The Whole Picture of Influential Energy
This is the article I wrote, which was published in the august edition of the Lightworker Advocate online magazine.
Why do I feel there are forces controlling my life, over which I have no control? Do I have any control over the way my life progresses or is it pre-destined? Why do I often feel life is frustrating and unfulfilling? The answer is found in understanding the whole picture of influential energy and with understanding of the invisible forces we can work with them to our benefit.
What are these forces, and how do they influence our lives?
At conception a spark of energy goes out into the field of infinite possibilities which we will name the Divine Matrix. At day 14 this spark of energy returns to the embryo and brings with it the ‘mind’; our higher consciousness, sub-conscious and consciousness. The mind is not the brain; it is an electromagnetic field, which is the software that runs our lives.
- The higher consciousness is our connection to the Divine Matrix bringing intuition, guidance and protection. It sees the big picture and ensures that our goals are both safe and appropriate in the context of our life purpose. It is non-linear with unlimited speed and capacity, processing an infinite number of things instantly. It is not time bound.
- The subconscious mind is timeless, operating only in the present moment. It thinks literally and cannot tell what is true or not true. It is habitual, monitoring the operation of the body such as respiration, circulation and digestion without our being aware of it. The bodily functions are pre-programmed at the time the spark returns at day 14, after which it proceeds to create the baby and ensuing the repair and maintenance of the body throughout its life. It has an expanded speed (Averages 40 million bits per sec), and capacity, holding long term memory of past experiences, attitudes, values and beliefs. It process thousands of events simultaneously, 24/7. The subconscious mind is also programmed by us and for us; sometimes we do so consciously, when we learn to walk, talk, feed ourselves, and play games. Others also program it unknowingly through words, actions, body language and inference. Much of the programming is absorbed during the first 7 years of life.
- The conscious mind is time bound to the past and future and is very limited in its speed (40 bits per sec) and processing capacity, with a short-term memory of approx. 20 seconds. It is the centre of free will, evaluating the past and planning for the future. It thinks abstractly, determining what is true and what is not, however is not fully developed to do so until after the age of 7 years.
How does this influence our lives?
Because the conscious mind is limited in it’s speed and processing capacity and is mostly focused in the past or future, 95% of our lives are run automatically by our higher conscious and sub-conscious minds, without our knowledge or awareness. In the womb, and for the first 7 years we are like sponges, soaking up every experience we can into our sub-conscious mind, forming groundwork for running the rest of our life. We take in everything as truth, regardless of whether this is so or not.
- We experience pleasant and unpleasant events which, if experienced often and with high emotion, create within our subconscious mind a perception of how life is; which in turn creates the beliefs we hold regarding life.
- These beliefs determine our thoughts and emotions.
- The thoughts and emotions create the vibration of the energy wave emanating from our mind
- The vibration determines the ‘channel’ on which we transmit, and in turn receive, from the Divine Matrix; and from everyone within the sphere of our energy field.
- This feedback reinforces the perceptions and beliefs we hold; we may hold misperceptions which were unwittingly programmed during the formative years leading us to believe life is tough; we are not worthy; we are dumb or unable to achieve what we know deep within, is possible.
- These misperceptions may become limiting beliefs creating disharmony within ourselves, which radiates into the field around us.
- The limiting beliefs create a lack of self-esteem, self worth and self-confidence.
I will give an example of how easy it is to unwittingly absorb misperceptions, through lack of awareness on the part of adults. This is not a criticism of the adults in our young lives; until now this knowledge of how the mind operates has not been available to the majority of people; no one is to be blamed for what they do not know.
Example: Johnny is 4 years old. Mum and Dad are having friends over for a Barbeque in the evening. Mum is busy preparing food and cleaning house. She has asked Dad to mow the lawn and make the yard tidy. Dad had other things he felt were more important and is not in a good frame of mind; always when one feels this way, it seems everything goes wrong. The mower refused to start and frustration is the name of the game. Tools are set out to work on the problem. Daddy is Johnny’s hero and he is right there by his side. Dad’s frustration mounts even higher, and anger seeps into the scene. He asks Johnny to hand him a spanner, and Johnny responds with a screwdriver; he does not know the names of any of them and just grabbed the first one he saw. Anger and frustration spill over. Dad shouts with high emotion, “Get out of my way, you stupid child. Don’t you know the difference between a spanner and a screwdriver?”
Johnny is shattered by the words and emotion of his Dad, and runs sobbing into his Mum.
Now we have 2 ways this scene can evolve.
Scene 1: Mum is very perceptive to his needs and emotions; she folds him in her arms, comforts and reassures him that Daddy did not mean to upset him. Daddy is just in a hurry and is frustrated that things are not running smoothly. She will include him in her activities and make him feel wanted and loved.
Scene No 2: Mum is preoccupied with her agenda, and is feeling pressure to get things done to fit into her schedule. When Johnny runs in sobbing she dismisses him and shouts to him. “Just get over it,” before turning her back on him to go on with her chores. This reinforces within his sub-conscious that he is a nuisance; he is unwanted and unloved. He need never try to fix anything because he is stupid and does not know the difference between a spanner and a screwdriver. His conscious mind in not developed enough to tell him that this is not true, and his sub-conscious mind, without the rebuttal from an adult, will accept those words as true.
Johnny’s perception may create limiting beliefs formed by this experience that will affect his way of seeing life, especially if these limiting beliefs are reinforced over and over again. If it is a ‘one-off’ experience it will stay in the memory, but its effect will vary depending on what other experiences he has in those early years.
Alice is 12 years old. Her family has just moved location and Alice has to attend a new school. Alice has an introverted personality and is happy and comfortable in familiar situations. Her younger siblings are attending a different school. Today is the first day at her new school. She is feeling uncomfortable and unsure of where to go and what to do. Her new principal took her to her first class and introduced her to the teacher and pupils; she was given a buddy and made to feel secure and comfortable.
Her day was going well until she entered the class of another teacher. This teacher had a very different style of teaching from the others she had encountered. He liked to challenge his students with a question and answer format, with his quick wit dominating the proceedings. The first question was fired quickly as soon as the students were seated. Almost immediately, he pointed to Alice and asked for her answer. Alice barely had time to comprehend the question without searching for an answer. She looked uncertainly to the teacher, searching for some reassurance. “What’s the matter, Miss? The cat got your tongue?” was the response.
The students erupted in laughter. Alice felt her face get hot and tears stung the back of her eyes. She hung her head, trying to hide the feelings of shame and despair. Her heart closed and her mind shut down; she felt stupid, uncomfortable and like she was a square peg in a round hole. After class she tried to be as inconspicuous as possible, but some rather rowdy boys found her and teased her; again she felt miserable and despondent, unable to reply.
Again, the incident could have 2 different endings.
If on returning home, she found love and support, that was consistent and non-judgemental, she would be helped to find the strength and strategies to deal with the situation. If on the other hand, she was met with criticism for being ‘too soft’ and told to ‘get over it.’ Her sub-conscious mind would develop a perspective that she was weak, and not worthy of being treated with kindness and compassion. She could go through the whole of her life expecting to be treated this way and her energy field would indeed, attract this to her.
It is important to understand there is no blame in these situations. People are only able to behave and respond to situations in the way their sub-conscious was programmed. Unfortunately, until now, this knowledge of how our minds operate has not been commonly available to the majority of people. We cannot be blamed for what we do not know.
Now that you understand how beliefs, programmed unwittingly, determine the life you live, do you feel confident in creating the life you desire?