The Means of Existence #1

All power comes from within (1.10). Our ability to think is our ability to access unlimited power (1.20). Creative potential (universal) is the positive side of the battery of life, the individual is the negative, and thought forms the circuit (2.7). Thought is creative energy and will automatically correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation (2.10). Thought is a cause, conditions are an effect (1.7)

All form is created by intelligence and contains the same intelligence (2.21). Once we recognize that all we experience (form) and all events within experience (1.27), share a degree of this same intelligence (2.22), a knowledge of this truth allows us to co-create with the life principle of “every atom in existence.” (1.5) The interaction between our will and this life principle produces cause and effect (1.7). A conscious awareness of this knowledge allows us to plan courageously and execute fearlessly (2.5). We plan by thinking. Thinking is the cause. Conditions within experience are unique to our perception. Perception develops by thinking (1.18)

Concentration (1.20) in harmony with the greatest good to all life (2.7) is key to securing our desires (1.7)

Crossover Week #1 (e)

(1.5) The universal mind is the life principle of every atom in existence.

(2.5) Conscious mind is reasoning will. Subconscious mind is instinctive desire, the result of past reasoning will.

Universal mind contains the infinite creative potential utilized by conscious and subconscious mind.

(1.15) If the premise is false, we are unable to form a conception of the results that may ensue.

(2.14) Thought is the connecting link between the finite and the infinite.

Thought is the “truth” of what we believe. A “false premise” is a contradiction between what we think and what we claim to believe.

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

(2.25) Thought is the connecting link between the individual and the universal.

Character reflects thought which is the source of infinite creative potential.

(2.26) The means of existence are carried into effect by the law of love.

(1.26) The control factor of every commercial pursuit is the mental element.

Everything in existence is created by the nature of life to thrive.

(2.16) The universal creates form by means of the individual.

(1.16) We may know the truth by a recognition of the fact that truth is the vital principle of the universe and, therefore, omnipresent.

Thought is the language of creativity. Creativity is the expression of life to thrive.

(2.6) To impress the subconscious, mentally state what is wanted.

(1.6) Our ability to think is our ability to act upon the universal and bring it into manifestation.

Repeated thought will impress the subconscious.

 

Crossover Week #1 (c)

(1.3) We relate to the objective world by the objective mind. The brain in the organ of this mind.

(2.3) The value of the subconscious is enormous. It guides us, it warns us, it controls the vital processes.

The subconscious is the default “driver” of our experience in the physical world.

(1.13) A knowledge of the truth is the underlining condition necessary for every business transaction and social relation.

(2.13) A knowledge of cause and effect allows men to plan courageously and execute fearlessly.

Our belief about the truth forms our perception. Our perception–in turn–is the cause and the conditions we experience are the effect.

(1.23) Spiritual truth is the control factor in this method of thought.

(2.23) Creative power originates in the universal.

“Spiritual” is a verb. It describes the polarity (thought) between the individual and infinite creative potential (universal).

(2.28) This principle is brought into effect by the law of vibration.

(1.28) Concentration operates by the development of perception, wisdom, intuition and sagacity.

Humans are transmitters of thought.Thought is vibration. Concentrated thought transmits a stronger signal.

(2.18) Many fail to secure harmonious conditions because they do not understand this law. There is no polarity. They have not found the circuit.

(1.18) The secret to the solution of every problem is to apply spiritual truth.

A conscious understanding and application of cause and effect allows us to transform every condition.

(2.8) Our environment reflects conditions correlating to our predominant mental attitude.

(1.8) Harmonious and desirable conditions are obtained by right thinking.

The vitality and abundance of our experience in contingent upon maintaining a supportive mental attitude.

Crossover Week #1 (a)

(1.1) The world without is a reflection of the world within.

(2.1) There are two modes of mental activity, conscious and subconscious.

Both the conscious and the subconscious affect the inner world of our experience and the physical world of our experience.

(1.11) Well doing is the imperative condition of all well being.

(2.11) Wealth is the offspring of power.

Power is the (spiritual) creative potential of thought. An understanding and integration of this knowledge, produces right action and every form of prosperity.

(1.21) The true method of concentration is to become so identified with our object of thought that we’re conscious of nothing else.

(2.21) Individuals are measured by the degree of intelligence they manifest.

Intelligence is measured by our ability to direct our concentrated attention.

(2.30) We receive thought, which is substance in equilibrium and is constantly being differentiated in form by what we think.

(1.30) The symbol is the outward form of the spiritual reality within. Therefore, unless we are possessed by the spiritual reality, the form disappears.

Thoughts “possess” us and shapes our constantly evolving perception. Our perception of conditions dictates how we experience conditions.

(2.20) Thought will correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation because thought is a product of the spiritual man and spirit is the creative principle of the universe.

(1.20) A recognition of the omnipotence of spiritual power and a desire to be a recipient of its beneficial effects is neccesary for spiritual methods to be used.

Spirit is man’s ability to access creative potential by thinking. An acknowledgment of this activates intention.

(2.10) Thought is creative energy and will correlate with its object and bring it into manifestation.

(1.10) All power is from within. The universal fountain of supply. The infinite energy of each individual an outlet.

Creative potential is (spiritual) power and is generated by our ability to think.

7.23-24

(7.23) Selfish thought contains the germ of dissolution.

Dissolution is process of bringing to an end. Selfish thought, therefore, is the beginning of the end to an awareness of expanding consciousness. This does not mean consciousness stops expanding, it means we are no longer aware of it. When this happens, nature will intervene, which usually includes suffering. Suffering gets our attention and reminds us not be to selfish.

We often have to lose something (dissolution) to confront our true intention and love (or lack of) for others.

(7.24) Our greatest interest will be conserved by a recognition of the fact that it is just as essential to give as it is to receive.

Giving reinforces a desire not to be selfish. Giving also creates room to receive. We often have no room for new opportunities in our life because we are still clinging to things, people and belief systems that are no longer serving us. Giving is as much an act of “letting go” as it is of blessing others.

7.21-22~

(7.21) The first law of success is service.

Service refers to the quality of interaction we have with others. Often, we think of service as giving money or volunteering. While it may be these things, service may also be much more immediate. The way we treat one another may also be considered service especially if our intention trumps our lack of interest.

We may also be in service not only to others, but to the Universal quality that exists within others and ourselves. Honoring the divine within is an act of service. In this context, mindful living–including every willpower challenge–is an act of service because it is a conscious choice to harmonize with the principles of natural law.

(7.22) We can be of the most service by keeping an open mind. Be interested in the race not the goal; the pursuit not the possession.

Keeping an open mind is essential to remaining teachable. Absolutes are walls around the creative potential of nature. The expansion of consciousness is is an expression of nature observing itself. Because this is an evolving process, we are unable to fathom the “goal,” thus, our interest should be on the journey, trusting that life is unfolding to provide us with the tools to enhance our experience of the “pursuit.”

The Side Effects Of Fantasy

It is vital to accept and appreciate fantasy for what it is. Attempting to turn fantasy to reality inevitably leads to ruin.

Being able to accept fantasy as fantasy, without the expectation of reality, is an important psychological tool. At the same time, confidence without arrogance (love) empowers thought. Recognizing the power of love to empower thought is an impressive motivational tool. The key is to hold both perspectives in mind, simultaneously.

If our thoughts are obtainable they are goals not fantasies.

In other words, the object of your thought must be your goal/desired reality, not your fantasy, and it is important to have both. To confuse the two is an invitation for suffering.

Fantasy is the moral high ground of society. It keeps people where they are. It’s a good way to stay happy when you are comfortable and safe.
Fantasy keeps the majority pacified, so we don’t kill, cheat or hurt one another. It also keeps people from taking risks, inducing change, and coping with challenges.

Some people are able to use fantasy to their advantage (and society’s) while it drives others to pure debauchery. The key is to hold both perspectives in mind, simultaneously; to recognize that obtainable thoughts are goals not fantasies; to distinguish between the two and acknowledge we need both.

When anticipation becomes expectation, we are caught up in fantasy.

A Tantric Desire For Pleasure

Question: Does a Tantric experience a desire for pleasure?

Pleasure in an ambiguous word, because it’s meaning is determined by the experience of the interpreter. (“The Observer Gets To Decide,” is the mantra of the famous Schrodinger’s Cat thought experiment.)

That said,I couldn’t be less interested in having sex.

I have a desire for the pleasure associated with sex but a greater desire not to have sex.

Sex, from a Tantra perspective, is an expression of unity between individual vessels of Brahman (represented by Self/Atman). This is the greatest purpose of sex, anything less is like attempting to solve complex algebra with-at best-grade school math and-at worst- kindergarten level concepts of math (2 shoes and 1 mouth).

If pleasure is your greatest concern (Animal level |basement) you shouldn’t be having sex with another person’s experience.

Sex is a precursor to drama because sex blows the lid off of repressed emotion. Drama associated with (yours or partners) emotion (Human level |ground floor) will distract you from the awareness coming to the surface as a result of the sexual experience. You will become aware of emotion (ego/reaction) instead of awareness (Self/response).

Awareness coming to the surface is the spiritual function of sex (Warrior |1st floor).

There is no reason to involve incompatible person(s) in your deeply personal journey; a journey into the heart of your individuation process. (Divine|Attic – the Tantric concept of pleasure)

You may believe god/dess (Self) knows your heart, though in saying this, you assume you (ego) are aware of its contents, as well. Individuation is the process of confronting the vulnerabilities hidden in your heart as a result of habitual guilt and denial. These vulnerabilities cluster together and form belief systems (complex’s). When we allow another person to fill the void created by complex/vulnerabilities, we are denying the opportunity to confront and remove the void. Soon, we lose all memory of the void until some unanticipated condition brings the memory to surface. We are, then, consumed by intense guilt for not having “seen” the vulnerability earlier, when we may have avoided suffering. How many times have you mused, “I should have known better?”

Tantric sex can only be experienced by individuals with similar intention and developmental compatability, which is rare.

Confidence| Arrogance

There was once an old man who was so frail that he shuffled his feet and called this walking. He forbade everyone-even his wife-from offering him assistance. As a result, people lived in expectation of his fall.

The Transcendent Function (Jung) is the process whereby we transcend the most crucial problems of life after confronting our conscious inability to solve them.

As ego learns, ego becomes confident.

In the Kaballah tradion, Ego is the “fallen angel,” the devil of the Christian tradition.

It is wise to remember that ego has an important role in psyche, as ego translates experience for Self. To remove or destroy ego would amount to an inability to function in society. This can really only “work” for those in a monastic tradition, hospitalized, or imprisoned, where basic needs are met and supervision ensures safety.

When confidence becomes arrogance, the result is pride. Pride lets us know that we are trusting in ego instead of Self/Atman. From the Vedas, we know that Atman (Self) is Brahman (Nature/Universal Mind/Collective Consciousness). Brahman is omnipresent (can be in multiple places) in the same way that coffee and electricity are. It’s the properties of Brahman that make up Atman/Self.

Life has unfolded to allow Nature/Brahman/Self to experience themselves. This is the “point” of life. Difficulty and obstacles are neccesary for wisdom and spiritual growth. Suffering, on the other hand, is optional.

As ego develops confidence, we learn. When ego develops arrogance, we suffer.

Pride is an obstacle to awareness because it recognizes ego above Self in the hierarchy of psyche. By resisting or denying that we (ego) are not in control, confidence becomes arrogance, and we invite conditions designed to “humble” us and restore the hierarchy/harmony of psyche.

We may recognize this process within the symbols of Biblical tradition, where “God” is Atman/Self and ego is the devil/”fallen one.” The Bible, like all mythology, is a coded reference to psyche. The Vedas are the master key. As such, if one searches for references to pride (in the Bible) one will discover confirmation of the Vedic system, in general, and specifically with reference to restoring harmony with God/Natural law/Psyche hierarchy.

Modernism rejects traditional meanings, forms or techniques in order to create new order to replace the old; Postmodernism combines the traditional and the new in order to pursue the odd or interesting. ~TheVerySoil, Jed A Blue

In Harmony With Natural Law: A Template

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The Psychological Types (PT) associated with the two poles of psyche are classic Vedanta interpretations. Within this system, a specific type of Yoga corresponds with each PT. The chart above also includes the Jungian (J) equivalent of Vedanta Psychological types.

Perceiving and Judging are the two methods by which psyche discriminates information.

Active (sensation) and Meditative (intuition) are perceiving functions, while Intellectual (thinking) and Emotional (feeling) are judging functions.

Attitude Awareness may be considered the predominant mental attitude needed to maintain a healthy awareness of the respective PT function.

“Personal Responsibility” refers to an ongoing and consistent awareness that our thoughts and choices matter. Our choice to respond instead of react to the conditions of life is our greatest expression of freewill.

“Grass is Greener” refers to an ongoing and consistent awareness that the grass is greenest right here, right now, because this is where you are. While it is important to have goals, we must be diligent not to overlook what we can think and must do in the present.

“Object of Thought” refers to an ongoing and consistent awareness that what we think about affects our perception of conditions we encounter.

“Gratitude” refers to an ongoing and consistent appreciation for the conditions unfolding in our life, trusting that nature is perpetually working towards becoming conscious of itself.

Nature/Brahman (Universal Mind) exists within each individual as Atman (Self), a threefold personality that may be supported by Willpower, Mindfulness, and Ritual.

Willpower is the muscle of freewill. Like all muscles, it must be used or it will atrophy.

There is no meditation without mindfulness. Emotion without mindfulness is ego manipulation.

Ritual is the active cultivation of discipline. Habit is passive & compliant resignation. There is no meaningful ritual without willpower inspired mindfulness.

Together, Willpower, Mindfulness, and Ritual are the three qualities of behavior that identify if an individual is in harmony with natural law.

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You may think of the four psychological types in a kind of rank. Along the Judging axis, Superior (top) and Inferior (bottom). Along the Perceiving axis, 2nd Superior (left) and 2nd Inferior (right). Your superior function may be feeling, not thinking, and thus, you would place that at the top. You may also need to adjust the poles of the perceiving axis to your own experience. Further, you may also want to determine wether you are an introvert or an extrovert.

For further reading on Psychological Types, I recommend Lectures on Jung’s Typology

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