4.1.6.3.16 The Law of Love

(4.1) Thought is spiritual energy.

(4.6) We may develop the faith, courage, and enthusiasm that result in achievement by a recognition of our spiritual nature.

(6.22) Man is a spiritual being and this spirit must necessarily be perfect.

(6.24) Thought is spiritual and therefore creative and correlates with it’s object and brings it into manifestation. 

Man is a spiritual being because humans have the awareness of our ability to think, and we may adjust the content of our thoughts. This is what makes our species unique from other forms of life. Animals operate by instinct. When a dog chases another dog, it is not thinking about chasing, it is running on instinct.

(4.3) Thought is given vitality by the law of love.

Love does not involve bargaining.

(4.16) The law of attraction rests on vibration, which–in turn–rests on love. Thought impregnated with love becomes invincible.

(7.15) The law of love–the creative principle of the universe–adds vitality to thought and the law of attraction brings the necessary substance to growth. 

The law of love is the creative principle of the universe. Creation is life generating, thus, the law of love is life generating. When we talk about harmony and non duality, we are talking about recognizing the unity between all forms of life, in that all life originates from the same creative potential. Judgement, discrimination and prejudice are products of ego identity with an object oriented world.

(3.20) An understanding of the law of attraction has eliminated the elements of caprice and uncertainty in men’s lives and substituted law reason and certitude.

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Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

4.27.28~ Framing Experience

(4.27) Universal mind is the basic fact of all existence.

Universal Mind = Self (Jungian) = Supreme Self (Vedanta)

(5.22) The Universal Mind–from which all things proceed and which is one and indivisible–is the source of all power.

Universal Mind/Self may be understood as the projector of experience.  Physical reality consists of forms upon the canvas of space time.

(6.12) All motion, light, heat and color originate from Universal Energy, which is one form of Universal Mind. 

(4.28) All lack, limitation, disease and discord are due to the exact same creative principle that attracts harmonious conditions. The law operates relentlessly and it continually bringing about conditions in correspondence with the thought which originated or created them.

(5.28) Experience comes to us through the law of attraction. 

The action and interaction between the Universal (Self) and the individual (ego) are equivalent of the light and darkness necessary to project the image. The creative power of thought is the law of attraction.

(6.13) The creative power of thought originates in Universal Mind.

(5.29) This law is brought into operation by our predominant mental attitude.

Our predominant mental attitude determines how we our conditioned to frame experience.

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Þingvellir, Iceland

4.29.30~ Self Realization

(4.29) Inspiration is the art of self realization. It is the art of adjusting the individual will to the will of the Universal; a recognition of the omnipresence of omniscience.

Self Realization is individuation; a process by which our awareness of our consciousness is expanding. This happens as we are liberated from unhealthy subconscious tendencies which have formed as conscious mind interacts with the unconscious.

Individual will may be understood as ego identity. Ego identity is formed as ego associates itself with objects. “Objects” are illusions/maya because they imply separateness, whereas all forms-from rocks to people-are expressions of the same creative force.

Omnipresence is existing is multiple places at the same time.

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

As each individual is an outlet of Universal, this is the method of Omnipresence.

(5.24) We may connect with this omnipresence by our ability to think, which is our ability to act upon Universal energy, and what we think is produced or created in the objective world. 

Omniscience is unlimited knowledge. Knowledge must be integrated if we are to acquire more knowledge. Integration is applying knowledge.

(7.20) Insight enables us to understand the value of making application of knowledge we have gained. Many seem to think knowledge applies itself, which is by no means true. 

(4.30) What we do depends upon who we are. Who we are depends upon what we think. Thus, our quality of thought determines conditions in life.

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Reykjavik, Iceland

4.21-26~ Correct Thinking

(4.21) Power depends upon recognition and use.

(4.22) Recognition is consciousness.

Power depends upon consciousness, which may be understood as developing awareness-the process of individuation in the Jungian context. We should avoid judging ourselves for previously not recognizing our lack of awareness, because if we judged ourselves every time we became aware of something new, we would be constantly judging ourselves. Whereas, when we gently congratulate ourselves, we will be more inclined to want to observe our behavior and become more conscious and confident in the process.

(4.23) We become conscious of power by thinking.

When we observe ourselves, we become more Self aware. When we observe ourselves thinking, we become conscious of freewill. Freewill is power. Freewill is our choice to react or respond to the conditions we meet in life. If we do not recognize or utilize this power, our choices are mainly a product of subconscious/habitual tendencies. Conscious awareness allows us to over-ride these tendencies.

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

(4.24) The true business of life facilitated by correct thinking.

(4.25) Correct thinking is the ability to adjust ourselves to divine and unchanging principles; to cooperate with natural law.

(4.26) This is accomplished by securing a perfect understanding of the principle forces, methods, and combinations of mind.

Understanding these principle forces, methods and combinations of kind is at the heart of Vedanta, Jungian Psychology, and The Master Key System.

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Reykjavik, Iceland

4.30.25.26~ Securing A Perfect Understanding

(4.30) What we do depends upon who we are. Who we are depends upon what we think. Thus, our quality of thought determines the conditions we meet in life.

Actions (what we do) are predicated upon who we are as individuals. Who we are depends upon what we think because thought is produces a rate of vibration that others understand as character. Character is the sum total of all the non verbal methods we consciously or subconsciously use to evaluate and form impressions of others. Initially, this cognition developed as a survival tool. To a degree, we still use this skill for survival, as it keeps us aware of possible threats, from cars as we cross the street to physically or emotionally predatory people.

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

(4.25) Scientifically Correct Thinking is the ability to adjust our thought process to the will of the Universal. To cooperate with natural law.

Freewill is the choice to react or respond to conditions we meet in life. A response is when we adjust our thought process to the will of the universal. The will of the universal is Self Realization. The purpose of nature observing itself is to become fully conscious that Self is observing Self and too maintain this awareness in spite of conditions.

A reaction is when ego identifies with conditions.

(4.26) This is accomplished by securing a perfect understanding of the principle forces, methods and combinations of mind.

We secure a perfect understanding of the principle forces (Upanishads & Vedas), methods (Ushnika), and combinations of mind (Jung), through Self Inquiry and Service.

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Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

4.21-23~ Conscious of Power

(4.21) Power depends upon recognition and use.

Power is freewill. Freewill is our ability to choose whether to respond or react to the conditions we meet in life.

(4.22) Recognition is Consciousness.

Consciousness is measured by awareness. “Use” refers to applied awareness.

(4.23) We become conscious of power by thinking.

Introspective thinking reveals the options available to us as a result of freewill.

(4.18) A solution to our problem seems difficult if we are uninformed or inexperienced.

Freewill is the power to choose our predominant mental attitude.

(3.8) Our predominant mental attitude determines conditions we meet in life. 

“We meet,” in this context, refers to how we perceive conditions.

Our greatest power is our ability to think and, in thinking, reframe experience to facilitate an awarenees-response rather than sense-reaction.

 

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Videy, Iceland

Ushnika Hedi Go: Maintaining Awareness In Trance States

Ushnika Vijaya is a goddess who “completely purifies all evil destinies / lower realms.” She is a Tibetan incarnation of the Hindu Goddess Durga–a symbol of harmonious Self Realization–in comparison to Kali, who represents the chaos that can result from resisting this process. Predicated upon this duality is the supposition that regardless of our conscious participation, the purpose of life/experience is Self Realization. Jung has named this process of self inquiry/introspection, Individuation: bringing unconscious beliefs and habitual behaviors into conscious and consistent awareness. Our willingness to participate or resist this process will determine if we have a “Durga” pleasant experience or a “Kali” chaotic one. Indifference can be an underlying factor of either extreme and does not necessitate a specific experience. It is our intention that discriminates, in this context.

From the Reticular Activating System to the hippocampus, neurology has shown that behavior is a physiological response to the way our bodies interact with their environment. Lack of sleep, dehydration and the effects of alcohol all inhibit the hippocampus and, thus, our inhibit-ions deteriorate. Because consciousness emerges nearly simultaneously with experience, it is tempting to interpret consciousness as a byproduct of behavior/learning, except that introspection (self inquiry) is not a bundle of learning processes. 

The brain reorganizes information obtained for the senses and makes it linear, by the same function that we recall our dreams as a linear experience regardless of the order they were delivered. 

Addiction/possession is when our desire for gratification is greater that our foreknowledge of the consequences. If we are constantly giving our senses power over mind, we are perpetually returning to the same spot in spite of our theoretical knowledge of progress.

The fields of the mind are cultivated through discipline. Only then can the seeds of awareness grow into a harvest of Self Realization.

Generally, Yang energy wants to solve problems while Yin energy wants to talk about them. Both are valid tools for navigating experience. An emphasis on Yang and we overlook better and/or long term solutions. An emphasis on Yin leads to idle talk and thinking. When utilized simultaneously, we discover the emergence of the most effective tool to navigate experience. We may learn from every situation we encounter by examining our motivation for identifying with experience rather than questioning conditions themselves. This method of self inquiry reaps endless value and meaning. Counterbalanced with a a meditation practice that dissolves thought and facilitates an experience of the absence of Selfis the essence of Ushnika Hedi Go

Experience must always be considered an opportunity to learn. Learning is the basis for every experience. We may use the knowledge we have gained to moderate experience. The more we focus on personal identity, the further we drift away from our awareness of Self. As a result, the personal unconscious in expanding, as mirrored by the expansion of space. 

Ego is the only one having an identity crisis.

A guru was asked, “Is it better to give into desire and try to learn something than be manipulated by desire and learn nothing?”

“It is better to try and learn something from having desires than giving into them.”

Often, the most effective way to diffuse a crisis is to reframe it. 

Ego allows Self to experience itself. The byproduct of this interaction is consciousness

Ego is not the enemy. The illusion/maya that forms our concept of identity is the “enemy.” “Ego death,” in actuality, would render most people incapable of functioning in the world, and the people who speak of “ego death” as though chasing the latest fad, are usually the people who believe there are shortcuts to Self Realization, and avoid repetition. Repetition is one of the most effective ways of learning, especially when repeating something you may not (initially) enjoy, which is essential, because when you engage in activity that is not pleasurable, you begin to hear how many thoughts are surfacing in mind on a consistent basis.

Ego identity rests on the sensory experience.

The sensory experience inebriates consciousness and distinguishes ego identity.

Our greatest advantage to maintaining the mind-body relationship is restoration of the Ego|Self axis.

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While awareness of the senses is both easy and pleasurable, awareness of Self requires discipline and introspection, reinforcing the dualistic nature of creation, from the psyche to the cosmos. Even language is structured to reinforce our dependency on opposites–what was, wasn’t. You can do or not do. Something can be done or undone. 

All experience is, to some degree, a state of trance. Between hedonism and monasticism is Ushnika Hedi Go, Maintaining Awareness in Trance States. 

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Iceland

 

 

 

3.3.6.9~ Solar Plexus

(3.3) The solar plexus is the central point of distribution for energy the body is constantly generating.

The Solar Plexus corresponds with Manipura Chakra. Manipura means “city of jewels.” In the Tibetan tradition, this chakra is mani padma, “jeweled lotus.”

Manipura is located at the level of the navel and is the center of willpower, dynamism, achievement and energy.

“Manipura chakra radiates and distributes pranic energy throughout the entire human framework, regulating and energizing the various activities of organs, systems, and processes of life.” ~ Swami Satyananda Saraswati

(3.6) This energy can be controlled and directed by conscious thought.

(3.9) We may awake the solar plexus by mentally stating what is wanted.

Conscious thought is mentally stating what is wanted.

(7.1) Visualization is the process of creating mental pictures. 

Creating mental pictures is thought.

(4.28) All lack, limitation, disease and discord is due to the exact same law. The law operates relentlessly and is continuously bringing about conditions in correspondence with the thought which originated or created them.

The subconscious mind does not differentiate between supportive and toxic thoughts, this is the function of the conscious mind.

(2.4) The conscious mind has the faculty of discrimination. It has the power of reasoning. It is the seat of the will and may impress the subconscious.

We must utilize the conscious faculty of discrimination to determine our quality of thought, and adjust our thoughts is they are toxic. This is a conscious responsibility. The greater our awareness, the greater our responsibility.

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Reykjavik, Iceland

3.25-28~ Mental Action

(3.25) Thought is the seed that results in action. Action results in form.

All action begins with thought. All form begins with action. Form is the expression given to our thoughts, after our thoughts possess us enough to take action.

(3.26) Form depends on the rate of vibration.

All matter consists of vibrating particles. A proton is made up of two up quarks and one down quark. Gluons are like the attracting energy of a magnet that bind the quarks together. String Theory, replaces particles with vibrating strings, that serve a similar purpose to Gluons. Whether gluons or strings (quantum physics), physicists agree that the tiny forms of all matter are vibrating.

(6.17) Vibration is the first form the universal takes, as far as we know.

Since thought creates form, thought must first create vibration.

“As we evolve towards sahasrara, outer experiences come our way in life, and inner experiences come to us in meditation, as different capacities and centers awaken progressively within the nervous system. This occurs as energy flows at higher volumes and rates of vibration through the different nadis in the psychic body.” ~ Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Kundalini Tantra

(3.37) The rate of vibration may be changed my mental activity.

(3.38) Mental action depends upon polarity-action and reaction-between the individual and the Universal.

Action and interaction between the individual and the Universal-polarity-is mental action. Mental action is awareness of thought/consciousness. Thus, the quality of our thought determines the rate of vibration. All action is predicated by our quality of thought.

Unconscious interaction with Self may be identified with habitual behaviors, which indicate specific emotional attatchment.

Conscious interaction with Self happens when ego is free of (emotional) attatchment.

Imagine a circle. In the center of the circle is Self. Orbiting the circle is ego. These are connected by the ego/Self axis, like the hand of a clock. Between the outer layer where ego orbits and the center, inhabited by Self, are two layers.

The outermost layer is the personal unconscious, and this space is occupied by clusters of emotional triggers called complexes. They float around like asteroids. You may consider the personal unconduncon the emotional asteroid belt.

The innermost later-the collective unconscious- is occupied by archetypes, like great planetary bodies.

Self relates to ego through the archetypes, and thus, the ego/Self axis-as it spins to keep up with egos orbit-frequently finds itself passing through an archetype. Complexes, on the other hand, are not a neccesary function of Self but rather a creation of egos reaction to experience. As such, they are the source of difficulty, obstacles and suffering.

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Iceland

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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National Gallery of Iceland – Listasafn Íslands

Reykjavik, Iceland