The energy of the aura is directly related to the subtle bodies. It reveals where there are weaknesses, disruption of the energetic flow and areas of disease. Working to develop a healthy physical body, interfaces towards promoting health within the subtle bodies. Strong, healthy and flexible subtle bodies allow for an easier interface in communing with the beings of the otherworlds. As each body is infused with Light and energy the boundaries into which those bodies extend becomes more expansive. Awareness, sensation and the spiritual faculties open, expanding the lens from the narrow point of physical being to one that encompasses and overlaps the subtle- normally hidden worlds. Spend some time reviewing the components of The Right Mind Set (Lesson 7)
We also talked in Lesson 7 about developing the magickal persona and the role of the Mind in that process. The Mind is the place of manifesting and bringing that self into the foreground where it can be used. The Mind helps us to re-member and reassemble the pieces that make up who we are- physically, emotionally and Spiritually. And, the more centered and cohesively we can experience ourselves, the better able we are to communicate and experience those subtle worlds that surround us.
As we prepare for interaction with with the Hidden worlds, aligning the parts of self to act as interface between the worlds as well as generating the Magickal Persona which acts as the liaison in communing with the beings of those worlds is the first step towards taking the journey. Take some time to review the information below from one of our previous lessons.
The Lower Self ( Lower Mental) is our primal instinctual nature. This is the physical body we inhabit and the conscious self that responds and reacts to stimuli in the physical world through our senses and tactile abilities. This is our place of foundation and the place from which we concretely and tangibly build the world around ourselves. The Lower or physical self obeys the laws of time and because of its density in energy the laws of space and its place within it as well.
I Want (to Become)
The Middle self more closely relates to the subconscious mind. The place of dreams and aspirations; of emotions and feelings. We Feel rather than thinking our way through this world. This is the first place of desire and the catalyst that yearns to Become more than we are and can experience in the physical self. The Lower Self says “I Have or possess this” and the subconscious feeds it the “want and desire” that enlivens and creates connection to what we have acquired.
I Will Become
The Higher Mental self is the super or Higher conscious self. It knows the results of the subconscious desire working upon the conscious mind and has transcended to a place of “knowing it will be”. This Higher Self has developed a state of “awareness” and from that awareness evolves the Higher Will. It is not the will of Ego, but instead the Will to create, to manifest to exist. This is the part of Self that is not confined by the bounds of linear time and space.
The Spiritual SELF
The Divine Spark
The Spiritual SELF is the continued contact and communication with the impulse of the Divine. There is no longer a need to Have or possess. There is no desire for anything; for it is all and at once formed and formless. It is the realization that there is no separateness, only union and synthesis from which all other states of form emanate. It is the Divine Spark that is contained within us all and moves with us as we pass from lifetime to lifetime.
The way in which these parts of self interact when creating and calling forth the Magickal Self are multifold. Each is dependent and interdependent upon the other for forming, coalescing and finally birthing that magickal being that is inherent within us all. The subconscious generates the desire to shape and form the appropriate interface that will allow for movement and access to the higher planes. The conscious self, having been stimulated by the subconscious begins the work of creating the shape and image that magickal form will take. If you have a firmly established magickal persona, this process usually occurs at the point of putting on your ritual grab, a sacred amulet or ring. It intensifies and builds in substance as you enter sacred space. And, once the circle is cast, the quarters called and the energy of the ritual space changes its vibration and intensity the magickal self comes forth more fully to begin the work at hand. As the conscious self seeks the contact of the Higher consciousness (Higher Mental) this form begins to interact with the energies and planes that are being accessed in the ritual. If you are just beginning the process, every ritual, every magickal working that is done with focus and intent will strengthen and bring into greater substance that magickal self.
In those rare moments, when all the parts of self are in alignment and balance with each other the consciousness rises to a place of opening to the Spiritual SELF, sometimes called the Holy Guardian Angel. This of course, is the ultimate goal and is not something easily attained. This contact usually comes through the subconscious mind rather than the conscious waking mind; and can be likened to a brief flash of brilliant light where you are completely at one with the Universe, its mysteries and its source. These moments are quite rare and even with diligent practice towards that end, occur in their own way in their own time (often lifetimes), if at all.
To move more fully into your inner landscape refresh your understanding of:
And, the more your engage your senses in the process, the more complex the connection established: