Developing the mental body is the most important area to train for our personal evolution. Our minds are the builder and essentially create our reality (there is a co-creation on the collective level). Our thoughts affect all of our body systems – our physical body (our blood, organs, muscles, central nervous system, adrenals, thyroid etc), our emotional body, and our spiritual body. Our emotional state is the result of past and current thinking and our spiritual body both governs and is governed by our mental, emotional, and physical bodies. When change happens at the mental/emotional level, the spiritual body is affected and should change happen at the spiritual level (a rapid awakening/initiatory experience) the emotional, mental, and physical body are affected.
We have a micro/macro relationship (as above, so below/as within, so without) to our Universe as we are implicitly connected to our Universe through the Universal Unified Field, Merkaba Fields, and our morphogenetic chakras (pre-matter anti-particle architecture – that extend to deep outer space *MC-15 and to the center of the Earth MC-13). On the macro level, our thoughts affect the 4th dimensional collective field, the planetary logos (the planetary mind) and the planetary grids (every thought or action is embedded in the planetary grid networks). We can witness our collective inner state playing out on the world stage that directly reflects our collective psyche and to be quite honest, there is much to be concerned about. All we have to do is look at big Pharma and the amount of people, even young people, who are on daily doses of medications (prescription drug use keeps increasing), Monsanto’s GMO’s that dominate the world seed market designed to enslave farmers (GMO’s are genetically modified organisms that go against the natural laws of sacred science and are ultimately pernicious to the human body and eco-system of the planet), the ravaging of the planet’s rainforests (the lungs of our planet), the amount of people with no access to wholesome food, water, or even shelter, and the violent acts of shootings we have recently witnessed. The Native American’s call this a type of collective mental psychosis they refer to as “Wetiko” and it is pervasive in our society. I do not desire to get anybody down, but to make a point of how critical it is to train our mental bodies – not only for our well-being, health, vitality, and increased joy, but for the well-being and health of our planet. We are all intrinsically connected and being at such a pinnacle time on our planet, it is most crucial that we develop our mental body, work to heal our emotional body, and work diligently not go on auto-pilot and not allow old programs to run us. We are our own caretakers and we are the caretakers of this sacred planet.
When we begin to really work on our mental body through meditation, chanting, prayer work, affirmation, visualization, clearing work (or whatever modality calls us), we begin to tune in and reflect on our inner state and begin to decipher what old programs or unhealthy beliefs dominate our mind. We have over 50,000 thoughts per day! That is a lot of thoughts running through our mind. How many of these thoughts are self-loving and how many are self-destructive? Many of us grew up in dysfunctional families and we developed unhealthy beliefs that were ingrained in us at a very early age. My biological father use to tell me my legs were fat. This stuck with me for many years and I was ashamed of my body. It was my dad who was self-conscious about his legs and he both consciously and unconsciously projected his own insecurities on me. I was young and took it on (I have since worked to heal that and am very comfortable in my skin now – I may not have the best looking legs, but I love them and am grateful to have them!). And, if I did not heal this, I could have easily passed this unhealthy belief system on to my daughter who has almost my identical physical structure. I tell her how beautiful she is and she is growing up with a confident sense of self and healthy self-esteem. But, more than anything, she will model how I treat myself (this is especially true with the same sex parent); if I treat myself with love and respect, she will most likely exhibit these same qualities. Self-love and self-compassion is the antidote for Wetiko. We must be the pathcutters in our ancestral line by doing our deep and often scary inner work. But, the rewards are well worth it – underneath all the layers of pain we find our true self and greater peace, satisfaction, and connectedness. This is what will change the world – it begins with each one of us and it begins with discipline of the mind.
We also have been conditioned to certain cultural beliefs – a prime example of a cultural belief is “there is not enough time” – how many times do we tell ourselves that one? Another is a little more subtle – but suggests we are not good enough or worthy if we do not have that perfect partner/marriage (and gosh forbid if we are over a certain age), the successful career making so many digits, the 4 bedroom 2.5 bath suburb home, with a minimum of 2 kids. This is the time to break down those old rigid thought-forms and realize their illusory nature and not allow status, job, or lack thereof to determine our value and worth. Nor, should we let our friends or family determine our worth. There are times when we as adults have friends or most often family members who may be controlling, gamey, needy and they look to us to fill a sense of void. On a psychic level, there is often cording that goes on. These are thin (or sometimes thick depending on the intensity of the relationship) etheric cords that connect from one person to another. This cord becomes a “feedline” from the person being “fed” on to the person “feeding” (and often this is an unconscious behavior created by a person’s pain-body). We can identify this psychic vampirism (and there are levels to this) when we are continually left feeling drained (or even slimed) in that person’s presence (or over a phone conversation). Sometimes, we need to make choices to disengage from unhealthy relationships or create defined boundaries for our spiritual, mental, and emotional well-being and protection.
Years ago I went to a class that was taught by a medical doctor/spiritual teacher. About 10 minutes into the class I could hear someone stomping up the stairs sighing loudly. A woman comes through the door, sits in the chair next to me, begins making a lot of noise with no regard for the class atmosphere and for the next half hour fills us all in on her “horrible” experience at Starbucks. Her drink was not made correctly, the barista snapped at her, they would not remake her drink and on and on and on it went. As I observed others sympathizing with her – the more dramatic she got and I could clearly tell she was feeding off the attention. Her mental drama looped and looped and looped and after a half hour or so, I began to get a little perturbed that our host was not willing to speak up so we could get on with our class. This woman was clearly enmeshed in what I refer to as “Victim/Victimizer Software” – her being the victim and the barista the victimizer. Now, we all at times have had disagreements with people, but when we allow ourselves to stay in woundedness instead of taking responsibility for our triggers, we then become a slave to the Ego Mind Matrix that will eventually create havok within our bodies and our relationships. Now, I dislike confrontation as much as the next person and I consider myself a very loving and compassionate person – but this woman was clearly exhibiting psychic vampiric behavior and it was either speak up, walk out, or listen to her go on for another hour. So I spoke up – calmly, authentically, but quite directly. Needless to say, this was the last thing she expected and she immediately stopped and we then got on with our class. Now, this is an extreme example of “Victim/Victimizer” software, but it is important to be able to recognize when these programs are playing out in other people or even ourselves so we can either disengage or put up some boundaries.
I refer to mental programs as software because I like to think of the mind as a biological computer that has certain software running. Some of this software goes undetected (unconscious); it is this undetected software we need to become aware of and once we are aware what old programs are running, we can work to re-pattern them to healthier, more self-loving beliefs. An example is the inner critic (this would also be Victim/Victimizer software – but we are both victimizer and victim). How many times have we felt hurt about something and the inner critic kicks in . . . I am not liked, I am not good enough, I am not smart enough, I am not pretty/handsome enough, there must be something wrong with me – the ego mind can be such a creative trickster. This kind of inferior thinking is just as damaging as superior thinking. We stew on it for hours, with self-loathing thoughts looping through our mind, we beat ourselves up – we may even lose sleep. When we begin to actively train the mind, we begin closing the loop on this kind of self-destructive patterning. I will give an example of closing the loop: the first time we were not asked out to lunch with the rest of the gang at work, it really triggers our pain-body – we feel rejected and left out. When we get home, we are still in despair and we continue to feel unworthy and unloved. Our partner and child go to hug us, but we are not present and cannot receive their love because our mind is so preoccupied with the past. Now, we begin to develop our awareness through mindfulness, meditation, reflection, and clearing work, the next time we feel left out, we may stew on it 30 minutes but we begin to reflect on what is at root of the emotional pain (perhaps an old painful memory surfaces – at 9 years old, I didn’t get invited to the slumber party all my other friends were invited to). Now we have a context for the pain and we can work to heal it through moving through it (not suppressing it) and we develop more self-compassion and self-love (we may even take our 9 year old self and shower him/her with love and sweetness). Then, the next time the gang goes out to lunch without inviting us, it does not adversely affect us – we closed the loop.
I must note as the conscious beings WE ARE, we do our very best to extend courtesy to everyone – it is through this kindness, awareness, empathy, and compassion that we shine as living examples of Unity Consciousness and that is how we teach others trapped in Ego Mind – through our living and loving example. Though this does not mean we become doormats – we stay true to our authentic self and strive to love ourselves unconditionally and when we truly love ourselves, we inspire others to do the same. Let’s together create an epidemic of self-love.