by Montalk
30 July 2004

from Montalk Website



Part I


Spiritual evolution is about growth of being, an ever brightening of the godspark that is your consciousness. Knowledge is the crucial cornerstone of this process, but a cornerstone alone provides no shelter. Unaccompanied by other principles like faith and love, knowledge stagnates and fails its purpose.

Progress requires conscious application of several groups of synergistic principles in a balanced manner.


They are as follows:

  1. knowledge/awareness/wisdom

  2. faith/hope/love

  3. humility/forbearance/levity

Omitting or marginalizing any of these principles either stunts or corrupts the process.

I will attempt to define each principle within the limits of practicality, so suitably modify these for yourself.

  • Knowledge is gained by the conscious reflection and integration of experiences, observations, and thoughts. Conscious reflection is what distinguishes memory from understanding, as the latter requires it while the former does not. Knowledge encompasses both, being not just the memory of facts but also the understanding of objective truth.

  • Awareness is attention of the present moment, applied in context of prior knowledge.

    Knowledge broadens awareness by highlighting aspects of reality previously not noticed. With greater awareness comes a wider field of perception, sharper focus and alertness, and better readiness to acquire new knowledge and apply what has already been learned.

  • Wisdom transcends linear time and concerns the understanding of absolute metaphysical truths.

    It applies to our past, present, and future without fail. Wisdom is the understanding of divine principles, of the relation between self and others against the backdrop of Creation. It is knowledge tempered with love, or love tempered with knowledge.

  • Faith is trusting that in Creation, all things are possible.

    It is the suspension of disbelief. It works where knowledge fails. While knowledge stops at every precipice, faith leaps across it. While knowledge further refines knowledge, faith expands it. Simply put, knowledge is deterministic and faith is non-deterministic. Expanding knowledge requires leaping into the unknown, an act that knowledge finds irrational but faith finds necessary. Making paradigm leaps requires faith – not blind faith in what one chooses to ignore, but pure faith in what one cannot yet know.

  • Hope is knowing that in Creation, all things are possible.

    It is the reconciliation between faith and knowledge, of knowing that having faith allows one to accomplish the impossible. Hope is confidence in non-determinism, freedom from bondage to causality. It comes not from the ignorance of facts, but from the recognition of higher truths demonstrated by miraculous experience.

  • Love is the vibration of infinite truth.

    What resonates with love aligns toward the Creator. Seeing with love means seeing with the eyes of the Creator, a perspective chosen to be undistorted by prejudice, intolerance, ignorance, or separation. With love, all things are made possible because anything that is of the Creator is understood, allowed, accepted, and forgiven.


    To feel love is to feel the joy of remembering the divine unity of all existence and acknowledging the absolute truths within and before you. Loving another means recognizing the common godspark within them and therefore caring for their spiritual evolution as much as you would for your own. It is compassion without pity.

  • Humility is having awareness of one’s relation to the finite and infinite,

    ...that everything with a beginning has an end, and that any being regardless of rank is infinitesimal in the framework of infinite Creation. Humility is not about belittling or exaggerating yourself, as that is either false modesty or hubris, but about knowing your place and size in the grand scheme of things. It is choosing truth over ego, verity over self-importance. Humility begins with gratitude, an attitude that allows you to acknowledge truth without resentment by being thankful for whatever learning opportunities you receive.

  • Forbearance is knowing that every event has its proper time.

    This builds tolerance for difficult situations and patience for events whose time has not yet come. The doors of opportunity open when time is right. Having forbearance means aligning with the pulse of synchronicity; rather than choosing which doors to force open, you choose which open doors to walk through. This requires faith in letting things fall into place, and awareness of opportunities when they arrive.

  • Levity is having a sense of humor and a lighthearted approach to life.

    Without it, you overestimate the reality of illusion. Levity puts situations in their proper context, the divine framework in which everything is a learning lesson and learning is fun. You can laugh at what once seemed serious because you learned its lesson and since realized its purpose in your life. Levity is the choice to see this humor not just in past experiences, but in present and future ones as well.

These three groups provide the minimum requirements for stable spiritual evolution. Each principle in a group supports the other two principles, and each group balances the remaining groups. This creates a whole greater than the sum of its parts. A balanced configuration offers the optimal route toward accumulating wisdom, increasing freewill, and manifesting one’s spiritual potential.


With this balance, life becomes effortless at best and challenging at worst, but never a struggle.


Consequence of Imbalance

An imbalanced or partial configuration slows progress and creates opportunities for corruption. The resulting pain, discouragement, struggle, or depression alerts you to what requires attention. It is easy to see what one principle without another can bring.


Knowledge without humility leads to intellectual arrogance, and humility without knowledge leads to self-deprecation. Levity without faith becomes nervous laughter, and faith without levity becomes anticipation. Faith without knowledge leads to foolishness, and knowledge without faith becomes stagnant. After pondering the other combinations yourself, it should become clear just how important each principle is to the whole.

Buildings fall when built on poor foundations, and the downfall of countless organizations, individuals, or belief systems can be traced to imbalance or omission among these principles. Imbalance destroys either via the natural process of implosion, or by offering vulnerabilities opportunistically exploited by malevolent forces who have a vested interest in slowing or corrupting the evolution of all under their influence.


Anyone targeted by negative forces would do well to strive for balance because a fort with a missing wall offers no fortification.


Origins of Imbalance

Where does imbalance originate?


Primarily from the triad of ignorance, stupidity, and naiveté. These may best be described as follows: ignorance is a choice, stupidity is a condition, and naiveté is temporary.


This is said not with condescendence or insensitivity, but with the aim of accuracy and practicality; euphemisms and political correctness only obscure the truth.

Naiveté is a temporary lack of knowledge and awareness concerning a particular truth.


This state eventually remedies itself as it’s just a matter of time before an unknown truth is learned. Therefore, naiveté deserves no blame. The naive student is open to a truth but simply hasn’t yet encountered it.

Stupidity is the inability to grasp a particular idea due to its perceived overwhelming complexity. It also deserves no blame because stupidity is a condition that one can do little if anything about, as it stems from the natural shortcomings of one’s mental abilities.

Ignorance, however, is the choice to ignore truth even when presented with it. It is a conscious decision to deny or turn away from the truth in favor of more trivial pursuits. Ignorance cannot be remedied by anyone other than the person who holds it, for any attempt to change his mind only reinforces his decision. Such a decision cannot be commended, but it must be respected if freewill is to be preserved. Ignorance improves to naiveté with the simple choice to open one’s eyes.

Discernment necessitates being aware of the subtle differences between these when interacting with others and getting to know yourself. For example, while naiveté welcomes truth, ignorance rejects it and stupidity misperceives it. A debate arising out of naiveté is an exchange of information that ends when mutual understanding is reached, but a debate founded on stupidity or ignorance becomes an argument that rarely resolves itself. We are all uniquely ignorant, stupid, or naive concerning various areas of knowledge, so this is no opportunity for judgment or prejudice lest one succumb to hypocrisy.

Imbalances by themselves merely slow progress, which is really no big deal since even slow things eventually reach their destination. The real concern is corruption of the process, as that implies heading toward an entirely different and unintended destination. Freewill allows this to be so.


Although we incarnate with a general pre-planned outline of our key experiences and lessons which structure the course of our lives, the freewill of ourselves and others allows for deviations from the optimal manifestation of this plan.


Life Experiences as Learning Lessons

There are easy and hard ways of learning the same lesson, and a missed life lesson repeats itself in alternate ways. Lessons become as painful and difficult as one’s skull is thick, so ignorance guarantees drastic experiences.


Having conscious volition to see the truth as soon as possible speeds and smoothes the process, often eliminating the necessity for harsh experiences when the mind is receptive to subtler versions of a lesson.

The general purpose of life lessons is to catalyze one’s growth of being, to increase soul strength. In our case, this often requires emotionally charged experiences because emotions provide a type of energy that temporarily boosts or retards what we are capable of doing depending on how they are used.


Without this boost, we would be reluctant to transcend limits or explore new ground because our motivation would depend solely upon old ways of being and doing. The efficient use of emotions in a learning experience increases soul strength and expands knowledge, and thereafter nothing more than the newfound understanding is required as motivation when facing similar experiences in the future. On the other hand, emotions can retard progress if they limit what you feel you can do.

Learn to separate emotions that limit you from ones that open you to new possibilities. The value of positive and negative emotions depends upon what you do with them.


Positive emotional energy can be used directly to put knowledge into action with gusto.


The Role of Negative Emotions

To be of any use, negative emotional energy must be transformed into positive after the truth they accompany has been acknowledged. When confronted with a shocking truth, a person usually experiences negative emotions as the initial involuntary reaction. In those cases, negative emotions serve as wake up alarms that rudely awaken a slumbering mid. But after getting up, there is no use in keeping the alarm going.

Maintaining a state of negative emotional shock longer than necessary turns it into a choice rather than an involuntary consequence. This would be like holding the clock to one’s head while going about the day, relentlessly listening to its blaring sound.


Why would someone do this?

  • maybe complaining about the pain gains him sympathy from others

  • maybe suffering makes him feel like a martyr

  • maybe because since an alarm clock serves to wake him up in the morning, then it should continue to increasingly wake him up with every passing minute of the day



In the end, this attitude would instead leave him stressed, tired, and deaf.

Indulging or wallowing in negative emotions leads to stagnation, victimhood, and severely weakens spiritual resiliency. While negative emotions arise involuntarily, there is no excuse for choosing to continue them beyond their initial function as alarm clocks. They must instead be transformed into positive emotional energy and reunited with the truth originally alerted so that the latter can be put into use effectively. Consciously seeing truth in context of its divine significance accomplishes this, as does choosing to see and apply the truth with an attitude of love, humility, and levity.

While negative emotions alone can motivate one into taking action, such action is far from impeccable.


Knowledge combined with positive emotions allows one to accomplish the same with greater efficiency, safety, precision, and skill.


Three Stages of Learning Lessons

With the preceding section in mind, one can see that there are generally three steps involved in the successful learning of a lesson.

  • The first stage precedes the lesson and consists of ignorant bliss, a vulnerable state of emotional positivity that remains so because it has been undisturbed by truth.

  • The second stage is the negative emotional shock that comes from realizing the truth.

  • In the third stage, negative emotion is transformed and the resulting positive emotion is united with truth.

The third stage, that of positive awareness, is stronger than the first and more effective than the second.

Positive emotions open you to progress, and awareness shows you any pitfalls to avoid. Not only realizing the truth, but viewing it in full context of its metaphysical significance is the first step in transforming negative into positive energy.

Symbolically, truth is a sword that in darkness merely cuts, but when exposed to light also emits a radiance that turns away danger. Ignorant bliss is going unarmed in the sunlight. The sword of truth is found in a valley of darkness and despair. It must be retrieved from the valley and brought into sunlight to exude its total power.


However, if your heart glows early on with faith and a strong love of truth, the sword will be energized by this inner light even amidst the valley’s darkness, thus allowing safe passage into sunlight.


Getting lost in the valley with no inner light to empower the sword puts you in direct battle against the creatures that dwell there…and eventually turns you into one of them.


Harmful Negative Emotions

Negative emotions serve little purpose when they are unaccompanied by truth. The blaring of an alarm clock after you have long gotten out of bed only annoys and distracts you from your daily duties. This metaphor manifests in several ways.


One example is obsession, the investment of energy without return of knowledge. When one repeatedly dwells on the futility of some disparaging situation, negative emotional energy is wasted. A stuck car spinning its wheels for too long damages its engine.

Another example of harmful negative emotions is when they are directly induced by malevolent forces as part of a psychic attack seeking to undermine your faith and disrupt the harmony of your spirit. This happens very frequently among truth-seekers because they are primary targets. Although truth can be shocking, it is in the interest of these forces to amplify and perpetuate the negative state, for this not only slows and possibly corrupts the esoteric progress necessary to evolve beyond their grasp, but this also creates an abundance of negative energy upon which they feed.


These types of negative emotions color the truth rather than result from it.

The choice to succumb to such negativity weakens spiritual resiliency, creates imbalance, and opens further opportunities for even deeper attacks. Continued indefinitely, this gradual weakening process ends with the truth-seeker successfully incapacitated. Any imbalance among the principles of esoteric evolution invites this possibility, especially when the imbalance is due to insufficient knowledge, love, or humility.


Thus, beware especially of ignorance, obsessive negativity, and self-aggrandizement as these unlock the castle gates and invite danger.



In reading this, keep in mind that discernment is the ultimate necessity in flexibly applying any guideline, as formulas and rules are bound to have exceptions which malevolent forces eventually exploit.


Discernment is the application of freewill, applying knowledge and wisdom in a balanced manner to fit the unique circumstance. Believing that any single source of knowledge holds the complete truth, or subscribing to any rigid system of belief, marginalizes the role of discernment and therefore makes one predictable and easily controlled or corrupted.

Knowledge, awareness, and wisdom provide the bricks of spiritual evolution. Faith, hope, and love places these bricks in line with the divine blueprint. Humility, forbearance, and levity provide the mortar that gives the wall its strength. All are necessary and their roles must be balanced.


Seek with love and understanding the truth and beauty in all you encounter.


Part II


Part I was a general guideline discussing the minimal requirements necessary to ensure stable spiritual evolution.


The key consisted of incorporating into one’s life a balanced trinity of fundamental principles: faith/love/hope, humility/forbearance/levity, and knowledge/awareness/wisdom. The fault with many philosophies and religions is that one or more of these basic requirements is ignored, forming a structural weakness that potentially leads to collapse.


This collapse is hastened when weaknesses are further exploited by malevolent forces seeking to sabotage the efforts of truth-seekers about to evolve beyond their control.

Since Part I is essentially complete in itself, Part II shall merely expand upon a few of its themes. Here, focus will be given upon the necessity for both knowledge and love rather than strictly one or the other in any methodology for spiritual evolution. To summarize, knowledge accompanied by negative emotions may produce positive physical results, but negative metaphysical consequences. Likewise, love accompanied by ignorance may lead to positive metaphysical results but negative physical consequences.


Both in balance and in conjunction with the lesser principles of the aforementioned trinity results in strength on both physical and metaphysical planes. Because the enemies of truth attack on all fronts physical and metaphysical, one would do well to seek progress and reinforce defensive strength on these planes.

The proper role of negative emotions was explained in part one, whereby they served as wake-up alarms alerting us to an internal or external danger. Beyond this function, they serve us no benefit. By becoming aware of the truth they signal and then letting our realization of the truth’s greater metaphysical context transform the negative emotional energy into positive, the quality of energy thus formed helps us apply the truth in the most efficient manner possible.

As stated, without the conscious transformation of negative into positive emotional energy, the truth can still be applied but not as efficiently and not without detriment to our spiritual resiliency. Wallowing in negativity undermines any gain in knowledge due to the discordant effect it has upon your soul, and because it puts you in greater resonance and contact with malevolent forces and harmful experiences.


It should become clear, from experience and contemplation, that positive feeling and positive thinking are the best routes toward positive action on both physical and metaphysical fronts.


Falsely Justifying Negativity

It is absolutely imperative that we strive for both knowledge and love.


You might resist this idea by saying,

“Negative emotions make up part of who I am. To counter these would mean cutting of a part of myself, leaving me incomplete. Since lack of wholeness leads to disharmony and imbalance, I should not counter my negative emotions.”

Though this excuse sounds attractive, it is fallacious for the following reasons.

While negativity may indeed be part of you at the moment, do you expect it to remain part of you forever? Who you are now should not limit whom you choose to become. If you expect your future self to be more evolved than your present self, how will you become this purer self other than striving toward it step-by-step, choice-by-choice? You can accept yourself in totality each step of the way and still make progress—not by cutting away part of the whole, but rather by transforming and purifying it.

While you can be in complete harmony with your self, the self may not always be in complete harmony with Creation. Only by first accepting yourself as a whole can you choose to bring the whole gradually into harmony with Creation. When you experience a negative emotion, you can and must accept it as part of who you ARE in order to allow it to serve its purpose as a learning catalyst.


But once acknowledged, you can then choose whom you will BECOME by taking the next step and refusing to entertain or indulge in this negative emotion. Rather than by cutting off negativity cold turkey, which only leaves an unnatural vacuum, this is done by replacing a negative thought with a positive thought, a negative emotion with a positive emotion. When the accompanying truth is properly integrated via deep contemplation and understanding of its greater context, this transformation happens naturally.


In this way you remain whole and in harmony with yourself, while simultaneously progressing toward greater levels of knowledge and love.

Another common objection to the idea of striving toward positivity and awareness is the difficulty of doing so, or that there is futility in striving to attain something that cannot be reached due to the imperfections of the human mind and challenging conditions of human life.

To answer the latter objection, realize that you need not worry about whether you can reach the North Pole in order to begin walking north. As long as one step is north of the other, you will have progressed. How else can the destination possibly be brought closer? Every step counts, and the smallest of steps is infinitely greater than no step at all.

As for the difficulty of trying to remain positive, understand that positivity is a choice and not a consequence. By default, a rock naturally moves from high to low when it falls as a consequence of gravity. But one can choose to make the rock move upwards against the tug of gravity by lifting it. Likewise, while our reactions to an internal or external impulse is negative by default is minimally a consequence of our genetic and social programming, we can choose to defy this programming by willingly seeking to act positively or transforming something negative into something positive.

For example, what would otherwise be a depressing truth can be made into a positive truth by choosing to view it in context of its greater metaphysical significance – rather than the truth being watered down or sugar coated, it is your palate or sense of taste that is expanded to make the bitter truth taste sweet. This way, it is the self rather than the truth that changes, which is the whole goal of spiritual evolution anyway: to evolve the self, particularly into congruency with the Higher Self.

Properly transforming a negative thought and feeling into a positive thought and feeling merely changes the way you think and feel about a particular truth; it does not add or subtract from the truth itself.

It is the raising of a barbell against gravity, rather than its release into freefall, that builds the muscles. Likewise, the difficulty of attaining and maintaining positivity and awareness is what builds spiritual strength. Sugarcoating the truth, or anesthetizing oneself to the truth via selective denial, is like cheating yourself by using lighter weights.


Indulging in negativity is like lifting weights incorrectly and causing muscle damage.


But just as sore muscles can be sign of a good workout, so can the pain of a muscle injury due to incorrect exercise fool you into thinking you’re making proper progress. So those who attempt to evolve while indulging in negative emotions may misperceive the pain of spiritual damage as a sign of spiritual progress.


They might even see the pain as an ends rather than means, which creates the foolish condition of martyrdom – conscious suffering for misguided ideals. But most importantly, there is no substitute for lifting the weight yourself – you cannot pay someone to do it for you.


Likewise, only the through personal choice to put in the appropriate effort, introspection, contemplation, enlightenment and transformation can the spiritual muscles be strengthened.


How to Transform Negative into Positive

To get a better idea of how to handle and transform a negative emotion, let’s survey some metaphysical resources on the subject. The Ra Material contains a description of how both positive and negatively oriented entities utilize the emotion of anger:

The entity polarizing positively perceives the anger. This entity, if using this catalyst mentally, blesses and loves this anger in itself. It then intensifies this anger consciously in mind alone until the folly of this red-ray energy is perceived not as folly in itself but as energy subject to spiritual entropy due to the randomness of energy being used.

Positive orientation then provides the will and faith to continue this mentally intense experience of letting the anger be understood, accepted, and integrated with the mind/body/spirit complex. The other-self which is the object of anger is thus transformed into an object of acceptance, understanding, and accommodation, all being reintegrated using the great energy which anger began. (The Law of One, Book II, p. 108)

In other words, rather than lashing out blindly at the object of anger, you would do better to first center yourself, then turn inward and focus upon the feeling of anger itself. Feel it as you would a bodily sensation. Once your attention is removed from what originally provoked you, anger is cut off from its generating source, and what’s left is an internal free-floating quantity of energy.


Your freed attention is then able to see the folly of this anger due to its uselessness, an act which can often make you laugh when you finally realize the ridiculousness of the situation and how you initially reacted. By accepting what has happened and how you reacted, you can then begin seeing yourself and what provoked you from the proper bigger picture perspective.


Once composed and collected, you can then confidently solve any remaining external problems. In the end, you will have grown from choosing to act positively rather than react negatively, protected yourself by feeling positive rather than negative, transformed and integrated the emotional energy rather than burying it within you via denial and repression of the initial feeling of anger, accepted who you are in totality, and likely avoided a reckless confrontation with whatever or whomever provoked you.

The Kybalion gives good advice of how to transform negative emotions directly.


This is useful when negative emotions arise without any visible provocation. Many factors can create seemingly baseless negative emotions, ranging from mood swings, chemical and hormonal fluctuations, and biorhythmic cycles to electromagnetic suppression of one’s emotional state, psychic attack, the triggering of a posthypnotic command installed during an abduction or via an implant, and the presence of negative thought-forms as will be explained later.

In these cases, you may not know what is putting you into a bad mood, only that you are in one. Also, unlike the negative emotions that initially accompany a shocking learning lesson, these types of negative emotions stem not from shock, but from direct physical or metaphysical induction.


In other words, they are products rather than by-products, and the lesson to be gained in dealing with these seemingly fruitless negative emotions involves the growth of willpower and personal discipline.

“To change your mood or mental state—change your vibration.”

– The Kybalion

One may change his mental vibrations by an effort of Will, in the direction of deliberately fixing the Attention upon a more desirable state. Will directs the Attention, and Attention changes the Vibration.


Cultivate the Art of Attention, means of the Will, and you have solved the secret of the Mastery of Moods and Mental States.

“To destroy an undesirable rate of mental vibration, put into operation the principle of Polarity and concentrate upon the opposite pole to that which you desire to suppress. Kill out the undesirable by changing its polarity.”

—The Kybalion

This is one of the most important of the Hermetic Formulas. It is based upon true scientific principles. We have shown you that a mental state and its opposite were merely the two poles of one thing, and that by Mental Transmutation the polarity might be reversed.


This Principle is known to modern psychologists, who apply it to the breaking up of undesirable habits by bidding their students concentrate upon the opposite quality. If you are possessed of Fear, do not waste time trying to “kill out” Fear, but instead cultivate the quality of Courage, and the Fear will disappear. Some writers have expressed this idea most forcibly by using the illustration of the dark room. You do not have to shovel out or sweep out the Darkness, but by merely opening the shutters and letting in the Light the Darkness has disappeared.


To kill out a Negative quality, concentrate upon the Positive Pole of that same quality, and the vibrations will gradually change from Negative to Positive, until finally you will become polarized on the Positive pole instead of the Negative. The reverse is also true, as many have found out to their sorrow, when they have allowed themselves to vibrate too constantly on the Negative pole of things.


By changing your polarity you may master your moods, change your mental states, remake your disposition, and build up character. Much of the Mental Mastery of the advanced Hermetics is due to this application of Polarity, which is one of the important aspects of Mental Transmutation. (The Kybalion)

Although this is stated rather clearly above, I shall rephrase: to change a negative emotion, fix your attention upon the opposite emotion until it transforms, degree by degree, into that polar opposite. This works for a couple reasons.

From a metaphysical perspective, you empower whatever you focus upon, so naturally the positive emotion will grow in intensity as the negative emotion diminishes if you fix your attention upon it. Also, it is easier to change the degree upon a scale than transforming one scale into another.

From a physical perspective, fixing your attention on a positive idea creates a feedback cycle wherein your hormonal and neurochemical makeup begin matching what you are holding in mind, thus reinforcing it. That emotions can be chemical in origin is no excuse for refusing to attempt to transform them – via the mind-body feedback cycle, the body can respond positively to positive thoughts, and thus a reorientation of the soul can reorient the body.


Although this may involve the release of endorphins and other pleasure chemicals, understand that the body and soul are coupled and will therefore what happens in one might be consequently mirrored in the other, both ways. What matters is where the initiative originates (body or soul), therefore whether it aims to serve physical or metaphysical ends.


When the mind decides to think positively, these pleasure chemicals accompany the thought to provide a physical means toward a spiritual end. If instead drugs were used to anesthetize one against a negative emotion, then this constitutes a physical means toward a physical ends which might in many cases be detrimental to one’s spiritual learning path by suppressing the necessary emotional catalyst for learning.

The Cassiopaeans provide a succinct answer to this issue of positive and negative emotions:

“If you choose, you may have only positive emotions.”

This was in response to an individual attempting to argue that negative emotions were part of who he was and were thus necessary, which constitutes the fallacy already dissected earlier in this article.


The Cassiopaeans responded by subtly revealing the core ingredient necessary for transmutation of negative into positive: choice. Thus, one can truly choose to only have only positive emotions, regardless of what excuses the ego can come up with for indulgence in further negativity.

The Ra Material advises similarly with the following:

There is no necessity for negative thought-forms regardless of pain distortions. The elimination of such creates the lack of possibility for negative elementals and other negative entities to use these thought-forms to create the worsening of the mind complex deviation from the normal distortions of cheerfulness/anxiety.

(Law of One, Book IV, p. 17)

This segues straight into the next topic: how negative thoughts and emotions can lead to spiritual detriment.


Here, Ra mentions that negative thoughts can create negative thought-forms which can be used by malevolent forces to worsen the condition of individuals who have created them.


Consequence of Negative Thinking: Harmful Thought-forms

What is a thought-form?


In the conventional sense, it is nonphysical entity created from thought energized by emotion. Thoughts are real things on the mental or imaginative level of reality, and when empowered by emotions, these thoughts gain added dimensionality into the etheric and astral levels as well, increasing their power to affect things in the physical. A negative thought energized by negative emotions creates a negative thought-form.

These etheric entities exist much like eddies in a stream of water, borrowing their existence from its flow. However, in addition to owing their existence to the individual who created them via his thoughts and feelings, by having a life of their own they often return to their creator and induce within him further emotions to feed upon them. This is how people can become slaves to their negativity – not just by habit, but by these very thoughts gaining life on the astral/etheric level of reality and becoming energy parasites, so to speak.


They can just as easily dissipate when starved of negative emotions, so choosing to remain positive goes a long way toward freeing yourself from former negative thought-forms.

Ra suggests that these thought-forms can be employed by malevolent forces as supplemental agents of attack. The book Brotherhood mentions this phenomenon in context of the mass thought-forms generated by mankind:

And the Enemy – who—what is he?


Only the entitized form of the mass selfishness of men, that vast cumulation of the evil thoughts and passions of men’s lower nature appropriated by Masters of Evil, grown great and powerful by their stealing and feeding off of the vital forces that their unsuspecting dupes at their instigation had poured into such evil thoughts and desires, thus giving them direct power over men through men’s own life-force now absorbed and incorporated into their Master-nature, which they could thereby easily use to bend men to their will. (Brotherhood, p. 70)

Negative thought-forms have their own “gravitational” field that tends to negatively bias the thoughts and feelings of individuals exposed. So a large and concentrated group of people thinking and feeling similarly can potentially overpower the independent thoughts and feelings of those nearby. For example, entering a densely populated city in which the predominant mood is negative can often lower your mood, even without any specific incidents provoking such a mindset.


This goes to show that not all negative emotions are accompanied by specific events which function as learning catalysts, but rather the soul grows from the very act of choosing to assert its individuality over the impinging collective thought-form by remaining positive despite the negative bias.

As should be evident, even when negative emotions are used as wake-up alarms alerting one to a truth or catalytic event that needs to be acknowledged, recognizing the truth without transforming the negative emotion into positive can cause problems on the metaphysical level, particularly in the creation of negative thought-forms.

So in the case of a truth-seekers garnering attention from the so-called “Masters of Evil” or equivalently “fourth and fifth density Service-to-Self entities,” the more truth he learns and applies, the greater his caution must be against indulging in negative thoughts and emotions, for the thought-forms he creates via this dangerous expenditure of energy and caustic form of thinking can come back to haunt him, literally.


Via mind programming and psychic or electromagnetic means, malevolent forces often seek to bias a truth-seeker toward negative thinking and feeling, as this opens him up to attack should he choose to wallow in them. Only through caution and the choice to stay optimistic, faithful, and aware can such an individual avoid this trap.


Because the process is gradual, it is never too late to benefit from turning around a negative mindset.


Consequence of Negativity: Harsher Learning Experiences

There are reasons other than the effects of thought-forms that make extended negativity dangerous. One’s emotional learning path, consisting of how one chooses to respond emotionally and mentally to experiences, greatly determines what is experienced.


This is because in the metaphysical sense, we experience what we need to experience in order to learn a particular lesson – if our needs call for highly painful experiences due to our ignorance and inertia, then that shall typify the nature of our experiences. Conversely, if we are astute and quick to learn from our past mistakes, present experiences, and the mistakes of others, then we can learn our intended lessons with less need for shocking experiences.

Generally, having an ignorant or negative mindset and emotional nature requires greater shocks to teach you a lesson, while having a happy-go-lucky but aware mindset puts you in greater congruence with the mindset of the Higher Self and thus allows lessons to be learned more smoothly due to the proper attitude.


Negativity Increases Sabotage by Malevolent Forces

Sabotage and encounters with malevolent forces would certainly qualify as a negative learning experience.


In fact, it is in the vested interest of these forces that you be as ignorant, negative, and reactive as possible so that your Higher Self approves of their hostility since the shocks they provide would then match your chosen emotional learning path – in other words, that what they do to you would be entirely the result of your freewill actions necessitating such drastic measures.

The only problem is that these forces don’t care about what you need, but rather how much they can get away with. So in this sense they are reality hackers, attempting to bypass or disable your “firewall” of freewill. When they succeed, it is by trickery more so than blunt force.

For example, rather than eliminating a targeted individual right away, which may be impossible due to his emotional learning path not being conducive to allowing such action, they may wear him down bit by bit. They may provoke a targeted individual into reacting negatively by externally biasing his emotional state and then triggering its explosion with a manipulated incident.


Using this expended negative energy, they reinvest it toward increasing the strength of their next attack. This continues with the target’s defenses growing weaker each step. Although he chooses each step of the way to continue letting the attack happen, the consequences of his earlier choices to ignorantly indulge in the provoked negativity increasingly makes it more difficult for him to choose otherwise.


All this depends greatly upon what physical, spiritual, and psychological weaknesses he has, since these weaknesses are where malevolent forces tend to attack.


Ultimate Consequence of Negativity: Reprogramming, Death, or Reanimation

Needless to say, should the careless truth-seeker choose to consistently succumb to these negativities, he will inevitably face death, heavy mind programming, or possibly reanimation. In reanimation, rather than an individual expiring permanently, his body continues living though with the residing consciousness either reprogrammed or replaced.


He may continue living as before, but now as an agent of the dark side programmed to disseminate disinformation.

This is neither fantastic nor impossible, as the body is simply a machine under the control of whatever switches it neurons, be it the original soul, a reprogrammed soul, or some remote technological interface.

To quote again from the book Brotherhood:

[...] the Evil Masters, where opportunity offers, will deliberately break the Divine Law by dislodging and driving out the Souls of the infants, thus stealing their bodies from them, or by driving out Souls from mature bodies, dispossessing them, and thereafter obsessing and impersonating such Souls to their friends and associates.


Such in the near future will be of common occurrence, and will be made easy for them by all who succumb to fits of passion, indulgence in intense hatred, jealousy, or self-pity, or continual brooding over wrongs done to them, or habitual condemnation of others, and who will suddenly wake one day in another world minus their physical bodies.

(Brotherhood, p. 76)

Variations upon this phenomenon of replacement or reanimation are discussed in the Ra material, Cassiopaean transcripts, and in the book The Allies of Humanity.


It is not the purpose of this article to go into detail about the theories and process of reanimation or the replacement of targeted individuals, except to say that the common denominator among all of these views is that the targeted individual succumbs because of physical and spiritual vulnerability. The latter is due primarily to a lack of spiritual resilience, brought on by a deficiency in positivity and awareness.

The trinity of essential principles detailed in part I, said to ensure stable means of spiritual evolution, are therefore not just suggestions for more efficient evolution, but suggestions for the avoidance of such drastic outcomes as death and reanimation. Knowledge and love are the greatest protectors.


Even in the case of an individuals who is abducted by malevolent hyperdimensional entities (grays, reptilians, et al...) who attempt to replace or reprogram him, if his knowledge and love are sufficient, these attempts will fail.


Spiritual Resiliency and the Aura

So what exactly constitutes spiritual resiliency?


For one, it is associated with the aura, the etheric/astral energy field surrounding and penetrating the body that interfaces the physical with the metaphysical. This interface works on the quantum level, not so much via physical force and causality but rather via probability-biasing and synchronicity. This interface is very responsive to your thoughts and emotions.


Because it functions as an interface field reaching both into your body and extending into your environment, it not only regulates your biological life functions but it also affects your physical experiences and environment. Thus, having negative thoughts negatively affects both your body (cancer, disease) and your experiences (accidents, sabotage).


When strong and clear, it also acts as a synchronistic shield protecting you from unnecessary dangerous experiences:

Your aura contains every color in the spectrum of the sun. Oh, if man could but see his aura, when he is thinking unkindly or speaking rash, harsh, unkind words. If he could but see the change that takes place in the spectrum of his aura, he would never again think an angry thought, let alone speak in anger.


[...] Man’s aura is his shield of protection. Remember, man’s aura is man’s protection. When, through man’s thinking, the colors are kept crystal clear and radiate brightly, man can walk through the abyss of Hades and fear no evil.

Let he who is living the life of a mystic live in the protection of his aura. In mortal thinking, when one does not accept the negativeness of another, the aura of the mystic remains his spiritual fortress.

(Ancient Mystical White Brotherhood, p. 113 – 114)

This is one reason why knowledge protects, as the Cassiopaean have repeatedly emphasized, and why love protects, as Ra has stated.


Both act to reinforce one’s spiritual resiliency by brightening and tempering the aura, and offering one greater synchronistic protection against unnecessarily harmful experiences due to the mentioned function of the aura as interface between physical and metaphysical, mind and experience.


The metaphysical function of love or positive emotion is to help one vibrate at a frequency beyond easy reach by malevolent forces and experiences which tend to vibrate at a lower frequency.


Frequency Resonance Vibration and The Emotional Learning Path

There is clearly a relation between the vibratory characteristics of the aura and the quality of one’s emotional learning path. Both stem from one’s personal choice concerning which thoughts and feelings to associate with particular truths and actions.


Thoughts and emotions impress upon the aura a unique spectrum of resonant frequencies, which in turn resonate with and attract corresponding experiences to match the learning profile of the individual projecting such thoughts and emotions. This process is quantum mechanical in nature, since linear time as we know it is simply the sequential perception of events selected from among a broad range of candidate events by virtue of their resonance with our soul.

So just as the physical nature of an object determines at what acoustic frequencies it resonates, so does the metaphysical nature of the aura or soul determine with what experiences it resonates and therefore attracts. The idea of raising your frequency, or your resonance frequency vibration (FRV) as the Cassiopaeans call it, means simply to clarify, brighten, and strengthen your aura by cleaning up your emotional and mental state to keep out negative thoughts and feelings.


This resonance frequency vibration, then, is essentially the frequency at which your reality radio is tuned.

[...] The negative person attracts all the negative things of life, all the ills, inharmonies, troubles that are in the mental atmosphere - the effluvia of other weak and negative minds; while a positive person attracts all the good. If you understand the radio you will know that when you set your dial at a certain wave length, all that is “on the air” of that wave length will make itself heard.


It is exactly the same with your mind; it will receive whatever happens to be “on the air” of the wave length to which your thoughts are attuned. So that it is “up to you” and you only what your mind radio gives forth or outmanifests.

(The Way Out, p. 34-35)

Staying on a good station is accomplished by having knowledge, love, faith, gratitude, humility, etc… in a balanced manner as outlined in part one. Imbalance among these principles, or incorporation of their negative opposites, leads to the consequences detailed in this article. Avoiding such consequences does not prevent the learning of lessons, but allows more efficient means toward reaching the same spiritual ends.


This requires that:


It may seem hard - at first, and you may not know what to admit and what to deny.


But guard the door,

  • from every negative thought and feeling of whatsoever nature

  • from every thought that you know God would not have you think

  • from every doubt, fear, worry, anxiety, or concern of any kind

  • from every tendency to criticize, judge or condemn anybody or anything or any condition

  • from self-pity, jealousy, envy, irritation, unkindness, anger, hatred, etc.

These will give you an idea of what are negative and ungodlike thoughts, and which must no longer have part in your consciousness.

If you will keep all such untrue thoughts out of your mind, you can see that then and then only can your Higher Self draw into your mind the true and positive thoughts that will attract to you the good that is waiting to manifest itself to you. For while your mind is cluttered with all those fearful, worrying, discouraged, sick, weak, poverty-tainted thoughts, how can you expect anyone who feels these vibrations—and vibrations are things you cannot cover up—to be attracted to you, or how can you expect God to inspire you with thoughts of a beneficial nature?

In fact, such negative thoughts actually keep away the things you are longing to have manifest in your life—for like attracts like. Think!


Poverty-stricken thoughts do not attract prosperity or jobs; sick thoughts do not build a healthy consciousness; and belief that you are failure invites failure. (ibid, p. 17-18)

As you can see, knowledge alone is not enough, seeing the truth is not enough - one must also choose how to emotionally and spiritually interpret and apply what one knows and sees, as this choice determines one’s spiritual orientation toward high or low FRV, toward serving others or toward controlling others, toward being free or being predator/prey, toward being man or machine.


In turn, these determine the quality and range of our experiences.


Beyond Knowledge

Both higher evolved compassionate and malevolent individuals can know the same truths, but what differentiates them is how they have chosen to interpret and apply these truths. For example, there is the truth concerning the paramount importance of freewill – while positive individuals respect freewill by supporting it, negative individuals “respect” freewill by manipulating their victims into giving it up freely.


Thus, while the level of knowledge, wisdom, and awareness may be equal in two oppositely polarized entities, it is their chosen emotional learning path that ultimately determines their spiritual orientation and resultant nature of experience, all of which follows from how they choose to think and feel about what they learn.

Make no mistake, there is indeed choice in who we shall become, choice between responding negatively or positively to the same experience, as that is the purpose of freewill. By learning about external objective reality, we get to choose how to achieve congruency between our selves and this objective reality. The positive path brings the self into harmony with the universe via acceptance and service of others, while the negative path seeks to bring the universe into congruency with the self via imposed order and conquest.


Both are paths of uniting the external with the internal, the above with the below, and the self with the other, though by different means and resulting in different outcomes for the individual in question.



So the important thing to remember is that everything begins with choice, no matter how seemingly insignificant the choice.


The truth exists independently of how you choose to perceive it, but it is your choice that determines how this truth is integrated into your being and thus in what direction you evolve spiritually.

Choosing to indulge in negativity by failing to strive for an aware, positive, and balanced mindset incorporates further negative elements into your being, which resonate with and attract corresponding experiences and intelligences, even providing “handles” by which such intelligences can toss you about. These elements can only be identified and transformed if you know yourself by being in harmony with yourself and who you are. Every moment is another chance to choose for the better, and in this way the whole can be gradually purified and brought into harmony with Creation.

Addendum: There is a science experiment whereby sand and powder are thoroughly mixed and placed on a rubber sheet. When the sheet is vibrated by sound, the mixture separates into piles of sand and piles of powder. This is because the powder is of a finer consistency than the coarser sand, and therefore shares different resonant frequency characteristics. When vibrated by the same frequency, each substance responds differently and thus begins to separate.

A comparison may be drawn between this separation of sand and powder and the polarization phenomenon happening among individuals today due to the influence of a hyperdimensional vibration known as “the Wave” pouring into our planetary sphere and beckoning our evolution to the next level.


In short, under the influence of this Wave, individuals responsive to it have begun distancing themselves from individuals of discordant frequency and have synchronistically met those of more congruent frequency. This is the precursor to a full reality split between masses of individuals necessitating different collective destinies, just as the initial vibration of sand and powder is the precursor to full separation of the mixture into piles of one or the other.

It is our internal vibratory nature, formed not only by our knowledge level but also how we choose to integrate it via our thoughts and emotions, that determine how strongly we respond to the Wave.


Love and understanding allows the greatest resonance, providing connection with maximum impulse toward the next evolutionary level.


Part III

Ignorance, fear, and superstition stem from reason being overridden by emotional and instinctual impulses.


The historical consequences of human ignorance have given philosophers cause to invent a solution, most proposing objective reasoning and intellect as the antidote. In the past, the dichotomy was religion versus secularism, blind faith versus logic.

Today, religion and secularism are old news and the dichotomy has shifted into other areas. In the alternative knowledge field, for example, there presently exists a split between those who advise abandoning reason and submitting to feeling and sensation (certain fluffy New Age paradigms) and those who advise abandoning emotional subjectivity and striving for objective knowledge by thinking with a hammer.

But is intellectual reasoning enough?


Although overcoming the subjectivity of emotions and instinct, the intellect comes with its own share of problems as outlined in this article. For the most part, the follies of emotionalism and primal impulses are matched by the shortcomings of intellectual reasoning. When one is held supreme and the other denied expression, severe imbalances result.

Reason without emotion is entropic and lifeless, while emotion without reason is animalistic. Specifically, New Age philosophy denies the intellect and gives too much free reign to the subjective whims of the emotional center, leading to gullibility and ignorance. Its opposite counterpart unwisely declares the intellect supreme.

In their proper places, reason and emotion exude their virtues. But when misappropriated they make for the worst of vices. This is evident from examining Marxism, communism, fascism, the Spanish Inquisition, allopathic medicine, and New Age disinformation philosophies, all of which owe their growth to the exploitation of some imbalance or underdevelopment among the physical and metaphysical faculties of their supporters.

We know about the proper and improper role of emotion – properly used it propels us into action and gives life to our thoughts. When outside its role, it blinds us to the truth and reduces us to reactive animals. But the use and misuse of intellect is more subtle and will therefore be the focus of our discussion.

The intellect can discern, measure, discriminate, compare, and contrast – and thus appears to be the ultimate faculty available to man. But its supremacy is false, for the intellect is still inferior to man’s higher spiritual faculties. What we commonly know as the emotions, intellect, and instinct are all part of man’s lower nature arising from his neurological, biological, and physiological systems.

Man is more than just machine. He is the ghost in the machine. The true human possesses soul, mind, and spirit in addition to his physical body. So besides the lower emotional, intellectual, and primal centers, he has the potential to access his higher emotional and higher intellectual faculties. They surpass the lower ones in function and verity because they are of a conscious rather than mechanical nature. They operate through direct knowing instead of linear logic.

In keeping with the narrow rigor of materialistic science, the leading intellectuals in recent history have denied the existence of soul, mind, and spirit. So the problem with most secular philosophies is that they revolve around man’s lower centers. Even if properly balanced, the lower centers are still incomplete and imperfect; any philosophy restricted to their use will likewise be flawed.

Communism touted the virtues of reason and rationalism, centralizing and calculating all aspects of the state, while fascism saw the limits of logic and instead emphasized the virtues of irrationalism and impulse. Both of these merely traded one lower center for another, which ultimately solved nothing. Both became abominations because they molded man into what they falsely assumed him to be, a mechanical unit void of the very spirit needed to sustain the system.

The lower intellect is like a clever computer. Given a set of inputs, it can calculate a set of outputs. But given false inputs, it will not realize that its outputs are also false until a cataclysmic rude awakening forces a reassessment of assumptions. It is a blind man probing the world with a stick. It is a ruler that measures distance but cannot tell direction.


The intellect is therefore detached from sensing absolute reality.

The Floating Intellect—a mechanical behemoth
disconnected from the ground of objectivity.

Instead, the higher (spiritual) centers act like a compass, telling one via intuition, inspiration, and insight what is “north.”


While the lower intellect perceives only symbolic relationships between ideas, the higher centers allow you to perceive the intrinsic meaning and validity of an idea. There is a difference between seeing a symbol on a map, and seeing that destination for yourself. Using the lower intellect is merely browsing the map. Only by turning inward and walking consciously to the core of an idea can you perceive its level of resonance with the truth.

When people communicate, they are sharing maps of ideas with each other. Ideally, each person should be responsible for using the map received to consciously locate within himself the destination represented. The sender never gives knowledge to the receiver, rather he points toward a place where the other can find it for himself. Knowledge cannot be taught, it can only be shown.

If one works only at the level of lower intellect, the map itself is taken as the territory because the shallow faculty of reasoning alone cannot tell the difference between symbol and reality. Words are mere reflections of ideas, and those who mistake the map for territory will never find the treasure.

This is why group consensus built upon intellectual agreement rarely guarantees objectivity. Being blind to the absolute value of an idea and taking everything to be relative and uncertain, the intellect finds group consensus as good a verifier as anything. So when a truth comes along to challenge an erroneous consensus, the intellect sees only one idea contradicting the judgment of multiple minds and naturally rejects it.

The greatest vice of intellect is hubris, its rationalizing away of higher truths and spiritual impulses as baseless and frivolous ideas. It truly is a blind man with a walking stick – unable to distinguish between a high curb and a cliff, and thus afraid to cross the street. The intellectual man is an agnostic rationalist, one who is unsure of everything and prone to rationalizing challenging truths as mere aberrations and fantasies, interpreting the three dimensional picture in terms of his two dimensional world view.

Seeing the faults of intellectual reasoning, many at this point make the mistake of rejecting rather than transcending it. They turn toward lower forms of human expression and fool themselves into thinking they have reached higher states. Relativism is why ever increasing levels of decadence are hailed as breakthroughs in modern art and philosophy. And not being able to tell up from down, the intellect can mistaken falling for rising, an error often fatally reinforced by group consensus. These illusions seem valid until one hits the ground.

In truth, the intellect should be put in its place rather than rejected. What is the proper function of the lower intellect? At best, it can determine what IS NOT, mainly by naturally discerning differences between two things and so proving among them the presence of a falsehood or incompleteness. But when intellect attempts to declare what IS, it cuts down the infinite range of possibilities to one ignorant conclusion and defends it.


If instead it stays within its bounds and proves what IS NOT, it cuts out one possibility among many, leaving the truth among the remaining possibilities. Continuous whittling of possibilities allows the truth to eventually be cornered. Sherlock Holmes used this method, eliminating the impossible until what was left, no matter how improbable, must have been the truth.

When the lower intellect begins heeding the advice of spirit coming through the higher centers, then one becomes a gnostic intellectual rather than an agnostic rationalist. One then knows things intuitively but uses reason to check these impressions and give practical substance to them. With map and compass in hand, the intellect can step forth with confidence. The blind man begins to see, perhaps vaguely at first, but enough to know that a curb is just a curb.

Here, the lower intellect has been placed in service to the higher centers as a scribe and navigator. For each center to exhibit its virtues, lower must always be placed secondary to higher. Ideally, the higher centers communicate an intuitive impression to the intellect, which after analyzing, makes a decision that is empowered by emotion before being put into physical action. This process results in further impressions which in turn give rise to further actions. In this way, the will of Spirit becomes manifest in the physical world, but only by cascading from the higher centers down through the lower.

This is an aim of spiritual evolution at our level, to access the higher centers and give them command over the lower. It means following the impulses of your spiritual self rather than being slave to the whims and reactions of your lower self.

To progress, it is not enough to be objective and watchful of your mechanical and animalistic aspects - that merely refines the intellect and places it in command over the lower centers, but does nothing to access the higher spiritual centers. As you learn and apply what you learn, you must also strive to listen to your intuition and inner knowing, becoming proficient at using your intellect to dissect and transcribe these impressions.


Give no free reign to the vices of your lower centers, but place them in balanced service to your noblest aspirations and spiritual impulses.