Saturday, March 22, 2008
The higher self is referred to and understood by many different schools of spiritual teaching. The lower self, or our ego personality, is not our true self, because the ego is trapped by a plethora of its own desires, needs, likes and dislikes. As soon as an ego based person achieves his/her desire or acquires an object, a new desire springs forth in a never ending sequence. An ego driven person will judge everything exclusively in relation to its own needs and desires. Only when one can detach themselves from their ever present I, Me or Mine, can they step back objectively to view each life lesson or circumstance. Ultimately we must all understand the ego personality to be the illusion that it actually is. By engaging in spiritual practices such as meditation, study and prayer, a person is enabled to transcend his/her ego personality and begin to realize their higher self. Through this process one can truly discover his/her soul and begin their genuine approach to the Divine.
When your personality (the unification of your spiritual, emotional and mental bodies) has fully developed, integrated and evolved, it then becomes your higher self - the perfect instrument through which your soul can fulfil its goals and express itself on the earth plane. As your higher self, you then carry out the purpose of your soul instead of following the desires of your ego personality. Your higher self is the intimate and integral aspect of yourself that remains aware of and interacts positively with the whole of your being. Your higher self is the most perfect form of ‘you’ that exists in the universe and it actively guides you on your journey through life.
This guidance manifests itself in your life in many subtle ways: as the still, small voice within (conscience), or it may communicate directly as vivid images or pictures, through flashes of insight and feelings and as intuition or knowingness. In trying to understand the perspective of the higher self in relation to the ego or personality self, we might visualize ourselves attending a conference in a huge auditorium, that has been partitioned into many smaller rooms. Our greater whole being occupies the entire floor as well as all the smaller rooms, while our 3D consciousness would only be aware of the one small room in which we were focused. Our higher self, in comparison, would be fully aware and be participating simultaneously in all rooms on the entire floor. Thus the higher self holds a much greater vision of our entire being and of the many rooms or planes within which we exist.
Our lower personality self is not always aware of our higher self if our lives are cluttered with busyness, actions or attitudes that cut us off from our higher self. Our higher self always signals to us when we are out of alignment with it through pain, tension and disease. People always know and feel deep down inside if they are not aligned with the laws of life or are not living out their true purpose. When the personality self uses its will against the higher self, signs of conflict begin to appear in the conscious mind. These manifest as feelings of anxiety, stress, warning dreams, discontent and uneasiness. If ignored these feelings accumulate and manifest as illnesses in the body, mind, emotions and relationships. This leads to conflict between the lower and higher selves that could ultimately result in a split or cleavage within the psyche. Dr. Albert Schweitzer called the higher self, ‘the wise doctor within’ and its streams of positive energy hold the key to healing.
Contact with our higher self is demonstrated by:
· A growing sense of responsibility and purpose for living
· A willingness to accept responsibility for all of one’s thoughts, word and actions
· A desire to openly practice forgiveness
· Making choices that lead to a growth in wisdom, inner peace and gratitude
· Practicing spiritual will and genuine service
· Reflecting joy, harmony and unconditional love to each and all
We can begin to open a pathway to union with our higher selves by first practicing self-respect and self-esteem. Without this, a poor self-image could prevent gifts of the higher self from flowing into the personality. It is through meditation that we are enabled to contact the life of the higher self, so as to be nourished by its strength, wisdom and total love for us. We can relax and soften our body, emotions and mind in order to release much superficial tension. We can also choose to live more quietly and to simplify our lives. But when true contact is finally made it will result in the awareness of a new ability to think more clearly and with greater understanding. One will become more forgiving and have better rapport with others; knowing and feeling that there is a powerful presence within us – a wonderful source of healing, courage, strength, unconditional love and a new motivation.
We can draw our higher self to us through the following exercise. Sit quietly and relax with several deep gentle breaths. Release unnecessary thoughts and identify with the higher self by visualizing or imagining a bright column of healing light that comes from above your head (where the higher self is located). See this enter your body and move downward radiating outward and bathing every organ and cell in your body with white light. Then see it continue down into the earth under your feet, grounding you into the planet. Now call lovingly to your higher self, inviting it to come forward and to co-create with you. Ask it to fulfil your life, to become your ultimate coach and partner in order to express its qualities. Your higher self loves you truthfully and totally and will reply to your request. But you must first begin this process through your desire and conscious invitation. Therefore it is the task of your personality self to become aware of the higher self, thereby achieving the state of higher consciousness. This is a major goal of spiritual development and self-realization.
Audio could be better, but listen carefully.
Robert Anton Wilson - Coincidence and Synchronicity
The more you look for Synchronicity (meaningful coincidence), the more you will find, the more magickal your life becomes. You are the magician that makes the grass green.
Ever reviled, accursed, ne'er understood,
Thou art the grisly terror of our age.
"Wreck of all order," cry the multitude,
"Art thou, and war and murder's endless rage."
O, let them cry. To them that ne'er have striven
The truth that lies behind a word to find,
To them the word's right meaning was not given.
They shall continue blind among the blind.
But thou, O word, so clear, so strong, so pure,
Thou sayest all which I for goal have taken.
I give thee to the future! Thine secure
When each at least unto himself shall waken.
Comes it in sunshine? In the tempest's thrill?
I cannot tell--but it the earth shall see!
I am an Anarchist! Wherefore I will
Not rule, and also ruled I will not be!
John Henry Mackay
Anarchism: What it really stands for.
All I have to say is, when they are able to make technology outside the body that works like it's supposed to & doesn't crash randomly. I'll start considering considering (not a mistake) technology inside my body.
The Roots of the Matrix
I was nearly turned off from watching this thanks to the vid info. There's a difference between "interpretations" and "explaining all", a big difference.
The Iraqi Resistance's Message to America
At one point they say they hope the American people vote based on reason and belief, those are mutually exclusive though.
This is a 'short' introduction to the wonderful model of the 8 circuits which will help you understand personal human behaviour, habits and beliefs, and also put 'paranormal' and spiritual experiences in a logical framework.
is a heuristic model to help us navigate through our personal evolution. In the works and books of Timothy Leary, Robert Anton Wilson, Antero Alli, John C. Lilly and others, these great minds suggest guidelines, meditation practices, rituals and even consciousness-altering substances linked to each circuit to help us evolve as the circuits harmoniously interconnect to raise our consciousness.
Always remember that the map is not the territory, the menu is not the meal.
"To understand neurological space, Dr. Leary assumes that the nervous system consists of eight potential circuits, or "gears," or mini-brains. Four of these brains are in the usually active left lobe and are concerned with our terrestrial survival; four are extraterrestrial, reside in the "silent" or inactive right lobe, and are for use in our future evolution. This explains why the right lobe is usually inactive at this stage of our development, and why it becomes active when the person ingests psychedelics (or engages in other right lobe activating practices.)" - Robert Anton Wilson
Dedroidify.com 8 Circuit Model intro
Government abuse: Safety (You need us), 'Terrorism', Terror Threat Alerts, Tasers, Wellfare (and the constant threats of taking your money if a few stupid forms aren't in order), Lowering Living standards, Higher prices.
2. The Emotional-Territorial Circuit: imprinted in the toddling stage. Concerned with territorial demands, emotional power tactics, political domination-and-submission strategies.
Government abuse: Divide & Conquer through Belief Systems (Religions, Ideologies) which are defended emotionally (not logically), Political Puppets seen as leaders, Don't pay attention to the man behind the curtain.
3. The Semantic Circuit: imprinted by human artifacts and symbol systems. Concerned with handling the environment, invention, calculation, prediction, building a "map" of the universe.
Government Abuse: Propaganda, Thought Control, Mainstream Media, 'Education'.
4. The Sociosexual Circuit: imprinted by the first orgasm-mating experiences and tribal "morals." Concerned with sexual pleasure, local definitions of "moral" and "immoral", reproduction, nurture of the young.
Government Abuse: Guilt, Morals (and going to war over them), Staying 'normal' in the Tribe.
6. The Metaprogramming Circuit: imprinted by advanced yogas. Concerned with reimprinting and reprogramming all earlier circuits, relativity of "realities" perceived, cybernetic consciousness.
7. The Neurogenetic Circuit: imprinted by advanced yogas. Concerned with evolutionary consciousness (past and future), DNA-RNA-brain feedbacks, Jung's "Collective Unconscious."
8. The Neuroatomic Circuit: imprinted by shock or near-death experience. Concerned with quantum consciousness, non-local awareness (beyond spacetime), Illumination.
Adapted from 'Exo-Psychology', by Timothy Leary.
(R. A. Wilson, Illuminati Papers, pp.17-18.)
more short summaries at Dedroidify.com: 8 Circuits page
Circuit 1 Physical, Bio-Survival, Security, Oral, Invertebrate, Fight or Flight, Scotty, Maternal Lactation, Nicotine, Valium, Prozac, Sedatives, (baby)
Circuit 2 Emotional, Territorial, Political, Anal, Feeling, Mammalian, Dr. McCoy, Alcohol, Temper Tantrums, Defending Beliefs, Reichean Therapy, (toddler)
Circuit 3 Conceptual, Logical, Semantic, Reason, Time-binding, Symbols, Mr. Spock, Reading, Writing, Telephone, Reality-Tunnel, Caffeine, Amphetamines, Nicotine, Chocolate, Cocaine, (primary education ages)
Circuit 4 Social, Sexual, Moral, Civilized, Phallic, Captain, Kirk, Television, Mass Media, Parties, Events, Fascism, Church (secondary education ages)
Circuit 5 Neurosomatic, Sensory, Intuition, Multidimensional thinking, Mind Body Connection, Hedonic, Meditation, Hatha Yoga, Hypnosis, NeuroLinguistic Programming, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Aikido, Shiatsu, Reiki, Endorphin Rush, Music, Sufi Whirling, Mandatory Silence, MDMA, Opium
Circuit 6 Neuroelectric, Psychic, Metaprogramming, Second Attention, Lucid Dreaming, Psionic, Visions, Advanced Meditations, Sense Deprivation, Isolation Tank, Kundalini and Raja Yoga, Chaotic and Dynamic Meditation, Retreat, Near Death Experience, Peyote, Psylocybin Mushrooms, Chaos Magick Rituals (eg Aleister-Crowley Peter-Carroll Phil-Hine)
Circuit 7 Neurogenetic, Collective Unconscious, Akashic Records, Archetypes, Mythic, Synchronicity, Psylocybin Mushrooms (heavier dose), DNA, DMT, LSD, Near Death Experience, Datura, Religious Conversion, Chaos Magick Rituals (eg Aleister-Crowley Peter-Carroll Phil-Hine)
Circuit 8 Neuroatomic, Cosmic, Spiritual, Out of Body Experience, Astral Travel, Satori, Enlightenment, Ketamine, Salvia, DMT, Jimson Weed, Datura, Aboriginal Dreamtime, Near Death Experience
The Neuropharmacy of an Eight-Circuit Brain by Antero Alli:
What actions & drugs activate which circuits?
Circuit comparison with Gurdjieff, Freud, Jung, Bern, Sagan, Piaget & even Roddenberry :p (click here to view full pic in new window)
The Neuropharmacy of an Eight-Circuit Brain by Antero Alli:
What actions & drugs activate which circuits?
Excerpt from Robert Anton Wilson's Quantum Psychology:
Lower Circuit positive/negative overview.
* Circuit 1: Oral Bio-Survival System
Neophilic: exploring, healthier
Neophobic: insecure, dogmatic (even when shifting), sicker
note: reimprint via yoga or martial arts
* Circuit 2: Anal Territorial System
Dominant: lead, seek power
Submissive: seek dominant types to lead them
note: adrenaline, attacking rival pack
* Circuit 3: Semantic Time-Binding System
note: usually lasts for life (clear- as opposed to unthinking self)
(The part of the brain that regulates reasoning, impulse control and judgment is still under construction during puberty and doesn't shift into autopilot until about age 25.)
Sex-positive: joyous, transcendental, bright eyes & bushy tails
Sex-negative: problematic, disturbed, zombie-like appearance
note: negative imprint is the criminal born-to-lose type / jekyll-hyde dualism
The Eight Basic Winner/Loser Scripts by Robert Anton Wilson
(Illuminati Papers excerpt).
1. The biosurvival
Winner: "I will live forever or die trying."
Loser: "I don't know how to defend myself."
2. The emotional-territorial
Winner: "I am free; you are free; we can have our separate trips or we can have the same trip."
Loser: "They all intimidate me."
3. The semantic
Winner: "I am learning more about everything, including how to learn more."
Loser: "I can't solve my problems."
4. The sociosexual
Winner: "Love, and do what thou wilt." (Anon. of Ibid)
Loser: "Everything I like is illegal, immoral, or fattening."
5. The neurosomatic
Winner: "How I feel depends on my neurological knowhow."
Loser: "I can't help the way I feel."
6. The metaprogramming
Winner: "I make my own coincidences, synchronicities, luck, and Destiny."
Loser: "Why do I have such lousy luck?"
7. The neurogenetic
Winner: "Future evolution depends on my decisions now."
Loser: "Evolution is blind and impersonal."
8. The neuroatomic
Loser: "I am not psychic, and I doubt anyone is."
RAW Circuits 1-4
RAW Circuits 5-8
image from deoxy.org showing circuits & chakras
(click here to view full pic in new window)