Sunday, November 19, 2017

Identifications


When we understand the differenciation between the true/Higher Self, and its reflection the personality (lower mental, astral, etheric, plasma and physical bodies), we then can understand the importance of proper identification of the consciousness.
Mistaken indentification with personality aspects, the lower bodies in the world of forms, increase darkness and disconnection between higher and lower self, while identification with the Higher Self increases Light and connection between higher and lower self, leading to the Higher Self taking full control of the lower, which means that Light and Source redeem matter and heal creation on all planes.


There are two main types of mistaken/dark identifications.
The first type is a mistaking of the light received from the Higher Self as being from the lower self. The lower self receives some kind of higher inspiration or life force, small or large, and wrongly assumes that this is coming from the personality, lower separated self down here. This also occurs because of forgetting that the Higher Self who is emanating all Life and all Light is not a separated self but a part of the One which is the same present in all, in the same way my hand is a part of my physical body. This kind of dark identification will manifest as a 'chosen one' complex or various other superiority or righteousness complexes. The lower identification will delude itself into thinking it is doing good by its actions, such as focusing on the personality, trying to force people to do things, criticizing others, etc.
The second type is unfortunately potentially even more dangerous, and occurs usually after traumas, when the consciousness identifies with the anomaly, the chaos and fragmented aspect of the personality. The personality self is a mixture of Light from the Source and anomaly. The anomaly fragments, separates, disconnects, disorders various aspects of creation represented in the personality. Different persons have different degrees of anomaly and Source presence in their personality, depending on the journey the personality has followed and choices being made. This second type of dark identification will cause the consciousness to think it is the anomaly, the fragmentation and the chaos in itself, and will then act, consciously or subconsciously, to defend the survival of anomaly and actively block Light. Depending on the degree of identification, this may only manifest as inferiority complex or depression, or develop further into deluding itself that it likes darkness which we can see for example in horror type movies, fashions, etc, or develop even further into various actions of intentional harm against oneself or others. The most extreme cases of such misidentifications are the dark forces.

These mistaken identifications can occur in various contexts and attach to various internal and external elements, and accumulate in the energy field until cleared by the energy of the Higher Self.

The only real, non-mistaken, truthful identification that leads to all the good qualities of life, is identification with the Higher Self who is the original emanation from the One Source present in all, who has remained connected with it.

It may be helpful to visualize the difference between Higher and lower selves with the following metaphor, which may be blurry and over-simplified in the details, but helpful to understand the basic idea and the big picture :
Our Higher Selves on the highest spiritual planes are all areas on the surface of one big sun, each of them emanating rays of Light which are the lower spiritual planes (Atmic, Buddhic and higher mind), and our personality are only the Light from these rays shining inside a house through a curtain.

The nature of various activities will be largely defined by how the consciousness that initiates it is identified. The essence of black magic is to use power from the lower world of forms directed towards the lower world of forms without control being made from the world of Higher Self. The essence of white magic is to bring the presence of the Higher Self down into the lower self, and bring the world of Higher Self to take control of the world of lower self. For example, sexuality is actually a natural, innate and powerful form of magic. When it is done in consciousness identified with the form, identified with the lower separated individual self, it is black magic. When it is done with the consciousness actively identified with the Higher Self, with the awareness of the One presence, with the intention to align with this, it can then become white magic. This applies to any and all activities.

Here is a powerful tool to help heal identifications, bringing them back to the Higher Self.
We can invoke in words, out loud and/or silently, the identification with the true Self, by saying this (or similar) invocation, while focusing on the Soul Star chakra :

I am the Soul
I am Divine Light
I am Divine Will
I am Divine Love
I am fixed design (by me, the Soul)

The words in parenthesis are optional, they are meant to clarify what is meant by 'fixed design', which is that the design for the Self on all planes including lower planes, is fixed by the Soul/Higher Self only.
This is a powerful invocation which has been used by many disciples for a long time and has proven very effective. As we say the words, we may feel the Light pouring from the Soul star chakra down through the central channel of the body along the spine, down into the Earth Star chakra. This channel, when properly opened, connects all planes together and is used by the Higher Self to control the lower vehicles. It is highly beneficial to start any spiritual (or other) practice by doing this invocation or a similar one. We can then do the activity 'as if' we are the Soul which will strengthen the connection and greatly increase the effectiveness of anything we are doing. 

And in truth, we really are the Soul and Higher Self, for example when we go to sleep at night, we may put the physical vehicle aside and go do things in the astral vehicle, but the self operating both of the vehicles is the exact same, and when we leave the vehicle when it dies (whether physical, etheric, astral or mental), all life and consciousness disappears from it, the vehicle exists no more but the Self is eternal and moves on elsewhere. The only Self who remains, who drives life forward, is the Higher Self.

To go deeper in transmuting the lower self and bringing it back under control of the Higher Self, we can work on the astral body in the following way :
The astral body is the energy of the Self pouring outwards seeking unification with the world. It reaches outwards and makes contact with various elements and registers this contact as sensations. The sensations are registered and made conscious in the physical body but they are actually occuring in the astral body. These sensations when positive are pleasure, pleasure for example of taste in the mouth, of feeling on the skin, of presence of somebody. Or when they are negative the sensations are pain. Over time sensations accumulate and group together forming feelings, which are attractions or repulsions. When registered and understood by the mental body, mental and astral matter connect and form together emotions, love or hate. This is the way the astral body is formed and composed, by the energy of the Self making various contacts with its environment.
However the astral body is actually, in a sense, a reflection of another body in the Higher Self, the Budhic body, which is the plane above the mental. This body also is the energy of the Self reaching outwards making contact with the environment, but it is doing so in a world of Oneness, beyond form, beyond duality, therefore it does so from a point of view not of separation but of recognizing the One in everybody and everything. Therefore the budhic consciousness manifests as reaching outwards not simply for the pleasure of the lower self from a selfish point of view of separation, but in consciousness of Oneness, which manifests as compassion, as desire to help and serve, and desire to manifest Budhic reality of Oneness in the world. Another name for Budhic consciousness is Christ consciousness.
As consciousness evolves and Higher Self takes progressively control of the lower self, the budhic body actually takes control and supersedes the astral body in the lower self, and astral energy reaches outwards with budhic energy and consciousness. This process can be greatly accelerated with conscious intent, and heals mis-identifications and anomalies in the astral body.


A similar process also occurs in the mental body, in which the lower mind is part of the personality, and higher mind part of the Higher Self. The lower mind gets ideas and understanding and thoughts simply by analysis of conditions in the experiences of the lower self, in the world of forms. The higher mind is a translator of impulses of will coming from the Higher Self, it translates the will into a thought, giving it its first archetypal form. As consciousness evolves, the separation is bridged and the lower mind becomes more of a transmitter for the higher mind, it retains its understanding of the world of forms and transmits the impulse of will from the Higher Self down into the lower bodies.

As purification progresses, more impulses and Light from the Higher Self reach the etheric body via  the mental and astral, the etheric then follows and develops and becomes more strong and able to transmit prana. As the etheric body is the blueprint of the physical, if the impulses are followed by physical actions and discipline, changes in the physical normally quickly follow.

Victory of the Light

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