3.23.24~ Related By Character

(3.23) The Universal Mind-the creative principle from which all things proceed-is the governing principle of the physical, mental and spiritual world. 

In Jungian psychology, The Universal Mind is represented as the Collective Unconscious.

(8.27) The nature of Universal Mind is spiritual and, consequently, creative. It seeks to express itself in form.

Within the Collective Unconscious reside archetypes, which may be understood as qualities of behavior. Archetypes transcend cultural and individual belief systems, in the same way that breathing, eating, defecting, etc. transcend cultural and individual belief systems. They are psychological systems that have evolved to ensure the development and survival of consciousness.

The Physical World contains all form, from ladybugs and trees to computers and people. Ego–as it translates experience to Self–interprets form as individual objects. This gives rise to the concept of identity. If we see other people as objects, it becomes easy to objectify them.

If you are watching a film in a theatre, the image projected is considered form(s). No one is confused that the form they are seeing projected on the screen is the actual person (object). Inherent with an understanding of form is the dissolution of separateness upon which all manner of division and prejudice depends.

The Mental World is the abode of ruminating mind. Thoughts are like clouds that pass by. They do not identify who we are and, as such, have no value or meaning until we latch onto them. When we direct our attention toward a thought, we transport it from the Mental World to the Spiritual World.

The Spiritual World is the world we create as a result of our ability to think. See:

(6:24) Thought is spiritual and therefore creative and will correlate with it’s object and bring it into manifestation. 

(8.20) Correct thinking is a recognition of the creative nature of spiritual energy and our ability to control it. 

(3.24) We are related to this creative principle by our ability to think. 

This “creative principle” is the Collective Unconscious, which exists within all life. Thus, our ability to think is our ability to relate with all forms of life.

(1.10) All power comes from within; the universal fountain of supply. The infinite energy of each individual, an outlet. 

Words are not the most effective method of communication.

Research conducted by Dr. Albert Mehrabian shows that we rely on the spoken word for only 7% of communication. 38% comes from tone of voice, and 55% is body language. Tone of voice and body language communicate character. Character has been defined as “the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.”

(1.25) Thought is transmuted into character and character is the magnet which creates the environment of the individual. 

Thus, we are related to the Collective Unconscious within all forms by the character which our thought produces.


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