way every day through feelings and intuitive awareness. Any activity we do can be done with an open heart and mind that allows us to be receptive to the whole experience.
The masculine is responsive to energy which allows him to take action, and this makes him courageous. It is his ability to embrace his courageous nature that will make him feel successful, powerful, independent, confident and assertive. In order for his courage to be of the greatest benefit to himself and others he learns how to create healthy boundaries. In terms of self-love he needs to have the courage to create healthy boundaries to guide him in living a life that makes him feel successful. Any activity we do can be done with courage because we are not fearful of learning about ourselves, others, and life.
Interdependent < > Independent
The feminine is innately interdependent because she has the capacity to feel into herself and others through her empathy and intuition. When she is aware of her power she knows what is going on within herself and for those around her. For her to be interdependent she cannot see herself or anyone else as a victim because a victim mentality makes her codependent. In terms of self-love it is her ability to recognize the interdependent nature of life and her relationship to the universe that empowers her to allow her femininity and the gifts that come with it. Her interdependence allows her to take responsibility for her thoughts, feelings, actions, and the role that the feminine has in relationships and the world. Any activity we do can be done with the intention to enhance our interdependence.
The masculine is innately independent because it allows him to take action. His independence gives him the ability to be detached, solve problems, be courageous, competitive, analytical, assertive, competent, goal orientated and accountable. For him to be independent he cannot see himself or anyone else as a victim because a victim mentality makes him codependent. In terms of self-love it is his ability to embrace his instinctive desire to be independent that empowers him to allow his masculinity and the gifts that come with it. His independence allows him to take responsibility for his thoughts, feelings, actions, and the role that the masculine has in relationships and the world. Any activity can be done with the intention to enhance our independence.
Trusting < > Confident
Higher Truth & Self-Realization
The feminine’s access to emphatic and intuitive knowledge empowers her to trust life and every experience that comes to her because she will know why it is there, what she is learning, and how to respond in any situation. As she grows in trust and faith she is able to access higher truth and remember what we are and why we are here because she will be in an interdependent relationship with life that provides her with the feedback and evidence she needs to grow in trust. In terms of self-love the feminine first learns to trust herself and her feelings, and then to trust life, and as she regains complete trust she realizes she is walking the path of self-realization, fulfillment, and higher love. Life is intended for our fulfillment, but it requires our active participation to take us there, and for the feminine this process is embodied in trust. Any activity can be done with an attitude of trust, and this not only affects the activities we choose to engage in, but also the consequences of those activities.
The masculine’s ability to act, analyze and solve problems empowers his confidence to embrace every experience that comes to him because he will know why it is there, what he is learning, and how to respond in any situation. As he grows in confidence he is able to access higher truth and remember what we are and why we are here because he will feel empowered, successful, and competent. In terms of self-love the masculine first learns to be confident with himself and his abilities by recognizing and appreciating his confidence, and then becomes more confident in how he engages the world and those around him. As he regains his confidence in himself he realizes he is walking the path of self-realization, fulfillment, and higher love. Life is intended for our fulfillment, but it requires our active participation to take us there, and for the masculine this process is embodied in confidence. Any activity can be done with an attitude of confidence, and this not only affects the activities we choose to engage in, but also the consequences of those activities.
Cooperative < > Competitive
The feminine is naturally cooperative because it stimulates her feminine hormones that make her feel good. It is only through her cooperation that she can feel safe, loved, and protected. In terms of self-love it is her cooperation with her self, her body, her feelings, thoughts, and intuition that allows her to embody the power of authentic and sincere femininity. Through her cooperation the feminine learns that to give it to receive, and to receive is to give. When she is in touch with her femininity and her feminine gifts she will naturally want to create win-win solutions because it feels good to her, and to others. Any activity can be done with the intention to cooperate and create win-win solutions that serve the individual and the relationship.
The masculine is naturally competitive because it stimulates his masculine hormones that makes him feel good. It is only through his competitive nature that he can feel successful, appreciated, trusted, accepted, and loved. In terms of self-love it is his ability to compete with himself that empowers him to take the actions needed to create the life and relationships he wants. Through his competitive nature he learns that to give is to receive, and to receive is to give. When he is in touch with his masculinity and his masculine gifts he will naturally want to create win-win solutions in all areas of his life, and the world, because it feels good to him, and to others. Any activity can be done with the intention to compete, make things better, and create win-win solutions that serve the individual and the relationship.
Loving < > Powerful
Inner Strength & Patience
The feminine naturally desires to give and receive love because it makes her feel good. She intuitively knows that life is a game of love and that we are consciously or subconsciously playing the game of seduction. It is her ability to embrace this desire for love that allows her to fully embody the feminine energy and reflect the beauty and grace of femininity. It is her love and open heart that gives her the inner strength and patience to follow her unique path to the fulfillment of her desires. In terms of self-love she has to learn to love the feminine and everything it entails in order to access her authentic self. Any activity can be done with an intention of love, and it has a profound effect on every thought, word, and action.
The masculine naturally desires to be and feel powerful because it makes him feel good. He instinctively knows that life is a game of power and that we are consciously or subconsciously playing the game of seduction. It is his ability to embrace this desire for power that allows him to fully embody the masculine energy and reflect the inner strength of masculinity. The inner strength of masculinity is so powerful that it is obvious to himself and those around him, and therefore does not need to be flaunted or proclaimed. It is this power that gives him the inner strength and patience to follow his unique path to the fulfillment of his desires. In terms of self-love he has to learn to love the masculine and everything that it entails in order to access his authentic self. Any activity can reflect our inner strength when we know we are powerful, and it has a profound effect on every thought, word, and action.
Responsive < > Accountable
Gratitude & Fulfillment
The feminine is open and receptive to energy which allows her to be responsive to thoughts, feelings, intentions, and actions. When the feminine is empowered she is grateful for life and the opportunities it brings to her to respond with love, kindness, grace, and trust because it makes her feel good. She becomes responsive when her intention is to find opportunities to appreciate and serve the well-being of everyone in her relationships because she knows this is how she feels fulfilled. In terms of self-love she first becomes responsive to herself, her feelings, thoughts, and intuitive guidance which allows her to respond to life as it guides her to embody her femininity. She realizes that her authentic fulfillment and happiness requires her to honor her femininity. Any activity can be done with the intention to respond positively and gracefully for the well-being of all concerned.
The masculine is powerful, courageous, analytical, competent, and assertive which allows him to be accountable and live with integrity. When the masculine is empowered he is grateful for his masculine powers and the opportunities life brings to him to respond with integrity, competence, and courage because it makes him feel good. He is accountable when his intention is to serve the well-being of everyone in his relationships because he knows this is how he feels fulfilled. In terms of self-love he first becomes accountable to himself, his feelings, thoughts, and logic which allows him to embrace his masculinity. He realizes that his authentic fulfillment and happiness requires him to honor his masculinity. Any activity can be done with integrity and the intention to be accountable for our actions.
Virtuous < > Competent
The feminine is sensitive to energy and therefore naturally able to use her empathy for discernment. It is her discernment that makes her virtuous and authentically empowers her femininity. In terms of self-love she can only empower herself by honoring her femininity and choosing to be virtuous. She realizes that her fulfillment and happiness requires her to practice moral excellence including being faithful, hopeful, honest, trustworthy, loyal, forgiving, compassionate, caring, considerate, and patient. Any activity can be done with virtuous intention.
The masculine is powerful and competent because he is independent, analytical, accountable, confident, and honorable. It is his competence that empowers him to be discerning. It is his discernment that recognizes his masculinity and the path to his authentic fulfillment and happiness. In terms of self-love he can only become competent by recognizing and appreciating his masculinity and what he is capable of. Any activity can be done with the intention to empower our competence.
Receptive < > Assertive
The feminine is receptive to the influence and effects of energy. When the feminine is empowered she allows herself to be open to receive, from herself, others, and the universe. In terms of self-love she is receptive to her feminine desires and universal guidance so she can give to herself what she needs to be happy and feel fulfilled. In relationships she is open to receive, and she gently encourages her receptivity by inviting others to participate in her happiness and fulfillment. She practices enlightened persistence in creating an open, loving and receptive environment through her appreciation. Any activity can be done with an attitude of gratitude that makes us receptive to feeling appreciation.
The masculine is naturally detached, analytical and direct in response to the effects of energy. When the masculine is empowered he becomes assertive in his actions, thoughts, and words. His transparency with himself and others allows his inner strength to fuel his persistence in creating happiness and fulfillment. In terms of self-love he claims his masculinity by being assertive with himself, his desires, and what he needs to be fulfilled and happy. In relationships he is open, transparent, and assertive in communication and action to create happiness and fulfillment. Any activity can be done with an assertive attitude that opens the way for greater harmony and balance, if that is our intention.
Intuitive < > Analytical
The feminine is intuitive and open to inner guidance from life’s intelligence because she is sensitive to feelings, sensations, ideas, and energy. Intuition is the way that life communicates with itself on all levels and it is therefore powerful in its ability to guide us in every way. When the feminine is empowered she trusts her intuitive guidance because she knows that life is guiding her on her path to authentic self-fulfillment. In terms of self-love she learns that in order to access her intuition she has to embrace her femininity, and that includes her authentic feminine needs for stillness, peace, love, harmony, and balance. Any activity can be done from an intuitive or analytical intention. Intuition does not require thought. When we are able to blend our feminine intuition with our analytical masculinity our creativity is greatly enhanced.
The masculine is analytical, and open to seeing the larger perspective, patterns, and information that guides us through life because he embraces simplicity, and is detached, courageous, competitive, powerful, assertive, goal orientated, and gifted in his ability to solve problems. When the masculine is empowered he trusts his logic and ability to lead himself and others to greater fulfillment and harmony. In terms of self-love he learns to appreciate his analytical mind and its power to guide him to embrace his masculinity. He realizes that his authentic fulfillment requires him to embrace his masculine needs that include being goal orientated, accountable, responsible, independent, detached, assertive, and competent. Any activity can be done based on analysis and logic. When we are able to blend our analytical masculinity with our feminine intuition our creativity is greatly enhanced.
The world is a metaphysical holographic light manifestation of consciousness. The physical world that our mind and senses interact with is a small part of the whole phenomena of consciousness. Consciousness manifests layers of information systems organized in fractals because everything is essentially one manifestation.
Human consciousness is one type of manifestation with levels of awareness. Human consciousness functions in a range of frequencies and different levels of awareness that we experience as a subjective phenomenon, for example, being awake, sleeping, dreaming, imagining, euphoric, meditating, in flow, disassociated, hypnotized, etc.
If consciousness is the sun, then a human consciousness is a ray of sunlight. If consciousness is the ocean, then human consciousness is a wave or a cup of water. We are always a part of our source; we cannot be separated from it.
Consciousness is expanding and evolving through life on earth, and through the human vehicle. All sense inputs feed For consciousness to evolve and learn through human fractals it gives us a subjective experience by hiding a great degree of information from us. We operate from such an extreme lack of information that we believe ourselves to be an individual entity separate from each other and our surroundings. The human journey is a journey of awareness.
The journey of awareness is a spectrum experience that operates on a physical and metaphysical level at the same time. We are information systems within information systems. For human fractals to grow in awareness we must consciously seek it. This process of evolving expands our consciousness through the process of incorporating information into our information system in a harmonious way.
Each human fractal has a unique design based on a spectrum of information which allows each fractal to evolve their consciousness through a specific range of themes. This design allows for a greater number of fractals, possibilities, and opportunities while limiting the amount of information that each fractal consciously has access to.
Each human fractal is an information crystal that we experience as our personality and body. Our information crystal moves through the fabric of consciousness that we experience as space and time. Everything we see, feel, hear, taste, smell, and think is information filtered through our information system. Our information crystal is a binary program that has a unique set of perimeters created from the moment we are conceived. From then we are an ongoing evolution of information that is affected by everything we come into physical and metaphysical contact with.
There is a set path that each human information crystal takes that we experience as birth, being a baby, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, maturity, old age, and death. Information does not die; it is an ongoing process of integration at different levels of consciousness. The levels before and after death are not accessible through normal human consciousness because it requires the limitation of information to function.
Everything a human information crystal encounters are a mirror of consciousness reflected through their own crystal. This is the reason that the foundation of human psychology is projection. Projection simply means that our subjective experience of another human reflects our own consciousness. Projection is the mechanism our information crystals use to learn and evolve consciousness over time. When we are young, we learn behavior from watching, feeling, and imitating those around us. This early set of information become the foundation for our own behavior. The goal of each human information crystal is simply to follow its path and evolve its awareness to the greatest extent possible.
All places, stories, books, media, religions, mythologies, and sciences are fictitious interpretations and reflections of consciousness as it expands into every direction it can to whatever degree possible.
Our subjective experience has layers of information that influence it, from our basic crystal configuration which we interpret through the patterns we see in astrology for example, to our early life conditioning, and then the information we gather through our life experience. It is predominantly our attitude towards ourselves and life that determines our subjective experience. Every human crystal will experience degrees of pleasure and pain because we are a binary program, evident by the polarities reflected in every aspect of our world.
We create our reality through our attitude to the information in our crystal. Our attitude will be predominantly negative, positive, or more neutral. A positive attitude is an expansive approach open to integrating new information. A negative attitude is a contracted approach that is closed to new information and replaces or discards information to a greater degree. A neutral attitude is an approach that integrates and replaces information in a more objective way.
The Spectrum of Experience
In order to expand our consciousness, and our ability to consciously affect our subjective human experience, we can look at the spectrum of experience and how our attitude affects it through the cognitive framework of the 9 chakras / energy centers that govern the range of frequencies we experience.
Balance and coherence in the body’s energy centers will be reflected by the degree of fulfillment of authentic potential. Authentic joy, peace, fulfillment, and success is an uniquely subjective experience.
Root: Survival, Stability, Safety
The root is our most primal connection to the physical experience of being in a body. It governs our sense of safety, security, survival, and awareness of our body. The programming we receive from conception to early childhood has the most significant impact on this sphere of information. Any kind of trauma, regardless of its degree, imprints the information that there is a lack of safety, security, and that the crystal’s survival is threatened. At the current phase of the world nearly all crystals are programmed negatively in this sphere, predominantly because of information received from the parents, caregivers, and the degree of fear frequencies permeating the environment. The result of this type of programming is that consciousness cannot fully penetrate this sphere. The result is a crystal that is unstable in its environment, and a personality that either disregards its own safety and longevity, or that is overly concerned with itself, its safety, survival, and sense of security because it unconsciously experiences the lack of coherence in this sphere.
Because the root is the first connection to the physical world, the consequence is that the amount and quality of energy and information that can move through this sphere is restricted which affects the transmission to every other sphere in the crystal. To balance this sphere we have to bring conscious awareness to our body, to feel its feedback, to move our conscious awareness with the body, every part of our body, when we sit, walk, relax, run, do exercise, develop a skill, dance, and any other form of movement so that we are literally expanding the degree that consciousness is permeating the crystal, and allow greater degrees of information to be transmitted. This practice will enhance our stability, sense of safety, and calibration with the body, which will make us more aware of feedback, and the intuitive intelligence present in our crystal. This practice can be enhanced with mental and verbal affirmations, or any other method that elicits a sense of stability, safety, calm, coherence, and well-being.
Sacral: Sensuality, Sexuality, Emotion
The sacral sphere embeds our physical experience of being in a body with emotional information to expand the degree awareness, and intensity of experience. The experience of pleasure and pain become meaningful because of the emotional information and the intensity it registers in our conscious awareness. Every emotion we can experience is a different frequency of information. Through our experiences we become conditioned to experience and expect certain frequencies more than others. Our attitude can also filter certain frequencies which either restricts or expands the range of frequencies we can feel, or the degree to which we can feel a certain frequency.
Emotions are fields of information that get stored in the crystal over time. Early emotional programming becomes magnetic information that will affect the type of experiences drawn to the crystal, repelled from the crystal, as well as the way information will be stored going forward. Emotions reflect our unconscious conditioning as well as our habits. The experience of an emotion is a highly subjective experience because it engages the entire crystal’s body of information.
A negative attitude can restrict the range of experience to a narrow band regardless of the information or potential emotional experience possible. The experience of anger is a good example of an emotion that can become the habitual response to any uncomfortable emotion, either a negative or positive one.
A positive attitude will integrate lower frequency emotions into higher frequencies. For example, appreciation can integrate nearly all other frequencies of emotions, which is why it is so powerful, and why gratitude practices and journals are powerful tools to develop emotional well-being. To improve emotional coherence and experience higher frequencies of emotions require conscious awareness, conscious practice, and an environment that is conducive to the frequencies. We can consciously examine our relationship to each frequency of emotion. Through this process we can clear, enhance, and bring coherence to our emotional body. This process can also pre-frame our awareness by expanding our subjective ability to experience and elicit different emotions. Emotional well-being can enhance all experiences, and our experience of our body, and body parts because it affects all other spheres, and all the other spheres influence our emotional experiences.
Navel: Creativity, Life Force, Desire
The navel sphere is our metaphysical connection to consciousness and where we draw the greatest amount of creative energy and information from. We experience this informational predominantly as desire. Our conscious and unconscious desires govern behavior, decisions, and our ability to plan.
A desire is information that guides us to expand our crystal. The way we process a desire is highly susceptible to early conditioning and habits. Desires can therefore be either positive and life-affirming or negative and destructive depending on our attitude towards ourselves and life. When any other sphere is discordant it affects our desires, and how we interpret them, and the actions we take. When several spheres are discordant the subjective experience of a desire can be painful, which often leads to addictive behaviors as a mechanism to cope with the experience.
A positive attitude expands the ability to interpret the information received through this center. A positive attitude also expands the ways in which a desire can be nourished. Desires can be fulfilled through physical, emotional, mental, and metaphysical means. Desires can be released which makes their energy available for other uses. Desires can also consciously be transmuted into different desires. Mastering desire is the foundation of an expanded consciousness because it drives all behavior and information exchange with every other sphere.
Solar Plexus: Willpower, Confidence, Self-Assurance
The solar plexus governs the information pertaining to the subjective self that the crystal thinks it is. This information is predominantly experienced as our willpower, confidence, and self-assurance. In a homogenized society or unhealthy family system this sphere is discordant, and it prevents authentic self-love, self-development, healthy individuation, independence, and the fulfillment of the crystal’s unique creative destiny.
A negative attitude reflects a personality that has been programmed to see itself as a victim stuck in a world incapable of achieving its goals and fulfilling its desires effectively. A positive attitude reflects a personality that had the opportunity to develop its willpower, sense of unique self, and set healthy boundaries which are required for the expansion of consciousness. When this sphere is discordant it has a significant effect on all spheres, particularly the higher spheres because they are an expansion of the crystals subjective experience, reality, and authentic expression which requires a coherent sense of self and willpower.
To bring greater coherence to this sphere requires the development of a skill, like drawing, writing, singing, dancing, or a craft, that automatically expands this sphere. When this sphere is engaged it automatically developments the will and the subjective experience of the self that is practicing the skill. The skill needs to be developed to the degree that it becomes a unique expression, which reflects a coherent sense of self, confidence, and self-assurance.
Heart: Connection, Compassion, Universal Love
The heart governs the integration of information of all spheres. First it integrates all the information in the lower spheres that will govern the overall health and well-being of the crystal. This specifically includes the subjective experience of itself, all other crystals, and its physical environment. Secondly it expands its sphere and its coherence by channeling information to the higher spheres that govern balance, expression, mental capabilities, and the crystal’s connection to the rest of the manifested realms and worlds.
A negative attitude is a crystal with discord in the lower centers that prevent coherent integration of information. This attitude reflects a personality that can be defensive, arrogant, dismissive, anxious, aggressive, passive, depressive, or restless. A positive attitude shows some degree of coherence in the lower spheres of information. It will reflect a personality that is tolerant, understanding, forgiving, compassionate, open-minded, peaceful, calm, engaged with life, with more harmonious connections with other crystals and life.
To increase coherence in this sphere requires conscious awareness of the health of all the lower centers, the development of their coherence, and conscious harmonious integration of physical, emotional, and sense information.
Thyroid: Transformation, Hormones, Metabolism
The thyroid sphere governs the expansion of the heart center and a greater capacity for information transmission through the entire crystal. This sphere of information is subjectively experienced as a desire for growth, transformation, expansion of consciousness, and achieving a greater sense of internal balance. This balance is achieved by integrating information extremes in the form of our traits, values, beliefs, habits, emotions, and desires. The extremes within the crystal are subjectively experienced as its masculinity and femininity.
A positive attitude is open to change, transformation, and uses feedback to achieve inner harmony and balance. A negative attitude would ignore, or discard feedback based on existing beliefs, habits, values, and desires. Creating increased coherence in this sphere is a very individual process because it lays the foundation for true authenticity, transparency, and our unique way of being. The elements that require transformation for increased balance and harmony requires the self-love developed through the heart center because it relies on the ability to accept all parts of ourselves and the feedback, as well as integrate the information in a coherent way that allows it to affect our behavior, beliefs, emotions, and desires.
Throat: Communication, Expression, Authenticity
The throat center represents the avenue of expression for all the crystal’s information. Every center affects the throat, and the throat affects all centers. The expression of information is the way consciousness communicates with itself; therefore, it is a primary driver of the evolutionary expansion of consciousness. A coherent throat center transmits a higher refined frequency that has allot if power to influence its own crystal, other crystals, and the environment to a greater degree over a longer period. A discordant center may be able to have a powerful immediate impact, but its information will have decreased power over time and space because of the lack of harmony and integration that is possible.
Depending on the development of our own information crystal we will attract, repel, and integrate information from other sources in different ways. Some crystals are not capable of communicating with each other effectively because of the degree of difference in their crystals, so information will not be heard, seen, felt, or it will quickly be forgotten, or it will be misinterpreted. Science and religion are good examples of information that share a set of guidelines for humans to achieve greater expansion and harmony that is carried through time.
A negative attitude will communicate discordant information that is inconsistent. A positive attitude will communicate coherent information to various degrees that is more consistent, harmonious, beneficial, honest, and transparent. What a crystal body has access to will therefore determine what they express. What crystals express are always a reflection of the subjective information each have gathered and have access to. To increase coherence in this center requires balance in all centers, access to inner truth, and the self-assurance that leads to authentic expression.
Eye: Vision, Imagination, Visualization
The eye center makes the information from other centers visible, which is expanded form of awareness, to the degree that the crystal is capable of processing the information. It is the primary way that an information crystal can access more information about itself, other crystals, and the environment. The sphere accesses information from the physical and metaphysical realms.
A crystal with an expansive positive attitude will be able to process greater degrees of information from a greater degree of sources. This attitude is subjectively experienced as an expanded perspective on any subject, experience, and situation. An expanded perspective leads to greater understanding, insights, intuitive awareness, creative results, and more efficient solutions.
A crystal with a contracted negative attitude is restricting the amount of information it has access to because it is not capable of processing it coherently. A good example of this is people who access information from the unconscious or metaphysical arenas while others consider it impossible or false information because their subjective experience is governing their opinion. What crystals communicate is a reflection if their own information warehouse.
To increase the coherence in this sphere takes practice and consistent efforts. Some crystals are designed to access more information in order to fulfill their creative potential and will therefore show greater achievements that rely on this sphere.
Crown: Knowledge, Self-Realization, Spirituality
The crown governs intellectual, intuitive, and higher knowledge as it connects to the field of consciousness. Information in this sphere is subjectively experienced as thoughts, thinking, intuitive information, and knowledge without thought.
Coherence in this sphere is subjectively experienced as a calm mind with an expansive sense of time and space. Discord in this sphere is subjectively experienced as mental clutter, an excess of thought, too much thinking, confusion, fear, inner and outer conflict, stress, loneliness, anger, and frustration.
A negative attitude restricts the amount of information it can access to various degrees through various tactics. A positive attitude allows a greater amount if information to be accessed. A neutral attitude achieves balance through integration if knowledge into a coherent system that allows the crystal to navigate its unique path most effectively.
Intellectual knowledge is information crystals share with each other. Intuitive knowledge is information that consciousness shares with itself through the crystal. Higher knowledge is the information consciousness shares with crystals from an expanded range of sources. The degree of coherence in this sphere will determine the type of information the crystal has access to, to what degree, the degree of clarity, and consistency that it is capable of.
Greater degrees of coherence are subjectively experienced as greater sense of self, a non-self or as consciousness experiencing itself, and consciously communicating with itself. Balancing intellectual knowledge with intuition allows crystals to subjectively experience more harmony, simplicity, easier access to everything they need such as information, answers, physical resources, opportunities, and anything else that the crystal needs on its particular path to its authentic fulfillment.
Human evolution is the process of expanding our consciousness to higher frequencies. Higher frequencies are the realms of expanded forms of fulfillment. Mastering our desires are the central theme on the path of transformation, self-awareness, self-development, self-realization, and self-fulfillment.
Desires can simply be understood as the desire for a source of energy, a source of nourishment. Desire is the mechanic that creates the world, makes it possible to have an experience, and drives all behavior. At the lower frequencies these are sense inputs or stimulation: mental stimulation in the form of thoughts, and physical stimulation through what we see, hear, smell, feel, and taste. Most people have been conditioned to live for the purpose of fulfilling these desires, seek pleasure, and in the process to avoid pain or displeasure. At the higher frequencies the source of energy is not tangible. Most people are completely unaware of higher frequency desires and their fulfillment because they are beyond mental and physical stimulation. Some higher frequency energy may register as sparkling currents of blissful tingling through the body, or inspirational information that is translated through the brain.
When we simplify the issues fueling unrest and discord in the world they all come down to lower frequency desires. Those who live in a perception that they do not have enough are restless because they cannot fulfill the pleasures they think they want. Those who live in a perception that they have somewhat enough are restless because they want more, or they are fearful of having less. Those who live in a perception that they have allot are restless because they want to sustain or increase their ability to fulfill these desires. The changes that are occurring in the world are for the purpose of human evolution and will directly target each individuals relationship to their desires.
Human Evolution and Higher Frequencies
Consciousness is expanding and evolving through life on earth, and through the human vehicle. All sense inputs feed into the mind, including thought as a sense input. For this reason the body is a learning device for the mind. A body that is embodying coherent frequencies is capable of functioning more efficiently and intuitively. Studies are showing that negative emotions create disorder in the body and positive feelings such as gratitude create increased order resulting in improved digestive, cardiovascular, immune, hormonal, cognitive, and other functions like intuition.
The path to living in a sustainable coherent state requires the simplification, release, and transmutation of lower frequency desires. The process of transformation is essentially a process of deconditioning the mind and its reliance on lower frequency desires as a source of energy. The tension that comes with the process of transformation is unique for each of us because we are in a dynamic relationship with the universe, and the process is governed by the area for the greatest possibility for growth and expansion as we evolve. This process includes alone time, a complete diet change, social changes, environmental or location changes, intellectual changes, metaphysical or spiritual changes.
Trusting life is the key to living in harmony with life and fulfilling our individual destiny which leads to our self-fulfillment and self-actualization. Our self-actualization is the degree to which we fulfill our greatest potential as a human being.
Trusting life means we have expanded our consciousness beyond the identification with our ego or personality. This process of identification is the primary form of conditioning we experience to fit into the homogenized society, and dis-identification happens through a gradual process of deconditioning. For some this may mean 99% identification, and for another 10%. The degree to which we can experience life without identification determines our degree of freedom. Trusting life means we embrace whatever life is offering us because we know that it is leading us in the direction of our expansion. Trusting life means we do not take our life experience so personal, and we do not take our desires and sense inputs personal. Instead we endeavor to expand our understanding of ourselves through questioning ourselves, our life, habits, relationships, and beliefs.
When we can see Life as a Game and approach every experience with an open mind, like a quest, we increase our ability to discern the reason for particular situations, dynamics, and relationships in our life, and how to use them to continue on our path of self-empowerment and self-fulfillment. The path to our self-fulfillment is an intuitive process, which is governed by life’s intelligence, which means that our ability to follow our path depends on the quality and health of our overall consciousness.
Mastering Desires, Resting the Mind and Senses
Simplifying desires lead to greater harmony.
There are global trends that are the consequence of our movement in the direction of our evolution, becoming more sustainable, and mastering our desires. These trends include meditation, yoga and similar practices, self-help, spirituality, mindfulness, fasting and intermittent fasting, self-sufficiency, economic and social unrest, war and conflict, the pandemic, mental health issues, rates of disease and chronic illness, drug abuse, environmental changes, technological advancements, and the depletion of natural resources.
There are only three ways to resolve a desire: 1. Fulfilling it, 2. Releasing it, and 3. Transmuting it. Fulfilling desires create habits and an ongoing cycle of fulfillment because we live in time where everything is impermanent. Releasing desires simplifies our life, reduces stress, increases the number of healthy years of life, and longevity. Transmuting desires into the fulfillment of higher frequency desires expands our consciousness and our ability to experience deeper fulfillment, peace and inner harmony.
The Spectrum of Desires
The best way to understand the spectrum of our desires is through the body’s energy system. Understanding the spectrum of desires gives us the awareness and cognitive framework for going about fulfilling, releasing and transmuting desires that allow for the expansion of our consciousness.
The body is designed to survive in our environment. The desire to survive is the driving force behind the evolution of the earlier hominids as well as homo sapiens, and that which will replace modern man. The desire for survival is the desire for stability, safety, and the ability to predict events in our environment. Fundamentally this instinctive self desires a degree of certainty.
Fulfilling the desire for survival, stability and safety is the easiest way to resolve these desires, and they are a part of the basic quests and challenges of being human. For some this is actually a primary feature of their life journey. When we are not able to fulfill these desires it can lead to self-destruction, which are forms of release, or we can transmute them. Even individuals who are meeting these needs may live in fear of their lives such as those who live in societies with high levels of crime or conflict.
Regardless of the situation these desires are transmuted by embracing the concept of uncertainty. To embrace the concept of uncertainty we have to expand our idea of what it means to be alive, what it means to be safe, what it means to feel certain about tomorrow, and our ability to survive another day. When we open our minds to look at an idea through new perspectives we are expanding our awareness and understanding which leads to changes in our consciousness. Along with this practice of self-inquiry there are three additional methods to embody a sense of safety: 1. we can practice stillness, a calm body calms the mind, our senses and our desires 2. we can practice affirmations that are in alignment with an expanded perspective which can make us feel safe in the midst of uncertainty and 3. we can practice body movements such as Chi Gong or exercise like walking that make us feel safe in our body. The ideas that will allow each person to expand their consciousness and transmute these desires will vary greatly depending on values, culture, religion, childhood conditioning, and life experience. Alan Watts wrote a great book called The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety.
Sacral: Sensuality, Sexuality, Emotion
The desire to feel emotions and arousal are still dominating most of civilization because they are so powerful. When we enter this world our systems are predominately processing the world through emotional input and most people try to repeatedly fulfill these desires by entering into various types of relationships. Even those who are advanced in their awareness and spiritual practice may temporarily become overwhelmed by their emotions or arousal if they identify with the feelings. For this reason sexual transmutation is one of the most powerful practices available to man, especially in a world where access for fulfillment has become cheap and easily accessible.
Releasing sexual desire and emotions are vital in the process of expanding our perspective and growing in emotional freedom. Many people believe themselves to be at the mercy of the emotions and feelings of arousal that pass through their system. This is a fundamental aspect that changes as we expand our consciousness. Emotions and feelings become important sources of information that help us make decisions when we do not identify ourselves as the one who is experiencing the emotions, but can recognize that they are fields of information.
Emotions are stored in electromagnetic fields in our energy system called a biofield. Emotional trauma from our earliest experiences are emotional blocks that are stagnant energy in our biofield. Most of our life is predominately a collection of experiences and relationships that bring opportunities for clearing these emotional blocks and stagnant energy. Once we release emotional blocks our system becomes free from their interference and the life experiences they draw to us.
Emotions influence the activity in the autonomic nervous system which interacts with our digestive, cardiovascular, immune, hormonal and many other bodily systems. Each emotion we can experience can be measured in Hz (Hertz) on a range of frequencies from low contracted emotions like Shame at 20 Hz, to higher expanded emotions like Trust at 250 Hz and Gratitude at 540 Hz.
To transmute emotional and sexual energy we can study a range of fields that cover these subjects. Any expanded perspective on any of these subjects will benefit the expansion of our consciousness. When we consciously choose to use our sexual desire for higher purposes the results can be profound because these currents have massive power to fuel every other energy center. To do this we simply redirect our focus and energy to these other areas through our will, actions, and thoughts. Scott Jeffrey has a great free guide available online: A Complete Guide to the Secrets of Sexual Transmutation.
Navel: Creativity, Life Force, Desire
Our navel center is our metaphysical connection to the source of life where we draw our power to manifest and create in this world. At the foundation of this energy center is the ability to convert food to create our body on an ongoing basis. This sphere of governs most of our compulsive decisions and actions such as eating and thinking. When we are engaged in higher frequencies we often loose our appetite, for example when we are in love or engaged in an intellectual or creative activity (flow).
Fulfilling these desires can be achieved through activities like eating, creating, thinking etc. or they can be relinquished through fasting, intermittent fasting, meditation, and yoga. Fasting has become more widespread and it will continue to as we expand our consciousness because a part of the process of our evolving bodies is that we will rely less on food. Fasting has enormous health and physiological benefits, and as our body adapts we require less food, as many individuals will testify to. The majority of the energy will be used to be creative. Each individual has a creative destiny.
Solar Plexus: Willpower, Confidence, Self-Assurance
This energy center governs the desires relating to our sense of self and the use of our will. The development of our willpower is the key component to developing expanded self-awareness, creating healthy boundaries, becoming our own best friend, liberator, and finding authentic self-fulfillment. Lack of development in this center is one of the main factors that contribute to unhealthy relationship dynamics, with ourselves, others, governments, and organizations.
There are many desires that drive our instinctive behaviors, but we are able to modify these fixed patterns of action by consciously recognizing the point of activation and choosing to either release or transmute the desire. It is our ability to use our will that allows for the process of deconditioning, and the modification of instinctive habits and traits.
Habits are formed through the fulfillment or lack of fulfillment of desires, and modified through the application of our will. While our innate ability to use our will empowers us, it is the development our ability to affirm choices that leads to self-mastery. Affirmations drive our behavior, consciously, and unconsciously. Every thought, word, and action can be seen as an affirmation because it is energy that has power. Verbal and mental affirmations are powerful forms of transmutation, along with physical exercise and creative activities like writing, drawing, playing music etc.
Developing empowering thoughts, and thereby empowering actions are the primary ways that we reclaim our power to create that which we want, and fulfill our desire for confidence, and self-assurance.
Heart: Connection, Compassion, Universal Love
Our desire for love and connection can be entangled with our desires to feel emotion, arousal, and the fulfillment of needs governed by our intellect and conditioning. Desires for emotions and arousal, that we commonly associate with experiencing love, are actually self-serving desires, desires to experience pleasure, to make us feel better, and a form of ego gratification. The popular 5 Love Languages explains how love is currently viewed: Words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. We can love ice cream or another person because it brings us pleasure, or we can love something regardless of whether it makes us feel good.
True love is actually unconditional acceptance, understanding, and deep appreciation for another or a part of ourselves. Self-love is the process of learning to accept and love all parts of ourselves. These parts can be parts of our body, parts of our personality, or metaphysical aspects that we consider a part of our self, and ultimately, as we realize through the expansion of our consciousness, all of life.
The primary way to fulfill, release, and transmute desires for love is through compassion. Through contemplation and self-inquiry we can expand our concept of love. We often associate love with relationships and soul connections, but love is a spectrum that underlies our connection to all of life. We understand this better once we realize that love is not enough to make an intimate relationship work, that a harmonious intimate relationship is actually about compatibility.
Authentic self-love is the highest frequency in this world because it is about being enchanted with ourselves without attachment, a deep self-knowing, and appreciating every part of ourselves, which allows us to see the holistic nature of reality. Through the process of self-love, self-knowing, self-realization, self-actualization, and self-fulfillment we no longer see ourselves just as the character or roles. When we are no longer attached to our personality we can see and experience life, and love, from a metaphysical perspective. In this state of unconditional love, love it is all around us, felt in everything, and we see the beauty and truth in everyone.
Thyroid: Transformation, Hormones, Metabolism
The thyroid center governs our desires for transformation, expansion, and integration, including individual and collective energy associated with trauma and karma. These desires can best be understood through our understanding and relationship to the idea of suffering. Suffering is the tension life uses to evolve our us and our consciousness. It is only when we take suffering for ourselves or another personal that it becomes a problem for the mind. The truth is that suffering is just feedback to let us know which direction to move to. Allot of stagnant energy is kept in that state through our limited perspectives.
The way we feel about ourselves, the world, and others is reflected in our body chemistry through the hormones that we are producing. Hormones are chemical messengers within the body that travel through the bloodstream to tissues, and organs. Body chemistry is a two way street because we can affect it through our behavior, and it also affects our behavior. Hormone production is the result of the combination of the conditioning we receive, our lifestyle, the food we eat, exercise habits, our thoughts, and the emotions we experience.
Female and male bodies produce mostly the same hormones, but to different degrees at different times, and ages. Each person also has a unique hormone profile based on various influences that start at conception. The goal is that as we integrate our masculine and feminine traits we balance and optimize our hormones. For optimal health, well-being, and chemistry a female body requires about 10 times as much estrogen (and progesterone) as a male body, and a male body at least 10 times as much testosterone as a female body. A majority of the current issues in society, relationships, and individuals can be seen in hormone imbalances, for example depression is caused by high testosterone in females, and high estrogen in males. Excessive psychological, emotional or physical stress lowers estrogen in females, and lowers testosterone in males. All of the symptoms associated with a lack of health and well-being is feedback designed to guide us to become better versions of ourselves. I believe we can even include the gender issues in society in part as a symptom of the desire for transformation.
We can fulfill the desire for transformation by embracing the tension and using it to fuel our determination to become self-fulfilled and self-empowered individuals. This means opening our mind to new possibilities, integrating our masculine and feminine traits, and embracing whatever system, process or modality we are intuitively guided to for our personal development. Releasing or transmuting the desire for transformation is the path of stillness, meditation, simplicity, and abstinence which is in itself a form of transformation. Life is designed to find ways to bring balance and equilibrium in any environment or circumstance.
Throat: Communication, Expression, Authenticity
The throat center governs our desire to express ourselves, and listen to others. The quality and frequency that we communicate is determined by the coherence in all our energy centers, particularly the heart center. Two individuals can communicate the same message but the way it is understood, the way it feels to others, and the meaning others take from it can be dramatically different because of the influence that our system has on our communication and what we can hear. What we communicate can either be a replay of something we hear or read, our conditioning, or it can be our authentic expression. Expressing our authentic truth is the higher purpose of the throat center and expressing our authentic inner truth is a vital part of self-fulfillment. Discord in this energy center comes from limiting beliefs, low self-esteem, unresolved emotional trauma, and limited development in any of the other energy centers.
Fulfilling the desire to express ourselves, or listen to others, allows life to communicate with itself and thus facilitates the process of evolution and expanding our consciousness. Releasing and transmuting the desire for communication and expression is important in many circumstances, for both personal development, self-reflection, developing willpower, contemplation, self-inquiry, mindfulness, and transformation. Silent retreats or taking a periodic vow of silence has many benefits. Spending time in solitude, taking a break from media, people, and other sense inputs can have a phenomenal impact on the expansion of our consciousness because most of us are saturated with information, and emptying ourselves allows our consciousness generate new ideas. Transmuting the desire for verbal communication and expression can take various forms such as writing, art, dancing, yoga and meditation.
Eye: Vision, Imagination, Visualization
Our eye center governs our desires for various forms of visual stimulation. External sources of visual stimuli are extremely crude and unrefined compared to inner vision. Societies are filled with sources of visual stimulation, and media companies are created to fuel and fulfill these desires. It is only through the release or transmutation of the desire for external stimulation that we can expand our capacity to access and develop our inner vision and imagination.
Releasing the desire for external stimuli includes limiting social interaction, media, games, news, movies, and online content. One of the benefits of limiting visual stimuli is that our dreams are not polluted by the external sources. This allows us to gain the full benefit of our dreams which can be wonderful experiences, guides, and reflections of our personal development. As we consistently use our dreams we learn to understand the symbolic language of our dreams as a mirror of ourselves, and we discover the synchronicity with our waking life. To learn more about dreams read Kari Hohne’s What’s in a Dream.
The practice of Active Imagination developed by Carl Jung is an example of transmutation. Active Imagination is a meditation technique where we allow the contents of our unconscious to surface and translate into images, stories, and people or personalities. The process serves as a bridge between the conscious mind and the unconscious for the purpose of growing in self-awareness and expanding our consciousness.
Astral projection, imagination exercises, and visualization practices are other forms of transmutation that require us to become still and develop our ability to concentrate.
Crown: Knowledge, Self-Realization, Spirituality
Our crown center governs our desire for knowledge, self-awareness, and answers to the bigger questions about life. The intellect and intellectual understanding forms the basis of these desires. Intellectual understanding does not necessarily make us wise or successful. Intellectual understanding of spirituality and self-realization does not liberate us. It is only through realizing inner truths within ourselves that we continue to expand our consciousness to the degree that we can self-actualize and experience deep self-fulfillment.
Fulfilling the desire for self-realization requires extensive contemplation and a simple, meditative lifestyle that allows for the time and space to be immersed in the presence of ourselves. Releasing the desire for intellectual knowledge opens the door to intuitive knowledge. Transmuting the desire for intellectual knowledge increases our ability to access inner truths, gain insight, and develop wisdom through reflection and contemplation.
I played massively multiplayer online games (MMOS) like Dungeons and Dragons, Elder Scrolls, Guild Wars, Lords of the Rings, World of Warcraft, and Final Fantasy for many years during my early twenties till late thirties. During my early teens and up until I moved onto MMOS I played the original quest games like King’s Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest, as well as Quake, Unreal Tournament and similar games on a computer. Before that I played console games on the television, I do not know at what age it started but we were very young. Gaming became an integral part of my life and it took many years to slowly disconnect until about 38 when I finally pushed through to quit completely. The truth is that I sometimes still miss the games, I loved DDO, the unique characters I created, and the guild, I never deleted my game accounts, but I will not go back because I now love my life, I love my home, and I love living with a greater purpose and deeper fulfillment.
Why did I give it up?
Why did I give it up? Because I realized that the time and energy I was investing in the games I was not investing in creating the life I wanted in our persistent reality. The gaming world is beautiful, exciting, fun, and there can be a real sense of achievement and fulfillment on multiple levels. The gaming world provides a huge escape when we are not truly happy with our daily lives. Gaming became a coping mechanism, an escape, and an addiction for me. Virtual worlds are also reflection of the superficial relationship styles that dominate the current world and they become a way of coping with a lack of real intimate and meaningful relationships.
What happened when I gave it up?
What happened when I gave it up? Over many years I slowly decreased my gaming time and replaced it with drawing, writing, relaxing, contemplating, reading, studying, creating a self-sufficient home, growing a fruit, nut, vegetable and herb garden, and doing everything else that was good for me and made me feel good. I followed my authentic joy to create a life I really love. I have never been happier, healthier, or more grateful for being alive than I am now, and it gets better every year.
Is our world a game too?
Is our world a game too? The more I started contemplating my life, studied new subjects, experimented with ideas, and discovered myself through various methods, the more I realized that life was really like a game. I use many of the skills I learned in the gaming world to help me expand my consciousness because they were the tools I had available and could build on. The skills include playfulness, open-mindedness, consistent personal development, perseverance, self-inquiry, meta-cognition, patience, trust, and determination. I now understand the basics of human psychology and it is clear that we are programmed in our early lives which will determine the life we live unless we choose to expand ourselves into an authentically empowered individual. Most of us have very limiting programming simply from being born into the current world that has significant unhealthy and immature patterns. It takes focus, time, and energy to break free from the limiting programming and create the life we want to live. I really believe that each one of us can live a life we love when we choose to engage this reality in the way we would an immersive game. My life is the evidence I have.
How do we create the life we want in reality instead?
How do we create the life we want in reality instead? Without a conscious choice to expand ourselves our lives will be run by limiting programming from our subconscious minds (habits) that were programmed in our first 7 years of interacting with our parents, caregivers and siblings. Limiting programming is found in traditional school systems, medications, addictions, pleasure seeking activities, jobs we do for money and everything else that comes with the old programming from past generations. Our lives are a printout of our programming. If there is anything in our lives that we are not 100% satisfied with, then it is because of a limiting program running.
The first step is becoming consciously aware of the programs we are running, and the limiting beliefs we have that are governing our lives. The second step is to use whatever tools are available to create new habits that we know will serve us. This is all part of the Process of Transformation that has daily, weekly, and annual cycles that become evident as we walk this intuitive path. To do this most efficiently we can see ourselves as a character in a game and not take all the programming personal, not believe all the things running through our head, and become our own best friend that helps us to achieve self-fulfillment. Self-fulfillment is unique for each of us, each of us have our own innate talents, gifts and abilities that determine what we can become when we are self-empowered individuals.