30 July 2004
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
Progress requires conscious application of several groups of
synergistic principles in a balanced manner.
They are as follows:
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
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
Awareness is attention of the present moment, applied in context of
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
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.
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
...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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Why would someone do this?
maybe complaining about the pain gains
him sympathy from others
maybe suffering makes him feel like a
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.
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
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
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
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.
types of negative emotions color the truth rather than result from
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
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 I was a general guideline
discussing the minimal requirements necessary to ensure stable
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
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
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
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
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
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
It is absolutely imperative that we strive for both knowledge and
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
The Kybalion gives good advice of how to transform negative emotions
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
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
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
“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.”
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
So in the case of a truth-seekers garnering attention from the
so-called “Masters of Evil” or equivalently “fourth and fifth
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
such an individual avoid this trap.
Because the process is gradual, it is
never too late to benefit from turning around a negative mindset.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Cassiopaean transcripts, and in the
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.
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
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
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
(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.
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
[...] 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
(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.
You must train yourself to STAND GUARD CONTINUALLY AT THE DOOR OF
YOUR MIND, AND TO LET IN NO THOUGHTS OR FEELINGS THAT YOU DO NOT
WANT TO OUTMANIFEST.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Love and understanding allows the
greatest resonance, providing connection with maximum impulse toward
the next evolutionary level.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.