The Divided Mind
In the beginning the mind was a single undivided space. It was a place into which feelings could be projected and their meanings found in the light of understanding. It is the light that forms images, and when we see those images we move from a state of awareness to a state of consciousness.
Awareness is feeling. Consciousness is seeing.
Images are seen in the mind only for as long as the Self focusses its attentions on them. As soon as the Self removes its focus of attention, the image dissolves and is lost, and so too is the knowledge that it revealed.
The solution to this was to divide the mind, using a part of it to store memories of those images. We refer to that place where memories are stored as the subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind can be likened to a filing cabinet, and the conscious mind can be likened to a desk top.
The subconscious mind does not store the actual images, but rather it stores the feelings from which the images emanate. This is why you cannot see what is in the subconscious mind until it is brought into the conscious mind.
When the Self’s attention is drawn to a feeling in the subconscious mind, and it cannot form an image in the conscious mind from that feeling, it is called intuition, i.e. feeling and knowing without understanding. It is sometimes referred to as a ‘gut feeling’. We also refer to such a feeling as a suspicion.
The mind is further divided by the emotional mind, which is situated between a part of the subconscious, and the conscious mind.
Vibrational feelings from the subconscious mind can enter the conscious mind either directly or via the emotional mind. It is those feelings within the emotional mind that are referred to as emotions.
The emotional mind also transfers vibrations into the conscious mind, in the form of thoughts.
In ancient texts that we shall be looking at later, metaphors are used to describe the various parts of the mind.
For example: The conscious mind is likened to the Sky. The subconscious mind is likened to the Earth, and the emotional mind is likened to the Seas. The lower part of the conscious mind is likened to the atmosphere of the earth.
The emotions themselves are referred to as sea creatures such as whales etc.
The thoughts that emanate from the emotional mind into the conscious mind are referred to as fowl, i.e. birds.
There are many more things within the divided mind and we will look at those in the articles Ancient Secrets, and Twisted Scriptures. It is there that I will tell you what the scriptures were really about, and how spirituality has been high-jacked by organized religion.
I will be adding more here later when I teach you about the paranormal and supernatural.