Intentional Mind Power
Your mind is an instrument of great power, though most only use a small fraction of its potential. There is much we still have to learn about the mind, but the most important thing to understand is how to communicate with your higher self.
The first adjustment is to think with both sides of the brain instead of just the left side. The right side is where thoughts and ideas become sorted and correctly categorized and interpreted for understanding.
Think of it in this way:
- The left side of the brain is for this reality
- The right side of the brain is for the universal reality
You are the fallen angels; you lost your wings, which means that your minds remained trapped in the encephalic tissue, which could not imagine, create, fly or communicate with other realities. You have been left behind, alone, orphaned, and isolated in the darkness of your lives until today, when you are awakening consciously.
About The Higher Self
The Higher Self is the essence of your being, the soul that is within. This soul is infinite and immortal as it travels from life to life and body to body on the journey to enlightenment. You are not a body with a soul, but a soul using this body for now.
When you were born you began to mimic those around. You learned to speak and to walk. You also began to learn social behavior and to know what is acceptable and what is not. You also created and ego that evolves and changes from day to day. This ego is what most of us believe to be our true self.
The ego is not your true self. It is the aspirations of the body derived from what is expected by society. These are competitive in nature rather than creative. The true self is creative and not competitive. The true self does not care what others think about appearance or achievements, it merely knows what is good and virtuous and applies that to life in order to become one with all things.
Is it better to have a mortal life filled with lies, deceit and corruption controlling an immortal life that only aspires to do good. The preponderance of course is the benefits of the flesh versus the benefits of the everlasting. To me there is no question as to which choice to make.
Getting In Touch With Your Higher Self
Even though the higher self is part of you many have never really gotten in touch with it. This is because they are so wrapped up in their daily lives, trying to eke out an existence that they have lost touch with that part of themselves. It doesn't mean that it is gone forever or that they can never access it again. It just means that they have gotten too engrossed in their alter ego.
The ego is a funny thing. A contrivance of the mind to satisfy the whims and expectations of society. The ego, just like the body are not your true self. This body, this life is only temporary. The true self, the higher self is immortal, an essence that emanates from and is part of the Cosmic Mind.
Getting in touch with your higher self requires a shift in your paradigm. The ego must be taken to its minimum. Though the body still needs attention to survive it is not the main focus. What is the focus is the soul, your inner self, your higher consciousness
When you learn to shed the ideals set by your ego then and only then will you be able to focus upon the higher self. The ego is not the real you because it only pertains to the physical body. The spiritual body is what is real, even though you cannot see it, feel it or know that it exists while you dwell solely in the material realm.
Your Soul Is Your Higher Self
Stop thinking of yourself as a three dimensional being is the first thing you need to do to find your higher self. Know that you are of the ALL and not just a separate entity living upon earth. You are one with all things great and small. You are a part of everything and everything is a part of you.
Don't limit yourself to this small, insignificant planet. Become a citizen of the universe with all its knowledge. Learn to become aware of the oneness that is inside you. Know that it is part of you just as you are part of the ALL.
Think not of the opinions of others. They are trapped in a temporary existence that does not matter when compared to the grand scheme of things. The message you need to hear is the sound of evermore, not the idle gossiping and petty thoughts that emanate from such beings as this.
Bring yourself full circle to the point of creation. Hold within your thoughts the blessing that were first bestowed upon you. The eternal life that is within you is the key to finding your higher self. It will guide you on to greater heights and the fruition of fulfillment in this endeavor.
Controlling The World Within
Consciously we can control the world we live in by being aware of the thoughts we think. Our world is a world of effect brought about by the causes we have mentally created. Thought is energy and everything is made up of energy. Therefor our thoughts can be anything we want.
The question is how to utilize the power that we have. To ascertain the answer to this question we must delve deep into the mysteries of life and being.
It is very evident that we have a conscious mind and a subconscious mind. The conscious mind thinks and reasons. It experiences the world through our senses and controls our voluntary movement. The subconscious stores our memories, controls our involuntary systems and is the part of us that is connected to the Universal Mind.
The Universal Mind is the Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient Mind that is within all of us. It is a part of us just as we are a part of it. This Universal Mind has absolute power. It knows all and sees all. It is every recorded event. It is the past, present and probable future.
We, being a part of this Universal Mind, have the same abilities as the Universal Mind. The problem is that we have forgotten how to tap into this power. Instead we try to change our world by changing the effects created by the thoughts we irreverently used to manifest the cause.
Not knowing what it is that we do, does not alter the fact that we are creating the cause and living through the effects, good or bad. By learning to control our thoughts so that the only thoughts we think are positive and have purpose that promotes the life we want to live is our quest.
As we practice and learn to control our thoughts, only allowing those thoughts of courage, hope, enthusiasm, confidence, trust and faith. True power comes from these thoughts that are in harmony with the Universal Mind.
To understand the world without is only a reflection of the world within we come to realize that we have the ability to create the world we want. When we see the vision and know we have the practical skill to make the vision real we are ready to manifest the life of our desires.Charles F. Haanel said, “Life is an unfoldment, not accretion. What comes to us in the world without is what we already possess in the world within. All possession is based on consciousness. All gain is the result of an accumulative consciousness. All loss is the result of a scattered consciousness. Mental efficiency is contingent upon harmony; discord means confusion; therefor, he who would acquire power must be in harmony with Natural Law.”
So there is a direct relationship between your thoughts and the life you have created for yourself. The power to create and attain the life you want, the wealth you desire and the ability to shape one’s destiny lies within ordered thought.
This ability is innate in all of us. This power and greatness has been hidden from us, just as so many things, so the precious few could have their moment in the sun. How much further would man be without the interference that men of religion have committed all for their own gain. And the worse part of it is that it still goes on and makes it more difficult for us to have the belief and focus we need to truly do God’s work.
We have to forget the past. We must dismiss the lies the selfish theologians have been telling us all these years. It is time to regain the power the ancients were able to use at will.
There is nothing harder to accomplish than to change. We grow comfortable doing the same things, wearing the same kinds of clothes, eating the same foods, but without change there is no progress. Our thoughts are the same or at least our way of thinking, but in order to progress we must change this as well.
The idea that you can change your world into the world of your desires just by using your thoughts is a new idea for most. We have always tried to change our world by trying to change the objective or tangible things that we can see or feel. These things are the effects set up by the cause created in the world within or the subjective world.
By changing our way of thinking and gaining greater control of those thoughts we can in fact change the cause, which brings on the effects we live within the objective world. Learning how the spiritual side of things works and by becoming attuned to the Universal Mind we can grow to oneness, which is and should be our goal.
Searching For The Higher Self
Though we are all
upon a different path, the destination is the same, as we search for
the truth and the light. Inside of us there is a soul that is crying to
be heard. There is a voice with knowledge of all things, great and
small. It is ours to learn and discover and we are the ones responsible
to retrieve the information that will allow us to evolve.
The adepts and the messengers are doing what they can to help us. They reach out to us with informatin and knowledge. They are pointing the way, if we will only learn how to listen to them and then navigate our way from their advice. It will take discipline, hard work and diligence, but it is possible. Others have already achieved the goal and now it is ours to do, too.
From The Kybalion
The first of the Seven Hermetic Principles is the Principle of Mentalism, the axiom of which is "THE ALL is Mind; the Universe is Mental," which means that the Underlying Reality of the Universe is Mind; and the Universe itself is Mental--that is, "existing in the Mind of THE ALL." We shall consider this Principle in succeeding lessons, but let us see the effect of the principle if it be assumed to be true.
If the Universe is Mental in its nature, then Mental Transmutation must be the art of CHANGING THE CONDITIONS OF THE UNIVERSE, along the lines of Matter, Force and mind. So you see, therefore, that Mental Transmutation is really the "Magic" of which the ancient; writers had so much to say in their mystical works, and about which they gave so few practical instructions. If All be Mental, then the art which enables one to transmute mental conditions must render the Master the controller of material conditions as well as those ordinarily called "mental."
As a matter of fact, none but advanced Mental Alchemists have been able to attain the degree of power necessary to control the grosser physical conditions, such as the control of the elements of Nature; the production or cessation of tempests; the production and cessation of earthquakes and other great physical phenomena. But that such men have existed, and do exist today, is a matter of earnest belief to all advanced occultists of all schools. That the Masters exist, and have these powers, the best teachers assure their students, having had experiences which justify them in such belief and statements. These Masters do not make public exhibitions of their powers, but seek seclusion from the crowds of men, in order to better work their may along the Path of Attainment. We mention their existence, at this point, merely to call your attention to the fact that their power is entirely Mental, and operates along the lines of the higher Mental Transmutation, under the Hermetic Principle of Mentalism.
From Awakening in the All
Truth is a constant. It is never changing. Truth is the bind that tethers us to reality and yet we find that there are realities and there are illusions. The ALL is never changing. It cannot be added to or taken from. It has no beginning and it has no end.
The ALL is truth. It is oneness. It is everything and nothing. If there were places in the ALL each place would be the same as every other place. Nothing is moving for there is no space and time. It exists in harmony. It has rhythm. It has vibration. But there is no emotion, no ego, no duality. It merely exists and is everything and nothing at all.
On the other hand we have this physical reality which is ever changing, filled with duality and emotions. It has time and space. It has a beginning and an end. There is motion without unity. Each of us is an individual an island with our thoughts, our emotions and our ego.
We have our wants and needs. We have our hopes and dreams. We are ambitious, self-centered, self-serving, competitive, greedy, envious, scared, doubtful, and contemptuous. Our mind is closed and we think of how we can become financially free, to have the better things in life.
We try to disguise our disgusting traits and to some degree some of us are successful, but still back in the recesses of our physical mind the urges still lurk. The fact is we all look for the thing that tells us "What's In It For Me". The ego has such a firm hold upon what we think, do and say that it is scarcely of anything other than ourselves.
Yet, there are those that rise above this ego when they become awakened. It is a difficult thing to accomplish because of the overwhelming persuasiveness of the ego, but it is something that needs to be done. The ego is for the most part evil or at least the potential to do evil things. Maybe not all the time, but certainly by its very self-centered nature to indirectly cause harmful things to happen to others.